Born the first son to an airline pilot and artist, David Chen spent most of his childhood in the capital city of Taiwan. As a young teen, he moved to Los Angeles from Taipei to receive an American education. Rather than spending his time in a library as his parents had hoped, he grew to love sports and singing instead, and began to follow a path different from one in academia. By the late '90s, his talented voice had won various karaoke contests throughout southern California. After finishing university in 2001, he immediately returned to Taiwan to pursue his dream of an acting career. His fresh face and tall stature instantly landed him many opportunities, and he soon began modeling for fashion giants such as Diesel and DKNY, as well as making appearances in TV ads and music videos.
In 2002, David Chen won TTV's online casting poll for the drama "Star" and appeared in his first lead role. Later that year, he played the part of Ming An (Iceman) in the hit television series "My MVP Valentine," where both his athletic and acting performance gained him greater recognition in Taiwan and abroad. A little known fact, his voice can be heard in the Mandarin language version of the Academy Award Nominated animation, "Shark Tale," for which he voiced the starring role of Oscar, originally performed by actor Will Smith.
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