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Kim Bum - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim Bum is a South Korean actor. He’s best recognized due to his role in Boys Over Flowers (2009), Tale of the Nine Tailed (2020), and Law School (2021).


Kim Bum started his entertainer career through the competition Survival Star Audition. Out of hundreds of participants, he got up to sixth spot.

Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to continue due to be below 20 years old. But it still opened up many opportunities.

In 2006, this young man made his debut in acting. He starred in the sitcom High Kick!. In the same year, he also had a role in the TV series Rude Woman.

Kim Bum gained some recognition pretty early on his career. His performance in the 2008 series East of Eden drew many attentions.

He even won the Netizen Popularity Award Korea Drama Awards.

Around 2009, he would see an even bigger rise in popularity. During the time, he became the main cast in the series Boys Over Flowers.

The series was a hit across Asia and helped launch Kim Bum into stardom.

After finding success in South Korea, this Cancer man then went into the Chinese film industry. He starred in the hit film Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon in 2013.

He also had roles in Lovers & Movies and The Beloved in 2014.

Over the next several years, Kim Bum continued to star in many more films and TV series.

Some of his most notable works are Mrs. Cop 2 (2016), Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead (2018), and in Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead (2020).

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  • Real Name: Kim Sang Bum (김상범)
  • Stage Name: Kim Bum (김범)
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: July 7, 1989
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Chung-Ang University
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  • Facebook: kimbeom
  • Twitter: @actorkimbeom
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  • Instagram: @k.kbeom
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
  • Weight: 66 kg (145 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: 1

Girlfriend & Dating History

Oh Yeon Seo 

Kim Bum confirmed his relationship with Oh Yeon Seo, a South Korean actress, in March 2018.

Unfortunately, they revealed that they have parted ways after several months of dating due to undisclosed reason.

Moon Geun Young 

The actor was revealed to date Moon Geun Young, a popular actress from South Korea, in November 2013.

Media reported that their romance had ended after 7 months in May 2014. According to their official statements, they chose to separate but “have decided to remain good friends and supportive colleagues.”

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated the actor’s net worth to be around $10 million to $15 million. He appears to earn most of his income through working as an actor.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether he has undergone any cosmetic surgery to alter his visual appearance.


  • Kim Bum is excellent in sports, especially football.
  • He used to be the captain of his football team.
  • He was quite popular in school.
  • His mother was pretty proud of his talent in sports, but his father wanted him to study hard.
  • He was a good student at school, often getting high scores
  • He used to live in Australia for a few years.
  • The actor is signed under King Kong by Starship.
  • He was in the Samsung Anycall commercial.
  • On some occasion, he has attended fans’ wedding ceremony.
  • Kim Bum had degenerative arthritis after training for Padam Padam.
  • He has admitted to be an outspoken person.
  • He used to be in a relationship with actress Moon Geun Young in 2014 for about 7 months.
  • This Cancer man also dated actress Oh Yeon Seo in 2018.
  • He enlisted as public service worker because of his health condition from April 2018 to March 2020.
  • He had his first kiss at 19 years old in front of his then girlfriend’s house.
  • His ideal type is a cute girl with lots of aegyo who can understand him well.

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  • Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead (2018), as Cheon Moo
  • Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon(2013), as Yuan Zhen
  • The Gifted Hands (2013), as Kim Joon
  • Fly High (2009), as Si Bum
  • Death Bell (2008), as Kang Hyeon
  • Hellcats (2008), as Lee Ho Jae

Drama Series 

  • Tale of the Nine Tailed 1938 (tvN | 2023), as Lee Rang
  • Ghost Doctor (tvN | 2022), as Go Seung Tak
  • Law School (JTBC | 2021), as Han Joon Hwi
  • Tale of the Nine Tailed (tvN | 2020), as Lee Rang
  • Mrs. Cop 2 (SBS | 2016), as Lee Ro Joon
  • Hidden Identity (tvN | 2015), as Cha Gun Woo
  • Jung-Yi, Goddess of Fire (MBC | 2013), as Kim Tae Do
  • That Winter, The Wind Blows (SBS | 2013), as Park Jin Sung
  • High Kick! 3 (MBC | 2011-2012), as Rich man (ep. 108)
  • Padam Padam (JTBC | 2011-2012), as Gook Soo
  • Still, Marry me (MBC | 2010), as Ha Min Jae
  • Dream (SBS | 2009), as Lee Jang Seok
  • High Kick! 2 (MBC | 2009-2010), as Kim Ja Ok’s nephew (cameo ep. 72)
  • Boys Over Flowers (KBS2 | 2009), as So Lee Jeong
  • East of Eden (MBC | 2008), as Lee Dong Cheol (High school student)
  • High Kick! (MBC | 2006-2007), as Kim Beom
  • The Daring Sisters (MBC | 2006), as Jung Hyun Joon


  • 2022 Korea Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actor – Ghost Doctor
  • 2009 Andre Kim Best Star Awards – Male Star Award
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards – New Star Award – Dream
  • 2008 Korea Drama Awards – Netizen Popularity Award – East of Eden
  • 2007 Mnet 20’s Choice Awards – Best Couple Award (with Kim Hye Sung) – Unstoppable High Kick


  • 2016 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actor in a Genre Drama – Mrs. Cop 2
  • 2013 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actor (Film) – The Gifted Hands
  • 2009 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actor (Television) – East of Eden
  • 2009 KBS Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Boys Over Flowers
  • 2009 Mnet 20’s Choice Awards – Hot Male Drama Star – Boys Over Flowers


“There was a time when I thought that my career wasn’t right for me, and I was caught up in a dilemma, but after I joined ‘Tale of the Nine-Tailed,’ I felt endless joy and interest in my work for the first time in a while.”

“My character from ‘Boys Over Flowers’ enjoyed being in love; he was romantic and smooth.”

“Villain roles tend to add more fuel to my desire for expression.”

“When I think of Lee Rang, I also think of the death drive, ‘Thanatos.'”

“I always wanted to show different sides of me, and I’m very happy to have done so.”

Pics of Kim Bum

1. Kim Bum is rocking this outfit

Kim Bum - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. He looks adorable with his cheeky smile

Kim Bum - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. Soft blue might just be his color

Kim Bum - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. He looks amazing in sparkly suit

South Korean Actor - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

5. Kim Bum has a really gorgeous face

South Korean Actor - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career


Who is Kim Bum?

He is a South Korean actor.

Who is Kim Bum’s real name?

His real name is Kim Sang Bum (김상범).

What makes Kim Bum famous?

He became famous due to his role in Boys Over Flowers (2009), Tale of the Nine Tailed (2020), and Law School (2021).

Where is Kim Bum from?

He was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Kim Bum?

He was born in 1989, and he is 35 years old as of 2024.

When does Kim Bum celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 7th of every July.

How tall is Kim Bum?

His height is 5’11” or 181 cm.

Who are Kim Bum’s parents?

He did not reveal the names of his father and mother

Is Kim Bum married?

He is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether he is in a relationship or not.

Who is Kim Bum’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriends are Oh Yeon Seo and Moon Geun Young.

How rich is Kim Bum?

His net worth is around $10 million to $12 million.

What is Kim Bum’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

Kim Bum has showcased his amazing talent since the beginning of his career. His hard work has definitely paid of with how successful he’s become.