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Template:Infobox Chinese-language singer and actorMing Dao (Template:Zh; Pinyin: Míng Dào), also known as Ming Dow, is a Taiwanese model, actor and singer. His first project was with SETTV as the host of The King of Adventure. In 2004, he made his debut as an actor in Heaven's Wedding Gown (天國的嫁衣). A year later, he starred in The Prince Who Turns into a Frog (王子變青蛙). This drama received a rating of 8.05, breaking the record previously held by Meteor Garden and became the highest rated Taiwanese idol drama in history (this record was broken by Fated To Love You in 2008.[1]) This work, along with other highly rated shows such as Magicians of Love (愛情魔髮師), earned him the title "The Jewel of TV Ratings" (收视之宝). He has been a member of the boy band 183 Club since 2004.

CareerEdit

ModelingEdit

Ming Dao was first discovered in 1999 when he took part in the TV variety show Guess Guess Guess hosted by Jacky Wu on China Television. The show invited Zhao Wei, Ruby Lin and Fan Bing Bing.

Ming modeled for various advertisements and appeared in several music videos including Fei Xiang's "She" and R&B's "Love Bubble".

In 2000, he participated in a program called Super Sunday[2] and worked as a spokesperson for Shiatzy Chen.

Early Work ( 2002 - 2004 )Edit

The King of Adventure (冒險王)Edit

Ming Dao hosted The King of Adventure in 2002, visiting India, Korea, Egypt, Germany, Namibia, New Zealand, Laos, Guam, Fiji, Alaska, Mexico, Oman, and Indonesia as an adventure tour guide.

In 2004, Ming Dao won the 40th Taiwan Golden Bell Award for best host.

Heaven's Wedding GownEdit

Ming Dao starred as bike-racing champion, Chen Hai Nuo. The drama also stars Cyndi Wang and Leon Jay Williams.

Acting career (2005 - present)Edit

The Prince Who Turns into a Frog stars Ming Dao plays as Shan Jun Hao and Dang Ou. This drama is the only one in which all five members of 183 Club appeared.

In his next drama, The Magicians of Love, he co-starred with his band mates Sam Wang, Jacky Zhu, and Ehlo Huang from 183 Club. Sam Wang is also a member of 5566.

In 2006, he starred in The Legend of Star Apple and Angel Lover.

One of his most recent dramas is Ying Ye 3 Jia 1 in which he plays Ah Jiang. He plays opposite former co-star Chen Qiao En from The Prince Who Turns Into A Frog. Other cast members include Jason Hsu of 5566, who plays his friend Bulu (Wang Dao Ren). Also released in 2007 was Modern Youth(梦幻天堂).

He just finished filming Quietly Falling in Love With You in 2008. Currently, he is filming Always Smile! in Hunan, China. In December 2008, he and Chen Qiao En were set to start filming Staying by You, Staying in the Sunshine/Taking of You, accompanied by the Lights. The drama was set to release in 2009.

FilmographyEdit

MoviesEdit

TV seriesEdit

Year English Title Chinese Title Role Note
2004 Heaven's Wedding Gown 天國的嫁衣 程海諾
2005 The Prince Who Turns into a Frog 王子變青蛙 Shan Jun Hao (單均昊)/Dangou (茼蒿) 2nd Highest rating, Taiwanese drama
2006 Magicians Of Love 愛情魔髮師 Du Ya Si (杜亞斯)
Legend of Star Apple 星蘋果樂園 Tao Si (陶斯)
Angel Lover 天使情人 Yang Tian You (楊天佑)
2007 Dream Heaven 夢幻天堂 Zhou Ji Chun (周計春)
Ying Ye 3 Jia 1 櫻野三加一 Yang Jia Jiang (楊家將)
2009 Knock Knock Loving You zh:敲敲愛上你 Zhao Guan Xi (趙冠希)
2009 Smile in My Heart 微笑在我心 Liang Yu Fang
2009 Let's DanceTemplate:Dn 守著陽光守著你 Yang Rui
2009 Emotional Life Guang Mo
2010 Happiness is Definitely Strong Yin Ding Qiang
2010 Chang E Wu Gang

[3] [4]

DiscographyEdit

Template:See also

Album Information Tracks Contributed
Heaven's Wedding Gown Soundtrack
  • Artist:
  • Released: 2004
"Torture [Zhe Mo]"(折磨) by 183 Club
The Prince Who Turns Into A Frog Soundtrack
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Released: 2005
"Enticing Trick"(迷魂計) by 183 Club

"Magical Smile"(魔法) by 183 Club
"Call My Name"(閉上眼默唸3遍) by 183 Club and 7 Flowers
"True Love"(真愛) by 183 Club

The Magicians of Love Soundtrack
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Released: 2006
"Perfect Lover" (完美情人) by 183 Club

"Magic Room" by 183 Club
"Bomba Bomba" by 183 Club
"Affected Line"(感情線) by 183 Club
"A Date So Sweet"(甜蜜約定) by 183 Club

Angel Lover Soundtrack
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Released: 2006
"Finding True Love" (發現真愛) with Jacky Chu and Ehlo Huang

"Unregrettable Decision" (不後悔的決定) with Jacky Chu
"Forgotten" (遺忘) with Ehlo Huang
"Since Beginning" (從頭) with Jacky Chu and Ehlo Huang

Ying Ye 3 Jia 1 Soundtrack
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Released: 2007
"To Believe Again" with Chen Qiao En

"Looking for My Best Friend" with Jason Hsu

AdvertisementsEdit

Year Product Type
2001 Olay Face Wash Cosmetic
Supao Sport Drink 舒跑運動飲料 Beverage
2002 KYMCO 光陽機車 Motor sports equipment
Jasmine Green Tea 茉莉綠茶 Beverage
2004 Sweet Promise - 2SWEET Gold Jewelry 甜蜜約定 2SWEET金飾 Accessories
2005 Bolife Juice 波蜜果菜汁 Beverage
Proman Underwear 豪門內衣 Clothing
US Cotton 美國棉代
2006 Caterpillar Watch Accessories
2007 Cloie Watch Accessories
New Era of Casual Sport Shoes 新紀元休閒鞋 Clothing
Eminu Clothing 依米奴休閒服飾 Clothing

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

it:Ming Dao

ja:ミン・ダオ vi:Minh Đạo (diễn viên) zh:明道 (藝人)

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