Jo Min-ki in 2012
|Born||November 5, 1965|
Seoul, South Korea
|Died||March 9, 2018 (aged 52)|
Seoul, South Korea
|Cause of death||Suicide by hanging|
|Other names||Cho Min-ki|
|Education||Cheongju University - B.A. Theater and Film |
Chung-Ang University Graduate School - Master's degree in Performing Arts
Kim Sun-jin (m. 1991)
|Revised Romanization||Jo Min-gi|
Jo Min-ki (November 5, 1965 – March 9, 2018) was a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in the television series Love and Ambition, East of Eden, Queen Seondeok, and Flames of Desire. He was also a noted photographer and published two books and held solo exhibitions,. In addition since 2010 he was an assistant professor at Cheongju University.
Following high-profile accusations of sexual misconduct from numerous students, Jo was found dead at an underground parking lot in Seoul in an apparent suicide on March 9, 2018.
|1992||MBC Best Theater - Reason to Love Someone||MBC 베스트 극장 - 누군가 사랑하려는 이유||Young Seop||MBC|
|1993||Pilot||파일럿||Korean Air cabin crew|
|General Hospital (1994 TV series)||종합병원|
|My Love Yoo-mi||내 사랑 유미||Cha Dong-hyuk||KBS2|
|City Men||도시남녀||Yoo Jin-ha||SBS|
|MBC Best Theater - Yeo Woon-po serenade||MBC 베스트 극장 - 여운포 세레나데||MBC|
|Mother's Flag||엄마의 깃발||Kim Seung-joon||SBS|
|When Salmon Returns||연어가 돌아올 때||Lee Kang-jae|
|1997||SBS 70-minute Drama - After Love||SBS 70분드라마 - 사랑한 후에||In Jae||SBS|
|Tears of Roses||장미의 눈물||Joo Young-mo|
|SBS 70-minute Drama - Bicycle Thief||70분드라마 - 자전거 도둑|
|White Christmas||화이트 크리스마스||Yoon-ho|
|1998||SBS 70-minute Drama - Dad Waiting for the Kindergarten Bus||SBS 70분드라마 - 유치원 버스를 기다리는 아빠||SBS|
|Summer Horror Special - One day Suddenly||납량특선 8부작 - 어느날 갑자기||Han Seung|
|Seven Brides for Seven Brothers||7인의 신부||Jang Goo|
|Blushing with Love||수줍은 연인||이현철 Lee Hyun-chul||MBC|
|Angel's Kiss||천사의 키스||Lee Muk-hyeon||KBS2|
|1999||Ad Madness||광끼||Kim Nam-jin|
|You Don't Know My Mind||남의 속도 모르고||CEO Noh||MBC|
|MBC Best Theater - Old love||MBC 베스트 극장 - 옛사랑||Jung Joon|
|2000||The World's Morning||세상의 아침||SBS|
|Feels Good||느낌이 좋아||Kang Sung-joo||MBC|
|Tough Guy's Love||꼭지||Song Joon-tae||KBS2|
|Foolish Princes||온달 왕자들||Yeo Shi-woo||MBC|
|2001||Open Drama Man & Woman||우리도 같은 꿈을 꾸는 걸까?||Tae-soo||SBS|
|School 4||학교 4||Jung Ji-seok, music teacher||KBS2|
|Sweet Bear||반달곰 내 사랑||Kim Hyung-joon||MBC|
|Everyday with You||매일 그대와||Jo Tae-woo|
|2002||Hard Love||거침없는 사랑||Han Jung-hwan||KBS2|
|Inspector Park Mun-su||어사 박문수||King Yeongjo||MBC|
|2003||Yellow Handkerchief||노란 손수건||Jung Young-joon||KBS1|
|While You Were Dreaming||그대 아직도 꿈꾸고 있는가||Kim Hyuk-joo||MBC|
|2004||Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin||불멸의 이순신||King Seonjo||KBS1|
|Wives on Strike||아내의 반란||Jo Joon-ki||SBS|
|2006||Love and Ambition||사랑과 야망||Park Tae-joon|
|East of Eden||에덴의 동쪽||Shin Tae-hwan||MBC|
|2009||Queen Seondeok||선덕여왕||King Jinpyeong|
|Wife Returns||아내가 돌아왔다||Yoon Sang-woo||SBS|||
|2010||Dr. Champ||닥터챔프||Professor Seo (cameo appearance)||SBS|
|Flames of Desire||욕망의 불꽃||Kim Young-min||MBC|
|2011||Me Too, Flower!||나도 꽃||Park Tae-hwa||MBC|
|2012||Five Fingers||다섯손가락||Yoo Man-se (cameo appearance)||SBS|
