Storywriter and novelist (b. 15 November 1961, İncesu / Kayseri - d. 6 January 2013, Istanbul). He has used the pen name Jak Laban and Andante on some of his works. He is the older brother of Hasan Kaçan who is a caricaturist and brother of Fatih Kaçan who is a caricaturist and actor. He gave up his studies when he was in the second class at Kasımpaşa High School. An investigation was opened regarding his comic book İstedikleri Yere Gidenler (The Ones who Go Where They Want, 1996) but he wasn’t charged. He works as an editor. He is a member of the Writers Syndicate of Turkey.
His first article was published by Gırgır review (1985). His comic stories have been publishing in the reviews Leman, Ustura, Mizah Kültür, Amann. His first novel Ağır Roman (Heavy Novel), in which he narrates the life of gypsies in İstanbul, was adapted for the cinema by the director Mustafa Altıoklar (1997).
NOVEL: Ağır Roman (Heavy Novel, 1990), Fındık Sekiz (Hazelnut Eight, 1997), Harman Kaplan (Harvest Tiger, 1999)
SHORT STORY: Adalara Vapur (Steamship to the Islands, 2003).
REFERENCE: TBE Ansiklopedisi (2001), İhsan Işık / Türkiye Yazarlar Ansiklopedisi (2001, 2004Resimli ve Metin Örnekli Türkiye Edebiyatçılar ve Kültür Adamları Ansiklopedisi (2006, gen. 2. bas. 2007), Jale Sancak / Kenti Dinlemek-Büyülü Kent İstanbul’dan Öyküler (2002), Mustafa Alagöz / Metin Kaçan Bu Kez ‘Adalara Vapur’ Öyküleriyle.. Ada(m)lara Yolculuk (Cumhuriyet Kitap, 4.7.2002), Ceyhan Usanmaz / Adalara Vapur (Virgül, sayı:52, Haziran 2002), Tufan Erbarıştıran / Sözcüklerin Dansı (Agora, Ocak-Şubat 2004), Cervantes’in Yeğeni Metin Kaçan Üzerine Yazılar (2004).