Kim Byung-man in 2012
July 29, 1975|
Jeonju, Wanju, North Jeolla Province
|Notable works and roles||Gag Concert|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Byeong-man|
Kim Byung-man (born July 29, 1975) is a South Korean comedian, best known for his incredible slapstick and acrobatic stunts as a Master in Gag Concert, and survival skills in Law of the Jungle as he acts as the Chief of the show. In November 2015, he entered a new program on SBS titled 'Shaolin Clenched Fists', where Kim Byung-man and a group of other celebrities visit the Shaolin Monastery to learn the traditional martial arts from Shaolin Masters.
Kim was born into a poor family with an older brother and three sisters in Jeonju, Wanju in North Jeolla Province. His father was an alcoholic, because of his bad luck in business. This caused his family to be in chronic debt. His mother tried to make a little money working at odd jobs, such as working at a restaurant. Kim also tried to help raise money for the family by doing manual labor. Wanting to be a comedian, he left his home and moved to Seoul to go to an apartment with other aspiring comedians. After three failed auditions on KBS and four on MBC, he was finally accepted by KBS in 2002. He starred in Gag concert on the Master show as a Master, his most famous role, in which he performs difficult tasks, showcasing his ability to acquire new skills quickly.
Up till 2012 he was signed under Castle J Entertainment, and on 19 September, it was announced that he has signed exclusive contracts with SM C&C, a subsidiary of SM Entertainment, along with Lee Soo Geun.
|2004||The Magic Police||Himself|
|2006||My Wife Is a Gangster 3||Ssogari|
|2007||Three Kims||Third child||Supporting role|
|2008||Radio Dayz||Truck driver|
|2011||Battlefield Heroes||Guard for Cave 1|
|Super Monkey Returns||Son Oh-gong|
|2007||S Clinic||Gae Jak-doo|
|2008||The Lawyers of The Great Republic Korea||Jeon Yi-man (Jjajangmyun delivery guy)|
|One Mom and Three Dads||French cook||Cameo (Episode 7)|
|2008-2009||General Hospital 2||Oh Young Bum|
|2009||Jolly Widows||Moon Goon (Yoon-jung's auto mechanic)||Extended cast|
|Hometown Legends||Angel of death||Episode 7|
|2010||Boy Meets Girl||Himself||Drama Special|
|Dr. Champ||Im Ki Man||Cameo|
|2010-2011||Athena: Goddess of War||Himself||Cameo|
|2012||Ohlala Couple||Himself (expert who specializes in catching cheating spouses)||Cameo (Episode 2)|
|What's the Deal, Mom?||Himself|
|I Remember You||Lee Deok-soo|
|2013||Chief Inspector Choi ll-Joo||Detective Ma Yong-hee|
|The Queen of Office||Himself (seasoned raw crab master)||Cameo (Episode 3)|
|2017||Introverted Boss||Himself||Cameo (Episode 6)|
|2011–present||Law of the Jungle||Himself||SBS||Permanent member|
|2014||Clenched Fist Chef||Himself||SBS||Along with Henry Lau, Kangin, Victoria Song and Rose Motel’s Yook Joong Wan|
|Eco Village||Himself||Permanent member|
|2015-2016||Shaolin Clenched Fists||Fixed cast member||Episodes 1-13|
Awards and nominations
|2011||Most Outstanding Award: Variety Category||Law of the Jungle||Won|
|2013||Best Variety Performer - Male||Won|
|Daesang (Grand Award)||Won|
|2015||Daesang (Grand Award)||Won|
- Mee-yoo, Kwon (July 6, 2011). "Reality TV gets a spin as stars challenge skating, dancing". Korea Times. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
- "'Gagman' Kim Byung-man Tells of Rags-to-Riches Rise in Bio". South Korea: k-popexpress. August 2011. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- "F(X)'S KRYSTAL WINS 'KISS AND CRY'". k-popexpress. Retrieved 15 October 2011.
- Ho, Stewart (19 September 2012). "Lee Su Geun, Kim Byung Man Join Kang Ho Dong at SM C&C?". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 6 October 2012.