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The Big Wu

Biography

Jam band the best Wu formed within the campus of St. Olaf University in Northfield, MN in 1992 across the nucleus of vocalist/guitarist Chris Castino, guitarist Jason Fladager and drummer Terry VanDeWalker. Channeling an array of affects including bluegrass, rock and roll, jazz, psychedelia and R&B, the group constructed a strong regional following because of a thorough live plan, adding bassist Andy Miller in 1995 and keyboardist Al Oikari a yr later on. In early 1996 the best Wu also got their first every week gig at Minneapolis’ Terminal Pub, solidifying their fanbase and rating an area on the next year’s H.O.R.D.E. Event. Their debut recording Tracking Buffalo With the Bath tub appeared that fall months, and was reissued from the Big Wu’s fresh label Phoenix Increasing in 1999. Folktales adopted a year later on.

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Full Name The Big Wu
Music Songs Red Sky, Minnesota Moon, Midnight Rudy, Precious Hands, Break Of Day, House Of Wu, Southern Energy, Two Person Chair, Silcanturnitova, Gimme a Raise, Take The World By Storm, Kensington Manor, Chateau In The Know, Dancing With Lula, Flat Iron Suite, MN Moon, Kangaroo, Rhode Island Red, Irregular Heartbeat, Elani, Bloodhound, Shantytown, Dark Hollow, Jazz 88, Make Believers, Texas Fireball, Angie O'plasty, Ray Charles Can See, Dog's Dead, Red Sneakers, Big Love, The Ballad Of Dan Toe
Albums Tracking Buffalo Through the Bathtub, Folktales, Live at the Fitzgerald, Spring Reverb, Tool for Evening, 3/13/98 Cedar Cultural Centre, Welcome to the Family, Baby, 2/2/03 - Atwood Ballroom, Folktales for the Bloodshot: B-Sides the Raw Mixes


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#Fact
1 His first English-speaking film was Dayyan Eng's Inseparable (2011) which also stars Kevin Spacey.
2 Hong Kong [October 2005]
3 Together with Andrew Lin, Terence Yin and Conroy Chi-Chung Chan, created the Hong Kong boy band Alive. The band was created as a vehicle to make the film Sei dai tinwong (2006) (aka The Heavenly Kings), a mockumentary about the Hong Kong pop music industry based on their experience.
4 He is referred to as Ng Yin-Cho (or Ng Yin-Jo) in Cantonese and Wu Yan-zu in Mandarin.
5 He was born in Berkeley, California, grew up in Orinda, California and went to high school in Oakland, California.
6 Is of Shanghainese descent.
7 Posed for renowned Singaporean photographer Leslie Kee for Kee's 2006 charity photo-book "Super Stars", dedicated to the victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami disaster, which consist of photographs (mostly erotic) of 300 Asian celebrities by Kee.
8 Founder and first instructor of the University of Oregon Wushu (Chinese Martial Arts) Club.
9 Co-starred in Naked Weapon (2002) (aka 'Naked Weapon') along with ex-girlfriend Maggie Q.
10 Favorite movies: The Godfather (1972), Pulp Fiction (1994), Citizen Kane (1941)
11 His best friend is also bandmate Terence Yin.
12 Favorite sports: basketball, boxing, wushu, boardsports.
13 Physique: 39R W32 H37.
14 Has two older sisters
15 Hobbies: Kung Fu practice, travelling, photography
16 Speaks English, Shanghainese, Cantonese and Mandarin. Wu's parents are from Shanghai. He grew up speaking Shanghainese and English.
17 Education: University of Oregon (BA of Architecture)


