Great King Sejong, EWG, EOS, AOW, and something called "Age of Heroes" (MBC) that I never even heard of--this guy's in everything. But I think this is my favorite movie title: Bungee Jumping of their Own (2000). ;D
From Dae Jang-geum: Sun-dol: "Are you trying to dry me up and kill me? Why do you say the same things over and over every day? Rather, come and hit me once! Aigu!" But then: Dr. Lazarus: "By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Warvan... You shall be avenged."
Thanks, Captain Video! He looks so young in that photo. Koreanwiz' site spells it Kim Kapsu, but she has it cross linked. Unfortunately, his character names in Wang Gun and Age of Warriors isn't given. www.koreanwiz.org/at/actors5.html
ETA: He's been in dramas at all the networks! Very impressive bio.
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I usually see his name as Kim Kapsu and he's one of my very favorite actors in K-Dramas. One thing that's particularly impressive about him is that his characters are always three-dimensional and are usually villians who are sympathetic and have some redeeming qualities. He was Emperor Goongyae's Advisor in Emperor Wang Guhn and was fantastic in that role: his loyalty to the increasingly mad emperor and his worried looks were effective elements of one of the most impressive acting performances I've ever seen!
In Age of Warriors, he was General Choi Choonhong ( or Chung-Hon) and was Prime Minister Hwang Hee in The Great King Sejong. One of my other favorite performances of his was when he played Yi Do-hyung, the pirate, in Emperor of the Sea. I thought his character was the most sympathetic and interesting in the series.
One caveat: Kim Kapsu's part in Bungee Jumping of Their Own is very small (he's an art teacher) and if you choose to watch it, don't buy it because you won't want to watch it twice. It involves an older male teacher who forms a relationship with a teenage (male) student who is the reincarnation of his lost love (Lee Eunjoo, who's lovely and very good in this one). It's even stranger than the synopsis suggests and I can't imagine anyone wanting to see it more than once, but it is well-written and the acting is top-notch.
I've seen him in a couple of modern-day dramas too, but it's in the historical dramas where he really shines. I was surprised to find out that he's only 52 - he looks (and acts) a bit older.
With this wonderful actor, I didn't think he'd have only a small part. Now, it turns out that he's the father of the divorced woman. (sorry, haven't learned the names yet; at once a week, might never learn them )
He showed up in her apartment, and I thought she was hallucinating, to have a celebrity in her house. But no, he's her dad, and they haven't seen each other face to face in (months? years?) since (her miscarriage? her divorce?) when she didn't think he was sympathetic to her. (Probably I should close my laptop when these shows are on, because I miss too many subtitles.)