Choi Tae-joon

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Choi Tae-joon
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Choi in March 2016
Born (1991-07-07) July 7, 1991 (age 31)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationChung-Ang University – Theater
OccupationActor
Years active2001–present
AgentStudio Santa Claus Entertainment[1]
Spouse(s)
(m. 2022)
Children1
Korean name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationChoi Tae-jun
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Taechun

Choi Tae-joon (Korean최태준, born July 7, 1991) is a South Korean actor, model and TV host.[2][3] He first gained recognition for his villainous supporting role in the disaster-mystery drama Missing 9 (2017). He has since taken on lead roles in melodrama Exit (2018) and romcom So I Married the Anti-fan (2021).

Career

Choi made his acting debut as a child actor, playing the younger version of Jo In-sung's character in the television series Piano (2001).[4]

Choi gained recognition with his supporting roles as the protagonist's estranged son in fantasy drama Padam Padam (2011),[5] a 20-year-old high school bully in webtoon adaptation Adolescence Medley (2013),[6] a villain in disaster drama Missing 9 (2017),[7] and a lawyer in romance comedy drama Suspicious Partner (2017).[8] Choi also starred in the youth film Eclipse (2016) as the lead.[9]

Choi was a cast member of the virtual reality show We Got Married in 2016, pairing with Apink's Yoon Bo-mi.[10] Choi became a permanent host on the Korean variety show Hello Counselor in September after being a guest two weeks in a row in August 2016.[11]

In 2018, Choi was cast in his first lead role on network television in the 2-episode drama special Exit.[12] He was then cast in the romantic comedy series So I Married the Anti-fan as the male lead, based on the webtoon of the same name.[13]

Personal life

Marriage

On March 7, 2018, it was confirmed by Huayi Brothers that Choi has been in a relationship with actress Park Shin-hye since late 2017.[14][15][16]

On November 23, 2021, it was announced that Park is pregnant and both of them were preparing for marriage.[17] They got married on January 22, 2022, in presence of friends and family in a church ceremony in Seoul.[18] On May 31, 2022, Park gave birth to a son.[19]

Military service

Choi started his military service along with Bang Yong-guk on August 1, 2019, and served as a public service worker due to health issues. He was discharged from his service on May 18, 2021.[20]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Ref.
2003 Project X
2012 Pacemaker Min Yoon-ki [21]
2016 Eclipse Se-joon [9]

Television series

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2001 Piano young Lee Kyung-ho [22]
2002 Magic Kid Masuri Min Ho-soo [4]
2011 Padam Padam Im Jung [5]
2012 The King of Dramas Oh In-sung, actor in Elegant Revenge (Bit part, Episode 1) [23]
The Great Seer Yi Bang-won [24]
2013 Ugly Alert Gong Hyun-seok [25][26]
Adolescence Medley Lee Yeok-ho [27]
2014 Mother's Garden Cha Ki-joon [28]
2015 A Girl Who Sees Smells Ye Sang-gil [29]
All About My Mom Lee Hyung-soon [30]
2016 Flowers of the Prison Sung Ji-heon [31]
2017 Missing 9 Choi Tae-ho [32]
Suspicious Partner Ji Eun-hyuk [33]
2018 Exit Do Kang-soo [34]
The Undateables Choi Jun-soo [35]
2022 Twenty-Five Twenty-One Jeong Ho-jin Cameo [36]

Web series

Year Title Role Ref.
2017 109 Strange Things KDI-109 [37]
2021 So I Married the Anti-fan Hoo Joon [13]
2021–2022 That Guy's Voice Baek Tae-hwa [38]

Television show

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Hello Counselor Host Permanent host from episode 288-341 [11]
Celebrity Bromance Cast member Season 2 with Zico (Block B) [39]
We Got Married Season 4 with Bomi (Apink) (Episodes 341–363) [10]
2022 Public Diplomacy, Move Your Heart Narrator Part 2: Connecting the Heart [40]

Music video

Year Song title Artist Ref.
2013 "Bye Bye Happy Days!" Kara
2017 "When We Were Two" Urban Zakapa [41]

Awards and nominations

Award Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2nd Asia Rainbow TV Awards 2014 Best Supporting Actor Ugly Alert Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor Mother's Garden Won [42]
KBS Drama Awards 2015 Best New Actor All About My Mom Nominated
Best Couple Award (with Jo Bo-ah) Nominated
MBC Drama Awards 2016 Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama The Flower in Prison Nominated
KBS Entertainment Awards Rookie Award in Talk Show Hello Counselor Won [43]
2nd Asia Artist Awards 2017 New Wave Award Won [44]
MBC Drama Awards Best Character Award Missing 9 Won [45]
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama Suspicious Partner Nominated
3rd Asia Artist Awards 2018 Best Icon Won [46]

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