Cha Seung Won

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Cha Seung Won - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Cha Seung Won is a South Korean actor and model.

He rose to prominence as a fashion model before expanding his career into acting and appearing in movies such as Kick the Moon (2001), Jail Breakers (2002), My Teacher, Mr. Kim (2003), Ghost House (2004), and Blood Rain (2005).


Cha Seung Won started his entertainment career by working as a fashion model back in the 1988.

After that, he was casted in New York Story (1997), a sitcom which eventually led into his success in movies.

In that year, Seung Won finally debuted in the movie Holiday in Seoul (1997), which was followed by Libera Me (2000) and Kick the Moon (2001).

The comedy movie Kick the Moon was very successful and the industry labeled him as a leading actor with strong star appeal.

In 2005, Seung Won was successfully ranked among the 10 top stars, which mainly also was affected by his amazing role in Blood Rain.

Later, this Gemini actor then starred in Over the Border (2006), My Son (2007), Eye for an Eye (2008), and also Secret (2009).

Seung Won came back to the television by starring in City Hall (2009), which later was followed by his role in Athena: Goddess of War (2010).

He then got another career breakthrough by starring in a romantic-comedy series, The Greatest Love (2011).

Three years later, he signed to YG Entertainment then continued his career in You’re All Surrounded (2014) and Man on High Heels (2014).

He then continued his acting career by appearing in various dramas, such as A Korean Odyssey (2017), One Ordinary Day (2021), and Our Blues (2022).

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  • Real Name: Cha Seung Won (차승원)
  • Stage Name: Cha Seung Won (차승원)
  • Nickname: Seung Won, The Devil, The Gangster
  • Birthday: June 7, 1970
  • Birthplace: Anyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Seoul Jamjeon Elementary School, Sincheon Middle School, Dan-kook High School, Sungkyunkwan University (dropped out)
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  • Instagram: @70csw
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 188 cm (6’1″)
  • Weight: 65 kg (144 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
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  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: Cha Seung Ho 
  • Sister: –
  • Children: Cha No Ah, Cha Ye Ni

Wife, Girlfriend, & Dating History

Lee Su Jin

Cha Seung Won married Lee Su Jin, who’s four years older than him, in 1992. The couple were blessed with two children, Cha No Ah and Cha Ye Ni.

Net Worth 

His net worth is estimated to be around $1 million to $5 million. He appears to earn his income primarily by working as an actor in the South Korean entertainment industry.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether he has undergone any cosmetic surgery to alter his visual appearance.


  • Seung Won decided to drop out from his college to pursue acting and modeling.
  • John is his baptismal name.
  • His daughter, Cha Ye Ni, has a nickname Rachel.
  • In 2014, there was a man who claimed as a father of Cha Ye Ni and Ca No Ah.
  • That man also filed 100 million won lawsuit against Seung Won.
  • In fact, that man was right because No Ah was adopted by them after Seung Won married his wife.
  • He knows the names of BTS’ members.
  • Seung Won enjoys being on some variety shows.
  • He made a good friendship with Yoo Jae Suk.
  • He is an organized person.
  • Seung Won feels embarrased in monitoring his own words.
  • He is a very meticulous person on the set.
  • He doesn’t have stunt doubles.
  • Seung Won is close with Kim Soo Ro.
  • Seung Won loves to read blogs about himself.
  • He has tattoos on arms and legs.
  • His ideal type is…

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  • Tyrant (2023), as Im Sang
  • Believer 2 (2023), as Brian
  • Night in Paradise (2021), as Director Ma Sang Gil
  • Sinkhole (2021), as Jung Man Soo
  • Cheer Up, Mr. Lee (2019), as Cheol Soo
  • Believer (2018), as Brian (special appearance)
  • The Map Against The World (2016), as Kim Jeong Ho
  • Man On High Heels (2014), as Detective Ji Wook
  • Mr. XXX-Kisser (2012), as Cha Seung Won (cameo)
  • 71: Into the Fire (2010), as Park Mu Rang
  • Blades of Blood (2010), as Lee Mong Hak
  • Secret (2009), as Det. Kim Seong Ryeol
  • Eye for an Eye (2008), as Ahn Hyun Min
  • My Son (2007), as Lee Kang Sik
  • Small Town Rivals (2007), as Jo Choon Sam
  • Over the Border (2006), as Kim Sunho
  • Murder, Take One (2005), as Choi Yeon Gi
  • Blood Rain (2005), as Won Kyu
  • Lovely Rivals (2004), as Kim Bong Du (Cameo)
  • Ghost House (2004), as Pilgi
  • Teacher Kim Bong-du (2003), as Kim Bong Du
  • Project X (2003)
  • Jail Breakers (2002), as Mu Suk
  • Break Out (2002), as Yang Cheol Gon
  • Kick the Moon (2001), as Choi Ki Woong
  • Libera me (2000), as Hee Yeo
  • Black Honeymoon (2000), as Kim Junho
  • A Century’s End (1999)
  • If the Sun Rose in the West (1998), as Ji Min
  • Ghost in Love Jaguimo (1998), as Na Hansu
  • Holiday in Seoul (1997), as Leg Model’s Boyfriend

