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Jin Goo - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Jin Goo started his acting career in 2003 when he played the younger version of Lee Byun Hun in a drama All In.

That year, he also debuted as a movie actor by appearing in Romantic Warriors (2003).

Following that debut, Jin Goo later got more opportunities to act in various movies and series, such as A Bittersweet Life (2005), Nonstop 5 (2005), A Dirty Carnival (2006), Ice Bar (2006), and also Love Me Not (2006).

For his role in A Dirty Carnival, he successfully received some nominations as Best New Actor from Blue Dragon Film Awards and Baeksang Arts Awards.

Later, he then continued his acting career by coming back to movies. Some of them are The Epitaph (2007), Truck (2008), and Mother (2009), which also rewarded him various awards and nominations.

After that, Jin Goo then became busier and more popular after acting in Athena: Goddess of War (2010), The Showdown (2011), and also 26 Years (2012).

In 2013, he tried another career by becoming a model for Lee Jung Hyun’s MV with the title of V.

His rising popularity began in 2015, when he portrayed Seo Dae Young for the hit Korean Drama ever, Descendants of the Sun.

No wonder, he received a lot of awards for his role in that series during that year.

Jin Goo then acted again in more drama series, such as White Nights (2016), Untouchable (2017), and also Mr. Sunshine (2018), where he reunited with Lee Byung Hun.

Later, he continued his career by appearing in Legal High (2019) and finally A Superior Day in 2022.

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Profile

  • Real Name: Jin Goo (진구)
  • Stage Name: Jin Goo (진구)
  • Nickname: Jin Goo
  • Birthday: July 20, 1980
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Kyungdong High School, Sahmyook University
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  • Parents: Jin Yeong Ho (father), Park Dong Geum (mother)
  • Sibling: –
  • Wife: Kim Ji Hye (Married 2014)
  • Children: Jin Won
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  • Instagram: @actor_jingoo
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Facts  

  • Jin Goo married his wife on September 21, 2014.
  • He had his first son in June 2015.
  • Jin Goo completed his military service in the military police.
  • He is under Varo Entertainment.
  • When his name became viral because of DOTS, he still didn’t believe it.
  • He wants to be an actor until he gets old.
  • Jin Goo was very grateful because Kim Eun Sook chose him to portray his character in DOTS.
  • His ideal type is…

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Movies

  • Heung-Boo: The Revolutionist (2018), as Nol Bu
  • One-Line (2017), as Suk Goo
  • Northern Limit Line (2015), as Staff Sergeant Han Sang Kook
  • C’est si bon (2015), as Lee Jang Hee (20s)
  • Late Spring (2014), as Police Officer
  • The Target (2014), as Sung-Hoon (Yeo-Hoon’s younger brother)
  • Roaring Currents (2014), as Im Joon Young
  • 26 Years (2012), as Kwak Jin Bae (gang)
  • Always (2011), as pottery store owner
  • Moby Dick (2011), as Yoon Hyuk
  • The Showdown (2011), as Do Young
  • Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle (2010), as Seong Chan
  • Mother (2009), as Jin Tae
  • ESP Couple (2008), as Su Min
  • Truck (2008), as Kim Young Ho
  • The Epitaph (2007), as Park Jeong Nam
  • Love Me Not (2006), as Tae Ho
  • Ice Bar (2006), as In Baek
  • A Dirty Carnival (2006), as Jong Soo
  • A Bittersweet Life (2005), as Min Gi
  • Romantic Warriors (2003), as warrior

Drama Series

  • A Superior Day (OCN | 2022), as Lee Ho Cheol
  • Legal High (JTBC | 2019), as Ko Tae Rim
  • Mr. Sunshine (tvN | 2018), as Go Sang Wan
  • Untouchable (JTBC | 2017-2018), as Jang Joon Seo
  • Entourage (tvN | 2016), as himself
  • White Nights (MBC | 2016), as Park Gun Woo
  • Descendants of the Sun (KBS2 | 2016), as Seo Dae Young
  • Beating Again (JTBC | 2015), as Ma Dong Wook
  • Ad Genius Lee Tae-Baek (KBS2 | 2013), as Lee Tae Baek
  • Athena: Goddess of War (SBS | 2010-2011), as black agent
  • Swallow the Sun (SBS | 2009), as Jang Min Ho (young)
  • Spotlight (MBC | 2008), as Lee Seon Chul
  • Tokyo, Sun-Shower (SBS | 2008), as Park Sang Gil
  • Nonstop 5 (MBC | 2005), as Jin Goo
  • All In (SBS | 2003), as Kim In Ha (young)

Music Video Appearances

  • Sonata of Temptation (2007) – Ivy
  • Shout to the Heart (2009) – Monday Kiz ft. Rhymer
  • Scar (2009) – Monday Kiz
  • Stupid (2009) – Yoon Seo Jin
  • V (2013) – Lee Jung Hyun

Awards

  • KBS Drama Awards 2016 – Best Couple – Descendants of the Sun
  • Asia Artist Awards 2016 – Best Celebrity Award, Actor – Descendants of the Sun
  • APAN Star Awards 2016 – Best Supporting Actor – Descendants of the Sun
  • Indonesian Television Awards 2016 – Special Award – Descendants of the Sun
  • Asia Model Festival 2016 – Popular Star Award – Descendants of the Sun
  • Golden Cinema Festival 2014 – Special Jury Prize – 26 Years
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2009 – Best Supporting Actor – Mother
  • University Film Festival of Korea 2009 – Best Supporting Actor – Mother
  • Korean Culture & Entertainment Awards 2009 – Excellence Award, Movie Actor Category – Mother
  • Grand Bell Awards 2009 – Best Supporting Actor – Mother
  • Korea Junior Star Awards 2009 – Special Award – Truck
  • Golden Cinematography Awards 2008 – Best New Actor – Epitaph

Nominations

  • KBS Drama Awards 2016 – Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries – Descendants of the Sun
  • APAN Star Awards 2016 – Best Couple Award – Descendants of the Sun
  • Grand Bell Awards 2015 – Best Supporting Actor – C’est Si Bon
  • Buil Film Awards 2013 – Best Actor – 26 Years
  • Max Movie Awards 2010 – Best Supporting Actor – Mother
  • SBS Drama Awards 2008 – Best Supporting Actor in a Special Planning Drama – Tokyo Sun Shower
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2007 – Best New Actor – A Dirty Carnival
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2006 – Best New Actor – A Dirty Carnival
  • Korean Film Awards 2006 – Best Supporting Actor – A Dirty Carnival

Jin Goo is handsome, charming, and a hard-working actor. Even though he is already popular, he always stays humble and grounded.

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