Park Ki-woong (born February 13, 1985) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for the TV series The Slingshot (2009) and Bridal Mask (2012), Return (2018) and Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung (2019) as well as the films My Tutor Friend 2 (2007) and Secretly, Greatly (2013).

Park Ki-woong
Park Ki-woong in July 2019
Born (1985-02-13) February 13, 1985 (age 38)
Other namesPark Gi-woong
EducationDaejin University - Visual Communication Design
Kyongbuk University of Foreign Studies - Chinese
Occupation(s)Actor, painter
Years active2004–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBak Gi-ung
McCune–ReischauerPak Kiung

Career Edit

Park Ki-woong made his entertainment debut in the 2004 K2 music video "Giving You Love," then launched his acting career in 2005. He rose to stardom for being the "mill dance (맷돌춤)" guy in a 2006 SKY PMP Phone commercial. After a series of supporting roles on TV and film, Park starred in his first leading role in the 2007 romantic comedy My Tutor Friend 2, but the film wasn't commercially successful.[1] In 2008, he became the honorary ambassador of his hometown Andong.

The Slingshot (2009) gave Park his first acting accolades. Critics and viewers praised his portrayal of an autistic genius who transforms into the best stock market analyst in the country.[2] His other notable roles include an invading Manchurian prince in period action film War of the Arrows (2011);[3] a sociopathic Japanese officer in colonized Korea in Bridal Mask (2012);[4] and an elite North Korean spy undercover as a rock musician in box office hit Secretly, Greatly (2013).[5]

In July 2013, Park released the EP You Are My Baby as a special gift to his fans. He also wrote the lyrics of the title song "You Are My Baby" which featured Younha.[6] Park then joined the newly launched reality/variety show Beating Hearts (also known as Heart Is Beating) in September 2013, which follows six celebrities as they undergo the process of becoming firefighters and EMTs.[7]

Park next appeared in the Kim Ki-duk-produced film Made in China.[8] But before its release, he enlisted for his mandatory military service on May 8, 2014. After undergoing basic training, Park was assigned as a policeman for 21 months.[9][10]

Following his discharge, Park made a comeback in MBC's revenge melodrama Monster.[11] He was next cast in the big-screen adaptation of popular webcomic Cheese in the Trap, playing the role of a musical genius.[12]

In 2018, Park starred in mystery thriller Return.[13]

In 2019, Park joined Jellyfish Entertainment, home of artists such as gugudan. The same year, he was also cast in the historical drama Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung.[14]

In March 2021, Park signed with the Mountain Movement, making his debut as a painter.[15] later in April Park joins the original wave drama You Raise Me Up with Yoon Shi-yoon and Ahn Hee-yeon.

In April 2023, Park signed with SidusHQ.[16]

Filmography Edit

Film Edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2005 Kaidan Lee Dong-ho
2006 Art of Fighting Jae-hoon
2007 My Tutor Friend 2 Jong-man
Someone Behind You Hong Seok-min
2011 War of the Arrows Dorgon
2012 Never Ending Story Dong-joo's brother
2013 Secretly, Greatly Rhee Hae-rang
2014 Mad Sad Bad Yeo-wool segment: "I Saw You" [17]
2015 Made in China Chen
2018 Cheese in the Trap Baek In-ho

Television series Edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2005 Chosun Police Choi Jong-gil
2007 Encore TV Literature – Castella Kim Seung-il
2008 Drama City – Love Hunt Thirty Minus Three Jo Hwi-min
Night After Night Heo Gyun
Seoul Warrior Story Kim Dong-hae
Love Marriage In Kyung-hwan
2009 The Slingshot Ahn Kyeong-tae
Invincible Lee Pyung Kang Jo Sun-in
2010 The Slave Hunters That person
Drama Special – The Scary One, The Ghost and I Kang Doo-sub
Golden Fish Han Kang-min
2011 The Musical Yoo Jin
Me Too, Flower! Cha Bong-sun's ex-boyfriend Cameo
2012 Bridal Mask Kimura Shunji
Full House Take 2 Won Kang-hwi [18]
2013 Good Doctor Park Woong-ki Cameo (Episode 20) [19]
Drama Festival – Swine Escape Lee Ho-yeon [20]
2016 Monster Doh Geon-woo
2018 Return Kang In-ho
2019 Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung Crown Prince / King Yi Jin
2020 Kkondae Intern Namgoong Joon-soo
2021 The King's Affection Chief Eunuch and Envoy from the Ming Dynasty Cameo (Episode 7) [21]
2023 Pandora: Beneath the Paradise Jang Do-jin [22]
TBA My Man Is Cupid Seo Jae-hee [23]

