Zhu Houren

Zhu Houren (Chinese: 朱厚任) is a Chinese-born Singaporean actor. He is also one of Mediacorp's few artistes still active from the "black and white" era.

Zhu Houren
Born
Choo Hoh Yim [1]

(1955-01-30) 30 January 1955
ResidenceSingapore
NationalitySingaporean
OccupationActor
Years active1980s – present
Spouse(s)Vera Hanitijo[2]
Children2 – Jonathan Choo &
Joel Choo (Sons)
AwardsAsian Television AwardsAsian Television Awards 2017 : Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Star Awards 2010: Best Supporting Actor & Star Awards 2019 : Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes
Musical career
Also known asJack Choo

Personal life

Zhu was educated at Chung Cheng High School.

In 2003, he made his directorial debut in the telefilm After School, while taking on a role in the same film.

During the Star Awards 2010, Zhu won the Best Supporting Actor award for his role as Sgt. Leong, an old man who suffers from senile dementia for the drama Reunion Dinner.[3]

In his spare time, Zhu loves to sing oldies. "Everyday" by Buddy Holly is his personal favorite.

His birth name is referenced by an Instagram photo of a plane ticket posted on his personal blue tick verified profile @choohouren on 11 Nov 2015.


Zhu has gotten 1 out of 10 Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes from 2019 respectively.

Filmography

Chinese/Dialect Series

YearDramaRoleNotes
1989Good Morning, Sir!
早安老师
Yu Qingfeng
余清风
  • Supporting Role 男配角
1993The Unbeatables I
双天至尊 I
Long Tianguang
  • Supporting Role 男配角
1995Thunder Plot* Supporting Role 男配角
1996The Unbeatables II
双天至尊 II
Long Tianguang
  • Supporting Role 男配角
The Teochew Family
潮州家族
Fu Yongbing
  • Supporting Role 男配角
1998The Return of the Condor Heroes
神雕侠侣
Guo Jing
  • Supporting Role 男配角
1999Wok Of Life
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2004Oh Dad!
  • Supporting Role 男配角
House of Harmony
融之堂
Chang Suyin
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2005Love Concierge
  • Supporting Role 男配角
The Green Pal
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Beyond the Axis of Truth II
法医X档案
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2006The Undisclosed
迷云二十天
Longtou
龙头
  • Supporting Role 男配角
C.I.D.
刑警2人组
Tang Jiannian
唐健年
Rhapsody In Blue
蓝色仙人掌
Ding Zhengda
顶挣达
2007Let It Shine
萤火虫的梦
Guo Yaoyao's Father
郭瑶瑶父亲
Switched!
幸运星
Qin Fuzhong
琴福衷
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Dear, Dear Son In Law
女婿当家
Jiang Wencai
江汶裁
2008The Truth
谜图
Su Zhenyuan
素振远
The Defining Moment
沸腾冰点
Tang Weiye
唐伟业
By My Side
不凡的爱
Lin Chunxiao
林存孝
  • Father of Zoe Tay
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2009Reunion Dinner
团圆饭
Liang Zhigao
梁志高
  • Father of Chen Liping
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • WON – Best Supporting Actor
My Buddy
难兄烂弟
Li Jiyang
李济样
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Baby Bonus
添丁发财
Zheng Facai
郑发材
2010Precious Babes
3个女人一个宝
Cui Guoyao
翠郭耀
  • Father of Eelyn Kok
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Unriddle
最火搭档
Liu Daqing
刘大倾
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2011Prosperity
喜事年年
Tian Hongming
沺宏铭
Secrets for Sale
拍·卖
Zhou Youguo
周友国
Bountiful Blessings
万福楼
Huang Erhu
黄鸸胡
  • Father of Jessica Hsuan and Jeffrey Xu
  • Supporting Role 男配角
2012Rescue 995
995
Shi Xinguo
诗兴郭
Pillow Talk
再见单人床
Zhang Qian
张谦
Poetic Justice
微笑正义
Fang Renhou
方任后
It Takes Two
对对碰
Niu's Dad
牛老爸
2013Start-Up!
创!
Yin Tang
洇汤
  • Father of Rebecca Lim and Adeline Lim
  • Supporting Role 男配角
96°C Café
96 °C 咖啡
Tang San
唐三
2014Served H.O.T.
烧。卖
Zeng Jianwang
曾健汪
In The Name Of Love
最爱是你
Wang Weiguo
王伟国
Blessings
祖先保佑
She Xingcheng
佘兴承
Three Wishes
三个愿望
Zhao Haiguang
赵海光
2015A Blessed Life
吉人天相
Wang Youguo
王友国
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Super Senior
长辈甜心
Zhu Xiangdong
朱向东
  • Pairs up with Xiang Yun
  • 1/3 of the Male Lead 三大男主角之一
Sealed with a Kiss
吻我吧, 住家男
Du Zitong
杜梓通
Life - Fear Not
人生无所谓
Xiao Daren
萧大仁
  • Pairs up with Aileen Tan
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • 120-Episodes long running drama
2016House of Fortune
钱来运转
Qian Laoshi
钱老实
Peace & Prosperity
富贵平安
Ouyang Yixiu
欧阳一修
  • Father of Priscelia Chan
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • 170-Episodes long running drama
Trapped Minds
心魔
Felix Tan
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • WON – Best Supporting Actor
Hero
大英雄
Ou Sihai
区四海
2017118 IILiu Dagong
刘大功
Eat Already? 2
吃饱没?2
Zhu Hanjie
朱汉杰
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
My Teacher Is A Thug
爱.不迟疑
Lian Guodong
连国栋
2018Doppelganger
入侵者
Li Jianting
李坚挺
Eat Already? 4
吃饱没? 4
Zhu Hanjie
朱汉杰
Reach For The Skies
不平凡的平凡
Hong Biao
洪标
A Million Dollar Dream
给我一百万
Ba Ge
八哥
  • Supporting Role 男配角
Ba Di
八弟
Till We Meet Again
千年来说对不起
Earth Deity
土地公
Till We Meet Again – Prequel
千年来说对不起-前传
  • Father of Julie Tan
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • Toggle Original Series
Hua Jiudai
花九代
2019How Are You?
好世谋
Gong Jiaqiao
龚家翘
The Play Book
爱本
Passer-by
路人
  • Pairs up with Xiang Yun
  • Cameo Appearance 客串
  • Directional Debut Project
Dear Neighbours
我的左邻右里
He Fan
贺凡
Old Is Gold
老友万岁
Uncle Lottery
马票叔
  • Grandfather of Xu Bin
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • 130-episodes long running drama
Old Is Gold: The Bliss Keeper
老友万岁之守护幸福
Ma Jinlong
马金龙
  • Grand Uncle of Xu Bin
  • Supporting Role 男配角
  • Telemovie

