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Im Siwan (Yim Siwan)

Actor Im Siwan (Yim Siwan) Profile, Drama, TV Show, Facts, and TMI

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Im Siwan Profile

  • Birth Name: 임시완 (Yim Siwan)
  • Stage Name: Siwan
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1988.12.01
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
  • Height: 173 cm (5’67″)
  • Weight: 60 kg (132.2 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Agency: Plum A&C
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Weibo, Fancafe

Im Siwan Facts & TMI

  • Siwan was born in Seoul as Yim Woong Jae.
  • During his trainee days, Siwan changed his legal name from Yim Woong Jae to Yim Si Wan.
  • His family consists of mother, father, and an older sister.
  • He belongs to Poongcheon Im clan.
  • Although being born in Seoul, Siwan grew up in Busan until his college days.
  • He was accepted into the Mechanical Engineering department at Pusan National University before dropping out of university to pursue a career as an idol.
  • His former agency Star Empire scouted Siwan after discovering him in a singing contest.
  • Siwan and fellow ZE:A members appeared in Star Empire’s debut reality show in 2009.
  • Siwan debuted in January 2010 as lead vocalist for idol group ZE:A.
  • Two years later, in 2012 he began his acting career as the young version of the character Heo Yeom in 2012’s hit drama ‘Moon Embraces the Sun’.
  • Siwan re-enrolled to Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts, but he gave up on his education to focus on his career.
  • Siwan appeared as a cameo in several dramas, but he gained public recognition after appearing in the drama ‘Moon Embraces the Sun’.
  • Siwan took more acting projects in 2013’s film ‘The Attorney’ and 2014’s drama ‘Misaeng’. With his critically-acclaimed performance in these two projects, Siwan became a leading idol-actor in the industry.
  • Even before his official debut, Siwan successfully got a solo advertisement deal for a telecommunication company in 2009.
  • Siwan was the visual of ZE:A.
  • He wrote and composed his first solo song ‘But… So…,’ which was featured as an OST of his drama ‘Misaeng’.
  • Prior to his casting in ‘Moon Embraces the Sun’, Siwan never took acting lessons.
  • Several ZE:A members including Kevin, Jung Heechul, Park Hyungshik, and Siwan all auditioned for the role of Heo Yeom in ‘Moon Embraces the Sun’, but Siwan was eventually cast for the role.
  • With his excellent acting and “clean” image, Siwan has starred in more than 30 advertisements throughout his career.
  • Siwan is very famous for looking much younger than his real age.
  • He has completed military duty as an active-duty soldier from July 11, 2017, to March 27, 2019.
  • Siwan was falsely accused of receiving special treatment during his military service, but his agency released a statement to rebut the accusation.
  • He became a drill assistant in the army.
  • He has a calm personality and tends to think a lot before talking.
  • According to the people around him, Siwan is also polite and humble.
  • Even after the disbandment of ZE:A, Siwan mantains good relationship with the other members especially Park Hyungshik, Kwanghee, and Kevin.
  • His father runs an engineering-related enterprise.
    Siwan is very good at playing Rubik cube.
  • He briefly learned go and violin when he was a child.
  • He was a class president for 10 years from the third grade of elementary school to the third grade of high school, served as the president of student council in middle school and vice president in high school.
  • Rumours circulating among fans that he was accepted to Pusan National University through scholarship.
  • He tried enrolling at Korea National University but unfortunately failed to meet the lowest grade of the CSAT.
  • He was a smart and obedient student.
  • His favorite foreign singer is Michael Bublé.
  • Siwan is a supporter of Arsenal FC.
  • After the expiration of his contract with Star Empire, he joined Plum A&C.
  • Park Hyung Sik calls Siwan his “soulmate”.
  • Siwan is an ENFJ.

Movie

‘Incomplete Life: Prequel’ as Jang Geu Rae (2013/ Short film)
‘The Attorney’ as Park Jin Woo (2013)
‘Rio 2’ as Blu (2014/ Korean dubbed, voice apperance)
‘A Melody to Remember’ as Han Sang Ryul (2016)
‘One Line’ as Lee Min Jae (2017)
‘The Merciless’ as Jo Hyun Soo (2017)
‘Emergency Declaration’ as Ji Seok (2022/ Screening at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival)
‘Boston 1947’ as Suh Yun Bok (TBA)
‘Stolen Identity’ as Joon Young (TBA)

TV Series

‘Prosecutor Princess’ as Club man (SBS/ 2010/ Cameo, episode 2)
‘All About Marriage’ as Trainee Cameo (KBS2/ 2010/ Cameo, episode 18)
‘Gloria’ as Trainee Cameo (MBC/ 2010/ Cameo, pisode 11 & 14)
‘Moon Embracing the Sun’ as young Heo Yeom (MBC/ 2012)
‘Man from the Equator’ as young Lee Jang Il (KBS2/ 2012)
‘Standby’ as Yim Si Wan (MBC/ 2012)
‘Reply 1997’ as ROTC Seoul man (tvN/ 2012/ Cameo, episode 4)
‘A Bit of Love’ as young Jeong Woo Sung (KBS2/ 2013/ Special appearance)
‘Waiting for Love’ as Jung Jin Kook (KBS2/ 2013/ Drama Special)
‘Triangle’ as Jang Dong Woo/ Yoon Yang Ha (MBC/ 2014)
‘Misaeng: Incomplete Life’ as Jang Geu Rae (tvN/ 2014)
‘The King in Love’ as Wang Won (MBC/ 2017)
‘Hell Is Other People’ as Yoon Jong Woo (OCN/ 2019)
‘Run On’ as Ki Seon Gyeom (JTBC/ 2020–2021)
Tracer’ as Hwang Dong Joo (Wavve, MBC/ 2022)

Web Series

‘My Catman’ as Ji Baek (Tencent, MBC/ 2016)

Musical

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ as Joseph

Variety Show

‘Office Reality – Children of Empire’ (Mnet/ 2009/ Cast member)
‘Children of Empire Return’ (Mnet/ 2009/ Cast member)
‘Joo Byung Jin Talk Concert’ (MBC/ 2012/ Guest)
‘Radio Star’ (MBC/ 2012/ Guest, episode 270)
‘Running Man’ (SBS/ 2012, 2014, 2016/ Guest, episode 104, 182, 2016)
‘Hello Counselor’ (KBS2/ 2012 & 2013/ Guest, episode 91 & 135)
‘Weekly Idol’ (MBC Every1 / 2012/ Guest, episode 65)
‘Live Talk Show Taxi’ (tvN / 2013 & 2015/ Guest, episode 304, 2015 New Year Special)
‘Happy Together 3’ (KBS2/ 2013/ Guest, episode 330)
‘Law of the Jungle in Micronesia’ (SBS/ 2013/ Cast member)
‘I am a Man’ (KBS2/ 2014/ Pilot episode)
‘Healing Camp’ (SBS/ 2015/ Guest, episode 196)
‘Infinite Challenge’ (MBC/ 2015/ Guest, episode 459)
‘Life Bar’ (MBC/ 2017/ Guest, episode 17)
‘Let’s Eat Dinner Together’ (tvN/ 2019/ Guest, episode 156)
‘House on Wheels Season 2’ (tvN/ 2021/ Cast member)
‘Knowing Bros’ (jTBC/ 2022/ Guest, episode 314)

Discography

‘Tick Tock ft. Jo Hyun Ah of Urban Zakapa’ (2017)
‘But… So…’ (2014/ Misaeng OST)
‘My Heart’ (2017/ The King in Love OST)
‘Me and You’ (2021/ Run On OST)

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