Hyun Dong Kim

Kim Gu Ra

  • Name: Kim Gu Ra
  • Native name: 김구라
  • Given name: Kim Hyun Dong
  • Also Known as: 김현동, Kim Goo Ra, Kim Gura, Kim Goora, Kim Hyundong, Kim Hyeondong, Kim Hyeon Dong
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: October 3, 1970
  • Age: 53
Kim Hyun Dong, better known as his stage name Kim Gu Ra is a Korean MC, comedian, and radio host. He first appeared on television in the 1990s in comedy shows and comedy skits. Gu Ra was blasted by the Korean public for harshly criticizing boy band H.O.T. member Moon Hee Jun. He was also well known for being one of the main MCs of popular Korean variety show "Line Up". He was also one of the main MC'S of popular South Korean shows "Quiz that Changes the World", "Radio Star", and "The Moments of Truth Korea".

His son, Kim Dong Hyeon, also appeared on television in "Bungeoppang" and other shows as well, most notably "Star Golden Bell" and also in the MBC drama 'May Queen' as the younger version of the main female character's older (step) brother.

In April 2012, Gu Ra quit the eight entertainment programmes he hosts, following controversy over a 2002 audio clip from a radio programme, where he likened comfort women to prostitutes.

He is set to return to television in January 2013, hosting a new variety show Men's Stuff with Lee Sang Min on cable channel JTBC. Edit Biography
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 Big Forest
Korean Drama, 2018, 10 eps
(Guest Role)
10
Guest Role
7.6
2011 The Greatest Love
Korean Drama, 2011, 16 eps
(Guest Role)
16
Guest Role
8.1
2009 Tae Hee, Hye Kyo, Ji Hyun
Korean Drama, 2009, 133 eps
[Pharmacist] (Guest Role)
133
[Pharmacist]
Guest Role
7.3
2008 Here He Comes
Korean Drama, 2008, 97 eps
(Unknown)
97
Unknown
6.6
2005 Hello, Franceska
Korean Drama, 2005, 12 eps
[Realtor] (Ep. 1) (Guest Role)
12
[Realtor] (Ep. 1)
Guest Role
7.4
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2017 The Lady from 406
Korean Movie, 2017,
[Director of Fine Dust Research Institute] (Support Role)
[Director of Fine Dust Research Institute]
Support Role
7.0
2009 Handphone
Korean Movie, 2009,
[Radio DJ] (Guest Role)
[Radio DJ]
Guest Role
7.3
2008 Baby & I
Korean Movie, 2008,
[Room salon man] (Guest Role)
[Room salon man]
Guest Role
7.7
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2023 Flame Band
Korean TV Show, 2023, 10 eps
[MC] (Main Host)
10
[MC]
Main Host
0.0
2023 Midnight Horror Story Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2023, 20 eps
(Main Host)
20
Main Host
8.7
2023 Between Marriage and Divorce Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2023, 8 eps
[Panelist] (Main Host)
8
[Panelist]
Main Host
0.0
2023 A Meal After Work
Korean TV Show, 2023, 4 eps
(Main Host)
4
Main Host
0.0
2022 It's My First New House
Korean TV Show, 2022, 8 eps
(Main Host)
8
Main Host
0.0
2022 Midnight Horror Story Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2022, 32 eps
(Main Host)
32
Main Host
8.5
2022 Between Marriage and Divorce Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2022, 8 eps
(Main Host)
8
Main Host
7.3
2022 Kim Goo Ra's Latte 9
Korean TV Show, 2022, 34 eps
(Main Host)
34
Main Host
0.0
2021 Pro's Private Life: Timeout
Korean TV Show, 2021, 16 eps
[MC] (Main Host)
16
[MC]
Main Host
0.0
2021 Brave Solo Parenting: I Raise
Korean TV Show, 2021, 12 eps
[Club president] (Main Host)
12
[Club president]
Main Host
8.0
2021 Leader's Romance
Korean TV Show, 2021, 15 eps
