Richie Jen

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Richie Jen
Jen in 2022
Born (1966-06-23) 23 June 1966 (age 57)
Alma materChinese Culture University
Occupation(s)Actor, singer, songwriter
Years active1990–present
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Musical career
Instrument(s)Vocals, guitar, harmonica
LabelsRock Records

Richie Jen Hsien-chi (Chinese: 任賢齊; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Jîm Hiân-chê / Jîm Hiân-chôe, born 23 June 1966)[1] is a Taiwanese singer and actor. He graduated from the Chinese Culture University's physical education department.[2]

Early life[edit]

Jen was born and grew up in Tianzhong Township, Changhua County, Taiwan. He attended Changhua County Tianzhong Senior High School[3] and at the age of 21 he entered the physical education department of Chinese Culture University.[2] He also started to work at a musical instrument store while learning how to play guitar.[4]


In 1990, while a senior at CCU, Richie Jen signed a contract with Synco Cultural Corporation [zh] and released a complication album named Towards the Rainbow (奔向彩虹).[5] In December of that year, he released his first solo album Ask Again (再問一次). He released two more albums in 1991, Cold & Tender (冷漠與温柔), and Fly to My Own Sky (飛向自己的天空),[6] before enlisting in the military.

In 1996, he joined Rock Records, and released the album I Feel Good! (依靠, lit.'Rely On'), which sold 160,000 copies.[7] His breakthrough came when the album Too Softhearted (心太軟) was released, which sold millions of copies and the title track became popular in China and Taiwan.[7][8][9]

In 1998, Jen's album Love Like Pacific Ocean (愛像太平洋) was released. The tracks "Unknown Pleasures" (任逍遥) "The Sad Pacific" (傷心太平洋) from the album were the opening and closing theme songs of the 1998 series The Return of the Condor Heroes, respectively.[10] Jen also starred in the Condor Heroes, playing Yang Guo.[11]

In 2005, Jen joined EMI, and his first album from EMI Old Place (老地方) was released a year later.[12]

In 2008, Jen signed a contract with East Asia Records (東亞唱片).[13]

Personal life[edit]

In 2002, Richie Jen married former fashion designer Tina Chen (陳則妤). They have two children together, a daughter and a son. They live in Hong Kong.[14]




Television series[edit]

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Variety and reality show[edit]


Album + EP, single[18]

Jen also appeared in the 2008 music video of Beijing Welcomes You.


  1. ^ youtube – Richie Jen
  2. ^ a b 任贤齐《心太软》 翻红飙男儿泪 拍戏枯坐一天没人理 上桌吃饭遭痛骂 (in Chinese). Sina Corp. Archived from the original on 19 October 2012. Retrieved 16 July 2011.
  3. ^ 軟體兄弟. "任賢齊田中老家 :: 軟體兄弟". (in Traditional Chinese). Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  4. ^ "台湾"歌侠"任贤齐重现江湖 推出新作《飞鸟》". 22 July 2019. Archived from the original on 22 July 2019. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  5. ^ "奔向彩虹(1990年任賢齊音樂合輯):基本資料,專輯簡介,曲目,_中文百科全書". Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  6. ^ "任贤齐个人资料简介-任贤齐出场费多少-任贤齐经纪人_星灿文化". Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  7. ^ a b "30歲成名,送100萬錢給恩師,任賢齊的故事比你想像的更精彩". (in Traditional Chinese). 14 October 2021. Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  8. ^ "任賢齊《心太軟》創作靈感竟跟失戀無關 名製作人豪賭輸光錢生出百萬單曲". (in Chinese). Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  9. ^ Staff, Music Press Asia (4 January 2023). "Richie Jen 任賢齊 Celebrates 26 Years of 'Too Softhearted'". Music Press Asia. Retrieved 2 March 2023.
  10. ^ "傷心太平洋是什麼電視劇的歌曲,任賢齊那個傷心太平洋的MV是什麼電影". Retrieved 21 March 2022.
  11. ^ "神鵰俠侶[1998年台灣台視版任賢齊、吳倩蓮主演電視劇]:《神鵰俠侶》是 -百科知識中文網". Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  12. ^ "任贤齐加盟EMI首发片 爆女儿两个月大就喊爸-搜狐音乐". Retrieved 30 March 2022.
  13. ^ "任贤齐加盟东亚唱片 成为刘德华等人师弟(附图)_影音娱乐_新浪网". Retrieved 2 March 2023.
  14. ^ "Richie Jen posts rare photo of daughter". 8days. Retrieved 2 March 2023.
  15. ^ 影視歷程 (in Chinese). Richiefamily. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
  16. ^ Richie Jen at
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  18. ^ 歷年專輯 (in Chinese). Richiefamily. Archived from the original on 9 March 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2012.

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