Kim Jae Young

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Kim Jae Young - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim Jae Young is a South Korean actor and model. He earned fame by appearing in various Korean drama series such as 100 Days My Prince (2018), My Secret Romance (2017) and Hello Monster (2015).


Kim Jae Young started out his professional career as a model under Esteem Entertainment. He was often seen posing for various magazines and commercial videos.

Then, his interest in acting developed and he decided to pursue his new dream of becoming a good actor. He officially fanned into acting in 2012.

That year, he was cast in the drama series Roller Coaster 2. A year later, he expanded his scope of acting onto the big screen by starring in the movie No Breathing.

After that, he had been consistent about his acting career as he was involved in various drama series such as Beautiology 101 (2016), Hello Monster (2015), Yong Pal (2015), and so on.

Besides drama series, he also managed to secure a role in three more movies since his debut including Money (2019), Golden Slumber (2018), and Derailed (2016).

In 2012, he was scouted to join the TV show titled Human Condition as a regular member due to his variety of show skills. His appearance further boosted his popularity in South Korea.

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  • Real Name: Kim Jae Young (김재영)
  • Stage Name: Kim Jae Young (김재영)
  • Also Known as: Kim Jae Yeong
  • Nickname: Jae Young (재영)
  • Birthday: September 30, 1988
  • Birthplace: South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Blood Type: –
  • Religion: –
  • Professions: Actor, Model
  • Education: –
  • Hobbies: Hiking, exercising, watching movies
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  • Instagram: @darealkjy
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances 

  • Height: 186 cm (6’1”)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Hair Color: Black 
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: 11 (US)


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  • Mother: –
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Girlfriend & Dating History

He has never been involved in any publicly known relationship nor rumored to date anyone. He most likely prefers to keep his personal and dating life out of the spotlight.

Net Worth 

Several sources estimated his net worth to be around $1 million to $5 million. He seems to earn most of his income through starring in a number of Korean drama series and movies.

Plastic Surgery

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



  • Jae Young has a pet chihuahua named Pretzel.
  • He is a talent under Esteem Entertainment, a subsidiary of SM Entertainment.
  • Jae Young has an ironic charm and a positive mind.
  • He has an older brother.
  • His way of recharging is to go fishing and contemplate.
  • The first-ever movie he watched was the movie Memento (2000).
  • He dreams of becoming a good person who is acknowledged for his kindness by others.
  • Jae Young likes spending time with his parents.
  • He is not really interested in fashion even though his occupation is a model.
  • Jae Young said it is possible for him to marry a fan as long as she has a good personality.
  • He wants to learn baking and cooking.
  • Jae Young prefers summer over winter.
  • He once weighed over 100 kg when he was still in school.
  • Jae Young followed a watermelon diet to keep his shape.
  • He is terrible at cooking.
  • Jee Young wants to get married at the age of 42 or 43 or when he is mentally and financially stable.
  • His ideal type is a younger, sexy, pure, and cute woman who works hard and relies on him.
  • His net worth is around…

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  • Money (2019), as Jun Woo Sung
  • Golden Slumber (2018), as Park Goon
  • Derailed (2016), as Sung Hoon
  • No Breathing (2013), as Dae Chan

Drama Series

  • The Judge from Hell (SBS | 2024), as Han Da On
  • Love in Contract (tvN | 2022), as Kang Hae Jin
  • Reflection of You (JTBC | 2021), as Seo Woo Jae
  • Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (KBS2 | 2019), as Goo Joon Hwi
  • Secret Boutique (SBS | 2019), as Yoon Sun Woo
  • Eun Joo’s Room (Olive | 2018), as Seo Min Suk
  • 100 Days My Prince (tvN | 2018), as Moo Yeon
  • Black (OCN | 2017), as Leo
  • Brain, Your Choice of Romance (Naver TV Cast | 2017), as R
  • My Secret Romance (OCN | 2017), as Jeong Hyeon Tae
  • Entourage (tvN | 2016), as self
  • The Master of Revenge (KBS2 | 2016), as Go Gil Yong
  • Beautiology 101 (OnStyle | 2016), as Won Nam Gung
  • Hello Monster (KBS2 | 2015), as Min Seung Joo
  • Yong Pal (SBS | 2015), as New Yong Pal
  • Blade Man (KBS2 | 2014), as Je Gil
  • Roller Coaster 2 (tvN | 2012), as…

TV Shows

  • Human Condition (KBS2 | 2012), as a regular member
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest


  • 2019 KBS Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life


  • 2019 SBS Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Secret Boutique


“I found the script with a novel topic [of Love in Contract] to be very interesting. Also, Kang Hae Jin has a variety of charms, so I definitely wanted to try it.”

“I tried to make a lot of changes to my appearance by preparing colorful outfits that are different from the ones I’ve shown [to the viewers] so far.” 

“‘Love in Contract’ is a novel, interesting, and lovely drama. Since I’m filming passionately, please show lots of anticipation, interest, and love [for the drama].”

“I use public transportation and many people recognized me [after starring in 100 Days My Prince]. The number of social media followers also have increased a lot.”


Who is Kim Jae Young?

He is a South Korean actor and model.

Who is Kim Jae Young’s real name?

His real name is Kim Jae Young (김재영).

What makes Kim Jae Young famous?

He earned fame by appearing in various Korean drama series such as 100 Days My Prince (2018), My Secret Romance (2017) and Hello Monster (2015).

Where is Kim Jae Young from?

He was born in South Korea.

How old is Kim Jae Young?

He was born in 1988, and he is 37 years old as of 2025.

When does Kim Jae Young celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 30th of every September.

How tall is Kim Jae Young?

His height is 6’1″ or 186 cm.

Who are Kim Jae Young’s parents?

He did not reveal the names of his father and mother.

Is Kim Jae Young married?

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

Who is Kim Jae Young’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known.

How rich is Kim Jae Young?

His net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Kim Jae Young’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

Kim Jae Young has been actively expanding his career as an experienced model as well as a budding actor. So, let’s give him the support and encouragement he deserves.