Seo Ji-seok (Hangul: 서지석; or spelled Suh Ji-suk; born 9 September 1981) is a South Korean actor. He is well known for his role Park Yoon-hoo in KBS 1TV 167-episode daily drama Pure in Heart, aka Pure 19, broadcast from 22 May 2006 to 12 January 2007.
In middle school, he was an athlete specialised in 100m-200m short distance running. He won four gold medals in a variety of sports when he was 16 years old and was selected to prepare for the national team. In 1999, he was hit by a vehicle while he was crossing the street. He was hospitalised for 6 months for medical treatments. Then, he was talent spotted on the street as the manager liked his refined appearance. Hence choose acting as his career.
Seo appeared in two films directed by the renowned South Korean movie director Kim Ki Duk. In the first one The Bow, he played a college student involved in a mysterious and dangerous relationship between an old man and a 16-year old girl. The old man kidnapped the girl 10 years ago when she was 6 years old. He appeared in the second movie Time as a guest star. He also participated in the movie May I Cry? in 2006.
Seo enlisted for his mandatory military service on 5/29/2007. He reported to the Chuncheon 102 Supplement Unit of the Republic of Korea Army. After 5 weeks basic training, he was assigned to the 12th Infantry Division located in Inje, Gangwon-do. He was discharged on 5/3/2009, and then had a fan meeting on 5/10/2009.
From October to November, 2009, he films for an independent film The Inside Story of Him and Her.
From 2/3/2010, he and Jang Suh Hee play the lead roles in SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama OB & GYN.
From 7/31/2010, he, Bae Doo Na, Soh Yi Hyun, and Lee Chun Hee lead the MBC Weekend drama Gloria.
From 8/22/2010, for 6 months, he is one of 7 MCs on MBC Sunday Night - Enjoy Today television variety programme.
From 4/13/2011, he plays the lead role in the cable channel TvN 16-episode romantic-comedy drama Manny on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
From 5/22/2011, he performs in the SBS "Good Sundy – Kim Yuna’s KISS&CRY (일요일이 좋다-김연아의 키스 앤 크라이)" variety program.
From 9/19/2011, he performs in the MBC 123-episode romantic-comical daily sitcom Highkick 3, Short Leg Counter-Attack .
From 10/13/2012, he, musician Kim Wi Yong (김의용)(as the composers), actress Lee Chung Ah (as the lyrics writer), and singer Heo Young Saeng (as the song singer) participate in the 3-episode "MBC Music" cable TV variety program "Song and Lyrics 2 (그여자 작사 그남자 작곡 시즌2)" to collaborate on an Original Sound Track "Gazing (바라본다)" for MBC's weekend drama "Sons".
• 2005: The Bow (활) - Directed by Kim Ki Duk
• 2006: May I Cry? (울어도 좋습니까?)
• 2006: Time (시간) - Directed by Kim Ki Duk (김기덕)
• 2009: The Inside Story about Him & Her (그 여자 그 남자의 속사정)
• 2004: Ireland (아일랜드) (MBC)
• 2006: Mr. Goodbye (KBS2)
• 2006-2007: Pure in Heart (열아홉 순정, Pure 19) (KBS1)
• 2009: High Kick Through the Roof (지붕뚫고 하이킥) (MBC) (Cameo in episode 18)
• 2010: Gloria (글로리아, 葛羅莉亞, グロリア) (MBC)
• 2010: Obstetrics & Gynecology (산부인과, 産婦人科) (SBS)
• 2011: Manny (Man+Nanny) (매니, 男保姆) (Cable channel - tvN)
• 2011-2012: High Kick 3: The Revenge of the Short Leg (하이킥3, 짧은 다리의 역습, 短腿的逆襲) (MBC)
Music video appearance
• "I Love You & Thank You (고마워 그리고 사랑해)", sung by Yu Hoon Min (여훈민); Directed by Park Ji Ho - 2010
• "I am without You (그대없이 난)", sung by Lee Ji Hye (이지혜); Directed by Kim Ki Duk - 2005
• "Snow is Falling Down (눈이 내리네)", sung by Taemu (태무) - 2002
• 2010: Sunday Night - Enjoy Today (일요일 일요일 밤에 - 오늘을 즐겨라) (MBC)
• 2010: Cooking Olympic Gochujang (쿠킹 올림픽 고추장) (KBS N)
• 2011: Good Sunday - Kim Yuna's KISS & CRY (일요일이 좋다 - 김연아의 키스 앤 크라이) (SBS)
• 2012: Song and Lyrics 2 (그여자 작사 그남자 작곡 시즌2) (MBC Music cable TV)
• 2012 - "Gazing (바라본다) - "Music And Lyrics 2 OST" (MBC TV weekend drama "아들녀석들")
• Parkland-Insolito-Peri Jenson (2011)
• Olympus Camera
• Coca Cola
• OB Beer
• TGI Fridays
• Mind Bridge
• Asiana Airlines
• GS Caltex Essential Oil
• 2006: KBS Performance (drama) awards: New Actor Award
Happy Lunar New Year ^^
The gift of jumper I received is very warm to wear…
Although I’d like to post an authenticated photo here …. Please understand ^^
Instead, my greeting video clip will be posted here sooner or later …
Now, there will be only 30 episodes left to film ^^
I will do my best in filming till the end ^^ Please give me powerful strength …
You know ^^ Wish all of you be healthy … Always have bright smiles … ^^
[VOD] Jisuk's 2012 New Year's Message (1/20/2012)
(credit: MyNameIs Entertainment)
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