Shin Goo

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Shin Goo
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Shin in 2019
Born (1936-08-13) August 13, 1936 (age 85)
EducationSungkyunkwan University – Korean Language and Literature (dropped out)
Years active1962–present
Ha Jung-sook
(m. 1974)
AwardsROK Order of Cultural Merit Bo-gwan (3rd Class) ribbon.PNG Bogwan Order of Cultural Merit (2010)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSin Gu
McCune–ReischauerSin Ku
Birth name
Revised RomanizationSin Sun-gi
McCune–ReischauerSin Sun-ki

Shin Goo (Korean신구; born Shin Sun-gi, Korean신순기; August 13, 1936) is a South Korean actor.[1][2][3][4]



Year Title Role
1970 Goboi gangui dari
1973 Homecoming
Night Flight
The General in Red Robes
A Match
1974 Ecstasy
1975 The North Korean Communists' Party in Japan
You Become a Star, Too
Love in the Rain
1976 Kan-nan
Miss Yeom's Pure Heart Days
Don't Walk But Run!
Never Forget Me Young-soo's older brother
An Unfortunate Woman
Rocking Horse and a Girl
Blue Days
Seong Chun-hyang
Wild Forest
1981 Sarajin Geotdeureul Wihayeo
1982 Applause
Jongro Blues
1983 The Whereabouts of Eve
1984 The Companion
1988 Narrow Road
1989 My Friend, Je-je Mu Do-ah
1991 Blood and Fire 정보국장
1992 Our Twisted Hero Teacher Choi
1997 1818 (Profanity) Wang-ja
1998 Christmas in August Jung-won's father
1999 A Great Chinese Restaurant Company president Han
2000 Love Bakery Gentleman Noh (cameo)
The Foul King Im Dae-ho's father
2002 2009 Lost Memories Takahashi (cameo)
No Blood No Tears Kim Geum-bok
YMCA Baseball Team[5] Lee Ho-chang's father
2003 Natural City Deputy assistant commissioner
2004 A Winter Story Elder Kim
2005 A Bold Family Kim Joong-yeob
Murder, Take One[6] Chief Yoon
2006 Righteous Ties Dong Chi-sung's father (cameo)
2007 Going by the Book Jung Do-man's father (cameo)
2008 Cherry Tomato[7] Park Gu
Love and War: The Twelfth Man Chief judge
Modern Boy Lee Hae-myeong's father
2009 Heaven's Postman Choi Geun-bae
2012 Unlawful Love (short film) Elder Kim
2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour Braulio (voice, Korean dubbed)[8]
2014 The Con Artists Director Oh
2015 Shoot Me in the Heart
2017 Bluebeard Sung-geun's father
Daddy You, Daughter Me Grandpa
2019 Forbidden Dream

