Famous for his roles in the South Korean television shows Single Dad in Love and Couple or Trouble, this popular actor also starred in such comedy and science fiction films as, respectively, The Grand Heist and Sector 7.
Before making early-career appearances in the television shows Autumn Shower and Super Rookie, he attended Anyang University.
He and his co-star, Han Ye-seul, shared a 2006 MBC Drama Award for their on-screen chemistry in the series Couple or Trouble.
In 2014, he married a fashion model named Eun. Previously, he had dated a woman named Lim who committed suicide shortly after their 2007 breakup.
He and Lee Da-hae both played major roles in the historical television series The Slave Hunters.