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Where Did Jang Hyuk’s Name Come From?

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2011.10.11 10:16 Mwave Choe, MinJi

Actor Jang Hyuk revealed the story behind his stage name.

On the October 10 broadcast of SBS TV’s Healing Camp, the actor revealed, “My real name is Jung Yong Jun. I took on my manager’s name, Choi Jang Hyuk, as my stage name.”

Where Did Jang Hyuk’s Name Come From?

“After I was cast in a drama at 20 years old, I became arrogant,” said the actor. “Every day, I would practice signing autographs with the name Jung Yong Jun, but after hearing the people from my agency say my manager’s name ‘Jang Hyuk,’ I decided it would be a good stage name. That’s why my autograph from my debut days looks awkward.”

Jang continued, “I’ve been with the same agency, since I debuted, for 17 years now. I’m really grateful because when everyone told me I would never make it, [the agency] believed in me and cheered me on.”

The actor is currently filming SBS TV’s A Tree With Deep Roots.

Photo credit: SBS TV

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