|Education||Sangmyung University - Theater and Film |
Hanyang University Graduate School of International Tourism
|Agent(s)||Flabison Entertainment |
|Spouse||Park Seo-yeon (m. 2013)|
|Children||Kim Yijun (born 2013)|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Jae-won|
Kim Jaewon made his acting debut in 2001 in the sitcom Honey Honey. He rose to stardom a year later when he played a high school senior who falls for his teacher (played by Kim Ha-neul) in 2002 hit drama Romance. Rival (with So Yoo-jin) and My Love Patzzi (with Jang Na-ra and Kim Rae-won) further raised his profile.
He reunited with Rival costar Kim Min-jung in Land of Wine (2003), where they played a young couple trying to revive traditional liquor amidst a family feud. Then in 2004, he starred opposite Sun Feifei in Beijing My Love, a South Korean-Chinese co-production which was shot 80% in China. He also appeared in the romantic comedy film 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant, followed by a supporting role in My 19 Year Old Sister-in-Law.
In Wonderful Life (2005), Kim's character deals with the consequences of a one-night stand in Singapore that leads to young marriage (to Eugene) and fatherhood. After playing a third-rate gangster who inherits a kindergarten and falls for a teacher (played by Han Ji-min) in Great Inheritance (2006), Kim was cast in his first period drama role as a nobleman romantically involved with a gisaeng in Hwang Jini (previous Mr. Arrogant costar Ha Ji-won played the title role). With his Korean Wave appeal, Kim then filmed the Chinese television drama First Love, which aired on CCTV in 2008.
As his acting comeback, Kim joined the cast of Listen to My Heart, for which he received praise for his portrayal of a deaf man. He and costar Hwang Jung-eum were later given recognition at the year-end MBC Drama Awards.
In fall 2011, Kim signed on to star in Me Too, Flower! opposite Lee Ji-ah. But on the first day of filming on October 4, he was injured when the moped he was riding malfunctioned and accidentally accelerated. After being diagnosed with a dislocated shoulder, bone fracture and torn ligaments and cartilage, he withdrew from the drama and was replaced by Yoon Shi-yoon. Kim cancelled all entertainment activities for ten months and underwent rehabilitation under Dr. Na Young-mu (well known as the doctor of figure skater Yuna Kim), eventually making a full recovery.
In 2012, Kim returned to the small screen opposite Han Ji-hye in May Queen, which depicts the success stories of people in the shipbuilding industry. He later won the Top Excellence Award in a Serial Drama at the MBC Drama Awards (he also hosted the ceremony). Kim was also the MC of Get It Beauty HOMME, a "beauty guide for men" on cable channel OnStyle.
Though he initially became popular due to his fair skin and beaming smile (which earned the actor the somewhat feminine nickname of "smiling angel" among fans), in recent years Kim has cultivated an image as a tough guy. This physicality was showcased in his next drama, The Scandal (2013), where he played a detective who discovers that the man he considers his father had kidnapped him as a child from his biological family.
In 2014, Kim joined Four Sons and One Daughter, a reality show with four male celebrities and one female guest star who form a family while living with fake parents in the countryside. He also began hosting the current affairs program The Real Story Eye, which reconstructs cases to uncover the facts beneath rumors and speculation. Later that year, he signed with a new talent agency, Will Entertainment.
In "God's Quiz: Reboot", he played the role of a lunatic Hyeon Sang-pil, continuing a diverse and wide acting transformation.
In 2020, he established a one-man entertainment agency with his manager, who he has been working with for 20 years. The company is based on trust and people.
