Kim Kap-soo

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Kim Kap-soo
Born (1957-04-07) April 7, 1957 (age 66)
Seoul, South Korea
Years active1977–present
AgentHUNUS Creative
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Gap-su
McCune–ReischauerKim Gapsu

Kim Kap-soo (born April 7, 1957) is a South Korean actor. Since his acting debut in 1977, Kim has had a long career on the stage, in television dramas and film. In addition to acting full-time, he also has his own master class acting studio.



Year Title Role Notes
1994 The Taebaek Mountains Yeom Sang-gu
1995 My Dear Keum-hong Yi Sang
1996 Their Last Love Affair Young-min
1997 Do the Right Thing Kim Dal-se
He Asked Me If I Knew Zither Soo
1999 Fin de Siecle Choi Doo-seob
2001 Bungee Jumping of Their Own sculpture professor cameo
This is Law Park Shi-jong
2002 KT Kim Chang-won
Four Toes Bacchus
2003 A Tale of Two Sisters Bae Moo-hyeon
Mutt Boy Chul-min's father
2004 He Was Cool Ye-won's father
Spin Kick principal cameo
Flying Boys supervising teacher Cameo
2005 Typhoon NIS director
She's on Duty Cha Young-jae
2006 Detective Mr. Gong supervisor Jo Cameo
2009 Where Are You Going? father
2010 I Saw the Devil planning team deputy head Cameo
Iris: The Movie Yoo Jung-hoon
2011 The Showdown senior vassal
The Last Blossom Jung Chul
2013 Blood and Ties Jung Son-man [1]
2014 My Brilliant Life Dae-soo's father Cameo
2015 Love Forecast Kang Joon-soo's father Cameo
2017 Steel Rain Ri Tae-han
2022 Hot Blooded Son Young-gam [2][3]
Hot Blood: The Original Extended version[4]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Jackfruit
1989 And So Flows History independence fighter Jang Seok-ha
1991 둥지를 찾아서
Literature Theater "That Deep Blue River" Tae-soo
1992 The Three Kingdoms Sung Choong
1993 A Powerful Sword
Third Republic Hwang Tae-sung
1994 이선풍 저승유람 Lee Seon-poong
1995 Dazzling Dawn Lee Dong-in
1996 6.25 Drama "War of Guhari" army officer
1998 The King and the Queen Kwon Ram
1999 House Above the Waves Moon-soo
Sad Temptation Seo Moon-gi
2000 Emperor Wang Gun Jong Gan
2001 Orient Theatre Choi Deok-kyun
Stepmother Heo Dong-taek
Special Warrant 203 Kang Young-joon
2002 Drama City "Beautiful Youth" teacher
Sunshine Hunting
Age of Innocence Tae-seok's father
2003 Age of Warriors Choe Chung-heon
TV Literature "A River Flows Through Everyone's Hearts" Gukjang
Drama City "Her Purity" Myung Jin-hwan
Merry Go Round Eun-kyo and Jin-kyo's father
Open Drama Man & Woman "Well" Soon-taek
2004 MBC Best Theater "Butterfly" Jae-wook
The Age of Heroes Chun Sa-gook
The Land Jo Joon-gu
Emperor of the Sea Lee Do-hyeong
Drama City "Cruel Fairytale" Joon-ho
2005 Drama City "Don't Go Home Tonight" President Jo
Resurrection Lee Tae-joon
TV Literature "A River Flows Through Everyone's Hearts" Kyung-jae
Hometown Station Chae Dal-pyeong
The Youth in Barefoot Uhm Jung-hwan
Drama City "The Blue Nights of Jeju Island" Noh Sook-ja
2006 Wolf Bae Doo-il
Drama City "A Parting More Beautiful Than Love" Seok-joon
Alone in Love Yoo Ki-young
The Invisible Man
Yeon Gaesomun Soo Yang-je
2007 When Spring Comes Lee Deok-soo
By My Side Seo Jun-seok
Ground Zero Kim Cheon-soo
Time Between Dog and Wolf Jung Hak-soo
Get Karl! Oh Soo-jung Oh Byung-jik
The Innocent Woman Seo Jun-man
Drama City "GOD" Min Jung-shik One act-drama
2008 The Great King, Sejong Hwang Hui
Don't Ask Me About the Past Kwak Sang-hyun
Night After Night Heo Tae-soo
Tazza Agwi
Worlds Within Kim Min-chul
2009 Partner Congressman Kwon Hee-soo episodes 7–10
Soul Baek Do-shik
Hometown Legends "The Grudge Island" Jung Yeo-rip
Iris nuclear physicist Yoo Jung-hoon episodes 12–13
2010 Jejungwon Yoo Hee-seo
The Slave Hunters King Injo
Merchant Kim Man-deok Kang Gye-man
Cinderella's Sister Gu Dae-sung
Unsolved Ji-seung
Sungkyunkwan Scandal Lee Jung-moo
MBC Best Theater "Housewife Kim Gwang-ja's 3rd Meeting" Choi Byung-gu one act-drama
Drama Special "After the Opera" Han Jung-hoon
Home Sweet Home Sung Eun-pil Cameo
All My Love Director Kim
2011 Just Like Today Jang Choon-bok
2012 Jeon Woo-chi Ma Sook
2013 Iris II: New Generation Mr. Black
You Are the Best! Shin Dong-hyuk
The Secret of Birth Choi Gook
2014 Inspiring Generation Toyama Denkai
Marriage, Not Dating Gong Soo-hwan
Blade Man Joo Jang-won
2015 More Than a Maid Kim Chi-kwon
Blood Yoo Seok-joo
Divorce Lawyer in Love Bong In-jae
Splash Splash Love Prime Minister Hwang Hui
All About My Mom Lee Dong-chul
2016 Mirror of the Witch Heo Jun after 40 years Cameo
The K2 Park Gwan-soo
2017 Whisper Choi Il-hwan
Man Who Sets the Table Lee Shin-mo
2018 Mr. Sunshine Hwang Eun-san [5]
Just Dance Lee Kyu-ho [6]
2019 Haechi King Sookjong [7]
Chief of Staff Song Hee-seop Season 1–2[8]
Designated Survivor: 60 Days President Yang Jin-man
2020–2021 Hospital Playlist Joo Jong-soo Season 1–2
2020 Delayed Justice Kim Hyung-chun
2021 Jirisan Kang Hyun-jo's father Cameo (episode 15–16)[9]
2022 Today's Webtoon Baek Ho-jin [10]
2023 Queen of Tears [11]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2020 Sweet Home Ahn Gil-seop Season 1
2022 I Haven’t Done My Best Yet Nam Dong-jin [12]

