Known for his roles in such South Korean films as The Suspect (as a North Korean spy) and Silenced (as an art teacher), he also appeared in several television shows, earning a 2006 MBC Drama Award for his role in the romantic series One Fine Day.
After receiving a degree in theatre from Kyung Hee University, he was cast in a starring role in the South Korean television series Hello My Teacher.
He served as the South Korean spokesman for the United Nations Children's Fund.
He was born and raised in Busan, South Korea.
In 2007, he costarred with Yoon Eun-hye in the television series The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince.