November 21, 1970
Seoul, South Korea
|Education||Seoul Institute of the Arts - Theater|
|Agent||My Name Is Entertainment|
|Revised Romanization||Jeong Jae-yeong|
|Revised Romanization||Jeong Ji-hyeon|
Jung Jae-young started his career taking minor roles in films ranging from his debut The Adventures of Mrs. Park to Green Fish, The Quiet Family, and Die Bad. However throughout this period he was primarily occupied with works by director/playwright Jang Jin, both on the stage and in minor roles for the films The Happenings and The Spy.
Jung's first prominent film role came in Jang Jin's third film Guns & Talks, where he played one member of the film's central quartet of assassins. Shortly after that he turned in a memorable performance as a ruthless, cruel-minded hustler in Ryoo Seung-wan's No Blood No Tears. Around this time he began to be associated in audience's minds with tough, intense, masculine characters who would start a fight at the slightest provocation. His role as a death row convict turned soldier in the record-breaking Silmido marked the height of this stage of his career.
Nonetheless it would be Jang Jin who would again set him off in new creative directions. His acclaimed performance in Jang's romantic comedy Someone Special provided him with his first lead role and drove home the point that Jung had much more acting range than most people realized. In the smash hit Welcome to Dongmakgol (based on one of Jang Jin's plays which Jung had also performed in), he once again showed a more sensitive side as a war-weary North Korean officer who befriends his counterparts from the South. He further displayed his versatility as a shy rural farmer who travels to Uzbekistan in the hopes of finding a wife in Wedding Campaign; a betrayed gangster in Righteous Ties; a cop during a bank robbery drill gone awry in Going by the Book; a CEO under investigation in Public Enemy Returns; a Joseon merchant who gets drawn into plans for developing a rocket against the Ming Dynasty in The Divine Weapon; a suicidal man who finds himself washed up and stranded on an uninhabited island in Castaway on the Moon; a sinister 70-year-old village elder in the film adaptation of the popular webcomic Moss; a fading baseball star who is forced to coach a team of hearing-impaired kids in GLove; a cold-hearted debt collector who needs a transplant in Countdown; a detective facing off against a bestselling novelist who makes a Confession of Murder; an obsessive-compulsive who falls for a carefree musician in rom-com The Plan Man; a father tracking down his daughter's killers in Broken; and an undercover assassin who tries to protect King Jeongjo in The Fatal Encounter.
|1996||The Adventures of Mrs. Park||불량배|
|1997||Green Fish||cabaret guest|
|Push! Push!||Park Jang-geun|
|1998||The Quiet Family||Hyun-suk, the gigolo|
|1999||The Spy||taxi robber #4|
|2000||Taxi of Terror||Nonstop|
|Die Bad||Seong-bin's older brother||short film "Nightmare"|
|A Terrible Day||short film|
|2001||Guns & Talks||Jae-young|
|2002||No Blood No Tears||Dok-bul|
|Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance||husband of Dong-jin's ex-wife||cameo|
high school bully #1
|short film "Enemies in Four Directions"
short film "My Nike"
|2003||So Cute||뭐시기 ("So-and-So")|
|2004||Someone Special||Dong Chi-sung|
|2005||Welcome to Dongmakgol||Rhee Su-hwa|
|Murder, Take One||bully||cameo|
|Wedding Campaign||Hong Man-taek|
|2006||My Captain, Mr. Underground||Kim Dae-chul|
|Righteous Ties||Dong Chi-sung|
|2007||My Son||father goose||voice cameo|
|Going by the Book||Jung Do-man|
|2008||Public Enemy Returns||Lee Won-sool|
|The Divine Weapon||Seol-joo|
|2009||Castaway on the Moon||Kim Seung-geun|
|The Quiz Show Scandal||judo man||cameo|
|2012||Confession of Murder||Detective Choi Hyung-gu|
|2014||The Plan Man||Han Jung-seok|
|The Fatal Encounter||Sang-chaek|
|2015||Talking About Things Like Passion|
Awards and nominations
|2004||5th Busan Film Critics Awards||Best Actor||Someone Special||Won|
|25th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Silmido||Won|
|3rd Korean Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|2005||4th Korean Film Awards||Best Actor||Welcome to Dongmakgol||Nominated|
|8th Director's Cut Awards||Best Actor||Welcome to Dongmakgol,
|2008||5th Max Movie Awards||Best Actor||Going by the Book||Won|
|17th Buil Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|7th Korean Film Awards||Best Actor||The Divine Weapon||Nominated|
|2009||46th Grand Bell Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|32nd Golden Cinematography Awards||Best Actor||Castaway on the Moon||Won|
|2010||46th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (Film)||Nominated|
|19th Buil Film Awards||Best Actor||Moss||Won|
|47th Grand Bell Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|31st Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|8th Korean Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|18th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang) for Film||Won|
|11th Korea Visual Arts Festival||Photogenic Award
(Movie Actor category)
|2011||8th Max Movie Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
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- Lee, Hye-ji (26 September 2012). "Park Si-hoo's New Movie Opening in November". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Ji, Yong-jin (10 January 2014). "Jung Jae-young, man with a plan". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
- Jin, Eun-soo (7 March 2014). "Slain teen's father faces stark choices in Edge". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-09.
- Song, Soon-jin (17 March 2014). "Press Conference for BROKEN, Based on HIGASHINO Keigo Novel". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-03-17.