Versatile actor and leading man Ken Chan remains a full-pledged Kapuso as he renewed his exclusive contract with GMA Network yesterday, February 8.
Present during the contract signing were GMA Senior Vice President for Entertainment Group Lilybeth G. Rasonable, GMA Vice President for Drama Productions Redgie Acuña-Magno, GMA Senior Assistant Vice President for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara, GMA Artist Center Assistant Vice President and Head for Talent Imaging and Marketing Unit Simoun Ferrer, GMAAC Senior Talent Manager Tracy Garcia, and Program Manager Nini Matilac.
Ken expressed his gratitude to the Network for trusting in his acting competence and for taking care of him since he entered show business.
“Yung matawag ka pa lang na “Kapuso” ay sobrang sarap na sa pakiramdam. Hindi madali ang mga pinagdaanan ko para makapasok sa showbiz industry pero binigyan ako ng pagkakataon ng GMA para buuin ang mga pangarap ko bilang isang aktor. Proud akong sabihin na dahil sa GMA, nakagawa ako ng mga teleseryeng may mga kakaibang istorya at maraming tao ang sumaya at na-inspire. Talagang minahal nila yung mga proyektong ginawa ko,” he said.
As a host and a performer, Ken has dabbled in various projects that made him a mainstay in various television shows. With his irresistible charm and wide acting range, Ken continues to capture the hearts of his audience.
Currently, Ken is one of the mainstays of the musical-variety-comedy program All-Out Sundays. He is also set to headline the upcoming drama series ‘Ang Dalawang Ikaw’ where his character will tackle Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).
“Masasabi kong isa ito sa pinakamahirap ng character o role na naibigay sa akin ng GMA 7. Sabi ko nga, napaka-blessed ko talaga dahil nabibiyayaan ako ng mga proyektong may advocacy. Sobrang challenging niyang gawin kasi hindi lang isang tao ang ginagampanan ko dito kundi dalawa at hindi natin alam dahil baka mayroon pang ibang katauhang lalabas. Sa araw-araw na ginagawa namin ang mga eksena, sobra pa rin yung kaba ko dahil talagang mabibigat at madugo ang fight scenes,” quipped Ken.
His fans should also look forward to his movie with Rita Daniela titled “Huling Ulan Sa Tag-araw” and the fourth season of the all-original musical competition “The Clash” where he is one of the Journey Hosts.
Aside from these projects, the Kapuso star has now also ventured into business. He shared, “Yung blessings na binibigay sa akin ng Panginoon, ayaw kong sayangin dahil alam niyang marami akong mga taong matutulungan through my businesses. Naaalala ko noong mga 10 years old ako, sabi ko sa sarili ko na balang araw magkakaroon din ako ng sarili kong gasoline station. Nagdilang-anghel nga siguro talaga ako dahil I am very proud to say na naabot ko yung pangarap ko na magkaroon ng sariling gasolinahan. At bilang mahilig ako at ang buong family namin sa mga pagkain, na-inspire ako ng magtayo ng sarili kong restaurant na malapit na malapit nang magbukas, ang “Made In Wok.”
Meanwhile, Rasonable is proud to have Ken as a Kapuso, “We’re very happy na Ken is still with GMA. GMA baby naman ‘yan, so siyempre galak na galak tayo na magpapatuloy ang pakikipagtrabaho niya sa GMA at tayo rin naman sa kanya. We’re always gratified to give him varied roles kasi napakita niya talaga na napaka-talented niyang artista. Multitalented siya talaga, nakikita naman natin ‘yan sa All-Out Sundays and The Clash. He can host, kumakanta siya, nakakasayaw, kumbaga total package si Ken.”
Ferrer said that the network will continue to provide good projects for Ken that will further his career and stature in the entertainment scene, “We can see how Ken has grown into one of the most talented actors of his generation. We know what he is capable of as an actor and a performer so we’ll continue to give him quality projects and support him in his endeavors.”