Filmography & Achievements

“Raizo,” Warner Bros. movie NINJA ASSASSIN, 2009

“JiWoo,” KBS TV drama series The Fugitive: Plan B, 2010

“Lt. Jung TaeHoon”, Korean blockbuster movie R2B: Return to Base, premiered August 15, 2012

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Rain Wins the 2010 MTV Movie Award for Biggest Badass Star, the night of June 6th. He is the first Korean in the history of the program to win an MTV Movie Award.  Yes indeed.  In the US, badassery has a new face!

(> Click here for the historic moment on Or watch below.)

(> Rain on the MTV Red Carpet, and in a winning photo op.)


Ninja Assassin premiere, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, EyeBiteTV.  Rain is the first Korean in the history of Hollywood to land a lead movie role, and the first Korean to land a role in a blockbuster film (Speed Racer).


» [character intro][actor info] About Rain and “TaeHoon” in the R2B: Return to Base English press kit.

» [Eng subs trailer][movie times] R2B: Return to Base English promotions by CJ Entertainment.


R2B; Return to Base /R2B: 리턴투베이스 / 알투비 R2B: 리턴투베이스  (CJ Entertainment, 2012) Jung TaeHoon / Release in South Korea August 15, 2012 / Release in North America, August 24, 2012 / Working titles:  The Red Muffler–2011 [레드 머플러 (Re-deu Meo-peul-leo)] /Red Scarf /Living in the Sky / Soar Into The Sun / Flight: Close To The Sun

Ninja Assassin (Warner Bros., 2009) Raizo

Speed Racer (Warner Bros., 2008) Taejo Togokhan

I’m a Cyborg, But That’s Okay (Ssaibogeujiman Gwaenchanha) 싸이보그지만 괜찮아 (CJ Entertainment & Tartan Films, 2006) Park Il-Soon


Fighter of Wind (2002) Choi Bae-dal   (had to leave the role due to scheduling conflicts)




Domangja 도망자 (Runaway: Plan B / The Fugitive: Plan B), premiered on September 29, 2010 on KBS2 TV.  20 episodes. (UPDATE: The series is still airing on KBS World global TV across the planet, and at Internet sites KBSWORLDi, DramaFever, and Hulu online.)

Four Seasons (SBS, scheduled for 2009) on hold indefinitely

A Love To Kill (I jukilnomui sarang) 이 죽일놈의 사랑  (KBS2, 2005) Kang Bok-Gu

Full House  (Pul hauseu)  풀하우스 (KBS2, 2004) Lee Yeung-Jae

Sang-Doo, Let’s Go To School!  (Sangdooya, hakgyo kaja!)  상두야, 학교가자! (KBS2, 2003) Cha Sang-Doo

Orange  오렌지 (SBS, 2002)

The King of Disco (SBS, 2002)




Banjun Reverse Drama (SBS, 2005)
1.  Romance Solver
2.  Pick Pocket
3.  For Her

Run Ma Ma (KBS2, 2002)



Documentaries that should be on your list…

MBC Special Biography: Rain Is Coming (first broadcast October 2008)

Discovery Channel’s Hip Korea series: Seoul Vibes, Rain (first broadcast March 2009).  This documentary follows Rain’s grueling childhood and lifelong journey, back-lit by the streets of Seoul.  In December 2009, it took home three awards from the 14th Asia Television Awards, beating out 204 other programs from 14 countries.
Best Cross-Platform Content
Best Infotainment Program
Best Music Program

(news source: omgkpop)

» Visit our Interviews and Documentaries page HERE for some mighty fine viewing.  Once you leave it, you will definitely know who Jung Ji-Hoon is and what he’s about.





Entered mandatory military service on October 11, 2011. Became squadron leader and First Class marksman, and was awarded a 5th Division Commander Citation for Respect and his private stripe upon his graduation from boot camp, five weeks later. Went on to become an Assistant Training Officer for Division 5. Is now a Public Relations soldier for the Defense Ministry’s Department of Information Services in Seoul. Rain’s mandatory military service will end on July 10, 2013.

After topping the TIME 100 Online Readers’ Poll every year since 2006, Rain not only won the 2011 poll (for the third time since 2006) but was also included in TIME Magazine’s 2011 special issue for its 100 Most Influential People of the year. This was his second time in the special issue (2006, 2011) and walking the Red Carpet into the TIME 100 Gala at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Appointed an honorary ambassador for Gangnam District’s cultural advancement.

Invited as a guest lecturer on Cultural Content at Hong Seoul National University (SNU).

Recorded and released “珍愛” (Treasure), the promotional song in connection with his China/South Korea Youth green ambassadorship, to bring awareness to the problem of desertification.

Named the Chinese and South Korean Youth Ambassador for Green Environmental Protection in Beijing, capital of China, March 1, 2011.

