A look back at S'pore actor-turned-cabby Peter Yu's life and career

13 May 2016 / 5 months 1 week ago

After disappearing from television screens for more than a decade, former Channel 8 actor Peter Yu is making a comeback in a drama series that airs in November.

Currently working full-time as a taxi driver, the 48-year-old will probably find the return to acting quite easy when he begins filming for the Channel 8 drama Hero later this month - he will be playing a character modelled on himself.

He says: "The role is a man who was once a popular actor, but who got into a lot of trouble and whose life fell apart after he got divorced.

"The show will have him pick up the pieces of his life and start over as a new guy," he tells The Straits Times over the telephone in a mix of Mandarin and English.

Anyone familiar with Yu's story will know that the description sounds almost exactly like what he has experienced.

For those who do not, The Straits Times has compiled a series of facts and trivia about his career and rise to stardom in the past. Have a look at them in the gallery below. 

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