July 7, 1989
Seoul, South Korea
|Occupation||Actor, singer, model|
|Agent||King Kong Entertainment|
|Height||1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||66 kg (146 lb)|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Beom|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Sang-beom|
Kim Sang-bum (Hangul: 김상범; Hanja: 金尚汎; born July 7, 1989), known by the stage name Kim Bum, is a South Korean actor, dancer, singer and model. He is best known for his role as So Yi-jung in Boys Over Flowers.
Early life and education
Kim joined the "Survival Star Audition", and was placed 6th out of hundreds of contestants. However, because he was under 20, he could not proceed in the competition. "Survival Star Audition" opened many opportunities for Kim, and he received multiple roles in television series. Kim made his acting debut in the sitcom High Kick!.
2008–2011: Rising popularity
Kim first gained recognition for his scene-stealing role in MBC's anniversary drama East of Eden, winning the Netizen Popularity Award at the Korea Drama Awards. He rose to prominence in 2009 after playing the role of So Yi-jung in the hit drama Boys Over Flowers. He achieved further recognition with his supporting role in fantasy melodrama Padam Padam (2011), written by Noh Hee-kyung.
2012–2015: Solo debut and Overseas activities
In 2013, Kim reunited with Noh in romance melodrama That Winter, The Wind Blows (2013). He made his Chinese film debut in Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon directed by Tsui Hark, which became one of the highest grossing Chinese films of the year. He then starred in the thriller Miracle Hands by Kwon Ho-young. The same year, he took on his first historical drama Goddess of Fire which co-stars Moon Geun-young.
In 2014, Kim was cast in his first Chinese television drama V Love, also known as the Chinese version of Gossip Girls. Kim subsequently starred in two Chinese films; romantic comedy Lovers & Movies and suspense film The Beloved.
2015–present: Comeback to Korea
In February 2012, Kim's agency announced that he was suffering from degenerative arthritis due to the dramatic weight-loss he experienced after training for his role in the JTBC cable drama Padam Padam.
It was revealed on November 1, 2013, that Kim was dating his Goddess of Fire co-star, Moon Geun-young. On May 15, 2014, media outlets reported that they had ended their 7-month-long relationship. Agencies of both actors confirmed the news stating: "They did break up not too long ago but have decided to remain good friends and supportive colleagues".
|2008||Death Bell||Kang Hyeon|
|2013||Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon||Yuan Zhen|
|The Gifted Hands||Kim Joon|
|2015||Lovers and Movies||Lin Jun|
|The Beloved||Jiang Suying|
|2018||Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead||Cheon-moo|
|2006||Rude Women||Jeong Hyeon-jun|
|Unstoppable High Kick||Kim Bum|
|2008||East of Eden||Lee Dong-cheol (15 years old)|
|2009||Boys Over Flowers||So Yi-jung|
|High Kick Through the Roof||Ja-ok's nephew||Cameo (episode 72)|
|2010||The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry||Ha Min-jae|
|Haru: An Unforgettable Day in Korea||Photographer||Produced by the Korea National Tourism Organization.|
|2011||Padam Padam||Lee Gook-soo|
|2012||High Kick 3||Cameo (episode 108)|
|2013||That Winter, the Wind Blows||Park Jin-sung|
|Goddess of Fire||Kim Tae-do|
|2014||The Micro Era of Love||Ou Hui|
|2015||Hidden Identity||Cha Gun-woo|
|2016||Mrs. Cop 2||Lee Ro-jun|
|Year||Title||Details||Track listing||Further Information|
|2009||Eve no Sora / Ima Ai ni Ikimasu||
||"지금 만나러 갑니다 (I’m Going To Meet Her Now)" (Korean Ver.) also on "Boys Over Flowers" OST|
- 2008 2nd Korea Drama Awards: Netizen Popularity Award (East of Eden)
- 2009 Arirang TV 1000th Episode Poll: Best Couple Award with Kim So-eun (Boys Over Flowers)
- 2009 Andre Kim Best Star Awards: Male Star Award
- 2009 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Award (Dream)
- "Kim Bum - Park Shin-hye, We're Classmates, Jeong Il-woo - Lee Tae-ran, Freshmen in 2008". Hancinema. 6 March 2008.
