Get To Know More About South Korean Voice Actor And Radio Presenter; Ahn Ji-hwan
The entertainment industry in South Korea has many different components in this field. Apart from singers, actors, actresses, there are also MCs, comedians, announcers, narrators, and even voice actors who work as dubbers for several films, including those widely watched, such as animation.
This article will take a more detailed look at the information from one of the famous voice actors from South Korea, Ahn Ji-hwan. He’s a dubber who has taught BTS about how to do dubbing. So, without waiting any longer, let’s find out more about his full profile, career journey, personal life until the latest news in this article below!
Full Profile Of Ahn Ji-hwan
Real Name : Ahn Ji-hwan (hangul: 안지환)
Birth : Seoul, South Korea, July 24, 1969
Star Sign : Leo
Height : 180 cm
Weight : 84 kg
Blood Type : AB
Religion : Buddhism
Education : Gwangseong High School (Graduation)
Family Member :
- Wife : Jung Mi-yeon
- Daughter : Ahn Ye-in (Melody Day)
Agency : Starit Entertainment
Ahn Ji-hwan’s Debut And His Career Journey
Ahn Ji-hwan is a voice actor who shows off acting that suits each characteristic in all program genres such as drama, culture, and entertainment. In the past, he participated in many animations and showed great acting. Still, unfortunately, appearances in animations in recent years are rare and can be found mainly in entertainment programs. It is also seen relatively often in foreign currency. In particular, he also worked in SBS, which is in charge of all the narration of programs such as entertainment.
“Since I have a good face, I originally dreamed of becoming an actor, and I never thought about the job of being a voice actor, but I found out MBC’s voice actor audition, and I immediately registered after my mother’s unexpected recommendation. The result is I passed the audition. At first, I thought I passed the audition to be an actor, but it turned out that I was in a situation where I passed a voice actor academy audition, not as a real actor,” Ahn Ji-hwan stated how he began to start his career. Fortunately, MBC was able to make him become a real MBC’s voice actor for 8 years.
Ahn Ji-hwan’s tone of light and uncharacteristic tone was complex in the early days of the voice actor due to a lack of practice about his voice before he became a voice actor. “I heard quite a bit of bad sound from the people involved, and it seems that people have heard a lot of ‘Why he became a voice actor?”
He said he felt overwhelmed by the many volunteers who joined the audition and have a great voice from the time he already saw the voice actor audition. So, to create a heavier tone, he deliberately made a nodule by grinding his voice, and it is said to have become Ahn Ji-hwan’s current voice.
In fact, when you hear the voices from any movie, they are so different from the real person who acted as the voice actor. Ahn Ji-hwan joined MBC’s Voice Acting Division in 1993 and debuted as Prince Dandarn for the ‘Time Travel Tondekeman’ Korean dub version.
In fact, the notable part is the surprisingly three-dimensional acting rather than Ahn Ji-hwan’s voice. Even if the same actor is dubbed, the line of emotion is wide and detailed. Thanks to this, when taking on a smirk character by Ahn Ji-hwan, it receives reviews that it is quite fun. The character’s characteristics are also tastefully directed, and the majority of peer voice actors say, ”The voice is normal, but they are good at acting.” Perhaps thanks to his acting ability, the narration of ‘the most difficult acting’ spoken by the voice actors are well-received.
Ahn Ji-hwan’s hobby is playing golf, and the photos are frequently posted on his Facebook. He is also well-known for his cover as Korean dub of ’Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’ as Johny Depp and other roles as Det. Danny Messer on the Korean dub of ‘CSI: NY’.
Ahn Ji-hwan also became a well-known narrator for the South Korean talk show, ‘The Knee-Drop Guru.’ Ahn Ji-hwan was also sponsored by KBS TOP Band in a ‘Con Air’ band called Active In and played the bass. However, it was the first time Ahn Ji-hwan played the instrument. He has injured his wrist while practicing, and he played it as it is in the performance.
He also played a lot of protagonist’s characters, but when he asked him to say a word to the characters he was most attached to in the special feature of voice actors, he said he was grateful to the minor roles. Then, of course, he went out too well as the leading voice actor in the early 2000s. It seems that Ahn Ji-hwan has a humble attitude in front of the seniors who showed the heavy acting that remained intense even to the general public.
Ahn Ji-hwan As A Dubber From TV Shows, Animations and Many More
As a veteran in the broadcasting industry, Ahn Ji-hwan had many roles when working as a voice actor. The characters played in the world of animation can be played well to entertain the audience. Apart from being a voice actor, Ahn Ji-hwan has also succeeded in making his career journey very well. He managed to become a television and radio presenter and make it into a narrator for talk shows.
In this session, let’s take a look at Ahn Ji-hwan’s appearances in TV Shows, animation, and many more!
Ahn Ji-hwan In Animal Farm
Ahn Ji-hwan made a speech about the SBS entertainment program ‘Animal Farm,’ which has been in charge for 20 years this year. Ahn Ji-hwan shared his 28-year life as a voice actor and his determination to challenge MBN’s ‘Voice Trot’ on the YouTube channel of Lee Jin-ho.
In this interview, Ahn Ji-hwan shared, “I’ve been acting as a voice actor for ‘Animal Farm’ for 20 years. I think I will have extra love for the program.” Ahn Ji-hwan replied coolly, ‘Broadcasting doesn’t seem to be mine. Even if the broadcaster says they will change voice actors next week, it’s unavoidable. If viewers ask for it, it’s right to go,” he replied shortly after.
“In fact, I have quit ‘Animal Farm,’” he said. “At that time, a lot of viewers asked me to recall Ahn Ji-hwan’ on the bulletin board, so I was grateful to broadcast again, and I also got the nickname as ‘Animal Farm Uncle’”
Ahn Ji-hwan In Star King
In the early 2000s, Ahn Ji-hwan also became a narrator of ‘Star King.’ Many people know that ’Star King’ is one of the television shows that attracts many K-Pop idols and also certain shows so that guest stars who become panelists can comment or react to guest stars who are presenting certain shows. Even though the MC of Star King is Kang Ho-dong, it turns out that Ahn Ji-hwan is also an important element as a narrator on the program broadcast on SBS.
Ahn Ji-hwan In He Reads Korean Textbooks
‘He Reads Korean Textbooks’ is a reading program that selects a theme every month and reads related literary works as relays. Musical actor and talent Won Ki-joon and also hosted by Ahn Ji-hwan for the weekdays’ slot since 2013. The concept of the show is to communicate with listeners through real-time radio while also preparing quarterly concerts.
‘He Reads Korean Textbooks’ deals with works contained in Korean textbooks in elementary, middle, and high schools. It is a format such as an introduction to the author and plot and commentary on the work. It breaks away from the existing structure that focuses on reading and presents various programs for each day of the week.