Best remembered for his role as a humble, good-as-gold, honest and courageous rubber-tapper in the station's landmark serial The Awakening, Wen Yong's uncanny portrayal coupled with the sizzling chemistry with the female lead, made this serial one of the most talked-about TV drama of all time.

Wen Yong is a versatile actor who is equally adept with other roles. He has played an adulterous manager in Marry Me; a hen-pecked miser in Angel of Vengeance; and a greedy and scheming businessman in Golden Pillow. Wen Yong has also made a successful transition to comic roles, and is winning people over in droves, a fact evident by the high ratings of the successful sitcom Don't Worry Be Happy, where he plays a wacky and stingy taxi-driver. That role also won him the Best Comedy Performer in Star Awards 2000.

In his 20-year acting career, Wen Yong released two albums, amd sang the theme and interlude songs of Return of the Prince and Neighbours, where he was played the lead in both shows.

Besides acting, Wen Yong is also a wonderful compere. With his fluent Mandarin and quick wit, he easily brings any show alive, as apparent in President's Star Charity 1995, Lunar New Year Show and Bon Appetite.