Kim Mu Yeol

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Kim Mu Yeol - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim Mu Yeol is a South Korean actor.

He’s best recognized for his roles in Korean movies such as Space Sweepers (2021) and Forgotten (2017), as well as drama series such as Trolley (2022) and Sweet Home 2 (2023).


Kim Mu Yeol made his debut as an actor for musical theatre several years ago, such as his popular role in Thrill Me (2007) and Spring Awakening (2009).

After starring in Spring Awakening musical, a musical theatre with the taboo topics of sexual and physical abuse, homosexuality, and teenage pregnancy, he was rewarded as Best Actor for the 2009 Korea Musical Awards.

In the same year, Mu Yeol then officially debuted as a movie actor in The Scam as Jo Min Hyeong, which also made him get several nominations.

One year later, this awesome actor hit popularity by acting in a period action movie, War of the Arrows (2011).

Later, Mu Yeol continued his acting career by starring in A Muse (2012) which also rewarded him more popularity by getting a role as a conflicted novelist.

He took a break from acting because of military service, but he came back in 2015 by acting in My Beautiful Bride and Northern Limit Line.

Starting from 2015, he was more active acting in movies, such as Warriors of the Dawn (2017), Forgotten (2017), Snatch Up (2018), The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019), Intruder (2020), Voice (2021), and Honest Candidate 2 (2022).

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  • Real Name: Kim Mu Yeol (김무열)
  • Stage Name: Kim Mu Yeol (김무열)
  • Nickname: Mu Yeol
  • Birthday: May 22, 1982
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Sungkyunkwan University (Majored in Performing Arts)
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  • Twitter: @K_Moo
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
  • Weight: 71 kg (172 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
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  • Sister: 2

Wife, Girlfriend, & Dating History

Yoon Seung Ah 

In February 2012, it was revealed that Kim Mu Yeol dated Yoon Seung Ah after he accidentally sent a romantic tweet that was meant to be sent via direct message.

Their representative agency confirmed their relationship shortly after.

The couple were married in April 2015. They welcomed their first child in June 2023 and another child in June 2023.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated his net worth around $100 thousand to $1 million. He appears to earn most of his income through working as an actor in the South Korean entertainment industry.


Accused of Dodging His Military Service

In 2012, Kim Mu Yeol was charged for trying to dogde his military duties.

According to media reports, the actor attempted his avoidance intentionally with the reason of being ‘in poverty.’

The Board of Audit and Inspection of Korea, who investigated the case, reported in their official statement that he originally should serve in 2007, but keep postponing it to December 2009.

According to the the report, Kim Moo Yul was originally listed as a level two recruit, or an active duty soldier, according to his physical examination in March 2001.

However, he tried to request an exemption with reasons of his family’s inability to support themselves.

That being said, he was found out to earn $300 million from 2007 to 2009 alone, which makes him not elegible to receive disqualified conscription due to poverty.

He denied all the accusations and was discharged in July 2014.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether he has undergone any cosmetic surgery.


  • Mu Yeol is a part of Prain TPC.
  • He is under the same agency with Lee Se Young
  • He once accidentally posted a romantic Tweet that was originally meant to be sent to Yoon Seung Ah.
  • Mu Yeol and Yoon Seung Ah were confirmed dating in 2012.
  • His wife is also an actress.
  • Mu Yeol’s father passed away in 2002, which made him got a responsibility to be a breadwinner.
  • His military enlistment was postponed which made a public controversy.
  • Mu Yeol’s baptism name is Gabriel.
  • His ideal type is…

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  • The Roundup: Punishment (2024), as Baek Chang Ki
  • Ballerina (2023), as CEO Jo
  • The Devil’s Deal (2023), as Kim Pil Do
  • Honest Candidate 2 (2022), as Park Hee Cheol
  • Voice (2021), as Pro Kwak
  • Honest Candidate (2020), as Park Hee Cheol
  • Intruder (2020), as Seo Jin
  • The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019), as Jung Tae Suk
  • Illang: The Wolf Brigade (2018), as Han Sang Woo
  • Snatch Up (2018), as Min Jae
  • Forgotten (2017), as Yoo Seok
  • Warriors of the Dawn (2017), as Gok Soo
  • Northern Limit Line (2015), as Yoon Young Ha
  • All Bark No Bite (2012), as Sang Keun
  • A Muse (2012), as Seo Ji Woo
  • Doomsday Book (2012), as Jiho
  • War of the Arrows (2011), as Seo Goon
  • After the Banquet (2009), as Kim Hyun Joon
  • The Scam (2009), as Jo Min Hyeong

