MUMBAI: On 27 February India will see the release of The Invisible Target starring Jaycee Chan. The movie marks the debut of Jaycee Chan, son of the legendry movie star Jackie Chan.
Jaycee Chan is the son of Jackie Chan and Taiwanese actress Feng-Jiao Lin. He was born Chan Jo-Ming, but changed his surname to Fong/Fang in February of 2004 as this is his true ancestral name. Although this is his name in the Eastern hemisphere, his name remains Jaycee Chan in the Western hemisphere with a few sources listing him as Jaycee Fong.
“I am very excited about my film releasing in India. I have seen some Bollywood films – they have so much colour, the songs are very catchy and the stars are so beautiful!” gushes Jackie on his Indian debut.
What does Jaycee have to say about his dad? “My dad has been great. Even though we have not spent too much time together he has always been there for me whenever I needed him,” replies Jaycee.
So does Jaycee plan to follow his father’s footsteps? “My father as a legacy that is very special and I’m not sure I want to follow his footsteps right now. I am scared that I may spoil his legacy if I fall short in any way. There are bound to be comparisons. But I must say – there is no one like my dad.”
Jaycee, who attended The College of William & Mary, is an actor, singer, composer, lyricist, and guitarist. He also plays the piano, drums, and bass guitar. He released his first, self-titled, CD, "Jaycee" on 15 September, 2004. This CD, for which he composed the music and wrote the lyrics for 10 of the 13 tracks, earned him many music awards in Asia for Best New Male Singer.
In addition, Jaycee is active in many charities that include children’s charities, help for research of organ diseases, natural disaster relief funds, and wildlife awareness public service campaigns in Asia.
Jaycee is currently quite popular in Hong Kong and Mainland China. He is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.