Among all of Kim Seon Ho’s TV shows and films, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha is the freshest one in our minds right now as it continues to top ratings with each episode. The slice-of-life story of a city girl dentist setting up shop in a small town to start anew has charmed countless viewers. But it’s not just leading lady Shin Min Ah’s character who captured hearts.
Kim Seon Ho’s “Chief” Hong, the town’s enigmatic handyman who takes on multiple odd jobs, has also won the affection of fans. It’s also no secret that thanks to Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, the 35-year-old actor is now a household name. But did you know that he’s been in show business for more than a decade now? He got his start in theatre where he took part in several productions at Daehakro, Korea’s artsy entertainment district. In 2017, he exited the stage and entered the small screen. Kim Seon Ho played parts in many TV shows and films before hitting it big.
Ahead, we take a look back at some of the most interesting roles Kim Seon Ho played before Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha.
Good Manager (2017)
Of all the pre-Hometown Cha Cha Cha Kim Seon Ho TV shows on this list, it was Start Up that gave the actor his biggest breakthrough and solidified his reputation as an actor who plays “good boy” roles. The character Han Ji Pyeong appears to be a smug venture capitalist at first because of his sharp tongue but we eventually learn that he has a loveable soft side. Soon this corn dog-loving fictional oppa stole the hearts of many, largely in part because of Kim Seon Ho’s charming acting skills.
Should you watch this? This drama has everything: romance, comedy and a dose of inspirational scenes. It was the perfect quarantine binge in 2020 and still is to this day. Start Up is available for streaming on Netflix.
Want more Kim Seon Ho TV shows and films? Good news: It was announced last month that Kim Seon Ho and actress YoonA will star in an upcoming film together called 2 O’Clock Date. It’s a story about neighbours in an apartment building. Not much is known about the movie but it’s reported to start filming in early 2022, according to Soompi. You bet we’re already excited.
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