Friday, April 6, 2018

Fai Chen - A Famous Malaysian Actor

 Good things must share lah!



It was indeed a very hilarious evening to meet up with an old buddy while it was pouring cats and dogs outside the KFC. Earlier, we wanted to meet up many times since last year but it just could not take place due to both our busy schedules. Finally we met, gossiped & laughed so loudly until all other tables looked at us in utter disbelief.




My friendship with this famous face - Fai Chen dates back to many years ago when I just returned from US and joined the bitter-sweet advertising agency from Hong Kong. Fai Chen was a new face in the local acting scene. Our respective jobs made us meet up almost daily but not knowing, that we were both doing acting roles on freelance basis.



While he was a seriously pursuing his hobby into acting on stages and movie studios, I was an accidental stand-in actors during the TV commercial shootings which I was often involved. There was an incident when a real doctor backed out at last minute due to his fear that it was against his professional ethics to appear as a doctor inside his own clinic. The film director just passed the doctor's uniform to me to appear in this government's "No Smoking" campaign which was aired over TV1 & TV2 nightly for over 2 years!! Everyone including the public called me "Doctor" for a long time. One thing led to another and my small roles gradually appeared in several commercials and corporate videos of Putrajaya & MLM companies.



My friend Fai Chen is born a natural actor who has the flair and rubbery face to express himself in any roles. He doesn't need to enroll into TVB's acting schools as he is always a cool comedian to me. He is full of expressions and makes a good company to chat with. To me, he is truly Malaysia's version of the Hollywood actor Jim Carrey.




The above was a famous Peranakan Drama "Lu Diam" where Fai Chen (in black) was dead serious and not so funny.


Born and educated in Kuala Lumpur, he had come a long way in his life's struggles before landing into acting roles as his passionate hobby since he was a college student. His acting debuts on screen and stages have frequently brought him overseas to Singapore, China, Japan, Taiwan and others.



 To watch - click HERE

One night I was in the movies and this Air Conditioner's commercial appeared. It was like reenacting the Shanghai Beach's "The Bunds" where actor Sam Liu Leong Wai was chasing a thief along the streets of old Shanghai. The thief entered and hid inside a house. Suddenly, he remove his mask and I burst out into thunderous laughter alone inside the packed cinema. It was Fai Chen! Please watch all his silly commercials to get some laughs.



His face is always evergreen with his flawless complexion but he easily fits into many roles from a headmaster to Kopitiam AH Pek and even a young teenager.



 To watch - click HERE

I bet many had seen this Perodua Ad which was aired for sometime.



 To watch, click HERE

This Ibumie commercial was funny too. Who would fight with a fat girl for the last packet of instant noodle? Only Fai Chen does!




We chatted for almost 2 hours and had to part due to our busy errands. We will continue our next gossip session again next week...hopefully!



 Recently their stage dramas were well received by the audience in Guangzhou, China.



Whenever and wherever you see Fai Chen's face, just remember that he is a funny and humble friend of mine! He has appeared in countless and countless of TV commercials but I am only sharing a few random ones today.


Happy Weekend My Friends!



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49 comments:

  1. Good to see that he successfully made a living as an actor despite what many local parents say to their children who are interested in an acting career.

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    1. I think the future in our local acting industry is still not promising enough. We lack of sponsors, facilities and audience as well.

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  2. I wonder when will I have the opportunity to meet you...

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    1. You are most welcome anytime. So many bloggers have met me and you knew that too.

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  3. Where is your video? I wanna see!

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    1. The videos are in VHS formats. Do you have the VHS recorders which are antiques now?

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  4. First time I seen him and watched ... Yes, he has a hilarious look.. Yes, I wanna see your stand-in videos too!

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    1. He is as funny as what you see on the screen. Humble and jovial.

      The videos are in VHS formats. Do you have the VHS recorders which are antiques now?

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  5. Ohhh, I remember the Daikin and Indomie ad

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    1. It was Acson and Ibumie commercial ads and many sitcom dramas too.

