Kim Kwang-kyu (actor)

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Kim Kwang-kyu
Born (1967-12-19) December 19, 1967 (age 51)
EducationBusan Arts College - Theater and Film
Korea National Open University - Korean Language and Literature
Years active1999-present
AgentJump Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Gwang-gyu
McCune–ReischauerKim Kwang-kyu

Kim Kwang-kyu (born December 19, 1967) is a South Korean actor. He made his acting debut in 1999 in Dr. K, and its director fellow Busan native Kwak Kyung-taek later cast him in a small but memorable role as a physically abusive teacher in the 2001 box-office hit Friend.[1] Kim continued acting in both television and film as a supporting actor, notably in Couple or Trouble (2006), The Secret of Coocoo Island (2008), Scent of a Woman (2011), and I Can Hear Your Voice (2013).[2][3][4] He also appears on the reality shows I Live Alone (since 2013) and Three Meals a Day (2015).[5][6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Dr. K Physical therapist
2000 Terror Taxi Cab driver 2
2001 Friend Ill-mannered teacher
Take Care of My Cat Train station ticket inspector
2003 Mutt Boy Team leader Seok
North Korean Guys Detective squad chief
2004 Windstruck Undercover cop/Prince 3
My Brother Homeroom teacher
2005 You Are My Sunshine Village leader
2006 Oh! My God Secretary Shin
Lump Sugar 장한성 마주
Tazza: The High Rollers "Skinny"
2007 Voice of a Murderer Chief investigator
Meet Mr. Daddy Man in a suit
Underground Rendezvous Regimental commander Cameo
The Worst Guy Ever Man on blind date Cameo
묘도야화 Pro-golfer
A Love Union leader Cameo
2008 My Mighty Princess Machine operator, 5th brother
Modern Boy Park Ga-song
Sweet Lie Nice PD
2009 Closer to Heaven Aide team Kook Dong-sik
Where is Jung Seung-pil? Director Baek
Girlfriends Department head Cameo
2010 Secret Reunion Gyeongsang chief Cameo
Twilight Gangsters Police team leader
Haunters Manager Cameo
2011 My Black Mini Dress Father of pre-college girl Cameo
Champ Kwang-kyu
Countdown Detective Park
2013 Blood and Ties Detective Jang
Marriage Blue Doctor Kim Cameo
2014 Hot Young Bloods Dae-poong ("Typhoon") Cameo
A Dynamite Family Cameo
2015 Love Forecast Man in Hongdae without an office Cameo
2016 Will You Be There? Postman Cameo
Queen of Walking Dad
2017 The Sheriff In Town Subsection chief Park
2018 The Dude In Me Jong-ki

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2003 Sang Doo! Let's Go to School KBS2
Dae Jang Geum Lamp Holder MBC
2004 Into the Storm SBS
When a Man Loves a Woman
2005 18 vs. 29 KBS2
Fashion 70's Detective SBS
2006 Special of My Life Senior detective MBC
Mr. Goodbye Kwon Bok-haeng KBS2
Please Come Back, Soon-ae Harassing male passenger SBS
Couple or Trouble Department head Gong Young-gu MBC
Freeze Inspector Jang (cameo) CGV
Princess Hours Disciplinarian (cameo) MBC
2007 Hello! Miss Chief Kwak KBS2
Legend of Hyang Dan Ui-jik MBC
2008 Successful Life Choi Dong-joon KNN
The Secret of Coocoo Island Section chief Kim MBC
Drama City
"Disciplinary Committee"
Kim Seung-gyu KBS2
2009 The Accidental Couple Post office team leader Go
Soul Bae Seong-bin MBC
Hometown of Legends
"Forbidden Book"
Jeon Ki-soo KBS2
Assorted Gems Plastic surgeon (cameo) MBC
Will It Snow for Christmas? Homeroom teacher (cameo) SBS
2010 Oh! My Lady Han Min-kwan
The Miracle of Love Jang Gap-dol
Drama Special
"Our Slightly Risque Relationship"
Cameraman KBS2
Drama Special
"Summer Story"
Bong Pil-ho
Sungkyunkwan Scandal Hwang-ga
Drama Special
"Snail Dormitory"
2011 Welcome to the Show Manager SBS
Listen to My Heart Director of botanical garden MBC
Scent of a Woman Yoon Bong-kil/Ramses SBS
Lights and Shadows Pierre MBC
Bolder By the Day Go Dae-ro MBN
2012 Late Blossom Go Seok-ho SBS Plus
A Gentleman's Dignity Teacher in Friend parody
(cameo, episode 4)
Arang and the Magistrate Lee Bang MBC
Jeon Woo-chi Park Myung-gi KBS2
Childless Comfort Gas station customer (cameo) jTBC
2013 You Are the Best! "Manager Shin," a con man (cameo) KBS2
The Queen of Office Manager Han
Pots of Gold Jung Byung-dal MBC
I Can Hear Your Voice Judge Kim Gong-sook SBS
Drama Special
"Yeon-woo's Summer"
Cleaning manager KBS2
Potato Star 2013QR3 Director Oh tvN
The Suspicious Housekeeper Eun Han-kyul's homeroom teacher SBS
Reply 1994 Na Chang-seok (cameo, episode 5) tvN
2014 Wonderful Days[8] Kang Ssang-ho KBS2
Triangle Internal affairs detective MBC
Boarding House 24th St.[9] Boarding house owner MBC Every 1
Dodohara (Be Arrogant) (cameo) SBS Plus
Pinocchio Kim Gong-joo SBS
2015 Splendid Politics Yi Yeong-bu MBC
2016 Marriage Contract Park Ho-joon
Gogh, The Starry Night Person at the funeral (Ep. 1-2) Sohu TV / SBS
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth Pi Joo-ki KBS2
2017 Hospital Ship Choo Won-gong MBC
2018 Lawless Lawyer Special appearance tvN
My Strange Hero[10] Song Yoo-taek SBS
2019 Spring Turns to Spring TBA MBC
Trap Squad Chief Jang OCN

