Kenneth Chan (actor)

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Kenneth Chan
Chinese name 陳啟泰 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈启泰 (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Qǐtài (Mandarin)
Jyutping Chan4 Kai2-taai3 (Cantonese)
Ancestry Xinhui, Guangdong, China
Born (1964-07-16) 16 July 1964 (age 50)
Hong Kong
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chan.

Kenneth Chan Kai-tai (born 16 July 1964) is a Hong Kong actor and television host for the Hong Kong-based Cable TV Hong Kong channel (previously working for TVB and ATV).


Chan is best known as the host of Baak Maan Fu Yung, the Hong Kong version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. The show boosted his career, and he went on to create an album, Final Answer (最後答案), the name inspired by his role in the game show. He has also played three different characters in the three seasons of the My Date with a Vampire television series trilogy, in which each character is related by cloning or reincarnation of the original in the first series. In March 2009, he released his second album The Past of Hong Kong (香港往事), a collection of old songs mainly from the 1980s and 1990s. Despite the name, it is an album targeted at the Guangzhou market.[1] He is now the host of several ATV programs and was recently on CATV as the host of Cable Scientific Investigator.

Personal life[edit]

Kenneth is an alumnus of St. Paul's Co-educational College, Fisher Park High School (where he sang in the school choir and performed in school productions such as 'Bye Bye Birdie') and Carleton University [2] in Ottawa, Canada. He has three elder brothers.[3] He married Chan Yi-hang (陳懿恆), a piano teacher, in April 1998 at St. Andrew's Church.[4] In 2012, Chan and his family moved to Sydney, Australia.


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2011 ICAC Investigators 2011
2010 The Men of Justice Tong Ka-ming ATV
2009 Happy Family 2009
開心大發現 2009
Brother Ken
大佬 Ken
Cable Scientific Insepctor
2008 Today in Court
2006 Central Affairs 2 Chai Chun-yu
Hong Kong Special Cases Ma Ho-yin
2004 My Date with a Vampire III Yuenngan Pat-por ATV
2001 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Presenter ATV
2002 Project Ji Xiang Yam Gut-cheung ATV
1999 My Date with a Vampire II
Yamamoto Katsuo
Flaming Brothers
The Mad Phoenix
Tong Tik-sang
Divine Retribution
Au-yeung Wai-lun
1998 My Date with a Vampire
Yamamoto Katsuo
1997 Untraceable Evidence TVB
I Can't Accept Corruption TVB
The Disappearance TVB
Time Before Time TVB
Old Time Buddy TVB
1996 Weapons of Power TVB
1995 The Condor Heroes 95 Wan Chi-ping TVB
1995 Detective Investigation Files Kong Yu Hien
1995 Detective Investigation Files II Kong Yu Hien
1994 Fate of the Clairvoyant TVB
1993 The Vampire Returns TVB
1992 Angel's Call TVB


Year Title
2009 The Past of Hong Kong
2004 Final Answer


  1. ^ Radio Interview[dead link]
  2. ^ Ken Chan biography
  3. ^ Chinese wikipedia[dead link]
  4. ^ [1][dead link]

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Awards and achievements
Power Academy Awards
Preceded by
Outstanding Actor in Television
for Project Ji Xiang
Succeeded by
Moses Chan
for Where the Legend Begins