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Guest Dahee Fanel

Korea's multi-talented chameleon actor - Manzzang



Name: Oh Man Seok
Birthdate: December 12 (Lunar calendar); January 30 (Solar calendar) 1975.
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 64 kg
Blood type: B
Education: Seoul Yeong-dong High School; Korea Arts Unification School (theatre major).
Debut: 1999 play "Faust"
Nickname: Man-zzang (meaning "Man the Best", "1000x the Best". "Man" means 1000 in Korean.)
Marital status: Divorced, with one child (a girl).
Official website: http://www.ohmanseok.com
Daum cafe: (An Actor Who Sparkles Like A Jewel) http://cafe.daum.net/loveoms
Naver cafe: http://cafe.naver.com/lovelyms.cafe
DC Inside Gallery: http://gall.dcinside.com/list.php?id=ohmanseok
Other: He's the vocalist of a band called "Little Wing". He's also the owner of OD Musical Entertainment Company. Most of his musicals were produced by his company. Also, he's in a soccer and a baseball league with other musical actors.


1999 Goethe Festival <Faust>
2000 Korea-England Joint Performance <Tae>
2000 Free Theatre <Ot Goot Sal>
2000~01, 2003, 2006, 2010 Theatre Company <Yi>
2004 Russia Tchaikovsky <Seagull>
2004 Russia 유리부�“�소�”� <Boy Check>
2010-2011 True West


2001 MBC New-school play <Serenade of Sorrow>
2001 <Rocky Horror Show>
2002 <Oh! Happy Day>
2002 <Forbidden Planet>
2003 <In Dang Soo Love Song>
2003-04 <Grease>
2004 <Lollipop>
2004-5 <Love Rides the Rain>
2005 <Hedwig>
2005 <Assassin>
2005 <Winter Traveler>
2006 <Finding Kim Jong-wook>
2007 <A Day>
2008 <The Harmonium In My Memory>
2009 <Dream Girls>
2010 <Toxic Hero>
2011-2012 <200 Pound Beauty>

2013 <Rebecca>

2013 <The Days>


2004 <Liar>
2006 <Cruel Attendance>
2006 <Bi Sang>
2007 <Soo>
2007 <Our Town> (Soompi thread)

2010 <Finding Mr. Destiny> (cameo)
2011 <Countdown>


2003 <Era of Warriors>
2005-6 <Shin Don> (Soompi thread; official website)
2006 <Vineyard Man> (Soompi thread)
2006 <Hyena> (Soompi thread)
2007 <Surgeon Bong Dal-hee> (cameo) (Soompi thread)
2007 <Transformation> (one-episode KBS drama city special) (Official website)
2007-8 <King and I> (Soompi thread
2008 <The Strongest Chil Woo> (cameo) (Soompi thread)
2009-10 <Everybody Cha Cha Cha> (Soompi thread)
2010 <Road No. 1> (cameo)
2010 <Drama Special - "Spy Trader Kim Chul Soo">
2011 <Drama Special - "Special Task Force MSS">
2011 <Warrior Baek Dong-soo>
2011 <What's Up>
2012 <Wild Romance>

2012 <Drama Special - "Dazzling Steel">


1999 Ahn Ae Soon Dance Troupe <On Time>
2000 Ahn Ae Soon Dance Troupe <Blank Space>
2002 World Cup Korea-Japan Joint Performance
Papatara Humara Dance Troupe <Saddle >
2008-9 Director: Musical <The Happy Life>
2009 Narrator: SBS Special <Jjajangmyun>
2010-2011 Director: Musical <The Harmonium In My Memory>
2011 Director: Musical <Toxic Hero>

2012 Variety show <Men and Women>

2013 Comedy program <SNL Korea> (as host)


2000 Korean Play Awards Best New Actor (Yi)
2005 Korea Musical Awards Most Popular Star (Hedwig)
2005 Korea Musical Awards Best Actor (Hedwig)
2005 MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor (Nomination) (Shin Don)
2006 Korea Musical Awards Most Popular Star (Finding Kim Jong-wook)
2006 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actor (Vineyard Man)
2006 KBS Drama Awards Popularity Award (Vineyard Man)
2006 KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Award (with Yoon Eun Hye; Vineyard Man)
2007 The 1st Musical Awards Popularity Award (A Day)
2007 Korea Musical Awards Popular Stars Award (A Day)
2007 SBS Drama Awards Best Actor in a Serial Drama (King and I)
2009 KBS Drama Awards Best Actor in a Daily Drama


Man-zzang singing "Good Person" from the Finding Kim Jong-wook OST:

Vineyard Man MV - Lemon Taek-gi

Vineyard Man collection - Singing Taek-gi (episodes 1-10)

Vineyard Man MV - Oh Man Seok and Yoon Eun Hye (featuring lots of yummy OMS clips and pics from outside of Vineyard Man!)