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2011 Law of the Jungle SBS Cast member (Season 2)
2013 I Live Alone MBC Cast member (up to present)
2014 Saturday Night Live Korea tvN Host, episode 83
Hello! Stranger[11] MBC MC
건강보감 리턴즈 MC
2015 Three Meals a Day - Season 2 tvN Cast member
2017 Battle Trip KBS2 Contestant with Ok Taec-yeon, episodes 37-38[12]


Album information Track listing
열려라 참깨
Track listing
  1. 열려라 참깨 (Open Sesame)
  2. 열려라 참깨 (Open Sesame) (Inst.)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2008 MBC Entertainment Awards Popularity Award in a Sitcom or Comedy The Secret of Coocoo Island Won
2013 6th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor Queen of the Office Nominated
MBC Entertainment Awards[13] Excellence Award in a Variety Show I Live Alone Won
SBS Drama Awards Special Award, Actor in a Miniseries I Can Hear Your Voice Nominated
2014 MBC Entertainment Awards Popularity Award in a Variety Show I Live Alone Won
2017 SBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer Award Burning Youth Won


  1. ^ 조연으로 시작해, 예능계의 대세남이 된, 배우 김광규. Cuvism Mag (in Korean). 7 May 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-15.
  2. ^ Seo, Bo-hyeon (22 October 2008). 김광규의 느리게 걷기 "국민배우가 내 마지막 목표" (인터뷰). Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-10-15.
  3. ^ 김광규 "대머리 노총각이지만 멜로 해보고 싶다"(인터뷰). JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). 13 July 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-15.
  4. ^ 김광규 "예능 프로그램, 참 묘한 것 같아요". Yonhap (in Korean). 5 May 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-15.
  5. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (8 March 2013). "Pilot Program When a Man Lives Alone Given a Regular Time Slot as I Live Alone". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-10-15.
  6. ^ "Noh Hong Chul and Kim Kwang Gyu Visits SISTAR's Soyu and Eat Chicken Feet". Soompi. 11 September 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  7. ^ Lee, Ji-young (May 6, 2015). "Three Meals in Jeongseon to Start on May 15 with Kim Kwang Kyu Added to Cast". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-05-06.
  8. ^ "Kim Kwang Gyu, "The Actual Age Difference Is Four Years!"". KDramaStars. 18 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  9. ^ "Dohee worries about her character role as a mukbang BJ for Boarding House #24". Allkpop. 20 September 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  10. ^ ""Revenge is Back" Releases Script Reading Photos, Introduces Supporting Cast and Characters". Hancinema. October 23, 2018.
  11. ^ "GOT7's Jackson Teases Actor Kim Kwang Gyu on Hello Stranger". Soompi. 9 September 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-14.
  12. ^ Kim, Soo-kyung. "'배틀트립' 김광규X옥택연, 하노이 전통 쌀국수 먹방". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  13. ^ "The Winners of 2013 MBC Entertainment Award". Soompi. 29 December 2013. Retrieved 2014-10-15.

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