(Main Host)
15
Main Host
8.0
2021 Tikita CAR
Korean TV Show, 2021, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
7.5
2021 Dream of Robinhood
Korean TV Show, 2021, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
0.0
2021 Midnight Horror Story Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2021, 47 eps
(Main Host)
47
Main Host
8.3
2021 Your Literacy
Korean TV Show, 2021, 6 eps
(Main Host)
6
Main Host
0.0
2021 My Working Vlog
Korean TV Show, 2021, 32 eps
(Main Host)
32
Main Host
8.5
2021 The Shop Next to the Best
Korean TV Show, 2021, 38 eps
(Main Host)
38
Main Host
6.0
2020 Landman Village
Korean TV Show, 2020, 12 eps
(Regular Member)
12
Regular Member
7.0
2020 Lotto Singer
Korean TV Show, 2020, 16 eps
[Prediction panelist] (Regular Member)
16
[Prediction panelist]
Regular Member
9.0
2020 Law of the Jungle - Hunter and Chef
Korean TV Show, 2020, 4 eps
(Guest)
4
Guest
8.2
2020 My Working Vlog Pilot
Korean TV Show, 2020, 2 eps
(Main Host)
2
Main Host
8.6
2020 Show!terview with Jessi
Korean TV Show, 2020, 95 eps
(Ep. 28, 44) (Guest)
95
(Ep. 28, 44)
Guest
8.9
2019 Hangout with Yoo
Korean TV Show, 2019, 270 eps
(Ep. 1, 26) (Guest)
270
(Ep. 1, 26)
Guest
8.3
2019 Trio's Childcare Challenge
Korean TV Show, 2019, 18 eps
(Regular Member)
18
Regular Member
7.7
2019 Super Hearer
Korean TV Show, 2019, 8 eps
[Villain] (Regular Member)
8
[Villain]
Regular Member
7.7
2019 Boss in the Mirror
Korean TV Show, 2019, 300 eps
(Ep. 188) (Guest)
300
(Ep. 188)
Guest
8.0
2019 My Little Television Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2019, 41 eps
(Main Host)
41
Main Host
7.8
2018 Come See Me - Selfish Broadcasting Machine
Korean TV Show, 2018, 10 eps
(Regular Member)
10
Regular Member
3.0
2018 In-Laws In Practice
Korean TV Show, 2018, 23 eps
(Main Host)
23
Main Host
7.7
2018 Dunia: Into A New World
Korean TV Show, 2018, 15 eps
(Ep. 15) (Guest)
15
(Ep. 15)
Guest
7.4
2018 Those Who Cross the Line
Korean TV Show, 2018, 20 eps
(Main Host)
20
Main Host
8.0
2017 Rated G
Korean TV Show, 2017, 11 eps
(Main Host)
11
Main Host
10.0
2017 Dear My Human
Korean TV Show, 2017, 17 eps
(Main Host)
17
Main Host
9.0
2017 Same Bed, Different Dreams Season 2: You Are My Destiny
Korean TV Show, 2017, 350 eps
(Main Host)
350
Main Host
8.0
2017 Suddenly a Millionaire
Korean TV Show, 2017, 7 eps
(Main Host)
7
Main Host
8.0
2017 Living Together in Empty Room
Korean TV Show, 2017, 49 eps
(Pilot, Ep. 1–8, 12–19, 27-30) (Regular Member)
49
(Pilot, Ep. 1–8, 12–19, 27-30)
Regular Member
7.9
2017 The Dynamic Duo
Korean TV Show, 2017, 10 eps
(Regular Member)
10
Regular Member
7.7
2016 Access Showbiz Tonight
Korean TV Show, 2016, 172 eps
(Main Host)
172
Main Host
0.0
2016 Secretly Greatly
Korean TV Show, 2016, 23 eps
(Ep. 5) (Guest)
23
(Ep. 5)
Guest
7.0
2016 My Little Old Boy
Korean TV Show, 2016, 430 eps
(Ep. 236-237) (Guest)
430
(Ep. 236-237)
Guest
8.1
2016 True Dad Confession
Korean TV Show, 2016, 210 eps
(Main Host)
210
Main Host
10.0
2016 Saturday Night Live Korea Season 7
Korean TV Show, 2016, 18 eps
(Ep. 4) (Guest)
18
(Ep. 4)
Guest
8.0
2016 Real Men: Female Soldier Special - Season 4
Korean TV Show, 2016, 8 eps
(Ep. 146) (Guest)
8
(Ep. 146)
Guest
8.1
2015 People of Full Capacity
Korean TV Show, 2015, 40 eps
(Ep. 1-20) (Main Host)
40
(Ep. 1-20)
Main Host
0.0
2015 My Little Television Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2015, 101 eps
(Regular Member)
101
Regular Member
8.0
2015 King of Mask Singer
