Hu Yu Wei

胡宇崴

George Hu( Chinese :胡宇威; pinyin :Hu Yu-wei) born on July 24, 1982 in New York City, New York .is an American born Taiwanese actor . He speaks fluent Taiwanese , Mandarin , and English . He was formerly managed by media tycoon Yang Dengkui's First Media Corporation ( 第一媒體國際有限公司 ). Since 2011 he has been signed under Yang Dengkui's new management company Polyland International Entertainment ( 寶麗來國際娛樂 ).

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 Hu Yu Wei's Early life

He attended St. John's University located in Queens, New York, graduating in 2004 with a bachelors degree in Computer Graphic Design. While visiting family and friends in Taiwan after graduating from college he was scouted and asked to audition for a talent agency due to his boyish good looks and 5' 11" (180cm) height.Besides marital arts, he also enjoys playing the viola and electric guitar.

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 Hu Yu Wei's Acting career

In March 2005 he signed under Yang Dengkui's First Media Holdings Corporation and moved to Taiwan to pursue a career in acting. He lived at his uncle's house and shared a bedroom with his cousin when he first moved to Taiwan. As he was unfamiliar with the Chinese language since he only spoke a few words and couldn't read or write Chinese he spent his entire first year in Taiwan learning basic Chinese and memorizing the lines to his first drama " Emerald on the Roof ".

In 2006 he made his acting debut as the 2nd male lead alongside Wallace Huo in the idol drama "Emerald on the Roof". As his Chinese pronunciations wasn't fluent his voice was dubbed by a voice actor in the drama. His next drama, 2007's pre-war China comedy, romance, action drama " Love at First Fight " starred mostly the same cast from "Emerald On the Roof" with the addition of Hong Kong actress/singer Miriam Yeung as the female lead. His voice was once again dubbed in both Mandarin and Cantonese for this drama.

In late 2007 he moved to more mainstream idol drama "Romantic Princess" playing Taiwanese boyband Fahrenheit member Wu Chun's younger brother. This is the first drama his real voice can be heard. That same year he also had a minimal role in the 2nd installment of popular Taiwanese idol K.O. drama franchise " The X-Family " starring alongside the rest of the other Fahrenheit members. In early 2008 he once again played Wu Chun's younger brother in a supporting role for the idol drama "Hot Shot" working alongside popular Taiwanese idols Jerry Yan and Show Luo. In the summer of 2008 he starred alongside Rainie Yang and Jiro Wang from Fahrenheit in the idol drama "ToGetHer" as Jia Sen aka Ah Gan. The drama was aired in early 2009. For this role he had to play a 20 year old college student and swimming captain with the mind of a 8 year old boy, he also had to train his body to resemble a championship swimmer.

In early 2009 till early 2010 he starred in his first leading role for the 3rd installment of the K.O. drama franchise "K.O.3an Guo" as a modern version of Chinese historical general Guan Yu . The drama was filmed as it aired. During the beginning filming period of "K.O.3an Guo" he was involved in a traffic accident while on his way to the film set. His left leg was injured, he relied on crutches or a wheelchair to get around for 3 month, because of his injury he was not able to perform much of his martial arts stunts for the early episodes of the drama. Also due to the popularity of the drama he and his co-stars were later formed into a five member boy band called "Wu Hu Jiang" or "Tiger Team" in English.

His first role under Polyland's management was as the lead in 2011's "Hayate the Combat Butler" based on the popular Japanese manga of the same name. His leading lady for this drama was popular Korean actress Park Shin-hye from Korean drama " You're Beautiful " fame.

He received a lot of notice for his role as Lan Shi-da a cold but caring business family man. His pairing with Annie Chen was so well received that SETTV decided to pair them up again as a couple less than 3 month after "Love, Now" ended in 2013's "Love Around".

His fame continued to rise in late 2013 after starring in the joint mainland China and Taiwan historical drama "Lan Ling Wang" as the lead character's younger half brother An De Wang. He's voice was dubbed for his mainland China dramas since he still cannot pronounce Chinese Mandarin with hundred percent fluency and still maintains a foreigner accent when speaking Chinese Mandarin.

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 Hu Yu Wei's Music career

In 2009 due to the popularity of "K.O.3an Guo" George, alongside co-stars Benji, Bo Yan, Shao Xiang and Si Wei Hong Zheng were formed into a five member boy band called " Wu Hu Jiang " (武虎將 /Tiger Team). The leader of the group was Benji with George as the spokesperson for the group. The group received moderate success and won the Best New Artist Award at Channel V's 14th Annual Global Chinese Chart And Asian Influence awards. Due to the members busy schedules with individual projects and restructuring of their agency the group's activities as a band ceased sometime in 2011 and officially disbanded in 2013. The group have never officially released an album.

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 Hu Yu Wei's Personal life

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 Hu Yu Wei's Injuries

He described the accident as being in the movie "The Matrix" after he was thrown mid air from his bike and landed on the ground heavily. He received minor cuts and grazes on his legs and suffered a fractured left shin. For a month he depended on crutches and a wheelchair for movement. Surgery was not needed and he recovered with no further complications.