- Choi, Eun-hwa (9 February 2012). "[Interview] Kim Bum's Three Keywords: Sincerity, Acting, Challenge". enewsWorld.
- "[INTERVIEW] Kim Bum (2)". 10Asia. 28 October 2009. Archived from the original on 9 August 2017.
- "Actor Kim Wins Top Prize at Korea Drama Festival Awards". The Korea Times. 2 November 2008.
- "[PHOTO] Kim Bum on set of "Boys Over Flowers"". 10Asia. 13 January 2010.
- "[INTERVIEW] Kim Bum (1)". 10Asia. 29 October 2009. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016.
- Hong, Lucia (10 August 2011). "Kim Beom to star in new TV series with Jung Woo-sung". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-02-18.
- Hong, Lucia (30 November 2011). "Kim Beom watched foreign films to prep for TV series role". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-02-18.
- Choi, Eun-hwa (5 December 2011). "Kim Bum Toughens Up for Padam Padam". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
- "Actor Kim Bum's new role is singer". Korea JoongAng Daily. 20 June 2012.
- "Kim Bum holds first Japan concert". Korea JoongAng Daily. 28 November 2012.
- Ho, Stewart (23 October 2012). "Kim Bum Confirmed to Join Zo in Sung, Song Hye Gyo for Wind Blows in Winter". enewsWorld. CJ E&M.
- An, So-hyoun (21 April 2013). "Interview: Kim Bum, the Boy with the Man′s Eyes". enewsWorld. CJ E&M.
- Bae, Sun-young (3 July 2013). "INTERVIEW: Actor Kim Beom". 10Asia.
- "Kim Bum to team up with Tsui Hark". Korea JoongAng Daily. 17 August 2012.
- "Kim Bum starts work on 'Miracle'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 19 March 2012.
- Hong, Grace Danbi (6 May 2013). "Kim Bum Cast in His First Sageuk Drama Alongside Moon Geun Young". enewsWorld.
- "Kim Bum Cast for Chinese drama ′V Love′". enewsWorld. 30 May 2013.
- "Chinese Film LOVERS & MOVIES Featuring KIM Beom, To Be Released in March". Korean Film Biz Zone. 17 February 2016.
- "Kim Bum Becomes Top Box Office Actor in China with 'The Beloved'". getitk.com. 19 May 2015.
- Ko, Hong-ju (24 March 2015). "Kim Bum to Make Small Screen Comeback through tvN Drama". enewsWorld.
- Ghim, Sora (24 March 2015). "Kim Bum To Become A Homicide Detective". BNTNews.
- "'미세스캅2' 김범, 냉혈한의 눈빛…'악역의 품격' [Kim Bum goes dark both inside and out for Mrs. Cop 2]". SBS Fune (in Korean). 23 February 2016.
- "Kim Bum to return to big screen for 'Detective K'". The Korea Herald. 20 July 2017.
- "Kim Bum's diet gives him arthritis". Korea Joongang Daily. 13 February 2012.
- "Lee Min-ho, Kim Bum surprise visit Jung Il-woo fan meeting". 10Asia. 7 September 2010. Archived from the original on 9 August 2017.
- "Lee Min-ho, Jung Il-woo, Kim Bum renew friendship". Kpop Herald. 20 January 2015.
- "Moon Geun-young, Kim Bum Dating". The Korea Times. 3 November 2013.
- Kim Hee-eun (16 May 2014). "Moon Geun-young, Kim Beom split". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- "Kim Bum, Moon Geun-young Split Up After Seven Months". The Chosun Ilbo. 16 May 2014.
- "Kim Bum makes a cameo appearance on "High Kick 3"". Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 March 2012.
- "Actor Kim Wins Top Prize at Korea Drama Festival Awards". Hancinema. The Korea Times. 2 November 2008.
- Stars Shine at Andre Kim's Atelier The Korea Times. 29 November 2009. Retrieved 2010-09-19.
- Ko Jae-wan (4 January 2010). "Jang Seo-hee wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-07-23.
- Official website (in Korean)