How is the rebellious maknae of High Kick now?
High Kick 1 aired its first season in 2006 and immediately became the most popular sitcom title on the Korean small screen, so successful that there were two more seasons of the same name. Taking on the male lead role in season 1 is young actor Jung Il Woo, who plays the rebellious youngest grandson of the Lee family – Lee Yoon Ho. With a handsome appearance, a baby face, good at motocross and very has a strong loyalty in love, Yoon Ho, despite being poorly educated, loves fighting, and brings a lot of trouble to his family, is still the “crush” of many female viewers at that time.
Jung Il Woo was born in 1987, taking the role in High Kick 1 when he was only 19 years old, an age which is very suitable to play the role of a young, enthusiastic high school student. This is also the first drama and the first leading role in Jung Il Woo’s career. Before that, also in 2006, Jung Il Woo debuted with his first acting role in the film “The World of Silence”. With an excellent performance in the role of Lee Yoon Ho, in addition to possessing a handsome appearance, Jung Il Woo has created himself a perfect launching pad for his future acting career.
After High Kick 1, Jung Il Woo took on another lead role in the movie “My Love”, but it was not until 2009 that he got his second drama leading role in the TV series “The Return of Iljimae”. Since this drama, Jung Il Woo mainly played the lead role in TV series produced by major Korean TV stations. Some of Jung Il Woo’s famous works: “The Moon Embracing the Sun”, “High-end Crush”, “Love and Lies”, … and most recently MBN’s historical blockbuster – “Bossam: Steal the Fate”.
Despite his talent and hard-working, Jung Il Woo’s career is quite struggling. At the age of 34, what Jung Il Woo needs is perhaps a more breakthrough script, helping him get the glory that he deserves.