Kang Seok-woo

Kang Seok-woo (born Kang Man-heung on October 1, 1957) is a South Korean actor. He made his acting debut in 1978 in the Kim Soo-yong film Yeosu (The Loneliness of the Journey), then starred in his first television drama Ordinary People in 1982. Kang was most active on the big screen in the 1980s, but has worked exclusively in television since 1995.[1][2] He has also displayed his artwork in several exhibitions.[3][4]

Kang Seok-woo
Kang Man-heung

(1957-10-01) October 1, 1957 (age 64)
EducationDongguk University - Theater and Film
OccupationActor, Radio DJ
Years active1978-present
Spouse(s)Na Yeon-shin
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGang Seok-u
McCune–ReischauerKang Sǒk-u
Birth name
Revised RomanizationGang Man-heung
McCune–ReischauerKang Man-heung



Year Title Role
1979 Yeosu (The Loneliness of the Journey)
1980 Weak Mind
1981 Rainy Season Maternal uncle Gil-joon
1982 Tanya
1984 The Stranger
1986 Winter Wanderer Min-woo
1987 The Winter of the Kiwi Moon-do
The Home of Two Women Kang Min-joon
1988 Dangerous Scent (Married Couple) Seok-woo
1989 Wound
25 Dollar People
1990 Going Out at Dawn Sung-yoon
Madame Freedom 1990 Shin Choon-ho
1991 Lost Love Uhm Choong-sik
1992 Walking All the Way to Heaven Jung-man
Jazz Bar Hiroshima Geon-woo
1994 Pro at Love, Amateur at Marriage
1995 Mom, the Star, and the Sea Anemone (cameo)
Piano in Winter Jin-woo
2015 He Who Loves the World Documentary narrator

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
1982 Ordinary People KBS1
1984 The Person I Love KBS1
TV Tale of Chunhyang Lee Mong-ryong KBS2
1987 Face of the City Lee Myung-hoo MBC
1988 500 Years of Joseon: Queen Inhyeon King Sukjong MBC
1991 Beyond the Mountains Sang-woo MBC
The Royal Path King Jeongjo KBS1
Honeymoon KBS2
1992 Promise Hyun-woo MBC
Morning Thaw Lee Chae-hoon SBS
For Love Seo Yoon-jae KBS2
1994 The Lonely Man Dr. Ryu Shi-hyung KBS2
That Window Yoo Seung-ha SBS
1995 가면 속의 천사 KBS2
Love Anthem Lee Cheol-kyu SBS
Thaw SBS
1996 Icing Director Ahn MBC
Temptation Kyung-hwan KBS2
1998 Aim for Tomorrow Hwang Jung-goo MBC
1999 School Yang Dong-chul KBS2
2000 Look Back in Anger Hwang Byung-ki KBS2
Ajumma Jang Jin-gu MBC
Love Cruise KBS2
2001 How Should I Be? Gong Byung-dae MBC
Wonderful Days Yoon Ji-ho SBS
2002 Confession Park Sang-il MBC
2003 Not Divorced Song Ji-seok KBS2
Sharp 1 Lee Sang-heum KBS2
2004 Love Is All Around Yeon Sung-hoon MBC
The Age of Heroes Cheon Il-guk MBC
2005 Sharp 2 Lee Sang-heum KBS2
Wedding Lee Jung-il KBS2
2006 Sharp 3 Lee Sang-heum KBS2
Pure in Heart Hong Poong-goo KBS1
2007 Landscape in My Heart Na Pan-soo KBS1
2008 You Are My Destiny Kim Dae-gu KBS1
2009 Smile, You Seo Jung-gil SBS
2010 Smile Again Kim Joon KBS1
2012 Can We Get Married? Dong-gun jTBC
2013 A Little Love Never Hurts Song Ho-seob MBC
2014 Glorious Day Seo Min-sik SBS
2017 Father is Strange Cha Gyu-taek KBS2
2019 Home for Summer Joo Yong-jin KBS1

Variety/radio showEdit

Year Title Network Notes
1997 Hello, This Is Kang Boo-ja and Kang Seok-woo KBS Radio 1 DJ
2001-2003 Happy Channel KBS2 Host
2007–present Women's Era with Yang Hee-eun and Kang Seok-woo MBC Standard FM DJ
2010-2013 Saturday Across Generations KBS2 Host
2012-2014 The Clinic for Married Couples: Love and War - Season 2 KBS2 Member of mediation committee
Scent of Sky with Kang Seok-woo and Kim Ja-ok CGN TV Host
2015–present Take Care of My Dad SBS Cast member

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1984 20th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) Ordinary People Won
1985 21st Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (Film) The Stranger Won
1987 26th Grand Bell Awards Best Actor The Home of Two Women Nominated
1989 27th Grand Bell Awards Best Actor Dangerous Scent (Married Couple) Nominated
1993 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor For Love Nominated
2001 37th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) How Should I Be? Nominated
Most Popular Actor (TV) Won
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Won
2008 15th Korean Entertainment Arts Awards Best Radio Host Women's Era Won
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award in Radio Won
2009 SBS Drama Awards[5] Best Supporting Actor in a Special Planning Drama Smile, You Won
2011 MBC Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award in Radio Women's Era Won
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Daily Drama Smile Again Nominated
2012 24th Korea PD Awards Best Performer, Radio Host category Women's Era Won
2014 SBS Drama Awards Special Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Glorious Day Nominated


  1. ^ Yim, Seung-hye (13 May 2013). "Kang Seok-woo makes kids' wishes come true". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-11-12.
  2. ^ Giammarco, Tom (30 August 2014). "Winter Wanderer (1986)". Seen in Jeonju. Retrieved 2014-11-12.
  3. ^ Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (15 April 2009). "Actress Kim Hye-soo Unveils Painting". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-11-12.
  4. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (14 December 2012). "Yu Jun-sang showcases art work". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-11-12.
  5. ^ Ko, Jae-wan (4 January 2010). "Jang Seo-hee wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-11-12.

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