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  6. I laughed when i watched the indomie commercial, i always believe acting skill is born not taught, good to see that your friend knows what is his talent and successfully made a name and a living for himself through acting

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    1. I agree that was a funny ad with his funny looks and roving eyes. The scriptwriter must be good to think so funny.

      I do enjoy the movies and TV dramas from Singapore which were sometimes better than HKG.

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  7. I want to see your videos as through your comments i can see that you are a born comedian and i am sure your acting will be natural too hee hee

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    1. I really have no idea where are my vidoe shwich were all in VHS format as the YouTube were unheard of during those days. Moreover those belonged to private and government where contracts had been signed. I will try to find ways to get them.

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  8. Wah! Anay so good promote his friend!

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    1. Good things must share lah. Just like how you always gave brief write ups about good sports people to create awareness.

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  9. Hey your blog awesome... I am following you...

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    1. Thank you Vineeta Yashsavi. I shall follow you too!

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  10. Yes, he is very funny and expresses genuine and I really love his comedy commercials in links. I can’t image how hilarious your meeting went with him? Glad u could able to have fun with him and also to know you are well-known as doctor ones. haha...

    Nice bro

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    1. He is funny to everyone and everyone is comfortable with his presence. I hope that someday he will be famous in overseas for his talents. Thanks for watching his comedy ads.

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    1. Definitely a movie fan like you would know his face by now. Next time I invite him to DOME to meet you.

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  12. All the best to your friend in his acting career.

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  13. Wishing him a bright acting future. Where is your video.. must let us know so that we can look out for it. Have a wonderful week

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    1. My friend says thank you. My video? So shy lah to show others. I need to get them to convert from VHS to DVD. So leceh lah.

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  14. Wah, I wasn't aware that I "know" a "famous doctor"! ;) Show us, show us your commercials and corporate videos...I wanna see! Must have been a long time ago....wuahahahaha ;D

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    1. I like your choice of words always with hidden humor. Spot on.... Yes it was too long ago before Putrajaya was even ready!

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  15. yea yea, I m more interested to see ur commercial video...heheh

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    1. I am so shy lah.....**hiding my face**

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  16. I had never known Fai Chen till I read this post. His face looks radiating his personality. My heart is warm for your friendship with him.

    Yoko

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    1. I think Fai Chen is suitable to appear over Japanese TV Commercials as most of them are very funny and hilarious that all the viewers remember by hard.

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  17. always wished i could have a life on the stage and screen. perhaps it's just being born in the wrong place. lol. (or maybe not wanting it bad enough?) thanks for sharing, though! what a sweet and supportive friend you are!

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    1. I think you are suitable to be an actress! Your writings could display your extrovert mind and confidence to be in public eyes. In my future posts, I might share how to be on the stage and movie screens.

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  18. it's great to know that someone is using his full potential in pursuing the career that he likes to do..I am still searching for my hidden potential :(

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    1. This is a good statement for me to ponder further to discover my hidden talents. I think yours is writing blogs and family bonding skills.

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    1. Greeting to you in Poland. Thank you and come again please.

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  20. I would so love to catch Lu Diam.

    I remember the Perodua ad. I wanna watch your doctor part. Got any links for it?

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    1. I also love to watch Peranakan plays from Melaka.
      I think you will need to wait for a long time to watch my video. Need to ask the film producers to dig from the archives.

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  21. Wah... you changing career into acting ah ? Come , let me see the video ! Maybe qualify for Japanese porn ... oops... muahahahahah!

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    1. Wah! You hamsap fella! Thanks for thinking that I am still eligible to star in porns. Muahahahaha

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  22. really thought that it's cool to have someone so famous yet so humble. It's also nice to know that your friends succeed in their fields yet no one forgets their connection and relationship to one another. More power to both of you!

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    1. Yes it is true that many people are not humble when they become famous. Their head swelled too big to get inside their cars. LOLOL

      Thanks for your kind wishes and good luck in your good mission.

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  23. I've watched local dramas with him as one of the actors. I watched the Peranakan theater too at Melaka!

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    1. You must be a homely mummy who watches TV at home to be able to see his appearance while many had not seen him from the comments.

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