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Bryan Wong
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Wong at the Star Awards 2017
Born (1971-01-30) 30 January 1971 (age 53)
Nationality Singaporean
Other names Wang Lujiang
Education Tanjong Katong Secondary Technical School
Occupation
  • Television host
  • actor
  • businessman
  • film director
  • producer
Years active 1981–present
Awards Star Awards:
Best Comedy Performer
2005 KP Club
Best Variety Show Host
2006 Home Décor Survivor
Best Info-Ed Programme Host
2010 Food Hometown 2
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese 王祿江
Simplified Chinese 王禄江
Hanyu Pinyin Wáng Lùjiāng
Jyutping Wong4 Luk6 Gong1
Hokkien POJ Ông Lo̍k-kang

Bryan Wong Lok Kiang (born 30 January 1971) is a Singaporean television host, actor and businessman.

Career

Wong began his career as a child actor in 1981 and featured in several popular children's programmes on SBC. He began performing modelling assignments and commercials while still a teenager. In 1994, he joined Television Corporation of Singapore as a full-time artiste after a short stint as an interior designer. Although his first hosting role was for the teenage lifestyle programme Gen Y, it was the infotainment programme City Beat during the late 1990s that first exposed him to television audiences. While his co-hosts Kym Ng and Sharon Au were winning awards at the annual Star Awards, he was not well received by the general public. He later stated that he had planned to resign several times but did not have a choice as he had to support his family. In 2000, he and several fellow artistes left TCS to join the newly formed SPH MediaWorks. While with MediaWorks, he became known for co-hosting Channel U's popular talent-search show Snap with Ng and their partnership was praised by audiences. He was nominated for Best Entertainment Presenter at the 2002 Asian Television Awards. In 2005, MediaCorp (successor of TCS) absorbed MediaWorks and he was one of nineteen artistes transferred over.

As an actor, Wong is a recognised face in mainland China after starring in a number of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan productions while with SPH MediaWorks, most notably in Eternity: A Chinese Ghost Story and the wuxia series Chinese Paladin. He played the main lead role in MediaWorks' final drama series Zero and also starred in Honour and Passion opposite Tay Ping Hui, Huang Wenyong and Rui En.

Since returning to MediaCorp, Wong has enjoyed more success as a host. He co-hosted the popular long-running home makeover show Home Decor Survivor (摆家乐) with Mark Lee, for which he won his first hosting award, the Best Variety Show Host award, at the 2006 Star Awards. He was awarded the All-Time Favourite Artiste after winning the Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes award from 1998–1999, 2005-2012 respectively with Chen Hanwei at the 2014 ceremony. He won the Favourite Variety Show Host audience poll, beating hot favourite Fann Wong, at the 2012 Star Awards.

In 2019, Wong directed the short film The Playbook which starred Ayden Sng and Sheila Sim.

Ventures

He co-owns an interior design firm called Home by Bryan Wong which does not accept walk-in customers.

Personal life

Wong grew up in a kampong in Kembangan in 1970s–80s Singapore. He lives with his sister Varilyn "Val" and his mother Margaret in an apartment in Bedok.

Wong was educated at Tanjong Katong Secondary Technical School, where he first discovered an interest in "do it yourself" interior designing and carpentry.

