Heo Joon-ho

Huh Joon-ho (born April 14, 1964) is a South Korean actor. His father was Heo Jang-kang, is a well-known Korean actor. Huh began his career in theater, then became active in film and television as a character actor, notably in the 2003 box office hit Silmido for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the Grand Bell Awards.[1][2][3] He has also reprised the leading role in the stage musical Gambler several times.[4]

Huh Joon-ho
Born (1964-04-14) April 14, 1964
EducationSeoul Art College - Theater
Years active1970-present
AgentJ-Stars Entertainment
ChildrenHeo Jeong-in (daughter)
Parent(s)Heo Jang-kang (father)
FamilyHeo Gi-ho (brother)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHeo Jun-ho
McCune–ReischauerHŏ Chun-ho



Year Title Role
1986Chung (Blue Sketch)Joon-ho
1989Good Morning, Ms. PresidentKim Bbu-ri
1991A Small Autocratic RepublicModerator
Green SleevesVietcong Min
199227 RosesSeung-jin
White BadgeSergeant Hong
1993We Must Go to Apgujeong-dong
on Windy Days
To the Starry IslandVillager
1994Life and Death of the Hollywood KidActor in monitored fight scene (cameo)
Coffee, Copy and a Bloody Nose(cameo)
Jamon Jamon SeoulSung-wook
1995My Father the BodyguardSeung-chul
The TerroristSang-chul
1996A PetalYongdalcha man
Two MenTae-sik
Grown-ups Grill the HerringPark Gong-yeop
1997The Rocket Was Launched
The Last DefenseNa Hee-joo
Man with FlowersSeok-beom
1998The Last AttemptPark Cheol-kyu
BluesCafe owner
Libera MeLee In-soo
2001Volcano HighMr. Ma
2002Four ToesAudie
2003SilmidoSergeant Jo Dong-il
2005Never to LoseMoon Bong-soo
Dragon SquadCaptain Ko Tung-yuen
2006The RestlessBan-chu
2008His Last Gift[5]Jo Yeong-woo
The Divine Weapon[6]Chang-kang
2010Moss[7]Ryoo Mok-hyeon
2013Crimes of PassionJung Hee-hyung
2017The MercilessKim Sung-han (special appearance)
2018Illang: The Wolf BrigadeLee Gi-seok (special appearance)
Sovereign DefaultGab-su
2019Heaven's Door[8]

Television series

Year Title Role Network
1988The Winter That Year Was WarmIn-jaeKBS2
1993My Mother's SeaJang-jaeMBC
Walking to HeavenYong-dalMBC
1994The Last MatchKim Man-jaeMBC
1995A Sunny Place of the YoungHwang Yoon-baeKBS2
Asphalt ManHan Ki-sooSBS
1996ShootingPyo Wang-sooKBS2
Power of LoveKang-hoMBC
1997Revenge and PassionChoi Sang-doMBC
The River of Maternal LoveKBS1
1998See and See AgainPark Ki-poongMBC
1999Roses and Bean SproutsHo-sikMBC
The BossBalgarak ("Toes")MBC
Woman on TopSong Yeon-wooSBS
Love Story "Lost Baggage"Yong-manSBS
2000Bad FriendsJung Soo-hyunMBC
Foolish PrincesYeo Si-kwangMBC
The Full SunPark Heon-doKBS2
2001HotelierOh Hyung-manMBC
2002I Love You, Hyun-jungYoo Sang-hoMBC
2003All InYoo Jong-guSBS
2004Into the Storm(cameo)SBS
Precious Family[9]Park Chang-sooKBS2
2006Love and AmbitionSBS
Jumong[10]Hae Mo-suMBC
2007LobbyistJames Lee/Lee Ho-joonSBS
2016Beautiful Mind[11]Lee Gun-myungKBS2
2017The Emperor: Owner of the Mask[12]Dae MokMBC
2018Come and Hug Me[13]Yoon Hee-jaeMBC
2019Kingdom[14]An HyunNetflix
Designated Survivor: 60 Days[15] Han Ju-seung tvN

