Song Il Gook

Song Il Gook (alternately Song Il Guk or Song Il Kuk) (송일국) is a popular South Korean actor. He starred in several historical Korean dramas such as Jumong and Emperor of the Sea. He graduated from the Cheongju University and majored in Performing Arts. He is the grandson of Kim Du-han, great grandson of Kim Jwa-jin, the famous Anarchist and Korean independence movement general during the early 1900s. Song is the son of actress and congresswoman Kim Eul-dong.
Song typically takes on physically challenging roles that require sword-fighting, martial arts and horsemanship. He is a vice-president of the Korean Triathlon Confederation and participated in the 2008 Seoul International Triathlon Competition. In April 2008, Song carried the Olympic torch through Seoul.
Additionally, Song has talent as a sketch artist. His skill was captured during filming of Emperor of the Sea and The Kingdom of The Winds.
In addition to acting, Song has modeled professionally, both on the runway and in print. In 2008, he and several of his colleagues, Joo Jin-mo, Go Soo, Jang Keun-suk, and Park Jae-jung, were the subjects of the Kolon Christmas Photo Shoot.
In 2009, the state of Hawaii designated March 21 as Song Il-Gook day.
In April 2010, Song was invited to the Blue House to dine with heads of state, including the president of Kazakhstan because the series Jumong garnered popularity in Kazakhstan.
Song adheres to a pescetarian diet for health and ethical reasons.
In October 2015, Song signed an exclusive contract with management agency C-JeS Entertainment.
On March 15, 2008, Song was wed to a Busan High Court Judge, initially identified only by her family name Jung, in a private traditional Korean wedding,away from the media spotlight at the Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul. Later, Song's bride's full name was revealed to be Jeong Seung Yeon (정승연).[16] On the morning of March 16, 2012, Song Il Gook’s wife, Jung Seung Yeon gave birth to triplet sons at a hospital in Seoul. The triplets are named Dae Han, Min Guk and Man Se, which also means "Long Live the Republic of Korea" when said together. Song Il Gook with his three sons are starred in the variety show The Return of Superman.

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2016
24
Jang Yeong Shil Main Role
8.1
2011
24
Ki Ho Tae Main Role
7.7
2011
16
Park Se Hyeok Main Role
7.4
2010
24
Choe Gang Ta Main Role
7.0
2008
36
Mu Hyeol Main Role
8.1
2007
24
"Harry" Joo Ho Main Role
7.1
2006
81
Ju Mong Main Role
8.5
2004
51
Yeom Jang Main Role
7.8
2004
70
Nah Jang Soo Main Role
7.4
2004
26
Kang Sung Woo Main Role
6.6
2003
3
Ki Hyun Main Role
7.5
2003
22
Han Seong Su Supporting Role
6.6
2002
100
Kim Chun Taek Supporting Role
7.0
2002
0
Shin Hyung Shik Main Role
N/A
2002
19
Na Yeong Jae Supporting Role
9.0
1999
16
Supporting Role
7.5
1999
16
(Ep.1 & 10) Guest Role
6.2

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2016
Chang Bum Main Role
10
2015
Murderer Han Ji Soon Main Role
7.9
2014
Sang Ho Main Role
8.3
2012
Main Role
8.5
2005
Seo Min Jun Main Role
7.0
2005
Park Chan Shik Main Role
6.3

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    Kelvin Phinias 9 days ago

    tsup tsup biggie JUMONG'..you made me a big fun of korean drammas actually ur more than capable.....ur a PRINCE OF LEGEND.....anyasooohh...haaaahh...this z phineas kelvin from TANZANIA EAST AFRICA.....kelvinbadi@gmail.com

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    Pandiko Jan 23, 2016

    I think it would be hard to watch any romances with him in it. I'm a big fan but I'm a fan of Return of Superman so I can't see him as anything but little Daehan, Minguk and Manse's goofy dad. O___O

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    Gafar Valentina Jul 1, 2015

    Jumong was also the first korean movie I watched

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    Omobolanle Jun 28, 2015

    Jumong,was my first Korean movies...I love his role,he is a great actor...Have watched the 'The man called God' Happy belated birthday Jumong with love from Nigeria

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    Kdramalover Jun 17, 2015

    he is best actor

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    SORENA Jun 9, 2015

    iranian people like this actor :)) he came to iran after jumong seris

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    shxxun Jan 1, 2015 - edited

    does anyone knows which drama/film he starred on that really recommended to watch? is there any historical drama?

    i only know him as a father of daehan minguk manse. i interested to watch him as an actor:)

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      mivale Jan 24, 2015

      Historical dramas he's in are Jumong, Kingdom of the Winds and Emperor of the Sea. I've seen first two and they are rather good ones.

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      Mina Regencia Apr 8, 2015

      I strongly recommend Jumong and Kingdom of the Winds for his Histoical dramas, however try to watch his other dramas, they're also nice such as A Man Called God, Crime Squad, Lobbyist...I have watched almost all his dramas and movies and they're all good ones

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    bluemoon_onna Dec 17, 2014 - edited

    Make another drama this 2015 plz. So loving dad and husband in R.of Superman =)

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    Sunny Dec 7, 2014

    love him and his kids in return of superman <3 <3 hahaha so funny !

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    pinoy4ever Dec 6, 2014

    again one of my favorite korean actors

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    Ryvius Nov 22, 2014

    The King.

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    LoneLoneCho Sep 30, 2014

    Happy birthday, Jumong. I love Jumong so much.

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    LoneLoneCho Sep 29, 2014

    I like you so much.

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    hoxi Aug 17, 2014

    대한❤️민국❤️만세❤️일국

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    hoxi Aug 17, 2014

    I love him and love his sons daehan mingook mansae <3333

Details

  • Name:

    Song Il Gook
  • Native name:

    송일국
  • Also Known as:

    Song Il Guk
  • Nationality:

    South Korean
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Born:

    October 1, 1971
  • Age:

    44