All About Comedian and TV Personality Kim Gu-ra: Profile, Shows, Scandal, etc.

Meet The Scandalous Comedian and TV Personality, Kim Gu-ra

Kim Gu-ra, who is originally named Kim Hyun-dong, is a famous South Korean comedian and TV personality. He has drawn the public attention by some of his controversies. Since the beginning of his career in 1993, he has always made scandalous comments, especially about women. Nevertheless, despite people’s anger toward him, he is very active in the entertainment industry as a TV host, guest, etc.

Kim Gu-ra was also honored by being nominated and receiving the Daesang award at the MBC Entertainment Awards in 2015. This show, that even though he made so many controversies, many people still enjoy his appearance on TV and his work is also accountable. Curious to find out more about Kim Gu-ra’s personality, life, and career? Let’s check it out!

Full Profile of Kim Gu-ra

Real Name: Kim Hyun-dong (김현동)
Date of Birth: October 3rd, 1970 (48 years old)
Place of Birth: Galsan-dong, Buk-gu, Incheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 100 kg
Blood Type: O
Spouse: Lee Shin-jung (1997-2015)
Children: Kim Dong-hyun (born in 1998)
Nationality: South Korean
Education: Bupyeongbuk Elementary School, Juan Elementary School, Guilong Middle School, Chemulpo High School, Inha University English Language and Literature Department
Occupation: Comedian, MC
Agency: Line Entertainment
Years Active: 1993-present


Kim Gu-ra first appeared on SBS in 1993 as a member of a duo of comedians with Yong Kyung-hwan in some comedy shows and comedy skits. He later appeared in an internet broadcasting and used the name Kim Gu-ra instead his real name Kim Hyun-dong. At the time, Kim Gu-ra kept making sensations with his harsh comments aimed at some celebrities.

Time after time, despite seeing his bad record in talking on television, his career kept going up as he hosted many shows or was invited as a guest instead. Almost every show that he has hosted has become a success. Although he kept causing a public sensation with his comments, he is well known for his blunt yet humorous attitude when hosting TV shows.

In April 2012, he took some months of hiatus due to his controversial audio clip in 2002 from a radio program, also some of his comments were not acceptable at the time. He decided to rest for a while from the entertainment industry. In January 2013, he returned to television by hosting a new variety show on JTBC titled Men’s Stuff with Lee Sang-min.

TV Show List

1.       Golden Fish Radio Star (May 30th, 2007, to May 9th, 2012, June 12th, 2013) (Reverted)

2.       Quiz Show Burial Burial (Pilot broadcast on February 9th, 2008. Preface of Cheerful Hero)

3.       Cheerful Hero (from March 29th, 2008 to March 28th, 2009)

4.       Music trip La Rara (get off)

5.       Odin’s eyes (February 2nd, 2011)

6.       Claims of alimony victims (February 2nd, 2011)

7.       Sunday Sunday night

8.       Three wheels (independent from April 2009) (from May 25th, 2008 to April 28th, 2012, from November 9th, 2013 to November 6th, 2015)

9.       Kanda Tour (End)

10.   Long-awaited (end)

11.   Parody theater (end): This corner was the candy kiss with the famous Seo Young.

12.   Quiz Prince (End)

13.   Our Father (End)

14.   Brother band (end)

15.   Hot brothers (get off)

16.   Mystery Music Show Masked Wang (February 18th, 2015, April 5th, 2015): I joined a fixed feature pilot and even after regular programming.

17.   Written Order Orders (at the end of September 19th, 2013)

18.   Sanan maidens (from January 3rd, 2014 to the end of May 23rd, 2014)

19.   Health care return (ending, September 10th, 2014)

20.  My Little Television (February 22nd, 2015 to February 28th, 2015, April 25th, 2015 to June 10th, 2017)

21.   Captains (September 29th, 2015, November 13th, 2015 ~ April 1st, 2016):

22.   My Money Partner: CEOs next door (December 18th, 2015 – ending April 1st, 2016)

23.   Stay in the same room – available from January 27th, 2017 – January 28th, 2017, April 14th, 2017 – March 23rd, 2018

24.   Those who cross the line (March 30th, 2018 – ending, September 14th, 2018)

MBC Every1
1.       Newspaper News Desk (2007 ~ end of 2008)

2.       Bling Bling Ever Show (End)

3.       Justice (December 18th, 2014 – ending, January 8th, 2015)

4.       Men at marriage (February 24th, 2015 – ending, May 17th, 2015)

1.       Happy Power Station (ending, October 7th, 2008)

2.       TV Oasis (ending, October 23rd, 2008)

3.       Lineup (end)

4.       Star Junior Show Bungbap (get off)

5.       Best note Season 1, 2 (end)

6.       TV Solomon (get off)

7.       Incarnation – the ruler of the mind (May 14th, 2013 – ending, October 1st, 2013): joined in the middle.

8.       Super Match (from August 16th, 2013 – ending, August 23rd, 2013)

9.       The Golden Family (ending September 18th, 2013)

10.   Magic Child (July 8th, 2014 – ending, November 18th, 2014)

11.   It’s okay, it’s okay (March 31st, 2015, April 25th, 2015 – ending, July 18th, 2016)

12.   Investors (May 15th, 2016 – ending, July 3rd, 2016)

13.   Star mourning superb (May 20th, 2016)

14.   Man in Black Box (August 2nd, 2016, from August 23rd, 2016 to September 10th, 2017)

15.   Full-scale entertainment night (December 6th, 2016)

16.   You are my destiny (July 10th, 2017)

1.       Violent Club Season 2 (End)

2.       Grand Prix Show ‘Bad Paddle Club’ (end)

3.       Star Golden Bell season1 (get off)

4.      Endless classic 2 (get off)

5.       Story show taps (April 13th, 2013 – ending, June 5th, 2013)

6.       You are my destiny (August 30th, 2013 – ending, September 7th, 2013)

7.       Real Sports Tuhon (September 19th, 2013 – ending, September 20th, 2013)

8.       Spokesmen (ending, April 1st, 2014)

9.   1mm (ending, September 8th, 2014)

