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Jo Dong-hyuk Profile & Facts

Jo Dong-hyuk Profile: Jo Dong-hyuk Facts and Ideal Type

Jo Dong-hyuk (조동혁) is a South Korean actor under Yuleum Entertainment. He made his acting debut in 2004 with “Ms. Kim’s Million Dollar Quest” drama.

Birth Name: Jo Dong-hyuk (조동혁)
Chinese Name: Zhao Donghe (趙東赫)
Birthday: December 11, 1977
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 182 cm (6’0″)
Weight: 72 kg (158 lbs)
Blood Type: B
Instagram: im_chodonghyuk_
Twitter: chodonghyuk
Agency Profile: 조동혁

Jo Dong-hyuk Facts:
— He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
— He has an older brother.
— Education: Myongji University with a major in Social Physical Education but dropped out.
— After winning the second place in the 1997 SIEG Model Contest, he made his debut as a pictorial model for In Seoul Magazine.
— He is an Open Water Scuba Instructor. He got his certificate on August 30, 2020. (x)
— He doesn’t consider himself good at variety shows. (Happy Together)
— He used to go on a lot of dates publicly. (Happy Together)
— He is close friends with actor Lee Kyuhan, as they spent 10 years at the same agency before leaving around the same time.
— For his girlfriend’s reputation and her family, he used to tell the media he was dating. (Happy Together)
— According to Lee Kyuhan, he doesn’t go to clubs often. (Happy Together)
— He dragged his ex-girlfriend out of a club about three or four times because he thought he should protect her after getting calls that she’s there. He was in a good, protective mood until he got there, and once he saw her dancing he got angry, just charged in and dragged her out, asking why she didn’t tell him. (Happy Together)
— He is introverted, impatient, tends to nag a lot, and the type to go all the way when he is into something.
— Most of his roles are playing a manager and it was also his first role. He considers it a bad start because that was the image the producers were stuck with. (Happy Together)
— He doesn’t think acting should be exaggerated and he fought over it with a producer on his first-ever daily drama. (Happy Together)
— He was once named a fashion terrorist where he wore a red turtle neck at a press conference. The stylist picked it up for him to show how much weight he lost for a role. (x) (Happy Together)
— He doesn’t care about fashion and loves tracksuits.
— He has been scammed once by someone close to him. In the end, he won the lawsuit but didn’t get his money back. (Elle)
— He went to acting school two months prior to the start of filming “Bad Boys” since he had many action scenes in the script. (Elle)
— He got a hand bone fracture while shooting an action scene for “Bad Boys”. It took him 6 weeks to heal completely. (Elle)
— As he gets older, he feels like people are the worst. (Elle)
— It’s hard for him to trust easily. That’s why he has a cold side and if someone acts strange, he stops seeing them. (Elle)
— He had never thought about being an actor but when he hit the rock bottom he saw his colleagues debut as actors and decided to give it a try himself.
— He made his acting debut when he was 29 years old.
— For him, self-confidence is the most important thing.
— He has a tattoo above his elbow. (Cool Kiz on the Block)
— In 2014 he said that he must get married in his early 40’s.
— He plays golf with his older friends who are already married. (Elle)
— He thinks men become shabbier as they get older. Even if they dress well and look good, he has noticed that there is a difference between men with a wife and those without.
— He feels empty and lonely when he gets home so he thinks a wife would erase some aspects of it.
— He found participating in the reality show “Heart is Beating” very exhausting as it was 100% real. Eventually, the show got canceled.
— When he is done with a project, he gets nervous about finding the next one.
— He wants to become the kind of actor who gets recognized because he’s good.
— In 2015, he participated in a variety show “Real Men: Season 2” where celebrities experience life in the military.
—  In 2015, he was a guest on the reality-documentary show “Law of the Jungle in Samoa” and “Law of the Jungle with Friends”.
— He worked part-time at a coffee shop while studying an extra year to enter university. (Showbiz Korea)
— His modeling career begun when his senior who was a model took him to the magazine publishing company. When they asked him to take pictures he wasn’t interested but eventually gave it a try. (Showbiz Korea)
— He used to be shy but it changed as he started acting. (Showbiz Korea)
— The drama “Brain” had a big impact on his desire to keep acting. (Showbiz Korea)
— He wanted to quit his acting career and take a break around 2012 because he couldn’t do the roles he wanted to and to build up his skills. (Showbiz Korea)
— In 2016 he participated in the television sports variety show “Cool Kiz on The Block” in the “Cool Kiz” volleyball team.
— He starred in Dreamcatcher‘s “Chase Me” and “Good Night” Music Videos.
— Jo Dong-hyuk’s Ideal Type: “I’m not picky about looks. Of course, it’d be nice if she’s pretty and thin. However, feelings are more important than that. A woman who’d be like a friend? So we’d have to have matching mindsets. My ideal type was a woman who is feminine. Now I’d like a woman I can talk to like a friend. I think age isn’t important because I’m childish”. (Elle Mag. 2014, translation by thesunnytown) An outgoing woman because it’d be boring if she was like him (Happy Together 2015)

