Yeon Jung-hoon

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Yeon Jung-hoon
Yeon Jeong-hun from acrofan - cropped 01.jpg
Born (1978-11-06) November 6, 1978 (age 41)
EducationArt Center College of Design
Myongji University
(Graduate School of Product Design)
Years active1999-present
Agent935 Entertainment
(m. 2005)
Yeon Jung-hoon
Revised RomanizationYeon Jeong-hun
McCune–ReischauerYŏn Jŏnghun

Yeon Jung-hoon (born November 6, 1978) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in generational epic East of Eden (2008),[1] period medical drama Jejungwon (2009), and crime procedural Vampire Prosecutor (2011-2012).[2][3][4][5] An avid car enthusiast, he hosted the first three seasons of Top Gear Korea, the South Korean version of the BBC show.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

His father is veteran actor Yeon Kyu-jin, and he is married to actress Han Ga-in. On April 13, 2016 Han gave birth to a baby girl and On May 13, 2019 she gave birth to a boy, their second child. [8][9][10]


Television series[edit]

Year English Title Original Title Role Network
1999 Wave 파도 SBS
2000 KAIST 카이스트 SBS
Nonstop 논스톱 Jung-hoon MBC
2002 Vienna, Like Coffee (Drama City)[11] 비엔나 커피처럼 KBS2
2003 Yellow Handkerchief 노란 손수건 Yoon Tae-young KBS1
A Problem at My Younger
Brother's House
흥부네 박터졌네 Jang Hyun-tae SBS
Rosemary 로즈마리 Jang Jun-oh KBS2
2004 Snow White: Taste Sweet Love 백설공주 Han Jin-woo KBS2
Love is All Around 사랑을 할꺼야 Yeon Ha-neul MBC
2005 Sad Love Story 슬픈연가 Lee Gun-woo MBC
2008 East of Eden 에덴의 동쪽 Lee Dong-wook MBC
2009 Dream 드림 Kang Ki-jang
(cameo, episode 1)
Jejungwon 제중원 Baek Do-yang SBS
2011 Vampire Prosecutor 뱀파이어 검사 Min Tae-yeon OCN
2012 Can Love Become Money 사랑도 돈이 되나요 Ma In-tak MBN
Vampire Prosecutor 2 뱀파이어 검사 2 Min Tae-yeon OCN
2013 Pots of Gold 금 나와라, 뚝딱! Park Hyun-soo MBC
2014 A Time of Love 爱情来的时候 King/Kim Dong-seong TVB
2015 Mask 가면 Min Seok-hoon SBS
2016 My Horrible Boss 욱씨남정기 Lee Ji-sang JTBC
2017 Man to Man 맨투맨 Mo Seung-jae JTBC
Bravo My Life 브라보 마이 라이프 Shin Dong-woo SBS
2018 My Healing Love 내사랑 치유기 Choi Jin-yoo MBC
2019 Possessed[12] 빙의 Oh Soo-hyeok OCN
2020 Lies of Lies 거짓말의 거짓말 Kang Ji-Min[13] Channel A


Year English Title Original Title Role
2001 My Wife Is a Gangster 조폭 마누라 Hyo-min
2005 Daddy-Long-Legs 키다리 아저씨 Kim Jun-ho
Love in Magic 연애술사 Woo Ji-hoon
2013 Good Friends 좋은 친구들 K
2016 Skiptrace 絕地逃亡 Willie

Variety show[edit]

Year English Title Original Title Role Network
2011 Top Gear Korea Season 1 탑 기어 코리아 시즌1 Host XTM
2012 Top Gear Korea Season 2 탑 기어 코리아 시즌2 Host XTM
Top Gear Korea Season 3 탑 기어 코리아 시즌3 Host XTM
2019 - present 2 Days & 1 Night 1박2일 Cast member[14] KBS2


