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Chang Fei

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Chang Fei
張菲
Chang Fei of Big Brother's Return 20030601.jpg
Chang Fei in 2003
Born
Chang Yan-ming

(1951-12-04) 4 December 1951 (age 69)
NationalityTaiwanese
EducationTaoyuan Municipal Longtan Senior High School
Occupationsinger, host
Years active1977–2000
2002–2012
2018–present
Spouse(s)
Zhao Cui-hua
(m. 1975; div. 1990)
Children
Parent(s)Chang Wu-hsi (father)
Tan Xiu-xia (mother)
FamilyHeng Shu (sister)
Fei Yu-ching (brother)
Musical career
Also known asBrother Fei (菲哥)
GenresFolk, Mandopop
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese張菲
Simplified Chinese张菲
Chang Yan-ming
(birth name)
Traditional Chinese張彥明
Simplified Chinese张彦明

Chang Fei (Chinese: 張菲; pinyin: Zhāng Fēi About this soundlisten ; born Chang Yan-ming (张彦明; 張彥明; Zhāng Yànmíng); 4 December 1951) is a Taiwanese singer and television personality.

Early life[edit]

He was born Chang Yan-ming in Taipei, Taiwan, on 4 December 1951, His eldest sister Chang Yan-qiong was a singer formerly known as Jenny Fei, who later became a buddhist nun known by the dharma name of Shi Heng Shu (釋恆述), better known as Heng Shu (釋恆法師). He is the elder brother of ballad singer Fei Yu-ching.

Chang married a South Korean woman Zhao Cui-hua in 1975 and they had two sons, Chang Shao-ching and Chang Shao-huai. Chang and Zhao divorced in 1990.

Career[edit]

Chang Fei is the host of the variety show Variety Big Brother (綜藝大哥大), and is also a singer who has recorded CDs. He is associated with long-time friends including Frankie Kao and the late comedian Ni Min-jan and owns several successful restaurants. He is also one of the most celebrated wing surfers in the local surfing community. Known for his taste of the classical music and jazz, he has performed as a saxophone player. Many celebrities will remember his famous quote from the early TV show, "Comedian Bump Earth" (笑星撞地球), saying Are you Happy? Yes We Are! (快樂嗎?很快樂!). Fei is reportedly to be on his way to retirement, beating out his disciples such as Jacky Wu (吳宗憲) and Hu Gua (胡瓜). He planned for Kang Kang to be his successor. However, Kang Kang left Variety Big Brother before its final show.

Although Fei was rumored to be retiring, he is still active in making appearances on various Taiwanese variety shows.

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