Song Il-gook Biography

Song Il-gook is a South Korean actor and TV personality. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about his life.

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Birthday: October 1, 1971

Nationality: South Korean

Famous: Actors South Korean Men

Age: 48 Years, 48 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Libra

Born in: Seoul, South Korea

Famous as: Actor, TV Personality

Height: 6'1" (185 cm), 6'1" Males


Spouse/Ex-: Jung Seung Yeon (m. 2008)

mother: Kim Eul-dong

children: Song Dae-han, Song Man-se, Song Min-guk

City: Seoul, South Korea

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education: Chung-Ang University,(Master of Fine Arts), Cheongju University,(Bachelor of Fine Arts)

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Song Il-gook is a South Korean actor and TV personality. He is best recognized for his role as Jumong in the hit drama ‘Jumong’. He has also appeared in many other television series including ‘Goodbye My Love’, ‘All About Eve’, ‘Bodyguard’, ‘Emperor of the Sea’, ‘The Kingdom of The Winds’, ‘Crime Squad’, ‘Fermentation Family’ and ‘A Man Called God’, to name a few. Besides these, the actor has acted in a handful of movies such as ‘The Art of Seduction’, ‘Red Eye’, ‘Entangled’ and ‘Tattoo’. He is also a sketch artist and has even modelled for many fashion houses, brands and companies. Song is the vice-president of the Korean Triathlon Confederation as well. Talking about his other achievements, the South Korean star was once invited to the Blue House to dine together with the heads of state. He even has a day named after him. In 2009, the state of Hawaii announced March 21 as the ‘Song Il-gook Day’. Over the course of his career, he has also been nominated for various awards, such as KBS Drama Awards, MBC Drama Awards, Asia Model Festival Awards and 19th Korea Producer's Awards.

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  • Song Il-gook made his acting debut in 1999 by appearing in the series ‘Did We Really Love?’ After that, he did the series ‘Goodbye My Love’ and ‘All About Eve’. In 2002, he was cast in multiple TV programs including ‘Hard Love’, ‘Jang Hui-bin’ and ‘Album of Life’. A year later, the actor played the role of Han Sung-soo in the drama ‘Bodyguard’. Soon after this, he portrayed the role of Yeom Moon in the series ‘Emperor of the Sea’.
  • Song Il-gook made his debut on the big screen by appearing in the 2005 movie ‘The Art of Seduction’. He also acted in the flick ‘Red Eye’ later that year. In 2006, he was cast as Jumong in the drama series ‘Jumong’. From 2007 to 2010, he did the series ‘Lobbyist’, ‘The Kingdom of The Winds’ and ‘A Man Called God’. Song Il-gook then got featured in the dramas ‘Crime Squad’ and ‘Fermentation Family’ in 2011.
  • Three years later, he joined the team of ‘The Return of Superman’ as a series regular. He also did the flick ‘Entangled’ during that time. In October 2015, the South Korean star signed a contract with the management company C-JeS Entertainment. He also played Han Ji-soon in the movie ‘Tattoo’ that year. After this, he did the drama ‘Jang Yeong-sil’. In 2017, Song Il-gook appeared in an episode of the variety show ‘Let's Eat Dinner Together’.
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Personal Life
  • Song Il-gook was born on October 1, 1971 in Seoul, South Korea. His mother, Kim Eul-dong is a politician as well as a former actress. He attended Cheongju University and later studied at Chung-Ang University to earn his master's degree. The actor got married to a High Court Judge Jung Seung-yeon on March 15, 2008. After a few years, he became father of triplets Song Dae-han, Song Min-guk, and Song Man-se.
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