Get To Know Actor Kim Min-seok: Profile, Rise With KBS’ ‘Descendants of The Sun’, Friendship With INFINITE’s L, and More

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Get To Know Actor Kim Min Seok

Kim Min Seok is a South Korean actor who gained recognition for his role in Descendants of the Sun. Kim Min Seok first made a name for himself through Superstar K3 in 2011. He showed up at the preliminary regional audition in Daegu, but never made it to the group of 11 contestants. Kim made his debut in tvN’s music youth series Flower Band, playing an ambitious keyboard player. Since then, Kim Min Seok played supporting roles in various dramas, such as, Doctors, Innocent Defendant, Because This Is My First Life, and many more. He landed his first lead role in 2018, in the drama special Almost Touching.

In this article, Channel-Korea will tell you all about Kim Min Seok. Stay tuned!

Full Profile and Facts of Kim Min-seok

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Name: Kim Min Seok

Hangul: 김민석

Birth Date: January 24, 1990

Birth Place: Busan, South Korea

Height: 175 cm

Weight: 58 kg

Occupation: Actor, singer

Years Active: 2011 – present

Agency: Woollim Entertainment, Respect Entertainment

Instagram: samuelisword


  • He’s friends with Infinite’s L. They appeared together on Flower Boy Romance.
  • He was an MC on SBS’s Inkigayo along with Gong Seung Yeon and TWICE’s Jeongyeon.
  • He was a contestant on SuperStar K3.
  • His favorite foods are sashimi and beer.
  • He appeared in The Beauty Inside Ep. 6 as a cameo.


Rise With KBS Drama ‘Descendants Of The Sun’

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Descendants of the Sun is a South Korean television series starring famous Korean actors and actresses as the lead roles, such as Song Joong Ki, Song Hye Kyo, Kim Ji Won, and Jin Goo. The series was a major hit in South Korea and was named the Most Popular Show of the Year by the Korea Broadcasting Advertising Corporation. The show was broadcast across Asia, where it was hugely popular, and has been credited with a rise in tourism in Korea.

Actor Kim Min Seok is one of the casts of Descendants of the Sun. He played the role of Private First Class Kim Gi-bum in the Tae Baek Army (later promoted to Staff Sergeant as seen in ep 16), a pickpocket who later enlisted in the army.

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Kim Min Seok’s popularity has risen greatly. He commented regarding his popularity, “I don’t know if it’s because the drama is good but I don’t think I can take the credit for my popularity right now. I’m just someone being carried by the writers, director, and main characters.” He also stated in another interview, “I appreciate the attention, but I don’t want to be too emotional about it. There are sunbaenims (senior), who have spent years anonymous, and compared to them my days of hardship is nothing. I am working hard to maintain the mind I had in the very beginning.” He added, “I am happy that people recognize me and ask to take pictures together.

Let’s take a look of Kim Min Seok’s interview talking about how he feels about working with Song Joong Ki!

Appear on Celebrity Bromance With INFINITE’s L

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INFINITE’s L, popularly called Myungsoo by his fans, has shown his friendship with Korean actor Kim Min Seok, Both of the artists worked in the same agency (Woollim Entertainment) before Kim Min Seok decided to not renew his contract.

Kim Min Seok talked about his close friend, L, saying, “L is a friend who I knew from the time I started working in this field. He’s the friend who knows me best.



Dating Rumor

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According to an exclusive report on June 19, 2019, actor Kim Min Seok and actress Park Yoo Na have been dating since early this year, despite the fact that Kim Min Seok is currently in the military, serving his mandatory service.

One industry insider reportedly said, “The two got to know each other through a drama they worked on together last year, and then progressed into lovers.” The actors starred as the leads of the KBS drama special So Close, Yet So Far, which aired in November, 2018. Afterward, in December of the same year, Kim Min Seok enlisted for his mandatory military service.

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The initial report alleged that Kim Min Seok and Park Yoo Na’s relationship progressed into a romantic one in the beginning of this year, and that they have been enjoying dates whenever he is out on leave from the military, Kim Min Suk meets up with Park Yoo Na to enjoy dates without paying attention to the public’s eye.

In response to the reports, however, Kim Min Suk’s agency announced, “He is just close friends with Park Yoo Na. They are not dating.” The agency added that all of the cast members are close and meet up often.