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Im Ju Kyung's Dad In 'True Beauty' Played *This* Character On 'Prison Playbook'!

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True Beauty fans, how many familiar faces have you spotted so far in our current favorite webtoon-based drama? We've seen a couple of special appearances alreadybut today, we want to put the spotlight on Park Ho San, aka Ju Kyung (Moon Ga Young)'s appa!

In True Beauty, he plays the role of a Im Jae Pil, who's a father of three. Whenever Ju Kyung is in trouble and her eomma is out to get her, Jae Pil appa always comes to the rescue. Remember when she got low grades in class and her mom was waiting for her at home, ready to scold her? He immediately distracted his wife so Ju Kyung can go upstairs in peace! In the drama's recent episode, Jae Pil appa is seen enjoying a bowl of noodles with Lee Suho (Cha Eun Woo). Omo, does it mean...

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While Park Ho San is a doting dad in True Beauty, he was the opposite in Prison Playbook! In this series, he transformed into a criminal named KAIST, a former engineer who was involved in a gambling scam. Inside the Seobu Penitentiary, KAIST is the resident ~coffeemaker~, Looney (Lee Kyu Hyung)'s mortal enemy, and is often corrected by his cellmates when it comes to his pronunciation! For his commendable role here, the 48-year-old actor took home the Best Supporting Actor award in the prestigious Baeksang Arts Awards (the Korean version of the Oscars) in 2018. 

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Did you know that he was also cast in the Netflix original series, Extracurricular? In this drama, he portrayed the character of Ji Soo (Kim Dong Hee)'s good-for-nothing father:

And in the recently-released Netflix movie The Call, the veteran actor was once again a loving father, but this time to the lead character, Seo Yeon (Park Shin Hye)!

Park Ho San is part of the upcoming theater play Ice, where he will be starring with our #GoodBoy, Kim Seon Ho. He will also be reunited with his Prison Playbook co-star, Jung Woong In (aka Lieutenant Paeng).

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You can watch episodes of True Beauty on Viu every Thursday and Friday.

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