Get To Know Korean Drama Actor — Im Ho
Im Ho is a South Korean actor. He was known for his role in many historical dramas, such as Sukjong of Joseon in a drama called Jang Hee-bin, King Jungjong in Dae Jang geum, and Jeong Mong-ju Jeong Do-jeon. He had more than 20 years of acting experience. Im Ho already married his girlfriend in 2010 and had two sons and a daughter. Without further ado, let’s take a look at Im Ho’s profile until Channel-Korea compiles his love life story in the article below. Check it out!
Im Ho’s Full Profile
- Full Name: Im Ho (임호 / 林湖)
- Date of Birth: January 27, 1970
- Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea
- Nationality: Korea
- Star Sign: Aquarius
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 174 cm
- Weight: 64 kg
- Occupation: Actor
- Agency: RaemongRaein (래몽래인)
- Affiliation: Office Zero, Department of Culture and Arts at Baekseok University (Adjunct Professor)
- Education: Baejae High School, Department of Theater and Film at Chung-Ang University (Bachelor Degree), Performance department of Chung-Ang University Graduate School of Arts (Master of Arts)
- Official Instagram: limho_official
Im Ho’s Fun Facts
- His voice is similar to voice actor Oh Se-hong when he plays a frivolous character.
- Im Ho graduated with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in theater and film from Chung-Ang University.
- Since 2015, he has been teaching students at Baekseok University in Cheonan as a Department of Culture and Arts professor.
- He participated in King of Masked Singer under the name of a “Am I perfect score test paper”, and after singing “A Chance Encounter” by Song Gol Mae, he revealed his identity by singing Park Jung-woon’s “On a Night Like Tonight.” He mentioned that he is close to Cho Sun-hyuk.
- Im Ho’s father, Im Chung, is a historical drama writer.
- Specialties: swimming, reading.
Im Ho Debut as Actor
Im Ho debuted as an actor around 1993 – 1994. In 1993, He appeared as the 15th talent for public recruitment at KBS but did not play a particular role initially. After that, he succeeded in making his name known for the first time by playing the lead role of Sukjong of Joseon in a drama called Jang Hee-bin.
He was widely known to the public for the historical drama called Dae Jang Geum and was becoming more famous for his acting as Jeong Mong-ju in Jeong Do-jeon historical drama in 2014. Im Ho was won the Best Actor Award with nominated works “Star Dust (별이 되어 빛나리)” at the 2015 KBS Drama Awards.
Im Ho’s Drama List
Im Ho has been playing the role of King and appeared in a lot of historical dramas. He begins his first drama in 1994 and still active until recently.
Here’s the title list of some of Im Ho’s drama that you might know, Lovers (2003), Not Alone (2004), Dae Jo Yeong (2006), You Don’t Know Women (2010), Gwanggaeto, The Great Conqueror (2011), Your Lady (2013), Page Turner (2016), Dal Soon’s Spring (2017), Haechi (2019), etc.
Rise with MBC Drama called Dae Jang Geum
Dae Jang Geum is a South Korean drama that taken place in a palace. It’s one of many historical Korean dramas that successfully captured global fans and aired in about 60 countries worldwide. Da Jang Geum, also known as Jewel in the Palace, and The Great Jang-Geum as the title. The drama was starred Lee Young-ae, Ji Jin-hee, Hong Ri-na, Im Ho, Yang Mi-kyung, and Kyeon Mi-ri.
Im Ho was taking a role as King Jungjong. King Jungjong is the 11th King of the Joseon Dynasty. He’s a kind man who, after his first wife had been forced to commit suicide by cabinet ministers for political reasons, shut his heart down. The King mourns intensely for his beloved queen, unable to save her.
He’s constantly conscious that he’s just a puppet of the named ministers, and he’s furious that he’s unable to do anything about it. In the middle of his determined attempts to press for democratic change, the King gets to know Jang-geum and becomes fond of her warm personality and excellent skills. He sees a literacy friend in her, and later, for the first time in ten years, he becomes drawn to her.
Watch the scene of Dae Jang Geum here:
Im Ho Appearance on My Sassy Girl
My Sassy Girl is a South Korean film starred by Jun Ji-hyun, Cha Tae-hyun, Kim In-moon, Song Ok-sook, Han Jin-hee, Im Ho, and Yang Geum-seok. The film was released in 2001 and is based on a series of love memoirs published online written by Kim Ho-sik, which later adapted into a fictional novel.
In this film, Im Ho playing a role as the Blind Date Guy. My Sassy Girl tells about a college student who gets entangled with a self-centered young woman. The movie has become one of the most famous Korean films among Asian-Americans in the United States and drew a large international country, such as Japan, China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.
Watch the trailer for the movie here!
Im Ho Appearance on Queen Seondeok
Queen Seondeok is one of many South Korean historical drama. The drama starred Lee Yo-won, Go Hyun-jung, Park Ye-jin, Uhm Tae-woong, Kim Nam-gil. The drama was aired on MBC every Monday and Tuesday and finished with 62 episodes. The drama tells a story about the life of Queen Seondeok of Silla, the second female queen in the history of East Asia documented and inspired a renaissance in thought, literature, and the arts in Silla.
Im Ho was playing as a cameo for episode 1 of the drama. He played King Jinji of Shilla. King Jinji is the 25th emperor of the Kingdom of Silla in Korea. Three years after his accession, he was dethroned. Im Ho was playing cameo with some other actors, such as Lee Soon-jae and Park Jae-jung.
Check out the drama here:
Im Ho Appearance on Jeong Do-jeon
Jeong Do-jeon is a South Korean historical drama. The drama starred Cho Jae-hyun, Yoo Dong-geun, Seo In-seok, Park Yeong-gyu, Im Ho, and Ahn Jae-mo. The drama aired on KBS1 from January 4 to June 29, 2014, every Saturday and Sunday. The drama tells a story about Jeong Do-jeon, a famous Korean scholar-official from the late Goryeo to the early Joseon period.
Im Ho was one of the main characters. He was playing the role of Jeong Mong-ju. During the late Goryeo period, Jeong Mong-ju was a prominent Korean scholar-official and diplomat.
Little fun facts of the behind drama story are the cast members attended a four-month course taught by renowned historian Lee Deok-il on Confucianism and the numerous government regulations that were developed at the beginning of the Joseon period (while Goryeo’s national religion was Buddhism, Joseon was based strictly on Confucian values).
Watch out for the preview of Jeong Do-jeon drama below!
Im Ho’s Love Life
Im Ho was married to his girlfriend on March 6, 2010. The wedding took place in Lotte Hotel in Sogong-dong, Seoul. They met for the first time in 2008 with the introduction of an acquaintance, and after dating for about a year and a half, they got married. His girlfriend, born in 1981, graduated from the College of Fine Arts and is known to be a designer at Jewelry.
Currently, his wife is already giving birth to 3 children (a daughter and two sons).
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