Im Chang-jung

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Im Chang-jung
Lim Chang-Jung from acrofan.jpg
Born (1973-11-30) 30 November 1973 (age 43)
Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Education ChungAng University - Theater and Film[1]
Years active 1990–present
Agent NH EMG
Spouse(s) pro golfer Kim Hyun-joo (2006–2013; divorced)[2][3]
Children 3 sons
Korean name
Revised Romanization Im Chang-jeong
McCune–Reischauer Im Ch'ang-chŏng

Im Chang-jung (born November 30, 1973) is a South Korean actor and singer.

Personal life[edit]

Im Chang-jung and Kim Hyun-joo (pro golfer) were married in 2006 and divorced in 2013. Im Chang-jung took custody of their two oldest sons, while his wife got the custody of their youngest child. They have agreed that all the children will be attending the same schools in the future. [4]



Year Title Role
1990 North Korean Partisan in South Korea Jeon Sae-young
Rose Motel
1992 From Seom River to the Sky Goo Dae-hoon
Walking All the Way to Heaven
1994 The Rules of the Game Client 1
1997 Beat Hwan-gyu
1998 Extra Park Bong-soo
If the Sun Rises in the West Kim Beom-soo
2000 The Happy Funeral Director Jae-hyun
Jakarta Blue
2001 My Boss, My Hero Hyeok-sam (cameo)
2002 Bet on My Disco Bong-pal
Sex Is Zero Jang Eun-shik
2003 Reversal of Fortune Police officer (cameo)
The Greatest Expectation Chang-shik
Romantic Assassin Ghost in armor (cameo)
2004 To Catch a Virgin Ghost Yang-yi
2005 Cracked Eggs and Noodles Dae-gyu
All for Love Kim Chang-hoo
2006 Aachi & Ssipak Ssipak (voice)
2007 Miracle on 1st Street Pil-je
Underground Rendezvous Young-tae
Scout Ho-chang
Sex Is Zero 2 Eun-shik
2009 Fortune Salon Seung-won
2010 Twilight Gangsters Bang Joon-seok
Romantic Debtors[5] Detective Bang Geuk-hyun
2011 Shotgun Love[6] Sang-yeol
2012 Rain and Rain Soo-hyun
The Traffickers[7] Young-gyu
2013 Tumbleweed Chang-soo
2014 The Con Artists Chef (cameo)
2015 Untouchable Lawmen[8] Lee Jung-jin
2017 Roman Holiday In-han

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1991 Eyes of Dawn Gil-soo MBC
1992 Days of Sunshine KBS2
1994 Ladybug KBS2
1996 Three Guys and Three Girls MBC
1997 New York Story SBS
2010 The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry Jerry Oh (cameo) MBC
2012 Ji Woon-soo's Stroke of Luck[9][10] Ji Woon-soo TV Chosun

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2009 Invincible Baseball Team Infielder, pitcher KBS2
Superstar K Season 1 host Mnet
2013 Hello Counselor Guest (Episode 142)[11] KBS
2014 Hello Counselor Guest (Episode 166)[12] KBS
EXO 90:2014 Guest Mnet
2014-15 Law of the Jungle in Costa Rica Cast member SBS
2016 Fantastic Duo Guest Singer (Pilot, Episodes 1-2) SBS
Knowing Bros Guest, Episode 40 JTBC
Please Take Care of My Refrigerator Guest, Episode 96-97 (with On Joo-wan) JTBC

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role
2009 Bbalae (Laundry)[13][14] Solongo
2010-2011 Radio Star[15] Park Min-soo
2012 Le Passe-Muraille Dusoleil


