The Bachelor Actor, Choi Deok-moon
Choi Deok-moon is known as an independent actor with a unique personality. He is an actor under HODU&U Entertainment that manages other famous actors such as Kim Hye-su, Shin Ha-kyung, and Lee Sun-gyun. He graduated from the Seoul National University of Arts, and made his debut in 1994 with the musical “Subway Line 1”. Since then, he has appeared in various theater productions as a member of a theater company. In 1999, he expanded his career through movies, showing intense and impressive performances.
Choi Deok-moon, who has appeared as a casino manager in the past in the movie “Thieves”, slowly gained popularity after he played a bomb expert in movie “Assasination”, which has become the best-selling movie in summer 2015 in South Korea. The movie also exceeded 9 million viewers on the 10th day of the opening day.
Choi Deok-moon’s Full Profile
Real Name : Choi Deok-Moon / Choi Duk Moon
Native Name : 최덕문
Occupation : Actor
Birthplace: South Korea
Birthdate : 1970
Height : 178 cm
Weight : 76 kg
Nationality : South Korean
Agency : Walnut Anyi Entertainment / HODU&U Entertainment (호두앤유엔터테인먼트)
Education : Seoul National University of Arts Department of Theater
Actor Debut : In 1999, the film ‘Peppermint Candy’
Choi Deok-moon’s Movies and TV Shows
As a famous figure who has been active since 1995 as an actor through his musical debut, Choi Deok-moon is undoubtly very great at acting. Even though he mostly plays supporting roles or small parts in a drama or a movie rather than the star, he always comes up with a strong presence in every scene he presents.
|1999||Peppermint Candy||Noh Jo-won|
|2002||YMCA Baseball Team||Lee Eun|
|2004||Mokpo The Harbor||Yong-gi|
|When I Turned Nine||Park Pal-bong|
|2005||Antarctic Journal||Seo Jae-kyung|
|Love Talk||Jo Byung-woon|
|Running Wild||Inspector Park (cameo)|
|Once in a Summer||Seok-young’s senior|
|Rainbow Eyes||Detective Lee|
|Black Heart||Detective 1|
|2010||A Good Night Sleep for the Bad||Director Lee|
|A Little Pond||Son-in-law Kim, Byung-do|
|Acoustic||Bakery owner (Episode 2 “Bakery Attack”)|
|2011||Officer of the Year||Balbari|
|Hindsight||Haeundae gang boss|
|2012||Hoya (Eighteen, Nineteen)||Moderator (cameo)|
|The Thieves||Casino manager|
|2013||Mai Ratima||Karaoke owner|
|The Terror Live||secretary Kim Sang-mo|
|Shorts Meet Shorts||Film director|
|2014||The Admiral: Roaring Currents||Captain Song Yeo-jong|
|Tuning Fork||Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|The Throne||Hong In-han|
|2017||Another Way||Officer (cameo)|
|The Swindlers||Lee Kang-seok|
TV Show List
|2004||Sunlight Pours Down||SBS|
|2006||Drama City – My Beautiful Friend||Chan-sik||KBS2|
|Drama City – While the Memory Is Asleep||Engineer|
|2006–2007||The Snow Queen||Section chief Oh|
|2007||Drama City – In the Flower Garden||Min-joon|
|The Devil||Kang Hee-soo|
|2009–2010||Can’t Stop Now||Goo Jin-woo||MBC|
|2010||The Slave Hunters||Seonbi Jo||KBS2|
|Drama Special – An Awful Lot of Coincidences||Kyung-soo|
|2011||Drama Special – That Man is There||Jae-hoon|
|Drama Special – Guardian Angel Kim Young-goo||Kang-bae|
|2012||I Love Lee Tae-ri||Tae-ri’s uncle||tvN|
|2012–2013||The King’s Doctor||King Hyojong||MBC|
|2013–2014||Prime Minister and I||Go Dal-pyo|
|2014||Drama Special – I’m Dying Soon||Doctor|
|2014–2015||Schoolgirl Detectives||Ahn Hong-min||JTBC|
|Cheo Yong||Yang Soo-hyuk||OCN|
|2015||Hogu’s Love||So Shi-min||tvN|
|Hello Monster||Na Bong-sung||KBS2|
|Cheer Up!||Kim Byung-jae|
|2016||One More Happy Ending||Team leader||MBC|
|Neighborhood Hero||Director Min||OCN|
|Hello, My Twenties!||Oh Jong-gyu||JTBC|
|Gogh, The Starry Night||Choi Chang-seop||Sohu TV
|2016–2017||Solomon’s Perjury||Kim Sang-deok (cameo)||JTBC|
|2017||Chicago Typewriter||Jeon Seol’s father
(cameo, episodes 3 & 16)
Theater Show List
|2005||Dry and Wear Out||마르고 닳도록|
|Stones in his Pockets||주머니 속의 돌|
|2007||Speak During the Last 20 Minutes||마지막 20분 동안 말하다|
|2009||Neul-geun Thief Story||늘근도둑 이야기|
|2010||Yang Deok-won’s story||양덕원이야기|
|2016||Heuk Heuk Heuk Hui Hui Hui||흑흑흑 희희희|
Others: Reality Shows and Musicals
- Subway Line 1 & Dog Shadow (Musical)
- MBC’s I Live Alone (Ep. 179, 2016)
Choi Deok-moon’s Facts and Trivia
- It was revealed in the reality show MBC’s “I Live Alone”, that he is an old bachelor who lives all alone. He divorced his ex-wife ‘Kim’. He said that he had been living alone for about five and a half years (in 2016).
- He got married to a woman he met in 2007, but they divorced in 2011.
- As soon as he wakes up in the morning, he eats, cleans, and jogs. He takes care of himself well.
- He drinks alcohol frequently with his younger sisters.
- His actor friends (Song Gang-ho, Lee Sung-min, etc) revealed that he was a “Casanova” back in college days.
- He checks his weight each morning, and is thorough in his self-management.
- While watching baseball games, he keep his house clean and keeps talking to himself.
- He regularly drinks a special healthy drink made from hand-made cabbage and red ginseng juice every morning.
- It is said that Choi Deok-moon has been ranked as a “Pro-Salsman” in the past as a result of defecting against the image of men living alone by cleaning the floor until his knees were bruised (Ten Asia : Reporter Lee Eun Jin).
- His first kissing scene was with Kim Soo-hyun in “The Thieves”.
- In movie “The Thieves”, he completely digested all the Chinese dialogue and was mistaken for a Chinese actor.
- ‘Assassination’ is a meaningful work for Choi Deok-moon. He had a lot of new experiences, like shooting action for 6 days. He also said he can’t forget his first movie poster. Above all, “assassination” became an opportunity for him to get more attention as an actor.
- He invited his parents to the VIP premiere (Assasination) for the first time since his debut.
- “I want to be the second actor rather than the first. Of course, it does not mean that there is no desire to play. However, it is not the star who receives much attention and attention, but the actor who can steadily play in the movie, the drama, the play is standing before the public.” (Star Interview : “Assasination” : Reporter Jang Byung-ho)
- “Our work is more than a movie” (Assasination).
- “I still have dreams to learn. I still have a little more time to go. I want to do more.”
- “I’ve been married once, once came and went“.