Cha Tae Hyun

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Cha Tae Hyun - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Cha Tae Hyun is an actor, singer, radio DJ, and director based in South Korea. His popularity rose into stardom after starring in My Sassy Girl (2001), Hello Ghost (2010), The Producers (2015), and the variety show Hit the Top (2017).


The career journey of Cha Tae Hyun began after he got a silver medal for the 1995 KBS Talent Contest, which later was continued by his lead roles in Sunflower and Happy Together.

Not only in dramas, but right after he debuted, he also appeared in various TV commercials and became the radio DJ for KBS Cool FM starting from 1999 to 2000.

One year later, in 2001, his career breakthrough began after he acted in a romantic-comedy movie, My Sassy Girl with actress Jun Ji Hyun.

Didn’t stop there, he later continued his popularity by acting in Lovers’ Concerto (2002), Two Guys (2003), Sad Movie (2005), and My Girl and I (2005), but sadly the ratings weren’t good.

Later on, he came back shinier in 2008 after starring in Scandal Makers, which was admitted as one of the biggest Korean hits of all time.

That huge success later was followed by his roles in Hello Ghost (2010), Champ (2011), The Producers (2015), and The Grand Heist (2018).

He came back to the entertainment industry by acting in Team Bulldog: Off Duty Investigation (2020) which later was followed by his role in Police University (2021).

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  • Real Name: Cha Tae Hyun (차태현)
  • Stage Name: Cha Tae Hyun (차태현)
  • Nickname: Taehyun
  • Birthday: March 25, 1976
  • Birthplace: Seoul, Korea Selatan
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: Korean
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  • Profession: Actor, Singer, TV Personality, Director, Radio DJ
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 175 cm (5’7″)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
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  • Father: Cha Jae Wan
  • Mother: Choi Soo Min
  • Sister: –
  • Brother: Cha Ji Hyeon
  • Wife: Choi Seok Eun (Married 2006)
  • Children: Cha Soo Chan, Cha Tae Eun, Cha Sujin

Wife, Girlfriend, & Dating History

Choi Seok Eun

Cha Tae Hyun is known for his loyalty to his romantic partner, Choi Seok Eun. The couple first met in high school.

They had already dated for 13 years before they finally announced the wedding in 2006. After the marriage, later, they were given 3 children, a son and two daughters.

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Cha Tae Hyun is approximately $4 million, which can be derived from a lot of career jobs that he has been working in.

He mainly got income from her main job as an actor, but he also got huge amounts of income by doing his job as a TV personality, radio DJ, and director as well.

Besides, throughout his career journey, he also has worked well with various brands.


  • His father once worked as an assistant director at KBS.
  • His mother once worked as a voice-over artist.
  • Taehyun was raised in a family who is very passionate about the entertainment and broadcasting industry.
  • Taehyun once revealed that he has a panic disorder.
  • That statement was made on the 2011 SBS talk show titled Healing Camp, Aren’t You Happy.
  • His wife was also his first and only girlfriend.
  • His ideal type is…

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  • The Killer: A Girl Who Deserves To Die (2022), as cleaning team leader
  • Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), as Kim Ja Hong
  • Because I Love You (2017), as Jin Lee Hyung
  • My New Sassy Girl (2016), as Gyun Woo
  • The Con Artists (2014), as new technician (cameo)
  • Slow Video (2014), as Yeo Jang Boo
  • Steal My Heart (2013), as Ho Tae’s neighbor (cameo)
  • The Grand Heist (2012), as Duk Moo
  • Never Ending Story (2012), as Song Kyung’s friend (cameo)
  • Champ (2011), as Seung Ho
  • Hello Ghost (2010), as Sang Man
  • Maybe (2009), as Young Nam (cameo)
  • Scandal Makers (2008), as Nam Hyun Soo
  • My Mighty Princess (2008), as guy feeding pigeons (cameo)
  • BA:BO (2008), as Seung Ryong
  • Highway Star (2007), as Bong Dal Ho / Bong Pil
  • My Girl and I Parangjuuibo (2005), as Kim Soo Ho
  • Sad Movie (2005), as Jung Ha Suk
  • Two Guys (2004), as Hoon
  • Who’s Got the Tape (2004)
  • Windstruck (2004), as guy on platform
  • Happy Erotic Christmas (2003), as Sung Byung Ki
  • Crazy First Love (2003), as Taeil Son
  • Lover’s Concerto (2002), as Ji Hwan
  • My Sassy Girl (2001), as Gyun Woo
  • Hallelujah (1997)

Drama Series

  • Brain Works (KBS2 | 2023), as Geum Myung Se
  • Cafe Minamdang (KBS2 | 2022), as priest (ep.10)
  • Moving (Disney+ | 2022), as Jeon Gye Do
  • Police University (KBS2 | 2021), as Yoo Dong Man
  • Birthcare Center (tvN | 2020), as An Hee Nam’s son (ep.8)
  • Team Bulldog: Off-duty Investigation (OCN | 2020, as Jin Kang Ho
  • Matrimonial Chaos (KBS2 | 2018), as Jo Seok Moo
  • Hit the Top (KBS2 | 2017), as Lee Gwang Jae
  • The Legend of the Blue Sea (SBS | 2016-2017), as fake shaman (ep.4)
  • Love in the Moonlight (KBS2 | 2016), as servant (ep.1)
  • The Producers (KBS2 | 2015), as Ra Joon Mo (PD of Entertainment Division)
  • Jeon Woo-Chi (KBS2 | 2012-2013), as Jeon Woo Chi / Lee Chi
  • My Husband Got a Family (KBS2 | 2012), as Tae Bong (cameo)
  • Lights and Shadows (MBC | 2011-2012), as drunken man (cameo)
  • General Hospital 2 (MBC | 2008-2009), as Choi Jin Sang
  • Flowers for My Life (KBS2 | 2007), as Yoon Ho Sang
  • First Love of a Royal Prince (2004)
  • Juliet’s Man (SBS | 2000)
  • Happy Together (SBS | 1999), as Ha Shin Yeob
  • Loving You (MBC | 1999)
  • Into the Sunlight (MBC | 1999), as Kang In Ha
  • Sunflower (MBC | 1998)
  • Ready, Go! (MBC | 1997)
  • Papa (KBS | 1995)
  • A Place in the Sun (KBS2 | 1995)

Cha Tae Hyun is really an inspiring entertainer. Not only that he is charming and good looking, but he is talented as well.


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