He has studied economics at New Jersey State University. Cha In Pyo has been a star ever since he made his debut. His sincere behavior and manner are well known throughout the entertainment scene.
After working at Hanjin Shipping (family business) for several years, he quit his job to pursue acting full-time. In 1993 he joined MBC and made his debut in the television series “Under the Same Roof” before enlisting and completing his mandatory military service. His breakthrough came in the 1997 television series “Star in My Heart”, one of the first Korean dramas to be broadcast overseas and widely acknowledged to be the “first generation” of the Korean Wave, earning him public recognition.
He married actress Shin Ae Ra in 1995, and the couple gained widespread approval and respect from the Korean public for being philanthropists.