Richie Koh

Richie Koh (Chinese: 许瑞奇; pinyin: Xǔ Ruì Qí) is a Singaporean actor and a contracted artiste under MediaCorp and China’s LongAllStar Entertainment Group.

Richie Koh
Native name
许瑞奇
Born
Richie Koh Rui Qi

EducationNgee Ann Polytechnic
OccupationActor
Years active2017 (2017)–present
Agent
  • Mediacorp
  • The Celebrity Agency
  • LongAllStar Entertainment Group

Personal life

Koh graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of InfoComm Technology, with a Diploma in Financial Informatics in 2014. He completed his national service in the Republic of Singapore Air Force.[1]

Career

In 2013, Koh was scouted when Channel U’s Hey Gorgeous team went to various campuses in Singapore looking for suitable contestants. He garnered much support during the competition and emerged as first runner up.

2017-2018

In 2017 after serving National Service, Koh started his career by debuting in Channel 8’s army-themed drama When Duty Calls, a major role that charmed viewers hearts. Fans sang praises of his natural acting and good looks, factors which landed his first nomination for Best Newcomer in Star Awards 2018.[2] October that year saw Koh jetting off to Changzhou, Jiangsu for a month to film China-web movie The Legendary Detective of the Shanghai Bund where he played an assistant to the agency detective.[3]

The following year, Koh made cameo appearances in long-running Channel 8 drama, Life Less Ordinary & Toggle series, Die Die Also Must Serve. In addition, he wrapped up filming on 118 Reunion and made a special appearance in local movie Wonderful! Liang Xi Mei directed by Jack Neo. His role as a gangster boss in the movie saw him gain new fans both here and across the Causeway.[4] Koh also acted in several Toggle Original productions - Star Crossed aired from April to May and he took the lead role in Divided as well as The Distance Between where he spent six weeks on the road, filming in Australia.[5] In addition, Koh acted in a Gilbert Chan movie 23:59 The Haunting Hour, as a soldier tasked to kill a snake spirit.[6]

On 30 August 2018, The Celebrity Agency announced that Koh would be expanding his career to China after it signed a co-management contract with China’s LongAllStar Entertainment Group. The actor will be based in Beijing after filming Toggle Original series Playground but there are plans for him to head back to Singapore when he has a local production to shoot.[7]

Filmography

English TV and Web series

YearDramaRoleNotes
2018Star CrossedWeng Leong
  • 2nd Male Lead
  • Toggle Original Series
FamMalcolm Wong

Mandarin TV and Web series

YearDramaRoleNotes
2019If Only
离归
Zhenfeng
振峰
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
  • Directional Debut Project
Playground
游乐场
Jackson Wong
黄伟杰
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • Toggle Original Series
How Are You?
好世谋
Shaun
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
2018The Distance Between
下个路口遇见你
Amos Song
宋怀民
  • Pairs up with Chantalle Ng
  • 1st Male Lead 第一男主角
  • Toggle Original Series
Divided
分裂
Li Renyi
李仁义
  • Pairs up with Jasmine Sim
  • Siblings with Nick Teo
  • Unit Male Lead 单元男主角
  • Toggle Original Series
118 Reunion
118 大团圆
Yang Wei
杨威
Die Die Also Must Serve
战备好兄弟
Junkang
俊康
  • Pairs up with Kimberly Wang
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
  • Toggle Original Series
2017Life Less Ordinary
小人物向前冲
Song Baojian
宋宝剑
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
  • 130-Episodes Long Running TV Series
When Duty Calls
卫国先锋
Lu Xianfeng
陆先锋

Film

Year Title Notes
2018Wonderful! Liang Xi Mei
旺得福梁细妹
Big Boss
老大
23:59 The Haunting Hour
2359猛鬼兵营
Desmond Cheng
TBANot So Long Time Ago
沉默的年代
Ah Huat
林顺发
TBAThe Legendary Detective Of The Shanghai Bund
上海滩神探
Xiao Ding
小丁

Accolades

Year Ceremony Category Nominated Work Result
2018 24th Star Awards Ceremony Best Newcomer When Duty Calls
(as Lu Xianfeng)
Nominated
2013 Hey Gorgeous 1st Runner-Up Ngee Ann Polytechnic Won

References

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