Jiro Wang

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Jiro Wang
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Fahrenheit's concert in Hong Kong, 2009
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
Pinyin Wāng Dōngchéng (Mandarin)
Jyutping Wong1 Dung1-sing4 (Cantonese)
Pe̍h-ōe-jī Ong Tang-sêng (Hokkien)
Birth name
Wang Tung Ch'eng
Origin Republic of China (Taiwan)
Born (1981-08-24) 24 August 1981 (age 33)
Taipei, Taiwan
Other name(s) Wang Da Dong
Occupation Actor, Singer, Model
Genre(s) Mandopop
Instrument(s) Guitar
Voice type(s) Baritone, Tenor
Label(s) HIM International Music
WOW Music (HK)
Pony Canyon (Japan)
Years active 2001–present (modeling)
2004–present (acting)
2005–present (singing)
Associated acts Fahrenheit
Dong Cheng Wei
Parents Father (Deceased)
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.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] 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 speaks fluent Taiwanese and Mandarin and understands conversational English.

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)[2] 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).

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

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".[3]

Music career[edit]

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; ) summer, at 95 fahrenheit.

Wang released his first solo album What Are You Waiting For (Chinese: 你在等什麼) on 24 August 2012, which was his birthday, by HIM International Music

Discography[edit]

Studio Album
# English Title Chinese Title Release Date Label
1st What Are You Waiting For 你在等什麼 24 August 2012 HIM International Music

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Chinese Title
2011 The Purple House 紫宅
2012 Seeing
2013 My Boyfriends 我的男男男男朋友
2013 My Beautiful Kingdom 我的美麗王國
2014 Bloody Doll 怨靈人偶
2014 Broadcasting Girl 我的播音系女友
2014 Mystery

Television Series[edit]

Year Chinese title English title Role / Remarks Co-stars
2002 聽笨金魚唱歌
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
Joe Cheng
終極一班 KO One Wang Da Dong (汪大東) Calvin Chen
Aaron Yan
Danson Tang
2006 花樣少年少女 Hanazakarino Kimitachihe Jin Xiu Yi (金秀伊) Shuichi Nakatsu Ella Chen
Wu Chun
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
Aaron Yan
Danson Tang
惡作劇2吻 They Kiss Again Jin Yuan Feng (金元豐) Kinnosuke Ikezawa Ariel Lin
Joe Cheng
Danson Tang
2008 翻滾吧!蛋炒飯 Rolling Love Mi Qi Lin (米麒麟) Danson Tang
Genie Zhuo
Xiao Xun
2009 愛就宅一起 ToGetHer Zhuang Jun Nan (莊俊男) aka Mars Rainie Yang
George Hu
終極三國 K.O.3an Guo Wang Da Dong (汪大東) / Sun Ce (孙策) George Hu
Shu Chen
桃花小妹 Momo Love Shi Lang (史朗) Cyndi Wang
Wong JingLun
Calvin Chen
Ken Chu
2011 陽光天使 Sunshine Angel
Jiro (guest star) Wu Chun
Rainie Yang
2012 絕對達令 Absolute Darling[4] 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
Lin Gengxin
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
Lyan Cheng
Hwang In Deok


終極一班3 KO One Re-act 汪大東 Pets Tseng
Happy Dandelion (guest star)
2014 終極X宿舍 The X-Dormitory
(guest star) Wang Da Dong/Xia Tian/Gui Long
2015 尋找北極光
Nichkhun
Rossi

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Awards[edit]

Year Category Recipient Result
2011 LeTV Film Entertainment Awards Boundary Crossing Actor Jiro Wang Won
2012 5th Beijing Billboard Music Newcomers Festival Most Popular Singer Jiro Wang Won

TV shows[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

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").

Publications[edit]

  • 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.[7] Jiro visited Amsterdam, Holland for this book

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