Get to Know South Korean Actor Tang Joon-sang
Did you watch the K-Drama Crash Landing on You? If so, did you notice every actor in the drama? In this article, there’s a piece of detailed information about one of the actors who appeared in Crash Landing on You and also definitely stole the audience’s attention with his good looks and innocence playing his character.
Did you guys notice the innocent-looking role of one of the soldiers in Crash Landing on You? Well, he is Tang Joon-sang! Maybe his appearance has not been widely noticed by the audience, but several K-Dramas currently starring him have actually made his name more popular. Without waiting any longer, let’s learn more about Tang Joon-sang’s full profile, fun facts, filmography, and latest news, in this article below.
Tang Joon-sang Profile
Real Name: Tang Joon-sang (Hangul: 탕준상)
Place and Date of Birth: Seoul, South Korea, August 13th, 2003
Star Sign: Leo
Height: 170 cm
Blood Type: O
Family Members: Parents
- Seoul Dongho Elementary School (Graduation)
- Jangchung Middle School (Graduation)
- High School Graduation Proficiency Test (Pass)
- Chung-Ang University College of Arts (Faculty of Performing Arts, Theater Major) (To be admitted)
Official Site: Instagram (@t_js0813)
Tang Joon-sang Fun Facts
- Tang Joon-sang’s father is Chinese-Malaysian and his mother is Korean. Tang Joon-sang himself was born and raised in Korea
- Tang Joon-sang has an aegyo point on his left cheekbone. He thinks it’s his own charm
- Tang Joon-sang has been doing musicals since he was young, and he said that he has a stage constitution, but it is said that because of the transition period, he stopped musical activities for a while to build a film and drama-focused career
- Tang Joon-sang seemed to get along without hesitation with his older brothers, and despite the age difference of 19 years he has a good relationship with his seniors, such as Lee Je-hoon and the other actors in Crash Landing on You
- Tang Joon-sang has nicknames sweet and sour pork and Tanghulu
- Tang Joon-sang made his debut as a musical actor when he was 7 years old in Billy Elliot performed in 2010
- Tang Joon-sang debuted as a K-Drama actor in a drama titled Pluto Secret Order that was aired in 2014 and he played the character Lee Seo-jin
- Tang Joon-sang was born and raised in South Korea
- Tang Joon-sang gained popularity after his appearance in Crash Landing on You and his leading role in both Move to Heaven and Racket Boys
Tang Joon-sang Filmography
Tang Joon-sang was originally popular because of his appearance in musicals and theater. After he was recognized as an actor, there are many K-Dramas starring Tang Joon-sang and his name even became more popular than before. Let’s find out more about Tang Joon-sang’s filmography in the section below.
|2021||Unframed – Blue happiness|
|The King’s Letters||Hak-jo|
|2018||Seven Years of Night||Seo-won (young)|
|2016||A Melody To Remember||Choon Shik|
|2021||Racket Boys||SBS||Yoon Hae-kang|
|2019–2020||Crash Landing on You||tvN||Geum Eun-dong|
|2018||A Poem a Day||Kyu-min|
|2014–2015||Single-minded Dandelion||KBS2||Seo Joon-ho (young)|
|2014||Pluto Secret Order||EBS||Lee Seo-jin|
|2021||Move to Heaven||Netflix||Han Geu-ru|
|Year||English Title||Korean Title||Role|
|West Pyeonje||서편제||Dong-ho (young)|
|2011||The Last Empress||명성황후||Seiko|
|2010||Billy Elliot||빌리 엘리어트||Boy|
|2016||Hamlet – The Play||햄릿 – 더 플레이||Hamlet (young)|
Have you ever watched Tang Joon-sang’s appearance in these movies, musicals, or dramas? If not, then you must at least be familiar with his role in some popular K-Dramas that made his talent as an actor more famous. Don’t skip any of the sections below about his popular K-Drama appearances.
Tang Joon-sang in Crash Landing on You
Crash Landing on You that was aired in 2019–2020 reunited Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin and also catapulted a number of new names among Korean artists. This drama, which tells the story of the romance of a couple from different countries of the same family, North Korea and South Korea, made Tang Joon-sang’s name be recognized.
Tang Joon-sang is a young actor who was only 16 years old at the time of filming Crash Landing on You. In the drama, Tang Joon-sang played the character of Geum Eun-dong, a teenage soldier who became Captain Ri Jeong-hyuk’s youngest subordinate who was played by Hyun Bin.
Tang Joon-sang in Move to Heaven
Actor Tang Joon-sang got a challenging role in his latest Korean drama, Move to Heaven. He plays the role of Han Gu-ru, a figure who has Asperger’s syndrome. For your information, people who have Asperger’s syndrome have difficulty communicating and interacting with other people despite having intelligent brains.
