Name: 霍建華 (霍建华) / Huo Jian Hua
English name: Wallace Huo
Birthdate: Dec 26, 1979
Star sign: Capricorn
Chinese zodiac: Goat
Blood type: B
Wallace was born to a civil servant family in Taipei. His native hometown is Longkou, Shandong. When his father was three years old, his grandfather, who was the dean of the Hainan High Court at that time, moved his family from Hainan Island to Taiwan. His grandfather continued to work at the high court in Taiwan. In 1969, he became the dean of the Taiwan’s Supreme Court. He was a well known figure in the law society and judicial system. He was a hard working person and only retired when he reached 87 years of age. Wallace’s parents also work in the legal departments and his brother is a policeman. Three generations are civil servants. Wallace’s family also hoped that their youngest son could also took on a government job just like them. However, Wallace loved music since as a kid and he dreamed to be a singer one day.
Wallace Huo first joined the entertainment business at the age of 17. Setting the goal as a singer, he went through two years of training in vocal and dancing. Just before he was about to record his first album, however, he was mandated to enlist in the army.
He became known for his cell phone commercial with Angelica Lee in 2000. After completing his military service, Wallace joined etKING and became one of the two leading actors in the new drama, "Star" in 2002. Wallace agreed to act in "Star" because that was the only chance for him to sing its theme song. Though this series was not immensely popular, it kick-started his acting career.
Wallace then filmed seven dramas, including "Star", "My Secret Garden", "Great Teacher", "Pretty Girl", "At Dolphin Bay", "Westside Story", and "100% Senority" within one year. This record of seven dramas all in one year has remained unbreakable.
His first real major break was in the drama "At The Dolphin Bay", where he portrayed the role of a cold-hearted music director who fell in love with the female lead (Angela Chang) and eventually found himself slowly changing.
In 2003, Wallace became best known by the audience in Taiwan. The idol drama "At The Dolphin Bay" brought him new fame and popularity. He filled every major TV channel with the six TV dramas he made within that year.
The overnight success brought Wallace nothing but apprehension, however. He said "Suddenly my life was filled with work. I didn't have time to study the script in detail, and I couldn't tell the difference between the different characters. But that didn't make big difference: all the roles wanted me to look cool!"
In 2004, Wallace fulfilled his long time dream as a singer. He signed up with Sonny Music and debuted his first album "Start". However, that album wasn't selling as expected. Wallace made a decision in that year that he wanted to focus on acting. With a goal of excelling his acting skill and building a long term career path, in the same year, he left for China and decided to work there. his first break in China was to make the movie "Hands in the Hair" with Rosamund Kwan. Thereafter, he did a martial arts series "Tian Xia Di Yi" with Michelle Ye, which received critical acclaim. his role in Tian Xia Di Yi was voted by fans as his most memorable role. He later also worked with some of the best actresses in China including Ruby Lin, Shu Qi, and Fan Bing Bing.
Wallace is shy in nature which was often described by the media as cold and aloof. He was teased by many of his co-stars as being too repressive and serious. However, he managed to show a lighter side of him when he filmed "Love at First Fight" with Miriam Yeung.
Since coming to China in 2004, unknown to Wallace at
that time, that it turned out to be a long term journey to him. He has made a home in Shanghai and is developing a flourish career in a land with vast opportunities. 2013 marked another breakthrough for Wallace. In Perfect Couple, costarred with Tang Yan, Wallace was not only the male lead but also acting as a producer for this drama. He said being a producer is a long term career plan for him. While staying in the same entertaining industry, he can reduce playing a character in the front line and spend more time working behind the scene as he wishes in the future.
Reset (致命倒数) 2016
The Imperial Doctress (女医·明妃传) 2016
Inside or Outside (真相禁区) 2016
Love Me If You Dare (他来了, 请闭眼) 2015
Honey Enemy (情敌蜜月) 2015
The Journey of Flower (花千骨) 2015
The Great Protector (镖门) 2015
Perfect Couple (金玉良缘) 2014
Battle of Changsha (战长沙) 2014
Xing Ming Shi Ye (刑名师爷) 2012
Inspire the Life (感动生命) 2012
Ultra Reinforcement (超时空救兵) 2012 movie
Qing Shi Huang Fei (倾世皇妃) 2011
Strang Heroes Yi Zhi Mei (侠盗一枝梅) 2011
Go Yi Yi Go (一一向前冲) 2010
Detective Tanglang (唐琅探案) 2010
Xin Yi Jian Mei (新一剪梅) 2009
Contract About Interchange Status (变身契约) 2009 movie
Chinese Paladin 3 (仙剑奇侠传3 ) 2009
Love in the Forlorn City (伤城之恋) 2008
Snow Rouge (胭脂雪) 2008
Modern Beauties (现代美女) 2008
A Mobile Love Story (爱情占线) 2007
Love at First Fight (武十郎) 2007
Emerald on the Roof (屋顶上的绿宝石) 2007
Sound of Colors (地下铁) 2006
Wake Lijiang River (梦醒漓江) 2006
Daughter of Love (千金情缘) 2006 movie
Shadowless Sword (无影剑) 2005 movie
Hands in the Hair (做头) 2005 movie
Romance of Red Dust (风尘三侠之红拂女) 2005
Tian Xia Di Yi (天下第一) 2005
100% Senorita (千金百分百) 2004
Westside Story (西街少年) 2003
Pretty Girls (美丽俏佳人) 2003
At Dolphin Bay (海豚湾恋人) 2003
Ma La Xian Shi (麻辣鲜师) 2003
Star (摘星) 2002
Star (摘星) 2002; Start (开始) 2004
Fresh Look - Aug 2003; Brewed Love (酿爱) - Jan 2005