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Fahrenheit's concert in Hong Kong, 2009
|Chinese name||汪東城 (traditional)|
|Chinese name||汪东城 (simplified)|
|Pinyin||Wāng Dōngchéng (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Wong1 Dung1-sing4 (Cantonese)|
|Pe̍h-ōe-jī||Ong Tang-sêng (Hokkien)|
Wang Tung Ch'eng
|Origin||Republic of China (Taiwan)|
24 August 1981 |
|Other name(s)||Wang Da Dong|
|Occupation||Actor, Singer, Model|
|Voice type(s)||Baritone, Tenor|
|Label(s)||HIM International Music
WOW Music (HK)
Pony Canyon (Japan)
|Years active||2001–present (modeling)
Dong Cheng Wei
|Official Website||Fahrenheit@HIM International Music|
Jiro Wang (traditional Chinese: 汪東城; simplified Chinese: 汪东城; pinyin: Wāng Dōngchéng; Wade–Giles: Wang Tung-Ch'eng; born August 24, 1981) is a Taiwanese actor and singer, who started his career as a model. Wang is a member of Taiwanese Mandopop vocal quartet boy band Fahrenheit.
Jiro Wang was born August 24, 1981, in Taiwan. He graduated at Fu Shin Trade and Arts College with a degree in Advertising Design. After his graduation, he dedicated his life towards the entertainment business. He was first asked to join the entertainment business because he showed his looks at a competition. BMG, the label that signed him, planned to package him with Jay Chou and Jordan Chan to form a boy band called 3J, but, because of 9/11, BMG's stocks crashed and the 3J plan was scrapped. Jiro then decided to continue his career in the industry by working backstage, mainly in charge of fashion designing and other designing necessities, as well as commercial modeling. He was approached again around 2004, when his acting career began.
He used to play in an underground band named Karma as the lead singer. They have performed a song called "人間逃亡記" (Rénjiān táowáng jì) with lyrics composed by Jiro. After that, the band changed the name to Dong Cheng Wei (東城衛) without changing the members in the band. The band never received much popularity until Jiro joined Fahrenheit.
When he was 18, Jiro's father died, leaving behind debts for him and his mother to pay off. This forced him to enter the commercial and modeling industry. The commercials he has appeared in include one for 蒙牛酸酸乳 Mengniu (a yogurt brand) as part of Fahrenheit. Fahrenheit features in ‘酸甜’ (Suan Tian) (among other songs) with the Taiwanese girl group S.H.E. Jiro will start acting in a new horror movie The Purple House, director Hang-Sang Poon (who directed A Chinese Odyssey, Huo Yuanjia, CJ7, Ip Man) and special effects by Johnny (who worked for Batman 1-2, Troy) from 20 March. His co actress will be Dong Li Ya (Yaya).
Wang is known as the male lead in the Taiwanese drama KO One (終極一班) (in which he plays the character Da Dong, from where he got his nickname as it is quite similar to his real name, Wang Dong Cheng) and its sequel The X-Family, as Ah Jin in It Started With a Kiss and its sequel They Kiss Again, as Jin Xiu Yi in the live-action Taiwanese drama, Hana-Kimi (花樣少年少女), as Mars in ToGetHer (愛就宅一起), as Mi Qi Lin in Rolling Love (翻滾吧！蛋炒飯) and Shi Lang in Momo Love (桃花小妹).
On 3 May 2011, it was announced that Wang has replaced Wu Chun as male lead, "Night Tenjo", in a live-action adaptation of Japanese manga series Absolute Boyfriend, with Korean actress Ku Hye-sun as "Riiko Izawa".
