Benny Chan (actor)

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Benny Chan
Chinese name 陳浩民 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈浩民 (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Hàomín (Mandarin)
Jyutping Can4 Hou6-man4 (Cantonese)
Born (1969-10-07) 7 October 1969 (age 47)
Hong Kong
Occupation Actor, singer
Genre(s) Pop
Years active 1996-present
Spouse(s) Lisa Jiang Lisha (2011-present)
Children Chan Nga-yu (b. 2011)
Ancestry Fuzhou, Fujian, China
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chan.

Benny Chan (born 7 October 1969), also known as Chan Ho-man (陳浩民), is a Hong Kong actor and singer.


Chan was educated in Raimondi College. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in social science from Lingnan University.

Acting career[edit]

Chan's career in the entertainment industry began in 1994 when he appeared in a television commercial for Vitasoy. He later joined TVB and acted in many television dramas produced by the company. Some of his best-known roles include Duen Yu in Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (1997), the Monkey King in Journey to the West II (1998), and Na-tsa in Gods of Honour (2001).

Since the early 2000s, Chan has become less active in Hong Kong, and has switched to working on mainland Chinese and Taiwanese television series. One of which is a series drama, The Holy Monk, as the main character, Holy Monk. The drama gained lots of popularity in various countries.[1][2][3]

Music career[edit]

Apart from being an actor, Chan is also a singer, and has released a number of albums. His best-known song is the theme song of Journey to the West II (1998). He also sang the theme songs for Dragon Love (1999), Gods of Honour (2001), Silver Mouse (2002), Qianlong Xia Jiangnan (2003) and A Pillow Case of Mystery (2006) and the subthemes for Journey to the West II, Anti-Crime Squad (1999), Silver Mouse, Vigilante Force (2003) and Qianlong Xia Jiangnan. His rendition of Chinese versions of two Pokémon songs has won him several awards.

Personal life[edit]

In 2011 Chan married Lisa Jiang Lisha (蒋丽莎), a mainland Chinese model from Hunan.[4] Their daughter Ya Ru Chan (陳雅薷) was born on 30 November 2011.[5]





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