Seo Ji-seok

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Seo Ji-seok
Seo Ji-Seok.jpg
Born Seo Jong-wook
(1981-09-09) 9 September 1981 (age 35)
Seoul, South Korea
Nationality South Korea
Other names Seo Ji-suk,
Suh Ji-suk
Education BFTV
Alma mater Seoul Institute of the Arts
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001 – present
Agent The Great Company 크다컴퍼니
Universal D (Japan)
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Website Seo Ji-seok official homepage
Korean name
Revised Romanization Seo Jong-uk
McCune–Reischauer Sŏ Chong'uk
Stage name
Hanja ,
Revised Romanization Seo Ji-seok
McCune–Reischauer Sŏ Chi-sŏk

Seo Ji-seok (Hangul서지석; sometimes romanised as Suh Ji-suk; born Seo Jong-wook, 서종욱, 9 September 1981) is a South Korean actor. He is known for his role of Park Yoon-hoo in the 167-episode KBS-1 TV daily drama Pure in Heart, a.k.a. Pure 19, broadcast from 22 May 2006 to 12 January 2007.

Early life[edit]

In middle school, he was an athlete specialising in 100m and 200m sprinting. He won four gold medals in a variety of sports when he was 16 years old and was selected to prepare for the national team. In 1999, he was hit by a vehicle while he was crossing the street, being hospitalized for 6 months for treatment. He was then talent spotted on the street by a manager who liked his refined appearance, henceforth choosing acting as his career.[1]


Seo has appeared in two films directed by renowned South Korean movie director Kim Ki-duk. In the first, The Bow, he played a college student involved in a mysterious and dangerous relationship between an old man and a 16-year-old girl. The old man having kidnapped the girl 10 years previously when she was 6 years old. He appeared in the second movie Time as a guest star. He also participated in the movie May I Cry? in 2006.

Seo reported for his mandatory military service on May 29, 2007. He reported to the Chuncheon 102 Supplement Unit of the Republic of Korea Army. After 5 weeks basic training, he was assigned to the 12th Infantry Division located in Inje, Gangwon-do.[2][3] He was discharged on May 3, 2009, and subsequently held a fan meeting on May 10, 2009.[4][clarification needed]

From October to November, 2009, he filmed for an independent film The Inside Story of Him and Her.

From February 3, 2010, he and Jang Suh Hee played the lead roles in the SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama OB & GYN.[5]

From July 31, 2010, he, Bae Doo Na, Soh Yi Hyun, and Lee Chun Hee were the leads in the MBC Weekend drama Gloria.[6]

From August 22, 2010, for 6 months, he was one of 7 MCs on MBC's Sunday Night - Enjoy Today television variety programme.[7]

From April 13, 2011, he played the lead role in, cable channel, TvN's 16-episode romantic-comedy drama Manny on Wednesdays and Thursdays.[8]

From May 22, 2011, he performed in the SBS "Good Sundy – Kim Yuna’s KISS&CRY" (일요일이 좋다-김연아의 키스 앤 크라이) variety program.

From September 19, 2011, he appeared in the MBC 123-episode romantic-comical daily sitcom Highkick 3, Short Leg Counter-Attack .[9]

From October 13, 2012, he, musician Kim Wi Yong (김의용)(as the composers), actress Lee Chung-ah (as the lyrics writer), and singer Heo Young-saeng (as the song singer) participated in the 3-episode "MBC Music" cable TV variety program "Song and Lyrics 2 (그여자 작사 그남자 작곡 시즌2)" to collaborate on an Original Sound Track "Gazing (바라본다)" for MBC's weekend drama "Sons".[10]

In June 2013, he and Hong Soo Ah were chosen as the leads in the movie "Mango Tree" (망고트리) which was released in October, 2013.

From September 28, 2013, he performed in MBC's 50-episode weekend drama "Give Love Away" (사랑해서 남주나).[11]

From October 22, 2013, he appeared in the KBS2 variety program "Cool Kiz on the Block" (우리동네 예체능).[12]

From November 27, 2014 to January 23, 2015, he appears in the SBS variety program Law of the Jungle (TV series) in Costa Rica (정글의 법칙 in 코스타리카).

From December 14, 2015, he and Choi Jung Won lead in the SBS's 120-episode daily drama "Witch’s Castle" (마녀의 성).

From April 24, 2017, he and Oh Ji Eun lead in the KBS2's 100-episode daily drama "Nameless Woman" (이름 없는 여자).[13]

Personal life[edit]

On May 18, 2013, Ji-seok married a 28–year-old florist in a wedding held in Seoul. They went to Bali for their honeymoon, and now live together near the Gangnam district.[14]



  • 2005: The Bow - directed by Kim Ki-duk
  • 2006: May I Cry? (울어도 좋습니까?)
  • 2006: Time - directed by Kim Ki-duk
  • 2009: The Inside Story about Him & Her (그 여자 그 남자의 속사정)
  • 2013: Mango Tree (연애의 기술, 망고트리)

Television drama[edit]

Music video appearance[edit]

Variety shows[edit]


  • Parkland-Insolito-Peri Jenson (2011)
  • Olympus Camera
  • Coca Cola
  • OB Beer
  • Nokia
  • TGI Fridays
  • Mind Bridge
  • Asiana Airlines
  • GS Caltex Essential Oil



  1. ^ "이준기 신성록 이태성..운동선수 출신 봇물" Money Today 9 November 2006. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
  2. ^ "불량커플 하차한 서지석, 29일(오늘) 입대" MyDaily. 29 May 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
  3. ^ "인제육군 제 12사단 군악대 민·군화합 음악회 눈길" Kangwon Daily News. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
  4. ^ "군 제대 서지석, 韓日 팬 초대 '제대환영회' 개최". MyDaily. 15 October 2015. Archived from the original on 5 May 2009. Retrieved 29 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "서지석-장서희, 산부인과 의사로 안방극장 복귀" MyDaily. 21 December 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
  6. ^ "부드러웠던 서지석, '글로리아'서 냉혈 파이터 변신" MyDaily. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
  7. ^ "일밤 MC 데뷔, 정준호 서지석 첫 버라이어티 컬쳐 쇼크 받았다" News En. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
  8. ^ "서지석 tvN '매니' 캐스팅 한국 1호 매니에 매력 느껴" Sports Chosun. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
  9. ^ "하이킥3 윤계상-서지석-크리스탈-강승윤-박하선 출연 확정" Sports Chosun. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
  10. ^ "서지석-이청아가 만든 '아들녀석들' OST 29일 음원공개" Sports Chosun. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-30 (in Korean)
  11. ^ "서지석 꽃셰프 변신, 로맨티스트 정석패션까지 다정다감" "OSEN", 13 September 2013.Retrieved 2013-9-13 (in Korean)
  12. ^ "‘예체능’ 서지석 레이업슛 포착 “NBA급 농구실력” 감탄" "NewsEN", 10 November 2013.Retrieved 2013-11-10 (in Korean)
  13. ^ "서지석-박윤재, 오지은의 연적(戀敵) (KBS 이름 없는 여자)" "NAVER", 27 March 2017.Retrieved 2017-3-27 (in Korean)
  14. ^ Moon, Gwang-lip (20 May 2013). "Actor Seo Ji-seok weds his 'ideal type'". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  15. ^ "Heo Young Saeng (허영생) - 바라본다 (Gazing) [Music and Lyrics Season 2 OST]" Retrieved 2012-10-30
  16. ^ "KBS Performance (drama) awards" KBS.
  17. ^ "KBS Entertainment Awards" KBS.

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