Park Chul-min

Park Chul-min (born January 18, 1967) is a South Korean actor.[1]

Park Chul-min
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Park Chul-min
Born (1967-01-18) January 18, 1967 (age 53)
EducationChung-Ang University - Business Administration
Years active1988-present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBak Cheol-min
McCune–ReischauerPak Chŏl-min


Park Chul-min began acting in his high school drama club at Chosun University High School, and though he majored in Business Administration at Chung-Ang University, he spent majority of his college years in theater circles. After graduating in 1988, Park joined the professional theater troupe Hyunjang (현장), and for 5 to 6 years he appeared in plays on Daehakro such as A Story of Old Thieves (늘근도둑 이야기) and Kim Cheol-sik of the Republic of Korea (대한민국 김철식).

After several years of doing bit parts onscreen, Park gained attention in 2004 for his roles in the film Mokpo, Gangster's Paradise and the period drama Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin. Since then, he has become one of the most prolific supporting actors in Korean cinema,[2] most often cast in physical, comic performances in films such as Gwangju massacre drama May 18 (2007), romantic comedy Cyrano Agency (2010), monster movie Sector 7 (2011), and comedy satire Almost Che (2012).[3][4]

In 2014, Park starred in his first major leading role in Another Promise (formerly titled Another Family), the first 100%-crowdfunded Korean film based on the real-life story of Hwang Sang-ki, a Gangwon Province-based cab driver and his legal battle to win compensation for his daughter Yu-mi's death from leukemia in 2007 at age 23, which he believes was contracted when she worked for four years at a Samsung semiconductor factory. Despite little media attention on the case, the Seoul High Court ruled in Hwang's favor in 2011; the ruling was the first case in which an individual won a suit against a Korean conglomerate.[5][6][7][8]



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Variety showEdit


  • Thursday Romance (2013-2014)
  • The Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World (2010)
  • A Story of Old Thieves (2008-2010, 2014-2015)
  • Kyung-sook, Kyung-sook's Father (2007)
  • Stones in His Pockets (2005)
  • Kim Cheol-sik of the Republic of Korea



  1. ^ "PARK Cheol-min". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  2. ^ "Veteran Supporting Actors Behind Success of Domestic Films". The Chosun Ilbo. 3 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  3. ^ Lee, Hoo-nam (11 July 2007). "Director has a mission to remember". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  4. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (17 July 2011). "3D film out to compete with Hollywood". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  5. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (10 January 2014). "Dad eyes justice for daughter in Another Family". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  6. ^ Baek, Byung-yeul (22 January 2014). "Voice of the silenced: Director tackles Samsung case 'without fear'". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  7. ^ Lee, Claire (23 January 2014). "Film reconstructs tragedy of Samsung employee". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  8. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (24 January 2014). "Another Family focuses on loyalty and love". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  9. ^ "박철민→이승준 '사이코메트리 그녀석' 믿보배 라인업 확정". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Naver. December 11, 2018. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
  10. ^ "Park Chul-min to Join "Four Men"". Hancinema. Ilgan Sports. March 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "Trustworthy actors to make a reliable Drama Special". KBS Global. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-25.
  12. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (4 January 2013). "Hwang Shin-hye to host new actors talk show". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-07.
  13. ^ "MaxMovie Film Awards– "The Day of Park Cheol-min" (Bae Dae-ro from the drama New Heart)". Hancinema. 21 February 2008. Retrieved 2014-02-07.

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