All About Korean Actor Won Ki-joon

The Actor, Won Ki-joon

If you are a fan of Korean dramas and movies, you must know that some of them are influenced by Korean historical and period dramas. There are a lot of amazing historical period dramas, which not only entertain us by their culture and background but also have a smooth and interesting storyline. One of the most popular among those is Jumong. A 2006 historical romance drama considered a Korean Wave (Hallyu). It tells the story of the life of Jumong, founder of the kingdom of Goguryeo. Not many details have been found in the historical records about Jumong, so a lot of the series is fictionalized. The fantastic elements surrounding the original Jumong legend (such as those concerning his birth) have been replaced with events more grounded in reality. But it doesn’t make Jumong become less popular, it even extended production to episode 81, when the original plan was to only film 60 episodes. The growing popularity of the drama has also made the cast popular as well. The role Won Ki-joon played in the drama was that of Prince Youngpo. For his role in Jumong, Won Ki-joon won his first award at the 2006 MBC Drama Awards in the Best New Actor category.

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Won Ki-joon’s Profile
  • Name: 원기준/Won Ki Joon
  • Occupation: Actor and singer
  • Date of Birth: February 12th, 1974
  • Height: 182 cm
  • Weight: 70 kg
  • Blood type: A
  • Star sign: Aquarius
  • Education: Hanyang University – Theater and Film
  • Instagram: @wonkijun



Year Title Role
1997 PpilKu Ki-chul
1999 Until We Meet Mr. Park
2010 Finding Mr. Destiny Kim Jong-wook the doctor (cameo)
2013 The Puppet Joon-ki
2015 The Lingerie Murders


Year Title Role Network
1995 Inside the Mysterious Mirror Won-rae SBS
1998 Seven Brides Jang-sik SBS
1999 You Don’t Know My Mind MBC
2000 Fireworks Park Han-soo SBS
I Want To Keep Seeing You Choi Young-min SBS
2001 I Like Dong-seo KBS2
2005 Pearl Earring Kang Hyun-joong SBS
2006 Jumong Prince Youngpo MBC
2008 Gourmet Gong Min-woo SBS
Choe Yang-eop Choe Yang-eop PBC
2009 Can’t Stop Now Lee Byung-joo MBC
Dream Jang Dae-sik SBS
2010 Jejungwon Evangelist Jung SBS
Harvest Villa Lee Jeong-heon tvN
Coffee House Hyun-seok SBS
2011 Twinkle Twinkle Jegal Joon-soo MBC
Pit-a-pat, My Love Gu Chang-ho KBS2
Oh My God Won Ki-joon SBS Plus
2012 Happy and Kyung-chul (episode 7) Channel A
Drama Special “Return Home” Jin-mook KBS2
2013 Hur Jun, the Original Story Heo Seok MBC
2014 Everybody, Kimchi! Im Dong-joon MBC
2018 Evergreen Oh-soo’s father OCN


Variety Show

Year Title Network Notes
2015 King of Masked Singer MBC Contestant, pilot episode


Year Title Role
2004 Grease Doody
2006-2007 Finding Kim Jong-wook Kim Jong-wook
2007 The Great Janggeum Min Jeong-ho
2008 Really Really Like You Kang Jin-young
Return of High School Joker 19-year-old Na Doo-soo
2009 Our Sweet Days of Youth Young-min
2010 Rain Man Charlie Babbitt
Princess Pyeonggang and the Fool Ondal Ondal


Awards and Nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2006 MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor Jumong Won
2008 16th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Excellence Award in Drama and Broadcasting Gourmet Won
SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Special Planning Drama Nominated