Korean Actor Choi Deok-moon, Profile and Movies


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.

Movie List

Year Title Role
1999 Peppermint Candy Noh Jo-won
2000 Black Cut Friend
2001 Bad Guy Myung-soo
2002 YMCA Baseball Team Lee Eun
2003 …ing Gi-soo
Twenty Questions
2004 Mokpo The Harbor Yong-gi
When I Turned Nine Park Pal-bong
2005 Antarctic Journal Seo Jae-kyung
Love Talk Jo Byung-woon
2006 Silk Shoes Man-soo
Running Wild Inspector Park (cameo)
Once in a Summer Seok-young’s senior
Tool Young man
2007 Soo Lee Won-jae
Rainbow Eyes Detective Lee
2008 Bleach Husband
Black Heart Detective 1
2010 A Good Night Sleep for the Bad Director Lee
A Little Pond Son-in-law Kim, Byung-do
Haunters Abby
Acoustic Bakery owner (Episode 2 “Bakery Attack”)
2011 Officer of the Year Balbari
Hindsight Haeundae gang boss
2012 Hoya (Eighteen, Nineteen) Moderator (cameo)
Helpless Ha Sung-sik
Doomsday Book Cook
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
Manhole Kim Jong-ho
Tuning Fork  Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology
2015 Assassination Hwang Deok-sam
The Throne Hong In-han
2017 Another Way Officer (cameo)
Yongsoon Father
The Swindlers Lee Kang-seok

TV Show List

Year Title Role Network
2003 Good Person MBC
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
2008–2009 Big Sister Deok-gi KBS1
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 Shark Kang Hee-soo KBS2
2013–2014 Prime Minister and I Go Dal-pyo
2014 Drama Special – I’m Dying Soon Doctor
Triangle Jang Jeong-gook MBC
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
Memory Joo Jae-min tvN
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

Year Title Original title
2005 Dry and Wear Out 마르고 닳도록
Stones in his Pockets 주머니 속의 돌
2006 There 거기
2007 Speak During the Last 20 Minutes 마지막 20분 동안 말하다
High Life 하이라이프
Mask 가면
2008 Thermal Mom 엄마열전
Thumb Girls 썸걸즈
2009 Neul-geun Thief Story 늘근도둑 이야기
2010 Yang Deok-won’s story 양덕원이야기
 B Urge B언소
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“.