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|William Chan (陳偉霆)|
Chan at the 2010 Hong Kong International Film Festival
|Chinese name||陳偉霆 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||陈伟霆 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Chén Wěitíng (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Chan Wai Ting (Cantonese)|
November 21, 1985 |
China Hong Kong
|Label(s)||Emperor Entertainment Group|
|Associated acts||Sun Boy'z (2006-2008)|
William Chan Wai-ting is a Hong Kong singer and actor. In 2003, he participated in New Talent Singing Awards and won several awards. He was then signed under Emperor Entertainment Group. He began his singing career by joining a Cantopop group Sun Boy'z in 2006 and left the group in 2008 to pursue a solo career, releasing his debut solo album in the same year. Since then, he has released a total of 6 albums and involved in more than 10 movies.
Since 2013, he gradually shifted his career focus to mainland China and participated in various TV dramas and films, such as Swords of Legends (古劍奇譚), Legend of Fragrance (活色生香), The Legend of Zu (蜀山戰紀), the upcoming films The Bombing (大轟炸), and L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties (爵跡).
Life and career
2003-2006: Career Beginning
In 2003, William participated in the International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship Hong Kong regional finals and won several awards. He was then signed by Emperor Entertainment Group (EEG) as a new talent and started appearing in TV shows as a host.
In 2006, William joined Sun Boy’z, a Cantopop boy group created by EEG, together with Steven Cheung and Dennis Mark and started adopting a dance-singer persona. The trio has recorded three albums in 2006 and 2007, but disbanded in 2008.
2008-2013: Solo Career
After the disbandment of his group, William began his solo career. In September 2008, William released his first solo album “Will Power” and was awarded the Best New Male Artist at the 2008 Hong Kong Jade Solid Gold Best Ten Music Awards Presentation. The following year, William released his second solo album “Warrior” and made his big screen debut in Overheard, a Hong Kong crime thriller film.
William continued to release albums throughout the years, gaining f ame as a dance singer in Hong Kong. He also expanded his acting career, starring in local movies. In 2011, he was cast in his first lead role in Hi Fidelity, where he took on three different characters in the film.
In 2013, William was cast in the Hong Kong-Chinese film As the Light Goes Out as a young fireman. He performance in the film won him the Best Supporting Male Actor in Macau International Film Festival.
2013-Present: Expansion into Mainland China
Since 2013, William has shifted his career focus to Mainland China, and started filming local television dramas. In 2014, he starred in fantasy-wuxia drama Legend of the Ancient Sword as the senior disciple of Tian Yong City, Ling Yue. This was a major breakthrough in his acting career, gaining him recognition among audience and subsequently became his most iconic role. He won the Most Popular All-Around Artist and Most Anticipated Actor awards at the 2014 TV Drama Awards. In the same year, William also starred in the movie Golden Brother and garnered the Best Young Actor award at the 2014 China Image Film Festival for his performance.
William continued to star in many successful dramas, such as Legend of Fragrance, The Four and Legend of Zu Mountain, further increasing his popularity and recognition. On July 2016, William announced the start of his first concert tour "Inside Me". He will be appearing in the upcoming film L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties, which features many top actors in China.
|2010||Do You Wanna Dance|
|2010||Heads or Tails|
|2012||Pop It Up|
|Trick or Cheat||愛出貓||Xue Junhui|
|Split Second Murders||死神傻了||Ke Le|
|Seven 2 One||關人7事||William|
|2010||Beauty on Duty||美麗密令||Qin Lang|
|All About Love||得閒炒飯||Mike|
|Lover's Discourse||戀人絮語||Ah Bao (young)|
|2011||Hi, Fidelity||出軌的女人||Bill / Ben|
|2013||Hardcore Comedy||重口味之毒菇求愛||Ah Jie|
|2014||As the Light Goes Out||救火英雄||Zhang Wenjian|
|Golden Brother||男人不可以窮||Xue Keyong|
|2015||Lost in Wrestling||五行攻略||Ruo Nan|
|2016||I Love That Crazy Little Thing||那件疯狂的小事叫爱情||Jiang Xiang|
|L.O.R.D: Legend of Ravaging Dynasties||爵迹||Nether|
|The Bombing||大轰炸||Cheng Ting|
|2017||The Legend of The Mengol King||铁木真传说||Tie Muzhen|
|2014||Legend of the Ancient Sword||古剑奇谭||Ling Yue|
|2015||Legend of Fragrance||活色生香||An Yichen / Wen Shiqing|
|The Four||少年四大名捕||Zhui Ming|
|Legend of Zu Mountain||蜀山战纪之剑侠传奇||Ding Yin|
|2016||The Love of Happiness||因为爱情有幸福||Su Kaiwen|
|Yuan Lai Xing Fu||缘来幸福||Ah Han|
|Old Nine Gates||老九门||Zhang Qishan|
- IMDb entry
- Talent Show 2002 第一屆香港藝能大展
- 2003 International Chinese New Talent Singing Championship
- HK cinemagic entry
- Emperor Entertainment Group
Deep Ng 吳浩康
|New Talent Singing Awards - Hong Kong Regional Finals winner
Keith Wong 王琪 (王凱駿)