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Cha Tae-Hyun Profile and Facts

Cha Tae-hyun Profile and Facts

Cha Tae-hyun ( 차태현) is a South Korean actor, singer, TV personality, radio DJ, and director under Blossom Entertainment. He is best known for his lead roles in “My Sassy Girl” (2001) and “The Producers” (2015).

Birth Name: Cha Tae-hyun ( 차태현)
Birthday: March 25, 1976
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 65 kg
Blood Type: A
Agency Website: Cha Tae-hyun

Cha Tae-hyun Facts:
– Was born in Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea.
– Studied at Seoul Institute of the Arts, Kyonggi University as well as Chung-Ang University.
– Family consists of Father (Cha Jae-wan), Mother (Choi Su-min), and Brother (Cha Ji-hyeon).
– His father was an assistant director for special effects at KBS, his mother is a retired voice-over artist and his brother is a Film Producer.
– Married his first love and high school sweetheart pop lyricist Choi Suk-eun after dating for 13 years in June of 2006.
– They have three children: a son (Cha Soo-chan), and two daughters; (Cha Tae-eun and Cha Su-jin).
– Close friends with Uhm Tae-woong, Bae Seong-woo, Kim Jong Kook, Hong Kyung Min and Jang Hyuk.
– Co-founded his current agency in March of 2012 with his manager after their contacts with Sidus HQ expired.
– Started his career in 1995 as a silver medalist in the 1995 KBS Talent Contest.
– He appeared in his first movie, “Hallelujah“, in 1997.
– In 2001, he rose to fame through the successful romance comedy “My Sassy Girl” alongside Jun Ji-hyun.
– Was a radio DJ for KBS Cool FM’s FM Popular Music from 1999-2000.
– Released his debut album in 2001 titled “Accident“.
– From 2003 to 2005 experienced a point where his fame fell.
– Hosted KBS Cool FM’s “Mr. Radio” from 2007-08 and was awarded Best Radio DJ at the 2007 KBS Entertainment Awards alongside Ahn Jae-wook.
– Regained popularity though the film “Scandal Makers” which became the number one film in 2008, ranking among Korea’s biggest hits of all time attracting 8.2 million moviegoers.
– Known as Korea’s Jim Carrey from his performance in the 2010 film “Hello Ghost“.
– Most knowingly known as a regular cast member of the second season of 2 Days & 1 Night from 2012-19.
– Played his first historical role in “The Grand Heist” (2013), which was produced by his brother.
– Made his directional debut with the film “Hit the Top” in 2017.
– In March of 2019, Cha Tae-hyun was reported to have been engaged in gambling through discovery of a police investigation during Jung Joon-young’s text messages.
– He issued a formal statement of apology and withdrew from his shows.
– In 2011, Cha confessed on the SBS talk show “Healing Camp” that he suffers from a panic disorder.
– In 2020, Cha was cast in a new tvN variety show “Hometown Flex” with Lee Seung-gi, which two “Seoul Bumpkins” travel outside Seoul and experience life by going on local tours guided by celebrities from their hometown.

Cha Tae-hyun Films:
1997 “Hallelujah” -Bad youngster in church(bit part)
2001 “My Sassy Girl” -Gyun-woo
2002 “Lovers’ Concerto” -Lee Ji-hwan
2003 “Crazy First Love” -Son Tae-il
2003 “Happy Ero Christmas” -Sung Byung-ki
2004 “Who’s Got the Tape?” -Jap-beom (cameo)
2004 “Windstruck” (Man at train station/cameo)
2004 “Two Guys” -Kim Hoon
2005 “Sad Movie” -Jung Ha-suk
2005 “My Girl and I” -Kim Su-ho
2007 “Highway Star” -Bong Dal-ho/Bong Pil
2008 “Horton Hears a Who!” -Horton the Elephant (Korean dubbed)
2008 “BABO” -Seung-ryong
2008 “My Mighty Princess” -Pigeon Man(cameo)
2008 “Scandal Makers” -Nam Hyun-soo
2009 “Maybe (Rabbit and Lizard)” -Yeong-nam(cameo)
2009 “Triangle” (cameo)
2010 “Hello Ghost” -Kang Sang-man
2011 “Sunny” -Poster model of insurance company(cameo)
2011 “Champ” -Seung-ho
2012 “Never Ending Story” -Song-Kyung’s friend(cameo)
2012 “The Grand Heist” -Lee Deok-mu
2013 “Steal My Heart” -Ho-tae’s neighbor(cameo)
2014 “Tazza: The Hidden Card” -Radio DJ(cameo)
2014 “The Con Artists” -New Technician(cameo)
2014 “Slow Video” -Yeo Jang-boo
2016 “My New Sassy Girl” -Gyun-woo
2017 “Because I Love You” -Lee Hyeong
2017 “Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds” -Kim Ja-hong
2020 “Puppy” TBA

Cha Tae-hyun Dramas:
1995| uncredited role| KBS2 “Our Sunny Days of Youth
1996| Jang Jung-moon| KBS2 “Papa
1997| Chan-woo’s friend| KBS2 “First Love
1997 |Park Chan-ki| MBC “Ready Go!
1998| Hwang In-soo| MBC “Shy Lovers
1998 |Dr. Heo Jae-bong| MBC “Sunflower
1999 |Ha Shin-yeop |SBS “Happy Together
1999 |Park Young-jae| MBC “I’m Still Loving You
1999 |Kang In-ha| MBC “Into the Sunlight
2000| Jang Gi-poong |SBS “Juliet’s Man
2004| Choi Gun-hee| MBC “First Love of a Royal Prince
2007 |Yoon Ho-sang| KBS2 “Flowers for My Life
2008| Choi Jin-sang| MBC “General Hospital 2
2011 |Drunkard |MBC “Lights and Shadows” -cameo ep. 2
2012 |Tae-bong| KBS2 “My Husband Got a Family” -cameo ep. 26
2012 |Jeon Woo-chi| KBS2 “Jeon Woo-chi
2014 |Adult Young-hoon MBC |”Drama Festival “4teen” -cameo
2015| Ra Joon-mo |KBS2 “The Producers
2016| Farm servant |KBS2 “Love in the Moonlight” -cameo ep. 1
2016| Han River con-man| SBS “Legend of the Blue Sea” -cameo ep. 4
2017| Lee Gwang-jae| KBS2 “Hit the Top” -also director
2018 |Cho Suk-moo| KBS2 “Matrimonial Chaos
2020 |Jin Gang-ho| OCN “Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation

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