Allan switched careers and signed with prestigious Ford Model after earning his bachelor’s degree in arts from the University of California, Berkeley, and before being asked to work as a VJ (video jockey) for MTV Music Television in Taiwan, where he oversaw shows like Party Zone, MTV International Top 20, and Most Wanted. As the host of Talentime 2001 and Ford Models Supermodel of the World, Allan launched his career after relocating to Singapore.
He has starred in leading parts in Chinese serial drama productions such as Bukit Ho Swee, Beautiful Connection, The Unbeatables III, True Heroes, Child’s Hope I and II, My Lucky Charm, Shui Jia Mu Ji Bu Sheng Dan, and Xing Jing Er Ren Zhu as well as English serials including Love Matters and My In-Laws. Allan has also made an impact on the big screen with films including Night Corridor, a Hong Kong production directed by Stanley Kwan, and the romantic comedy I Do I Do from Raintree Productions. Other movies include Love Cuts from Singapore and Kung Fu Hip Hop from China.
On the reality series Men in Kindergarten in 2015, Allan revealed the other side of his life and what it takes to be a father.
Allan, the undisputed action hero and hottie of Singapore, returned to the United States to take part in Fear Factor. Allan won the coveted position of host for all five seasons of The Amazing Race Asia, a regional adaptation of the Emmy Award-winning US reality series, thanks to his insatiable hunger for action and adventure. The wildly successful programme, which was broadcast across Asia, attracted record-breaking viewership and continues to be Asia’s top-rated reality show. After a 6-year absence, Allan was invited to return to Singapore to host Season 5 of The Amazing Race Asia in 2016.
Allan also made a cameo appearance on the Singapore version of the well-known Hong Kong variety show Super Trio Supreme, where he led the Singapore contingent to victory over the competing celebrity team.
On Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Allan brought all the extraordinary oddities and tales from all across the world to your living room.
Allan constantly pushes his boundaries and puts his skills to the test with new tasks and initiatives since he doesn’t like to be complacent or rest on his accomplishments. Moving to China was one of his adventures; there, he hosted the 2011 Miss Universe China pageant and two additional episodes of The Amazing Race China Rush on ICS/Dragon TV and The Amazing Race China Celebrity Edition on Shenzhen TV, the latter of which is one of the most popular shows in China and is currently in its fourth season.
Other adventures included serving as the host of Channel U’s Somewhere Out There and Unique Towns as he visited remote locations to unearth hidden tales and test human fortitude. This earned him a double nomination for the Best Entertainment Presenter/Host category of the 2017 Asian Television Awards.
Allan, who enjoys riding motorcycles, joined his celebrity buddies in Celebrity Car Wars Asia as a celebrity contestant to compete in a series of amusing driving challenges that were shown on HISTORY Asia in 2017.
Allan returned to the local entertainment scene in 2018 with his performances in the Mandarin Toggle Original dramas Divided, Close Your Eyes, and CLIF 5. In 2019, Allan took on the role of Coach Leslie in the English Toggle series, Paddles Up!, following three projects in Mandarin.
Aside from acting, Allan has emceed several events of all genres and is a skilled and engaging emcee. Allan has demonstrated his adaptability by making each event he has hosted better, from the Singapore Motorshow 2020 for Ducati to the Top Employers Institute APAC Dinner and junkets for “Captain Marvel” and “Star Wars – The Rise of Skywalker.”
Language Proficiency: English, Mandarin