Cho Jae-hyun in 2017
|Education|| Kyungsung University – Theater and Film |
Chung-Ang University – Master's degree in Performing and Visual Media
|Revised Romanization||Jo Jae-hyeon|
Cho Jae-hyun (born June 30, 1965) is a South Korean film, stage, and TV actor. He is commonly dubbed "director Kim Ki-duk's persona" since Cho has starred as leading and supporting characters in almost all films directed by Kim.
Cho Jae-hyun was born in Gyeongju on June 30, 1965.He and his family lived in a poor neighborhood on the slopes of a hill until his father became successful with his restaurant business in the Jongno area, Seoul. In a 2002 interview with the film magazine Cine21, Cho said he was a rebellious boy wandering outside the home. He aspired to be a painter, so tried to enter an art high school but failed. When he entered another high school, Cho ran away from home to Busan. Cho worked as a waiter there, and studied on his own to pass a qualification exam equivalent to obtaining a high school diploma. However, Cho failed it, so returned to Seoul to finish his high school year.
Cho was admitted to study theater and film at Kyungsung University. Cho recollected he indulged himself in Busan's culture as a freshman and sophomore, then focused on theater for the rest of his university years. Cho said a question from his junior in school during his third summer break shook him to rethink about his future; "What would you do after the graduation from the school?" Cho said he felt shame at the time because he could not clearly answer the question. Therefore, Cho started dedicating himself to acting.
After graduation, Cho was selected as a TV actor by a public recruit of Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), and officially debuted as a professional actor by starring as the youngest brother of Yu In-chon in The Age of Ambition (야먕의 세월). But theater remained his main priority, as Cho and his friends established a theatrical company named "Jongak" (종각, literally "Bell Pavilion"), which produced several works on the stage such as Tricycles (세발자전거, 1989), Look Back in Anger (성난 얼굴로 돌아보라, 1990) and The Lovers of Woomook-baemi (우묵배미의 사랑, 1990). In 1991, Cho won Best New Actor in Theater at the Baeksang Arts Awards for his acting in Equus ; he reinterpreted the leading role Alan Strang as an innocent person, though he is largely depicted as a cruel and rebellious character.
In 2009, Cho revisited Equus by directing the play and playing the other lead character Martin Dysart.This was part of the highly successful Yeongeuk Yeoljeon ("A Series of the Best Plays"), of which Cho was the programmer in 2008-2009. Cho was praised for reinvigorating the faltering local theater scene in Daehangno by coming up with the series and its star-studded casting, promotion and marketing.
In 2018, Cho starred as a doctor and head of an organ transplant centre in the medical TV series Cross opposite Go Kyung-pyo.However, on February 24, 2018, while the TV series was still being shot and aired, he was removed from the cast list following his admission of committing sexual harassment.
Cho is also the chairman of the Gyeonggi Film Council since 2009,executive festival director of the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (DMZ Docs) since 2009, chairman of the Gyeonggi Arts Center since 2010, an associate professor at Sungshin Women's University's College of Convergence Culture and Arts since 2012, and an associate professor at Kyungsung University's Department of Theater and Film since 2014.
When Cho Jae-hyun was 24 years old in 1989, he married his college sweetheart who was an anchor for the campus channel.His son Cho Soo-hoon is a short track speed skater who won a gold medal in the 500 meter competition for male university students at the 2008 Korean National Winter Sports Festival, while his daughter Cho Hye-jung, who attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City, is also an actress.
