The Baby Faced Kim Bum
Who doesn’t know him? Those of you who have watched Boys Over Flowers/Boys Before Flowers must be familiar with this guy. His beautiful baby face successfully gained viewers’ hearts with his smile as the playboy So Yi Jung. Let’s take a look at his profile and facts to know more about him!
Kim Sang Bum, widely known as Kim Bum, is a South Korean actor, singer, dancer, and model who is known for his role in the popular 2009 drama Boys Before Flowers. His charisma and handsome face have captivated people’s heart. He was born on July 7, 1989, in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from Chung-Ang University where he majored in theater and film. He started his debut in 2006 through a sitcom titled High Kick!. Before he focused on his acting career, he first appeared on the program Survival Star Audition. He made it to 6th place out of a hundred contestants. However, he could not proceed further with the competition as he was not yet 20 years old at that time.
Kim Bum finally stole audiences’ interest when he took a part in MBC’s drama East of Eden. His acting made the public fall in love with him which led to him winning the Netizen Popularity Award from the Korea Drama Awards. His fame rose again when he played So Yi Jung, one of the famous F4 members who is known as a womanizer in the popular 2009 KBS2 drama Boys Over Flowers. This role was very popular and there are a lot of fans, especially women, who love him for his dazzling looks and charming smile. His character’s problem in the drama also made the public pay attention to his character and not just the lead character.
Kim Bum is also known for acting as a supporting role in the drama Padam Padam. This project allowed him to work with the same writer, Noh Hee Kyung, in a hit 2013 South Korean romantic melodrama titled That Winter, the Wind Blow alongside Jo In Sung, Song Hye Kyo, and Jung Eun Ji from Apink. In the drama, he played Jo In Sung’s character’s best friend named Park Jin Sung. His character and love story with Eun Ji’s character made the public love him and praise him for his acting skills.
- Name: Kim Beom
- Birth Name: Kim Sang-Beom
- Birthdate: July 7, 1989
- Birthplace: South Korea
- High School: Kyungbock High School
- University: Chung-Ang University
- Height: 181 cm
- Star sign: Cancer
- Twitter: @Actorkimbeom
His role in Boys Over Flowers led to the suspicion that he was having a special relationship with his co-star Kim So Eun. They were rumored to be dating one another due to their great chemistry in the drama. Many people also shipped them since they made a good couple, and people wished they would date in real life.
Kim Bum’s dating history is a popular topic among netizens. He dated Moon Geun Young in November 2013 after they worked together in Goddess of Fire. However, their relationship didn’t last that long, and they confirmed their break up 7 months later in May 2014.
Recently, Kim Bum confirmed to be dating South Korean actress Oh Yeon Seo. The news was released in March 2018 after they met at an event and became close.
He is diagnosed with a degenerative illness. This news started to rise early this year when he was about to join the military. His suffered from this illness as a result of his dramatic weight loss when he took a role in the drama Padam Padam. It is said to be a hereditary illness, and he had to undergo medical treatment to fully heal from it.
- Mrs. Cop 2 (SBS / 2016) – Lee Ro-Joon
- Hidden Identity | Shinbooneul Soomgyeora (tvN / 2015) – Cha Gun-Woo
- Jung-Yi, Goddess of Fire | Boolui Yeoshin Jung-Yi (MBC / 2013) – Kim Tae-Do
- That Winter, The Wind Blows | Geu Gyeowool, Barami Boonda (SBS / 2013) – Park Jin-Sung
- High Kick! 3 | Haikik 3 (MBC / 2011-2012) – Rich man (ep. 108)
- Padam Padam | Bbadam Bbadam .. Keuwa Keunyeoui Shimjangbakdongsori (JTBC / 2011-2012) – Gook-Soo
- Still, Marry me | Ajikdo Gyeolhonhago Sipeun Yeoja (MBC / 2010)
- Dream | Deurim (SBS / 2009) – Lee Jang-Seok
- High Kick! 2 | Jibong Ddulgo Haikick (MBC / 2009-2010) – Kim Ja-Ok’s nephew/ cameo ep 72
- Boys Over Flowers | Kkotboda Namja (KBS2/ 2009) – So Lee-Jeong
- East of Eden | Edenui Dongjjuk (MBC / 2008) – Lee Dong-Cheol (High school student)
- High Kick! | Keochimeopsi Haikik (MBC / 2006-2007) – Kim Beom
- The Daring Sisters | Balchikhan Yeojadeul (MBC / 2006) – Jung Hyun-Joo
- Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead | Joseon Myungtamjung: Heubhyeolgwimaui Bimil (2018) – Cheon-Moo
- Detective Dee The Prequel | Di Ren Jie Qian Zhuan (2013)
- The Gifted Hands | Saikometeuri (2013) – Kim Joon
- Fly High | Bisang (2009) – Si-Bum
- Death Bell | Gosa: Piui Jungkan Gosa (2008) – Kang Hyeon
- Hellcats | Ddeugeoun Geotsi Joa (2008) – Lee Ho-Jae
- He plays the piano.
- He is close to Lee Min-ho and Jung Il-woo.
- He was the captain of his school soccer team.
- He has a little brother and sister.
- He prefers dating older women.
- He loves to eat samgyeopsal.
- He loves his friends and views them as important people in his life.
- He is good at playing football.
- He was chosen by Nintendo to appear in their advertisement for the Mario Kart Wii game.
- He is a fan of Christiano Ronaldo.