Actor Spotlight: Ahn Kil Kang

Actor Spotlight: Ahn Kil Kang


Born on August 24, 1966, Ahn Kil Kang is a well known actor. His role in Queen Seon Duk scored him a Golden Acting Award in 2009 at the MBC Drama Awards. He has garnered quite the variety of well played supporting character roles.


His on-screen presence is strong, quirky and with a memorable voice that is hard to forget!


Embracing his unique facial features and equally strong voice has lead him to bring many unique characters to life.

Here are some dramas you might remember him from:

Daebak 2016


In this drama, he was mentor Kim Che Gun to male lead Baek Dae Gil (played by Jang Geun Suk). He taught him the ways of the sword and other forms of combat.


 It’s always cool to have a character of legend, notable for their strength and abilities to look up to!

My Secret Hotel 2014


This rom-com had some cute and charming interactions between female lead Nam Sang Hyo (played by Yoo In Na; you’ll recognize her as Sunny from Goblin) and male lead Koo Hae Young (played by the handsome Kim Ji Han). They end up as divorcees who cross paths again when Hae Young is getting remarried and Sang Hyo turns out to be his wedding planner! Ahn Kil Kang plays a badass and not so typical detective, Kim Guem Bo.


When a murder occurs, he arrives on scene with some well-timed comedic lines delivered on his end and a quirky backdrop tune to set the mood. This guy is just plain awesome! 


He ends up slightly smitten on the side with the female lead. However with his smarts, he detects the past relationship she shares with Hae Young.

So he doesn’t really make a play for her, instead just sweetly admiring her.


Current Drama: Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo


Here he looks a little thuggish, but with a kind heart, as he plays the role of a caring father Kim Chang Gul to female lead Kim Bok Joo (played by Lee Sung Kyung). He runs a fried chicken shop while being an encouraging and supporting father to her keen abilities and strength as a weightlifting champ.

He also seems to have a habit of bringing home cast off items off the sidewalk much to her dismay.


With some weird hair styling, an apron and tough love parenting, literally!


You can check him out in his latest role!

To see more of Ahn Kil Kang's work, please check out his Actor Profile here on MDL.

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    shaz22 Mar 29, 2017

    Always loved him but the third picture changes everything, Stanning mode ON!

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    KayS Jan 15, 2017 - edited

    feel like he's everywhere, keeps appearing in random dramas i decide to watch xD

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      prettytin Jan 31, 2017

      true! you'll suddenly be surprised that he's there

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    zexito Jan 15, 2017

    He's a good actor :D

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    NesrineTao Jan 14, 2017

    i really like this actor and i think he is really funny <3

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    Jessica Jan 14, 2017

    Don't forget him being the vampire dad in Orange Marmalade!

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    ikki94 Jan 13, 2017

    I really liked him in 'Surplus Princess'

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    Haru Jan 13, 2017

    He was hilarious in Dream High.

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    HAVA-RAVA Jan 12, 2017 - edited

    I love it when people write articles about ahjussis and ahjummas :D They're the best !

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      yoorin21 Jan 16, 2017

      Yes I agree! They need more recognition =)

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    Mikhal Jan 12, 2017

    I advice to fans of the actor, to catch up with his ep on Running Man, one of my all time fav eps (I think I've seen it at least 3 times) ;D

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    sunah Jan 12, 2017

    I have seen this guy in more dramas than my favourite actors. xD

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    Teddie Jan 12, 2017

    I LOVE him, he is such a versatile actor!! Hope someday to see him in another role that rivals his role as Chilsuk in Queen Seon Duk!!

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    rainruma Jan 12, 2017 - edited

    Thanx for this article...I Luuuuuuuuuuuuuv him !
    He is a scene-stealer, unique face, great charisma, versatile and talented!
    Wonderful characters.... Most memorable are QSD, Chuno and Iljimae!

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    Jul Jan 12, 2017

    I first saw him in Queen Seon Deok, where he was really like The Terminator, then I saw him in Tomorrow's Cantabile, with a really quirky dad character, and it was just the best contrasting roles I've ever seen. All his roles has certainly been very versatile.

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    Dounie Jan 12, 2017

    Ahn Kil Kang is such a fantastic actor, I first saw him in Iljimae and he instantly captured my heart as the unforgettable ''Yong Jae" <3
    Thank you for writing this article, he is such a talented actor and one of my fave ahjussis ♥

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    rizzamhaydera Jan 12, 2017

    Love him in iljimae

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