Drama Casting & News
Jung Jin-young cameos as Jeon Woo-chi’s teacher
by | November 14, 2012 | 24 Comments

Action fusion sageuk Jeon Woo-chi already has a star-studded cast, but they’ve also added a big headliner cameo for the premiere episode: Jung Jin-young (Love Rain, Brain) will play a crucial role in the opener as Jeon Woo-chi (Cha Tae-hyun)’s teacher, who sets him on his fateful course for the rest of the drama. Hm, isn’t Jeon Woo-chi’s teacher Hong Gil-dong? They’re not naming names as far as his character goes, so I won’t be officially excited until the show premieres, but what great casting if it’s true.

The casting coup is due to Jung Jin-young’s relationship with the director, who helmed his 2008 sageuk Kingdom of the Wind. I always love a good loyalty cameo. He’ll show up in Episode 1 in a “short but impactful appearance” as Jeon Woo-chi’s teacher. He sacrifices himself to save Woo-chi’s life, though the specifics remain vague of course. He also becomes the catalyst for Woo-chi leaving the only home he knows to travel to Joseon. Jung said, “I’m really happy and excited for my first opportunity to act with Cha Tae-hyun, a hoobae I hold dear.”

More production stills show Cha Tae-hyun in action mode against nemesis Lee Hee-jun, as well as shots of veteran actors and Kim Gab-soo and Sung Dong-il on their first days on set. Kim Gab-soo reportedly stayed in character all day, creeping everyone out (So cool), while Sung Dong-il showed up on set in false teeth and crazy hair, and slayed the crew with his ad-libbing. They’ll play old rivals who influence the next generation’s wizard war. On the upside, Cha Tae-hyun and Sung Dong-il are hilarious together; on the the downside, why does the good guy get the crazy mentor, while the bad guy gets Evil Genius Extraordinaire? No fair.

Woohoo, Jeon Woo-chi premieres next Wednesday on KBS.

Via SBS E!, TV Report


24 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. cutieblue

    Can. Not. Wait!! 🙂 Thanks for the update!

  2. crazedlu

    Yes yes yes!

  3. Jilly

    Don’t know who Jung Jin Young is (I haven’t been around for that long) so I’d be more excited if they had gotten Kang Ji Hwan for the role

    • 3.1 ck1Oz

      Whoa I haven’t watched dramas for that long Google that guy. He’s got presence up the whazoo.Plus acting talent.

    • 3.2 jєѕѕα™ 주원사랑 (@jung_kYro)

      Jung Jin Young is a good actor. He’s in Dong Yi, Brain, and Love Rain.

      By the way, Kang Ji Hwan is too young if you want him for the role of Jeon Woo Chi’s teacher. He’s one year younger than Tae Hyun. 🙂

      • 3.2.1 Jacen

        Yea…I totally agree…Kang Ji Hwan is wayyyyy too young. It’s like comparing a pear to a cabbage.

        They might as well play brothers than teacher-student.

        Lee Duk Hwa wouldn’t be that bad of a choice too. The sunbae of sunbae’s of Kdramas.

    • 3.3 bishbash

      He’s Jang Geun Suk’s Dad in Love Rain, or if you might, that crazy Yeon San Gun in The King and the Clown. He who kissed Lee Joon Gi on the big screen!!!! Errrghhhhhhhhh

      • 3.3.1 Shin Haido

        lol.. i remember him in King & Clown. actually i expect Gong il will be with the king actually. but it’s tragic hmm…

    • 3.4 Bengbeng

      He’s also an award winning actor. you should watch his movies too. He is the King in the movie “The King and the Clown” with Lee Joon-Ki

    • 3.5 Katherine

      Check him out in The King and The Clown with Lee Jun Ki & if you want to watch the funny side of him off-screen then check out his episode of Running Man (he had me in stitches with his singing.)

  4. myweithisway

    Cannot wait for this and School! Oh what a beautiful time of the year!

  5. UJ

    woah daebak!!! 😀

  6. jєѕѕα™ 주원사랑 (@jung_kYro)

    I love it already..With CTH in it, this will surely be fun, oh yes, with the thrill of course!

    CTH made me laugh so hard in his movie Speedy Scandal.

    He also made me cry three times already! (Speedy Scandal, Hello Ghost, and My Sassy Girl)

    And now, I’m patiently waiting for his movie The Grand Heist!

    With Jeon Woo Chi just a week to go before its premiere, I am truly excited for the drama! I will surely won’t miss a single episode of it.

    I love the genre. I love Cha Tae Hyun! <3

  7. jae

    Cha Tae Hyun, Kim Gab-soo, Sung Dong-il and Jung Jin-young… WOW! super talented actors…

  8. Kiara

    Yay love these talented ahjussi. I’m so excited.

  9. kaye

    Top caliber cast. I’m down for this.

  10. 10 Rexy

    Excited! If I were any more excited, I’d be foaming at the mouth….

  11. 11 lovepark

    Ooh, interesting to hear that Jung Jin-young is having a cameo. I think he’s awesome. The cast is looking quite awesome. Cha Tae-hyun is wonderful, and Lee Hee-joon is so amazing in what little I’ve seen of him, expecting great things from him.

  12. 12 aenea

    With a stellar cast like that…

    Please. Be. Epic.

    Hope the drama gods hear my prayers.

  13. 13 ditdut

    Damn, feels like I haven’t seen Kim Gabsoo in ages!!

    • 13.1 trotwood

      . . .and he is great in EVERYTHING!!

  14. 14 sunshinehappyfeet


    I can’t wait to watch it!

  15. 15 im_eve

    hehe crazy mentor with crazy hair…naruto w/ his “frog” sensei 😛

  16. 16 John

    This looks good. Hoping and waiting.

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