Choi Jung-woo

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Choi Jung-woo
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Choi in June 2011
Born (1957-02-17) February 17, 1957 (age 62)
Years active1975-present
AgentGFP Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationChoe Jeong-u
McCune–ReischauerCh'oe Chŏng-u

Choi Jung-woo (born February 17, 1957) is a South Korean actor. He began his acting career in theater, then became active as a supporting actor in film and television, notably in the sitcom Standby and the procedural dramas Quiz of God and Dr. Frost.[1]



Year Title Role
1996 Seven Reasons Why Beer
Is Better Than a Lover
Two Cops 2 Film director
1997 Terrorist 2 Subordinate
2001 Indian Summer Lawyer Hwang Byung-ho
Yellow Hair 2 M's father
Raybang Director Choi
2002 Lovers' Concerto Shim Soo-in's father
2004 Dance with the Wind Squad leader Park
2005 Another Public Enemy Representative Kim
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Dong-hwa's father
2006 Arang Autopsy doctor
Like a Virgin Company president
Maundy Thursday Uncle
2007 Big Bang Section chief detective
Soo Detective squad chief
of police department team 2
Our Town Detective Gu
2008 The Chaser Chief of police
Living Together, Happy Together Tae-hoon
Girl Scout Director Han
Like Father, Like Son Young-gyu
Boy Director Worker at Cheongryang-ri Station (cameo)
2009 Marine Boy Gambling man (cameo)
The Pot Elder Park
Sky and Ocean Jung-hwan
2010 Secret Reunion NIS department head
Grand Prix Ship caretaker (cameo)
No Doubt Sung-sik's father
2011 The Suicide Forecast PB
The Front Line Colonel Choi
2012 Deranged Minister of Health
2015 The Trip Around the World Dispatch chief
2018 The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion Teacher Goo

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2006 Alone in Love Min Hyun-joong's father SBS
2007 Yi San 사도세자를 돕는 내관 MBC
Lobbyist Admiral Lee Chul-ho SBS
2008 Chil-wu the Mighty King Injo KBS2
Painter of the Wind Kim Gwi-ju SBS
2009 Brilliant Legacy Park Tae-soo SBS
Hero Choi Il-doo MBC
2010 Prosecutor Princess Ma Sang-tae SBS
Bad Guy SBS
Running, Gu Jong-il MBC
Drama Special "Reason" Professor Lee KBS2
Quiz of God - Season 1[2] Jang Kyu-tae OCN
Queen of Reversals Goo Ho-seung MBC
2011 Midas[3] Yoo Ki-joon SBS
49 Days Shin Il-shik SBS
City Hunter Chun Jae-man SBS
Quiz of God - Season 2 Jang Kyu-tae OCN
Poseidon Han Sang-goon KBS2
Deep Rooted Tree Park Eun SBS
Midnight Hospital Goo Dong-man MBC
2012 Standby[4] Ryu Jung-woo MBC
Quiz of God - Season 3 Jang Kyu-tae OCN
Phantom Shin Kyung-soo SBS
Seoyoung, My Daughter[5] Kang Ki-beom KBS2
2013 Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek Kang Han-chul KBS2
She Is Wow! Park Ui-won tvN
Master's Sun[6] Kim Gwi-do SBS
Give Love Away Eun Hee-jae MBC
2014 Doctor Stranger Moon Hyung-wook SBS
My Secret Hotel Lee Moo-yang tvN
Dr. Frost[7] Chun Sang-won OCN
2015 The Invincible Lady Cha Director Cha Jin-gyu MBC
Unkind Ladies Han Choong-gil KBS2
I Have a Lover Baek Jun-sang SBS
2016 Legend of the Blue Sea Heo Il-joong SBS
2017 Judge vs. Judge Sa Jeong-do SBS
2018 Marry Me Now Yeon Chan-goo KBS2


Year Title Role
1983 The Mousetrap Detective Sergeant Trotter
1999 Today Hwang Si-young
2000 Fat Pig
An Interesting Year
Generation After Generation
2004 Sunday Seoul
2005 Snowman Jung-woo
Cockscomb Flower
2007 The Pillowman
Please Turn Off the Lights
Come and See Me
2008 Blackbird[8] Ray
2010 The Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World[9] Dr. Jung

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1990 Seoul Theater Festival Grand Prize (Daesang) Won
1999 36th Dong-A Theatre Awards Best Actor Today Won
2013 SBS Drama Awards Special Acting Award, Actor in a Miniseries Master's Sun Nominated


  1. ^ Lee, Ga-on (31 May 2012). 배우열전: ④ 최정우 "광대로 태어났으면 그냥 광대로 끝나는 거지 뭐". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  2. ^ "User Review - Quiz of God Season One". Hancinema. 3 December 2011. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  3. ^ Kim, Heidi (6 April 2011). "The Duo continues to take lead for 4th week". 10Asia. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  4. ^ "Review: MBC's Stand-by - 5th episode". 10Asia. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  5. ^ "My Daughter Seo-yeong Choi Jeong-woo changes for Kim Hye-ok". Hancinema. 24 February 2013. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  6. ^ Kim, Dong-joo (2 October 2013). "Master's Sun Photos from last shootings revealed". StarN News. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  7. ^ "Upcoming Drama Doctor Frost Holds Its First Script Reading with Song Chang Ui and Jung Eun Chae Among Others". Soompi. 19 September 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  8. ^ "Events Calendar". The Korea Herald. 3 May 2008. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  9. ^ Song, Woong-ki (28 April 2010). "Dysfunctional family dissected". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-03-26.

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