Drama Series

  • Mercy for None (Netflix | 2024), as Teacher Kim
  • Our Blues (tvN | 2022), as Choi Han Soo
  • One Ordinary Day (Coupang Play | 2021), as Shin Joong Han
  • A Korean Odyssey (tvN | 2017-2018), as Woo Hwi Cheol
  • Hwajung (MBC | 2015), as Prince Gwanghae
  • You’re All Surrounded (SBS | 2014), as Seo Pan Seok
  • The Greatest Love (MBC | 2011), as Dok Ko Jin
  • Athena: Goddess of War (KBS2 | 2010-2011), as Son Hyuk
  • City Hall (SBS | 2009), as Jo Kuk
  • Bodyguard (KBS | 2003), as Hong Kyungtak
  • 8 Love Stories (SBS | 1999-2000), as In Ki
  • Roses and Bean Sprouts (MBC | 1999), as Choi Gyu Dae
  • Kiss of Angel (KBS2 | 1998), as Jang Taeju
  • Shy Lovers (1998), as Im Sungbom
  • Run Barefoot (1998)
  • Woman vs. Woman (1998)
  • Song of the Wind (1998)
  • New York Story (1997)

TV Shows

  • Hangout with Yoo (MBC | 2021), as guest
  • Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 5 (tvN | 2020), as cast member
  • Korean Hostel in Spain (tvN | 2019), as cast member
  • Three Meals a Day: Gochang Village (tvN | 2016), as cast member
  • Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 2 (tvN | 2015), as cast member
  • Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 1 (tvN | 2015), as cast member
  • Cha Seung-won’s Health Club (MBC | 2006), as cast member
  • Music Camp (1998), as MC
  • Kim Hye-soo Plus You (1998), as co-host
  • GO! Our Heaven (1998), as host
  • Lee Seung-yeon’s Say Say Say (1998), as co-host

Music Video Appearances

  • Beautiful (2017) – Wanna One
  • I’m Sorry (2012) – Lenna Park
  • Lovey Dovey (2012) – T-ara
  • Cry Cry (2011) – T-ara
  • Rain Shower (2008) – Kim Jang Hoon
  • In My Heart (2002) – 4U
  • I Love You (2001) – Position
  • I am Man (2000) – Kim Jang Hoon
  • Poison (1998) – Uhm Jung Hwa
  • Even if the World Fools You (1998) – Kim Jang Hoon


  • Golden Cinematography Awards 2021 – Cinematographers’ Choice Popularity Award – Sinkhole
  • MBC Drama Awards 2015 – Top 10 Stars Award – Splendid Politics
  • MBC Drama Awards 2011 – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries – The Greatest Love
  • Grimae Awards 2011 – Best Actor – The Greatest Love
  • SBS Drama Awards 2009 – Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special – City Hall
  • Chunsa Film Art Awards 2007 – Best Actor – My Son
  • KBS Drama Awards 2003 – Top Excellence Award, Actor – Bodyguard
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2003 – Best Actor (Film) – Jail Breakers
  • Golden Cinematography Awards 2002 – Popularity Award – Kick the Moon


  • Chunsa Film Art Awards 2021 – Best Supporting Actor – Night in Paradise
  • Buil Film Awards 2021 – Best Supporting Actor – Night in Paradise
  • MBC Drama Awards 2015 – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Splendid Politics
  • APAN Star Awards 2015 – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama – Splendid Politics
  • Korea Drama Awards 2015 – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Splendid Politics
  • SBS Drama Awards 2014 – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special – You’re All Surrounded
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2012 – Best Actor (TV) – The Greatest Love
  • SBS Drama Awards 2011 – Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Planning Drama – Athena: Goddess of War
  • Korea Drama Awards 2011 – Best Actor – The Greatest Love
  • Hong Kong Cable TV Awards 2011 – Best Actor – City Hall
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2006 – Best Actor (Film) – Blood Rain
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2004 – Best Actor (TV) – Bodyguard
  • Grand Bell Awards 2003 – Best Actor – My Teacher, Mr. Kim
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2003 – Best Actor – My Teacher, Mr. Kim
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2001 – Best Actor – Kick the Moon
  • Grand Bell Awards 2001 – Best Actor – Libera Me
  • Grand Bell Awards 2000 – Best New Actor – A Century’s End


I do this profession (acting), I make money for the life of my dear family. My goal in life is not success or popularity.  Of course, I want to be more successful than others, because success will help me bring the best to the people I love.”

“I think that in the past, Korean films tended to lean towards certain genres in particular. But now, in many ways, it’s a hard world to live in, and it seems like we need content that can comfort the anxieties of viewers. I think that’s why the comedy genre is returning to the spotlight.”

“I’ve always liked genres that have an element of humor. Whether it’s a thriller or an action movie, regardless of the genre, I like films that are based on a foundation of laughter.”

“Actually, I’m not someone who takes particularly good care of the staff [on set]. It’s just that I don’t want to cause them any trouble or inconvenience. So I always make sure to be on time, and I feel responsible for fulfilling my duties in regards to my part of filming. I don’t always express it, but I feel very grateful to the production crew.”

“To be honest, I still feel awkward about the title of ‘actor.’ I keep wondering if it’s a title that suits me, but I hope that it becomes a title that I don’t feel embarrassed about and that I can live up to.”


Who is Cha Seung Won?

He is a South Korean actor and model.

Who is Cha Seung Won’s real name?

His real name is Cha Seung Won (차승원).

What makes Cha Seung Won famous?

He became famous as a fashion model before expanding his career into acting and appearing in movies such as Kick the Moon (2001), Jail Breakers (2002), My Teacher, Mr. Kim (2003), Ghost House (2004), and Blood Rain (2005).

Where is Cha Seung Won from?

He was born in Anyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.

How old is Cha Seung Won?

He was born in 1970, and he is 54 years old as of 2024.

When does Cha Seung Won celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 7th of every June.

How tall is Cha Seung Won?

His height is 6’1″ or 188 cm.

Who are Cha Seung Won’s parents?

He did not reveal the names of his father and mother

Is Cha Seung Won married?

Yes, he is married to Lee Su Jin. They tied the knot in 1992.

Who is Cha Seung Won’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known.

How rich is Cha Seung Won?

His net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Cha Seung Won’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

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