Kim Ji Suk

Bo Suk Kim

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  • First Name: Bo Suk
  • Family Name: Kim
  • Native name: 김지석
  • Also Known as: Kim Ji Seok;김보석;Kim Bo Seok
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 21, 1981
  • Age: 38

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Bo Suk Kim

Kim Ji Suk

  • Name: Kim Ji Suk
  • Native name: 김지석
  • Given name: Kim Bo Suk
  • Also Known as: Kim Ji Seok;김보석;Kim Bo Seok
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 21, 1981
  • Age: 38
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 2006 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
Year Title # Role Rating
2019 When the Camellia Blooms
Korean Drama, 2019, 40 eps
Kang Jong Ryul (Main Role)
40
Main Role
8.7
2018 Top Star Yoo Baek
Korean Drama, 2018, 11 eps
Yoo Baek (Main Role)
11
Main Role
7.8
2017 20th Century Boy and Girl
Korean Drama, 2017, 32 eps
Gong Ji Won (Main Role)
32
Main Role
8.0
2017 Irish Uppercut
Korean Drama, 2017, 8 eps
Woo Shi Hyung (Main Role)
8
Main Role
7.5
2017 Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People
Korean Drama, 2017, 30 eps
30
Main Role
8.7
2017 Introverted Boss
Korean Drama, 2017, 16 eps
[Yoo He's husband](Ep.12) (Guest Role)
16
[Yoo He's husband](Ep.12)
Guest Role
8.0
2016 Drinking Solo
Korean Drama, 2016, 16 eps
Lee Jin Sang [Guy at the club](Ep.13) (Guest Role)
16
Lee Jin Sang [Guy at the club](Ep.13)
Guest Role
7.8
2016 Another Miss Oh
Korean Drama, 2016, 18 eps
Lee Jin Sang (Main Role)
18
Main Role
8.4
2015 Sassy Go Go
Korean Drama, 2015, 12 eps
Teacher Yang Tae Beom (Main Role)
12
Main Role
8.3
2015 Unkind Women
Korean Drama, 2015, 24 eps
Lee Du Jin [Lee Roo Oh's half brother] (Support Role)
24
Lee Du Jin [Lee Roo Oh's half brother]
Support Role
7.6
2014 Angel Eyes
Korean Drama, 2014, 20 eps
Kang Ji Woon (Main Role)
20
Main Role
7.6
2014 I Need Romance 3
Korean Drama, 2014, 16 eps
[Bar Owner] (Guest Role)
16
[Bar Owner]
Guest Role
8.0
2013 Wonderful Mama
Korean Drama, 2013, 48 eps
Go Yeong Soo (Main Role)
48
Main Role
7.2
2012 Cheongdamdong Alice
Korean Drama, 2012, 16 eps
Tommy Hong (Main Role)
16
Main Role
7.3
2012 I Need Romance 2
Korean Drama, 2012, 16 eps
Shin Ji Hoon (Main Role)
16
Shin Ji Hoon
Main Role
7.6
2010 Personal Taste
Korean Drama, 2010, 16 eps
Han Chang Ryul (Main Role)
16
Main Role
7.8
2010 Chuno
Korean Drama, 2010, 24 eps
Wang Son (Support Role)
24
Wang Son
Support Role
8.2
2009 Hometown Legends
Korean Drama, 2009, 10 eps
Hyun (Ep. 1) (Guest Role)
10
Hyun (Ep. 1)
Guest Role
7.1
2008 Star's Lover
Korean Drama, 2008, 20 eps
[Actor](Ep.1) (Guest Role)
20
[Actor](Ep.1)
Guest Role
7.1
2008 Strongest Chil Woo
Korean Drama, 2008, 20 eps
[Peasant](Ep.1) (Guest Role)
20
[Peasant](Ep.1)
Guest Role
7.0
2007 Likeable or Not
Korean Drama, 2007, 172 eps
Kang Baek Ho (Main Role)
172
Kang Baek Ho
Main Role
7.4
2006 Just Run!
Korean Drama, 2006, 21 eps
Bae Man Soo (Main Role)
21
Main Role
7.0
2006 The Vineyard Man
Korean Drama, 2006, 16 eps
Kim Gyung Min (Support Role)
16
Kim Gyung Min
Support Role
7.5
2006 Want to Love Again
Korean Drama, 2006, 128 eps
Ji Eun Woo (Main Role)
128
Main Role
7.7
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2012 The Sleepless
Korean Movie, 2012,
Seok Ho (Main Role)
Seok Ho
Main Role
6.7
2010 Lady Daddy
Korean Movie, 2010,
Joon Su (Main Role)
Main Role
7.1
2009 Take Off
Korean Movie, 2009,
Chil Gu (Support Role)
Chil Gu
Support Role
8.2
2008 Eye for an Eye
Korean Movie, 2008,
Song Yu Gon (Support Role)
Song Yu Gon
Support Role
7.2
2006 200 Pounds Beauty
Korean Movie, 2006,
[Man with dark eyebrows] (Guest Role)
[Man with dark eyebrows]
Guest Role
7.6
2005 Love In Magic
Korean Movie, 2005,
[Hee Won's student] (Support Role)
[Hee Won's student]
Support Role
7.0
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People Prelude
Korean Special, 2017, 1 eps
King Yeon Sang Un (Main Role)
1
Main Role
8.7
2016 Another Miss Oh Special
Korean Special, 2016, 2 eps
Lee Jin Sang (Main Role)
2
Lee Jin Sang
Main Role
8.3
2013 Drama Special Season 4: Come To Me Like A Star
Korean Special, 2013, 1 eps
Kang Seok (Main Role)
1
Main Role
6.8
2007 Couple Breaking
Korean Special, 2007, 4 eps
Lee Jeong Jae (Support Role)
4
Lee Jeong Jae
Support Role
6.2
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2020 The Romance
Korean TV Show, 2020, 0 eps
(Regular Member)
0
Regular Member
0.0
2019 The Great Escape: Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2019, 13 eps
(Ep. 12) (Guest)
13
(Ep. 12)
Guest
9.2
2018 Amazing Saturday
Korean TV Show, 2018, 100 eps
(Ep. 32) (Guest)
100
(Ep. 32)
Guest
8.7
2016 My Little Old Boy
Korean TV Show, 2016, 200 eps
(Ep. 136) (Guest)
200
(Ep. 136)
Guest
8.4
2016 Celebrity Bromance
Korean TV Show, 2016, 66 eps
(Ep.44-47) (Regular Member)
66
(Ep.44-47)
Regular Member
8.6
2015 Problematic Men
Korean TV Show, 2015, 250 eps
(Regular Member)
250
Regular Member
8.8
2010 Running Man
Korean TV Show, 2010, 600 eps
(Ep. 190, 446-447) (Guest)
600
(Ep. 190, 446-447)
Guest
9.4
2003 X-Man
Korean TV Show, 2003, 178 eps
(Guest)
178
Guest
8.7
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