Heo Joon-ho

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Huh Joon-ho
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Born (1964-04-14) April 14, 1964 (age 54)
EducationSeoul Art College - Theater
Years active1986-present
AgentJ-Stars Entertainment
ChildrenHeo Jeong-in (daughter)
Parent(s)Heo Jang-kang (father)
FamilyHeo Gi-ho (brother)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHeo Jun-ho
McCune–ReischauerHŏ Chun-ho

Huh Joon-ho (born April 14, 1964) is a South Korean actor. His father was Heo Jang-kang, one of the best-known Korean actors of the 1960s and 1970s. Huh began his career in theater, then became active in film and television as a character actor, notably in the 2003 box office hit Silmido for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the Grand Bell Awards.[1][2][3] He has also reprised the leading role in the stage musical Gambler several times.[4]



Year Title Role
1986 Chung (Blue Sketch) Joon-ho
1989 Good Morning, Ms. President Kim Bbu-ri
1991 A Small Autocratic Republic Moderator
Green Sleeves Vietcong Min
1992 27 Roses Seung-jin
White Badge Sergeant Hong
1993 We Must Go to Apgujeong-dong
on Windy Days
To the Starry Island Villager
1994 Life and Death of the Hollywood Kid Actor in monitored fight scene (cameo)
Coffee, Copy and a Bloody Nose (cameo)
Pirates Heung-baek
Jamon Jamon Seoul Sung-wook
1995 My Father the Bodyguard Seung-chul
The Terrorist Sang-chul
1996 A Petal Yongdalcha man
Two Men Tae-sik
Grown-ups Grill the Herring Park Gong-yeop
1997 The Rocket Was Launched
Partner Silhouette
The Last Defense Na Hee-joo
Man with Flowers Seok-beom
1998 The Last Attempt Park Cheol-kyu
Blues Cafe owner
2000 Artist (cameo)
Libera Me Lee In-soo
2001 Volcano High Mr. Ma
2002 Four Toes Audie
2003 Silmido Sergeant Jo Dong-il
2005 Never to Lose Moon Bong-soo
Dragon Squad Captain Ko Tung-yuen
2006 The Restless Ban-chu
2008 His Last Gift[5] Jo Yeong-woo
The Divine Weapon[6] Chang-kang
2010 Moss[7] Ryoo Mok-hyeon
2013 Crimes of Passion Jung Hee-hyung
2017 The Merciless Kim Sung-han (special appearance)
2018 Illang: The Wolf Brigade Lee Gi-seok (special appearance)
Sovereign Default Gab-su
2019 Heaven's Door[8]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1988 The Winter That Year Was Warm In-jae KBS2
1993 My Mother's Sea Jang-jae MBC
Walking to Heaven Yong-dal MBC
1994 The Last Match Kim Man-jae MBC
1995 A Sunny Place of the Young Hwang Yoon-bae KBS2
Asphalt Man Han Ki-soo SBS
1996 Shooting Pyo Wang-soo KBS2
Power of Love Kang-ho MBC
1997 Revenge and Passion Choi Sang-do MBC
The River of Maternal Love KBS1
1998 See and See Again Park Ki-poong MBC
1999 Roses and Bean Sprouts Ho-sik MBC
The Boss Balgarak ("Toes") MBC
Woman on Top Song Yeon-woo SBS
Love Story "Lost Baggage" Yong-man SBS
2000 Bad Friends Jung Soo-hyun MBC
Foolish Princes Yeo Si-kwang MBC
The Full Sun Park Heon-do KBS2
2001 Hotelier Oh Hyung-man MBC
2002 I Love You, Hyun-jung Yoo Sang-ho MBC
2003 All In Yoo Jong-gu SBS
2004 Into the Storm (cameo) SBS
Precious Family[9] Park Chang-soo KBS2
2006 Love and Ambition SBS
Jumong[10] Hae Mo-su MBC
2007 Lobbyist James Lee/Lee Ho-joon SBS
2016 Beautiful Mind[11] Lee Gun-myung KBS2
2017 The Emperor: Owner of the Mask[12] Dae Mok MBC
2018 Come and Hug Me[13] Yoon Hee-jae MBC
2019 Kingdom[14] An Hyun Netflix
60 Days, Designated Survivor[15] Han Ju-seung tvN

