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Cho Seung Woo (Jo Seung Woo)

Actor Cho Seung Woo (Jo Seung Woo) Profile, Movies, TV Show, Facts, and TMI

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Cho Seung Woo Profile

  • Birth Name: 조승우 (Cho Seung Woo)
  • Stage Name: Cho Seung Woo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1980.03.28
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Chinese Zodiac: Dog
  • Height: 173.3 cm (5’68″)
  • Weight: 63 kg (138.8 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Agency: Goodman Story
  • Personal Social Media: Fancafe

Cho Seung Woo Facts & TMI

  • Cho Seung Woo was born and grew up in Seoul.
  • His family consists of mother, father Cho Kyung Soo, and an elder sister Cho Seo Yeon.
  • His sister is also a musical actress.
  • His parents divorced when he was 3 years old and Cho Seung Woo lived with his mother and elder sister.
  • His biological father Cho Kyung Soo was later revealed to be a famous singer in the late 1970s. After the divorce, his father moved to the US and seemed to have no contact with his two children.
  • Cho Seung Woo almost never mentioned his biological father during interviews.
  • His mother became the breadwinner of the family and they had difficult financial circumstances.
  • Cho Seung Woo belongs to the Changnyeong Cho clan.
  • He is a devout Christian.
  • He holds a master’s degree in Performing Arts from Dankook University.
  • Cho Seung Woo is not only active in movies or TV series but also in theaters and musicals.
  • He is one of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed actors in South Korean entertainment industry.
  • When he was a college student, he passed the audition with a ratio of 1,000:1 for the role Lee Mong Ryong in the film ‘Chun Hyang’. It marked his debut as an actor.
  • He was invited to Cannes Film Festival 2020 with his debut movie ‘Chun Hyang’.
  • He rose to fame in 2003 after starring in the movie ‘The Classic’ alongside Son Ye Jin and Jo In Sung.
  • Cho Seung Woo’s most iconic performance is arguably shown in the film ‘Tazza’ which was released in 2002.
  • Being a successful movie actor, he immediately branched out to musicals in August 2000.
  • More than a decade after his debut as an actor, Cho Seung Woo made his first TV drama appearance through MBC ‘The King’s Doctor’ in 2012.
  • According to Cho Seung Woo’s sister, he is a kind and reliable younger brother.
  • Cho Seung Woo said in an interview that he doesn’t talk much about his famous father because his parents have divorced.
  • He said that he can’t start a relationship hastily because he is afraid that he’d become like his parents.
  • He learned to play piano and violin when he was a child.
  • He shared that in his childhood, he was an ordinary neighborhood boy who liked riding bicycles and playing sports like baseball.
  • His mother fully supported his decision to be an actor ever since he was admitted to the theater and film department of Gyewon Arts High School.
  • According to his acting teacher, Cho Seung Woo was very quiet during his first grade in high school but he changed in terms of personality and skills since the end of the second grade.
  • He worked for the sound and stage design in various musicals including the famous Nanta Show.
  • He completed his military duty as a police in the Republic of Korea Auxiliary Police from December 2008 to October 2010.
  • Cho Seung Woo was appointed as an honorary police officer after being discharged from the military for his contribution to serving difficult and marginalized neighbors and realizing a friendly police image to the people during his service military service.
  • He rarely appears on variety shows and doesn’t do SNS.
  • He is famous for having terrific skills to memorize scripts.
  • He sleeps early.
  • He loves joking around on the filming set.
  • He is famous for being friends with Hwang Jung Min and Ji Jin Hee because the photos from their trip resurfaced and went viral in recent years. The three actors maintain their close friendship until now.
  • He once mentioned his junior Kim Sung Cheol as an actor he adored during his acceptance speech in an award show.
  • He claimed that he can drink up to 3,000CC of beer.
  • He is a big fan of a musical group called U&Me Blue.
  • He was a part of Whistle Theater Company.
  • He once learned hip-hop dance in high school.
  • In the musical world, Cho Seung Woo is nicknamed “Prince Cho”.
  • He is generous in terms of giving fan service, for example allowing fans to take photos of his performance in a musical.
  • He has a cross tattoo on his chest.
  • He loves wearing and collecting watches.
  • His hobby is fishing.
  • He is also friends with actors Park Hae Il and Ryu Seung Bum.
  • He has a mole on his right cheek.
  • He didn’t star in ads or CF from 2007 to 2020.
  • Cho Seung Woo said that he would be happy to shoot ‘Secret Forest’ for 5 seasons.
  • His acting is widely acknowledged by actors his age, including Ju Ji Hoon, Gong Yoo, and Lee Jun Ki.
  • Tons of his actor peers mentioned Cho Seung Woo as their role model, including Jang Dong Yoon and Lee Jun Ki.
  • He can play drums.
  • Cho Seung Woo is famous for his love for animals.
  • He cried during a segment in the talkshow ‘Yoo Quiz on the Block’ when he reminiscence about his died puppy which had always been with him for more than 10 years.
  • He has two cats named Kobong-ie and Gomsoon-ie.
  • In January 2021, he adopted a dog.


