K-Drama actor Kang Tae Oh has become a household name after the resounding success of Extraordinary Attorney Woo. No wonder fans are curious and would like to know more about him. Here are ten fascinating things about Kang Tae Oh that will endear him more to fans.
1. He took the MBTI test in character as Lee Junho and nailed the results.
Kang Tae Oh said that when K-Drama actors study a role before starting to film, they usually take the MBTI test. He also took this test, imagining himself as Lee Junho, his character in Extraordinary Attorney Woo, and expected an MBTI result of ESFJ. Surprisingly, he got that exact result!
What makes this remarkable is that Kang Tae Oh’s personal MBTI results are always a toss between INFP and INFJ, indicative that he is an introvert as opposed to Lee Junho’s personality. Hence, being in character and nailing the MBTI results showed how well he internalizes his character.
2. He donated ₩20.0 million KRW (about $14,900 USD) to those affected by the flooding in Korea.
Kang Tae Oh donated ₩20.0 million KRW (about $14,900 USD) through the Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association to help those affected by the recent heavy floods in Korea. He hoped his donation would help some victims return to normal circumstances through the restoration of damages.
3. He likes working out at home.
Kang Tae Oh preferred to work out at home instead of in a fitness club or gym. He loved using the Phoenix Horizontal Bar installed in front of the bathroom in his home and does as many as 20 pull-ups regularly, even 30 pull-ups when he has time to work out more frequently. Those pull-ups were effective, as seen in Law of the Jungle, when he appeared shirtless.
4. Kang Tae Oh loves to sleep.
Kang Tae Oh loved to sleep and took advantage of his spare time to catch up on resting. When he doesn’t have a schedule the following day, he sleeps all day and doesn’t go out. He said sleeping is his only joy.
5. He wants to play a character that is the exact opposite of his real persona.
People say he has a powerful energy that can be strongly felt whenever he speaks. Thus, he wanted to test his limits as an actor and play a weak character who has no reason to live or is intimidated. He wanted to play all nuances of this character and would welcome the challenge of this role.
6. Kang Tae Oh loves watching Korean Englishman videos.
He claimed he has been watching Youtube videos lately and loved the Korean Englishman channel, which introduces and promotes Korean food culture to foreigners.
7. He is a member of 5urprise, the all-actor K-Pop boy group.
5urprise (pronounced surprise) was the first ever South Korean actor group formed with five actors, one of which is Kang Tae Oh. 5urprise was launched by talent agency Fantagio in September 2013, the same agency that handles Astro.
8. Kang Tae Oh now has a Tiktok Account
He recently created his Tiktok account @75taeoh, which has already garnered 1.5 million followers, and 7.1 million likes as of this writing. The account has a few posts, one of them reaching a staggering 10.2 million views after just two days of posting.
9. The success of Extraordinary Attorney Woo enabled him to make his mom stop working.
Kang Tae Oh wanted his mom to stop working before he went away for his military enlistment. With the tremendous success of Extraordinary Attorney Woo, he made his mom quit her job and provided funds for the rehabilitation of her back.
10. He will be enlisting this year
His agency, Man of Creation, has officially announced plans for his enlistment. The agency also shared that it may be at the end of August or the middle of September.
You can get to know more about Kang Tae Oh by watching his interview with Singles Korea: