Korean Actor and Politician Choi Jong-won’s Profile

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Choi Jong Won, a Korean Actor

Having started his career as the star of theater shows before making a career as an actor in movies and television dramas, Choi Jong-won has successfully become a grand senior actor that South Korea can be proud of. This is proven by the fact that Choi Jong-won has received notable awards in the field of acting, such as Best Actor at the Korea Theater Festival in 1980, Most Entertaining in Theater at the Producers’ Group Acting Awards in 1985, and Best Supporting Actor at the 33rd Grand Bell Awards in 1995. Thus, in this article, Channel-Korea will explain you all about Choi Jong-won, starting with his full profile, his wife and children, his movies, television series, and theater productions, and his career as a politician. So, stay tuned!

Choi Jong Won’s Full Profile

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Real Name: Choi Jong-won

Date of Birth: Sangjang-myeon, Samcheok, Gangwon-do, South Korea, 27 January 1950

Occupation: Actor and Politician

Age: 69 (Korean age) / 68 (International age)

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Chinese Astrology: Tiger

Nationality: South Korean

Education: Kyungwoon University, majored in Journalism and Mass Communication, and Seoul Institute of the Arts from 1969 to 1974

Talent Agency: SP Entertainment

Who Are Choi Jong Won’s Wife and Children?

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Apparently, Choi Jong-won married a lady named Jeong Young-ae in 1975. They have two daughters, named Choi Nam-mi and Choi Na-rae.

List of Choi Jong Won’s Movies, TV Shows, and Theater Shows

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As was explained previously, Choi Jung-won is considered a highly experienced actor who has starred in numerous movies, television dramas, and theater shows throughout his career, proven by the fact that he has received many awards related to the acting field. Thus, in this section, Channel-Korea has compiled a chronological list of movies, television dramas, and theater performance that Choi Jong-won has performed in.

1979 – Grave Wood

1979 – The Third Han River Bridge

1980 – White Smile

1980 – The Little Prince

1980 – The Collector

1980 – The Merchant of Venice

1980 – Equus

1980 – Hamlet

1980 – King Lear (as Lear)

1980 – Head of Dried Walleye Pollack

1980 – A Dwarf Launches a Little Ball

1980 – A Streetcar Named Desire

1980 – Death of a Salesman

1980 – You Can See Apgujeong-dong from Oksudong

1980 – Oliver!

1980 – The Unfilial Son Is Weeping

1980 – 99 Pumba

1980 – Beautiful Street

1980 – Father’s Sea

1982 – Late Autumn

1982 – The Chrysanthemum and the Clown

1982 – The Woman Shot the Man

1983 – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (as George)

1984 – The Fear of Ancestral Rites

1985 – Sadness Even in the Sky

1985 – The Tiger Butterfly Is Lonely at Dusk

1985 – Madame Aema 3

1985 – Annie

1989 – Come Come Come Upward (as Bi-gu)

1989 – Gagman (as Taxi driver)

1989 – Shock Continues Long

1989 – Oseam

1990 – Mayumi (as Choi Kang-il)

1990 – Ggok Ji Ddan

1991 – The Dream (as Pyeong-mok)

1991 – My Love, My Bride (as Pastor)

1991 – Stairway of Heaven (as Detective agency employee)

1991 – Things that Sadden My Wife (as Prosecutor)

1991 – Fly High Run Far (as Son Hwa-joong)

1991 – The Mulberry Field Traveler

1991 – Kim’s War (as Homeroom teacher)

1992 – Marvelous Guys

1992 – The World Is Beautiful Enough to Live In (as Choon-sik)

1993 – A Keeper of the Heart

1993 – First Love (as Park Young-shin’s father)

1993 – The Supreme Order (as Lee Hwa-ryong)

1993 – Sepyeonje (as Cheon-ga)

1993 – Two Cops (as Tae-seong)

1993 – The Eternal Empire (as Shim Hwan-ji)

1993 – The Man of 49 Days (as Detective 1)

1994 – Rosy Life (as Company president Han)

1995 – The Taebaek Mountains

1995 – Affliction of Man

1995 – To Kill My Wife / How to Top My Wife (as Hit man)

1995 – Bitter and Sweet

1995 – Gun and Gun (as Kim Moon-seok)

1995 – The Hair Dresser (as Rosen Lee)

1995 – Who Drives Me Crazy (as Hwang Dal-soo)

1995 – Millions in My Account / Money in My Account (as Mr. Seo)

1995 – Seven Reasons Why Beer Is Better Than a Lover (Video shop owner)

1995 – Karuna (as Yang Cheon-soo)

