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Song Il Kook 송일국

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edited November 2013 in actors & actresses

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PROFILE

Official Name: Song IL Kook 송일국
Date of Birth: 01-Oct-1971
Height: 6.06' / 185 cm  
Family: Married, Mother/Actress Kim Eul Dong, Sister Song Song Yi
Talent Agency: Haneol Entertainment

 
  
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updated by Metaltiger on August 2010
SONG IL KOOK
is noted not only for his good looks and acting abilities in the Korean drama scene, but he also brings a distinguished family history.  He is the grandson of Kim Du-han, a well-known right wing politician, and the great grandson of General Kim Jwa-jin, a famous Korean Independence Movement leader.  His mother Kim Eul Dong is a talented actress, recently rejuvenating her career with Mapado (2005) and Golden Era of Daughter-in-Law (KBS, 2007).

Song Il Kook graduated from the Cheongju  University, majoring in Performing Arts, although he admits that he was more interested in art and design at the time.  His started  acting in Korean dramas in 1998 at the age of 27, and was considered a “late bloomer.”  He played many  small roles, populating daily and morning dramas, New Year's specials through the early 2000s.  His first significant role was in the action drama Bodyguard (KBS, 2003), playing a slightly off-kilter villain. Song's breakthrough, however, came from two roles in particular: Jang Soo in the weekend drama Terms of Endearment (KBS, 2004), and his impressive turn as Yeom Jang in Emperor of the Sea (KBS, 2005). In those two dramas, Song showed both sides of the acting spectrum: the charming everyday man and the most charismatic villain in the last few years.

Song attained mega star status when he was cast in Jumong (MBC, 2006), which brought him the prestigious Daesang Award in 2006. Jumong is one of the most successful Korean TV dramas of all time, capturing an average of 40% viewership, and staying on the number one chart for 40 consecutive weeks. Jumong continues to this day to be popular all over the world, in countries like the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Iran, Turkey, and Iraq.  Jumong’s legacy was extended to the 2009 drama Kingdom of the Wind, where Song played Muhyul, grandson of Jumong.  Kingdom of the Wind was entered as a foreign in the 2009 International Film Festival.   He also won the KBS Best Actor 2009 award for this role.

Song typically takes on physically challenging roles that display his outstanding skills in sword-fighting, archery, martial arts and horsemanship.   Additionally, his talent as a sketch artist was captured in his roles as Yeom Jang  (Emperor of the Sea) and Muhyul (Kingdom of the Winds).
He is a vice-president of the Korean Triathlon Confederation and participated in the 2008 Seoul International Triathlon, 2009 and 2010. In April 2008, Song carried the Olympic torch through Seoul.  

Besides acting, Song has modeled professionally, both on the runway and in print, and won the 2009 Asian Model Award.


On March 15, 2008, Song married a Busan High Court Judge (identified only by her family name "Jung") in a private traditional Korean wedding away from the media spotlight at the Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul.  Because of her sensitive position as a legal counsel, she remains out of the media spotlight.

In 2009, the State of Hawaii honored him by designating March 21 as Song Il Kook day when he headlined 4803023242_5998626110_o.jpg a fan meeting in Honolulu.  An exclusive hibiscus flower, created by a fan, was named, GeNtLe Song 4743053813_6be704690e_o.jpg
, in his honor.  

As a result of his strong fan support in Hawaii, he insisted that the first episode of his 2010 drama, A Man Called God, be filmed in Hawaii.  Dramatic action scenes shot against the island’s natural beauty had never before been seen in Korean dramas.  In addition, Song prepared for his role as Michael King in this drama for 8 months by physically working out and losing over 30 lbs.  His new look was a stunning change from Jumong and Muhyul.

He is currently playing the dual lead roles in a stage play “I am You” in Seoul from July 27 – August 22, 2010.  It is the first stage play he has ever done, and it was especially challenging because he plays the role of a historic hero, Ahn Joong Geun, and his son, Ahn Joong Saeng, whose life is miserable for being kept in the shadow of his heroic father.
His dedication and hard work is being rewarded with numerous positive reviews, sold-out shows, and standing ovations.  Song Il Kook has said his ambition is to expand his experiences in theater by taking on a variety of roles, the more difficult the better.  He especially values working and learning from other experiences thespians.  In his personal life, he has said he wants to be a good father, good husband, and strive to be a man true to his words.    


FAN SAY...

