He accidentally entered the fashion business in 1997, which gave him the ability to work as a print and runway model while travelling throughout South East Asia, including Singapore. As a model, Bobby has worked with brands like Donna Karen, Versace, Louis Vuitton, and Levis.
Bobby went to London in 1998 to pursue his modelling career, but he also used the chance to attend The Actor’s Centre to hone his acting abilities. He maintained his training once he got back to Los Angeles by going to John Holma, Howard Fine, and Ivana Chubbuck Acting Studios, among many others.
He has acted in a number of Hollywood productions, such as Darwin Conspiracy, No Tomorrow, Running Red, and Cages.
He performed alongside Singaporean actor Tan Kheng Hua, Academy Award nominee Mako Iwamastun, and Zelda Rubenstein in the Singaporean/US production Cages after randomly running across director Graham Streeter.
Since his return to Singapore in 2007, he has been in a number of local productions, including the Art Central, Asian Food Channel, and MediaCorp’s Channel 5 series Life Story Season 2, as well as co-starring in the Suria serial Atas Heights. His most well-known roles in Singapore right now are Thomas Livingston in Fighting Spiders Seasons 1 & 2 and Paul in the popular Channel 8 drama The Little Nonya.
Following the popularity of both series, Bobby landed the part of Jack in the theatre production of “Sleepless Town,” which he later regarded as one of his career’s more emotionally taxing performances.
The next year, Bobby co-starred in the Singapore-France TV2 co-production DejaVu, which was filmed in Singapore and Vietnam. In the drama series Hong Bai Xi Shi/New Beginnings, Bobby made another foray into Mandarin Television in 2010. He played the part of Ian in the show.
Bobby took his hand at presenting the reality series The Rookie, which starred graduates competing for internships at four reputable companies, in a similar manner to the Apprentice.
Bobby took on a variety of jobs, including starring in the popular Suria (Malay) television series Fajar Ramadan, co-hosting the drive-time radio programme Cartunes with Jean Danker Class95, and making guest appearances in the comedy “Anything Goes” and “100 Wishes,” which aired in the late fall.
In 2011, Bobby took on radio and television roles, reprising his roles as Anthony in Season 2 of Ummi, Michael Allen in Season 2 of Pupil, and Malcolm in Season 2 of 100 Wishes. Then he changed from the evening drive-time programme “Cartunes” on Class 95 to Rosalyn Lee’s morning drive-time programme “The Rude Awakening” on 987FM.
starring in a telefilm Bobby worked on Million Dollar Job: Raffle’s Gold for Okto, presented Take Me On, a sports programme, and made a special appearance in Toggle’s comedy series Door to Door.
In 2016, Bobby appeared in Lost in the Pacific, China’s first science fiction movie. In the 3D action-adventure film, Bobby co-starred with international celebrities including Brandon Routh and Zhang Yuqi.
Bobby is the host of the History Channel Asia original series Celebrity Car Wars, in which six celebrities compete in a series of driving challenges to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for the Car Wars. The third season of the programme, which is broadcast to 11 million homes throughout South East Asia, has just begun.
Alongside Patricia Mok, Adrian Pang, and Yeo Yann Yann, Bobby featured in Republic of Food, the newest comedy from director Kelvin Tong about Singaporeans and their love of local cuisine. He appeared in the Chinese toggle series Limited Edition, which debuted in 2019, and the Malaysian toggle series Kek Untuk Kapten, which debuted in August 2018.
Language Proficiency: English, Basic Mandarin