Best known for his starring role as Phua Chu Kang in the Singaporean comedy series Phua Chu Kang Pte Ltd., this popular actor later played Andy Lau Hong in a Media Corp Channel 5 series titled Calefare.
After graduating from his country's National Police Cadet Corps, he made his television debut on a variety program called Live On 5.
In 2008, he hosted a game show called Don't Forget The Lyrics! He also hosted Singapore Idol and appeared in a 2002 episode of The Amazing Race.
Born to a Malaysian father and a mother of both Japanese and Chinese descent, he grew up in Singapore. He and his Cantonese wife, Melissa, became parents to a son named Elliot and a daughter named Gabrielle.
He and Malaysian actor Huang Wenyong both won MediaCorp Star Awards.