Third-generation Zainichi Korean actor who starred in Toshiaki Toyoda's Blue Spring in 2001, which won a Takasaki Film Festival Award. In 2012, he played Masaaki Akahori in The Samurai That Night.
He was born with the name, Kyung-Sik Park and has Korean and Japanese descendants.
He became a South Korean citizen in 2005.
He started a longterm relationship with singer Miu Sakamoto in 2006.
One of his fellow Korean film actors is John Cho.