Kang Ho Song

Song Kang Ho

  • Name: Song Kang Ho
  • Native name: 송강호
  • Also Known as: Song Gang Ho
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: January 17, 1967
  • Age: 57
Song Kang Ho first worked in plays entering a troupe and started working in film as supporting actor and minor roles that most people even couldn't notice. He caught his breakthrough chance in 'Green Fish' as a supporting role with major impact. In 'No. 3', he actually created a syndrome from his role, when people started imitating his acting. He has always considered how sincere the director's message is portrayed within the film, and is now known as one of the best character actors in Korea.

A graduate of Busan Kyungsang College, he started his career in theatre groups without professional training as an actor. He made his stage premiere in 1991, in the play Dongseung.

In 1996, Song started appearing in film roles and his 1997 part in No. 3, as a gangster training a group of recruits, won him his first acting award, at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. Song's cachet rose with his high-profile supporting role in the 1999 box-office hit Shiri. In 2000, Song received his first leading roles as a wrestler in The Foul King and as a North Korean sergeant in Joint Security Area.

In recent years he has received critical acclaim for his portrayals of a vengeful father in Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002), an incompetent rural detective in Memories of Murder (2003), a barber who dotes on his only son in The President's Barber (2004), and a semi-intelligent but doting father in The Host (2006). He won Best Actor in the 2007 Asian Film Awards.

Song married Hwang Jang-suk in 1995, with whom he has two children. Their son, Song Jun-pyoung, born in 1996, is a former football player for Suwon Samsung Bluewings, despite Song's opposition. Their daughter is named Ju-yeon.

