Eldest of a 2 children family, he has a sister younger by 2 years, mother and father who all currently still reside in New York. At age 7 he began training in Chinese martial arts. He participated in several martial arts competitions in the US and has won several competitions such as S.
F, and Wushu Kung Fu Federation. At age 17 he was appointed as an instructor at Wutang. Acting career[ edit ] He lived at his uncle's house and shared a bedroom with his cousin when he first moved to Taiwan.
As he was unfamiliar with the Chinese language since he only spoke a few words and couldn't read or write Chinese he spent his entire first year in Taiwan learning basic Chinese and memorizing the lines to his first drama " Emerald on the Roof ". Acting debut[ edit ] In he made his acting debut as the 2nd male lead alongside Wallace Huo in the idol drama "Emerald on the Roof".
As his Chinese pronunciations wasn't fluent his voice was dubbed by a voice actor in the drama. His voice was once again dubbed in both Mandarin and Cantonese for this drama.
Collaboration with "Fahrenheit" members[ edit ] In late he moved to more mainstream idol drama "Romantic Princess" playing Taiwanese boyband Fahrenheit members Wu Chun and Calvin Chen.
This is the first drama his real voice can be heard. That same year he also had a minimal role in the 2nd installment of popular Taiwanese idol K. In early he once again played Wu Chun's younger brother in a supporting role for the idol drama "Hot Shot" working alongside popular Taiwanese idols Jerry Yan and Show Luo.
The drama was aired in early For this role he had to play a year-old college student and swimming captain with the mind of an 8-year-old boy, he also had to train his body to resemble a championship swimmer. First leading role and music career[ edit ] In early till early he starred in his first leading role for the 3rd installment of the K.
The drama was filmed as it aired. During the beginning filming period of "K. His left leg was injured, he relied on crutches or a wheelchair to get around for 3 month, because of his injury he was not able to perform much of his martial arts stunts for the early episodes of the drama. Also due to the popularity of the drama he and his co-stars were later formed into a five-member boy band called "Wu Hu Jiang" or "Tiger Team" in English.
Difficult times and change of management[ edit ] Most of and early was a difficult year for Hu. His band "Wu Hu Jiang" ceased activity due to restructuring of their management company and he received little to none filming offers. Due to the minimum work offers he received during this time his father had said to him that if he wanted to quit show business and return to New York it will be fine with his family, but he persisted and signed with Yang Dengkui's new management company Polyland International Entertainment in Turning point and popularity rising[ edit ] The turning point in his career came in late starring as the male lead alongside Annie Chen as the female lead in SETTV's romance drama " Love, Now ".
In an interview for LETV he stated that he had accepted the project during the early stages of development and without even knowing the story line or seeing a script to the project in order to re-establish his presence in Taiwan since he had been filming dramas in Mainland China for the past year. His fame continued to rise in late after starring in the joint mainland China and Taiwan historical drama "Lan Ling Wang" as the lead character's younger half brother An De Wang. He's voice was dubbed for his mainland China dramas since he still cannot pronounce Chinese Mandarin with hundred percent fluency and still maintains a foreigner accent when speaking Chinese Mandarin.
His popularity in Taiwan also continued to rise after his 2nd successful collaboration with Annie Chen in the drama "Love Around". Film debut[ edit ] After production of "Love Around" ended Hu took a few months off from acting, only focusing on advertisement work and to prep for his film debut. The later half of the movie will be filmed in Taiwan depicting early Kuomintang rule in Taiwan.
Hu will be playing a Chinese soldier who flees to Taiwan after the Communist party takes over China. Music career[ edit ] Wu Hu Jiang[ edit ] In due to the popularity of "K. The leader of the group was Benji with George as the spokesperson for the group.
Due to the members busy schedules with individual projects and restructuring of their agency the group's activities as a band ceased sometime in and officially disbanded in The group have never officially released an album. Solo album[ edit ] In Hu signed with music company "More!
Entertainment Music" for his self-titled debut album. The album was published by Sony Music Taiwan. Sightings of the two by Taiwanese netizens has also been posted on the internet claiming to have witnessed them dining alone together and acting like a loving couple. When questioned by reporters about their private relationship both have neither admitted or denied being in a relationship together, both would only say they are "good friends, good good friends, who enjoy each others company", although Chen has stated in interviews that if the other party is willing to go public with the relationship she is willing too also.
He received minor cuts and grazes on his legs and suffered a fractured left shin. For a month he depended on crutches and a wheelchair for movement. Surgery was not needed and he recovered with no further complications. During the Summer of his right lower front leg suffered a minor gash while filming a bike paddling scene for the drama "Summer Fever".
It was last reported that he had been seeking treatment for over two months and was also going through acupuncture sessions to try to heal his injury. While training with heavy vehicle equipment, Hu suffered four broken ribs, a dislocated shoulder, a torn ligament in his right shoulder and showed signs of a collapsed lung.
He was rushed to a hospital near the Pingxi district.