Danny Chan (actor)

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Danny Chan
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Danny Chan in 2013
Chinese name 陳國坤 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈国坤 (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Guókūn (Mandarin)
Jyutping Can4 Gwok3-kwan1 (Cantonese)
Birth name Chan Kwok-kwan
Ancestry Shajing, Bao'an, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China [1]
Born (1975-08-01) 1 August 1975 (age 39)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Siu-lung (小龍, "Little Dragon")
Occupation Actor, director, dance choreographer, cinematographer, singer
Years active 1995-present
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chan.

Danny Chan Kwok-kwan (born 1 August 1975) is a Hong Kong actor, dance choreographer, and lead singer of the rock band Poet. He is known for resembling Bruce Lee in appearance, and has portrayed Lee in the 2008 television series The Legend of Bruce Lee. Chan is also a practitioner of Jeet Kune Do, the martial art created by Bruce Lee.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Chan started his career as a lead singer for rock band named "Poet". And thereafter Chan played subsequently minor roles in Hong Kong films.[2] Chan first came to prominence for acting in two Hong Kong films directed by Stephen Chow - as the goalkeeper "Empty Hand" in Shaolin Soccer (2001), and as the Axe Gang boss Brother Sum in Kung Fu Hustle (2004). In 2008, due to his resemblance to Bruce Lee in appearance, he was chosen to portray Lee in the biographical television series The Legend of Bruce Lee.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1995 Lost Boys in Wonderland
壞孩子俱樂部
1996 Young and Dangerous 3
古惑仔3之隻手遮天
"Fat Sze's gangster"
1999 Sealed with a Kiss
甜言蜜語
"yellow hair thug"
The Legend of Speed
烈火戰車2極速傳說
extra
2001 Shaolin Soccer
少林足球
"Empty/Lighting Hand"
Bullets of Love
不死情謎
2002 The Era of Vampires
殭屍大時代
"Choi"
Fighting to Survive
一蚊雞保鏢
"debt collector"
2004 Kung Fu Hustle
功夫
"Brother Sum"
2005 Where Is Mama's Boy
我亞媽發仔瘟
"tall rascal"
2006 I'll Call You
得閒飲茶
"Hong"
2007 It's a Wonderful Life
心想事成
"Sun Wukong the Monkey King aka Monkey God"
Kung Fu Fighter
功夫無敵
"Don Ching"
2008 CJ7
長江七號
My Wife is a Gambling Maestro
我老婆係賭聖
"Manu"
The Luckiest Man
大四喜
Ho Kin
2009 All's Well, Ends Well 2009
家有喜事2009
"Web single #2"
2010 Just Another Pandora's Box
越光寶盒
"Soldier"
Ice Kacang Puppy Love
初戀紅豆冰
"Aquarium Owner"
2015 The Monk
道士下山

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Channel
2005 Hala
哈拉教父
Cameo role
2007 Kung Fu Beggar
功夫狀元
"Nip Siu Lung" ATV
God of Cookery
食神
"Goosehead"
2008 The Legend of Bruce Lee
李小龍傳奇
"Bruce Lee" CCTV
2010 The Great Rescue
大营救
"Qin Guo Zhong" CCTV
2011 Twin of Brothers
大唐雙龍傳之長生訣
"Kuo Zhong" CCTV-1
2012 Ma Yongzhen

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