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Template:Infobox Chinese-language singer and actor Calvin Chen Yi Ru (Template:Zh) is a Taiwanese singer and actor. He is currently a member of the boy band Fahrenheit. His stage name is a homophone of his birth name.

BiographyEdit

Calvin Chen (Template:Zh) was born on November 10, 1980, in Taiwan. His stage name is actually a homophone of his birth name. After graduating from Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School, one of the top high schools in Taiwan, he further pursued his college education in Canada at Simon Fraser University. He completed his masters degree in Economics at the University of Victoria. He then further continued his life in Canada by joining a pageant-like competition (Sunshine Boyz) in Vancouver, where he won first place with a free ticket to Taiwan and a contract with a music company, as well as a role in a drama in 2004 and became a member of Fahrenheit in 2005. He had enrolled in the graduate program in Public Finance at National Chengchi University, but discontinued his study to focus on his showbiz career. He launched his first fashion brand WOW in Oct. 2008.

He speaks Mandarin, English, Taiwanese, and understands conversational Cantonese. His star sign is Scorpio and he has type A blood.

FilmographyEdit

Main article: Fahrenheit filmography

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Status Role
2005 Template:Lang / It Started With A Kiss Television Cameo passing umbrellas (final episode)
2005 Template:Lang / KO One Television Wang Ya Se / 王亞瑟
2007 Template:Lang / The X-Family Television Lan Ling Wang / 蘭陵王 / Wang Ya Se / 王亞瑟
2007 Template:Lang / Romantic Princess Television Nan Feng Cai / 南風彩 / Ayato Shido [1]
2009 Template:Lang / K.O.3an Guo Television Wang Ya Se / 王亞瑟
2009 Template:Lang / Momo Love Television Xue Zhi Qiang / 薛志強
2010 Template:Lang / Love Buffet (in production) Television Xing Da Ye / 邢大業/ Daiya Shinpo

Hosting CareerEdit

After fellow Band member, Jiro Wang, started hosting, Calvin Chen has also gotten a hosting job in MTV. He signed a one season contract with MTV hosting the show 日韩音乐风 (Japan, Korea, Music Craze). He would be replacing Ken Wu, who has hosted this show for 3 years already. Calvin Chen's first episode of this show is Thursday July 1, 2010.

TV ProgramsEdit

Year Title Status Role
2008 Sunshine Nation 2008 Fairchild Radio himself/guest performer (with Aaron Yan)
2008 Pinoy Dream Academy 4th Gala Night Television himself/guest performer (with Wu Chun)[2]
2008 The Buzz Television himself/talk show guest
2008 ASAP '08 Television himself/guest performer (with Wu Chun)
2008 Entertainment Live Television himself/talk show guest
2008 Us Girls Television himself/guest

Music career Edit

Template:See Calvin was the third member to join Fahrenheit. He is the tenor vocalist of the group. His publicized temperature is that of warm spring, at 77 degrees Fahrenheit. He also represents "Handsome" (Template:Zh).

TriviaEdit

  • Aside from Fahrenheit, Calvin Chen is also popular in the Philippines after his Taiwanese drama "Romantic Princess" where Wu Chun is also a part of the drama. Wu Chun is also very popular in the Philippines after the said drama. They recently guested on one of the Philippines' biggest TV networks, ABS-CBN.
  • Calvin is the tallest among the members of Fahrenheit at 1.86 meters.
  • Calvin is said to have a "killer" smile.
  • Calvin underwent strong criticisms when Fahrenheit first entered the Entertainment circle.
  • Calvin was recently in the army for 12 days and is now back with Fahrenheit.
  • One of the reasons Calvin was unqualified to serve in the army full-time was because of his health.
  • Chun, Jiro and Aaron commented Calvin is the only member who hasn't been injured yet.
  • Calvin has also learned how to beatbox for the Fahrenheit Fantasy World Tour Concert.
  • Calvin has been chosen to be the male lead for the drama "Love Buffet" alongside fellow band mate Aaron Yan, and female lead Reen Yu
  • He was diagnosed with Ménière's disease. This disease was the same as 007's illness in Mystery Incredible Terminator (霹雳MIT) which was acted by fellow band mate, Aaron Yan, who also has Ménière's disease.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Template:Zh icon [1] (Wu Zun and Angela Zhang To Be In a New Drama). April 11, 2007. Retrieved April 11, 2007.
  2. Template:Cite web

External linksEdit

Template:Fahrenheit membersit:Calvin Chen id:Calvin Chen zh:辰亦儒

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