Kim Su-ro

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Kim Soo-ro)
Jump to: navigation, search
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Su-ro
Kim Soo-ro on Oct 23, 2014.jpg
Kim Soo-ro on Oct 23, 2014
Born Kim Sang-joong
(1970-05-07) 7 May 1970 (age 44)
Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Other names Kim Soo-ro
Alma mater Dongguk University - Theater
Occupation Actor
Years active 1993—present
Agent SidusHQ (until 2012)
SM Culture & Contents (2013)[1]
Spouse(s) Lee Kyung-hwa (m. 2006)
Korean name
Hangul 김수로
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gim Su-ro
McCune–Reischauer Kim Suro
Birth name
Hangul 김상중
Revised Romanization Gim Sang-jung
McCune–Reischauer Kim Sangjung

Kim Su-ro (born Kim Sang-joong on May 7, 1970) is a South Korean actor.

Career[edit]

Kim Su-ro studied Theater at the Seoul Institute of the Arts and Dongguk University, then joined the Mokwha Repertory Company. In 1993, he made his cinematic debut with a minor role in Two Cops, and became known for being a scene-stealing supporting actor, especially in comedies such as The Foul King, Hi! Dharma!, Fun Movie and S Diary.

With Vampire Cop Ricky in 2006,[2] Kim began starring in leading roles, and this was followed by the films A Bold Family, Our School's E.T.,[3][4] Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp,[5] The Quiz Show Scandal, Romantic Heaven, and Ghost Sweepers. He also appeared in the television series Master of Study and A Gentleman's Dignity.

In 2009, it was The Lower Depths, a play by Maxim Gorky considered to be one of the most important works of Russian Socialist realism, that drew Kim back to the theater. "Even while acting in movies, I dreamed of the day I would return to the stage," he said. Kim made his first foray into producing plays with Lee Gi-dong Gymnasium in 2010 (which he also starred in), and its commercial success led him to establish the Kim Su-ro Project in 2011, which aims to produce original works by local playwrights. His first production, Audacious Romance starring Lee Hyun-jin, was a hit and laid the foundation for succeeding productions such as Love Generation, and the musicals Coffee Prince, Black Mary Poppins, and Agatha. Kim starred in another restaging of The Lower Depths in 2014, which is his company's ninth production.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Two Cops young cadet
1998 Two Cops 3
1999 Shiri Ahn Hyeon-cheol
Attack the Gas Station food delivery man
2000 The Foul King Yoo Bi-ho
Why Do I Want to Be a Boxing Referee? Short film
Bichunmoo Ashin
Libera Me
2001 Last Present Yoo-sik Cameo
Kick the Moon Cameo
Hi! Dharma! Wang Ku-ra
The Last Witness
Volcano High Jang Ryang
2002 Fun Movie
2003 Madeleine Mah-ho
2004 Taegukgi Anti-Communist Federation member Cameo
Dance with the Wind Man-su
Windstruck hostage taker Cameo
S Diary Jeong-seok
2005 A Bold Family Myung-gyu
All for Love Park Sung-won
Shadowless Sword Cameo
2006 Vampire Cop Ricky Na Do-yeol
Detective Mr. Gong Cameo
A Cruel Attendance Dong-cheol
2007 Big Bang Yang Chul-gon
2008 Life Is Cool Baek Il-kwon Rotoscoped animation
Our School's E.T. Chun Sung-geun
2009 Five Senses of Eros Bong Jan-woon
The Descendants of Hong Gil-dong Lee Jeong-min
Take Off loan shark boss
2010 Attack the Gas Station 2 Ha Re-yi Cameo
Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp Teacher Cha
The Quiz Show Scandal Lee Do-yeob
2011 Romantic Heaven Song Min-gyu
Mr. Idol Sa Hee-moon
My Way mic man Cameo
2012 I Am a King Warrior Hwang-goo
Ghost Sweepers Teacher Park
2013 Top Star Choi Kang-chul
2014 Awaiting Short film

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2007 Thank You Dr. Oh's brother MBC Cameo (episode 16)
2008 Fight tvN Cameo
2010 Master of Study Kang Seok-ho KBS2
2012 A Gentleman's Dignity Im Tae-san SBS
2013 My Love from the Star Lee Hyung-wook SBS Cameo (episode 5)

Variety shows[edit]

Date Title Network Notes
2008-07-15 - 2010-02-14 Family Outing SBS Regular cast member
2010-05-30 - 2010-06-20 Hero's Challenge SBS Plus Host
2011-02-12 - 2011-02-26 Talent Sharing Project DREAM tvN
2011-08-20 Top Gear Korea XTM First ever guest to run the Star Lap Time
2011-11-06, 2011-11-13
2013-03-24
Running Man SBS ep 9 and ep 67-68 (guest with Park Ye-jin)
ep 138 (guest with Kim Woo-bin, Lee Jong-suk, Min Hyo-rin, Lee Jong-hyun)
2012-08-19 - 2012-11-25 God of Victory MBC Host
2012-11-28 - present My Queen Story On Co-host with Kim Min-jong
2013-01-29 Moonlight Prince KBS2 Guest
2013-04-14 - present Real Men MBC Regular cast member
2013-09-24 Dancing 9 Mnet Judge

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Baekma River in the Moonlight
1995 Romeo and Juliet
2009 The Lower Depths Vaska Pepel
2010-2011 Lee Gi-dong Gymnasium Also the producer
2013 Europe Blog Jong-il
2014 The Lower Depths The Actor Also the producer

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2008 SBS Entertainment Awards TV Star Award Family Outing Won
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) Master of Study Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Won
2012 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend/Serial Drama A Gentleman's Dignity Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gentleman's Dignity Kim Su Ro Signs Exclusive Contract With SM". Soompi. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-16. 
  2. ^ "Kim Soo-Ro, From Police Cadet to Vampire Cop". Twitch Film. 27 November 2005. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (20 August 2008). "Actor Kim Su-ro as English Teacher on Big Screen". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  4. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (22 August 2008). "Kim Soo-ro to play a quirky English teacher". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  5. ^ Kim, Lynn (19 July 2010). "Kim Su-ro says "Yoon Si-yoon is truly remarkable"". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  6. ^ Yoo, Joo-hyun (6 March 2014). "Famous for comedy, fearless for drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 

External links[edit]