|Pinyin||Chén Yìrú (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||San4 Jik6-jyu4 (Cantonese)|
|Pe̍h-ōe-jī||Sîn Ia̍h-kùn (Hokkien)|
Calvin Chen I-Ju
pinyin: Chén Yìrú
|Origin||Republic of China (Taiwan)|
10 November 1980 |
Taipei, Republic of China (Taiwan)
|Occupation||Singer, actor, commercial model, host|
|Label(s)||HIM International Music
WOW Music (HK Only)
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.
|Year||Chinese Title||English Title||Role||Network||Notes||With|
|2005||惡作劇之吻||It Started With a Kiss||Cameo||CTV||Cameo passing umbrellas (final episode)|
|終極一班||KO One||Wang Ya Se/Ya Se Wang||GTV||Lead Role||None|
|2007||終極一家||The X-Family||Lan Ling Wang (蘭陵王) / Wang Ya Se (王亞瑟)|
|公主小妹||Romantic Princess||Nan Feng Cai (南風彩) Ayato Shido |
|2009||終極三國||K.O.3an Guo||Wang Ya Se (王亞瑟)|
|桃花小妹||Momo Love||Xue Zhi Qiang (薛志強)|
|2010||愛似百匯||Love Buffet||Xing Da Ye (邢大業) Daiya Shinpo|
|2011||陽光天使||Sunshine Angel||Calvin (Guest star)|
|2012||爱情闯进门 / 失去城堡的王子||When Love Walked In||Qin Yu Jiang (秦雨江) / Chuan 川|
|2013||我爱幸运七||Lucky Touch||He Shao Ran (賀紹然)|
|Year||Chinese Title||English Title||Role / Remarks|
|2013||他她他||3 Peas In a Pod||Perry Yang|
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 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.
|2008||Sunshine Nation 2008||Fairchild Radio||himself/guest performer (with Aaron Yan)|
|2008||Pinoy Dream Academy 4th Gala Night||Television||himself/guest performer (with Wu Chun)|
|2008||The Buzz||Television||himself/talk show guest|
|2008||ASAP '08||Television||himself/guest performer (with Wu Chun)|
|2008||Entertainment Live||Television||himself/talk show guest|
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 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.
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.
- (Chinese)  (Wu Zun and Angela Zhang To Be In a New Drama). April 11, 2007. Retrieved April 11, 2007.
- 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.