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THEATER

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I Am You 나는 너다 / Ahn Jung-Geun
July 27 to August 22, 2010
National Theater of Korea, Seoul
Articles
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Second Season of I Am You with Song Il-Kook  
May 17 to June 06, 2011
Seoul Art Center, Towol Theater

About "I Am You":  Marking the centenary of the  heroic death of Ahn Jung-Geun, the drama centers on the contrast between An as a  man (before he became a hero) and his son Ahn Jung-Saeng who became a traitor  through his father. Through the anguish of Ahn Jung-Saeng, who is remembered only  as the vile son of a noble father, it takes a new look at the story of Ahn Jung-Geun’s heroism.



BROADCASTING


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2013 Healing Tour - KBS2 - Soompi Thread
2013 Mysteries of the Human Body - KBS 40th Anniversary Special Program - KBS World Site
2012 Hallyu Dream - MBC Special
2012 Qualifications of Men Season 2 - KBS
2012 Road for Hope - KBS
2011
Fermented Family 발효가족 - jTBC Soompi Thread   
2011 Meat Rhapsody - MBC Special
2011 Crime Squad / Detectives in Trouble  강력반
- KBS Soompi Thread
2010 A Man Called God
/ The Divine Hero 신이라 불리운 사나이 - MBC Soompi Thread
2008 Kingdom of the Winds
/ Land of Wind 바람의 나라 - KBS Soompi Thread
2007 Lobbyist
/ 로비스트 (说客) - SBS Soompi Thread
2006 Jumong
/ Book of Three Hans 추몽 - MBC Soompi Thread
2005 Emperor of the Sea
/ Haesin 해신 (海神) - KBS Soompi Thread
2004 Terms of Endearment
/ 애정의 조건 - KBS Soompi Thread
2004 The Water Flower Village
/ Water Bloom 물꽃마을 사람들 - MBC
2003 Desert Spring
/ Oasis 사막의 샘 - MBC
2003 Bodyguard
/ 보디가드 - KBS
2003 Royal Story
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2002 People in the Alley - KBS
2002 Album of Life / 인생화보 - KBS - Soompi Post
2002 Hard Love/Unreserved Love
/ 거침없는 사랑 - KBS
2002 Eun-Jea Story - Soompi Post
2001 Thousand Year's Dream - KBS
2001 I Only Know Love - KBS
2001 Age of Beauties - Soompi Post
2000 Ten Commandments of Husband and Wife - Soompi Post
1999 Into the Sun - MBC
1999 The Boss
- MBC
1998 Advocate
- MBC


MOVIES

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2013 Vertigo
2005 Art of Seduction
2004 Red Eye



MUSIC VIDEO


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2005 Sad Love Story 4803023242_5998626110_o.jpg  with Han Go Eun By Jo Eun



AMBASSADORS

2013 Athletic Ambassador, Human Resource Development Foundation
2010         G20 Successful Korean traditional archery, festival ambassador
2010         2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Bid Committee ambassador
2010         Chungcheongnam ambassador
2009         United States Hawaii Hallyu ambassador
2007         Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs countries love ambassador
                Triathlon Federation Vice-President
2007         IRS Goodwill Committee
2007         Seoul ambassador
2006         Honorary citizen of Tongyeong
2006         Sohn Peace Marathon ambassador



AWARDS

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2013 Best Historical Drama Award (by Korean Folk Village)
2012 GCS International Grand Award
2011 Cultural Minister Award
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2010 G20 Summit Award
2009 Hawaii Ambassador of Hallyu
2009 Asia Model Festival Award: Asia Star Award for Korea 4803023242_5998626110_o.jpg
2008 KBS Drama Award: Best Couple Award with Choi Jung Won for Kingdom of The Winds
2008 KBS Drama Award:
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2006 Korean Broadcasting Producers Award: Best TV Actor of the Year for Jumong
2006 MBC Golden Actor Award for Jumong

2006 MBC Drama Award: Daesang Award for Jumong

2006 MBC Drama Award: Top Excellence Award for Jumong
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2005 KBS Drama Award: Best Couple with Soo Ae
for Emperor of the Sea
2005
KBS Drama Award: Most Popular Actor for Emperor of the Sea
2005
KBS Drama Award: Best Actor for Emperor of the Sea
2004
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2002 KBS Drama Award: Best New Actor for Album of Life

ALL Award Pictures




FAN LINKS


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PRODUCT ENDORSEMENTS

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2013 Samsung Life 
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by Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs (2008)
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