Bang Chan (Stray Kids)

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Bang Chan Stray Kids - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Bang Chan is a Australian-South Korean singer and songwriter. He’s best known as a member of JYP Entertainment’s boy group, Stray Kids.


Despite being born in South Korea, Bang Chan spent most of his childhood in Australia. There, he took some dancing classes including ballet and modern dance.

At the age of 13, Chan passed a local audition in Australia to join JYP Entertainment.

He then moved back to Korea to train under the agency. He trained for 7 years but didn’t seem to have the chance of debuting.

In 2016, this Libra man formed a hip hop trio with Han and Changbin. The trio named 3RACHA uploaded their first untitled mixtape to Soundcloud in January 2018.

Over the years, they continued to shared more EP to the platform.

All members of 3RACHA then joined 6 other trainees for a survival show in August 2017. The group named Stray Kids had to worked together in a trainees vs JYP type of show.

At the end, all 9 members earned their debut as a group with Chan acted as the leader. 3RACHA also remained together as a sub-unit.

This talented singer officially made his debut with Stray Kids on March 2018. They released their debut EP I Am Not.

Prior to that, they had also released pre-debut EP Mixtape containing some songs performed in the reality show.

The group got massive attention with the release of their first studio album Go Live in June 2020. It became their best selling album, debuting on top of Gaon Album Chart.

Go Live also earned the Platinum Certification from Gaon Chart, for selling over 250.000 copies by August 2020.


  • Real Name: Bang Christopher Chan
  • Stage Name: Bang Chan
  • Nickname: Kangaroo, Koala
  • Birthday: October 3, 1997
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Nationality: Korean-Australian
  • Position: Leader, Producer, Vocalist, Dancer, Rapper
  • Sub-Unit: 3RACHA
  • Representative Animal: Wolf
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Singer
  • Education: Newtown High School of the Performing Arts, Cheongdam High School
  • Hobbies: Playing sports
  • Parents: –
  • Sibling: –
  • Girlfriend: –
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  • Spotify: Stray Kids’ Leader Bang Chan’s Playlist

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 171 cm (5’7″)
  • Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Body Measurements: 38-32-14 (Bust -38, Waist -32, and Arms -14 inches)
  • Shoe Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: Lucas Bang
  • Sister: Hannah Bang

Girlfriend & Dating History

He has never been involved in a publicly known relationship. Bang Chan most likely wants to keep his personal and dating life private.

Net Worth

According to multiple sources, Bang Chan’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million to $5 million. He appeared to earn most of his income through working as an idol singer as a Stray Kids’ member.


Made Controversial Comments about Basic Etiquette during Livestream

In May 2023, Bang Chan held a livestreaming session where he talked about Music Bank in Paris that happened a month earlier. He discussed about the greeting etiquette differences due to generation gap.

He shared his thoughts on a specific Korean culture where it’s considered necessary for someone younger or lower in position to bows to other people who are older or have higher position.

He stated how he felt like it’s come to the point where greeting someone is not considered as basic manners.”

Shortly after, his statement prompted discussions amongst fans and internet users in general, alongside various guesses about whom he possibly talked about.

A week later, Bang Chan posted an apology on Stray Kids official Instagram, due to “the offense caused by the comments [he] made during a recent live broadcast.”

He added how he had thought about the impact of his “words and behaviors” to others and how he had “deeply reflected.” He also said that he didn’t intend “to specify a certain artist.”


