Kang Young-seok (Korean강영석; August 12, 1991), is a South Korean actor. In 2011, he made his debut as a musical actor in the production "Hwarang." In 2014, he ventured into the realm of theater with his first play, titled "B Adult Year." From 2017 onwards, he began by taking on minor roles and gradually worked his way up to more prominent supporting roles on television. He is known for his supporting roles in 100 Days My Prince, Military Prosecutor Doberman, Insider, Mental Coach Jegal, Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist, The Kidnapping Day, and Welcome to Samdal-ri.

Kang Young-seok
Kang in 2019
Born (1991-08-12) August 12, 1991 (age 32)
Seoul, South Korea
Alma materChung-Ang University – Department of Theatre and Film
Years active2011–present
AgentTH Company
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGang Yeong-sok
McCune–ReischauerKang Yŏngsŏk

Early life and education edit

During his years as Gaepo High School student, he used to engage in sport, but he realized it didn't suit his aptitude, leaving him uncertain about what path to take. During that time, he watched the musical Romeo and Juliet, and it sparked his curiosity about the world of acting. Without hesitation, he enrolled in an acting academy and found it incredibly enjoyable. He dedicated himself to his studies, often staying late into the night to read scripts and even taking on cleaning duties. His hard work paid off, and he was eventually accepted into the Department of Theatre and Film at Chungang University. Notably, he received support for his decision to pursue acting and encountered no opposition from his parents.[1]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
English Korean
2021 Waiting for Rain 비와 당신의 이야기 Bookworm [2]
Cabriolet 카브리올레 Young-seok Main role [3]
2022 The Test Takers 노량바이러스 Student 5 Short film [4]
When I Sleep 내가 누워있을 때 Plane passenger [5]
President Jeong Yak-yong 대통령 정약용 Jang Hee-cheol [6]

Television series edit

Year Title Role Ref.
English Korean
2017 The Bride of Habaek 하백의 신부 2017 [7]
Revolutionary Love 변혁의 사랑 Jang Cheol-min
2018 Should We Kiss First? 키스 먼저 할까요 Min Woo-sik
100 Days My Prince 백일의 낭군님 Gwon Hyeok [8]
2020 When My Love Blooms 화양연화 Kang Jun-woo [9]
2021 Undercover 언더커버 Jeong Cheol-hoon [10]
2022 Military Prosecutor Doberman 군검사 도베르만 Kang Ha-jun [11]
Insider 인사이더 Jang Seon-oh [12]
Mental Coach Jegal 멘탈코치 제갈길 Go Young-to [13]
2023 Poong, the Joseon Psychiatrist 조선정신과의사유세풍2 Jeon Kang-il [14][15]
The Kidnapping Day 유괴의 날 Jayden [16]
2023–2024 Welcome to Samdal-ri 유괴의 날 Boo Sang-do [17]

Web series edit

Year Title Role Ref.
English Korean
2024 The Queen 'Woo' 우씨왕후 Go Yeon-u / Sansang of Goguryeo [18]

Stage edit

Play edit

Theater play performance[19]
Year Title Role Ref.
English Korean
2014 B Adult Year B성년 [20]
2015 Model Students 모범생들 Minyoung / Myeongjun [21]
2016 Old Wicked Song 올드위키드송 Stephen [22]
2017 Model Students 모범생들 Minyoung / Myeongjun [23]
Save the Earth 지구를 지켜라 Byeong-gu [24]
2018 The Miracle of Namiya General Store 나미야 잡화점의 기적 Kohei [25]
2019 Another Country 어나더컨트리 Debbienish [26]
R&J Student 2 [27]
History Boys 히스토리보이즈 Daykin [28]
The Legend of Georgia McBride 조지아 맥브라이드의 전설 Casey [29]
2020 Another Country 어나더컨트리 Guy Bennett [30]
2021 R&J Student 2 [31]

