Ex-Mediacorp Actor Jerry Yeo Is Now A Scoot Pilot, Viewers Remember Him As ‘Villain’
37-Year-Old Jerry Yeo Became A Pilot With Scoot In 2017, It Was His Dream Job Since Childhood
Singaporeans who watch local drama serials might wonder what happened to some actors who seemed to have vanished from our screens.
Now, at least we know what happened to one of them — Jerry Yeo (杨伟烈) has been a pilot with local airline Scoot for the past six years.
Despite being out of the limelight for a while, his ex-colleagues and viewers still remember him.
Darren Lim’s pilot was Jerry Yeo
In an Instagram post last Saturday (12 Aug), actor Darren Lim shared that he was flying off to Nanjing.
But a routine flight ended up being quite special for him as it turned out he knew his pilot — ex-actor Jerry Yeo.
Posing for a photo with him, Lim said that he was “so happy” to see his former colleague, and also happy to know that this time he wasn’t acting — he’s a pilot for real.
Fellow actors recognise Jerry Yeo
Lim’s post was well-received, receiving 1,362 likes.
Among those who commented were fellow actors like Alaric Tay and Chen Xiuhuan, who recognised him immediately.
Constance Song also recognised him, with a netizen further pointing out that Yeo acted as her “bad” son before in a drama.
Viewers also remember him
Like that netizen, many others also proclaimed that they remembered him.
One recalled that he’d taken part in Mediacorp’s talent show Star Search.
Yeo in fact joined Star Search in 2007 and ended up as first runner-up behind winner Andie Chen.
Another commenter remarked that Yeo seemed to be multi-talented as he could act and fly a plane.
His most memorable role was a villain
Indeed, Yeo, 37, is probably so well-known because his acting career took off after Star Search.
After joining Mediacorp the year after, he acted in probably his most memorable role as Ye Rende in 2009’s “The Ultimatum” (双子星).
That was when he acted as Constance Song’s “bad” son, which got him nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Star Awards.
He eventually won the gong for Most Unforgettable Villain.
Other dramas he appeared in include 2010’s “Happy Family” (过好年) and “Unriddle” (最火搭档), 2011’s “A Tale of 2 Cities” (乐在双城) and 2013’s “Soup Of Life” (砂煲肉骨茶).
Jerry Yeo became a Scoot pilot in 2017
Unexpectedly, Yeo left Mediacorp and entered the Singapore Flying College in 2015, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He studied for a commercial pilot’s licence, graduating in 2016.
In 2017, he officially became a pilot, joining Scoot as a first officer.
Getting his dream job
Yeo had reportedly been aspiring to become a pilot since he was 13, according to Shin Min Daily News.
While many people may dream of reaching out for the skies, some don’t get to fulfil their dreams.
So kudos to him for taking the leap and finally doing it despite having a promising acting career.
Now instead of being a high-flyer at Mediacorp, he can literally fly sky-high in his ideal profession.
In February, Singaporean actress Ya Hui also made the decision to leave Mediacorp after 15 years.
Lee, J. (2023, August 14). Ex-Mediacorp Actor Jerry Yeo Is Now A Scoot Pilot, Viewers Remember Him As ‘Villain’ Must Share News - Independent News for Singaporeans. https://mustsharenews.com/jerry-yeo-pilot/