Choi Tae-joon

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Choi Tae-joon
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Born (1991-07-07) July 7, 1991 (age 28)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationChung-Ang University - Theater
Years active2001–present
AgentHuayi Brothers[1]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationChoi Tae-jun
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Taechun

Choi Tae-joon (Korean최태준, born July 7, 1991) is a South Korean actor.[2][3] He is known for his lead roles in melodrama Exit (2018) and romantic comedy drama So I Married an Anti-fan (2019).


Choi made his acting debut as a child actor, playing the younger version of Jo In-sung's character in the television series Piano (2001).[4]

Choi gained recognition with his supporting roles as the protagonist's estranged son in fantasy drama Padam Padam (2011),[5] a 20-year-old high school bully in webtoon adaptation Adolescence Medley (2013),[6] a villain in disaster drama Missing 9 (2017),[7] and a lawyer in romance comedy drama Suspicious Partner (2017).[8] Choi also starred in the youth film Eclipse (2016) as the lead.[9]

Choi was a cast member of the virtual reality show We Got Married in 2016, pairing with Apink's Yoon Bo-mi.[10] Choi became a permanent host on the Korean variety show Hello Counselor in September after being a guest two weeks in a row in August 2016.[11]

In 2018, Choi was cast in his first lead role on network television in the 2-episode drama special Exit.[12] He was then cast in the romantic comedy drama So I Married an Anti-fan as the male lead, based on the webtoon of the same name.[13]

Personal life[edit]

On March 7, 2018, it was confirmed by Huayi Brothers that Choi has been in a relationship with actress Park Shin-hye since late 2017.[14][15][16]



Year Title Role Ref.
2003 Project X
2012 Pacemaker Min Yoon-ki [17]
2016 Eclipse Se-joon [9]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2001 Piano young Lee Kyung-ho SBS [18]
2002 Magic Kid Masuri Min Ho-soo KBS2 [4]
2011 Padam Padam Im Jung jTBC [5]
2012 The King of Dramas Oh In-sung, actor in Elegant Revenge
(Bit part, Episode 1)
SBS [19]
The Great Seer Yi Bang-won [20]
2013 Ugly Alert Gong Hyun-seok [21][22]
Adolescence Medley Lee Yeok-ho KBS2 [23]
2014 Mother's Garden Cha Ki-joon MBC [24]
2015 A Girl Who Sees Smells Ye Sang-gil SBS [25]
All About My Mom Lee Hyung-soon KBS2 [26]
2016 The Flower in Prison Sung Ji-heon MBC [27]
2017 Missing Nine Choi Tae-ho [28]
Suspicious Partner Ji Eun-hyuk SBS [29]
2018 Exit Do Kang-soo [30]
The Undateables Choi Jun-soo [31]
2019 So I Married an Anti-fan Hoo Joon [13]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2017 109 Strange Things KDI-109 Naver TV Cast [32]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2016 Hello Counselor KBS Host Permanent host from episode 288-341 [11]
Celebrity Bromance MBig TV Cast member Season 2 with Zico (Block B) [33]
We Got Married MBC Season 4 with Bomi (Apink) (Episodes 341-363) [10]

Music video[edit]

Year Song title Artist Ref.
2013 "Bye Bye Happy Days!" Kara
2017 "When We Were Two" Urban Zakapa [34]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2014 2nd Asia Rainbow TV Awards Best Supporting Actor Ugly Alert Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor Mother's Garden Won [35]
2015 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actor All About My Mom Nominated
Best Couple Award (with Jo Bo-ah) Nominated
2016 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama The Flower in Prison Nominated
KBS Entertainment Awards Rookie Award in Talk Show Hello Counselor Won [36]
2017 2nd Asia Artist Awards New Wave Award N/A Won [37]
MBC Drama Awards Best Character Award Missing 9 Won [38]
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama Suspicious Partner Nominated
2018 3rd Asia Artist Awards Best Icon N/A Won [39]


