Alaric is arguably best known to television viewers for his roles as the adorable newscaster Andre Chichak and the endearing news anchor Xin HuaHua in the well-liked parody programme The Noose on Mediacorp Channel 5. His work has gained him consistent praise at the Asian Television Awards, where he was nominated for Best Comedy Actor in 2010 and 2011.
When Alaric was seventeen, he made his meagre debut in the entertainment business. Alaric was chosen for the iconic local film Forever Fever after being discovered by director Glen Goei. Since then, Alaric has played a variety of parts, including as the main character in telefilms such Ang Tao Mui and The Adventures of Holden Heng, as well as a well-received comedy role in the drama Money. Additionally, Alaric had significant roles in the comedies Serves You Right, The Yang Sisters, Random Acts, and Anything Goes. He also played a significant supporting part in Serangoon Road, HBO Asia’s first original series.
Several regional Mandarin films, including Perfect Rivals, Lelio Popo, Love in a Cab, When Hainan Meets Teochew, and 18 Grams of Love, also included this bilingual actor.
Alaric is a talented public speaker who has also emceed several road shows, dinner-and-dances, and high-profile banquets attended by national statesmen, politicians, and ambassadors. This former member of the Singapore Armed Forces Music and Drama Company, who was also a dancer, brings his special flair to the art of hosting.
Alaric has a number of performance credits under his belt in addition to producing, writing, and directing a number of short films that have won awards at international film festivals around the world, such as the ReelHeART International Film Festival and the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (RHIFF). The first comedy-drama series on HBO Asia, Sent, starring Adrian Pang (That’s The Way I Like It) and Haresh Tilani (Ministry of Funny), was directed and co-produced by Alaric in 2017.
Alaric is a talented actor and filmmaker who has won numerous awards, including the SAF Music & Drama Company’s Diamond Award for Best NSF Artiste in 2003. Multiple honours were won by his movie When We Were Bengs at the Canadian ReelHeART International Film Festival. The film 18 Grams of Love, in which Alaric played the major role, also won numerous prizes at the 13th Lyon Asian Film Festival.
Zombiepura, which had its international premiere in October 2019 at the Scream Asia Film Festival, took seven years to make, with Alaric serving as both the lead actor and producer. In addition to a successful run in Singapore’s local theatres, the film also screened on 85 screens in the Philippines and was made available on DVD in Japan.
Alaric appeared on both local English and Mandarin channels in the latter part of 2019—on shows like Happy Go Lucky and Jalan Jalan as well as the Noose Clips.
Language Proficiency: English, Mandarin