Jang Ki-yong

Jang Ki-yong (born August 7, 1992) is a South Korean actor and model. He is best known for his roles in the television series Confession Couple (2017), My Mister (2018), Come and Hug Me (2018), Kill It (2019) and Search: WWW (2019).

Jang Ki-yong
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Jang attending the 55th Baeksang Arts Awards in May 2019
Born (1992-08-07) August 7, 1992 (age 27)
Ulsan, South Korea
Other namesChang Ki-yong
  • Actor
  • model
Years active2012–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJang Gi-yong
McCune–ReischauerChang Kiyong

Early lifeEdit

Jang Ki-yong was born on August 7, 1992 in Ulsan, South Korea. He grew up with his parents and older brother in Ulsan and completed his tertiary education at Seokyeong University, majoring in Model Acting.


2012–2016: Modelling and Acting debutEdit

Jang began his career as a model in 2012 at the 2012 S/S General Idea Collection Show during Seoul Fashion Week.[1] From then onward Jang participated in many fashion shows and pictorials. Jang went on to winning the Fashion Model Award at the 2014 Asian Model Awards ceremony in January 2014.[2] The same year, he debuted as an actor through SBS drama It's Okay, That's Love, also starring labelmate Lee Sung-kyung.[3] Later that year he was cast in the dramas The Greatest Marriage and Schoolgirl Detectives.[4][5]

2017–present: Rising popularityEdit

In 2017, he gained popularity with his supporting character in Confession Couple as Jang Na-ra's college senior.[1][6] In 2018, Jang gained further recognition with his role as a cold-hearted loan shark in the drama My Mister.[7]

Jang was cast in his first leading role in the melodrama Come and Hug Me, taking on the role of a detective who has a fated relationship with his childhood friend.[8] His performance in the drama earned him the Best New Actor award in television at the Baeksang Arts Awards.[9]

In 2019, Jang was cast in OCN's action drama Kill It, playing a veterinarian by day and heartless killer at night.[10] The same year, he was cast in the romance drama Search: WWW as a CEO and genius composer.[11] Jang made his big screen debut in the crime action film Bad Guys, based on the OCN drama of the same name, which premiered in September 2019.[12]

In 2020, Jang is set to star in the romantic comedy film Sweet and Sour alongside Chae Soo-bin and Krystal Jung.[13] The same year Jang was cast in the mystery romance drama Born Again alongside Lee Soo-hyuk and Jin Se-yeon.[14]


In May 2019, Sprite Korea announced Jang as the new model and face of the beverage drink brand and their Summer 2019 Dive in Sprite Campaign along with singer Chungha.[15]


Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2014 It's Okay, That's Love Sam SBS [3]
The Greatest Marriage Bae Deu-ro TV Chosun [4]
Schoolgirl Detectives Ahn Chae-joon JTBC [5]
2015 This is My Love Lee Suk-tae [16]
2016 Beautiful Mind Nam Ho-young KBS2


2017 The Liar and His Lover Ji In-ho tvN [18]
Confession Couple Jung Nam-gil KBS2 [1]
2018 My Mister Lee Kwang-il tvN [19]
Come and Hug Me Chae Do-jin MBC [20]
2019 Touch Your Heart Top star tvN cameo [21]
Kill It Kim Soo-hyun OCN [22]
Search: WWW Park Morgan tvN [11]
2020 Born Again Gong Ji-Chul (1986) /
Chun Jong-Bum (2020)
KBS2 [23]

Web dramaEdit

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2015 We Broke Up Seo Hyun-woo Naver TV Cast [24]
2016 Love for a Thousand More Jason [25]
2017 The Boy Next Door Sung Ki-je [26] [27]


Year Title Role Ref.
2019 The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos Ko Yoo-sung [28]
2020 Sweet and Sour Jang-hyuk [13]

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2016 Tribe of Hip Hop JTBC Top 10 Finalist [29]

Music videoEdit

Year Title Artist Ref.
2013 "Red Shoes" IU [30]
"Friday" [31]
2016 "When in Hongdae" Hongdae Kwang [32]
"The End" Kwon Jin-ah [33]
2019 "Your Night, My Morning" Brown Eyed Soul [34]


