Kim Chang Wan

Kim Chang Wan is a South Korean rock singer, composer, musician, actor, TV host, radio DJ, writer, and poet. Kim, along with his younger brothers Kim Chang Hoon and Kim Chang Ik, began composing music during their mid-teens and formed the band "Mui" when they were college students. After Kim graduated in 1975 from Seoul National University, they went professional and changed their band's name to Sanulrim (meaning "Mountain Echo"). The band's psychedelic rock/hard rock sound (reminiscent of the Sex Pistols) was music Koreans hadn't heard before, and Sanulrim revitalized the Korean music scene, which was currently devastated after several major musicians were arrested for marijuana possession in the 1970s. They held a 30th-anniversary concert in 2007 and made plans to release the 14th album. But drummer Kim Chang Ik was killed in a traffic accident in Vancouver, Canada on January 29, 2008, and Sanulrim disbanded after his death.
Having worked as a music director and film score composer in the early 1990s, Kim also began acting onscreen. He not only starred in movies such as Blades of Blood, Antique Bakery, Shinsukki Blues, Windstruck, and My Love Ssagajy but also in roughly 30 television shows.
The versatile Kim has also starred in a stage play (A Nap in 2010), hosted variety shows and radio programs, and written several books (some containing poetry).

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2017
17
Lee Ho Beom Supporting Role
7.9
2016
20
Park Yeong Shil Supporting Role
8.0
2016
50
Han Hyeong Sub Supporting Role
7.6
2015
50
Kwon Soo Myung Supporting Role
7.0
2015
50
Lee Won Ik Supporting Role
7.5
2014
24
Kim Taek Supporting Role
7.8
2014
16
Dean Min Yong Ki Supporting Role
7.6
2013
21
Jang Young Mok [Min Joon's friend] Supporting Role
8.8
2013
20
President Jung Supporting Role
8.4
2013
16
Detective Choi Supporting Role
7.7
2013
12
Choi Su Chul Supporting Role
7.8
2012
50
Jung Sung Jo Supporting Role
7.7
2012
20
Han Kyu Pil Supporting Role
6.9
2011
20
[Tae Yi's dad] Guest Role
7.7
2011
50
Jang Byung Shik Supporting Role
6.7
2011
16
Director Choi Supporting Role
6.6
2010
31
General Manager Mok Young Chul Supporting Role
7.5
2010
20
Kim Sang Cheol Supporting Role
7.3
2009
16
Kim Bok Man Supporting Role
5.9
2009
20
Unknown Role
7.1
2008
16
Park Hyun Sup (Drama CP) Supporting Role
7.2
2008
20
[King] Supporting Role
8.5
2007
20
Hwang In Soo Supporting Role
6.9
2007
17
Hong Gae Shik Supporting Role
8.4
2007
20
Woo Yong Gil Supporting Role
7.9
2006
16
Lee Hyung Man (Ji Hyun's Father) Supporting Role
7.4
2006
34
Kang San (presidential chef) Supporting Role
7.3
2005
12
Kim Chang Wan Main Role
6.9
2004
16
Soo In's doctor Supporting Role
7.2
2004
16
Moon Jae Seok Supporting Role
5.7
2004
18
Kim Yoo Bin's father Guest Role
6.4
2003
50
Lee Hyun Shik Supporting Role
N/A
2002
146
Lee Duk Soo (Ji Won's father) Supporting Role
7.6
2002
48
Cho Nam Sik Supporting Role
6.8
2002
84
Unknown Role
N/A
2002
16
Joo Min Ho Supporting Role
6.3
2001
74
Unknown Role
N/A
2001
16
Park Du Man Supporting Role
6.0
2000
16
Unknown Role
6.9
1999
81
Professor Hang Kong Kwa Supporting Role
4.0
1998
70
Kim Byung Gook Supporting Role
N/A
1998
22
Unknown Role
N/A
1997
14
Supporting Role
N/A
1995
16
Chang Hyeon Main Role
N/A

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2013
In Bum Main Role
6.7
2012
Voice Guest Role
7.5
2010
King Seonjo Supporting Role
7.0
2009
Lee Moon Gyo Supporting Role
8.1
2008
Hui Su Yeon Guest Role
7.8
2004
Unknown Role
5.5
2004
Chief of police box Unknown Role
8.1
2004
Ha Yeong's Father Supporting Role
7.1
2001
Doctor Jo Supporting Role
5.5
2000
Cheol Gu Main Role
5.2
1999
Reporter Kim Supporting Role
6.6

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    yarnie Dec 28, 2016

    i wish i was korean so i could listen his radio program and understand what was he telling/talking :') this ahjusshi's voice is so nostalgic and lovely<3 He plays his different characters pretty well too *-* sometimes so evil sometimes loving!

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    Nijura Sep 9, 2014

    I think that the role of the king in Iljimae didn't fit him. I don't know why, it's just my feeling. It's like he doesn't have the proper looks to be the king :D

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    Mo-chan May 5, 2014

    One of those "old actors" that are EVERYWHERE!!
    It's so familiar to see their heads ahahah

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    Iwyn Apr 5, 2014

    I really like his acting! Even though he has a lot of supporting roles, his acting is outstanding. It's a little funny how whenever I start a new drama, somehow I end up seeing him playing too ... Keep up the good work!! c:

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    Sweety-Face Mar 30, 2014 - edited

    why you guys like him??
    he is a killer

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      Hessa Jun 10, 2014

      I don't get it.. What do you mean?

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      Nocturna Oct 23, 2015

      (I know I'm late in answering, but...) You confused him with Jo Hyung Ki.

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    Kudo_Lelouch Feb 9, 2014

    one of the best actors i liked him in coffee prince

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    Danya Feb 3, 2014

    He is a good actor!!fighting ahjussi!!

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    Bera Aug 16, 2013

    I couldn't recognise that he was the king of Iljimae!!! :O
    Cool acting!!! :D

Details

  • Name:

    Kim Chang Wan
  • Native name:

    김창완
  • Given name:

  • Nationality:

    South Korean
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Born:

    February 22, 1954
  • Age:

    63

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