Cha Tae-hyun Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Wife, Family, Images, And More

Cha Tae-hyun Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Wife, Family, Images, And More

Cha Tae-hyun (born March 25, 1976) is a South Korean actor, singer, TV personality, radio DJ, and director. He is best known for his leading roles in the box office hits My Sassy Girl (2001), Scandal Makers (2008), Hello Ghost (2010), and fantasy drama action hit Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), as well as the television series Jeon Woo-chi (2012), The Producers (2015), and Police University (2016). (2021). With the variety-drama Hit the Top (2017), in which he also starred, he made his directorial debut.

He was a cast member of the variety show 2 Days & 1 Night from 2012 to 2019. He co-founded the talent management firm Blossom Entertainment.

1995-2000: Beginnings of a Career

Cha Tae-hyun began his career as a silver medalist in a KBS Talent Contest in 1995. Over the next few years, he would appear in a slew of TV dramas, including Sunflower and Happy Together, as well as numerous TV commercials. From 1999 to 2000, he was a radio DJ for KBS Cool FM's FM Popular Music with Cha Tae-hyun, and he made his film debut in the comedy Hallelujah.

My Sassy Girl and musical debut, 2001-2007

He rose to prominence in 2001 with the hugely successful romantic comedy My Sassy Girl, in which he co-starred with Jun Ji-hyun. Cha's expressive acting made him a recognised star in Korea and throughout the Asian region, and he expanded his fame by releasing his debut album Accident. Lovers' Concerto (2002), a tragic melodrama starring Son Ye-jin and Lee Eun-ju, was also a box office success.

However, after 2003, Cha's casting choices became less creative. He appeared in three comedies, Crazy First Love, Happy Ero Christmas, and Two Guys, which were widely panned by audiences due to their poor scripts and lack of creativity. Later that year, he released his second album, The Book.
His 2005 films, Sad Movie (with an all-star ensemble cast) and My Girl and I (with Song Hye-kyo), a remake of the Japanese hit Crying Out Love in the Center of the World, were box office flops. Highway Star, in which he starred as a masked trot singer, was a moderate success in 2007.

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

From 2008 to 2012, the popularity of 2 Days & 1 Night was restored.

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

He reunited with BABO director Kim Young-tak in 2010's Hello Ghost, a film about a man who becomes possessed by four different ghosts after several suicide attempts. With 3 million tickets sold, it was another box office success, and Cha's performance earned him the moniker "Korea's Jim Carrey."

His 2011 film Champ, based on a true story, depicts the relationship between a recently injured racehorse named Woo-bak and the jockey who tries to tame her. Cha spent time with the horse before and during filming, luring him with a carrot and sugar cube combination.

In 2012, he joined the second season of the popular variety show 2 Days & 1 Night as a regular cast member, a position he held until 2019. The show, which focuses on introducing viewers to various locations in Korea while the cast undertakes various missions, has consistently received high viewership ratings.

Continued success and directorial debut from 2013 to 2018.

Cha made his historical debut in The Grand Heist as the leader of a group of thieves from the Joseon era who banded together to steal ice. Cha Ji-hyun, his brother, produced the action-comedy film. In the TV series Jeon Woo-chi, he played the titular character, an impish Taoist wizard who becomes an unlikely hero.

Slow Video, his third collaboration with director Kim Young-tak, starred him as an introverted man with dynamic visual acuity who works at a CCTV control centre in 2014. This was followed by The Producers in 2015, in which Cha portrayed a fiery but gentle television producer.

Cha reprised his role in My New Sassy Girl, a sequel to the 2001 hit film, in 2016. However, the film failed to live up to its predecessor and was a box office flop. He reunited with My Sassy Girl co-star Jun Ji-hyun in a cameo appearance in SBS's fantasy drama The Legend of the Blue Sea the same year.

Cha appeared in the romantic comedy Because I Love You in 2017, playing a gifted composer who connects people in love; the film was produced once again by his brother Cha Ji-hyun. He then starred in and directed KBS2's variety show Hit the Top. The same year, Cha starred in the fantasy blockbuster Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds, which was based on Joo Ho-webtoon min's of the same name.

Cha starred in the 2018 remake of the Japanese television series Matrimonial Chaos, a romance drama.


In March 2019, Cha was reported to have engaged in gambling, which was discovered through text messages on Jung Joon-phone young's during a police investigation into the latter for illicit sex video crimes. Cha later issued a formal apology and cancelled all of his upcoming shows.

Cha was cast in the crime drama Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation in 2020.

Cha appeared as Yoo Dong-man, a detective-turned-professor at the National Police University, in the KBS2 drama Police University in 2021.

Cha's father, Cha Jae-wan, was an assistant director for special effects at KBS, and his mother, Choi Su-min, was a voice-over artist who is now retired.

Cha Ji-hyeon, his brother, is a film producer.