Year Title Album Notes
2013 "EyeKiss" (with Lovelybut) Chapter.4 You And Me Song
2017 "Some Guys" (with Choi Woo-shik) Some Guy OST [35]
2018 “Paradise Tree” Come and Hug Me OST [36]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2014 9th Asia Model Awards Fashion Model Award N/A Won [2]
2015 Korea's Best Dresser Swan Awards Best Dressed Model Won [37]
2017 31st KBS Drama Awards Best New Actor Confession Couple Nominated
2018 6th APAN Star Awards My Mister Won [38]
2nd The Seoul Awards Best New Actor (Drama) My Mister, Come and Hug Me Nominated [39]
3rd Asia Artist Awards Rookie Award N/A Won [40]
8th Korea Hallyu Awards Rising Star Award Won [41]
37th MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award: Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama Come and Hug Me Won [42]
Best Couple Award (with Jin Ki-joo) Won
2019 55th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) Won [43]


  1. ^ a b c "[INTERVIEW] Model-turned actor becomes TV heartthrob". The Korea Times. November 26, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "장기용, `패션 모델상 감사합니다` [MBN포토]". Maeil Business Newspaper (in Korean). January 18, 2014.
  3. ^ a b 아이유의 그 남자 장기용, ‘괜찮아, 사랑이야’ 통해 배우 신고식. Hankyung (in Korean). August 14, 2014.
  4. ^ a b \'최고의 결혼\' 장기용 \"모델보다 말로 표현하는 연기가 더 어려워\". MTV Daily (in Korean). September 22, 2014.
  5. ^ a b 장기용, ‘선암여고 탐정단’ 진지희 오빠로 첫등장··· 설렘주의보 발동. Newsway (in Korean). June 6, 2015.
  6. ^ Moon Ji-yeon (December 6, 2017). "[SC초점] "좋은 자극"…양세종·우도환·장기용이 말한 '92라인'". Sports Chosun (in Korean).
  7. ^ Kim Min-jung (February 20, 2018). '나의 아저씨' 이선균-오달수-송새벽, '아저씨 삼형제' 첫 스틸 공개!. iMBC (in Korean).
  8. ^ Jung Da-hoon (March 23, 2018). [공식] ‘이리와 안아줘’ 허준호-장기용-진기주 캐스팅 확정, 5월 중순 첫 방송. SE Daily (in Korean).
  9. ^ "Korea's 55th Baeksang Award Winners Include Han Ji Min, Lee Byung Hun, IU and Do Kyung Soo". Forbes. May 1, 2019.
  10. ^ "Jang Ki-yong, Nana to star in new action series". Kpop Herald. January 7, 2019.
  11. ^ a b Shin Young (26 February 2019). "'검색어를 입력하세요: WWW' 임수정X장기용X이다희X전혜진 출연 확정". Star MK (in Korean).
  12. ^ "KIM Sang-joong, Don LEE and KANG Ye-won Return for BAD GUYS: THE MOVIE KIM A-joong and JANG Ki-yong Join OCN Action Drama Screen Adaptation". Korean Film Biz Zone. August 7, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "CHAE Soo-bin and JANG Ki-yong to Taste SWEET AND SOUR". Korean Film Biz Zone. September 9, 2019.
  14. ^ "Jang Ki-yong, Jin Se-yeon and Lee Soo-hyuk Up for "Born Again"". Hancinema. January 3, 2020.
  15. ^ "청하X장기용, 스프라이트 새 모델 발탁..."쿨섹시 스타"". Star MK (in Korean). May 7, 2019. Retrieved May 7, 2019.
  16. ^ ‘사랑하는 은동아’ 장기용, 이 훈남은 누구지?. The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). June 1, 2015.
