Wu Chun

Wu Chun
BN08 Goh Kiat Chun (also known as Wu Chun) Fitness Zone Brunei yeoty.JPG
Wu Chun (right) in 2010
Born
Goh Kiat Chun ( )

(1979-10-10) 10 October 1979 (age 39)
Nationality Bruneian
Alma mater RMIT University
Occupation Actor, singer, model, businessperson
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) Lin Liying
Children 2
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Musical career
Genres Mandopop
Instruments Drums, percussion
Labels HIM International Music
WOW Music
Pony Canyon
Fu Long Production
Associated acts Fahrenheit (2005–2011)
Website www.chunzone.com

Wu Chun (Chinese: 吳尊; pinyin: Wú Zūn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gô͘ Chun; born Goh Kiat Chun on 10 October 1979) is a Bruneian actor, singer, and model. He was a member of Fahrenheit[1], a Taiwanese Mandopop vocal quartet boy band, from its debut in 2005 to June 2011 singing bass. Wu has appeared in several Taiwanese television series, such as Tokyo Juliet (2006), Hanazakarino Kimitachihe (2006), Romantic Princess (2007), Hot Shot (2008), Sunshine Angel (2011), and Kindaichi Case Files (2012-2013). In 2014, he appeared in the reality television program, Dad is Back with his daughter, Nei Nei. His film appearances include The Butterfly Lovers (2008), Lady of the Dynasty (2014). In 2018, he was cast in the Chinese drama, Martial Universe. In 2018, Wu Chun appeared with his father, Wu Jingtian, in a reality tv show called Best Time.

Early life and education

Wu Chun studied in Chung Hwa Middle School in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. He attended the Foundation Studies program at Trinity College (University of Melbourne), Australia, in 1997, before continuing his studies at RMIT University in Melbourne, from which he graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with Distinction. He played for Brunei's National Basketball Team. Prior to joining Fahrenheit, Chun worked as a model for Yilin in Taiwan and Diva Models in Singapore. He is the managing director of Fitness Zone, a family-owned health club in Brunei. His venture for his business dreams made it to USA, China and other nearby Asian countries.

Career

As a model, Wu has appeared in magazines' cover page, such as Esquire, Elle for Men, Men's Health Magazine, Harper's BAZAAR Magazine, GQ, and Reader's Digest. He is a business owner in the Brunei fitness and health industry. His businesses include Bake Culture (Taiwan based artisan bakery), The Energy Kitchen (creativity healthy gourmet), Fitness Zone (largest and biggest health club in Brunei since 2003),[2] and WoMen Hair Salon (team of professionals for international celebrities). In China, he is the director of TV commercial advertisements for InterContinental Hotel. Wu Chun has a number of commercial and charitable endorsements.[3]

Wu Chun has received an Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) Young Entrepreneur of The Year (2008), CQE Geneva QC Total Quality Management Model Award (2012), APEA Corporate Social Responsibility Award (2013). In 2015, Hassanal Bolkiah, the King of Brunei, presented to Wu Chun an Excellent Youth Award.[4]

Wu Chun was chosen to be an ambassador for Brunei Anti Narcotic Drug Association in 2012. In 2014 he became the international brand ambassador of Royal Brunei Airlines[5][6][7] and as a Taiwan tourism ambassador.[8] On June 24, 2016, Wu Chun became an ambassador of goodwill for a charity concert dedicated for children and athletes with special needs.

In 2018, he became the Goodwill Ambassador for Dementia Brunei, biggest advocate unit for Dementia early on set detection and prevention through healthy lifestyle. He initiated for Fitness Zone be an advocate as well to conduct monthly talks for the public. This was also the year that he became the Ambassador of Disney China and Legoland, and he noted that this has been one of the most memorable accomplishments for him as growing he is a big fan of Disney and his remarkable works. 2018 is a high time for endorsements for Wu Chun as he endorses Lab Series, Land Rover, , Head and Shoulders, Safeguard and Nutrilon.

2019, He won the Shanghai Television Festival as Best Breakthrough Artist for his first villain role in Martial Universe. STVF has become one of the most influential and prestigious international television festivals. In the same year of 2019, the International star is Hugo Boss' Asian Brand Ambassador for Spring/Summer 2019 Eyewear campaign.

Personal life

Wu Chun and his family live in Brunei.[9][10][11] Wu Chun is the nephew of the Legislative Council of Brunei's MP Goh King Chin.