On February 23, 2018, Cho Jae-hyun was accused of sexual misconduct by actress Choi Yul, who claimed that Cho had sexually assaulted her in the past.On February 24, Cho acknowledged the allegations.
|1988||I Love You (short film)|
|1991||Portrait of the Days of Youth|
|1992||Sorrow Like a Withdrawn Dagger, Left My Heart|
|1995||The Eternal Empire|
|1997||Wind Echoing in My Being||Young man|
|1998||Girls' Night Out||Yong-jak|
|Spring in My Hometown|
|1999||The Face||Kim Jae-mok|
|2001||Prison World Cup||Question|
|Address Unknown||Dog Eyes|
|2003||Sword in the Moon||Yoon Gyu-yup|
|2004||Mokpo the Harbor||Lee Su-cheol|
|Father and Son: The Story of Mencius||Maeng Man-su|
|Love, So Divine||Cathedral construction worker (cameo)|
|2007||Puff the Rice (short film)||Jae-won|
|Beyond the Years||Dong-ho|
|The Executioner||Bae Jong-ho|
|2010||The Influence||King Gojong|
|2011||The Kick||Master Mun|
|2012||The Weight||Mr. Jung/Han Hae-woon|
|2013||El Condor Pasa||Father Park|
|2014||The Fatal Encounter||Gwang-baek|
|2015||A Korean in Paris||Sang-ho|
|2016||Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River||Seong Dae-ryeon|
|2006||"Standing in the Shade of a Tree-lined Road" by Yim Jae-beom||Music video|
|2013||5th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival||Film festival trailer|
|His Special Day||Documentary short|
|2014||6th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival||Film festival trailer|
|2015||A Break Alone|| Feature film; |
also credited as screenwriter
|1989||The Tree of Love||KBS2|
|1990||Love on a Jujube Tree||KBS2|
|The Age of Ambition||KBS2|
|Joy Amidst Sadness||KBS2|
|Love and Friendship||SBS|
|1994||MBC Best Theater "A Meeting with the Perfect Man"||MBC|
|The Way to You||KBS2|
|MBC Best Theater "Human Decency"||MBC|
|You Said You Love Me||KBS2|
|Railing on Fire||KBS|
|1998||Legendary Ambition||Ma Dal-soo||KBS2|
|Like the Wind, Like the Waves||KBS2|
|MBC Best Theater "Jeondeungsa"||MBC|
|School 2||Cho Jae-hyun||KBS1|
|Happy Together||Jo Pil-doo||SBS|
|Did You Ever Love?||KBS2|
|2005||Hong Kong Express||Kang Min-soo||SBS|
|Smile of Spring Day||Im Dae-beom||MBC|
|2007||New Heart||Choi Kang-gook||MBC|
|Sent from Heaven||Geum Bo-hwa's |
|2013||The Scandal||Ha Myung-geun||MBC|
|2014||Jeong Do-jeon||Jeong Do-jeon||KBS1|
|2015||Take Care of My Dad||Himself||SBS|
|Assembly||(cameo, episode 1)||KBS2|
|2016||Master – God of Noodles||Kim Gil-do||KBS2|
|Solomon's Perjury||Han Kyung-moon||JTBC|
|2007||Kyung-sook, Kyung-sook's Father||Jo Jae-soo|
|2008-2009||Dandelions in the Wind||Ahn Jung-ki|
|2011||Dandelions in the Wind||Ahn Jung-ki|
|1991||Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (Theater)||Equus||Won|
|1992||Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actor||Sorrow Like a Withdrawn Dagger, Left My Heart||Won|
|1993||Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor||Won|
|1998||Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Girls' Night Out||Nominated|
|1999||SBS Drama Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Happy Together||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|2001||Busan Film Critics Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Address Unknown||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||Piano||Won|
|Top 10 Stars||Won|
|2002||Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor||Bad Guy||Won|
|2003||MBC Drama Awards||Special Acting Award||Snowman||Won|
|2008||Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (TV)||New Heart||Nominated|
|Korea Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||Won|
|PCG Awards||Communicator of the Year||N/A||Won|
|2011||A Series of the Best Plays 3 Awards||Award for Excellence||Equus (as director)||Won|
|2013||Fantasia International Film Festival||Best Actor||The Weight||Won|
|Sydney Intercultural Film Festival||Best Actor||Won|
|Grimae Awards||Best Actor||The Scandal||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama||Nominated|
|Golden Acting Award, Actor||Won|
|2014||Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (TV)||Jeong Do-jeon||Won|
|Korea Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Nominated|
|APAN Star Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama||Nominated|
|2015||Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (TV)||Punch||Nominated|
|Gwangju International Film Festival||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special||Won|
|Top 10 Stars||Won|
|2016||KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama||The Master of Revenge||Nominated|
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Something About 1% is a South Korean TV drama that was broadcast on Sunday mornings for 26 episodes from July 6, 2003, to December 28, 2003. Its central characters are played by film star Gang Dong-won and Kim Jung-hwa of SBS's 2002 TV drama, Glass Slippers. This romantic comedy drama series is based on an original novel of the same title, and it is a classic tale of boy-meets-girl. The plot follows traditional love stories of clashing personalities, familial obstacles and triumphant love-conquers-all themes.
