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Kang Dong Won Signs with YG Entertainment: Details

January 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm EDT

Welcome to the family! Film and TV star Kang Dong Won has signed an exclusive contract with YG Entertainment, it was announced today, January 18.

The 35-year-old actor is the newest YG family member, joining the likes of PSY, 2NE1, Big Bang and movie star Cha Seung Won, Choi Ji Woo, to name a few.

Kang -- who completed his mandatory military service in 2013 -- announced he will be making a fresh start with the agency on the same day as his birthday, January 18.

Kang Dong Won started modeling in 2000 and made his screen debut in 2003 Credit: YG Entertainment

Kang Dong Won started modeling in 2000 and made his screen debut in 2003
Credit: YG Entertainment

The Age of the Rampant star hasn't just joined the agency to further his acting career, he will also be working closely with CEO Yang Hyun Suk on advancing the company into overseas markets.

Not just a handsome face, Kang has a lot of experience in the business world and is the son of the vice president of SPP Heavy Industries, one of the largest shipping companies in the world.

He said in a statement today, "I have always considered Yang Hyun Suk to be a leading creative director in Korea's mainstream art world. I have great expectations for [his] insight and drive as well as his global network with Asia at the center."

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To celebrate the news, YG Entertainment released a photo of on their official blog on, wishing him a happy birthday and offering a warm welcome.

Kang's latest film with Hwang Jung Min, A Violent Prosecutor is slated for release on February 3. Later in the year will also see the release of Veiled Time with Lee Byung Hun.

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