Sunday, November 29, 2009

Profile Jang Geun Seok

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Geun-seok Jang was born on August 4, 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 came to their house who worked as a talent agent. When he saw young Geun-seok at the house, he advised his parents that Geun-seok should work as model. [1]

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 school, 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.[2] 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.[3] 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 Missed Call Final." 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 the prior three months in preparation for his role as a deaf boy in "One Missed Call Final". His next role was back on the small screen with the KBS2 historical drama "Hwang Jin-yi." Geun-seok's performance in "Hwang Jin-yi" did gain 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 TV drama "Beethoven Virus."

Geun-seok's next role in the 2009 thriller "The Case of Itaewon Homicide" will mark the first time Geun-seok plays a villain. The film is based on a true story of a murder that occurred at a Burger King restaurant in Itaewon, South Korea.

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  • Education: Bangsan High
  • Hobbies: Snowboard, skiing, dancing, singing

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