Wang was the first member to join Fahrenheit. He is the baritenor vocalist of the group. He is the one that usually has the rap part in most of the songs due to his fluency in the language. His publicized temperature is that of hot (热; rè) summer, at 95 fahrenheit.
|#||English Title||Chinese Title||Release Date||Label|
|1st||What Are You Waiting For||你在等什麼||24 August 2012||HIM International Music|
|2011||The Purple House||紫宅|
|2013||My Beautiful Kingdom||我的美麗王國|
|Year||Chinese title||English title||Role / Remarks||Co-stars|
|2003||新麻辣鮮師||Spicy Teacher||Rou Tian (桑田)|
|2004||第八號當舖||Pawnshop No. 8||Ah Zhe|
|2005||惡作劇之吻||It Started with a Kiss||Jin Yuan Feng (金元豐) Kinnosuke Ikezawa||Ariel Lin
|終極一班||KO One||Wang Da Dong (汪大東)||Calvin Chen
|2006||花樣少年少女||Hanazakarino Kimitachihe||Jin Xiu Yi (金秀伊) Shuichi Nakatsu||Ella Chen
|2007||終極一家||The X-Family||Xia Lan Xing De Tian (夏蘭荇德‧天) / Wang Da Dong (汪大東) / Gui Long (鬼龍) / Zack||Calvin Chen
|惡作劇2吻||They Kiss Again||Jin Yuan Feng (金元豐) Kinnosuke Ikezawa||Ariel Lin
|2008||翻滾吧！蛋炒飯||Rolling Love||Mi Qi Lin (米麒麟)||Danson Tang
|2009||愛就宅一起||ToGetHer||Zhuang Jun Nan (莊俊男) aka Mars||Rainie Yang
|終極三國||K.O.3an Guo||Wang Da Dong (汪大東) / Sun Ce (孙策)||George Hu
|桃花小妹||Momo Love||Shi Lang (史朗)||Cyndi Wang
||Jiro (guest star)||Wu Chun
|2012||絕對達令||Absolute Darling||Wan Naite (萬奈特) / Night Tenjo (零壹式)||Ku Hye-sun|
|姐姐立正向前走||Drama Go Go Go||Eason||Ruby Lin
|終極一班2||KO One Return||Wang Da Dong||Pets Tseng|
|2013||原來是美男||Fabulous Boys||Huang Tai Jing||Evan Yo|
|終極一班3||KO One Re-act||汪大東||Pets Tseng|
|2011||LeTV Film Entertainment Awards||Boundary Crossing Actor||Jiro Wang||Won|
|2012||5th Beijing Billboard Music Newcomers Festival||Most Popular Singer||Jiro Wang||Won|
Wang also performed in numerous MVs and commercials before his rise to stardom. He appeared in Fish Leong's (梁靜茹) 分手快樂 MV when he was 19. After the debut of Fahrenheit, he acted opposite follow HIM International Music artist, Liu Li Yang, in her music video Smiling Tears. He is also seen in various MV's of S.H.E and fellow co-star Genie Zhuo's "Never Ending Rainbow" (Chinese: "永不消失的彩虹").
- 9 June 2010 : Van Gogh And Me - All About Jiro (梵谷與我：汪東城的字‧畫‧像) - ISBN 978-986-6606-87-8. Jiro visited Amsterdam, Holland for this book
- (Chinese) Fahrenheit's Jiro Wang was actually Jay Chou's Junior. May 15, 2007. Retrieved Dec 14, 2010.
- (Chinese) 更换代言人刺激消费 S.H.E和飞轮海代言酸酸乳 Changing ambassadors to boost consumerism, S.H.E and Fahrenheit newly appointed ambassadors for Mengniu yogurt. Jan 16, 2008. Retrieved on Dec 14, 2010.
- (Chinese) Apple Daily 汪東城難甩背後靈 聞吳尊一派恍神 3 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-03
- Lee, Gyeong-Ho (8 March 2012). "Ku Hye Sun appearing in pink pajamas in a Taiwanese drama series Absolute Darling". Star News. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
- Yesasia.com Van Gogh And Me info 9 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-22
- (Chinese) Fahrenheit@HIM International Music
- (Japanese) Fahrenheit: Official Japan Site
- (Chinese) Jiro's Official Fahrenciti Blog
- (Chinese) Jiro's Wretch Blog
- (Chinese) Jiro's Weibo microblog