Yan Cheng Xu (Chinese: 言承旭; pinyin: Yán Chéng Xù, born January 1, 1977 in Taoyuan, Taiwan), also known as Jerry Yan, is a Taiwanese actor and singer. He is best known for his roles in Meteor Garden, The Hospital, Hot Shot, Down with Love, and Loving, Never Forgetting.
After becoming a model, he began appearing in advertisements and music videos. In 2000, Yan made his television debut in Spicy Teacher, costarring Ken Chu and Lan Cheng-lung. The following year, he rose to fame after starring in Meteor Garden as the lead male role, Dao Ming Si. Yan and his Meteor Garden co-stars, Vic Chou, Chu, and Vanness Wu formed a band, F4, named after their group on the show. He reprised his role as Dao Ming Si in Meteor Rain and Meteor Garden II (2002). F4 performed the theme songs for both productions. Also in 2002, F4 appeared together in Come to My Place.
Yan starred in a Hong Kong romantic comedy film, Magic Kitchen in 2004. The same year, he released his first solo album, entitled Jerry for You. The album went on to become one of the top-selling Mandarin albums of the year. In 2006, Yan starred in The Hospital with Leon Dai and Janine Chang. F4 released their third and final album, Waiting for You in 2007. Yan appeared in sports comedy Hot Shot (2008) with Show Lo and Wu Chun. The following year, Yan released his second solo album Freedom, which was followed by a collection album, My Secret Lover (2010) also featuring three new songs.
In 2010, Yan starred with S.H.E's Ella Chen in Down with Love and had a cameo in Pandamen. In 2014, Yan starred as Michael Lee in the Japanese film Lupin the 3rd starring Shun Oguri. He appeared in Our Times as the adult version of Darren Wang's character the following year. Yan has also become a regular in Chinese productions, starring in My Splendid Life (2011), Loving, Never Forgetting (2014), My Best Ex-Boyfriend (2015), and Because·Love (2016).
|2000||Spicy Teacher||Hong Ming Long|
|2001||Girl Goes Forward||Ah Guo|
|Meteor Garden||Dao Ming Si|
|Meteor Rain||Dao Ming Si|
|Love Scar||Zhang Zi Lin|
|2002||Come to My Place||Cai Yi Ye|
|Meteor Garden II||Dao Ming Si|
|2006||The Hospital||Su Yi Hua|
|2008||Hot Shot||Dong Fang Xiang|
|Down with Love||Xiang Yu Ping|
|2011||My Splendid Life||Liu Yu Hao|
|2014||Loving, Never Forgetting||Li Zhong Mou|
|2015||My Best Ex-Boyfriend||Li Tang|
|2016||Because·Love||Zhuang Dao Sheng|
|2004||Magic Kitchen||Guo Ke Li|
|2012||Ripples of Desire||Scarface|
|2014||Lupin the 3rd||Michael Lee|
|2015||Our Times||Xu Tai Yu (adult)|
- Jerry Yan played Michael Lee in Lupin the 3rd, which starred Shun Oguri from Hana Yori Dango (2005). Kim Joon of Boys Over Flowers (2009) fame also had a small role in the film.