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Rayson Tan

Rayson Tan


January 12




Mandarin, English, Teochew


Acting, Hosting

Rayson Tan, a former flight steward, joined the-then SBC station after emerging as the second runner-up in Star Search ’90, Singapore’s bi-annual nationwide talent search. He made his debut in the small screen as a shrewd and unscrupulous young man in “Golden Shenton Way”.

This reticent actor stretches himself by taking on multi-faceted roles.  He was an upright police inspector in “Ladies In Action”, a suave and cool-headed swordsman in the period drama “Web Of Deceit”, a faithful husband in “Courting Trouble”.  Rayson is able to handle such diverse role with ease.

One of the station’s most outstanding character actors, Rayson vowed audiences with his portrayal of a deranged old man in “A Different Life” in 1996, a saga which spanned several eras.  In 1997, Rayson was chosen to act as the World War II anti-Japanese hero Lim Bo Seng in the blockbuster of the year “Price of Peace”. 

In 2000, Rayson teams up with regional actors in the second season of “Master Swordsman Lu Xiao Feng II”, a co-production between Singapore, China and Taiwan.

A very personable person by nature, he teams up with his wife Chen Li Ping, in “City Spy”, giving the show their own dose of fun and cheer, winning the hearts of audiences and critics alike, making it one of the popular variety programmes in Singapore.

His commendable performances as a triad boss in “A Song To Remember” and a loan shark runner from China in “It Takes Two” further earned him Best Supporting Actor nominations at Star Awards 2012 and 2013 respectively.

2014, Rayson has won the Best Supporting Actor in 19th Annual Asian Television Awards, the region's most prestigious industry award.

Recent productions included 'My Star Bride", “Happy Prince” and "Super Dad" . 



2022      寄生 The Unbreakable Bond

2021     过江新娘 My Star Bride
              21点灵  Leave No Soul Behind

2020  快乐王子 Happy Prince
          男神不败 Super Dad
          四面围墙 Tiles War (Mewatch)

2019  阴错阳差 — 时辰到  Its Time
         你那边怎样,我这边OK   All Is Well - Singapore
         警徽天职之海岸卫队 C.L.I.F 5

2018  不平凡的平凡  Reach For The Skies
          给我一百万  A Million Dollar Dream
          维多利亚的模力  VIC
          西瓜甜不甜  Say Cheese
         229 明天见  29th February
         心点心  Heart To Heart

2017   回家 Home Truly
         梦想程式 Dream Coder
         法网天后 Legal Eagles
         吃饱没 3 Eat Already? 3
         小人物向前冲 Life Less Ordinary

2016   人生无所畏 Life Fear Not

2015    虎妈来了 Tiger Mum
          长辈甜心 Super Senior
           志在四方II The Dream Makers 2

2014    最爱是你 In The Name Of Love
            听 Mystic Whispers (toggle drama)
           流氓律师 Second Chance
           百岁大吉 Good Luck

2013    小子当家 I'm In Charge
            阿兵新传(客串)The Recruit Diaries (cameo)
           日落洞 The Entangled

2012    双星报喜Double Bonus
           花样人间 Joys of Life 
           X元素 Beyond
           对对碰 It Takes Two

2011    警徽天职 C.L.I.F
           边缘父子 On The Fringe
          星洲之夜 A Song To Remember

2010    以爱为名 (电视电影) In the Name of Love (telemovie)
           五福到The Best Things in Life
           魔幻视界 The Illusionist
           最火搭档 Unriddle
          走进走出 The Family Court

2009    煮妇的假期Housewives’ Holiday    
            乒乓圆 Table of Glory

2008    一房半厅一水缸 Just in Singapore
           心花朵朵开 I Love Blossoms I
          叮当神探 Crime Busters x 2    
          心花朵朵开 II Love Blossoms II

2007    十三鞭 The Homecoming
           破茧而出 Metamorphosis

2006    刑警2人组 CID
           百万宝 Million Treasure

2005    法医X档案II Beyond The Axis of Truth II
            迷云二十天 The Undisclosed
           星闪闪 The Shining Star

2004    喜临门I&II Double Happiness I&II
           我的野蛮亲家 My Mighty In-Laws
          遗情未了 Timeless Gift 

2003     一切由慎开始II Health Matters II
           美丽家庭 Love is Beautiful
          一加一等于三 Romance De Amour
          家在大巴窑 Home in Toa Payoh

2002    考试家族 No Problem
           加东Miss Oh  Katong Miss Oh
           星梦情真 Fantasy

2001    陆小风之谁家天下 Master Swordsman  Lu Xiao Feng II
           三个半女人 3 Women And A Half
          大酒店 The Hotel
          敢敢做个开心人VI Don’t Worry Be Happy IV

2000    笑傲江湖 The Legendary Swordsman
            流金岁月 The Tax File

1999    另类佳人 Lost Souls
            新方世玉 Heroes Of The Times

1998    四个好涩的男人 Men At The Crossroads
          七个梦 Dreams
          哎哟哟奇妙假期 My Teacher Aiyoyo!
          刑事235 Act 235
          陌生人 Riding The Storm
          医生档案 From The Medical Files

1997    婚姻法庭 Courting Troubles
          狮城奇案录之第一个上绞台的女人  Crimes And Tribulations
          和平的代价 Price Of Peace
          单身女郎 Roses, Complete With Thorns

1996    妈姐情缘 A Different Life
            风雨柴船头 River Of Love

1995    阎罗传奇 King Of Hades
            第三类剧场 Tales Of The Third Kind
           天师钟馗之杨贵妃 Heavenly Ghostcatcher
           阿雪 Ah Xue

1994    鹤啸九天 Web Of Deceit
           昆仑奴 The Valiant One
          聪明糊涂心 Truly Yours

1993    银海惊涛 Reaching For The Stars
           皇朝铁将金粉情 Invincible Warriors
           暴雨狂花 Angel Of Vengeance

1992    霹雳红唇 Ladies In Action
           浪漫战场 My Buddies
           爱在女儿乡 Love Is In The Air
           迷离夜 II Mystery II

1991    金色珊顿道 Golden Shenton Way
            家有恶妻 The Woman I Marry
            宜家宜乐 Home Sweet Home


2022  Telemovie My Star Bride - Hi, Mai Phương Thảo 过江新娘 - 你好,梅芳

2011 - The Ultimate Winner 大赢家

           Petaling Street Warriors 大英雄•小男人


2012 - My Star Guide (Guizhou) 我的导游是明星-食在好玩(贵州)

2007 - Cash Plus Holiday 嬴万金游万里欢乐周末夜

2006 - PSC Nite 普威之夜

2005 - New City Beat 2 走走吃吃看一看

2004 - New City Beat 2 走走吃吃看一看

2002 - City Spy 城市特务


2014   ATA ’14 Best Performance by a Supporting Actor (The Entangled)

2013   Nominee for Star Awards ’13 Best Supporting Actor (It Takes Two)

           Nominee for ATA '13 Best Performance by a Supporting Actor (It Takes Two)

2012   Nominee for Star Awards ’12 Best Supporting Actor (A Song To Remember)

2006   Nominee for Star Awards ’06 Best Supporting Actor (The Undisclosed)

2001   Nominee for Star Awards ’01 Best Supporting Actor (Three Women and A Half)

1997   Star Awards ’97 Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes

1990   2nd Runner-up, Star Search ’90 


2009 - 娘惹之恋 The Peranakan Ball