South Korean Actor Jang Dong-yoon
Jang Dong-yoon is a South Korean actor under Dongyi Company. He debuted as an actor with the Naver web drama, Women at a Game Company. He has been cast in many dramas since 2016, such as teen-mystery drama, Solomon’s Perjury, he was also cast in the KBS teen-romance drama, School 2017, he got the leading role for tvN’s medical drama, A Poem a Day, and many more. Jang Dong-yoon gained a lot of public attention with his role in the historical romantic comedy-drama titled The Tale of Nokdu along with actress Kim So-hyun. He received the Excellence Award (Actor in a Mini-series) and the Best Couple Award at the 2019 KBS Drama Awards for his role in The Tale of Nokdu.
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Jang Dong-yoon Full Profile
- Name: Jang Dong-yoon (장동윤)
- Date of Birth: July 12th, 1992
- Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Blood Type: B
- Height: 177 cm (5’10”)
- Siblings: Jang Dong-jin (older brother)
- Years Active: 2016 – present
- Occupation: Actor
- Agency: Clover Company (past), Dongyi Company (now)
- Education: majoring in Economics and Finance, Hanyang University
- Jang Don-yoon has a pet cat named Dongee.
- His specialties are reading and writing (especially poetry).
- He can play the guitar and likes to swim. He is a certified lifeguard.
- He likes Baskin-Robbins: Shooting Star, the colors blue and white, tiramisu (a dessert).
- He doesn’t like mint chocolate chip flavor.
- Originally, he decided to study Korean Literature and applied for this major, but he was rejected for this major and applied for Economics and Finance instead.
- He would have wanted to be a film director, author, or a journalist if he had not debuted as an actor. He previously had never thought of becoming an actor.
- Jang Dong-yoon has been receiving many casting offers after his heroic actions in 2015. He was still a student at Hanyang University back then. It was reported that Jang Dong-yoon had come across a robber with a lethal weapon threatening a convenience store clerk in the Gwanak District of Seoul and that he devised a quick plan to arrest the guilty party. The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency awarded him a commendation for his act of heroism.
- He appeared in BOL4‘s “Galaxy” MV, 10CM’s “That 5 Minutes” MV, and Naul‘s “Emptiness in Memory” MV.
- Basically, Dongyi Company is Jang Dong-yoon’s agency. Apparently, Jang Dong-yoon’s contract with Clover Company has expired. So, Jang Dong-yoon decided to build his own company along with his manager who worked with him in the previous agency.
Jang Dong Yoon Filmography
|2020||The Search||Goo Dong-jin||OCN|
|2019||The Tale of Nokdu||Jeon Nok-du/Lady Kim||KBS2|
|2018||A Poem a Day||Shin Min-ho||tvN|
|Just Dance||Kwon Seung-chan||KBS2|
|2017||Green Fever||Seung-chan||Naver TV Cast|
|School 2017||Song Dae-hwi||KBS2|
|If We Were a Season||Uhm Giseok|
|Assistant Manager Park’s Private Life||Julian||tvN|
|2016||Game Development Girls||Gom Gae-bal||Naver TV Cast|
|Solomon’s Perjury||Han Ji-hoon||JTBC|
|2018||Drama Special: The Tuna and the Dolphin||Believer (cameo)||KBS2|
|2017||Drama Special: If We Were a Season||Uhm Ki-Seok||KBS2|
|2018||Beautiful Days||Zhen Chen|
Jang Dong-yoon Military Service
Jang Dong-yoon has already completed his mandatory military service since May 2012. He was discharged in February 2014 when he was still 19 years old. He finished his military before starting his acting career.
Jang Dong-yoon and His Love Interests in Dramas
We all know that Jang Dong-yoon has been playing the leading role in many dramas, such as School 2017, Mr. Sunshine, The Tale of Nokdu, and many more. He has acted alongside many Korean actresses, like Kim Sejong, and Kim So-hyun, etc. Let’s take a look at their chemistry on shooting sites and dramas!
Jang Dong-yoon and Kim Sejeong
Jang Dong-yoon and Kim Sejeong played the main characters in the KBS teen-romance drama School 2017 along with Kim Jung Hyun. Jang Dong-yoon played as Song Dae-hwi, a smart student. He is the school president. Dae-hwi appeared to be charismatic as a kind and friendly person, but he came from an underprivileged family. Despite being poor, he is forced to tutor other rich kids for the money.
Meanwhile, Kim Sejeong played as Ra Eun-ho, an 18-year-old student who is low-ranked but ambitious and dreams of studying to become a webtoon artist. She comes from a middle family that runs a chicken restaurant. Another lead role, Kim Jung Hyun played as Hyun Tae-woon/Student X. He played a person with a rebellious attitude.
