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Hu Bing
Qing dynasty person CBDB = 341478

Hu Bing

Hu Bing
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Intro Qing dynasty person CBDB = 341478
From China
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Hu Bing (born February 14, 1971) is a Chinese actor, model, singer, designer, producer, and philanthropist. He started as a fashion model in 1990 and been a TOP male model in China for over 20 years. He won the "Top Chinese Male Model" title in 1991 and was the first Chinese male model to walk the international fashion runway. Since then, Hu has been the image for many top international fashion names such as Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, etc. Hu started his transition from the fashion runway to the TV screen in 1996 and became a household name after the success of the TV drama Love Talks (1999), in which he played the male leading role. Continuously from 2000 to 2005, Hu was voted one of the four most popular young actors in China (Hu left China to further strengthen his performing aptitude in an American institute in 2005). Hu is known for his on-screen portrayals in both China and Japan as an actor, and as a fashion icon all across Asia.

Early life

Hu was born in the city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. His parents are from military backgrounds and he has an older brother Hu Dong, who's also an acclaimed Chinese actor/model/singer. After High School, Hu attended the Zhejiang Provincial Athletic Institute, where he majored in health education and sports psychology. Hu started training to become a professional athlete at the age of 11. He became a member of the Zhejiang Provincial team at the age of 14 and won the Chinese National Rowing Championship in the men's single scull event at the age of 16 (the youngest national champion for the event). At age 17, he was drafted into the Chinese National Rowing Team and came in 7th in the 1989 World Rowing Championships (at Lake Bled in SR Slovenia, Yugoslavia) in the men's coxless pair event at the age of 18. He was also a member of the Chinese Olympics Team during the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Hu's professional athletic career came to an end when he suffered a back injury due to overtraining in 1990 at the age of 19, and became a fashion model soon after.

Career

In 1991, Hu was invited by the Zhejiang Silk Trading Company to be the model for their men's catalog. In 1991, sponsored also by the Zhejiang Silk Trading Company, he entered the Chinese National Young Models Competition representing the province of Zhejiang and won first place. In 1992, Hu joined the Chinese Fashion Models Association and became a professional runway model. In 1993, filling in last minute for Valentino's Beijing World Trade Centre Show, Hu's outstanding performance won worldwide recognition.

With the success of his modeling career, Hu frequented major magazine covers and became the spokesperson for international luxury name brands such as Valentino, Louis Vuitton, and Toshiba in TV, billboard, and magazine ads. In late 1994, he was signed by the Hong Kong United Artists Entertainment Company who helped him publish his first album and gave him his first acting roles in the TV dramas The New York Storm (1996) and The Everlasting Dream (1997).

Hu became a Chinese household name after he starred in the hit Chinese TV drama Love Talks (1999). Hu's status was further solidified with the back-to-back successes of the TV dramas Pink Girls (2001) and Saying Goodbye (2002). Between 1997 and 2004, Hu starred in over ten TV dramas and numerous films, making him one of the highest in productivity among Chinese actors at the time.

2005 marked the peak of Hu's acting career. His honors included the "Ten Most Popular TV Stars" at the China Television Arts Festival for "Top Ten Best"; and the Best Idol Singer and Top 10 Songs at the Southeast Music Chart Awards. In late 2005 he moved to the United States and studied under a renowned American performance arts mentor who is also a mentor to many A-list Hollywood stars.

Hu's foothold in the Japanese entertainment world was planted in early 2005 as the host of a Japanese traveler's TV show. He strengthened his reputation in Japan over the years as a TV show host (also co-hosted talk show "Chinese Angel" with Japan's top female celebrity Norika Fujiwara in 2011) and the star in a series of Japanese TV dramas and films, eventually becoming a household name in Japan as well. In 2011, Hu was selected by the Oscar-winning Japanese producer Toshiaki Nakazawa to co-star alongside the world-renowned Japanese mega-star Naoto Takenaka in the film Ken and Mary (2011).

