Timothy Nga has been acting professionally since 2003, after leaving an 8-year career in IT to follow his passion for telling stories. He performs regularly, working with local theatre companies like W!ld Rice, The Necessary Stage, Action Theatre, Cake Theatrical Productions, Dramabox and A GROUP OF PEOPLE of which he was a founding member.
Timothy is also active in local television. His major roles include Lenny Wong/Mister Hero in Okto’s superhero series, Zero Hero together with Vernetta Lopez and a host of talented Singapore mass-media artists like Sheikh Haikel, Don Richmond and Suhaimi Yusoff; and as Commander KT Szeto in the action drama, Lifeline, alongside local stars Gurmit Singh and Michelle Chia. Timothy also starred in Channel News Asia’s Bertha’s Nest, together with Amy Cheng, as Ralph Ang, a lawyer caught in the trappings of success in a dog-eat-dog world.
In the film industry, Timothy starred in the independent film High Cost of Living which won the award for Best Feature Film at the 9th Panorama of Independent Film & Video, in Greece. Some of his other film efforts have toured film festival circuits around the world.
Timothy is also a freelance corporate learning facilitator, business role player, and event host. Some of Tim’s clients in these areas include, consulting firm AT Kearney, Cisco Systems, Dell, Singtel International, Shell Eastern Petroleum, IT systems integrator Datacraft and financial institutions like Bank of America, Barclays Capital and UBS. He’s also had the opportunity to be the host of magazine show Urban Escape, and business programs Public Insight and What’s Your Position.
In one of the better decisions of his short performing career, Tim spent an intensive month training with Anne Bogart and the SITI Company in New York in Viewpoints and the Suzuki method. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management & Marketing from Murdoch University in Western Australia.
And in case you’d like to know, Tim’s years in IT were spent on a few semi-important things in our history. The first few years were spent helping businesses simplify their paper trail via an espionage-era technology called microfilm. It worked wonders in almost all the local hospitals, the Judiciary of Singapore and a host of other paper-hungry industries (if you name it, he’s probably worked with it). The final contract he inked and helped deliver was worth S$5.6million, which was a lot of money to him at the time (it still is).
In the late 90s as the digital era made strides, there was a clear push towards electronic document management, and Tim spearheaded a pioneer team that helped mainly American banks operating in the region to increase efficiency and lower their operating costs; all by using electronic document management and document conversion processes. Technology and process based change management, so to speak.
Timothy’s last 3 years in IT in 2000 to 2003, round about when the dot.com bubble burst, were spent servicing major regional banks in East Asia (mainly Thailand and Korea) for a US internet banking software company and finally, selling financial information solutions locally. The rest, as they say, is… gravy, baby.