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
Mary, Mary
The Sound of Music
Hard Rock Cafe
1999 Gambler Casino boss
2000 The Life Jojo
2005 Gambler[16] Casino boss
2007 Hae-eo-hwa[17][18][19] N/A Theatre producer
2008 Gambler[20][4] Casino boss
2009 Chicago[21] Billy Flynn

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1995 16th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor The Terrorist Won
1998 MBC Drama Awards Popularity Award Won
2000 6th Korea Musical Awards Best Actor Gambler Won
2002 8th Korea Musical Awards Popular Star Award Won
2003 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor All In Won
2004 41st Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor Silmido Won
25th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
3rd Korean Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2006 MBC Drama Awards Special Award, Actor in a Historical Drama Jumong Won
2017 10th Korea Drama Awards[22] Special Jury Prize The Emperor: Owner of the Mask Won
2018 6th APAN Star Awards[23] Best Supporting Actor Come and Hug Me Nominated
2nd The Seoul Awards[24][25] Best Supporting Actor (Drama) Nominated
Special Acting Award Won
MBC Drama Awards[26] Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries Nominated
Actor of the Year Won
Golden Acting Award Won


  1. ^ Elley, Derek (26 January 2004). "Review: Silmido". Variety. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  2. ^ Paquet, Darcy. "Silmido". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  3. ^ "Grand Bell Awards 2004". Korean Film Biz Zone. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  4. ^ a b Lee, Yong-sung (17 July 2008). "Actions louder than words in Gambler". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  5. ^ "Shin Hyun-jun and Heo Jun-ho to Stage Charity Concert". KBS Global. 22 January 2008. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  6. ^ "Movie sheds light on old military technology". The Korea Herald. 6 August 2008.
  7. ^ Chung, Ah-young (1 July 2010). "Kang Woo-seok offers fresh spin on Moss". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  8. ^ "'Heaven's Door' reveals its full cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. 30 November 2018.
  9. ^ Suh, Jung-bo (24 August 2004). "Kim Hye-soo and Kim Hee-ae to Compete in Weekend TV Dramas". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  10. ^ Suh, Jung-bo (25 May 2006). "Jumong Appeal". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  11. ^ "Heo Joon-ho to come back as a brilliant doctor". Hancinema. Ilgan Sports. 27 April 2016.
  12. ^ ""Ruler: Master of the Mask" Heo Joon-ho reunites with Yoo Seung-ho in 13 years". Hancinema. Newsen. 16 April 2017.
  13. ^ ""Come and Hug Me" Heo Joon-ho Turns into a Serial Killer". Hancinema. News1. March 22, 2018.
  14. ^ Kim, Yoon-ji (September 29, 2017). "[단독]허준호, 김은희 작가 '킹덤' 합류…긴장감 유발자". Edaily (in Korean). Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  15. ^ Yeo Ye-rim (March 19, 2019). "tvN names 'Survivor' remake cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  16. ^ Park, Jee-young (31 August 2005). "Betting on the appeal of Korean musicals". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  17. ^ "Gisaeng Becomes Cultural Icon of 2006". The Chosun Ilbo. 24 October 2006. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  18. ^ Chung, Ah-young (25 October 2006). "Kisaeng Revisited in Modern Dramas, Musicals and Films". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  19. ^ Lee, Min-a (30 October 2006). "Gisaeng beguile Korea's producers". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  20. ^ Suh, Jung-bo (3 July 2008). "Summer Big Bang for Musicals". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  21. ^ Koh, Young-aah (11 May 2009). "3 smash-hit foreign musicals to return". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  22. ^ "Korea Drama Festival: Winners". Hancinema. 4 August 2017.
  23. ^ "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). 27 September 2018.
  24. ^ "'제2회 더 서울어워즈' 10월27일 개최, 드라마-영화 각 부문별 후보공개". iMBC (in Korean). 28 September 2018.
  25. ^ "[2회 더서울어워즈] '나의아저씨·공작' 대상…이병헌·김남주·하정우·손예진 주연상(종합)". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). 27 October 2018.
  26. ^ "소지섭 '데뷔 23년 만에 첫 대상'(mbc연기대상)[포토엔HD]". Newsen (in Korean). December 31, 2018.

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