Kim Bum 김범

Kim Bum

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Last Name:
Kim
First Name:
Bum
English Name:
Ethnic Name:
김범
Ethnicity:
Korean
Date of Birth:
July 07, 1989
Place of Birth:
Height:
179cm
Weight:
62kg
Blood Type:
Profession:
actor
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Biography

Kim Bum is the popular star of numerous Korean television series and dramas, as well as several feature-length films. His best known role is as So Yi Jung in Boys Over Flowers. Winner of the Netizen Popularity Award at the 2008 Korean Drama Festival, Kim Bum was born on July 7, 1989, and was educated at Jungang University. Having set his sights on an acting career while still a young school boy, Kim regularly attended auditions and took acting classes. However, it was not until he joined the “Survival Star Audition” that his hard work finally paid off. He placed 8th in a field of hundreds, but because he was only 17, in a program aimed at actors in their 20’s, he could not proceed in the competition. “Survival Star Audition” opened many opportunities for Kim, and he began receiving multiple television series roles and his popularity soared. Although continually the object of much internet and magazine gossip, Kim Bum continues to ascend as a South Korean star, while remaining firmly planted in his roots.

Kim Bum plays So Yi Jung (Sojiroh Nishikado), one of the Korean F4 members in "Boys Over Flowers", the Korean remake of Japanese manga "Hana Yori Dango". Kim Bum showed his acting chops playing the young Lee Dong Chul in "East of Eden" and is one of South Korea's rising male stars to be watched.


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Filmography

That Winter, the Wind Blows 2013 as Park Jin Sung (Korean Dramas)

The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry 2010 (Korean Dramas)

Dream 2009 as Lee Jang Suk (Korean Dramas)

East of Eden 2008 as Lee Dong Chul (15 years old) (Korean Dramas)

Boys Over Flowers 2008 as So Yi Jung (Sojiroh Nishikado) (Korean Dramas)

Outrageous Women 2006 as Joon (Korean Dramas)



Kim Bum News:

Kim Bum confirmed for drama 'Ms. Cop 2'!
allkpop - Feb 12, 2016

A representative of SBS reported, "Actor Kim Bum will make a dramatic transformation as Lee Ro Jun, a stubborn character willing to do anything for the welfare of his future." Kim Bum will be joining Seulong, Son Dam Bi, Kim Min Jong, and Kim Sung ...


'Kim Bum Soo Reveals Secret Marriage While Filming 'Secret Book Club'
KpopStarz - Dec 10, 2015

One of the hosts, Hong Jin Young, asked Kim Bum Soo how he enjoys being single. Kim Bum Soo responded with, "I got married very recently. We had a simple, quiet ceremony with our families. It happened very recently so I haven't officially revealed it yet.


Kim Bum Will Portray Bruce Lee In His Chinese Drama Comeback
KDramaStars - Oct 1, 2015

"Kim Bum was cast as the protagonist in the Chinese blockbuster drama," said a representative for King Kong Entertainment, in an official statement released on October 1. "He appears in the role of Bruce Lee. [Shooting] will is planned to begin in the ...


Kim Bum to Portray Bruce Lee in Upcoming Drama
Yibada (English Edition) - Oct 11, 2015

According to an Oct. 1 official statement by a representative from King Kong Entertainment, Kim's management agency, "Kim Bum was cast as the protagonist in the Chinese blockbuster drama. He appears in the role of Bruce Lee. Shooting is planned to ...


Kim Bum Undergoes Drastic Weight Loss For 'Hidden Identity'
KDramaStars - Jun 4, 2015

On June 3, Kim Bum attended a press conference for his upcoming tvN crime drama, "Hidden Identity." Reporters were surprised by his thinner appearance, which was the result of 31 lbs. (14 kg) of weight loss. The 25-year-old star endured drastic weight ...


'Hidden Identity' Star Kim Bum Snags Bruce Lee Role In New Chinese TV Series
Fashion & Style - Oct 14, 2015

Korean actor Kim Bum (whose real name is Kim Sang-Beom) has landed the coveted role of Bruce Lee in the forthcoming Chinese drama "Yip Man and Bruce Lee." Chinese film company Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation will be producing the series and ...