Year Album Title Notes
1995 이미 나에게로 "Already to Me" Vol. 1
1996 Because I'm Not With You Vol. 2
1997 Again Vol. 3
1998 별이 되어 "Become a Star" Vol. 4
1999 Story of... Vol. 5
2000 White Vol. 6 Vol. 7
2001 A to Z Compilation
Different Color Vol. 8
2002 CJ2002 Vol. 9
2003 BYE[16][17] Vol. 10
2007 Lost in the Forest of Love Single
2009 Return to My World[18][19] Vol. 11
2010 REMIND Compilation
2013 A Guy Like Me[20][21] Single
2014 Ordinary Song... Ordinary Melody[22][23] Vol. 12
Best Man Single
"Try to Wait" Track 4 from Gunman in Joseon OST
2015 "Love Again" first mini album
2016 "I'M"[24] 13th Full Album

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1997 Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor Beat Won
Golden Disc Awards Bonsang (Main Award) Won
Seoul Music Awards Bonsang (Main Award) Won
KBS Music Festival Daesang (Grand Prize) "그때 또 다시 Again" Won
MBC 영상음반 Daesang (Grand Prize) "그때 또 다시 Again" Won
1998 Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor Beat Won
1999 SBS Music Festival Top 10 Singers Won
KBS Music Festival Top 10 Singers Won
2000 PD가 뽑은 최고 Most Popular Singer Won
SBS Music Festival Top 10 Singers Won
Mnet Korean Music Festival[25] Best Ballad Performance "나의 연인" Nominated
2001 Golden Disc Awards Bonsang (Main Award) Won
SBS Music Festival Bonsang (Main Award) Won
KBS Music Festival Youth Singer of the Year Won
2002 Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Bet on My Disco Nominated
SBS Music Festival Bonsang (Main Award) Won
Mnet Korean Music Festival[26] Best Ballad Performance "Sad Monologue" Nominated
2003 Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor (Film) Sex Is Zero Won
2008 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor Scout Won
Grand Bell Awards Best Actor Nominated
2012 Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Film The Traffickers Won
2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards[27] Best Male Artist Nominated
2015 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Vocal Performance "또다시 사랑 (Love Again)" Nominated
2016 Melon Music Awards Best Ballad Award "The Love That I Committed" Won
2017 Golden Disc Awards Digital Bonsang Won

Music show awards[edit]


Year Date Song
1998 May 17 "Be a Star"
May 24
1999 May 2 "Love Affair"
2000 March 26 "My Lover"
April 2
2001 January 21 "You're Like Me"
January 28
September 23 "Reason to Wait"
September 30
2002 June 23 "Sad Monologue"
June 30
July 7
2003 July 20 "A Glass of Soju"
2015 October 11 "Love Again"
2016 September 18 "The Love That I Committed"

Music Bank[edit]

Year Date Song
1998 July 9 "Dance with the Wolf"
July 16
2000 March 16 "My Love"
March 23
March 30
April 6
2001 January 11 "You're Like Me"
January 18
January 25
2015 October 9 "Love Again"
2016 September 16 "The Love That I Committed"
September 23

Show Champion[edit]

Year Date Song
2016 September 28 "The Love That I Committed"


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  2. ^ Ryu, Jeong-hyun (10 December 2010). "Celebrities say age-gap makes no difference in planning marriage". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  3. ^ "Singer Im Chang-jung Files for Divorce". The Chosun Ilbo. 4 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  4. ^ "Actor Lim Chang Jung and His Pro-Golfer Wife Get Divorced". 5 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-05. 
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  7. ^ Cho, Jae-eun (24 August 2012). "Thriller with brains: Traffickers tackles human organ market". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
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  22. ^ "Im Chang-jung To Release First Full-Length Album In 5 Years". KBS World. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-18. 
  23. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (13 March 2014). "Im Chang-jung readies 12th". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-22. 
  24. ^ "Veteran singer Lim Chang Jung achieves a certified all-kill with his newest title track!". Allkpop. 7 September 2016. Retrieved 2016-09-07. 
  25. ^ "2000 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-06-25.
  26. ^ "2002 MMF part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  27. ^ "Full Ver.: 2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards Part 1". Mwave. Retrieved 2015-01-28. 

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