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Jung Kyung Ho is a South Korean actor.

He became popular due to his appearance in various drama series such as Gangster High (2006), Missing Nine (2017), Prison Playbook (2017), and Hospital Playlist (2020-2021).

Career

Even though Jung Kyung Ho is the son of the formerly famous TV director, Jung Eul Young, initially his father didn’t agree with his life’s choice as an actor.

Didn’t want to stop because of his father’s disagreement, Kyungho decided to defy his father’s wishes and moved out of his home.

After moving out, Kyungho attended a theater department at his university and was inspired by his senior’s stage performance, Ha Jung Woo, which later advised him to join the 2003 KBS actors’ audition.

Surprisingly, Kyungho passed the audition and successfully signed with SidusHQ. One year later, he then made his acting debut by appearing in Sweet 18, You Will Know, 5 Stars, and Sorry, I Love You as a small character.

His career breakthrough began after he played his first leading role in Gangster High (2006), which later was followed by his acting appearance in Time Between Dog and Wolf (2007).

Kyungho later tried different characters by choosing a historical drama for his appearance in Princess Ja-Myung (2009), which was derived from the folktale Prince Hodong and the Princess of Nakrang.

This Virgo actor later continued his career by appearing in Heartless City (2013), Endless Love (2014), One More Happy Ending (2016), Missing Nine (2017), and Prison Playbook (2017) which gained him a lot of popularity and praise from movie critics.

After that, Kyungho then starred in Life on Mars (2018), When the Devil Calls Your Name (2009), Hospital Playlist (2020-2021), and The Great Dancer (2022).

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Profile

  • Real Name: Jung Kyung Ho (정경호)
  • Stage Name: Jung Kyung Ho (정경호)
  • Nickname: Kyungho
  • Birthday: August 31, 1983
  • Birthplace: Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Chung-Ang University (Department of Theater)
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  • Instagram: @jstar_allallj
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 184 cm (6’0″)
  • Weight: 73 kg (160 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: 40-35-15 (Bust -40, Waist -35, and Arms -15 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 10.5 (US)

Family

  • Father: Jung Eul Young
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Jung Ha Young

Girlfriend & Dating History

Choi Soo Young (SNSD)

Jung Kyung Ho is known to be the boyfriend of Girls’ Generation’s Sooyoung since a long time ago. In January 2014, the agency made an official announcement about the dating confirmation.

The agency said that the couple has been dating since early 2013 and became closer after attending the same church and university.

Net Worth

Jung Kyung Ho has an estimated net worth of between $1 million to $5 million, which can be derived from his source of income as an actor.

The majority of his income comes from his acting appearances in various television series, which is supported by his acting projects in movies. Besides, he also got various jobs in different areas, such as modeling and brand partnerships.

Plastic Surgery

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

Facts

  • His father was a popular TV director in the past.
  • His father has worked with writer Kim Soo Hyun for various television dramas, such as Childless Comfort, Life Is Beautiful, My Husband’s Woman, and Mom’s Dead Upset.
  • Initially, his father didn’t agree with Kyungho’s decision to be an actor.
  • Kyungho later moved out of the family home and didn’t speak for approximately 3 years to his father.
  • He was a roommate for Ha Jung Woo, an old theater major, during his freshman year.
  • Kyungho said that Jung Woo became a huge influence in his life.
  • Jung Woo was the one who advised Kyungho to try the 2003 KBS actors’ audition.
  • He was announced to go into military service on November 30, 2010.
  • He was released from military service in September 2012.
  • His ideal type is his girlfriend, Soo Young.

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Movies

  • Daemuga (2022), as Son Ik Soo
  • Men of Plastic (2022), as Ji Woo
  • Deja Vu (2018), as Choi Hyun Suk
  • Amor (2015), as Tae Woo
  • Manhole (2014), as Soo Chul
  • Fasten Your Seatbelt (2013), as Ma Joon Gyu
  • Running Turtle (2009), as Song Ki Tae
  • Sunny (2008), as Yong Deuk (bass)
  • For Eternal Hearts (2007)
  • Herb (2007), as Jong Bum
  • Gangster High (2006), as Lee Sang Ho
  • When Romance Meets Destiny (2005), as Kim Il Woong
  • All For Love (2005), as Yu Jung Hun

