Cha Tae-hyun

About Cha Tae-hyun

Who is it?: South Korean Actor
Birth Day: March 25, 1976
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea, South Korean
Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts (Broadcasting) Kyonggi University (Multimedia Arts) Chung-Ang University (Graduate School of Mass Communications)
Occupation: Actor, singer, television personality, radio DJ, director
Years active: 1995-present
Agent: Blossom Entertainment
Spouse(s): Choi Suk-eun (m. 2006)
Children: 3
Hangul: 차태현
Hanja: 車太鉉
Revised Romanization: Cha Tae-hyeon
McCune–Reischauer: Ch’a T’ae-hyŏn

Cha Tae-hyun

Cha Tae-hyun was born on March 25, 1976 in Seoul, South Korea, South Korean, is South Korean Actor. Cha Tae-hyun is as well-known South Korean singer, actor and director who first made it big with his role in the comedy film ‘My Sassy Girl’. His other super hit film ‘Scandal Makers’ fetched him the top male celebrity of the year award. He has appeared in a number of television serials and has been MC for the ‘Mnet KM Music Festival’ and ‘Campus Song Festival’. He has also performed as a DJ on ‘FM Popular Music with Cha Tae-hyun’ and has released two studio albums titled ‘Accident” and ‘The Book’. He was a cast member in the reality show ‘2 Days & 1 Night’ and has made a number of guest appearances on various variety shows of South Korea. Lately he has made his directorial debut with the drama ‘Hit the Top’ and has acted in the romantic comedy ‘Because I Love You’, produced by his brother, Cha Ji-hyun. He is married to pop singer and songwriter Choi Suk-eun and has one son and two daughters.
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Popular As Cha Tae-hyun
Occupation Film & Theater Personalities
Age 48 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 25, 1976 (Seoul, South Korea, South Korean)
Birthday March 25
Town/City Seoul, South Korea, South Korean
Nationality South Korean

🌙 Zodiac

Cha Tae-hyun’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Cha Tae-hyun was born in the Year of the Dragon. A powerful sign, those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They’re natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what’s necessary to remain on top. Compatible with Monkey and Rat.

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Cha Tae-hyun started his career as a silver medalist in a 1995 KBS Talent Contest. Over the next several years he would star in a large number of TV dramas such as Sunflower and Happy Together, while also appearing in numerous TV commercials. He was the radio DJ for KBS Cool FM's FM Popular Music with Cha Tae-hyun from 1999-2000, and made a minor film debut in the comedy Hallelujah.


In 2001, he rose to fame through the hugely successful romantic comedy My Sassy Girl where he acted alongside Jun Ji-hyun. Cha's expressive acting established him as a recognized star in Korea as well as the Asian region at large, and he extended his fame by releasing his debut album Accident. His next film Lovers' Concerto (2002), a tragic melodrama with actresses Son Ye-jin and Lee Eun-ju, also proved to be a popular success.


From 2003, however, Cha's casting choices proved to be less inspired. He appeared in three comedies -- Crazy First Love, Happy Ero Christmas and Two Guys—that were widely criticized by audiences for their weak scripts and lack of creativity. He released his second album The Book later that year.


His 2005 films—the relationship film Sad Movie with an all-star ensemble cast, and melodrama My Girl and I opposite Song Hye-kyo, the remake of Japanese hit film Crying Out Love in the Center of the World—were box office disappointments. 2007's Highway Star, in which he played a masked trot singer, was a moderate success.


In June 1, 2006, Cha married his high school sweetheart, pop lyricist Choi Suk-eun. They dated for 13 years; she was his first and only girlfriend. They have three children, a son (Cha Soo-chan) and two daughters (Cha Tae-eun, Cha Su-jin).


Cha hosted KBS Cool FM's Mr. Radio from 2007-2008, and was awarded Best Radio DJ at the 2007 KBS Entertainment Awards alongside Ahn Jae-wook. He then portrayed the town's jester who has the intelligence of a six-year-old in BABO (which means "fool" in Korean), a film adaptation of Kang Full's popular online comic.


Cha regained his top star status when his comedy flick Scandal Makers became the number one film of 2008, attracting 8.2 million moviegoers and ranking among Korea's biggest hits of all time. The film centers on a radio talk show host who must face unforeseen consequences of his days of philandering as a teen idol star when he discovers that he already has a daughter (Park Bo-young) and a grandson (Wang Seok-hyun) at the age of 30. As a result of the film's success, the advertising industry named Cha as the top male Celebrity endorser of 2009.


He reunited with BABO Director Kim Young-tak in 2010's Hello Ghost, a film about a man who after several failed suicide attempts, becomes possessed by four different ghosts. It was another box office success at 3 million tickets sold, and Cha's performance led him to be dubbed as "Korea's Jim Carrey."


In 2011, Cha revealed on SBS talk show Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy that he suffers from a panic disorder.


In 2012, he became a regular cast member of the second season of popular variety program 2 Days & 1 Night, and remained as a member to this day. The show, which focuses on introducing various places in Korea to the viewers while the cast takes on different missions, has consistently scored high viewership ratings.


In 2014, he starred as an introverted man with dynamic visual acuity who works at a CCTV control center in the comedy film Slow Video, his third collaboration with Director Kim Young-tak. This was followed by The Producers in 2015, in which Cha played a hot-headed but soft-hearted television Producer.


In 2016, Cha reprised his role in My New Sassy Girl, a sequel to the 2001 hit film. However, the film did not live up to its predecessor and was a failure at the box office. The same year, he reunited with My Sassy Girl co-star Jun Ji-hyun in a cameo appearance in SBSC's fantasy drama The Legend of the Blue Sea.


In 2017, Cha starred in the romantic comedy Because I Love You, playing a gifted Composer who connects people in love; the film was again produced by his brother Cha Ji-hyun. He next starred in KBS2's variety-drama Hit the Top, which he also directs. The same year, Cha starred in the fantasy blockbuster Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds, based on the webtoon of the same name by Joo Ho-min, which was a huge success, becoming the second highest grossing film in South Korea.

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