TV Movies

  • Drama Special: Forgotten Season (KBS2 | 2018), as Heo Joon Ki

Drama Series

  • No Way Out (TBA | 2024), as Lee Sang Bong
  • Empress Woo (TVING | 2024), as Eul Pa So
  • Sweet Home 3 (Netflix | 2024), as Kim Young Hu
  • High Cookie (U+mobiletv | 2023), as Yoo Sung Pil
  • Sweet Home 2 (Netflix | 2023), as Kim Yeong Hu
  • Trolley (SBS | 2022), as Jang Woo Jae
  • Grid (Disney+ | 2022),  as Song Eo Jin
  • Juvenile Justice (Netflix | 2022), as Cha Tae Joo
  • Bad Guys: Vile City (OCN | 2017-2018), as No Jin Pyeong
  • My Beautiful Bride (OCN | 2015), as Kim Do Hyeong
  • Wife Returns (SBS | 2009), as Han Kang Soo
  • Il Ji-Mae: The Phantom Thief‎ (SBS | 2008), as Si Wan
  • Chosun Police Season 2 (MBC | 2008), as Oh Deok
  • Chosun Police Season 1 (MBC | 2007), as Oh Deok
  • Drama City (KBS2 | 2007), as Hyun Wook

TV Shows

  • Show!terview with Jessie (SBS | 2020),  as guest
  • Movie Room Season 2 (JTBC | 2019), as guest
  • Knowing Bros (JTBC | 2015), as guest


  • 2009 Korea Musical Awards – Best Actor – Spring Awakening
  • 2007 Daegu International Musical Festival – Best New Actor
  • 2000 Dongrang Youth Arts Festival – Excellence Award, Actor


  • 2023 Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best Supporting Actor – The Devil’s Deal
  • 2018 KBS Drama Awards – Best Actor in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama – Forgotten Season
  • 2012 Buil Film Awards – Best Supporting Actor – A Muse
  • 2010 SBS Drama Awards – Best Supporting Actor in a Weekend/Daily Drama – Wife Returns
  • 2010 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actor, Film – The Scam
  • 2009 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actor – The Scam


“I know [Juvenile Justice] deals with difficult and grave issues. Some say they feel frustrated. I’m so grateful that so many people are sympathetic to our messages, although they can bring about emotional stress.”

“We all know recent Korean zombie shows or romances gained worldwide popularity, but our drama is relatively slow and boring. But despite cultural differences, many countries are struggling with juvenile crime and people go along with our drama.”

“(Byun Yo-han) has respect for his job and that feeling is very important when he is performing as an actor.”

“It’s important to understand an actor’s job with your head, but it’s also important to express the character and tell the story while empathizing with the heart.”


Who is Kim Mu Yeol?

He is a South Korean actor.

Who is Kim Mu Yeol’s real name?

His real name is Kim Mu Yeol (김무열).

What makes Kim Mu Yeol famous?

He’s famous because of his roles in Korean movies such as Space Sweepers (2021) and Forgotten (2017), as well as drama series such as Trolley (2022) and Sweet Home 2 (2023).

Where is Kim Mu Yeol from?

He was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Kim Mu Yeol?

He was born in 1982, and he is 42 years old as of 2024.

When does Kim Mu Yeol celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 22nd of every May.

How tall is Kim Mu Yeol?

His height is 6’0″ or 183 cm.

Who are Kim Mu Yeol’s parents?

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

Is Kim Mu Yeol married?

Yes, he is married to Yoon Seung Ah. They tied the knot in

Who is Kim Mu Yeol’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known.

How rich is Kim Mu Yeol?

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

What is Kim Mu Yeol’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

As an actor, Kim Mu Yeol always keeps improving his skill in acting and entertainment. Besides, he is also a humble and grounded role model.