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Zen Chong
Chinese name章证翔 (simplified)
PinyinZhang Zhèngxiáng (Mandarin)
BornChong Cheng Xiong
(1978-08-15) 15 August 1978 (age 41)
Years active2001–present

Zen Chong (Chinese: 章证翔; pinyin: Zhang Zhèngxiáng; born on 15 August 1978), is a Singapore-based Malaysian actor.

Career[edit | edit source]

Chong joined MediaCorp in 2001 after finishing third in that year's Malaysian edition of Star Search Singapore.[1] One of his first major roles was in the 2003 sitcom Lobang King where he was cast alongside veteran artistes Chew Chor Meng, Huang Wenyong and Irene Ang as the smooth-talking employee of Huang's character.

Chong is known for portraying juvenile "ah beng" characters, antiheroes and villains. He shot to fame for his role as a main antagonist in the hit period drama The Little Nyonya.[2] Although initially a replacement for Andrew Seow, he was praised for his convincing portrayal of antagonist Robert Zhang and won a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the 2009 Star Awards, his first ever awards nomination.[3] He was given his first lead role in the 2008 co-production The Thin Line.

Personal life[edit | edit source]

A native of the "New Villages" in Kuala Lumpur, Chong studied graphic design and worked at an advertising agency prior to joining Star Search Malaysia.[4] He married his long-time girlfriend Geline in January 2011. Guests at the ceremony included fellow MediaCorp artistes Darren Lim, Christopher Lee, Brandon Wong, Alan Tern and Zhang Yaodong.[5]

Filmography[edit | edit source]

Television[edit | edit source]

Year Work Role Notes
2002 The Vagrant Zhang Disheng

Supporting role

Kopi-O II Hong Fuxing

Supporting role

2003 Lobang King Hong Daji

Main role (5th billing)

True Heroes Wang Wei

Main role (7th billing)

Baby Boom James

Main role (6th billing)

Beautiful Trio Colin

Supporting role

Home in Toa Payoh Dino

Supporting role

2004 An Ode to Life Zhang Ruixiang

Supporting role

2005 Zero to Hero Ping

Supporting role

Beyond the aXis of Truth II Woody

Supporting role

Love Concierge Ruan Yawan

Supporting role

2006 The Shining Star Ah Pao

Supporting role

Women of Times Bruce

Supporting role

Love at 0°C Victor

Supporting role

2007 Switched! Jiang Zhiheng

Supporting role

Fallen Angel Chen Xuewen

Main role (2nd billing) Singapore-Malaysia co-production

2008 Where the Heart Is Hong Jiajun

Main role (4th billing) Singapore-Malaysia co-production

Rhythm of Life Wang Tianbao

Supporting role

The Thin Line Chen Tianyou

Main role (4th billing) Singapore-Malaysia co-production

The Little Nyonya Robert Zhang

Supporting role

Zhang Zuye

Supporting role

2009 My Kampong Days Qiao Junwei

Supporting role Singapore-Malaysia co-production

2010 Priceless Wonder Li Caishun

Main role (2nd billing) - Pairs up with Tiffany Leong

Unriddle Yu Zhenbang

Supporting role

Injustice Lin Shunyuan

Supporting role Singapore-Malaysia co-production

2011 Be Happy Ken See

Supporting role

Dark Sunset Qiu Jiawei

Main role (3rd billing) Singapore-Malaysia co-production

2012 Yours Fatefully Hong Zhiguo

Supporting role

The Quarters Luo Hanguo

Supporting role Singapore-Malaysia co-production

Poetic Justice Eugene

Pairs up with Priscelia Chan Supporting role

Game Plan Li Ziguang

Main role (5th billing) - Pairs up with Tong Bing Yu

2013' It's a Wonderful Life Li Siyuan

Pairs up with Paige Chua Supporting role

Sudden Zhang Hongxing

Supporting role

2014 C.L.I.F. 3 Ding Youpeng

Supporting role

2015 Crescendo Zhang Shixin

Supporting role

2016 House of Fortune Henry

Supporting role

The Queen Chen Zijian

Supporting role

Soul Reaper Eddy

Pairs up with Eelyn Kok Supporting role

2017 118 II Qiu Jianguo

Pairs up with Sora Ma Supporting role

2018 118 Reunion

Pairs up with Sora Ma Supporting role

Eat Already? 4 Weijie

Pairs up with Rebecca Lim Supporting role

Say Cheese Pan Theming

Pairs up with Eelyn Kok Supporting role

Variety Shows[edit | edit source]

Year Work Notes
2002 King of Variety
2006 Battle of the Best
2009 Stars for a Cause
2010 Let's Party With Food! VII Guest appearance

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Talented wannabes". New Straits Times. 8 June 2001.
  2. "Zzen and the Art of Acting". Channel News Asia. 8 February 2010.
  3. "Andrew Seow helps HIV-positive friend". AsiaOne. 17 July 2009.
  4. 不回家铁链绑上车 章缜翔越鞭越皮 (in Chinese). Nanyang Siang Pau. 29 November 2011.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  5. "Zzen Zhang's 'messy' wedding". Channel News Asia. 19 January 2011.

External links[edit | edit source]

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