Filmography

Television series

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1994 Masters of the Sea Andrew Cheng
2001 Wonderful Life: Aspirations (奇妙人生之理想)
Healing Hearts (侠骨仁心) Lin Qiming
Ad-war (完美把戏) Takeshi
2002 Back to Basics (重进森林) Alvin
Cash is King Qi Lai
2003 A Chinese Ghost Story Ren Wuwei
2004 Zero Sam Wong
Chinese Paladin Liu Jinyuan
2007 Honour and Passion Poh Mun Chong
2013 Gonna Make It Liu Ah Man
2014 In the Name of Love Fang Yaoliang
2015 You Can Be an Angel Too Xie Yaozong
Love? Bryan
Hand In Hand Hong Meiqiang
Hong Jincai Cameo
2016 The Dream Job Variety host Cameo
You Can Be an Angel 2 Xie Yaozong
2017 118 II Liu Jizhou
2018 Reach For The Skies Fang Zixin
You Can Be an Angel 3 (你也可以是天使3) Xie Yaozong Cameo
2019 KIN: Matthew's Story Cheong
While You Were Away (一切从昏睡开始) Zhong Liqun
Day Break (天空渐渐亮) Wu Renxing
2020 Terror Within (内颤) Chen Weide
Who Did It? (谁是凶手?) Li Yicong
A Quest to Heal Sun Xi
2021 The Heartland Hero Bao Daowang
2022 Soul Doctor (灵医) Sergeant D / Hong Zeren
Soul Detective

Film

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2019 The Playbook N/A Short film; as director

Special programmes

  • 1994
    • Launch of Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS) on 1 October

