Kim Min-seok (actor)

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Kim Min-seok
Kim MIn-Seok from acrofan.jpg
Native name 김민석
Born (1990-01-24) January 24, 1990 (age 28)
Busan, South Korea
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011–present
Korean name
Revised Romanization Gim Min-seok
McCune–Reischauer Kim Minsŏk

Kim Min-seok (born January 24, 1990)[2][3] is a South Korean actor. He had supporting roles in television series such as Shut Up Flower Boy Band (2012), Descendants of the Sun, The Doctors (2016) and Innocent Defendant (2017).


Kim participated in Superstar K 3, a survival audition show for singers on Mnet. He showed up at the preliminary regional audition in Daegu but never made it to the group of 11 contestants that actually competed in the show.[4] Shortly after, Kim made his debut in tvN's music youth series Shut Up Flower Boy Band, playing an ambitious keyboard player.[5]

He gained recognition with his role in the pan-asia hit drama Descendants of the Sun.[6][7] The same year, he starred in SBS' medical drama The Doctors and won the Best New Actor award at the Baeksang Arts Awards.[8][9]

In 2017, Kim played supporting roles in SBS' legal thriller Innocent Defendant, JTBC's coming-of-age drama Hello, My Twenties! 2 and tvN's romantic comedy series Because This is My First Life.[10] On November 16, 2017, it was reported that Kim's contract with Woollim Entertainment had expired and he had not renewed with the company.[11] It was later reported that he had signed to Respect Entertainment.[1]



Year Title Role Ref.
2013 Moebius Thug 1 (cameo)
2017 A Special Lady Joo-hwan [12]
2018 Monstrum [13]
2019 The Clowns Pal-poong [14]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Ref
2012 Shut Up Flower Boy Band tvN Seo Kyung-jong
2014 Aftermath NaverTV Cast Jo In-ho
Hi! School: Love On KBS2 Park Byung-wook
2015 Who Are You: School 2015 Min-suk
2015–16 Imaginary Cat MBC Every 1 Yook Hae-gong
2016 Descendants of the Sun KBS2 Kim Gi-beom
Doctors SBS Choi Kang-soo
2017 Innocent Defendant Lee Sung-gyu [15]
Hello, My Twenties! 2 JTBC Seo Jang-hoon [16]
Because This is My First Life tvN Sim Won-seok [17]
2018 The Beauty Inside JTBC [18]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2011 Superstar K 3 Mnet Contestant Audition, appeared in the semi-finals
2016 Celebrity Bromance MBig TV Main cast Season 6 with L (Infinite)
King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant as "The Sun's Junior", episodes 59–60
Flower Crew SBS Main cast
2017 Law of the Jungle in Kota Manado Ep. 252 – 255 along with Infinite's Sungyeol [19]
2018 It's Dangerous Beyond the Blankets MBC Ep. 1–2 & 6–7 (Season 2) [20]


Title Role Date Notes Ref.
Inkigayo Main MC July 3, 2016 – January 22, 2017 with Gong Seung-yeon and Yoo Jeong-yeon [21]

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist Ref.
2017 "One Late Morning" Joo [22]



Year Song Album
2012 "Somehow you (어쩌다 널)" Shut Up Flower Boy Band OST
  • Released: February 20, 2012

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2016 5th APAN Star Awards Best New Actor Descendants of the Sun Nominated
9th Korea Drama Awards Nominated
SBS Drama Awards New Star Award The Doctors Won [23]
SBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer Award Inkigayo Won [24]
2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) The Doctors Won [9]
1st The Seoul Awards Best New Actor (Drama) Innocent Defendant Won [25]
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Drama Nominated


  1. ^ a b "[단독] 김민석, 리스펙트액터스로 이적…동거인 이다윗과 한솥밥". My Daily (in Korean). Retrieved 13 July 2018. 
  2. ^ "Kim Min-suk (김민석, Korean actor)". HanCinema. Retrieved 2018-07-13. 
  3. ^ "김민석 :: 네이버 인물검색". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-07-13. 
  4. ^ "'슈스케3' 김민석, CJ E&M과 계약...연예계 데뷔 발판". Oh My Star (in Korean). 17 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Drama made to promote struggling singers". The Korea Times. 29 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kim Min Suk Opens Up About Newfound Fame". enewsWorld. 28 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "[bnt interview] 'Descendant of the Sun' Kim Min Suk, a Simple, a Big Person". BNT News. 
  8. ^ "Kim Min-suk to join Park Shin-hye in 'Doctors'". Kpop Herald. 19 May 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "'Guardian,' 'The Handmaiden' win big at Baeksang Awards". The Korea Herald. 4 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Kim Min-suk, "Descendants of the Sun" to "Defendant" to "Age of Youth 2"?". Hancinema. ET News. 11 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "울림 측 "김민석과 전속계약 만료..재계약 NO"(공식)" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-07-13. 
  12. ^ "[근황]'미옥' 김민석, 인터뷰 촬영하면서 멋진 남자로 변신". TopStarNews (in Korean). 9 September 2017. 
  13. ^ "[단독] 김민석, 영화 '물괴' 합류..혜리 상대역으로 호흡". Osen (in Korean). 27 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "[공식]'광대들' 조진웅→김민석, 손현주X박희순까지 캐스팅 완료". Sports Chosun (in Korean). 2 April 2018. 
  15. ^ "[떴다! 케미] '피고인', 지성이 불지피고 김민석이 기름 부은 미친 엔딩". My Daily (in Korean). 8 February 2017. 
  16. ^ "'청춘시대2' 측 "김민석, 남주 확정…극중 서장훈 役" [공식]". TV Report (in Korean). 11 May 2017. 
  17. ^ "<이번 생은 처음이라> 김민석, 천재 공대남에서 센스 갖춘 남친으로 변화 예고". iMBC (in Korean). 25 September 2017. 
  18. ^ "[단독] 김민석, JTBC '뷰티 인사이드' 특별출연.."이민기와 친분"". Osen (in Korean). 5 September 2018. 
  19. ^ "Gong Myung, Sungyeol, Jin, Kim Min-seok cast in 'Laws of Jungle'". Kpop Herald. December 4, 2016. 
  20. ^ "[SBS Star] Kang Daniel and the New Casts of the Upcoming Variety Show!". SBS News}. March 15, 2018. 
  21. ^ Han, In-gu. "`인기가요` 공승연·정연 자매-김민석 MC 발탁". Naver TV (in Korean). TV Report. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  22. ^ "울림 측 "김민석, 소속사 동료 주 MV 출연"[공식입장] : 스포츠동아". (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-05-22. 
  23. ^ Lee, Eun-jin (December 31, 2016). "'2016 SBS 연기대상' 고경표·혜리·백현 등, 뉴스타상 10人 발표". Naver (in Korean). Tenasia. Retrieved January 22, 2018. 
  24. ^ Jung Joon-hwa (December 26, 2016). "[2016 SBS 연예대상] 신동엽. 26년 만의 대상.."하늘에 계신 母의 선물" (종합)". OSEN (in Korean). The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved December 27, 2016. 
  25. ^ "'서울어워즈' 송강호·나문희·지성·박보영 주연상…·'박열'·'비숲' 대상[종합]". TV Report (in Korean). 27 October 2017. 

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