Jeong Hyeong-don

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Jeong.
Jeong Hyeong-don
Jeong Hyeong-don from acrofan.jpg
Born (1978-03-15) March 15, 1978 (age 37)
Busan, South Korea
Medium Stand-up, television
Nationality South Korean
Years active 2002-present
Genres Comedy, Entertainment
Influences Yoo Jae-suk, Park Myeong-su
Influenced No Hongchul, Gil Seong-jun, Jeong Ga-eun
Spouse Han Yu-ra, television writer
Notable works and roles Member of Infinite Challenge and Gag Concert
Jeong Hyeong-don
Revised Romanization Jeong Hyeong-don
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Hyŏngdon

Jeong Hyeong-don (born March 15, 1978[1] ) is a South Korean comedian and entertainer.


After graduating Busan Electronic Technical (senior) High School in 1996, he served for Samsung Electronics in Suwon as an engineer. Before entering the Korean entertainment industry, he was a member of a comedy team with his colleagues at Samsung.[2]

His television debut was on the KBS Gag Concert in 2002, with a segment called "Doremi Trio" (도레미 트리오). In this segment, he sang parts of K-pop songs with comedic punches at the end. After its huge success, he joined as a panel (and co-host) of Korean variety shows, including MBC's Sunday Sunday Night, ! (exclamation mark), and KBS' Imagination Plus, etc.

As of January 2009, he is a part of both Infinite Challenge and We Got Married. After initially being paired up with Saori, Jung was eventually given a "roommate" role alongside Crown J and Seo In Young. After their departure in January 2009, Jung was then paired up with Girls' Generation leader Taeyeon, which made headlines but also caused a major uproar among netizens due to the 11-year age difference and SNSD's (and Taeyeon's) large fanbase. The 'couple', along with the rest of the 'couples', left the show since WGM was to follow a new format with real celebrity couples. Also, Hyungdon was already in a relationship at the time of WGM.

He now hosts the program Weekly Idol in MBC Every1.

Infinite Challenge[edit]


He is a founding member of MBC's flagship real-variety comedy program Infinite Challenge. During early episodes, he presents his ability for anything, except making people laugh. That makes his character as an "Awkward Piggy" (어색한 뚱보). He has the least amount of nicknames among the members of Infinite Challenge. This was pointed out on the 100th Episode (101st on TV) during the 100 minute debate. He is often seen as amusement because he can do anything well besides entertaining. In the 100th Episode (101st on TV), he was doing archery and was to get exactly 100 points, he often hit high points and got up to 100 points pretty quickly for a first-timer. But he went over 100 and was scolded by members because none of them so far succeeded in any of the 100th Episode competitions.

On January 1, 2011, during its 230th episode broadcast, he awarded MuDo Member of the year 2010, with almost half of the netizens on voting for him. (49 percent; 8,940 votes). He received twice as many votes as the highly recognized and host-in-chief of the program, Yoo Jae-suk(4,393 votes; 24%). During his acceptance speech, he said "It took a 5 and a half years from 'Awkward Piggy' to 'Mijon Gaeoh'.(an abbreviation of 'Michin Jonjaegam Gaehwadong Orangejok, see below). My victory presents to everyone that even an ordinary person (like me) can reach the top".[3]

However, as time progressed, he was slowly able to become funny on his own. He and fellow co-host, Jeong Jun-ha, dubbed as "Jung Brothers", due to their similar family name, and "Fatty Brothers". Unlike Jun-ha's timid personality, Hyeong-don is more aggressive, more witty and highly active despite his stature. He usually makes fun of himself through body gags and any slapstick activities, gaining him the nickname "Crazy Presence" (미친 존재감 Michin Jonjaegam). His other famous nickname is "Gaehwadong Orange Gang" (개화동 오렌지 Gaehwadong Orangejok) due to his fashion style that was teased by other members as "20 years late" (Orange Gang being an old term used for decadent youth fashion during the 1980s and Gaehwadong being the name of suburb where he formerly lived at that time). He also considered Big Bang's leader, G-Dragon, who is notable for being a fashion icon, as his greatest rival. Every time the latter made guest appearances on the show, he always threatened to change G-Dragon's fashion.

