This man is so unassuming and down to earth that you tend to forget how big a star he really is. Despite having thousands of fans who adore him in Korea, Japan, China, South America and the rest of Asia, Ahn Jae Wook remains very approachable and humble.
Ahn graduated from Seoul Arts University where he majored in theater. At the young age of 23, he made his first television appearance as a blind doctor in the MBC drama Song of Blind Bird.
After Song of Blind Bird, he landed a role in the weekend drama Partner which ran for three years. He was trapped in student roles until he got his big break and was offered the lead in the drama Star In My Heart. That drama catapulted him into superstar status and also kicked off his singing career.
In the final episode of Star In My Heart, Ahn’s character performed the song “Forever” in concert. “Forever” – the song was a huge hit and his first album of the same name sold 700, 000 copies. Incidentally, FOREVER is also the name of Ahn Jae Wook’s fan club.
Ahn Jae Wook paired up with Cha Tae Hyun to host the radio program KBS COOL FM Mr. Radio from April 16, 2007 – June 30, 2008. During the time Ahn and Cha were hosting Mr Radio it was the most popular radio program in South Korea! On the final broadcast of the program, Ahn told listeners that he really enjoyed his time on Mr. Radio and had not laughed so much in his life.
He is also an avid baseball fan and is known to attend live games during baseball season. Ahn also belongs to his own baseball team called Jemisama.
Ahn Jae Wook is a long standing star and meets with his fans for a 3D/2N get-together at his FOREVER Summer Camp every year without fail since 1997!
Let’s get to know this very charismatic star…
Date of birth: 12 September 1971
Blood type: A
Family: Father, Mother, Younger brother
Favourite food: Kimchi Jjigae
Favourite actor: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro
Hobbies: Baseball, Golf, Water skiing, Photography
Management company: JABLE (he was previously with Motis but established his own company in 2009). JABLE means Jaewook + ABLE.
* Sounds Like You (2005)
* Reds in AnJaeWook (2003)
* Yesterday (1999)
* Memories (1998)
* Forever (1997)
* Saranghae-I Love You (2008)
* Mr. Goodbye (2006)
* O! Pil-seung Bong Sun-yeong (오!필승 봉순영) (2004)
* Destiny (2004)
* Fairy and Swindler (선녀와 사기꾼) (2003)
* 아파트 (2001)
* Bad Friends (2000)
* Mom and Sister (2000)
* Goodbye My Love (1999)
* Sunflower (1998)
* Revenge and Passion (1998)
* Star In My Heart(별은 내가슴에) (1997)
* Three Men Three Women (1996)
* Salted Mackerel(자반고등어) (1996)
* Their Embrace(그들의 포옹) (1996)
* War And Love (전쟁과 사랑) (1995)
* Hotel (호텔) (1995)
* Partner/Jjack (1994 – 1997)
* Song of Blind Bird (눈먼 새의 노래) (1994)
* Garden of Heaven (2003)
* Tie a Yellow Ribbon (1998)
* First Kiss (1998)
* Rub Love (1998)
Sources: Ahn Jae Wook’s Official Website, Ahn Jae Wook Forever Singapore, Asianfanatics, Wikipedia
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