Jung Doo-hong is a South Korean actor, stunt actor, stunt coordinator, action director, martial art choreographer, and producer. You might know him from his famous work on RED 2 (2013), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) and The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008). He made his debut on Ggok-Ji-Ddan (1990) and from then on he’s been active in the Korean Entertainment Industry until now. At only 25 years old, Jung Doo-hong has already been an action and martial arts director on the film Sirasoni (1992), making him the youngest film director in the Korean film industry at the time.
Jung Doo-hong’s Profile
Jung Doo-hung was born on 14 December 1966 in Chilsan-ri, Imcheon-myeon, South Korea, so he is now 51 years old. He was born as the youngest of seven siblings. His interest on Korean traditional martial arts started when he was a freshman in high school. At the time, there was a newly-opened, private Taekwondo institute near his high school. He signed up there, and ever since then he has been engrossed in learning Taekwondo. Since he came from a poor family, he couldn’t afford his training fees, but fortunately the master of the institute, Lee Gak Soo, taught him for free because he believed that Jung Doo-hong had a great talent and was very passionate about Taekwondo.
In 1985, he entered Junnio Incheon Junior College where he majored in athletics and physical education. In college he was selected as a member of a performing team that promoted taekwondo and Korean culture around the world, and he spent much of his college years overseas, teaching taekwondo in the United States, Japan, and Mexico.
As a Korean, he had to do mandatory military service, and during that time he also served as a martial arts trainer of a front line elite unit. After that, he had a brief stint where he worked as a bodyguard for a parliamentarian after his discharge from the military.
Jung Doo-hong’s Wife
Currently, he is not wedded to anyone, but he used to be married to Nadya Hutagalung, who is an Indonesian-Australian model and a former MTV Asia VJ in 1998. They met in New York, USA when Nadya opened her bar, and became a host for MTV in the opening event. Sadly, the marriage did not last for long. They ended things just a year after the wedding, and it was said that their marriage was not officially registered.