As an actor, JC Chee plays many roles throughout his career. Most know him as the hot-headed football captain ‘Tauke” in Ola Bola, but he has also taken on other roles such as a murderer in When Geek Meets Serial Killer and a womaniser surprised with a daughter he never knew existed in My Surprise Girl. When he’s not acting, he’s either modelling or tending to his new career as an entrepreneur with Black Dragon. This multi-faceted identity is precisely what BOSS defines as the Man of Today.
“My perseverance gives me strength and confidence, and this makes me feel like the Man of Today,” says JC Chee.
We sat down with Chee to have a chat on what it means to be the Man of Today, his journey to success, and how he manages to find his inner balance between acting, business, and leisure.
JC Chee (JC): I worked as a model upon graduating from university. After several years, I had a chance to meet up with a TV producer. Prior to that, I had no idea what acting was until I stepped onto the set of a TV drama. It was then I realised what acting is. Becoming an actor was coincidental, but I stayed on because I grew to love it.
JC: Going for acting classes, what I learnt was that there’s a switch inside every actor. When I’m on set, I switch into character mode immediately, and I switch it off after I leave the set.
JC: Playing the role of a womaniser was the toughest I’ve ever done because the role was the complete opposite of my personality.
JC: A serial killer. It can’t be further from the truth because I’m a peace lover.
JC: I’m not one to give up easily when I face a tough and challenging situation. Whenever I face obstacles, I tell myself that I can do it, even if I could fail multiple times — I never give up until I succeed. My perseverance gives me strength and confidence, and this makes me feel like the Man of Today.