Ken Chu
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Name in Japanese
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Gender Male
Born January 15, 1979
Occupations Actor, singer
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Ken Chu (朱孝天 Zhū Xiàotiān, born January 15, 1979 in Taiwan) is a Taiwanese singer, actor and composer. He is also a member of the boy band, F4, which formed after the popular drama, Meteor Garden aired in 2001. Ken Chu was educated in Singapore, and speaks Mandarin, Cantonese and English.

Ken Chu stars as Yuu Matsuura (Song Pu You) in the live action drama of Marmalade Boy.


Chu was working as a waiter in Taiwan when he was discovered by Cai Zhiping, the creator of the boy band F4. He started in showbiz working as a part time as an assistant for some artists, then acting in several idol series successfully which pushed him to the center of the stage. He starred in the TV series, Meteor Garden, and its sequel, Meteor Garden II. He was the lead in Sky of Love (2003) and Tokyo Trial (2006).

In January 2005, he released his debut solo album, On Ken's Time. The tracks "永不停止" (Never Stopping) and "La La La" were nominated for Top 10 Gold Songs at the Hong Kong TVB8 Awards, presented by television station TVB8, in 2005. He also released a cookbook, Mei Wei Guan Xi (Delicious Relations) on January 5, 2006. It was released in China on July 4, 2006, and four months later in Japan. Chu is now focusing on his solo acting career and has a huge fan base in Asia.

On February 24 and 25, 2007, he held his first solo concert in Japan, titled 2007 [I-KEN] 1st Concert at the Tokyo International Forum Hall A with an unplugged theme. In December 2007, Chu starred alongside Iza Calzado in Philippine production movie Batanes: Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan of Ignite Media Films, directed by Adolf Alix.


Television dramasEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2000 Great Teacher Chen Jia Bao Supporting role
2001 Meteor Garden Xi Men Supporting
Meteor Rain Xi Men Main
Poor Prince He Fu Supporting
Marmalade Boy Song Pu You Main
2002 Sunflower Xiao Long
Hi! Working Girl Himself
Come to My Place Tian Jian
Meteor Garden II Xi Men Supporting
2003 Love Storm Wan Bao Long Main
2004 City of Sky Lu Bin Fei
2007 The Legend of Chu Liuxiang Chu Liuxiang
2008 Wish to See You Again Ding Yu Hao Supporting
2009 Momo Love Chen Qi Supporting
2011 Remember, About Us Luo Jia Jun Main
No Promise Love 韩嘉琪
2012 Hero 范蠡


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Sky of Love Wen Jia Hui Supporting role
2006 Dongjing Shenpan Xiao Nan Main
2007 Batanes: Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan Kao
2009 L-O-V-E Dentist