Cho Jae Hyun


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.

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 Cho Jae Hyun's Early years and education

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 Cho Jae Hyun's Acting career

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 inThe 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 asTricycles(세발자전거, 1989),Look Back in Anger(성난 얼굴로 돌아보라, 1990) andThe Lovers of Woomook-baemi(우묵배미의 사랑, 1990). In 1991, Cho won Best New Actor in Theater at the Baeksang Arts Awards for his acting inEquus; he reinterpreted the leading role Alan Strang as an innocent person, though he is largely depicted as a cruel and rebellious character.

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 Cho Jae Hyun's Other activities

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.

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 Cho Jae Hyun's Personal life

while his daughter Cho Hae-jung is currently attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City .

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 Cho Jae Hyun's Filmography


As actor[]

1988 I Love You(short film)
1989 Prostitute 2
1990 Man Market
1991 Portrait of the Days of Youth
1992 Sorrow Like a Withdrawn Dagger, Left My Heart
1995 The Eternal Empire
1996 Karuna
Crocodile Crocodile
1997 Wind Echoing in My Being Young man
Wild Animals Cheong-hae
1998 Girls' Night Out Yong-jak
Spring in My Hometown
1999 The Face Kim Jae-mok
2000 Interview Byung-kwon
The Isle Mang-chi
2001 Prison World Cup Question
Address Unknown Dog Eyes
Bad Guy Han-ki
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)
2006 The Romance Hyeong-jun
Hanbando Choi Min-jae
2007 Puff the Rice(short film) Jae-won
Beyond the Years Dong-ho
2009 Marine Boy Kang
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
Moebius Father
2014 The Fatal Encounter Gwang-baek
2015 A Korean in Paris Sang-ho
2016 Kim Seon-dal Seong Dae-ryeon

As director[]

2006 "Standing in the Shade of a Tree-lined Road" byYim Jae-beom Music video
2013 5thDMZ International Documentary Film Festival Film festivaltrailer
His Special Day Documentaryshort
2014 6thDMZ International Documentary Film Festival Film festivaltrailer
2015 A Break Alone Feature film;
also credited asscreenwriter

Television series[]

1989 The Tree of Love KBS2
1990 Love on a Jujube Tree KBS2
The Age of Ambition KBS2
1993 Drifting Myth MBC
Woman's Man MBC
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
1995 One Fence KBS
You Said You Love Me KBS2
1996 Thief SBS
Glorious Dawn KBS1
1997 The Mountain MBC
Passionate Love KBS2
Railing on Fire KBS
1998 Legendary Ambition Ma Dal-soo KBS2
Like the Wind, Like the Waves KBS2
MBC Best Theater"Jeondeungsa" MBC
1999 You're One-of-a-Kind MBC
School 2 Cho Jae-hyun KBS1
Happy Together Jo Pil-doo SBS
Queen Park Jang-soon SBS
Did You Ever Love? KBS2
2000 Juliet's Man SBS
Rookie Heo Jang-seok SBS
School 3 KBS1
2001 Piano Han Eok-kwan SBS
2003 Snowman Han Pil-seung MBC
Damo (cameo) MBC
2005 Hong Kong Express Kang Min-soo SBS
Smile of Spring Day Im Dae-beom MBC
2007 New Heart Choi Kang-gook MBC
2011 King Uija MBC
2012 Syndrome Cha Tae-jin jTBC
Sent from Heaven Geum Bo-hwa's
ex-boyfriend (cameo)
2013 Scandal: A Shocking and Wrongful Incident Ha Myung-geun MBC
2014 Jeong Do-jeon KBS1
Punch Lee Tae-joon SBS
2015 Take Care of My Dad Himself SBS
Assembly (cameo, episode 1) KBS2
2016 Master - God of Noodles Kim Gil-do KBS2

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 Cho Jae Hyun's Theater

1991 Equus Alan Strang
2004 Equus Alan Strang
2007 Kyung-sook, Kyung-sook's Father Jo Jae-soo
2008 Educating Rita Frank
2008-2009 Ahn Jung-ki
2009-2010 Martin Dysart
2011 Dandelions in the Wind Ahn Jung-ki
2012 Jeong-min
2014 Thursday Romance Jeong-min
2014-2015 Educating Rita Frank

