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Ji Chang Wook - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Ji Chang Wook first worked in musical theater. He has also appeared in numerous drama and movie roles but rose to prominence in 2010 with the drama series Smile Again.

In 2011, he had a role in the drama series Warrior Baek Dong Soo. In the same year, he also starred in the drama series Bachelor’s Vegetable Store.

Then, he had his first villainous role in the drama series Five Fingers in 2012. A year later, he was acclaimed for playing an important role in the drama series Empress Ki.

The series was successful and won numerous awards. Other works that have brought him fame over the years include the drama series Healer (2014) and The K2 (2016).

In 2017, he had his first major movie role in Fabricated City. The movie was a commercial success and was nominated for the Baeksang Arts Awards.

Besides drama series and movies, he also appeared several times in music videos, for example, I Need You (2012) by K.Will, Lovey-Dovey (2012) by T-ARA, and Cry Cry (2011) by T-ARA.

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Profile

  • Real Name: Ji Chang Wook (지창욱)
  • Stage Names: Ji Chang Wook (지창욱)
  • Also Known as: Ji Chang Uk
  • Nickname: Chang Wook (창욱)
  • Birthday: July 5, 1987
  • Birthplace: Anyang, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 182 cm (5’11”)
  • Weight: 68 kg (110 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Religion: Buddhism
  • Professions: Actor, Singer
  • Education: Dankook University (Department of Performing Arts), Shin Sung High School
  • Hobby: Riding a motorbike
  • Parents: –
  • Siblings: –
  • Girlfriend: –
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  • Twitter: @Jichangwook
  • Instagram: @jichangwook
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  • YouTube: 지창욱.Jichangwook

Facts

  • Chang Wook does not have any siblings and was raised by a single parent.
  • When he was young, his father passed away.
  • He did his military duty in 2017 and was discharged in 2019.
  • Chang Wook was positioned as an active-duty soldier in the military.
  • He is good at singing.
  • Chang Wook has been maintaining a close friendship with fellow actor Ryu Deok Hwan since middle school.
  • He started his acting career when he was in his last year of high school.
  • His mother was initially against his resolution to become an actor.
  • He said he used to be a very obedient son.
  • Chang Wook considered a career as a professional football player before turning into an actor.
  • He is not a picky eater, but he cannot eat carrots.
  • His school friends called him Scaredy Cat Wookie because he got scared easily.
  • He has a pet dog named Kkoma.
  • Chang Wook likes to go to musical venues because he is a music enthusiast.
  • He is a fan of actor Cho Seung Woo.
  • Chang Wook contracted coronavirus in 2021 when he was filming one of his drama series.
  • He first debuted as a musical actor.
  • Chang Wook can speak Mandarin.
  • He collaborated with MIRAL Welfare Foundation to promote disability rights.
  • Chang Wook said he likes riding a motorcycle because it helps ease his worries.
  • He wears glasses.
  • Chang Wook is the only child in the family.
  • His favorite movie genre is a thriller.
  • He likes working out and is very athletic.
  • Chang Wook played a lot of sports during middle schools, such as basketball, football, and swimming.
  • He can play the piano.
  • Winter is his favorite season because he cannot stand the heat.
  • He has a huge crush on actress Song Hye Kyo.
  • Chang Wook is a quiet person.
  • One of her favorite Hollywood actors is Brad Pitt.
  • He knows how to knit.
  • His motivation to study at the school was to get his name applauded by his classmates.
  • He wanted to be a lot of things as a kid. He wanted to be a judge, a lawyer, a police officer, and many others.
  • His ideal type is someone who is fun and can communicate well.
  • His net worth is around $12 million.

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Movies

  • Two Policemen (-), as Rookie Police Officer
  • Hard Hit (2021), as Jin Woo
  • Your Name (2017), as Taki Tachibana
  • The Bros (2017), as Young Lee Choon Bae
  • Fabricated City (2017), as Kwon Yoo
  • The Long Way Home (2015), as Military Police
  • How to Use Guys with Secret Tips (2013), as Hong Joon
  • Confession (2011), as a supporting character
  • Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp (2010), as Soo Il
  • The Weird Missing Case of Mr. J (2009), as Sun Gun Man
  • Sleeping Beauty (2008), as Jin Seo
  • Days… (2006), as a supporting character

