Meet Korean Actor Park Hyuk-won
Park Hyuk-kwon is a South Korean actor. His name became famous after starring in the drama Behind the White Tower and became one of the more popular actors in South Korea. Wanna know more about him? Here’s his profile!
Name: Park Hyuk Kwon
Date of Birth: July 11, 1971
Place of Birth: Incheon, Seoul, South Korea
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 68 kg
Education: Seoul National University of Arts, Department of Theater
Agency: Mystic Entertainment (Mystic Actors)
Official Site: http://www.hyukwon.com/gnuboard4/
Official Company Site: http://www.mystic89.net/artist/hyukkwon-park
|2004||You’re Not Alone – Guest||SBS|
|2007||Behind White Star Tower
Time Between Dog and Wolf
|2008||Drama City “In the Name of the Father”
Painter of the Wind
|2009||The Return of Iljimae||MBC|
You Are So Beautiful – Cameo
Deep Rooted Tree
|2012||You Can Do It, Writer Goo Ha Ra!
A Wife’s Credentials
Drama Special “Still Picture”
I Like You
|MBC Every 1
|2013||The End of the World
Drama Festival “The Marvelous Sunshine Funeral Home for the Elderly
|2014||Secret Love Affair
Plus Nine Boys
Flirty Boy and Girl
Six Flying Dragons
Last – Special Appearance
Awl – Special Appearance
Naver TV Cast
The Best Hit – Cameo
|2018||Something in the Rain||JTBC|
|1998||Alex in Shinchon – Short Film|
|2001||Déjà vu – Short Film
The Road to Samcheonpo
|2003||Desultory Empire – Short Film|
|2004||Yohoho, Mr. Rabbit! – Short Film
Please Stay with Me – Short Film
To Catch a Virgin Ghost
|2005||Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Short Film
Save My Earth – Short Film
Portfolio – Short Film
South of the Border
Don’t Look Back
|2007||Once Again – Short Film
A Good Day to Have an Affair
Boys of Tomorrow
Milky Way Liberation Front
Twins – Short Film
Truly, Madly, Deeply – Short Film
In Joke – Short Film
|2009||The Room Nearby
The Day After
The Rennin or Lenin – Short Film
The Man Next Door
Read My Lips
Villain & Widow – Special Appearance
Family Plan – Short Film
The Last Blossom
If You Were Me 5
Dr. Jump – Script Writer
|2012||Soar into the Sun – Cameo
26 Years – Cameo
The Gifted Hands
Short! Short! Short!
A Hungry Woman – Cameo
Prominent Women – Cameo
|2015||Twenty – Cameo
Now Playing – Special Appearance
Proof of Innocence
Girl on the Edge – Special Appearance
A Break Alone
|2016||Tunnel – Cameo
Proof of Innocence
Her Secret Day – Short Film
Daddy You, Daughter Me
|2011||UV Syndrome Begins|
|2015||Radio Star – Guest
Infinite Challenge – Guest
|2016||Radio Star Christmas Special – Guest|
|2017||Let’s Eat Dinner Together – Guest|
Theater and Musical List
|2002||Theater- Subway Line 1
Musical- Fire Carmen
|2003||Theater- Seoul Note|
|2007||6th Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival – Special Jury Prize for Acting Award|
|2010||15th Busan International Film Festival – Best Actor Award|
Park was born on July 11, 1971, but on his birth certificate, he was born in 1973 because his parents registered his birth in 1973. He spent his childhood in Suwon. When Park was in junior high school, he only went to school for two days and then stopped going. He hated everything about school. Because of that, he moved to Inchoen and stayed for 2 years. To support his living expenses, Park worked as a waiter and seller at the market. After finishing his GED (General Equivalency Diploma), he returned to his hometown.
Park made his debut in 1993 with Sanulrim theater. He saw an ad looking for new recruits for a theater troupe in a sports newspaper and then applied for it. Luckily, after the audition, Park got accepted right away. However, acting was not his first dream. Park did acting because he was greedy. But, because Park was already a member of theater, he thought he could do much better in acting so he applied for the theater department of Seoul Institute of Art. Unfortunately, he got rejected. Then, Park applied again a year later and got accepted. His first show was the musical Subway Line 1 and theater production Seoul Note. In 2002, Park received praise for the first time with his musical Fire Carmen.
After playing with his theater troupe, Park got cast for the short film Alex in Shinchon and marked it as his debut movie. After that, he only got offers for short films or minor roles. The work that turned his acting career was the medical drama Behind the White Tower. In the drama, Park’s role is Hong Sang Il, one of the doctors in the hospital. This drama got high ratings in South Korea because of its impressive production. To get into character, Park even observed people at a university hospital and studied for free.
One of his famous movies is A Taxi Driver. In the movie, he acted as a reporter trying to gain information about Gwangju Democratization Movement in 1980. The movie got positive reviews and became a box office hit in Korea after reaching 12 million viewers.
To challenge himself, he took a role in the movie The Mimic. This movie marked his first horror movie since debut. Park’s role in the movie is Minho, a husband that is suspicious of the daughter his wife brought. After accepting the script, he became curious about the finished product with sound and visual effects. So, he started to search and study about The Mimic ghost. The other reason Park chose this movie is because he always liked psychological horror movies like Kill Bill.
Not only in movies, Park also acted in many dramas. He became the main character for the first time in the family drama Super Family 2017. In the drama, Park became Na Chun Il, a married man with a daughter in adolescence. Even though the drama got low ratings, Park’s comedic performance left an impression on viewers. His character left an impression because he was not yet married but he played a father character. In the press conference for the drama, he expressed his thoughts.
“I have never been married. I have never been a father so I don’t have much affections and such feelings. To have these feelings, I remember my cute nephew,” said Park.
Park’s favorite actor is Javier Bardem from the movie No Country for Old Men. He was impressed with Javier’s performance and wants to play a strong character like Javier’s character in the movie.
In the interview with Asiae (6/15/2010), Park revealed he had a girlfriend and has been dating her for a year and a half. For marriage, Park didn’t give attention to it because he thinks it’s just a social system made for the comfort of human beings. However, Park still wants to get married.
Until now, Park still hasn’t gotten married, and he feels rushed about this.
“I want to be in a hurry now because I was already late,” said Park.
He also shared his thoughts about having his own family. When an interviewer asked about his current relationship, Park said that he is still looking for the right one to be his wife.
- Park wants to establish a school where people can discuss social issues. He had this idea while he was studying acting.
- Park didn’t have television because there’s so much falseness on TV. The only TV program that he watches is Animal Kingdom.
- Park can cry very easily, and that’s something he is born with.
- Park doesn’t like traveling. One time, he even went to Cuba alone but regretted his decision right away.
- Park likes to spend whole days observing people.
- Park’s smoky eye makeup in the drama Six Flying Dragon became a hot topic every time the drama aired.
- Park accidentally showed his underwear while pillow fighting on the show Infinite Challenge.