Han Gu-ru’s character, for example, likes fish–especially rays–and knows many species names and characteristics of these animals. “I’m not good at studying other things, but it’s actually quite easy to memorize the lines,” said Tang Joon-sang, at an online press conference hosted by Netflix that was held on May 12th, 2021.
When the MC teased that he must be a genius, Tang Joon-sang denied it, saying this was only the result of his training. Hearing Tang Joon-sang being humble, his co-star, actor Lee Je-hoon, immediately joined in. He said the dialogue that Tang Joon-sang rationed was very long and complicated.
“His dialogue is really difficult. For me, I don’t think I can do it. When I saw Tang Joon-sang do it, I was amazed,” said the actor who previously appeared in Signal, while Tang Joon-sang bowed shyly. Praise was also given by the director of this drama, Kim Sung-ho. “He’s a genius, he’s a genius actor. [The scene] when he talks about stingrays, is often taken in just one take,” said the director.
Lee Je-hoon also gave high praise for Tang Joon-sang’s acting after working together in the Netflix series Move to Heaven. He even wants to keep in touch with the 17-year-old actor for a long time.
Lee Je-hoon said, “Our age difference is 19 years. Since we have a generation gap, at first I wondered how we would deal with it. I was worried for Tang Joon-sang, that I might be difficult to approach as a senior.”
He continued, “But he treats me so comfortably that I forget my age and we get along like brothers. That’s why I think Cho Sang-gu and Han Geu-ru (their characters) have great chemistry.”
Lastly, Lee Je-hoon praised Tang Joon-sang’s capable acting skills despite his very young age. “Although Han Geu-ru is a character that is difficult to describe, Tang Joon-sang researched a lot, worked hard, and performed very well,” he explained.
“I believe that because he did so well, Cho Sang-gu also attracted attention, and Move to Heaven could receive so much love,” Lee Je-hoon concluded.
Meanwhile, Move to Heaven has received a lot of praise from viewers around the world since its Netflix release on May 14th, 2021. Viewers find the storyline of this drama very good and it feels more interesting thanks to the acting skills of the cast.
Tang Joon-sang in Racket Boys
The popular actor from the Move to Heaven series, Tang Joon-sang, admitted that his months of training for the drama Racket Boys finally paid off. He managed to show Yoon Hae-kang as a talented player like a professional player.
The Korean drama titled Racket Boys is currently very popular with the public. Not only because of the storyline, but also thanks to the badminton skills of the young actors. One of them is Joon-sang who plays Hae-kang, the mainstay of the high school badminton team.
“I had to describe professional techniques and moves, so I had to train hard. It was quite tiring and physically strenuous, but once I saw how it turned out in the scenes, it felt worth it,” Joon-sang was quoted by the Korea Times.
Racket Boys tells the story of a badminton team from a small-town high school trying to win in the national junior league. The screenplay was written by Jung Bo-hoon from Prison Playbook, while the director position was occupied by Jo Yeong-gwang from Heart Surgeons.
Hae-kang moves from the city to join an almost hopeless team, when her father and former professional badminton player, Hyun-jong (played by Kim Sang-kyung) becomes the coach to save the team.
He was disillusioned with his small-town life and quit baseball to join the team. However, when he opened up with his friends in the team, he began to find other goals for the sport of badminton.
The 18-year-old actor, who was previously an Asperger’s teenager in the series Move to Heaven, said he became more mature thanks to the drama Racket Boys. “I think I learned a lot from this series because I worked with actors of the same age as well as veteran actors who are much older. I came to learn how to interact with different people and work in harmony through this series,” he said.
Tang Joon-sang Awards and Nominations
Despite his young age, Tang Joon-sang is arguably a South Korean actor who often appears in musicals. Because his acting skills are getting better over time, he could even easily get into several nominations and win some awards.
Here are Tang Joon-sang’s awards and nominations:
|2021||Asia Contents Awards||Newcomer Actor||Move to Heaven||Nominated|
|Cine 21 Awards||Best New Actor of the Year||Move to Heaven and Racket Boys||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||Best Young Actor||Racket Boys||Won|
Tang Joon-sang New Drama in 2022 The Worst Boy in the World
After successfully starring in the K-Drama Racket Boys and Move to Heaven which both aired in 2021, the career of young actor Tang Joon-sang is increasingly shining. He is able to compete with other actors who already have a lot of experience. In fact, Tang Joon-sang managed to win the Best Youth Actor award at the 2021 SBS Drama Awards which was held on December 31st, 2021.
One of the Korean news media, OSEN, reported that the actor will play the main character in the latest series titled The Worst Boy in the World. Although the drama is planned to be broadcast through Disney+, it is reportedly still in discussion with various OTTs.
Responding to the report, a representative from Tang Joon-sang’s agency, CLN Company, also confirmed. “Tang Joon-sang has received an offer to star in The Worst Boy in the World and is reviewing it positively,” said one agency representative.
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