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Jo Jae Hyun

Jae Hyun Jo

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  • Name: Jo Jae Hyun
  • Native name: 조재현
  • Also Known as: Cho Jae Hyun; Jo Jae Hyeon;
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: June 30, 1965
  • Age: 52

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Jae Hyun Jo

Jae Hyun Jo

  • Name: Jo Jae Hyun
  • Native name: 조재현
  • Also Known as: Cho Jae Hyun; Jo Jae Hyeon;
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: June 30, 1965
  • Age: 52
Jo Jae Hyun is a South Korean film, stage, and TV actor. He is commonly dubbed "director Kim Ki Duk's persona" since Jae Hyun has starred as leading and supporting characters in almost all films directed by Kim.
Jae Hyun was born in Seoul in 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, Cine 21, Jae Hyun said he was a rebellious boy wandering outside of a home. He aspired to be a painter, so tried to enter an art high school but failed. When he entered another high school, Jae Hyun ran away from home to Busan. Jae Hyun worked as a waiter there and studied on his own to pass a qualification exam equivalent to obtaining a high school diploma. However, Jae Hyun failed it, so returned to Seoul to finish his high school year.
Jae Hyun was admitted to study film and drama at Kyungsung University. Jae Hyun recollected he indulged himself in Busan's culture during his freshman and sophomore years, while he focused on theater for the rest of his university years. Jae Hyun 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?" Jae Hyun said he felt shame at the time because he could not clearly answer the question. Therefore, Jae Hyun shaped his head and started dedicating to acting.
After the graduation, Jae Hyun 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 little brother of Yu In Chon in "The Age of Ambition". Though, theater stages were his main ground. As Jae Hyun and his friends established a theatrical company named "Jongak", the company raised several works on the stage such as "Tricycles", "Look Back in Anger", and "The Lovers of Woomook-baemi". In the period, Cho set his first priority in play than TV or film. In 1991, Cho won New Actor in Theater at the year's PaekSang Arts Awards for his acting for Equus in which he recreated the leading role, Alan as an innocent person which is largely depicted as a cruel and rebellious character.
When Jae Hyun was 24 years old in 1989, he married his university sweetheart who was an anchor for the university TV. He has one daughter and son. His son, Cho Su Hun is a short track speed skater who won a gold metal from the 500-meter competition for male university students at the 2008 Korean National Winter Sports Festival.
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2016 Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River
Korean Movie, 2016,
Sung Dae Ryeon (Main Role)
Sung Dae Ryeon
Main Role
8.4
2016 A Korean in Paris
Korean Movie, 2016,
Sang-ho (Main Role)
Sang-ho
Main Role
5.0
2014 The Fatal Encounter
Korean Movie, 2014,
Gwang Baek (Main Role)
Gwang Baek
Main Role
7.9
2013 Moebius
Korean Movie, 2013,
[Father] (Main Role)
[Father]
Main Role
6.5
2013 El Condor Pasa
Korean Movie, 2013,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.3
2012 The Weight
Korean Movie, 2012,
Jung / Han Hae-woon (Main Role)
Jung / Han Hae-woon
Main Role
5.7
2011 The Kick
Korean Movie, 2011,
Master Moon (Main Role)
Master Moon
Main Role
7.7
2010 The Influence
Korean Movie, 2010,
King Gojong (Support Role)
King Gojong
Support Role
6.6
2009 The Executioner
Korean Movie, 2009,
Jong Ho Bae (Main Role)
Jong Ho Bae
Main Role
7.0
2009 Marine Boy
Korean Movie, 2009,
Chairman Kang (Main Role)
Chairman Kang
Main Role
6.9
2007 Beyond The Years
Korean Movie, 2007,
Dong Ho (Main Role)
Dong Ho
Main Role
5.4
2006 Hanbando
Korean Movie, 2006,
Choi Min Jae (Main Role)
Choi Min Jae
Main Role
7.1
2006 Romance
Korean Movie, 2006,
Hyeong Jun (Main Role)
Hyeong Jun
Main Role
7.1
2004 Father And Son : The Story Of Mencius
Korean Movie, 2004,
Maeng Man Soo (Main Role)
Maeng Man Soo
Main Role
8.8
2004 Mokpo, Gangster's Paradise
Korean Movie, 2004,
Lee Su Cheol (Main Role)
Lee Su Cheol
Main Role
8.8
2003 Sword in the Moon
Korean Movie, 2003,
Yun Gyu Yeob (Main Role)
Yun Gyu Yeob
Main Role
6.3
2001 Bad Guy
Korean Movie, 2001,
Han Gi (Main Role)
Han Gi
Main Role
6.8
2001 Address Unknown
Korean Movie, 2001,
"Dog Eyes" (Support Role)
"Dog Eyes"
Support Role
7.4
2000 The Isle
Korean Movie, 2000,
