Known for his assignments in such Southern Korean motion pictures as Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (as Ryu) and Thanks for visiting Dongmakgol (as Pyo Hyun-chul), this well-known actor increased to popularity after portraying North Korean armed forces guy Jung Woo-jin within the 2000 blockbuster film Joint Protection Region. After graduating from the Seoul Institute from the Arts, he produced his film debut within the 1998 film The Happenings. He gained a 2011 KBS Dilemma Prize for his function being a neurosurgeon within the medical series Human brain. Through the early 2000s, he was romantically associated with his Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance leading female, Bae Doona. He and fellow South Korean entertainer Lee Min-jung both started their professions in stage has by the significant article writer Jang Jin.