Get Closer with Descendants of the Sun Actor Kang Shin-il: Profile, Wife, Movies, and Drama List


Kang Shin-il’s Profile

Kang Shin-il (born November 26, 1960) is a South Korean actor. Kang graduated from Kyung Hee University with a degree in electronic engineering, but he soon put aside his studies and spent most of his time in Daehangno, Seoul’s theater district, where he formed a troupe called Testimony that performed at smaller venues. In 1985, he made his acting debut in Chilsu and Mansu, and soon gained fame as a stage actor in plays such as Kimchigook Goes Crazy and Chronicles of Han.

He appeared onscreen for the first time in the 1988 film adaptation of Chilsu and Mansu, and became a prolific supporting actor in Korean cinema and television (notably in Kang Woo-suk’s Public Enemy franchise), while continuing to do theater. In 2007, Kang was diagnosed with liver cancer, but after recovering from surgery, he resumed his acting career.

  • Name: Kang Shin-Il
  • Hangul: 강신일
  • Birthdate: October 9, 1960
  • Birthplace: South Korea
  • University: Kyung Hee University
  • Star Sign : Sagittarius
  • Height : 170 cm
  • Weight : 64 kg
  • Talent Agency : Sim Entertainment (Korea)
  • Height: n/a
  • Blood Type: n/a
  • Spouse (s): n/a

Kang Shin-il’s Filmography


Films or Movies

Year Title Role
1988 Chilsu and Mansu
1999 The Uprising Ma Chan-sam
2001 Friend Sang-taek’s father
2002 Public Enemy Chief investigator Uhm
Jail Breakers Prison warden
2003 Sword in the Moon Joo-sang
The Legend of the Evil Lake Minister Mun-su
Silmido Keun-jae
2004 Some Chief Oh
2005 Another Public Enemy Kim Shin-il
Mr. Socrates Beom-pyo
2006 Love Phobia Cha Jo-kang’s father
Hanbando Kim Yu-shik
Maundy Thursday Manager Lee
2007 Black House Park Choong-bae
2008 Public Enemy Returns Squad chief Uhm
2009 My Girlfriend Is an Agent Doctor Noh Hyung-kyu
Closer to Heaven Lee Hak-cheon (cameo)
Triangle Vice president Son
2010 A Little Pond Mr. Kang
Moss District prosecutor
2011 Heartbeat Director Choi
G-Love Vice principal
Always Boxing gym manager Choi
2012 Deranged Doctor Hwang
2013 Fists of Legend Director Jo
Project Cheonan Ship Documentary narrator
Blood and Ties Han Sang-soo (cameo)
2014 See, Beethoven Beethoven
2016 Pandora Mr. Kong
The Great Actor Dae-ho
2017 Duck Town
The Prison General manager No
Roman Holiday Chief Ahn
TBA I Want to Know Your Parents Principal