Jong Kook Kim

Kim Jong Kook

  • Name: Kim Jong Kook
  • Native name: 김종국
  • Also Known as: Kim Jong Guk, Kim Jong Kuk
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 25, 1976
  • Age: 48
Kim Jong Kook is a South Korean singer, entertainer, and actor. In 1995, he debuted as a member of the South Korean duo Turbo, considered to be one of the most popular groups at the time. They sold a million albums in South Korea and Asia before disbanding in 2000. By December 2001, Jong Kook had released his debut solo album, ‘Renaissance’,
As a solo artist, he has earned 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 with his participation in variety shows including X-man and Family Outing. He gained worldwide popularity following his participation in Running Man.

He is the uncle of Soya Kim, and 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" as they were all born in 1976, the year of the dragon.

On August 27, 2010, Kim had a lumbar microdiscectomy to relieve the pain from 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 created controversy over his attendance at the wedding of Yoo Seung Jun (Steven Yoo) who is banned from re-entering South Korea after evading military service.

In January 2015, while a guest on the popular talk show, Healing Camp, he shed light on his choice to work as a public service worker during his mandatory military enlistment, citing his back issues as being partly the reason. Edit Biography
Producer
Year Title Type Rating
2019 Big Picture: Season 3
TV Show
8.2
2018 Big Picture in Vietnam
TV Show
7.9
2018 Big Picture: Season 2
TV Show
8.4
2017 Big Picture
TV Show
7.7
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
8.3
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
7.5
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
7.9
2004 Old Miss Diary
Korean Drama, 2004, 232 eps
(Guest Role)
232
Guest Role
7.2
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2015 Run, Brothers!
Chinese Movie, 2015,
(Guest Role)
Guest Role
7.6
2012 Love On-Air
Korean Movie, 2012,
Kim Jong Guk (Guest Role)
Kim Jong Guk
Guest Role
7.4
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
TBA Couple Palace Season 2
Korean TV Show, 0000, 0 eps
(Main Host)
0
Main Host
0.0
2024 Stingy Man Pilot
Korean TV Show, 2024, 2 eps
(Main Host)
2
Main Host
0.0
2024 Couple Palace
Korean TV Show, 2024, 10 eps
(Main Host)
10
Main Host
6.9
2024 Make Handsome: Change! My Man
Korean TV Show, 2024, 10 eps
(Main Host)
10
Main Host
0.0
2023 Love My Body
Korean TV Show, 2023, 45 eps
(Ep. 19-20) (Guest)
45
(Ep. 19-20)
Guest
0.0
2023 Express Delivery: Mongolia Edition
Korean TV Show, 2023, 9 eps
(Regular Member)
9
Regular Member
8.3
2023 I Can See Your Voice Season 10
Korean TV Show, 2023, 8 eps
(Main Host)
8
Main Host
8.2
2023 Authorized Personnel Only
Korean TV Show, 2023, 3 eps
(Regular Member)
3
Regular Member
8.6
2022 Dopojarak: Story of Homme the K-Wanderer
Korean TV Show, 2022, 10 eps
(Regular Member)
10
Regular Member
8.3
