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Kim Young Kwang (Kim Youngkwang)

Actor Kim Young Kwang (Kim Youngkwang) Profile, Drama, Facts, and TMI

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Kim Young Kwang Profile

  • Birth Name: 김영광 (Kim Youngkwang)
  • Stage Name: Kim Young Kwang
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1987.01.11
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
  • Height: 189 cm (6’20”)
  • Weight: 75 kg (165.3 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Agency: WIDE-S COMPANY
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Weibo, VLive, Fancafe

Kim Young Kwang Facts & TMI

  • Kim Young Kwang was born and grew up in Incheon.
  • His family consists of mother and an elder sister.
  • His father died as a Vietnam War veteran and was awarded 3rd level national merit. For his father’s service, Kim Young Kwang was entitled to get special benefits regarding his military service. He served for 6 months as a social service worker instead of being an active-duty soldier.
  • He graduated from the Department of Theater and Film, Hanyang University.
  • Before becoming an actor, he was a fashion model.
  • He made his official debut in Single’s Seoul Collection Lone Costume 06.07 F/W in 2006.
  • As was a top model and has modeled for famous brands including Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen.
  • While doing modeling gigs, he also appeared in a lot of dramas as supporting characters since 2008.
  • He got his first lead role in an MBC sitcom ‘More Charming by the Day’ in 2010.
  • In 2008, Kim Young Kwang became the first Korean and Asian model to walk at Dior Homme runway.
  • He keeps his body in shape by practicing pilates.
  • He really adores his nephew.
  • It is said that he received an offer to appear in JTBC’s popular variety show ‘Knowing Bros’ in 2015, but he declined the offer because he didn’t have the courage to appear as a regular on variety shows.
  • He is a member of the so-called Model Avengers. Other members are model-turned-actors Sung Joon, Kim Woo Bin, Hong Jong Hyun, and Lee Soo Hyuk. The five became friends after starring in the drama ‘White Christmas’ and have been close ever since.

Movies

‘Runway Cop’ as Han Seung Woo (2012)
‘Hot Young Bloods’ as Jo Gwang Sik (2014)
‘On Your Wedding Day’ as Hwang Woo Yeon (2018)
‘The Soul-Mate’ as Tae Jin (2019)
‘Mission: Possible’ as Woo Su Han (2021)
‘Happy New Year’ as Seung Hyo (TVING Film/ 2021)

TV Series

‘Worlds Within’ as Young Woong (KBS2/ 2008)
‘Triple’ as Jae Wook (MBC/ 2009)
‘My Fair Lady’ as Jung Woo Sung (KBS2/ 2009)
‘More Charming By the Day’ as Lee Young Kwang (MBC/ 2010)
‘White Christmas’ as Jo Young Jae (KBS2/ 2011)
‘Bachelor’s Vegetable Store’ as Lee Seul Woo (Channel A/ 2011)
‘Love Rain’ as Han Tae Sung (KBS2/ 2012)
‘Can We Get Married?’ as Gong Ki Joong (JTBC/ 2012)
‘The Secret of Birth’ as Park Soo Chang (SBS/ 2013)
‘Good Doctor’ as Han Jin Wook (KBS2/ 2013)
‘Kara: Secret Love’ as Yoon Joon Moon (Dramacube/ 2014/ Episodes 3-4: “The Thirteenth Item on the Bucket List”)
‘Plus Nine Boys’ as Kang Jin Gu (tvN/ 2014)
‘Pinocchio’ as Seo Beom Jo (SBS/ 2014–2015)
‘D-Day’ as Lee Hae Sung (JTBC/ 2015)
‘Sweet Stranger and Me’ as Go Nan Gil (KBS2/ 2016)
‘The Guardians’ as Jang Do Han (MBC/ 2017)
‘Room No. 9’ as Ki Yoo Jin (tvN/ 2018)
‘The Secret Life of My Secretary’ as Do Min Ik (SBS/ 2019)
‘Hello, Me!’ as Han Yoo Hyun (KBS2/ 2021)
‘Somebody’ as Oh Yoon Oh (Netflix/ TBA)

Theater

‘Beautiful Sunday’ as Joon Seok (2009)

MV

내 맘이 안그래‘ by Lee Seung Hwan (2007)
‘Screaming Love’ by M.C The Max (2007)
You‘ by Shin Hye Sung & LYN (2009)
Monorail of Night‘ by XXX (2009)’
DON’T CRY‘ by Park Bom (2011)
You‘ by Brown Eyed Soul

Variety Show

‘Infinite Challenge’ (MBC/ 2013/ Episode 355, 358)
‘Happy Together 3’ (KBS/ 2013/ Guest, episode 310)
‘Miracle Korea’ (JTBC/ 2013/ Host)
‘Real Mate in Gold Coast Australia’ (QTV/ 2013/ with Hong Jong Hyun)
‘We Got Married’ (MBC/ 2014/ Episode 246)
‘Entertainment Weekly’ (KBS/ 2013, 2016, 2018/ Episode 1561, 1643, 1644, 1727, 1732)
‘Please Take Care of My Refrigerator’ (JTBC/ 2015/ Episode 44 & 45)
‘Healing Camp’ (SBS/ 2015/ Episode 186, 187)
‘Law of the Jungle’ (SBS/ 2016 & 2018)
‘Hello Kyushu’ (NaverTV/ 2016)
‘Boat Horn Clenched Fists’ (SBS/ 2017/ Episode 1~4)
‘Access Showbiz Tonight’ (SBS/ 2018, 2019/ Episode 78, 79, 108)
‘Section TV’ (MBC/ 2018/ Episode 934)
‘My Little Old Boy’ (SBS/ 2019/ Episode 135)
‘I Live Alone’ (MBC/ 2020/ Episode 362, 369)
‘Sixth Sense’ (tvN/ 2020/ Episode 7)
‘Knowing Bros’ (JTBC/ 2021/ Episode 266)
‘Problem Child in House) (KBS2/ 2021/ Episode 115)

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