Ji Chang-wook

Ji Chang-wook | Before & After The Military Service

Ji Chang-wook is a 35-year-old  Korean actor who has been in the Korean Entertainment industry for 17 Years. He held a fan meeting before leaving for the military. Fans were heartbroken by the announcement of his enlistment. Ji Chang-wook served in the Military as required for 20 Months of service from August 2017 to April 2019. Let’s have a look at his updates after returning from the Military. 

Ji Chang-wook Career Life & Updates After Military

Ji Chang Wook greeted a large crowd of fans and reporters who had gathered to celebrate his return. He mentioned a few things about his experience in the military. Ji Chang Wook said, “It still hasn’t hit me, so I don’t quite feel like I’ve been discharged yet. I think it may finally sink in tomorrow or so.

After he returned from the Military, he was cast in the romantic comedy series Melting Me Softly, where he played the role of a television producer who finds himself waking up 20 years into the future following an unsuccessful human-freezing project.

In 2021, he became a part of the action thriller movie Hard Hit. In 2022, he was cast in the main role of the TV series, If You Wish Upon Me alongside Sung Dong-il, and Choi Soo-young. The actor took part in another new TV series called ‘Welcome to Samdal-ri‘ in 2023, where he plays the main role with Shin Hye-sun.

Ji Chang-wook Military Enlistment

At 30, Ji Chang-wook enlisted in the military nearly 11 years after his debut. 

Place of ServiceArmy’s 5th Artillery Brigade at Cheorwon, Gangwon Province
Position heldPlatoon Leader/Corporal/Sergeant
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Why should all men in South Korea serve in the Military?

Conscription, under the Constitution of South Korea, states that it is mandatory for all male citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 years to serve in the Military. The duration of the service differs according to the military branch they serve. Usually, Active soldiers serve for a period of 18 months, Navy soldiers for 20 months, and Air Force soldiers for 21 months

Male citizens between the above age range go through an ‘Impairment and Disability evaluation’ before enlisting in the “first citizen service” mandate. 

The actor Ji Chang-wook also had to serve as required despite having some breakthrough moments as an artist in the entertainment industry.   

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Ji Chang-wook Biography

NameJi Chang-wook
Date of BirthJuly 5, 1987
Birth PlaceAnyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Age (As of March 2023)35 Years
EducationDankook University – Department of Performing Arts
HeightActor, Model
Marital StatusSingle
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How long did Ji Chang-wook serve in the Military?

Ji Chang-wook served in the military for nearly 20 months, from August 2017 to April 2019.

When did Ji Chang-wook enlist in the Military? 

He enlisted in the military in August 2017 and was 30 years old at the time. 

When was Ji Chang-wook discharged from the Military? 

He was discharged on April 2019 from service in the Army’s 5th Artillery Brigade at Cheorwon, Gangwon Province

How old is Ji Chang-wook?

Ji Chang-wook is 35 years old as of March 2023. 


Ji Chang-wook is a 35-year-old South Korean actor who has been in the Korean Entertainment industry for 17 years. This heartthrob actor was a part of many movies and TV shows. Ji Chang-wook served in the Military as required for 20 months from August 2017 to April 2019. 

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