After playing the nice guy in almost all his previous roles, this portrayal of a tough-talking gangster from Busan led him to local stardom.The following year he also starred in the popular action blockbuster 2009 Lost Memories set in a futuristic Great Japan.

His first major role was in the 2014 romantic comedy series Cunning Single Lady.

He has then appeared in television dramas What Happens to My Family?

, Splendid Politics and To Be Continued, as well as films.

His breakout role came in 2016 as a talented pianist in Cheese in the Trap.

He is then cast for the tv N drama remake of American television series Entourage.

Jang Dong-gun (born March 7, 1972) is a South Korean actor.

He is best known for his leading roles in the films Friend (2001) and Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War (2004).

Jang is one of the highest paid actors and celebrity endorsers in Korea, By the late 1990s he had become quite popular in Korea, but he also became one of the very first Korean stars to garner a fan following in other parts of Asia, after several of his TV dramas were screened there in the late nineties.

In 1999, after acting in the critically acclaimed Nowhere to Hide as Park Joong-hoon's younger partner, Jang moved on to star in a feature that was filmed on location in Shanghai.