2022 I Can See Your Voice Season 9
Korean TV Show, 2022, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
8.1
2022 PUBG Bootcamp
Korean TV Show, 2022, 6 eps
(Regular Member)
6
Regular Member
8.4
2021 Outrun by Running Man
Korean TV Show, 2021, 14 eps
(Ep. 1-14) (Main Host)
14
(Ep. 1-14)
Main Host
8.0
2021 Extreme Debut: Wild Idol
Korean TV Show, 2021, 13 eps
(Main Host)
13
Main Host
8.0
2021 The Man of Ateez
Korean TV Show, 2021, 4 eps
(Regular Member)
4
Regular Member
8.4
2021 Dolsing Fourmen
Korean TV Show, 2021, 170 eps
(Ep. 17, 69) (Guest)
170
(Ep. 17, 69)
Guest
8.7
2021 Seri Money Club
Korean TV Show, 2021, 24 eps
(Main Host)
24
Main Host
9.0
2021 Mulberry School Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2021, 33 eps
(Ep. 2) (Guest)
33
(Ep. 2)
Guest
7.0
2021 On and Off Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2021, 14 eps
(Ep. 9) (Guest)
14
(Ep. 9)
Guest
8.2
2021 I Can See Your Voice Season 8
Korean TV Show, 2021, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
8.0
2021 Crazy Recipe Adventure
Korean TV Show, 2021, 20 eps
(Main Host)
20
Main Host
8.0
2021 The Stage of Legends - Archive K
Korean TV Show, 2021, 10 eps
[Special MC] (Ep. 1-3) (Guest)
10
[Special MC] (Ep. 1-3)
Guest
8.6
2020 Killing Voice
Korean TV Show, 2020, 120 eps
(Ep. 29) (Guest)
120
(Ep. 29)
Guest
8.9
2020 Crazy Noodle Recipe
Korean TV Show, 2020, 2 eps
(Main Host)
2
Main Host
7.5
2020 Today’s Delivery: Pilot
Korean TV Show, 2020, 2 eps
(Ep. 1-2) (Guest)
2
(Ep. 1-2)
Guest
6.9
2020 Hidden Singer Season 6
Korean TV Show, 2020, 16 eps
[Hidden Singer] (Ep. 8, 14-15) (Guest)
16
[Hidden Singer] (Ep. 8, 14-15)
Guest
7.9
2020 Dong Dong Shin Ki
Korean TV Show, 2020, 15 eps
(Ep. 4) (Guest)
15
(Ep. 4)
Guest
8.1
2020 Show!terview with Jessi
Korean TV Show, 2020, 95 eps
(Ep. 29) (Guest)
95
(Ep. 29)
Guest
8.9
2020 The Voice of Korea Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2020, 7 eps
[Coach] (Main Host)
7
[Coach]
Main Host
7.6
2020 Jeeseokjin World
Korean TV Show, 2020, 143 eps
(Guest)
143
Guest
8.0
2020 I Can See Your Voice Season 7
Korean TV Show, 2020, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
8.1
2020 Fly Shoot Dori - The New Beginning
Korean TV Show, 2020, 19 eps
(Main Host)
19
Main Host
7.2
2019 Pink Festa
Korean TV Show, 2019, 2 eps
(Main Host)
2
Main Host
8.3
2019 5 Bros
Korean TV Show, 2019, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
7.5
2019 5 Bros: Pilot
Korean TV Show, 2019, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
8.0
2019 Rewind
Korean TV Show, 2019, 24 eps
(Regular Member)
24
Regular Member
8.0
2019 The Call Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2019, 10 eps
[Match Maker] (Main Host)
10
[Match Maker]
Main Host
8.2
2019 Heo Young Man's Food Travel
Korean TV Show, 2019, 250 eps
(Ep. 124) (Guest)
250
(Ep. 124)
Guest
0.0
2019 Big Picture: Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2019, 56 eps
(Main Host)
56
Main Host
8.2
2019 Target : Billboard - KILL BILL
