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Actor Kang Tae Oh Profile, Drama, Facts, and TMI

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Kang Tae Oh Profile

  • Birth Name: 김윤환 (Kim Yunhwan)
  • Stage Name: 강태오 (Kang Tae Oh)
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1994.06.20
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Chinese Zodiac: Dog
  • Height: 180 cm (5’9″)
  • Weight: N/A
  • Blood Type: B
  • Agency: Man of Creation
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram, VLive

Kang Tae Oh Facts & TMI

  • Kang Tae Oh was born in Incheon as Kim Yoon Hwan.
  • His family consists of parents and an older brother.
  • He graduated from Film Department, Konkuk University.
  • He debuted in the web drama ‘After School: Lucky or Not’ in 2013.
  • Kang Tae Oh had made up his mind to pursue an acting career since he was in elementary school.
  • He joined the theater club at school starting from grade 5th.
  • He won a youth video production contest during middle school.
  • His parents were originally against his wish to be an actor.
  • He went to numerous auditions before finally signing a contract with Fantagio. He joined the agency with a 2,000:1 winning rate.
  • Kang Tae Oh later debuted as a member of 5URPRISE, an actor-singer group under Fantagio.
  • His most notable role before hitting big with ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ was Cha Yool Moo in KBS2’s drama ‘The Tale of Nokdu’ that aired in 2019.
  • He had a same-sex kiss scene with actor Jang Dong Yoon in ‘The Tale of Nokdu’ which was also his first kiss scene in historical drama.
  • His exclusive contract with Fantagio ended in April 2020.
  • It was announced on April 8, 2020, that Kang Tae Oh and fellow 5URPRISE members Seo Kang Joon and Lee Tae Hwan joined Man of Creation, an agency founded by his former manager in Fantagio.
  • He starred in SNSD’s Sunny MV for ‘Heart Throbbing’.
  • He starred in a Korea-Vietnam co-produced drama titled ‘Forever Young’ in 2014.
  • Kang Tae Oh became very popular in Vietnam and even won a Best Actor Award for his performance in ‘Forever Young’.
  • He attended the same university as actress Kim Hye Yoon.
  • He was a fan of Apink’s Jung Eun Ji.
  • His closest friends call him by his nickname Yunz (taken from his birthname Yunhwan). He shared that the first person who made the nickname was 5URPRISE’s eldest member Yoo Il.
  • He excels at sports and enjoys home training. His favorite home exercise is pull-ups and phoenix horizontal bar.
  • He often portrays second lead male roles in the drama he starred in.
  • He was offered to portray Logan Lee in the popular drama ‘Penthouse’ but eventually canceled his appearance in it.
  • He shared that his MBTI keeps changing from INFJ to INFP, and vice-versa. In the latest MBTI test he took, he got INFP. UPDATE: In a radio interview on July 29, 2022, Kang Tae Oh shared that he got INFJ.
  • He is quite random at times.
  • Kang Tae Oh is an extreme homebody that he prefers staying at home when he doesn’t have any schedule.
  • He prefers summer over winter because he can’t stand cold weather and always feels gloomy when winter comes.
  • Kang Tae Oh wants to be remembered as a friendly and familiar actor to viewers.
  • In the future, he wants to portray characters that have completely opposite personalities from his.
  • He likes the character Dong Geurami in the drama ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ and expressed his desire to portray such character.
  • He used to prefer western food, but now he prefers Korean food.
  • Kang Tae Oh is a lightweight drinker. Fans nicknamed him Man Who Gets Knocked Out After Having 2 cm of Beer because of his low alcohol tolerance.
  • He always wears a silver ring with a rabbit picture engraved on it which is a present from his agency CEO.
  • He enjoys eating fruits. He shared that he even consumed more fruits than rice.
  • He prefers sleeping over eating.
  • He always brings his tumbler to the filming location.
  • He shared that he only looks at his girlfriend when he falls in love.
  • ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ is his last work before military enlistment. He wanted to complete his military duty as soon as he wrap up filming for the drama.
  • Kang Tae Oh is set to enlist in the military in August or September 2022.
  • He actually wished to enlist in the navy or special forces, but going to those divisions will require various tests that will take a long time so he decided to enlist in the army instead.
  • Although he is not particularly good at it, he enjoys cooking.
  • His hobby is playing games. He usually plays League of Legends and Dungeon & Fighter.
  • Kang Tae Oh is very good at playing games he even entered Dungeon & Fighters’ Top 10 Players in South Korea. His highest rank was 7.
  • He wants to try psychopath or funny and bright characters in the future.
  • Many fans (and Kang Tae Oh himself) think that he resembles Seo Kang Joon.

