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Kwak Do-won (born Kwak Byung-kyu on May 17, 1974) is a South Korean actor. He is known for his roles in the films The Yellow Sea (2010), Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (2012),[1] The Attorney (2013), The Wailing (2016),[2][3] Asura: The City of Madness (2016), Steel Rain (2017) and the television series Phantom (2012).

Kwak Do-won
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Born Kwak Byung-kyu
(1974-05-17) May 17, 1974 (age 44)
South Korea
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003–present
Agent C-JeS Entertainment
Korean name
Revised Romanization Gwak Do-won
McCune–Reischauer Kwak Towŏn
Birth name
Revised Romanization Gwak Byeong-gyu
McCune–Reischauer Kwak Pyŏnggyu




Year Title Role Notes
2003 If You Were Me Yeokdobu director
Ogu Byung-gu
2007 The Obese Family Son-in-law Kwok short film
Passionate People Broadcasting PD short film
2008 The Good, the Bad, the Weird Gangster at traditional market
2009 The Great Player Lee Dong-shik short film
Jin-Wie Jin-wie
Handphone Lead detective
Sisters on the Road Truck driver 1 / Radio DJ (voice)
Mother Charcoal fire man
Too Fragile to Be Loved President Kim short film
2010 The Man From Nowhere Detective Kim
Midnight FM Reporter Jang
Hero PE teacher
심장이 필요한 남자 Detective Park
The Yellow Sea Prof. Kim Seung-hyun
2011 Head Jung seonbae
Double Clutch short film
2012 Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time Jo Beom-seok
Love Fiction Director Hwang
The Fantastic Duo Deok-gyu short film
Ghost Sweepers Monk Shim-in
A Company Man Kwon Jong-tae
2013 The Berlin File Chung Wa-dae
An Ethics Lesson Soo-taek [4]
The Great Player short film
The Attorney Cha Dong-young [5]
2014 Man in Love Young-il [6]
Mad Sad Bad segment "Ghost"
Tazza: The Hidden Card Jang Dong-sik [7]
2015 The Shameless Moon Ki-beom
The Magician Gwi-mol [8]
2016 The Wailing Jong-gu [9]
Asura: The City of Madness Kim Cha-in
2017 The Mayor Shim Hyeok-soo [10]
Steel Rain Kwak Chul-woo [11]
2018 The Package [12]


Year Title Role Network
2008 Discovery of the Speech: Good Years KBS1
2009 Strange Stories and Legends:
The Third Story
Jung Yoon-seok E Channel
2010 Mister M Ha-na's father EBS
2011 My Mom Audrey Ki-tae EBS
2012 Phantom[13] Kwon Hyuk-joo SBS
2013 Good Doctor[14] Kang Hyun-tae KBS2
The Suspicious Housekeeper Park Bok-nyeo's late husband (cameo) SBS


Year Title Role
1999 King David Israel's soldier
2001 Hamlet
Rural Scholar Jo Nam-myung
2003 Samyeong Daesa Tokugawa Ieyasu
Citizens of Seoul 1919
Deceived by Money, Despaired by Love Kwang-ho byeonsa
이랑 나비되어 Joo-ki
2004 The Wandering Troupe
울 밑에선 봉선이야
King Lear Edgar
2005 Cain Gwang-dae
2006 The Dummy Bride Police substation head
Beautiful Men Kim Kyung-son
2007 Edward Bond's Lear Tom, the Duke of North

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 21st Buil Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time Nominated
33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
5th Korea Drama Awards[15] Excellence Award, Actor Phantom Won
20th SBS Drama Awards Special Acting Award, Actor in a Drama Special Won
2014 9th Max Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor The Attorney Won
50th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actor (Film) Nominated
23rd Buil Film Awards[16] Best Supporting Actor Won
34th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards[17] Best Supporting Actor Won
51st Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
35th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2016 25th Buil Film Awards Best Actor The Wailing Nominated
37th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Actor Nominated
53rd Grand Bell Awards Best Actor Nominated
The Korea Film Actors Association[18] Korea's Top Star Won
BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Best Actor in an International Film Won
2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (Film) Nominated
22nd Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Actor Nominated
37th Golden Cinema Festival Grand Prize (Daesang) Won
54th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor The Mayor Nominated


  1. ^ "Veteran Supporting Actors Behind Success of Domestic Films". The Chosun Ilbo. 3 February 2014.
  2. ^ "KWAK Do-won". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  3. ^ Hwang, Hee-yeon; Kim, Hyung-seok (17 October 2014). "10 Scene Stealers① - KWAK Do-won: Suppressing Opponents with Tone and Stares". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2014-10-30.
  4. ^ An, So-hyoun (31 January 2013). "Kwak Do Won Says He Wants to Act with SNSD's Taeyeon". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-02-02.
  5. ^ "Kwak Do-won joins, "The Attorney"". Hancinema. 31 March 2013.
  6. ^ ""When A Man Loves A Woman" Kwak Do-won is not bad at last". Hancinema. 15 January 2014.
  7. ^ "Kwak Do-won to star in "Tazza: The Hidden Card"". Hancinema. 16 September 2013.
  8. ^ "Kwak Do-won confirmed to be in 'The Joseon Magician' as role of trainer for Yoo Seung-ho". Hancinema. 9 January 2015.
  9. ^ "NA Hong-jin and KWAK Do-won Chat about THE WAILING after Cannes Premiere". Korean Film Biz Zone. 24 May 2016.
  10. ^ "[INTERVIEW] Kwak Do-won hopes film takes people to polls". The Korea Times. 24 April 2017.
  11. ^ "JUNG Woo-sung & KWAK Do-won Back Together for STEEL RAIN". Korean Film Biz Zone. 27 December 2016.
  12. ^ "KWAK Do-won Is Confirmed for Philippines-set Action Film PACKAGE". Korean Film Biz Zone. 5 March 2018.
  13. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (25 July 2012). "MBLAQ's G.O. and Kwak Do Won Take Cute Selcas Together". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  14. ^ "Kwak Do-won comes back with "Green Mass"". Hancinema. 6 June 2013.
  15. ^ "Winners At The 5th Korea Drama Awards". The Manila Bulletin. 5 October 2012.
  16. ^ Kim, June (6 October 2014). "SHIM Eun-kyung, SONG Kang-ho, HONG Sangsoo and ROARING CURRENTS Win at 23rd Buil Film Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-10-09.
  17. ^ Conran, Pierce (4 November 2014). "Top Honors for HILL OF FREEDOM at 34th Korean Film Critics Association Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
  18. ^ "Top Star Awards for KONG Hyo-jin, CHO Jin-woong, JO Jung-suk, KWAK Do-won". Korean Film Biz Zone. 3 January 2017.

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