Variety and infotainment programmes

  • 1994
    • 能耐极限大挑战
    • Gen-Y Y-人王
  • 1995
    • 脑力加油站
  • 1995–2000
    • City Beat 城人杂志
  • 1996
    • Mavis Hee Mini Concert 许美静迷你音乐会
    • Jacky Cheung Mini Concert 张学友迷你音乐会
    • Mooncake Festival Variety Show
  • 1998
    • Comedy Nite 1998 搞笑行动 1998
  • 1999
    • Comedy Nite 1999 搞笑行动 1999
  • 2000–2001
    • Dream Challengers 圆梦新计划
    • Happy Rules 开心就好
    • 'Live' Unlimited 综艺无界限
    • Snap 全星总动员
  • 2002
    • Snap Special – Chinese New Year 全星总动员 – 新年特别版
    • Snap 2 全星总动员 2
    • Happy Rules 开心就好
    • Ready Steady Go 全民出动抢鲜玩
    • Snap Special – Channel U's 2nd Year Anniversary 全星总动员 – 优频道2周年纪念版
  • 2003
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2003 仁心慈爱照万千2003 (Performance: Flag dance)
    • Add Your Service 服务加加加
    • Snap Special – Romance Of The Book and Sword 全星总动员 – 书剑总动员版
    • Ready Steady Go II 全民出动抢鲜玩 2
    • Precious Home 家有宝贝
    • Everybody's Talking – (Translator of Hainanese for SARS prevention programme) 人人有话说 – 担任海南翻译
    • Oooh! 元气大搜查
  • 2004
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2004 仁心慈爱照万千2004 (Performance: Fire twirling stunt)
    • Snap 3 全星总动员 3
    • Mall & More 夺宝三响炮
    • Street Wise 街头大排党
  • 2005
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2005 仁心慈爱照万千2005 (Duo car stunt performance (With Xie Shao Guang))
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year Of Rooster 天鸡报喜贺新春
    • KP Club 鸡婆俱乐部
    • 101 Shopping Guide 陪你去Shopping
    • The NKF Cancer Show 1 群星照亮千万心之风雨同舟献真心 (Duo performance (With Kym Ng): Impersonation/costume changing skit)
    • Foodball Tic Tac Goal 食在好球
    • Rail Adventure 男得风光
    • Love Bites 2 缘来就是你2
    • Star Idol 明星偶像
    • The Cancer Charity Show 癌过有晴天
    • Home Decor Survivor 摆家乐
    • I Love Shopping II 陪你去Shopping 2
    • Cenosis Show
    • Affairs Of The Heart 2005 心手相连2005
  • 2006
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2006 仁心慈爱照万千2006 (外景主持)
    • Dollar & Sense 神机妙算
    • Its Showtime! (Judge) 全民创意争霸赛 (评审)
    • Giant Stars 2006 Giant 星光灿烂 2006
    • Where The Queue Starts 排排站,查查看
    • The Ultimate Comedian 爆笑新人王
    • What's Art? 什么艺思?
    • The 7-Eleven Game Show 7-Eleven抢先夺快争第一
    • Home Decor Survivor 2 摆家乐 2
    • Who's Naughty and Nice 黑白讲
  • 2007
    • Ren Ci Charity Show 2007 仁心慈爱照万千2007 (Piano performance: Ebony & Ivory)
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year Of Pig 金猪贺岁庆肥年 (@ Studio)
    • Chingay Parade Of Dreams 2007 妆艺大游行 之 奇思梦想 2007
    • Where The Queue Starts 2 排排站,查查看 2
    • Giant Stars 2007 星光灿烂 2007
    • BRAND'S Stay Sharp Stay In Game 眼明心清我最行
    • Citispa Beauty Perfection 2 Citispa 完美大挑战 2
    • Maria Not At Home Maria 今天不在家
    • Law by Law 赢了Law
    • Home Decor Survivor 3 摆家乐 3
    • My Star Guide 2 – Tasmania 我的导游是明星 2 (Last Episode)
    • Princesses and the Dude 扮美达人
  • 2008
    • Fortune Festival at Giant 2008 爱上Giant过肥年 2008
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year of Mouse 八方祥瑞鼠来宝 (@ Studio, Host/Skit performance)
    • Chingay Parade Of Dreams 2008 妆艺大游行 之 奇思梦想 2008
    • Glamour Mum and The Dude 辣妈好时尚
    • Giant Stars 2008 Giant 星光灿烂 2008
    • Citispa 完美大挑战 3 Citispa Beauty Perfection 3
    • Junior Home Decor Survivor 迷你摆家乐 (as Mentor)
    • My Star Guide 3 – Turkey 我的导游是明星3 – 土耳其
    • Find Me A New Boss 职场大哥大
  • 2009
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year of Ox 牛转乾坤喜临门 (@ Studio)
    • Fortune Festival at Giant 2009 爱上Giant过肥年 2009
    • Destination Most Wanted 优游天下 (Took 9 months to film in 2008)
    • Where The Queue Starts 3 排排站,查查看 3
    • The Chinese Challenge 2009 (Guest) 华文? 谁怕谁! 2009 (嘉宾)
    • Live a Life U质人生
    • Fashion Asia 亚洲时尚风 – Bangkok 曼谷
    • Food Hometown 2 – Hainan 美食寻根 – 海南
    • Result is All 美就是一切
    • My Star Guide 4 – Turkey 我的导游是明星4 – 瑞士
    • Home Decor Survivor 4 摆家乐4
    • New City Beat 城人新杂志
    • SPD Charity Show 2009 真情无障碍 2009 (Stunt challenge: 3 hours non-stop treadmill running)
    • SMRT Challenge 2009 SMRT大挑战 2009
  • 2010
    • Fortune Festival at Giant 2010 爱上Giant过肥年 2010
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special 2010 普天同庆金虎年2010
    • Citispa Beauty Perfection 2
    • New City Beat 2 城人新杂志 2
    • Don't Forget The Lyrics (Celebrities series) 我要唱下去 (艺人版 Celebrities series) (Guest appearance)
    • Giant Stars 2010 Giant 星光灿烂 2010
    • Behind Every Job 美差事, 苦差事
    • Singapore Hit Awards 2010 新加坡金曲奖 (Guest awards presenter)
    • Under 1 Roof @ Courts 家家有Courts 家家乐
    • 3 Plus 1 Series 2 三菜一汤 2 I.(as Guest, VS 李铭顺) II.(as Guest, partner with Nono VS 黄靖伦&何维健)
    • 2010 Golden Awards 金视奖2010
    • Adventures with SMRT SMRT新游记
  • 2011
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year of Rabbit 金兔呈祥喜迎春 (@ Chinatown, Guest performance)
    • Fortune Festival at Giant 2011 爱上GIANT 过肥年 2011
    • Chingay 2011 妆艺大游行 2011
    • Star Awards 2011 Show 1 红星大奖2011第一场
    • SPD Charity Show 2011 真情无障碍 2011 (Performance: Mouth art painting in 3 hours)
    • Renaissance 旧欢.心爱
    • Makan Unlimited 新马美食一家亲
    • Under 1 Roof @ Courts 家家有Courts, 家家乐!
    • Volkswagen Treasure Trails Volkswagen 寻宝乐
    • 3 Plus 1 Series 3 三菜一汤3 (as Guest, VS 林明伦)
    • Buffet Buffet 2 永远吃不肥 2 (as Panel of Critics 美食鉴定团, Ep 2)
    • Behind Every Job 2 美差事, 苦差事2
    • My Star Guide 6 – Eastern Europe (Finland/Sweden/Norway/Denmark) 我的导游是名星 6 – 东欧 (芬兰/瑞典/挪威/丹麦)
    • SMRT Challenge 2011 SMRT大挑战 2011
  • 2012
    • Lunar New Year's Eve Special – Year of Dragon 金龙腾飞庆丰年 (@ Studio, Guest appearance)
    • The Art Effect 处处有艺术
    • Knock Knock Who's There 啊! 是你到我家
    • Fortune Festival at Giant 2012 爱上GIANT过肥年 2012
    • Way To Go, Singapore! 新加坡, 自有一套!
    • "东方水城 梦幻之夜" 第十五届中国苏州国际旅游节开幕式暨第二届金鸡湖商务旅游节启动仪式
    • Just Noodles 面对面 (Guest appearance, Ep 14)
    • Share Something 我爱公开
    • Jobs Around the World 走遍天涯打工乐
    • S.N.A.P. 熠熠星光总动员
    • 2012 Golden Awards 金视奖2012
  • 2013
    • Fortune Festival at Giant 2013 爱上Giant过肥年 2013
    • Behind Every Job 3 美差事, 苦差事之帮你找事做
    • My Great Partner 大小拍档
    • The I-Weekly Show i不释手
    • Where The Queue Starts 4 排排站,查查看4
  • 2014
    • Fortune Festival at Giant 2014 爱上Giant过肥年 2014
    • Minute to Win It : Singapore
    • Hear Me Out 有话要说
  • 2015
    • Fortune Festival at Giant 2015 爱上Giant过肥年 2015

