Chase Tang

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Born
Chia-Hao Tang

(1988-08-24) August 24, 1988 (age 32)
Taipei, Taiwan
NationalityTaiwanese-Canadian
CitizenshipTaiwan/Canada
EducationBCom
Alma materUniversity of Guelph
Occupation
  • Actor
  • Philanthropist
  • Mental health advocate
Years active2017-present
Parents
  • Fortune Tang (father)
  • Shu Wei Chen (mother)
Websitechasetang.com

Chia-Hao Tang[1] (born August 24, 1988), professionally known as Chase Tang, is a Taiwanese-Canadian actor,[2][3] mental health advocate,[4] and philanthropist,[5] based in Toronto, Canada.[6] He appears as a supervillain in the upcoming Netflix superhero series, Jupiter's Legacy.[5] He is also a former Nova Scotia AAA hockey player.[7][8]

Early life and education

Tang was born to an entrepreneur father, Fortune Tang, and a stay at home mother, Shu Wei Chen, in Taipei, Taiwan. He has two elder brothers. In 1994, Tang's family immigrated to Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada. He grew up in Bedford and Upper Tantallon, playing hockey,[9] and was a player for the Halifax MacDonald's Hockey Midget Triple 'A' league for two years.[5]

Tang attended Sir John A. Macdonald High School.[10] After spending eleven years of his life in Nova Scotia, he left for Ontario to pursue a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Guelph.

In late 2015, Tang struggled with deteriorating mental health. To mitigate the recurring mental issues, he left his corporate job in Toronto in the spring of 2016 to follow his long-time interest, modeling and acting.[5] He began his first acting class in May 2016, and in August 2018, Tang joined Actra.[11]

Career

Tang's acting career began in 2017 with uncredited roles. His debut professional acting started with a POM juice commercial.[12] Since then, he has worked in several short films[2] and TV series.[13] His movie, View, earned him a trip to the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

In 2020, Tang became the global spokesman of Presotea, a bubble tea brand in Taipei, Taiwan.[14][15] He is an ambassador for TITIKA Active Couture.

Tang appears in the HBO TV series, Run.[16]

Activism

Tang utilizes his celebrity platform to raise mental health awareness.[4] He talked on mental health for The Asian Mental Health Collective,[17] and was featured in the UN Environment Programme's (UNEP) "World Is In Our Hands" campaign, a UN's Act Now initiative for climate change awareness.[18]

Awards and recognition

Tang was placed second on the top 10 rising Asian actors in Hollywood by Internet Movie Database.[5]

Filmography

Year Title Role Ref
Actor
2020 Jupiter's Legacy (TV series) Episode #1.2 – Baryon [5][19]
2019 Slasher (TV Series) Episode: 6am to 9am – Sexy Young Man (uncredited) [19][20]
2018 Time, Space & Lee (Short) Cody [19][13]
2018/II View (Short) Zong
2018 Scariest Night of My Life (TV Series documentary) Her Own Strength + Fright Or Flight – Christoper
2017 See No Evil (TV Series documentary) Watch Me Disappear (2017) – Reporter [19]
Kim's Convenience (TV Series) Uncredited [6]
Suits (TV Series) Uncredited
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments (TV Series) Vampire
2016 Designated Survivor (TV Series) Background performer uncredited [12]
Producer
2017/II The Filmmaker (Documentary) Producer [19]
Self
2017/II The Filmmaker (Documentary) Chad / John [19]

In the media

  

References

  1. "Chase Tang on being a Netflix supervillain and joining the UN climate awareness campaign". thestar.com. 2019-10-29. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Halifax actor lands role on Netflix superhero show". Global News. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  3. 林淑娟. "華裔帥哥唐嘉壕揚名好萊塢 爆國際巨星熱情友善「攏是假」". 娛樂 - 中時新聞網 (in 中文). Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Actor Chase Tang | Watch News Videos Online". Global News. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 "the chronicleherald". www.thechronicleherald.ca. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Jupiter's Legacy's Villainous Star Chase Tang Wants to Break Down Barriers". TV Shows. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  7. "As Netflix debut nears, Bedford actor Chase Tang makes the most of career momentum | News Break". News Break Los Angeles, CA. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  8. "Actor Chase Tang | Watch News Videos Online".
  9. "N.S. actor Chase Tang happy to be part of new wave of diversity in Hollywood".
  10. "Tension Over Open Net Farm Fishing Erupts at Council Meetings" (PDF).
  11. ""A Day in the Life" with Toronto Actor Chase Tang". Toronto Guardian. 2020-07-29. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Robins, Mark (2019-11-20). "From Bedford to Netflix and the world environmental stage, Chase Tang's star continues to rise". Halifax Presents. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "U of G Has a "Supervillian" Grad -". 2019-09-18. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  14. Amyx, Scott (2020-03-16). "Interview with Chase Tang, Netflix Jupiter's Legacy Actor". Scott Amyx. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  15. "Chase Tang gives up the millions annual salary and goes to Hollywood". www.msn.com. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  16. "the chronicalherald". www.thechronicleherald.ca. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  17. "Asian Actors Speak Up on Mental Health Amidst Covid-19 Anxieties".
  18. "the chronicalherald". www.thechronicleherald.ca. Retrieved 2020-10-08.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 "IMDb".
  20. "Netflix Summer Preview: 'Stranger Things,' 'What/If,' 'Designated Survivor' and More". Decider. 2019-05-21. Retrieved 2020-10-08.

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