Ian Chen (actor)

American actor

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Ian Chen
Ian Chen at Shazam! Fury of the Gods Premiere on March 14, 2023
Born (2006-09-07) September 7, 2006 (age 16)
Years active2013–present
Ian Chen
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese陈琦烨

Ian Chen (born September 7, 2006) is a Taiwanese-American actor, best known for his work in the TV series Fresh Off the Boat (2015–2020), and movies Shazam! (2019) & Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023).

Personal life

Ian Chen was born to Taiwanese immigrants[1] in Los Angeles, California. He has a younger brother named Max and both are fluent in Mandarin.[2] He has shown enthusiasm for video games. Chen also sings and plays guitar in a band,[3] and is an aviation enthusiast.[4]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 Modern Family Lily's Friend at Cat Funeral Episode: "Larry's Wife"
2014 Grey's Anatomy Luca Episode: "I Must Have Lost It on the Wind"
2015–20 Fresh Off the Boat Evan Huang Series regular
2016 Dr. Ken Henry Episode: "The Wedding Sitter"
Loosely Exactly Nicole Troy Episode: "Babysitting"
2017 Family Guy (voice) Episode: "Dearly Deported"
2018 Paradise Run Himself Episode: S3E21
2018-22 Fancy Nancy Jonathan (voice) 13 episodes
2019-20 The Rocketeer Logan (voice) 5 episodes
2021 Yasuke Ichiro (voice) 3 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2019 Shazam! Eugene Choi
A Dog's Journey Young Trent
2021 Wish Dragon Young Din (voice) [5]
2023 Shazam! Fury of the Gods Eugene Choi Post-production

Awards and nominations

Chen was ranked #3 in Entertainment Weekly's "12 Under 12: The Best Child Actors of 2015", behind Jacob Tremblay and Marsai Martin.[6]

Chen was named one of Hollywood's Top 30 Stars Under Age 18 by The Hollywood Reporter in 2018 [7] and 2019.[8]

Year Award Category Work Result
2015 Vulture Best Child Actor Fresh Off the Boat Nominated[9]
2016 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast In A TV Series Won[10]
Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actor Nominated
Young Entertainer Awards Best Young Ensemble Cast - TV Series Won
2017 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor Loosely Exactly Nicole Won
Young Entertainer Awards Best Leading Young Actor 14 and Under - Television Series Fresh Off the Boat Nominated


In November 2016, Chen opened the "FASO Goes Pops!" orchestra concert with a performance of the young Michael Jackson hit, "Ben."[11]

In June 2016, he starred as the main character in Eric Nam's music video "Into You".[12]


  1. ^ "'Fresh off the Boat' Star Ian Chen on Staying Grounded, Randall Park's Mandarin and Constance Wu's 'Crazy Rich Asian' Stories".
  2. ^ "Evan Huang played by Ian Chen - Character Biography". Archived from the original on 2018-03-09. Retrieved 2016-12-02.
  3. ^ "My Interview With Ian Chen, from Fresh Off the Boat".
  4. ^ "@theianchen Instagram post - aviation enthusiast ✈️". Archived from the original on 2021-12-25.
  5. ^ Cast list as per April 23, 2018 Variety article
  6. ^ "EW's 12 Under 12: The Best Child Actors of 2015".
  7. ^ "Hollywood's Top 30 Stars Under Age 18". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-09-19.
  8. ^ "Young Hollywood 2019: Top 30 Stars Under Age 18". The Hollywood Reporter.
  9. ^ "Vulture TV Awards 2015: Best Child Actor". vulture.com.
  10. ^ "ABC and Nickelodeon Actors Lead Winners at Young Artist Awards". backstage.com. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  11. ^ "FASO Goes Pops! A night of musical talent and nostalgia". Archived from the original on 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-05-18.

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