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Chen Tian Wen

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Birth name Chai Tian Bian
Nationality Singapore
Birth 28 may 1963 (60 years)

Chai Tian Bian or better known as Chen Tianwen (Chinese: 陈天文; Wade–Giles: Ch'en2 T'ien1 Wen2) is a Singaporean veteran actor. He starred in many Mandarin dramas throughout the 1990s, and his film credits include the Cannes Film Festival award-winning Ilo Ilo, the Ah Boys to Men trilogy: Ah Boys To Men, Ah Boys To Men 2 and Ah Boys To Men 3: Frogmen, The Lion Men and The Lion Men: Ultimate Showdown.

Chen joined the SBC after completing the 5th artiste drama training class and made his debut in 1984. He holds a black belt in taekwondo and his martial arts background led him to being cast in many wuxia dramas in the 1990s and as characters with fight scenes in other drama series. He is also a member of the Singapore Celebrity Soccer Team.

The Straits Times remarked that Chen's "much-praised understated turn" as Teck in the Cannes Film Festival award-winning "Ilo Ilo" 爸妈不在家 once again put Chen in the spotlight.

Chen hit the headlines again when two parody music videos he starred in, which were featured in the second season of Spouse for House, went viral. The first, titled "Unbelievable", was 'lauded' for the nonsensical line 'I so stunned like vegetable' (sic), drawing the attention of TIME, while the second, "Sandcastle in My Heart", in which Irene Ang also starred in, did not become as popular as the previous one. Both videos are a parody of popular Chinese MVs in the 1970s, particularly the work of Singaporean singer Ch'ing-yen Huang.


Chen told Channel NewsAsia that he and his wife named Bao Xiao Hui met 2 years ago and married in May 2014. He welcomed a new addition, a baby boy, named Genghis, to his family on Friday 12 June 2015

Usually with

Anthony Chen
Anthony Chen
(1 films)
Luke Lee
Luke Lee
(2 films)
Wilson Ng
Wilson Ng
(2 films)
Aileen Tan
Aileen Tan
(1 films)
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Filmography of Chen Tian Wen (6 films)

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Ah Boys to Men 3: Frogmen, 2h28
Origin Singapore
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Aileen Tan, Chen Tian Wen
Roles Mr. Jin / Aloysius's Father
Rating64% 3.2450253.2450253.2450253.2450253.245025
The film negates all happenings in the predecessors and explores what might have happened should the boys have been assigned to the Naval Diving Unit.
The Lion Men, 2h10
Genres Comedy, Action
Actors Chen Tian Wen
Roles Master He
Rating63% 3.1837353.1837353.1837353.1837353.183735
Shi Shen (Tosh Zhang) is the top performer in the Tiger Crane Lion Dance Association, but feels restricted by Master He's (Chen Tianwen) traditional mindset. He decides to take a group of disciples and forms his own lion dance troupe, which fuses hip hop and rock with lion dance movements.
Ilo Ilo
Ilo Ilo (2013)
, 1h39
Directed by Anthony Chen
Origin Singapore
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families
Actors Chen Tian Wen, Yeo Yann Yann, Angeli Bayani
Roles Lim Beng Teck
Rating71% 3.5966153.5966153.5966153.5966153.596615
Set in Singapore during the 1997 Asian financial crisis, Ilo Ilo chronicles the Lim family as they adjust to their newly arrived Filipina domestic helper, Teresa, (Angeli Bayani) who has come, like many other Filipinas, in search of a better life. The film’s Chinese title translates as "Mom and Dad Are Not Home". The father, Teck, (Chen Tian Wen) works in sales for a glass company; the pregnant mother, Hwee Leng, (Yeo Yann Yann) works as a secretary for a shipping company that is down sizing; and the ten-year-old son, Jiale, (Koh Jia Ler) is a troubled delinquent.
Ah Boys To Men 2, 1h53
Origin Singapore
Genres Drama, War, Comedy
Actors Luke Lee, Chen Tian Wen, Wilson Ng
Roles Mr. Jin / Aloysius's Father
Rating62% 3.101273.101273.101273.101273.10127
Ken is quick to adopt a change in personality by becoming an "on-the-ball" recruit, even more so than "Wayang King" Aloysius. Differing viewpoints sour the friendship between Ken and Lobang. Meanwhile, Ken's father has become partially paralyzed because of his stroke but is determined to make a recovery. After booking out, Aloysius seeks advice from his parents as he feels excluded from the group; his father (Chen Tianwen) tells him the best solution is not to do anything. Back at Tekong, Recruit IP Man learns about "Real Bullet" Zhen Zidan (Benjamin Mok), an "Ah Beng" who stole his girlfriend Mayoki (Sherraine Low). IP Man hits back by criticizing Mayoki for her inferior qualities. "Real Bullet" in turn uploads a video of him and Mayoki engaging in an initimate act. Crestfallen, IP Man seeks help from his bunk mates; Lobang plots a scheme to ambush "Real Bullet" and Mayoki at a car-park by throwing heaps of human excretion mixed with chilli and wasabi at them while they are in the car. However, a gang soon chases after them after "Real Bullet" calls for back-up, but at last the recruits manage to shake the gang off; they celebrate at a restaurant at White Sands later that evening. However, at the restaurant, they are ambushed by more gang members, who have managed to track them down. Ken runs back to save his mates, per the principle "Leave no man behind", unlike Aloyisus, who is quick to flee. Because Ken saved his life, Lobang vows to stop smoking in return.
Ah Boys To Men, 1h48
Genres Comedy
Actors Wilson Ng, Luke Lee, Chen Tian Wen
Roles Mr. Jin / Aloysius's Father
Rating60% 3.049673.049673.049673.049673.04967
The film opens with the Republic of Singapore apparently being under an immense invasion from a fictional army, with iconic Singaporean landmarks (such as the Merlion and the Esplanade) coming under fire and many civilians killed brutally. It is later revealed that the war was fictitious setting of a war-based role-playing game played by Ken Chow (Joshua Tan), a rich and spoiled child reluctant to enlist into National Service. Ken plans to study abroad with his girlfriend Amy (Qiu Qiu), but his plans are derailed by NS. After being chided by Amy for his childishness, Ken takes it out on a nearby rubbish bin, to be apprehended by two policemen in the vicinity. A disappointed and embarrassed Amy looked very sad and angry.
It's a Great, Great World!, 1h31
Directed by Kelvin Tong
Origin Singapore
Actors Olivia Ong, Nancy Sit M.H., Chew Chor Meng, Chen Tian Wen, Gurmit Singh, Zheng Geping
Roles Bellboy
Rating65% 3.2638353.2638353.2638353.2638353.263835
It's A Great Great World is set in Singapore's legendary amusement park named Great World, which was also known to locals by its Hokkien name 'Tua Seh Kai'. Spanning from the 1940s to the present day, the film presents four tales centred on attractions within these once famous walls.