Musical edit

Musical play performance[19]
Year Title Role Ref.
English Korean
2011 Hwarang 화랑 Mu-rang-ro [32]
2015 The Bachelor's Vegetable Store 총각네 야채가게 Yoon Min [33]
Thrill Me 쓰릴 미 Na [34][35]
2016 Mama Don't Cry 마마 돈 크라이 Professor V [36]
2016–2017 Mary Poppins 블랙메리포핀스 Hermann [37]
2017 History of Fools 찌질의 역사 Seo Min-gi [38]
2018 The Man Who Had a Dream 홀연했던 사나이 Seungdoli [39]
2018–2019 The Days 그날들 Sang-gu [40]
2020 Charmy 차미 Oh Jin-hyuk [41]
2020–2021 Amadeus 아마데우스 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart [42]

Awards and nominations edit

Awards and nominations
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
APAN Star Awards 2022 Best New Actor Military Prosecutor Doberman
Nominated [43][44][45]

References edit

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  19. ^ a b "공연의 모든 것 - 플레이DB - 강영석" [All about the performance - PlayDB - Kang Young-seok]. www.playdb.co.kr. Retrieved October 27, 2023.
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  22. ^ "배우 강영석, 음악극 '올드위키드송' 연장 공연 출연..."스티븐 또 만날 수 있어 설렌다"" [Actor Kang Young-seok appeared in an extended performance of the music drama 'Old Wicked Song'... "I'm excited to meet Steven again"]. 뉴스컬처 (NEWSCULTURE) (in Korean). October 24, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2023.
  23. ^ "[지금 이 연뮤] 연극 '모범생들' 10주년 기념 공연 리뷰" [[Now this Yeonmu] Review of the 10th anniversary performance of the play 'Model Students']. 문화뉴스 (in Korean). June 10, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2023.
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  29. ^ "연극 '조지아 맥브라이드의 전설' 강영석·이상이..."여장 남자 선입견 깨고 싶어"" [The play 'Legend of George McBride' Kang Young-seok and Lee Sang... "I want to break the preconceived notions of women"]. The Hankyoreh (in Korean). December 13, 2019. Retrieved October 27, 2023.
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  37. ^ "뮤지컬 '블랙메리포핀스' 강영석, 치밀한 심리 연기로 '라이징 배우' 입증" [Musical 'Black Mary Puffins' Kang Young-seok proves 'Rising Actor' with meticulous psychological acting]. 서울경제 (in Korean). November 23, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2023.
  38. ^ "'대학로 루키' 강영석, '찌질의 역사' 서민기 역 출연 확정(공식)" [Kang Young-seok, Confirmation of appearance as Seo Min-ki in 'History of Fool' (official)]. 헤럴드팝 (in Korean). April 7, 2017. Retrieved October 27, 2023.
  39. ^ "'변혁의 사랑' 강영석, '홀연했던 사나이'로 무대 컴백" [Kang Young-seok, 'Love of Transformation', made a comeback on stage with 'the man who was horrified']. www.xportsnews.com (in Korean). January 3, 2018. Retrieved October 27, 2023.
  40. ^ "강영석, 창작 뮤지컬 '그날들' 캐스팅" [Kang Young-seok, casting creative musical 'Those Days']. 서울경제 (in Korean). January 3, 2019. Retrieved October 27, 2023.
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  42. ^ "맥도날드 관계자에게 일침을 날린 배우 강영석! 미담 자판기 강하늘의 실체까지 공개한 인터뷰 영상" [Actor Kang Young-seok, who gave a blow to a McDonald's official! An interview video that revealed the reality of Kang Ha-eul, a vending machine]. Allure Korea (in Korean). July 29, 2022. Retrieved October 27, 2023.
  43. ^ Hwang Gyu-jun (August 31, 2022). "'2022 에이판 스타 어워즈' 송중기-손석구-김수현-김태리-박은빈-신민아 등 수상 후보 공개" [Nominees for the '2022 Apan Star Awards' including Song Joong-ki, Son Seok-gu, Kim Soo-hyun, Kim Tae-ri, Park Eun-bin, and Shin Min-ah revealed] (in Korean). Star Daily News. Retrieved August 31, 2022.
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  45. ^ "강다니엘 1인 기획사, K팝 최고 레이블 3년 만에 초고속 성장" [Kang Daniel's one-man agency, K-pop's top label, has grown rapidly in 3 years]. Financial News (in Korean). September 30, 2022. Archived from the original on September 30, 2022. Retrieved September 30, 2022 – via Naver.

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