Sunday, September 25, 2011

Profil (Biodata) Dorama-nya Jang Geun Seok (Jang Keun Suk)

Name in English: Jang Keun Suk/Jang Geun Seok

Name in Korean: 장근석

Name in Hanja: 張根硕

Date of Birth: August 4th, 1987

Height/Weight: 182cm / 62kg

Blood Type: A

Family: Father, Mother (he's an only child)

Education: Seoul DongEui Elementary, KwangJang middle school, New Zealand Nelson College, Bangsan High School, currently is still studying at Hanyang University Drama (Theater and Film major)

Hobbies: listening to music, cooking, target shooting

Interests: driving vehicles (except motorcycles), skiing and boarding/interior designing
Current interests: take video of his travels and edit to make short films to share among his friends. His interests ranged from still pictures to moving films.

Agency: Tree J Company

Debut: Kindergarten catalog model at the age of 5

First Debut Drama: '97 HBS's Happiness for Sale

1997 HBS Family Sitcom [Happiness for Sale] - Sudong

1998 SBS Morning Drama [A Hug] - Wonju

1999 KBS Morning Drama [An Encounter] - Jiwon

1999 KBS Drama City [Mr. Nooroongji and Seven Potatoes] - Yoonsung

2001 SBS Mon/Tue Drama Series [The Reign of Women 여인천하] - young Jungryum

2001 MBC Wed/Thur Drama Series [The Story of 4 Sisters 네 자매 이야기] - young Younghoon

2001 KBS Daily Drama [Cummi, The Fairy] - Oh Myungsuk

2002 SBS Anniversary Special [The Great Ambition 대망] - young Siyoung

2002 EBS Special Drama [Ten Lucks in My Life] - Jihoon

2002 SBS Youth Sitcom [Orange] - Jang Keun Suk

2003 KBS Drama City [The Owl Museum] - Jungwoo

2004 MBC Youth Sitcom [Nonstop 4] - Jang Keun Suk

2005 SBS Weekend Drama Series [Lovers In Prague 프라하의 연인] - Yoon Kun Hee

2006 Tooniverse - [Alien Sam 에일리언 샘] - Bong Sam

2006 KBS Wed/Thur Drama Series [Hwang Jini 황진이] - Kim Eun Ho
Official Hwang Jini website

2008 KBS Wed/Thur Drama Series [Hong Gil Dong 홍길동] - Lee Chang Hwi
Hong Gil Dong comic

2008 MBC Wed/Thur Drama Series [Beethoven Virus] - Kang Gun Woo

2009 SBS Wed/Thur Drama Series [You're Beautiful 미남이시네요] - Hwang Tae Kyung

2010 KBS Mon/Tue Drama Series [Marry Me,Mary]-Kang Mu Gyul


* Mary Stayed Out All Night (KBS, 2010)
* You're Beautiful (SBS, 2009)
* Beethoven Virus (MBC, 2008)
* Hong Gil Dong (KBS2, 2008)
* Hwang Jin Yi (KBS2, 2006)
* Alien Sam (2006)
* Lovers in Prague (SBS, 2005)
* Nonstop 4 (MBC, 2003)
* Daemang (SBS, 2002)

* Itaewon Murder Case / Itaewon Salinsageon (2009)
* Members of the Funeral (2008)
* Baby and Me (2008)
* Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do (2008)
* Going Crazy Waiting / The Longest 24 Months (2007)
* Happy Life (2007)
* One Missed Call Final (2006)

Jang Geun Seok was born on August 4th, 1987 in Danyang County, Chungcheongbuk Province, South Korea. He is the only child in his immediate family. At the early age of six, Geun Seok started to work as a child model. His work as a child model came about by a fortuitous event. When his parents were selling their home, a perspective buyer who worked as a talent agent came to their house. When he saw young Geun Seok at the house, he advised his parents that Geun Seok should work as model.

Geun Seok made his acting debut four years later in the 1997 HBS sitcom "Selling Happiness" (Haengbokeul Pabmoda). He then continued to work in television as a child actor. In middle school, Geun Seok heard the music of Japanese pop singer singer Ken Hirai & Japanese rock band L'Arc-en-Ciel. He was inspired enough by these bands to start learning the Japanese language by himself. In junior high, Geun Seok went to school in New Zealand to learn English & Japanese. Because of his studies in New Zealand, he can carry casual conversations in both languages. Even though Geun Seok wanted to continue his studies in New Zealand, a job offer brought him back to South Korea. Geun Seok landed a role in the popular MBC sitcom "Nonstop 4". After his work in "Nonstop 4", Geun Seok fell into a self-perceived slump and didn't think his acting was good enough. He decided then to re-devote himself to becoming a true actor. In 2005, Geun Seok's portrayal of the president's son in the SBS drama "Lovers In Prague" became a hit and was well regarded by drama fans.

In 2006, Geun Seok made the jump to the big screen in the Japanese horror film "One Final Missed Call". Using his past experience with the Japanese language, Geun Seok was able to communicate with his Japanese co-stars with no problems. He also learned sign language for three months in preparation for his role as a deaf boy in "One Final Missed Call." His next role was back on the small screen with the KBS historical drama "Hwang Jini." Geun Seok's performance in "Hwang Jini" did gain him the attention of many female fans. The following year, in 2007, Geun Seok was casted in the rock music themed film "The Happy Life." His portrayal of Hyeon Ju in "The Happy Life" allowed Geun Seok to show off his masculine charms, as well as display his skills as a singer. Geun Seok would go on to play in two more music inspired titles in 2008, with the feature film "Doremifasolasido" and the MBC drama "Beethoven Virus".

Geun Seok's next role in the 2009 thriller "The Case of Itaewon Homicide" marked the first time Geun Seok plays a villain. The film is based on a true story of an unsolved murder that occurred at a Burger King restaurant in Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea. His latest drama, SBS's "You're Beautiful", also stars former child actors Park Shin Hye and Lee Hong Ki (of FT Island) as well as newcomer Jung Yong Hwa (of CN Blue) and Uee (of After School), gained many fans worldwide. In the drama, he plays the temperamental leader of popular idol group A.N.Jell.
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