Kim Jong-min

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Kim Jong-Min
Kim Jong-Min from acrofan.jpg
Background information
Born (1979-09-24) September 24, 1979 (age 37)
Dobong District, Seoul, South Korea
Genres
Occupation(s) Singer, Dancer, Television personality
Years active 2000-Present
Labels KYT Entertainment
Associated acts Koyote
Korean name
Hangul 김종민
Hanja 金鍾旼 / 金钟民
Revised Romanization Gim Jong-min
McCune–Reischauer Kim Chong-min

Kim Jong-Min (born September 24, 1979) is a South Korean singer, dancer and television personality. He is a member of the K-pop group Koyote and since 2007, has been a cast member of the variety show 2 Days & 1 Night.

One of the most prolific variety stars in Korean television, Kim has won Grand Prize (Daesang) and Top Excellence awards in his career. [1][2]

Education[edit]

Kim Jong-Min attended Dobong Information and Industrial High School. Then, He attended Mokwon University's Department of German Language and Literature.

Career[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

Before debuting as a member of Koyote, Kim worked as a backup dancer for Uhm Jung-hwa, Lee Jung Hyun, Kim Wan-sun, R.E.F and many other artists. He was on the dance team "Friends" for five years.

Variety appearances[edit]

Kim is known for being a mainstay of many Korean variety shows (such as KBS's Heroine 6 and Choi Hong Man Strong Friends and formerly SBS's Real Romance Love Letter), as he has become a goofy, naïve on-screen character known for silly comments and actions. He was also an assistant soccer coach on KBS's FC Shoot Dori and has also made appearances on MBC's King Saturday Driving School and Happy Shares Company, SBS's Love Choice (Selection Couple), X-Man, and Ya Shim Man Man, and KBS's Star Golden Bell and Happy Together Friends.

In 2007, Kim became a cast member of KBS's Happy Sunday lineup as part of 1 Night 2 Days but briefly left the show for his mandatory military service. He came back on December 18, 2009 after his duties and has been with the program till date, being the only pioneer member who witnessed 1 Night 2 Days from Season 1 till Season 3.

Post-military, he was invited to many programs as guest and also became a regular guest and permanent member on SBS's Star King, KBS2's Sweet Night.

On 30 December 2013, he won the Best Entertainer Award at the 2013 SBS Entertainment Awards for Star King.

On 26 December 2015, he won the Top Excellence Award at the 2015 KBS Entertainment Awards for 1 Night 2 Days.

On the eve of Christmas 2016, 24 December 2016, he was finally awarded with the Grand Prize Award (Daesang) for his commitment and loyalty with KBS 1 Night 2 Days at the 2016 KBS Entertainment Awards.

Solo career[edit]

In the first quarter of 2011, he released his very first single entitled "Oppa Find Strength". His promotional clip from the MV depicted the negative comments that he received after his return from military service.

He made his solo comeback on 3 September 2014 as he released his third single, "Sali Go Dali Go", an electronic dance music composed by DanDi. The music video of featured Chun Myung-hoon (NRG) and comedian Ahn Young-mi. His new track peaked at ranking No. 8 on China's popular music video sharing site, Yinyuetai.[3]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Single # Single Information Track listing
1 OPPA, FIND STRENGTH
  • Released: April 26, 2011
  • Language: Korean
  1. 오빠 힘내요
2 Pit-A-Pat
  • Released: May 11, 2012
  • Language: Korean
  1. 두근두근(Feat. 길미)
3 Sali Go Dali Go
  • Released: September 3, 2014
  • Language: Korean
  1. 살리고 달리고
  2. 살리고 달리고 (inst.)

