Rising actor Chae Jong Hyeop has been capturing fans’ hearts with his sweet charms and slowly becoming one of the most talked-about rising actors of 2021.




But who is Chae Jong Hyeop? What led him to become an actor and how was he able to become a rising talent that fans couldn’t stop talking about.

Today, we’re here to take a look at Chae Jong Hyeop, his past, his upbringing, and what brought him here.

Chae Jong Hyeop has a reserved personality

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Unlike some of his bold and upfront characters which he portrayed on TV, Chae Jong Hyeop is actually very shy and reserved. The actor had previously talked about his nervousness to appear on variety shows due to his shyness.

When Chae Jong Hyeop had to promote “The Witch’s Diner” on variety shows, he admitted to being nervous and to have felt completely drained after he wrapped up filming for “Running Man.”

Chae Jong Hyeop’s Stay in South Africa

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Many fans might be surprised to learn this but Chae Jong Hyeop studied abroad in South Africa when he was younger. But why did he study abroad?

The actor previously stated in interviews that his father had advised him to experience other cultures to help with his future, Chae Jong Hyeop admits he was angry at those words growing up because he couldn’t understand why he had to live in a country where he could hardly communicate.




Thus, Chae Jong Hyeop honed his English skills by listening to pop music.

Chae Jong Hyeop stayed in South Africa for three years.

Chae Jong Hyeop modeling days- how he got his start

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Chae Jong Hyeop has the face and the height to take the modeling industry by storm which is what he did. He started out his career modeling before transitioning into acting, you’d be surprised to know that he began modeling in South Africa.

He went on to study Fashion Model Art in Seoul Arts College and had begun in 2014, he was picked to walk the runway for Korean designer Kim Seoryong.

Chae Jong Hyeop TV debut project was “Come and Hug Me”

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You might blink and miss him, Chae Jong Hyeop officially made his TV acting debut in a minor role for the popular drama “Come and Hug Me.” However, the actor’s first acting project was the Webtoon “Hero Toondra Show.”

Since then, Chae Jong Hyeop’s drama list has only grown and he’s been in many projects ever since. He had his breakthrough in his role as the rising baseball player in “Hot Stove League.”

Chae Jong Hyeop’s stay in Thailand

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Chae Jong Hyeop has spent many years overseas and besides staying in South Africa for a while, the actor was also revealed to have spent a year in Thailand. He lived one year in Thailand during middle school.

Chae Jong Hyeop personally revealed that during a trip to Thailand with his mother, she gave him a ring and revealed that she wanted him to stay there and study. 

Chae Jong Hyeop dramas list

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Chae Jong Hyeop has been in many dramas across the years since his debut in 2016, here is Chae Jong Hyeop dramas list:

“Come and Hug Me” (2018)

“Hot Stove League” (2019)

“Sisyphus: The Myth” (2021)

“The Witch’s Diner” (2021)

Chae Jong Hyeop could also be greeting fans with a new drama either by the end of this year or early next year, he’s in talks to lead the upcoming KBS drama “The Speed to You Is 493 km” opposite Park Ju Hyun. The drama is said to be a “sports romance drama” about a man and a woman on a mixed doubles badminton company team.

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