Get To Know Rock Star and Actor, Shin Sung-woo

Meet The Rock Star and Actor, Shin Sung-woo!

It is always interesting to listen to rock ballad songs and we may have a presumption about rock singers’ looks, such as their long hair, beard, tattoos, etc. What if a rock singer appears as an actor? Is it possible? Well, it actually is because we will talk about a rock singer turned actor, Shin Sung-woo. Who is he? What kind of person is he? In this article, Channel-Korea will introduce you with more information about Shin Sung-woo, his discography, filmography, family, and more! Stay tuned!

Full Profile and Facts

Shin Dong-yoon (real name) was born on April 19th, 1968, in Seosan, South Korea. He is 182 cm tall and has a weight of around 70 kg. He debuted as a rock singer in 1992 under Manpa Entertainment with the release of his first album Towards Tomorrow. He was known for his rock ballad songs in the 1990s. He then started his acting career in 2000 with the SBS series Love Story where he appeared as Jung-woo, the main role in episode 6. He has been an active singer and actor ever since until today.

He has also starred in several musical theaters, like Dracula (1998), Jack The Ripper (2011-2014), The Three Musketeers (2011-2014), and Gone with the Wind (2014-2015). He used to be a regular member of SBS’ variety show Roommate along with 10 other celebrities, including EXO’s Chanyeol, and had the nickname “Mama Shin.” Through the program, according to Orange Caramel’s Nana, Shin Sung-woo was known as a charismatic yet gentle-hearted person and was a very good cook.


On October 28th, 2016, according to Korea JoongAng Daily, it was reported that Shin Sung-woo would get married to his girlfriend after dating for four years. The wedding would be held at an unnamed wedding venue in Gangnam, Seoul. Both parties were said to have met each other’s families and have done the customary meeting. He also told Sport Chosun that he decided to marry his girlfriend because she is understanding and considerate. His wife-to-be, surnamed Park, is a woman who is 16 years younger than him and not from the entertainment industry.

He said that age doesn’t matter for him and that he only wanted someone with the same values as him. After the reveal of the wedding, the actor expressed his disappointment through his Twitter saying that he wanted to personally tell the news about his wedding but the media did it first instead. He also promised to share more information when the date was set. “Regardless, thank you for your blessings,” he ended.

On December 3rd, 2016, it was reported that Shin Sung-woo would get married on December 12th. His agency made an official announcement on December 2nd and revealed that the artist would be holding the wedding ceremony at Vista Hall of Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel. He said that the wedding ceremony would be held in private and their families would like to keep their identities from the public. “To all who have showered me with love and care, I sincerely thank you from the bottom of my heart. After the wedding, I will work hard and strive towards a happy family,” he added.

On December 12th, the couple finally got married. According to Allkpop, during the press conference prior to the wedding, when Shin Sung-woo was asked about how many kids he wanted to have, he answered, “Others who are married and have kids look very happy… I am very envious of them… But I will let my wife-to-be decide how many kids we will have.

First Child

On January 2nd, 2018, Shin Sung Woo posted a picture of baby feet on his Instagram. They were actually his new-born son’s feet! He added a caption along with the announcement of his new-born son.

He said that he had a new resolution which is to make his son happy. He hoped that his son would always be healthy and he wanted to encourage him when he was having a hard time. He also wrote, “My son has been born into this world! From now on I’m living in this world as a father. Thank you for coming to my side, I’m so happy, and I love you!” Lastly, he expressed his love for his wife and also wished everyone a happy new year.

Later, on April 7th, 2019, the artist posted another picture of his son who was two years old at the time (Korean age).

He said that he was busy on tour with his fellow cast members of the musical theatre Jack The Ripper so he could not spend a lot of time with his son. Now that the musical has ended, he decided to take a trip with his family. He added that the next work practice would begin next Wednesday.

On June 7th, he posted another photo of him and his son in front of a big aquarium.

He said that it was time to spend time with his son and expressed that his son has grown a lot.


Solo Artist


Year Title
1992 내일을 향해 (Towards Tomorrow)
1993 Eight Smiles of Klein
1994 Shinsungwoo 003
1995 For
1998 Mauve
2000 Identity


Soundtracks and Others

Year Title Notes
2002 2002 Special Edition (Best) – Shin Sung-woo compilation album
2003 I Swear First Love OST
2006 遭遇 (조우) Encounter
compilation album
2009 To An Old Friend Telecinema Project Vol.2
2011 Stagnant Warrior Baek Dong-soo OST


Year Title
1995 Cool World
1996 Elephant


Television Series

Year Title Network Role Note
2000 Love Story SBS Jung-woo Episode 6: Miss Hip-Hop and Mr. Rock
(leading role)
2002 Man in Crisis MBC Kang Jun-ha supporting role
2003 MBC Best Theater: Flower MBC  Kang Ho-kyoon leading role
2003 First Love SBS Lee Joon-hee
2003 Country Princess MBC Seo In-woo
2004 Beautiful Temptation KBS2 Kang Min-woo
2004 Midnight DJ SBS (N/A)
2004 Tropical Nights in December/December Fever MBC Min Ji-hwan leading role
2004 KBS Drama City:
After Love
KBS Sang-hyun
2005 Beating Heart/Six Love Stories MBC Jung Nam-soo supporting role (episode 1-4)
2005 Rehearsal MBC (N/A)
2005 MBC Best Theater:
A Sweet Villainess Has Come to Me
MBC Sung-won leading role
2005 MBC Best Theater:
May, June
MBC June
2006 Special of My Life MBC Jung Hyung-suk supporting role
2006 Super Rookie Ranger/Invincible Parachute Agent MBC Kang Eun-hyuk leading role
2007 It’s Okay Because I Love You Destined to Love KBS2 Ahn Cheol-woong
2008 The Secret of Coocoo Island
MBC Director Shin
2010 Home Sweet Home MBC Lee Sang-hyun
2015-2016 Mom MBC Min Tae-hun additional cast
2016 Moorim School: Saga of the Brave KBS2 Chae Yoon supporting role
2016 Dear My Friends tvN Han Dong-jin cameo
2018 The Great Seducer/Tempted MBC Kwon Seok-woo supporting role



Year Title Role Note
2009 After The Banquet Kim Ji-hong leading role

Variety Shows

Year Title Network Note Episode
2013 I Live Alone MBC Guest 73
2014 Roommate: Season 1 SBS Regular Member
2015 Hello Counselor KBS Guest 227
2016 Let’s Eat Dinner Together JTBC Guest 73
2016 Life Bar tvN Guest 106
2018 Real Life Men And Women MBN Main Host
2019 Everyone’s Kitchen O’live Guest 7