Korean TV Show, 2015, 485 eps
[Panelist] (Pilot, Special 2015-2016, Ep. 1-191, 193-present) (Regular Member)
485
[Panelist] (Pilot, Special 2015-2016, Ep. 1-191, 193-present)
Regular Member
8.2
2015 Same Bed, Different Dreams Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2015, 62 eps
(Main Host)
62
Main Host
8.2
2015 Star Golden Bell Lunar New Year Special
Korean TV Show, 2015, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
7.3
2014 Magic Eye
Korean TV Show, 2014, 20 eps
(Main Host)
20
Main Host
0.0
2014 Abnormal Summit Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2014, 102 eps
(Ep. 9) (Guest)
102
(Ep. 9)
Guest
8.0
2014 Magic Eye Pilot
Korean TV Show, 2014, 1 eps
(Regular Member)
1
Regular Member
0.0
2014 Four Sons and One Daughter
Korean TV Show, 2014, 19 eps
(Main Host)
19
Main Host
10.0
2013 The Genius: Rules of the Game
Korean TV Show, 2013, 12 eps
(Regular Member)
12
Regular Member
8.5
2013 Saturday Night Live Korea Season 4
Korean TV Show, 2013, 38 eps
[Host] (Ep. 22) (Guest)
38
[Host] (Ep. 22)
Guest
0.0
2013 Ssulzun
Korean TV Show, 2013, 307 eps
[MC] (Ep. 1-307) (Main Host)
307
[MC] (Ep. 1-307)
Main Host
10.0
2013 Hwasin: Controller of the Heart
Korean TV Show, 2013, 31 eps
(May 2013 – October 2013) (Main Host)
31
(May 2013 – October 2013)
Main Host
7.5
2012 Korea's Got Talent Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2012, 12 eps
[Guest judge] (Regular Member)
12
[Guest judge]
Regular Member
0.0
2011 Idol Premiere Quiz Show
Korean TV Show, 2011, 19 eps
(Main Host)
19
Main Host
7.0
2011 Healing Camp
Korean TV Show, 2011, 219 eps
(Ep. 120, 121, 179, 180) (Guest)
219
(Ep. 120, 121, 179, 180)
Guest
7.6
2011 Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend
Korean TV Show, 2011, 690 eps
[Waiting Room Host] (2011-2012) (Regular Member)
690
[Waiting Room Host] (2011-2012)
Regular Member
8.3
2011 Korea's Got Talent Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2011, 12 eps
[Judge] (Ep. 1-6) (Regular Member)
12
[Judge] (Ep. 1-6)
Regular Member
6.0
2010 Win Win
Korean TV Show, 2010, 146 eps
(Ep. 51) (Guest)
146
(Ep. 51)
Guest
0.0
2009 Intimate Note 2
Korean TV Show, 2009, 25 eps
(Main Host)
25
Main Host
7.5
2009 World Changing Quiz
Korean TV Show, 2009, 318 eps
(Main Host)
318
Main Host
0.0
2009 Global Junior Show
Korean TV Show, 2009, 304 eps
(Regular Member)
304
Regular Member
0.0
2008 Intimate Note
Korean TV Show, 2008, 30 eps
(Main Host)
30
Main Host
6.9
2007 Live Talk Show Taxi
Korean TV Show, 2007, 501 eps
[MC] (Ep. 255-334) | [Guest] (Ep. 256) (Regular Member)
501
[MC] (Ep. 255-334) | [Guest] (Ep. 256)
Regular Member
8.0
2007 Happy Together Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2007, 557 eps
(Ep. 6, 14-15, 31) (Guest)
557
(Ep. 6, 14-15, 31)
Guest
7.8
2007 Radio Star
Korean TV Show, 2007, 900 eps
[2007-2012, 2013~] (Main Host)
900
[2007-2012, 2013~]
Main Host
7.8
2007 1 vs. 100
Korean TV Show, 2007, 540 eps
(Guest)
540
Guest
8.0
2003 Happiness In ₩10,000
Korean TV Show, 2003, 238 eps
(Ep. 163-164) (Guest)
238
(Ep. 163-164)
Guest
10.0
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Hyun Dong Kim
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  • First Name: Hyun Dong
  • Family Name: Kim
  • Native name: 김구라
  • Also Known as: 김현동, Kim Goo Ra, Kim Gura, Kim Goora, Kim Hyundong, Kim Hyeondong, Kim Hyeon Dong
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: October 3, 1970
  • Age: 53

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