Mang Chi (Support Role)
Mang Chi
Support Role
6.6
2000 Interview
Korean Movie, 2000,
Byung-Kwon (Support Role)
Byung-Kwon
Support Role
6.5
1999 Inner Circle
Korean Movie, 1999,
Kim Soon Kyeong (Main Role)
Kim Soon Kyeong
Main Role
0.0
1998 Girls' Night Out
Korean Movie, 1998,
Yong Jak (Main Role)
Yong Jak
Main Role
8.3
1997 Wild Animals
Korean Movie, 1997,
Cheong Hae (Main Role)
Cheong Hae
Main Role
7.1
1997 Wind Echoing In My Being
Korean Movie, 1997,
Young Man (Main Role)
Young Man
Main Role
0.0
1996 Crocodile
Korean Movie, 1996,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
1996 Karuna
Korean Movie, 1996,
Jung Kil (Unknown)
Jung Kil
Unknown
0.0
1995 The Eternal Empire
Korean Movie, 1995,
Lee In Mong (Main Role)
Lee In Mong
Main Role
7.5
1992 Cutting Sadness With The Knife Which Sprouts From The Heart
Korean Movie, 1992,
Jae Ho (Main Role)
Jae Ho
Main Role
0.0
1990 Man Market
Korean Movie, 1990,
(Support Role)
Support Role
0.0
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 Cross
Korean Drama, 2018, 0 eps
Go Jung-Hoon (Main Role)
0
Go Jung-Hoon
Main Role
0.0
2017 Whisper
Korean Drama, 2017, 17 eps
Lee Tae Joon (Guest Role)
17
Lee Tae Joon
Guest Role
7.8
2016 Solomon's Perjury
Korean Drama, 2016, 12 eps
Han Kyung Moon (Main Role)
12
Han Kyung Moon
Main Role
8.3
2016 The Master of Revenge
Korean Drama, 2016, 20 eps
Kim Gil Do (Main Role)
20
Kim Gil Do
Main Role
7.6
2015 Assembly
Korean Drama, 2015, 20 eps
(Ep.1) (Guest Role)
20
(Ep.1)
Guest Role
7.6
2014 Punch
Korean Drama, 2014, 19 eps
Lee Tae Jun (Main Role)
19
Lee Tae Jun
Main Role
8.4
2014 Jeong Do Jeon
Korean Drama, 2014, 50 eps
Jung Do Jun (Main Role)
50
Jung Do Jun
Main Role
8.5
2013 Scandal
Korean Drama, 2013, 36 eps
Ha Myeong Geun [Eun Jung's father] (Main Role)
36
Ha Myeong Geun [Eun Jung's father]
Main Role
7.7
2012 I Need a Fairy
Korean Drama, 2012, 103 eps
Geum Bo Hwa's ex-boyfriend (Guest Role)
103
Geum Bo Hwa's ex-boyfriend
Guest Role
7.0
2012 Syndrome
Korean Drama, 2012, 20 eps
Cha Tae Jin (Main Role)
20
Cha Tae Jin
Main Role
7.1
2011 Gye Baek
Korean Drama, 2011, 36 eps
King Ui Ja (Main Role)
36
King Ui Ja
Main Role
7.8
2008 Gourmet
Korean Drama, 2008, 24 eps
The King (Ep.1) (Guest Role)
24
The King (Ep.1)
Guest Role
7.4
2007 New Heart
Korean Drama, 2007, 23 eps
Choi Kang Gook (Main Role)
23
Choi Kang Gook
Main Role
7.7
2006 Snow Flower
Korean Drama, 2006, 16 eps
Yeon Jeong Seo (Main Role)
16
Yeon Jeong Seo
Main Role
6.4
2005 Smile of Spring Day
Korean Special, 2005, 2 eps
Im Dae Boem (Main Role)
2
Im Dae Boem
Main Role
0.0
2005 Hong Kong Express
Korean Drama, 2005, 16 eps
Kang Min-soo (Main Role)
16
Kang Min-soo
Main Role
7.3
2004 Say You Love Me
Korean Drama, 2004, 15 eps
himself (Guest Role)
15
himself
Guest Role
6.1
2003 Snowman
Korean Drama, 2003, 17 eps
Detective Han Pil Seung (Main Role)
17
Detective Han Pil Seung
Main Role
6.3
2001 Piano
Korean Drama, 2001, 16 eps
Uhk Gwan (Main Role)
16
Uhk Gwan
Main Role
6.4
2001 Legend
Korean Drama, 2001, 16 eps
(Support Role)
16
Support Role
0.0
2000 Rookie
Korean Drama, 2000, 16 eps
Huh Jang Suk (Support Role)
16
Huh Jang Suk
Support Role
0.0
2000 School 3
Korean Drama, 2000, 48 eps
Jo Jae Hyun (Support Role)
48
Jo Jae Hyun
Support Role
8.1
1999 Did You Ever Love?
Korean Drama, 1999, 36 eps
Shin Deok Bae (Support Role)
36
Shin Deok Bae
Support Role
0.0
1999 Queen
Korean Drama, 1999, 16 eps
Park Jang Soon (Support Role)
16
Park Jang Soon
Support Role
0.0
1999 Happy Together
Korean Drama, 1999, 16 eps
Jo Pil Do (Support Role)
16
Jo Pil Do
Support Role
6.9
1999 School 2
Korean Drama, 1999, 42 eps
Jo Jae Hyun (Support Role)
42
Jo Jae Hyun
Support Role
8.3
1998 Legend of Ambition
Korean Drama, 1998, 59 eps
Ma Dal Soo (Support Role)
59
Ma Dal Soo
Support Role
8.0
1995 Kim Goo
Korean Drama, 1995, 16 eps
Jang Joon Ha (Support Role)
16
Jang Joon Ha
Support Role
0.0
1995 Aunt Ock
Korean Drama, 1995, 69 eps
Jong Rak (Main Role)
69
Jong Rak
Main Role
0.0
1993 A Woman's Mirror
Korean Drama, 1993, 119 eps
Park Tae Hyeon (Support Role)
119
Park Tae Hyeon
Support Role
0.0
1993 Love and Friendship
Korean Drama, 1993, 16 eps
Soon Goo (Main Role)
16
Soon Goo
Main Role
0.0
Screenwriter & Director
Year Title Type Rating
2016 A Break Alone
Movie
4.5
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2016 Abnormal Summit: Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2016, 172 eps
(Ep.119) (Guest)
172
(Ep.119)
Guest
9.3
2010 Running Man
Korean TV Show, 2010, 376 eps
(Ep. 319) (Guest)
376
(Ep. 319)
Guest
9.3
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