Jerry Yan (Chinese: 言承旭; pinyin: Yán Chéngxù), born Liao Yangzhen (Chinese: 廖洋震; pinyin: Liào Yángzhèn), is a Taiwanese actor, model and singer. He is well known for his lead role as Daoming Si in the Taiwanese dramas Meteor Garden and Meteor Garden II, an adaptation of a Japanese shōjō manga. He is also a former member of the boy band group F4.

Jerry Yan
廖洋震
Born (1977-01-01) 1 January 1977 (age 45)
Taoyuan, Taiwan
OccupationActor, singer, model
Years active2000–present
Musical career
OriginTaiwan
GenresMandopop
Hokkien pop
InstrumentsVocals
LabelsSony Music Taiwan
Associated actsF4

Early lifeEdit

Jerry Yan was born Liao Yangzhen in Taoyuan, Taiwan. He is of Atayal and Hakka descent.[1]

CareerEdit

Yan became a model in 2000, after winning the 1998 TVBS Modelling Competition and Men's UNO modelling competition. He began filming advertisements and starring in music videos. In 2000, Jerry began his acting career. His first role is a supporting role in "Spicy Teacher".

With his role as "Daoming Si" in the highly popular Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden and its sequel Meteor Garden II, Jerry shot to fame and became popular across Asia. At the conclusion of the series, Jerry along with the other cast members of Meteor Garden; Vic Chou, Vanness Wu and Ken Chu continued to perform together and released three studio albums as the quartet boy band F4.[2][3]

In 2002, his television series, Love Scar garnered over 10% ratings.

In 2004, Jerry released his debut solo album, Jerry for You. The album was awarded as one of the "Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year" at the IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards, presented by the Hong Kong branch of IFPI.[4] He also won the "Best Album" and "Best Newcomer" (for the Hong Kong/Taiwan region) awards at the China Top Music Awards. The same year, he starred in the Hong Kong romantic comedy Magic Kitchen alongside Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng, marking his film debut.

In 2006, Jerry starred in the critically acclaimed Taiwanese medical drama The Hospital. It was the first Taiwanese series to be imported by Japan's NHK for broadcast.

In 2008, Jerry starred in the sports comedy Hot Shot alongside Wu Chun of Fahrenheit and Show Lo.[5]

In 2009, Jerry starred in Starlit, co-produced by China's China Central Television, Taiwan's Jam Entertainment and Japan's Geneon Entertainment. Broadcasting rights to the show were sold to 15 countries. The series also won "Best Overseas Drama" at the Sky Perfect TV Award. The same year, Jerry released his second solo album titled, Freedom. According to Taiwan's G-Music chart the album is the ninth best selling album in Taiwan in 2009.[6] The Japanese version ranked No. 2 on the daily chart and No. 8 on the weekly chart in Japan's Oricon Chart. He then held a solo concert in Japan; Due to high demand, two additional shows were added. Jerry became the only Taiwanese artist to win "Best International Artist" at the Best Jeanist Awards. He also won "Asia's Most Popular Singer" at the South East Music Chart Awards.

In 2010, Jerry starred in the China-Taiwan co-production Down with Love alongside Ella Chen of S.H.E. Despite having its episodes leaked in Taiwan, it still managed to reach the first-place spot among TV show ratings. He then released his third album, My Secret Lover, which included soundtracks of The Hospital and Hot Shot sung by Jerry. At the Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards, Jerry was chosen as "Most Popular Taiwan Singer in Korea". He was also named as one of the "Top 10 Singers" in Singapore and Taiwan. He placed 6th on Channel V's Fresh Asia Charts, being the highest ranking for Taiwanese singers.

In 2011, Jerry starred in My Splendid Life, a remake of the 2009 Korean hit drama Brilliant Legacy. The series reached 100 million views on Youku, and topped the ratings charts for numerous weeks. The same year, he won Best Asian Star at the Asia Model Awards held in Seoul.

In 2012, Jerry starred in Taiwan's costume film Ripples of Desire, directed by Zero Chou.[7]

In 2014, Jerry starred in the romance melodrama Loving, Never Forgetting opposite Chinese actress Tong Liya, playing a single father.[8] The same year, he starred in the Japanese heist film Lupin III: Necklace of Cleopatra based on the manga of the same name alongside Shun Oguri, the lead actor of the Japanese version of Meteor Garden, and Kim Joon, one of the lead actors of the Korean version of Meteor Garden.[9]

In 2015, Jerry made a special appearance in the highly popular youth movie Our Times as the adult version of the male protagonist, Xu Taiyu.[10] He then starred in the Chinese television series My Best Ex-Boyfriend.

