Song Jong-ho (Korean: 송종호; born October 5, 1976) is a South Korean actor. Song debuted as a runway model in Park Byung-chul's fashion show in 1995. His print and runway modeling career lasted until 1999, when he turned to acting. He is best known for his roles in Will It Snow for Christmas? (2009), The Princess' Man (2011), and Reply 1997 (2012).
|Education||Pyeongtaek University - Computer Statistics|
|Revised Romanization||Song Jong-ho|
Song Jong-ho majored in Computer Statistics at Pyeongtaek University, but he soon realized that his true passion lay in entertainment. In 1995, he made his debut as a model in a fashion show of designer Park Byung-chul. Song's print and runway modeling career lasted until 1999, when he turned to acting. Song first appeared in sitcoms and television dramas in minor and supporting roles.
In 2007, he drew notice as a surgical intern in the medical drama Surgeon Bong Dal-hee, for which he received a New Star Award at the SBS Drama Awards. Another notable role followed in the 2009 melodrama Will It Snow for Christmas?, as a penniless man whose family went bankrupt during the IMF crisis, and thus feels conflicted about falling for an heiress. Song said he cried when he first read Lee Kyung-hee's script, describing it as "so entertaining and sad and it had a lot of great lines," that he begged his manager to get him cast in the drama.
In 2011, Song's profile rose further when he starred in The Princess' Man, a period drama set in the Joseon Dynasty which drew both high ratings and critical acclaim. In it, he played a nobleman fallen on hard times who betrays his best friend in order to possess the woman he loves and achieve his ambition. This was followed by the popular Reply 1997, a nostalgic cable drama in which Song played a warm-hearted computer genius-turned-politician loosely based on Ahn Cheol-soo, and was part of the show's central love triangle.
Song returned to the Joseon era in his next two projects. He made his big screen debut in The Grand Heist (2012), an ensemble heist comedy about a group of quirky professionals who attempt to steal ice (a valuable commodity at the time) from the royal storage. Then in The Fugitive of Joseon (2013), Song portrayed an uigeumbu, an intelligent and tenacious investigator hunting down the protagonist until he becomes convinced of the latter's innocence and they join forces.
He then made guest appearances on The Suspicious Housekeeper (as a stalker) and Beyond the Clouds (as the heroine's fiancé whose death early in the drama serves as a catalyst). Not long after, Song headlined The Reason I'm Getting Married, which was featured on the single-episode anthology, KBS Drama Special.
|2003||Thousand Years of Love||SBS|
|2004||First Love of a Royal Prince||Yoon-joon||MBC|
|2007||Surgeon Bong Dal-hee||Lee Min-woo||SBS|
|Golden Bride||Kim Young-min||SBS|
|My Life's Golden Age||MBC|
|2009||Cain and Abel||Kang Suk-hoon||SBS|
|Will It Snow for Christmas?||Park Tae-joon||SBS|
|2010||Three Sisters||Lee Min-woo||SBS|
|2011||The Princess' Man||Shin Myeon||KBS2|
|2012||Reply 1997||Yoon Tae-woong||tvN|
|Drama Special "The Flight of the Spoonbill"||Kyeong-ho||KBS2|
|2013||The Fugitive of Joseon||Lee Jung-hwan||KBS2|
|The Suspicious Housekeeper||Jang Do-hyung/Seo Ji-hoon||SBS|
|2014||Beyond the Clouds||Gong Woo-jin (cameo)||KBS2|
|Drama Special "The Reason I'm Getting Married"||Han Seung-wook||KBS2|
|Dr. Frost||Moon Sung-hyun/Park Dong-hee||OCN|
|2015||A Girl Who Sees Smells||Chun Baek-kyung||SBS|
|Orange Marmalade||Han Yoon-jae||KBS2|
|All About My Mom||Yoon Sang-hyuk||KBS2|
|Cheo Yong 2||Nam Hui-jun||OCN|
|2016||The Promise||Park Hwi-kyung||KBS2|
|The Royal Gambler||Kim Yi-soo (Cameo)||SBS|
|2017||A Korean Odyssey||Kang Dae-sung||tvN|
|Band of Sisters||Jo Han-sung||SBS|
|2019||Liver or Die||Jin Ji-ham||KBS2|
|2020||Was It Love?||Ryu Jin||JTBC|
|2021||Secret Royal Inspector & Joy||Jang Ki-wan (cameo)||tvN|
|2022||Love Is for Suckers||Kim In-woo||ENA|
|2012||The Grand Heist||Kim Jae-joon|
|2000||Achieve the Goal Saturday||MBC|
|2007||Road Trip||SBS MTV|
|2010||Lucky Strike 300||XTM||Host|
|2004||"For You Not to Know"||As One|
|2008-2009||Music in My Heart||Jang Jae-hyuk|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2000||Model Center||Model Best 10, Print Model category||—||Won|
|2007||SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||Surgeon Bong Dal-hee||Won|
|2011||KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actor||The Princess' Man||Nominated|
- ^ Kang, Myoung-seok (27 November 2009). "SBS drama Will It Snow On Christmas? is all about love". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- ^ Oh, Jean (2 December 2009). "Is SBS' new melodrama classic or stale?". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-03-18.
- ^ Kim, Hee-ju (5 October 2011). "My Name Is: Model-actor Song Jong-ho". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- ^ "Answer Me 1997: Interview with Actor Song Jong Ho". Electric Ground. 27 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- ^ "Song Jong-ho to join "Hwayugi"". Hancinema. October 22, 2017.
- ^ ""What's Wrong, Poong-sang" Introduces Extended Cast in Script Reading Stills". Hancinema. 12 November 2018.
- ^ Park Jeong-soo (November 10, 2021). "어사와 조이' 김혜윤, 이혼 위해 송종호와 거래" ['Easy and Joy' Kim Hye-yoon, deal with Song Jong-ho for divorce] (in Korean). Star Today. Retrieved November 21, 2021.
- ^ Jang Jin-ri (September 7, 2022). "[단독]송종호, '얼어죽을 연애 따위' 출연…최시원-이다희 호흡" [[Exclusive] Song Jong-ho to appear in 'A love that will freeze to death'... Choi Si-won and Lee Da-hee breathing] (in Korean). SpoTV News. Retrieved September 7, 2022 – via Naver.
- Song Jong-ho at Blossom Entertainment (in Korean)
- Song Jong-ho at the Korean Movie Database (in Korean)
- Song Jong-ho at HanCinema
- Song Jong-ho at IMDb