Known for his roles in such South Korean television series as Dream High, Winter Sonata, and First Love, this popular actor won numerous Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) and Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) Drama Awards.
He studied film and television at Sungkyunkwan University and appeared in his first television series, Salut D'Amour, in 1994.
He can be classified as a kkonminam -- a South Korean male entertainment idol who is stylish and slightly effeminate.
He was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He was, at one point, romantically involved with Lee Sa-gang. He later married Park Soo-jin.
He and Lee Na-young were both recipients of Blue Dragon Awards for their roles in, respectively, The Untold Scandal and Someone Special.