Kim Min Jong

Kim Min-jong began his career on Korean film and television in the 1990s as a matinee idol with a gentle, serious image. He starred in popular TV series that kicked off pre-Hallyu Korean drama trends, notably Feelings, A Faraway Country, Mister Q, Secret and Guardian Angel. He also appeared in the films You Know What, It's a Secret, Resistance of Teenagers, and Park Chan-wook's sophomore effort Trio.
In 1992 he and fellow actor Son Ji-chang launched duo The Blue (더 블루). They were playing leads in hit dramas at the time, and enjoyed explosive popularity among women when they debuted with ballads and dance music. They went their separate ways for a while after their first album, but reunited in 1995 for a second project and produced many chart-toppers.
Kim simultaneously launched a successful career as a solo singer. But in 1996, at the height of his popularity, he announced his retirement from music after one of his hit songs turned out to have been a copy of another Japanese song. He made a comeback two years later with his fourth album.
Though his popularity dimmed in the mid- to late-2000s, Kim remained active in the entertainment industry as an actor, appearing in the film Mr. Butterfly opposite Kim Jung-eun, as well as the romantic comedy/police procedural Woman of Matchless Beauty, Park Jung-geum, risqué cable drama Hyena, period drama The Return of Iljimae, and manhwa adaptation A Man Called God.
In 2009 The Blue returned to the K-pop scene. Kim said Son had been toying with the idea of releasing a "best of" album for a while. When the two appeared together for an event in 2007, the positive response convinced them to get back together, so they re-recorded some of their old hits such as "Feeling Only for You," "With You," and "Endless Love." They released a four-song single album, and during that year went on official The Blue promotional activities. He and Son are also business partners and co-CEO of Blue M Company since 2010.
Kim had a scene-stealing turn as a North Korean agent who defects to South Korea in 2010 spy series Athena: Goddess of War.
In 2012 his management agency SM Entertainment designated him as a non-executive director of one of its subsidiaries, SM Culture & Contents (SM C&C). That same year, he gained new fans after he starred in A Gentleman's Dignity, which portrayed the humorous love lives of a group of close-knit male friends in their forties.After the series ended, Kim and co-star Jang Dong-gun visited refugees in the Republic of the Congo on a mission trip sponsored by UNICEF and UNHCR's World Food Programme. It was televised on SBS documentary program Hope TV.Then he and another co-star Kim Su-ro co-hosted the show My Queen on cable channel Story On, in which they travel the world meeting Korean "queens" who've distinguished themselves in their respective fields.

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2016
20
Park Jong Ho Main Role
7.5
2015
18
Park Jong Ho Main Role
8.0
2014
24
Na Chul Joo Supporting Role
7.8
2013
21
Himself (Ep.13) Guest Role
8.2
2013
18
Choi Yoon (Ep.14) Guest Role
8.8
2012
20
Choi Yo On Main Role
8.4
2010
20
Kim Ki Soo Main Role
7.2
2010
24
Hwang Woo Hyun Main Role
7.0
2009
24
Ku Ja Myeong Main Role
7.4
2008
52
Kyungsoo Main Role
6.2
2006
16
Kim Chul Soo Main Role
7.0
2005
16
Lee Seo Jun Main Role
6.8
2004
16
Choo Ho Tae Main Role
6.6
2003
52
Kim Ki Nam Main Role
N/A
2001
16
Ha Tae Woong Main Role
7.2
2000
18
Cho Young Min Main Role
6.7
1999
36
Park Sang Jin Main Role
N/A
1999
16
Cha Dal Shik Main Role
7.5
1998
18
Kang-to Lee Main Role
7.0
1997
22
Jang Poong Do (Ha Na's boyfriend) Main Role
6.8
1996
48
Kim Han Soo Main Role
7.8
1995
54
Lee Woo Jin Supporting Role
9.0
1994
52
Kang Joon Wook Supporting Role
N/A
1994
16
Hyun Main Role
7.3

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2005
Kim In-Seo Main Role
6.7
2003
Yo Yi Main Role
6.6
2003
Yoom Min Jae Main Role
5.0
2002
Cha Seong Dae Main Role
8.7
2001
Lt. Pyo Main Role
4.1
1998
Yoon Tae Main Role
N/A
1997
Yoo Haeng Cheol Main Role
6.0
1997
Mun Main Role
N/A
1997
[Bell Boy] Main Role
6.0
1997
Dae Ho's older brother Guest Role
7.9
1996
Woo Eun-Keom Main Role
6.0
1995
Dal Soo Supporting Role
8.7
1993
Yeong Bin Main Role
7.0
1991
Jong Mok Yok Main Role
N/A
1991
Sam Soo Main Role
7.0
1990
Su Cheol Main Role
7.4
1989
Son Chang Su Supporting Role
N/A
1989
Dong Seok Supporting Role
N/A
1988
Supporting Role
N/A

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Details

  • Name:

    Kim Min Jong
  • Native name:

    김민종
  • Nationality:

    South Korean
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Born:

    March 23, 1972
  • Age:

    45

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