William Chan

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William Chan (陳偉霆)
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Chinese name 陳偉霆 (traditional)
Chinese name 陈伟霆 (simplified)
Pinyin Chén Wěitíng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Chan Wai Ting (Cantonese)
Origin Yunfu, Guangdong
Born (1985-11-21) November 21, 1985 (age 30)
China Hong Kong
Occupation Singer, Actor
Genre(s) Cantopop, Mandopop
Label(s) Emperor Entertainment Group
Years active 2004-present
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[edit]

2003-2006: Career Beginning[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title
2008 Will Power
2009 War-ri-or 戰士
2010 Do You Wanna Dance
2010 Heads or Tails
2011 WOW
2012 Pop It Up
2015 Waiting (EP) 等等

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role
2009 Overheard 竊聽風雲 Zu
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
Ex 前度 Chen Yunping
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
2012 Triad 紮職 Ah Ting
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

Television[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title Role
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

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Preceded by
Deep Ng 吳浩康
New Talent Singing Awards - Hong Kong Regional Finals winner
2003
Succeeded by
Keith Wong 王琪 (王凱駿)