  17. ^ 장기용, '뷰티풀 마인드' 캐스팅. Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). June 3, 2016.
  18. ^ "tvN '그녀는 거짓말을 너무 사랑해' 장기용 등장! 여심 스틸러". YTN (in Korean). March 21, 2017.
  19. ^ "Chang Ki-yong to Star in tvN's "My Mister"". News1. Hancinema. December 3, 2017.
  20. ^ "허준호X장기용X진기주, MBC '이리와 안아줘' 주인공 확정(공식)". Herald Corporation (in Korean). March 23, 2018.
  21. ^ "[단독]장기용·황찬성, tvN '진심이 닿다' 카메오 출연". Joynews24 (in Korean). January 31, 2019.
  22. ^ "'블루 아이즈' 장기용X나나 캐스팅 확정..3월 첫방(공식)". Star News (in Korean). January 7, 2019.
  23. ^ "환생 멜로 '본 어게인', 장기용x이수혁 주연 확정…4월 첫방". New1 (in Korean). January 30, 2020.
  24. ^ "Young models challenge acting". The Korea Times. June 12, 2016.
  25. ^ "Archived copy" 강승윤-황승언-김진우, 웹드라마 '천년째 연애중' 출연 확정. The Star (in Korean). October 27, 2016. Archived from the original on May 7, 2017. Retrieved June 6, 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  26. ^ "Choi Wooshik, Jang Hee-ryung and Chang Ki-yong in "Flirty Boy and Girl - 2017"". Asiae. Hancinema. December 22, 2016.
  27. ^ 장기용, 자취 브로맨스 '썸남' 주인공 확정…최우식과 호흡 [공식]. The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). December 23, 2016.
  28. ^ "'Bad Guys' spinoff to start shooting in September". Kpop Herald. July 26, 2018.
  29. ^ '힙합의 민족2' 장기용 "떨렸지만 즐거웠던 시간". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). October 19, 2016.
  30. ^ 장기용, 아이유 '분홍신' 뮤비 출연에 관심 집중!…"잘생겼네!". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). October 8, 2013.
  31. ^ 아이유 ‘금요일에 만나요’ 뮤비, 장기용 외에 또다른 특별출연자는?. The Donga Ilbo (in Korean). December 20, 2013.
  32. ^ "홍대광 신곡 '홍대에 가면' MV 속 주인공 장기용, 눈빛 연기로 여심 자극". YTN (in Korean). April 26, 2016.
  33. ^ ‘아이유의 남자’ 장기용, 권진아 뮤비 ‘끝’ 출연해 눈길. etoday (in Korean). October 19, 2016.
  34. ^ 브라운아이드소울, '그대의 밤, 나의 아침' 뮤비 장기용 출연..궁금증 UP. sedaily (in Korean). September 19, 2019.
  35. ^ "웹드 '썸남' 최우식X장기용, OST로도 '브로맨스' 보인다...오늘 정오 공개". SE Daily (in Korean). April 12, 2017.
  36. ^ "장기용, 직접 부른 '이리와 안아줘' OST 공개..깜짝 팬선물". Chosun (in Korean). July 24, 2018.
  37. ^ 30주년 맞은 ‘코리아 베스트 드레서 시상식’ 성료. SBS News (in Korean). December 27, 2015.
  38. ^ "양세종X장기용X김태리X원진아, 남녀신인상 공동수상 영예[2018 APAN]". Osen (in Korean). October 13, 2018.
  39. ^ ‘제2회 더 서울어워즈’ 10월27일 개최, 드라마-영화 각 부문별 후보공개. iMBC (in Korean). September 28, 2018.
  40. ^ "BTS win the Daesang at Asia Artist Awards 2018 – and are among Artists Of The Year". Metro. November 28, 2018.
  41. ^ 장기용 '오늘 라이징 스타상 받아요'(2018 대한민국 한류대상). Sports Hankooki (in Korean). December 7, 2018.
  42. ^ "소지섭 '데뷔 23년 만에 첫 대상'(mbc연기대상)[포토엔HD]". Newsen (in Korean). December 31, 2018.
  43. ^ "'2019 백상예술대상' 장기용X김혜윤, TV부문 신인 연기상 수상 "기대되는 배우 되겠다"". Star Daily News (in Korean). May 1, 2019.

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