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Tiger JK
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Tiger JK during an autograph event in Bundang, December 2018
Background information
Birth nameSeo Jung-kwon
Also known asJK, Drunken Tiger, DT
Born (1974-07-29) July 29, 1974 (age 48)
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres Korean hip hop
  • Rapper
  • record producer
  • entrepreneur
  • actor
Years active1995–present
(m. 2007)
Korean name
타이거 JK
Revised Romanization Taigeo JK
McCune–Reischauer T'aigŏ JK
2015세계일주 (Trip Around the World)Pil Hong [26]


2010"High Kick Through the Roof"Gwang-soo's friendTiger JK made a cameo appearance on this sitcom. [27]
"Infinite Challenge"HimselfHis team won on the "Highway Music Festival" episodes of this variety show. [28]
"Project Runway: Korea" (season 2) HimselfHe appeared on "Project Runway: Korea" Season Two, Episode Eight titled "Hiphopper's Wedding Crasher." He challenged the designers to create a wedding dress for his Fiancé, and was a judge in the episode as well.
2011"Welcome to the Jungle: Sunzoo"HimselfThis was a reality show special. [29]
2012"Salamander Guru and The Shadows"TigerHe made a cameo appearance on this sitcom. [30]
"The Hero on Stage: Tiger JK.ING"HimselfThis was a 2-part TV documentary about Tiger JK. [31]
2016"We Kid"HimselfTiger JK is a judge on this music competition show for kids. [32]
2017"Show Me The Money"HimselfHe appeared on this music competition show as a producer judge
2019"Boss in the Mirror"HimselfHe appeared as boss of Feel Ghood Music in the show
2021Wild IdolCoach [33]


Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2009 Mnet Asian Music Awards Best Male Artist "Monster" [34] [35] Won
Best Rap Performance Nominated
2010 Style Icon Awards Beautiful SharingTiger JK and Yoon Mi-rae [36] Won
Mnet 20's Choice Awards Most Influential StarsTiger JK and Yoon Mi-rae [37] Won
2011Men's Health Cool Guy ContestBest Cover ModelTiger JK [38] Won
2016 11th Soompi Awards Best Drama OST (share with Jinsil) Who Are You: School 2015 (Reset) [39] Won

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