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 Cho Jae Hyun's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1991 Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (Theater) EquusWon
1992 Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New ActorSorrow Like a Withdrawn Dagger, Left My HeartWon
1993 Baeksang Arts Awards Best New ActorWon
1998 Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Girls' Night OutNominated
1999 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Happy TogetherWon
KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
2001 Busan Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor Address UnknownWon
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActorPianoWon
Top 10 StarsWon
2002 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor Bad GuyWon
2003 MBC Drama Awards Special Acting Award SnowmanWon
2008 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV)New HeartNominated
Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActorNominated
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActorWon
PCG Awards Communicator of the YearN/AWon
2011 A Series of the Best Plays 3 Awards Award for Excellence Equus(as director)Won
2013 Best ActorThe WeightWon
Sydney Intercultural Film Festival Best ActorWon
Grimae Awards Best ActorScandal: A Shocking and Wrongful IncidentWon
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project DramaNominated
Golden Acting Award, ActorWon
2014 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV)Jeong Do-jeonWon
Korea Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang)Nominated
APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial DramaWon
KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActorWon
Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial DramaNominated
PD AwardWon
2015 Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV)PunchNominated
Gwangju International Film Festival Grand Prize (Daesang)Won
2015 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama SpecialWon
Top 10 StarsWon

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 Cho Jae Hyun's References

  1. 조재현 [Cho Jae-hyun]. Korean Movie Database (KMDb) (in Korean). Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  2. 조재현 "김기덕 감독, 연기인생의 은인". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). 11 March 2006. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  3. Shin, Hae-in (5 January 2009). "Just a touch of femininity perfects a villain: actor Cho Jae-hyun". Yonhap. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  4. Choe, Su-im (3 January 2002). "야누스의 얼굴, 조재현 (1)". Cine21 (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  5. Chung, Ah-young (28 October 2009). "Best Play Series to Open With Equus". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  6. Chung, Ah-young (21 July 2008). "Musicals Slightly Down, Plays Up in Ticket Sales". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  7. Chung, Ah-young (25 May 2008). "Theater Series Much Closer to Audience". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  8. "Actor Jo Jae-hyeon returns as a programmer". KBS Global. 5 November 2008. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  9. Chung, Ah-young (6 January 2009). "Best Play Series Project Draws Curtain". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  10. Lee, Hyo-won (2 February 2009). "Gyeonggi Province Aims to Become Film Hub". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  11. Lee, Hyo-won (20 September 2011). "Organizers hope film fest sheds light on NK". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  12. "7-day festival of documentaries closes its curtain". Korean Film Biz Zone. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  13. "Actor Cho heads Gyeonggi Arts Center". The Korea Herald. 9 August 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  14. Lee, Claire (13 February 2012). "Actor Cho to teach at university". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  15. Jin, Eun-soo (25 February 2014). "Jo Jae-hyun to teach at Kyungsung University". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  16. "조재현, 결혼 20주년 깜짝이벤트 무산된 사연 공개". Newsen (in Korean). 28 November 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  17. ""★, 우리도 동계 스포츠 출신"...송혜교·장동건, 응원 메세지 전해". Sportsseoul (in Korean). 16 February 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  18. Kim, Heidi (25 May 2011). "Jo Jae-hyun to turn king in new historical drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  19. Do, Je-hae (3 January 2014). "Joseon founding seen in unique angle". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  20. "All That Star: Cho Jae-hyun". Arirang News. Retrieved 2012-10-05. 
  21. Lee, Claire (3 December 2012). "Five unusual dates on Thursdays". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  22. "Cho Jae-hyun Collects Gong at Montreal Film Fest". The Chosun Ilbo. 13 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-13. 
  23. Lee, Claire (12 August 2013). "Cho Jae-hyun wins acting prize at Montreal Film Festival". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 

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