|Dream of Three Men, Father||세 남자의 꿈, 아버지||Narrator||KBS1|
|The Great Seer||대풍수||Lee In-im||SBS|
|2013||Two Weeks||투윅스||Moon Il-seok||MBC|
|Golden Rainbow||황금 무지개||Seo Jin-ki|
|Drama Festival - Lee Sang That Lee Sang||MBC 드라마 페스티벌 - 이상 그 이상||Soo-young|
|2015||Splendid Politics||화정||Kim Ja-jeom||MBC|
|Orange Marmalade||오렌지 마말레이드||Jung Byung-kwon||KBS2|
|2016||Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo||달의 연인 - 보보경심 려||King Taejo||SBS|||
|1999||Sunday Best||풍차 둘, 소라 하나||KBS1|
|2007||Jo Min-ki's Damage||ComedyTV|
|2011||Travel the World||세상의 모든 여행||MBC|
|2012||Top Gear Korea Season 2||탑 기어 코리아 시즌2||XTM|||
|2015||Take Care of My Dad||아빠를 부탁해||SBS|
- The Attorney (2013) - Prosecutor Kang Young-cheol
- Love 911 (2012) - chief doctor (cameo appearance)
- A Piano on the Sea (2011)
- Astro Boy (2010) - Dr. Tenma (voice, Korean dubbing)
- The Cut (2007) - Professor Han Ji-woo
- Short Time (2005) - section head Jo (cameo appearance)
- First Kiss (1998) - Won-joong / Kyeong-dong
- Scent of a Man (1998) - Jung Chul-min
- The Girl for Love and The One for Marriage (1993) - Sung-min
- First Love (1993) - Kim Moon-soo
- A Foolish Lover (1992) - Han-il
- Death Song (1991) - Hong Hae-sung
- Forest Fire (Hangul: 산불; RR: Sanbul; 2011) - Gyubok
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (2009)
- The Seagull (2004, 2007) - Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin
|Album information||Track listing|
- Photo Album of Jo's Wandering (Hangul: 조씨유랑화첩; 2008)
- Happy to Have Found You (Hangul: 당신을 만나 행복합니다; 2005)
On February 22, 2018, Jo Min-ki was accused of sexually harassing his students, which he initially denied. It was then revealed that he had resigned from a teaching post at Cheongju University, and dropped out of his upcoming drama Children of a Lesser God. A week later, Jo apologized and admitted to the allegations. It was confirmed that Jo would be investigated by the police and was due to turn himself in for questioning by Monday March 12, 2018. Shortly before his death, police announced that he was banned from leaving the country during the investigation. Following Jo's death, it was announced he had written and sent a written apology on February 26, however his agency decided not to release it and instead released an official statement of apology.
Jo Min-ki was found dead from an apparent suicide by hanging on March 9, 2018, in an underground parking lot near his home in Gwangjin District of Seoul. Jo left a six-page suicide note in which he apologized to his family and students, although the police have declined to release the full contents of the note. A private funeral was held for Jo at the Konkuk University Hospital Funeral Home in Seoul.
- 2008 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Actor (East of Eden)
- 2007 Inter-Parliamentarians for Social Service: Special Volunteer Award
- 2002 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Actor (Hard Love)
- 2001 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Actor (Everyday with You, Sweet Bear)
- 1996 SBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Actor (City Men and Women)
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