Meet Jang Dong-yoon, An Actor and Real Life Hero
Jang Dong-yoon’s life transformed in an instant following his brave act of stopping a robbery. He spotted an ongoing robbery at a convenience store in Seoul. At the time, the mugger was about to ask for money from the cashier and harrassed the part-time worker. Jang Dong-yoon spotted a knife hidden by the robber. He remained calm and informed the police. Thankfully, he can stop the robbery from getting worse. After the incident, he was interviewed by a news channel and many agencies tried to cast him.
Find out about the profile of Jang Dong-yoon and his roles in dramas. So stay tuned!
Jang Dong-yoon Profile
Name: Jang Do-yoon
Birthday: July 12th, 1992
Place of birth: Daegu City, South Korea
Height: 177 cm
Blood type: B
Education: Hanyang University, Majoring Economics and Finance
Agency: Dongyi Company
Chinse zodiac: The Year of the Monkey
Jang Dong-yoon Facts
- Jang Dong-yoon loves reading and writing.
- He can play musical instruments.
- He is good at swimming and he owns a lifeguard certificate.
- His favorite actor is Song Kang-ho.
- He suffered an accident when filming a scene in Joseon Exorcist. He fell down from a horse but suffered no accident.
- He formed a new agency with the previous manager from the previous company, Clover Company.
- He looks very good in his school uniform. He has a lot of projects with high school themes.
- In the past, he never dreamed of becoming an actor.
- He participated in mandatory military service very early.
- In the future, he wants to work in a finance company.
Jang Dong-yoon in School 2017
Jang Dong-yoon and other rookie actors, Kim Jung-hyun and Kim Se-jeong were cast in the teen drama, School 2017. Jang Dong-yoon played one of the lead male roles, Song Dae-Hwi. Song Dae-hwi is the role model student in their school. He is smart, kind, and gentle and he has leadership skills. The one that he is lacking is that he was born from a poor family.
This drama was a trademark of Jang Dong-yoon genre. He looks very good in his school uniform and it matches his youthful face. Jang Dong-yoon has a crush on the lead female character but the lead female character prefers the bad boy and rebellious type.
Jang Dong-yoon in The Tale of Nokdu
In 2019, Jang Dong-yoon performed as the lead role, Jeon Nok-duk, in the historical drama The Tale of Nokdu. The drama was broadcast on KBS2 from September to November 2019. Jang Dong-yoon’s performance and his chemistry with Kim So-hyun in The Tale of Nokdu catapulted his popularity from a new actor into a star.
Jeon Nok-du is a smart and quick-thinking swordsman. He lives on an island with his parents and brother, far away from the main island and civilization. One day, a group of assassins attacked his parents and he chased them all the way to the main island. One of the assassins hides in a widowed village. In order to find out the reason for the attack, he transforms into a woman and enters the village.
Jang Dong-yoon was praised for his role in this drama. He was also not shy to kiss another actor. In the drama, he looks very pretty as a woman and his role easily attracts the attention of men.
Jang Dong-yoon in Joseon Exorcist
Jang Dong-yoon collaborated with senior actors in the fantasy historical drama, Josen Exorcist. Jang Dong-yoon performed as Prince Chungnyeong, a coward young prince who must face the evil creature that invaded the kingdom. He was forced to wield his sword and teamed up with other princes to help the king and the army.
This thriller drama followed the success of Kingdom, another fantasy historical drama about the fight between the historical figures and fantasy creatures. However, Joseon Exorcist was canceled after airing two episodes. Korean criticized this drama for using Chinese foods in the background on one of its scenes.
Jang Dong-yoon’s Apology
On March 27, 2021, Jang Dong-yoon expressed his apology to the Korean people and everyone who criticized Joseon Exorcist. Joseon Exorcist was criticized for wrong depictions of Korean figures. Following the criticism and termination of the drama for using Chinese-style properties and food, Jang Dong-yoon released a personal apology.
Joseon Exorcist was canceled due to criticism from its viewers and the descendants of Joseon Royal Family. The character in Joseon Exorcist was taken from historical figures but the depiction of the characters deviated from historical facts.
Jang Dong-yoon admitted that he was foolish and lazy to check the production and overlooked the perspective of Korean citizens. He promised to return and developed into a more mature actor.
Let’s hope that Jand Dong-yoon can recover from the scandal and people can accept his apology. We hope that this scandal can make him grow and emerge as a more mature actor. Don’t forget to share this article with your Twitter account and give your opinion about Jang Dong-yoon roles and recent scandal.