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Kim Bum

Actor Kim Bum Profile, Drama, Facts, and TMI

Kim Bum Profile, Drama, and Ideal Type

Kim Bum Profile

  • Birth Name: 김상범 (Kim Sang Bum)
  • Stage Name: 김범 (Kim Bum)
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1989.07.07
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Chinese Zodiac: Snake
  • Height: 180 cm (5’9)
  • Weight: 66 kg (145.5 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Agency: Kingkong by Starship
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Weibo, Tiktok, Fancafe

Kim Bum Facts & TMI

  • Kim Bum was born in Seoul.
  • He has a younger sister born in 1992.
  • He is a Catholic, his baptismal name is Yohan (John).
  • He debuted through KBS Survival Star Audition in 2006.
  • Kim Bum first achieved public recognition through MBC popular sitcom ‘Unstoppable High Kick’ in 2006.
  • In 2009, he was cast in the hit Hallyu drama ‘Boys Over Flowers’ as one of the F4 members.
  • Thanks to ‘Boys Over Flowers’, Kim Bum became enormously popular domestically and in Asia. He even voted #1 as the most favorite actor among women, after the airing of the series.
  • In 2009 alone, he got 9 advertisement deals due to the popularity of ‘Boys Over Flowers’.
  • After experiencing a decline in his career, his name began resurfaced through ‘The Tale of the Nine Tailed’ and ‘Law School‘.
  • Despite having several commercially unsuccessful projects, he has always received positive reviews for his acting.
  • He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Acting, Chung Ang University,
  • Due to an inherited disease, he enlisted as a public service worker from April 2018 to March 2020.
  • His MBTI personality type is INTJ.
  • He doesn’t like mint-choco ice cream, pineapple on pizzas, sweets, and ramyun.
  • He is a fan of tvN variety show ‘Amazing Saturday’ aka ‘Doremi Market’.
  • When asked about his ideal type, he said that he likes short and cute woman who can understand his job.
  • He is good at sports. When he was a child, he learned kendo, taekwondo, ski, and swimming.
  • Kim Bum was quite a smart student during his school days. Despite his busy filming schedule for ‘High Kick’, he managed to rank 8 in his class at that time.
  • He learned piano when he was five years old.
  • He is said to resemble former Super Junior member Kim Ki Bum and Japanese actor Ryota Ozawa.
  • Kim Bum said that his “eye smile” resembles his mom’s.
  • A lot of his fans think that he resembles a desert fox.
  • He is famous for looking younger than his real age.
  • During ‘Boys Over Flower’ filming, he suffered injuries twice.
  • When he was around six, he lived in Sydney Australia for a year. That’s why he is good at English.
  • He was scouted by many agencies since he was in middle school.
  • He decided to pursue an acting career in his senior year of middle school. He felt overwhelmed after visiting a movie award where actors congratulate each other on their win.
  • He learned pottery, saxophone, horse riding, shooting, golf, and tennis for his role as So Yi Jung in ‘Boys Over Flowers’.
  • His ultimate goal as an actor is: “To be an actor who doesn’t afraid of change and challenge’.
  • He is a strong drinker.
  • Kim Bum is best friends with Lee Min Ho and Jung Il Woo (who was his co-star in ‘High Kick’).
  • He lent his voice for several OST releases.
  • Kim Bum suffered from osteoarthritis due to drastic weight loss for his role in ‘Padam Padam’.
  • He dated actress Moon Geun Young for 7 months in 2013. In March 2018, he was revealed to be in a relationship with actress Oh Yeon Seo, but the two broke up in the same year.
  • He was active in Japan and China from 2012 to 2015.


‘Hellcats’ as Lee Ho Jae (2008)
‘Death Bell’ Kang Hyeon (2008)
‘Flight’ as Park Si Beom (2009)
‘Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon’ as Yuan Zhen (2013)
‘The Gifted Hands’ as Kim Joon (2013)
‘Hello Seoul’ as Kim Kyung Woo (2013/ Promotional web short film produced for MIOGGI Hong Kong)
‘Lovers and Movies’ as Lin Jun (2015)
‘The Beloved’ as Jiang Suying (2015)
‘Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead’ as Cheon Moo (2018)

TV Series

‘Rude Women’ as Jeong Hyeon Jun (2006)
‘Unstoppable High Kick’ as Kim Bum (2006)
‘East of Eden’n as 15 years old Lee Dong Cheol (2008)
‘Boys Over Flowers’ as So Yi Jung (2009)
‘Dream’ as Lee Jang Seok (2009)
‘High Kick Through the Roof’ as Ja Ok’s nephew (2009/ Cameo, episode 72)
‘The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry’ as Ha Min Jae (2010)
‘Haru: An Unforgettable Day in Korea’ as Photographer (2010/ Produced by the Korea National Tourism Organization)
‘Padam Padam’ as Lee Gook Soo (2011)
‘High Kick 3’ (2012/ Cameo, episode 108)
‘That Winter, the Wind Blows’ as Park Jin Sung (2013)
‘Goddess of Fire’ as Kim Tae Do (2013)
‘The Micro Era of Love’ as Ou Hui (2014)
‘Hidden Identity’ as Cha Gun Woo (2015)
‘Mrs. Cop 2’ as Lee Ro Joon (2016)
‘Tale of the Nine Tailed’ as Lee Rang (2020)
Law School‘ as Han Joon Hwi (2021)
Ghost Doctor‘ as Go Seung Tak (2022)

Variety Show

‘Come to Play’ (MBC/ 2007/ Guest, episode 147 & 148)
‘Jipijigi’ (MBC/ 2007/ Guest, episode 3)
‘Radio Star’ (MBC/ 2008/ Guest, episode 59)
‘Change’ (SBS/ 2008/ Guest, episode 25)
‘SangSangPlus’ (KBS2/ 2009/ Guest, episode 214)
‘Infinite Challenge’ (MBC/ 2009/ Guest, episode 117)
‘Star, Intern Challenge’ (tvN/ 2009)
‘SMAPxSMAP’ (Fuji TV/ 2009/ Japanese variety show)
‘It Travle’ (2010)
‘Doremi Market’ (tvN/ 2020)
‘Life Album – Yesterday’ (MBN/ 2020/ Brief appearance, episode 8)


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