Kim Soo-ro on Oct 23, 2014
7 May 1970
Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
|Other names||Kim Soo-ro|
|Alma mater||Dongguk University - Theater|
|Agent||SidusHQ (until 2012)
S.M. Culture & Contents (2013-present)
|Spouse(s)||Lee Kyung-hwa (m. 2006)|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Su-ro|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Sang-jung|
Kim Soo-ro (born Kim Sang-joong on May 7, 1970) is a South Korean actor.
Kim Soo-ro studied Theater at the Seoul Institute of the Arts and Dongguk University, then joined the Mokwha Repertory Company. In 1993, he made his cinematic debut with a minor role in Two Cops, and became known for being a scene-stealing supporting actor, especially in comedies such as The Foul King, Hi! Dharma!, Fun Movie and S Diary.
With Vampire Cop Ricky in 2006, Kim began starring in leading roles, and this was followed by the films A Bold Family, Our School's E.T., Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp, The Quiz Show Scandal, Romantic Heaven, and Ghost Sweepers. He also appeared in the television series Master of Study and A Gentleman's Dignity.
In 2009, it was The Lower Depths, a play by Maxim Gorky considered to be one of the most important works of Russian Socialist realism, that drew Kim back to the theater. Kim made his first foray into producing plays with Lee Gi-dong Gymnasium in 2010 (which he also starred in), and its commercial success led him to establish the Kim Su-ro Project in 2011, which aims to produce original works by local playwrights. His first production, Audacious Romance starring Lee Hyun-jin, was a hit and laid the foundation for succeeding productions such as Love Generation, and the musicals Coffee Prince, Black Mary Poppins, and Agatha. Kim starred in another restaging of The Lower Depths in 2014, which is his company's ninth production.
|1993||Two Cops||Young Cadet|
|1998||Two Cops 3|
|Attack the Gas Station||Food Delivery Man|
|2000||The Foul King||Yoo Bi-ho|
|Why Do I Want to Be a Boxing Referee?||Short film|
|Kick the Moon||Cameo|
|Hi! Dharma!||Wang Ku-ra|
|The Last Witness|
|Volcano High||Jang Ryang|
|2004||Taegukgi||Anti-Communist Federation Member||Cameo|
|Dance with the Wind||Man-su|
|2005||A Bold Family||Myung-gyu|
|All for Love||Park Sung-won|
|2006||Vampire Cop Ricky||Na Do-yeol|
|Detective Mr. Gong||Cameo|
|A Cruel Attendance||Dong-cheol|
|2007||Big Bang||Yang Chul-gon|
|2008||Life Is Cool||Baek Il-kwon||Rotoscoped animation|
|Our School's E.T.||Chun Sung-geun|
|2009||Five Senses of Eros||Bong Jan-woon|
|The Descendants of Hong Gil-dong||Lee Jeong-min|
|Take Off||Loan Shark Boss|
|2010||Attack the Gas Station 2||Ha Re-yi||Cameo|
|Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp||Teacher Cha|
|The Quiz Show Scandal||Lee Do-yeob|
|2011||Romantic Heaven||Song Min-gyu|
|Mr. Idol||Sa Hee-moon|
|My Way||Microphone Man||Cameo|
|2012||I Am the King||Warrior Hwang-goo|
|Ghost Sweepers||Teacher Park|
|2013||Top Star||Choi Kang-chul|
|2007||Thank You||Dr. Oh's brother||MBC||Cameo (Episode 16)|
|2010||Master of Study||Kang Seok-ho||KBS2|
|2012||A Gentleman's Dignity||Im Tae-san||SBS|
|2013||My Love from the Star||Lee Hyung-wook||Cameo (Episode 5)|
|2015||Reply 1988||Snack Shop Owner||tvN||Cameo (Episode 3)|
|2016||Please Come Back, Mister||Han Gi-tak||SBS|
|2008-07-15 - 2010-02-14||Family Outing||SBS||Regular cast member|
|2010-05-30 - 2010-06-20||Hero's Challenge||SBS Plus||Host|
|2010-08-19 - 2010-09-16||Celebrities Goes To School||Mnet||MBLAQ's Teacher|
|2011-02-12 - 2011-02-26||Talent Sharing Project DREAM||tvN|
|2012-08-19 - 2012-11-25||God of Victory||MBC||Host|
|2012-11-28 - present||My Queen||Story On||Co-host with Kim Min-jong|
|2013-04-14 - 2015-01-18||Real Men||MBC||Regular cast member|
|1994||Baekma River in the Moonlight|
|1995||Romeo and Juliet|
|2009||The Lower Depths||Vaska Pepel|
|2010-2011||Lee Gi-dong Gymnasium||Also the producer|
|2014||The Lower Depths||The Actor||Also the producer|
Awards and nominations
|2001||22nd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Hi! Dharma!||Nominated|
|2002||23rd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Volcano High||Nominated|
|2004||41st Grand Bell Awards||Dance with the Wind||Nominated|
|2008||SBS Entertainment Awards||PD Award||Family Outing||Won|
|2010||46th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (TV)||Master of Study||Nominated|
|3rd Korea Drama Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Won|
|2012||SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend/Serial Drama||A Gentleman's Dignity||Won|
|MBC Entertainment Awards||Excellence Award in a Variety Show||God of Victory||Nominated|
|2013||MBC Entertainment Awards||Top Excellence Award||Real Men||Won|
|Excellence Award in a Variety Show||Nominated|
|2014||MBC Entertainment Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award in a Variety Show||Nominated|
- "Gentleman's Dignity Kim Su Ro Signs Exclusive Contract With SM". Soompi. 16 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
- "Kim Soo-Ro, From Police Cadet to Vampire Cop". Twitch Film. 27 November 2005. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Lee, Hyo-won (20 August 2008). "Actor Kim Su-ro as English Teacher on Big Screen". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- Yang, Sung-jin (22 August 2008). "Kim Soo-ro to play a quirky English teacher". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
- Kim, Lynn (19 July 2010). "Kim Su-ro says "Yoon Si-yoon is truly remarkable"". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Yoo, Joo-hyun (6 March 2014). "Famous for comedy, fearless for drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-06.