|Born||April 27, 1964|
Incheon, South Korea
|Education||Yuhan Technical College – Mechanical Design|
|Revised Romanization||Seong Dong-il|
Sung Dong-il (born April 27, 1964) is a South Korean actor. Sung made his acting debut in theater in 1987, then was recruited at the 1991 SBS open talent auditions. He rose to fame as the comic, Jeolla dialect-speaking character "Red Socks" in the television drama Eun-shil, though he later tried to fight typecasting by playing the son of a chaebol tycoon in Love in 3 Colors and a university professor in March. Following years of supporting roles in TV, Sung's film career was jumpstarted by hit romantic comedy 200 Pounds Beauty in 2006. Subsequently, he became one of Korean cinema's most reliable supporting actors, displaying his comic skills and easy charm in films such as Take Off, Foxy Festival, Children..., The Suicide Forecast, and The Client. He also had major roles in The Suck Up Project: Mr. XXX-Kisser, 3D blockbuster Mr. Go, and mystery-comedy The Accidental Detective. On the small screen, Sung garnered praise as a villain in The Slave Hunters, and a gruff but caring father in Reply 1997 and its spin-offs Reply 1994 and Reply 1988.
Sung gained a new surge of popularity in 2013 when he and his son Joon starred in Dad! Where Are We Going?, a reality/variety show featuring five male celebrities and their children on camping missions; his daughter Bin also joined him for the show's second season.
|2001||Running 7 Dogs||Pipe Kang|
|2006||200 Pounds Beauty||Record company executive Choi|
|2008||Once Upon a Time||Nightclub owner|
|2009||Take Off||Coach Bang|
|The Righteous Thief||Song Jae-pil|
|2010||Hearty Paws 2||Hyeok-pil|
|The Suicide Forecast||Manager Park Jin-seok|
|The Client||Jang Ho-won|
|S.I.U.||Detective Park In-moo|
|2012||Miss Conspirator||Boss Sung|
|The Suck Up Project: Mr. XXX-Kisser||Heo Go-soo|
|The Grand Heist||Jang Soo-gyun|
|Return of the Mafia||Jang Seok-tae|
|2013||Pinocchio||Gideon (Korean dubbed)|
|Mr. Go||Seong Chung-su|
|Iris 2: The Movie||Park Joon-han|
|2014||Miss Granny||Ban Hyun-chul|
|Thread of Lies||Kwak Man-ho|
|2015||Chronicle of a Blood Merchant||Mr. Bang|
|The Accidental Detective||Noh Tae-soo|
|Circle of Atonement||Detective Lee Sang-won|
|A Letter from Prison|
|Sacrifice Revival Report|
|2017||Because I Love You||Detective Park|
|The King||Tae-soo's home room teacher|
|I'm Doing Fine in Middle School||Police chief (special appearance)|
|Midnight Runners||Professor Yang|
|RV: Resurrected Victims||Son Young-tae|
|The Chase||Park Pyung-dal|
|2018||The Accidental Detective 2: In Action||Noh Tae-soo|
|The Great Battle||Woo-dae|
|Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days|||
|2021||The Cursed: Again||Jin Jong-hyun|
|1993||Faraway Songba River||Private Yang Yong-cheon|
|1995||Korea Gate||Ahn Jae-song/Kim Shin-jo|
|1996||The Bicycle-Riding Woman|
|1999||Love In 3 Colors||Ahn Yoon-gi||KBS2|
|Wang Rung's Land|
|TV Novel "Plum Sonata"||KBS1|
|2002||Glass Slippers||Mr. Chan||SBS|
|Rustic Period||Adult Gae-ko|
|Open Drama Man and Woman
"My Love Soon-jung"
"Why I Want to Get Married"
|South of the Sun||Choi Tae-sik||SBS|
|Open Drama Man and Woman
"I'll Fall in Love This Fall"
|2004||Lovers in Paris||Kang Pil-bo|
|Green Rose||Driver Jung Taek-soo|
|2006||Drama City "Scrubber No.3"||Jong-gu||KBS2|
|I Want to Love||Baek Seung-tae||SBS|
