Jackson Wang

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Jackson Wang
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Jackson Wang at Asia Song Festival in October 2015
Chinese name 王嘉爾 (traditional)
Chinese name 王嘉尔 (simplified)
Pinyin Wáng Jiāěr (Mandarin)
Jyutping Wong4 Gaa1-ji5 (Cantonese)
Birth name Jackson Wang Jia Er
Ethnicity Han Chinese
Born (1994-03-28) 28 March 1994 (age 27)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Wang Ka Yee
Occupation
Genre(s)
Label(s)
Years active 2014–present
Associated acts Got7, Big Byung, JYP Nation
Ancestry Shanghai, China (maternal) Changsha , Hunan , China (paternal) [1]

Jackson Wang (traditional Chinese: 王嘉爾; born 28 March 1994), known mononymously as Jackson, is a Hong Kong-born Chinese rapper, singer and dancer. He is best known as a member of the South Korean boy band Got7 under JYP Entertainment, as well as for multiple appearances on Korean reality television series such as Roommate.

He is a former national fencer (sabre) for the Hong Kong fencing team, and ranked 11th in the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics, winning first place at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championships in 2011.[2]

Biography

Early life and career

Jackson Wang was born in Hong Kong on 28 March 1994, to parents who were both athletes from mainland China.[3] At the age of ten, he began to train in fencing, being taught by his father and other professional coaches. He went on to win multiple awards as part of the Hong Kong national fencing team,[4][5] including first place at the Asian Junior and Cadet Fencing Championship in 2011.[2] He attended the American International School in Hong Kong up to the eleventh grade.[6]

Jackson moved to South Korea in July 2011, becoming a trainee under JYP Entertainment. He trained at JYP for two and a half years before making his debut, during which time he made an appearance on the reality survival program WIN: Who Is Next, which aired on Mnet on 6 September 2013. The program was a competition between YG Entertainment trainees (that have now debuted as the groups Winner and iKON), whom he competed against for the episode alongside JYP trainees Mark, BamBam, and Yugyeom (now Got7 members).

Got7

He made his official debut as a member of Got7 with the debut single "Girls Girls Girls", released on 16 January 2014, from the group's first EP Got It?.[7]

On April 29, 2016, Got7 held their first concert in Seoul, where Jackson performed his self-composed songs "I Love It" and "WOLO (We Only Live Once)" with his group members Yugyeom and Bambam.[8]

Solo appearances

Jackson's individual popularity rose after he appeared on the SBS reality series Roommate, for which he was awarded the Newcomer Award at the 2014 SBS Entertainment Awards.[9] He subsequently appeared on several other Korean variety shows such as Star King, Others' Taste, Law of the Jungle, Happy Together, Radio Star, and A Look At Myself. On 12 May 2015, Jackson was appointed as a new MC for SBS's music show Inkigayo, following the departure of ZE:A’s Kwanghee.

In December 2015, Jackson made his Chinese television debut as one of the presenters (alongside He Jiong) on the Chinese version of the show Please Take Care of My Refrigerator,[10] called Go Fridge, which was well-received.[11] In March 2016, Jackson was appointed as MC for Fresh Sunday, a show on Hunan TV.[12]

Discography

Year Title Artist Peak position Album
2014 "Frozen in Time (멈춰버린 시간)" Sunmi feat. Jackson 100 Full Moon
"Stress Come On! (스트레스 컴온!)" Big Byung (빅병) Digital single
2015 "Ojingeo Doenjang (오징어 된장)" Digital single
2016 "Fresh Sunday Theme Song (透鲜滴星期天)" With He Jiong N/A
"Go Fridge Season 2 Theme Song (拜托了)" With Go Fridge Cast

Filmography

Television

Drama

Year Title TV Network Role
2015 Dream Knight Youku Tudou Himself
2015 Producers KBS

Reality

Year Title TV Network Notes
2014 Hitmaker MBC Every 1 Season 1 as Wang Kong, with N, Hyuk and Sungjae of Big Byung
Weekly Idol As Wang Kong (140820, 141231)
Hello Foreigner MBC "Chuseok Special" Episode
Radio Star Former Athletes Celebrities Special Episode, with Baro
Vitamin KBS 141210
2014–2015 Roommate SBS Season 2 as regular cast member
Hitmaker MBC Every 1 Season 2 as Wang Kong, with N, Hyuk and Sungjae of Big Byung
2015 Happy Together KBS2 150122
Dating Alone JTBC 150214, 150221
Comedy Big League TVN (South Korea) 150307
Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 As Wang Kong, with Hyuk and Sungjae of Big Byung, and with Youngji, G.NA and So-hyun of Chamsonyeo
Four Things Show Mnet Amber's guest 150224
Problematic Men tvN Rap Monster's guest 150423
Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education KBS2 Cool Kiz vs. Global Team 150707
Law of the Jungle SBS Law of the Jungle in Nicaragua
Star King SBS Fixed Cast Member
Others’ Taste JTBC Fixed Cast Member
Radio Star MBC guest with Jessi, Lena Park and Fiestar's Cao Lu 151216
A Look at Myself KBS Soomi's Guest 151223
Go Fridge Tencent Television Season 1 as co-host with He Jiong
2016 A Look at Myself KBS Lee Kyung-kyu and Jo Young-nam's Guest 160108 160115 160122 160129

Fixed Cast Member with Joon Park 160205-160429

Go Fridge Tencent Television Season 2 as co-host with He Jiong
Where is My Friend's Home JTBC guest with GOT7's BamBam 160306 - 160327
Woorimal Battle KBS1 with Joon Park 160404
Weekly Idol MBC Every1 EXID Hani's guest 160406
Weekly Idol MBC Every1 Fixed Cast Member with Twice's Dahyun, Monsta X's Jooheon, GFriend SinB 160413-
SNL Korea Tvn Lee Jung Jin's guest 160409
Fresh Sunday HBS: Hunan Television co-host with He Jiong
Emergency Escape Number One KBS2 160411
Celebrity Bromance MBig TV Season 5 with Monsta X's Jooheon 160419-160505
War of Vocals SBS with GOT7's JB and others 160420, 160427
Real Men MBC with GOT7's Bambam and others 160515, 160522, 160529
Crime Scene HBS: Mango Television with He Jiong, Gui Gui, Da Zhang Wei and others 160605
Wow! the College Students Come iQIYI with GOT7's Bambam and Mark 160519, 160524
The Capable Ones MBC 160524

As presenter

Year Channel Show Notes
2014 Arirang Simply K-Pop MC in English
After School Club With Mark and Eric Nam
Mnet MCD News MC in Cantonese (141120)
KBS2 Music Bank Special MC with Junior (141128)
Special MC with Yugyeom (141205)
Mnet M! Countdown Special MC with JB, Junior (141225)
2015–present SBS Inkigayo Permanent MC[13][14]
Tencent Go Fridge Permanent MC
2016 Hunan TV Fresh Sunday Permanent MC

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2014
SBS Entertainment Awards
Best Male Rookie Award - Variety[9] Roommate Won
2016
16th Top Chinese Music Award
The Most Loved Entertaining Couple with He Jiong Go Fridge Won

References

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