‘Chunhyang’ as Lee Mong Ryong (2000)
‘Ahmijimong’ as Ahn Ji Hoon (2001/ Web film)
‘Wanee & Junah’ as Lee Young Min (2001)
‘Who Are U?’ as Ji Hyung Tae (2002)
‘YMCA Baseball Team’ as Young coachman (Cameo/ 2002)
‘H’ as Shin Hyun (2002)
‘The Classic’ as Oh Joon Ha (2003)
‘Low Life’ as Choi Tae Woong (2004)
‘Marathon’ as Yoon Cho Won (2005)
‘Love Phobia’ as Cha Jo Kang (2006)
Tazza: The High Rollers’ as Kim Gon aka Goni (2006)
‘Go Go 70s’ as Im Sang Kyu (2008)
‘The Sword with No Name’ as Mu Myung aka Yohan (2009)
‘Perfect Game’ as Choi Dong Won (2011)
‘The Peach Tree’ as Choi Sang Hyun (2012)
‘Assassination’ as Kim Won Bong Cameo (2015)
‘Inside Men’ as Woo Jang Hoon (2015)
‘Feng Shui’ as Park Jae Sang (2018)

TV Series

‘The King’s Doctor’ as Baek Gwang Hyun (MBC/ 2012-2013)
‘Drama Festival: Lee Sang That Lee Sang’ as Lee Sang (MBC/ 2013/ Single episode drama)
‘God’s Gift – 14 Days’ as Ki Dong Chan (SBS/ 2014)
‘Stranger’ aka ‘Secret Forest’ as Hwang Shi Mok (tvN/ 2017–2020)
‘Life’ as Koo Seung Hyo (JTBC/ 2018)
‘Sisyphus: The Myth’ as Han Tae Sul (JTBC/ 2021)
‘Sacred Divorce’ as Shin Sung Han (TBA)


‘Blood Brothers’ as Beggar (2000/ Narrator)
‘The Last Empress’ as Gojong (2001)
‘Subway Line 1’ as Newsboy (2001)
‘The Sorrows of Young Werther’ as Werther (2002)
‘Carmen’ as Don José (2003)
‘Jekyll & Hyde’ as Jekyll/ Hyde (2004-2005)
‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ as Hedwig/ Tommy (2005)
‘Jekyll & Hyde’ as Jekyll/ Hyde (2006)
‘Subway Line 1’ as Salesperson (2006/ Cameo)
‘Rent’ as Roger Davis (2007)
‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ as Hedwig/ Tommy (2007)
‘Man of La Mancha’ as Miguel de Cervantes/ Don Quixote (2007)
‘Pump Boys and Dinettes’ as Delivery man (2007/ Cameo)
‘Jekyll & Hyde’ as Jekyll/ Hyde (2010-2011)
‘Subway Line 1’ as Singer (2011/ Cameo)
‘Blood Brothers’ as Beggar (2011/ Narrator)
‘Zorro’ as Don Diego de la Vega/ Zorro (2011-2012)
‘Doctor Zhivago’ as Yuri Zhivago (2012)
‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ as Hedwig/ Tommy (2013)
‘Man of La Mancha’ as Miguel de Cervantes/ Don Quixote (2013-2014)
‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ as Hedwig/ Tommy (2014)
‘Jekyll & Hyde’ as Jekyll/ Hyde (2014-2015)
‘Man of La Mancha’ as Miguel de Cervantes/ Don Quixote (2015)
‘Werther’ as Werther (2015-2016)
‘Hedwig: New Makeup’ as Hedwig/ Tommy (2016)
‘Sweeney Todd’ as Sweeney Todd (2016)
‘Jekyll & Hyde’ as Jekyll/ Hyde (2018-2019)
‘Sweeney Todd’ as Sweeney Todd (2019-2020)
‘Man of La Mancha’ as Miguel de Cervantes/ Don Quixote (2021)
‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ as Hedwig/ Tommy (2021)


Another Side of Memory‘ by Boohwal (2005)
Prayer to Overcome Sadness‘ by Boohwal (2005)

Variety Show

Yoo Quiz on the Block‘ (tvN/ 2021/ Guest)

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