Korean TV Show, 2019, 10 eps
(Main Host)
10
Main Host
9.5
2019 I Can See Your Voice Season 6
Korean TV Show, 2019, 13 eps
(Main Host)
13
Main Host
8.3
2018 I'll Win You Over With My Channel
Korean TV Show, 2018, 23 eps
(Ep. 6) (Guest)
23
(Ep. 6)
Guest
8.0
2018 Problem Child in House
Korean TV Show, 2018, 260 eps
(Ep. 174-260) (Main Host)
260
(Ep. 174-260)
Main Host
7.9
2018 Big Picture in Vietnam
Korean TV Show, 2018, 56 eps
(Main Host)
56
Main Host
7.9
2018 Pajama Friends
Korean TV Show, 2018, 13 eps
[Cinderella Boy] (Ep. 10-11) (Guest)
13
[Cinderella Boy] (Ep. 10-11)
Guest
8.2
2018 The Call
Korean TV Show, 2018, 10 eps
[1st Line Up] (Regular Member)
10
[1st Line Up]
Regular Member
8.4
2018 Big Picture: Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2018, 93 eps
(Main Host)
93
Main Host
8.4
2018 I Can See Your Voice Season 5
Korean TV Show, 2018, 13 eps
(Main Host)
13
Main Host
8.2
2017 Master in the House
Korean TV Show, 2017, 238 eps
[Master] (Ep. 168-169) (Guest)
238
[Master] (Ep. 168-169)
Guest
8.6
2017 Dragon Club - Immature Bromance
Korean TV Show, 2017, 8 eps
(Main Host)
8
Main Host
8.1
2017 Big Picture
Korean TV Show, 2017, 105 eps
(Main Host)
105
Main Host
7.7
2017 Fantastic Duo Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2017, 36 eps
(Ep. 21-22) (Guest)
36
(Ep. 21-22)
Guest
8.2
2017 Let's Go With Mom
Korean TV Show, 2017, 8 eps
(Main Host)
8
Main Host
8.4
2017 I Can See Your Voice Season 4
Korean TV Show, 2017, 19 eps
(Main Host)
19
Main Host
8.3
2016 My Little Old Boy
Korean TV Show, 2016, 430 eps
(Ep. 76~) | [Guest] (Ep. 48, 50-51) (Regular Member)
430
(Ep. 76~) | [Guest] (Ep. 48, 50-51)
Regular Member
8.1
2016 Talents for Sale
Korean TV Show, 2016, 19 eps
(Main Host)
19
Main Host
7.6
2016 Fantastic Duo Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2016, 30 eps
(Ep. 15-16) (Guest)
30
(Ep. 15-16)
Guest
8.0
2016 Keep Running Season 4
Chinese TV Show, 2016, 12 eps
(Ep. 5) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 5)
Guest
8.5
2016 Super Idol: Season 2
Chinese TV Show, 2016, 12 eps
(Ep. 6) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 6)
Guest
7.9
2015 Knowing Bros
Korean TV Show, 2015, 460 eps
(Ep. 86) (Guest)
460
(Ep. 86)
Guest
8.7
2015 The Amazing Race Season 2
Chinese TV Show, 2015, 10 eps
(Regular Member)
10
Regular Member
7.5
2015 Super Idol: Season 1
Chinese TV Show, 2015, 13 eps
[Judge] (Main Host)
13
[Judge]
Main Host
8.0
2015 Fashion King Korea 3
Korean TV Show, 2015, 10 eps
(Main Host)
10
Main Host
6.7
2015 Ding Ge Long Dong Qiang
Chinese TV Show, 2015, 10 eps
(Regular Member)
10
Regular Member
6.9
2014 Everybody
Korean TV Show, 2014, 17 eps
(Main Host)
17
Main Host
8.0
2014 Keep Running Season 1
Chinese TV Show, 2014, 15 eps
(Ep. 1, 5) (Guest)
15
(Ep. 1, 5)
Guest
8.3
2013 The Return of Superman
Korean TV Show, 2013, 560 eps
(Ep. 10) (Guest)
560
(Ep. 10)
Guest
8.7
2013 Cool Kiz on the Block
Korean TV Show, 2013, 174 eps
(Ep. 53-67) (Guest)
174
(Ep. 53-67)
Guest
8.2
