Park Ki-woong in July 2019
|Other names||Park Gi-woong|
|Education||Daejin University - Visual Communication Design |
Kyongbuk University of Foreign Studies - Chinese
|Agent||Wave On Entertainment|
|Revised Romanization||Bak Gi-ung|
Park Ki-woong (born February 13, 1985) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for the TV series The Slingshot (2009) and Bridal Mask (2012), as well as the films My Tutor Friend 2 (2007) and Secretly, Greatly (2013).
Park Ki-woong made his entertainment debut in the 2004 K2 music video "Giving You Love," then launched his acting career in 2005. He rose to stardom for being the "mill dance (맷돌춤)" guy in a 2006 SKY PMP Phone commercial. After a series of supporting roles on TV and film, Park starred in his first leading role in the 2007 romantic comedy My Tutor Friend 2, but the film wasn't commercially successful. In 2008, he became the honorary ambassador of his hometown Andong.
The Slingshot (2009) gave Park his first acting accolades. Critics and viewers praised his portrayal of an autistic genius who transforms into the best stock market analyst in the country. His other notable roles include an invading Manchurian prince in period action film War of the Arrows (2011); a sociopathic Japanese officer in colonized Korea in Bridal Mask (2012); and an elite North Korean spy undercover as a rock musician in box office hit Secretly, Greatly (2013).
In July 2013, Park released the EP You Are My Baby as a special gift to his fans. He also wrote the lyrics of the title song "You Are My Baby" which featured Younha. Park then joined the newly launched reality/variety show Beating Hearts (also known as Heart Is Beating) in September 2013, which follows six celebrities as they undergo the process of becoming firefighters and EMTs.
Park next appeared in the Kim Ki-duk-produced film Made in China. But before its release, he enlisted for his mandatory military service on May 8, 2014. After undergoing basic training, Park was assigned as a policeman for 21 months.
Following his discharge, Park made a comeback in MBC's revenge melodrama Monster. He was next cast in the big-screen adaptation of popular webcomic Cheese in the Trap, playing the role of a musical genius.
|2005||Chosun Police||Choi Jong-gil||MBC|
|2007||Encore TV Literature "Castella"||Kim Seung-il||KBS1|
|2008||Drama City "Love Hunt Thirty Minus Three"||Jo Hwi-min||KBS2|
|Night After Night||Heo Gyun||MBC|
|Seoul Warrior Story||Kim Dong-hae||MBC Dramanet|
|Love Marriage||In Kyung-hwan||KBS2|
|2009||The Slingshot||Ahn Kyeong-tae||KBS2|
|Invincible Lee Pyung Kang||Jo Sun-in||KBS2|
|2010||The Slave Hunters||That person||KBS2|
|Drama Special "The Scary One, The Ghost and I"||Kang Doo-sub||KBS2|
|Golden Fish||Han Kang-min||MBC|
|2011||The Musical||Yoo Jin||SBS|
|Me Too, Flower!||Cha Bong-sun's ex-boyfriend (cameo)||MBC|
|2012||Bridal Mask||Kimura Shunji||KBS2|
|Full House Take 2||Won Kang-hwi||SBS Plus/ |
TBS Channel 2
|2013||Good Doctor||Park Woong-ki (cameo, episode 20)||KBS2|
|Drama Festival "Swine Escape"||Lee Ho-yeon||MBC|
|2019||Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung||Crown Prince/King Yi Jin||MBC|
|2006||Art of Fighting||Jae-hoon|
|2007||My Tutor Friend 2||Jong-man|
|Someone Behind You||Hong Seok-min|
|2011||War of the Arrows||Dorgon|
|2012||Never Ending Story||Dong-joo's brother|
|2013||Secretly, Greatly||Rhee Hae-rang|
|2014||Mad Sad Bad||Yeo-wool (segment: "I Saw You")|
|2015||Made in China||Chen|
|2018||Cheese in the Trap||Baek In-ho|
|2013-2014||Beating Hearts||Cast member||SBS|
|2004||"Giving You Love"||K2|
|2008||"Because of a Man"||JOO|
|2013||"The Reason We Broke Up"||Younha|
|Year||Album Information||Track listing|
다시 시작해 (Let's Start Again)
You Are My Baby
|Year||Song Title||From the Album|
|2012||"Touch" (duet with No Min-woo)||Full House Take 2 OST|
Awards and nominations
|2009||KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actor||The Slingshot, Invincible Lee Pyung Kang||Nominated|
|2012||KBS Drama Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Bridal Mask||Won|
|Best Couple with Joo Won||Nominated|
|2018||SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama||Return||Nominated|
- "'Tutor' Teaches No-Fun Lesson". Hancinema. The Korea Times. 19 April 2007.
- "Park Ki-woong: The Real Draw of New Hit Soap". The Chosun Ilbo. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 2012-11-20.
- "Park Ki-woong cast for "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon"... with Park Hae-il". Hancinema. Daum. 8 February 2011.
- "Park Ki-woong cast for big budget drama "Bridal Mask"". Hancinema. Nate. 11 January 2012.
- Sunwoo, Carla (6 May 2013). "Heartthrobs jazz up North Korean spy story". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 10 May 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-02.
- An, So-hyoun (17 July 2013). "Park Ki Woong to Debut as a Singer for His Fans". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
- Hong, Grace Danbi (29 January 2014). "Park Ki Woong Desperately Asks Cars to Move Out of the Way for Ambulances". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
- Hong, Grace Danbi (5 February 2014). "Park Ki Woong Cast in Kim Ki Duk Film's New Movie Made in China". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
- Kim, Min-ji (8 May 2014). "Park Ki Woong to Enlist in the Army Today (5/8)". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- Jin, Eun-soo (9 May 2014). "Park Gi-woong goes off to the military". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-05-09.
- "Park Ki-woong confirmed for MBC's new Mon-Tue drama, 'Monster - 2016'". Hancinema. Osen. 1 February 2016.
- "Park Ki-woong to star in "Cheese in the Trap - Movie"". Hancinema. Nate. 7 February 2017.
- "Murder-mystery thriller 'Return' aims to show new 'genre drama'". Yonhap News Agency. 15 January 2018.
- "Park Ki-woong Confirmed for "Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung"". Hancinema. 27 February 2019.
- ""Full House 2" Park Ki-woong idolized from head to toe". Hancinema. Nate. 24 November 2011.
- ""Good Doctor" Park Ki-woong makes an appearance". Hancinema. Newsen. 8 October 2013.
- "Park Ki-woong in the MBC short drama "Drama Festival - Swine Escape"". Hancinema. Herald Corporation. 16 October 2013.
- "Park Ki-woong to star in 3D omnibus movie". Hancinema. Star Money. 24 November 2013.
- Hong, Grace Danbi (2 May 2013). "Younha Reveals Why She Broke Up With Park Ki Woong in New MV". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-06.
- "[SBS 연기대상] 감우성·김선아, 공동 대상..베스트 커플상까지(종합)". News1 (in Korean). 1 January 2019.