Kim Mu Yeol

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

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
  • Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
  • Weight: 71 kg (172 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Sungkyunkwan University (Majored in Performing Arts)
  • Hobbies: –
  • Parents: Park Min Hyung
  • Sibling: –
  • Wife: Yoon Seung Ah (Married 2015)
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: @K_Moo
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  • 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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  • 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

  • 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


  • KBS Drama Awards 2018 – Best Actor in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama (Forgotten Season – Nominated)
  • Buil Film Awards 2012 – Best Supporting Actor (A Muse – Nominated)
  • SBS Drama Awards 2010 – Best Supporting Actor in a Weekend/Daily Drama (Wife Returns – Nominated)
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2010 – Best New Actor, Film (The Scam – Nominated)
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2009 – Best New Actor (The Scam – Nominated)

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.


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