Park Joong-hoon

Park Joong-hoon (born March 22, 1966[2]) is a South Korean actor.

Park Joong-hoon
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Park Joong-hoon in 2017
Born (1966-03-22) March 22, 1966 (age 54)
Years active1986–present
AgentNamoo Actors[1]
Park Joong-hoon
Revised RomanizationBak Jung-hun
McCune–ReischauerPak Chunghun


Park was born and raised in Seoul. After graduating from the department of drama and film of Chung-Ang University, he started his career as an actor in television drama Sarang (1990). In the film Cambo (1985). In 1987, for his performance as a college student in Youth sketch of Mimi and Cheolsu, he won the best new actor award at the Baeksang Arts Awards.

In Chilsu and Mansu (1988), Park gave a brilliant performance in acting as Chil-soo, who leads his life in agony in the society of that time; it created a shock to Korean society.

His performance in My Love, My Bride (1991) was highly esteemed in the Asia Pacific Film Festival, and Park won the Best actor's award.

Park went to the United States in 1992 to enroll in the graduate school of New York University, majoring in acting education. After getting his master's degree, he returned to Korea and appeared in Two Cops (1993), a box office hit, which brought him and Ahn Sung-ki the best actor award at the Grand Bell Awards.

His performance as a tough police officer in Nowhere to Hide (1999) gave Park the opportunity to appear in a Hollywood film; the film director Jonathan Demme watched this film at Deauville Asian Film Festival, and offered him the role of an Asian villain in The Truth About Charlie (2002), the remake of Stanley Donen's Charade.

In 2006, Park played the role of a rock singer in Radio Star. He won the best actor's award of Blue Dragon Film Awards with Ahn Sung-ki, but missed Grand Bell Awards; Only Ahn got the prize.

From April 11–17, 2007, the event "Park Joong-hoon Mini Retrospective" was held at Jacob Burns Film Center, presenting six films.[3] It was the first time for an Asian actor retrospective to be held there. During the event, Park had talk sessions with Jonathan Demme and Ahn Sung-ki.

Near the end of decade, Park came back into the limelight with Haeundae (2009), Korea's first disaster film that situates itself in a tsunami coming to the popular beach of Busan.

Park's wife is Zainichi Korean born in Niigata. He therefore often visits Japan with his family. This experience made his ability to speak Japanese improved. Park is opposed to reducing Screen quota, along with Ahn Sung-ki, Choi Min-sik and others; he became second actor (the first is Ahn, and the third is Choi) of relay demonstration by actors and film directors, on February 5, 2006.



Year Title Role Notes
1990 Sarang Lee Ki-woong Based on 1973 Venezuelan telenovela La italianita
2017 Bad Guys 2 Woo Je-moon


Year Film Original Title Role Notes
1985 Cambo 깜보 First film
1987 Youth sketch of Mimi and Cheolsu 미미와 철수의 청춘 스케치 Kim Cheol-soo Baeksang Arts Awards, Best New Actor
Tohwa 됴화 Yong-i
Don Quixote on Asphalt
1988 Bioman 바이오맨 Jang Do-il
Chilsu and Mansu 칠수와 만수 Jang Chil-soo Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, Best Actor
Sunshine at Present 지금은 양지
1989 Ae-ran 애란 Cameo appearance
Don Quixote, My Lover 내 사랑 동키호테
1990 They are Also Like Us 그들도 우리처럼 Lee Seong-chul
Lovers in Woomukbaemi 우묵배미의 사랑 Bae Il-do Baeksang Arts Awards, Best Actor
Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, Best Actor
My Love, My Bride 나의 사랑 나의 신부 Kim Young-min Asia Pacific Film Festival, Best Actor
1993 The Young Man 젊은 남자 special appearance
Two Cops 투캅스 Kang Min-ho Grand Bell Awards, Best Actor and Most Popular Actor
(with Ahn Sung-ki)
1994 Rules of the Game 게임의 법칙 Lee Yong-de Blue Dragon Film Awards, Best actor
How to Top My Wife 마누라 죽이기 Park Bong-soo
1995 Gunman 총잡이 Park Tae-seo
A man who wags his tail 꼬리치는 남자 Baek Jae-soo
Million in My Account 돈을 갖고 튀어라 Jung Tal-soo Baeksang Arts Awards, Most Popular Actor
1996 Two cops 2 투캅스 2 Kang Min-ho
Final Blow 깡패수업 Hwang Seong-chul
Change 체인지 an electrical mechanic Using the plot of Japanese drama Houkago
1997 Do the Right Thing 똑바로 살아라 Ma Go-bong
Hallelujah 할렐루야 Ryang Tok-wong Baeksang Arts Awards, Best Actor
Wanted 현상수배 Sonny / "J" Based on his original story.
The entire cast play their roles in English.
Karma 인연 Jang Ji-hoon
1998 American Dragons 아메리칸 드레곤 Kim American / Korean credits
1999 Nowhere to Hide 인정사정 볼 것 없다 Woo Deon-suk Baeksang Arts Awards, Best Actor
Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, Best Actor
Blue Dragon Film Awards, Best Supporting Actor
Deauville Asian Film Festival, Lotus du Meilleur Acteur (Best Actor)
2000 A masterpiece in my life 불후의 명작 Kim Yin-ki / Pierrot
2001 Say Yes 세이 예스 "M"
2002 Red Nameplate
The Truth About Charlie Il-Sang Lee American credits
2003 Hwang San Bul 황산벌 Kye-Baek
2004 Two Guys 투 가이즈 Park Joong-tae
Heaven's Soldiers 천군 Yi Sun-sin
2006 Les Formidables 강적 Ha Seong-woo
Radio Star 라디오 스타 Choi Gon Blue Dragon Film Awards, Best Actor (with Ahn Sung-ki)
2009 Haeundae 해운대 Kim Hwi
2010 My Dear Desperado 내 깡패 같은 애인 Oh Dong-chul
2011 Hanji 달빛 길어올리기 Pil-yong
Officer of the Year 체포왕 Hwang Jae-sung
2013 Top Star 톱스타 N/A Directorial debut

Talk showEdit

Year Title Network
2008-2009 Park Joong-hoon's Holiday Talk Show KBS

Variety ShowEdit

  • Guesthouse Daughters (KBS, 2017)

Music video appearancesEdit

Year Song Title Artist
"나 그대에게 모두 드리리" Zee Young-sun
"Because We Are Two (둘이라서)" Eru

Radio ProgramsEdit


  1. ^ Heo Seol-hee (February 5, 2021). "박중훈, 나무엑터스 전속계약…유준상·지성 한솥밥". My Daily (in Korean). Retrieved February 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "다음 프로필". Daum (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-08-10.
  3. ^ Korean Cultural Service NY event news[permanent dead link]

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