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Kim Ji Seok (Kim Jiseok)

Actor Kim Ji Seok Profile, Facts, and TMI

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Kim Ji Seok (Kim Jiseok) Profile

  • Birth Name: 김보석 (Kim Bo Seok)
  • Stage Name: Kim Ji Seok
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1981.04.21
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Height: 181 cm
  • Weight: 71 kg
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Agency: Alien Company
  • Instagram: @kimjiseok16

Kim Ji Seok (Kim Jiseok) Facts & TMI

  • Kim Ji Seok was born in Seoul, South Korea
  • His birth-name is actually Kim Bo Seok
  • His agency gave his stage name “Kim Ji Seok” to avoid confusion with actor Jung Bo Seok and Kim Bo Seong
  • Kim Ji Seok attended to Hankuk University of Foreign Studies majoring in German
  • He pursued master’s degree in Cultural Contents Planning, Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Journalism and Communication
  • Kim Ji Seok also graduated from Bradfield College, UK
  • He is fluent in English and German
  • In 2006, he received secondary teaching certificate in English and German
  • His family consists of parents, elder brother, himself, and younger brother
  • He is a Christian (Protestantism)
  • Kim Ji Seok debuted as rapper of boyband LEO in 2001. This group disbanded after 8 months
  • He made appearance in Kim Hyun Joong’s MV “She’s Smiling” in 2004
  • He enlisted military service on May 24, 2010 and got discharged in March 2012
  • Kim Ji Seok said that he got into acting because he wanted to be recognized by his parents for his own talent. He was different from his brother who was always good at studying
  • He comes from educated family background
  • His elder brother, Kim Ban Seok, entered Oxford University majoring in Mathematics
  • He says that his elder brother is a genius with an IQ of 150 and England’s Math Olympiad gold medalist
  • When he was a child, his parents asked his elder brother to be his math tutor but it didn’t work


‘My Paparotti’ as cameo drunken man (2013)
‘The Sleepless’ as Seok Ho (2012)
‘Lady Daddy’ as Jun Seok (2010)
‘Take Off’ as Chil Gu (2009)
‘Eye for an Eye’ as Song Yoo Gon (2008)
‘What Happened Last Night?’ as elevator guy (2008)
‘200 Pounds Beauty’ as Charcoal (2006)
‘Love in Magic’ as Yoon Woo Suk (2005)
‘Seoul Raiders’ as Jo Hyun Woo (2005)

TV Series

‘Monthly Magazine Home’ as Yoo Ja Sung (JTBC/ 2021)
‘Doom at Your Service’ as Jo Dan Hae (ep. 2,3) (tvN/ 2021)
‘My Unfamiliar Family’ as Park Chan Hyuk (tvN/ 2020)
When the Camellia Blooms’ as Kang Jong Ryeol (KBS2/ 2019)
‘Top Star Yoo-Baek’ as Yoo Baek (tvN/ 2018)
’20th Century Boy and Girl ‘ as Gong Ji Won (MBC/ 2017)
‘The Rebel’ as Lee Yoong (MBC/ 2017)
‘My Shy Boss’ as Yoo Hee’s husband – cameo (tvN/ 2017)
‘Drinking Solo’ as Lee Jin Sang – cameo (tvN/ 2016)
‘Another Miss Oh’ as Lee Jin Sang (tvN/ 2016)
‘Cheer Up!’ as Yang Tae Bum (KBS2/ 2015)
‘Unkind Ladies’ as Lee Du Jin (KBS2/ 2015)
‘Angel Eyes’ as Kang Ji Woon (SBS/ 2014)
‘In Need of Romance 3’ as bar owner – cameo (tvN/ 2014)
‘Wonderful Mama’ as Go Young Soo (SBS/ 2013)
‘Cheongdamdong Alice’ as Tommy Hong (SBS/ 2012-2013)
‘In Need of Romance 2012’ as Shin Ji Hun (tvN/ 2012)
‘Personal Taste’ as Hang Chang Ryeol (MBC/ 2010)
‘The Slave Hunters’ (KBS2/ 2010)
‘Korean Ghost Stories’ as Hyeon – ep. 1 (KBS2/ 2009)
‘Star’s Lover’ as actor – cameo (SBS/ 2008-2009)
‘Likable or Not’ as Kang Baek Ho (KBS/ 2007-2008)
‘The Man of the Vineyard’ as Kim Kyung Min (KBS2/ 2006)

TV Movies

‘Drama Special: Came to Me and Became a Star’ as Kang Seok (KBS2/ 2013)


2019 KBS Drama Awards: Excellent Actor (“When the Camellia Blooms“) – December 31, 2019
2017 MBC Drama Awards: Best Actor (“20th Century Boy and Girl”) – December 30, 2017
2017 (10th) Korea Drama Awards: Best Actor (“The Rebel”) – October 2, 2017
2009 (32nd) Golden Cinematography Awards: Best New Actor (“Take Off”) – December, 2009″
2007 KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actor (“Likable or Not”) – December 31, 2007

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