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Jang Hyuk - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Jang Hyuk is best known for playing the lead characters in the movies Windstruck (2004) and Volcano High (2001) and the drama series The Slave Hunters (2009).

He made his acting debut with the drama series Zzang in 1998, but his fame did not rise until he starred in the movie Volcano High (2001).

The movie had allowed him to gain admiration and recognition from netizens.

His career as an actor reached its peak after he played a role in the movie Windstruck in 2004. It was considered one of the most popular Korean movies ever.

Then, in 2008, he ventured into Hollywood with the movie Dance of the Dragon.

Besides that, he also took some parts in the little screens with grant-winning performances such as Successful Story of a Bright Girl (2002) and The Slave Hunters (2009).

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Profile

  • Real Name: Jung Yong Joon (정용준)
  • Stage Name: Jang Hyuk (장혁)
  • Nickname: Jang Hyuk
  • Birthday: December 20, 1976
  • Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 174 cm (5’2”)
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  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: –
  • Professions: Actor and Rapper
  • Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts (Film), Dankook University (Theater and Film)
  • Hobbies: Boxing and horseback riding
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  • Siblings: –
  • Wife: Kim Yeo Jin (Married 2008)
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Facts 

  • Jang Hyuk began dating his current wife, Kim Yeo Jin, who was also his pilates instructor in 2002. He joined her class because he really liked her.
  • He does not consider himself a star but instead a freelancer who might never land another acting job.
  • Jang Hyuk learned Jeet Kune Do for around ten years.
  • He, alongside his two fellow actors, Song Seung Heon and Han Jae Suk, was chided by netizens for avoiding military obligation in late 2004. However, he had apologized to general society and started his military duty on November 16, 2004, to November 15, 2006.
  • Jang Hyuk has two sons and a daughter.
  • He is close friends with fellow actors, Cha Tae Hyun and Kim Jong Kook.
  • Jang Hyuk once considered pursuing a career as a teacher.
  • He is a former professional Taekwondo athlete.
  • Jang Hyuk published a book titled Jang Hyuk, Hot-Blooded Man in 2013.
  • Besides learning Jeet Kune Do, he is also into boxing and horseback riding.
  • His ideal type is…

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Movies

  • The Killer: A Girl Who Deserves To Die (2022), as Bang Ui Gang
  • Tomb of the River (2021), as Lee Min Seok
  • The Swordsman (2020), as Tae Yul
  • Ordinary Person (2017), as Choi Kyoo Nam
  • Because I Love You (2017), as a cameo
  • Empire of Lust (2015), as Prince Yi Bang Won
  • Innocent Thing (2014), as Kim Joon Gi
  • IRIS 2: The Movie (2013), as Jeong Yoo Geon
  • The Flu (2013), as Kang Ji Goo
  • The Client (2011), as Han Cheol Min
  • Rabbit and Lizard (2009), as Eun Seol
  • Five Senses of Eros (2009), as Jeong Min Su
  • Searching for the Elephant (2009), as Choi Hyun Woo
  • Dance of the Dragon (2008), as Kwon Tae San
  • S Diary (2004), as Lim Chan
  • Windstruck (2004), as Ko Myung Woo
  • Please Teach Me English (2003), as Park Moon Soo
  • Public Toilet (2002), as Kim Seon Bak
  • Jungle Juice (2002), as Ki Tae
  • Volcano High (2001), as Kim Kyeong Soo
  • Zzang (1998), as Im Se Bin

