Asian Spotlight: Jerry Yan

  • Birthplace: Taiwan
  • Birthday: January 1, 1977
  • Occupation: Mandarin Pop Singer and actor
  • Record Label: Sony Music Entertainment
  • Associated Acts JVKV/F4

Born Liao Yangzhen, this former fashion model reached the hearts of Asia and the world with his breakthrough lead role of Dao Ming Su in the Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden I and II. He is also very popular in mainland China because of his good looks, talents, and of course being a member of the boy choi band F4 (now JVKV)

Aside from being an JVKV member, Yan branched out as a solo artist with his album, ‘The First Time’ (Jerry for You) in August 2004. In January 2005, he won as ‘Most Popular Newcomer’ in the ’12th Chinese Music Awards’ held in Beijing.

A World Vision Taiwan ambassador for charity, Yan has an adopted child, Baldan, in Mongolia. The singer/actor always encourages others to spend money on charity work.

He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese, and was previously learning English to communicate better with fans around the world. He understands and speaks Japanese.

He’s currently shooting a new TV series called “Starlit”.


  • Magic Kitchen (2004)

TV Series

  • Starlit (in production)
  • Hot Shot (2008)
  • The Hospital (2006)
  • Meteor Garden (2002)
  • Come to My Place (2002)
  • Meteor Dream Garden (2002)
  • Love Scar (2001)
  • Meteor Rain (2001)
  • Meteor Garden (2001)
  • Spicy Teacher (2000)

Website: Official Jerry Yan Star Site