Choi Tae-joon

Choi Tae-joon (Korean최태준, born July 7, 1991) is a South Korean actor.[2][3] He is known for his lead role in melodrama Exit (2018).

Choi Tae-joon
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Born (1991-07-07) July 7, 1991 (age 29)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationChung-Ang University - Theater
Years active2001–present
AgentHuayi Brothers[1]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationChoi Tae-jun
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Taechun


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 drama So I Married an Anti-fan as the male lead, based on the webtoon of the same name.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

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]



Year Title Role Ref.
2003 Project X
2012 Pacemaker Min Yoon-ki [17]
2016 Eclipse Se-joon [9]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2001 Piano young Lee Kyung-ho SBS [18]
2002 Magic Kid Masuri Min Ho-soo KBS2 [4]
2011 Padam Padam Im Jung jTBC [5]
2012 The King of Dramas Oh In-sung, actor in Elegant Revenge
(Bit part, Episode 1)
SBS [19]
The Great Seer Yi Bang-won [20]
2013 Ugly Alert Gong Hyun-seok [21][22]
Adolescence Medley Lee Yeok-ho KBS2 [23]
2014 Mother's Garden Cha Ki-joon MBC [24]
2015 A Girl Who Sees Smells Ye Sang-gil SBS [25]
All About My Mom Lee Hyung-soon KBS2 [26]
2016 The Flower in Prison Sung Ji-heon MBC [27]
2017 Missing 9 Choi Tae-ho [28]
Suspicious Partner Ji Eun-hyuk SBS [29]
2018 Exit Do Kang-soo [30]
The Undateables Choi Jun-soo [31]
TBA So I Married an Anti-fan Hoo Joon [13]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2017 109 Strange Things KDI-109 Naver TV Cast [32]

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2016 Hello Counselor KBS Host Permanent host from episode 288-341 [11]
Celebrity Bromance MBig TV Cast member Season 2 with Zico (Block B) [33]
We Got Married MBC Season 4 with Bomi (Apink) (Episodes 341-363) [10]

Music videoEdit

Year Song title Artist Ref.
2013 "Bye Bye Happy Days!" Kara
2017 "When We Were Two" Urban Zakapa [34]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2014 2nd Asia Rainbow TV Awards Best Supporting Actor Ugly Alert Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor Mother's Garden Won [35]
2015 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actor All About My Mom Nominated
Best Couple Award (with Jo Bo-ah) Nominated
2016 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama The Flower in Prison Nominated
KBS Entertainment Awards Rookie Award in Talk Show Hello Counselor Won [36]
2017 2nd Asia Artist Awards New Wave Award N/A Won [37]
MBC Drama Awards Best Character Award Missing 9 Won [38]
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama Suspicious Partner Nominated
2018 3rd Asia Artist Awards Best Icon N/A Won [39]


