Oh Dal-su

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Oh.
Oh Dal-su
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Born (1968-06-15) 15 June 1968 (age 47)
Daegu, South Korea
Other names Oh Dal-soo
Education Dong-eui University - Industrial Design
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990-present
Korean name
Hangul 오달수
Revised Romanization O Dal-su
McCune–Reischauer O Tal-su

Oh Dal-su (born 15 June 1968) is a South Korean actor.


Oh Dal-su began his acting career in theater in Busan, and since 2001 has been the head of theater company Singiru Manhwagyeong ("Mirage and Kaleidoscope"). His rich experience on the stage, in local productions such as Ogu,[1] later made Oh an in-demand supporting/character actor on the big screen.[2]

Oh has starred in numerous successful films, in roles such as the owner of the organized crime-funded private jail in Oldboy (2003), a former gang boss in Mapado (2005), a weapons smuggler in A Bittersweet Life (2005), a transvestite in Foxy Festival (2010), a Chinese-Korean conman in The Thieves (2012),[3] and a sympathetic inmate in Miracle in Cell No. 7.[4] He also dubbed the voice of the monster in The Host (2006).[5]


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Bet on My Disco 뻘줌남
2003 Adolescence short film
If You Were Me Police officer segment: "Never Ending Peace and Love"
Oldboy Park Cheol-woong
2004 The Secret of Eel-fishing Choi Dal-bong short film
The Last Wolf Gold Tooth
The President's Barber Mr. Ahn
Woman is the Future of Man Rice cake man
2005 How Does the Blind Dream? short film
Mapado Boss
Crying Fist Yong-dae
A Bittersweet Life Myung-gu
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Mr. Chang
2006 Forbidden Quest Hwang-ga (copier)
A Bloody Aria Oh-geun
The Host Monster (voice)
Between Love and Hate Hak-yi
Three Fellas Na Sang-choon
Once in a Summer Nam Gyun-soo
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK Shin Duk-cheon
2007 Project Makeover Jung-ju's father
The Show Must Go On Hyun-soo
Driving with My Wife's Lover Taxi driver
2008 Baby and I
A Tale of Legendary Libido Kang-mok
The Good, the Bad, the Weird Butler Park
2009 Private Eye Oh Young-dal
Thirst Young-du
Dream Lee Young-chul TV series (SBS)
Short! Short! Short! 2009:
Show Me the Money
Factory owner segment: "Hundred Nails and a Deer Antler"
Girlfriends Voice doctor
2010 Nice Shorts Father (voice) segment: "Don't Step Out of the House"
The Servant Old man Ma
Troubleshooter Sang-chul
Foxy Festival Kim Gwang-rok
Late Blossom Dal-su
2011 Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow Seo-pil
Head Kim Sang-chul/Oh Byeong-seok
Hindsight Teacher Yook
About Alcohol Narrator documentary
2012 Salamander Guru and The Shadows Seon-dal TV sitcom (SBS)
The Thieves Andrew
R2B: Return to Base Min Dong-pil
The Traffickers Kyung-jae
The Ugly Duckling Nak-man's father
Code Name: Jackal Chief detective Ma
Mr. Vertigo Master short film
2013 Miracle in Cell No. 7 So Yang-ho
My Paparotti Principal Deok-saeng
Mai Ratima Man with stolen goods
The Attorney Park Dong-ho
2014 The Pirates Han Sang-jil
Slow Video Byeong-soo
Ode to My Father Dal-gu
2015 Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island Seo-pil
Assassination Old Man
Veteran Team leader Oh
You Call It Passion General manager Go (cameo)


Year Title Role
2005 Art Kyu-tae
Men's Impulse
2006 The Tenant
2008 The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? Martin Gray
Marijuana Yong-bo
2009 Mondays 5 p.m.
2010 Ogu
2011 Holding the Sun and the Moon Elder Hwang
2012 Kisaragi Miki-chan Kimura Takuya
House of Dead / Nobel Prize for Literature Award Speech Writer
2013 Kisaragi Miki-chan Kimura Takuya

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2005 6th Busan Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor Mapado Won
2006 27th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Forbidden Quest Nominated
2007 15th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Supporting Actor Once in a Summer Won
2009 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Special Dream Nominated
2010 47th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor The Servant Nominated
31st Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actor Miracle in Cell No. 7 Nominated
50th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
21st Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in Film Won
2014 34th Golden Cinema Festival Best Supporting Actor Won
2015 10th Max Movie Awards Best Supporting Actor Ode to My Father Nominated
20th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Actor Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island Nominated
19th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival[6] It Star Award Ode to My Father Won
24th Buil Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
52nd Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
Best Supporting Actor Assassination Nominated
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Ode to My Father Won


  1. ^ Chung, Ah-young (18 January 2011). "Actor Oh Dal-su to return to stage". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ "Oh Dal-soo 1st Korean Actor to Draw 100 Million Moviegoers". The Chosun Ilbo. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-05. 
  3. ^ Lim, Ju-hui (12 August 2012). "The Thieves Oh Dal Soo getting high compliments for his amazing acting". StarN News. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ Park, Si-soo (1 April 2014). "Watch out! They 'steal' scenes, your heart". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  5. ^ "OH Dal-su". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  6. ^ Conran, Pierce (10 July 2015). "LEE Min-ho and MOON Chae-won to Receive BiFan Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-07-10. 

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