Cyrano Agency is a 2010 South Korean romantic comedy starring Uhm Tae-woong, Park Shin-hye, Choi Daniel, Park Chul-min and Lee Min-jung. It is a modern take on Edmond Rostand's 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac, which focuses on a dating agency that helps its customers win the hearts of the people they desire. Produced by Myung Films and distributed by Lotte Entertainment, the film was released on September 16, 2010 and ran for 121 minutes. The film was later remade into the Tamil-language as Idhu Enna Maayam.
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Perfect Game is a 2011 South Korean film based on the true story of rivals Sun Dong-yeol of the Haitai Tigers and Choi Dong-won of the Lotte Giants, the top pitchers in the Korea Baseball Organization league during the 1980s. The rivalry between the two was further heated up by regionalism at the time with Sun representing the Jeolla Province and Choi, the Gyeongsang Province.
The Peach Tree is a 2012 South Korean film directed by actress Ku Hye-sun. It stars Cho Seung-woo and Ryu Deok-hwan as conjoined twin brothers who fall in love with the same woman played by Nam Sang-mi.
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The King's Doctor is a 2012 South Korean television series depicting Baek Gwang-hyeon (1625–1697), Joseon Dynasty veterinarian, starring Cho Seung-woo and Lee Yo-won. It aired on MBC from October 1, 2012 to March 25, 2013 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:55 for 50 episodes. The historical/period epic drama commemorated MBC's 51st anniversary.
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Inspiring Generation is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Kim Hyun-joong, Im Soo-hyang and Jin Se-yeon. It aired on KBS2 from January 15 to April 3, 2014 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 24 episodes.
Golden Cross is a 2014 South Korean television series starring Kim Kang-woo, Lee Si-young, Um Ki-joon, Han Eun-jung and Jeong Bo-seok. It aired on KBS2 from April 9 to June 19, 2014 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 22:00 for 20 episodes.
The Producers is a 2015 South Korean television series starring Cha Tae-hyun, Gong Hyo-jin, Kim Soo-hyun,and IU. It aired on KBS2 from May 15 to June 20, 2015 on Fridays and Saturdays at 21:15 (KST) time slot for 12 episodes.
Legend of the Blue Sea is a 2016–2017 South Korean television series starring Jun Ji-hyun and Lee Min-ho. Inspired by a classic Joseon legend from Korea's first collection of unofficial historical tales about a fisherman who captures and releases a mermaid, this drama tells the love story of a con-artist and a mermaid who travels across the ocean to find him. It aired on SBS every Wednesday and Thursday at 22:00 (KST) time slot starting from November 16, 2016 until January 25, 2017.
Bluebeard is a 2017 South Korean psychological thriller film directed by Lee Soo-yeon. It stars Cho Jin-woong.
Cross is a 2018 medical thriller South Korean television series starring Go Kyung-pyo, Cho Jae-hyun, and Jeon So-min. It aired on tvN's Mondays and Tuesdays at 21:30 KST time slot from January 29 to March 20, 2018.