Jang Hyuk 장혁

He’s not a pretty boy and that’s okay because he still looks super gorgeous! I first came across him in “Chuno/Slave Hunters” with Lee Da Hae. I watched it because of Lee Da Hae but her acting was really bad in that drama, I really liked his acting though, so I began watching his dramas. I must say that I like his acting but many of the recent dramas he has been in have sucked really bad because of the script or the leading actress. I stopped watching “The Merchant: Gaekju 2015” because of the lead female as well as “Shine or Go Crazy” and I was looking forward to them as well since I love historical drama series. But I will still put him in the Hall of Fame because he is a really good actor.

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Jang Hyuk (born Jung Yong-joon on December 20, 1976) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading roles in the filmsVolcano High (2001) and Windstruck (2004), and the television dramas Successful Story of a Bright Girl (2002), The Slave Hunters(2010), Deep Rooted Tree (2011), and Fated to Love You (2014).

  • Name: 장혁 / Jang Hyuk (Jang Hyeok)
  • Chinese name: 張赫
  • Real name: 정용준 / Jung Yong Joon (Jeong Yong Jun)
  • Profession: Actor and singer
  • Birthdate: 1976-Dec-20 (age 39)
  • Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 63kg
  • Star sign: Sagittarius
  • Blood type: O
  • Family: Wife/dancer Kim Yeo Jin (김여진) and 2 sons
  • Talent agency: SidusHQ

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Jung Yong-joon spent most of his childhood and adolescence in his birthplace Busan, before making his acting debut in 1997 in thetelevision drama Model under the stage name Jang Hyuk. Besides the teen series School and a minor role in the little-seen filmZzang (The Best), Jang appeared in the music video To My Mother, the 1999 debut single of popular boyband g.o.d. He also acted in several music videos from his rap album, released in 2000 under the name TJ Project. His career first began to take off in 2001 when he was cast in the lead role of the special-effects extravaganza Volcano High together with actress Shin Min-ah. His acting in the eccentric role drew praise from fans and critics.

In 2002 he continued to make a name for himself, starring in the sleeper hit Jungle Juice, which made the top of the weekly box-office, and especially in the hugely popular TV drama Successful Story of a Bright Girl with actress Jang Na-ra. He also took a role in Public Toilet, the HK-Korea co-production by acclaimed Hong Kong director Fruit Chan which won a Special Mention in the Upstream section of the 2002 Venice Film Festival.

In 2003 Jang appeared with actress Lee Na-young in the comedy Please Teach Me English, by director Kim Sung-su. His next project was even more high-profile, opposite top star Jun Ji-hyun in Kwak Jae-yong’s Windstruck. Although this film was generally not well received in Korea, it went on to beat Shiri and become one of the best-selling Korean films in Japan.

In late 2004, together with fellow actors Song Seung-heon and Han Jae-suk, Jang was found to have illegally avoided his mandatory military service. Amid widespread public condemnation, Jang apologized to his fans, then began to serve his two-year term.

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  • God of Trade – Innkeeper 2015 (KBS2, 2015)
  • Producer (KBS2, 2015) cameo
  • Shine or Go Crazy (MBC, 2015)
  • Drama Festival 2014 – Old Goodbye (MBC, 2014)
  • Love Cells (Naver TV Cast, 2014)
  • Fated to Love You (MBC, 2014)
  • IRIS II (KBS2, 2013)
  • Tree With Deep Roots (SBS, 2011)
  • Midas (SBS, 2011)
  • Ai Shang Nu Zhu Bo (ZJSTV, 2010)
  • Chuno (KBS2, 2010)
  • Tazza (SBS, 2008)
  • Ryokiteki na Kanojo (TBS, 2008) cameo
  • Robber (SBS, 2008)
  • Thank You (MBC, 2007)
  • Daemang (SBS, 2002)
  • Successful Story of a Bright Girl (SBS, 2002)
  • School (KBS, 2002)
  • The Earth of Wang Reung (SBS, 2000)
  • Into the Sunlight (MBC, 1999)
  • Love You and Love You (SBS, 1998)
  • Model (SBS, 1996)

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  • Inside or Outside (2015)
  • Empire of Lust (2015)
  • Innocent Thing (2014)
  • Iris 2: The Movie (2013)
  • The Flu (2013)
  • The Client (2011)
  • Searching for the Elephant (2009)
  • Maybe (2009)
  • Five Senses of Eros (2009)
  • Dance of the Dragon (2008)
  • S Diary (2004)
  • Windstruck (2004)
  • Please Teach Me English (2003)
  • Public Toilet (2002)
  • Jungle Juice (2002)
  • Volcano High (2001)
  • Zzang (1998)

Sources: Wikipedia / Drama Wiki