Jiro Wang

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Jiro Wang
JIROWANG.jpg
Fahrenheit's concert in Hong Kong, 2009
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
PinyinWāng Dōngchéng (Mandarin)
JyutpingWong1 Dung1-sing4 (Cantonese)
Pe̍h-ōe-jīOng Tang-sêng (Hokkien)
Birth name
Wang Tung Ch'eng
OriginRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Born(1981-08-24) 24 August 1981 (age 32)
Taipei, Taiwan
Other name(s)Wang Da Dong
OccupationActor, Singer, Model
Genre(s)Mandopop
Instrument(s)Guitar
Voice type(s)Baritone, Tenor
Label(s)HIM International Music
WOW Music (HK)
Pony Canyon (Japan)
Years active2001–present (modeling)
2004–present (acting)
2005–present (singing)
Associated actsFahrenheit
Dong Cheng Wei
ParentsFather (Deceased)
Official WebsiteFahrenheit@HIM International Music
 
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Jiro Wang
JIROWANG.jpg
Fahrenheit's concert in Hong Kong, 2009
Chinese name (traditional)
Chinese name (simplified)
PinyinWāng Dōngchéng (Mandarin)
JyutpingWong1 Dung1-sing4 (Cantonese)
Pe̍h-ōe-jīOng Tang-sêng (Hokkien)
Birth name
Wang Tung Ch'eng
OriginRepublic of China (Taiwan)
Born(1981-08-24) 24 August 1981 (age 32)
Taipei, Taiwan
Other name(s)Wang Da Dong
OccupationActor, Singer, Model
Genre(s)Mandopop
Instrument(s)Guitar
Voice type(s)Baritone, Tenor
Label(s)HIM International Music
WOW Music (HK)
Pony Canyon (Japan)
Years active2001–present (modeling)
2004–present (acting)
2005–present (singing)
Associated actsFahrenheit
Dong Cheng Wei
ParentsFather (Deceased)
Official WebsiteFahrenheit@HIM International Music

Jiro Wang (traditional Chinese: 汪東城; simplified Chinese: 汪东城; pinyin: Wāng Dōngchéng; Wade–Giles: Wang Tung-Ch'eng; born August 24, 1981) is a Taiwanese actor and singer, who started his career as a model. Wang is a member of Taiwanese Mandopop vocal quartet boy band Fahrenheit.

Biography[edit]

Jiro Wang was born August 24, 1981, in Taiwan. He graduated at Fu Shin Trade and Arts College with a degree in Advertising Design. After his graduation, he dedicated his life towards the entertainment business. He was first asked to join the entertainment business because he showed his looks at a competition. BMG, the label that signed him, planned to package him with Jay Chou and Jordan Chan to form a boy band called 3J, but, because of 9/11, BMG's stocks crashed and the 3J plan was scrapped.[1] Jiro then decided to continue his career in the industry by working backstage, mainly in charge of fashion designing and other designing necessities, as well as commercial modeling. He was approached again around 2004, when his acting career began.

He speaks fluent Taiwanese and Mandarin and understands conversational English.

He used to play in an underground band named Karma as the lead singer. They have performed a song called "人間逃亡記" (Rénjiān táowáng jì) with lyrics composed by Jiro. After that, the band changed the name to Dong Cheng Wei (東城衛) without changing the members in the band. The band never received much popularity until Jiro joined Fahrenheit.

When he was 18, Jiro's father died, leaving behind debts for him and his mother to pay off. This forced him to enter the commercial and modeling industry. The commercials he has appeared in include one for 蒙牛酸酸乳 Mengniu (a yogurt brand)[2] as part of Fahrenheit. Fahrenheit features in ‘酸甜’ (Suan Tian) (among other songs) with the Taiwanese girl group S.H.E. Jiro will start acting in a new horror movie The Purple House, director Hang-Sang Poon (who directed A Chinese Odyssey, Huo Yuanjia, CJ7, Ip Man) and special effects by Johnny (who worked for Batman 1-2, Troy) from 20 March. His co actress will be Dong Li Ya (Yaya).

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Wang is known as the male lead in the Taiwanese drama KO One (終極一班) (in which he plays the character Da Dong, from where he got his nickname as it is quite similar to his real name, Wang Dong Cheng) and its sequel The X-Family, as Ah Jin in It Started With a Kiss and its sequel They Kiss Again, as Jin Xiu Yi in the live-action Taiwanese drama, Hana-Kimi (花樣少年少女), as Mars in ToGetHer (愛就宅一起), as Mi Qi Lin in Rolling Love (翻滾吧!蛋炒飯) and Shi Lang in Momo Love (桃花小妹).