Web series Edit

Year Title Role Ref.
2021 You Raise Me Up Do Ji-hyuk [24]

Television shows Edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2013–2014 Beating Hearts Cast member

Web shows Edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020 Tupac Talk Travel Host with Park Hae-jin
2020–present Park Ki-woong's Culture Live [25]

Music video Edit

Year Song Title Artist Ref.
2004 "Giving You Love" K2
2006 "City Life" Defconn
2008 "Because of a Man" JOO
2013 "The Reason We Broke Up" Younha [26]
2021 "Tonight" Brown Eyed Soul [27]

Discography Edit

EP Edit

Year Album Information Track listing

다시 시작해 (Let's Start Again)

  • Released: August 8, 2008
  • Label: iMBC
  • Format: digital download
Track list
  1. 다시 시작해 (Let's Start Again)
  2. 다시 시작해 (Let's Start Again) (Inst.)

You Are My Baby

Track list
  1. "고백해요 (Confession)" (feat. Jeong Yeob)
  2. "You Are My Baby" (feat. Younha)
  3. "눈을 감아도 (Close My Eyes)"

Soundtrack Edit

Year Song Title From the Album
2012 "Touch" (duet with No Min-woo) Full House Take 2 OST
"Baby Why"

Awards and nominations Edit

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
Gwanak Contemporary Art Competition 2021 Face of Flame Park Ki-woong Won [28]
Hallyu Culture Awards Ceremony Special Achievement Award Won [29]
KBS Drama Awards 2009 Best New Actor The Slingshot, Invincible Lee Pyung Kang Nominated
2012 Best Supporting Actor Bridal Mask Won
Best Couple Award Park Ki-woong with Joo Won
Bridal Mask
MBC Drama Awards 2016 Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama Monster Nominated
2019 Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung Nominated
2020 Kkondae Intern Nominated
Newsis Hallyu Expo Hallyu Culture Grand Prize 2021 K-Art Award Park Ki-woong Won [30]
SBS Drama Awards 2018 Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama Return Nominated [31]
Best Character Won [32]

