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Zhu Hou Ren

Zhu Hou Ren


January 29




Mandarin, English, Cantonese, Hokkien


Acting, Directing

Zhu Hou Ren is an established veteran artiste who has been in the entertainment scene since 1985. He has successfully left an indelible impression on audience both young and old with his convincing acting skill.

In 1997, he received his first Best Actor nomination for his performance in “The Fall Guy” at Star Awards. And in 1999, he earned another Best Supporting Actor nod for his most notable role to date as Zheng Nanhua, the resident chef of a restaurant in the 50-ep drama “Wok Of Life”.

Hou Ren has ventured beyond acting by taking up directing and producing roles too. He made his feature film directorial debut in 2003 with “After School”, a film based on a true story that happened in Singapore about teenagers.

In 2010, he clinched the Best Supporting Actor Award at the annual Star Awards with his brilliant performance as the adorable and yet heart-warming grandfather who suffers from senile dementia in “Reunion Dinner”.

In 2012, besides acting in movies and drama serials, Hou Ren was also the resident judge for Silver Carnival, a 34–episode variety programme, where talented senior citizens compete with one another with their talents and skills.

In 2014, Hou Ren returns behind the lens to produce a Singapore-China collaboration “Meeting The Giant”, a film that revolves around young Chinese basketball players trying to achieve their dreams in Singapore. In the same year, “Served H.O.T.” earned him a nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 19th Asian Television Awards. In 2017, he successfully clinched the Best Actor in a Supporting Role at the 22nd Asian Television Awards for his role in Toggle Drama Trapped Mind. 

In 2019, Hou Ren won his first Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste.  Recent productions included "You Can Also Be An Angel 4", "My Star Bride".



2021   过江新娘  My Star Bride

         关键证人 Key Witness 

         邻里帮 The Heartland Hero 

         人心鉴定师 The Peculiar Pawnbroker

2020   好世谋2 How Are You? 2
           味之道(长剧,客串演出) Recipe of Life (Long Form, Cameo)

2019   好世谋 How Are You? 
          爱本 The Play Book (cameo) (Short Film on CHU)
          我的左邻右里  Dear Neighbours 
          老友万岁 Old Is Gold 
          老友万岁 (电视电影)  Old Is Gold (Telemovie)

2018   入侵者  Doppelganger 
           吃饱没? 4  Eat Already? 4 
          不平凡的平凡 Reach For The Skies 
          给我一百万 A Million Dollar Dream 
          千年来说对不起 Till We Meet Again 
          千年来说对不起-前传 Till We Meet Again - Prequel 

2017  118 (2) 
          吃饱没?2 Eat Already? 2 
          爱.不迟疑 My Teacher Is A Thug 

2016  富贵平安 Peace & Prosperity 
          心魔 Trapped Minds (Toggle drama)
          大英雄 Hero

2015   吉人天相 A Blessed Life
           我为人人 For A Better Tomorrow
           长辈甜心 Super Senior
           吻我吧,住家男 Sealed with a Kiss
           钱来运转 House of Fortune

2014    烧。卖 Served H.O.T.
            最爱是你 In The Name Of Love
           祖先保佑 Blessings
            三个愿望 Three Wishes

2013    96°C咖啡  Café 96°C
            创! Start Up
           我要嫁出去 Marry Me
            实验视III《无尽的爱》Xinmsn Testube III:《Unconditional Love》

2012    995 Rescue 995
            再见单人床 Pillow Talk
            微笑正义 Poetic Justice
            对对碰 It Takes Two

2011    权家福 The Happy Family (4x3min programlette)
            拍.卖 Secrets For Sale
            万福楼 Bountiful Blessings
            权家福II The Happy Family II (4x3min programlette)

2010    煮持人(电视电影) Cooking Without Clothes (telemovie)
            三个女人一个宝 Precious Babes
            最火搭档 Unriddle
            喜事年年 Prosperity

2009    团圆饭 Reunion Dinner
           难兄烂弟 My Buddy
           添丁发财 Baby Bonus

2008    谜图 The Truth
            沸腾冰点 The Defining Moment
           不凡的爱 By My Side

2007    幸运星 Switched!
            女婿当家 Dear, Dear Son In Law

2006    蓝色仙人掌 Rhapsody In Blue
            萤火虫的梦 Let It Shine
            Love Under The Sign Of The Dragon (German telemovie)

2005     绿色果实 The Green Pal
            法医X档案II Beyond the Axis of Truth II
             狮城20天 Te Undisclosed
              刑警二人组 C.I.D.     