Drama Series

  • Crash Course in Romance (tvN | 2023), as Choi Chi Yeol
  • Hospital Playlist 2 (tvN | 2021), as Kim Jun Wan
  • Hospital Playlist (tvN | 2020), as Kim Jun Wan
  • Crash Landing on You (tvN | 2019-2020), as Cha Sang U (ep.1,5,7)
  • When the Devil Calls Your Name (tvN | 2019), as Ha Rib / Seo Dong Cheon
  • Tale of Fairy (tvN | 2018), as Jeom Dol (voice – ep.5)
  • Life on Mars (OCN | 2018), as Han Tae Joo
  • High-End Crush (MBN | 2018), as entertainment program MC (cameo)
  • Prison Playbook (tvN | 2017-2018), as Lee Joon Ho
  • Missing Nine (MBC | 2017), as Seo Joon O
  • One More Happy Ending (MBC | 2016), as Song Soo Hyuk
  • My First Time (OnStyle | 2015), as policeman (ep.4)
  • Beating Again (JTBC | 2015), as Kang Min Ho
  • Endless Love (SBS | 2014), as Han Gwang Cheol
  • Heartless City (JTBC | 2013), as Jung Shi Hyun
  • Road No. 1 (MBC | 2010), as man who picks up garbage to sell (special appearance)
  • You Smile (SBS | 2009)
  • Princess Ja-Myung (SBS | 2009), as Ho Dong
  • Time Between Dog And Wolf (MBC | 2007), as Kang Min Ki
  • My Sweetheart My Darling (KBS1 | 2005), as Yoo In Chul
  • Sorry, I Love You (KBS2 | 2004), as Choi Yune
  • 5 Stars (SK Telecom | 2004)
  • You Will Know (KBS2 | 2004), as Ha Ki Hoo
  • Sweet 18 (KBS2 | 2004), as Jungsook’s blind date

Drama Special

  • Drama Festival 2014: House, Mate (MBC | 2014), as Sik Jin
  • Drama Special: The Great Gye Choon-Bin (KBS2 | 2010), as Wang Ki Nam

Awards

  • 2023 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards – Best Actor (Drama) – Crash Course in Romance
  • 2017 MBC Drama Awards – Best Character Award, Comic Character – Missing 9
  • 2014 Golden Cinema Festival – Best New Actor – Fasten Your Seatbelt 
  • 2013 DramaFever Awards – Best Bad Boy – Heartless City
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards – Producer’s Award – Smile, You, Ja Myung Go
  • 2009 Andre Kim Best Star Awards – Male Star Award
  • 2008 Premiere Rising Star Awards – Best New Actor – Sunny
  • 2007 Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best New Actor – Herb

Nominations

  • 2023 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actor (Television) – Crash Course in Romance
  • 2022 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actor (Theater) – Angels In America
  • 2020 Asia Artist Awards 2020 – Popularity Award (Actor)
  • 2019 Korea Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actor – When the Devil Calls Your Name
  • 2018 APAN Star Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries – Life on Mars
  • 2016 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries – One More Happy Ending
  • 2014 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama – Endless Love
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Planning Drama – Special, You
  • 2009 Grand Bell Awards – Best Supporting Actor – Sunny
  • 2008 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best Supporting Actor – Sunny 
  • 2007 Korean Film Awards – Best New Actor – Herb
  • 2006 Grand Bell Awards – Best New Actor – All For You
  • 2004 KBS Drama Awards – Best New Actor – I’m Sorry I Love You

Quotes

“I think my portrayal of the character, now that I’m in my 40s, has become deeper … stronger and more natural. I didn’t intentionally try to do something different, but (my acting) has become more flexible than before.”

“Looking back, I’ve been playing agitated and sensitive characters for the past eight years. I used to think I needed to break away from that box. But one day, I was monitoring my acting as Choi Chi-yeol and I felt I was doing something different than my previous roles.”

“I’ve been dating someone for over eight years, so I think that Choi Sooyoung is what has made me who I am. I’ve become a person while doing what Sooyoung tells me to do and not doing what she tells me not to do. Things like washing my hands before I eat, brushing my teeth before I sleep, not drinking a lot, and wearing neat and attractive clothes. So I have to listen to what my girlfriend says.

FAQs

Who is Jung Kyung Ho?

He is a South Korean actor.

Who is Jung Kyung Ho’s real name?

His real name is Jung Kyung Ho (정경호).

What makes Jung Kyung Ho famous?

He became popular due to his appearance in various drama series such as Gangster High (2006), Missing Nine (2017), Prison Playbook (2017), and Hospital Playlist (2020-2021).

Where is Jung Kyung Ho from?

He was born in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

How old is Jung Kyung Ho?

He was born in 1983, and he is 41 years old as of 2024.

When does Jung Kyung Ho celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 31st of every August.

How tall is Jung Kyung Ho?

His height is 6’0″ or 184 cm.

Who are Jung Kyung Ho’s parents?

His father’s name is Jung Eul Young, but his mother’s name is not known.

Is Jung Kyung Ho married?

No, he is currently unmarried. But he is in a relationship with Choi Soo Young.

Who is Jung Kyung Ho’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known.

How rich is Jung Kyung Ho?

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

What is Jung Kyung Ho’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

Jung Kyung Ho is not just a handsome and talented actor, but he is also a determined and brave person. He is not afraid to strive for what he thinks it’s best for him.

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