Kim married Park Seo-yeon (who was three months pregnant at the time) on June 28, 2013 at Raum Wedding Hall in Yeoksam-dong, Seoul. The couple were childhood friends who began dating in October 2012. Park is the daughter of the head of an advertising agency, and she works in management at a modeling agency. Their son Yi-jun, nicknamed "Heaven," was born in December 2013. Yi-jun appeared on camera for the first time when his father made a guest appearance on Stars' Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant.
|2001||Honey Honey||Kim Jae-won||SBS|
|You say it’s Love, but I think it’s Desire||Han Seung-jae|
|Wuri's Family||Han Wu-ri||MBC|
|My Love Patzzi||Kang Seung-joon||MBC|
|2003||Land of Wine||Seo Jun||SBS|
|2004||Beijing My Love||Na Min Kook||KBS|
|My 19 Year Old Sister-in-Law||Kang Min-jae||SBS|
|2005||Wonderful Life||Han Seung-wan||MBC|
|2006||Great Inheritance||Kang Hyun-se||KBS|
|Hwang Jini||Kim Jung-han|
|2008||First Love||Zhang Sheng/Jean Wu||CCTV|
|2011||Listen to My Heart||Cha Dong-joo||MBC|
|2012||May Queen||Kang San/Ryan Gass Kang|
|2013||The Scandal||Ha Eun-joong|
|2015||Splendid Politics||Prince Neungyang|
|2016||Father, I'll Take Care of You||Lee Hyun-woo|
|2018||Let Me Introduce Her||Han Kang-woo||SBS|
|Quiz of God - Season 5: Reboot||Hyeon Sang-pil||OCN|
|2004||100 Days with Mr. Arrogant||Ahn Hyung-jun|
|2007||Agent J||Bodyguard S|
|2012||Get It Beauty HOMME||OnStyle|
|Survival (Special Documentary's Narrator)||MBC|
|2014||Four Sons and One Daughter|
|2014–2017||The Real Story Eye|
|2017–2018||Magic Control||TV Chosun|
|2020–present||Stars' Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant||KBS2|
Music video appearances
|2001||"Thank her - S#1. Bus Stop"||Lee Soo-young||South Korea|
|"Thank her - S#2. Fantasy"|
|"Thank her - S#3. Cafe"|
|2005||"함께 있음을"||Ditto & Sympathy 2 compilation|
|2007||"Agent J"||Jolin Tsai||Taiwan|
|2011||"초연"||Kan Jong-wook||South Korea|
|2014||"Talk about love"||V.A.|
|Title||Album details||Track listing|
|Onaji Sora no Shita (同じ空に下)||
|Stay in the Moment||
|2014||V.A.||"Talk about love"||Relief Project of W-Foundation|
Awards and nominations
|2002||18th Korea Best Dresser Awards||Best Dressed, TV actor category||—||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Best New Actor||Romance||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||Rival||Won|
|Top 10 Stars||Won|
|2005||1st China Drama Billboard Awards||Most Popular Foreign Actor||Beijing My Love||Won|
|2010||4th Korea Cable TV Broadcasting Awards||Star of the Year Award||Won|
|2011||Jaekyung Ilbo's 2011 Star of the Year||Best Actor||Listen to My Heart||Won|
|4th Korea Drama Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Won|
|Popularity Award, Actor||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Nominated|
|2012||20th Korea Cultural Entertainment Awards||Hallyu Star Award||May Queen||Won|
|Best Actor Award, Drama||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama||Won|
|Popularity Award, Actor||Nominated|
|2013||MBC Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||The Scandal||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama||Won|
|Popularity Award, Actor||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award||Nominated|
|2014||9th Seoul International Drama Awards||Outstanding Korean Actor||Nominated|
|50th Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular - Actor (TV Drama)||Nominated|
|2015||MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama||Splendid Politics||Nominated|
|23rd Korea Cultural Entertainment Awards ||Best Actor Award, Drama||Won|
|2018||SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Daily and Weekend Drama||Let Me Introduce Her||Won|
|2020||18th KBS Entertainment Awards||Rookie Award in Reality Category||Stars' Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant||Won|
- The actor indicates a preference of spelling his name "Jaewon" (without a space or hyphen) on his official website.
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