Kenneth Chan Kai-tai

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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)
Born (1964-07-16) 16 July 1964 (age 52)
Hong Kong
Ancestry Xinhui, Guangdong, China
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chan.

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

Career[edit]

Kenneth Chan 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[1] in Ottawa, Canada. He used to work at JPMorgan Chase as a Customer Service Supervisor and later joined an advertising company.

In 1990 he joined TVB to be the host of some TVB programmes. At the same time he also played a supporting role in some TV dramas. However, he generally failed to get a leading role in TVB.[2] In 1998, ATV invited Chan to join the network with higher salary.

At 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. He had 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, ATV did not extend his contract thus Chan left ATV and joined CATV. In 2011, he returned to ATV but due to financial difficulties, ATV stopped producing enough TV programmes which lead to the decision to leave ATV again in 2013.

Personal life[edit]

  • He was born in a rich family, living in a flat of Mid-levels. He has three elder brothers.[3]
  • He became a Canadian Citizen since he was two years old.[4]
  • He married a piano teacher in April 1998.[5] The couple has no children and lived in Kwun Tong.

Filmography[edit]

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
神探csi
Presenter
2008 Today in Court
今日法庭
Presenter
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
我和殭屍有個約會II
Yamamoto Katsuo
山本一夫
Flaming Brothers
縱橫四海
The Mad Phoenix
南海十三郎
Tong Tik-sang
唐滌生
Divine Retribution
世纪之战
Au-yeung Wai-lun
欧阳玮伦
1998 My Date with a Vampire
我和殭屍有個約會
Yamamoto Katsuo
山本一夫
ATV
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
江宇軒
TVB
1995 Detective Investigation Files II Kong Yu Hien
江宇軒
TVB
1994 Fate of the Clairvoyant TVB
1993 The Vampire Returns TVB
1992 Angel's Call TVB

Discography[edit]

Year Title
2009 The Past of Hong Kong
香港往事
2004 Final Answer
最後答案

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ken Chan biography
  2. ^ 陳啟泰自嘲撈無綫名氣不及亞視
  3. ^ Chinese wikipedia
  4. ^ 從瓦努阿圖到瓦努亞洲 陳啟泰
  5. ^ [1] Archived 29 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Power Academy Awards
Preceded by
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Outstanding Actor in Television
2001
for Project Ji Xiang
Succeeded by
Moses Chan
for Where the Legend Begins