Ipinanganak noong May 1, 1983 sa Busan, South Korea. He is a product of a broken family.
Mahilig mangolekta ng sapatos, lalo na ng sneakers. Meron siyang 1,800 pairs as of latest count.
Nagsimula ang kanyang acting career sa edad na 23 nang mapabilang sa cast ng “Famous Chil Princesses” noong 2006.
He was named Best New Actor at the 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards.
In 2002, he won the Asia Star Award from LeTV Awards. Siya ang kauna-unahang Korean actor na nakatanggap ng ganitong honor.
He is set to visit the Philippines for a fan meet at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on September 21.
Maaari siyang i-follow sa kanyang Instagram account na @mountain_movement.