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Details About Former Koyote Member, Kim Jong-min

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And so, today, in this article, we will give you some information about one of the Korean artists with many capabilities. Yes, it is Kim Jong-min, the former member of Koyote.

For those of you who might not know him or his former band yet, let us introduce you to some basic information about Koyote. Koyote is a South Korean co-ed vocal group known for its signature dance and hip-hop sound, debuted in 1998 with the hit song “Genuine.” Since its debut, Koyote has released ten studio albums, three extended plays, and numerous singles. The group has gone through numerous line-up changes over the years, and one of them is the only remaining original member. Enough with the intermezzo, now let us move on to the main topic!


Kim Jong-min’s Full Profile

Kim Jong-min is a Korean singer, dancer, and television personality. He was born in Shinyeong-ri, Ein-myeon, Gongju, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea on September 24th, 1979.

According to some portal news, before his debut with Koyote in 2007, he worked as a back-up dancer for many artists, such as Uhm Jung-hwa, Lee Jung-hyun, Kim Wan-sun, R.E.F, and many more.

Kim Jong-min is known for being a mainstay of many Korean variety shows, such as KBS’ Heroine 6 and Choi Hong Man Strong Friends and the former SBS Real Romance Love Letter, as he has become a goofy, naïve on-screen character known for silly comments and actions.

In 2007, Kim became a cast member of the KBS Happy Sunday line-up as part of 1 Night 2 Days but briefly left the show for his mandatory military service. And then, in 2009, he came back and turned into the only pioneer member who witnessed 1 Night 2 Days from Season 1 till Season 3 after his duties and has been with the program to date.

In the first quarter of 2011, he released his very first single titled “Oppa Find Strength.” His promotional clip from the MV depicted the negative comments that he received after his return from the military service. And in 2014, he made his solo comeback with his third single, “Sali Go Dali Go,” a piece of electronic dance music composed by DanDi.




Single Single Information Tracklist

  • Release Date: April 26th, 2011
  • Language: Korean
  1. 오빠 힘내요
2 Pit-A-Pat

  • Release Date: May 11th, 2012
  • Language: Korean
  1. 두근두근(Feat. 길미)
3 Sali Go Dali Go

  • Release Date: September 3rd, 2014
  • Language: Korean
  1. 살리고 달리고
  2. 살리고 달리고 (inst.)



Title Year Album
“Could I love again” 2018 Love Alert (설렘주의보) OST Part 1
“Happy People” Hometown Sounds Samcheok OST Part 3
“Happy People” (Inst)


As A Featuring Artist

  • Sang —우리 사랑이면 충분해 (narration by Kim Jong-min, ft. Song Cry Girlz
  • Sang — 슬픈 발라드 같은거(ft. Kim Jong-min)
  • Charlie & Shinba — Good Zombie (feat. Zingo)



Television Dramas

Year Title Network Role Notes
2002 Emergency Act 19 None Cameo Appeared with Koyote
2005 Can We Refill the Love? KBS2
2010 Autumn Destiny Cheongmin
2012 Reply 1997 tvN Cameo Appeared on Episode 5
My Husband Got a Family KBS2 Appeared on Episode 46
My Daughter Seo-young Appeared on Episode 1
2013 Reply 1994 tvN Appeared on Episode 5 (November 1st, 2013) as Doctor and Senior of Garbage (Jung Woo)
2014 Plus Nine Boys Appeared on Episode 2 (August 30th, 2014)
2017 Idol Drama Operation Team KBS Appeared on Episode 4 as Deliveryman
Hit the Top KBS2 Appeared on Episode 8


Variety Shows

Present Shows

Year Title Network Role Notes
2013 – present Happy Sunday: 2 Days & 1 Night Season 3 KBS2 Main Cast Season 3 premiered on December 1st, 2013.
2018 – present Brain-official History Korea MC This is Kim Jong-min solo MC program. The show is broadcast on YouTube, Naver TV, and Facebook of History Korea. The program premiered on July 19th, 2018.
2019 – present Naturally MBN Cast The program premiered on August 3rd, 2019.
Those Who Cross the Line S3 MBC The program premiered on August 18, 2019.
Busted! Season 2 Netflix Main Cast The program premiered on November 8th, 2019.


