‘Kingdom’ and ‘Bad Guys’ Actor Jung Suk-won: Profile, Drama List, Marriage, Etc.

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Get Personal with the Actor of Kingdom, Jung Suk-won!

Although he has been starring as a supporting character in a few popular K-dramas such as Rooftop Prince and Haeundae Lovers, it seems like the model and actor Jung Suk-won just hit his highest popularity when he starred in Kingdom as vicious Beom-il.

Apart from his career, he’s also known as the singer Baek Ji-young’s long-time husband, known to have been dating her since 2011 and finally marrying her in 2013. What else do you want to know regarding this handsome actor and husband? We’ll answer your curiosity in the article below! Let’s dig in~

 

Jung Suk-won’s Full Profile

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  • Name: 정석원/Jung Suk Won (Jeong Seok Won)
  • Occupation: Model and actor
  • Date of Birth: May 16th, 1985 (age 35)
  • Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 75 kg
  • Star sign: Taurus
  • Blood type: B
  • Family: Elder sister, younger brother, wife: singer Baek Ji Young (m.2013), one daughter
  • Talent agency: C-JeS Entertainment

 

Facts

  • He made his debut in acting in 2007
  • He always watches action films, especially those with Jackie Chan, Jet-Li, Donnie Yen, and Jean-Claude Van Damme
  • When he was young, his father almost sent him to a mental hospital because he was very negligent
  • He likes the roles related to his character, like Kim Je-ha in the Ojakgyo Family
  • He is actually awkward and always framed
  • He admits that he always makes a lot of mistakes and spills his food all the time, but today, he said he has become very calm from seeing his own script
  • He once lived in an apartment in Incheon, and he said he liked the times when he lived there because there was a pepper field next to the apartment and children playing soccer
  • He likes to take photos in a unique and strange way
  • He was an instructor for martial arts experts on the special forces team when he joined the Marine Corps
  • He teaches sports and sometimes comes with movements because he likes to step forward to do something
  • He used to smoke and drink in middle and high school
  • He really admires Rain (Jung Ji-hoon) because Rain really takes care of him in the film Soar into the Sun
  • He stated that he really wants to be nominated and become an actor who would always be invited to the Busan International Film Festival

 

Jung Suk-won’s Filmography

Movies

  • The Great Tiger (2015)
  • The Long Way Home (2015)
  • R2B: Return to Base (2012)
  • Secrets Objects (2011)
  • The Beast (2011)
  • The Divine Weapon 신기전 (2008)
  • Public Enemy Returns (2008)
  • Fate/Destiny (2007)

Television series

  • Kingdom (Netflix, 2019)
  • Mr. Back (MBC, 2014)
  • IRIS II (KBS2, 2013)
  • Haeundae Lovers (KBS2, 2012)
  • Rooftop Prince (SBS, 2012)
  • Ojakgyo Brothers (KBS2, 2011)
  • Midas (SBS, 2011)
  • Drama Special Series: White Christmas (KBS2, 2011)
  • Dr. Champ (SBS, 2010)
  • High Kick Through the Roof (MBC, 2010) cameo
  • Creating Destiny (MBC, 2009)
  • Shining Inheritance (SBS, 2009)
  • The World That They Live In (KBS2, 2008)
  • Fight (tvN, 2008)
  • Working Mom (SBS, 2008)
  • Aquarius (SBS, 2008)
  • Kokkiri (MBC, 2008)
  • Dae Wang Sejong (KBS2, 2008)
  • Belle (KBS1, 2007)

Variety shows

  • Let’s Go Dream Team! Season 2(2009)
  • Real Mate in Australia, Rooftop Prince Trio (2012)
  • Law of the Jungle in New Zealand (2013)

Music Videos

  • “Daydream” by Park Gyu-ri (2012)

 

Jung Suk-won in Kingdom

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In 2019, Jung Suk-won landed a serious supporting role in Netflix’s political zombie thriller original series, Kingdom. In this full of stars, popular drama, Jung Suk-won worked alongside screenwriter Kim Eun-hee, director Kim Seong-hon, and actors and actresses Ju Ji-hoon, Ryu Seung-ryong, Bae Doona, Kim Sang-ho, Kim Sung-kyu, Jeon Seok-ho, and Kim Hye-jun. The series became a critical success and was even renewed for a second season and third second! Fans around the world are flocking because of the top-notch cast and exciting storyline.

In this drama, Jung Suk-won played an antagonist role, Cho Beom-il, a member of the powerful Haewon Cho clan and the son of Cho Hak-ju and the brother of the Queen. He was the chief of Joseon’s Royal army and became Lord Cho’s trustee with a mission to secure his interest in the political position. He was assigned in the plot to keep the King alive as the undead until his Queen sister had given birth to the new prince.

Cho Beom-il was also the one who was sent by Lord Cho when the Crown Prince escaped the kingdom after being accused of treason. Sadly, his appearance only lasts for two episodes after he was killed by one of the zombies at the clinic near Dongnae after he successfully tracked the Crown Prince and engaged in a short sword fight. He was infected by the zombie who overtook one of his guards, who in turn infects Beom-il, and eventually is killed by the Crown Prince.

Beom-il’s head then was sent back to Lord Cho, who swore to kill the Crown Prince and his followers as revenge on behalf of his son.