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1969 SCB
1972 The Tale of Heo-saeng KBS
1975 Taedong River KBS1
1976 Another Home KBS2
1979 물무늬 KBS1
흐르지 않는 강 KBS1
1980 벼랑위의 사람들 KBS1
Spring Blessing KBS2
1981 Milky Way KBS1
Horror of Fantasy KBS2
Back in the Day KBS1
1982 The Land of Promises KBS2
Soon-ae KBS2
1983 Foundation of the Kingdom Choe Yeong KBS1
형사기동대 KBS2
1984 Family KBS2
딸이 더 좋아 KBS1
1986 여심 KBS2
You're Right KBS2
1987 큰 형수 KBS2
Lee Hwa KBS1
Mother KBS2
1988 은혜의 땅 KBS2
1989 The Region of Calm Chang Myon KBS2
꽃피는 둥지 KBS2
1990 The Rose of Betrayal Seo Young-chul MBC
Dawn of the Day Syngman Rhee KBS1
1991 The Royal Path KBS1
Women's Time KBS2
Asphalt Is My Hometown KBS2
1993 Wild Chrysanthemum KBS1
Youth Theater KBS2
1994 Trip in May KBS2
1995 Confession SBS
Do You Remember Love? Detective Woo MBC
West Palace Lee Won-ik KBS2
1997 Instinct Yoo-rim's father MBC
1998 The King and the Queen Prince Yangnyeong KBS1
MBC Best Theater
"Mr. Gong Choon-taek's Contract Marriage"
Gong Choon-taek MBC
Advocate Jin Hyung-man MBC
1999 School Shin Moon-soo KBS2
Queen Seung-ri's father SBS
2000 반쪽이네 KBS2
Emperor Wang Gun Wang Ryung KBS1
Juliet's Man Jang Sam's father SBS
Why Can't We Stop Them Noh Goo SBS
2002 The Woman Baek Seon-dal SBS
Ruler of Your Own World Go Joong-sup MBC
Sunrise House Han Dae-ho SBS
Honest Living Shin Goo SBS
You Are My World SBS
2003 Wife Mr. Seo KBS2
Sang Doo! Let's Go to School Song Jong-doo KBS2
Long Live Love Lee Deok-bo SBS
2004 Miss Kim's Million Dollar Quest Kim Hwi-taek SBS
Beijing My Love Chairman Hwang KBS2
Drama City "Déjà vu" Doctor KBS2
I'm Sorry, I Love You Min Hyun-seok KBS2
The Land Doctor Moon SBS
2005 Cute or Crazy SBS
18 vs. 29 Kang Chi-soo KBS2
Sonaki (Rain Shower) Yoon Cho-si KBS2
Our Attitude to Prepare Parting Ahn Pil-bong MBC
2006 Seoul 1945 Lyuh Woon-hyung KBS1
Pure in Heart Hong Young-gam KBS1
Someday Oh Bong-soo OCN
2007 Thank You Lee Byung-gook MBC
War of Money Dokgo Chul SBS
Kimchi Cheese Smile Shin Goo MBC
The King and I Noh Nae-shi SBS
2008 War of Money: The Original Dokgo Chul tvN
Family's Honor Ha Man-ki SBS
Amnok River Flows Lee Mi-reuk's father SBS
2009 Queen Seondeok Eulje MBC
2011 New Tales of Gisaeng Master Joong-bong SBS
Heartstrings Lee Dong-jin MBC
Can't Lose Go Jung-dae (cameo) MBC
2012 Feast of the Gods Country Lee (cameo) MBC
2013 A Hundred Year Legacy Uhm Pyung-dal MBC
2014 God's Gift - 14 Days Choo Byeong-woo SBS
2016 Dear My Friends Kim Seok-gyun tvN
2016 The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop Lee Man-sool KBS2
2018 My Mister Chairman Jang tvN
2021 Taxi Driver TBA SBS

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1999-2009 The Clinic for Married Couples: Love and War[9] Chief judge KBS2
2011-2013 True Record of Korean Economy DJ KBS Radio 1
2013-2015 Grandpas Over Flowers[10][11][12] Himself tvN
2017 Youn's Kitchen Himself tvN