Selected works[edit]

TV Appearance[edit]

Year Date TV Station Variety Show Comments
2003 November 8, 2003 – December 4, 2005 SBS X-Man Eps 1 - 4, 6 - 7, 9 - 12, 14 - 16, 24, 26 - 29, 45 - 49
2004 December 18, 2004 – February 12, 2005 SBS Real Situation Saturday: Love Letter Season 1 (실제상황! 토요일: 연애편지) (情书) Eps 5 - 8
December 25, 2004 MBC Come To Play (공감토크쇼 놀러와') (来玩吧) As Koyote
2005 September 25, 2005 – April 29, 2007 KBS Happy Sunday: Heroine 6 (해피선데이: 여걸6)(Happy Sunday: 女杰6)
October 29, 2005 – May 20, 2006 SBS Love Letter Season 2 (情书) Eps 14, 16 – 27
2005-2006 KBS Happy Sunday: Nalara Shootdori Season 1 (해피선데이: 날아라 슛돌이 1기)
2006 May 27, 2006 – October 21, 2006 SBS Love Letter Season 3 (情书) Eps 1 - 10
August 13, 2006 – April 29, 2007 KBS Happy Sunday: Choi Yong Man and Strong Friends
2007 May 6, 2007 – August 12, 2007 KBS Happy Sunday: Are You Ready? (해피선데이: 준비됐어요) (Happy Sunday, 准备好了) Main Cast
March 9, 2007 MBC Come To Play (공감토크쇼 놀러와') (来玩吧)
2007 KBS Escape Crisis No. 1 (위기탈출 넘버원)'
2007; 2009–2012 KBS Happy Sunday: 1 Night 2 Days Season 1 (해피선데이: 1박 2일)(两天一夜) Main Cast
2009 2009–2015 SBS Star King ("놀라운 대회 스타킹")
2010 January 5, 2010 KBS Imagine plus (想像plus)
January 13, 2010 MBC Radio Star (黄金渔场)
January 19, 2010 SBS Strong Heart (强心脏)
January 17, 2010 Sixth Sense Battle Quiz (六感对决) Eps 132
January 24, 2010 KBS Sweet Night (甜蜜的夜)
January 26, 2010 SBS Strong Heart (强心脏)
February 4, 2010 KBS Happy Together
February 14, 2010 MBC Star Dance Battle
February 27, 2010 Changing the World Quiz (改变世界的问答)
April 30, 2010 KBS Unbeatable Young (青春不败) Eps 26
May 9, 2010 KBS Sweet Night (甜蜜的夜)
May 18, 2010 – May 25, 2010 SBS Strong Heart (强心脏) Appeared with Shinji
June 18, 2010 – July 9, 2010 KBS Unbeatable Young (青春不败) Eps33 - Eps 36
June 23, 2010 – August 5, 2010 KBSJoy Three Suspicious Men ("수상한 세남자")
November 27, 2010 – December 18, 2010 tvN Dream Island (梦想岛)
2011 February 19, 2011 KBS Imagine Entertainment Centre (想象娱乐馆)
April 12, 2011 KBS Oh My School Eps 16
April 13, 2011 MBC Radio Star (黄金渔场)
April 25, 2011 SBS Night After Night Appeared with Shinji
April 26, 2011 tvN Brunch
May 1, 2011 SBS 1000 Song Challenge (挑战千曲)
May 12, 2011 KBS Happy Together 2010 - May 12, 2011
May 21, 2011 MBC Quiz To Change the World
May 23, 2011 tvN All as one (全场一致)
May 26, 2011 – June 2, 2011 KBS Happy Together
June 22, 2011 KBS Vitamin- DEPRESSION-
July 3, 2011 KBS Gag Concert Eps 600 (Segment Ballerino)
July 9, 2011 – July 23, 2011 KBS Secret (자유선언 토요일) Eps 6 - 8
2012 March 4, 2012 – present KBS Happy Sunday: 1 Night 2 Days Season 2 and 3 (해피선데이: 1박 2일)(两天一夜)
August 18, 2012 - September 8, 2012 MBC Music Music and Lyrics Season 2 / 그 여자 작사 그 남자 작곡2 Eps 1 - 4
October 16, 2012 KBS Win Win Eps 133
November 10, 2012 SBS Star King Guest
2012 tvN 3 Nerd (세얼간이)
2013 February 19, 2013 – February 26, 2013 SBS Hwasin: Controller of the Heart Guest Eps 1 & 2
March 7, 2013 KBS Happy Together Appeared with Jang Woohyuk
August 8, 2013 KBS Happy Together Appeared with Baekga
2014 June 26, 2014 MBC Star Gazing/ 'Looking for stars' Eps 2
July 12, 2014 - August 9, 2014 JTBC I'm Going to School ( 학교 다녀오겠습니다 )
September 23, 2014 tvN TAXI guest
November 6, 2014 KBS Happy Together Appeared with Defconn
