Kenneth Chan Kai-tai
|Chinese name||陳啟泰 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||陈启泰 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Chén Qǐtài (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Chan4 Kai2-taai3 (Cantonese)|
16 July 1964 |
|Ancestry||Xinhui, Guangdong, China|
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 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. 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.
- He was born in a rich family, living in a flat of Mid-levels. He has three elder brothers.
- He became a Canadian Citizen since he was two years old.
- He married a piano teacher in April 1998. The couple has no children and lived in Kwun Tong.
|2011||ICAC Investigators 2011|
|2010||The Men of Justice||Tong Ka-ming||ATV|
|2009||Happy Family 2009
|Cable Scientific Insepctor
|2008||Today in Court
|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
|The Mad Phoenix
|1998||My Date with a Vampire
|I Can't Accept Corruption||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
|1995||Detective Investigation Files II||Kong Yu Hien
|1994||Fate of the Clairvoyant||TVB|
|1993||The Vampire Returns||TVB|
|2009||The Past of Hong Kong
- Ken Chan biography
- Chinese wikipedia
- 從瓦努阿圖到瓦努亞洲 陳啟泰
-  Archived 29 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
|Awards and achievements|
|Power Academy Awards|
|Outstanding Actor in Television
for Project Ji Xiang
for Where the Legend Begins