  • Bang Chan has a younger sister and brother. Their names are Hannah and Lucas.
  • He went to the same high school with Seungmin.
  • This Kpop star has a dog named Berry. It’s a King Charles Spaniel.
  • His personality type is ENFJ-T.
  • Ever since he was a child, Bang Chan has dreamed of becoming a singer so he can make others have a good time.
  • He moved house five times while living in Australia. He lived in Strathfield, Drummoyne, Enfield, Belmore, and Greenacre.
  • His father owned a swimming club in Sydney so Bang Chan used to swim a lot as a child.
  • At eight years old, he broke the record for freestyle swim in his school’s swimming carnival.
  • He used the name CB97 while being in 3RACHA.
  • His charming point is the dimples that would appear when he smiles.
  • This talented singer has naturally curly/wavy hair.
  • He can speak Korean, English, Japanese, and a bit of Chinese.
  • He thinks in English and Korean.
  • The man from Seoul has many friends in LA.
  • He can run quite fast.
  • He already got his driving license.
  • This Libra man has helped with the production of some songs.
  • He likes autumn best out of all the seasons.
  • He prefers sunny days than rainy ones.
  • Bang Chan loves listening to Drake’s songs.
  • One of his favorite foods is chicken.
  • He wears Versace Eros perfume.
  • He uses Gillette to shave.
  • This Stray Kids leader used to share a room with Changbin and Felix.
  • If he could choose any roomates, he would still pick Changbin.
  • In the new dorm, his roommates are Hyunjin, Lee Know, and Seungmin.
  • In the dorm, Bang Chan is responsible in cooking for the other members.
  • He is the busiest member of the group. He does lots of music editing to match the choreography.
  • At first, Woojin saw him as someone’s cold.
  • He prefers to have planned trips rather than spontaneous ones.
  • The man born in 1997 would like to go bungee jumping while on vacation.
  • He doesn’t like watching movies alone during vacation.
  • He has the ability to rotate his hand to 360 degrees.
  • Bang Chan used to train with members from TWICE, GOT7, and DAY6.
  • He is close to Jackson, Yugyeom, BamBam of GOT7, Jimin from 15&, and Sana of TWICE.
  • He sees himself as someone’s very independent, who can do things alone.
  • In 2011 trainee showcase, this idol performed with BamBam of GOT7 and Chaeyoung of TWICE.
  • He was in TWICE’s music video Like Ooh Ahh and Miss A’s Only You music video.
  • His motto is “Just enjoy”.
  • He would like to be an actor or athlete if he wasn’t part of Stray Kids.
  • Bang Chan looks up to Christiano Ronaldo, Drake, and also his father.
  • He doesn’t really have an ideal type.

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TV Shows

  • 2021 JYP EDM Day Every Dream Matters! (YouTube 2021), as himself
  • YBC (Young K Broadcast) (V Live 2020), as himself (guest)
  • Knowing Brothers “Dong Dong Shin Ki” (JTBC 2018), a himself (guest)
  • After School Club (Arirang TV 2018), as himself (special MC)


“A compliment makes me feel really shy. I’m thinking, am I allowed to accept it? When I look at myself, I’m not satisfied with myself yet.”

“I have learned and accepted that I am probably not going to be able to do anything without the members.” 

“Feeling good is the answer to all of your problems. So ‘just enjoy’ is and will always be my motto.”

“The moment that you accept that you’re a good leader, it means that you’re not a good leader.”

“I don’t think I actually, really love myself. It’s not like I hate myself, but because I’m still trying to search for the real person that I am, I’m still awkward.”

“I felt good because Stray Kids [as an identity] felt so good on me. And just imagining myself this free and excited about everything—that made me feel like, ‘That’s who I really am’.”

“I want girls to wear whatever clothes they like.”

“The hardest thing about [training] was when other trainees who were with me would leave the agency. The most painful moments were when I ended up alone.”

Pics of Bang Chan

1. Bang Chan looks amazing even in such simple outfits

Bang Chan Stray Kids - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. He is always so happy when performing

Bang Chan Stray Kids - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. He has an adorable smile

Bang Chan Stray Kids - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. His street style is also really cool

Member of Stray Kids - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

5. Bang Chan with his curly hair

Member of Stray Kids - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career


Who is Bang Chan?

He is a Australian-South Korean singer and songwriter. 

Who is Bang Chan’s real name?

His real name is Bang Christopher Chan. 

What makes Bang Chan famous?

He’s famous as a member of JYP Entertainment’s boy group, Stray Kids.

Where is Bang Chan from?

He was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Bang Chan?

He was born in 1997, and he is 26 years old as of 2023.

When Bang Chan celebrates his birthday?

He celebrates on the 3rd of every October.

How tall is Bang Chan?

His height is 5’7″ or 171 cm.

Who are Bang Chan’s parents?

He did not reveal the names of his father and mother.

Is Bang Chan married?

He is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether he is in a relationship or not.

Who is Bang Chan’s ex-girlfriend?

None of his ex-girlfriend is known to the public.

How rich is Bang Chan?

His net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Bang Chan nationality?

His nationality is Australian-South Korean

Bang Chan is an amazing leader to his fellow Stray Kids members. He is very talented in his craft.