  1. ^ "최태준, 화이브라더스코리아 새 둥지...이시영 주원 한솥밥". OSEN. July 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "최태준 :: 네이버 인물검색". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  3. ^ "CHOI Tae-Joon". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
  4. ^ a b "Actor Choi Tae-joon says he debuted as child actor who played bad wizard". Hancinema. Herald Corporation. December 10, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "'빠담빠담'속 '떠오르는 샛별' 최태준". Sisaon (in Korean). January 18, 2012.
  6. ^ "Actor with a good image, Choi Tae-joon". Hancinema. July 19, 2013.
  7. ^ "[인터뷰S]① 최태준 "'미씽나인' 도전이고 기회였다"". SPOTV News (in Korean). April 9, 2017.
  8. ^ ""Suspicious Partner" Choi Tae-joon supports Ji Chang-wook". Hancinema. May 10, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Film "Eclipse" explores psychological impulses behind teen crimes". Yonhap News Agency. March 18, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Yoon and Choi are newest 'Married' couple". Korea JoongAng Daily. September 24, 2016.
  11. ^ a b "'Hello' Choi Taejoon to leave 'Hello, Counselor' in September". KBS World. August 30, 2017.
  12. ^ ""Exit" Ends Succesfully [sic], Leaving Viewers Wanting More". Osen (in Korean). May 1, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "[SBS Star] Sooyoung & Choi Tae Jun Confirmed to a New Drama". SBS News. August 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "[공식입장] 박신혜 최태준 열애 인정 "지난해 연말 연인 관계로 발전"". Naver (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. March 7, 2018.
  15. ^ "Actors Park Shin-hye, Choi Tae-joon dating". Yonhap News Agency. March 7, 2018.
  16. ^ "Park Shin-hye, Choi Tae-joon confirm dating". Kpop Herald. March 7, 2018.
  17. ^ "Filming for Kim Myung-min's new movie "Pacemaker" set for April 11". Hancinema. April 9, 2011.
  18. ^ "'테로' 최태준 "10살 때 '피아노' 조인성 아역으로 데뷔"". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). June 18, 2016.
  19. ^ "'드라마의 제왕' 깜짝 출연 최태준, "연기 잘하네"". New Daily (in Korean). November 6, 2012.
  20. ^ "'대풍수' 속 잘생긴 이방원, 최태준의 모든 것". SBS News (in Korean). February 13, 2013.
  21. ^ "못난이 최태준 "드라마 피아노 참고했다"". No Cut News (in Korean). May 14, 2015.
  22. ^ "식상과 공감 사이 〈못난이 주의보〉의 숙제는?". 10Asia (in Korean). July 22, 2013.
  23. ^ "Teenage Medley, Three Keywords for Fun Viewing". KBS Global. July 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-24.
  24. ^ "Jung Yu-mi signs up for daily drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 3, 2014.
  25. ^ "최태준, '냄새를 보는 소녀' 출연 확정..박유천·신세경과 호흡". Chosun (in Korean). March 6, 2015.
  26. ^ "'부탁해요, 엄마' 최태준 "25세 나이 맞는 귀여운 역할 행복해"". Star Daily News (in Korean). August 11, 2015.
  27. ^ "[단독]진세연·고수·김수연·최태준, '옥중화' 주연 확정". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). January 6, 2016.
  28. ^ "엑소 찬열·이선빈·최태준·류원, '미씽나인' 출연 확정". Naver (in Korean). November 14, 2016.
  29. ^ "[단독]최태준, '절친' 지창욱과 SBS 드라마 주연 "브로맨스"". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). March 22, 2017.
  30. ^ "최태준 주연 SBS 특집극 'EXIT', '키스 먼저' 후속 2회 편성". 10Asia (in Korean). April 19, 2018.
  31. ^ "최태준, '훈남정음' 출연 확정… 남궁민X황정음과 호흡". 10Asia (in Korean). April 19, 2018.
  32. ^ "DIA's Jung Chae-yeon & Choi Tae-joon Cast In New Web Drama". KBS World. December 6, 2017.
  33. ^ "'꽃미남브로맨스' 지코x최태준, 수다의 신세계를 보여주마". The Star (in Korean). March 1, 2016.
  34. ^ "이성경X최태준, 어반자카파 응원 "뮤비 촬영 내내 울었다…꼭 들어달라"". 10Asia (in Korean). November 1, 2017.
  35. ^ "'MBC 연기대상' 임시완·최태준·한선화·고성희 '신인상'". JTBC (in Korean). December 30, 2014.
  36. ^ "[KBS 연예대상] 윤시윤·민효린·최태준·엄현경, 신인상 영예". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). December 24, 2016.
  37. ^ "Kim Hee Sun & EXO win Grand Prize Awards at the 2017 Asia Artist Awards". KBS World. November 16, 2017.
  38. ^ "Winners of the 2017 MBC Drama Awards". Hancinema. December 30, 2017.
  39. ^ "BTS win the Daesang at Asia Artist Awards 2018 – and are among Artists Of The Year". Metro. November 28, 2018.

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