Heo Sung-tae Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography and More

Famous Role(s)/Famous ForThe role of "Jang Deok-su" Squid Games (2021)
Physical Stats & More
[1]Daum Height (approx.)in centimeters - 180 cm
in meters - 1.80 m
in feet and inches - 5’ 11”
[2]Daum Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 74 kg
in pounds- 163 lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
DebutKdrama: God of War (2012) as Yalyu Jyeorno
Film: Masquerade (2012) (in an uncredited role)
Short Film: D-Day (2012)
Awards, Honors, Achievements Korea Culture and Entertainment Awards — Outstanding Male Film for "The Outlaws" in 2018
Korea First Brand Awards — Scene Stealer-Male in 2019
2019 Top 10 Shining Actors in Korea
Personal Life
Date of BirthThursday, October 20, 1977
Age (as of 2022)45 Years
BirthplaceBusan, South Korea
Zodiac signLibra
SignatureA picture of Heo-Sung-tae holding his autograph
Nationality Korean
HometownBusan, South Korea
SchoolElementary School: Seongnam in Taepyeong-dong,
College: Geumseong in Naju
High School: Geumseong in Naju
College/UniversityPusan ​​National University in Busan, South Korea [3]Sports Donga
Educational QualificationBachelor of Russian Literature [4]Korean Film Council
Relationships & More
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date2010
Wife/SpouseHe has not revealed much about his wife
ParentsFather- Died on January 17, 2021 from a chronic illness
Mother- I Hye-gyeong (Owner of a clothing store in Busanjin Market, Busan)
SiblingsSister- He has an elder sister
TV ShowLiving in Nature: His Paradise, Kim Young-ho (2017)
FilmAnimal Farm (1999)


Some Lesser Known Facts About Heo Sung-Tae

  • To relieve stress, he likes to take baths while sipping herbal tea and watching his favorite TV shows.
  • Heo Sung-Tae likes to cook and often cooks at his mother’s house or at his house. He’s been cooking his wife’s breakfast for years. [5]The Asian Parent
  • When he decided to quit his job and become an actor, none of his family members agreed with him. Only his wife supported his decision. After quitting his job, he struggled to get acting roles in the industry. After nearly being rejected in 300 auditions, he landed an uncredited role in a movie.
  • He appeared in ads for SONY, Kia Motors, and Coupang Eats (2021).

  • He is close to three South Korean actors Jin Seon-Gyu, Jeon Mi-do, and Kim So-jin.

    Jeon Mido (top), Jin Seon-gyu (right), and Kim So-jin (bottom)

    Jeon Mido (top), Jin Seon-gyu (right), and Kim So-jin (bottom)

  • He loves cats and has two pet cats named Namhan and Naju, both abandoned strays. He found Namhan while filming for The Fortress (Romanized translation Namhansanseong), and he found Naju while filming in Naju.

    Heo Sung-Tae's two adopted pet cats

    Heo Sung-Tae’s two adopted pet cats

  • He has acrophobia, that is, the fear of heights. [6]Is Plus
  • One day, he came home drunk from a dinner, he turned on his television, where the commercial for the SBS reality show “Miracle Audition” (2011) was playing with the subtitles “Cast your Dreams”. The show gives ordinary people a chance to become actors. He entered the competition by calling while he was drunk. He was then 35 years old. He was one of fifteen selected to appear on the show out of 1000 contestants in Busan. In the first episode of the show, he was selected by all the judges. After the show, he went to his company and submitted his resignation. In the show, he got a lot of attention and showed very good acting skills. However, he was eliminated in episode 16 of the series, ranked fifth. [7]Sports Donga

    Heo Sung-Tae in Miracle Audition (2011)

    Heo Sung-Tae in Miracle Audition (2011)

  • In the film ‘Age of Shadows’ (2016), a scene became popular in which his character was slapped by Song Kang-ho’s character. In an interview, he confessed that he had to ask Kang-ho to slap him for 3–5 days, and the scene was initially not part of the script.
  • Heo had to learn the Manchu language for his role in The Fortress (2017). [8]Is Plus
  • One of his favorite beverages includes coffee.

    Heo Sung-Tae drinking coffee

    Heo Sung-Tae drinking coffee

  • Heo broke the promise he made to his wife. In a 2016 interview on SBS Love FM’s Song Eun Yi and Kim Sook’s Sister Radio, Heo described that while his wife could accept seeing him naked on screen, she drew the line at the actor shooting a bedroom or sex scene. [9]Cheat Sheet

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