Danny Chan Kwok-kwan

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Danny Chan
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
Born (1975-08-01) 1 August 1975 (age 41)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Siu Long (小龍, "Little Dragon")
Occupation Actor, director, dance choreographer, cinematographer, singer
Years active 1995-present
Spouse(s) Emme Wong (m. 2014)[1]
Ancestry Shajing, Bao'an, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China [2]
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, and in the 2015 film, Ip Man 3. Chan is also a practitioner of Jeet Kune Do, the martial art created by Bruce Lee.[3]

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.[4] 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.[4][3] Chan reprises his role as Lee in the 2015 film, Ip Man 3, which is loosely based on the life of Lee's mentor.

Personal life[edit]

Chan married Emme Wong on 25 October 2014 in Bali, Indonesia.[1]

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 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"
2014 The Brave Have No Fears
戰金剛
Unbeatable Youth
少年當自強
2015 Monk Comes Down the Mountain
道士下山
"Zhao Xinchuan"
Blind Spot
探靈檔案
Ip Man 3
葉問3
"Bruce Lee"

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 Guozhong" CCTV
2011 Twin of Brothers
大唐雙龍傳之長生訣
"Kou Zhong" CCTV-1
2012 Ma Yongzhen
馬永貞
"Ma Yongzhen"
2014 On Our Way Home
坐88路車回家
"George Zhao"
2015 The Laughing Legend of the Clinic
醫館笑傳
"Jin Rufeng" (cameo) AHTV-1
Way of the Dragon
新猛龍過江
"Nie Yun"

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