Jo Dong-hyuk in Movies:
The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos (나쁜 녀석들: 더 무비) | 2019 – Jung Tae Soo
Dad is Back (아빠가 돌아왔다) | 2016 – Dong Goo
Love at the End of the World (세상끝의 사랑) | 2015 – Dong Ha
Camellia (카멜리아) | 2010 – Jeong Woo, segment “Kamome”
Searching for the Elephant (펜트하우스 코끼리) | 2009 – Yoon Min Suk
The Intimate Lover (애인) | 2005 – The Guy
Hypnotized (얼굴없는 미녀) | 2004 – blue hair
Make It Big (일단 뛰어) | 2002 – cameo

Jo Dong-hyuk in Drama Series:
Go With (동행) | MBN, 2020 – Unknown
Rugal (루갈) | OCN, Netflix, 2020 – Han Tae Woong
Love Affairs in the Afternoon (평일 오후 세시의 연인) | Channel A, 2019 – Do Ha Yoon
The Last Empress (황후의 품격) | SBS, 2018 – Detective (Ep. 17-20)
Bad Guys: City of Evil (나쁜 녀석들: 악의 도시) | OCN, 2017 – Jung Tae Soo
The K2 (더 케이투) | tvN, 2016 – Leader of Special Division (Ep. 8)
Detective Alice 2 (수사관 앨리스2) | Naver TV Cast, 2016 – Jung Re Oh
Detective Alice (수사관 앨리스) | Naver TV Cast, 2015 – Jeong Re Oh
 Cheo Yong 2 (처용2) | OCN, 2015 – The hired killer (Ep. 5)
Late Night Restaurant (심야식당) | SBS, 2015 – Yong Ryong, Boxer (Ep. 9)
Bad Guys (나쁜 녀석들) | OCN, 2014 – Jung Tae Soo
Inspiring Generation (감격시대) | KBS2, 2014 – Shinichi, leader of Japanese Gang
She is Wow! (우와한 녀) | tvN, 2013 – Actor (cameo)
Seo Yeong, My Daughter (내 딸 서영이) | KBS2, 2012 – So Yeong’s First Love
I’ll Give You The Stars and The Moon (별도 달도 따줄게) | KBS1, 2012 – Seo Jin Woo
Brain (브레인) | KBS2, 2011 – Seo Joon Suk
Yaksha (야차) | OCN, 2010 – Lee Baek Rok
Winter Bird (겨울새) | MBC, 2007 – Han Ji Hong
Likeable or Not (미우나 고우나) | KBS1, 2007 – Na Sun Jae 
Snow In August (8월에 내리는 눈) | SBS, 2007 – Han Dong Woo
The Person I Love (사랑하는 사람아) | SBS, 2007 – Lee Sang Min
Mr. Goodbye (미스터 굿바이) | KBS2, 2006 – Kyle
Young Jae’s Golden Days (영재의 전성시대) | MBC, 2005 – Park Chan Ha
Ms. Kim’s Million Dollar Quest (파란만장 미스 김 10억 만들기) | SBS, 2004 – Jung Jae

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