Daniel Chan

Hiu Tung Chan

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  • First Name: Hiu Tung
  • Family Name: Chan
  • Native name: 陈晓东
  • Also Known as: Daniel Chan;Chen Xiao Dong;Dong Dong;陳曉東
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: September 3, 1975
  • Age: 44

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Hiu Tung Chan

Daniel Chan

  • Name: Daniel Chan
  • Native name: 陈晓东
  • Also Known as: Daniel Chan;Chen Xiao Dong;Dong Dong;陳曉東
  • Nationality: Hong Konger
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: September 3, 1975
  • Age: 44
Daniel Chan Hiu Tung is a popular Hong Kong singer, songwriter, and actor. He is most notable as one of the young talents in the 1990s music scene.

Daniel was born into and grew up in an unhappy family. His parents were divorced when he was still a child. He is the first of two sons in his family. At the age of 12, Chan studied in Hong Kong at California International (USA) School. After graduating from high school at 18, he returned to Hong Kong to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. His uncle is Natalis Chan Pak Cheung, a famous singer in the 80s.

Born in Hong Kong, Chan began his singing career in 1994 as a promising talented young singer. In 1995, Chan was guided by Master Tai Si Ching—a famous Hong Kong vocal instructor who helped him receive recording contracts from the Universal music group. At the same time, he achieved "The most popular male singer of the year 1995" with the first album "Fly With Me". From the beginning of joining Hong Kong entertainment, he leaped to fame thanks to his handsome appearance and his photogenic and baby face (Daniel Chan Hiu Tung was selected as one of the 19 most handsome Hong Kong actors in 2010 by CNN Television channel). In addition, he owned a sweet voice and a composed talent. Within two years, he became one of the hottest pop idols in the 1990s with his best-seller albums and prestigious music awards.

His golden age lasted between the middle 1990s and early 2000s. This prince of Canto-pop considered as the heir of four Hong Kong heavenly kings including Jacky Cheung, Leon Lai, Andy Lau, and Aaron Kwok. He was also the leader among 4 Hong Kong princes of Canto-pop. He received many music awards of Cantopop and Mando-pop.

In 2000, following the death of his manager Rebecca Leung, he began changing his singing style.

In April 2003, Daniel left the Universal music group after 8 years. In this period of time, he released the featured albums including Open Up The Sky, Fly With Me, Sentimental Remix, U R My Only Love, Heart Touch, Holiday, Electric Joy EP, Feeling, I want to be, Don't mention at all, and Happier than me.

Unfortunately, after that, between 2005-2006, the relationship between him and his teacher -Tai Si Ching shattered. Both of them claimed that they altogether ceased to meet. Onwards, his career went down.

Until 2008, Daniel returned Hong Kong music science with the album titled "Love moments" after 5 years of being absent. He organized a mini-concert "Love moments" to broadcast his new album in Hong Kong. After nearly three years of being absent from the music scene, he released his 11th Chinese album So Hot in early September 2011. Until now, he released approximately 40 albums including 26 Cantonese albums and 12 Mandarin albums.

As for his movie career, he took part in many films since 1994. In 1996, he played the character Wang Wen Jun from the movie " Hu Du Men" which helped him receive the best newcomer nomination in the 16th Hong Kong film awards. He had opportunity to collaborate with the famous superstar Josephine Siao and Anita Yuen in his first movie.

However, his most impressive role is teenager Shum Chi Hong in "First love unlimited". It's the most well-known teen movie in Hong Kong in the 1990s, paired with Gigi Leung - his lover on screen. The film released in the spring of 1997, which created a fan fever from Hong Kong young admirers. His pure and lovely image along with long and soft hair made him become the idol for millions of girls in Hong Kong. Gigi Leung and Daniel Chan considered as one of the best couples in Hong Kong cinema back then.

