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Choi Jin Hyuk - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Choi Jin Hyuk is a Korean actor. He’s best recognized for his roles in Korean drama series such as Gu Family Book (2013), Emergency Couple (2014), and The Last Empress (2018-2019).


Choi Jin Hyuk started his small-screen career after winning first place in a contest named Survival Star Audition in 2006. Around that same year, he still went by his real name, Kim Tae Ho.

From that point onward, he decided to use his stage name when he had his first minor role in the drama series Rainbow Romance (2006). And so his career as an actor began.

In 2007, he got slightly bigger roles in the drama series Belle and A Neighborhood for Young People. However, his breakthrough only came in the year 2013.

He peaked on the popularity chart with his acting as a mountain spirit in the drama series Gu Family Book (2013). The drama series had become a hit in Korea that year.

He also made his debut as a movie actor in 2012, showing up in the movie Love Clinique. A year later, he starred in another movie titled Beginning of a Dream.

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  • Real Name: Kim Tae Ho (김태호)
  • Stage Name: Choi Jin Hyuk (최진혁)
  • Nickname: Jin Hyuk (진혁)
  • Birthday: February 9, 1986
  • Birthplace: Mokpo, South Jeolla, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Mokpo Deogin Middle School, Mokpo Cheongho Elementary School, Moksang High School, Daejin University
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 187 cm (6’2”)
  • Weight: 65 kg (144 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
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  • Shoe Size: 11 (US)


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Girlfriend & Dating History

Son Eun Seo 

In June 2012, it was confirmed that Choi Jin Hyuk is dating Son Eun Seo, an actress and his co-star in My Daughter the Flower.

Unfortunately, in early 2013, they announced their separation due to their busy schedules.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated his net worth to be around $5 million to $10 million. He earns his income primarily from working as an actor in the South Korean entertainment industry.


Violated COVID-19 Prevention Regulations 

In October 2021, Choi Jin Hyuk was caught violating the prevention regulations of the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to the official statement by his agency, had unintentionally visited a bar with an acquaintance to look for a quiet place to talk, but didn’t realize that the bar was opened illegally.

He formally apologized for his behavior and promised not to repeat the same mistake in the future.

Plastic Surgery

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


  • Jin Hyuk is a part of an agency called G-Tree Creative.
  • He is most popular for taking up various roles and advancing himself through the process.
  • His hair tends to fall out when he is stressed out.
  • In 2017, he went on a temporary break due to enlistment and injury.
  • He is quite self-conscious.
  • Jin Hyuk truly hates his own voice.
  • He has always wanted to be a singer. It was his dream even before he thought about turning into an actor.
  • Jin Hyuk said he finds it hard for him to get close to women, but when he figures out how to, he can go crazy in love.
  • He is an incredible singer and has performed at a few singing contests.
  • Jin Hyuk likes his role as Gu Wol Ryung in the drama series Gu Family Book (2013).
  • His ideal type is a charming woman with a pure image.

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  • Koisuru Vampire (2015), as Mike
  • The Divine Move (2014), as Sun Soo
  • Beginning of a Dream (2013), as Kim Jun Su
  • Love Clinique (2012), as Park Min Soo

Drama Series

  • Siren (KBS2 | 2021), as Choi Tae Seung
  • Genesis (Olleh TV | 2021), as Choi Jae Hyuk
  • Mr. Queen (tvN | 2020), as Jang Bong Hwan
  • Zombie Detective (KBS2 | 2020), as Kim Moo Young
  • Rugal (OCN | 2020), as Kang Ki Beom
  • Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency (JTBC | 2019), as a supporting character
  • Justice (KBS2 | 2019), as Lee Tae Kyung
  • The Last Empress (SBS | 2018), as Na Wang Shik
  • Devilish Charm (MBN | 2018), as Gong Ma Sung
  • Tunnel (OCN | 2017), as Park Kwang Ho
  • Entourage (tvN | 2016), as self
  • Pride and Prejudice (MBC | 2014), as Koo Dong Chi
  • You Are My Destiny (MBC | 2014), as Daniel Pitt
  • Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit (tvN | 2014), as Lee Jun Hyuk
  • Emergency Couple (tvN | 2014), as Oh Chang Min
  • The Heirs (SBS | 2013), as Kim Won
  • Gu Family Book (MBC | 2013), as Gu Wol Ryung
  • Miss Panda and Mr. Hedgehog (Channel A | 2012), as Choi Won Il
  • My Daughter the Flower (SBS | 2011), as Goo Sang Hyuk
  • I Need Romance (tvN | 2011), as Bae Sung Hyun
  • It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl (SBS | 2010), as Choi Hyuk Gi
  • Pasta (MBC | 2010), as Sun Woo Deok
  • Come with Me to Hell (KBS2 | 2009), as Yi Rang
  • Nine-Tailed Fox (KBS2 | 2008), as Hyo Moon
  • My Precious You (KBS2 | 2008), as Ha Dong Woo
  • Belle (KBS | 2007), as Oh Jae Hyeok
  • A Neighborhood for Young People (KBS2 | 2007), as Kim Byung Yong
  • Just Run! (KBS2 | 2006), as Lee Hyuk Jin
  • Rainbow Romance (MBC | 2006), as a supporting character