2012 Hidden Singer Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2012, 17 eps
[Hidden Singer] (Ep. 11, 16-17) (Guest)
17
[Hidden Singer] (Ep. 11, 16-17)
Guest
7.8
2012 Beatles Code Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2012, 87 eps
(Ep. 38) (Guest)
87
(Ep. 38)
Guest
8.2
2011 Weekly Idol
Korean TV Show, 2011, 700 eps
(Ep. 314) (Guest)
700
(Ep. 314)
Guest
8.2
2011 Healing Camp
Korean TV Show, 2011, 219 eps
(Ep. 168-169) (Guest)
219
(Ep. 168-169)
Guest
7.6
2011 Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend
Korean TV Show, 2011, 690 eps
[Legend] (Ep. 469-470) (Guest)
690
[Legend] (Ep. 469-470)
Guest
8.3
2010 Hello Counselor Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2010, 431 eps
(Ep. 98) (Guest)
431
(Ep. 98)
Guest
8.0
2010 Running Man
Korean TV Show, 2010, 740 eps
(Ep. 1~) (Regular Member)
740
(Ep. 1~)
Regular Member
9.2
2010 Intimate Note 3
Korean TV Show, 2010, 18 eps
(Ep. 66) (Guest Role)
18
(Ep. 66)
Guest Role
6.0
2009 Cultwo Show
Korean TV Show, 2009, 833 eps
(Guest Role)
833
Guest Role
0.0
2009 Strong Heart
Korean TV Show, 2009, 166 eps
(Ep. 23-24) (Guest)
166
(Ep. 23-24)
Guest
7.9
2009 You Hee Yeol's Sketchbook
Korean TV Show, 2009, 600 eps
(Ep. 42, 105, 145, 165, 262, 302, 375) (Guest)
600
(Ep. 42, 105, 145, 165, 262, 302, 375)
Guest
8.3
2008 Intimate Note
Korean TV Show, 2008, 30 eps
(Ep. 10-11) (Guest Role)
30
(Ep. 10-11)
Guest Role
6.9
2008 Family Outing Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2008, 85 eps
(Ep. 19-85) (Regular Member)
85
(Ep. 19-85)
Regular Member
8.5
2007 Happy Together Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2007, 557 eps
(Ep. 71, 74, 136, 271, 430) (Guest)
557
(Ep. 71, 74, 136, 271, 430)
Guest
7.8
2007 Radio Star
Korean TV Show, 2007, 900 eps
(Ep. 75-77, 132-133, 539, 608, 861) (Guest)
900
(Ep. 75-77, 132-133, 539, 608, 861)
Guest
7.8
2007 Star King
Korean TV Show, 2007, 461 eps
(Ep. 93-94, 154, 158-160) (Guest)
461
(Ep. 93-94, 154, 158-160)
Guest
8.0
2005 Fly Shoot Dori
Korean TV Show, 2005, 28 eps
[Director] (Regular Member)
28
[Director]
Regular Member
8.5
2005 Crisis Escape No. 1
Korean TV Show, 2005, 527 eps
(2013-2016) (Main Host)
527
(2013-2016)
Main Host
8.1
2005 Infinite Challenge
Korean TV Show, 2005, 616 eps
(Ep. 16, 20, 338, 462-464, 546) (Guest)
616
(Ep. 16, 20, 338, 462-464, 546)
Guest
8.3
2004 Star Golden Bell
Korean TV Show, 2004, 311 eps
(Guest)
311
Guest
7.9
2004 Love Letter
Korean TV Show, 2004, 154 eps
(Guest)
154
Guest
8.6
2003 X-Man
Korean TV Show, 2003, 178 eps
(Guest)
178
Guest
8.0
2000 Star Survival Dongeodongrak
Korean TV Show, 2000, 77 eps
(Regular Member)
77
Regular Member
6.7
1999 Gag Concert
Korean TV Show, 1999, 1050 eps
(Guest)
1050
Guest
8.2
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  • First Name: Jong Kook
  • Family Name: Kim
  • Native name: 김종국
  • Also Known as: Kim Jong Guk, Kim Jong Kuk
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 25, 1976
  • Age: 48

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