Drama Series

  • New Sea (TBA), as Zhao Guo Sheng
  • Bloody Heart (KBS2 | 2022), as Park Gye Won
  • Tell Me What You Saw (OCN | 2020), as Oh Hyun Jae
  • My Country: The New Age (JTBC | 2019), as Lee Bang Won
  • The Crowned Clown (tvN | 2019), as Lee Hun’s father
  • Bad Papa (MBC | 2018), as Yoo Ji Cheol
  • Wok of Love (SBS | 2018), as Doo Chil Seong
  • Money Flower (MBC | 2017), as Kang Pil Joo
  • Hit the Top (KBS2 | 2017), as a cameo
  • Voice (OCN | 2017), as Moo Jin Hyeok
  • Beautiful Mind (KBS2 | 2016), as Lee Young Oh
  • The Merchant: Gaekju 2015 (KBS2 | 2015), as Cheon Bong Sam
  • The Producers (KBS2 | 2015), as Jang Hyun Sung
  • Shine or Go Crazy (MBC | 2015), as Wang So
  • Love Cells (Naver TV Cast | 2014), as a cameo
  • Old Farewell (MBC | 2014), as Kang Soo Hyeok
  • You Are My Destiny (MBC | 2014), as Lee Gun
  • Iris II: New Generation (KBS2 | 2013), as Jung Yoo Gun
  • Deep Rooted Tree (SBS | 2011), as Kang Chae Yoon
  • Midas (SBS | 2011), as Kim Do Hyun
  • Fall in Love with Anchor Beauty (ZJSTV | 2010), as Chen Yi Po
  • The Slave Hunters (KBS | 2009), as Lee Dae Gil
  • Tazza (SBS | 2008), as Kim Go Ni
  • My Sassy Girl (TBS | 2008), as Jang Hyuk
  • Robber (SBS | 2008), as Kwon Oh Joon
  • Thank You (MBC | 2007), as Min Ki Seo
  • The Great Ambition (SBS | 2002), as Park Jae Yeong
  • Successful Story of a Bright Girl (SBS | 2002), as Han Ki Tae
  • Wang Rung’s Land (SBS | 2000), as Bong Pil
  • Into the Sunlight (MBC | 1999), as Han Myung Ha
  • School 1 (KBS2 | 1999), as Kang Woo Hyuk
  • Love You and Love You (SBS | 1998), as a supporting character
  • Model (SBS | 1997), as Joon Ho

TV Shows

  • Chat of Chatters (JTBC | 2021), as a guest
  • National Bang Bang Cook Cook (MBN | 2021), as the main host
  • Whistle Stop (MBC | 2021), as a guest
  • Law of the Jungle – Pioneers (SBS | 2021), as a regular member
  • Soo Mi’s Mountain Cabin (KBS2 | 2021), as a guest
  • I Can See Your Voice Season 8 (Mnet | 2021), as a guest
  • Yacht Expedition: The Beginning (MBC every1 | 2020), as a regular member
  • Hometown Flex (tvN | 2020), as a guest
  • Veteran (JTBC | 2020), as a guest
  • City Police (MBC every1 | 2019), as a regular member
  • Omniscient Interfering View (MBC | 2018), as a guest
  • Dragon Club – Immature Bromance (KBS2 | 2017), as the main host
  • City Fisherman (Channel A | 2017), as a guest
  • Life Bar (tvN | 2016), as a guest
  • Carefree Travelers (JTBC | 2016), as a guest
  • My Little Old Boy (SBS | 2016), as a guest
  • The Friends in Croatia (K-STAR | 2015), as a regular member
  • Ding Ge Long Dong Qiang (CCTV | 2015), as a regular member
  • Real Men: Season 1 (MBC | 2013), as a regular member
  • Hwasin: Controller of the Heart (SBS | 2013), as a guest
  • Healing Camp (SBS | 2011), as a guest
  • Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (KBS1 | 2011), as a guest
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Win Win (K-RUSH | 2010), as a guest
  • Family Outing: Season 1 (SBS | 2008), as a guest
  • Live Talk Show Taxi (tvN | 2007), as a guest
  • Happy Together: Season 3 (KBS2 | 2007), as a guest
  • Radio Star (MBC | 2007), as a guest

Music Video Appearances

  • Hot Sugar (2017) – Turbo
  • Is There Love? (2008) – Kim Yong Jin
  • The Loneliness of Two People (2008) – Elva Hsiao
  • Impulse (2008) – Elva Hsiao
  • 그저 흐르는 대로 (2006) – UTO
  • A Better Day (2001) – JTL
  • Love of Sun and Moon (2000) – TJ Project
  • Hey Girl (2000) – TJ Project
  • Rain (2000) – TJ Project
  • Take the Life of You (2000) – TJ Project
  • TJ’s Love Story (2000) – TJ Project
  • Money (2000) – TJ Project
  • God Bless TJ (2000) – TJ Project
  • To Mother (1999) – G.O.D
  • A Request (1997) – Lee Seung Hwan
  • Will You Understand (이해할께) (1997) – Cho Kyu Man