Kim Bum Is Lean, Mean And Ready For Revenge In "Hidden Identity"
KDramaStars - Jun 15, 2015

Kim Bum will show viewers a different side of himself in his new tVN drama, "Hidden Identity." He plays a former SWAT and SEAL member who joined an undercover investigative team. His character is lean, mean and ready to exact revenge. Like Us on ...


Kim Tae Woo beats fellow ballad singer with his power vocals on 'Finding Sugar ...
allkpop - Feb 3, 2016

Kim Tae Woo faced off with Kim Bum Soo for a battle of the ballad kings on the February 2 installment of JTBC's 'Finding Sugar Man,' singing their hearts out and melting the hearts of the audience members in the process. It was a close match, but in ...


South Korean Actor Kim Bum To Play As Legendary Martial Artist Bruce Lee In A ...
Korea Portal (English Edition) - Oct 28, 2015

26-year-old South Korean actor Kim Bum reportedly lands the role to play as late Bruce Lee in a new Chinese TV show, as reported by Korea Times on Thursday. Bruce Lee was known as a legendary martial artist, actor and filmmaker. Like Us on Facebook ...


Korean actor Kim Bum scores role of Bruce Lee in Chinese TV series
The Korea Times US - Oct 9, 2015

Korean actor Kim Bum will play the late Bruce Lee (1940-1973), the legendary martial artist, in a new Chinese TV show, according to various media reports. Kim is best known for his role as So Yi-jung, in Boys Over Flowers. Kim, 26, will feature as the ...


Kim Bum shocks with his new lean look at 'Hidden Identity' drama press conference
allkpop - Jun 3, 2015

Kim Bum said, "I lost 14 kg for the drama. I had a little extra weight on me until recently. I researched a lot for this character and his trauma." In the drama, Kim Bum plays the role of Cha Gun Woo, who becomes a human weapon after being traumatized ...


The Kardashians and plastic surgery: From Kim's 'bum implants' to Kendall's ...
mirror.co.uk - May 7, 2015

The Kardashians and plastic surgery: From Kim's 'bum implants' to Kendall's 'nose job' -full rumour roundup. 11:49, 7 May 2015; By Katy Forrester. The famous family have had more work done than we've had hot dinners but are all of the rumours true?


Kim Bum Returns To K-Dramas As A Homicide Detective
KDramaStars - Mar 24, 2015

Kim Bum's last drama was the saeguk "Goddess of Fire: Jeonji" with co-stars Moon Geun Young and Lee Sang Yoon. Before that he appeared in "That Winter The Wind Blows" with Jo In Sung and Song Hye Kyo." He is best known for his roles in the dramas ...


Kim Bum-soo to hold 17th anniversary concert
The Korea Herald - Dec 29, 2015

Balladeer Kim Bum-soo will hold a two-day concert in March to celebrate the 17th anniversary of his debut. The program will feature the hits of the popular vocalist, including “Promise,” “I Miss You,” “Last Love” and “It Will Pass” in addition to a ...


TV to feature idols, hidden cameras over Seollal
Korea Times - Feb 5, 2016

Singers Lim Chang-jung, Kim Bum-soo, Jang Yoon-jeong and comedian Park Myung-soo will recruit vocalists through their smartphones, and perform with them in a duet competition. "God's Voice," set to air Wednesday on SBS, will have amateur vocalists ...


Kim Bum's Film Was Shown At The Beijing Film Festival
KDramaStars - Apr 22, 2015

Kim Bum already had a fan following in China due to his roles in such k-dramas as "Boys Over Flowers," "Padam Padam" and "That Winter The Wind Blows." But "The Micro Era Of Love" further improved his visibility among younger audiences. As a result of ...


Kim Bum is brooding for 'Singles' + reveals how much weight he lost for his ...
allkpop - Jun 23, 2015

Actor Kim Bum is deep in thought with his charismatic face in his latest photoshoot with 'Singles'. There's so much emotion in his eyes in this classy black-and-white photoshoot. It looks as if he's taken on an acting role for this magazine photoshoot ...