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tomb Raider 2018 filming Lu Ren
Wished 2017 post-production
Into the Badlands 2015-2017 TV Series Sunny
Chongtian huo 2016
Skylanders Academy 2016 TV Series King Pen
Warcraft 2016 Gul'dan
Go Away Mr. Tumor 2015 Dr. Liang
A Rose Reborn 2014 Short
Daan gyun naam yu 2 2014
Sit ting fung wan 3 2014 Joe
Mo jing 2014 Dave Wong
Kong cheng ji 2013 Mark
Europa Report 2013 William Xu
Sap ji sang ciu 2012 Hospital Doctor
Tai Chi Hero 2012 Mad Monk
The Man with the Iron Fists 2012 Poison Dagger
Wang de Shengyan 2012 Lord Yu
Tai Chi Zero 2012 Mad Monk
Daai mo seut si 2011 Captial Tsai
Inseparable 2011 Li
Sit ting fung wan 2 2011 Joe Szema
Jian dang wei ye 2011 Hu Shi
Daan gyun naam yu 2011 Kevin
Cheung wong chi wong 2010 Chong Tze-wai
Red Earth 2010 Short
Chuen sing yit luen - yit lat lat 2010 Master Chef
Jump 2009
Ru meng 2009 Max
Sit ting fung wan 2009 Max
San suk si gin 2009 Jie
The Boxer 2008 Short
Tian tang kou 2007 Ah Feng
Moon to 2007 Nick
Ming Ming 2006 D
Bo bui gai wak 2006 Daniel
Ye yan 2006 Prince Wu Luan
Sei dai tinwong 2006 Daniel Wu
Changhen ge 2005 Kang Mingxun
Qian bei bu zui 2005 Michael / 'Michel'
Saam cha hau 2005 Koo
Jing mo gaa ting 2005 Jason
DragonBlade 2005 Hung Lang (voice)
Gung ju fuk sau gei 2004 Ken
San ging chaat goo si 2004 Joe Kwan
Chin gei bin 2: Fa tou tai kam 2004 High Priest Wei Liao
Around the World in 80 Days 2004 Bak Mei
Wang jiao hei ye 2004 Lai-fu
Da lao ai mei li 2004 Georgie Hung
Magic Kitchen 2004 Kevin
Miss Du Shi Niang 2003 Ken Li
Cham chau Chou Chieh Lun 2003 Man
Yao ye hui lang 2003 Sam Yuen / Ah Hung
San chat bye mooi 2 2003 Au Hoi Man
Naked Weapon 2002 Jack Chen
Bin lim mai ching 2002 Lon / Michael
Seung fei 2002 Joker
Sun jaat si mui 2002 Hoi
Fung hung bei cup 2002 Harper
Tau kwai mo jeu 2002 Calvin
Bak Ging lok yue liu 2001 Michael Wu
Ye shou zhi tong 2001 Tide Ho
Youyuan jingmeng 2001 Xing Zhi Gang
Ji fat faan fat 2001 Mike
Chung chong ging chaat 2001 Insp. Chung Chai
Tau hiu yan mat 2001 Peter Wong
Ying - Saat ji faat 2000
Gong yuan 2000 AD 2000 Benny
Zi yu feng bao 1999 Todd Nguyen
Gen-X Cops 1999 Daniel
Boh lei chun 1999 Photographer's Assistant
Boli zhi cheng 1998 as Daniel Ng
Mei shao nian zhi lian 1998 Sam Fai
San goo waak chai ji siu nin gik dau pin 1998 Big Head (as Daniel Ng)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Into the Badlands 2015 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Kong cheng ji 2013 producer
Tai Chi Zero 2012 producer
Ru meng 2009 associate producer
Sei dai tinwong 2006 producer
Yao ye hui lang 2003 producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sei dai tinwong 2006

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sei dai tinwong 2006

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Last Call with Carson Daly 2015 TV Series Himself
Getaway 2005-2006 TV Series Himself
World Film Report 2004 TV Series Himself
MTV Whatever Things 2003 TV Series Himself (2003)
Hong Kong Superstars 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007 China Film Media Award Chinese Film Media Awards Best New Director Sei dai tinwong (2006)
2007 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Director Sei dai tinwong (2006)
2004 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Supporting Actor San ging chaat goo si (2004)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Mo jing (2014)
2014 Golden Lotus Awards Macau International Movie Festival Best Actor Mo jing (2014)
2009 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Leading Actor Ru meng (2009)
2007 HKFCS Award Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Sei dai tinwong (2006)
2007 HKFCS Award Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards Best Screenplay Sei dai tinwong (2006)
2005 Golden Rooster Golden Rooster Awards Best Supporting Actor San ging chaat goo si (2004)
2005 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Actor Wang jiao hei ye (2004)
2005 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best Supporting Actor San ging chaat goo si (2004)
2003 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Leading Actor Yao ye hui lang (2003)
1999 Hong Kong Film Award Hong Kong Film Awards Best New Performer Boli zhi cheng (1998)


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