Jae Hee: The Rebel ‘Lee Mong Ryong’ on Sassy Girl Chun Hyang
Jae Hee is South Korean actor who got an attention through the TV drama school series ‘Sassy Girl Chun Hyang in 2005 and the art house movie ‘3-Iron’ in 2004. Jae Hee started his acting career as a child actor in the drama Mountain on 1997, then he appeared in the campus drama ‘School 2’, the family sitcom ‘Wuri’s Family’, and he appeared in the horror movie ‘Bloody Beach’ on 2000.
Then Jae Hee was cast in the film 3-Iron which earned him a nomination at the Blue Dragon Films Awards in the category Best New Actor. This movie won, and was a big success, both nationally and internationally.
He scored his best role with Lee Mong Ryong in the school life comedy melodrama ‘Sassy Girl Chun Hyang’ in 2005. Lee Mong Ryong was a man who always playful and rebellious, yet very loyal toward the woman that he loved. This drama itself was a retelling of the famous Korean folktale ‘Chunhyangjeon’. The chemistry between Jae Hae and Han Chae Young, the female lead as Chun Hyang, matched really well in the drama. This made them well known as one of the Hallyu stars, not only in Korea but all of Asia.
Jae Hee’s Movies and TV Shows
Below is the list of Jae Hae’s television drama series and movies. Let’s watch them all!
|Year||Title||Role||Main/Guest/Support Role||TV Station|
|1998||I Love You! I Love You!||Lee Joo Beom||SBS|
|1998||Steal My Heart||Choi Kwan Woo||SBS|
|1998||New Generation Report: Adults Don’t Know||KBS1|
|1998||Soonpoong Clinic||Pizza delivery man
(episodes 184, 367)
|1999||School 2||Lee Sung Je||Main Role||KBS2|
|2000||Medical Center||AIDS patient (episodes 5)||Guest Role||SBS|
|2001||Wuri’s Family||Han Gyeo Rae||Support Role||MBC|
|2002||To Be With You||Lee Sang Won||KBS1|
|2005||Sassy Girl Chun Hyang||Lee Mong Ryong||Main Role||KBS2|
|2006||My Girl||Lee Mong Ryong||Cameo||SBS|
|2007||Witch Yoo Hee||Chae Moo Ryong||Main Role||SBS|
|2008||One Mom and Three Dads||Choi Kwang Hee||Main Role||KBS2|
|2008||Hometown Legends “Oh Goo the Exorcism”||Yoon Ki Joo (Ep.5)||Main Role||KBS2|
|2011||Color of Woman||Yoon Joon Soo||Main Role||Channel A|
|2012||May Queen||Park Chang Hee||Main Role||MBC|
|2013||Jang Ok Jung, Living By Love||Hyun Chi Soo||Support Role||SBS|
|2013||The Firstborn||Park Soon Taek||Main Role||JTBC|
|2015||Save The Family||Jung Woo Jin||Main Role||KBS1|
|2016||Vampire Detective||Han Gyu Min (EP. 1)||Guest Role||OCN|
|2017||You Are Too Much||Jo Sung Taek||Guest Role||MBC|
|1999||Ghost In Love||Kantorates/Jin Chae Byul’s younger brother||Support Role|
|2000||Bloody Beach||Won Il||Support Role|
|2006||The Art Of Fighting||Song Byeong Tae||Main Role|
|2007||The Evil Twin||Hyun Sik||Main Role|
|2007||Zig Zag Love||Sung Hyun|
|2008||Mandate||Choi Kang||Main Role|
|2013||Crimes Of Passion||Jeong Hee||Main Role|
|2018||Folktale||Heung Boo||Main Role|
|2018||Memento Mori||Min Soo||Main Role|
Jae Hee’s Marriage
A Korea ladies magazine entitled Woman Senses stated in their November Issue that Jae Hee has a secret life where he’s married to a non celebrity woman, and has a young son. His agency confirmed it on October 23, 2012. They said that Jae Hee had been married to that woman since 2010. He didn’t revealed his marriage not because he was embarrassed or trying to hide his family, but because he wants his family to be able to live a normal life.
According to the magazine, little is known about Jae Hee’s secret wife except that she works at a hospital in Seoul and is known to have a beautiful appearance. The couple chose to move out of Gangnam and into the outskirts of Seoul. Jae Hee’s mother helps take care of their son. Hopefully, Jae Hee’s family will have as many years living cozily as they go through life together.