Daniel Chan 陈晓东 is a very popular Chinese Hong Kong singer, songwriter, and actor. He is most notable as one of the young talents in the 1990s music scene.


  • Name: 陳曉東 (陈晓东) / Chan Hiu Tung (Chen Xiao Dong)
  • Real name: Chan Cheuk Yeung
  • English name: Daniel Chan
  • Also known as: Dong Dong
  • Birthday: 1975-Sep-03
  • Birthplace: Hong Kong
  • Height: 180 cm
  • Weight: 66 kg
  • Star sign: Virgo
  • Chinese zodiac: Rabbit
  • Blood type: B
  • Spouse: Wang Yuxian -Taiwanese young nurse( married in 2014 )
  • Children: 2 daughters
  • Family: Two younger brothers
  • Education: St. Teresa's School, California International (USA) School
  • Profession: Actor and singer
  • Talent agency: Orange Sky Entertainment


TV Series

  • Airbenders (2020)
  • The New Dragon Gate Inn (2019)
  • Season Love (2017)
  • Brave! Lover / Happy! Lover (Hunan TV, 2014)
  • Beau-Care Clinic (2013, guest)
  • Lan Ling Wang (JZTV, 2013)
  • Love SOS (CTS, 2013)
  • Material Queen (CTS, 2011)
  • Qian Nu You Hun Xin Chuan Zhi Yan Dao 倩女幽魂新传之砚道 (2009)
  • Liao Zhai Qi Nu Zi Xia Nü as Gu Xiang Ru (2007)
  • Hai De Shi Yan as Ouyang Zheng (2006)
  • Xiang Fen Chuan Qi 香粉传奇 (2006)
  • A Chinese Ghost Story as Ning Cai Cheng (2003)
  • Feel 100% 百分百感觉 (2002)
  • The New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung as Emperor (2001)
  • Night Journey (TVB, 1996)

TV Series Theme Songs

  • What Can I Do, A Chinese Ghost Story ending theme song (2003)
  • Qian Nv You Hun, A Chinese Ghost Story opening theme song (2003)


  • Dawn Break Up (2015)
  • High Kickers (2013)
  • Kidnapping of a Big Star (2013)
  • Blood Stained Shoes (2012)
  • Starts Good Ends Good (2012)
  • We Not Naughty (2012)
  • Together (2011)
  • Time Is Love (2011)
  • Love Tactics (2010)
  • The Perfect Match (2010)
  • The Double Life (2010)
  • Feroipenme-T (2004)
  • Far from Home (2002)
  • Loving Him (2002)
  • Expect a Miracle (2001)
  • Feel 100% II (2001)
  • For Bad Boys Only (2000)
  • A War Named Desire (2000)
  • The Lucky Guy (1998)
  • First Love Unlimited (1997)
  • Best of the Best (1996)
  • Banana Club (1996, cameo)
  • Hu-Du-Men (1996)
  • Golden Gate (1994)


-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 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.

-He 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.

-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 hill.

-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.


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