Pete Teo has a part in Hollywood film ‘Ghost In The Shell’

Pete Teo has a part in Hollywood film ‘Ghost In The Shell’

Malaysian singer-actor Pete Teo (pic) will be appearing in the upcoming Hollywood flick Ghost In The Shell, which is headlined by Scarlett Johansson.

“I play Tony, a character who is not in the original manga. He was created for the movie,” Teo said in a phone interview with The Star.

Ghost In The Shell stars Johansson as The Major, a cyborg tasked with taking down cyber criminals and hackers.

The film directed by Rupert Sanders is based on the cyberpunk manga Ghost In The Shell, originally published in 1989.

Ghost In The Shell is Teo’s first foray into Hollywood.

Previously, he has starred in a number of local films such as Ho Yuhang’s At The End Of Daybreak and Afdlin Shauki’s Papadom film series.

Ghost In The Shell is scheduled for release in Malaysia on March 30.


Pete Teo (Chinese: 张子夫, Chinese: 張子夫, born 26 December 1972 in Tawau, Sabah), is a leading English language singer-songwriter in Malaysia. He is also an acclaimed film composer and music producer as well as a sought-after actor in what has become known as ‘New Wave Malaysian Cinema’.

Teo has released two solo albums – Rustic Living for Urbanites (2003 / produced by Ronan Chris Murphy) and Television (2006 / produced by Nick Lee & Pete Teo) on his own label Redbag Music. Rustic Living For Urbanites won the Best Music Video and Best Album Cover category at the Anugerah Industri Muzik Malaysia (AIM – Malaysian Music Industry Awards) 2004. His follow-up albumTelevision – an alternative folk music album filled with reflections on a media saturated world and Americana – won all 3 categories it was nominated for at AIM 2007 – Best Album Cover, Best Music Video and Best English Album – where Teo emerged as the biggest winner of the night, the first non-mainstream indie artist to do so in the history of the awards. “Television” subsequently became the first Malaysian record to be licensed and released in South Korea. Teo was also the first ever Malaysian artist to play at the South By