Choi Soo-jong (alternately Choi Su-Jong, born on December 28, 1962) is a South Korean actor. Choi made his debut in 1987 as a young actor in the TV soap opera ‘Love Tree’. He has appeared in movies, on television, and as an MC for various award shows. Choi has received worldwide recognition for his leading roles in several highly successful shows. Most recently he garnered acclaim for his portrayals of the principal characters in the Korean historical dramas Emperor of the Sea, playing the role of Jang Bogo and as the title character Dae Joyoung in the epic series Dae Jo Yeong (TV series).