Kim Mu-saeng was a Korean senior actor. He was one of the most successful actors in Korea in his time. Kim Mu-saeng played almost every major role in movie production while he was living. He died at the age of 62 in 2005. It was a great loss for the Korean creative industry. He received the “Special Contribution Award” at the SBS Performance Awards ceremony that the same year.
Kim Mu-saeng Facts and Profile
|Name||Kim Mu-saeng (김무생)|
|Born||March 16, 1943
Zuizan, Japanese Korea
(now Seosan, S. Chungcheong, South Korea)
|Died||April 16, 2005 (aged 62)
Gangnam, Seoul, South Korea
|Other names||Kim Moo-saeng|
|Alma mater||Dongguk University|
|Children||Kim Joo-hyuk (son)|
- He studied at Dongguk University in Seoul, beginning his career as a voice actor for Tongyang Broadcasting Company (now KBS) in 1963.
- Kim made his on-screen acting debut in 1969.
- In his whole career, he made over 100 appearances in film and television, his final role being in the television drama series Save the Last Dance for Me, which ended on January 2, 2005.
- His youngest son is also an actor, Kim Joo-hyuk.
- They both made appearances in a TV commercial together in 2004.
- He and his son both played real-life court physician Heo Jun.
- Kim Mu-saeng traveled to Kumgangsan resort in North Korea for the tenth round of inter-Korean family reunions, where he met his maternal uncle Jang Gyeong-su.
- He died at the Samsung Medical Center in Ilwon from pneumonia on April 16, 2005, after having suffered from a lung disease for the previous two years and spending a month in a coma.
Kim Mu-saeng’s Son, Kim Joo-hyuk
Kim Joo-hyuk is the second son of Kim Mu-saeng. Like his father, Kim Joo-hyuk also chose to be an actor and he became one of most popular actors in Korea. Kim Joo-hyuk died in a car accident in 2017. Kim Joo-hyuk’s Mercedes-Benz SUV was driving down Yeongdong Daero when it crashed into Hyundai Grandeur near an I-Park apartment complex in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul. Kim’s car then crashed into the wall of an apartment block and flipped down the stairs.
Kim Mu-saeng’s Partial Filmography (Movie and Drama)
Throughout his career Kim Mu-saeng played over 100 roles in a hundred productions. He started acting in 1969 as a voice actor. Here are some of his works from his career!
|1969||Temporary Government in Shanghai|
|1979||The Trappings of Youth|
|1981||The First Republic (TV)|
|1985||A Deep, Deep Place|
|For Women, It’s All or Nothing|
|The Imjin War (TV)||Yi Sun-sin|
|1986||Son of God|
|You Cannot Outdo Others|
|1988||Fishing for Love|
|1989||The Second Republic (TV)|
|1993||The Third Republic (TV)|
|1995||Jang Hee-bin (TV)|
|1996||Tears of the Dragon (TV)||Lee Sung-gye|
|1997||Wedding Dress (TV)||Grandfather|
|1998||Heart of Lies (TV)||Lee Pil-ho|
|Barefoot of Youth (TV)||Jang Myung-suk|
|1999||Trap of Youth (TV)||Chairman Noh Hoe-jang|
|2000||SWAT Police (TV)||Kim Hoe-jang|
|Life is Beautiful (TV)||Chairman Yu|
|2002||The Dawn of the Empire (TV)||Wang-kyu|
|Man of the Sun, Lee Je-ma (TV)||Choong Won-kong|
|2003||Rooftop Room Cat (TV)||Lee Pil-deuk|
|2004||Who’s Got the Tape?||Tae-shik’s father|
|Into the Storm (TV)|
|Sweet Sixties||Jo Jin-bong|
|Save the Last Dance for Me (TV)||Chairman Kang|