1995 – SBS Jazz (as Boss Kang)

1996 –1996 Mulberry (as Sam-bo)

1996 – Love Story (as Sung-woo’s office story)

1996 – KBS2 Papa (as Shin Shin-ho)

1996 – KBS2 Reporting for Duty (as Woo Myung-do)

1996 – SBS When the Salmon Returns (as Young-chae’s father)

1997 – KBS2 The Angel Within

1997 – Jungle Story (as Senior colleague)

1997 – The Adventures of Mrs. Park (as Cameo)

1997 – The Rocket Was Launched

1997 – The Audition (as Director Jin)

1997 – Miss and Mister

1997 – Father (as Mr. Park)

1997 – Hallelujah

1997 – Destiny (as Director Choi)

1998 – The Happenings (as Jang Deok-bae)

1998 – MBC Six Children (as Gom Bo)

1998 – KBS1 The King and the Queen  / King and Rain (as Han Myung-hoi)

2000 – Pisces (as Department head Choi)

2000 – MBC Three Friends

2000 – KBS2 Did You Ever Love?

2000 – Guys and Dolls

2000 – The Beautiful Distance

2001 – Love Her (as Owner)

2001 – Paradise Villa (as Taxi Driver)

2001 – KBS2 Pretty Woman / Pretty Lady (Director Dokgo)

2002 – MBC Sunlight Upon Me

2002 – SBS Age of Innocence (as Uncle)

2002 – Years of a Mother’s Love

2003 – KBS2 Drama City: The Barley Field (as Choi Young-dal)

2003 – KBS2 She Is Cool

2005 – Blood Rain (as Royal emissary Choi)

2005 – Princess Aurora (as Chief of detective squad)

2005 – The Conker Tree (as Cheon Sang-byeong)

2006 – KBS1 Seoul 1945 (as Lee In-pyung (Dong-woo’s father))

2006 – MBC Special of My Life (as Baek Gom-pa the boss)

2006 – KBS2 Cloud Stairs (as Doctor Byun)

2006 – Hanbando (as Kim Hong-soon)

2006 – Traces of Love (as Seo Min-joo’s father)

2007 – MBC MBC Best Theater: Bong-jae Returns (as Park Bong-jae)

2007 – MBC Auction House (as Heo Myung-hwan)

2008 – Santamaria (as Old man Mr. Shin)

2008 – Summer Whispers (as Professor Noh)

2008 – KBS1 King Sejong the Great (as Ha Ryun the Prime Minister)

2008 – SBS Daughter in Law (as Ma Pyung-moon)

2009 – KBS2 Hometown Legends : The Quiet Village (as Chief Minister)

2009 – KBS2 Hot Blood (as Ha Ryu’s father)

2009 – American Buffalo (as Don)

2010 – Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle (as Ja-woon)

2010 – KBS1 The Reputable Family (as Choi Won-young)

2011 – The Client (as Professor Ahn (Minho’s father))

2012 – The Watch / Heavenly Clock (as King Sejong)

2012 – MBC The King 2 Hearts (as John Mayer’s father on episode 1 and 2)

2013 – Marriage (as Butler)

2013 – It Was a Little Darkness in the Hole of a Wooden Gong (as Mang-ryeong)

2014 – KBS2 Gunman in Joseon (as Kim Jwa-young)

2014 – A Dynamite Family (as Father)

2014 – KBS2 Drama Special: The Girl Who Became a Photo (as Min Sung-taek)

2014 – KBS2 Healer (as Park Jung-dae, the Elder)

2015-2016 – SBS Six Flying Dragons (as Lee In-gyun)

2015 – Old Bicycle

2016 – Female War: Bloody War in Bongcheon-dong

2016 – KBS2 The Master of Revenge (as Go Dae-chul)

2016 – MBC Monster (as Jo Ki-ryang)

2016 – KBS2 Sweet Stranger and Me (as Chairman Kwon)

2017 – jTBC Untouchable (as Goo Yong-chan)

2018 – tvN Mr. Sunshine

Choi Jong-won as a Politician

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Not only having worked as an actor in movies, television dramas, and theater plays, Choi Jong-won is also a politician. He tried his luck in the political field in 2004, but failed as he lost in the 17th National Assembly election as a candidate of Uri Party. However, Choi Jong-won did not give up, and tried to run again in the by-election on 28 July 2010 for the Democratic party, and successfully won as the lawmaker representing the Gangwon province, which consists of many cities such as Taebaek, Jeongseon, Yeongwol, and Pyeongchang. In September 2010, Choi Jong-won was officially elected as the head of DP’s Gangwon provincial chapter.