Jo Seung-woo is a South Korean actor and musical star best known for his roles in Marathon and Tazza: The High Rollers.
Jo, a graduate of Dankook University, has the nickname "old man" indicative of his maturity and considerate nature. At a height of 5'8'' (172 cm) and weighing 137 lbs (62 kg), he is considered a heartthrob in Korea. He began his career in 1999 with the movie Chunhyang by director Im Kwon-taek. Since then he has played both tough guys and tender types and starred in musicals.
On December 15, 2008 at 1:30 PM, Seung-woo Cho enlisted in the South Korean military for his mandatory two year service.
His movie, Marathon, gave him several awards namely: the 2005 Grand Bell Awards for Best Actor and Popularity Award, 2005 Baeksang Arts Award for Best Actor, and 2005 Pusan Film Critics Award for Best Actor.
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