Song Kang Ho

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)

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Song Kang Ho Facts

Native Name: 송강호

Birth Name: Kang Ho Song

Nationality:  Korean

Birth Date: January 17, 1967

Gender: Male

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