Peter Corp Dyrendal – Thai-Danish Singer, Model & Actor

Peter Corp Dyrendal was born on 1.January 1976 in Ishøj, Denmark where he was raised. Being half-Thai, he often went to Thailand as a kid where he would stay with his aunt in Bangkok. He went there almost every year during vacations. When Peter was 17 years old, his aunt pushed him to go for a camera test with a modeling agency. The following year, Peter was back in Bangkok and did some modelling jobs which were at that time mostly for fun.

Peter Corp Dyrendal

Peter Corp Dyrendal (photo credit: Peter Corp FB page)

Peter Corp Dyrendal*

However, when he was 19 he got a promising offer by a Thai advertising agency. On this occasion, he was also discovered as a singer and an artist: Peter was on a modelling job on a beach in Thailand playing the guitar. That was when one of the team members became aware of Peter’s potential as a musician. Hence, he was invited to the Thai record company GMM Grammy for a test.

Thus, Peter was encouraged to try a career as a singer and began taking sinning lessons. A few months later, he signed his contract with GMM Grammy and his debut album ‘Hin Pha Ga Darb’ (1998) became a great success and made him a famous ‘luk kreung’ singer in Thailand. However, the following albums were not so successful. For this reason, he went behind the scenes and worked for the production company Nebula.

Peter also went into acting in Thai TV series (Lakorn). Up until now he starred in five TV dramas. For instance, in 2002 he acted alongside Marsha Vadhanapanich in ‘Sai Lom Kub Saeng Dao’ (Wind and Starlight). In this drama, he played the role of a water sport instructor of Thai-New Zealand descent. I think the following clip is from this film 🙂

In 2012 he was in ‘Noom Baan Rai Khub Whan Jai Hiso’ (Farmer boy and High-society sweetheart) with Thai-British actress Araya A. Hargate. What is more, he also starred in the 2011 Thai movie Fabulous 30.

Lovely picture of Peter with his cat (photo credit: Peter Corp, FB page)

Lovely picture of Peter with his cat*

There is also the drama ‘Narng Rai Sai Lub’ (Villain’s spy) with Rasri Balenciaga and finally ‘Ab Ruk Online’ (Secret love online) with the renowned Thai-Swedish actress Ann Thongprasom. Here is a song from the latter drama ‘Ab Ruk Online’ featuring Peter.

Today, Peter is still an actor and married to Ployphan Taweerat since 2013. They have a little son called Panther, his name is thus a mix of the parent’s names. A next son is expected soon who should be called Puma. Hence, it seems that Peter and his wife keep the ‘P’s and stick to the feline theme as well 😉

Peter, Ploy & son Panther (photo credit: asianfuse.net)

Peter, Ploy & son Panther (photo credit: asianfuse.net)

By the way, Peter is the older brother of Michael Corp Dyrendal who is an entrepreneur and who also has experience in the Thai entertainment industry.

Summing up, we may say that even though Peter Corp Dyrendal has been working for about 20 years in the entertainment business, he is still going strong and we are curious to know what he will come up with next.

Yours, Sirinya

*photo credit: Peter Corp FB page




Michael Corp Dyrendal – Thai-Danish Entrepreneur & Model

Michael Corp Dyrendal was born on 21.December 1977 to a Thai mother and a Danish father. He is the younger brother of the well-known half-Thai singer, actor and model Peter Corp Dyrendal. Michael grew up in Denmark. After graduating from High School, he followed his brother to Thailand who already was there in the modelling business at that time.

Michael Corp Dyrendal

Michael Corp Dyrendal

Michael Corp Dyrendal*

Thus, Michael figured out what he would like to do and stayed on in Bangkok where he went to ABAC (Assumption University), doing his Bachelor and graduating with honours after three and a half years of studying. Afterwards he went to the UK taking his Master’s degree in European Business in Oxford. Back in Thailand, he took his second Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Michael also has experience in the modelling and the entertainment industry. Hence, he has been in more than 20 Thai TV commercials up until today. The following clip, for instance, features him in TV Commercial Beger Photo Clean  🙂

What is more, he was also in four music videos and starred in the Lakorn ‘Jao Sao Salawan’ (เจ้าสาวสาละวัน), a Thai TV series on Channel 7. Well, this is a long time ago, but still very charming to watch. Here is a song from the series featuring Michael.

Today, Michael is the co-owner and Managing Director of DEFINE Living by KroellCorp, a Bangkok based world class Design, Architecture and Construction company. He runs this business with Asbjoern Kroell who is the CEO, Design and Concept Director of the company. Asbjoern is the more creative, whereas Michael is concerned with the business side.

DEFINE Living (photo credit: defineinterior.com))

DEFINE Living (photo credit: defineinterior.com)

In addition, Michael works for Mintel which is the world’s leading market intelligence agency. In fact, he is the Country Manager of Thailand for Mintel. Hence, Michael does two jobs now, has been living in Thailand for 18 years and feel at home over there 🙂

Michael at work in the business

Michael at work in the business*

What is more, he has recently participated in the ‘Dress the Stars Project’ by the Accademia Italiana Fashion and Design Institute in Thailand. This is a great project since it gives undiscovered talents the opportunity to design new outfits for ten celebrities each famous and renowned for their unique sense of style.

Michael wearing traditional Thai men's dress

Michael wearing traditional Thai men’s dress*

Summing up, we may say that Michael Corp Dyrendal is a versatile entrepreneur who has a profound cultural knowledge from both a Western and an Asian perspective. Whether it be in business or the entertainment industry, he always cuts quite a figure and has also been a Buddhist monk for two weeks in the jungle which was a great experience for him 🙂

Yours, Sirinya

*(photo credit: Michael Corp Dyrendal, FB page)