Sung Dong-Il, 58
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  • Birthday
    April 27, 1964
  • Birthplace
    Incheon, South Korea
  • Age
    58 Years

Sung Dong-Il is a well-known actor from South Korea. In a similar fashion, Sung Dong-Il achieved prominence in television plays as the comedic, Jeolla dialect-speaking figure known as “Red Socks.”

Early Life

Sung Dong-Il was born in Incheon, Korea, on April 27, 1964. His age is currently 58 years old, and his name is written as 성동일 in the Korean alphabet.

Regarding his educational background, he studied mechanical design at Yuhan Technical College. He might have been anticipating a career in engineering.

Professional Life

Reflecting upon the professional life of Sung Dong-Il, he is a South Korean actor, and also a comedian. His interest in acting was aroused when he was in high school. However, he started off professionally as an actor when he made his acting debut in theater in 1987.

In 1991, he was recruited at the 1991 SBS open talent auditions. Similarly, the popularity of Sung as a comedic began through the “Red Socks” on the television drama Eun-shil.

He also established himself as one of the most consistent supporting actors in Korean cinema, showcasing his comedic talents and effortless charm in movies like Take Off, Foxy, Festival, Children, The Suicide Forecast, and The Client.

Sung Dong Il looks at Hawrang: The Poet Warrior Youth (Source: IMDb)

The Suck Up Project: Mr. XXX-Kisser, the 3D blockbuster Mr. Go, and the mystery-comedy The Accidental Detective are among o the films in which Sung has played significant roles.

He also performed in The Slave Hunters as a villain and in Reply 1997 and its spinoffs Reply 1994 and Reply 1988 as a tough but loving father. Additionally, he rose to fame in 2013 when he and his son Joon appeared in the reality/variety show, Dad! Where Are We Going?

His daughter Bin joined him for the second season of the show, which featured five male celebrities and their kids on camping excursions.


Furthermore, he is still acting at present, and some of the Films that he has done in the last few years and in the present years are; Metamorphosis (2019), Pawn (2020), The Cursed: Dead Man’s Prey (2021), The Pirates: Goblin Flag (2022), among several others.

Similarly, various Television series that he has worked on recently include; Prison Playbook (2017-2018), Live, Ms.Hammurabi, Your Hour (2018), Trap, Chief of Staff Season 2(2019), The Cursed, Hospital Playlist (2020), Sisyphus: The Myth(2020), Sisyphus: The Myth, Somehow Family, Hospital Playlist 2  (2021), Ghost Doctor, If You Say Your Wish, and Curtain Call (2022), among several others.

 Sung Dong Il Rain and Sung Dong Il in one of the scenes from Ghost Doctor (Source: KDramaStars)

Awards & Achievements

When one is active in a field with an exceptional talent for more than a decade, he/ she surely has won and been nominated for the work done.

Similarly, the various awards that he has won are; Chunsa Film Art Awards (2009) for the category of Best Supporting Actor for the work Take off, KBS Drama Awards (2010) for the category of Best Supporting Actor for the work The Slave Hunters.

He also won The Fugitive: Plan B, Korea Best Star Awards (2018) for the category of Best Popular Star Award for the work The Accidental Detective 2: In Action, and Max Movie Awards (2010) for the category of Best Supporting Actor for the work Take Off.

Moreover, MBC Drama Awards (2005) for the category Special Award, MC category for the work 정보토크 팔방미인, among several other recognitions and nominations.

Personal Life

Sung Dong-Il is a married guy, according to his relationship status. They dated for a long time before his 2003 wedding to Park Kyung-Hye. Three children were also born to the couple in 2006, 2008, and 2011.

He acknowledged that he is very close to his son Joon and that he was initially confused when given the chance to perform with him on a show. However, afterward, he was glad to accept it since he felt the show had increased his awareness as a dad.

Similarly, he added that it helped him become more aware of some of his own flaws. The names of his other sons are not listed online.

Sung Dong-IlSung Dong-Il with his children (Source: Channel-Korea)

Social Media & Net worth

Although social media is popular today, Sung Dong-Il is not active on any social media platforms. It seems he surely likes to be away from any kinds of controversies and problems.

Similarly, his estimated net worth of him is $ 1 million-$5 million.

Sung Dong-IlWedding picture of Sung Dong-Il (Source: Channel-Korea)

Body Measurements

Sung Dong-Il is not only an exceptional actor but he also has an amazing personality. Similarly, he seems to be healthy and physically fit. He stands tall with a height of  5 feet 9 inches.

Likewise, he has dark brown eyes and his hair is black in color. However, we don’t have any further information about his body measurements.

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