Uhm Tae-goo

Uhm Tae-goo (born November 9, 1983) is a South Korean actor. He is known for his supporting roles in many critically acclaimed films, such as Coin Locker Girl (2015) and The Age of Shadows (2016).

Uhm Tae-goo
Uhm Tae-goo.2019.jpg
Uhm in 2019
Born (1983-11-09) November 9, 1983 (age 36)
South Korea
Other namesEom Tae-goo
Um Tae-goo
EducationKonkuk University (Department of Film Arts)
Years active2007–present
AgentPrain TPC
RelativesUm Tae-hwa (older brother)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationEom Tae-gu
McCune–ReischauerŎm T'aegu



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Epitaph Japanese soldier
2008 Strange Voyage Jung Chang Short film
I Am Happy Bar employee
2009 Oh! My God 2 Tow truck driver
Insadong Scandal Room salon manager
No Charge Airline Ticket Dong-hwan Short film
Secret Man in hat
2010 The Servant Man next to Mong-ryong
I Saw the Devil Detective
Oki's Movie Classmate Segment "King of Kisses"
Midnight FM Detective Uhm
Dance for Night Short film
2011 Nice Shorts! 2011 Man-shik Segment "Home Sweet Home"
S.I.U. Skinny Ong-bak
Spellbound Magic show producer
Keep Quiet Dong-woo
2012 Choked Kwon Yoon-ho
Beast Is My Middle Name Short film
Horror Stories Delivery man / gunman Segment "Sun and Moon"
Forest Tae-shik Short film
2013 Azooma Officer at police substation
Incomplete Life: Prequel Hwan-young
Secretly, Greatly Hwang Jae-oh
Commitment Bully
Ingtoogi: The Battle of Internet Trolls [1] Tae-shik
2014 Obsessed Warrant officer Kim
2015 Barracks Dong-woo
Coin Locker Girl[2][3] Woo Gon
Minority Opinion Lee Seung-joon
Veteran Jo Tae-oh's bodyguard
2016 The Age of Shadows[4][5][6] Hashimoto
Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned[7] Tae-shik
2017 Chae's Movie Theater Master
Trivial Matters Do-hwan Short film
A Taxi Driver[8][9] Sergeant first class Park
2018 The Great Battle Pa-so
Adulthood[10] Hwang Jae-min
2019 Dempsey Roll[11][12][13] Lee Byung-goo Filming

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
2008 Love Marriage Flower secretary
Detective Mr. Lee
2009 Tamra, the Island Jeon Chi-yong (young)
2010 Bad Guy Hong Tae-ra's bodyguard
2011 Drama Special SeriesPerfect Spy Uhm Tae-goo
2012 Drama SpecialArt Associate director
2013 Drama SpecialThe Devil Rider Kyung-chool
2014 Inspiring Generation Do-goo
Drama SpecialYouth Jong-bum
2015 More Than a Maid Chi-bok
2019 Save Me 2[14] Kim Min-cheol

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 13th Daegu Independent Short Film Festival Acting Award
2014 1st Wildflower Film Awards Best Actor
Ingtoogi: The Battle of Internet Trolls
2015 24th Buil Film Awards Best Supporting Actor
Coin Locker Girl
2016 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actor (Film) Nominated
37th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor
The Age of Shadows
53rd Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actor (Film) Nominated
37th Golden Cinema Film Festival Best Supporting Actor Won
26th Buil Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2019 24th Chunsa Film Art Awards Special Popularity Award
The Great Battle


  1. ^ "'잉투기' 엄태화 "엄태구 눈알 진짜 맞아 생일빵 됐죠"". NocutNews (in Korean). 2013-11-15.
  2. ^ "'차이나타운' 엄태구, 식구에 애착 강한 우곤 연기". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). 2015-05-05.
  3. ^ "'차이나타운' 엄태구의 미래가 궁금하다". SBS funE (in Korean). 2015-05-14.
  4. ^ "'밀정' 악역 엄태구 연기에 반했다면". Daum 1boon (in Korean). 2016-09-14.
  5. ^ "'밀정' 엄태구 "촬영 때 도망가고 싶었지만 행복했다"". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). 2016-09-19.
  6. ^ "영화 '밀정' 하시모토 역할 맡은 엄태구 "따귀 장면이 날 살렸지만 미안해 죽을 맛"". Kyunghyang Shinmun (in Korean). 2016-09-20.
  7. ^ "엄태구, 엄태화 감독 '가려진 시간' 출연…강동원과 절친 호흡". SPOTV NEWS (in Korean). 2016-10-18.
  8. ^ "'택시운전사' 엄태구, "송강호의 은혜 입었다"". Sportal Korea (in Korean). 2017-07-14.
  9. ^ "'택시운전사' 엄태구, 한 장면이면 충분했다". SBS funE (in Korean). 2017-07-14.
  10. ^ "[공식입장] 엄태구 주연 '어른도감', 8월 개봉 확정". Chosun.
  11. ^ "UM Tae-goo Weights in for DEMPSEY ROLL". Korean Film Biz Zone. 8 May 2018.
  12. ^ "엄태구X걸스데이 혜리, 영화 '뎀프시롤'서 주연 호흡". The Chosun Ilbo Korea (in Korean). 2018-03-16.
  13. ^ "'판소리 복싱'이란…영화 '뎀프시롤' 혜리-엄태구-김희원 캐스팅". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). 2018-04-25.
  14. ^ Yoon Hyo-jung (12 March 2019). "[공식입장] '구해줘2' 엄태구·천호진·이솜 주연확정…'사이비' 원작". News1 (in Korean).
  15. ^ "BONG Joon-ho Wins Best Director at Chunsa Film Art Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. 25 July 2019.

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