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Sol Kyung Gu


Sol Kyung-gu (born May 14, 1967) is a South Korean actor. Sol studied Theater and Film at Hanyang University. Upon his graduation in 1994, he appeared in numerous theatrical productions, such as the hit Korean adaptation of the German rock musical Subway Line 1, and productions of Sam Shepard's True West and A. R. Gurney's Love Letters. He is best known for his roles in the Public Enemy film series, Peppermint Candy, Oasis, Silmido, Hope, and The Merciless.


Sol was born in Seocheon, ChungcheongNam on May 1, 1968. He is the second son with one younger sister. He and his family moved to Dohwa-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul when his father, who was a civil servant, transferred to the Mapo-gu Office. Sol attended Mapo Elementary School and then enrolled in Mapo Middle School and Mapo High School.

Sol's parents wanted him to go to an engineering college, thus guaranteeing him a stable job. However, Sol entered the Department of Theater and Film of Hanyang University with the idea of becoming a film director.


Sol studied Theater and Film at Hanyang University (Class of '86). In May 1993, When Sol was in his 4th year of college, he directed a play for the 1st Young Theatre FestivalThe Moon, Moon, The Bright Moon [ko]. At that time, Seol planned to enter The 3rd KBS Talent Recruitment, but he had no choice but to give up the recruitment due to his professor's request. He was also active in Dongsung-dong since the second semester of his senior year, including guest directing the play Bison, a performance for the drama class at Deoksung Women's University, as a part-time job.


Gradually, he naturally gave up his dream of becoming a film director, and debuted in 1993 with the play Simbasame as Sol joined Hanyang Theater Company, a theater company with alumni of the Department of Theater and Film at Hanyang University as the majority of its members.


Hope as Dong Hoon


Tidal Wave as Choi Man Shik