Happy Birthday Park Sung-woong!
Not a lot of people might recognize him because he's only played supporting roles: Suh In-chul in Man of Honor, Oh Gang-chul in Cain and Abel, Jumuchi in Legend to name a few. This post, unlike my other birthday posts, won't just be pictures, but will sort of be a narrative timeline of my discovery and love for Park Sung-woong (who currently fights for my top 3 or 4 with Park Yong-woo).
My love bloomed as he graced my screen as Oh Gang-chul in Cain and Abel. This was the first time I had seen this actor, and before I knew it, he had lodged a place in my heart. His portrayal as the tough, rugged boss with a heart made me swoon. He had the charisma and strength to lead his men and deal with drug lords, yet he also possessed the passion and kindness to be a brother to a man in need.
Soon thereafter, he quickly faded from my memory like so many other short-lived loves. It wasn't until the summer of 2010 when I saw him again, this time as Jo Jin-goo. I immediately recognized him as the leader in Cain and Abel. If Cain and Abel was the start of my love, Baker King Kim Tak-goo was the solidifying factor that placed him on my list. The two characters had a lot of similar characteristics which is probably why I loved them both.
This, then, like all my other loves on my list, sent me into a internet scouring frenzy for any and all information about Park Sung-woong. I picked up Legend and, do I need to say more, Jumuchi was my favorite character.
I also thought it was super cute how he actually got married to Shin Eun-jung who was the love interest, Dal-bi, of his character in the show.
They have a baby boy, too!
I went on to see (in some cases re-see) some of the movies he was in... even if that meant he would be on screen for five seconds at the end of the movie. The things I do sometimes... Anyways, now Park Sung-woong is on the top of my favorite actors list, and I really hope I can see him in some good projects soon (I watched his parts in Birdie Buddy but Man of Honor... my love can only endure so much).
Just some more pictures!