Recipient of the prestigious World Star Award at the 2nd Korea Seoul Art & Culture Awards.


» Invited to represent Incheon, South Korea and close out the XVI Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

» Winner of the 2010 Mnet Asia Music Award (MAMA) for Best Solo Dance Performance, for “Love Song”, in November.

» Voted the most influential star in South Korea for two years running, by foremost experts on administration, education, the press, law, enterprise, government, financing, entertainment, social organization, and religion in that country, as reported in the Sisa Journal in August.

Recipient of the 2010 MTV Movie Award for Biggest Badass Star, for his role in NINJA ASSASSIN (The first Korean to win an MTV Movie Award in history of the program.)

2010 Green Planet Movie Awards:

  • Best International Entertainer (Asia)
  • Asian Cultural Ambassador of The Year
  • One of The Top 10 Most Outstanding Asians in Hollywood

• Inducted (along with Ninja Assassin) into the CGV Hall of Fame
• Honorary Ambassador of South Korea’s Green Growth vision, along with actress Lee Da-Hye
• The Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism award by KOCCA (Korea Culture and Content Agency) for contributing to the development of domestic cultural events



The first Korean to land the lead role in a Hollywood movie (“Raizo,” NINJA ASSASSIN)
Goodwill Ambassador by the Korean Ministry of Food, Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Global Publicity Ambassador: City of Seoul
Rainism – Taiwan 2009 HITO Pop Music Awards ‘HITO Asia Pop Music’



The first Korean to land a role in a Hollywood movie (“Taejo,” SPEED RACER)
Golden Disk Award – Bonsang
IFPI HK Music Sales Awards (4th Album-Best Sales of 2007 in Korea & Japan
CICI KOREA 2008 ‘Korean Image of the Year – Didimdol’


4th Netizen Entertainment Awards Best Male Singer Award
13th CineAsia Awards: Male Asian Star of The Year Award
1st Korea Film Awards – Best New Actor Award
44th Grand Bell Awards: Overseas Popularity Award
Korean Entertainment Business Association “1st Korean Wave Awards” – Star (Music) Award
People Magazine Awards: World’s 100 Most Beautiful People 2007 Award
43rd Baeksang Art Awards: Best New Actor (I’m a Cyborg, But that’s OK)
59th Berlin Film Festival:  I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK wins Alfred Bauer Prize


SBS Gayo Daejun 2006 – Bonsang
World Tour Las Vegas Concert – Appreciation Plaque from California State
MKMF M.NET – Best Solo Male Artist
Time Magazine – 100 Most Influential People Who Shape the World Award
RTHK International Pop Poll Awards – Silver Prize at Top New Act & Nost Sold Korean Albums
Taiwan “2006 HITO Pop Music Awards” – HITO Asian Music Award (For “I Do”)


IFPI Hong Kong Music Sale Awards – Korea & Japan Music Award
KBS Drama Awards: Netizen Award
100 World-Lighting People
Korea Cultural Content Grand Prize: Music Section
Virgin Radio Hits 40 Awards – Best Asian Artist Award
Hong Kong Universal Records Golden Record Award
MTV Korea Channel [V]: Best Single Award
MTV Video Music Awards Japan – Best Buzz from Asia Award
LA City Hall – Cultural Exchange between Korea and USA Award
MTV Asia Awards: Favorite Artist – Korea
MTV China CCTV Mandarin Music Honors Awards – Favorite Artist of Korea


KBS Drama Awards – Best Actor, Popularity, & Best Couple Awards
MBC Top 10 Artist Awards – Bonsang
The Korean Music Awards – Best Artist of the Year Award
SBS Music Awards – Bonsang & Netizen’ s Best Popularity Award
SBS Seoul Gayo Award – Bonsang
Korean Awards – Pop Music Award
M.NET Music Video Festival – Artist of the Year Award
Golden Disc Award – Bonsang
5th Korea Video Awards – Photogenic Award in Singer Section
Andre Kim Star Award – Actor Section
40th Baeksang Arts Awards – Popularity Award for Role in a Television Series


KBS Drama Awards – Rookie Award
MBC Awards: Top 10 Artist Award – Bonsang
KBS Music Awards – Artist of the Year Award
SBS Gayo Daejun – Bonsang & Netizen’s Best Popularity Award KBS Awards: Best Male Artist
Broadcasting and Video Awards – Best Star Award in Singer Section
KMTV Korean Music Award – Artist of the Year Award
M.NET Music Video Festival: Mobile Popularity Award
10th Korea Entertainment and Arts Awards – Best New Artist Award


KBS Award: Best New Artist Award
M.NET Awards: Male Artist Award
Korean MTV: New Male Artist Award
MBC Awards: Top 10 Artist Award
Golden Disc Awards: New Artist Golden Disc Award
SBS Awards: New Male Performer of the Year Award

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