When he was in high school, Chae Jong Hyeop had started taking acting. Then, following his graduation, he enrolled in the Department of Fashion Model at Seoul Arts College.
And so, before being known as an actor, he was known as a fashion model who debuted in 2014. He was handpicked by Korean designer Kim Seo Ryeong to walk the runway.
It was in 2016 when he really started becoming an actor under YNK Entertainment. His most memorable acting debut was when he starred in Webtoon Hero: Tundra Show Season 2.
He was involved in plenty of projects after that such as the drama series Between Friends (2017) and No Bad Days (2017).
- Real Name: Chae Jeong Hyeop (채종협)
- Stage Names: Chae Jeong Hyeop (채종협), Jimmy Chae
- Nickname: Jeong Hyeop, Jimmy
- Birthday: May 19, 1993
- Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Nationality: South Korean
- Height: 186 cm (6’1”)
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- Blood Type: A
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- Professions: Actor, Model
- Education: Seoul Arts College (Fashion Model Department)
- Hobbies: Photography, listening to music, and working out
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- Sibling: Chae Song Hwa
- Girlfriend: –
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- Instagram: @chaejh_
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- When he was in middle school, he lived in Thailand for a year. Then, he moved and lived in South Africa for four to five years.
- Jimmy Chae is his English name. He used to use his English name when he lived abroad.
- His most beloved possession is a ring given by his mother. His mother gave it to him as a keepsake before he left South Korea to study abroad.
- He has always wanted to be on the screen since he was young.
- Jong Hyeop thinks he has a sunny disposition because his perspectives are mostly positive.
- Jong Hyeop’s favorite season is winter and his least favorite season is summer.
- His favorite foods are tuna kimbap and sweet potato pizza.
- If not working, Jeong Hyeop usually spends most of his days working out at the gym.
- He is great at swimming.
- Jong Hyeop wants to play a role of a mischievous person if given the opportunity.
- He would rather take a call than reply to a message.
- Jong Hyeop wants to act in historical dramas and romantic comedies.
- He wants to play a mischievous character.
- He started her modeling career in South Africa.
- He often runs around the Han River.
- His ideal type is someone who is right for him and communicates well.
- Is It a Coincidence? (2023), as Kang HuYoung
- Unlock the Boss (ENA | 2022), as Park In Seong
- Shooting Stars (tvN | 2022), as a cameo
- Love All Play (KBS | 2022), as Park Tae Joon
- The Witch’s Diner (KBS | 2021), as Lee Gil Yong
- Nevertheless (JTBC | 2021), as Yang Do Hyuk
- Sisyphus: The Myth (JTBC | 2021), as Choi Jae Sun
- Hot Stove League (SBS | 2019), as Yoo Min Ho
- Rumor (Olleh TV | 2019), as Park Seon Jae
- Come and Hug Me (MBC | 2018), as Jung Eui Ah
- No Bad Days ( 2017), as Choi Joon Ho
- Between Friends (2017), as Moon Do Hyuk
- Webtoon Hero – Tundra Show Season 2 (MBC Every 1 | 2016), as King Se Jong
- Sixth Sense 2 (tvN | 2021), as a guest
- Amazing Saturday (tvN | 2018), as a guest
- Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
- 2022 Korea First Brand Award – Best New Actor – Chae Jong Hyeop
Choi Jong Hyeop is easily one of the newest K-Drama crushes today. Let’s hope that he will have a lot more projects in the future so he can grace us with his presence more often.