|Please Come Back, Soon-ae||Airline passenger|
|MBC Best Theater
"A Walk Around the Neighborhood"
|2007||Witch Yoo Hee||Team leader Lee||SBS|
|Blue Fish||Jo Dong-man|
|Get Karl! Oh Soo-jung||Jung Seung-gyu|
|New Heart||Lee Seung-jae||MBC|
|2008||Don't Be Swayed||Park Ki-chul|
|Lawyers of the Great Republic of Korea||Oh Ryu-dong|
|2009||Green Coach||Yoon Chun-geun||SBS|
|2010||The Slave Hunters||Chun Ji-ho||KBS2|
|My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho||Ban Doo-hong||SBS|
|The Fugitive: Plan B||Nakamura Hwang||KBS2|
|2011||Can't Lose||Jo Jung-goo||MBC|
|Color of Woman||Park Chan-ho||Channel A|
|2012||Reply 1997||Sung Dong-il||tvN|
|Haeundae Lovers||Impostor Prosecutor
(cameo, episode 15)
|2013||Iris II: New Generation||Park Joon-han |
(guest, episodes 1-2)
|Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love||Jang Hyun||SBS|
|Reply 1994||Sung Dong-il||tvN|
|It's Okay, That's Love||Jo Dong-min||SBS|
|2015||Reply 1988||Sung Dong-il||tvN|
|2016||Pied Piper||Police Officer (cameo)|
|Dear My Friends||Park Gyo-soo (cameo)|
|Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo||General Park Soo-kyung||SBS|
|The K2||Police Officer (cameo)||tvN|
|Legend of the Blue Sea||Ma Dae-young||SBS|
|Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth||Kim Wi-hwa||KBS2|
|2017||The Package||Travel Agency President (special appearance)||JTBC|
|2017–2018||Prison Playbook||Chief Jo Ji-ho||tvN|
|Ms. Hammurabi||Han Sae-sang||JTBC|
|Your Honor||Sa Ma-ryong||SBS|
|Chief of Staff Season 2||Judge (cameo, episode 10)||JTBC|
|2020||The Cursed||Jin Jong Hyun||tvN|
|Hospital Playlist||Ahn Jung-won's older brother (special appearance)|
|2021||Sisyphus: The Myth||President Park||JTBC|
|Somehow Family||Himself||TV Chosun|
|Hospital Playlist 2||Ahn Dong-il (Cameo, Ep.5) ||tvN|
|If You Say Your Wish||Kang Tae-shik||TBA|
|2006–2007||Choi Hong-man and Strong Friends||KBS2||Cast member|
|Grand Prix Show – Bad Dad Club||KBS2|
|Brain Power Plant Q||MBC|
|2008||Dream of Goose||OBS|
|2013–2015||Dad! Where Are We Going?||MBC||Cast member|
|2013||Saturday's Generation to Generation
– Star Plus
|2014–2015||Off to School||jTBC||Cast member |
(episodes 1-25, 27-33)
|2020-2021||House on Wheels||TVN||Cast member|
- Public relations ambassador of the national park with Lee Eung-bok (2021)
|Album information||Track listing|
|Red Socks Trot Medley (Romance Blues for Young-sook)
Awards and nominations
|2005||MBC Drama Awards||Special Award, MC category||정보토크 팔방미인||Won|
|2009||17th Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Take Off||Won|
|30th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|2010||7th Max Movie Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Best Supporting Actor||The Slave Hunters, The Fugitive: Plan B||Won|
|2013||SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special||Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love||Won|
|2014||SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||It's Okay, That's Love||Won|
|2016||tvN10 Awards||Best Actor||Reply 1997, Reply 1994, Reply 1988||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||Special Acting Award, Actor in a Fantasy Drama||The Legend of the Blue Sea||Won|
|2018||2018 Korea Best Star Awards||Best Popular Star Award||The Accidental Detective 2: In Action||Won|
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