Han Seok Kyu

Han Seok Kyu is a South-Korean actor born in Seoul. While a student at the Film and Theater department of Dongguk University, he sang in an amateur folk rock band. He took a brief, year-long contract as voice actor at KBS, before moving on to TV and film acting.
After a debut in the 1990 MBC campus drama Our Paradise, Han rose to stardom as "Hong Shik" in "The Moon of Seoul". Both the series and "Hong Shik" character have since become beloved icons, as part of the Korean television's golden era before the advent of Korean wave.
Han went into an extended hiatus in 1999, declining several lucrative opportunities with name directors. Among them: "Peppermint Candy", "Joint Security Area", "Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance", and "Fulltime Killer".
The break coincided with a surge in new talent, sophistication of technology, organization, and scale of production within the Korean film industry. Combined with other factors, have attempted to explain the lukewarm reception to his comeback. He also remains well respected among major peers for his distinctive style.
He remained self-managed until as late as 2006, before joining KM Culture agency due to increased regimentation of the industry.

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2017
1
Teacher Kim / Dr. Boo Yong Joo Main Role
8.7
2016
20
Teacher Kim / Dr. Boo Yong Joo Main Role
8.7
2014
24
King Yeong Jo Main Role
7.8
2011
24
King Se Jong Main Role
8.4
1995
16
President Im Hyung Bin Main Role
6.5
1994
22
Unknown Role
N/A
1994
16
Supporting Role
N/A
1994
82
Hong Shik Main Role
10
1993
16
Park Sang Hyun Supporting Role
N/A
1992
64
Suk Ho Supporting Role
7.5
1991
36
[Young man from Seobuk] Guest Role
8.6
1990
100
Hyun Chul Main Role
6.0

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2017
Jeong Ik Ho Main Role
7.0
2014
Dol Seok Main Role
8.2
2013
Sang Jin (High school teacher) Main Role
8.5
2013
Jung Jin Soo Main Role
7.6
2010
Chang In Main Role
6.7
2009
Han Dong Su Main Role
7.4
2008
Captain Sung Chan Baek Main Role
7.3
2006
In Ku Main Role
6.1
2006
Mun Jae Supporting Role
6.5
2006
Kim Yoon Seo (Inspector / Writer) Main Role
6.6
2005
Jin Man Main Role
7.2
2005
KCIA Chief Agent Ju Main Role
7.2
2004
Lee Ki Hoon Main Role
6.2
2003
Lim Byeong Ho Main Role
7.7
1999
Detective Cho Main Role
7.4
1999
Yu Jong Won / Ryu Main Role
7.2
1998
Jung Won Main Role
7.2
1997
Dong Hyun Main Role
6.3
1997
Tae Ju Main Role
6.2
1997
Mak Dong Main Role
6.4
1996
Su Hyeon / Jong Mun Main Role
6.4
1995
Bong Joon Soo Main Role
N/A

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    Elfinia Feb 13, 2017

    Omg wth is he 52?

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    Mighty_Brosia Jan 22, 2017

    A great king a great mentor... Master Kim= Master Shifu... :)

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    dystopian Jan 9, 2017 - edited

    He replied a question about Korean movie industry in an interview: “I think it is obsessed with inducing tears and laughter. The film industry needs to lead, but many of today’s movies are only interested in being as broadly satisfying as possible.” I agree with him extremely. As a movie critic, I find many of new generation Korean actors too dramatic or passive. But I can say honestly he is very good actor from his young ages, not only with his acting, but also with his mind and vision. I would like to see him also on the international cinema platform and better movies. And as a woman, I can say honestly too, he is really attractive person, with his appearance and voice. :) Loves from Turkey,

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    AneMi Jan 6, 2017

    Some people are becoming more attractive while growing old!

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    kura2ninja Dec 23, 2016

    To whoever it was that changed his profile picture, I thank you! Let's just say that his old photo was less than flattering.

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    dannapark6002 Dec 19, 2016

    You are my ajussi crush!! Will try to watch your other works :)

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    _Rosie Dec 18, 2016

    One of the best

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    Mimo Jul 11, 2016

    love him so much in the movie my paparotti with lee je hoon

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    Faa May 11, 2016

    <3

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    DragonAlien Mar 22, 2016

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    JustJackieB Nov 4, 2015

    Happy Birthday

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    katrina21 Nov 4, 2015

    happy birthday

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    Dounie Nov 4, 2015

    Fantastic actor, one of the best Korean actor for me and I love his facial expressions, so genuine. A true talent that should not be missed ♥

    ♥.♥.♥

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    EXO_HOLIC Nov 4, 2015

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY

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    katrina21 Nov 4, 2014

    happy birthday

Details

  • Name:

    Han Seok Kyu
  • Native name:

    한석규
  • Also Known as:

    Han Suk Kyu; Han Seok Gyu; Han Suk Gyu; 韓石圭
  • Nationality:

    South Korean
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Born:

    November 4, 1964
  • Age:

    52