Terry Chen (born February 3, 1975) is a Canadian film and television actor.

Terry Chen
Born (1975-02-03) February 3, 1975 (age 44)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Years active1999–present

Early lifeEdit

Chen was born to ethnic Chinese parents originating from Taiwan (father) and mainland China (mother), in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.[1] After an education at schools in Edmonton and Vancouver, British Columbia, he attended college in Calgary and studied at the University of Calgary.


Chen's breakout role was as real-life Rolling Stone editor Ben Fong-Torres in the 2000 Cameron Crowe film Almost Famous. He has appeared in several television shows, including Steven Spielberg's Emmy Award-winning science fiction TV miniseries Taken, and was a series regular on Combat Hospital. Chen has appeared in feature films I, Robot, The Chronicles of Riddick, Snakes on a Plane and a leading role in the horror/thriller They Wait.

Chen played a recurring role in the Canadian science fiction series Continuum,[1] which premiered on Showcase on May 27, 2012. Chen portrayed Xander Feng in Season 2 of Netflix's House of Cards.[1] In 2018, he appeared in season 2 of Jessica Jones as Pryce Cheng.



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Late Night Sessions
Aftershock: Earthquake in New York FEMA Tech #2 TV movie
2000 Romeo Must Die Kung
Trixie Waiter
Almost Famous Ben Fong-Torres
Sole Survivor Lee Kwong TV movie
Island of Shadows: D'Arcy Island Leper Colony, 1891-1924 New York Syphilitic
2001 3000 Miles to Graceland Policeman
The Waiting Room
2002 Liberty Stands Still Officer Tom
40 Days and 40 Nights Neil
Stark Raving Mad Jin Sun
Various Positions Ian
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Harry
Paranormal Girl TV movie
2003 A Tale of Two Wives Bruno TV movie
2004 The Chronicles of Riddick Merc Pilot
I, Robot Chin
The Love Crimes of Gillian Guess Jerry, Defense Lawyer TV movie
The Life Daryl TV movie
2005 Chaos Chris Lei
Underclassman Sleepy Jones
2006 Mem-o-re Dr. Deepra Chang
Snakes on a Plane Chen Leong
2007 War Tom Lone
They Wait Jason
2008 Dim Sum Funeral Funeral Store Owner
The Quality of Life Kent Louie TV movie
Love to Kill Richard TV movie
2009 Web of Desire Dr. Tim Massey TV movie
Hardwired Carter Burke
Storm Seekers Tommy Cramer
Bottom Feeders Terry Chiu Short
Rock Slyde David
2010 The A-Team Ravech
Riverworld Eddie
Guido Superstar: The Rise of Guido Andrew Cho
2011 Something Old, Something New Groom Short
Befriend and Betray Donny TV movie
Matty Hanson and the Invisibility Ray
2012 The Cabin in the Woods Operations Guy
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome Crew Chief Tiu TV movie
2013 Elysium Technician
Tasmanian Devils Walsh
Time of Death Stephen Choi TV movie
Survival Code Roger Chin TV movie
Evil Feed Steven
2016 Tomboy, a Revenger's Tale Dr. Lin
2020 Falling Eric Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1999 The Sentinel Gang Member #1
2000 The Fearing Mind Loc Tran Minh
Stargate SG-1 Monk
2000–2005 Da Vinci's Inquest William Chen
2001 MythQuest Dionysus
2001–2002 Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! Rodney Choy
2002 Mentors Student of Wong Fei Hung
Dark Angel S1W Member
Taken Dr. Powell
2003 Jake 2.0 Chinese Agent
The Twilight Zone Nathan Park
2004 Smallville Detective Paul Cage
The 4400 Colin Chen Episode: "Pilot"
2004–2005 Battlestar Galactica Perry / Chuckles
2005 Terminal City Doctor
Robson Arms Rollerblading Buddy
2006 The Evidence Tui Huang
2006–2007 Big Day Johnny
2008 The Guard Steve
2009 Wild Roses Fukuwawa Jr.
Defying Gravity Ethan Lee
2010 Psych Tom Fong
Sanctuary Charles
2011 Combat Hospital Captain Dr. Bobby Trang, MD
2012 Nikita Inspector Jeong
2012–2015 Continuum Curtis Chen
2013 Bomb Girls Kai Low
Arrow Soldier
Bates Motel Ethan Chang
2014 House of Cards Xander Feng
The 100 Commander Shumway
Strange Empire Ling
2015 Backstrom Dominic Chan
2016 Van Helsing Brendan
2017–present The Expanse Praxidike Meng
2018 Jessica Jones Pryce Cheng
2019 Chimerica Zhang Lin Channel 4, Playground Entertainment, written by Lucy Kirkwood, produced by Colin Callender, Sophie Gardiner, Adrian Sturges.
2019 Legends of Tomorrow Genghis Khan Episode: "Mortal Khanbat"[2]


  1. ^ a b c Jacoviello, Dana (March 6, 2014). "Actor Terry Chen: A Man of Many Roles". OM Times. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  2. ^ Webb Mitovich, Matt (August 30, 2019). "Legends of Tomorrow: Terry Chen to Play 1990s-Roaming Genghis Khan in Caity Lotz's Directing Debut". TVLine. TVLine Media, LLC. Retrieved August 31, 2019.

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