Shin Sung Il (신성일) was born on May 8, 1937. Shin Sung Il movies and tv shows: Door to the Night 2013 (South Korea), Reckless Family 2012 (South Korea), I Live Without Incident 2010 (South Korea), Typhoon 2005 (South Korea), Downfall 1997 (South Korea)...
First Name: Shin Yeong
Family Name: Kang
Native Name: 신성일
Also Known As: Shin Seong Il; Sin Sung Il; Sin Seong Il; Kang Shin Sung Il; Gang Sin Yeong; Gang Sin Seong Il; 강신영; 강신성일;
Nationality: South Korean
Born: May 8, 1937
Shin Seong Il is a South Korean actor, film director, producer, and former politician. Born in occupied Korea, Kang Shin Yeong attended Geonguk University, majoring in Korean Literature. He made his film debut in director Shin Sang Ok's "Romance Papa" in 1960 and has appeared in more than 500 movies since then. In his debut film, director Shin suggested the name Kang Shin Sung Il but that was subsequently shortened to simply Shin Sung Il which he used for his entire professional career. He has won several awards for best actor or best supporting actor for films such as "Gajeong gyosa" (1963) and "Dalbit sanyang gun" (1986). In 1979, he became the chairman of the Korean Actors League and held the position for several consecutive terms. After a long career as an actor and having directed and even produced, Shin Sung Il has retired from the film industry in favor of pursuing a career in politics. He was elected to the National Assembly where he remains to this day.