Drama Series

  • Mr. Right (Hunan TV | -), as Wang Wei An
  • The Worst Evil (- | 2023), as the main character
  • If You Wish Upon Me (KBS2 | 2022), as Yoon Gyeo Rye
  • The Sound of Magic (Netflix | 2022), as Ri Eul
  • Lovestruck in the City (Kakao TV | 2020), as Park Jae Won
  • Backstreet Rookie (SBS | 2020), as Choi Dae Hyun
  • Melting Me Softly (tvN | 2019), as Ma Dong Chan
  • Suspicious Partner (SBS | 2017), as Noh Ji Wook
  • First Seven Kisses (Naver TV Cast | 2016), as a supporting character
  • The K2 (tvN | 2016), as Kim Je Ha
  • The Whirlwind Girl 2 (Hunan TV | 2016), as Chang An
  • Healer (KBS2 | 2014), as Seo Jung Hoo
  • Kara: Secret Love (Dramacube | 2014), as Guardian Angel
  • Empress Ki (MBC | 2013), as Ta Hwan
  • Five Fingers (SBS | 2012), as Yoo In Ha
  • Bachelor’s Vegetable Store (Channel A | 2011), as Han Tae Yang
  • Warrior Baek Dong Soo (SBS | 2011), as Baek Dong Soo
  • Smile Again (KBS | 2010), as Dong Hae
  • Hero (MBC | 2009), as Park Jun Hyung
  • My too Perfect Sons (KBS2 | 2009), as Song Mi Pung
  • You Stole My Heart (KBS2 | 2008), as Lee Phillip
  • Nonstop 6 (MBC | 2005), as a supporting character

TV Shows

  • Youth MT (TVING | 2022), as a regular member
  • House on Wheels 3 (tvN | 2021), as a guest
  • I’m a Slacker (YouTube | 2021), as the main host
  • Laborhood on Hire (tvN | 2019), as a guest
  • City Fisherman (Channel A | 2017), as a guest
  • Knowing Bros (JTBC | 2015), as a guest
  • Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (KBS1 | 2011), as a guest
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • You Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook (KBS2 | 2009), as a guest
  • Live Talk Show Taxi (tvN | 2007), as a guest
  • Radio Star (MBC | 2007), as a guest
  • Happy Camp (Hunan TV | 1997), as a guest

Theaters

  • Shinheung Military Academy Musical (2018), as Dong Gyu
  • The Days (2013), as Mu Young
  • Brothers Were Brave (2013), as Lee Joo Bong
  • Jack the Ripper (2013), as Daniel
  • Thrill Me (2011), as Richard Loeb
  • Fire and Ice (2007), as a supporting character

Music Video Appearances

  • Runaway (2013) – Kara
  • It’s Over (2013) – Speed
  • That’s My Fault (2013) – Speed
  • I Need You (2012) – K.Will
  • Lovey-Dovey (2012) – T-ARA
  • Cry Cry (2011) – T-ARA
  • I Have to Let You Go (2010) – Young Gun
  • We Broke Up Today (2009) – Younha
  • Are You Ready (2007) – Lena Park feat. Dynamic Duo

Singles

  • Annarasumanara (2002)
  • A Curse of Asphalt (2002)
  • Merry-Go-Round (2022)
  • Don’t Make Me Dream (2022)
  • Do You Believe In Magic? (2022)
  • Magic In You (2022)
  • When Love Passes By (2019)
  • 101 Reasons Why I Like You (2017)
  • Kissing You (2016)
  • I Will Protect You (2015)
  • To the Butterfly (2014)
  • Fill Up (2012)
  • Your Warmth (2011)
  • Oh-Sing-Sing-Men Oh Sing Sing Men (2011)
  • Meet-Again Meet Again (2011)

Awards

  • 2019 Asia Artist Awards – Asia Celebrity (Actor) – Ji Chang Wook
  • 2019 Asia Artist Awards – Best Actor – Ji Chang Wook
  • 2016 Korea’s Best Dresser Swan Awards – Best Dressed Actor – The K2
  • 2015 China TV Drama Awards – Most Popular Actor (Overseas) – Healer
  • 2014 KBS Drama Awards – Popularity Award (Actor) – Healer
  • 2014 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Healer
  • 2013 MBC Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Special Project Drama) – Empress Ki
  • 2013 The Musical Awards – Best New Actor – The Days
  • 2011 SBS Drama Awards – New Star Award – Warrior Baek Dong Soo
  • 2011 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Daily Drama) – Smile Again

Nominations

  • 2021 APAN Star Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – Backstreet Rookie
  • 2021 APAN Star Awards – Popular Star Award (Actor) – Backstreet Rookie
  • 2020 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries Fantasy/Romance Drama) – Backstreet Rookie
  • 2020 SBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Backstreet Rookie
  • 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actor (Film) – Fabricated City
  • 2017 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Wednesday – Thursday Drama) – Suspicious Partner
  • 2017 SBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Suspicious Partner
  • 2015 APAN Star Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – Healer
  • 2014 Seoul International Drama Award – Outstanding Korean Actor – Empress Ki
  • 2014 APAN Star Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Serial Drama) – Empress Ki
  • 2014 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Mid-Length Drama) – Healer
  • 2014 Korea Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – Empress Ki
  • 2012 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Weekend/Daily Drama) – Five Fingers
  • 2011 Korea Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Smile Again
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Smile Again

Ji Chang Wook has gained a lot of popularity throughout his career as an actor. He managed to become a big name and rise to fame with his own hard work.

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