Kim Ji Suk

Kim Bo Seok debuted in 2001 as a rapper in the five-member Eurodance boyband LEO, formed to capitalize on the success of then-popular boyband g.o.d. But LEO never hit it big, and the group disbanded after eight months.
After failing the exam to get into the theater department, Kim majored in German at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Having attended middle school and high school in England, Kim is also fluent in English and he received his secondary teaching certificate in German and English in 2006. He also has a master's degree in Cultural Contents Planning from Kyung Hee University's Graduate School of Journalism and Communication.
Told by the head of his agency that his birth name could be confused with veteran actors Jung Bo-seok and Kim Bo-seong, he was given the stage name "Kim Ji-seok." Kim began his acting career by appearing in the 2004 music video of Kim Hyung-joong's "She's Laughing", followed by several minor roles. Though his daily drama Likeable or Not recorded high ratings of over 40% in 2007-2008, Kim still did not become a household name. Then a year later, Kim played a member of the Korean national ski jumping team in Take Off, which became the second-highest grossing Korean film in 2009. His popularity increased even more when he played an immature, womanizing slave hunter ("chuno") in period drama The Slave Hunters, the lover of a transgendered man in comedy Lady Daddy, and a competitive ex-boyfriend in Personal Taste.
He enlisted for his mandatory military service on May 24, 2010 at the Nonsan training center in South Chungcheong Province for five weeks of basic training. After serving active duty with the Defense Media Agency of the Ministry of National Defense in Yongsan-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, he was discharged in March 2012. Kim's first post-army acting project was horror film Two Moons (also known as The Sleepless), released in July. This was followed by television romantic comedies I Need Romance 2012 in June, and Cheongdam-dong Alice in December.

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2017
30
Lee Yoong / King Yeonsan Gun Main Role
8.6
2016
16
Lee Jin Sang [Guy at the club](Ep.13) Guest Role
7.9
2016
18
Lee Ji Sang [Do Kyeong's best friend] Main Role
8.5
2015
12
Teacher Yang Tae Beom Main Role
8.4
2015
24
Lee Du Jin [Lee Roo Oh's half brother] Supporting Role
7.5
2014
20
Kang Ji Woon Main Role
7.6
2014
16
[Bar Owner] Guest Role
7.9
2013
1
Kang Seok Main Role
6.8
2013
48
Go Yeong Soo Main Role
7.3
2012
16
Tommy Hong Main Role
7.3
2012
16
Shin Ji Hoon Main Role
7.5
2010
16
Han Chang Ryul Main Role
7.8
2010
24
Wang Son Supporting Role
8.1
2009
10
Hyeon (Ep.1) Guest Role
7.2
2008
20
[Actor](Ep.1) Guest Role
7.0
2008
20
[Peasant](Ep.1) Guest Role
6.8
2007
4
Lee Jeong Jae Supporting Role
6.2
2007
172
Kang Baek Ho Main Role
7.3
2006
21
Bae Man Soo Main Role
8.0
2006
16
Kim Gyung Min Supporting Role
7.4
2006
128
Ji Eun Woo Main Role
N/A

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2012
Seok Ho Main Role
6.8
2010
Joon Su Main Role
7.1
2009
Chil Gu Supporting Role
8.2
2008
[Elevator guy] Guest Role
6.7
2008
Song Yu Gon Supporting Role
7.3
2006
Charcoal Unknown Role
7.6
2005
[Hee Won's student] Supporting Role
7.0

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    iamsarah 9 days ago

    He is always so loveable

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    Anniee Jul 1, 2016

    I hope he would be the main lead of his next drama

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    Miyuru Jun 29, 2016

    I love him for his funny acting and facial expressions..

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    katrina21 Apr 21, 2016

    happy birthday oppa!!! :D

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    KdramaNess Oct 28, 2015

    He's such a great actor! someone give this man the main lead.. im loving him in Sassy go go

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    MinhMakki Aug 29, 2014 - edited

    He needs to be a main lead. Great actor.

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      lunatepe May 17, 2015 - edited

      I totally agree. He is very charismatic and his voice is to die for.

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      Tzuyu Oct 25, 2015

      yeeees :(

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    DreamingKoreanBallad Jun 16, 2014

    Great job on Angel Eyes as Ji Won - I really liked you there!

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    forever_shawol May 4, 2014 - edited

    Lol I feel bad for him...He's always so close to getting the girl but never ends up with her

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      prettytin May 5, 2014

      i know!!! is there any drama where he got the girl?

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      zas May 20, 2014
      Reveal Spoiler »
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    xxricecakes Apr 21, 2014

    happy birthday :D

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    girl_on_fire Apr 21, 2014

    Happy Birthday!!!

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    Lyrical Apr 21, 2014

    Happy Birthday !!!
    Keep Up The Good Work :D

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    katrina21 Apr 21, 2014

    happy birthday oppa :D

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    chibines Apr 21, 2014

    Happy bday husbandoo ~ -3-

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    yourebeautiful Apr 21, 2014

    senghil chukha hamnida oppa :)

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    Woerr Apr 21, 2014

    Happy Birthday!

Details

  • Name:

    Kim Ji Suk
  • Native name:

    김지석
  • Given name:

    Kim Bo Suk
  • Also Known as:

    Kim Ji Seok
  • Nationality:

    South Korean
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Born:

    April 21, 1981
  • Age:

    35