David Wu (American actor)

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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.

Early lifeEdit

Wu grew up in Taiwan, but attended high school in America.[1] He graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle.[2]

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.[3] 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.

Acting careerEdit

Year Title Role
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) [zh] Chao Te-Chu
1990 Tiger Cage II David
1990 Goodbye Hero Jerome
1990 A Tale from the East Huang Zhin
1990 Middle Man (皇家师姐V之中间人 pinyin Zhong jian ren) [4][5] David Ng
1990 Return Engagement David
1991 Robotrix Chou
1991 The Banquet Jogger
1991 Lover at Large Leung Ho
1991 Sisters of the World Unite (1991 film) [zh] 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 Treasure Island Polo
1993 Cohabitation
1993 Finale in Blood [zh] 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 Hu-Du-Men Director Lam
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
2003 Hidden Track Joe
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) [zh]
2014 Bull Brothers
2015 Love, At First
2016 Papa Boss Du
2017 Wished Angus Yao
2017 A Chinese Odyssey: Love You a Million Years [zh] (Television Series)
2019 The Legend of White Snake (2019) [zh] (Television Series)


  1. ^ 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"
  2. ^ 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."
  3. ^ 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 ...
  4. ^ 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 "
  5. ^ "David Wu at Hong Kong Cinemagic".

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