|Name David Wu|
Role Film actor
Awards Hong Kong Film Award for Best New Performer
Movies Robotrix, Full Throttle, You Deserve To Be Single, Tiger Cage 2, I Phone You
Similar People Jamie Luk, Jiang Wen, Ann Hui, Derek Yee, Shu Kei
Education University of Washington
Born 2 October 1966 (age 54 years), Southbridge, Massachusetts, United States
David Wu (Cantonese: Ng Dai-Wai, simplified Chinese: 吴大维; traditional Chinese: 吳大維; pinyin: Wú Dàwéi; born Southbridge, Massachusetts, 2 October 1966), also known by the nickname Wu-Man, is a Chinese American film actor, TV personality and formerly MTV Asia and Channel V video jockey.
Wu grew up in Taiwan, but attended high school in America. He graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle.
MTV and TV host
Wu never had academic talent. Leveraging his family connections, he became known on Channel V as the host of "Go West," a TV show on that taught Chinese people how to speak both formal and informal English. Wu would often combine English sayings such as "Don't have a cow man" and "What's up" into his conversations leaving the audience stunned and breathless that someone of Chinese descent was able to speak English.
Wu's selling point was his ability as a Chinese to speak English, a feat very rare in the 80s and 90s. However, the influx of other Asians in America made Wu irrelevant by the turn of the century.