In 2019, Jerry was cast in the romance film Matchmaking Battle.[11]

In 2020, Jerry is starring in the romantic comedy drama Count Your Lucky Stars alongside Shen Yue.[citation needed]

In 2021, he joined the cast of Call Me By Fire as a contestant.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Jerry was in an on and off relationship with model Lin Chi-ling for many years.[13] Jerry admitted to reuniting with Lin on 2017-11-10.[14] This was neither confirmed nor denied by Lin.[15] Around one year later, however, Jerry refused to comment[16] and Lin denied dating.[17]

FilmographyEdit

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2000 Spicy Teacher 麻辣鮮師 Hong Minglong
2001 Girl Goes Forward 女生向前走 Ah Guo Cameo
Meteor Garden 流星花園 Daoming Si
Meteor Rain 流星雨~道明寺篇 Daoming Si
2002 Love Scar 烈愛傷痕 Zhang Zilin
Come to My Place 來我家吧 Cai Yiye
Meteor Garden II 流星花園 II Daoming Si
2006 The Hospital 白色巨塔 Su Yihua
2008 Hot Shot 籃球火 Dong Fangxiang
2009 Starlit 心星的淚光 Cheng Yue
2010 Pandamen 熊貓人 Policeman Chen Cameo
Down With Love 就想賴著妳 Xiang Yuping
2011 My Splendid Life 我的燦爛人生 Liu Yuhao
2014 Loving, Never Forgetting 戀戀不忘 Li Zhongmou
2015 My Best Ex-Boyfriend 最佳前男友 Li Tang
2016 Because·Love 真爱就这么难? Zhuang Daosheng
2019 Reset Life 未来的秘密 Professor Cameo[18]
2020 Count Your Lucky Stars 我好喜欢你 Lu Xingcheng

FilmEdit

Year Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2004 Magic Kitchen 魔幻厨房 Guo Keli
2012 Ripples of Desire 花漾 Scarface
2014 Lupin III: Necklace of Cleopatra 鲁邦三世:埃及艳后的项链 Michael Lee
2015 Our Times 我的少女时代 Adult Xu Taiyu
2021 Tempting Hearts 有一点动心 Zhou Qiwen

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details
Jerry for You (第一次)
Freedom (多出来的自由)
My Secret Lover (我的秘密情人)
(New + Collection Album)[19]

F4 albumsEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • 9314 Man and Boy (Publisher: Yuan Shen Chu Ban She) ISBN 978-9-8613332-4-3[20]

AwardsEdit

Year Award-Giving Body Category Work Result
2004 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Asia Pop Artist[21] N/A Won
2005 China Top Music Awards Best Album (Hong Kong/Taiwan)
Jerry For You
Won
Best Newcomer (Hong Kong/Taiwan) N/A Won
IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year
Jerry For You
Won
2009 Best Jeanist Awards Best International Artiste N/A Won
South East Music Chart Awards Asia's Most Popular Singer N/A Won
Top 10 Songs
Say I Love You at KTV
Won
2011 Asia Model Festival Awards Best Asian Star N/A Won
CTV'S Asia Top 10 Most Popular Stars Award Ceremony Asia Annual Popularity Award N/A Won
2015 Philippine's Asian Drama Awards Best Actor
Loving, Never Forgetting
Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "泰雅族名人榜:周渝民 言承旭 徐若瑄 張雨生". taiwan.cn. September 18, 2014. Retrieved May 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "From 2001 to 2017, memories of 'Meteor Garden'". China Daily. November 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "Teen idol hits new note for maturity". China Daily. July 1, 2010.
  4. ^ IFPI Hong Kong 2004 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards winners list Archived February 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved April 19, 2011 (in Chinese)
  5. ^ "Taiwanese heartthrobs join forces in ABS-CBN's Hot Shot". PEP. March 29, 2009.
  6. ^ (in Chinese) Apple Daily 蔡依林登g-music '09銷售王 傲封最賣搖錢樹 Archived September 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine January 10, 2010. Retrieved September 14, 2011
  7. ^ "Movie review: Ripples of Desire 花漾". Taipei Times. December 28, 2012.
  8. ^ "A different Jerry Yan in Unforgettable Love". The Philippine Star. February 3, 2015.
  9. ^ "F4's Jerry Yan returns to the big screen with movie 'Lupin the Third'". Meradio. Retrieved November 15, 2017.
  10. ^ "'Our Times' hits China's box office". China Daily. December 1, 2015.
  11. ^ "剧组人员喊"滚"陈嘉上致歉言承旭 成都菜场拍片引围观 "是我的工作人员,让他背锅了"". Mtime (in Chinese). July 4, 2019.
  12. ^ ""Call Me by Fire", the Male Equivalent of "Sisters Who Make Waves" Offers Fans Throwbacks to "Meteor Garden" and More". August 13, 2021.
  13. ^ 言承旭就是敗在這點!情纏17年仍錯過林志玲
  14. ^ "言承旭承認了!談復合志玲「真誠的互相關心」". Apple Daily. November 12, 2017.
  15. ^ "言承旭 林志玲 真的在一起". China Press. November 12, 2017.
  16. ^ "Jerry Yan thanks mystery girlfriend at Japan fanmeet". Retrieved January 2, 2019.
  17. ^ "I'm not Jerry Yan's current girlfriend: Lin Chi-ling". Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  18. ^ "《演员的品格》定制青春剧《未来的秘密》定档" (in Chinese). CCTV. May 29, 2019.
  19. ^ (in Chinese) Sony Music Taiwan My Secret Lover album info Archived April 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine January 22, 2010. Retrieved July 23, 2011
  20. ^ "Jerry Yan - 9314 Man & Boy (Limited Edition)".
  21. ^ "2004 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list". MAMA. Retrieved June 12, 2014.

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