Dong Won Kang

Kang Dong Won

  • Name: Kang Dong Won
  • Native name: 강동원
  • Also Known as: Gang Dong Won,
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: January 18, 1981
  • Age: 43
Kang Dong Won is a South Korean film and television actor under YG Entertainment since January 2016. While studying Mechanical Engineering at Hanyang University, he was spotted on the streets by a modelling agent in 2000 and became a model. After this, he began his acting career with two dramas, and then filmed his first movie, "Too Beautiful to Lie". However, his first real breakthrough was in "Temptation of the Wolves" in 2004, for which he won the Best New Actor Award at the 24th Critics Choice Awards. He has since become one of the top actors in South Korea.

He continues to surprise the audience in roles like "Voice of a Murderer" and "Maundy Thursday". With his beautiful, androgynous looks, he is becoming popular in other Asian countries, especially Japan. Once again in 2007, he showcased his talent by portraying a grotesque character in Lee Myung Se's "M", marking their second collaboration (the other being his 2005 lead role alongside Ha Ji Won in "Duelist"). As a result, he earned wide recognition from critics for his stylish flair in choice of characters, which are mostly very peculiar roles. In 2010, he won the 30th Critics Choice Award for Best Actor for his performance in "The Secret Reunion". Shortly thereafter, Kang served his compulsory military duty in a public office from November 18, 2010, until his discharge on November 12, 2012.

His father is the Vice President of SPP Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., one of the largest shipbuilding companies in the world.

On March 24, 2022 it was announced that he has signed with America's Creative Artists Agency (CAA) for representation in the U.S. His Hollywood debut in the disaster film 'Tsunami LA', directed by Scott Mann. Filming for the project wrapped up back in 2021.

On December 30, 2022 YG Entertainment officially announced that Kang Dong Won had left the agency following the expiration of his exclusive contract. He has established his own one-man agency named AA Group since January 2023. Edit Biography
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
TBA Polaris
Korean Drama, 0000, 8 eps
(Main Role)
8
Main Role
0.0
2004 Magic
Korean Drama, 2004, 16 eps
Cha Kang Jae (Main Role)
16
Main Role
6.6
2003 1% of Anything
Korean Drama, 2003, 26 eps
Lee Jae In (Main Role)
26
Lee Jae In
Main Role
6.9
2003 Country Princess
Korean Drama, 2003, 17 eps
Min Ji Hoon (Main Role)
17
Min Ji Hoon
Main Role
7.3
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
TBA The Incident
Korean Movie, 0000,
Yeong Il (Main Role)
Yeong Il
Main Role
0.0
2024 Uprising
Korean Movie, 2024,
Cheon Young (Main Role)
Cheon Young
Main Role
0.0
2023 Dr. Cheon and Lost Talisman
Korean Movie, 2023,
Dr. Cheon (Main Role)
Dr. Cheon
Main Role
7.7
2022 Broker
Korean Movie, 2022,
Dong Soo (Main Role)
Dong Soo
Main Role
8.0
2020 Peninsula
Korean Movie, 2020,
Han Jung Seok (Main Role)
Han Jung Seok
Main Role
7.5
2018 Illang: The Wolf Brigade
Korean Movie, 2018,
Im Joong Kyung (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2018 Golden Slumber
Korean Movie, 2018,
Kim Geon Woo (Main Role)
Kim Geon Woo
Main Role
7.6
2017 1987: When the Day Comes
Korean Movie, 2017,
Lee Han Yeol (Guest Role)
Lee Han Yeol
Guest Role
8.6
2016 Master
Korean Movie, 2016,
Kim Jae Myeong (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
2016 Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned
Korean Movie, 2016,
Sung Min [Adult] (Main Role)
Sung Min [Adult]
Main Role
8.3
2016 My Korean Teacher
Japanese Movie, 2016,
CEO Choi (Support Role)
CEO Choi
Support Role
7.2
2016 A Violent Prosecutor
Korean Movie, 2016,
Han Chi Won (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
2015 The Priests
Korean Movie, 2015,
Deacon Choi Joon Ho (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
2014 My Palpitating Life
Korean Movie, 2014,
Dae Soo (Main Role)
Dae Soo
Main Role
8.3
2014 KUNDO: Age of the Rampant
Korean Movie, 2014,
Jo Yoon (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
2013 The X
Korean Movie, 2013,
"X" (Main Role)
"X"
Main Role
6.8
2010 Haunters
Korean Movie, 2010,
Cho In (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2010 Camellia
Korean Movie, 2010,
Jay {Love for Sale} (Main Role)
Jay {Love for Sale}
Main Role
7.0
2010 Secret Reunion
Korean Movie, 2010,
Song Ji Won (Main Role)
Main Role
8.1
2009 Jeon Woo Chi: The Taoist Wizard
Korean Movie, 2009,
Jeon Woo Chi (Main Role)
Jeon Woo Chi
Main Role
7.8
2007 M
Korean Movie, 2007,
Min Woo (Main Role)
Min Woo
Main Role
7.1
2007 Voice of a Murderer
Korean Movie, 2007,
[Kidnapper's/Murderer's voice] (Support Role)
[Kidnapper's/Murderer's voice]
Support Role
7.7
2006 Maundy Thursday
Korean Movie, 2006,
Jung Yoon Soo (Main Role)
Jung Yoon Soo
Main Role
8.3
2005 Duelist
Korean Movie, 2005,
"Sad Eyes" (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2004 Temptation of Wolves
Korean Movie, 2004,
Jung Tae Sung (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2004 Too Beautiful to Lie
Korean Movie, 2004,
Choi Hee Cheol (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2022 Yoo Quiz on the Block Season 4
Korean TV Show, 2022, 75 eps
(Ep. 211) (Guest)
75
(Ep. 211)
Guest
7.5
2020 IU's Palette
Korean TV Show, 2020, 24 eps
(Ep. 13) (Guest)
24
(Ep. 13)
Guest
8.4
2018 MMTG
Korean TV Show, 2018, 320 eps
(Ep. 128, 251) (Guest)
320
(Ep. 128, 251)
Guest
8.1
2017 Master in the House
Korean TV Show, 2017, 238 eps
[Hint Fairy] (Ep. 100) (Guest)
238
[Hint Fairy] (Ep. 100)
Guest
8.7
Articles
21 Best Korean Movies of 2023
Editorials - Dec 23, 2023

Kang Dong Won's "Dr. Cheon and Lost Talisman" and Yim Si Wan's "Boston 1947" Top Box Office
News - Sep 30, 2023

K-movies trend at the box office during the Chuseok holiday.

Blackpink's Ji Soo To Make a Cameo in Kang Dong Won and Esom's "Dr. Cheon and Lost Talisman"
News - Sep 20, 2023

Check out the special cast lineup of "Cheon and Lost Talisman".

Kang Dong Won, Cha Seung Won, Director Park Chan Wook and More Confirmed for "Jeon Ran"
News - Jun 7, 2023

The casting for "Jeon, Ran" has been revealed!

Jin Seon Kyu in Talks to Join the Netflix Original Film "Jeon, Ran"
News - May 30, 2023

Jin Seon Kyu will reportedly join the upcoming Netflix original movie, Jeon, Ran.

YG Entertainment Releases Official Status of Kang Dong Won and BLACKPINK's Rosé
News - Apr 17, 2023

YG Entertainment released another statement regarding the dating rumors between actor Kang Dong Won and BLACKPINK's Rosé.

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  • First Name: Dong Won
  • Family Name: Kang
  • Native name: 강동원
  • Also Known as: Gang Dong Won,
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: January 18, 1981
  • Age: 43

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