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
1998 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host City Beat Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
1999 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2002 Asian Television Awards Best Drama Performance by an Actor Baker in Wonderful Life – Aspirations Nominated
Best Comedy Performance by an Actor Alvin in Back To Basics Commendation
Best Entertainment Presenter Snap Nominated
2005 Star Awards Best Comedy Performer KP Club Won
Best Variety Show Host 101 Shopping Guide Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2006 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Home Décor Survivor Won
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2007 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Home Décor Survivor 2 Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2009 Star Awards Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2010 Star Awards Best Info-Ed Programme Host Food Hometown 2 Won
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2011 Star Awards Best Info-Ed Programme Host Behind Every Job Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
Best Variety Show Host Home Décor Survivor 4 Nominated
Favourite Onscreen Partner (Variety) N/A Nominated
2012 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Home Décor Survivor 4 Nominated
Best Variety Show Host Rénaissance Nominated
Best Info-Ed Programme Host Behind Every Job 2 Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
Favourite Variety Show Host N/A Won
2013 Star Awards Best Variety Show Host Jobs Around The World Nominated
Best Variety Show Host Makan Unlimited Nominated
Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes N/A Top 10
2014 Star Awards Best Actor Gonna Make It Nominated
Most Popular Regional Artiste (Malaysia) N/A Nominated
All-Time Favourite Artiste N/A Received
2015 Star Awards Best Info-Ed Programme Host Hear Me Out Nominated
Most Popular Regional Artiste (Indonesia) N/A Nominated
2017 Star Awards Best Programme Host Hear Me Out 2 Nominated
2019 Star Awards Best Programme Host Hear Me Out 4 Nominated
2021 Star Awards Best Supporting Actor A Quest to Heal (as Sun Xi) Won
2023 Star Awards Best Programme Host Old Taste Detective S3 Nominated
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