Jung Chan-woo (singer)

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Jung Chan-woo
Jung Chan-woo - 2016 Gaon Chart K-pop Awards red carpet.jpg
Jung Chan-woo on the red carpet of the 2016 Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards
Native name
Jung Chan-woo

(1998-01-26) January 26, 1998 (age 20)
Yongin, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • Singer
  • actor
Musical career
Years active2006–present
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJeong Chan-u
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Ch'anu

Jung Chan-woo (Korean: 정찬우; born January 26, 1998), better known as Chanwoo or Chan, is a South Korean singer and actor. He is known as a vocalist and the youngest member of South Korean boy group iKon, signed under YG Entertainment.


Pre-debut acting appearances[edit]

In 2006, Chanwoo appeared in the music video for TVXQ's "Balloons", playing a younger Max Changmin.[1]

In 2008, he appeared in the movie Lost and Found (달콤한 거짓말) and subsequently in a number of drama series, beginning with The Great King Sejong. He also appeared in the movie "Gabi" as the young Ilyich. He is known for playing a younger Lee Minho in both Boys Over Flowers and The Heirs.[2]

In 2017, it was announced that Chanwoo became part of YG STAGE, which, manages actors and actresses under YG Entertainment.

2014: Mix & Match and iKON[edit]

In late 2014, it was announced that the YG Entertainment trainees that had previously competed as "Team B" in the reality survival programme WIN: Who Is Next would be participating in a subsequent survival programme, Mix & Match, for the chance to become part of a new group. The first episode of Mix & Match premiered on September 11.[3] While trainees B.I, Bobby, and Jinhwan were confirmed for the seven-member lineup, the remaining three members of Team B competed with three new trainees, including Chanwoo, for the four remaining places. Chanwoo was officially confirmed as a member of iKON on November 5, 2014, and the group made their debut on September 15, 2015.[4]



Television series[edit]

Year Title Original Title Role Network
2008 The Great King, Sejong 대왕세종 Prince Yang-Nyung (young) KBS2
2009 Cain and Abel 카인과 아벨 Lee Seon-Woo (young) SBS
The Slingshot 남자 이야기 Do Jae-myeong (young) KBS2
Boys Over Flowers 꽃보다 남자 Gu Jun-pyo (young)
Heading to the ground / Heading to the top 맨땅에 헤딩 Cha Bong-gun (young) MBC
2013 The Heirs 왕관을 쓰려는 자, 그 무게를 견뎌라 – 상속자들 Kim Tan (young) SBS


Year Title Original Title Role Distributor
2008 Lost and Found 달콤한 거짓말 Park Dong-shik (young) CJ Entertainment
2012 Gabi 가비 Illichi (young) Cinema Service

Reality shows and appearances[edit]

Year Title Network Remarks
2014 Mix and Match[5] Mnet Voted iKON's 7th member
2018 iKON TV VLive Self-produced with other members

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ "YG新人グループiKONチョン・チャヌ、過去東方神起「風船」のMVに出演". KpopStarz. November 7, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "YG Trainee Jung Chan Woo in 'Mix & Match' Previously Acted as Young Lee Min Ho". Mwave. September 12, 2014. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
  3. ^ "YG "WIN B팀 데뷔 서바이벌 '믹스 앤 매치'…오는 9월11일 첫 방송"" (in Korean). Sports Today. August 22, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  4. ^ "MIX & MATCH – iKON ANNOUNCEMENT SCHEDULE". Retrieved November 4, 2014.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "YG "WIN B팀 데뷔 서바이벌 '믹스 앤 매치'…오는 9월11일 첫 방송"" (in Korean). Sports Today. August 22, 2014. Retrieved November 4, 2014.

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