(Source: AsianMediaWiki, Wikipedia) Edit Biography
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
TBA Fifth Column
Unconfirmed
Korean Drama, 0000, 0 eps
Kang Jong Duk (Main Role)
0
Main Role
0.0
2024 Uncle Samsik
Korean Drama, 2024, 10 eps
Park Doo Chil / Uncle Sam Sik (Main Role)
10
Park Doo Chil / Uncle Sam Sik
Main Role
0.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2023 Cobweb
Korean Movie, 2023,
Director Kim (Main Role)
Director Kim
Main Role
7.5
2023 One Win
Korean Movie, 2023,
Kim Woo Jin (Main Role)
Kim Woo Jin
Main Role
0.0
2022 Emergency Declaration
Korean Movie, 2022,
Gu In Ho (Main Role)
Main Role
8.5
2022 Broker
Korean Movie, 2022,
Sang Hyun (Main Role)
Sang Hyun
Main Role
8.0
2019 The King's Letters
Korean Movie, 2019,
King Sejong (Main Role)
Main Role
7.9
2019 Parasite
Korean Movie, 2019,
Kim Gi Taek (Main Role)
Main Role
8.9
2018 The Drug King
Korean Movie, 2018,
Lee Doo Sam (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2017 A Taxi Driver
Korean Movie, 2017,
Kim Man Sub (Main Role)
Main Role
8.9
2016 The Age of Shadows
Korean Movie, 2016,
Lee Jung Chul (Main Role)
Main Role
8.0
2015 The Throne
Korean Movie, 2015,
King Young Jo (Main Role)
King Young Jo
Main Role
8.3
2013 The Attorney
Korean Movie, 2013,
Song Woo Seok (Main Role)
Main Role
8.2
2013 The Face Reader
Korean Movie, 2013,
Nae Kyung (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
2013 Snowpiercer
Korean Movie, 2013,
Namgoong Min Soo (Main Role)
Namgoong Min Soo
Main Role
7.8
2013 Where Is My DVD?
Korean Movie, 2013,
Himself (Guest Role)
Himself
Guest Role
6.9
2012 Ari Ari the Korean Cinema
Korean Movie, 2012,
[Himself] (Support Role)
[Himself]
Support Role
7.2
2012 Howling
Korean Movie, 2012,
Detective Sang Kill (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2011 Hindsight
Korean Movie, 2011,
Yoon Doo Hun (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2010 A Little Pond
Korean Movie, 2010,
(Bit part)
Bit part
7.5
2010 Secret Reunion
Korean Movie, 2010,
Lee Han Gyu (Main Role)
Main Role
8.1
2009 Thirst
Korean Movie, 2009,
Sang Hyun (Main Role)
Sang Hyun
Main Role
7.1
2008 The Good, the Bad, the Weird
Korean Movie, 2008,
Yun Tae Goo [The Weird] (Main Role)
Yun Tae Goo [The Weird]
Main Role
7.7
2007 Secret Sunshine
Korean Movie, 2007,
Kim Jong Chan (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2007 The Show Must Go On
Korean Movie, 2007,
Kang In Goo (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2006 The Host
Korean Movie, 2006,
Park Gang Du (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
2005 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
Korean Movie, 2005,
[Assassin] (Guest Role)
[Assassin]
Guest Role
8.0
2005 Antarctic Journal
Korean Movie, 2005,
Choi Do Hyung (Main Role)
Main Role
6.9
2004 The President's Barber
Korean Movie, 2004,
Main Role
7.4
2003 Memories of Murder
Korean Movie, 2003,
Park Doo Man (Main Role)
Main Role
8.4
2002 YMCA Baseball Team
Korean Movie, 2002,
Lee Ho Chang (Main Role)
Main Role
7.1
2002 Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance
Korean Movie, 2002,
Park Dong Jin (Main Role)
Park Dong Jin
Main Role
7.7
2000 Joint Security Area
Korean Movie, 2000,
Oh Kyeong Pil (Main Role)
Main Role
8.3
2000 The Foul King
Korean Movie, 2000,
Lim Dae Ho (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
1999 Shiri
Korean Movie, 1999,
Lee Jang Gil (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
1998 The Quiet Family
Korean Movie, 1998,
Kang Yeong Min [Son] (Main Role)
Kang Yeong Min [Son]
Main Role
7.6
1997 Timeless, Bottomless
Korean Movie, 1997,
[Homeless Man] (Support Role)
[Homeless Man]
Support Role
6.9
1997 No.3
Korean Movie, 1997,
Jo Pil (Support Role)
Jo Pil
Support Role
6.6
1997 Green Fish
Korean Movie, 1997,
Pan Soo (Support Role)
Pan Soo
Support Role
7.2
1996 The Day A Pig Fell Into The Well
Korean Movie, 1996,
Dong Seok (Support Role)
Dong Seok
Support Role
6.6
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2020 Inside the Films of Bong Joon Ho
Korean Special, 2020, 1 eps
[Himself] (Main Role)
1
[Himself]
Main Role
7.5
2012 Day Trip
Korean Special, 2012, 1 eps
[Teacher] (Main Role)
1
[Teacher]
Main Role
6.5
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2023 The Popcorn Show Season 2
Hong Kong TV Show, 2023, 29 eps
(Ep. 19) (Guest)
29
(Ep. 19)
Guest
0.0
2022 The Game Caterers Special 4
Korean TV Show, 2022, 2 eps
(Guest)
2
Guest
8.1
2020 IU's Palette
Korean TV Show, 2020, 24 eps
(Ep. 13) (Guest)
24
(Ep. 13)
Guest
8.4
2018 MMTG
Korean TV Show, 2018, 320 eps
(Ep. 251) (Guest)
320
(Ep. 251)
Guest
8.1
Articles
Lee Kwang Hee to Work Closely with Oh My Girl's Arin in "S Line"
News - Sep 5, 2023

Rookie actor Lee Kwang Hee has been chosen to be Oh My Girl Arin's classmate in the upcoming K-drama S Line.

Jung In Ki Added to the Cast of "Shadow Detective Season 2"
News - Jul 12, 2023

Actor Jung In Ki will be joining the cast of the ongoing Disney+ K-drama Shadow Detective Season 2.

Tiffany Young Cast in New K-Drama "Uncle Samsik" with Song Kang Ho
News - Jun 28, 2023

Tiffany Young, a member of the girl group Girls' Generation and an actress, continues her acting journey by joining the new drama "Uncle Samsik."

Noh Jae Won Cast in “Squid Game Season 2” as a New Participant
News - Jun 19, 2023

Noh Jae Won is the latest addition to the new season of Squid Game.

Song Kang Ho Presents the Best Actress Award at Cannes!
News - May 28, 2023

Actor Song Kang Ho presented the Best Actress award at the 76th Cannes International Film Festival.

Krystal Jung Expresses Excitement and Honor to Attend Cannes Film Festival with "Cobweb"
News - May 10, 2023

Jung Soo Jung (Krystal Jung) will meet filmmakers worldwide with the film "Cobweb."

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  • First Name: Kang Ho
  • Family Name: Song
  • Native name: 송강호
  • Also Known as: Song Gang Ho
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: January 17, 1967
  • Age: 57

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