Ken Chan (Filipino actor)

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Ken Chan
Ken Chan at the Meant to Be production presentation.jpg
In November 2016
Ken Steven Angeles Chan

(1993-01-17) January 17, 1993 (age 26)
ResidenceBiñan, Laguna, Philippines
San Fernando, Pampanga, Philippines
Other namesKen, Steven
OccupationActor, singer, host, photographer, model
Years active2011–present
Known forJoey/Destiny, Yuan, Boyet
Height5 ft 7 in (170 cm)

Ken Steven Angeles Chan (born January 17, 1993 in Makati, Philippines)[1] is a Filipino-Chinese[2][3] actor, model and host. He is part of Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman together with Jake Vargas, Hiro Peralta (Yusei Fudo & K'), Jak Roberto (Jack Atlas), Prince Villanueva (Leo), and Crow Hogan to himself. He rose to fame and is known for his role as Joey Vergara, Jr. and Destiny Rose Flores in the award-winning TV-series Destiny Rose. In 2017, he again experienced a peak in his career as he starred in Meant To Be along with his pair Barbie Forteza, together with Jak Roberto, Ivan Dorschner, and Addy Raj.

Life and career[edit]

1993–2010: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Ken Chan was taking up tourism at De La Salle–College of Saint Benilde when he joined show business in the first quarter of 2011. Chan's former manager (Rams David) discovered him. Prior to joining show business, Ken already did some television commercials and appeared in a youth magazine. He also took the Hotel and Restaurant Management course as he explicitly admit in Sarap Diva when he guested. He also mostly got his villain roles.[4]

2011–2016: Breakthrough[edit]

Chan is a host of the late night show, Walang Tulugan with the Master Showman with Jake Vargas, Sanya Lopez, and Teejay Marquez. He already appeared in several shows of GMA Network in a span of one year. Chan appeared as part of the love triangle between Barbie Forteza and Joshua Dionisio's tandem in Tween Hearts. Chan also portrayed a villain in Time Of My Life as part of LJ Reyes group. Ken continues to share his talent in acting. He is partnered with Yassi Pressman and sometimes, to Joyce Ching. Chan has physical resemblance to his GMA namesake contract artist Steven Silva, who also has Chinese blood. In 2015, Chan auditioned for the lead role in Destiny Rose where he gained fame for playing the transwoman novelist. In 2017, he currently became the host of GMA News TV entertainment show, Day Off together with Janine Gutierrez.

2017–present: Career resurgence[edit]

Chan's fame has skyrocket when he played as Yuan Lee in Meant To Be, Joshua Lazaro, a doctor in The Cure and Robert "Boyet" Mariano, a young man with mild intellectual disability in My Special Tatay. He later reunites with his My Special Tatay leading lady, Rita Daniela in the upcoming rom-com One of the Baes.


Television dramas[edit]

Television Dramas
Year Title Role Network
2019 One of the Baes Grant Altamirano GMA Network
2018-2019 My Special Tatay Roberto "Boyet" M. Villaroman
My Golden Life (Voice Only)
2018 The Cure Joshua Lazaro
2017 Voltes V Prince Zardoz (Voice Only)
Meant To Be Yuan Lee
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Crow Hogan (Voice Only)
2015-2016 Destiny Rose Joselito "Joey" Vergara, Jr. / Destiny Rose Flores-Antonioni
2015 The Rich Man's Daughter young Angkong
Healing Hearts Anton
2014 Rhodora X Ryan Ledesma
2013-2014 Yesterday's Bride Joel Ramirez
2013 Home Sweet Home Dane
2012 Biritera Popoy
2011-2012 Tween Hearts Mackenzie "Mac" Santos
2011 Time Of My Life Rudolf

Television shows[edit]

Television Shows
Year Title Role Notes
2019 The Clash Journey Host GMA Network
Studio 7 Co-host / Performer
Magpakailanman: Never Give Up - The Ken Chan and Rita Daniela Story Himself
2018 Maynila: Magkapatid, Magkaribal Blue
2017 Imbestigador: Nurse Darrel Love Story, and Murder Case Nurse Darrel de Claro
Magpakailanman: Our Viral Love - Th Lance Fernandez and Ella Layer Story Lance Fernandez
2016 Imbestigador: Nick Russel Oniot Murder Case Nick Russel Oniot
Maynila: Single Dad Dale
2015 Maynila: Heart of Trust Riel
Maynila: Bilanggo ng Kahapon Jerry
Maynila: Nobody's Princess
Maynila: Finding Mr.Right Charles
Maynila: Forget Me Not Brent
Maynila: Bad Boy Good Heart Owen
Maynila: My Bespren, My Love Beaver
Magpakailanman: The Louise Delos Reyes Story Jack
Maynila: Open Your Heart Lance
2011 Walang Tulugan With The Master Showman Co-Host / Performer


Year Title Role
2017 This Time I'll Be Sweeter Tristan
2016 Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers Allan/A1
Imagine You and Me Cameo Role
2012 Just One Summer Keith
My Kontrabida Girl JC
2011 Tween Academy: Class of 2012 Justin


Awards and Nominations
Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2014 62nd FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award None Won
2016 2016 GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards Most Promising Male Star Destiny Rose Won
30th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Drama Actor Nominated
3rd PEPList Awards Editor's Choice: Teleserye Actor of the Year Won
2018 PMPC Star Awards for TV Male Face of the Night None Won
2019 1st Inside Showbiz Awards Inside Showbiz Choice Performance My Special Tatay Won
17th Gawad Tanglaw Best Lead Performance in a TV Series Won
50th Box Office Entertainment Awards TV Actor of the Year in a Daytime Drama Series Won


  • Ken Chan - Self Titled (released under PolyEast Records; featured 12 tracks: Dahil Ikaw, Born For You, Paikot-Ikot, Nais Kong Malaman Mo and Sumayaw Sumunod. Instrumental / Minus One / Backing Track / Karaoke Track Also Included in his album.)



  1. ^ "Ken Chan".
  2. ^ Calderon, Nora (June 10, 2011). "Tween Hearts, now on its third season, gets another extension until September 2011". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
  3. ^ Padilla, Stephen Norris (July 15, 2012). "Grooming young hopefuls for stardom".
  4. ^ Gonzales, Rommel (September 24, 2011). "Ken Chan doesn't mind playing bad boy roles in teleseryes". Philippine Entertainment Portal.

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