Danny Chan Kwok-kwan

Danny Chan Kwok-kwan (born 1 August 1975) is a Hong Kong actor, martial artist, dance choreographer, and the lead singer of the rock band Poet. He is known for resembling Bruce Lee in appearance, and has portrayed Lee in the 2008 television series The Legend of Bruce Lee, the 2015 film Ip Man 3, and its 2019 sequel Ip Man 4. Chan is also a practitioner of Jeet Kune Do, the martial art created by Bruce Lee.[2]

Danny Chan
Born
Chan Kwok-kwan

(1975-08-01) 1 August 1975 (age 46)
OccupationActor, director, martial artist, dance choreographer, cinematographer[1]
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Musical career
Also known asSiu Long (小龍, "Little Dragon")

CareerEdit

Chan started his career as the lead singer of the rock band Poet. He also played minor roles in several Hong Kong films.[3]

He first came to prominence for acting in two films directed by Stephen Chow—as the goalkeeper "Empty Hand" in Shaolin Soccer (2001), and as the Axe Gang boss Brother Sum in Kung Fu Hustle (2004). In 2008, due to his resemblance to Bruce Lee, he was chosen to portray the famous martial artist in the biographical television series The Legend of Bruce Lee.[3][2]

Chan reprised his role as Lee in the 2015 film Ip Man 3, which is loosely based on the life of Lee's mentor. He took on the role once more in the 2019 film Ip Man 4, the final installment in the franchise.

Personal lifeEdit

Chan has been married to Hong Kong actress Emme Wong since 2014. Chan has sparked controversy for his pro-Beijing stance, after outspokenly being supportive of the Hong Kong police during the 2019 Hong Kong Protests, posting on social media that police should not "go easy on any [protesters]" nor "let any one of them go".[4]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role
1995 Lost Boys in Wonderland
壞孩子俱樂部
1996 Young and Dangerous 3
古惑仔3之隻手遮天
Fat Sze's gangster
1999 Sealed with a Kiss
甜言蜜語
Yellow-haired thug
The Legend of Speed
烈火戰車2極速傳說
extra
2001 Shaolin Soccer
少林足球
Empty/Lighting Hand
Bullets of Love
不死情謎
2002 The Era of Vampires
殭屍大時代
Choi
Fighting to Survive
一蚊雞保鏢
Debt collector
2004 Kung Fu Hustle
功夫
Brother Sum
2005 Where Is Mama's Boy
我亞媽發仔瘟
Tall rascal
2006 I'll Call You
得閒飲茶
Hong
2007 It's a Wonderful Life
心想事成
Sun Wukong, the Monkey God
Kung Fu Fighter
功夫無敵
Don Ching
2008 CJ7
長江七號
My Wife is a Gambling Maestro
我老婆係賭聖
Manu
The Luckiest Man
大四喜
Ho Kin
2009 All's Well, Ends Well 2009
家有喜事2009
Web single #2
2010 Just Another Pandora's Box
越光寶盒
Soldier
Ice Kacang Puppy Love
初戀紅豆冰
Aquarium Owner
2014 The Brave Have No Fears
戰金剛
Unbeatable Youth
少年當自強
2015 Monk Comes Down the Mountain
道士下山
Zhao Xinchuan
Blind Spot
探靈檔案
Ip Man 3
葉問3
Bruce Lee
2018 Keep Calm and Be a Superstar
The Incredible Monk
The Incredible Monk - Dragon Return
Kung Fu League
Fake Partner
2019 The Sexy Guys
Ip Man 4
葉問4
Bruce Lee
Deception of the Novelist
The Rookies
Nezha

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Channel
2005 Hala
哈拉教父
Cameo role
2007 Kung Fu Beggar
功夫狀元
Nip Siu-lung ATV
God of Cookery
食神
Goosehead
2008 The Legend of Bruce Lee
李小龍傳奇
Bruce Lee CCTV
2010 The Great Rescue
大营救
Qin Guozhong CCTV
2011 Twin of Brothers
大唐雙龍傳之長生訣
Kou Zhong CCTV-1
2012 Ma Yongzhen
馬永貞
Ma Yongzhen
2014 On Our Way Home
坐88路車回家
George Zhao
2015 The Laughing Legend of the Clinic
醫館笑傳
Jin Rufeng (cameo) AHTV-1
Way of the Dragon
新猛龍過江
Nie Yun
2017 OCTB

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Danny Chan Emme Wong of Bali Island married Jordan Chan to send blessings Archived 2014-11-10 at the Wayback Machine. Bendijin. 27 October 2014
  2. ^ a b Report: Chan Kwok-Kwan to Play Bruce Lee. The Washington Post. 2 December 2006.
  3. ^ a b "Clones Of Bruce Lee - The Ultimate Guide To Bruce Lee Exploitation Cinema". Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Hong Kong Protestors Boycott 'Ip Man 4' for Donnie Yen and Producer's Pro-Beijing Stance". 23 December 2019.

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