He experienced many love relationships from 15 years old onwards. It is said that he dated with his screen lover - Gigi Leung in the 1990s when they collaborated with each other in "First love unlimited". However, his most memorable love is with Cecilia Cheung. They claimed as a couple in 2000. Immediately, they were opposed strongly by public opinions. As a result, they broke up regrettably in 2001. Nevertheless, they are still best friends after breaking up until now.

At the end of 2014, he got married to a Taiwanese young nurse. They have 2 daughters together.

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Year Title # Role Rating
2019 The New Dragon Gate Inn
Chinese Drama, 2019, 40 eps
Xian Wang (Support Role)
40
Xian Wang
Support Role
0.0
2019 Young Emperor Kangxi
Chinese Drama, 2019, 60 eps
Xiong Ci Lu (Support Role)
60
Xiong Ci Lu
Support Role
0.0
2017 Season Love
Chinese Drama, 2017, 50 eps
Piao Zheng (Main Role)
50
Piao Zheng
Main Role
7.4
2014 Brave Lover
Chinese Drama, 2014, 58 eps
Zhang Han Yu (Main Role)
58
Zhang Han Yu
Main Role
7.8
2013 Prince of Lan Ling
Chinese Drama, 2013, 46 eps
Yu Wen Yong [Emperor Wu of Northern Zhou] (Main Role)
46
Yu Wen Yong [Emperor Wu of Northern Zhou]
Main Role
8.4
2013 Love SOS
Taiwanese Drama, 2013, 13 eps
Han Tian Yu (Main Role)
13
Han Tian Yu
Main Role
6.6
2011 Material Queen
Taiwanese Drama, 2011, 22 eps
Yan Kai Ming (Main Role)
22
Yan Kai Ming
Main Role
7.3
2007 The Fairies Of Liao Zhai
Chinese Drama, 2007, 40 eps
Gu Xiang Ru {Xia Nü} (Main Role)
40
Gu Xiang Ru {Xia Nü}
Main Role
7.5
2004 The Sea's Promise
Chinese Drama, 2004, 1 eps
Ou Yang Zheng (Main Role)
1
Ou Yang Zheng
Main Role
0.0
2002 A Chinese Ghost Story
Taiwanese Drama, 2002, 40 eps
Ning Cai Chen (Main Role)
40
Ning Cai Chen
Main Role
7.5
2002 Feel 100%
Hong Kong Drama, 2002, 20 eps
Jerry (Main Role)
20
Jerry
Main Role
7.1
2001 The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung
Taiwanese Drama, 2001, 40 eps
[The emperor] (Support Role)
40
[The emperor]
Support Role
7.5
1996 Night Journey
Hong Kong Drama, 1996, 20 eps
Leung Dung (Main Role)
20
Leung Dung
Main Role
6.8
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Year Title Role Rating
2013 Kidnapping a Big Star
Chinese Movie, 2013,
Luo Yi Hui (Main Role)
Luo Yi Hui
Main Role
6.5
2013 High Kickers
Chinese Movie, 2013,
Han Xu Feng (Main Role)
Han Xu Feng
Main Role
4.8
2012 Blood Stained Shoes
Chinese Movie, 2012,
Sam Suen Ching (Guest Role)
Sam Suen Ching
Guest Role
7.0
2000 For Bad Boys Only
Hong Kong Movie, 2000,
Tian Ya (Support Role)
Tian Ya
Support Role
6.4
2000 A War Named Desire
Hong Kong Movie, 2000,
Jones Fong (Main Role)
Jones Fong
Main Role
8.8
1998 The Lucky Guy
Hong Kong Movie, 1998,
Ah Nam (Support Role)
Ah Nam
Support Role
6.9
1997 First Love Unlimited
Hong Kong Movie, 1997,
Chi Hong Shum (Main Role)
Chi Hong Shum
Main Role
7.8
1996 Hu Du Men
Hong Kong Movie, 1996,
Wong Man Chun (Main Role)
Wong Man Chun
Main Role
7.5
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