Jeong Hyeong-don

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Jeong Hyeong-don
Jeong Hyeong-don from acrofan.jpg
Jeong in 2011
Born (1978-02-07) February 7, 1978 (age 41)
Gimcheon, South Korea
MediumTelevision, music
Years active2002–present
GenresPhysical comedy, comedy music
SpouseHan Yu-ra (married 2009)
WebsiteOfficial website
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJeong Hyeong-don
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Hyŏngdon

Jeong Hyeong-don (Korean정형돈; born February 7, 1978)[1][2][3] is a South Korean comedian and television host. He is best known for his roles on the variety shows Infinite Challenge and Weekly Idol.[4][5]

Early life and education[edit]

Jeong was born in Gimcheon in North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea. As a child, he moved with his family to Busan, where he later attended Busan Electronic Technical High School.[6][1] After graduation, he worked for Samsung Electronics in Suwon for six years before entering the entertainment industry.[7]


Jeong made his television debut on the sketch comedy show Gag Concert in 2002.[4] On the show, he performed a sketch called "Do-Re-Mi Trio," in which he and two other comedians sang excerpts of popular songs, adding comedic punch lines to the end.[8]

In 2005, Jeong joined the cast of a new variety show called Infinite Challenge. Though the show initially had low viewership ratings,[9] it went on to be a hit, and several of the songs Jeong recorded for the show's periodic "song festivals" charted in the top ten of South Korea's music charts.[10][11]

Jeong joined the cast of the first season of the marriage simulation show We Got Married in 2008. He was initially paired with television personality Saori until her departure from the show. He was later paired with singer Taeyeon of Girls' Generation. The match caused an uproar from Girls' Generation fans, in part due to the 11-year age gap between the two entertainers.[12][13]

In 2011, Jeong and rapper Defconn became co-hosts of the new idol-focused reality show Weekly Idol.[14]


In November 2015, Jeong's agency, FNC Entertainment, announced that he was taking a break from all activities due to his anxiety disorder. At the time, he was a cast member or host on several television shows, including Infinite Challenge, Weekly Idol, and Please Take Care of My Refrigerator.[15] Jeong officially left the cast of Infinite Challenge in July 2016.[16]


Jeong returned as the co-host of Weekly Idol in October 2016, ending his 11-month break from television activities.[17] In March 2018, both Jeong and Defconn left Weekly Idol.[18] In May, they became hosts of the variety show Idol Room.[19]

Personal life[edit]

Jeong married comedy writer Han Yu-ra on September 13, 2009.[20] They have two children, twin daughters, who were born on December 11, 2012.[21]

Television appearances[edit]

Current programs[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2018–present Idol Room (아이돌룸) Co-host JTBC Episode 1–present, alongside with Defconn[22]
2018–present Problem Child in House (옥탑방의 문제아들) Co-host KBS Episode 1–present[23][24]
2019–present Prison Life of Fools (호구들의 감빵생활) Cast Member tvN Episode 1–present[25][26]

Former programs[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2002 Gag Concert (개그 콘서트) Co-host KBS2
2009–2010 Sunday Sunday Night (단 하나의 비밀 단비 Only One Secret Danbi) MBC
Explore TV-Cool Guys (TV탐험 멋진친구들) KBS2
2005–2007 Imagination Plus (상상플러스)
2008 Mystery Commandos(미스터리 특공대) SBS
2012 GO Show (고쇼) Co-host
2013 Ba-ra-dun Bada (바라던 바다) KBS2 Pilot show
Uh-rap Show! (어랍쇼) QTV
Noon-Ssul-Mi (눈썰미) tvN
2014–2015 Hitmaker MBC Every1 alongside with Defconn
Please Take Care of My Refrigerator (냉장고를 부탁해) JTBC alongside with Kim Sung-joo[27]
Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education KBS2
2005–2016 Infinite Challenge (무한도전) MBC
2011–2015, 2016–2018 Weekly Idol (주간 아이돌) MBC Every1 alongside with Defconn
2016–2018 Carefree Travelers S1 (패키지로 세계일주 - 뭉쳐야 뜬다) JTBC
2017–2018 Night Goblin (밤도깨비)
2017–2018 Hyena on the Keyboard (건반 위의 하이에나) Host KBS2
2018 Dancing High (댄싱하이) [28]
Road to Paris (파리로 가는 길) Co-host Episode 1–2, alongside with Lee Chae-young, and Kim Pung[29]


