Jung Doo Hong is a South Korean action director, martial arts choreographer, stunt coordinator, and actor. Hired as a stuntman for actor Lee Il Jae on the 1990 hit movie "General’s Son", marked the beginning of his career. He has promoted taekwondo and Korean culture around the world, and spent much of his college years overseas, teaching taekwondo in the United States, Japan, and Mexico. During his mandatory military service, he served as a martial arts trainer of a frontline elite unit, followed by a brief stint as a bodyguard for a parliamentarian after his discharge from the military.
He quickly rose up the ranks to become the action director (martial arts director) on the 1992 film Sirasoni ("Bobcat"), making him, at age 25, the youngest to hold that job in Korean film history. In the succeeding years, Jung undisputedly became the country’s most important and influential action director, remaining in the center of Korean movie action by directing/choreographing action for 4 to 6 movies per year.
Besides Korean cinema, Jung was the action director for the 2002 Japanese film Seoul by Masahiko Nagasawa, and the 2007 Russian blockbuster Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan by Sergei Bodrov. He was also the stunt double for actor Lee Byung-hun in Lee’s Hollywood films G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Red 2 (both in 2013).
He has received awards for Best Supporting Actor (2004), Cinematography Award (2005), 7th Korean Film Awards: Best Visual Effects (2008 The Good, the Bad, the Weird), 14th Busan Film Critics Awards: Technical Award and APAN Star Awards: Achievement Award (2013 The Berlin File).