Title: Jeon Woo Chi
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Historical, Comedy
Episodes: 24
Director: Kang Il Soo
Screenwriter: Jo Myeong Joo
Broadcast Network: KBS2, Wednesday & Thursday 22:00
Broadcast period: 2012-Nov-21 to 2013-Feb-07


Jeon Woo Chi based on classical novel of unknown origin dating to the Joseon era that tells the story of a free-wheeling, mischievous Jeon Woo Chi, who swallowed the gumiho’s fox bead, which gave him powers of Taoist magic. He uses those powers to save the poor, oppressed people and becomes a hero. Dramabeans

Jeon Woo Chi (Cha Tae Hyun) is student of Hong Gil Dong, fights against Ma Sook (Kim Gab Soo) and Kang Rim (Lee Hee Joon) to protect Hong Gil Dong?s country Yuldo. Jeon Woo Chi acts like a lazy nobody in everyday life, but whenever he has to fight he transforms into the magician Jeon Woo Chi. He even puts his life on the line when Hong Moo Yeon (Uee), granddaughter of Hong Gil Dong and his fiance, falls under a spell and starts to attack him. Jeon Woo Chi who dreams of revenge after having lost his trusted best friend and lover is not interested in becoming a hero but becomes one as he gets rid of the bad guys.


Character Description

Jeon Woo Chi
Jeon Woo Chi is a guru in the legendary fantasy nation ‘Yooldo’ which was set up by hero Hong Gil Dong. After Hong Gil Dong died because of his friend’s betrayal, Jeon Woo Chi comes to Chosun for revenge. Unintentionally, against his initial plan, Jeon Woo Chi becomes poor people’s hero. Jeon Woo Chi also can do magic because he swallowed the jewel of nine-tailed fox.

Lee Chi

Low-level-government-officer who just loves money. He likes to invollve into other person’s business. Coward and chicken-hearted. He’s a social climber who does everything for money

Hong Moo Yeon 

A brave girl. Yooldo’s princess and also Hong Gil Dong’s granddaughter. She will be in romantic relationship with Jeon Woo Chi

Kang Lim

He studied together with Jeon Woo Chi, but when Jeon Woo Chi gets everything (position as Yooldo leader and Hong Moo Yeon’s love) he destroyed Yooldo and put the blame on Jeon Woo Chi.
He becomes Jeon Woo Chi’s enemy and dark Taoist wizard

Lee Hyeryung

Lee Chi’s sister. While she tries to search her real brother, she thinks that Jeon Woochi, who transformed himself to Lee Chi, as her own brother

Ma Sook

He once was a righteous friend of Hong Kildong. But he always felt overshadowed by Hong Gil Dong as he comes from low class family.
So, when Hong Gil Dong wanted to establishe new nation, Yooldo, Ma Sook chose to remain in Chosun.

Slave in Governmental office. Big and powerful man. Just before his head being cut by false order, his life was saved by Lee Chi.

Woon Bo

Fake wizard and fortune teller. He was once a body-servant of Hyeryung’s father. Though he cheats peoples with Hyeryung for living, actually he’s a good people

Lee Guh

Young king who was crowned to be a king by a coup group. He has no power inside the government.

Seo Chanhwi

Officer in Security bureau. He is very cold and stubborn. He never shows any flexibility. He suspects Jeon Woo Chi as a murderer and chases him.

Eun Woo

Serving girl in Security bureau. Actually, she has been serving as a secret guard of the Young King even before he became King.

Oh Yong

Left minister. He is the real powerful man in government while the king has just a name. Rather than king or nation, he just cares for himself and family.

So Chil

High -rank-eunuch who has served from late king’s time. He has body-like-skeleton and scaring eye. He has cold, picky and strong personality. Even regular governmental officers are afraid of him.


Chef in security bureau. He pretends to be stupid and do not know things. But, he is wicked and selfish. He hides the fact that he is an expert of martial art.

Jang Sadu

Secretary-of-government who is in charge of issuing government newspaper. He is a corrupt high level officer who receives bribe from Masook. Cheeky and shameless.

Roh Joonik

Officer who is in charge of editing government newspaper. The only innocent and righteous officer in government that is full of corrupt officers.

Mak Kye

Boss of the oldest street-gangsters. Though he met Jeon Woochi as an enemy, later he will help Jeon Woo Chi a lot.



Cha Tae Hyun as Jeon Woo Chi / Lee Chi
Uee as Hong Moo Yeon
Lee Hee Joon as Kang Rim
Baek Jin Hee as Lee Hye Ryung
Kim Gab Soo as Ma Sook
Sung Dong Il as Bong Goo

Joseon Necessity
Ahn Yong Joon as Lee Geo
Hong Jong Hyun as Seo Chan Hwi
Lee Joo Yeon as Eun Woo

People inside the Palace

Kim Byung Se as Oh Yong
Lee Jae Yong as So Chil
Shin Seung Hwan as Doong Gae
Jang Jung Hee as Maeb Ji
Go Joo Yun as Lady Kim
Jang Tae Sung as Mok Mal
Lee Jung Sung as Dae Je Hak

Joboso People
Kim Seung Wook as Jang Sa Doo
Kim Chi Gook as Noh Joon Ik
Park Joo Hyung as Oh Gyu
Bae Dong Sung as Choi Seo Ri

Sham Gae Na Roo Party
Kim Roe Ha as Mak Gae
Jang Won Young as Uh Joong Yi
Park Jae Won as Mong Sae

Yoon Jong Ga Party
Park Hae Joon as Dae Geun
Kim Jae Man as Eok Chun
Kim Sang Hoon  as Eop Dong

Other People
Kim Kwang Gyu as Myung Gi
Jo Jae Yoon as Chul Kyun
Jung Soo Young as Eul Yi
Lee Dae Yeon as Moon Po Gyo
Park Gil Soo as Choi Sa Ryung
Kim Byung Choon as Lee Chae Pal
Choi Duk Moon as Gye Son
Lee Byung Joon as Yoon Bo
Jo Ha Rang as Gam Nae
Jo Woo Ri as Sol Mi
Kim Yoo Hyun as Sa Rang Son
Baek Ho as Jang Won
Ren as Kang Sul

Special Appearances
Kim Myung Soo as Gapsa Choi (ep 1)
Jung Jin Young as Jeon Woo Chi’s teacher (ep 1&6)
Jung Ho Bin as Kim Kwang Hee (ep 12-14)
Kim Won Hyo as Joseon officer (ep 1-2)
Lee Hee Do as Craftsman Choi (ep 4-5)
Jung Hyun Suk as Craftsman Choi’s grandson (ep 4-5)
Kim Ji Wan as Joboso’s worker (ep 13)
Seo Bum Shik as monk (ep 2)
Joo Boo Jin as Pyejoo’s court lady (ep 2)
Lee Joo Suk as Lee Gaek Jo (ep 5)
Jo Jae Wan as Gam Dong (ep 9-10)
Shin Joon Young  as Pyo Mang Dong (ep 15,24)
Yoo Hyun Chul as Seol Joo (ep 16)

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  • Jeon Woo Chi is based on Korean folktale and had been made into movie in 2009 titled Jeon Woo Chi : The Taoist Wizard , starred Kang Dong Won and was a  box-office success

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