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 Hu Yu Wei's Television series

YearNetworkChinese TitleEnglishRoleCharacter
2006 GTV 屋頂上的綠寶石 Emerald on the Roof 2nd Male Lead Nie Kai (聶凱)
2007 FTV 武十郎 Love at First Fight 2nd Male Lead Lei Sheng Da (雷聲大)
2007 CTV 公主小妹 Romantic Princess 3rd Male Lead Nan Feng Lin (南風璘)
2007 GTV 終極一家 The X-Family Supporting Role Shen Xing Zhe (神行者) / Qiang Ling Wang (槍靈王)
2008 CTV 籃球火 Hot Shot Supporting Role Wu Ji Wei (無極威)
2009 CTV 愛就宅一起 ToGetHer 2nd Male Lead Wei Jia Sen (魏加森)
2009 FTV/GTV 終極三國 K.O.3an Guo Male Lead Guan Yu (關羽)
2010 Astro 我和我的兄弟~恩 Me & My Brothers Supporting Role Dennis
2011 FTV 旋風管家 Hayate the Combat Butler (TV series) Male Lead Ling Qisa (凌奇颯)/ Hayate Ayazaki
2011 FTV 新兵日記之特戰英雄 Rookies diary season2 Supporting Role Zheng Qiang (鄭強)
2012 CTV 戀夏38℃ Summer Fever Male Lead Lin Ming Kuan (林明寬)
2012 SETTV 真愛趁現在 Love, Now Male Lead Lan Shi-de (藍仕德)
2013 TTV 真愛黑白配 Love Around Male Lead Zhou Zhen (周震)
2013 CCTV 新神探联盟 Xin Shen Tan Lian Meng 3rd Male Lead Zhan Chao (展超)
2013 JZTV 蘭陵王 Lan Ling Wang 3rd Male Lead An De Wang (高延宗)

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 Hu Yu Wei's Filmography

YearCountryEnglishChinese TitleCharacter
2013 Taiwan version Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 食破天驚2 Flint Lockwood 富林 拉伍 (voice dubbing)

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 Hu Yu Wei's Music video appearances

  • 2007 - So I Love You 原來我愛你 by Sara
  • 2008 - Cold War 冷戰 by Rainie Yang 楊丞琳
  • 2009 - 24 Hour Madness 24小時瘋狂 by Nylon Chen 陳乃榮
  • 2010 - Like Crazy 像瘋了一樣 by Chyi Chin 齊秦
  • 2011 - Buddy by Thomas·Jack 東于哲
  • 2011 - Do Not Ask Me 別問我 by William Wei 韋禮安

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 Hu Yu Wei's Publications

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Author George Hu 胡宇威Country TaiwanGenre photobook , biographyPublished 2013 Shui-Ling Culture & Books 水靈文創Media type Print hardbackPages 152ISBN ISBN 9789868999411
  • 15 October 2013 : George Hu - GEO Photobook (胡宇威‧GEO 同名精裝寫真) - ISBN 9789868999411
  • 30 September 2013 : Love Around Official Photobook (真愛黑白配 寫真書) - ISBN 4717095572034
  • 15 August 2013 : Lanling Wang Photobook (蘭陵王影像書) - ISBN 9789868901087
  • 25 June 2011 : Hayate the Combat Butler Photo Essay (旋風管家 首本官方寫真書) - ISBN 9862872349
  • 10 September 2009 : I Love Wu Hu Jiang (我愛武虎將) - ISBN 9789862372548
  • 17 February 2009 : ToGetHer Photobook (愛就宅一起甜蜜寫真) - ISBN 9789578037236
  • 20 September 2007 : Romantic Princess Photobook (公主小妹 幕後寫真) - ISBN 9789575657932

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 Hu Yu Wei's References

  1. (Chinese) George Hu's profile Retrieved 2010-12-17
  2. http://ent.appledaily.com.tw/enews/article/entertainment/20131107/35420438
  3. http://ent.appledaily.com.tw/enews/article/entertainment/20110423/33338103/
  4. (English) [1] Wu-tang official webpage
  5. (English) [2] appledaily.com news
  6. (Chinese) [3] George Hu TW Cosmopolitan interview Retrieved 2014-02-16
  7. (Chinese) [4] LETV interview Retrieved 2012-12-29
  8. (Chinese) [5] George Hu & Annie Chen nownews.com Retrieved 2014-02-14
  9. (Chinese) [6] George Hu & Annie Chen yahoo.com news Retrieved 2014-02-16
  10. (Chinese) [7] George Hu & Annie Chen chinayes.com news Retrieved 2014-02-14
  11. (Chinese) [8] George Hu & Annie Chen appledaily news Retrieved 2014-02-14
  12. (Chinese) [9] George Hu & Annie Chen appledaily news Retrieved 2014-02-14
  13. (Chinese) [10] George Hu & Annie Chen shcaoan.com news Retrieved 2014-02-14
  14. (Chinese) [11] George Hu & Annie Chen ipiao.com news Retrieved 2014-02-14
  15. (Chinese) [12] George Hu & Annie Chen chinatimes news Retrieved 2014-02-14
  16. (Chinese) [13] George Hu & Annie Chen ettoday news Retrieved 2014-02-14
  17. (Chinese) [14] George Hu & Annie Chen ettoday news Retrieved 2014-02-14
  18. (Chinese) [15] Annie Chen chinayes.com news Retrieved 2014-02-14
  19. (English) [16] news Retrieved 2013-12-26
  20. (English) [17] George Hu blog entry Retrieved 2013-12-26
  21. (Chinese) [18] yes.com news Retrieved 2013-12-26
  22. (Chinese) [19] George Hu blog entry Retrieved 2013-12-26
  23. kinokuniya.com [20] 15 October 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-19

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