NationalityRepublic of Korea NameSong Il-gook OccupationActor RoleActor
Years active1998–present SpouseJung Seung Yeon (m. 2008) Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) SiblingsSong Song-yi
BornOctober 1, 1971 (age 44) (1971-10-01) Seoul, South Korea Alma materChung-Ang University
(BFA, 2006) AgentC-JeS Entertainment
(2015-present) ChildrenSong Man-se, Song Dae-han, Song Min-gook ParentsSong Jung-woong, Eul-dong Kim TV showsThe Return of Superman, Jumong, Happy Sunday, Emperor of the Sea, A Man Called God Similar PeopleJung Seung Yeon, Lee Hwi‑jae, Han Hye‑jin, Eul‑dong Kim, Dongmyeong of Goguryeo
Song Il Gook Shares Sweet Lunar New Year Greeting From Song Triplets
Song Il-gook (Hangul: 송일국; Hanja: 宋一國; born October 1, 1971) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his role in the 2006 hit drama series Jumong as the titular character.
Song is the grandson of politician Kim Du-han, great grandson of Kim Jwa-jin, the famous anarchist and Korean independence movement general during the early 1900s. Song is the son of politician and former actress Kim Eul-dong.
He graduated from the Cheongju University and majored in Performing Arts and later attended Chung-Ang University to obtain a master's degree.
Song is the vice-president of the Korean Triathlon Confederation and participated in the 2008 Seoul International Triathlon Competition. In April 2008, Song carried the Olympic torch through Seoul.
Song is also an amateur sketch artist. He has also modeled professionally, both on the runway and in print. In 2008, he was one of the subjects of the Kolon Christmas Photo Shoot.
In 2009, the state of Hawaii designated March 21 as Song Il-gook day. In April 2010, he was invited to the Blue House to dine with heads of state, including the president of Kazakhstan, as Jumong garnered immense popularity in the central Asian country.
In October 2015, Song signed an exclusive contract with management agency C-JeS Entertainment.
On March 15, 2008, Song was wed to High Court Judge Jung Seung-yeon in a private, traditional Korean wedding at the Sheraton Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul.
Song adheres to a pescetarian diet for both health and ethical reasons.
Song and wife Jung Seungyeon became parents to fraternal triplet sons at a hospital in Seoul in March 16, 2012. Their sons are named Dae-han, Min-guk and Man-se which, when said together mean "Long Live the Republic of Korea". Song and his three sons starred in the variety show The Return of Superman from July 6, 2014 to February 7, 2016. The triplets also made a cameo appearance in Song's television series Jang Yeong-sil (2016).