Actor, Author, Producer, World Record Holder
Edmund Chen is an internationally-known celebrity with over 31 years of experience in the media and entertainment industry. He has over 100 television appearances, 18 international and local films, 4 stage plays, 2 movies which he produced and 4 solo music albums under his belt.
With a strong passion for drawing since he was a child, Chen has become an accomplished artist in his own right. In addition to designing several local stamps with the ever loveable giant panda and otter series for Singapore Post (SingPost), he is appointed as SingPost’s Stamp Ambassador Chen.
Chen’s talent does not end here as his packaging designs have also won awards by Singapore Star Packaging Awards for four consecutive years from 2002 to 2005 and Asian Package Award (Japan) in 2005. In 2013, Chen is also the FIRST to receive 3 esteem awards at one time, the certification of the Guinness World Records, Singapore Book of Records and the A*STAR for the Longest Drawing by an Individual with a distance of over 601m. In 2015, he collaborated with Samsonite, the world’s leading luggage brand to creating exclusive luggage collection entitled “Cherish”.
A man of many talents, Chen has authored 10 books and was voted by the Readers of the National Critics’ Choice as the Best New Children’s Author of the year in South East Asia. In recognition of his new publications recently, the READ Singapore Bridges, National library Board also appointed Chen as their Ambassador.
As a producer, Chen was presented with the Silver Screen Special Achievement Award at the 24th Singapore International Film Festival and the Committee Recommended Film at the 5th International Chinese film Festival in Sydney, Australia for his maiden feature film, Echoing Love.
Chen strongly believes in cultivating a greater sense of sharing, helping one another and doing good deed for the greater good of the society. His endorsement and ambassadorship with select organizations, such as the Red Cross Society, National Environmental Agency; Public Utility Board; National Climate Change Secretariat, The Prime Minister Office; Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore; MCCY; Read! Singapore Post, PUB an reflect his unwavering belief and goal to spread the message of doing social good, helping people and sharing as far and wide as possible.
1986 年于电视剧《雨过天晴》中初试啼声，此后，之财在过去的 31 年里，不只在演艺界交出 了亮眼的成绩，更在主持、歌唱、制作、设计领域散发光彩。
出道至今总共参与了多达百余部电视连续剧、18 部国际电影、4 张个人专辑/精选集、4 套舞台剧，并为新加坡邮政设计了熊猫、水獭两主题邮票，发行了 10 本绘本书籍，也成为节目策划兼制作人。此外，之财也在多项特别活动中展现了不同领域的才能，譬如兼制作、编导新加坡建囯 50 年记忆工程(2015)、新加坡囯庆特别项目监制(2016)，也任职 1996 年奥林匹克运动会的现场播报员，还担任过加拿大—新加坡圆桌电影 X-档案研讨会策划人。
之财的中国代表作包括了在本地与中国创下最高收视率的《烈焰焚情》，《出人头地》及一部以英语和西班牙语配音，在南美洲播出的《执法先锋》。之财随后与英国著名歌唱组合 Wham的经纪人 Simon Napier Bell 合作，发行了首张西班牙单曲《Nada Soy Cinti》。
1996 之财迎向国际舞台，不但担任了百年亚特兰大奥林匹克赛事的发言人及播报员，还以精湛的演技参与加拿大和中国电影公司合作拍摄的《天上人间》。此片在 1998 年蒙特利世界影展首映。这也让他担任了台湾国际艾美金象奖和金钟奖的陪审成员。
在 2009 年，才华横溢的之财迈向好莱坞，在电影《Street Fighter – The Legend of Chun Li》里扮演 Chun Li 父亲一角。
演而优则导，之财制作了电影《Echoing Love》，荣获第 24 届新加坡国际电影奖及 2013 年第5 届国际华语电影奖项(澳洲)。