Jason Chan Leaves TVB After 12 Years

By on July 23, 2018 in NEWS

Jason Chan Leaves TVB After 12 Years

After spending 12 years at TVB, Jason Chan (陳智燊) announced that he will be leaving the station after his contract ends.

Starting his career over a decade ago, Jason was virtually unknown to viewers until taking part in the modern sitcom, Be Home for Dinner <誰家灶頭無煙火> as the second male lead. Jason began receiving more opportunities, including his first role as leading actor in Missing You <幸福摩天輪> opposite Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣).

Although he has been promoted as a leading actor in the last couple of years, especially while TVB has been consistently losing many of its key stars, Jason has yet to receive any recognition for his work. Denying that the lack of award is what drove him away from TVB, the actor expressed his gratitude for TVB.

Jason said, “A lot of people have been asking me and I don’t want everyone to start randomly speculating anything. I want to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Virigina Lok (樂易玲), Sandy Yu (余詠珊), and Catherine Tsang (曾勵珍). I never received an award so I never got the chance to thank them on stage – but it’s very important that I thank them. It’s all because of TVB that I got a chance to film and become a host.”

Growing up in England, Jason said he will focus on growing his career in Mainland China, Malaysia, and England after his contract ends. Although he understands the competitiveness of those markets, the actor said his mind is open to try out new things, such as theater or movies.

On how he will juggle his career while his wife, Sarah Song (宋熙年), is pregnant, Jason said although there is pressure to provide the best for Sarah, he is not too financially worried. Stressing that TVB will always be like family, Jason said Sarah will still be working with TVB and does not plan on leaving her job anytime soon. Jason expressed, “The company is very important to her and her job is very stable and comfortable. Plus, they love her there. [Did the company convince you to stay?] They’ve all talked to me about it, and I know Ms. Lok, Sandy and Catherine really like me. But I’ve thought about this decision in great detail already.”

Source: Oriental Daily

This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.

9 comments to Jason Chan Leaves TVB After 12 Years

  1. taimanh024 says:

    Though I’m not a fan of Jason Chan, it’s a sad news. So many good actors/actresses leaving TVB these days.

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  2. coralie says:

    I think Jason Chan is a good guy. No one has ever said anything bad about him. But as far as his career is concerned, he hasn’t really improved much in these 12 years. Still awkward to watch, acting still one note and not that much talent to discuss. His wife has more dimension than he does. Maybe this leave will be good for his growth. Anyways, similar to Ron, good luck out there.

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  3. llwy12 says:

    No doubt that Jason is a nice guy but um, his acting has always sucked so not sure why the media is making it sound like he should’ve gotten recognition or an award or something (sometimes the HK media makes me laugh with their stupid overreactions to things that aren’t even worth reacting to). Honestly, 12 years with TVB and his acting never improved, not even a tad bit – makes perfect sense for him to leave and pursue other interests…who knows, maybe acting doesn’t suit him, in which case he already wasted enough time at TVB and should definitely venture out and do something else that’s a better fit for him. Nothing sad about this at all – I see it more as Jason finally waking up to the fact that his poor acting will never get him anywhere with TVB so the most sensible option is to just leave and do something else.

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    • jimmyszeto replied:

      @llwy12
      Jason has already been given more opportunities than most actors because he is a nice guy. He has had lead, villain, and grand production roles but never made any progress. 12 years and still cringeworthy to watch onscreen just isn’t good enough…

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      • wm2017 replied:

        @jimmyszeto He’s on the same boat as “BORING” ones from TVB. I always say Kenneth Ma always does that to me in every series hes in and this guy is not far behind. KM is probably a tiny bit better my lord like that’s even possible. haha lol. No matter what kind of character he plays, he’s always so boring. Wooden & Un-expressive.
        But then alot of female actresses give me the same feeling thou. Like Natalie Tong, Aimee Chan & Eliza Sam. They are cute and all but to me they are also very very boring on onscreen no matter what kind of characters they portray.

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      • jimmyszeto replied:

        @wm2017
        Kenneth at least has charisma in comedic roles. Jason is speaks in the same boring way in every role.

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    • anon replied:

      @llwy12 @jimmyszeto

      Couldn’t have said it any better.

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    • mike replied:

      @llwy12 ya, he was cringy as one of the top leads on Be Home for Dinner . He was just a pretty boy to get their role. Not much better now acting after 12 years…

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  4. janet72 says:

    Jason has the goody looks but rather stone as an actor. with his wife due in months, it’s surprising he left TVB to act in mainland and Malaysia.

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