Jung Kyung-ho (actor, born 1983)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jung Kyung-ho
OCN 드라마 '라이프 온 마스' 제작발표회 정경호.jpg
Jung Kyung-ho in 2018.
Born (1983-08-31) August 31, 1983 (age 35)
Other namesJung Kyoung-ho
Alma materChung-Ang University - Theater
OccupationActor
Years active2004–present
Agent
Korean name
Hangul
정경호
Hanja
Revised RomanizationJeong Gyeong-ho
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Gyŏngho

Jung Kyung-ho (born August 31, 1983) is a South Korean actor. He became well known for his supporting roles in I'm Sorry, I Love You (2004) and Time Between Dog and Wolf (2007), and his leading roles in Smile, You (2009) and Heartless City (2013). He has since had leading roles in Beating Again (2015), One More Happy Ending (2016), Missing Nine (2017), Prison Playbook (2017–2018) and Life on Mars (2018).

Early life[edit]

Jung Kyung-ho is the son of Jung Eul-young, veteran TV director and frequent collaborator of writer Kim Soo-hyun of hit television dramas such as Mom's Dead Upset, My Husband's Woman, Life Is Beautiful and Childless Comfort. Jung Eul-young was initially against his son pursuing acting, but Jung defied his father's wishes and moved out of the family home. Father and son did not speak for three years (they have since reconciled).[2]

Jung applied for and got accepted in the theater department of Chung-Ang University, regarded as one of the best in Korea, making it the dream college for aspiring actors. During his freshman year, he became roommates with an older theater major named Ha Jung-woo. Ha became a huge influence in Jung's life, and Jung later said he decided to become an actor after seeing Ha perform onstage.[citation needed] It was Ha who persuaded Jung to try out for the KBS actors' audition in 2003.

Career[edit]

Jung passed the KBS audition, and was soon signed by leading talent agency SidusHQ.[3] Along with four other newcomers from the agency, he made his acting debut in 5 Stars, a mobile drama produced by SidusHQ and broadcast over SK Telecom.[4] A few minor roles on KBS followed.

Jung's first major break came in 2004 melodrama series I'm Sorry, I Love You, playing the supporting role of an actor who belatedly falls for his childhood friend (Im Soo-jung) and has an unusually close relationship with his mother.[5][6] It was a critical and commercial hit, which led to his being cast in two films in 2005: he played the pop singer crush of a novice nun (Yoon Jin-seo) in the ensemble romantic comedy All for Love,[7] and the more proactive assistant of a shy photographer (Kim Joo-hyuk) in When Romance Meets Destiny.[8]

After playing his first leading role in the little-seen Gangster High (2006),[9] Jung returned to television in the well-received action drama Time Between Dog and Wolf (2007), in which he and Lee Joon-gi played NIS agents.[10][2][11] Back on the big screen, his turn as a policeman who unknowingly becomes interested in an autistic young woman (Kang Hye-jung) in Herb netted him a Best New Actor award at the Chunsa Film Art Awards.[12] Jung then played a 1980s-era college student tutoring a high school girl (Cha Soo-yeon) in surreal romance For Eternal Hearts, the opening film of the 2007 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.[13]

Director Lee Joon-ik then cast Jung in Sunny (2008) as a double bassist in a "consolatory band" who helps the heroine (Soo Ae) find her husband during the Vietnam War.[14] The year after, he played a fugitive who faces off against a small town detective (Kim Yoon-seok) in Running Turtle (2009).[15]

For his first role in a historical drama, Jung played a Goguryeo prince torn between love and duty in Ja Myung Go (2009), based on the folktale Prince Hodong and the Princess of Nakrang (Princess Jamyung was played by Jung Ryeo-won).[16] After Ja Myung Go's lackluster ratings, Jung bounced back with popular family drama Smile, You, in which he and Lee Min-jung stars as a couple from different backgrounds. Of playing an endearing "beta male," Jung said, "I am glad to be able to play a fun character and work on a fun script."[17][18]

After that, Jung chose the low-key The Great Gye Choon-bin (2010), a one-act Drama Special episode where he played an art therapist who meets a quirky kindergarten teacher who helps him get over his fear of the dark.[2][19][20]

Cable series Heartless City (2013) was Jung's first acting project post-army, a noir crime drama.[21] He received the best reviews of his career yet for playing the dark, conflicted antihero.[22][23][24]