  • tvN's Rollercoaster (재밌는TV 롤러코스터, 2009~) Leading actor with Jeong Ga-eun



Title Year Peak chart
Sales (DL) Album
As lead artist
"Spring Chicken Soup" (영계백숙) 2012 8 I'm A Singer in My Own Right
"Gangbuk Gentleman" (강북멋쟁이) 2013 1 Park Myung-soo’s How About This?
with Luna
2011 70 N/A Enjoy Today Rock Project
"The Innocent Macho" (순정마초)
with Yoo Jae-hwan
5 Infinite Challenge West Coast Highway Festival
"Change The Game"
with Defconn, JD
39 Non-album single
"Going To Try" (해볼라고)
with G-Dragon
2013 2 Infinite Challenge Jayu-ro Song Festival
"Wonderful Barn" (멋진헛간)
with Hyukoh
2015 4 Infinite Challenge Yeongdong Highway Music Festival
"Today" (오늘은)
with Solji, Yoo Jae-hwan
32 Don't Worry Music Vol. 1
"Shall We Walk?" (걸을까)
with Yoo Jae-hwan
93 Don't Worry Music Vol. 2
As featured artist
"Not an Easy Girl"
Lizzy feat. Jeong Hyeong-don
2015 38 Non-album single


Year Awards show Category Nominated Work Result
2002 17th KBS Awards Comedian Contest Amateur Statue Jeong Hyeong-don Won
2003 KBS Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer Award – Comedy Jeong Hyeong-don Won
Top Excellence Award – Idea (Corner) Gag Concert: "Doremi" Won
2004 Excellence Award – Comedy Gag Concert: "Beautiful Flowers" Won
2006 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Program Award Infinite Challenge
(shared with cast members)
2007 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Program Award Infinite Challenge
(shared with cast members)
2008 MBC Entertainment Awards Outstanding Male Entertainer Jeong Hyeong-don Won
Best Variety Show Infinite Challenge
(shared with cast members)
89th National Athletic Competition Aerobic Amateur Club 6-People - 2nd place Infinite Challenge Team
(shared with cast members)
2009 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Program Award Infinite Challenge
(shared with cast members)
2010 KCTA Cable TV Broadcast Awards TV Star of the Year Jeong Hyeong-don Won
5th Arena-Audi A-Awards Top "Black Collar Workers" – Innovation Infinite Challenge Team Won
2011 The 53rd National Rowing Championships 2000m Novice Inn (Special Award) Infinite Challenge Team Won
MelOn Music Awards Trend Award Infinite Challenge Theme – "West Coast Highway Song Festival"
(shared with cast members)
2013 MBC Entertainment Awards Most Popular Program Infinite Challenge
(shared with cast members)
"Best Couple" Award Jeong Hyeong-don
(with G-Dragon)
High Excellence Award for Variety Shows – Male Jeong Hyeong-don Won
2014 KBS Entertainment Awards Top Entertainer Award Cool Kiz on the Block Won
MBC Entertainment Awards Entertainment Program of the Year Infinite Challenge
(shared with cast members)
2015 42nd Korea Broadcasting Prizes Grand Prize Infinite Challenge
(shared with cast members)
51st Paeksang Arts Awards Best Variety Performer - Male Jeong Hyeong-don
(for Please Take Care of My Refrigerator, Infinite Challenge
KBS Entertainment Awards Variety Star Award Jeong Hyeong-don Won


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