Calvin Chen

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Calvin Chen
Chinese name
Pinyin Chén Yìrú (Mandarin)
Jyutping San4 Jik6-jyu4 (Cantonese)
Pe̍h-ōe-jī Sîn Ia̍h-kùn (Hokkien)
Birth name
Calvin Chen I-Ju
pinyin: Chén Yìrú
Origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Born (1980-11-10) 10 November 1980 (age 34)
Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan
Occupation Singer, Actor, Commercial Model, Host
Genre(s) Mandopop
Instrument(s) Piano
Voice type(s) Tenor
Label(s) HIM International Music
WOW Music (HK Only)
Years active 2005—present
Associated acts Fahrenheit
Official Website Calvin Chen on Facebook

Calvin Chen (Chinese: 辰亦儒; pinyin: Chén Yìrú; Wade–Giles: Chen I-Ju) is a Taiwanese singer and actor. He is a member of the boy band Fahrenheit. His stage name is a homophone of his birth name.

Personal life[edit]

After graduating from Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, one of the top high schools in Taiwan, he pursued his college education in Canada at Simon Fraser University. He completed his masters degree in Economics at the University of Victoria. He joined a pageant-like competition (Sunshine Boyz) in Vancouver, where he won first place with a free ticket to Taiwan, a contract with a music company, and a role in a drama in 2004. He became a member of Fahrenheit in 2005. He had enrolled in the graduate program in Public Finance at National Chengchi University, but discontinued his study to focus on his showbiz career. He launched his fashion brand, WOW, in October 2008.

Chen speaks Mandarin, English, Taiwanese, and understands conversational Cantonese. He can also manage in Korean and Japanese due to his work as host.

Career[edit]

Music career[edit]

Chen was the third member to join boyband Fahrenheit in 2005.

On Fahrenheit's 2nd album, Chen sang the rap part of the song 心裡有數. He recorded his first solo for The X Family soundtrack entitled 你是我所有的回憶. He also sung his own version of 超喜歡你[1] on his 2010 series 愛似百匯. He frequently sings Fahrenheit's "Sexy Girl" during fan events, like what happened on the "When Love Walked In" event. Chen is supposed to sing a solo for the drama "When Love Walked In". Chen said in an interview that he plans to release his own solo album in late 2014 since his band mates Aaron Yan and Jiro Wang have already released theirs.

Hosting career[edit]

After fellow band member Jiro Wang started hosting, Chen has also got a hosting job in MTV. He signed a one season contract with MTV hosting the show 日韩音乐风 (aka: RHYYF, Japan Korea Music Craze). He replaced Ken Wu, who was host for the infotainment program during the last three years. Chen's first episode of this show was on Thursday July 1, 2010.

After a year of hosting, it is said that MTV will renew their contract with Calvin Chen.

Chen also hosted the "Pink Lipstick" Korean drama conference last year.

Through RHYYF and interviewing many Japanese and Korean artists and bands, Chen has built a reputation with fans of those artists as well.

Chen hosted as a substitute in many popular Taiwanese shows such as 100% Entertainment (娱乐百分百) and Total Entertainment (完全娱乐)

On 18 August 2011, news[2] confirmed that Chen is one of the seven hosts of a live show, Apple Entertainment News. The show had its pilot episode on 29 August without Chen because he was in Shanghai with Fahrenheit for the Eastern Camel Event.

Publication[edit]

On 21 May 2011, Chen released his solo photo book The Incredible Journey of Calvin Chen. (逆向旅程:辰亦儒溫哥華留學記) The book talks about Chen's life in Canada as a student and his path to fame as the Sunshine Boy. Two versions of the book were released, one comes with a DVD and the other is just the book.

Filmography[edit]

Film & Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Details Ref.
2010 Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster Zhou Guangyao
  • Chinese Title: 葉問2:宗師傳奇
  • Release Date: 29 April 2010
  • Studio: Mandarin Films

Television Dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2005 It Started With a Kiss Himself CTV Cameo, Final Episode
KO One Wang Ya Se GTV Main Lead
2007 The X-Family Lan Ling Wang / Wang Ya Se N/A
Romantic Princess Nan Feng Cai CTV 2nd Male Lead [3]
2009 K.O.3an Guo Lan Ling Wang / Wang Ya Se GTV / FTV Guest Star
Momo Love Xue Zhi Qiang CTV 2nd Male Lead
2010 Love Buffet Xing Da Ye FTV Male Lead [4]
2011 Sunshine Angel Himself TTV Main Channel Guest Star
2012 When Love Walked In Qin Yu Jiang GTV Main Lead
2013 Lucky Touch He Shao Ran CTS Main Lead [5]
2014 Angel 'N' Devil Lan Ling Wang / Wang Ya Se N/A Supporting Role [6]

TV & Radio Programs[edit]

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2008 Sunshine Nation 2008 Fairchild Radio Guest Performer (with Aaron Yan)
Pinoy Dream Academy 4th Gala Night Philippines ABS-CBN Guest Performer (with Wu Chun) [7]
ASAP '08 [8][9]
The Buzz Guest Star [9]
Entertainment Live
Us Girls Philippines Studio 23
2014 The Amazing Race Shenzhen TV Contestant (with Zhou Weitong)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 辰亦儒在唱超喜歡你 【愛似百匯】. Retrieved 2011-11-29.
  2. ^ Chen is one of the seven hosts of a live show, Apple Entertainment News Retrieved 2011-08-18.
  3. ^ (Chinese) [1] (Wu Zun and Angela Zhang To Be In a New Drama). April 11, 2007. Retrieved April 11, 2007.
  4. ^ 炎亞綸擺一邊 喬喬只哈辰亦儒 Love Buffet Press Conference: Love Buffet's male leads will be Fahrenheit's Aaron Yan and Calvin Chen. Joanne Zeng as the female lead. Liberty Times Net. Retrieved 2009-05-21.
  5. ^ Lucky Touch Official on Facebook
  6. ^ Angel 'n' Devil Cast
  7. ^ Dimaculanga,Jocelyn (2008-07-12). "Wu Chun and Calvin Chen grace "Pinoy Dream Academy" tonight, July 12". Entertainment Guide/Television. The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  8. ^ Fahrenheit's Calvin Chen and Wu Chun on ASAP '08 Retrieved 2008-07-13.
  9. ^ a b Chun and Chen on Manila, Philippines. ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2008-07-12.

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