Accolades

Asian Television Awards – Acting Awards
YearAccoladeWorksResult
2014 Best Actor in a Supporting RoleServed H.O.T.
(as Zeng Jianwan)
Nominated
2017Trapped Minds
(as Felix Tan)
Won
Star Awards – Acting Awards
YearCeremonyCategoryNominated workResult
19952nd Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorThunder Plot
(as Ren Yongang)
Nominated
19963rd Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorThe Teochew Family
(as Fu Guobin)
Nominated
19974th Star Awards CeremonyBest ActorThe Fall Guy
(as Huaimin)
Nominated
4th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
19985th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
19996th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorWok of Life
(as Zeng Nanhua)
Nominated
6th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
200411th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
200915th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorThe Defining Moment
(as Tang Weiye)
Nominated
15th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201016th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorReunion Dinner
(as Liang Zhigao)
Won
16th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201117th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201218th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201319th Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorPillow Talk
(as Zhang Qian)
Nominated
19th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201420th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201521st Star Awards CeremonyBest Supporting ActorIn The Name Of Love
(as Wang Weiguo)
Nominated
21st Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201622nd Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201723rd Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/AEliminated
201824th Star Awards CeremonyBest Evergreen ArtisteN/ANominated
24th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 20
201925th Star Awards CeremonyTop 10 Most Popular Male ArtistesN/ATop 10

References

  1. Choo Hou Ren – Facebook
  2. "To act or not to act, like mum and dad". The Straits Times. 31 July 2016.
  3. "Veterans rule at Star Awards". Channel News Asia. 25 April 2010. Retrieved 29 January 2011.
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