Kim Byung-man (born July 29, 1975) is a South Koreancomedian, best known for his incredible slapstick and acrobatic stunts as a Master in Gag Concert, and survival skills in Law of the Jungle. 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.
Kim made his first appearance in the movie called "Gift" (선물) in 2002. He was also the runner-up on Kim Yuna's Kiss and Cry where famous entertainers learn how to figure skate from professionals.
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.