Renowned South Korean actor most well known for his role in the 2017 action adventure Okja. He has also starred in popular Korean television shows like Save the Family, Pinocchio, and Grandpas Over Flowers Investigation Team. He has also led films like The Host and Memories of Murder.
He briefly studied law at Chosun University before dropping out to pursue acting. He began MBC auditions in 1965, and five years later he would make his screen debut.
For his role in The Host, he would win numerous awards for Best Supporting Actor and several other awards.
He hails from Jangseong County, South Korea.