Meet Korean Actor Oh Sang-jin
Oh Sang-jin is a popular South Korean MC, actor, and former news anchor. He debuted as a news anchor through MBC 24th Public Bond Announcer in 2006. He graduated from Yonsei University from the Commerce and Economics Department. He signed a contract with YG Entertainment in 2017. Oh married his wife Kim So-young in the same year.
Name: Oh Sang-jin (오상진)
Birthplace: Ulsan, South Korea
Birthdate: February 15, 1980
Occupation: MC, actor, news anchor
Education: Yonsei University – Commerce and Economics
Family: Oh Eui-jong (Dad), Kim So-young (Wife)
- October 2013
Tie-select public relations ambassador
- July 2013
Employment prevention anti-discrimination
- May 2013
Donation of Korean Bodybuilding Organization Donation Promotion Ambassador
- September 2011
F1 Korea Grand Prix PR Ambassador
- June 2011
Ulsan Education Ambassador
- December 2010
Ambassador of Korean Consumer Affairs
- June 2009
Ulsan World Onggi Culture Expo Promotion Ambassador
- National Health Insurance Corporation Public Relations Ambassador
Oh Sang-jin debuted as an actor in 1995. He has starred in 17 dramas until now. His first drama was KBS2’s West Palace which aired in 1995. A year later, he appeared in SBS’s drama LA Arirang, and in 1999, he appeared in KBS2’s drama Love in 3 Colors.
For 9 years, he didn’t appear in any dramas. He took a hiatus from the drama industry.
Oh made a comeback in 2008. He appeared as a cameo in MBC’s drama Elephant episode 73. In the same year, he acted as himself (Oh Sang-jin) in the MBC drama Here He Comes. In 2010, he made an appearance as a cameo in MBC’s comedic drama High Kick Through the Roof episode 107.
In 2013, he was chosen as one of the cast for SBS’s drama My Love from the Stars along with top actor Kim Soo-hyun and top actress Jun Ji-hyun. He acted as Yoo Seok in that drama. The drama got so much popularity and was airing in several countries such as China, Indonesia, etc.
His latest drama is 20th Century Boy and Girl that aired in 2017. The drama is about three women in their mid-thirties as they navigate their love lives, friendships, and their familial ties. He acted as Kang Kyung-suk, a highly principled lawyer who doesn’t care for money or glory.
Here is the complete list of dramas that Oh Sang-jin has appeared in.
|1999||Love in 3 Colors||KBS2|
|2008||Kokkiri (Elephant)||(cameo, episode 73)||MBC|
|2008-2009||Here He Comes||Oh Sang-jin||MBC|
|2010||High Kick Through the Roof||Park Ji-sung
(cameo, episode 107)
|2011||The Greatest Love||Music program MC
(cameo, episode 1)
|2013||Drama Festival “Boy Meets Girl”||(cameo)||MBC|
|2013-2014||My Love from the Star||Yoo Seok||SBS|
|2014||Big Man||News anchor||KBS2|
|2014-2015||Sweden Laundry||Kim Eun-chul||MBC Every 1|
|2014||Drama Festival “The Diary of a Resentful Woman”||Magistrate||MBC|
|2015||The Family Is Coming||Jung Joon-ah||SBS|
|Persevere, Goo Hae-ra||Show MC Oh Sang-jin||Mnet|
|Drama Special “What Do Ghosts Do?”||Seo Joon-hyuk||KBS2|
|2016||How Are You Bread||Naver TV Cast|
|2017||20th Century Boy and Girl||Kang Kyung-suk||MBC|
Even though Oh Sang-jin debuted as an actor in 1995, his first big screen appearance was in 2012. He appeared as a police station reporter in The Traffickers which aired in 2012. Two years later, he appeared as MC at Hwang Hyun-seung’s shoot in a movie called Venus Talk.
|2012||The Traffickers||Police station reporter|
|2014||Venus Talk||MC at Hwang Hyun-seung’s shoot|
Oh Sang-jin debuted as an MC through MBC’s 24th Public Bond in 2006. After that, he signed as an MC for MBC. He has already appeared in 45 variety shows. His first appearance as an MC was on the MBC program Morning Show! with Choi Yoon-young and Four Men. In the same year, he hosted two other programs that were airing on MBC called Topics on Focus Live and Search King.
After that, he at least has one show where he appeared as MC.
In 2008, he was MC for the 26th MBC Creative Children’s Song Festival and the 7th Korean Film Awards that was airing on MBC. In 2009, he was chosen as a DJ for MBC FM4U’s Good Morning FM with Oh Sang-jin. The program lasted 3 years before it ended.
In 2010, he was the MC for 6 programs, Star Dance Battle, Show! Music Core, 2nd Incheon Korean Music Wave, Real Match! National Athlete High Kick, Youth Alkkagi Competition, and Quiz Show Rainbow.
In 2013, he was the MC for 8 programs. He was the MC for 49th Baeksang Arts Awards that was airing on jTBC, XTM’s program Absolute Man – Season 3, jTBC’s Miss Korea’s Secret Garden, Mnet’s Dancing 9, tVN’s Campus Debate Battle – Season 4, O’live’s The Grand Battle of Hansik, 6th Korea Drama Awards, and Herald-Donga TV Lifestyle Awards.
In 2014, he was chosen as the MC for the popular award ceremony in South Korea called Golden Disk Awards that was airing on jTBC. He was also the MC for another popular K-pop award show called Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards. He appeared as the MC on Mnet’s Dancing 9 Season 2 as well.
His latest program is KBS2’s The Return of Superman. He is a narrator for that program. The program is about celebrity fathers who are left to care for their kids alone for 48 hours without the help of anyone.
Here is the complete list of Oh Sang-jin’s variety shows.
|2006||Morning Show! with
Choi Yoon-young and Four Men
|Topics on Focus Live|
|2007-2012||Find! Delicious TV|
|2007-2008||Let’s Play Economy|
|2008-2009||Never Ending Story|
|2008||26th MBC Creative Children’s Song Festival|
|7th Korean Film Awards|
|2009-2011||Good Morning FM with Oh Sang-jin||MBC FM4U||DJ|
|2009||1st Incheon Korean Music Wave||MC|
|2010||Star Dance Battle|
|Show! Music Core|
|2nd Incheon Korean Music Wave|
|Real Match! National Athlete High Kick||MBC|
|Youth Alkkagi Competition|
|Quiz Show Rainbow|
|Minute to Win It|
|Dancing with the Stars||Contestant|
|Seoul Metropolitan Youth Orchestra:
|3rd Incheon Korean Music Wave||MC|
|Idol Star Athletics Championships||MBC||Commentator|
|2011-2012||Star Audition: Birth of a Great Star – Season 2||MC[|
|2011||Girls’ Generation’s Christmas Fairy Tale|
|2012||Idol Star Athletics- Swimming Championships||Commentator|
|2013||49th Baeksang Arts Awards||jTBC||MC|
|Absolute Man – Season 3||XTM|
|Miss Korea’s Secret Garden||jTBC|
|Campus Debate Battle – Season 4||tvN|
|The Grand Battle of Hansik||O’live|
|6th Korea Drama Awards|
|Herald-Donga TV Lifestyle Awards|
|2014||28th Golden Disk Awards||jTBC|
|3rd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards|
|Dancing 9 – Season 2||Mnet|
|2014||Miss Korea Pageant|
|2017||Freestyle Rankers 19||tvN||MC|
|2018||The Return of Superman||KBS2||Narrator|
Nominations and Awards
Oh Sang-jin has been active as an MC for 12 years. He has appeared on many programs for different channels. The public has recognized his skill at MC-ing.
Oh has been nominated in several categories in award shows. He has won 7 awards until now.
Oh got his first award at the MBC Entertainment Awards for Best Male Newcomer in a Variety Show in 2006. At the same award show that was held in 2007, he won Best Announcer.
In 2007, he received the Andre Kim Best Star Awards and won Best Dressed, Broadcasting category at Korea Best Dressed Awards.
In 2009, he won in the Special Award, TV Announcer category at the MBC Drama Awards and also received a Commendation from the Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Welfare. Two years later, he won Special Award, News/Current Affairs category because of his appearance in Complaint Zero at the MBC Entertainment Awards.
|Year||Award Show||Category||Nominated work||Result|
|2006||MBC Entertainment Awards||Best Male Newcomer in a Variety Show||Won|
|Andre Kim Best Star Awards||Recipient||N/A||Won|
|Korea Best Dressed Awards||Best Dressed, Broadcasting category||N/A||Won|
|2009||MBC Drama Awards||Special Award, TV Announcer category||Won|
|Commendation from the Secretary of
the Ministry of Health and Welfare
|2011||MBC Entertainment Awards||Special Award, News/Current Affairs category||Complaint Zero||Won|
Oh Sang-jin Married Kim So-young
Oh Sang-jin met his wife Kim So-young when they were MBC announcers. Their relationship was senior and junior before they dated for two years. After dating for two years, the couple announced that they will tie the knot on April 30, 2017, at at the Grand Hyatt in Itaewon, Seoul.
When Oh Sang-jin made an appearance on Radio Star, he said, “Kim So Young helped me live a different life when I was feeling weary. So Young, thank you, and I love you.”