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K-drama actor who was unknown for 20 years but met the right directors and rose to fame

Before achieving success, this actor struggled for 20 years without being noticed.

JTBC’s “My Mister” was the drama that allowed Park Ho San to prove his acting skills. His outstanding performance earned him the Best Actor award at the 6th Asia Pacific Star Awards.

Working in theater under his real name Park Jung Hwan, Park Ho San made his debut in 1997 with a minor role in the film “Black Jack” and took leading roles in independent films and supporting roles in commercial films. Unsuccessful, he later returned to the theatrical stage.

Park Ho San, who worked tirelessly in theater and musicals, returned to television in 2012 under his current stage name, derived from his grandfather’s name.

Ho San Park

Park Ho San began his career in the SBS film “Wanted” in 2016 and was cast in the film “The King of Jokgu” due to his relationship with the director. He also received offers from director Shin Won Ho, who created the “Reply” series.

Shin Won Ho watched Park Ho San’s two plays and offered him the role of Kang Cheol Doo in Prison Playbook.

Ho San Park

Initially, the production team of “Prison Playbook”, excluding Shin Won Ho, was concerned that Park Ho San’s appearance did not suit the character, but Park Ho San dispelled these fears by portraying the stammering character perfectly with his acting skills. has accumulated over the years.

Ho San Park

After “Prison Playbook”, Park Ho San continued to be loved and praised by the audience for his portrayal of a sad middle-aged man in “My Mister”.

Since then, he has starred in “Lawyer Without Law”, “Guy”, “Less Than Evil”, “Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency”, “Pegasus Market”, “Penthouse”, etc. He consistently left a good impression in each role.

source: daum.


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