Jerry Yan

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Jerry Yan
(Liào Yáng Zhèn)

(1977-01-01) January 1, 1977 (age 42)
OccupationActor, singer, model
Years active2000–present
Musical career
Hokkien pop
LabelsSony Music Taiwan
Associated actsF4
WebsiteOfficial website

Jerry Yan, (Chinese: 言承旭; pinyin: Yán Chéng Xù), born Liao Yang Zhen (Chinese: 廖洋震; pinyin: Liào Yáng Zhèn), is a Taiwanese actor, model and singer. He is known for his notable role as Dao Ming Si in Taiwanese dramas Meteor Garden and Meteor Garden II, an adaptation of Japanese shōjō manga Hana Yori Dango. He is also a member of the boy band group F4.


Yan became a model in 2000, after winning the 1998 TVBS Modelling Competition and Men’s UNO modelling competition. He began filming advertisements and starring in music videos. In 2001, Jerry began his acting career. His first television series, Love Scar garnered over 10% ratings.

With his role as "Dao Ming Si" in the highly popular Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden and its sequel Meteor Garden II, Jerry shot to fame and became popular across Asia. At the conclusion of the series, Jerry along with the other cast members of Meteor Garden; Vic Chou, Vanness Wu and Ken Chu continued to perform together and released three studio albums as the quartet boy band F4.[1][2]

In 2004, Jerry released his debut solo album, Jerry for You. The album was awarded as one of the "Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year" at the IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards, presented by the Hong Kong branch of IFPI.[3] He also won the "Best Album" and "Best Newcomer" (for the Hong Kong/Taiwan region) awards at the China Top Music Awards. The same year, he starred in the Hong Kong romantic comedy Magic Kitchen alongside Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng, marking his film debut.

In 2006, Jerry starred in the critically acclaimed Taiwanese medical drama The Hospital. It was the first Taiwanese series to be imported by Japan's NHK for broadcast.

In 2008, Jerry starred in the sports comedy Hot Shot alongside Wu Chun of Fahrenheit and Show Lo.[4]

In 2009, Jerry starred in Starlit, co-produced by China's China Central Television, Taiwan's Jam Entertainment and Japan's Geneon Entertainment. Broadcasting rights to the show were sold to 15 countries. The series also won "Best Overseas Drama" at the Sky Perfect TV Award. The same year, Jerry released his second solo album titled, Freedom. According to Taiwan's G-Music chart the album is the ninth best selling album in Taiwan in 2009.[5] The Japanese version ranked #2 on the daily chart and #8 on the weekly chart in Japan's Oricon Chart. He then held a solo concert in Japan; Due to high demand, two additional shows were added. Jerry became the only Taiwanese artist to win "Best International Artist" at the Best Jeanist Awards. He also won "Asia's Most Popular Singer" at the South East Music Chart Awards.

In 2010, Jerry starred in the China-Taiwan co-production Down with Love alongside Ella Chen of S.H.E. Despite having its episodes leaked in Taiwan, it still managed to reach the first-place spot among TV show ratings. He then released his third album, My Secret Lover, which included soundtracks of The Hospital and Hot Shot sung by Jerry. At the Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards, Jerry was chosen as "Most Popular Taiwan Singer in Korea". He was also named as one of the "Top 10 Singers" in Singapore and Taiwan. He placed 6th on Channel V's Fresh Asia Charts, being the highest ranking for Taiwanese singers.

In 2011, Jerry starred in My Splendid Life, a remake of the 2009 Korean hit drama Brilliant Legacy. The series reached 100 million views on Youku, and topped the ratings charts for numerous weeks. The same year, he won Best Asian Star at the Asia Model Awards held in Seoul.

In 2012, Jerry starred in Taiwan's costume film Ripples of Desire, directed by Zero Chou.[6]

In 2014, Jerry starred in the romance melodrama Loving, Never Forgetting opposite Chinese actress Tong Liya, playing a single father.[7] The same year, he starred in the Japanese heist film Lupin III: Necklace of Cleopatra based on the manga of the same name alongside Shun Oguri, the lead actor of the Japanese version of Meteor Garden, and Kim Joon, one of the lead actors of the Korean version of Meteor Garden.[8]

In 2015, Jerry made a special appearance in the highly popular youth movie Our Times as the adult version of the male protagonist, Xu Taiyu.[9] He then starred in the Chinese television series My Best Ex-Boyfriend.

Personal life[edit]

Jerry was in a relationship with model Lin Chi-ling. Jerry admitted[10] dating Lin on 10 November 2017. This was neither confirmed nor denied by Lin.[11] Around 1 year later, however, Jerry refused to comment[12] and Lin denied dating.[13]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2000 Great Teacher 麻辣鮮師 Hong Minglong
2001 Girl Goes Forward 女生向前走 Ah Guo Cameo
Meteor Garden 流星花園 Dao Ming Si
Meteor Rain 流星雨~道明寺篇 Dao Ming Si
Love Scar 烈愛傷痕 Zhang Zilin
2002 Come to My Place 來我家吧 Cai Yiye
Meteor Garden II 流星花園 II Dao Ming Si
2006 The Hospital 白色巨塔 Su Yihua
2008 Hot Shot 籃球火 Dong Fang Xiang
2009 Starlit 心星的淚光 Cheng Yue
2010 Pandamen 熊貓人 Policeman Chen Cameo
Down With Love 就想賴著妳 Xiang Yuping
2011 My Splendid Life 我的燦爛人生 Liu Yuhao
2014 Loving, Never Forgetting 戀戀不忘 Li Zhongmou
2015 My Best Ex-Boyfriend 最佳前男友 Li Tang
2016 Because·Love 真爱就这么难? Zhuang Daosheng


Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2004 Magic Kitchen 魔幻厨房 Guo Keli
2012 Ripples of Desire 花漾 Scarface
2014 Lupin III: Necklace of Cleopatra 鲁邦三世:埃及艳后的项链 Michael Lee
2015 Our Times 我的少女时代 Adult Xu Taiyu


Studio album (solo)[edit]

Album # Album Info Track listing
1st Jerry for You (第一次)
  1. One Meter 一公尺
  2. Be A Good Lover 做個好情人
  3. Memory Pieces 記憶拼圖
  4. Decoration 陪襯品
  5. Want to Love You 想要愛你
  6. Gravity 地心引力
  7. I Want It Now
  8. Isolation 隔離
  9. Forget Myself 忘了自己
  10. Fantasy
2nd Freedom (多出来的自由)
  1. "Thank You"
  2. "我會很愛你" [I Will Love You Very Much] (Sony WALKMAN CF Theme Song)
  3. "在KTV說愛你" [Say I Love You In KTV] (Korean Drama East of Eden Mandarin opening theme song)
  4. "一半" (Yi Ban) [Other Half] (Hot Shot ending theme song(
  5. "去闖" [Go For It]
  6. "多出來的自由" [Freedom]
  7. "黑咖啡日記" [Black Coffee Diary]
  8. "Lost Love"
  9. "愚人節" [April Fool's]
  10. "等你回來" [Wait Till You Come Back]
3rd My Secret Lover (我的秘密情人)
(New + Collection Album)[14]
  1. Afraid Of The Dark 怕黑
  2. Out Of Favor 失寵
  3. Used To Us Being Together 习惯两个人
  4. One Meter 一公尺
  5. Say I Love You In KTV (Korean Drama “East Of Eden” Opening Theme Song) 在KTV說愛你
  6. Memory Pieces 记忆拼图
  7. I Cannot Leave You 我没有办法离开妳
  8. I've Forgotten 忘了自己
  9. Be A Good Lover 做个好情人
  10. To Be You 要定妳
  11. Isolation 隔离
  12. Wait Till You Come Back 等你回来
  13. Fantasy
  14. Other Half 一半
  1. You Are My Only Persistence 你是我唯一的执着 - opening theme of The Hospital
  2. Freedom 多出来的自由
  3. I Will Love You 我会很爱妳
  4. Black Coffee Diary 黑咖啡日记
  5. Gravity 地心引力
  6. Only Me 只有我
  7. I Want It Now
  8. April Fool's 愚人节
  9. Lost Love
  10. Decoration 陪衬品
  11. I Want To Love You 想要爱妳
  12. Go For It 去闯
  13. I Really Really Love You 我是真的真的很爱妳
  14. Thank You

F4 albums[edit]


  • 9314 Man and Boy (Publisher: Yuan Shen Chu Ban She) ISBN 978-9-8613332-4-3[15]


Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2004 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Asia Pop Artist[16] N/A Won
2005 China Top Music Awards Best Album (Hong Kong/Taiwan)
Jerry For You
Best Newcomer (Hong Kong/Taiwan) N/A Won
IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year
Jerry For You
2009 Best Jeanist Awards Best International Artiste N/A Won
South East Music Chart Awards Asia's Most Popular Singer N/A Won
Top 10 Songs
Say I Love You at KTV
2011 Asia Model Festival Awards Best Asian Star N/A Won
CTV'S Asia Top 10 Most Popular Stars Award Ceremony Asia Annual Popularity Award N/A Won
2015 Philippine's Asian Drama Awards Best Actor
Loving, Never Forgetting


  1. ^ "From 2001 to 2017, memories of 'Meteor Garden'". China Daily. November 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "Teen idol hits new note for maturity". China Daily. July 1, 2010.
  3. ^ (in Chinese) IFPI Hong Kong 2004 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards winners list Archived 2012-02-19 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 2011-04-19
  4. ^ "Taiwanese heartthrobs join forces in ABS-CBN's Hot Shot". PEP. March 29, 2009.
  5. ^ (in Chinese) Apple Daily 蔡依林登g-music '09銷售王 傲封最賣搖錢樹 10 January 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-14
  6. ^ "Movie review: Ripples of Desire 花漾". Taipei Times. December 28, 2012.
  7. ^ "A different Jerry Yan in Unforgettable Love". The Philippine Star. February 3, 2015.
  8. ^ "F4's Jerry Yan returns to the big screen with movie 'Lupin the Third'". Meradio. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  9. ^ "'Our Times' hits China's box office". China Daily. December 1, 2015.
  10. ^ "言承旭承認了!談復合志玲「真誠的互相關心」". Apple Daily (Taiwan). November 12, 2017.
  11. ^ "言承旭 林志玲 真的在一起". China Press. November 12, 2017.
  12. ^ "Jerry Yan thanks mystery girlfriend at Japan fanmeet". Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  13. ^ "I'm not Jerry Yan's current girlfriend: Lin Chi-ling". Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  14. ^ (in Chinese) Sony Music Taiwan My Secret Lover album info Archived 2012-04-06 at the Wayback Machine 22 January 2010. Retrieved 2011-07-23
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  16. ^ "2004 Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.

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