Hyun Tae-woon showed his rebellious attitude by his acts towards Eun-ho. It seems that these two figures will have a unique relationship and often argue in school. On another side, the way Dae-hwi looked at Eun-ho seemed a little mysterious as if he wanted to say something. That gaze was replied in the same way full of meaning from Eun-ho. Seems like a strange triangle love story, right? You can watch School 2017 on Netflix.
Check out his cute interaction with Sejong and the rest of the cast of School 2017 here:
Jang Dong-yoon and Kim So-hyun
Jang Dong-yoon and Kim So-hyun were the main cast of the drama The Tale of Nokdu, along with Kang Tae-oh and Jung Joon-ho. The drama is based on the webtoon by Hye Jin-yang which was published in 2014 on Naver Webtoon.
Jang Dong-yoon played as Jeon Nok-du, Lady Kim Nok-soon, and Yeon Soo. He is a smart and athletic man which because of an incident, enters an all-women village where men are strictly forbidden. Because of that, he dresses as a woman in the guise of the widowed Lady Kim Nok-soon.
On the other hand, Kim So-hyun played as Dong Dong-joo/Yoo Eun-seo. She is a clumsy one and a hot-tempered kisaeng trainee who has no experience in performing arts, but who has the ability to do something when given a tool.
The Tale of Nokdu is a kind of fun and romantic comedy-drama set in the Joseon Dynasty. It was Jang Dong-yoon’s first historical drama. Jang Dong-yoon said that he was very comfortable acting with Kim So-hyun. “Other than my official fan café, I try not to read the public’s reaction. But I could sense the great love it was receiving through the fan café. At the set, I was very comfortable acting with Kim So-hyun. We worked well together, so many people on set talked about it. They would say, ‘If this scene is aired, it will be really good.’ The director also said, ‘What you just did right now looked natural and good.’ I think meeting the cast two months before shooting to read the script together gave us time to get comfortable and get close with each other. It made a huge difference. Of course, I think having a personal bond helped me when I was filming and acting, and I think I will continue to have those thoughts when I act.”
Watch their interview here:
Jang Dong-yoon and Irene
In 2016, Jang Dong-yoon debuted as an actor with the Naver web drama Women at a Game Company. Women at a Game Company, or also known as Game Development Girls is a web drama featuring Jang Dong-yoon, Red Velvet’s Irene, Lee Min Ji, Lee Ji Yun, and Lee Joo Young.
Game Development Girls is a web drama based on the Korean digital comic Webtoon. The drama is about three female employees working at a mobile gaming company. It’s an office sitcom that explores everyday lives and romantic exploits of female workers employed in a game company.
Watch a scene of Jang Dong-yoon with Irene here:
Also, watch his interview here:
Jang Dong-yoon and Krystal
It is reported that Jang Dong-yoon and Krystal are gonna take part in a thriller drama titled Search. Search is a military mystery, thriller drama about secret operations in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). This drama will highlight the touching bond between the members of the search group as they strive to escape from the demilitarized zone.
Before starting the shooting process, Jang Dong-yoon apparently had to undergo a special training session. It is known that he is training with sniffer dogs at a training center because of his role as a military dog handler. Jang Dong-yoon will be acting as Yong Dong Jin, a soldier and also an ex-boyfriend of Son Ye Rim. His partner, Krystal, will be acting as Son Ye Rim, a first lieutenant in the army with an impeccable resumé. She is also an elite military force who keeps secrets about her birth. She joins the team investigating as a special officer.
Watch the trailer here:
Jang Dong-yoon Instagram
There is a fan account or an unofficial one of Jang Dong-yoon on Instagram. They keep updating the latest photos of Jang Dong-yoon. Check it out.
Jang Dong-yoon doesn’t have an Instagram account. His agency, Dongyi Company, constantly posts about their artist’s activity on their official account. Check out some of Jang Dong-yoon’s picture updates by Dongyi Company.
Jang Dong-yoon has been recently working with NewBIN AR. NewBIN AR is a digital pop-up book that introduces augmented reality (AR) technology. AR itself is an interactive experience where the object pops out in three dimensions. It can be seen through your mobile phone without 3D glasses. Jang Dong-yoon is the first face of NewBIN AR. NewBIN AR said, “Jang Dong Yoon showed active aspects such as fully understanding the production process. He also suggested various ideas to make the shooting more lively and fun.”
Jang Dong-yoon will be playing the leading role along with Krystal Jung, Moon Jeong-hee, Yoon Park, and Lee Hyun-wook. The Search is a survival story about military search troop members trying to fight against a mysterious creature and struggle to get away from the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) together. The drama is expected to be released in the second half of 2020 on the OCN channel.