Bang Chan (Hangul: 방찬) was born on October 3, 1997 (age 21) in Sydney, Australia. He is the leader, lead vocalist, lead dancer and rapper.


  • Stage name: Bang Chan (방찬)
  • Birth Name: Christopher Bang
  • Korean Name: Bang Chan (방찬; 方燦)
  • Nicknames: Kangaroo, Koala
  • Position: Leader, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer, Rapper
  • Blood Type: O
  • Birth Date: October 3, 1997 (age 21)
  • Birth Place: Sydney, Australia
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Chinese Zodiac: Ox


Music Video

Year Song Artist Role Note
2015 Only You Miss A Pre-Debut
Ooh Ahh Twice


  • He has one younger sister, named Hannah and one younger brother, named Lucas.
  • He went to Cheongdam High School.
  • Seungmin and Chan went to the same high school, and Chan was his senior.
  • His nicknames (according to his members) are Kangaroo and Koala.
  • He wanted to become a singer because he liked to make people have a good time since he was a kid.
  • He joined JYP Entertainment in 2010 after passing an audition in Australia, and trained for 7 years.
  • He is in pre-debut group 3RACHA with Changbin and Jisung.
  • His stage name in 3RACHA is CB97.
  • He thinks his charming point is his dimples when he smiles.
  • He speaks English, Korean, Japanese and a bit of Chinese.
  • He has a lot of LA friends.
  • His hobby is playing sports.
  • He has his driver's license.
  • He produces Stray Kids' songs.
  • His favorite seasons are spring and autumn.
  • He likes sunny days more than rainy days.
  • He is roommates with Changbin.
  • If he could choose a different roommate he'd still choose Changbin.
  • The shaving brand Chan uses is Gillette.
  • Chan prefers planned trips.
  • Bang Chan can rotate his hand to 360 degrees.
  • His dad owns a swimming club in Sydney, so he used to swim a lot.
  • When he was 8, he broke the record for his school’s swim carnival for 50 m freestyle swim.
  • He used to train with GOT7, TWICE, and DAY6.
  • He is friends with GOT7‘s BamBam and Yugyeom.
  • He performed with TWICE‘s Chaeyoung and GOT7‘s BamBam in a 2011 trainee showcase.
  • He starred in TWICE‘s “Like Ooh Ahh” MV as a zombie and Miss A‘s “Only You” MV.
  • He has lived in a dorm for 6 years.
  • His role at the dorm is to cook for his members.
  • His motto is: “Just enjoy~”
  • If he wasn’t in Stray Kids, he would be a kangaroo, actor or athlete.
  • His role models are Drake, Cristiano Ronaldo, and his dad.


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