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Zheng Kai (simplified Chinese: 郑恺; traditional Chinese: 鄭愷, born 17 April 1986), also known as Ryan Zheng, is a Chinese actor and television personality. He graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy Performance Institute in 2008. Zheng is best known for being a cast member in the variety show Keep Running.[1][2] He is also known for starring in films So Young, My Lucky Star, Personal Tailor and Ex-Files.[3]

Zheng Kai
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Zhèng Kái (Mandarin)
Born (1986-04-17) 17 April 1986 (age 31)
Shanghai, China
Other names Ryan Zheng
Ethnicity Han
Alma mater Shanghai Theatre Academy
Years active 2007–present
Label(s) Huayi Brothers




Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2010 Assistant of Superstar 明星助理 Ma Xiaoyu
2011 Struggle 奋斗 Xiang Nan
2013 So Young 致我们终将逝去的青春 Xu Kaiyang
My Lucky Star 非常幸运 Po
Personal Tailor 私人订制 Ma Qing
2014 Ex-Files 前任攻略 Yu Fei
A Stupid Journey 江湖论剑实录 Situ Yaozu
Fleet of Time 匆匆那年 Zhao Ye
2015 Hurry Up Brother Film 奔跑吧!兄弟 Himself [4]
One Night Stud 有种你爱我 Cha Yi [5]
Let's Get Married 咱们结婚吧 Ling Xiao
Jian Bing Man 煎饼侠 Himself
Ex-Files 2 前任2:备胎反击战 Yu Fei
This Is Me 年少轻狂 Lu Xiaobei [6]
2016 The Great Wall 长城 [7]
2017 La Historia de Un Amor 臨時演員 Li Feifan [8]
The Golden Monk 降魔傳 Bu Tong/Jin Tong [9]
The Ex-file: The Return of the Exes 前任3:再见前任 Yu Fei [10]
2018 The Faces of My Gene 祖宗十九代 Manager

Television seriesEdit

Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2008 Six Cities 都市六人行 Teng Yonghao
Home with Kids New Biography 家有儿女新传 Thief Cameo
A Robbery 名门劫 Yan Zhengming
2009 Health Team's Story 卫生队的故事 Li Chaohe Cameo
Unrivaled Jack of all trades 无敌三脚猫 Cameo
Home with Aliens 家有外星人 Chang Shou
2010 For Spring 张小五的春天 Yu Zi Cameo
A Story of Lala's Promotion 杜拉拉升职记 Zhou Liang
Single Princesses and Blind Dates 单身公主相亲记 Li Xiaoyao
2011 Utopia Office 乌托邦办公室 Li Xiaoyuan
My Life in Yan'an 我的青春在延安 Zhao Jinfei [11]
2012 Separation for Love 离爱 An Youyou
Embarrassed people a happy life 囧人的幸福生活 Liang Chengshi
Rules Before a Divorce 离婚前规则 Li Xin
2013 Dream Back to Tang Dynasty 梦回唐朝 Li Xuan / Li Yufan
2014 Tricks of Love 爱的秘笈 Wang Yaoqiang
Love at Second Sight 一见不钟情 Lu Zhexi
2015 Best Get Going 加油吧实习生 Zhang Sheng
Woman on the Breadfruit Tree 長在麵包樹上的女人 Tian Hong
2016 Precious Youth 那年青春我们正好 Xiao Xiaojun
Hey, Kids 嘿,孩子 Jiang Nan Special appearance
2017 The Times We Had 国民大生活 Wang Shuwang
Huang Fei Hong 国士无双黄飞鸿 Wong Fei-hung Web series
2018 Long Time No See 好久不见 He He
TBA New Horizon 壯志高飛 Xiao Mo

Variety showEdit

Year English Title Chinese Title Role Notes
2014–present Keep Running 奔跑吧兄弟 Cast member



Year English Title Chinese Title Album Notes
2009 "Reason for Going to Work" 上班的理由 Six Cities OST
2011 "You and My Expression" 你我的表达 My Life in Yan'an OST
2014 "Rap My Heart Out" Rap句心里话 A Stupid Journey OST
2015 "I Don't Want to Say Goodbye" 我不想说再见 Best Get Going OST
2016 "Time Rewinds" 时光倒回 Ex-Files 2 OST
"Light Up" 燃点
"Now Now Now" N/A

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Category Nominated work Results Ref.
2014 China International Film Festival London Best Supporting Actor Ex-Files Won [12]
2015 Chinese Film Media Awards Most Anticipated Actor Won [13]


  1. ^ "《跑男》郑恺变身敬业"好骆驼" 邓超欲带回家". Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese). December 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cast of "Running Man" Season 4 Revealed". China Radio International. February 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Zheng Kai: Ge You Is Like a Tai Chi Master". China Radio International. January 3, 2014. 
  4. ^ "A Running Race among Chinese Superstars to Be Adapted into Film". China Radio International. December 30, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Self-rated Film "One Night Stud" to Hit Screen on Feb. 6". China Radio International. February 3, 2015. 
  6. ^ "New youth film 'Young for You' gets release date for Chinese mainland". The Global Times. February 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Zheng Kai's New Movie to Hit Theatres Next Month". China Radio International. October 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Wong Jing's new comedy to be screened on National Day holiday". China Daily. August 1, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Last installment of the Ex-file to release in December". China Plus. October 30, 2017. 
  11. ^ "New TV series portrays youthful patriotic fervor". China Daily. June 23, 2011. 
  12. ^ "第二届伦敦华语影节开幕颁奖 陈可辛成最大赢家". Sina (in Chinese). December 7, 2014. 
  13. ^ "1. 华语传媒大奖揭晓 郑恺获最受瞩目男演员". Sina (in Chinese). November 2, 2015. 

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