In 2008, he returned to the Asian entertainment scene after accepting the leading role in the French-Hong Kong co-production, The Back (2010), produced by the Oscar-winning French director/producer Luc Besson and directed by the internationally renowned Chinese 6th generation director, Liu Bingjian. The film obtained critical success as it won a "Best Picture" nomination and a "Best Actor" nomination for Hu during the 2010 International Rome Film Festival.

Filmography

Film

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1997 婚礼定在回归日
1998 Spring Cactus 真情狂爱 Ming Dao
2001 Stowaway 惊天大逃亡 Chi Ming
2005 Kesennuma Legend 气仙沼传说
2005 It Had to Be You 后备甜心 Wei Zhian
2010 The Back 背面 Hong Tao
2012 Harpoon 惊魂游戏 Zheng Ming
2013 Pink Lady 粉红女郎·爱人快跑 Wang Yongcheng
2013 Ken and Mary 雨后的夜空 Mei Li
2013 My Boyfriends 我的男男男男朋友 Wang Yongcheng
2014 You Are The One 恋者多喜欢 Lin Hao
2014 Who Moved My Dream 谁动了我的梦想 Steven
2016 Papa 洛杉矶捣蛋计划 Lin Jieming
2017 Legend of the Naga Pearls 鲛珠传 Emperor
2018 Air Strike 大轰炸 Hospital Dean Special appearance
2019 The Bugle from Gutian 古田军号

Television series

Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
1996 New York Tempest 纽约风暴 Sun Lijun
1997 Bonds of Blood 千秋家国梦 Xu Yixian
1997 无花的夹竹桃
1999 Love Talks 真情告白 Gao Jian
2000 Home 缘来一家人 Xu Jun
2001 锵锵儿女到江湖 Shi Dawei
2003 Pink Ladies 粉红女郎 Wang Hao
2003 Double Sounding Cannon 双响炮 Ying Xiong
2004 Ultimate Plan 绝对计划 Shen Cong
2004 Special 24 Hours 非常24小时 Meng Shaojie
2004 Fate in Tears and Laughter 啼笑因缘 Fan Jiashu
2005 City Lady 摇摆女郎 Yu Genbao
2006 Adeiu 真情告别 An Chen
2006 Women Gang 女人行
2006 My House Never Closes 我家不打烊 Guo Wenqiang
2006 If the Moon has Eyes 如果月亮有眼睛 Di Chengxun
2007 Super Boys & Girls 超级男女 Jin Long
2008 OL Japan OL日本 Li Dalong
2009 遥远的羁绊 Liu Cheng
2010 Unbeatable 无懈可击之美女如云 Teacher He
2012 Come Home 亲爱的,回家 Zhu Xiao
2012 Bandit of the Brothers 东北往事之江湖儿女 Fang Zhenyu
2012 Drama Go! Go! Go! 姐姐立正向前走 Fu Yunkai
2013 Women's Weapon 女人的武器 Ma Jian
2014 If I Love You 如果我爱你 Shi Ying
2015 Mom Go Go Go 妈妈向前冲 Zhou Kaiwen
2015 Famous Detective Di Renjie 名侦探狄仁杰 Li Yao
2015 Love Yunge from the Desert 大汉情缘之云中歌 Emperor Han
2015 The Dream Come True 美梦成真 Hou Shaoyang
2016 Ice Fantasy 幻城 Fire King
2016 Mom Go Go Go 2 妈妈向前冲冲冲 Jiang Kaiwen
2017 Princess Agents 楚乔传 Ma Daoya
2017 Game of Hunting 猎场 Che Xiufeng
2017 Stairway to Stardom 逆袭之星途璀璨 Wang Siqin
2018 Legend of Yunxi 芸汐传 Tian Wei
2018 Swords of Legends 2 古剑奇谭2 Yue Shaocheng
2018 Mr. Swimmer 游泳先生 Coach
2019 New Horizon 壮志高飞 Ren Yuan
2020 Legend of Fei 有翡
2020 Love Advanced Customization 爱情高级定制 Su Yushan

Discography

Year English title Chinese title Notes
1999 True Colors 真本色
2001 "Treasure Relationships" 重感情
2005 青叶城恋呗
2006 "All New" 2006全新胡兵
2008 "You're With Me" N/A
2008 "Unknowingly" 不知不觉
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