Kim Sang-joong in 2017.
|Education||Dongguk University - Theater and Film Studies|
(m. 1991; div. 1999)
|Revised Romanization||Gim Sang-jung|
Kim Sang-joong (born August 6, 1965) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for starring in the television dramas My Husband's Woman (2007), City Hunter (2011), and The Chaser (2012). He won the Grand Prize at the MBC Drama Awards for his performance in the historical television series The Rebel (2017).
Before becoming an actor, Kim Sang-joong was enlisted in the Marine Corps. But after graduating from Dongguk University with a degree in Theater and Film, he embarked on an acting career at age 25. Kim made his acting debut in the stage play I Love Bread in 1990, and was one of the co-founders of the theater troupe Extreme Legend. He soon transitioned to film and television, and became known for his distinctive voice and confident and charismatic acting, often as morally ambiguous characters. Among his notable roles in television dramas include a middle-aged man having an affair with his wife's best friend in My Husband's Woman (2007), the titular besieged monarch in Eight Days, Assassination Attempts against King Jeongjo (2007), a former agent who trains his foster son as a weapon in his plans for revenge in City Hunter (2011), and a presidential candidate willing to go to any lengths to win, including murder and cover-up, in The Chaser (2012).
On the big screen, Kim was praised for his comic acting in the gangster comedy My Boss, My Teacher (2006), and has also starred in arthouse films directed by Hong Sang-soo, such as The Day He Arrives (2011) and Our Sunhi (2013).
Kim is the third child among six siblings, and has two brothers and three sisters. He married in 1991, but he and his wife divorced in 1999. They have one son, born in 1993.
|1991||Money, Money, Money||Jung-ah|
|1992||The Love War||Charlie Brown|
|1996||Grown-ups Grill the Herring||Bae Hyun-soo (cameo)|
|1997||Maria and the Inn||Ki-tae|
|2000||The Promenade||Lee Young-hoon|
|2001||My Boss, My Hero||Doo-shik's boss (cameo)|
|2002||An Unlikely Farewell (short film)|
|2006||My Boss, My Teacher||Oh Sang-jung|
|Holy Daddy||Jang Seok-jo/Angel|
|Flushed Away||Le Frog (voice, Korean dubbed)|
|2008||Like Father, Like Son||Tae-soo|
|2009||City of Damnation||Yang Kwang-seob|
|2011||The Day He Arrives||Young-ho|
|2013||Our Sunhi||Choi Dong-hyun|
|2019||The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos||Oh Gu-tak|
|1992||Sons and Daughters||Mi-yeon's uncle||MBC|
|The Sun Shone Outside the Window||Choi Chang-soo||MBC|
|1993||3rd Republic||Park Sang-hee||MBC|
|1994||Stranger in Paradise||Myeong-gyu||MBC|
|My Son's Woman||Jang Han-soo||MBC|
|1995||Kim Gu||Kim Gu||KBS1|
|Do You Remember Love?||Joo-hyeong||MBC|
|4th Republic||Mun Se-gwang||MBC|
|Men of the Bath House||Kang Ho-joon||MBC|
|1997||The Mountain||Uncle Woo-tae||MBC|
|Woman Next Door||Na Kang-woo||SBS|
|When She Beckons||Kim In-wook||KBS2|
|1998||As We Live Our Lives||KBS1|
|Hong Gil-dong||Lee Eop||SBS|
|Paper Crane||Jo Moon-hyeong||KBS2|
|2000||Legends of Love||Jeong-hwan||SBS|
|SWAT Police||Baek Seong-cheol||SBS|
|2002||The Dawn of the Empire||King Gwangjong||KBS1|
|2004||2004 Human Market||Yoo Ki-ha||SBS|
|2006||Princess Hours||Crown Prince Lee Soo||MBC|
|2007||My Husband's Woman||Hong Joon-pyo||SBS|
|Eight Days, Assassination Attempts against King Jeongjo||King Jeongjo||CGV|
|2008||Mom's Dead Upset||Na Sam-seok||KBS2|
|2010||Life Is Beautiful||Yang Byung-joon||SBS|
|2011||City Hunter||Lee Jin-pyo/Steve Lee||SBS|
|2012||The Chaser||Kang Dong-yoon||SBS|
|2013||Master's Sun||Mystery Z TV host
(cameo, episode 2)
|Golden Rainbow||Kim Han-joo||MBC|
|2014||A New Leaf||Cha Young-woo||MBC|
|Doctor Stranger||Park Cheol (Guest)||SBS|
|Bad Guys||Oh Gu-tak||OCN|
|2015||The Jingbirok: A Memoir of Imjin War||Yu Seong-ryong||KBS1|
|2017||The Rebel||Hong-Ah Mo-gae||MBC|
|2019||The Banker||Noh Dae-ho||MBC|
|1998||Depth! Accident of Human||SBS|
Awards and nominations
|1997||18th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Maria and the Inn||Nominated|
|2000||37th Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actor||The Promenade||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor||Legends of Love,
|Big Star Award||Won|
|2002||KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||The Dawn of the Empire||Won|
|2003||39th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (TV)||Nominated|
|2006||29th Golden Cinematography Awards||Special Jury Prize||My Boss, My Teacher||Won|
|2007||1st Korea Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||My Husband's Woman||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in Miniseries||Won|
|2011||SBS Drama Awards||Special Award, Actor in a Drama Special||City Hunter||Nominated|
|2012||5th Korea Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||The Chaser||Won|
|1st K-Drama Star Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||Nominated|
|SBS Entertainment Awards||Achievement Award||Unanswered Questions||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||The Chaser||Won|
|2013||MBC Drama Awards||Golden Acting Award, Actor||Golden Rainbow||Won|
|2014||41st Korea Broadcasting Awards||Best Performer, TV Host category||Unanswered Questions||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||A New Leaf||Won|
|2015||4th APAN Star Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama||The Jingbirok: A Memoir of Imjin War||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama||Nominated|
|2017||10th Korea Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||The Rebel||Won|
|8th Korean Popular Culture Awards||Presidential Recommendation||N/A||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||The Rebel||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Drama||Nominated|
|Best Character Award, Fighting Spirit Acting||Nominated|
|2018||54th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (TV)||Nominated|
|2019||MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries||The Banker||Nominated|
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