If you think this actor looks familiar then that is because you have probably seen him a lot, not just in South Korean movies but also in dramas! Yes, Kim Jung-tae has appeared in plenty of South Korean movies and dramas, usually portraying characters with antagonistic roles, mostly as gangsters, loan sharks, and other such villains. You may also know him from the variety show The Return of Superman with his son Kim Ji-hoo, also known as Yakkung. Want to know more about this actor? Then just keep on reading!
Kim Jung-tae’s Profile
Kim Jung-tae is a South Korean actor who usually makes an appearance in a minor role on many dramas. This 45-year-old actor was born with the name Kim Tae-wook. He was born on December 13, 1972 in Busan, South Korea. In 2009, Jung-tae got married to his childhood sweetheart Jeon Yeo-jin, who has a doctorate in Engineering and teaches at Pukyong National University. Before they got married, they dated for 19 long years, since they were teenagers, and they currently have two children, sons named Kim Ji-hoo and the younger one Kim Si-hyun.
Before making his debut, he earned his education by graduating from Kyungsung University majoring in Theater and Film. He first made his debut in 1999 with the film The Uprising under his birth name Kim Tae-wook. Jung-tae then was praised by the public when he played the lead role in the 2010 25-minute short film Remember O Goddess, a film noir associated with memory loss. Later in the same year, he showed his comical side for the first time playing as Yong-chul in the film He’s on Duty, a 2010 South Korean film that comically yet incisively depicts racial issues in Korea.
Other than appearing in South Korean he has also made some appearances in South Korean variety shows and has released a couple songs. He has also achieved some awards during his time as an actor. Right now he works under the talent agency THE Queen AMC. Would you like to get to know him even better? Then keep on reading!
Facts About Kim Jung-tae
Here are some interesting and unexpected facts about Kim Jung-tae. Check it out!
- His birth name is Kim Tae-wook.
- In 2006, he started going by his stage name Kim Jung-tae.
- He suffers from cirrhosis, a condition in which the liver does not function properly due to long-term damage.
- He almost died from the cirrhosis on multiple occasions.
- His mom actually died from cirrhosis.
- He said if he were not an actor, he would be a poet.
- Since the age of 17, he has penned over 200 poems.
- His son, Kim Ji-hoo, is called Yakkung because when playing peek-a-boo (Kakkung) he would only answer to Yakkung.
- His second son Kim Si-hyun is nicknamed Yarong.
- His blood type is A.
- His zodiac star sign is Sagittarius.
- He is 185 cm tall and weighs in at 77 kg.
List of Kim Jung-tae’s Movies
Throughout the years, Kim Jung-tae has played many roles in various movies. Here is a list of all of his movies along with the role he played, from 1999 until the most recent one. Check it out!
|2016||Chasing (Jabaya Sanda)||Jung-Taek|
|2015||Salut D’Amour (Jangsoosanghwe)||Charles (laundry owner)|
|The Trip Around The World (Segyeiljoo)||Hyun-Bae|
|Granny’s Got Talent (Helmeoni)||Joo-Hyun|
|Shoot Me in the Heart (Nae Simjangeul Sswara)||Kim Yong (patient)|
|2014||Romancing Game (Romaensinggei)||President Hwang|
|Mourning Grave (Sonyeogoedam)||Sun-Il|
|2013||Queen Of The Night (Bamui Yeowang)||obstetrician|
|Tough As Iron (Ggang Chul Yi)||Sang-Gon (gang boss)|
|Mr. Go||rival baseball team director (cameo)|
|How to Use Guys with Secret Tips (Namja Sayongseolmyungseo)||Woo Sung-Chul|
|Miracle in Cell No.7 (7beonbangui Seonmool)||Inmate Man-Bum|
|Man On The Edge (Baksoogundal)||Cha Tae-Joo|
|2012||The Neighbors (Yiwootsaram)||Kim Jong-Guk|
|Reason Why Women Are Unconventional (Geu Yeojaga Saekdareun Yiyoo)||Pan-Soo|
|All About My Wife (Nae Anaeui Modeun Geot)||Kwang-Sik|
|The Scent (Gantongeul Gidarineun Namja)||Detective Seo|
|Love On-Air (Wondeopool Radio)||In-Suk|
|2011||SIU (Teuksoobon)||Detective Park Kyung-Sik|
|Officer of the Year (Chepyoyang)||Detective Song|
|2010||He’s On Duty (Bangga? Banga!)||Yong-Chul|
|Remember O Goddess (Nareul Itji Malay)
|Hearty Paws 2 (Maeumee 2)|
|I Came from Busan (Yeong-do Da-ri)|
|2009||City Of Fathers (Busan)||Co. President Kim|
|Insadong Scandal||Jang Seok-Jin|
|2008||Open City (Mobangbi Doshi)||section chief|
|2005||Never to Lose (Kangryeok 3Ban)||Oh Jae-Chil|
|Duelist (Hyeongsa)||Ga Do-Chi|
|Windstruck (Nae yeojachingureul sogae habnida)||Kim Young-Ho|
|Fighter in the Wind (Baramui Paiteo)||yakuza at the port|
|2003||Mutt Boy (Ddong Gae)||Jin-Mook|
|Classic (Keulraesik)||friend 1 at the countryside|
|Hae-jeok, Disco King|
|1999||The Bird Who Stops in the Air|
List of Kim Jung-tae’s Dramas
After he made his place prominent in the South Korean entertainment industry, he started to take roles in South Korean dramas. Here is a list of all of his drama appearance, along with the role he played, from 2007 until the most recent one. Check them out!
|2018||Time (Shigan)||Geum Tae-Sung||MBC|
|2017||Bad Thief, Good Thief (Dodooknom, Dodooknim)||Kang Sung-Il||MBC|
|Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People (Yeokjuk: Baeksungeul Hoomchin Dojuk)||Lee Jung||MBC|
|2015-2016||Oh My Venus||Choi Nam-Chul||KBS2|
|2015||Late Night Restaurant (Simyashikdang)||Director Song||SBS|
|2013||Goddess of Marriage (Kyeolhonui Yeoshi)||Kang Tae-Jin||SBS|
|2012||Dream High Season 2 (Deurimhai Sijeun 2)||Executive director Lee Kang-Chul||KBS2|
|2011||Girl K (Sonyeo K)||Yoo Sung-Ho||CGV|
|Can’t Live With Losing (Jikoneun Motsalah)||Ko Ki-Chan||MBC|
|Sign (Ssain)||Jung Cha-Young||SBS|
|2010||Bad Guy (Nabbeun Namja)||Director Jang||SBS|
|2009||Swallow the Sun (Taeyangeul Samkyeora)||Han Seok-Tae||SBS|
|2008||Robber (Bulhandang)||Kim Jin-Goo||SBS|
|2007||H.I.T||Sgt. Sim Jong-Geum||MBC|