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Rain (Jung Ji Hoon)

Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) Profile, Facts, and TMI

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Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) Profile

  • Birth Name: 정지훈 (Jung Ji Hoon)
  • Stage Name: Rain
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1982.06.25
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 74 kg
  • Blood Type: O
  • Agency: Rain Company
  • Family: Kim Tae Hee (wife)
  • Instagram: @rain_oppa

Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) Facts & TMI

  • Rain was born in South Chungcheong, South Korea
  • He was born as Jung Ji Hoon
  • He is the eldest child and has a younger sister named Jung Ha Na
  • In entertainment industry, he is renowned as singer, actor, dancer, songwriter, and record producer
  • Formerly, he was JYP Entertainment’s trainee
  • He used to be a backup dancer during his training in JYP Entertainment
  • He debuted as a member of boy group Fanclub when he was 16 years old
  • Unfortunately, this boy group was not commercially successful
  • Rain debuted as solo singer in 2002 with solo album entitled Bad Guy and he used Rain as his stage name
  • He is the first Korean idol who performs at Tokyo Dome
  • He didn’t continue his contract with JYP Entertainment and decided to establish his own agency J. Tune Entertainment in 2007
  • In October 2009, his agency debuted a boy group MBLAQ
  • Rain was listed as 100 Most Influential People Who Shape Our World according to Time Magazine in April 2006
  • He participated at 2008 Beijing Olympic closing ceremony
  • He made his acting debut through KBS drama Sangdoo, Let’s Go to School! in 2003 along with actress Gong Hyo Jin
  • His first drama leads to his popularity as he won Most Popular Actor in Television at 2004 Baeksang Arts Awards
  • In September 2013, he joined Cube Entertainment
  • He started his Hollywood debut in 2008 starring movie Speed Racer
  • In 2009, he also starred in Hollywood movie Ninja Assassin
  • As a musician, he is much influenced by Justin Timberlake, Usher, and Michael Jackson
  • He has completed military service from October 2011 to July 2013
  • Rain and Kim Tae Hee confirmed dating in January 2013
  • Then he was converted to Catholic and baptized in 2014
  • His baptismal name is Michael
  • Rain and Kim Tae Hee married on January 19, 2017. Both has been dating for about 5 years
  • Their first child was born on October 25, 2017
  • On September 19, 2019 their second child was born
  • Rain attended to Kyunghee University majoring in Post-Modern Music
  • He also studied Performing Arts at Kyunghee University Graduate School but then dropped out
  • He pursued his Master’s Degree at Dankook University Graduate School majoring in Performing Arts
  • Rain didn’t renew his contract with Cube Entertainment and decided to establish his own agency named “Rain Company”
  • In 2021 he debuted a boy group named Ciipher which consists of 7 trainees
  • He is also under management of Sublime Artist Agency
  • He is able to play musical instruments such as piano and guitar
  • His fandom name is CLOUD
  • His MBTI is ESFP


‘Race to Freedom: Um Bok Dong’ as Um Bok Dong (2019)
‘For Love or Money’ as Xu Chengxun (2014)
‘The Prince’ as Mark (2014)
‘Soar Into The Sun’ as Jung Tae Hoon (2012)
‘Awaken The Dragon’ (2010)
‘Ninja Assassin’ as Raizo (2009)
‘Speed Racer’ as Taejo Togokahn (2008)
‘I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK’ as Park Il Sun (2006)

TV Series

Ghost Doctor‘ as Cha Young Min (tvN/ 2022)
‘Welcome 2 Life’ as Lee Jae Sang (MBC/ 2019)
‘Sketch’ as Kang Dong Soo (JTBC/ 2018)
‘Come Back Mister’ as Lee Hae Joon (SBS/ 2016)
‘Diamond Lover’ as Xiao Liang (JZTV/ 2015)
‘My Lovely Girl’ as Lee Hyun Wook (SBS/ 2014)
‘The Fugitive: Plan B’ as Ji Woo (KBS2/ 2010)
‘A Love to Kill’ as Kang Bok Gu (KBS2/ 2005)
‘Banjun Drama’ as himself (SBS/ 2005)
‘Old Miss Diary’ as himself (KBS2/ 2004)
‘Full House’ as Lee Young Jae (KBS2/ 2004)
‘Sangdoo, Let’s Go to School!’ as Cha Sang Doo (KBS2/ 2003)

Variety Show

‘Glutton and Furry’ as Cast Member with Noh Hong Chul (Netflix/ 2021)
‘I-LAND’ as Judge & Mentor (Mnet/ 2020)
‘Hangout with Yoo’ as Member of SSAK3 with Yoo Jae Suk and Lee Hyori feat. Kwanghee (MBC/ 2020)
‘The Unit’ as Host & Mentor (KBS/ 2017)
‘Soulmate’ as Host with Kang Ho Dong (KBS/ 2002–2003)
‘Music Bank’ as Host (KBS/ 2002-2004)


Rain Effect (2014)
Vol. 5 – Rainism (2008)
Rain’s World (2006)
Eternal Rain (2006)
It’s Raining (2004)
How To Avoid The Sun (2003)
Bad Guy (2002)

Awards & Nominations

Mnet Asian Music Awards: 2020 Visionary (“Rain”) – December 6, 2020
MTV Asia Music Gala: Best Overseas Artist (“Rain”) – 2016
Bazaar Men Style People of the Year Awards: Top Asian Entertainer (“Rain”) – 2013
Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best Solo Dance Performance (“Love Song”) – November 28, 2010
19th MTV Movie Awards: Biggest Badass Star (“Ninja Assassin”) – June 6, 2010
23rd Golden Disc Awards: Main Prize / Bonsang (“Rainism”) – December 10, 2008
43rd Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actor in Film (“I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK”) – April 25, 2007
44th Grand Bell Awards: Korean Wave Popularity Award (“I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK”) – June 8, 2007
Mnet Asian Music Awards: Best Male Artist (“I’m Coming”) – November 25, 2006
SBS Gayo Daejeon: Main Prize / Bonsang (“Rain”) – 2006
KBS Drama Awards: Netizen Award, Actor (“A Love to Kill”) – December 31, 2006
MTV Asia Awards: Favorite Korean Artist (“Rain”) – 2005
Baeksang Arts Awards: Most Popular Actor in Television (“Sangdoo, Let’s Go to School!”) – 2004
KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award & Best Couple with Song Hye Kyo (“Full House”) – December 31, 2004
KBS Music Awards: Grand Prize (“It’s Raining”) – 2004

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