9 September 1981
Seoul, South Korea
|Other names||Seo Ji-suk,
|Alma mater||Seoul Institute of the Arts|
|Years active||2001 – present|
|Agent||The Great Company 크다컴퍼니
Universal D (Japan)
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)|
|Website||Seo Ji-seok official homepage|
|Revised Romanization||Seo Jong-uk|
|Revised Romanization||Seo Ji-seok|
Seo Ji-seok (Hangul: 서지석; 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.
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.
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. He was discharged on May 3, 2009, and subsequently held a fan meeting on May 10, 2009.[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.
From July 31, 2010, he, Bae Doo Na, Soh Yi Hyun, and Lee Chun Hee were the leads in the MBC Weekend drama Gloria.
From August 22, 2010, for 6 months, he was one of 7 MCs on MBC's Sunday Night - Enjoy Today television variety programme.
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 .
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".
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).
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).
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.
- 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)
- 2004: Ireland (MBC)
- 2006: Mr. Goodbye (미스터 굿바이, KBS2)
- 2006-2007: Pure in Heart (열아홉 순정, KBS1)
- 2009: High Kick Through the Roof (MBC) (cameo in episode 18)
- 2010: Gloria (글로리아, MBC)
- 2010: Obstetrics and Gynecology Doctors (산부인과, SBS)
- 2011: Manny (매니, tvN)
- 2011-2012: High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged (하이킥! 짧은 다리의 역습, MBC)
- 2013-2014: Give Love Away (사랑해서 남주나, MBC)
- 2015-2016: Witch’s Castle (마녀의 성, SBS)
- 2017: Nameless Woman (이름 없는 여자, KBS2)
Music video appearance
- 2002: "Snow is Falling Down" (눈이 내리네), sung by Taemu
- 2005: "I am without You" (그대없이 난), sung by Lee Ji-hye; directed by Kim Ki-duk
- 2010: "I Love You & Thank You" (고마워 그리고 사랑해), sung by Yu Hoon-min; directed by Park Ji-ho
- 2013: The Art of Seduction, sung by Heo Young-saeng
- 2013: "My Student Teacher" (교생쌤) sung by NC.A
- 2014~2015: Law of the Jungle (TV series) in Costa Rica (정글의 법칙 in 코스타리카) (SBS)
- 2013~2015: Cool Kiz on the Block - The Basketball, Taekwondo, Soccer, Foot Volleyball, Cycling, & Swimming Chapters (우리동네 예체능) (KBS2)
- 2013: Miracle Korea (미라클 코리아) (jTBC)
- 2012: Music and Lyrics - Season 2 (그여자 작사 그남자 작곡 시즌2) (MBC Music) - he composed "Gazing" (바라본다)
- 2011: Kim Yuna's Kiss & Cry (SBS)
- 2010: Sunday Night - Enjoy Today (MBC)
- 2010: Cooking Olympic Gochujang (쿠킹 올림픽 고추장) (KBS N)
- Parkland-Insolito-Peri Jenson (2011)
- Olympus Camera
- Coca Cola
- OB Beer
- TGI Fridays
- Mind Bridge
- Asiana Airlines
- GS Caltex Essential Oil
- 2006: KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actor (Pure in Heart)
- 2013: KBS Entertainment Awards: The Best Teamwork Award (Cool Kiz on the Block)
- "이준기 신성록 이태성..운동선수 출신 봇물" Money Today 9 November 2006. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
- "불량커플 하차한 서지석, 29일(오늘) 입대" MyDaily. 29 May 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
- "인제육군 제 12사단 군악대 민·군화합 음악회 눈길" Kangwon Daily News. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
- "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.
- "서지석-장서희, 산부인과 의사로 안방극장 복귀" MyDaily. 21 December 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
- "부드러웠던 서지석, '글로리아'서 냉혈 파이터 변신" MyDaily. 14 July 2010. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
- "일밤 MC 데뷔, 정준호 서지석 첫 버라이어티 컬쳐 쇼크 받았다" News En. 20 August 2010. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
- "서지석 tvN '매니' 캐스팅 한국 1호 매니에 매력 느껴" Sports Chosun. 16 March 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
- "하이킥3 윤계상-서지석-크리스탈-강승윤-박하선 출연 확정" Sports Chosun. 29 June 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-11 (in Korean)
- "서지석-이청아가 만든 '아들녀석들' OST 29일 음원공개" Sports Chosun. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-30 (in Korean)
- "서지석 꽃셰프 변신, 로맨티스트 정석패션까지 다정다감" "OSEN", 13 September 2013.Retrieved 2013-9-13 (in Korean)
- "‘예체능’ 서지석 레이업슛 포착 “NBA급 농구실력” 감탄" "NewsEN", 10 November 2013.Retrieved 2013-11-10 (in Korean)
- "서지석-박윤재, 오지은의 연적(戀敵) (KBS 이름 없는 여자)" "NAVER", 27 March 2017.Retrieved 2017-3-27 (in Korean)
- Moon, Gwang-lip (20 May 2013). "Actor Seo Ji-seok weds his 'ideal type'". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
- "Heo Young Saeng (허영생) - 바라본다 (Gazing) [Music and Lyrics Season 2 OST]" Retrieved 2012-10-30
- "KBS Performance (drama) awards" KBS.
- "KBS Entertainment Awards" KBS.
- Official website at The Great Company 크다컴퍼니 (Joined in 2017) (in Korean)
- Seo Jisuk Japan Official Site (ソ・ジソク ジャパンオフィシャルサイト)
- Official Fan Club - Daum Café Tasanjisuk (타산지석, 他山之石)
- 서종욱 (Seo Jong-wook) on Cyworld (in Korean)
- English Fan Site (USA, Opened on 5/9/2008)
- Free English Board (USA, Opened on 1/1/2009)
- "Club Jisuk" Blog (Japan)
- Suh Ji Suk Chinese Fan Site - 百度贴吧_徐智锡吧 (China)
- SBS 'OB & GYN' Homepage
- 'OB & GYN' English Board
- 'Gloria' English Board
- 'Enjoy Today' English Board
- 'MANNY' English Board
- 'Highkick3' English Board
- 'Give Love Away' English Board
- VOD: Suh Ji Suk (Seo Jisuk, 서지석) in "OB & GYN" - Part 1
- VOD: Suh Ji Suk (Seo Jisuk, 서지석) in "OB & GYN" - Part 2
- KBS 'Pure in Heart' Homepage
- KBS 2006 Performance Awards Homepage
- VOD: South Korean actor Suh Ji Suk (Seo Jisuk, 서지석, ソ.ジソク, 徐智锡)
- VOD: Heo Young Saeng (허영생) - 바라본다 (Gazing) Music and Lyrics Season 2 OST