Baek Yoon Shik

Baek Yoon-shik made his debut in 1970 on KBS TV. In the coming years he would appear in four films, taking lead roles in his debut Excellent Guys and in romantic comedy Only With You with Seo Mi-kyung, a young star of the time. He also studied in the film and theater department at Chung-Ang University's graduate school.

Nonetheless, his film career appeared to end in the 1970s and he became known thereafter as a TV actor. In the late 1990s and early 2000s he attained a certain degree of visibility in TV dramas such as Moon Over Seoul (1994, with Han Suk-kyu and Choi Min-shik) and Jang Hee-bin (2002, with Kim Hye-soo).

In 2003, however, Baek's career was revived in spectacular fashion with a major role in Jang Jun-hwan's acclaimed debut feature Save the Green Planet. Playing an arrogant company executive -- believed by the film's hero to be an alien from Andromeda -- Baek's performance won him a Best Actor Award from the 2003 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, as well as numerous best supporting actor mentions from local awards ceremonies. He quickly became sort of a cult figure among younger cinephiles.

Following on this success, Baek went on to appear in several more high-profile films, including a memorable role in Choi Dong-hoon's caper film The Big Swindle and a showstopping performance as intelligence chief Kim Jae-gyu in Im Sang-soo's controversial drama The President's Last Bang.

The year 2006 turned out to be a particularly prolific year for Baek, as he took leading and supporting roles in four films. (It was a profitable year as well, with his fee rising to $400,000 per film -- just a shade below that of the top stars) Of these four, Choi Dong-hoon's Tazza proved to be a runaway hit, selling close to 7 million tickets.

Baek is married with two sons, the elder of whom is young actor Baek Do-bin (Seducing Mr. Perfect, Tazza).

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2014
16
Franz Stresemann Supporting Role
7.6
2013
135
Yoo Ui Tae Supporting Role
8.3
2012
20
Hwang Young Chul Supporting Role
6.9
2011
24
King Taejong Guest Role
8.4
2010
20
Park Tae chon Supporting Role
7.3
2009
16
Jo Yong Deok Supporting Role
7.3
2003
211
Father Supporting Role
N/A
2002
100
Unknown Role
7.6
2001
151
Jung Yoon Kyum Supporting Role
9.0
2000
74
Jang Cheon Il Supporting Role
N/A
1998
8
Supporting Role
N/A
1997
64
Baek Kwan Jang Supporting Role
8.0
1996
54
[Homeroom teacher] Supporting Role
N/A
1994
82
Unknown Role
10
1994
105
Unknown Role
8.0
1984
0
Yoon Chi Ho Supporting Role
N/A

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2016
King Gojong Guest Role
8.4
2015
Lee Gang Hee Main Role
8.3
2015
Lee Gang Hee Main Role
7.9
2013
Kim Jong Seo Main Role
7.8
2012
Hwang Hee Supporting Role
7.6
2012
President Yoon Main Role
6.4
2011
president of horse riding association Supporting Role
7.8
2011
Baek Jung Main Role
7.3
2011
Young Kwang Supporting Role
6.8
2009
[Master Wizard] Supporting Role
7.9
2007
Captain Gu Main Role
6.0
2007
Jo Min Hyuk Main Role
7.5
2006
Pyung Gyung Jang Supporting Role
7.6
2006
Coach Supporting Role
7.5
2006
Oh Man Su Main Role
7.1
2005
KCIA director Kim Jae Kyu Main Role
7.2
2004
Mr. Kim Unknown Role
6.5
2003
Kang Man Shik Main Role
7.3
2000
Director Yang Supporting Role
N/A

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Details

  • Name:

    Baek Yoon Shik
  • Native name:

    백윤식
  • Also Known as:

    Baek Yun Sik ; Baek Yun Shik ; Baek Yoon Sik ;
  • Nationality:

    South Korean
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Born:

    March 16, 1947
  • Age:

    70

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