All About Korean Musician Kim Chang-wan: Profile and Facts


General Information About Musician Kim Chang-wan


Kim Chang-wan is a South Korean rock singer, composer, musician, actor, TV host, radio DJ, writer, poet, music director, and movie score composer. He has appeared in supporting roles in several movies and dramas, notably in Happy Funeral Director (2000), MBC’s Beating Heart (2005), MBC’s Behind the White Tower (2007), MBC’s The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince (2007), MBC’s Queen of Housewives (2009), and SBS’s My Love from the Star (2013-2014). He also played the leading role of a psychopathic plastic surgeon in the 2012 slasher movie Doctor. His 1990 book I Want to Live Just Until 20 Years Old was adapted into a 1992 movie.




Real name: Kim Chang-wan

Hangul name: 김창완

Birthdate: February 22, 1954

Birthplace: Siheung County, Dong-myeon / Dongjak District, Seoul, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Age: 64 years old

Height: 170 cm

Weight: 65 kg

Religion: Paganism Christian

Star Sign: Pisces

Blood Type: O

Education: Seoul Eunlo Elementary School, Choongang Middle School, Choongang High School, Seoul National University majored in Natural Fiber of Agriculture

Agency: LOEN Entertainment

Siblings: Kim Chang Hoon (born in 1956), Kim Chang Ik (born in 1958, died in 2008)

Family: Kang Gui Bin (married in 1978), Kim Sin Hwa (born in 1980)

Wife and Son


Kim Chang-wan’s wife’s name is Kang Gui-bin, who is a pediatrician. She graduated from Seoul National University College of Medicine. Kim Chang-wan does not want to reveal his wife’s photos because they respect each other’s life.


Kim Chang-wan first met his wife Kang Gui-bin through a reading group, and they seemed to be attracted to each other’s intelligence and artistry. In fact, they were originally elementary school alumni. When they were dating, Kim Chang-wan always borrowed his wife’s books. At that time, his wife was a medical student so mainly the books he borrowed were medical books. Eventually, the books he borrowed were used as sleeping pillows rather than for reading. They dated for 5 years, and in November 1978, they married.


Kim Chang-wan’s son’s name is Kim Sin-hwa, and he was born in 1980. He went to America when he finished middle school. He likes mathematics and art, and he adapted well. He enjoyed all the experiences, and the new environment of a foreign country which was unfamiliar to a 15-year-old boy was a big challenge.


Back then, Kim Chang-wan’s only son Kim Sin-hwa was elected to the Department of Electrical Engineering, but a computer program really caught his interest thanks to his dorm roommate. After completing his master’s degree, he returned to South Korea in 2004. At that time, South Korea was in the midst of introducing 4G. He joined LG U+ Lab. He was deeply involved in the introduction of 4G communication services. As the full-fledged Android era began, Google was actively moving to South Korea and had job vacancies in 2008. Google Korea is one of the most difficult foreign companies to enter, but Kim Sin-hwa moved to Google Korea. He has been attracted to Google since 1999. In Google Korea, his job is to provide search quality control to remove search engine trash. In 2016, he joined Intermain, which is a startup company established by Kim Jong-hin to open up the possibility of artificial intelligence using images and videos in advertisements in the fashion and beauty markets.