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 56)
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]



Year Title Role
1995 A Single Spark
1996 A Petal
The Adventures of Mrs. Park
1997 Downfall
1998 First Kiss
1999 The Uprising
만고건달 (short film)
2000 Chunhyang
Just Do It!
A Masterpiece in My Life Jin-won
2001 Bungee Jumping of Their Own
Kick the Moon
Kiss Me Much
2002 Looking for Bruce Lee
Make It Big
Enjoy Your Summer (short film)
2003 I'm OK
Show Show Show
The Road Taken
2004 Mokpo, Gangster's Paradise
Father and Son: The Story of Mencius (cameo)
Love, So Divine Innkeeper
2005 This Charming Girl
Blood Rain Jo Dal-ryung
Mr. Socrates Baek Chang-gyu
When Romance Meets Destiny bartender
2006 The Customer Is Always Right supermarket owner
See You After School homeroom teacher
The Fox Family Detective
Traces of Love Detective Park
Hot for Teacher Ahn Do-min
2007 Master KIMs Second Child
Mr. Lee vs. Mr. Lee son-in-law
May 18 In-bong
Scout Seo Gon-tae
2008 My New Partner Jang Byung-sam
Oishii Man (cameo)
2009 My Father homeroom teacher
Kwang-tae's Basic Story (short film)
4th Period Mystery Crazy
Kill Me Lee Man-soo
2010 Cyrano Agency Chul-bin
In Between
2011 Meet the In-Laws Dae-sik
The Suicide Forecast Dept. head Oh
Leafie, A Hen into the Wild Dal-soo (voice)
Sector 7 Do Sang-gu
Pitch High Chae Moon
Always Coach Bang
Mr. Idol (cameo)
Spellbound Pil-dong
Marrying the Mafia 4: Unstoppable Family
2012 As One Coach Lee
The Concubine medicine eunuch
Almost Che Hwang Bi-hong
Love Clinique Director Mok
The Tower Chef
In Between Song Jang-soo (segment "Mineral Water")
2013 Fish Out of Water (short film)
Weird Business segment "The Witch"
The Hero Young-tak
No Breathing Jae-suk
11 A.M. Young-sik
Steal My Heart (cameo)
2014 Another Promise Han Sang-gu
Monster Boss Park (cameo)
The Pirates Monk (bandit)
2015 Clown of a Salesman Chul-joong
Perfect Proposal Yacht Captain
Minority Opinion (cameo)
The Summer in Ibaraki (documentary narration)
Bad Guys Always Die
The Magician Ki-tak
The Unfair Judge Kim Joon-bae
2016 Hiya Choi Dong-pal
Operation Chromite Nam Ki-sung
Yongsoon Chief of school administration
A Break Alone
Split Park Yoon-bae (cameo)
Curtain Call Chul-goo
2017 New Trial Detective Hwang
The Villainess Sook-hee's father
I Can Speak Manager Yang
The Preparation Section Chief Park
The Age of Blood
2018 Brothers in Heaven Kang-gu
The Underdog
Too Hot to Die Ma Kwang-ki
Revenger Yi-pa
2019 Inseparable Bros Public Official Song
Aewol: Written on the Wind
2020 Mr. Zoo: The Missing VIP (cameo)
Innocence Hwang Bang-young
2021 Sweet & Sour
Taeil Animated Film[9]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Say You Love Me
Sunlight Pours Down
Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin
2005 Spring Day Lee Jin-tae
Princess Lulu Chauffeur Moon
Can Love Be Refilled?
2006 Wolf
Drama City "Scrubber No. 3"
Drama City "Blockhead's Quadratic Equation"
2007 Drama City "A Death Messenger with Amnesia"
Crazy in Love
Conspiracy in the Court Public officer
Ground Zero
New Heart Bae Dae-ro
2008 Night After Night
Beethoven Virus
2009 The Return of Iljimae Wang Hoeng-bo
Partner Byeon Hang-ro
Heading to the Ground
Temptation of an Angel Cameo
2010 The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry Cameo
Harvest Villa
Becoming a Billionaire
Athena: Goddess of War handcuffed man
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
2011 Warrior Baek Dong-soo
Baby Faced Beauty Sun-nam Cameo
2012 Dummy Mommy Kim Dae-young
2013 Hur Jun, the Original Story Koo Il-seo
2014 Inspiring Generation Old Man Fly
Drama Special "You're Pretty, Oh Man-bok" Oh Dal-seong
Hotel King Jang Ho-il
Drama Special "Repulsive Love" Team Leader Kim
2015 More Than a Maid Heo Eung-cham
Bubble Gum Kim Joon-hyuk
Imaginary Cat Team Leader Ma
2016 Mirror of the Witch merchant
The Good Wife
Love in the Moonlight Kim Ui-gyo
2017 The Emperor: Owner of the Mask Woo Bo
The Idolmaster KR Shim Min-chul
School 2017 Park Myung-deok
Ugly Miss Young-Ae Cameo
Revolutionary Love CEO Cameo
2018 The Sound of Your Heart Reboot Ae-bong's father
2018-19 Secrets and Lies Yoon Chang-soo
2019 He Is Psychometric Nam Dae-nam
Graceful Family Kim Boo-ki
The Tale of Nokdu Park Jong-chil
2020 Nobody Knows Han Geun-man
Backstreet Rookie fortune teller Cameo (Ep.9)
2020-21 No Matter What Han Eok-shim
2021 Hello, Me! Young-goo
So I Married the Anti-Fan Lee Joo-il
Youth of May Choi Byeong-gil
2022 Ghost Doctor Ban Tae-sik
Again My Life Kim Chan-sung[10]
The Killer's Shopping List Ah-hee's father[11] Cameo (Ep.1)
Love in Contract Senior manager[12]
Gaus Electronics Cha Na-rae's father Cameo (Ep.11-12)
Mental Coach Jegal Jeon Chang-gil[13]
2023 Doctor Cha Yoon Tae-sik[14]

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



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