FANGIRLING 101: Korean Male Actor Pick #4

Jo In Sung

Jo In Sung (born July 28, 1981) is a South Korean actor. He attended school in Seoul, then went to college first at Chunnam Science College and later at Dongguk University, where he majored in performing arts.

He started his acting career in a drama entitled Piano in a minor role under SBS, co-starring Ko Soo (playing as his step-brother). However, he began to gain fame with his main role in the series named 'to Shoot the Star' or in Korean name ' Byul eul so ta'. He was acclaimed for his portrayal of an illiterate actor. After that he starred in the hit Korean movie of all time 'The Classic', in which he plays Sang Min, a man who is unable to show his love to Ji Hae (Son Ye Jin). In 2004, he was back in TV dramas again in 'What happened in Bali', with the character Ha Ji Won. This TV drama also achieved high ratings in 2004. He also received the prizes for best kiss and best tears from SBS Awards. In 2005, he played 'Uen Sob' in A Spring Day opposite Ji Jin Hee(a famous actor from Dae Jang Geum). Uen Sob is a doctor who has an unpleasant past with his mother and his step-father. Uen Sob is also in love with a girl who loves the character's brother(Ji Jin Hee).

TV Shows

Spring Day (SBS, 2005)
What Happened in Bali (SBS, 2004)
Shoot for the Star (SBS, 2002)
Daemang (SBS, 2002) cameo
Piano (SBS, 2002)
Nonstop 2 (MBC, 2001)
Drama City “Like An Innocent Comic” (KBS2, 2001)
School 3 (KBS1, 2001)


Kwon Bob / The Art of Fist Duel (2012)
Frozen Flower (2008)
A Dirty Carnival / Mean Streets (2006)
Love of South & North / Love Impossible (2003)
Classic (2003)
Madeleine (2002)
Public Toilet (2002)


Who wouldn't know Jo In Sung? He's one of the most famous actors in Korea and one of those who started the Hallyu Wave. I'm a fan of  this guy. He's really a hottie. He can pull up any type of role you give to him. I love his character in Memories of Bali and I remember getting so addicted to it that I watch it every night until it ended. I so love the plot and the characters. And that's when I became curious of Jo In Sung.

He was discharge in his military last May of 2011, if I'm not mistaken. He's currently working on his latest movie called Kwon Bob / The Art of Fist Duel. It will be shown this on either April or May this year (2012).  He's pairing up with Lee Yeon Hee. With the setting on the future, Lee Yeon Hee will play as a mysterious girl, Rei, whose life is in danger. Kwon Bup (played by Jo In Sung) is a brave student who falls in love with her, trying to save her.

I wish he considers another drama series too.