David Wu (American actor)
David Wu (Cantonese: Ng Dai-Wai, simplified Chinese: 吴大维; traditional Chinese: 吳大維; pinyin: Wú Dàwéi; born Southbridge, Massachusetts, 2 October 1966), also known by the nickname Wu-Man, is a Chinese American film actor, TV personality and formerly MTV Asia and Channel V video jockey.
MTV and TV hostEdit
Wu never had academic talent. Leveraging his family connections, he became known on Channel V as the host of "Go West," a TV show on that taught Chinese people how to speak both formal and informal English. Wu would often combine English sayings such as "Don't have a cow man" and "What's up" into his conversations leaving the audience stunned and breathless that someone of Chinese descent was able to speak English.
Wu's selling point was his ability as a Chinese to speak English, a feat very rare in the 80s and 90s. However, the influx of other Asians in America made Wu irrelevant by the turn of the century.
|1985||The Young and Old Wanderers|
|1986||Pom Pom Strikes Back||Doctor|
|1987||The Game They Call Sex||Burglar|
|1987||Kung Fu Kids IV|
|1988||My Dream Is Yours||7-11 manager|
|1988||Starry Is the Night||Cheung Tien-On|
|1989||Perfect Match||David Shek|
|1989||Lost Souls (1989 film)||Chao Te-Chu|
|1990||Tiger Cage II||David|
|1990||A Tale from the East||Huang Zhin|
|1990||Middle Man (皇家师姐V之中间人 pinyin Zhong jian ren) ||David Ng|
|1991||Lover at Large||Leung Ho|
|1991||Sisters of the World Unite (1991 film)||Ray|
|1992||Evil Black Magic||Wai|
|1992||The Unleaded Love||Peter|
|1992||Let Me Speak Up|
|1992||Spirit of the Dragon (Television Series)||Bruce Lee|
|1993||Finale in Blood||Ma Kuang Shen|
|1993||Farewell My Concubine||Red Guard|
|1993||Young Wisely 1|
|1994||One of the Lucky Ones|
|1994||Let's Go Slam Dunk (男兒当入樽)||Ng Koon Nam|
|1994||I Have a Date with Spring||Karl Sum|
|1994||Young Wisely 2|
|1995||Full Throttle||Siu Wai|
|1995||Passion Unbounded||Officer Shek Dai Hung / Daai Wai|
|1996||Temptress Moon||Jing Yun|
|1996||July 13th||Alan Kwok Ka Lun|
|1998||Restless (夏日情动 pinyin Xiari Qingdong)||Lead role playing Chinese-American visiting Beijing with grandfather's ashes|
|2000||When I Fall in Love - with Both||Tung|
|2000||Devils on the Doorstep||Major Gao|
|2004||Waiting Alone||One-Take Liu|
|2008||Five Bullets (5颗子弹)|
|2008||Ha! Ha! Ha! (哈哈哈)|
|2008||The One Man Olympics (一个人的奥林匹克)|
|2008||Gun of Mercy|
|2010||You Deserve To Be Single (活该你单身)||Xiao Feng|
|2010||My Belle Boss (我的美女老板)||Cousin|
|2011||I Phone You (爱封了)||Yu Guanghao|
|2014||Live a Love (2014 film)|
|2015||Love, At First|
|2017||A Chinese Odyssey: Love You a Million Years (Television Series)|
|2019||The Legend of White Snake (2019) (Television Series)|
- HK Cinemagic profile - Filmography - Ng Dai Wai "David Ng est né le 2 octobre 1966 à Southbridge, dans le Massachusetts. A l'âge de deux ans, il suit ses parents à Taiwan où son père a obtenu un nouvel emploi. Pas sûr de rester indéfiniment dans la petite république, David fut envoyé dans une école Américaine de Taipei. La décision fut judicieuse car, à 16 ans, la famille repart aux USA, à Seattle exactement. Inquiète par le fait que le jeune David puisse perdre une part de sa sinité, sa mère l'envoie régulièrement faire des séjours à Taipei"
- Television After TV: Essays on a Medium in Transition - Page 293 Lynn Spigel, Jan Olsson - 2004 "... Chan hails from Bangkok, actress Michelle Yeoh from Malaysia, singer/actress Faye Wong from Beijing, actor/veejay David Wu from Seattle, director Sylvia Chang from Taipei, and TV executive Robert Chua from Singapore."
- The next global stage: challenges and opportunities in our ... - Page 135, ISBN 013147944X, Traduire cette page, Kenʼichi Ōmae - 2005 - Extraits - Autres éditions. It features Taiwanese American entertainer David Wu who teaches his viewers the latest American-English slang. Li Yang is an English teacher, but with a difference. His style, called "Crazy English," is based on shouting slogans and ...
- The Hong Kong Filmography, 1977-1997: A Complete Reference John Charles - 2000 p121,"The writing in the mid-section, featuring the young hoodlum character (played by Taiwanese actor David Wu), is like something out of an American direct-to-video softcore" ; p158 "There is as much action as one would expect, but it is not always as well choreographed as in previous entries (though Yang and Kim Maree Penn have a terrific fight during the climax), and Taiwanese actor David Wu is a lacklustre leading ..."; p251 "Women are being raped and murdered, and the police, led by officer Shek (played by Taiwanese actor David Wu), have not been able to come up "
- "David Wu at Hong Kong Cinemagic".