Hyungdon and Daejun[edit]

Since June 2012, he has been forming a hip-hop duo with his close friend and fellow co-host of MBC Every1's Weekly Idol, rapper Defconn. The album's title is "Gangsta Rap Volume 1". They have sung a total of five songs; Intro, The Gloomy Song, Yes or No, Hanshimpocha (한심포차), and Olympic Expressway.

In 2015 has collaborated with Lizzy of Orange Caramel and After School with her first digital singl,Not An Easy Girl ,with a rap part.


Year Awards show Category Result
2002 17th KBS Awards Comedian Contest Amateur statue Won
2003 KBS Entertainment Awards Comedy Newcomer Won
prize for Best Corner Won
2004 KBS Entertainment Awards Comedy Prize Won
2005 MBC Entertainment Awards TV Comedy / Sitcom category of Excellence Won
2006 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Program Award ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
2007 7th MBC Entertainment Awards The Grand Prize (as Team, Infinite Challenge) Won
Best Program Award ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
2008 8th MBC Entertainment Awards Outstanding Male Entertainers Won
PD Award ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
Best Program Award ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
89th National Athletics aerobics enthusiasts six artificial ilbanbu 2nd Won
2009 9th MBC Entertainment Awards PD Award / Best Male Variety Daesang with Infinite Challenge member Won
MBC Broadcasting Entertainment Awards Best Program Award ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
2010 10th MBC Entertainment Awards Award For Best TV Programme of the Year (TEO PD with entire directing members of Infinite Challenge) Won
KCTA Cable TV Broadcasting TV Star of the Year Award Won
5th Annual Awards (A-Awards) Innovation Division ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
MBC Broadcasting Entertainment Awards Best Program Award ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
22nd Korean Producers Grandprix Award For Best TV Entertainment Programme (Co winner, with entire directing members of Infinite Challenge) Won
2011 The 53rd national Rowing Championships 2000m Novice Inn Prize ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
Melon Music Awards 2011 Trend Award ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
2013 13th MBC Entertainment Awards Most Popular Program (with Infinite Challenge members) Won
"Best Couple" Awards (Jeong Hyeong-don & G-Dragon) Won
High Excellence Award for Variety Shows Won

Personal life[edit]

On September 13, 2009, he married his girlfriend, television comedy scriptwriter Han Yu-ra.[4] The couple finally welcomed their first children, twin daughters, on December 11, 2012 after three years of marriage.[5]

Television appearances[edit]

Current programmes[edit]

Former programmes[edit]

  • KBS2's Gag Concert (개그 콘서트, 2002)
  • MBC's Sunday Sunday Night (단비 Danbi, Helping for Developing Countries) Co-host since 2010
  • KBS2's Explore TV-Cool Guys (TV탐험 멋진친구들) Co-Host
  • KBS2's Imagination Plus (상상플러스, 2005~2007) Co-Host
  • SBS's Mystery Commandos(미스터리 특공대,2008)
  • tvN's Rollercoaster (재밌는TV 롤러코스터, 2009~) Leading actor with Jeong Ga-eun
  • SBS's GO Show (고쇼, 2012) Co-Host
  • KBS2's "Ba-ra-dun Bada"-Pilot (바라던 바다, 2013) Co-Host
  • QTV's "Uh-rap Show!" (어랍쇼, 2013) Co-Host
  • tvN's "Noon-Ssul-Mi" (눈썰미, 2013) Co-Host
  • MBC Every1's Hitmaker Co-host with Yoo Dae-joon


  1. ^ We Got Married. 2009.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  2. ^ The reasonable story of Jeong Hyeong-don(Korean), Starnews, Retrieved on August 2, 2005
  3. ^ Jeong Hyeong-don is the winner of MuDo's Member of the year 2010, with a massive votes by netizen(Korean), TVReport, January 2, 2011, Retrieved February 15, 2011.
  4. ^ Jung Hyung Don’s wedding photos,, Retrieved on January 2, 2010
  5. ^ "Jung Hyung Don Welcomes Twin Daughters into the World". 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 

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