Cho Seung-woo grew up from a musical family, so at a young age, he always dreamed of becoming a musical actor. He is best known for his leading roles in the films The Classic (2003), Marathon (2005), Tazza: The High Rollers (2006) and Inside Men (2015) as well as in the stage musicals Jekyll & Hyde, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Man of La Mancha. After his military service, he went on to star in successful TV dramas like Life and Stranger.
Sisyphus: The Myth is JTBC’s 10th anniversary K-drama inspired by the Greek drama of the same name. It jumps between two timelines—future that has been ravaged by war and is in dire need of resources, and the present where Kang Seo-hae (Park Shin-hye) has traveled to, in order to stop Han Tae-sul (Cho Seung-woo) from creating a time machine. This is in contrast to the present timeline where all is well and destruction has not yet taken root.