Park Ki-woong

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Park Ki-woong
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Park Ki-woong in July 2019
Born (1985-02-13) February 13, 1985 (age 36)
Other namesPark Gi-woong
EducationDaejin University - Visual Communication Design
Kyongbuk University of Foreign Studies - Chinese
Years active2004-present
AgentWave On Entertainment
Haewadal Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBak Gi-ung
McCune–ReischauerPak Kiung

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), Return (2018) and Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung (2019) 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.[1] 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.[2] His other notable roles include an invading Manchurian prince in period action film War of the Arrows (2011);[3] a sociopathic Japanese officer in colonized Korea in Bridal Mask (2012);[4] and an elite North Korean spy undercover as a rock musician in box office hit Secretly, Greatly (2013).[5]

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.[6] 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.[7]

Park next appeared in the Kim Ki-duk-produced film Made in China.[8] 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.[9][10]

Following his discharge, Park made a comeback in MBC's revenge melodrama Monster.[11] He was next cast in the big-screen adaptation of popular webcomic Cheese in the Trap, playing the role of a musical genius.[12]

In 2018, Park starred in mystery thriller Return.[13]

In 2019, Park joined Jellyfish Entertainment, home of artists such as gugudan. The same year, he was also cast in the historical drama Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung.[14]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
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
Invincible Lee Pyung Kang Jo Sun-in
2010 The Slave Hunters That person
Drama Special "The Scary One, The Ghost and I" Kang Doo-sub
Golden Fish Han Kang-min MBC
2011 The Musical Yoo Jin SBS
Me Too, Flower! Cha Bong-sun's ex-boyfriend (cameo) MBC
Pianissimo TrendE
2012 Bridal Mask Kimura Shunji KBS2
Full House Take 2[15] Won Kang-hwi SBS Plus/
TBS Channel 2
2013 Good Doctor[16] Park Woong-ki (cameo, episode 20) KBS2
Drama Festival "Swine Escape"[17] Lee Ho-yeon MBC
2016 Monster Doh Geon-woo
2018 Return Kang In-ho SBS
2019 Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung Crown Prince/King Yi Jin MBC
2020 Kkondae Intern Namgoong Joon-soo
2021 You Raise Me Up Do Ji-hyuk[18] wavve


Year Title Role
2005 Kaidan Lee Dong-ho
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[19] Yeo-wool (segment: "I Saw You")
2015 Made in China Chen
2018 Cheese in the Trap Baek In-ho

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2013-2014 Beating Hearts Cast member SBS

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2004 "Giving You Love" K2
2006 "City Life" Defconn
2008 "Because of a Man" JOO
2013 "The Reason We Broke Up"[20] Younha



Year Album Information Track listing

다시 시작해 (Let's Start Again)

  • Released: August 8, 2008
  • Label: iMBC
  • Format: digital download
Track list
  1. 다시 시작해 (Let's Start Again)
  2. 다시 시작해 (Let's Start Again) (Inst.)

You Are My Baby

Track list
  1. "고백해요 (Confession)" (feat. Jeong Yeob)
  2. "You Are My Baby" (feat. Younha)
  3. "눈을 감아도 (Close My Eyes)"


Year Song Title From the Album
2012 "Touch" (duet with No Min-woo) Full House Take 2 OST
"Baby Why"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
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 Award with Joo Won Nominated
2016 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama Monster Nominated
2018 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama Return Nominated
Best Character Won [21]
2019 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung Nominated
2020 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries Kkondae Intern Nominated


  1. ^ "'Tutor' Teaches No-Fun Lesson". Hancinema. The Korea Times. 19 April 2007.
  2. ^ "Park Ki-woong: The Real Draw of New Hit Soap". The Chosun Ilbo. 22 April 2009. Retrieved 2012-11-20. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Park Ki-woong cast for "Arrow, The Ultimate Weapon"... with Park Hae-il". Hancinema. Daum. 8 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Park Ki-woong cast for big budget drama "Bridal Mask"". Hancinema. Nate. 11 January 2012.
  5. ^ 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. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ An, So-hyoun (17 July 2013). "Park Ki Woong to Debut as a Singer for His Fans". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (29 January 2014). "Park Ki Woong Desperately Asks Cars to Move Out of the Way for Ambulances". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (5 February 2014). "Park Ki Woong Cast in Kim Ki Duk Film's New Movie Made in China". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Kim, Min-ji (8 May 2014). "Park Ki Woong to Enlist in the Army Today (5/8)". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 9 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (9 May 2014). "Park Gi-woong goes off to the military". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-05-09. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Park Ki-woong confirmed for MBC's new Mon-Tue drama, 'Monster - 2016'". Hancinema. Osen. 1 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Park Ki-woong to star in "Cheese in the Trap - Movie"". Hancinema. Nate. 7 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Murder-mystery thriller 'Return' aims to show new 'genre drama'". Yonhap News Agency. 15 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Park Ki-woong Confirmed for "Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung"". Hancinema. 27 February 2019.
  15. ^ ""Full House 2" Park Ki-woong idolized from head to toe". Hancinema. Nate. 24 November 2011.
  16. ^ ""Good Doctor" Park Ki-woong makes an appearance". Hancinema. Newsen. 8 October 2013.
  17. ^ "Park Ki-woong in the MBC short drama "Drama Festival - Swine Escape"". Hancinema. Herald Corporation. 16 October 2013.
  18. ^ Moon Ji-yeon (April 28, 2021). "[공식] 윤시윤·안희연·박기웅 '유 레이즈 미 업' 캐스팅 확정". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  19. ^ "Park Ki-woong to star in 3D omnibus movie". Hancinema. Star Money. 24 November 2013.
  20. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (2 May 2013). "Younha Reveals Why She Broke Up With Park Ki Woong in New MV". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ Jeong, Hee-yeon (January 1, 2019). [제56회 대종상]'기생충' 작품상 포함 5관왕 달성…이병헌·정유미 주연상(종합) [[Comprehensive]'SBS Drama Awards' Gam Woo-sung-Kim Sun-ah, Best Couple Award followed by'Joint Grand Prix']. Sports Donga (in Korean). Archived from the original on June 11, 2020. Retrieved June 11, 2020 – via Naver.

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