Cha married his high school sweetheart, pop lyricist Choi Suk-eun, on June 1, 2006. They were together for 13 years, and she was his first and only girlfriend. They are the parents of three children: a son (Cha Soo-chan) and two daughters (Cha Tae-eun, Cha Su-jin).

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



1997HallelujahBad youngster in churchBit part
2001My Sassy GirlGyun-woo
2002Lovers' ConcertoLee Ji-hwan
2003Crazy First LoveSon Tae-il
Happy Ero ChristmasSung Byung-ki
2004Who's Got the Tape?Jap-beomCameo
WindstruckMan at train station
Two GuysKim Hoon
2005Sad MovieJung Ha-suk
My Girl and IKim Su-ho
2007Highway StarBong Dal-ho / Bong Pil
2008Horton Hears a Who!Horton the ElephantvoiceKorean dubbed[52]
My Mighty PrincessPigeon manCameo
Scandal MakersNam Hyun-soo
2009Maybe (Rabbit and Lizard)Yeong-namCameo
2010Hello GhostKang Sang-man
2011SunnyPoster model of insurance companyCameo[53]
2012Never Ending StorySong-kyung's friendCameo
The Grand HeistLee Deok-mu
2013Steal My HeartHo-tae's neighborCameo[54]
2014Tazza: The Hidden CardRadio DJCameo
The Con ArtistsNew Technician
Slow VideoYeo Jang-boo
2016My New Sassy GirlGyun-woo
2017Because I Love YouLee Hyeong
Along With the Gods: The Two WorldsKim Ja-hong
2022The Killer: A Girl Who Deserves to DiegangsterCameo[55]
2023My Heart PuppyJin-guk[56]

Television series

1995Our Sunny Days of Youth(uncredited)
1996PapaJang Jung-moon
Looking Into Each Other's Eyes
and Loving Each Other

Daughter-in-law's Three Kingdoms

1997First LoveChan-woo's friend
Ready Go!Park Chan-ki
1998Shy LoversHwang In-soo
SunflowerDr. Heo Jae-bong
1999Happy TogetherHa Shin-yeop
I'm Still Loving YouPark Young-jae[57]
Into the SunlightKang In-ha
2000Juliet's ManJang Gi-poong[58]
2004First Love of a Royal PrinceChoi Gun-hee
2007Flowers for My LifeYoon Ho-sang[59]
2008General Hospital 2Choi Jin-sang[60]
2011Lights and ShadowsDrunkardCameo, episode 2[61]
2012My Husband Got a FamilyTae-bongCameo, episode 26[62]
Jeon Woo-chiJeon Woo-chi
2014Drama Festival: 4teenAdult Young-hoonCameo[63]
2015The ProducersRa Joon-mo
2016Love in the MoonlightFarm servantCameo, episode 1[64]
The Legend of the Blue SeaHan River con-manCameo, episode 4
2017Hit the TopLee Gwang-jaeAlso director
2018Matrimonial ChaosCho Suk-moo
2020Team Bulldog: Off-Duty InvestigationJin Gang-ho
Birthcare CenterCha Tae-hyunCameo, episode 8
2021Police UniversityYoo Dong-man[46]
2022Café MinamdangPriestCameo, episode 10[65]
2023Brain WorksGeum Myung-se[66]

Web series

2023MovingJeon Gye-do

Variety show

1998Family CampMC
Happy SaturdayMC
2000Mnet KM Music FestivalMC; co-host Kim Hyun-joo[68]
2001MC; co-host Song Hye-kyo[69]
2002Campus Song FestivalMC; co-host: Yoon Do-hyun
2003MC; co-host: Lee Hyori[70]
Mnet KM Music FestivalMC; co-host: Sung Yu-ri
2007Campus Song FestivalMC; co-host: Lee Hyori[71]
2012–20192 Days & 1 NightCast member (Season 2 & 3)
2015Cool Kiz on The BlockFoot volleyball member
2016Gura Chacha Time Slip - New Boy[72]
2017Dragon Club – Childish Bromance

Cast member[73]

2018–2019Radio StarHost[74]
2018Where on Earth??Cast member[75]
2020Hometown FlexMC [76]
2021Unexpected BusinessMC with Jo In-sung[77]
National Bang Bang Cook CookCast Member [78]
Wild IdolPanelist [79]
Many ChatMC with Yoo Hee-yeol[80]
2022Unexpected Business Season 2MC with Jo In-sung[81]
Famous SingersDaily MC[82]
Suspicious Bookstore East West South BookHost[83]
2023Golf Battle: Birdie BuddiesCast Member; season 5[84]

Radio program

1999-2000FM Popular Music with Cha Tae-hyunKBS Cool FMDJ
2007-2008Mr. Radio[85]


Studio albums

Album informationTrack listing


  • 1st Album
  • Released: February 12, 2001
  • Label: SidusHQ, Yejeon Media


Track listing

THE [BU:K] 더북 (The Book / The Drum)

