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Richard Low

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.

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Jun 19, 1952 In Singapore
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Strange Encounters 1987-10-26
Latest Project:
Series Old Is Gold 2019-05-28
Known For
Poster of Goodbye Mr. Loser
Poster of King of Mahjong
Poster of Spice Siblings
Poster of The Legendary Swordsman
Series Old Is Gold An Dong Ni 2019-05-28
Series How Are You? Ma Sai 2019-01-04
Movie The Big Day Ah Guan 2018-06-21
Movie Zombiepura RSM Lee 2018-10-25
Movie Goodbye Mr. Loser Principal Bao 2017-03-23
Series Eat Already? Chen Zhi Wen 2016-09-09
Movie King of Mahjong Unknown 2015-02-19
Series Tanglin Lim Kwong San 2015-06-30
Movie re:solve Wallace Chan 2014-02-27
Series The Dream Makers Zhao De 2013-06-24
Series The In-Laws Wang Du (2011) 2011-04-12
Series New Beginnings Cai Fu Lin 2010-04-14
Movie Happy Go Lucky Hock Lee Poh 2010-03-04
Movie Where Got Ghost? Cai 2009-08-13
Movie Ah Long Pte Ltd Chen Jun 2008-02-07
Series Beach.Ball.Babes Wang Wei Xiong 2008-07-07
Series Metamorphosis An Guo Xiong 2007-09-18
Movie Singapore Dreaming Poh Huat 2006-09-07
Series Spice Siblings Fang Ya Zheng 2004-01-01
Movie The Best Bet Richard 2004-06-09
Series Man at Forty Bao Qing Tian 2004-05-17
Movie I Not Stupid Mr. Khoo 2002-02-09
Series I Not Stupid 邱先生 2002-08-24
Series The Legendary Swordsman Ren Woxing 2000-05-18
Series God of Fortune Unknown 1998-01-01
Series The Return of the Condor Heroes Ouyang Feng 1998-06-02
Series The New Adventure of Wisely Uncle Cai 1998-09-15
Series A Different Life Liu Ding Xia 1996-01-01
Series The Unbeatables Huang Wu 1993-11-04
Series Strange Encounters Gang's Brother-in-law 1987-10-26