References Edit

  1. ^ "'Tutor' Teaches No-Fun Lesson". Hancinema. The Korea Times. April 19, 2007.
  2. ^ "Park Ki-woong: The Real Draw of New Hit Soap". The Chosun Ilbo. April 22, 2009. Retrieved November 20, 2012.
  3. ^ "Park Ki-woong cast for "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon"... with Park Hae-il". Hancinema. Daum. February 8, 2011.
  4. ^ "Park Ki-woong cast for big budget drama "Bridal Mask"". Hancinema. Nate. January 11, 2012.
  5. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (May 6, 2013). "Heartthrobs jazz up North Korean spy story". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on May 10, 2013. Retrieved June 2, 2013.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  6. ^ An, So-hyoun (July 17, 2013). "Park Ki Woong to Debut as a Singer for His Fans". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  7. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (January 29, 2014). "Park Ki Woong Desperately Asks Cars to Move Out of the Way for Ambulances". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  8. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (February 5, 2014). "Park Ki Woong Cast in Kim Ki Duk Film's New Movie Made in China". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  9. ^ Kim, Min-ji (May 8, 2014). "Park Ki Woong to Enlist in the Army Today (5/8)". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on May 9, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  10. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (May 9, 2014). "Park Gi-woong goes off to the military". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  11. ^ "Park Ki-woong confirmed for MBC's new Mon-Tue drama, 'Monster - 2016'". Hancinema. Osen. February 1, 2016.
  12. ^ "Park Ki-woong to star in "Cheese in the Trap - Movie"". Hancinema. Nate. February 7, 2017.
  13. ^ "Murder-mystery thriller 'Return' aims to show new 'genre drama'". Yonhap News Agency. January 15, 2018.
  14. ^ "Park Ki-woong Confirmed for "Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung"". Hancinema. February 27, 2019.
  15. ^ Kim Jeong-jin (March 25, 2021). "배우 박기웅, 화가 데뷔 예고…"전시회 열 계획" [Actor Park Ki-woong announces his debut as a painter... "Plan to open an exhibition]. Yonhap (in Korean). Retrieved September 20, 2021.
  16. ^ Lee Nam-kyung (April 3, 2023). "박기웅 전속계약, IHQ와 체결…김혜윤·황제성과 한솥밥(공식)" [Exclusive contract with Park Ki-woong, signed with IHQ… Kim Hye-yoon · Hwang Je-seong and rice in one pot (official)] (in Korean). MBN. Retrieved April 3, 2023 – via Naver.
  17. ^ "Park Ki-woong to star in 3D omnibus movie". Hancinema. Star Money. November 24, 2013.
  18. ^ ""Full House 2" Park Ki-woong idolized from head to toe". Hancinema. Nate. November 24, 2011.
  19. ^ ""Good Doctor" Park Ki-woong makes an appearance". Hancinema. Newsen. October 8, 2013.
  20. ^ "Park Ki-woong in the MBC short drama "Drama Festival - Swine Escape"". Hancinema. Herald Corporation. October 16, 2013.
  21. ^ Shim Eom-kyung (October 7, 2021). "[단독]박기웅, '연모' 특별출연…박은빈·로운 만난다" [[Exclusive] Park Ki-woong, special appearance in 'Yeonmo'... Park Eun-bin meets Rowoon]. Spotify News (in Korean). Retrieved October 7, 2021 – via Naver.
  22. ^ Park Yun-jin (August 4, 2022). "김순옥 사단 tvN 진출작 '레이디'…이지아·이상윤·장희진·박기웅·봉태규 출연 확정 [공식]" [Kim Soon-ok division's tvN debut 'Lady'... Lee Ji-ah, Lee Sang-yoon, Jang Hee-jin, Park Ki-woong, Bong Tae-gyu confirmed to appear [Official]] (in Korean). My Daily. Retrieved August 4, 2022 – via Naver.
  23. ^ Kim Hye-jeong (January 27, 2022). "박기웅 '내 남자는 큐피드' 출연… 나나×장동윤과 삼각관계" [Park Ki-woong to appear in 'My Man is Cupid' Nana x Jang Dong-yoon and a love triangle] (in Korean). Sports Kyunghyang. Retrieved January 27, 2022 – via Naver.
  24. ^ Moon Ji-yeon (April 28, 2021). "[공식] 윤시윤·안희연·박기웅 '유 레이즈 미 업' 캐스팅 확정". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  25. ^ Kim So-yeon (January 10, 2022). "박기웅 믿고 보는 도슨트·MC 등극…라이브쇼핑 매회 신기록" [Park Ki-woong becomes a trusted docent and MC... New record for every live shopping] (in Korean). Korea Economic Daily. Retrieved January 10, 2022 – via Naver.
  26. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (May 2, 2013). "Younha Reveals Why She Broke Up With Park Ki Woong in New MV". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 6, 2014.
  27. ^ Yoon Sang-geun (December 3, 2021). "박기웅, 정엽 'Tonight' 뮤직비디오 주인공..기분 좋은 설레임". Retrieved December 3, 2021.
  28. ^ Ahn Ha-na (November 17, 2021). "박기웅, 관악현대미술대전 특선 수상…올해만 세 번째 수상 행진" [Park Ki-woong, Special Prize Winner of Gwanak Contemporary Art Competition... Third award streak this year alone] (in Korean). MBN. Retrieved November 17, 2021 – via Naver.
  29. ^ Kim Ye-ji (December 14, 2021). "박기웅, '한류문화대상' 특별공로상 받는다" [Park Ki-woong receives a special achievement award at the 'Korean Wave Culture Awards'] (in Korean). Newsis. Retrieved December 14, 2021 – via Naver.
  30. ^ Choi Jung-ah (September 20, 2021). "박기웅 '2021 뉴시스 한류엑스포 한류문화대상'서 수상 쾌거" [Park Ki-woong won the '2021 Newsis Hallyu Expo Hallyu Culture Grand Prize]. Sportsworld (in Korean). Retrieved September 20, 2021 – via Naver.
  31. ^ Kim, Soo-hyung (January 1, 2019). "베스트커플→대상" 감우성♥김선아, 노련美로 완성한 '무진커플'의 위력 [2018 SBS 연기대상]" [Best Couple → Daesang" Gam Woo-sung ♥ Kim Seon-ah, the power of 'Mujin Couple' completed with expert beauty [2018 SBS Drama Awards]] (in Korean). Osen. Retrieved September 8, 2022 – via Naver.
  32. ^ Jeong, Hee-yeon (January 1, 2019). [제56회 대종상]'기생충' 작품상 포함 5관왕 달성…이병헌·정유미 주연상(종합) [[Comprehensive]'SBS Drama Awards' Gam Woo-sung-Kim Sun-ah, Best Couple Award followed by'Joint Grand Prix']. Sports Donga (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 11, 2020. Retrieved June 11, 2020 – via Naver.

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