Kim Young Dae

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Kim Young Dae- Biography, Profile, & Fun Fact

Kim Young Dae initially didn’t plan to be an actor before he was offered to be one of them during his college.

In 2017, this hot Pisces actor made his first official debut on a web drama called Secret Crushes: Special Edition, which was released on WHYNOT MEDIA.

One year later, he continued his acting performance through other web dramas, such as Office Watch 2, Just Too Bored, What to Do with You, Crushes Reverse, and Room of Romance.

In the same year, in 2018, Young Dae finally got his first main role in It’s Okay to Be Sensitive. 

He came back to be the main role for other dramas in 2019, when he appeared for About Youth, To My Beautiful Woo Ri, and Extraordinary You, when he got more popularity by acting with Rowoon, Hyeyoon, and Naeun.

That year, in October, Young Dae got a modeling job as a runway fashion for SONGZIO HOMME, a fashion brand by Song Zio for the 2019 Hera Seoul Fashion Week.

Young Dae continued to appear as an actor for When the Weather Is Fine (2020), Cheat on Me If You Can (2020), and The Penthouse: War in Life (2020).

In 2020, he successfully won the 2020 KBS Drama Awards for Netizen Award, Actor. Later, he also got nominated as Best New Actor for the SBS Drama Awards and the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards.

Young Dae also made a cameo appearance for a hit teen drama, True Beauty (2020) and Undercover (2021).

His acting career is then followed by The Penthouse 3: War in Life (2021), Joseon’s Ban on Marriage (2022), and also Shooting Star (2022).

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  • Real Name: Kim Young Dae (김영대)
  • Stage Name: Kim Young Dae (김영대)
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: March 2, 1996
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 185 cm (6′ 1″)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Actor, Model
  • Education: Fudan University (dropped out), Digital Seoul Culture Arts University
  • Hobbies: Watching films, Playing basketball, Eating delicious food
  • Parents: –
  • Sibling: –
  • Girlfriend: –
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  • Instagram: @youngdae0302
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  • Young Dae is good at speaking Korean, English, and Chinese.
  • He is able to play musical instruments, such as a guitar and piano.
  • Some people mentioned that he is similar to Kang Dongwon.
  • Young Dae feels grateful to people’s opinion about his resemblance with Kang Dongwon.
  • Young Dae revealed that actually, he is really different from his character in Extraordinary You, Oh Nam Joo.
  • He loves to be friendly to the girls he likes.
  • He said that he is not a tsundere type.
  • Young Dae is actually a quiet person.
  • When filming The Penthouse, he said that it’s hard to be a bully.
  • He also said that there was a psychological pain that involved that character in The Penthouse.
  • Young Dae wanted to try acting because he wants to expand his knowledge in a different area from what he has been studying.
  • But when he first started acting, his family didn’t agree with his decision.
  • He got some criticism about his own acting skills.
  • Because of his cold face, many people thought him like that, but actually, he is a softie.
  • Park Hae Jin is the actor that Young Dae wants to resemble.
  • He loves to eat all kinds of tteokbokki.
  • Young Dae loves a lot of sweet foods, such as candy, mint chocolate, and also chocolate.
  • For him, he chooses soju over beer.
  • When he held his first fan meeting, he played piano and guitar to his fans.
  • Many people more recognize him by his character name than his own real name.
  • Young Dae usually attends Gwanghyeon Church, Seoul.
  • He would like to get perfume as his Valentine’s gift.
  • Young Dae’s sleeping habit is he always needs a blanket when sleeping.
  • He loves to listen to Sing Again from Jung Hong Il.
  • Young Dae likes the animated movie Coco.
  • In the future, he would like to visit the U.S.
  • Young Dae would like to vlog when he is on travel.
  • If he were a YouTuber, he would travel a lot and would like teleportation as his own super-power.
  • His ideal type is…

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Kim Young Dae is one of the male artists with a blessing visual, but of course, he is more than just that. He is talented in acting and he is generous to his fans. What a complete package, right?


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