Ju Jin Mo

Profile & Portfolio

Filmography | TV Drama | Stage

 

Ju Jin Mo with Baseball

Ju Jin Mo (Park Jin Tae) was born in Seoul, South Korea on August 11, 1975. He plays guitar and sings and studies Taekwondo, and I'm sure there is much more to this man, but not speaking Korean puts me at a disadvantage in following his personal life story. One thing for sure, Ju Jin Mo is a consummate actor. He is model perfect, photogenic and charismatic; he personifies good looking in any language.

My introduction to Ju Jin Mo was the film, Musa (Warrior, aka The Warrior). I was most impressed with his portrayal of General Choi Jung, even though the edited Hong Kong version left many of his important character development scenes on the cutting room floor.

My first reaction when watching Musa was that the general had a lot of issues. He was terribly conflicted and showed a lack of military expertise as he was thrust into a leadership role, making decisions that would ultimately lead his people on a path to destruction. But my opinion changed on watching the more comprehensive Korean R3 DVD. Ju Jin Mo portrayed General Choi Jung as a very complex character whose importance to the story was more fully realized in the original Korean version.

Musa lead me to more of his films and dramas. Happy End, what can I say, this film made a believer out of me. Liar showcased his comedic side, while many of his TV dramas show his ability to fully realize a character's development as the drama unfolds. Jin Mo's credits also include singing, commercials, music videos and stage.

In 2009, Ju Jin Mo was honored with a best actor award for his role of the Goryeo King (loosely based on the reign of Gongmin of Goryeo (1330–1374)) who is in love with his military commander Hong-rim (Jo In Sung) in A Frozen Flower. In 2013, Jin Mo was awarded the MBC Drama Top Excellence Award for Actor in a Special Project Drama for his role of deposed Goryeo king, Wang Yu in the historical drama, Empress Ki.

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Filmography

  • 2013
    • Friend 2
      Friend 2
  • 2011
    • Gabi, aka Coffee
      Gabi aka Coffee
  • 2010
    • A Better Tomorrow, aka Invinsible
      A Better Tomorrow lit. Invincible
  • 2008
    • A Frozen Flower
      “Best Actor” 2009 45th Baeksang Art Awards
      A Frozen Flower
  • 2007
    • A Love
      A Love
  • 2006
    • 200 Pound Beauty
      200 Pound Beauty
    • The Puzzle
      The Puzzle
  • 2004
    • Liar
      Liar
  • 2001
    • Wanee and Junah
      Wannee and Junah
    • Musa, aka Warrior or The Warrior
      Musa
  • 2000
    • Real Fiction
      Real Fiction
  • 1999
    • Happy End
      “Best Supporting Actor” 2000 Grand Bell Awards (Daejong)
      Happy End
    • Dance, Dance
      Dance, Dance
  • 1997
    • Park vs. Park

TV drama

  • 2013
    • Empress Ki (MBC – 50 episodes)
      2013 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award,
      Actor in a Special Project Drama
      Empress Ki
    • Flowers In Fog (Hunan Satellite TV – 52 episodes)
      Flowers In Fog
  • 2009
    • Dream (SBS – 20 episodes)
      Dream
  • 2006
    • Queen of the Game (SBS – 20 episodes)
      Queen of the Game
  • 2005
    • Bichunmoo (Flying Heavenly Dance)
      (SBS – 14 episodes; Chinese version – 33 episodes)
      Bichunmoo
    • Fashion '70s (SBS – 28 episodes)
      Fashion 70s
  • 2003
    • Punch (Ddae Ryuh – Beat) (SBS – 16 episodes)
      2003 SBS Drama Awards:
      Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special
      English subtitles are available at D-Addicts
      Punch, aka Beat
  • 2000
    • Look Back In Anger, aka Angry Face (KBS – 16 episodes)
      Look Back In Anger
    • Sad Temptation (KBS)

Stage

  • 1998
    • Taxi Driver