Kim Jong Kook

Jong Kook Kim

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  • First Name: Jong Kook
  • Family Name: Kim
  • Native name: 김종국
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 25, 1976
  • Age: 42

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Jong Kook Kim

Kim Jong Kook

  • Name: Kim Jong Kook
  • Native name: 김종국
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 25, 1976
  • Age: 42
Kim Jong Kook is a South Korean singer, entertainer, and actor. he debuted as a member of South Korean duo Turbo in 1995. The duo was considered to be one of the most popular idols in that time and sold out millions album in South Korea and Asia. Following the disbanding of the duo in 2000, he released his debut solo album, Renaissance, in December 2001.

As a solo artist, he has received several awards, including three Golden Disk Awards, two Seoul Music Awards, two KBS Music Awards, two SBS Music Awards, two MBC Music Awards, one MBC Best 10 Music Awards, one Mnet Asian Music Awards, and one Melon Music Awards.

A part of his music career, he established himself as an entertainer, notably through his participation in variety shows including X-man, Family Outing and gained worldwide popularity following his participation in Running Man.

he is the uncle of Soya. Kim is known to be good friends with Jang Hyuk, Cha Tae-hyun, Hong Kyung-min and Hong Kyung-in. The five are known as the "Dragon Brothers" because they were all born in 1976, the year of the dragon.

On August 27, 2010, Kim received a lumbar microdiscectomy surgery to relieve a herniated disk. Kim's management company, 101 Entertainment stated, “Kim Jong-kook carried on with his daily activities without knowing that he had a ruptured disk. However, he did feel pain, but didn’t think much of it, and he endured his condition with painkillers while filming SBS Running Man."

In 2011, Kim controversially attended the wedding of Yoo Seung-jun (Steven Yoo) in person, who is banned from re-entering South Korea after evading military service.

In January 2015, he was a guest on the popular talk show, Healing Camp, where he shed light on many personal controversies, including his choice to work as a public service worker instead of an active-duty soldier during his mandatory military enlistment, which was partly due to the aforementioned back issues.
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2016 The Sound of Your Heart
Korean Drama, 2016, 20 eps
Jo Jong Wook | Jo Jong Kook [Jo Suk's twin cousins] (Ep.17) (Guest Role)
20
Jo Jong Wook | Jo Jong Kook [Jo Suk's twin cousins] (Ep.17)
Guest Role
8.5
2015 The Producers
Korean Drama, 2015, 12 eps
Kim Hong Sun [Variety division PD] (Support Role)
12
Kim Hong Sun [Variety division PD]
Support Role
7.6
2015 The Girl Who Sees Scents
Korean Drama, 2015, 16 eps
Himself [Running Man member](Ep.1) (Guest Role)
16
Himself [Running Man member](Ep.1)
Guest Role
8.0
2004 Old Miss Diary
Korean Drama, 2004, 232 eps
(Guest Role)
232
Guest Role
7.4
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2019 I Can See Your Voice: Season 6
Korean TV Show, 2019, 13 eps
(Main Host)
13
Main Host
9.0
2018 Big Picture in Vietnam
Korean TV Show, 2018, 56 eps
(Main Host)
56
Main Host
9.0
2018 The Call
Korean TV Show, 2018, 8 eps
1st Line Up (Regular Member)
8
1st Line Up
Regular Member
8.9
2018 Big Picture: Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2018, 93 eps
(Main Host)
93
Main Host
9.5
2018 I Can See Your Voice: Season 5
Korean TV Show, 2018, 13 eps
(Main Host)
13
Main Host
8.9
2017 Dragon Club - Immature Bromance
Korean TV Show, 2017, 8 eps
(Main Host)
8
Main Host
8.5
2017 Big Picture
Korean TV Show, 2017, 105 eps
(Main Host)
105
Main Host
8.0
2017 I Can See Your Voice: Season 4
Korean TV Show, 2017, 19 eps
(Main Host)
19
Main Host
8.8
2016 My Little Old Boy
Korean TV Show, 2016, 150 eps
(Regular Member)
150
Regular Member
8.6
2016 Talents for Sale
Korean TV Show, 2016, 19 eps
(Main Host)
19
Main Host
7.9
2016 Super Idol: Season 2
Chinese TV Show, 2016, 12 eps
Ep 6 (Guest)
12
Ep 6
Guest
8.8
2015 Knowing Bros
Korean TV Show, 2015, 190 eps
(Ep.86) (Guest)
190
(Ep.86)
Guest
9.2
2015 The Amazing Race: Season 2
Chinese TV Show, 2015, 10 eps
(Regular Member)
10
Regular Member
7.8
2015 Super Idol: Season 1
Chinese TV Show, 2015, 13 eps
Judge (Main Host)
13
Judge
Main Host
8.5
2014 Keep Running: Season 1
Chinese TV Show, 2014, 15 eps
(Ep. 1 & 5) (Guest)
15
(Ep. 1 & 5)
Guest
8.9
2013 Cool Kiz on the Block
Korean TV Show, 2013, 174 eps
(Ep.53-67) soccer (Guest)
174
(Ep.53-67) soccer
Guest
8.8
2012 Hidden Singer: Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2012, 17 eps
[Singer] (Ep. 11) (Guest)
17
[Singer] (Ep. 11)
Guest
6.6
2010 Running Man
Korean TV Show, 2010, 450 eps
(Main Host)
450
Main Host
9.3
2009 Strong Heart
Korean TV Show, 2009, 166 eps
(Ep. 23-24) (Guest)
166
(Ep. 23-24)
Guest
8.5
2009 You Hee Yeol's Sketchbook
Korean TV Show, 2009, 500 eps
(Ep.42, 105, 145, 165, 262, 302, 375) (Guest)
500
(Ep.42, 105, 145, 165, 262, 302, 375)
Guest
9.0
2008 Family Outing: Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2008, 85 eps
(Regular Member)
85
Regular Member
9.1
2007 Star King
Korean TV Show, 2007, 461 eps
(Guest)
461
Guest
8.5
2005 Shoot Dori
Korean TV Show, 2005, 28 eps
Coach (Main Host)
28
Coach
Main Host
7.0
2005 Infinite Challenge
Korean TV Show, 2005, 563 eps
s1 (Ep. 16,20) (Guest)
563
s1 (Ep. 16,20)
Guest
8.7
2003 Love Letter
Korean TV Show, 2003, 0 eps
(Guest)
0
Guest
8.6
2003 X-Man
Korean TV Show, 2003, 178 eps
(Guest)
178
Guest
8.8
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