He next starred as an arrogant Hallyu star on a rough flight from Tokyo to Seoul in the comedy Rollercoaster (released internationally as Fasten Your Seatbelt). It was the directorial debut of actor Ha Jung-woo, Jung's friend and fellow college alumni/agency mate in Fantagio.[25][26]

In 2014, he appeared in the 1970s-set period drama Endless Love,[27] followed by the role of a psychopathic serial killer in Manhole.[28] Jung next starred in Beating Again, a romantic drama about cellular memory after a heart transplant.[29]

In 2016, he starred in the romantic comedy series One More Happy Ending.[30]

In 2017, Jung starred in disaster drama Missing Nine,[31] followed by the critically acclaimed black comedy series Prison Playbook.[32][33]

In 2018, Jung was cast as the lead role in Korean remake of British crime drama Life on Mars.[34][35] The series received acclaim from viewers, and Jung was praised for his convincing portrayal of a dazed detective.[36]

In 2019, Jung is set to star in the occult melodrama When the Devil Calls Your Name.[37]

Personal life[edit]

In April 2008, he and actor Yoo Ha-jun became business partners and launched the internet shopping mall Double Bill,[38] which sold vintage and trendy clothes for men.

Jung enlisted on November 30, 2010, to serve his mandatory military service as an active-duty soldier with the 306th draft.[39] He was later transferred to the military band in Yongin, then discharged on September 4, 2012, with a commendation from the Army Chief of Staff.[40][41][42]

Jung Kyung-ho's agency confirmed in January 2014 that Jung had been dating actress and singer Choi Soo-young of Girls' Generation since early 2013. They became acquainted as they attend the same church and went to the same university.[43]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 All for Love Yoo Jung-hoon
When Romance Meets Destiny Kim Il-woong
2006 Gangster High Lee Sang-ho
2007 Herb Lee Jong-beom
For Eternal Hearts Soo-young
2008 Beastie Boys cameo
Sunny Yong-deuk
2009 Running Turtle Song Gi-tae
2013 Fasten Your Seatbelt Ma Joon-gyu
2014 Manhole Soo-chul
2015 Amor Tae-woo [44]
2018 Deja Vu Choi Hyun-suk [45]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2004 Sweet 18 Jung-sook's blind date KBS2
You Will Know Ha Ki-ho [46]
5 Stars SK Telecom
I'm Sorry, I Love You Choi Yoon KBS2
2005 My Sweetheart My Darling Yoo In-chul KBS1 [47]
2007 Time Between Dog and Wolf Kang Min-ki MBC
2009 Ja Myung Go Prince Ho-dong SBS
Smile, You Kang Hyun-soo
2010 Road No. 1 man who picks up garbage to sell MBC cameo, episode 5[48]
Drama Special "The Great Gye Choon-bin" Wang Gi-nam KBS2
2013 Heartless City Jung Shi-hyun jTBC
After School: Lucky or Not Doctor Nate Hoppin/
BTV/T-store
cameo[49]
Drama Festival "Crow's-Eye View" Bon-woong MBC [50]
2014 Endless Love Han Gwang-cheol SBS
Drama Festival "House, Mate" Seok-jin MBC cameo[51]
2015 Beating Again Kang Min-ho jTBC
My First Time Police officer OnStyle cameo, episode 2[52]
High-End Crush Entertainment news anchor Naver TV Cast cameo[53]
2016 One More Happy Ending Song Soo-hyuk MBC
2017 Missing Nine Seo Joon-oh
Prison Playbook Lee Joon-ho tvN
2018 Life on Mars Han Tae-joo OCN
2019 When the Devil Calls Your Name Ha Lip tvN

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2014 The Law of the City SBS Cast member[54]

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2006 "Confession" 4Men
2008 "Doll + A Man's Love" Zia
"Violin + Miss You"
2015 "Wind Breeze" Outsider feat. Lee Eun-mi[55]

Discography[edit]

Year Song Title Artist Notes
2004 "Precious Person" Jung Kyung-ho from I'm Sorry, I Love You OST
2015 "Red Carpet"
(J.star ver.)
Outsider feat. Jung Kyung-ho from album Pride and Prejudice

