Jo Sung-ha

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Jo Sung-ha
Born (1966-08-08) 8 August 1966 (age 54)
NationalitySouth Korea
Other namesCho Seong-ha
EducationSeoul Institute of the Arts - Theater
Years active1996–present
AgentC-JeS Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJo Seong-ha
McCune–ReischauerCho Sŏng-ha

Jo Sung-ha (Korean조성하; born August 8, 1966) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his supporting roles in The Yellow Sea (2010), Helpless (2012), and Korean Peninsula (2012)[2][3] and The K2 (2016).



Year Title Role
1997 Insh'allah
2001 Volcano High Korean language teacher
2004 Spider Forest Choi Jong-pil
A Smile Flight instructor
2005 Feathers in the Wind Uncle
Never to Lose President Jang
The Peter Pan Formula Coach Park
2006 The Art of Fighting Dong-soo
Running Wild Trial judge
Bewitching Attraction Park Seok-ho
The Bad Utterances PE teacher
Fly, Daddy, Fly Cha Joo-oh
Cinderella Hyeon-su's father
2007 The Elephant on the Bike Brother-in-law
Who's That Knocking at My Door? Choi Byung-chul
2008 My Friend & His Wife Department head
2009 Short! Short! Short! 2009: Show Me the Money
(short film: "Fastest Man in the World")
The Executioner Yong-doo
2010 Bloody Innocent Detective Kang
Dear Music: That is, Their Fantasy
Heading for the Sea
She Came From Dong-yeon
The Recipe Park Min / Park Gu
The Yellow Sea Tae-won
2011 Bleak Night Ki-tae's father
Always Section chief Choi
Sunday Punch Company president Choi
2012 Helpless Kim Jong-geun
A Millionaire on the Run Managing director Han
R2B: Return to Base Brigadier General Choi Byeong-gil
Circle of Crime - Director's Cut Don Il-ho
2013 Pluto Chief detective Park
Commitment Colonel Moon Sang-chul
The Suspect NIS director Kim Seok-ho
2015 Himalaya Lee Dong-gyu
2020 Time to Hunt Bong-sik / Bong-soo (cameo)

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2003 I'll Love You Until Death MBC
2005 HDTV Literature "The Flag" Major General Kim KBS1
2006 Hwang Jini Eom-soo KBS2
2007 Drama City
"North Koreans to Come Out of Hiding"
Kim Mu-sa
2008 King Sejong the Great Yi Soo
Wife and Woman Seo Wook-hyun
2010 The Slave Hunters Minister Lee Jae-joon (cameo)
Sungkyunkwan Scandal King Jeongjo
Flames of Desire Kim Young-joon MBC
2011 My Princess Park Dong-jae's father (cameo)
Paradise Ranch Park Jin-young's father SBS
Romance Town Hwang Yong KBS2
Living in Style cameo SBS
2012 Korean Peninsula Chief Presidential Secretary
Park Do-myung
TV Chosun
Read My Lips cameo MBC Every 1
Drama Special
"The Whereabouts of Noh Sook-ja"
Park Bu-dong KBS2
The Innocent Man Dr. Seok Min-hyuk
2013 Iris II: New Generation President Ha Seung-jin
Gu Family Book Dam Pyeong-joon MBC
Wang's Family Go Min-joong KBS2
2015 Splendid Politics Kang Joo-sun MBC
2016 Local Hero Im Tae-ho OCN
The K2 Jang Se-joon tvN
2017 Save Me Baek Jung-ki OCN
Hospital Ship Song Jae-joon (cameo) MBC
A Korean Odyssey Man in the movie (cameo) tvN
2018 100 Days My Prince[4] Kim Cha-eon tvN
Ms. Hammurabi Cameo JTBC
2019 Arthdal Chronicles[5] Hae Mi-hol tvN
2020 Memorist Lee Shin-woong
Delayed Justice Jo Ki-soo SBS
2021 Navillera Lee Moo-young tvN

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2013 이야기 속 이야기 사건.사람.현상 MBC Host


Year Title Role
1991 West Side Story
1994 Man of La Mancha Don Quixote
2007 Aishiteru Kimura
2014 Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Bernadette

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 48th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor The Yellow Sea Won
32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Romance Town Nominated
2012 16th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival It Star Award N/A Won
20th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Film Helpless Won
21st Buil Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2013 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Wang's Family Won
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actor The Suspect Nominated


  1. ^ Oh, Mi-jung (27 January 2012). "Jo Sung Ha's Daughter to follow in Footsteps". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ Oh, Mi-jung (3 February 2012). "Interview: Jo Sung Ha Says He Can't Go Any Lower". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  3. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (29 February 2012). "Interview: Jo Sung Ha Understands Why Yoo Jae Suk is a Star". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ [단독] 도경수·남지현·조성하·김선호, '백일의 낭군님' 확정..4월 촬영. Naver (in Korean). Osen. March 21, 2018.
  5. ^ [단독] 조성하·최무성·박병은, 장동건·송중기 '아스달 연대기' 합류. News1 (in Korean). August 27, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.

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