Kim Ji-hoon (actor, born 1981)

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Kim Ji-hoon
Kim Ji-hoon (actor born 1981) 빈폴 '윈터스토리'.jpg
Born (1981-05-09) May 9, 1981 (age 40)
Seoul, South Korea
Other namesKim Ji-hun
EducationAjou University
Years active2002–present
  • SM
  • Histar
  • Fly Up
  • Big Picture
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Ji-hun
McCune–ReischauerKim Chihun

Kim Ji-hoon (born May 9, 1981) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his romantic comedies on television such as The Golden Age of Daughters-in-Law (2007), Love Marriage (also known as Matchmaker's Lover, 2008), Stars Falling from the Sky (also known as Wish Upon a Star, 2010), and My Cute Guys (2012). In 2010, he also appeared in the film Natalie, and cable mystery series Unsolved.[1][2][3]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2002 Loving You Choi Sung-wook KBS2
2003 A Problem at My Younger Brother's House Park Young-goo SBS
2004 MBC Best Theater
"Kang Jang-soo's Love House"
Kang Jang-soo MBC
Land young Kim Gil-sang SBS
2005 Love Hymn Kang Hyuk MBC
Golden Apple Kim Kyung-gu KBS2
Yap (mobile sitcom) Kim Ji-hoon Wiseong DMB
2006 Great Inheritance Choi Shi-wan KBS2
How Much Love Seo Dong-soo MBC
2007 Flowers for My Life Go Eun-tak KBS2
The Golden Age of Daughters-in-Law Lee Bok-su [4]
2008 Why Did You Come to My House? Jo Gi-dong SBS
Love Marriage Park Hyun-soo KBS2 [5]
2009 The Iron Empress Hyeonjong [6]
2010 Wish Upon a Star Won Kang-ha SBS [7]
Unsolved Kim Hyung-do tvN [8]
2011 Marching Na Yo-han KFN
2013 My Cute Guys Oh Jin-rak tvN [9]
Goddess of Marriage Kang Tae-wook SBS [10]
2014 Jang Bo-ri is Here! Lee Jae-hwa MBC [11]
2015 Drama Special "Funny Woman" Oh Jung-woo KBS2 [12]
2016 Sweet Stranger and Me Jo Dong-jin [13]
First Seven Kisses Special appearance Ep.1 Naver TV Cast
2017 Please Find Her Kim Jung-nam KBS World [14]
Bad Thief, Good Thief Han Jun-hee / Jang Min-jae MBC [15]
2018 Rich Family's Son Lee Kwang-jae [16]
2019 Babel Tae Min-ho TV Chosun [17]
2020 Flower of Evil Baek Hee-Sung tvN
TBA Money Heist Denver Netflix [18]


Year Title Role Ref.
2010 Natalie Min-woo
2017 The Age of Blood Lee In-jwa [19]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2001 Hotline Mnet VJ
요리조리 팡팡 EBS Host
2008 Sang Sang Plus - Season 2 KBS2
2014 Saturday Night Live Korea tvN Host, episode 98
2015 Let's Eat with Friends tvN
Some Guys, Some Girls SBS
2017 Crime Scene (season 3) JTBC Cast member
2020-2021 I Live Alone MBC Episode 370, 375, 376, 387

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2002 "Propose" Kangta"
"Don't Go Away Ver. 2" Chu Ga Yeoul
"Waiting.." BoA
"Wedding" Shinhwa
2003 "Habit" Fly to the Sky
"Maybe" Dana
"Because I Want To Hold On" Eunhyul
2006 "300 Won Coins" Tutti
"Memory" Yurisangja
2007 "Beautiful Woman" Lee Ki-chan
"Did You Forget?" Hana
"Can't Forget" PK Heman feat. Lee Ji Hye
2008 "You Said You Love Me" Sungje
2009 "The Following Car Is Honking" MC the Max


Year Title Role
2010 University of Laughs Playwright[20]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2006 MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor How Much Love Nominated
2007 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actor The Golden Age of Daughters-in-Law Won
Best Couple Award with Lee Soo-kyung Won
2013 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend/Daily Drama Goddess of Marriage Won
2014 3rd APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Jang Bo-ri is Here! Won
22nd Korea Culture and Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Won
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Won
2018 6th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama[21] The Rich Son Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Soap Opera Nominated
2021 57th Baeksang Arts Awards[22] Best Supporting Actor (TV) Flower of Evil Nominated


  1. ^ Kim, Lynn (11 November 2009). "Actor Kim Ji-hoon to hold fan meeting in Japan". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  2. ^ Park, Kun-ouc (4 October 2010). "Actor Kim Ji-hoon enters military today". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  3. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (12 July 2012). "Kim Ji-hun to be discharged from Army". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  4. ^ "New KBS weekend drama to star Lee Soo-kyung and Kim Ji-hoon". Hancinema. 21 June 2007.
  5. ^ "Comedy, tragedy go head to head". Hancinema. 25 August 2008.
  6. ^ 김지훈 '천추태후' 현종역으로 첫 사극 도전. Khan (in Korean). 6 August 2009.
  7. ^ "[PREVIEW] SBS TV series "Wish Upon a Star"". 10Asia. 29 December 2009.
  8. ^ 김지훈 임정은, 미스터리 사극 ‘기찰비록’ 남녀주인공 캐스팅. Newsen (in Korean). 15 June 2010.
  9. ^ "Kim Ji-hoon-I in "Flower Boy Next Door"". Hancinema. 5 November 2012.
  10. ^ 이상우·김지훈, '결혼의 여신' 합류..남상미와 호흡. Star News (in Korean). 12 April 2013.
  11. ^ "'아내의 유혹' 작가의 귀환..MBC 주말극 탄력받나". Naver (in Korean). 10 March 2014.
  12. ^ 김지훈-문지인, '웃기는 여자'로 상큼발랄 호흡. Naver (in Korean). 29 March 2015.
  13. ^ 김지훈, '우리집'서 수애 남친 役.."김은정 작가와 인연" [공식입장]. Osen (in Korean). 9 September 2016.
  14. ^ "김지훈, KBS 특집 시트콤 '정남이형' 주연 확정". Star News (in Korean). 17 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Skilled investor Kim Ji-hun goes all in on acting : The 'Bad Thief Good Thief' actor is dedicated to embodying his roles". Korea JoongAng Daily. 11 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Kim Ji-hoon-I and Kim Joo-hyun to Star in "Wealthy Son"". Hancinema. 24 January 2018.
  17. ^ [단독] 김지훈 '바벨' 캐스팅, 2019년에도 열일 행보. TV Daily (in Korean). November 1, 2018.
  18. ^ Kim Na-young (March 31, 2021). "한국판 '종이의 집', 유지태·김윤진→박해수·전종서·김지훈 출연 확정 (공식)". MKSports (in Korean). Retrieved March 31, 2021.
  19. ^ ""최후의 대결"…'역모-반란의 시대' 정해인X김지훈 메인 포스터 공개". Sports Chosun (in Korean). 19 October 2017.
  20. ^ 스타 포커스: 김지훈 "잘나서 잘릴 뻔 했죠…하하" [Kim Ji-hoon on his theater debut]. The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). 28 May 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  21. ^ "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). 27 September 2018.
  22. ^ Kim Jin-seok and Jo Yeon-kyung (April 12, 2021). "57회 백상예술대상, TV·영화·연극 부문 최종 후보 공개". isplus.joins (in Korean). Retrieved April 12, 2021.

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