Choi Jin-hyun in December 2013
February 9, 1986
Mokpo, South Jeolla Province, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Choe Jin-hyeok|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Tae-ho|
Kim Tae-ho launched his acting career after he won the grand prize in the KBS reality talent show Survival Star Audition in 2006. He began using the stage name Choi Jin-hyuk in 2010, prior to the airing of family drama It's Okay, Daddy's Girl, in which he was cast in his first leading role. He also starred in the romantic comedies I Need Romance (2011), and Ms Panda and Mr Hedgehog (2012).
His breakout came in 2013 after a well-received appearance on fantasy-period drama Gu Family Book. Afterwards, Choi landed supporting roles in two high-profile projects: writer Kim Eun-sook's trendy drama The Heirs, and the action film The Divine Move. His costar in The Divine Move, Jung Woo-sung also directed him in the short film Beginning of a Dream (Choi had joined Jung's agency Red Brick House).
In 2014, he headlined his first miniseries, the cable romantic comedy/medical drama Emergency Couple. Choi then returned to network television with a supporting role in Fated to Love You, a remake of the 2008 Taiwanese drama. Another leading role followed with the legal drama Pride and Prejudice. He was also cast in a minor role in the Japanese film Koisuru Vampire ("Vampire in Love").
Choi went on a hiatus from acting when he enlisted for mandatory military service on March 31, 2015. He had the option to join the Seoul Police Promotional Team, the theater unit under the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency, but choose to serve as an active duty soldier. He was discharged from the army after just seven months due to a knee injury.
|2006||Rainbow Romance||High school student (bit part)||MBC|
|2006-2007||Just Run!||Lee Hyuk-jin||KBS2|
"A Neighborhood for Young People"
|2008||Hometown Legends "Nine-tailed Fox"||Hyo-moon||KBS2|
|2008-2009||My Precious You||Ha Dong-woo||KBS2|
|2009||Hometown Legends "Come with Me to Hell"||Lee Rang||KBS2|
|2010-2011||It's Okay, Daddy's Girl||Choi Hyuk-ki||SBS|
|2011||I Need Romance||Bae Sung-hyun||tvN|
|2011-2012||My Daughter the Flower||Gu Sang-hyuk||SBS|
|2012||Ms Panda and Mr Hedgehog||Choi Won-il||Channel A|
|2013||Gu Family Book||Gu Wol-ryung||MBC|
|The Heirs||Kim Won||SBS|
|2014||Emergency Couple||Oh Chang-min||tvN|
|Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit||young Lee Joon-hyuk (cameo)||tvN|
|Fated to Love You||Daniel Pitt||MBC|
|2014-2015||Pride and Prejudice||Gu Dong-chi||MBC|
|2018||Devilish Happiness||Gong Ma-sung||Dramax|
|2012||Tone-deaf Clinic aka Love Clinique||Park Min-soo|
|2013||Beginning of a Dream (short film)||Kim Jun-su|
|2014||The Divine Move||Sun-soo|
|2006||Survival Star Audition||KBS2||Contestant|
|2010||Star Photographer Tansaenggi - Passionate Force||MBC Every 1||Cast member|
|2013||MBC 10th Anniversary Special:
From Dae Jang Geum to I Am a Singer
|2012||"Even If I Choke Up"||T.G.U.S.|
|2013||"Sad Song"||Tae One|
|2011||"Enough to Die"||track from It's Okay, Daddy's Girl OST|
|2012||"Inverted Love"||track from Ms Panda and Mr Hedgehog OST|
|2013||"Best Wishes to You"||track from Gu Family Book OST|
|"Don't Look Back"||track from The Heirs OST|
|2014||"Scent of a Flower"||track from Emergency Couple OST|
Awards and nominations
|2006||KBS Survival Star Audition||Grand Prize (Daesang)||N/A||Won|
|2013||6th Style Icon Awards||Best K-Style Award||N/A||Won|||
|2nd APAN Star Awards||Best New Actor||Gu Family Book||Won|||
|MBC Drama Awards||Best New Actor||Gu Family Book||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||The Heirs||Won|||
|2014||50th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (TV)||Gu Family Book||Nominated|
|3rd Asia Rainbow TV Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor||Gu Family Book||Won|||
|7th Korea Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor||The Heirs||Nominated|
|7th Style Icon Awards||Top 10 Style Icons||N/A||Nominated|
|51st Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actor||The Divine Move||Nominated|
|35th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actor||The Divine Move||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama||Pride and Prejudice||Won|||
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- "Choi Jin-hyuk discharged for medical reasons, cartilage damage". Hancinema. Segye. 22 October 2015.
- "New detective show 'Tunnel' hopes to emulate success of 'Voice'". Yonhap News Agency. 22 March 2017.
- "New crime show 'Tunnel' abuzz on China's Weibo: agency". Yonhap News Agency. 30 March 2017.
- "[단독] 최진혁·송하윤, '마성의 기쁨' 출연확정…하반기 만난다". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). 4 May 2018.
- "Choi Jin Hyuk was Jealous of Lee Sun Gyun Acting Opposite Kong Hyo Jin in 'Pasta'". Mwave. 10 March 2015.
- "최진혁-진세연-이지훈, SBS 새 일일 `내딸 꽃님이` 캐스팅". edaily (in Korean). 27 September 2011.
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- "第三届亚洲彩虹奖获奖名单". CTVCC (in Chinese).
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