Year Title Role Notes
1962 The Cow
The Mud Hut
The Scenery of a Village with Willows
1966 I Want to Be Human People's chairman
Porgy and Bess Crown
1969 A Streetcar Named Desire Stanley Kowalski
1970 The Birthday Party Stanley Webber
1971 Luv Harry
우리 여기에 있다
살짜기 옵소예
숨은 물
An Enemy of the People
1990 Equus Martin Dysart
1991 Possessed Soul Jang Seung-eop
1997 Goethe's Faust Mephistopheles
1998 The Queen of Tears
A Feeling, Like Nirvana
2001 The Tempest Prospero
2005 Death of a Salesman N/A Artistic Director
2009 A Happy Day of Jinsa Maeng Jinsa Maeng
2010 Driving Miss Daisy Hoke Colburn
Pericles Helicanus
2013 Antigone
2013-2014 With Father, I and Hong-mae Father
2014 On Golden Pond Norman Thayer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1939 7th Kyoto Awards Best Child Actor Man Won
1966 3rd Dong-A Theatre Awards Best Actor I Want to Be Human, Porgy and Bess Won
1969 6th Dong-A Theatre Awards Best Actor A Streetcar Named Desire Won
1971 8th Dong-A Theatre Awards Best Actor Luv Won
1976 12th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) Another Home Won
1980 16th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) Spring Blessing Won
1981 17th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) Back in the Day Won
1994 30th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) Wild Chrysanthemum Won
1999 35th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (Theater) Won
36th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor Christmas in August Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor School 1 Won
2001 SBS Drama Awards Achievement Award Why Can't We Stop Them Won
2002 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Short You Are My World Won
2005 KBS Entertainment Awards Achievement Award The Clinic for Married Couples: Love and War Won
2006 43rd Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor A Bold Family Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Pure in Heart, Seoul 1945 Won
2007 MBC Entertainment Awards Achievement Award Kimchi Cheese Smile Won
SBS Drama Awards[13] Achievement Award The King and I, War of Money Won
2009 MBC Drama Awards[14] PD Award Queen Seondeok Won
2010 3rd Korea Theater Awards Best Actor Driving Miss Daisy Won
2014 9th Golden Tickets Awards Best Theater Actor Won
SBS Drama Awards Special Award, Actor in a Miniseries God's Gift - 14 Days Nominated
2018 KBS Drama Awards Best Actor in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama After the Rain Nominated
2020 56th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor Forbidden Dream Nominated
25th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated

State honors[edit]

Name of country, year given, and name of honor
Country Year Honor Ref.
South Korea[note 1] 2010 Bogwan Order of Cultural Merit (3rd class) [18][19]


  1. ^ Honors are given at the Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards, arranged by the Korea Creative Content Agency and hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.[15][16] They are awarded to those who have contributed to the arts and South Korea's pop culture.[17]


  1. ^ Lee, Ji-young. "Grandpas' Flowery Youth". Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  2. ^ Park, Eun-young (13 July 2001). 아버지 명연기 3인 3색: 측량불가능한 연기의 너비, 배우 신구. Cine21 (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  3. ^ Yoo, Joo-hyun (9 October 2013). "At 76, Shin Goo more popular than ever". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  4. ^ Song, Da-in (10 September 2014). "Veterans stage On Golden Pond". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  5. ^ Kim, Hee-kyung (26 September 2002). ""Don't Care about Social Status in Playing Bassball!"". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  6. ^ Min, Dong-yong (4 August 2005). "Who Killed Her? Investigation Broadcast Live for 48 Hours". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  7. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (19 May 2008). "Movie Review: Cherry Tomato a stark, painful story". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2015-12-27.
  8. ^ Lee, Sun-min (25 October 2013). "ZE:A star joins animation". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  9. ^ Lee, Ji-yoon (9 April 2009). "Decade-old KBS drama ends amid controversy". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  10. ^ "Senior actors lead TV show, defying youth-centered industry". The Korea Herald. 12 June 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  11. ^ Woo, Jae-yeon (19 July 2014). "Golden Guys Get Good Ratings". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  12. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (1 August 2013). "Unpredictable seniors entertain Flower H4 viewers". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  13. ^ "2007 Year-end Korean drama awards round-up". Hancinema. 7 January 2008. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  14. ^ "Ko Hyun-joung wins grand prize at MBC Acting Awards". 10Asia. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  15. ^ Hicap, Jonathan (October 18, 2018). "BTS, Red Velvet win at Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards". Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on October 18, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  16. ^ Yeo, Yer-im (October 25, 2018). "BTS gets award upon their return home". Yonhap News Agency. Archived from the original on November 7, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2021 – via Korea JoongAng Daily.
  17. ^ Lee, Sang-won (October 25, 2016). "Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards announces winners". The Korea Herald. Archived from the original on September 29, 2018. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  18. ^ "대중문화예술상 2010년" [2010 Popular Culture and Arts Awards]. Korea Creative Content Agency (in Korean). Archived from the original on October 12, 2020. Retrieved May 26, 2021.
  19. ^ Kim, Yoon-mi (22 November 2010). "Pop culture icons honored by Culture Ministry". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-09-21.

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