|Witwisit Hiranyawongkul at Star Entertainment Awards 2007|
July 20, 1989
Chiang Mai, Thailand
|Other names||Pitch, Pchy|
|Years active||2006 - Current|
Lead Actor in a Thai Film
2007 The Love Of Siam
Witwisit Hiranyawongkul (Thai: พิช-วิชญ์วิสิฐ หิรัญวงศ์กุล’, born July 20, 1989) in Chiang Mai, Thailand, is a Thai actor and singer.
Witwisit Hiranyawongkul, popularly nicknamed Pitch or Pchy, was born and raised in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
He attended Catholic school Montfort College since early age and spent 12 years there. A talented singer, Pitch was the lead singer in his high school band and music has always been a big part of his life. Pitch enjoys hip hop, R&B, gospel and soul music. He plays the piano and composes music in his free time.
Besides music, Witwisit is also a fan of the Japanese manga series Nodame Cantabile and Lomography. He brought his camera to the set of The Love of Siam.
His favourite quote is "No one is PERFECT".
Pitch attended Montfort College, a prestigious school in Chiang Mai. He entered the Thai entertainment business at the age of 17 while he was still in grade 12. He was discovered in his hometown by Chukiat Sakweerakul, writer and director of The Love of Siam. Chukiat is an alumnus of Montfort College and met Pitch because of their common music interests.
At grade 12, Pitch decided that he would major in Communications at university. In one interview, he expressed "I like to write and tell stories, my friends always tell me they enjoy reading what I write."[cite this quote] He was admitted to the Faculty of Communications, Chiang Mai University.
He declined the offer because he had already started filming The Love of Siam at that time and knew that if he wanted to continue being in the entertainment business, he would have to move to Bangkok. Later, he was admitted to the Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communications, Thammasat University, Bangkok. He started his first year of university around mid 2007 and intends to concentrate on film/screen writing. As of 2008, he is a sophomore in the same faculty with a major in film and photography.
Pitch has been involved in music since his early years. His first public work was singing the original soundtrack song for the movie "Khao Niew Moo Ping." In The Love of Siam soundtrack, he also contributed several songs. He even composed the music and wrote the lyrics of the song "Roo suek barng mhai" (Do you feel...?). Pitch explained that he found inspiration to write the song after his friend consulted him about a love problem.
The on-screen August has also become a real band with Pitch as the lead singer. Pitch and August started their group career by singing and playing in The Love of Siam's promotional events. Soon organisers wanted the band to play at music festivals and many other events. The audiences were impressed by the young band member's ability to play instruments and their teenage energy. Pitch is proven to be excellent singing live and a good stage entertainer. The 13-member band (including Pitch) released their first album August*Thanx as a band in February 2008. Their first full album Radiodrome was released in December 2008.
The Love of Siam was filmed from December 2006 to early 2007. Pitch had to travel back and forth between Chiang Mai and Bangkok for the filming. Between the time the movie was completed and released, Pitch completed his high school and moved to Bangkok to attend Thammasat University and live as an ordinary student. After The Love of Siam was released in late November 2007, Pitch became famous almost instantly, especially among young Thais. Soon his fans started to search for information, followed him to all the events he attended, taking thousands of photos and posted on the internet. Some went as far as following him to his dormitory. Pitch was initially very uncomfortable with the attention. He told a reporter, "I would like to go back and live a normal life." Also, he mentioned that he would prefer working behind the scenes in the future.
Fortunately, Pitch seemed to have adjusted to his new life. In one of his interviews, he commented "I appreciate my fans, it's nice to know they are following my work. They had understood me and kept the right distance."Several fanclub websites have been set up and Pitch occasionally writes or replies to his fans on the webboard.
In 2008, Pitch appeared in Thai R&B singer Nasnan's music video "Hak Tur Mod Rak" (If You Have Lost Your Love), as the singer's love interest. In the video, Pitch plays Nasnan's boyfriend whose love starts to wane and who becomes involved with another girl. In one of the scenes, he is slapped in the face by Nasnan. Sumber : Wikipedia