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Yoo Ji Tae (Yoo Jitae)

Yoo Ji Tae (Yoo Jitae) Profile, Facts, and TMI

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Yoo Ji Tae (Yoo Jitae) Profile

  • Birth Name: 유지태 (Yoo Ji Tae)
  • Stage Name: Yoo Ji Tae
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1976.04.13
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Height: 188 cm
  • Weight: 78 kg
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Agency: BH Entertainment
  • Spouse: Kim Hyo Jin (actress)
  • Instagram: @jt_db

Yoo Ji Tae (Yoo Jitae) Facts & TMI

  • Yoo Ji Tae was born in Seoul, South Korea
  • He attended to Dankook University, Department of Theater and Film
  • Then he pursued master’s degree at Chung-Ang University Graduate School of Advanced Imaging Science, Multimedia & Film
  • He also took master’s degree at Catholic University of Korea Graduate School of Social Work
  • After pursuing his master’s degree, he continued his study by taking Doctoral Program at Chung-Ang University
  • He was raised by his mother as a single parent
  • His mother was a nurse and he wanted to support her mother to realize her dream to establish elderly hospital and orphanage
  • He married to actress Kim Hyo Jin on December 2, 2011 at Shilla Hotel after 5-year dating
  • Both met each other in 2003 when they were fashion models
  • Their first child, Yoo Soo In, was born on July 5, 2014
  • The second child, Yoo Roo In, was born on April 15, 2019
  • He began his entertainment career as a model and his debut was at runway for 1995 Seoul Fashion Artist Association
  • His acting debut began in 1998 through movie Bye June
  • Meanwhile, his TV debut began a year later through SBS drama 8 Love Stories in 1999
  • He received more recognition for acting performance through his role in movie Ditto (2000) as he won some awards at 1st Busan Film Critics Awards, 8th Chunsa Film Art Awards, and 21st Blue Dragon Film Awards
  • Beside actor and model, he is a director and screenwriter
  • As a filmmaker, he successfully made two movies and four short movies
  • He appears in Park Chan Wook’s successful movie Oldboy
  • Yoo Ji Tae is also pointed as a jury at several prestigious film festivals such as 22nd Tokyo International Film Festival, 14th Busan International Film Festival, 4th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival, 9th Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, and 28th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
  • He is close to comedian Kim Joon Ho
  • He is known as a philanthropist and active in several charity programs
  • In 2021, he is confirmed to play the character of Professor in Netflix series The House of Paper, remake of Spanish drama Money Heist
  • He is currently under management of BH Entertainment


‘Money’ as Beon Ho Pyo (2019)
‘Svaha: The Sixth Finger’ as Kim Dong Soo (2019)
‘The Swindlers’ as Park Hee Soo (2017)
‘Split’ as Chul Jong (2016)
‘The Great Actor’ as himself – cameo (2016)
‘The Tenor Lirico Spinto’ as Bae Jae Chul (2014)
‘The Human Trust’ as Osamu Endo (2013)
‘Midnight FM’ as Han Dong Su (2010)
‘Secret Love’ as Jin Woo / Jin Ho (2010)
‘Hello Schoolgirl’ as Kim Yeon Woo (2008)
‘Hwang Jin-Yi’ as No Mi (2007)
‘Traces of Love’ as Hyun Woo (2006)
‘Three Fellas’ as Lee Chi Soo (2006)
‘Running Wild’ as Oh Jin Woo (2006)
‘Sympathy for Lady Vengeance’ as adult Won Mo (2005)
‘Antarctic Journal’ as Kim Min Jae (2005)
‘Woman Is the Future of Man’ as Lee Moon Ho (2004)
Oldboy‘ as Lee Woo Jin (2003)
‘Natural City’ as R (2003)
‘Into the Mirror’ as Woo Young Min (2003)
‘Wonderful Days’ – voice (2003)
‘One Fine Spring Day’ as Sang Woo (2001)
‘MOB 2025’ as K-one (2001)
‘Libera me’ as Kim Hyun Tae (2000)
‘Nightmare’ as Hyun Jun (2000)
‘Ditto’ as Ji In (2000)
‘01412 Sect of the Magic Sword’ as Ma Ko (2000)
‘Attack the Gas Station’ as Paint (1999)
‘Bye June’ as Do Gi (1998)

TV Series

The House of Paper‘ as Professor (Netflix/ 2021)
‘When My Love Blooms’ as Han Jae Hyun (tvN/ 2020)
‘Different Dreams’ as Kim Won Bong (MBC/ 2019)
‘Jugglers’ as Choi Kang Woo – ep.9 (KBS2/ 2017-2018)
‘Mad Dog’ as Choi Kang Woo (KBS2/ 2017)
‘The Good Wife’ as Lee Tae Joon (tvN/ 2016)
‘Healer’ as Kim Moon Ho (KBS2/ 2014-2015)
‘Star’s Lover’ as Kim Chul Soo (SBS/ 2008-2009)
‘8 Love Stories’ as Kang Yoon Seok (SBS/ 1999-2000)


‘The Man Only I Can See’ (2017)
‘Mai Ratima’ (2012)
‘Invitation’ (2009)
‘Out of My Intention’ (2008)
‘How Does the Blind Dream?’ (2005)
‘The Bike Boy’ (2003)

Awards & Nominations

11th Cable TV Broadcasting Awards: Best Actor (“The Good Wife”) – 2017
Deauville Asian Film Festival: Jury Prize (“Mai Ratima”) – 2013
5th Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia: Special Contribution Award (“Out of My Intention”) – 2008
23rd Busan Asian Short Film Festival: Fuji Film Award (“How Does the Blind Dream?”) – 2006
20th Busan Asian Short Film Festival: Audience Award (“The Bike Boy”) – 2003
1st Busan Film Critics Awards: Best New Actor (“Ditto”) – 2000
8th Chunsa Film Art Awards: Best New Actor (“Ditto”) – 2000
21st Blue Dragon Film Awards: Popular Star Award (“Ditto”) – 2000

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