Zhou Yu Min (Chinese: 周渝民; pinyin: Zhōu Yù Mín, born June 9, 1981 in Luodong, Taiwan), also known as Vic Chou and Zai Zai (仔仔), is an actor and musician. He was a member of the idol group, F4. Chou is best known for his roles in Meteor Garden, Mars, Black & White, and Home.
Chou rose to prominence overnight after starring in Meteor Garden as Hua Ze Lei. He reprised his role in the sequels, Meteor Rain (2001) and Meteor Garden II (2002). After the success of Meteor Garden, Chou, Jerry Yan, Ken Chu, and Vanness Wu formed the boyband, F4. Following the release of their debut album Meteor Rain, Chou released a solo album, titled Make a Wish in 2002. Chou had his first lead role as the title character in Poor Prince (2001). In 2003, he and Ken Chu costarred with Vivian Hsu and Beatrice Hsu in Love Storm. Chou starred opposite Barbie Hsu in 2004's Mars, which was produced by Meteor Garden producer Angie Chai.
He collaborated with Chai in Silence (2006), Sweet Relationship (2007), and Wish to See You Again (2008). In 2007, he released his third solo album, I'm Not F4. He starred in two films, Linger with Li Bingbing and Tea Fight with Erika Toda, in 2008. In 2009, Chou starred in the award-winning series Black & White, and the historical drama Memoirs of Madam Jin. He reunited with Vivian Hsu for the film, Sleepless Fashion, in 2011. Chou returned to television in 2012 for the war drama, Home. He won a Golden Bell Award for his performance in Home. Also in 2012, he starred opposite Ella Chen in the film, New Perfect Two.
In 2013, Chou appeared in three films, Saving General Yang, Day of Redemption, and A Moment of Love. The following year, he was in the romantic-comedy film, Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2 with Louis Koo and Miriam Yeung. Chou starred with Ariel Lin in 2015's Go Lala Go 2, a sequel to the 2011 film. In 2016, he collaborated with Louis Koo again in action film, S Storm. Chou appeared in the Chinese-Hong Kong romantic-comedy film, Two Wrongs Make a Right, in 2017. He is currently set to star in Beauties in the Closet and The Flame's Daughter.
Chou dated actress Beatrice Hsu from 2004 to 2005. He was in a relationship with Meteor Garden co-star Barbie Hsu from June 2005 to January 2008. Chou began dating actress Reen Yu in 2011, after meeting on the set of Black & White. The couple registered their marriage on November 10, 2015. On August 2, 2016, Yu gave birth to their first child, a daughter.
|2001||Meteor Garden||Hua Ze Lei|
|Poor Prince||Tai Lang|
|Meteor Rain||Hua Ze Lei|
|2002||Come to My Place||Zhang Zhong Yuan|
|Meteor Garden II||Hua Ze Lei|
|2003||Love Storm||Lu Ying Feng|
|2004||Mars||Chen Ling / Chen Sheng|
|2006||Silence||Qi Wei Yi|
|2007||Sweet Relationship||Fang Zhi Tian|
|2008||Wish to See You Again||Xu Yue|
|2009||Black & White||Chen Zai Tian|
|Memoirs of Madam Jin||Sheng Yue Ru|
|2012||Home||Su Tai Ying|
|2018||Beauties in the Closet||Li Han|
|The Flame's Daughter||Yin Xue|
|2008||Linger||Lin Xu Dong|
|2010||Love You 10,000 Years||Wu Qi Feng|
|2011||Sleepless Fashion||Zhou Xiao Hui|
|2012||New Perfect Two||Ah B|
|2013||Saving General Yang||Yang San Lang|
|Day of Redemption||Gu Bin|
|A Moment of Love||Xu Nian Zu|
|2014||Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2||Cheng Zi Jian|
|2015||Detective Gui||Ah Zhe|
|Go Lala Go 2||Wang Wei|
|2016||S Storm||Song Ren Xin|
|2017||Two Wrongs Make a Right||Qin Rui|
- ↑ http://news.asiaone.com/st/st_20070129_85126.html
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 https://www.dramafever.com/news/vic-chou-of-meteor-garden-is-married-in-a-big-surprise-to-f4-fans/
- ↑ http://flomikren.blogspot.com/2008/01/vic-zhou-and-barbie-hsu-break-up-report.html
- ↑ https://xw.qq.com/ent/20151110063463/ENT201511100634630A (Chinese)
- ↑ http://ent.163.com/16/0804/11/BTKDTJJV00031H2L.html (Chinese)