10.   Gag Concert/Gag Concert You Never Seen (ending, September 9th, 2014)

11.   Star Golden Bell (ending, February 19th, 2015)

12.   Gold Medal (ending, February 10th, 2016)

13.   Gura Cha Cha Time Slip – New Boy (ending, September 15th, 2016)

14.   Syndrome Man (ending, January 30th, 2017)

15.   Breaking News TV People (from April 13th, 2017 to November 1st, 2018)

1.       Golden Pentagon Season 2 (October 26th, 2014 – ending, December 28th, 2014)
1.       Protect 10 million won (from March 8th, 2008 to ending, May 2nd, 2008)

2.       Kim’s show! Crathes (December 2nd, 2010 ~ end)

1.       Patchimi (April 24th, 2018)
1.       Mars virus (March 31st, 2009 to May 8th, 2012, October 2nd, 2012 to November 26th, 2013)

2.       On-site talk show taxi (from September 6th, 2012 to May 15th, 2014)

3.       The Genius: The Law of the Game (April 26th, 2013 – May 31st, 2013): The program was closed on July 12th, 2013, and Kim Gu-ra was laid off on May 31st, 2013.

4.       Perfect Singer VS (August 30th, 2013 – ending, February 21st, 2014)

5.       Like sharing TV (February 11th, 2014 – ending, March 18th, 2014)

6.       Pepper rice (from May 19th, 2015 to January 19th, 2016)

7.       Entertainment Arts Center (from October 10th, 2016 to the end of December 26th, 2016)

8.       Harmonization 7 (from March 26th, 2017 to the end of June 2nd, 2017)

9.       Hunt for conversation (September 15th, 2017 – end of January 10th, 2018)

10.   Sangam Times (January 22nd, 2019)

1.       Transformation of Fodders Wawman (from September 15th, 2010 to the end of December 8th, 2010)

2.       Poker Face Season 2 (end of September 17th, 2011)

1.       Quiz show idol premiere (end)

2.       Man’s stuff (from January 11th, 2013 to the end of May 27th, 2013)

3.       Misty (February 21st, 2013)

4.       Staying with the enemy (September 16th, 2013 – ending November 18th, 2013)

5.       Stay with the Boss (July 26th, 2014 – end October 17th, 2014)

6.       Peer to peer (September 7th, 2014 – ending September 8th, 2014)

7.       Millionaire Elevator (ending November 30th, 2014)

8.       I’ll give you a whole new house Season 1 (December 10th, 2015 to July 28th, 2016 [32] end)

9.       I’ll give you a new house. Season 2 (September 8th, 2016 ~ November 17th, 2016)

10.   Solowars (July 15th, 2016 – September 16th, 2016)

11.   Overall view (October 15th, 2017 – December 24th, 2017)

1.       The Moment of Truth Korea season1 (end)

2.       The Moment of Truth Korea season2 (end of March 27th, 2010)

OBS Kyungin TV
1.       The Truth and Gura of Choi Jin-sil (end of 2008)

2.       Talking Golden Microphone (end of 2010)

3.       Kim Gulra and Moon Hee-joon’s search girl (October 6th, 2011 – ending April 19th, 2012)

Comedy TV
1.       Sweet invitation (December 22nd, 2012 ~ ending January 12th, 2011)
Channel A
1.       A woman living alone (January 20th, 2014 – ending April 14th, 2014)

2.       Father’s true color (July 6th, 2016)

1.       Negative talk (March 19th, 2014 – ending August 28th, 2014)
1.       Kim Gu-Ra Kim Dong-hyun’s Kim Bu-ja show (from May 16th, 2014 to the end of August 8th, 2014)
SBS Plus
1.       KIMURA Jeon Hyun-moo’s Special Show (from April 4th, 2015 to April 18th, 2015)

2.       Taste talk show veteran (from September 12th, 2016 to the end of November 20th, 2016)

TV Shipbuilding
1.       Wonder star show pumpkin seed (from June 2nd, 2015 to the end of September 27th, 2016)

2.       Star Show Wonderful Day (October 4th, 2016 – ending February 21st, 2017)

Channel CGV
1.       Movie Stalker (July 8th, 2015 – ending October 14th, 2015)
Naver TV Cast
1.       Kurakasho (from March 15th, 2016 to the end of the year)
Olive TV
1.       One day, one million won (ending May 11th, 2017 – ending June 22nd, 2017)
1.       King and Women (September 19th, 2017 – end of November 21st, 2017)

2.       Gourmet Club (June 8th, 2018 – ending August 24th, 2018)