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|Born||Jo Tae Gyu
March 20, 1977
Seoul, South Korea
|Years active||2001 – present|
|Revised Romanization||Gang Ji-hwan|
|Revised Romanization||Jo Tae-gyu|
Kang Ji-hwan (born March 20, 1977, as Jo Tae-gyu) is a South Korean actor.
Kang made his debut in the entertainment industry through popular musical productions The Rocky Horror Show and Grease. Then he played small roles in popular Korean TV Dramas such as Summer Scent (KBS2, 2003), Nonstop 4 (MBC,2003), Youth! Fly To The Sky (KBS2, 2004), More Beautiful Than A Flower (KBS2) and Save the Last Dance for Me (SBS,2004).
He started to play lead roles and shot to fame in MBC's 2005 TV Drama Be Strong, Geum-soon!, in which he co-starred with Han Hye-jin. His role in this drama also made him become famous outside Korea, especially in Japan, China, and Taiwan.
Meanwhile his first movie debut was in an independent movie in 2005 titled Host and Guest from the Korean director named Shin Dong-il. This movie was acclaimed both in Korean and International Film Festival, including shown in Berlin Film Festival and The 32nd Seattle Film Festival in 2006. He was then cast in the film Rough Cut for which he won several Best New Actor awards for his performance. He played Su-ta, a hot-tempered action star opposite So Ji-sub who played a gangster who wants to be an actor. In 2009 he starred in the action romantic comedy My Girlfriend Is An Agent opposite Kim Ha-neul and won Best New Actor at the Grand Bell Awards.
In 2011, he starred with Yoon Eun-hye in the drama Lie To Me, as the wealthy owner of World Hotel, Hyun Ki-Joon. In this drama Gong Ah-Jung (Yoon Eun-hye) tells a small white lie to an old friend saying she is married. When Gong is seen with Hyun later, everyone assumes he is her husband and the rumour starts to spread.
|2005||Host and Guest||Gye-sang|
|2008||Rough Cut||Jang Su-ta|
|2009||My Girlfriend Is An Agent||Lee Jae-joon|
|The Relation of Face, Mind and Love||Kang Tae-pung|
|2012||Detective Cha||Cha Chul-soo|
|2003||Summer Scent||Jung-ah's husband||KBS2|
|2004||More Beautiful Than a Flower||Sticker photo on cellphone||KBS2|
|Youth! Fly To The Sky||KBS2|
|If You Only Knew||Suh In-woo||KBS2|
|Save the Last Dance for Me||Shin Jung-kyu||SBS|
|2005||Be Strong, Geum-soon!||Goo Jae-hee||MBC|
|90 Days, Time to Love||Hyun Ji-seok||MBC|
|2007||Capital Scandal||Sunwoo Wan||KBS2|
|2008||Hong Gil-dong||Hong Gil-dong||KBS2|
|2010||Coffee House||Lee Jin-soo||SBS|
|2011||Lie to Me||Hyun Ki-joon||SBS|
|2013||Incarnation of Money||Lee Cha-don||SBS|
|2001||The Rocky Horror Show (Korean Version)|
|2004||Grease (Korean Version)|
|2006||그냥 아는 사람||Exhibition of Fireworks OST|
|2011||Lovin Icecream feat. As One||Lie To Me Japan OST|
- 2009 46th Grand Bell Awards – Best New Actor for My Girlfriend Is An Agent
- 2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actor for Rough Cut
- 2008 7th Korean Film Awards – Best New Actor for Rough Cut
- 2008 29th Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actor for Rough Cut
- 2008 28th Critics Choice Awards – Best New Actor for Rough Cut
- 2008 44th Baeksang Arts Awards – Popularity Award for Hong Gil Dong
- 2008 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award for Hong Gil Dong, with Sung Yu Ri
- 2008 KBS Drama Awards – Netizen award for Hong Gil Dong
- 2007 KBS Drama Awards – Excellent Acting Award for Capital Scandal
- 2007 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award for Capital Scandal, with Han Ji Min
- 2005 MBC Drama Awards – Best New Actor for Be Strong, Geum-soon!
- 2005 MBC Drama Awards, Excellent Acting Award for Be Strong, Geum-soon!
- Kangster – Official Japan fanclub (Japanese)
- WithTG Daum Cafe (Korean)
- EPG Profile(Korean)
- Empas Profile(Korean)
- News: [Korean Film News] Host & Guest [방문자] (2005). Twitchfilm.net. Retrieved on 2011-10-12.
- > The Berlin 2006 Film Festival. Film Intelligence (2006-11-20). Retrieved on 2011-10-12.
- Host & Guest (Bangmunja) | 2006 Seattle International Film Festival | Dong-il Shin | South Korea < Films. Seattlefilm.org. Retrieved on 2011-10-12.
- Lie to Me Releases Kang Ji Hwan and As One Version of “Lovin’ Ice-cream” for the Japan OST | A Koala's Playground. Koalasplayground.com (2011-07-31). Retrieved on 2011-10-12.
- ☆◇☆◇ KBS 2007 연기대상 ☆◇☆◇. Kbs.co.kr. Retrieved on 2011-10-12.
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