Choi Jung-woo

Choi Jung-woo (born February 17, 1957) is a South Korean actor. He began his acting career in theater, then became active as a supporting actor in film and television, notably in the sitcom Standby and the procedural dramas Quiz of God and Dr. Frost.[2]

Choi Jung-woo
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Choi in June 2011
Born (1957-02-17) February 17, 1957 (age 66)
Years active1975-present
AgentGFP Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationChoe Jeong-u
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Chŏng-u



Year Title Role
1996 Seven Reasons Why Beer
Is Better Than a Lover
Two Cops 2 Film director
1997 Terrorist 2 Subordinate
2001 Indian Summer Lawyer Hwang Byung-ho
Yellow Hair 2 M's father
Raybang Director Choi
2002 Lovers' Concerto Shim Soo-in's father
2004 Dance with the Wind Squad leader Park
2005 Another Public Enemy Representative Kim
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Dong-hwa's father
2006 Arang Autopsy doctor
Like a Virgin Company president
Maundy Thursday Uncle
2007 Big Bang Section chief detective
Soo Detective squad chief
of police department team 2
Our Town Detective Gu
2008 The Chaser Chief of police
Living Together, Happy Together Tae-hoon
Girl Scout Director Han
Like Father, Like Son Young-gyu
Boy Director Worker at Cheongryang-ri Station (cameo)
2009 Marine Boy Gambling man (cameo)
The Pot Elder Park
Sky and Ocean Jung-hwan
2010 Secret Reunion NIS department head
Grand Prix Ship caretaker (cameo)
No Doubt Sung-sik's father
2011 The Suicide Forecast PB
The Front Line Colonel Choi
2012 Deranged Minister of Health
2015 The Trip Around the World Dispatch chief
2018 The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion Teacher Goo

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Alone in Love Min Hyun-joong's father
2007 Lee San, Wind of the Palace 사도세자를 돕는 내관
Lobbyist Admiral Lee Chul-ho
2008 Chil-wu the Mighty King Injo
Painter of the Wind Kim Gwi-ju
2009 Brilliant Legacy Park Tae-soo
Hero Choi Il-doo
2010 Prosecutor Princess Ma Sang-tae
Bad Guy
Running, Gu Jong-il
Reason Professor Lee
Queen of Reversals Goo Ho-seung
2010-12 Quiz of God Jang Kyu-tae [3]
2011 Midas Yoo Ki-joon [4]
49 Days Shin Il-shik
City Hunter Chun Jae-man
Poseidon Han Sang-goon
Deep Rooted Tree Park Eun
Midnight Hospital Goo Dong-man
2012 Standby Ryu Jung-woo [5]
Phantom Shin Kyung-soo
Seoyoung, My Daughter Kang Ki-beom [6]
2013 Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek Kang Han-chul
She Is Wow! Park Ui-won
Master's Sun[7] Kim Gwi-do
A Little Love Never Hurts Eun Hee-jae
2014 Doctor Stranger Moon Hyung-wook
My Secret Hotel Lee Moo-yang
Dr. Frost Chun Sang-won [8]
2015 The Invincible Lady Cha Director Cha Jin-gyu
Unkind Ladies Han Choong-gil
I Have a Lover Baek Jun-sang
2016 Goodbye Mr. Black Seo Jin-tak
The Legend of the Blue Sea Heo Il-joong
Five Enough Jang Min-Ho
2017 Judge vs. Judge Sa Jeong-do
2018 Marry Me Now Yeon Chan-goo
2019 The Secret Life of My Secretary Do Min-ik's father (cameo)
2020 Soul Mechanic Lee Taek-kyung
Alice Tae-yi's father
2021 Sisyphus: The Myth Hwang Hyun-seung
Be My Dream Family Geum Jong-hwa
2022 The Empire Senior Ahn [9]
Curtain Call Cheol-jin Cameo[10]
2023 Stealer: The Treasure Keeper Dr. Ko


Year Title Role
1983 The Mousetrap Detective Sergeant Trotter
1999 Today Hwang Si-young
2000 Fat Pig
An Interesting Year
Generation After Generation
2004 Sunday Seoul
2005 Snowman Jung-woo
Cockscomb Flower
2007 The Pillowman
Please Turn Off the Lights
Come and See Me
2008 Blackbird[11] Ray
2010 The Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World[12] Dr. Jung

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1990 Seoul Theater Festival Grand Prize (Daesang) Won
1999 36th Dong-A Theatre Awards Best Actor Today Won
2013 SBS Drama Awards Special Acting Award, Actor in a Miniseries Master's Sun Nominated
2021 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Daily Drama[13] Be My Dream Family Nominated


  1. ^ 劉仁華 (June 17, 1994). "장기공연「불좀꺼…」기획·출연 崔廷宇씨 연극붐 불지핀"무대의 귀공자"". Kyunghyang Shinmun. Retrieved April 10, 2023.
  2. ^ Lee, Ga-on (31 May 2012). 배우열전: ④ 최정우 "광대로 태어났으면 그냥 광대로 끝나는 거지 뭐". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  3. ^ "User Review - Quiz of God Season One". Hancinema. 3 December 2011. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  4. ^ Kim, Heidi (6 April 2011). "The Duo continues to take lead for 4th week". 10Asia. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  5. ^ "Review: MBC's Stand-by - 5th episode". 10Asia. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  6. ^ "My Daughter Seo-yeong Choi Jeong-woo changes for Kim Hye-ok". Hancinema. 24 February 2013. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  7. ^ Kim, Dong-joo (2 October 2013). "Master's Sun Photos from last shootings revealed". StarN News. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  8. ^ "Upcoming Drama Doctor Frost Holds Its First Script Reading with Song Chang Ui and Jung Eun Chae Among Others". Soompi. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  9. ^ Hong, Se-young (September 19, 2022). "김선아♥안재욱 부부 돼, 기 빨리는 인물관계도 (디 엠파이어)" [Kim Seon-ah ♥ Ahn Jae-wook became a couple, and the character relationship is quick (The Empire)] (in Korean). Sports DongA. Retrieved September 19, 2022 – via Naver.
  10. ^ Kim Myung-mi (December 1, 2022). "'커튼콜' 백진희→최정원, 눈부시게 화려한 특별출연 라인업" ['Curtain Call' Baek Jin-hee → Choi Jeong-won, dazzling special appearance lineup] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved December 1, 2022 – via Naver.
  11. ^ "Events Calendar". The Korea Herald. 3 May 2008. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  12. ^ Song, Woong-ki (28 April 2010). "Dysfunctional family dissected". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  13. ^ Jung Ji-hyun (December 31, 2021). "류진·소이현·한다감, 일일드라마 부문 우수상 수상 [2021 KBS 연기대상]" [Ryujin, Soihyun, and Handa Gam won the Excellence Award in Daily Drama [2021 KBS Drama Awards]] (in Korean). My Daily. Retrieved January 1, 2022 – via Naver.

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