TV Shows

  • Juk Jae’s Night Studio (Naver TV Cast | 2020), as a guest
  • My Ugly Duckling (SBS | 2019), as a host
  • I’ll Win You Over With My Channel (SBS | 2018), as a guest
  • Let’s Eat Dinner Together (JTBC | 2016), as a guest
  • My Little Old Boy (SBS | 2016), as a regular member
  • MBC 10th Anniversary Special: From Dae Jang Geum to I Am a Singer (MBC | 2013), as a host
  • The Return of Superman (KBS2 | 2013), as a guest
  • Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend (KBS1 | 2011), as a guest
  • Star Photographer Tansaenggi – Passionate Force (MBC every1 | 2010), as a regular member
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Strong Heart (SBS | 2009), as a guest
  • Happy Together: Season 3 (KBS2 | 2007), as a guest
  • Survival Star Audition (SBS | 2006), as a contestant

Music Video Appearances

  • Sad Song (2013) – Tae One
  • Even If I Choke Up (2012) – T.G.U.S.


  • 2021 SBS Entertainment Awards – Grand Prize (Daesang) – My Little Old Boy
  • 2020 KBS Entertainment Awards – Best Challenge Award – Zombie Detective
  • 2018 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Wednesday – Thursday Drama) – The Last Empress
  • 2014 Asia Rainbow TV Awards – Outstanding Supporting Actor – Gu Family Book
  • 2014 MBC Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Special Project Drama) – Pride and Prejudice
  • 2014 Style Icon Awards – Top 10 Style Icons – Choi Jin Hyuk
  • 2013 Style Icon Awards – Best K-Style Award – Choi Jin Hyuk
  • 2013 APAN Star Awards – Best New Actor – Gu Family Book
  • 2013 SBS Drama Awards – New Star Award – The Heirs
  • 2006 KBS Survival Star Audition – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Choi Jin Hyuk


  • 2021 KBS Drama Awards – Best Actor in Drama Special/TV Cinema (Drama Special) – Siren
  • 2020 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – Zombie Detective
  • 2019 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – Justice
  • 2019 KBS Drama Awards – Netizen Award (Actor) – Justice
  • 2019 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Justice
  • 2015 DramaFever Awards – Best Couple Award – Emergency Couple
  • 2014 MBC Drama Awards – Popularity Award (Actor) – Pride and Prejudice
  • 2014 Korea Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor) – The Heirs
  • 2014 Grand Bell Awards – Best New Actor – The Divine Move
  • 2014 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actor (Television) – Gu Family Book
  • 2014 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actor – The Divine Move
  • 2014 MBC Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Pride and Prejudice
  • 2013 MBC Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Gu Family Book


“When I’m cold to someone, I’m cold, but I’m “usually” affectionate and soft-hearted. When I’m very angry, I don’t speak at all. No, more like I can’t really speak. When I’m angry, I’m like a child quivering with anger.”

“A man who has strong leadership in this men’s world is charismatic in my eyes.”

“I have this faith and this confidence like “things will turn out well”, “I will be able to do it”. As I went through ups and downs in my life, I had different feelings co-existing in my heart.”

“When I look at myself in the mirror, I never thought I was good-looking. Not even once.”

“My first dream was to be a singer. I won’t go as far as to say that I have a lingering feeling about it, but I do feel it’s a bit unfortunate. Regardless of the genre, listening to music is what I love the most.”

“I don’t really care about expectations people have about me. I just want to play various roles.”

“When I was going through hard times, I think I could have really made the wrong choices if it weren’t for my parents because I had no feeling about life like other people. Right now, my mum is still my driving force.”

“What I had done so far was valuable, but since I knew nothing else but acting, I kept doing it. It was fun sometimes, but when things didn’t go well, I got annoyed. In moments like this, I’d think about my parents and get myself together.”


Who is Choi Jin Hyuk?

He is a Korean actor.

Who is Choi Jin Hyuk’s real name?

His real name is Kim Tae Ho (김태호).

What makes Choi Jin Hyuk famous?

He’s famous of his roles in Korean drama series such as Gu Family Book (2013), Emergency Couple (2014), and The Last Empress (2018-2019).

Where is Choi Jin Hyuk from?

He was born in Mokpo, South Jeolla, South Korea.

How old is Choi Jin Hyuk?

He was born in 1986, and he is 38 years old as of 2024.

When does Choi Jin Hyuk celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 9th of every January.

How tall is Choi Jin Hyuk?

His height is 6’2″ or 187 cm.

Who are Choi Jin Hyuk’s parents?

He did not reveal the names of his father and mother.

Is Choi Jin Hyuk married?

He is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether he is in a relationship or not.

Who is Choi Jin Hyuk’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is Son Eun Seo.

How rich is Choi Jin Hyuk?

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

What is Choi Jin Hyuk’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

Choi Jin Hyuk is surprisingly self-conscious about his acting. Let’s all give him our love and support in each of his endeavors so he will stop worrying about his talents.