From Jia Hao (家豪) to Feng (豐)

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You cannot be a fan of this guy without knowing that he had changed his name. Yes, that’s right. He changed his name since last year from Jia Hao (家豪) to Feng (豐).

If you still have no idea who he is, he was the guy who portrayed Cyndi Wang (Ai Qing)’s brother in Heaven’s Wedding Gown, Tao Ya Qun. Yes, he was the cruel, despicable yet cowardly guy who sold the Tao Mansion to Leon Jay Williams (Lu Zi Hao) in order to get some money so he could pay off his debts. He was also the guy who crawled back later to cry for help when the debt collector, Ying (Jacky Chu), went after him since he managed to get himself into another huge debt again.

He was also the cunning Duan Yan Hao in Mr. Fighting. Yes, he was Lai Wei Ru (Duo Er)’s brother and Tony Sun (Duan Yu Qiao)’s step-brother. He was the one responsible for Tony’s downfall at the beginning of the drama because of jealousy and greed. And who could forget that he fell in love with Qiao Qiao (Tian Xiao Kui) and found a reason to be happy but turned violent again upon many frustrations and unsuccessful courtships?

Call it his lack of luck or the possibility that SETTV favors J-Star guys more than Tangerine guys, but after three back-to-back not so desirable roles–from Snow Angel to Heaven’s Wedding Gown to Mr. Fighting, his fate crossed path more with the villainous roles than the favorable ones. Luckily, his fate changed slightly–just slightly–the following drama when he was cast alongside fellow Tangerine colleague Andy Chen Yi in a hilarious yet witty drama called My Son Is A Mob Boss with the role of Ah Hui, to which although he portrayed someone from a dark side of society yet managed to make people laugh more than hate him.

Despite all the undesirable roles he was given, he managed to deliver each and every time with a great performance, convincing the audience that he was the character–whether it was Ji Jie (from Snow Angel), Tao Ya Qun (from Heaven’s Wedding Gown), Duan Yan Hao (from Mr. Fighting), Ah Hui (from My Son Is A Mob Boss), Lawrence (from Engagement for Love), Xiao Gu (from Yang Ye 3 + 1), Ah Tuo (from Full Count), or Qiu Yi Bai (from Bull Fighting).

His recent project was not another idol drama, but a movie called Our Island, Our Dreams. In it, he worked alongside another fellow Tangerine colleague, Ya Li, as well as many other notable artists and production team.

Perhaps, this will be a good new start for him–with a new name and new projects to look forward to. So what is Mr. Tang Feng’s grand plan for the upcoming project? Accepting another drama or diving into movies wholeheartedly? Whatever it is, hopefully, there will be more good projects to come in the near future.

Anyone want to stalk his blog? (Okay, maybe leave him messages of encouragement.) Here’s the link:

*The first image was collected around the net hence belonging to their rightful owner. The rest were captured by DTLCT and Shadowofthenight.

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2 thoughts on “From Jia Hao (家豪) to Feng (豐)

  1. LOL! Yeah, I bet it was confusing for everyone. I think ShadowoftheNight posted the game show clips (on Hong Ju Zi Fans) that had him explaining his name change at the beginning of the show. (But somehow Xiao Qiao kept calling him Jia Hao at first, lol.)

    And yes, I think he’s one of those that isn’t all about ‘looks’ but can just portray his roles accordingly.

  2. So that’s why I couldn’t quite figure out who he was!! I was confused by the name change. I saw he had a thread on Hong Ju Zi Fans as Tang Feng, and I thought I had seen him in a drama at some point, but the name wasn’t familiar.
    He was really excellent as Tao Ai Qing’s brother in HWG. What Tao Ya Qun did was despicable, selling the family farm out from under Ai Qing and her Ye Ye, but it became obvious how afraid he was of Ying and Jibusai. He had a gambling habit, didn’t he?
    Anwya, Tang Feng portrays him in such a way that I did have some sympathy for him.
    He’s good–hope he does well on the big screen.

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