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Ming Dow (明道)
Birth name Lin Chao Zhang (林朝章)
Origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Born February 26, 1980 (1980-02-26) (age 29)
Republic of China (Taiwan)
Other name(s) Matthew Lin
Occupation Actor, Singer, Model
Genre(s) Mandarin Pop
Label(s) Jungiery
Years active 1999–present (modeling)
2002–present (acting)
2004–present (singing)
Associated acts 183 Club

Ming Dow (traditional Chinese: 明道; Pinyin: Míng Dào), also known as Ming Dao 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 was starred as the male lead for The Prince Who Turns into a Frog (王子變青蛙). This drama received a rating of 8.05, breaking that current all-time record of Meteor Garden, and became the highest rating drama in Taiwanese idol drama history (this record was broken by Fated To Love You in 2008

[1]). This is also the year in which 183 Club went public. His other high rating dramas, such as Magicians of Love (愛情魔髮師), had earned him the title of "The Jewel of TV Ratings" (收视之宝).

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Career

Modelling

Ming Dow was first discovered in 1999 when he took part in a variety show hosted by Jacky Wu titled Guess Guess Guess, 我猜我猜我猜猜猜. The show invited Zhao Wei,Ruby Lin and Fan Bing Bing, who were the main actresses of Princess returning Pearl, at that time.

Then, Ming Dow was discovered by an unknown modeling agency. He modeled for various advertisements. He later appeared in several music videos:Fei Xiang's "She", and R&B's Love Bubble (【愛的Bubble[2].

In 2000, he participated in Super sunday, 超級星期天 in a selection to choose for F4 members.

Early Work ( 2002 - 2004 )

The King of Adventure (冒險王)

Ming Dow hosted The King of Adventure in 2002. The countries that he visited when hosting The King of Adventure were India, Korea,Egypt, Germany, Namibia, New Zealand, Laos, Guam, Fiji, Alaska, Mexico, Oman, and Indonesia, Kalimantan.

After two years, Ming Dow won the 40th Taiwan Golden Bell Award for best host.

Heaven's wedding Gown

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

Acting career (2005 - present)

Initially, the producers refused to cast Ming Dow as the lead role in The Prince Who Turns into a Frog. However, Ming Dow proved to be well-suited to play as Shan Jun Hao and Dang Ou. This drama is the only Taiwanese drama in which all five members of 183 Club appeared.

In his next drama, The Magicians of Love, he co-stars 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. Also he stars opposite Jason Hsu of 5566, who plays his good 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.

In December 2008, he and Chen Qiao En are set to start filming Staying by you, Staying in the sunshine/Taking of You, Accompanied by the Lights. The drama is set to release in 2009.

Filmography

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)
2008 Knock Knock Loving You 微笑在我心 Zhao Guang Xi (梁宇方)
2008 Smile in My Heart Liang Yu Fang
2009 Accompanied by the Sunshine Yang Rui
2009 Emotional Life Guang Mo
2009 Happiness is Definitely Strong Yin Ding Qiang
2009 Chang E Wu Gang

Discography

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"Looking for My Best Friend" with Jason Hsu

Endorsement

Year Sponsor Type
2001 Olay Face Wash
Supao Sport Drink
舒跑運動飲料
Beverage
2002 KYMCO
光陽機車
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

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