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Cha Seung Won

Actor Cha Seung Won (Cha Seungwon) Profile, Facts, and TMI

Cha Seung Won Profile Facts

Cha Seung Won Profile

  • Birth Name: 차승원 (Cha Seung Won)
  • Stage Name: Cha Seung Won
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1970.06.07
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Chinese Zodiac: Dog
  • Height: 188 cm (6’16″)
  • Weight: 80 kg (176.3 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Agency: YG Entertainment
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram, Fancafe

Cha Seung Won Facts & TMI

  • Cha Seung Won was born in Anyang.
  • Besides acting, he is also active as a fashion model.
  • Cha Seung Won debuted in 1988.
  • He enrolled in the Department of Media, Sungkyunkwan University, however, he quit the college.
  • Cha Seung Won is married to Lee Soo Jin, who is four years older than him. The two married in 1992.
  • He has two children, a stepson from his wife’s previous marriage Cha No Ah (born 1989), and a daughter Cha Ye Ni (born 2003).
  • His son Cha No Ah is a pro gamer.
  • Cha Seung Won is a Catholic, his baptismal name is Yohan (John).
  • He started appearing in TV dramas and movies in the since 1997.
  • At first, instead of acting, Cha Seung Won began receiving attention after appearing on talk shows.
  • Cha Seung Won legally adopted Cha No Ah when he married his wife in 1992 and hid the fact that No Ah is not his biological son until 2014.
  • He is known as a great cook from variety shows he appeared on, including ‘Family Outing’ and ‘Three Meals a Day’.
  • He drew a tattoo with his daughter’s baptismal name “Rachel” on his upper right arm.
  • He shared that he was tall enough to reach the ceiling, so he had to sit right away as soon as he entered the house when filming dramas.
  • Since 2013, he has been working as an ambassador model for Maserati luxury cars.
  • He donated 100 million won to help the victims of Sewol Ferry Tragedy.
  • He had a misunderstanding with Park Joon Hyung of g.o.d, but they have resolved their problem and getting along well.
  • He got married at a very young age of 22 and had few friends to open up with. Among a few of his friends, he mentioned actor Yoo Hae Jin as his best friend.
  • He is not a picky eater. He eats pretty much everything except mugwort.
  • He develops ornithophobia after filming with 600 chickens in the movie ‘Ghost House’.
  • Cha Seung Won was listed in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity in 2012 (25th) and 2016 (11th).

Movies

‘Holiday in Seoul’ as Leg model’s boyfriend (1997)
‘If the Sun Rises in the West’ as Ji Min (1998)
‘Ghost in Love’ as Na Han Su (1999)
‘Attack the Gas Station’ (1999/ Brief appearance)
‘Fin de Siecle’ as Sang Woo (1999)
‘Black Honeymoon’ as Kim Joon Ho (2000)
‘Libera Me’ as Yeo Hee Su (2000)
‘Kick the Moon’ as Choi Ki Woong (2001)
‘Break Out’ as Yang Cheol Gon (2002)
‘Jail Breakers’ as Choi Mu Seok (2002)
‘My Teacher, Mr. Kim’ as Kim Bong Doo (2003)
‘Ghost House’ as Park Pil Gi (2004)
‘Lovely Rivals’ as Kim Bong Doo (2004/ Cameo)
‘Blood Rain’ as Lee Won Gyoo (2005)
‘Murder, Take One’ as Choi Yeon Gi (2005)
‘Over the Border’ as Kim Sun Ho (2006)
‘Small Town Rivals’ as Jo Choon Sam (2007)
‘My Son’ as Lee Kang Shik (2007)
‘Eye for an Eye’ as Ahn Hyun Min (2008)
‘Secret’ as Kim Seong Yeol (2009)
‘Blades of Blood’ as Lee Mong Hak (2010)
’71: Into the Fire’ as Park Moo Rang (2010)
‘The Suck Up Project: Mr. XXX-Kisser’ as Cha Seung Won (2012/ Cameo)
‘Man on High Heels’ as Yoon Ji Wook (2014)
‘Minions’ as Narrator (2015/ Voice appearance, Korean dubbed)
‘The Map Against The World’ as Kim Jeong Ho (2016)
‘Believer’ as Brian (2018/ Special appearance)
‘Cheer Up, Mr. Lee’ as Chul Soo (2019)
Night in Paradise‘ as Executive Ma (2021)
Sinkhole‘ as Jeong Man Soo (2021)

TV Series

‘New York Story’ (SBS/ 1997)
‘Song of the Wind’ (SBS/ 1998)
‘Woman vs. Woman’ (MBC/ 1998)
‘Run Barefoot’ (MBC/ 1998)
‘Shy Lovers’ as Im Sung Bom (MBC/ 1998)
‘Angel’s Kiss’ as Jang Tae Ju (KBS2/ 1998)
‘Roses and Bean Sprouts’ as Choi Gyu Dae (MBC/ 1999)
‘Sunday Best: Someone Is Watching Me’ (KBS2/ 1999)
‘Woman on Top’ as Seung Il (SBS/ 1999)
‘Love Story: Message’ (SBS/ 1999)
‘Bodyguard’ as Hong Kyung Tak (KBS2/ 2003)
‘City Hall’ as Jo Gook (SBS/ 2009)
‘Athena: Goddess of War’ as Son Hyuk (SBS/ 2010)
‘The Greatest Love’ as Dokko Jin (MBC/ 2011)
‘You’re All Surrounded’ as Seo Pan Seok (SBS/ 2014)
‘Splendid Politics’ as Prince Gwanghae (MBC/ 2015)
‘A Korean Odyssey’ as Woo Hwi Chul (tvN/ 2017)
One Ordinary Day‘ as Shin Joong Han (Coupang Play/ 2021)
Our Blues‘ as Choi Han Soo (tvN/ 2022)

Theater

‘Bring Me My Chariot of Fire’ as Lee Soon Woo (2012)

Variety Show

‘Lee Seung Yeon’s Say Say Say’ (SBS/ 1998/ Co-host)
‘GO! Our Heaven Host’ (MBC/ 1998/ Host)
‘Kim Hye Soo Plus You’ (SBS/ 1998/ Co-host)
‘Music Camp’ (MBC/ 1998/ MC)
‘Cha Seung-won’s Health Club (Sunday Sunday Night)’ (MBC/ 2006/ Cast member)
‘Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 1’ (tvN/ 2015/ Cast member)
‘Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 2’ (tvN/ 2015/ Cast member)
‘Three Meals a Day: Gochang Village’ (tvN/ 2016/ Cast member)
‘Korean Hostel in Spain’ (tvN/ 2019/ Cast member)
‘Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 5’ (tvN/ 2020/ Cast member)

MV

‘Even if the World Fools You’ by Kim Jang Hoon (1998)
‘Poison’ by Uhm Jung Hwa (1998)
‘I am a Man’ by Kim Jang Hoon (2000)
‘I Love You’ by Position (2001)
‘In My Heart’ by 4U (2002)
‘Project X’ (2003)
‘Rain Shower’ by Kim Jang Hoon (2008)
‘Cry Cry’ by T-ara (2011)
‘Lovey Dovey’ by T-ara (2012)
‘I’m Sorry’ by Lena Park (2012)
‘Beautiful’ by Wanna One (2017)

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