Television show[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2011 Miracle Audition Judge
Top Gear Korea MC
2012 The Secrets of Family
With You
2013 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
2021–2022 God father Main Cast [13]

Documentary narration[edit]

Year Title
2010 모델
미국 농부 조엘의 혁명
2011 다큐프라임 - 화산
2012 무언가족

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song Title Artist Ref.
2022 "Right answer" (정답은 없다) Jang Min-ho [14][15]


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Where Are You Going, Seon-wu?
A Beautiful Relationship Producer
우린 나발을 불었다 Producer
2009 Kalman
2010 Seoul Terror Producer
2011 A Beautiful Relationship General Hong
Seoul Terror Director
2014 The Understudy Director

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1984 Oh Young-jin Theater Award Recipient Won
1988 13th Young-hee Theater Award Recipient Won
1990 26th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) And So Flows History Won
1991 15th Seoul Theater Festival Best Actor Won
28th Dong-Ah Theater Festival Best Actor Won
1994 18th Seoul Theater Festival Best Actor Won
5th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best New Actor The Taebaek Mountains Won
15th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Won
1995 31st Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (Film) Won
33rd Grand Bell Awards[16] Best Actor Won
2001 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Emperor Wang Gun Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor Won
2003 Japan Film Critics Association Asia Goodwill Award Won
4th Busan Film Critics Awards[16] Best Supporting Actor Mutt Boy Won
24th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated
2004 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Age of Warriors Nominated
2005 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Emperor of the Sea
Hometown Station
SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor The Land Won
2006 SBS Drama Awards Top 10 Stars Yeon Gaesomun Won
Top Excellence Award, Actor Won
2007 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Daily Drama The Innocent Woman Nominated
2008 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Special Planning Drama Tazza Nominated
2010 4th Mnet 20's Choice Awards Most Influential Star Won
KBS Drama Awards[17] Top Excellence Award, Actor Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Cinderella's Sister
The Slave Hunters
2011 MBC Entertainment Awards[18] Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Comedy/Sitcom All My Love Won
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Just Like Today Nominated
2013 4th Korea Popular Culture & Art Awards Prime Minister's Commendation Won
2015 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama All About My Mom Won
2016 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor My Lawyer, Mr. Jo Nominated
2017 SBS Drama Awards Character of the Year Whisper Nominated
2021 19th KBS Entertainment Awards[19] Rookie Award in Reality Category Godfather Nominated


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