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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[add roles]Dramas

Year Title # of Epis. Role Rating
2014 God's Gift - 14 Days 16 Main Role Ki Dong-Chan 8.75
2013 Lee Sang That Lee Sang 1 Main Role Lee Sang 8.00
2012 Horse Doctor 50 Main Role Baek Gwang Hyun 7.51

[add roles]Films

Year Title Role Rating
2012 The Peach Tree Main Role Sang Hyun 7.69
2011 Perfect Game Main Role Choi Dong Won 8.25
2009 The Sword With No Name Main Role Mu Myeong 7.43
2008 Go Go 70s Main Role Sang Kyu 7.59
2006 Tazza: The High Rollers Main Role Go-ni 7.21
2006 Love Phobia Main Role Jo Kang 7.12
2005 Marathon Main Role Cho Won 8.30
2004 Low Life Main Role Choi Tae-woong 9.50
2003 Classic Main Role Jun Ho 8.25
2002 H Main Role Shin Hyun 6.00
2002 YMCA Baseball Team Guest Role 6.63
2002 Who Are You? Main Role Hyung Tae (Melo) 6.75
2001 Wanee and Junah Supporting Role Yeong Min 7.00
2001 Ahmijimong Main Role N/A
2000 Chunhyang Main Role Lee Mong Ryong 7.44

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Cho Seung Woo

Cho Seung Woo


  • Name: Cho Seung Woo
  • Native name: 조승우 ; 曺承佑
  • Also Known as: Jo Seung Woo

Personal Details

  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: February 12, 1980
  • Age: 34
  • Nationality: Korean