Musical theatre

Year Title Role Notes
Mary, Mary
The Sound of Music
Hard Rock Cafe
1999GamblerCasino boss
2000The LifeJojo
2005Gambler[16]Casino boss
2007Hae-eo-hwa[17][18][19]N/ATheatre producer
2008Gambler[20][4]Casino boss
2009Chicago[21]Billy Flynn

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
199516th Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe TerroristWon
1998MBC Drama AwardsPopularity AwardWon
20006th Korea Musical AwardsBest ActorGamblerWon
20028th Korea Musical AwardsPopular Star AwardWon
2003SBS Drama AwardsBest Supporting ActorAll InWon
200441st Grand Bell AwardsBest Supporting ActorSilmidoWon
25th Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorNominated
3rd Korean Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorNominated
2006MBC Drama AwardsSpecial Award, Actor in a Historical DramaJumongWon
201710th Korea Drama Awards[22]Special Jury PrizeThe Emperor: Owner of the MaskWon
2018 6th APAN Star Awards[23] Best Supporting Actor Come and Hug Me Nominated
2nd The Seoul Awards[24][25] Best Supporting Actor (Drama) Nominated
Special Acting Award Won
MBC Drama Awards[26] Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries Nominated
Actor of the Year Won
Golden Acting Award Won


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  2. Paquet, Darcy. "Silmido". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  3. "Grand Bell Awards 2004". Korean Film Biz Zone. 11 June 2004. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  4. Lee, Yong-sung (17 July 2008). "Actions louder than words in Gambler". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  5. "Shin Hyun-jun and Heo Jun-ho to Stage Charity Concert". KBS Global. 22 January 2008. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  6. "Movie sheds light on old military technology". The Korea Herald. 6 August 2008.
  7. Chung, Ah-young (1 July 2010). "Kang Woo-seok offers fresh spin on Moss". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  8. "'Heaven's Door' reveals its full cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. 30 November 2018.
  9. Suh, Jung-bo (24 August 2004). "Kim Hye-soo and Kim Hee-ae to Compete in Weekend TV Dramas". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  10. Suh, Jung-bo (25 May 2006). "Jumong Appeal". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  11. "Heo Joon-ho to come back as a brilliant doctor". Hancinema. Ilgan Sports. 27 April 2016.
  12. ""Ruler: Master of the Mask" Heo Joon-ho reunites with Yoo Seung-ho in 13 years". Hancinema. Newsen. 16 April 2017.
  13. ""Come and Hug Me" Heo Joon-ho Turns into a Serial Killer". Hancinema. News1. March 22, 2018.
  14. Kim, Yoon-ji (September 29, 2017). [단독]허준호, 김은희 작가 ‘킹덤’ 합류…긴장감 유발자. Edaily (in Korean). Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  15. Yeo Ye-rim (March 19, 2019). "tvN names 'Survivor' remake cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  16. Park, Jee-young (31 August 2005). "Betting on the appeal of Korean musicals". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  17. "Gisaeng Becomes Cultural Icon of 2006". The Chosun Ilbo. 24 October 2006. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  18. Chung, Ah-young (25 October 2006). "Kisaeng Revisited in Modern Dramas, Musicals and Films". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  19. Lee, Min-a (30 October 2006). "Gisaeng beguile Korea's producers". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  20. Suh, Jung-bo (3 July 2008). "Summer Big Bang for Musicals". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  21. Koh, Young-aah (11 May 2009). "3 smash-hit foreign musicals to return". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
  22. "Korea Drama Festival: Winners". Hancinema. 4 August 2017.
  23. "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). 27 September 2018.
  24. ‘제2회 더 서울어워즈’ 10월27일 개최, 드라마-영화 각 부문별 후보공개. iMBC (in Korean). 28 September 2018.
  25. [2회 더서울어워즈] '나의아저씨·공작' 대상…이병헌·김남주·하정우·손예진 주연상(종합). Ilgan Sports (in Korean). 27 October 2018.
  26. "소지섭 '데뷔 23년 만에 첫 대상'(mbc연기대상)[포토엔HD]". Newsen (in Korean). December 31, 2018.
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