2015 February 12, 2015 – April 30, 2015 MBC EVERY1 ''Shin Dong Yup’s Bachelor Party'' Eps 1 - 12
October 10, 2015 – October 24, 2015 MBC Infinite Challenge Eps 448, 450 - 451, The Avengers a fool
2016 March 5, 2016 - present CHANNEL A Good Life[disambiguation needed] Eps 53 - Present
March 17, 2016 KBS Happy Together Appeared with the cast of 1N2D S3, Eps 440
June 6, 2016 – June 13, 2016 JTBC Please Take Care of My Refrigerator Eps 82 - 83
July 1, 2016 – July 8, 2016 KBS Talents for Sale Eps 9 - 10
August 1, 2016 SBS God'S Workplace pilot program
August 26, 2016 SBS Mom's Diary – My Ugly Duckling Eps 1 - 2, 7 - 8, 17, 23
September 7, 2016 – November 9, 2016 MBC EVERY1 Go PD Lee Kyung-kyu Eps 1 - 10
September 29, 2016 E channel Master of Straight Eps 1 – 6
October 6, 2016 KBS Happy Together Appeared with Shinji and Chun Myunghoon, Eps 468
2017 January 7, 2017 - January 21, 2017 MBC Infinite Challenge Eps 514 - 516
January 9, 2017 KBS Entertainment Weekly Special Interview
January 18, 2017 JTBC 말하는대로 Talking street/ As I Say Guest, Eps 17
January 23, 2017 JTBC Non-Summit Guest, Eps 133
January 27, 2017 – February 3, 2017 KBS Singing Battle – Victory Guest Eps 14 - 15
Team leader/Coach (Yellow Team)
Team members Chun Myunghoon, Jihye, Im Hyungjoon,
January 30, 2017 SBS SBS Pilot Program 2017 Boat Horn Clenched Fists Member
February 2017 JTBC Thanks For The Food Guest, Eps 26
February 1, 2017 JTBC Let's Eat Dinner Together Guest, Eps 16
February 24, 2017 & APRIL 8, 2017 KBS Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend
  • Special Appearance for Ga In's performance "Invitation".
    This episode was on Korea's diva Uhm Jung Hwa
  • Represented 1N2D team , performed with Jung Joon Young for the special episode E300
March 7, 2017 KBS Guesthouse Daughters Guest
March 24, 2017 KBS Golden Bell Challenge Guest, Filmed on January 24, 2017, broadcast on March 24, 2017
February 25, 2017 & May 13, 2017 KBS You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook
  • This stage is his 1st solo on stage. Sang Yoon Do Hyun's Band "I'm a Flying Butterfly"
  • Jongmin with Kim Junho to promoted their single song "Good Zombie" feat Zingo
May 14, 2017 KBS Gag Concert As guest gag concert episode 900 . kim jong min on 2 skit The Most Sensitive People & Bending Do with member 1n2d
June 19, 2017 & June 26, 2017 tvN Island Trio Episode 5 & 6

Hosting[edit]

  • 2011.04.xx : QTV 수미옥: Talk show about Food
  • 2012 : Talk Show "Right Now"
  • 2012.10.7 - Present : tvN Three Idiots / Three Fools 세얼간이

Drama[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Paeksang Arts Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2017 2 Days & 1 Night Best Variety Performer – Male Nominated

KBS Entertainment Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2006 Happy Sunday: Heroine 6 Top Entertainer Award Won
2011 2 Days & 1 Night Grand Prize (Daesang) Won
2014 Top Excellence Award for Variety Show Nominated
2015 Top Excellence Award for Variety Show Won
2016 Grand Prize (Daesang) Won

SBS Entertainment Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2013 Star King Best Entertainer Award Won

References[edit]

External links[edit]