Koo Kyo-hwan Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Age 39 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth December 14, 1982

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 m)
Weight 65 kg (143 lbs)
Body Type Slim
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Known For Jane 2016
Full Name Koo Kyo-hwan
Profession Actor
Nationality South Korean
Birthplace Seoul, South Korea
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius

Koo Kyo-hwan was born on 14 December 1982. He was born in Seoul, South Korea. He is a South Korean actor and and a popular film director. Koo Kyo-hawn has appeared in Jane 2016, a Korean drama film alongside Joo-Young Lee, Min-ji Lee, and Kang-Seob Park. The Korean starlet also made his appearance in the popular sequel to the 2016 film Train to Busan, named Peninsula. Koo Kyo-hawn acted besides some talented Korean actors in Peninsula 2020 such as Dong-won Gang, Lee Jung-hyun, and Hae-hyo Kwon.

Career Journey

Koo Kyo-hawn made his acting debut in 2009. He acted in the South Korean romantic comedy film ‘Castaway on the Moon’ with co-stars Jae-yeong Jeong and Ryeowon Jung. He performed brilliantly in his debut film. So, he decided to pursue his acting career and ended up making lots of South Korean movies alongside famous Korean stars. Kyo Koo-hawn later appeared in A Werewolf Boy as a drunk man, which is a 2012 South Korean fantasy romance movie with co-stars Park Bo-Young, Song Joong-ki, and Yeong-ran Lee.

From 2009-2021, Koo Kyo-hawn made several movies including Jane 2017, Peninsula 2020, and Escape from Mogadishu 2021 in which he has appeared with the co-stars Kim Yoon-seok and In-Sung Jo.

Koo Kyo-hawn is a very talented film director as well. He stepped into the film directing realm when he made his debut ‘Turtles’ as his first short-film as a director. Throughout his journey, Koo Kyo-hawn made several short-films including Welcome to My Home, Love Docu, After School,  Fly to the Sky, Now Playing, and Girls on Top.’


  • In 2018, Koo Kyo-hawn won the Baeksang Arts Awards for the category “Best New Actor – Film” for his work in Jane.
  • In 2017, he won Buil Film Awards for the category “Best New Actor” for Jane.
  • In 2016,  Kyo-hawn won Busan International Film Festival for the category “Actor of the Year” for his contribution to Beaten Black and Blue.
  • In 2017, he won Busan Film Critics Awards for the category “Best New Actor” in Jane.
  • In 2017, Koo Kyo-hawn won Chunsa Film Art Awards for the category “Best New Actor” for his work in Beaten Black and Blue.
  • In 2021, the South Korean star has been nominated for Chunsa Film Art Awards for the category “Best Supporting Actor” for Peninsula.

Koo Kyo-hwan Education

Qualification Graduated
College Seoul Institute of The Arts

Koo Kyo-hwan Career

Profession: Actor

Known For: Jane 2016

Net Worth: USD $2 Million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Not Known

Mother: Not Known

Marital Status: Single

Koo Kyo-hwan Favorites

Hobbies: Acting

Favorite Destination: Dubai, Tokyo

Favorite Color: White, Blue

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