The veteran funnyman is still considered one of the select group of screen personalities who never fail to tickle us. Henry rose to stardom as a comedian on the hugely popular variety of the 90s, Comedy Night. Unlike his co-stars, he success rides on his flaws, namely his lack of height and his stuttering voice, which eventually became his strengths. Henry is synonymous as the character Lion King on Comedy Night and best known for his catchphrase "Alamak!"

From those days, he has made a successful switch to acting, which some initially doubted due to his poor command of his speech. Since then, however, the man affectionately known as Hui-ge has not just appeared in several TV serials, but movies as well. He is known for roles in Money No Enough and Police & Thief as Hui and Georgie Gan respectively. He later won Best Supporting Actor at the 53rd Asia-Pacific Film Festival held in Taiwan for his role as a blue collar worker who starts up a health supplement business in Money No Enough 2.

In 2009, Hui-ge took on the lead role in the critical and commercial success Love Matters, which as a Lunar New Year festive film went head to head with the Christopher Lee-Fann Wong vehicle The Wedding Game, but emerged on top.

In recognition of his popularity among Singaporeans, Hui-ge has been voted twice for the Star Awards' Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes, in 1998 and 2009.