Mp3 of Man-zzang singing "Genghis Khan" in Vineyard Man

Man-zzang's live performance of the song "Wig In A Box" from his musical <u>Hedwig</u> at the Hi, Seoul Festival in 2006:


Credit for profile: ohmanseok.com

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He looks so young for his age...and awwww...his daughter must be extremely cute ^^ Is his wife pretty and as young looking as he is? He looks around his early 20s...I can't believe he was born in 1975 O.o

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Guest aikomidori

I love this man so much! At first, I thought he wasn't that good-looking but he grew on me <3 I love his acting and singing (I think he sings really well in Vineyard Man) :)

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Guest vivjelly

I'm borrowing homura's post regarding his wife and baby girl

Oh Man-seok's wife (Jo Sang-gyeong) is a famous movie costume designer.

(Old Boy(2003), The Big Swindle(2004), A Bittersweet Life(2005), Sympathy For Lady Vengeance(2005), The Host(2006) etc. )



Yi Young-ae in Sympathy For Lady Vengeance(2005)


credit to "FILM 2.0" article (in Korean)


He married at the age of 26. (Now, he's 31 years old)

His wife, Jo Sang-gyeong, is a famous movie costume designer. (3 years older than him)

Oh Man-seok and his daughter, Young-joo. :lol:



Young-joo was born in 2002. :)


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Guest Dahee Fanel

I have to share a bit of my horde of Oh Man Seok pictures. :phew:

As Hedwig in the musical Hedwig (his character is a transvestite who dreams of being a rock star; it's based on the American movie Hedwig and the Angry Inch. It's a great film, although probably not for those who are squeamish about homosexual relationships, or even just sex in general. You can probably find it in a nearby rental shop. ;) ):


As Taek-gi in Vineyard Man ( :wub: ) :









And lastly, as Rocky in the musical Rocky Horror Show:


Credit: Google and KBS Vineyard Man website

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Guest ilovebeans

I m so glad someone finally created a thread for him!! I love him in vineyard man... you all are rite he does look too young for his age.. i want a guy like taegi...

Aw his daughter is so cute. :P

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Dahee Fanel, thank you for creating this wonderful thread.

Oh Man-seok is my favorite actor beside Gam Woo-sung. Both of them are great actors.

Ironically, OMS was Gong-gil in play "Yi" and GWS played Jang-saeng in movie "King and the Clown" :P

Pictures of Oh Man-seok who played Gong-gil in play "Yi" (2000~2003)








To my surprise, he totally transforms himself to his character. He's never been the same.

Sometimes feminine, sometimes masculine... sometimes gorgeous and handsome, sometimes ugly and dirty...

What a great actor! I'm now addicted to him. :o

Recently, Oh Man-seok is playing a country bumpkin in KBS drama "The Vineyard Man(포도밭 그 사나이)"


> Why didn't they get him to play the role in the movie "King and the Clown"?

Because Oh Man-seok is 31 years old. (born in 1975)

He was 25 when he played Gong-gil for the first time.

The movie company auditioned actors in their teens or twenties to look for Gong-gil, and Lee Junki was finally picked out.

Instead, Oh Man-seok joined musical "Hedwig" and won the best musical actor award last year.

Last month, I saw his last performance as Gong-gil in play "Yi". :(

He will be remembered as a legendary Gong-gil..... forever. :tears:

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Guest sungaaah

wow i never knew how much

theater experience this guy had

haha i loooove him in

the vineyard man and good

for you for starting a thread on him ^^

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Guest Dahee Fanel

Thanks so much for all the info and pics, everyone. :wub:

Some more pics from moi:

From his musical Finding Kim Jong-wook:










Sweet Taek-gi...The words on the pic are the lyrics to his favourite song. ;) I think everyone who's seen Vineyard Man will know what I'm talking about.


With Yoon Eun Hye in an interview for Vineyard Man:



From Vineyard Man...Sexy Taek-gi. ;)



Accepting his award for Best Actor at the 2005 Korea Musical Awards ceremony:



Credit: Daum search engine

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