Kim Dong-jun

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Kim Dong-jun
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Kim Dong-jun in June 2017.
Native name 김동준
Born (1992-02-11) February 11, 1992 (age 26)
Busan, South Korea
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actor
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2010–present
Labels Major9
Associated acts
  • ZE:A
  • ZE:A Five
  • ZE:A J
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gim Dong-jun
McCune–Reischauer Kim Tongjun

Kim Dong-jun (born February 11, 1992) is a South Korean singer and actor. He debuted as member of boy group ZE:A (and later its subgroup ZE:A Five and ZE:A J). Apart from his group's activities, he has established himself as an actor, notably through his participation in various television dramas such as The Fugitive of Joseon (2013), Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho (2016), Black (2017) and About Time (2018). He also starred in the big screen such as A Company Man (2012), Take My Hand (2014) and Dead Again (2017).

Career

ZE:A

Kim entered a nine-membered group called "Children of Empire". In 2009, they started in Mnet "Children of Empire" and "Children of Empire Returns", where they tour the country doing guerilla performances.[1] Later the group faced controversy in December following the similarities of the group's name to Brown Eyed Girls' JeA. The group later changed the pronunciation of the name to avoid implications.[2] On January 7, 2010, the group debuted with their EP, Nativity under the name ZE:A.[3]

ZE:A J solo project has released solo track for Kevin, Heechul and Dongjun. Dongjun was the last member to release solo track "Healing" on May 3. The track was composed and written by himself.[4][5]

Other activities

Kim made many appearances in Let's Go Dream Team Season 2 as a Dream Team member.

Kim won two gold medals in the Idol Athletes Chuseok Special on August 27, 2011, in men's 100 meter and 110 meter hurdles against other idols.[citation needed]

Kim was appointed as a torch bearer at the 17th Asian Incheon Games 2014.[6]

2017–present

In June 2017, Kim joined Gold Moon Entertainment after his contract with Star Empire Entertainment ended. The CEO of his new agency was ZE:A's former manager, Hwang Jung-moon. In August 2017, it was reported that Gold Moon Entertainment, The Vibe Entertainment and Asakusa Games had merged and now operate under the name "Major 9."[7]

In July 2017, it was reported that Kim was set to star OCN's new drama, Black, portraying a second generation chaebol.[8]

Discography

Songs

Song Title Year Notes
As lead artist
"Healing" (feat. Jang) 2016 Digital Single
As featured artist
"Burning Down" (Sori feat. Dongjun) 2009
Collaborations
"Take My Hand" (with SoReal) 2014 Climb The Sky Walls OST

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Ronin Pop Ape Main role
2012 A Company Man Ra-hoon Supporting role
2014 Take My Hand Tae-ho Main role
2017 Dead Again Jeong Hoon Main role

Dramas

Year Title Network Role Notes
2010 Prosecutor Princess SBS Minor in Club Cameo
2011 Crossing the Youngdo Bridge[9] KBS2 Oh Ji-hoon Supporting role
Girl K Channel CGV Go Min-young
2012 You Who Rolled in Unexpectedly KBS2 ZE:A Member Cameo
2013 The Fugitive of Joseon Mu Myeong Supporting role
Couple Clinic: Love and War 2 - Idol Special KBS2 Seo Min-jae Lead role
2014 Aftermath Naver TV Cast Ahn Dae-yong
Climb The Sky Walls KBS2 Tae-ho
Boarding House 24th St. MBC Every 1 Himself Supporting role
2015 About Love (2nd story: Secret Love) Naver TV Cast Jun-woo Lead role
Selection Choi Min-hyeok
2016 Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho KBS2 Kim Yoo-shin Supporting role
Still Loving You KBS1 Yoon Soo-ho Lead role
Happy Hostage Naver TV Cast Hong Chan
2017 Black OCN Oh Man-soo Supporting role
2018 About Time[10] tvN Jo Jae-yoo Supporting role

Variety shows

Year Title Network Role
2010 Idol United MTV Celebrity Team member
2010-2015 Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2 KBS2 Dream Team member (semi-fixed)
2014 Law of the Jungle: Borneo SBS Cast Member
2015 Real Men (Season 2): Marine Corps Special MBC
2018 Law of the Jungle: Patagonia SBS

Musical

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Aladdin[11] Aladdin Lead role
2012 Catch Me If You Can[12] Frank
2014 Goong[13] Lee Shin
All Shook Up Elvis

Awards

Year Award Nominated work Award Result
2015 9th Annual Daegu International Musical Festival "All Shook Up" Newcomer Award Won
2017 Asia Model Festival Awards N/A Popular Star Award Won
2017 2017 KBS Drama Awards Still Loving You Excellence Award,

Actor in a Daily Drama

Nominated

References

  1. ^ "[인터뷰on] 제국의 아이들 "로드돌-국민돌...친근감이 무기죠"" (in Korean). Nate. February 2, 2010. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ "'제아(ZE:A)' 이름논란, 브아걸 제아 팬들 팀명 변경 요구" (in Korean). MaxMovie. 2009-12-30. Retrieved November 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ ‘제국의아이들’ 제아 드디어 출격 음원-뮤비 전격공개 ‘돌풍일으킬까’ (in Korean). Joins. 2010-01-07. Retrieved 2010-01-30. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "ZE:A's Dongjun To Release Solo Track For The First Time Since Debut". Soompi. 
  5. ^ "ZE:A's Dongjun to release his first solo single!". 
  6. ^ "Clara and ZE:A's Dongjun to serve as torch bearers for the '17th Asian Games Incheon 2014' | allkpop.com". allkpop. Retrieved 2017-10-05. 
  7. ^ "바이브, 김동준과 한 식구 된다..소속사 합병 체결(공식)" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-10-05. 
  8. ^ "Kim Dong Jun Confirmed To Join Song Seung Heon And Go Ara In Upcoming Grim Reaper Drama | Soompi". www.soompi.com. Retrieved 2017-10-05. 
  9. ^ Jeo, Jak-gwon (2011-01-28). '제아' 김동준, 연기돌 합류요~ (in Korean). Newsis. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  10. ^ "김동준, 이서원 대신해 '어바웃타임' 합류…조재유 役". Naver (in Korean). BizEnter. May 17, 2018. 
  11. ^ "동준의 뮤지컬 '알라딘' 흥행 돌풍! 제아 멤버들 '동라딘' 응원차 깜짝방문". 네이트뉴스. 
  12. ^ http://www.sportsworldi.com/Articles/EntCulture/Article.asp?aid=20121208020462&subctg1=20&subctg2=00&OutUrl=naver
  13. ^ "ZE:A's Dongjun Cast as Male Lead for "Goong" Musical, Leaves for Japan". Soompi. 
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