Kim Ji-seok (actor)
Kim Ji-seok at the I Need Romance 2012 press conference in April 2012
April 21, 1981
Seoul, South Korea
|Other names||Kim Ji-suk|
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies - German |
Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Journalism and Communication - Cultural Contents Planning
|Revised Romanization||Gim Ji-seok|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Bo-seok|
Kim Ji-seok (born Kim Bo-seok on April 21, 1981) is a South Korean actor.
Kim Bo-seok debuted in 2001 as a rapper in the five-member Eurodance boyband LEO (리오), formed to capitalize on the success of then-popular boyband g.o.d, however, LEO never hit it big, and the group disbanded after eight months.
After failing the exam to get into the theater department, Kim majored in German at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Having attended middle school and high school in England, Kim is also fluent in English and he received his secondary teaching certificate in German and English in 2006. He also has a master's degree in Cultural Contents Planning from Kyung Hee University's Graduate School of Journalism and Communication.
Kim was told by the head of his agency that his birth name could be confused with veteran actors Jung Bo-seok and Kim Bo-seong, he was given the stage name "Kim Ji-seok." Kim began his acting career by appearing in the 2004 music video of Kim Hyung-joong's "She's Laughing", followed by several minor roles. Though his daily drama Likeable or Not recorded high ratings of over 40% in 2007-2008, Kim still did not become a household name. Then a year later, Kim played a member of the Korean national ski jumping team in Take Off, which became the second-highest grossing Korean film in 2009. His popularity increased even more when he played an immature, womanizing slave hunter ("chuno") in period drama The Slave Hunters, the lover of a transgender man in comedy Lady Daddy, and a competitive ex-boyfriend in Personal Taste.
He enlisted for his mandatory military service on May 24, 2010, at the Nonsan training center in South Chungcheong Province for five weeks of basic training. After serving active duty with the Defense Media Agency of the Ministry of National Defense in Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, he was discharged in March 2012. Kim's first post-army acting project was horror film Two Moons (also known as The Sleepless), released in July. This was followed by television romantic comedies I Need Romance 2012 in June, and Cheongdam-dong Alice in December.
Kim then starred in Wonderful Mama (2013), Angel Eyes (2014), Unkind Ladies (2015), and Cheer Up. He also appeared as one of the cast members of talk show Hot Brain: Problematic Men.
In 2017, Kim starred in historical drama The Rebel and was recognized by critics for his outstanding portrayal of King Lee Yong. The same year, he played his first leading role in the romantic comedy drama Children of the 20th Century alongside Han Ye-seul.
In 2018, Kim was cast in the romantic comedy drama Top Star Yoo Baek as the titular character.
|2005||Her Name Is... DHR7||Dong-guk|
|Seoul Raiders||Gangster underling|
|Love in Magic||Yoon Woo-suk|
|2006||200 Pounds Beauty||Charcoal (cameo)|
|2008||What Happened Last Night?||Elevator guy (cameo)|
|Eye for an Eye||Song Yoo-gon|
|2009||Take Off||Kang Chil-gu|
|2013||My Paparotti||Drunken man (cameo)|
|2003||Sang Doo! Let's Go to School||(extra)||KBS2|
|2004||Among Agasshi and Ajumma||Jo Mi-ryeong's younger brother||MBC|
|Nonstop 5||Kim Ji-seok (guest)|
"Summer, A Tale of Goodbye"
|2006||I Want to Love||Ji Eun-woo||SBS|
|The Vineyard Man||Kim Kyung-min||KBS2|
|Just Run!||Bae Man-soo|
|2007||Couple Breaking||Lee Jung-jae||CGV|
|Likeable or Not||Kang Baek-ho||KBS1|
|2008||Chil-woo the Mighty||Peasant petitioner (cameo, episode 1)||KBS2|
|Star's Lover||Actor (cameo, episode 1)||SBS|
"Kiss of the Vampire"
|2010||The Slave Hunters||Wang-son|
|Personal Taste||Han Chang-ryul||MBC|
|2011||Marching, Season 1||Corporal Kang Dae-san||KFN|
|2012||I Need Romance 2012||Shin Ji-hoon||tvN|
|Cheongdam-dong Alice||Tommy Hong||SBS|
|2013||Wonderful Mama||Go Young-soo|
"Came to Me and Became a Star"
|2014||I Need Romance 3||Bar owner with dog (cameo, episode 3)||tvN|
|Angel Eyes||Kang Ji-woon||SBS|
|2015||Unkind Ladies||Lee Doo-jin||KBS2|
|Cheer Up!||Yang Tae-bum|
|2016||Another Oh Hae-young||Lee Jin-sang||tvN|
|Drinking Solo||Lee Jin-sang (cameo, episode 13)|
|2017||The Rebel||Lee Yong (Yeonsangun of Joseon)||MBC|
|Irish Uppercut||Woo Si Hyung||Naver TV Cast|
|Children of the 20th Century||Gong Ji-won||MBC|
|2018||Top Star Yoo Baek||Yoo Baek||tvN|
|2004||"She's Laughing"||Kim Hyung-joong|
|2013||"The Day to Love"||Lee Seung Chul|
|2010 - 2012||Work Plus Success||KFN|
|2015–present||Hot Brain: Problematic Men||tvN||Cast member|
|Album information||Track listing|
|LEO: The First Album
Awards and nominations
|2007||KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actor||Likeable or Not||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Daily Drama||Nominated|
|2008||44th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (TV)||Nominated|
|2009||17th Chunsa Film Art Awards||Ensemble Acting Award||Take Off||Won|
|32nd Golden Cinematography Awards||Best New Actor||Won|
|30th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||Best Actor in a One-Act Drama/Special||Kiss of the Vampire||Nominated|
|2013||SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Cheongdam-dong Alice||Nominated|
|2014||SBS Drama Awards||Special Award, Actor in a Drama Special||Angel Eyes||Nominated|
|2017||Korea Cable TV Awards||Most Popular Star Award||Another Oh Hae-young||Won|
|Scene Stealer Award||Won|
|10th Korea Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||The Rebel||Won|
|1st The Seoul Awards||Best Supporting Actor (Drama)||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama||Children of the 20th Century||Won|
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