"Offering Only The Finest Entertainment
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BENNY YAU 邱穟恆

Benny was born in Hong Kong and moved to Vancouver, Canada at a young age. He graduated from Eric

Hamber Secondary in 1998 with the Top Music Department Graduate Award and subsequently studied

classical voice at Vancouver Community College, completing his studies in 2001.

In 2000, Benny entered "The New Talent Singing Awards" in Vanciuver and was garnered first runner-up. Event organizer Fairchild Television quickly signed Benny to host the weekly infotainment program, What’s On, jump- starting his television career.

While with Fairchild Television, Benny has had multiple opportunities hosting and performing at live events,

gaining him national exposure in the Chinese Canadian community. These events include BC Children’s

Hospital Miracle Weekend Telethon,  Miss Chinese

(Vancouver) Pageant, Hong Kong TVB Fans Party and may more.

 

Over the years, Benny has become quite well-

known to Chinese Canadians for his wit, comedic timing, charisma, and vocal talents. Benny left Fairchild Television in late 2009 and has since kept busy by hosting events for high profile clients such as the Canadian Cancer Society at the Universe of Hope Diversity Gala, and RiverRock Casino for their Chinese New Year VIP Event.

 

In May 2011, Benny had the rare opportunity of becoming the first ever Chinese-language host of The Price is Right – Live! at a special bilingual engagement, co-hosting with Joey

Fatone of *NSync and working with FremantleMedia.

Since 2015, Benny has been the lead singer in the 6-piece dance band The WestCoast Players signed to

Vancouver talent agency Vanhattan Entertainment. The band has quickly proven to be a rising star in the

casino circuit within 3 months of performing, having landed the coveted Thursday night Supper Club at

Starlight Casino, which continually sells out on pre-sales alone.

Benny is currently a Cruise Director for Princess Cruises, entertaining thousands of guests on a nightly

basis as MC, game show host and singer, filling the role as the “face and voice of the ship”. Starting as

Chinese Entertainment Host in 2016, Benny quickly moved up the ranks. Within 6 months, he became the

first Deputy Cruise Director of Chinese descent in the history of the company. Through hard work and

dedication, he was promoted to Cruise Director in 2017. Benny specializes in the Taiwan and China market

for Princess, and has simultaneously worked in the American and Australian markets as well.

Artist Type :

Presenter, Singer, Actor

Ethnicity:

Oriental (Chinese)

Languages:

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Special Skills:

Classical and pop singing, TV and live hosting,  comedic acting

Credits:

Live MC 2019 The Monopoly Affair 2019 – Vancouver Canadian Cancer Society

Live MC 2017 The Monopoly Affair 2017 – Vancouver Canadian Cancer Society

Presenter 2016-20 The Wake Show (300+ episodes) Princess Cruises

Presenter 2015 Northwest Fan Fest 2015 Interviews (3 eps.) 

Live MC 2012 Chinese New Year Celebration 2012 Canton Productions

Live MC 2011 The Price is Right – Live! FremantleMedia

Live MC 2011 Year of the Rabbit VIP Celebration River Rock Casino Resort

Live MC 2010 Universe of Hope Diversity Gala Canadian Cancer Society

Live MC 2009 Chinatown Festival 09 Opening Ceremony Van. Chinatown Festival

Live TV MC 2009 BC Children’s Hospital Telethon Fairchild TV

Performer 2009 Tributes to Mothers Talent Show Children’s Hosp. Foundation

Live TV MC 2008 Richmond General Hospital Telethon Fairchild TV

Live MC 2008 Chinatown Festival 08 Opening Ceremony Van. Chinatown Festival

Live MC 2008 Hong Kong TVB Fans Party Fairchild TV/TVB (HK)

Live TV MC 2008 BC Children’s Hospital Telethon Fairchild TV

Performer 2009 Tributes to Mothers Talent Show Children’s Hosp. Foundation

Live MC 2008 President Plaza New Year Celebration Canton Productions

Performer 2008 Parker Place Summer Fantasy Concert Canton Productions

Performer 2008 Chinese New Year Live Countdown Fairchild TV

Performer 2007 Miss Chinese (Vancouver) Pageant Fairchild TV

Live TV MC 2007 BC Children’s Hospital Telethon Fairchild TV

TV Ad 2007 New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition Fairchild TV

Live MC 2007 Universe of Hope Diversity Gala Canadian Cancer Society

Live MC 2007 Mrs. Taam’s Magical Kitchen Show AM 1470/FM 96.1

Performer 2007 Video Capture Awards Ceremony Fairchild TV

TV Ad 2007 President Plaza (Valentine’s Day 2007) Canton Productions

Live MC 2006 Crystal Mall Cover Girl Pageant Crystal Mall

Live TV MC 2006 New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition Fairchild TV

Presenter 2006 Mr. Sing Searches For Stars (5 eps.) Fairchild TV

Live MC 2006 Hong Kong Super Fans Show TVB (Hong Kong)

Performer 2006 Chinese New Year Live Countdown Fairchild TV

Live TV MC 2005 New Talent Singing Awards Vancouver Audition Fairchild TV

TV Ad 2005 Frappé Bliss Aberdeen Centre

Live MC 2005 Hong Kong Super Fans Show TVB (Hong Kong)

Performer 2005 Chinese New Year Live Countdown Fairchild TV

Live TV MC 2004 BC Children’s Hospital Telethon Fairchild TV

TV Ad 2004 Ajijimon Noodle House Fairchild TV

Live MC 2002 30 Hour Famine – Vancouver World Vision Canada

TV Ad 2002 Crystal Mall (Chinese New Year) Crystal Mall

Performer 2001 Miss Chinese (Vancouver) Pageant Fairchild TV

Presenter 2001 PNE Fairchild TV Day Preview Show Fairchild TV/PNE

TV Ad 2001 Lowe’s Resort – Pender Harbour Lowe’s Resort

Presenter 2001 Angling Unlimited (8 eps.) Fairchild TV

Performer 2000 Walk with the Dragon 2000 S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Presenter 2000-02What’s On (100+ eps.) Fairchild TV