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2006 43rd Grand Bell Awards Best New Actor All for Love Nominated [56]
2007 15th Chunsa Film Art Awards Herb Won [57]
6th Korean Film Awards Nominated [56]
2008 4th Premiere Rising Star Awards Sunny Won [58]
29th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [56]
2009 46th Grand Bell Awards Nominated [56]
4th Andre Kim Best Star Awards Male Star Award N/A Won [59][60]
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Planning Drama Smile, You Nominated
Producer's Award Smile, You, Ja Myung Go Won [61]
2014 34th Golden Cinema Festival Best New Actor Fasten Your Seatbelt Won [62]
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Endless Love Nominated
2017 MBC Drama Awards Best Character Award, Comic Character Missing 9 Won [63]
2018 6th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Life on Mars Nominated [64]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jin, Min-ji (28 August 2015). "Jung Kyung-ho switching agencies". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-08-28.
  2. ^ a b c Wee, Geun-woo (30 June 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actor Choung Kyung-ho - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  3. ^ "Choung Kyung-ho" Archived 2011-06-03 at the Wayback Machine. SidusHQ. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  4. ^ Hong, Lucia (9 August 2010). "Choung Kyung-ho meets 500 fans in Japan on Sunday". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  5. ^ "'미안하다…' 새얼굴 정경호, 정을영 PD 아들". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). 18 November 2004.
  6. ^ Lee, Sun-min (16 March 2013). "Jung Kyung-ho will head to Japan". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  7. ^ "Korean Version of Hit Love Actually Features Six Couples In Love". The Donga Ilbo. 6 October 2005.
  8. ^ "<인터뷰> 광식+광태=정경호". Yonhap News (in Korean). 18 November 2005.
  9. ^ "'폭력써클' 주연들, 안방극장 맹활약...정경호 이태성 김혜성". Star News (in Korean). 23 July 2007.
  10. ^ "정경호 vs 이준기, '개와 늑대의 시간'서 맞대결". Star News (in Korean). 6 December 2006.
  11. ^ Hong, Lucia (5 August 2010). "Choung Kyung-ho to hold first meet and greet in Japan". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  12. ^ "순수청년, 그게 좋잖아요? <허브>의 정경호". Cine21 (in Korean). 11 January 2007.
  13. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (16 August 2007). "Eternal Dreams Up Youthful Passions". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 5 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  14. ^ Lee, Hyo-won. "Sunny to Bring New Light to Vietnam War". The Korea Times. Retrieved 1 July 2008.
  15. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (3 June 2009). "A creative take on detective character". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  16. ^ Han, Sang-hee (3 March 2009). "Drum Brings Tale of Lost Kingdom". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 13 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  17. ^ Oh, Jean (25 September 2009). "New SBS series enters ratings race". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  18. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (25 February 2010). "Smile, You shoots outdoor wedding scene in the cold". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  19. ^ Wee, Geun-woo (30 June 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actor Choung Kyung-ho - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  20. ^ Kim, Heidi (3 November 2010). "Actor Choung Kyung-ho to enter military on Nov 30". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  21. ^ "Jung Kyung-ho and Nam Gyu-ri in "Heartless City"". Hancinema. Herald Corporation. 1 May 2013.
  22. ^ Cho, Suyoun (24 May 2013). "Actor Jung Kyung-ho to reveal his muscular body through pictorials". BNTNews. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  23. ^ Cho, Suyoun (30 May 2013). "Actor Jung Kyung-ho to become a sweet romantic guy". BNTNews. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  24. ^ Lee, Sun-min (22 May 2013). "Cruel City gets a glitzy start". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  25. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (2 November 2012). "Jung Kyoung-ho to return in comedy". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  26. ^ Ho, Stewart (20 December 2012). "Jung Kyung Ho's New Movie Character Based on Big Bang's G-Dragon". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  27. ^ "Jung Kyung Ho and Jun So Min, 'Do We Like Real Couple?'". BNT News. 17 June 2014.
