Im Chang-jung

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Im Chang-jung
20161009 임창정 김창렬의 올드스쿨 공개방송.jpg
Im in 2016.
Born (1973-11-30) November 30, 1973 (age 44)
Icheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
EducationChungAng University - Theater and Film[1]
Occupation
Years active1990–present
AgentNH EMG
Spouse(s)Kim Hyun-joo (m. 2006-2013)
Seo Ha-yan (m. 2017)
Children4 sons
Korean name
Hangul임창정
Hanja
Revised RomanizationIm Chang-jeong
McCune–ReischauerIm Ch'ang-chŏng

Im Chang-jung (Hangul임창정; born November 30, 1973) is a South Korean actor, ballad singer-songwriter, and composer.[2] He is often referred by Koreans as "the original multi-entertainer" for being active in all three fields: film, music, and entertainment. He made his acting debut in 1990 and his singing debut in 1995. He has since released 14 full-length albums[3] and has become known for hit songs that are vocally challenging to sing.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Im married professional golfer Kim Hyun-joo in 2006.[5] The couple, who have three sons together, divorced in 2013.[6] Im married a woman named Seo Ha-yan in 2017. The couple has one child together.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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[8] Detective Bang Geuk-hyun
2011 Shotgun Love[9] Sang-yeol
2012 Rain and Rain Soo-hyun
The Traffickers[10] Young-gyu
2013 Tumbleweed Chang-soo
2014 The Con Artists Chef (cameo)
2015 Untouchable Lawmen[11] Lee Jung-jin
2017 Roman Holiday In-han
2018 Gate Gyu-cheol

Television series[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[12][13] Ji Woon-soo TV Chosun
2017 Witch at Court Investigated man (special appearance) KBS2

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2009 Invincible Baseball Team Infielder, pitcher KBS2
Superstar K Season 1 host Mnet
2014-15 Law of the Jungle in Costa Rica Cast member SBS

Musical theatre[edit]

Im in Le Passe-Muraille in 2012
Year Title Role
2009 Bbalae (Laundry)[14][15] Solongo
2010-2011 Radio Star[16] Park Min-soo
2012 Le Passe-Muraille Dusoleil

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[17][18]
Already To Me
(이미 나에게로)
  • Released: April 1, 1995
  • Label: KingPin
  • Formats: CD, cassette
No data No data
Because I'm Not With You
  • Released: May 10, 1996
  • Label: KingPin
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Again
  • Released: May 16, 1997
  • Label: Interpark
  • Formats: CD, cassette
Become A Star
(별이 되어)
  • Released: April 13, 1998
  • Label: Cheonil
  • Formats: CD, cassette
5
Story Of...
  • Released: March 29, 1999
  • Label: Cheonil
  • Formats: CD, cassette
2
White
  • Released: February 10, 2000
  • Label: Cheonil
  • Formats: CD, cassette
2
www.love.7th
  • Released: November 1, 2000
  • Label: Seoul Records
  • Formats: CD, cassette
2
Different Color
  • Released: July 25, 2001
  • Label: Laful Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
2
C.J.2002
  • Released: April 26, 2002
  • Label: Laful Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, cassette
32[a]
Bye
  • Released: June 5, 2003
  • Label: Warner Music Korea
  • Formats: CD, cassette
16[b]
Return To My World 3 No data
Ordinary Song, Ordinary Melody
(흔한 노래... 흔한 멜로디...)
  • Released: March 20, 2014
  • Label: NH Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download
8
I'm
  • Released: September 6, 2016
  • Label: NH Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2
There Has Never Been a Day I Haven't Loved You
(하루도 그대를 사랑하지 않은 적이 없었다)
  • Released: September 19, 2018
  • Label: NH Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download
14 TBA

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
KOR
[18]
Best Man (친한사람)
  • Released: November 24, 2014
  • Label: NH Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download
14
Love Again (또 다시 사랑)
  • Released: September 22, 2015
  • Label: NH Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download
8
Do You Know That Person? (그 사람을 아나요)
  • Released: October 23, 2017
  • Label: NH Media
  • Formats: CD, digital download
18

Awards and nominations[edit]

As an actor[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
1997 Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor Beat Won [31]
1998 Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor Won
2002 Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Bet on My Disco Nominated
2003 Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [32]
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 [33]
2012 Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Film The Traffickers Won

As a singer[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1997 Golden Disc Awards Bonsang (Main Award) "Again" Won [34]
Seoul Music Awards Bonsang (Main Award) Won
KBS Music Festival Daesang (Grand Prize) "Again" Won
1999 Seoul Music Awards Bonsang (Main Award) Won
2000 Seoul Music Awards Bonsang (Main Award) Won
Mnet Music Video Festival Best Ballad Performance "My Love" Nominated
2001 Golden Disc Awards Bonsang (Main Award) "Reason to Wait" Won [34]
KBS Music Festival Top 10 Singers Won
Seoul Music Awards Bonsang (Main Award) Won
2002 Mnet Music Video Festival Best Ballad Performance "Sad Monologue" Nominated
2014 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Male Artist Nominated
2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Vocal Performance "Love Again" Nominated
Seoul Music Awards Performance Award Won
2016 Melon Music Awards Best Ballad Award "The Love I Committed" Won
2017 Golden Disc Awards Digital Bonsang (Main Award) Won [34]

Music show wins

Inkigayo

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"
2018 October 7 "There Has Never Been A Day I Haven't Loved You"

Music Bank

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

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

Show! Music Core

Year Date Song
2018 October 6 "There Has Never Been A Day I Haven't Loved You"

Notes[edit]

  • ^ The April 2002 and May 2002 charts are not available online. The peak chart position is from June 2002.
  • ^ The June 2003 chart is not available online. The peak chart position is from the cumulative chart for the first half of 2003.

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Ryu, Jeong-hyun (2010-12-10). "Celebrities say age-gap makes no difference in planning marriage". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
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