Dennis Chan

About Dennis Chan

Who is it?: Actor, Producer, Writer
Birth Day: May 09, 1959
Birth name: Dennis Milton Chambers
Genres: Jazz, jazz fusion, funk
Occupation(s): Musician
Instruments: Drums
Years active: 1978–present
Labels: Sugar Hill
Associated acts: Parliament-Funkadelic

Dennis Chan

Dennis Chan was born on May 09, 1959, is Actor, Producer, Writer. Born in 1949 in Hong Kong, Dennis Chan Kwok-sun is the younger brother of actor-director Philip Chan. While still in school, Chan appeared with his band on a television variety show and was invited by a RTHK director to audition. He was accepted and performed regularly in TV dramas in the 1970s. In 1977, he became producer for variety shows. He first acted in film in Cop and Robbers (1979), followed by over 90 films, mostly in cameos. He starred in Krazy Kops (1981) and Romantic Fool (2007) and played major parts in Soul (1986), Cageman (1992) and the American film Kickboxer (1989) and its two sequels.Chan joined D&B in 1984 as Distribution Manager, leaving in 1987 to learn film production at Hollywood. Returning to the Hong Kong film industry, he worked primarily in producing, writing and directing. Films he produced or associate produced include The Wrong Couples (1987), Hearts to Hearts (1988), Naked Killer (1992) and Future Cops (1993). Chan often doubled as writer on films he produced, such as Remains of a Woman (1993), which was awarded Best Actress (for Carrie Ng) at the Golden Horse Awards, and Wild Horse from Shangri-La (2009).Chan directed his first film, Perfect Match, in 1989, a year in which he also released a second film, Maybe Next Time. He also directed the romance drama Love and Let Love (1998). In 1993, he became COO of Vehicle Of Light Film Company and in 1999, ran the China Culture Media Group Company, which produced programs on Chinese history and culture.Chan resumed film production in 2006, such as producing and writing Air Diary (2006), Wild Horse from Shangri-La (2007), Besieged City (2008) and directing The Romantic Fool (2007, which Chan also wrote), Wushu: The Young Generation (also co-wrote, 2008, co-director, Anthony Szeto) and 37 (2009).
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Born May 09, 1959 ()
Birthday May 09

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In 1978 (at 18 years old) he joined Parliament/Funkadelic, and stayed with them until 1985. In 1986 he joined the John Scofield band. Since then he has played with most of the major figures in jazz fusion music.


Chambers began drumming at the age of four years, and was gigging in Baltimore-area nightclubs by the age of six. He was recruited in 1981 by the Sugar Hill Label to be their "house Drummer." Chambers played on many Sugar Hill releases. Contrary to popular belief he did not play on "Rapper's Delight" which was revealed in a recent interview on on 6/8/2017.


In December 2004, Chambers was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music during the inauguration of current President, Roger H. Brown.


In an interview by Bonedo in 2011, Chambers was asked who some of his influences and favorite drummers were and he mentioned Clyde Stubblefield, Al Jackson Jr., Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Gary Husband, Jack Dejohnette, Billy Cobham, Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, and Tony Williams.

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