SHIM was born in 1958. He made his debut as a comedian in 1982 with the Korea Broadcasting Service and won the KBS Best Comedian of the Year Award in 1988. In 1990, he received the KBS Performer of the Year Award, with over 90 motion picture appearances and as a producer. In 1993, he established Younggu Art(Zeronine Entertainment) and released < Younggu and Dinosaur ZuZu > as director and lead actor. he directed eight films from 1994 to 1999 and starred in most of them. He was given the New Intellectual Award for being 'a model for the new millenium' in 1999, and the same year Asiaweek selected him as a Leader of the Millenium Society and Culture.
'Godfather' goes dumb and dumber 2010/12/30, Source,
Director-actor Shim Hyung-rae stars in a scene from "The Last Godfather", a parody of the Francis Ford Coppola film that is now shwoing in theaters. /Courtesy of CJ Entertainment
By Lee Hyo-won
Shim Hyung-rae puts aside his CG dragons for a trip down memory lane, resurrecting his trademark screen persona Younggu in his latest Hollywood endeavor. Since debuting in 1989, Shim's Younggu has featured in 19 comedy films, becoming a sort of "godfather" to borderline simpleton characters here. The director seems to have made a lifelong dream come true, starring opposite the likes of Harvey Keitel in "The Last Godfather",...More
'Gag Concert' Goes on Provincial Tour 2010/12/27, Source, Shim Hyung-rae in the feature "Expert"
The comedy program "Gag Concert" was filmed in Kwangju as a year-end special episode, and produced big laughter in 4,500 audience members.
The gymnasium of Chosun University in Kwangji was filled with more than 4,500 audience members on December 22. Too many audience members came to the gymnasium and some of them even had to stand up behind the audience seating. The filming of the special episode of the KBS 2TV "Gag Concert" had begun with loud applause from the audience at 7:00pm. The program "Gag Concert" had been filmed in KBS hall in Yeouido up until now, and filming in the other location took place after a long interval, since it had last been filmed in Andong in July, 2006,...More
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