2004    真心蜜语 Room In My Heart
            偶像爸爸 Oh Dad!
            融之堂 House Of Harmony (telemovie)

2003    我家四个宝 Baby Boom

2002    双天至尊III The Unbeatables III
            有情有义 Brotherhood

2000    爱情百科 Knotty Liaisons

1999    福滿人間 Wok of Life
            步步为赢 Out To Win
           千年虫 The Millennium Bug

1998    七个梦 Dreams
            德士司机 Taxi Drivers
            神雕俠侶 Return Of The Condor Heroes
            陌生人Riding The Storm

1997    冲出保险区(电视电影) The Fall Guy

1996    要拼球会嬴 Triumph Over The Green
            掌门人1996 Kungfu Master
             城市双雄 Of Cops & Men
             双天至尊II The Unbeatables II
             第三类剧场3 Tales Of The Third Kind 3
            老板放轻松 Give Me A Break (sitcom)
            鬼德士(电视电影) Spirit On Wheels
             潮州家族 The Teochew Family

1995    爱在心处 Deep Within My Heart
           大牌168 Homes in 168
            地下猎人 Shadow Mission
           有儿万事足(电视电影) When A Child Is Born
            惊天大阴谋 Thunder Plot

1994    叱咤风云 The Magnate
           兰桂坊血案(电视电影) The Brazing Trail

1993    未了缘 Endless Love
           莲花争霸 The Great Conspiracy
           双天至尊 The Unbeatables

1992    爱情乒乓球 The Dating Game
            迷离夜2 Mystery 2

1991    妙探智多星 Private Eyes
            急转弯 Secret Operations

1990    暖流 Starting Over
            欣欣向荣 Sweet Dreams

1989    浮沉 Turn Of The Tide

1988    云想衣裳 Silk And Satins
            迷离夜1 Mystery 1

1987    雨过天晴 Sunshine After Rain
             提防小手 Pickpockets


2022 - 团圆饭 Reunion Dinner

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

2014 - Re:Solve 决义案

2013 - The Wedding Diary II 结婚那件事II

2012 - My Dog Dou Dou 我的狗蚪蚪

2011 - The Wedding Diary 结婚那件事

2010 - Old Cow vs Tender Grass 老牛与嫩草

2003 - After School 放学后 


2013 - Good Man Good Food 好男人好料理
           My Star Guide 8 - Simply Delicious! (Henan) 我的导游是明星8 -食在好玩(中国河南)

2010 - My Star Guide 我的明星是导游

1997 - 体坛魅力 (sports programme)


2019  Top 10 Most Popular Male Artiste, Star Awards 2019 红星大奖2019 十大最受欢迎男艺人

2018  Star Awards’18 Top 20 Most Popular Male Artistes 红星大奖’18 二十大最受欢迎男艺人
          Nominee for Star Awards Best Evergreen Artiste  入围 红星大奖’18 长青演绎奖

2017  Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the 21st Asian Television Awards (Trapped Minds)
          第22届《亚洲电视大奖》最佳男配角奖 (心魔)

2016  Star Awards ’16 Top 20 Most Popular Male Artistes  红星大奖’16 二十大最受欢迎男艺人

2015    Nominee for Star Awards ’15 Best Supporting Actor (In The Name Of Love)
           Star Awards ’15 Top 20 Most Popular Male Artistes

2014    Star Awards 20th Anniversary Top 20 Most Popular Male Artistes
            红星大奖’20 二十大最受欢男
           Nominee for the 19th Asian Television Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Served             H.O.T.) 入围第19届《亚洲电视大奖》最佳男配角 (烧。卖)

2013   Nominee for Star Awards ’13 Best Supporting Actor (Pillow Talk)
          Star Awards ’13 Top 20 Most Popular Male Artistes

2012   Star Awards ’12 Top 20 Most Popular Male Artistes 红星大奖’12二十大最受欢迎男艺人

2011   Star Awards ’11 Top 20 Most Popular Male Artistes 红星大奖’11二十大最受欢迎男艺人

2010   Star Awards ’10 Best Supporting Actor (Reunion Dinner)
          Star Awards ’10 Top 20 Most Popular Male Artistes

2009   Nominee for Star Awards ’09 Best Supporting Actor (The Defining Moment)
           Star Awards ’09 Top 20 Most Popular Male Artistes

1999   Nominee for Star Awards ’99 Best Supporting Actor (Wok of Life)

1997   Nominee for Star Awards ’97 Best Actor (The Fall Guy)

1996   Nominee for Star Awards ’96 Best Supporting Actor (The Teochew Family)

1995   Nominee for Star Awards ’95 Best Supporting Actor (Thunder Plot)