  28. ^ "Jung Kyung Ho Plays A Serial Killer". BNT News. 3 September 2014.
  29. ^ Park, Ah-reum (11 December 2014). "Jung Kyung Ho and Kim So Yeon Confirmed as Leads of New JTBC Drama". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-12-12.
  30. ^ "Drama 'One More Happy Endling' Holds a Production Conference". BNT News. 18 January 2016.
  31. ^ "Jung Kyung-ho, Baek Jin-hee to co-star in 'Missing Nine'". Kpop Herald. 10 November 2016.
  32. ^ "Park Hae-soo and Jung Kyung-ho in Sin Won-ho's "Prison Playbook"". Hancinema. Sports Seoul. 10 July 2018.
  33. ^ "New black comedy about prison life tops weekly TV ratings". Kpop Herald. 5 December 2017.
  34. ^ "Korean version of 'Life on Mars' depicts dazed cop's quest for identity". Yonhap News Agency. 5 June 2018.
  35. ^ "Time-traveling detective to search for identity". Kpop Herald. 6 June 2018.
  36. ^ "Korean adaptation of British hit series 'Life On Mars' gains traction with viewers". Yonhap News Agency. 18 July 2018.
  37. ^ "[단독]정경호, 차기작은 tvN '악마가 너의 이름을 부를 때'". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). 3 October 2018.
  38. ^ http://www.doublebill.co.kr Archived 2009-05-17 at the Wayback Machine
  39. ^ Choi, June-young (30 November 2010). "Choung Kyung-ho drank with Ji Jin-hee, Gong Yoo before entering military". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  40. ^ Hong, Lucia (31 May 2012). "Jung Kyoung-ho to be discharged from military in September". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  41. ^ Hong, Lucia (4 September 2012). "Jung Kyoung-ho to be discharged from military". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  42. ^ Kim, Erika (5 September 2012). "Jung Kyung Ho Returns to His Fans after Serving His Duties". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  43. ^ "Soo-young and Jung Kyung-ho Officially an Item". The Chosun Ilbo. 6 January 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  44. ^ "'그리울 련' 정경호-후지이 미나 정통 멜로, 8월 관객 찾는다". TV Report (in Korean). 30 June 2015.
  45. ^ "'데자뷰' 조한선X정경호, 쉬이 간과해선 안될 특별출연". Newsen (in Korean). 28 May 2018.
  46. ^ "[여의도 뻐꾸기] KBS 드라마 `알게될거야`". Herald Corp (in Korean). 7 July 2004.
  47. ^ "정경호, "'어여쁜 당신'안에 내가 있다"". enews24 (in Korean). 11 March 2005.
  48. ^ "'로드넘버원' 정경호, 고물상 청년으로 '카메오 출연'". TV Report (in Korean). 8 July 2010.
  49. ^ "'방과후 복불복' 정경호, 짧지만 강렬한 웃음폭탄 투척". WowTV (in Korean). 18 September 2013.
  50. ^ "정경호, 단막극 '이상 그 이상' 출연..조승우와 호흡". Star News (in Korean). 30 October 2013.
  51. ^ "[단독] 정경호, MBC '하우스 메이트' 출연..윤현민과 의리". Osen (in Korean). 20 October 2014.
  52. ^ "'처음이라서' 카메오 출연한 정경호-윤현민, 박소담 얼굴 보고 '설레발'..민호에게 "너 좋아해!"". Sports Q (in Korean). 14 November 2015.
  53. ^ "정경호-김소연, '고품격 짝사랑' 카메오 전격 출연…'순정에 반하다' 팀 의리 과시". TenAsia (in Korean). 7 January 2016.
  54. ^ "The Cast of SBS Variety Show 'Law of the City' Leave for New York". BNT News. 1 April 2014.
  55. ^ "정경호, 아웃사이더 '바람곁에' MV 출연…12시간 수중촬영도 거뜬". TV Report (in Korean). 9 March 2015.
  56. ^ a b c d "JEONG Gyeong-Ho - Awards". Cinemasie. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  57. ^ "정경호, '제15회 춘사 대상 영화제' 신인 남우상 수상". Osen (in Korean). 14 September 2007.
  58. ^ Yi, Chang-ho (10 October 2008). "HA Jung-woo and SU Ae are tomorrow's stars". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  59. ^ Koh, Young-aah (28 November 2009). "Andre Kim show features stunning line-up of stars". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  60. ^ Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (29 November 2009). "Stars Shine at Andre Kim's Atelier". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  61. ^ Ko, Jae-wan (4 January 2010). "Jang Seo-hee wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-12.
  62. ^ "정경호, '롤러코스터'로 황금촬영상 신인상 수상". Star News (in Korean). 24 December 2014.
  63. ^ "Winners of the 2017 MBC Drama Awards". Hancinema. 30 December 2017.
  64. ^ "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). 27 September 2018.

External links[edit]