Choi Min Soo

Choi was born in Seoul in 1962. Choi's family has been active in acting, and singing for over the last eight decades. Choi was born as the son of Choi Moo-ryong, a popular actor of the 1960s and 1970s, and Kang Hyo-shil, an actress. His maternal grandmother is Jeon Ok, referred to as Queen of Tears for her excellence at acting for tragic dramas. His grandfather is Kang Hong-shik, an actor, a film director and singer active during the Japanese occupation period. Kang Hong-sik and Jeon Ok was the first married couple in Korean entertainment history. Kang went over to North Korea along with his daughter Kang Hyo-son who later became a famous actress of North Korea. Kang Hong-shik was honored as "Merited artist" as well.



Choi graduated from Lila Elementary School, Seongdong Middle School, Dongbuk High School and Seoul Arts College. Choi debuted to the film industry in 1985 with Son of God, a film adapted from Park Bong-seong's same titled manhwa.



Choi has three sisters and one half sister from his father's second marriage with Kim Ji-mee, and one little half brother and half sister from his father's another marriage.



Choi met his wife June Elizabeth Kang from an international Miss Korea Beauty Pageant in 1993 where Kang was being represented as Miss Canada. Choi proposed to Kang after a 3 hour meeting and they were married June 18, 1994 in Seoul. They have two children, Christian (born 1996) and Benjamin (born 2001).



[Wikipedia]

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2017
16
Kang In Woo Supporting Role
7.9
2016
24
King Suk Jong Main Role
7.9
2016
2
Man Shik Main Role
N/A
2014
21
Moon Hee Man Main Role
7.6
2013
20
General Yeon Gaesomun Supporting Role
6.3
2012
1
Do Hyun's Father Supporting Role
7.5
2012
24
[Choi Yeong's master] Guest Role
8.2
2012
24
Kim Doo Soo Main Role
7.0
2011
29
Chun Supporting Role
8.3
2010
20
Yoon Sam Soo (episodes 1-7) Main Role
7.9
2009
2
Kang Man Ho Main Role
7.5
2007
24
Dae Jang Ro [Hwacheon leader] Supporting Role
8.2
2004
51
Shin Ryul Main Role
7.5
2003
16
Kang Sung-jae Main Role
6.5
2003
26
Guest Role
6.6
2000
24
Min Suk Main Role
N/A
1998
20
Kwon Taek Hyung Main Role
N/A
1995
24
Tae Soo Main Role
8.2
1993
66
Dong Jae Main Role
N/A
1993
16
Jeong Jong Ho / Mool Sae (Waterfowl) Main Role
N/A
1991
55
Lee Dae Bal Main Role
7.3

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2014
Homeless Supporting Role
8.1
2006
Sashimi Supporting Role
7.4
2006
Kim An-seok Supporting Role
8.3
2005
General Choi Supporting Role
7.6
2002
Goliath Main Role
5.4
2002
Supporting Role
5.8
2001
Sashimi Supporting Role
7.1
2000
Jo Sang Woo Main Role
7.5
2000
Joo No Myeong Main Role
5.5
1999
Number 202 (Captain) Main Role
7.8
1998
Bong Man Main Role
8.0
1998
Unknown Role
N/A
1997
Oh Se Geun Main Role
N/A
1997
Han Seung Yeob Main Role
5.0
1996
Jeong Suk Supporting Role
N/A
1995
Min-Su Main Role
N/A
1995
Soo Hyun Main Role
8.2
1995
Hyung-joon Main Role
6.0
1994
Im Byung Suk Main Role
N/A
1993
Main Role
N/A
1992
Hyung Joon Main Role
N/A
1992
Kim Tae Gyu Main Role
7.0
1991
Hwang Mi Ho Main Role
N/A
1991
Shin Gil Woo Main Role
N/A
1990
Yeong Chun Main Role
N/A
1990
Kim Young Supporting Role
8.3
1988
Oh Hye Seok Main Role
N/A
1988
In Tae Main Role
N/A
1986
Choi Kang Ta Main Role
N/A

Comments (55)

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    Noa 24 days ago

    HBD * <3 *

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    NesrineTao 24 days ago

    happy birthday to the best korean actor ever <3 love u a lot <3

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    katrina21 24 days ago

    happy birthday

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    chloe Jan 23, 2017

    I love this man, so charismatic
    An incredible actor

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    NesrineTao Oct 29, 2016

    He is reallyan amazing actor and he proved that even mooooooooore in Jackpot i mean wooooow i would wait impatiently for his scenes in that drama, tbh the best king and most feared one too hehe

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    foreverwitchy May 21, 2016

    He's amazing as the king in the Royal Gambler!

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    marys May 21, 2016

    another king Suk Jong fan here! He is perfection. I would give this actor a whole bunch of hearts only for this one role if I could haha

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    Kyoru May 19, 2016

    Best king ever!

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    Loy May 4, 2016

    King Suk Jong in Jackpot ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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    Daph Mar 6, 2016

    Happy Birthday..

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    katrina21 Mar 6, 2016

    happy birthday

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    Carol Mar 6, 2016

    Happy brthday

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    Pedro Mar 6, 2016

    Happy birthday :)

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    titi_odus Mar 6, 2016

    happy birthday, you bad-ass grasshopper hunter

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    Nagelfar Mar 6, 2016 - edited

    That pic reminds me of Keanu Reeves for some reason...

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      DragonAlien Mar 13, 2016

      Oh my God N., you're right, somehow they both have that aloof, manly and cool style. ;) ♥

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      kreps Apr 13, 2016

      But the acting... Keanu has no chance...

Details

  • Name:

    Choi Min Soo
  • Native name:

    최민수
  • Also Known as:

    Choi Min Su
  • Nationality:

    South Korean
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Born:

    March 6, 1962
  • Age:

    55

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