Get Closer to ‘Train to Busan’ Actor Ma Dong-seok (Profile, Wife, Height, Movies, and TV Shows)

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Korean Actor Ma Dong-seok

Successfully turning around his professional career from being a personal trainer to an actor, Ma Dong-seok hit his popularity off through some movies such as The Neighbor and Nameless Gangster. His fame skyrocketed when he acted on South Korea’s popular zombie movie Train to Busan alongside Gong Yoo and Jung Yu-mi, which led him to win Best Supporting Actor at the 8th KOFRA Film Awards in 2016. Ma Dong-seok has also won an award as Best Actor at the Golden Egg Awards in 2017 and was nominated in the same category at the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards and the 23rd Chunsa Film Art Awards in 2018. In this article, Channel-Korea will explain all about Ma Dong-seok, including his full profile, the list of his television dramas, movies, and television shows, his wife, and his Instagram feed. So, keep reading!

Full Profile

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Birth Name: Lee Dong-seok

Stage Name: Ma Dong-seok

English Name: Don Lee

Nickname: Mavely (the combination of his stage surname ‘Ma’ and ‘lovely)

Birth: Seoul, South Korea, March 1, 1971

Occupation: Actor and used to be a personal trainer of mixed martial artists, namely Mark Coleman and Kevin Randleman

Nationality: South Korean

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Chinese Astrology: Pig

Blood Type: O

Education: Columbia State University with a major in health and physical education

Languages: Korean, English

Agency: Daydream Entertainment

Twitter: @madongseok12

Instagram: @madongseok_

Age, Height, and Weight

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Ma Dong-seok was born in 1971. According to the Korean Age System, in 2018, Ma Dong-seok’s age is 48 years old while according to the International Age System, Ma Dong-seok is 47 years old. Additionally, Ma Dong-seok is considered a tall and bulky man as his height is 180 cm and his weight is 90 kg.

Dramas, Movies, and TV shows

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Starting his career as a personal trainer, it is not a wonder that Ma Dong-seok began his career in the field of acting as an action star. Many of South Korea’s action movies have included him as the main and supporting cast, including Rough Play, Sense8, Kundo: Age of the Rampant, and Derailed. Even if the genre of his projects is not action, his roles are mostly occupied in criminal matters, such as detective or gangster leader. Here, you may check the list of Ma Dong-seok’s drama, films, and television shows!

2005 – Heaven’s Soldiers (Supporting Role as Hwang Sang-wook)

2006 – Sunday Seoul (Supporting Role as Detective 1)

2007 – The Worst Guy Ever (Supporting Role as Ho-seob)

2007 – Music video of Monday Kiz’s “A Man”

2007 – MBC’s H.I.T (Supporting Role as Nam Seong-shik, member of H.I.T team)

2008 – SBS’s Robber (Supporting Role as Jong-goo)

2008 – KBS2’s Formidable Rivals / Powerful Opponents (Supporting Role as Pyo Chul-ho)

2008 – Dramax’s Alibi Inc. (Supporting Role as Park Sang-bak)

2008 – The Moonlight of Seoul (Supporting Role as Chang-woo)

2008 – The Good, the Bad, the Weird (Supporting Role as Gom or “Bear”)

2008 – Ten Ten (Supporting Role as the fund manager on the segment “The Rabbit”)

2009 – Insadong Scandal (Supporting Role as Sang-bok)

2009 – Take Off (Guest Role)

2009 – SBS’s Swallow the Sun (Supporting Role as Lee Kang-rae)

2010 – SBS’s Dr. Champ (Supporting Role as Oh Jung-dae)

2010 – Midnight FM (Supporting Role as Son Deok-tae)

2010 – The Unjust (Supporting Role as Ma Dae-ho)

2010 – Try to Remember (Supporting Role as Seung-hwan)

2011 – Quick (Supporting Role as Kim Joo-chul)

2011 – Pained / Pain (Supporting Role as Bum-no)

2011 – Perfect Game (Supporting Role as Park Man-soo)

2011 – Short film titled Showtime! (as Supporting Role)

2011 – MBC’s Me Too, Flower! (Guest Role as a detective)

2012 – tvN’s Shut Up Flower Boy Band (Supporting Role as Teacher Silva / Kim Su-bok)

2012 – Never Ending Story (Guest Role as a tow car driver)

2012 – Dancing Queen (Guest Role as a gay couple)

2012 – Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time (Supporting Role as Pimp Kim / Kim Sung-bang)

2012 – Doomsday Book (Supporting Role as Zombie in school uniform / Disorderly Student)

2012 – The Neighbor (Supporting Role as Ahn Hyuk-mo, the Loan Shark)

2012 – Love 911 (Supporting Role as Fire station captain)

2013 – New World (Guest Role as Section Chief Jo)