  1. ^ "최태준, 화이브라더스코리아 새 둥지...이시영 주원 한솥밥". OSEN. July 14, 2017.
  2. ^ "최태준 :: 네이버 인물검색". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  3. ^ "CHOI Tae-Joon". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2017-12-31.
  4. ^ a b "Actor Choi Tae-joon says he debuted as child actor who played bad wizard". Hancinema. Herald Corporation. December 10, 2014.
  5. ^ a b "'빠담빠담'속 '떠오르는 샛별' 최태준". Sisaon (in Korean). January 18, 2012.
  6. ^ "Actor with a good image, Choi Tae-joon". Hancinema. July 19, 2013.
  7. ^ "[인터뷰S]① 최태준 "'미씽나인' 도전이고 기회였다"". SPOTV News (in Korean). April 9, 2017.
  8. ^ ""Suspicious Partner" Choi Tae-joon supports Ji Chang-wook". Hancinema. May 10, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Film "Eclipse" explores psychological impulses behind teen crimes". Yonhap News Agency. March 18, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Yoon and Choi are newest 'Married' couple". Korea JoongAng Daily. September 24, 2016.
  11. ^ a b "'Hello' Choi Taejoon to leave 'Hello, Counselor' in September". KBS World. August 30, 2017.
  12. ^ ""Exit" Ends Succesfully [sic], Leaving Viewers Wanting More". Osen (in Korean). May 1, 2018.
  13. ^ a b "[SBS Star] Sooyoung & Choi Tae Jun Confirmed to a New Drama". SBS News. August 13, 2018.
  14. ^ "[공식입장] 박신혜 최태준 열애 인정 "지난해 연말 연인 관계로 발전"". Naver (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. March 7, 2018.
  15. ^ "Actors Park Shin-hye, Choi Tae-joon dating". Yonhap News Agency. March 7, 2018.
  16. ^ "Park Shin-hye, Choi Tae-joon confirm dating". Kpop Herald. March 7, 2018.
  17. ^ "Filming for Kim Myung-min's new movie "Pacemaker" set for April 11". Hancinema. April 9, 2011.
  18. ^ "'테로' 최태준 "10살 때 '피아노' 조인성 아역으로 데뷔"". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). June 18, 2016.
  19. ^ "'드라마의 제왕' 깜짝 출연 최태준, "연기 잘하네"". New Daily (in Korean). November 6, 2012.
  20. ^ "'대풍수' 속 잘생긴 이방원, 최태준의 모든 것". SBS News (in Korean). February 13, 2013.
  21. ^ "못난이 최태준 "드라마 피아노 참고했다"". No Cut News (in Korean). May 14, 2015.
  22. ^ "식상과 공감 사이 〈못난이 주의보〉의 숙제는?". 10Asia (in Korean). July 22, 2013.
  23. ^ "Teenage Medley, Three Keywords for Fun Viewing". KBS Global. July 12, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-24.
  24. ^ "Jung Yu-mi signs up for daily drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 3, 2014.
  25. ^ "최태준, '냄새를 보는 소녀' 출연 확정..박유천·신세경과 호흡". Chosun (in Korean). March 6, 2015.
  26. ^ "'부탁해요, 엄마' 최태준 "25세 나이 맞는 귀여운 역할 행복해"". Star Daily News (in Korean). August 11, 2015.
  27. ^ "[단독]진세연·고수·김수연·최태준, '옥중화' 주연 확정". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). January 6, 2016.
  28. ^ "엑소 찬열·이선빈·최태준·류원, '미씽나인' 출연 확정". Naver (in Korean). November 14, 2016.
  29. ^ "[단독]최태준, '절친' 지창욱과 SBS 드라마 주연 "브로맨스"". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). March 22, 2017.
  30. ^ "최태준 주연 SBS 특집극 'EXIT', '키스 먼저' 후속 2회 편성". 10Asia (in Korean). April 19, 2018.
  31. ^ "최태준, '훈남정음' 출연 확정… 남궁민X황정음과 호흡". 10Asia (in Korean). April 19, 2018.
  32. ^ "DIA's Jung Chae-yeon & Choi Tae-joon Cast In New Web Drama". KBS World. December 6, 2017.
  33. ^ "'꽃미남브로맨스' 지코x최태준, 수다의 신세계를 보여주마". The Star (in Korean). March 1, 2016. Archived from the original on March 8, 2018. Retrieved March 8, 2018.
  34. ^ "이성경X최태준, 어반자카파 응원 "뮤비 촬영 내내 울었다…꼭 들어달라"". 10Asia (in Korean). November 1, 2017.
  35. ^ "'MBC 연기대상' 임시완·최태준·한선화·고성희 '신인상'". JTBC (in Korean). December 30, 2014.
  36. ^ "[KBS 연예대상] 윤시윤·민효린·최태준·엄현경, 신인상 영예". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). December 24, 2016.
  37. ^ "Kim Hee Sun & EXO win Grand Prize Awards at the 2017 Asia Artist Awards". KBS World. November 16, 2017.
  38. ^ "Winners of the 2017 MBC Drama Awards". Hancinema. December 30, 2017.
  39. ^ "BTS win the Daesang at Asia Artist Awards 2018 – and are among Artists Of The Year". Metro. November 28, 2018.

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