Album information Track listing
몇번을 헤어져도
Track listing
03. 몇번을 헤어져도 "No matter how many times we part" 11. 몇번을 헤어져도 (Piano Nocturn)
Yeon Jung-hoon Vol. 1
  • Album
  • Released: October 22, 2005[16][17]
Track listing
  1. Intro
  2. All for you
  3. 사랑이 사랑을... "Love Love..."
  4. 그대 알고 있다면 "If you knew"
  5. 오늘까지만 "Just until today"
  6. 사랑했기에...
  7. 고백 "Confession"
  8. 2U
  9. 같은 사랑 (Duet 장미영) "The same love" (Duet with Jang Mi-young)
  10. 단 하나뿐인... "Only one"
  11. All for you (MR)
  12. 사랑이 사랑을... (MR)
  13. 고백 (MR)


Year Product
2003 Lotte Weezzle
2004 Union Bay
2005 KTF
Haitai Vegetable-Fruit 100 Drink
2010 Samsung Hauzen Bubble Washing Machine

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2003 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actor Yellow Handkerchief Won
2008 MBC Drama Awards PD Award East of Eden Won
2010 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Planning Drama Jejungwon Nominated
2013 2nd APAN Star Awards Best Dressed Pots of Gold Won
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Won
Popularity Award, Actor Nominated
Best Couple Award with Han Ji-hye Nominated
2015 Grimae Awards Best Actor Mask Won
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Nominated
2018 MBC Drama Awards[18] Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama My Healing Love Won


  1. ^ Han, Sang-hee (19 August 2008). "TV Dramas Gear Up for Post-Olympics Race". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ Choe, Min-ji (15 September 2011). "Stills for Vampire Prosecutor Revealed". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
  3. ^ Hong, Lucia (25 July 2012). "Yeon Jung-hoon to return for 2nd season of OCN's Vampire Prosecutor". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ Kim, Erika (8 August 2012). "Official Poster and Character Cuts for Vampire Prosecutor 2 are Out". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-03-19.
  5. ^ Hong, Ji-hye (29 October 2014). "Yeon Jung Hoon, Venturing Into Hollywood With Jackie Chan and Fan Bing Bing". BNTNews. Retrieved 2015-01-04.
  6. ^ "Top Gear South Korea Coming In August". Final Gear. 21 June 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  7. ^ Hea, Jung-min (5 April 2012). "Yeon Jeong Hun Reveals Top Gear Korea is Stronger Than Ever". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  8. ^ Lee, In-kyung (27 February 2012). "Yeon Jeong Hun Says He Hardly Sees His Wife, Han Ga In, Nowadays". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  9. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (15 June 2012). "Yeon Jung-hoon has a curfew and a strict wife in Han Ga-in". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 8 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  10. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (14 September 2012). "Yeon Jung-hoon says he wants a child next year". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  11. ^ "2002.07.07: 비엔나 커피처럼". Korean Broadcasting System (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-01-27.
  12. ^ "In 'Possessed,' Go Joon-hee is spirit medium while Yeon Jeong-Hun plays villain". Kpop Herald. 26 February 2019.
  13. ^ "이유리-연정훈, 채널A '거짓말의 거짓말'서 호흡". (in Korean). Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  14. ^ "Update: "2 Days & 1 Night" Confirms New Cast Including Kim Jong Min, VIXX's Ravi, DinDin, And More". Soompi. November 5, 2019. Retrieved 2019-12-11.
  15. ^ "슬픈연가". Daum (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-01-27.
  16. ^ "Yeon Jung-hoon Poised to Advance to Japan". KBS Global. 5 August 2005. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  17. ^ "1집 연정훈". Daum (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-01-27.
  18. ^ Jung, Yu-jin (December 31, 2018). 소지섭 ‘데뷔 23년 만에 첫 대상’(mbc연기대상)[포토엔HD] [So Ji-sub Soo'First Debut in 23 Years' (mbc Drama Awards)[Photo and HD]]. Newsen (in Korean). Archived from the original on December 31, 2018. Retrieved June 5, 2020 – via Naver.

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