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Chai Hansen
Surachai Romruen

(1989-02-08) 8 February 1989 (age 34)
Ko Samui, Thailand
  • Actor
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)

Chai Hansen (born Surachai Romruen, February 8, 1989) is a Thai-Australian actor. He is best known for his role as Monkey in The New Legends of Monkey, Zac in Mako Mermaids, Ilian in The 100 and Jordan Kyle in Shadowhunters.

Early life

Hansen was born in Ko Samui, an island in the Gulf of Thailand in 1989. He was born to a Thai father, Superut Romruen and an Australian mother, Sandra Hansen. At the age of 7 Hansen migrated to Australia with his mother and sister (Sarah Romruen) to seek a higher education.


In 2011, it was announced that Hansen would join the cast of internationally distributed series Mako Mermaids. In season 2 onwards, he and Alex Cubis portrayed mermen, alongside Isabel Durant and Lucy Fry who portrayed mermaids.

Hansen was cast in role in the recurring role of Ilian in the fourth season of The 100. He was then cast as Monkey in The New Legends of Monkey, a new spin on classic tale Journey to the West.

In early 2018, Hansen was cast in a recurring role in Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments third season as Jordan Kyle, a werewolf on a quest for redemption.

In May 2021, Hansen was cast as a series regular in the Amazon series Night Sky, playing the role of Jude.


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Dead Moon Circus Sean Film
2013 Pavlomance Zac Short
2013 Revolving Doors Kitchen Short
2013–2016 Mako: Island of Secrets Zac Main
2017–2018 The 100 Ilian Recurring
2018–2019 The New Legends of Monkey Monkey Main
2018 Thicker Than Water Ivan Film
2018–2019 Shadowhunters Jordan Recurring
2020–2021 The Newsreader Tim Recurring
2021–2022 We Were Tomorrow Noah Recurring
2022 Night Sky Jude Recurring

See also

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