Philanthropy

In Brunei, Wu Chun supports blood donation campaigns twice a year, environmental campaigns, and the disadvantaged. In May 2015 and 2016, he organized an inaugural and second female run in Brunei, "She Runs". All proceeds were donated to Yayasan Kanser Kanak Kanak (YASKA) or the Children's Cancer Foundation. Wu Chun made a 10-hour road trip from Qinghai to small villages in China to bestow and pledge medical supplies and sports equipment.[12] which raised $68,000 for its beneficiaries, Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam[13] In September 2016, was the goodwill ambassador of the Roots and Wings Charity Concert in Brunei. The concert raised about 43,000 BND for the Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam and La vida Bhd.

Discography

As a member of Fahrenheit, Wu Chun released four studio Mandarin albums and three Japanese singles.

Filmography

Films

Year English title Original title Role Notes
2009 The Butterfly Lovers 武俠梁祝 Liang Zhongshan
2010 14 Blades 錦衣衛 Judge of the Sands
2011 My Kingdom 大武生 Yilong
Magic to Win 開心魔法 Ling Fung / Earth Magician
2012 Saving General Yang 忠烈楊家將 Yang Liulang
2014 Lady of the Dynasty 王朝的女人·楊貴妃
2018 Guardians of the Tomb 謎巢 Luke A Chinese-Australian co-production
My Other Home 纽约人在北京

Television

Year English title Original title Role Notes
2005 KO One 终极一班 Tian Hong Guang / Wu Shizun Cameo
2006 Tokyo Juliet 東方茱麗葉 Ji Fengliang
Hanazakarino Kimitachihe 花樣少年少女 Zuo Yiquan
2007 Romantic Princess 公主小妹 Nanfeng Jin
The X-Family 終極一家 Fire Ambassador Cameo
2008 Hot Shot 籃球火 Wuji Zun
2011 Sunshine Angel 陽光天使 Di Yaxin
2013 Kindaichi Case Files 金田一 Li Byron
Happy 300 Days 遇見幸福300天 Idol Cameo
2014 Kindaichi Case Files Pt. 2 金田一少年之事件簿 Li Byron
2018 Martial Universe 武动乾坤 Lin Langtian [14]

Variety show

Year English title Original title Notes
2014 Dad is Back 爸爸回来了 Cast member alongside with daughter Nei Nei
2017 Daddy Where Are You Going Season 5 爸爸去哪儿 第5季 Cast member alongside with daughter Nei Nei and son Max
2017 This is Fighting Robots 这就是铁甲 Team Captain for Blue Team
2018 The Best Time 最美的时光 Cast member alongside with his father

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result
2006 TVB8 Awards: Bronze: Best Group Won
HK Metro Hits Awards: Best Foreign Newcomer Won
AF Golden Globes 2006: Taiwan's Most Improved Actor Won
2007 Top Song, TVB8 Awards: "Really Like You" 超喜歡你 Won
Sprite Awards: Most Popular Idol Group (Taiwan) Won
Sprite Awards: "Only Have Feelings For You" 只對你有感覺 Favourite Duet Song Won
Sprite Awards: Best Group (Taiwan & Hong Kong) Won
13th Chinese Music Awards: Best New Group Won
KKBOX Music Charts: "Only Have Feelings For You" 只對你有感覺: Top 20 Songs of the Year Won
KKBOX Music Charts: "Hanazakarino Kimitachihe Original Soundtrack" 花樣少年少女: Best Drama Soundtrack Won
HITO Music Awards 2007: Best Male Group Won
2019 Shanghai Television Festival : Best Breakthrough Performance Artist Won

References

  1. ^ "Singer-actor Wu Chun says boyband Fahrenheit could return". Star 2. 18 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Home". FitnessZone.com.bn. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/722347075852/where-are-we-going-dad
  4. ^ "bt.com.bn". BT.com.bn. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  5. ^ "bt.com.bn". BT.com.bn. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  6. ^ "INSIDE RB - MUHIBAH". Muhibah.com.bn. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  7. ^ "BRAND Brunei - MUHIBAH". Muhibah.com.bn. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  8. ^ "bt.com.bn". BT.com.bn. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  9. ^ "'Wu Chun: I'm a dad'". asianpopnews. 1 October 2013.
  10. ^ "'Wu Chun to become father again'". Channel NewsAsia. 2 October 2013.
  11. ^ "Wu Chun and his wife's extremely privileged backgrounds revealed". Asiaone news. Retrieved 19 September 2014.
  12. ^ "sheruns2016". SheRuns.com.bn. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Special Olympics: Special Olympics AP Brunei Darussalam". SpecialOlympics.org. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  14. ^ "《武动乾坤》曝新版海报 吴尊版林琅天霸气外露". Sina (in Chinese). 15 May 2017.

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