Movie

‘Put! Story of Chili’ as Kim Hwa Baek (2010/ Short film)
‘After School: Lucky or Not The Movie’ as Kang Tae Poong (2014)
‘Slow Video’ as Successor (2014/ as extra)
‘Get Up’ as Kang Tae Oh (2015/ Independent film)
‘Feng Shui’ as Won Kyung (2018)
‘Open the Door’ as Detective Na (TBA)

TV Series

‘Drama Festival – Save Wang Jo Hyeon’ as Nam Nam Cheol (MBC/ 2013/ one act-drama)
‘Miss Korea’ as Ma Ae Ri’s son (MBC/ 2013–2014)
‘Twenty’ (tvN/ 2014)
‘Marriage Clinic, Love & War’ as Joo Won (KBS2/ 2014)
‘Forever Young’ as Lee Jun Soo (VTV3/ 2014-2015)
‘Flower of Queen’ as Heo Doug Gu (MBC/ 2015)
‘Second 20s’ as young Woo Chul (tvN/ 2015)
‘The Dearest Lady’ as Choi Young Kwang (MBC/ 2015-2016)
‘Forever Young 2’ as Lee Jun Soo (VTV3/ 2016)
‘You Are Too Much’ as Lee Kyung Soo (MBC/ 2017)
‘Short’ as Kang Ho Young (OCN/ 2018)
‘That Man Oh Soo’ as Kim Jin Woo (OCN/ 2018)
‘My First First Love’ as Hoon (Netflix/ 2019)
‘The Tale of Nokdu’ as Cha Yool Moo/ Prince Neungyang (KBS2/ 2019)
‘Love with Flaws’ as Jung Tae Oh (KBS2/ 2019/ Cameo, episode 1 & 6)
‘Run On’ as Lee Young Hwa (jtbc/ 2020–2021)
‘Doom at Your Service’ as Lee Hyun Kyu (tvN/ 2021)
‘Drama Special – The Effect of One Night on Farewell’ as Cha Min Jae (KBS2/ 2021/ One-act drama)
‘Thirty-Nine’ as Park Hyun Joon’s friend (jtbc/ 2022/ Cameo, episode 11)
Extraordinary Attorney Woo‘ as Lee Jun Ho (ENA & Netflix/ 2022)

Web Series

‘After School: Lucky or Not’ as Kang Tae Poong (NaverTV/ 2013)
‘After School: Lucky or Not 2’ as Kang Tae Oh (NaverTV/ 2014)

Variety Show

‘Let’s Go Dream Team’ (KBS2/ 2013/ Fixed Cast)
‘Tasty Road’ (Olive/ 2014/ Guest)
‘Match Made in Heaven Returns’ (MBC Every1/ 2015/ Guest)
‘현생인류보고서 – 타인의 취향’ (jtbc/ 2015)
‘Radio Star’ (MBC/ 2016)
‘Hello Counselor’ (KBS2/ 2016 & 2017/ Guest)
‘The Return of Superman’ (KBS2/ 2016-2017/ Guest)
‘Law of The Jungle in Kota Manado’ (SBS/ 2017/ Fixed cast)
‘Happy Together Season 3’ (KBS2/ 2018/ Guest)
‘Suspicious Inspector’ (SBSfunE/ 2019/ Fixed cast)
‘Running Man’ (SBS/ 2019 & 2020/ Guest)

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