Jo Jung Suk

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Jo Jung Suk

Profile

  • Name: 조정석 / Jo Jung Suk (Cho Jeong Seok)
  • Profession: Actor
  • Birthdate: 1980-Dec-26 (age 33)
  • Height: 175cm
  • Weight: 64kg
  • Blood type: B
  • Star sign: Capricorn
  • Family: Older sister, 2 older brothers
  • Talent agency: Dream Star Entertainment

About Jo Jung Suk

Jo Jung-suk had always wanted to be on stage. He was admitted into the Theater department of Seoul Institute of the Arts on student loan, but after his father died in 2000, Jo's widowed mother became fully dependent on him. He was granted an exemption from military service due to family circumstances, and he quit school before graduating so he could start earning money by doing musicals. He debuted in The Nutcracker in 2004.

Jo has since become active and well-known in musical theatre, acting in a total of 25 musicals during the first nine years of his career, including Organ in My Heart (musical adaptation of The Harmonium in My Memory), Janggeum the Great (musical adaptation of Jewel in the Palace), and Korean productions of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Grease, The Island, and Spring Awakening.

In 2011 he landed his first television role on cable series What's Up as awkward but talented music student Kim Byung-gun. But 2012 would be his breakout year, starring in two high-profile projects. He played a supporting role in box office hit Architecture 101 as the young hero's best friend Nab-ddeuk, bursting with personality and comic timing. And he was once again a scene stealer in his third onscreen role as earnest soldier Eun Shi-kyung in the network drama The King 2 Hearts. Jo's display of versatility and screen presence in those projects has caused a recent surge in mainstream popularity for the actor, resulting in close to twenty offers for films and dramas, not to mention commercials.

TV Shows

TV Show Theme Songs

Movies

Theater

  • Blood Brothers (2014)
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2011)
  • True West (2010)
  • The Island (2009)
  • Spring Awakening (2009)
  • Fever Night (2008)
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2008)
  • Janggeum the Great (2008)
  • Evil Dead (2008)
  • Organ in My Heart (2008)
  • Le Passe-Muraille (2007-2008)
  • Pump Boys and Dinettes (2007)
  • First Love (2007)
  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2006-2007)
  • You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (2006)
  • All Shook Up (2006)
  • Kingdom of the Wind (2006)
  • Le Passe-Muraille (2006)
  • Nunsense A-Men (2005)
  • Grease (2005–2006)
  • The Nutcracker (2004)

Endorsements

  • Lotte Buon Gelato Ice Cream
  • Lotte Hot 6 Energy Drink
  • LG U Plus LTE
  • Hyundai Santafe BlueLink
  • Nongsim Dungji Ramen
  • Hi Mart

Recognitions

  • 2013 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple with IU (Lee Soon Shin is the Best)
  • 2013 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Actor in Serial Drama (Lee Soon Shin is the Best)
  • 2013 33rd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor (The Face Reader)
  • 2013 50th Grand Bell Awards: Best Supporting Actor (The Face Reader)
  • 2013 4th Korea Film Reporters Association Film Awards: Best New Actor (Architecture 101)
  • 2012 20th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards: Best New Actor (Architecture 101)
  • 2012 33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best New Actor (Architecture 101)
  • 2012 5th Style Icon Awards: New Icon
  • 2012 6th Mnet 20's Choice Awards: 20's Booming Actor (Architecture 101 and The King 2 Hearts)
  • 2010 4th The Musical Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Spring Awakening)
  • 2009 15th Korea Musical Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Spring Awakening)
  • 2008 14th Korea Musical Awards: Best New Actor (Organ In My Heart)

Trivia

  • Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts (Theater major)
  • Hobbies: Taekwondo

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