Kim Dong Wook

Kim Dong Wook - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Kim Dong Wook already had a notable presence since he acted in the movie A Crimson Mark (2004).

In that year, this Leo actor also appeared in the 2004 coming-of-age movie with the title of Flying Boys, which was directed by Byun Young Joo.

His popularity began when he acted in the famous romantic comedy-drama, Coffee Prince (2007) as a bubbly waiter.

Two years later, Dong Wook got another career breakthrough by starring in the movie Take Off (2009), which rewarded him with a lot of awards.

After that, he continued his acting career by starring in Five Senses of Eros (2009), Cafe Seoul (2010), and Happy Killers (2010).

In 2012, he performed in a thriller movie, The Concubine, which made him gain big attention on the big screen and positive reviews.

Dong Wook then came back into the drama series in 2015 when he portrayed the character Kim Eun Gi in More Than a Maid, which later was followed by his appearance in Three Summer Nights and Riders: Get Tomorrow.

After that, he gained another popularity by appearing in Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017) and Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018) which also made her get some awards.

Those achievements were continued by his next acting project in the drama series, such as Special Labor Inspector (2019), Find Me In Your Memory (2020), and You Are My Spring (2021) with notable high achievements.

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Profile

  • Real Name: Kim Dong Wook (김동욱)
  • Stage Name: Kim Dong Wook (김동욱)
  • Nickname: Dong Wook
  • Birthday: July 29, 1983
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 175 cm (5’7″)
  • Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Korea National University of Arts (Majored in Drama)
  • Hobbies: Scuba diving, Exercising
  • Parents: –
  • Siblings: 1 sister
  • Girlfriend: –
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  • Instagram: @jdwkim
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Facts 

  • Dong Wook enlisted for military service on August 30, 2012.
  • He enlisted in military service at a training camp in Nonsan.
  • He was released from military service in May 2014.
  • Dong Wook once donated 50 million won to the Hope Bridge Disaster Relief Association.
  • He is under KeyEast.
  • During his spare time, he loves exercising.
  • Dong Wook also loves to do scuba diving.
  • He is a part of a scuba diving club with Shin Ha Kyun.
  • Dong Wook is able to sing well.
  • His role model is Ahn Sung Ki.
  • Dong Wook is envious of Cha Tae Hyun who can go to the cinema with his son very closely, like a friend.
  • Dong Wook has sensitive skin.
  • He has a baptismal name, Daniel.
  • His ideal type is a woman who is compatible with him and can understand each other well.

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Movies

  • Trade Your Love (2019), as Seong Suk
  • The Accidental Detective 2: In Action (2018), as Police Captain Kwon Chul In
  • Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018), as Soo Hong
  • Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), as Soo Hong
  • Three Summer Night (2015), as Myung Seok
  • The Concubine (2012), as Prince / King Sungwon
  • Countdown (2011), as Nalpari (small fly)
  • The Cat (2011), as Joon-Suk
  • Romantic Heaven (2011), as Ji Wook
  • Finding Mr. Destiny (2010), as Dr. Jung
  • Happy Murderer (2010), as Det. Jeong Min
  • Cafe Seoul (2009), as supporting actor
  • Take Off (2009), as Hong Cheol
  • Five Senses of Eros (2009), as Han Ji Woon
  • Living Together, Happy Together (2008), as supporting actor
  • Lost and Found (2008), as Han Ji Hoon
  • APT. (2006), as Shin Jung Soo
  • No Regret (2006), as Ga Ram
  • All For Love (2005), as actor
  • Flying Boys (2004), as supporting actor
  • My Wife Is a Gangster 2 (2003), as Na Nam Ja
  • Tube (2003), as supporting actor
  • Seoul (2002), as supporting actor

TV Movies

  • The Great Gift (SBS | 2011), as Koo Woo Ram

Drama Series

  • The King of Pigs (TVING | 2022), as Hwang Kyung Min
  • You Are My Spring (tvN | 2021), as Ju Young-Do
  • Find Me in Your Memory (MBC | 2020), as Lee Jung Hoon
  • Special Labor Inspector Mr. Jo (MBC | 2019), as Jo Jin Gab
  • The Guest (OCN | 2018), as Yoon Hwa Pyung
  • Radiant Office (MBC | 2017), as Seo Hyun
  • Riders: Catch Tomorrow (E Channel-DRAMAcube | 2015-2016), as Cha Ki Joon
  • Cheo Yong 2: The Paranormal Detective (OCN | 2015), as Lee Cheol Gyu
  • More Than a Maid (JTBC | 2014-2015), as Kim Eun Gi
  • I Trusted Him (MBC | 2011), as Moon Hyun Soo
  • Like a Dandelion (MBC | 2010), as Lee Jae Ha
  • Korean Ghost Stories (KBS2 | 2009), as Eul Soo
  • The Partner (KBS2 | 2009), as Yun Jun
  • Unstoppable Marriage (KBS2 | 2007), as Wang Sam Baek
  • Coffee Prince (MBC | 2007), as Jin Ha Lim
  • Break (Mnet | 2006), as Yeong Hun

Singles

  • Fly High (2010)
  • You Are To Me (2009)

TV Shows

  • SNL Korea 1 (tvN | 2011), as host

Awards

  • MBC Drama Awards 2019 – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Special Labor Inspector
  • MBC Drama Awards 2019 – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Miniseries – Special Labor Inspector
  • Korea Drama Awards 2019 – Top Excellence Award, Actor – Special Labor Inspector
  • Seoul International Drama Awards 2019 – Best Actor – Special Labor Inspector
  • Chunsa Film Art Awards 2018 – Best Supporting Actor – Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
  • Golden Cinema Film Festival 2018 – Best Supporting Actor – Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
  • Korea Best Star Awards 2018 – Best Supporting Actor – Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
  • Korea Cable TV Awards 2016 – Best Character – Riders: Catch Tomorrow
  • Max Movie Awards 2010 – Best New Actor – Take Off
  • Chunsa Film Art Awards 2009 – Ensemble Acting Award – Take Off
  • Chunsa Film Art Awards 2009 – Best New Actor – Take Off
  • Korea Drama Awards 2007 – Netizen Popularity Award – Coffee Prince

Nominations

  • MBC Drama Awards 2020 – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries – Find Me In Your Memory
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2018 – Best Supporting Actor (Film) – Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2018 – Best Supporting Actor – Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
  • MBC Drama Awards 2017 – Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries – Radiant Office

Handsome, talented, and charming, that is how his fans see Kim Dong Wook as their role model. Hopefully, he can appear in more acting projects, agree?

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