Kim Bum is a sexy mustached action star in preview for 'Hidden Identity'
allkpop - Jun 5, 2015

In this preview for the first episode on June 16, Kim Bum shows off his leaner figure, which he already talked about in a press conference, and his new action skills, showing that somehow, even though people thought it possible, he got even sexier.


K-Drama Stars Who Celebrate Birthdays In July
KDramaStars - Jul 1, 2015

July 7: Kim Bum made his drama comeback this year with a role in the crime thriller "Hidden Identity." The lean, mean detective he plays in this drama seems years older than the characters he played in previous dramas, such as "The Woman Who Still ...


Kim Bum to head to China for 'The 5th Beijing International Film Festival'
allkpop - Apr 17, 2015

His label King Kong Entertainment stated, "Kim Bum will be at 'The 5th Beijing International Film Festival' held in Yan Qi Hu, Beijing along with actors Wang Li Kun and Taiwanese actor Joe Cheng. In addition to his attendance at the event, he will also ...


Kim So Eun Set To Film A Web Drama with EXO's Xiumin
KDramaStars - Oct 5, 2015

Kim So Eun has had a list of attractive leading men that include Kim Bum, Lee Sang Yoon and all five members of the acting-singing group 5uprise. Kim made her acting debut when she was 15 but her breakout role was playing Gu Hye Sun's best friend in ...


Five Reasons To Watch 'Hidden Identity'
KDramaStars - Jun 19, 2015

Kim Bum delivers a stellar performance in the tvN action thriller, "Hidden Identity." He portrays Cha Gun Woo, an undercover cop, who is plagued by memories of his deceased partner. He faces suspension and discipline after he seeks revenge against the ...


Five Fun Facts About Kim Bum
KDramaStars - Jun 25, 2014

Kim Bum was determined to become a star. He wanted to be an actor so badly that he joined "Survival Star Audition and placed sixth among hundreds of contestants. As he was only 17, he could not proceed, but it did land him acting roles. Not satisfied ...


Canceled Korean concerts anger LA fans
The Korea Times US - Oct 14, 2015

A string of canceled and postponed Los Angeles concerts by South Korean musical acts have angered fans. Fans who bought tickets priced upwards of $100 to $200 to see famous ballader Kim Bum-soo live at Pechanga Resort & Casino this past weekend ...


Kim Bum Soo says it's 'Only You' with his OST for 'Hyde Jekyll, Me'
allkpop - Feb 19, 2015

... song serves as the theme song for main male lead played by Hyun Bin. The song was composed by VIBE's Ryu Jae Hyun, and its meaningful lyrics as well as the desperation conveyed through Kim Bum Soo's voice will have you listening to it over and over.


KTMF bringing Cool, Kim Bum-soo and Han Hee-jun
The Korea Times US - Mar 24, 2015

The 13th Korea Times Music Festival is bringing Cool, Kim Bum-soo and Han Hee-jun to the Hollywood Bowl on May 2. The annual event attracts a crowd of 20,000 each year in a celebration of Korean music and culture. The three artists will join TVXQ, ...


Primary drops 'See You' MV ft. Kim Bum Soo and Dynamic Duo's Gaeko
allkpop - Apr 9, 2015

He's back with the music video for his title track "See You" featuring Kim Bum Soo (BSK) and Dynamic Duo's Gaeko, off his new album '2-1' on April 9. In addition to his title track, album '2-1' also includes songs like "Tonight", and "U", and includes ...


Moon Geun Young And Kim Bum End Their Six-Month Relationship
KDramaStars - May 15, 2014

While the crew of "Goddess of Fire: Jeonji" noted how protective Kim Bum was of his co-star on set, there were no rumors circulating about them dating. Still, as soon as they did decide to date, Moon Geun Young wanted to be honest about their relationship.


Kim's bum cover photo sparks hilarious memes
Al-Arabiya - Nov 13, 2014

Kim's bum cover photo sparks hilarious memes. French photographer Jean-Paul Goude shot Kardashian West in a variety of poses. (Photo courtesy: Paper magazine). Share. Text size A A A. By Staff writer Al Arabiya News Thursday, 13 November 2014.


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