Taecyeon (Ok Taec-yeon) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Ok Taec-yeon Quick Info
Height6 ft 1 in
Weight76 kg
Date of BirthDecember 27, 1988
Zodiac SignCapricorn
GirlfriendUnknown

Taecyeon is a South Korean rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur. He is best known for being the main rapper for the South Korean Boy Band 2PM. He has also
appeared on TV series like Cinderella Sister (2010), Dream high (2011), Who Are You (2013), Wonderful Days (2014), Assembly (2015), and played the character of Won-Chul in romantic comedy film Marriage Blue (2013) and Priest Choi in the mystery thriller film House Of The Disappeared (2017). The singer has amassed more than 4 million followers on Twitter.

Born Name

Ok Taec-yeon

Nick Name

Taecyeon

Taecyeon as seen at the Korea Sale Festa Opening Ceremony in September 2016
Taecyeon as seen at the Korea Sale Festa Opening Ceremony in September 2016 (Jeon Han / Flikr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Busan, South Korea

Residence

South Korea

Nationality

South Korean

Education

Taecyeon attended Bedford High School for 7 years and later switched to Young Dong High School in Seoul. He further went on to study Business Administration at Dankook University and then went to Korea University Graduate School of International Studies.

Occupation

Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Entrepreneur

Family

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Ok Jihyen (Older Sister)

Manager

  • Until 2018, Taecyeon was being represented by JYP Entertainment.
  • In 2018, he signed a contract with an agency called 51K.

Genre

Hip-Hop, K-Pop, Electronic, R&B

Instruments

Vocals

Labels

  • JYP Entertainment
  • 51K
  • Sony Music
  • Ariola Japan
  • United Asia Management

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm

Weight

76 kg or 167.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Taecyeon has dated –

  1. Amy – Taecyeon has dated a girl named Amy in the past.

According to him, he preferred cute and short girls when he was younger but since he has grown older, he doesn’t have a type.

Taecyeon as seen performing in Japan in August 2011
Taecyeon as seen performing in Japan in August 2011 (Pleasure garden / p-garden.tistory.com / CC BY 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He has South Korean ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Dimpled Smile
  • Muscular physique
  • Tall height

Brand Endorsements

Taecyeon has done endorsement work for brands like –

  • EXR
  • Body Shop
  • Hanami
  • Market O
  • Samsung
  • Paris-Croissant Food Company
  • Reebok
Taecyeon as seen at the VIP premiere of the movie Marriage Blue in July 2013
Taecyeon as seen at the VIP premiere of the movie Marriage Blue in July 2013 (Sunshine Boy / junshines.tistory.com / CC BY 4.0)

Religion

Christianity

Best Known For

  • Being the main rapper of the South Korean boy band, 2PM
  • Appearing in TV series like Cinderella Sister (2010), Dream High (2011), Who Are You (2013), Wonderful Days (2014), Assembly (2015) and many more
  • Portraying the character of Won-Chul in romantic comedy film Marriage Blue (2013) and playing Priest Choi in the mystery thriller film House Of The Disappeared (2017)

First Album

Taecyeon released his first studio album 01:59PM along with the band 2PM on November 10, 2009. The album peaked at #1 on The Gaon Music Chart and sold more than 110k units in Korea.

First Film

He made his theatrical film debut in the South Korean romantic comedy film Marriage Blue as Won-chul in 2013.

First TV Show

Taecyeon made his first TV show appearance on the reality show Superstar Survival in 2006.

Personal Trainer

Taecyeon is a fitness freak. He works out on a regular basis even when he is busy with work. As per an interview, he revealed that he had only 15 days to get in shape for his Men’s Health magazine photoshoot. During this time, he managed to get in great shape using bodyweight movements, doing a lot of cardio and Aerobics. His workout routine usually includes shoulders, tricep, and abs exercises.

Taecyeon as seen performing in July 2011
Taecyeon as seen performing in July 2011 (Wasabi contents / wasabcon.tistory.com / CC BY 2.0 KR)

Taecyeon Facts

  1. Taecyeon’s family migrated to Bedford, Massachusetts when he was 10 years old.
  2. His sister saw a JYP Entertainment audition post on the internet and persuaded him to audition for the agency.
  3. He went to New York City on his 17th birthday for the audition and after a week he was chosen among the final 35 for which he had to go back to South Korea.
  4. While he was studying at Bedford High School he was also a member of the Chess Club, Jazz Band, JV Soccer Team, and National Honor Society.
  5. Taecyeon initially wanted to become a model for JYP Entertainment but the judges wanted him to try singing and dancing and he ended up among the top 12 finalists who further competed in a show called Superstar Survival but unfortunately, he was the first one to be eliminated.
  6. Apart from Korean, he is also fluent in English and Japanese and can also speak Busan Satoori.
  7. In 2008, Taecyeon participated in MNET’s show called Hot Blood Men that was about the extreme training given to 13 trainees so that they could become a member of boyband One Day which later gave birth to 2 new bands namely 2AM and 2PM.
  8. Taecyeon made his official debut 6 months after Hot Blood Men was aired.
  9. In 2010, he was cast as a permanent member of South Korean variety show Family Outing season 2 but the show got canceled.
  10. The singer has a large scar on one of his arms which he got due to a fracture while he was arm wrestling with another band member Junho.
  11. Taecyeon announced in 2010 that he would be giving up his United States visa so that he is eligible to serve his military duties in Korea.
  12. In 2013, he introduced a green-colored cat character named ‘Okcat’, the emoticons of which have been released on the chat application ‘KakaoTalk’.
  13. He was enlisted for his military service in 2017.
  14. Apart from gymming, he likes to sleep in his free time.
  15. On 25 July 2018, it was announced that Taecyeon will not be continuing his career with JYP Entertainment, as he signed a new contract with an agency called 51K. It was, however, decided that he would still continue his career as a 2PM member.
  16. Follow Taecyeon on Instagram and Twitter.

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