  • 2nd Album
  • Released: May 2, 2003
  • Label: SidusHQ, Yejeon Media


Track listing


2000어디로 갈까? (Where Shall We Go?)Juliet's Man [ko]
기품 #301 (Dignity #301)
배추벌레 (Cabbage Worm)
2002모르나요 (I Don't Know)Lovers' Concerto
사진 (Photograph)
2003첫사랑 보고서 (Seeing My First Love)Crazy First Love [ko]
내겐 너무 이쁜 그녀 (The Girl Who's So Pretty to Me)
2005잊어요 (Forget Me)Sad Movie
내 손을 놓지 마요 (Don't Let Go of My Hand)
2006눈을 감고 (Closing My Eyes)My Girl And I
2007이차선 다리 (Two-Lane Bridge)Highway Star
바람바람바람 (Wind Wind Wind)
매일 매일 기다려 (Waiting Everyday)
2008Because I Love YouScandal Makers
2010너와 함께 (With You)Hello Ghost
2011행복 (Happiness)Champ
2016지난날 (Bygone Days)Because I Love You
2018이별근처 (Near Parting)Matrimonial Chaos

Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation

Duet with Hong Kyung-min


2016힘내쏭 (Cheer Up Song)Duet with Hong Kyung-min, as part of "Hong-Cha Project"
매일 매일 기다려 (Waiting Everyday)Duet with Hong Kyung-min for their appearance on Immortal Songs
2019사람들 (Archive People)

With Hong Kyung-min and Samuel, as part of "Brave Hong-Cha"

Song written and composed by Brave Brothers

Awards and nominations

Year presented, name of the award ceremony, award category, nominated work and the result of the nomination

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1995KBS Super Talent ContestSilver MedalWon
199935th Baeksang Arts AwardsBest New Actor (TV)SunflowerWon
SBS Drama AwardsBest New ActorHappy TogetherWon
MBC Drama AwardsI'm Still Loving YouWon
2000SBS Drama AwardsExcellence Award, ActorJuliet's ManNominated
Big Star AwardWon
Popularity AwardWon
SBSi AwardWon
200122nd Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest New ActorMy Sassy GirlWon
200238th Baeksang Arts AwardsBest New Actor (Film)Nominated
39th Grand Bell AwardsBest ActorNominated
Popularity AwardWon
25th Golden Cinematography AwardsBest New ActorWon
23rd Blue Dragon Film AwardsPopular Star AwardLovers' ConcertoWon
200324th Blue Dragon Film AwardsCrazy First LoveWon
2004MBC Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, ActorFirst Love of a Royal PrinceNominated
2005Savings DayPresidential CitationWon
2007KBS Entertainment AwardsBest Radio DJMr. RadioWon
KBS Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, ActorFlowers for My LifeNominated
200845th Grand Bell AwardsOverseas Popularity AwardBABOWon
MBC Drama AwardsExcellence Award, ActorGeneral Hospital 2Nominated
20096th Max Movie AwardsBest ActorScandal MakersWon
201147th Baeksang Arts AwardsBest Actor (Film)Hello GhostNominated
48th Grand Bell AwardsBest ActorNominated
2012KBS Entertainment AwardsTop Entertainer Award2 Days & 1 NightWon
KBS Drama AwardsExcellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length DramaJeon Woo-chiNominated
2013KBS Entertainment AwardsTop Excellence Award2 Days & 1 NightWon
2014Daesang (Grand Prize)Nominated
KBS Drama AwardsExcellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length DramaThe ProducersWon
Best Couple Award with Kim Soo-hyun and Gong Hyo-jinWon
201818th Korea World Youth Film FestivalPopular Actor AwardWon
18th MBC Entertainment AwardsExcellence Award, Music/Talk Category (Male)Radio StarWon
KBS Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, ActorMatrimonial ChaosWon
Excellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesNominated
Best Couple Award with Bae Doo-naWon
2021KBS Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, ActorPolice UniversityWon
Excellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesNominated
Best Couple Award with JinyoungWon


Name of publisher, year listed, name of listicle, and placement

Forbes2010Korea Power Celebrity37th

Cha Tae-hyun Biography

NameCha Tae-hyun
Date of Birth25-Mar-1976
Age in 202347
Birth PlaceSouth Korea
CountrySouth Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Height1.75 (m)
WeightUnknown (KGs)
ProfessionMovie Actor
HeightIn Centimeters: 175 cm.
In Meters: 1.75 m.
In Feet Inches: 5'9"
WeightIn KG: Not known
In Pound: Not known
Eye Color-
Hair Color-
Marital StatusMarried
Spouse(s)Choi Suk-eun
Marriage DateNone
ChildrenCha Soo-chan, Cha Tae-eun, Cha Su-jin

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The Net Worth of Cha Tae-hyun is $1.5 Million.

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The height of Cha Tae-hyun is 1.75.

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The birthplace of Cha Tae-hyun is South Korea

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The birthday of Cha Tae-hyun is on 25-Mar-1976.

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The marital status of Cha Tae-hyun is: Married.

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