Kim Young Dae

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Kim Young Dae- Biography, Profile, & Fun Fact

Kim Young Dae is a South Korean actor and model. He rose to prominence due to his appearance in a number of drama series such as The Penthouse: War In Life (2020), Sh**ting Stars (2022), and Moon In The Day (2023).


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
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Actor, Model
  • Education: Fudan University (dropped out), Digital Seoul Culture Arts University
  • Hobbies: Watching films, Playing basketball, Eating delicious food
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  • Instagram: @youngdae0302
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 185 cm (6′1″)
  • Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –

Girlfriend & Dating History 

Han Ji Hyun

Kim Young Dae used to be linked romantically with Han Ji Hyun, his co-star in The Penthouse, after both were spotted spending time together in public.

However, neither side has ever acknowledged the dating rumors.

Net Worth 

He has accumulated $1 million to $5 million of net worth, according to the estimation by several sources. He earns his income primarily from working as an actor and model.

Plastic Surgery

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


  • 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 someone who has bright, positive, and cheerful personality.

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Drama Series 

  • Because I Want No Loss (tvN | 2024), as Kim Ji Wook
  • Moon In The Day (ENA | 2023), as Han Joon Oh / Do Ha
  • The Forbidden Marriage (MBC | 2022-2023), as Lee Heon
  • Sh**ting Stars (tvN | 2022), as Gong Tae Sung
  • The Penthouse 3 (SBS | 2021), as Joo Seok Hoon
  • The Penthouse 3 (SBS | 2021), as Joo Seok Hoon
  • Undercover (JTBC | 2021), as Kim Tae Yeol
  • The Penthouse 2 (SBS | 2021), as Joo Seok Hoon
  • True Beauty (tvN | 2020-2021), as Oh Nam Joo (ep.15)
  • Penthouse (SBS | 2020-2021), as Joo Seok Hoon
  • Cheat On Me If You Can (KBS2 | 2020-2021), as Cha Soo Ho
  • When the Weather is Fine (JTBC | 2020), as Oh Young Woo
  • Extraordinary You (MBC | 2019), as Oh Nam Joo
  • Welcome to Waikiki 2 (JTBC | 2019), as baseball prospect
  • Item (MBC | 2019), as Kang Gon (young)

Music Video Appearances 

  • Graduation Tears (2021) – Yoon Jong Shin
  • The First Night (2018) – Ben feat. 4MEN Kim Won Joo


  • 2022 Asia Artist Awards – Best Acting Performance – Sh**ting Stars
  • 2022 Asia Model Awards – Popularity Award, Actor
  • 2022 MBC Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries – The Forbidden Marriage
  • 2021 SBS Drama Awards – Best New Actor – The Penthouse: War in Life 2 and 3
  • 2021 Brand of the Year Awards – Best New Actor
  • 2020 KBS Drama Awards – Netizen Award, Actor – Cheat on Me If You Can


  • 2022 MBC Drama Awards – Best Couple Award (with Park Ju Hyun) – The Forbidden Marriage
  • 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actor (Television) – The Penthouse: War in Life
  • 2020 KBS Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Cheat on Me If You Can
  • 2020 SBS Drama Awards – Best New Actor – The Penthouse: War in Life
  • 2019 MBC Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Extraordinary You


“Acting was a dream that started from having joined the current agency. From when I began acting, I have had a desire to do better, and that desire still remains.”

“I feel that I need to focus more because I still lack a lot in acting. But there was a lot of help from people around me. As time passes, I have the desire to try various challenges.”

“[Acting]’s a job that energizes me. I get bored easily, you know.”

“I do believe in destiny but I don’t think destiny comes to find you. You have to look out for destiny, and if you think that someone is your destiny, you have to work hard to have that person.”


Who is Kim Young Dae?

He is a South Korean actor and model.

Who is Kim Young Dae’s real name?

His real name is Kim Young Dae (김영대).

What makes Kim Young Dae famous?

He became famous because of his appearance in a number of drama series such as The Penthouse: War In Life (2020), Sh**ting Stars (2022), and Moon In The Day (2023).

Where is Kim Young Dae from?

He was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Kim Young Dae?

He was born in 1996, and he is 28 years old as of 2024.

When does Kim Young Dae celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 2nd of every March.

How tall is Kim Young Dae?

His height is 6’1″ or 185 cm.

Who are Kim Young Dae’s parents?

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

Is Kim Young Dae married?

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

Who is Kim Young Dae’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known. However, he used to be rumored to date Han Ji Hyun.

How rich is Kim Young Dae?

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

What is Kim Young Dae’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

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?