Song Dong-il

성동일 / Sung Dong Il (Seong Dong Il),성동일

Sung Dong-il(born April 27, 1967) is a South Korean actor. Sung made his acting debut in theater in 1987, then was recruited at the 1991 SBS open talent auditions. He rose to fame as the comic, Jeolla dialect -speaking character "Red Socks" in the television dramaEun-shil, though he later tried to fight typecasting by playing the son of a chaebol tycoon inLove In 3 Colorsand a university professor inMarch. Following years of supporting roles in TV, Sung's film career was jumpstarted by hit romantic comedy200 Pounds Beautyin 2006. Subsequently, he became one of Korean cinema's most reliable supporting actors, displaying his comic skills and easy charm in films such asTake Off,Foxy Festival,Children...,The Suicide Forecast, andThe Client.He also had major roles inThe Suck Up Project: Mr. XXX-Kisser, 3D blockbusterMr. Go, and mystery-comedyThe Accidental Detective.On the small screen, Sung garnered praise as a villain inThe Slave Hunters, and a gruff but caring father inReply 1997and its spin-offsReply 1994andReply 1988.Sung gained a new surge of popularity in 2013 when he and his son Joon starred inDad! Where Are We Going?, a reality/variety show featuring five male celebrities and their children on camping missions; his daughter Bin also joined him for the show's second season.