Jung Jae-young

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Jung Jae-young
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Born Jung Ji-hyun
(1970-11-21) November 21, 1970 (age 47)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Seoul Institute of the Arts – Theater[1]
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present
Agent My Name Is Entertainment
Korean name
Revised Romanization Jeong Jae-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Chae-yŏng
Birth name
Revised Romanization Jeong Ji-hyeon
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Chi-hyŏn

Jung Jae-young (born Jung Ji-hyun on November 21, 1970) is a South Korean actor.[2]


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.[3]

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.[3]

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.[3][4] He further displayed his versatility as a shy rural farmer who travels to Uzbekistan in the hopes of finding a wife in Wedding Campaign;[5] 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;[6][7] a sinister 70-year-old village elder in the film adaptation of the popular webcomic Moss;[8][9] a fading baseball star who is forced to coach a team of hearing-impaired kids in GLove;[10] a cold-hearted debt collector who needs a transplant in Countdown;[11] a detective facing off against a bestselling novelist who makes a Confession of Murder;[12][13] an obsessive-compulsive who falls for a carefree musician in rom-com The Plan Man;[14] a father tracking down his daughter's killers in Broken;[15][16] and an undercover assassin who tries to protect King Jeongjo in The Fatal Encounter.[17]

In 2015, Jung was cast in his first ever television series as a welder-turned-rookie lawmaker in political drama Assembly.[18] He next starred as a detective in science fiction thriller Duel.[19]


Year Title Role Notes
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
The Happenings 낯익은
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
No Comment stalker/arsonist
high school bully #1
short film "Enemies in Four Directions"
short film "My Nike"
2003 So Cute 뭐시기 ("So-and-So")
Silmido Han Sang-pil
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
2010 Moss Cheon Yong-deok
The Quiz Show Scandal judo man cameo
2011 GLove Kim Sang-nam
Countdown Tae Gun-ho
2012 Confession of Murder Detective Choi Hyung-gu
2013 Our Sunhi Jae-hak
11 A.M. Woo-seok [20]
2014 The Plan Man Han Jung-seok
Broken Lee Sang-hyeon
The Fatal Encounter Sang-chaek
2015 Right Now, Wrong Then Ham Chun-su [21]
You Call It Passion Ha Jae-kwan [22]
2017 On the Beach at Night Alone Myung-soo [23]
2018 Strange Family Joon-geol [24]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Assembly Jin Sang-pil KBS2
2017 Duel Jang Deuk-cheon OCN
2018 Partners for Justice Baek Bom MBC

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
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
13th Chunsa Film Awards Best Actor Nominated
8th Director's Cut Awards[25] Best Actor Welcome to Dongmakgol,
Wedding Campaign
2008 5th Max Movie Awards Best Actor Going by the Book Won
17th Buil Film Awards Best Supporting 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[26] Best Actor Won
8th Korean Film Awards Best Actor Nominated
18th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards[27] Grand Prize (Daesang) for Film Won
11th Korean Entertainment Culture Awards Male Grand Prize (Daesang) for Film Won
11th Korea Visual Arts Festival Photogenic Award
(Movie Actor category)
2011 8th Max Movie Awards Best Actor Nominated
2015 68th Locarno International Film Festival[28] Best Actor Right Now, Wrong Then Won
35th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards[29] Best Actor Won
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Actor Nominated
9th Asia Pacific Screen Awards[30] Best Actor Won
53rd Gijon International Film Festival[31] Best Actor Won
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Assembly Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor Nominated
2016 21st Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Actor Right Now, Wrong Then Nominated
3rd Wildflower Film Awards[32] Best Actor Won
25th Buil Film Awards Best Actor Nominated


  1. ^ Jung, Hyun-mok (29 October 2012). "Korea film industry has come down with 1970 fever". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ "CGV Honors Jung Jae-young with Screening of Hits". The Chosun Ilbo. 1 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  3. ^ a b c "Actors and Actresses of Korean Cinema: Jung Jae-young". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ "More Comments from the 웰컴 투 동막골 (Welcome To Dongmakgol) Cast". Twitch Film. 1 August 2005. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  5. ^ "Farmer Looks for Love in Upcoming 'Wedding Campaign'". The Korea Times. 21 August 2005.
  6. ^ Yi, Chang-ho (11 September 2008). "LEE Hae-jun films JUNG Jae-young's adventures". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  7. ^ Yi, Chang-ho (30 May 2008). "LEE Hae-jun casts JUNG Jae-young". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-10-12.
  8. ^ Chae, Ki-won (1 July 2010). "Kang Woo-suk says film Moss was "no show-off"". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  9. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (1 July 2010). "Kang Woo-seok offers fresh spin on Moss". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 4 July 2015. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  10. ^ "Glove pitches for love of the game". The Korea Times. 13 January 2011.
  11. ^ Hong, Lucia (16 May 2011). "Jeon Do-youn, Jung Jae-young finish shooting new action flick". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  12. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (26 September 2012). "Park Si-hoo's New Movie Opening in November". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  13. ^ "Park Si-hoo, Jung Jae-young Disclose "Confession of Murder"". 10Asia. 30 October 2012.
  14. ^ Ji, Yong-jin (10 January 2014). "Jung Jae-young, man with a plan". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-01-10.
  15. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (7 March 2014). "Slain teen's father faces stark choices in Edge". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-09.
  16. ^ Song, Soon-jin (17 March 2014). "Press Conference for BROKEN, Based on HIGASHINO Keigo Novel". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
  17. ^ "Jung Jae-young to Join Hyun Bin's Pic". 10Asia. 3 July 2013.
  18. ^ Jin, Min-ji (11 June 2015). "Jung, Song lined up for Assembly". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-06-14.
  19. ^ "Jung Jae-young cast as detective in 'Dual'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 14 February 2017.
  20. ^ "'11 A.M.' takes audiences back to the near future". Korea JoongAng Daily. 22 November 2013.
  21. ^ "New HONG Sangsoo Film to Star KIM Min-hee, JUNG Jae-young". Korean Film Biz Zone. 6 January 2015.
  22. ^ Na, Won-jeong (3 December 2015). "Actor shows hard work pays off". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
  23. ^ "Hong Sang-soo Reunites with KIM Min-hee and JUNG Jae-young". Korean Film Biz Zone. 4 February 2016.
  24. ^ "JUNG Jae-young, UHM Ji-won and KIM Nam-gil become a STRANGE FAMILY". Korean Film Biz Zone. 2 October 2017.
  25. ^ "Young Korean directors present Directors` Cut Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. 30 December 2005.
  26. ^ ""Secret Reunion" wins best picture at Blue Dragon awards". 10Asia. 29 November 2010.
  27. ^ "The 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards". KBS World. 15 December 2010.
  28. ^ Kim, Bo-eun (16 August 2015). "Director Hong Sang-soo wins top honor at Locarno film festival". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-08-18.
  29. ^ "Kim Hye-soo, Jung Jae-young Shine at Film Critics' Awards". The Chosun Ilbo. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-23.
  30. ^ "Jung Jae-young Named Best Actor at Film Awards in Australia". The Chosun Ilbo. 27 November 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-27.
  31. ^ "Hong Sang-Soo and Arturo Ripstein are the stars of Gijón's awards list". Cineuropa. 30 November 2015.
  32. ^ "ALIVE Takes Grand Prize at 3rd Wildflower Film Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. 11 April 2016.

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