Awards

  • 2021 3rd Chungbuk International Martial Arts and Action Film Festival – Actor Award – The Swordsman
  • 2018 31st Grimae Awards – Best Actor – Bad Papa
  • 2018 MBC Drama Awards – Vocal King Award – Bad Papa
  • 2017 Korean Film Shining Star Awards – Drama Star Award – Voice
  • 2017 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Weekend Drama) – Money Flower
  • 2015 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Mid-Length Drama) – The Merchant: Gaekju 2015
  • 2015 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – The Merchant: Gaekju 2015
  • 2014 7th Herald Donga Lifestyle Awards – Best Dressed of the Year – Jang Hyuk
  • 2014 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – You Are My Destiny
  • 2014 MBC Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – You Are My Destiny
  • 2013 MBC Entertainment Awards – Popularity Award in a Variety Show – Real Men
  • 2013 13th Korea World Youth Film Festival – Favorite Actor – Iris II: New Generation
  • 2012 46th Taxpayer’s Day – Presidential Commendation – Jang Hyuk
  • 2011 23rd Korea PD Awards – Best Performer (TV Actor category) – The Slave Hunters
  • 2011 – SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Special Planning Drama) – Midas
  • 2011 – SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars – Midas and Deep Rooted Tree
  • 2010 5th Seoul International Drama Awards – Outstanding Korean Actor – The Slave Hunters
  • 2010 17th Han Il Culture Awards – Acting Award (Cultural Diplomacy category) – Jang Hyuk
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards – Grand Prize (Daesang) – The Slave Hunters
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – The Slave Hunters
  • 2010 3rd Korea Drama Awards – Best Actor – The Slave Hunters
  • 2010 23rd Grimae Awards – Best Actor – The Slave Hunters
  • 2010 2nd Jewelry Awards – Ruby Award – Jang Hyuk
  • 2020 5th A-Awards – Passion Award – Jang Hyuk
  • 2008 3rd Asia Model Festival Awards – BBF Popular Star Award – Jang Hyuk
  • 2008 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Special Planning Drama) – Tazza
  • 2008 SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars – Tazza and Robber
  • 2008 2nd West Hollywood International Film Festival – Best Actor – Dance of the Dragon
  • 2007 MBC Drama Awards – Golden Acting Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – Thank You
  • 2007 Chinese Martial Arts Festival – New Artist Award – Jang Hyuk
  • 2002 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – Successful Story of a Bright Girl and Daemang
  • 2002 SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars – Successful Story of a Bright Girl and Daemang
  • 2000 SBS Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Wang Rung’s Land

Nominations

  • 2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actor (TV) – Money Flower
  • 2018 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Monday – Tuesday Drama) – Wok of Love
  • 2018 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Monday – Tuesday Drama) – Bad Papa
  • 2018 6th APAN Star Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Serial Drama) – Money Flower
  • 2017 MBC Drama Awards – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Money Flower
  • 2016 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – Beautiful Mind
  • 2015 4th APAN Star Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Serial Drama) – Shine or Go Crazy and The Merchant: Gaekju 2015
  • 2015 KBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – The Merchant: Gaekju 2015
  • 2015 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Special Project Drama) – Shine or Go Crazy
  • 2014 3rd APAN Star Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – You Are My Destiny
  • 2014 MBC Drama Awards – Best Actor in a Drama Short – Old Farewell
  • 2013 KBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – Iris II: New Generation
  • 2913 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Mid-Length Drama) – Iris II: New Generation
  • 2011 39th International Emmy Awards – Best Actor – The Slave Hunters
  • 2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actor (TV) – The Slave Hunters
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – The Slave Hunters
  • 2007 MBC Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor) – Thank You
  • 2002 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Special Planning Drama) – Daemang
  • 2002 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – Successful Story of a Bright Girl

Jang Hyuk is an actor of prominent talent. His name is widely known both in Korea and overseas because he never fails to deliver his best in everything he does.

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