Full Profile of Korean Actor Lee Jung-gil

Lee Jung-gil

Veteran Actor Lee Jung-gil

Lee Jung-gil is a veteran actor from South Korea. He made his acting debut in 1967 in the stage play Sakhalinsk’s The Sky and The Earth. His first appearance on the small-screen was drama Narcissus in 1974 which aired on MBC. His first debut on the big-screen was in the film Promise of The Flesh in 1975. The story was about a female prisoner who meets a man while on leave to visit her mother’s grave. Not knowing that the man is a thief, she promises to meet him at a park two years later, after she is released from prison.

Lee Jung-gil played a role in several episodes of 500 Years of Joseon Dynasty, a series of historical dramas spread over 8 years that depicted all the major reigns in a dynasty that had lasted for five centuries. The series composed of 11 separate series or ‘episodes’ based on exhaustive historical research into the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty. The series aired from March 31, 1983 to December 23, 1990.

From 1974 to July 2018, it is recorded that Lee Jung-gil had acted in 142 dramas and 17 movies. In his early career as an actor, he often played the lead role. However, as time went by and newcomer actors started to rise, he only played supporting roles.

Lee Jung-gil’s latest drama was Good Witch, where he acted as Chairman Song, and Switch: Change The World, where he acted as Choi Jung-pil from the Namsan Club, the living legend in the political domain and the former prime minister.

Lee Jung-gil’s Profile

Lee Jung-gil

Name: Lee Jung-gil (이정길)

Profession: Actor

Birthdate: October 1, 1944

Birthplace: Haeju, Hwanghae-namdo, North Korea

Star Sign: Libra

Height: 173 cm

Weight: 72 kg

Blood Type: B

Wife: Park Jung-hye

Children: One daughter (Violinist Lee Ja-heun) and one son

Education: Sorabol Arts College – Department of Theater and Film

List of Lee Jung-gil’s Works

Lee Jung-gil


Year Title
1975 Promise of the Flesh
1975 Anna’s Will
1975 Graduating School Girls
1975 A Promise
1975 Black Night
1976 I Must Live
1976 Farewell
1976 Prayer of a Girl
1977 The Youth
1977 Two Dreamers
1977 Good Bye, Sir!
1977 Towards the High Place
1977 The Popular Student
1985 Madame Aema 3
1987 Affection
1989 Today’s Woman
2001 I Love You