Former Shows

Year Title Network Role Notes
2004 Happy Sunday: Heroine 6 KBS2 Main Cast The show originally aired on August 13th, 2004, and ended on October 29th, 2006.
2005 Happy Sunday: Shooting Kid Season 1 Kim Jong-min was given a role as an assistant coach.
2006 Happy Sunday: Choi Hong-man and Strong Friends The program originally aired on August 13th, 2006, and ended on April 29th, 2007.
2007 Happy Sunday: Are You Ready? The program originally aired on May 6th, 2007, and ended on July 29th, 2007.
Happy Sunday: 2 Days 1 Night Season 1 Season 1 premiered on August 5th, 2007, and ended on February 26th, 2012.
2010 Sweet Night The program premiered on January 10th, 2010, and ended on May 9th, 2010.
Three Suspicious Men KBS Joy Episodes aired from June 23rd to August 5th, 2010.
Dream Island tvN Cast Episodes aired from November 27th to December 18th, 2010.
2011 Sumiok QTV Main Cast First episode aired in April 2011.
2012 Happy Sunday: 2 Days 1 Night Season 2 KBS2 Season 2 premiered on March 4th, 2012, and ended on November 24th, 2013.
Three Fools tvN Kim Jong-min reunited with his former colleagues from 2 Days 1 Night Season 1 (Lee Soo-geun & Eun Ji-won). The first episode aired on October 7th, 2012.
2013 Escape Crisis No. 1 KBS2 Special MC Appeared on Episode 394 (July 29th, 2013).
2014 I’m Going to School JTBC Cast Member Appeared on Episodes 1–5 (Sunjung High School) • 6–9 (Shinjang High School)
2015 Shin Dong Yup’s Bachelor Party MBC EVERY1 Cast Appeared on Episodes: 1–12.
Law of the Jungle in Indochina SBS Cast Member Second tribe member. Episodes 158–162.
2016 Good Life Channel A Host Appeared on Episode 53–103.
God’s Workplace SBS Pilot Cast SBS 2016 Pilot Program
Go PD Lee Kyung-kyu MBC EVERY1 Cast Member Appeared on Episode 1–10 (From September 7th to November 9th, 2016).
Master of Straight E Channel Appeared on Episode 1–6 (Broadcast began on September 29th, 2016).
2017 My Little Old Boy SBS Special Host Kim Jong-min appeared as Special Host on Episode 21–22 (January 20th and January 27th, 2017).
Boat Horn Clenched Fists (Pilot Program) Pilot Cast SBS 2017 Pilot Program
Just Friends (Pilot Program) Broadcast date is July 12th to July 26th, 2017. Kim Jong-min cast with Shin Ji (Koyote) for filming in Thailand (Khao Lak).
Just Friends — A program where male and female celebrities who are known for their friendship are going on a honeymoon trip to Khao Lak, Thailand. In this reality show, the age-old question of male-female friendship validity will be tested on a whole new level.
Order & Cook tvN Main Cast Aired from March 13th to April 17th, 2017.
Countryside Bakery TV Chosun The program premiered on September 7th, 2017, and ended on November 25th, 2017.
My Little Old Boy SBS Special Cast Kim Jong-min appeared as special cast on Episode 56–57 (October 1st and October 7th, 2017).

These episodes focus on Kim Jong-min’s clumsy image and concerns about his health. Thus taking numerous supplements and vitamins.

Master Key Main Cast Appeared on Episode: 1–3 • 8–9 • 11–12.
1% Friendship (Pilot Program) KBS2 Pilot Cast Chuseok Special. Aired on October 5th, 2017.

The show became permanent on March 3rd, 2018. However, Kim Jong-min did not participate in the permanent program.

One Night Sleepover Trip (Pilot Program) Chuseok Special. Aired on October 9th, 2017. (This episode was not aired on KBS World’s YouTube channel)
2018 Box Life SBS Pilot Program. Aired on January 10th, 2018, and ended on January 11th, 2018.
Live a Good Life tvN Main Cast The program premiered on January 19th, 2018, and ended on March 16th, 2018.
One Night Sleepover Trip KBS2 The first episode aired on February 27th, 2018.
Law of the Jungle in Patagonia SBS Cast Member Second tribe member. Episodes: 305–310
Busted! Season 1 Netflix Main Cast The program premiered on May 4th, 2018 and ended on June 1st, 2018.
We Have a New Dad 2 Naver TV
We Have New Dad 3 The series premiered on July 9th, 2018, and ended on August 30th, 2018.
Great Escape Season 1 tvN The series premiered on July 1st, 2018, and ended on September 23rd, 2018.
Human Intelligence JTBC
Hometown Sounds Samcheok (동네앨범) TV Chosun Cast Member The program premiered on October 28th, 2018, and ended on November 17th, 2018.
2018 – 2019 My English Puberty 100 Hours tvN The program premiered on December 20th, 2018, and ended on February 21st, 2019.
Taste of Dating Season 1 TV Chosun The program premiered on September 16th, 2018, and ended on February 21st, 2019.
2019 Gotcha! History Korea MC The program premiered on March 11th and ended on April 1st, 2019.
We Will Channel You SBS Kim Jong-min joined the show on March 7th, 2019, to May 9th, 2019.
Great Escape Season 2 tvN Main Cast The program premiered on March 17th and ended on June 9th, 2019.
Earthian Live Channel A The program premiered on March 29th and ended on June 14th, 2019.
Prison Life of Fools tvN Cast The program premiered on March 16th, 2019, and ended on September 7th, 2019.
The Night of Hate Comments JTBC2 [ko] MC The program premiered on June 21st and ended on October 11th, 2019.


Music Videos

  • Kang Ho-dong& Jeong Chae-eun — Look Out of the Window
  • VASIA — Love Story
  • Aurora— 따따블
  • Charlie& Shinba — Good Zombie (feat. Zingo)