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Richard Low

Richard Low


June 19




Mandarin, English, Hokkien


Acting, Singing, Hosting

A household name in Singapore, Richard Low was already acting within the theatre circle when he took up the Professional Drama Performers’ Training Course organised by the then Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (now MediaCorp). His outstanding performance subsequently clinched him an artiste contract in 1986.

In the early stages of his acting career, he mainly starred in baddie roles. Undeterred from being possibly typecasted, he worked twice as hard as any of his fellow colleagues. Through toil and sweat, Richard finally garnered the Best Supporting Actor Award in Star Awards ’97 for his role in The Silver Lining.

In 1999, when Richard was cast as the male lead of Mr. OK and handled the role admirably, audiences sat up and noticed him in a new way. They changed their perception of him as merely a supporting actor. Producers too took note of his performance and were soon asking him to act in their shows.

His second breakthrough came in the form of a movie where he played a wealthy ‘ba gua’ (barbeque pork) boss in I Not Stupid, a 2002 box office hit directed by Jack Neo. The film received positive reception at several film festivals and it is still one of the top 5 grossing movie in Singapore. Following the success of the film, a TV version was developed the same year. Since then, Richard has participated in several local feature films including The Best Bet and Singapore Dreaming.

In 2012-2013, Richard again played a key role in Jack Neo’s box office hit Ah Boys To Men. This two-part comedy film which revolves around a group of army recruits is currently the highest-grossing Singaporean film of all time and it even returned in the form of a live musical in 2014. In the same year, Richard is nominated for the Best Comedy Performance by an Actor/Actress (Spouse For House) at the 19th Asian Television Awards.



2022  Dark Angel 黑天使

          The Unbreakable Bond 寄生

          Home Again 多年后的全家福

2021  The Peculiar Pawnbroker 人心鉴定师

          Recipe of Life 味之道

2020  Recipe of Life 味之道

          How Are You 2 好世谋2

          Terror Within 内颤

2019  Daybreak 天空渐渐亮

          Old Is Gold 老友万岁

          While You Were Away 一切从昏睡开始

          Hello From The Other Side – Its Time 阴错阳差 — 时辰到 (Toggle)

          How Are You 好世谋

2018  Heart To Heart 心点心

          Say Cheese 西瓜甜不甜

          Eat Already 4 吃饱没4

2016  Hero 大英雄


2015  Super Senior 长辈甜心

          The Dream Makers II 志在四方II

          House for Spouse 2
          Second Chance 流氓律师 

          A Blessed Life 吉人天相

2014  Spouse For House S1 
          World At Your Feet 球在你脚下

2013  Mata Mata S1 

         Disclosed 揭秘

         The Dream Makers I 志在四方I

2012  Poetic Justice 微笑正义

          Absolutely Charming 糊里糊涂爱上它

2011  The Oath行医

          The In-Laws麻婆斗妇

2010   Breakout 破天网

           New Beginnings 红白囍事

           The Score 无花果

2009   The Dream Catchers 未来不是梦

2008    Love Blossoms II 心花朵朵开 II

            Beach.Ball.Babes 球爱大战

2007    Metamorphosis 破茧而出

            Switched! 幸运星 

2005    Portrait of Home 同心圆

2004    The Best Bet 突然发财

            Spice Siblings 辣兄辣妹

            Chronicles of Life 我爱我家之真情实录

            Crime Hunters 心网追凶

2002  Springs Of Life 春到人间

          Brotherhood 有情有义

          KOPI-O II 浓浓咖啡乌II

2001  Love Me, Love Me Not 真爱无敌

          In Pursuit of Peace 何日军在来

          Heroes In Black 我来也

          Beyond the Axis of Truth 法医X档案之异类接触

1999  Wok of Life福满人间

          The Legendary Swordsman笑傲江湖

          PI Blues 乌龙档案

          Mr OK OK 先生

1998  Right Frequency 播音人

          The Fortune God 财神爷

          The New Adventures of Wisely 卫斯理传奇

          Living in Geylang 芽笼。芽笼

1996   The Unbeatables II 双天至尊II

1993   The Unbeatables I 双天至尊

1989   Patrol 铁警雄风

1988   When Hearts Touch 似水柔情

           Strange Encounters II 奇缘之怨偶天成

           Teahouse In Chinatown 牛车水人家

           Song of Youth 生活歌手

           The Last Applaus e舞榭歌台

           On The Fringe 边缘少年

1987   Heiress 世纪情

           Five Foot Way 五脚基

           Fury Of The Dragon 冷月剑无言

           Moving On 变迁

           Strange Encounters II奇缘II之广陵散

           Painted Faces 戏班

           Pickpockets 提防小手

           Airforce 空军

           Paint A Rainbow 调色板


           Sunshine After Rain 雨过天晴

1986   Neighbours 芝麻绿豆

           The Sword and Song 绝代双雄



2015 - Ah Boys To Men Frogmen 新兵正传III 蛙人传
           King of Mahjong 麻雀王
           MY LOVE, SINEMA 放映。爱

2014 - Re:Solve 决义案
           Filial Party 我是孝子

2013 - Ah Boys To Men 2 新兵正传2
           Judgement Day 世界末日
           Everybody’s Business 十万火急

2012 - My Ghost Partner 人鬼拍档
           Ah Boys To Men 新兵正传

2010 - Happy Go Lucky 福星到

2009 - Where Got Ghost 吓到笑之发财热线

2008 - The Days 岁月

2007 - Ah Long Pte Ltd 老师嫁老大

2005 - Avatar 流放化身
           Singapore Dreaming 美满人生

2004 - The Best Bet 突然发财

2003 - Home Run 跑吧!孩子

2002 - I Not Stupid 小孩不笨  


2002 - Foodies Choice 美食包打听


2014 - Nominee for the 19th Asian Television Awards Best Comedy Performance by an Actor/Actress (Spouse For House) 入围19届亚洲电视大奖’最佳戏剧演员。

2002 - Nominee for Star Awards ’02 Best Comedy Performer (I Not Stupid) 入围红星大奖’02最佳喜剧演员(小孩不笨)

2000 - Nominee for Star Awards ’00 Best Comedy Performer (Don’t Worry Be Happy) 入围红星大奖’02最佳喜剧演员(敢敢做个开心人)

1999 - Nominee for Star Awards ‘99 Best Actor (Mr OK) 入围红星大奖’99最佳男主角(OK 先生)

1998 - Nominee for Star Awards ’98 Best Supporting Actor (Living In Geylang) 入围红星大奖’98最佳男配角(芽笼。芽笼)

1997 - Star Awards ’97 Best Supporting Actor (The Silver Lining) 红星大奖’97最佳男配角(骤雨骄阳)

1995 - Nominee for Star Awards ’95 Best Supporting Actor (Coffee or Tea) 入围红星大奖’95最佳男配角(是非屋)  


2014 - Ah Boys To Men The Musical 新兵正传

1998 - Beauty World: President Star Charity 美世界:总统星光慈善


2014 to 2016 - US Clinicals Strong Joint

2014 to 2015 - Dragon Brand Bird's Nest