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Jang Dong-gun (born March 7, 1972) is a South Korean actor and musician. Spending his childhood in Yongsan-gu, Seoul, he later went on to the Hangook School of Arts, dropping out before obtaining a degree. He made his debut in the MBC drama Our Heaven.\ing Actor Award in the Blue Dragon Awards again for his role as the dedicated cop in Nowhere to Hide. In 2000, he starred in the film Friend, which at the time was the highest grossing Korean film of all time. Jang gained widespread critical acclaim for his portrayal of a troubled high school student who joins the mafia, paving the way for him to star in the 2004 Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War, about the Korean War, which again shattered box office records. His portrayal of one of two brothers drafted into the war earned him a third Blue dragon award.
He was also recently chosen to promote the Nintendo DS Lite in South Korea, which was released in January 2007. His commercials promote the English Training: Have Fun Improving Your Skills! and Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day!.
Height: 181 cm (5’11”) Weight: 68 kg (150 lbs.) Blood Type: O Religion: Buddhist
Drama All About Eve (2000) Ghost (1999) Springtime (1999) Love (1998) Myth of a Hero (1997) Model (1997) Medical Brothers (1997) Icing (1996) The Last Match (1994) Il Ji Mae (1993) Our Heaven (1993)
Movies Typhoon (2005) The Promise (2005) Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War (2004) The Coast Guard (2002) 2009 Lost Memories (2002) Friend (2001) Anarchists (2000) Nowhere to Hide (1999) Love Wind Love Song (1999) First Kiss (1998) Holiday in Seoul (1997) Repechage (1997)
Awards 2004: Blue Dragon – Best Actor for Taegukgi 2001: Blue Dragon – Most Popular Actor Award 2001: Asia Pacific Film Festival – Best Supporting Actor for Friend 2000: Blue Dragon – Popular Award 1999: Blue Dragon – Best Supporting Actor for Nowhere to Hide 1997: Blue Dragon – Best New Actor for The Repechage 1997: MBC – Best Actor 1997: Baeksang Art Awards – Most popular performer 1994: Baeksang Art Awards – TV’s best new actor