On 3 May 2011, it was announced that Wang has replaced Wu Chun as male lead, "Night Tenjo", in a live-action adaptation of Japanese manga series Absolute Boyfriend, with Korean actress Ku Hye-sun as "Riiko Izawa".[3]

Music career[edit]

Wang was the first member to join Fahrenheit. He is the baritenor vocalist of the group. He is the one that usually has the rap part in most of the songs due to his fluency in the language. His publicized temperature is that of hot (热; ) summer, at 95 fahrenheit.

Wang released his first solo album What Are You Waiting For (Chinese: 你在等什麼) on 24 August 2012, which was his birthday, by HIM International Music

Discography[edit]

Studio Album
#English TitleChinese TitleRelease DateLabel
1stWhat Are You Waiting For你在等什麼24 August 2012HIM International Music

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

YearTitleChinese Title
2011The Purple House紫宅
2012Seeing
2013My Boyfriends我的男男男男朋友
2013My Beautiful Kingdom我的美麗王國
2014Bloody Doll怨靈人偶
2014Broadcasting Girl我的播音系女友

Television Series[edit]

YearChinese titleEnglish titleRole / RemarksCo-stars
2002聽笨金魚唱歌
2003新麻辣鮮師Spicy TeacherRou Tian (桑田)
2004第八號當舖Pawnshop No. 8Ah Zhe
2005惡作劇之吻It Started with a KissJin Yuan Feng (金元豐) Kinnosuke IkezawaAriel Lin
Joe Cheng
終極一班KO OneWang Da Dong (汪大東)Calvin Chen
Aaron Yan
Danson Tang
2006花樣少年少女Hanazakarino KimitachiheJin Xiu Yi (金秀伊) Shuichi NakatsuElla Chen
Wu Chun
2007終極一家The X-FamilyXia Lan Xing De Tian (夏蘭荇德‧天) / Wang Da Dong (汪大東) / Gui Long (鬼龍) / ZackCalvin Chen
Aaron Yan
Danson Tang
惡作劇2吻They Kiss AgainJin Yuan Feng (金元豐) Kinnosuke IkezawaAriel Lin
Joe Cheng
Danson Tang
2008翻滾吧!蛋炒飯Rolling LoveMi Qi Lin (米麒麟)Danson Tang
Genie Zhuo
Xiao Xun
2009愛就宅一起ToGetHerZhuang Jun Nan (莊俊男) aka MarsRainie Yang
George Hu
終極三國K.O.3an GuoWang Da Dong (汪大東) / Sun Ce (孙策)George Hu
Shu Chen
桃花小妹Momo LoveShi Lang (史朗)Cyndi Wang
Wong JingLun
Calvin Chen
Ken Chu
2011陽光天使Sunshine Angel
Jiro (guest star)Wu Chun
Rainie Yang
2012絕對達令Absolute Darling[4]Wan Naite (萬奈特) / Night Tenjo (零壹式)Ku Hye-sun
姐姐立正向前走Drama Go Go GoEasonRuby Lin
Lin Gengxin
終極一班2KO One ReturnWang Da DongPets Tseng
2013原來是美男Fabulous BoysHuang Tai JingEvan Yo
Lyan Cheng
Hwang In Deok


終極一班3KO One Re-act汪大東Pets Tseng

Awards[edit]

YearCategoryRecipientResult
2011LeTV Film Entertainment AwardsBoundary Crossing ActorJiro WangWon
20125th Beijing Billboard Music Newcomers FestivalMost Popular SingerJiro WangWon

TV shows[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Wang also performed in numerous MVs and commercials before his rise to stardom. He appeared in Fish Leong's (梁靜茹) 分手快樂 MV when he was 19. After the debut of Fahrenheit, he acted opposite follow HIM International Music artist, Liu Li Yang, in her music video Smiling Tears. He is also seen in various MV's of S.H.E and fellow co-star Genie Zhuo's "Never Ending Rainbow" (Chinese: "永不消失的彩虹").

Publications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) Fahrenheit's Jiro Wang was actually Jay Chou's Junior. May 15, 2007. Retrieved Dec 14, 2010.
  2. ^ (Chinese) 更换代言人刺激消费 S.H.E和飞轮海代言酸酸乳 Changing ambassadors to boost consumerism, S.H.E and Fahrenheit newly appointed ambassadors for Mengniu yogurt. Jan 16, 2008. Retrieved on Dec 14, 2010.
  3. ^ (Chinese) Apple Daily 汪東城難甩背後靈 聞吳尊一派恍神 3 May 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-03
  4. ^ Lee, Gyeong-Ho (8 March 2012). "Ku Hye Sun appearing in pink pajamas in a Taiwanese drama series Absolute Darling". Star News. Retrieved 1 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Yesasia.com Van Gogh And Me info 9 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-22

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