Meet the Actor Kim Kyung-nam: Profile, Fun Facts, Acting Appearances, Etc.

Kim Kyung Nam

The Heartthrob and Rising Korean Star Kim Kyung-nam

Have you heard about Kim Kyung-nam? He is one of the rising Korean actors who has appeared in a lot of dramas and movies as well. His popularity increased after his appearance in popular dramas like Come and Hug Me, The King: Eternal Monarch, and the latest The One and Only.

But, did you know that Kim Kyung-nam’s visual has similarities with another actor that is also stealing attention recently? Well, you will get to know him later! In this article, Channel Korea will explain to you everything about him, so keep on reading!

Full Profile of Kim Kyung-nam

Kim Kyung-nam

Birth Name: Kim Kyung-nam (김경남)

Stage Name: Kim Kyung-nam (김경남)

Birth: Nowon District, Seoul, South Korea, December 21, 1989

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Blood Type: N/A

Height: 182 cm

Weight: 74 kg

Nationality: Korean

Occupation: Model, Actor

Label: JR Entertainment

Years Active: 2012 – Present

Instagram: kknv1221

Fun Facts About Kim Kyung-nam That You Have To Know

Kim Kyung-nam
  • Kim Kyung-nam studied at Seoul University.
  • It is assumed that Kim Kyung-nam is the only child in his family.
  • People think that he resembles actor Wi Ha Joon.
  • Kim Kyung-nam has two cats.
  • Kim Kyung-nam completed his military service.
  • He loves boxing.
  • From his role in the drama Come and Hug Me, Kim Kyung-nam won the Best New Actor award from the 2018 MBC Drama Awards.
  • He is a close friend of actors Woo Do-hwan and Jang Ki-yong.
  • Kim Kyung-nam appeared as a guest star on the Running Man program and the I Live Alone program as well.
  • Some of The King: Eternal Monarch cast members thought that Kim Kyung-nam was most likely to achieve a world record for something.

Kim Kyung-nam’s Movie and Drama List

Kim Kyung-nam

Drama/Television Series

Year Title Role
2012 Faith Assassin
2017 Innocent Defendant Executive Secretary
2017 Strongest Deliveryman Sung-jae
2017 Prison Playbook Lee Joon-dol
2018 Exit Hong Ki-chul
2018 Come and Hug Me Yoon Hyun-moo
2018 About Time Special appearance
2018 Where the Stars Oh Dae-ki
2019 Special Labor Inspector Cheon Deok-gu


2019 Birthday Letter Goo Gi-woong
2020 The King: Eternal Monarch Kang Shin-jae/ Kang Hyeon-min
2021 Revolutionary Series Han Ye-seul
2021 The One and Only Min Woo-cheon



Year Title Role
2017 Come, Together Message Room Employee #2
2018 The Discloser Sergeant Kwak
2019 Inseparable Bros Teacher Yook

Special Labor Inspector

Special Labor Inspector

Kim Kyung-nam got more recognition after his appearance in the drama Special Labor Inspector (2019) as Cheon Deok-gu. The drama follows the story and life of Jo Jin-gab (Kang Dong-wook), a civil servant who is appointed to be a labor inspector in the Ministry of Employment and Labor.

Kim Kyung-nam in Special Labor Inspector

Jo Jin-gab has several partners on the team, and one of them is Cheon Deok-gu. He is Jo Jin-gap’s former pupil, and later on, he becomes Jo Jin-gap’s loyal secret investigator.

The King: Eternal Monarch

The King: Eternal Monarch

Kim Kyung-nam also appears in the famous K-drama The King: Eternal Monarch (2020) alongside Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun. The drama is about the emperor of the Kingdom of Corea (Lee Min-ho) who attempts to cross the barrier to a parallel universe where the Republic of Korea exists.

The emperor is looking for a female police officer named Jung Tae-eul (Kim Go-eun) who somehow saved his life when he was a child. However, the emperor never met her in person and recognizes her from an identity card instead, but he still tries to find her.

Kim Kyung-nam in The King: Eternal Monarch

On the other hand, Jung Tae-eul is a police officer who is ranked inspector in the Violent Crimes Squad Three of the National Police Agency of the Republic of Korea. Kim Kyung-nam plays the role of Kang Shin-jae or Kang Hyeon-min. Kang Shin-jae was sick in his entire childhood, and his existence was hidden by his father.

Meanwhile, Kang Hyeon-min comes from the parallel universe under the name Kang Shin-jae or the “fake” Kang Shin-jae. He also had a crush on Jung Tae-eul ever since their high school days and works under the same team in the police as her.

Kim Kyung-nam’s First Role as a Main Lead in The One and Only

The One and Only drama

In 2021, Kim Kyung-nam got his first role as the main lead through the drama The One and Only, also known as Only One Person. The drama depicts the life of three women who respectively don’t have much time left due to several reasons.

The three of them have different roles and occupations in life, but all of them are diagnosed with terminal illnesses. They meet in the hospital by coincidence and become involved in a murder case together.

Kim Kyung-nam in The One and Only

In the drama, Kim Kyung-nam plays the role of Min Woo-cheon. He is a mysterious assassin, and he is also entangled in a murder case along with Pyo In-sook (Ahn Eun-jin), one of the women who doesn’t have much time left to live.

Kim Kyung-nam and Wi Ha-joon: Lookalikes

kim kyung-nam and wi ha-joon

Did you ever notice that Kim Kyung-nam looks very similar to Wi Ha-joon? People started to notice that matter after the sensational Korean drama Squid Game was released back in September 2021. Through the series, the appearance of Wi Ha-joon has stolen the spotlight, especially with his charming visual.

kim kyung nam

Initially, people mistook him as Kim Kyung-nam since people noticed that the Squid Game cast looked like the actor who appeared in The King: Eternal Monarch. However, they are different people, but the resemblance between them is undoubted. If their pictures are united, you can see more clearly how similar their visuals are!

wi ha joon

After several appearances in supporting roles, finally, we can watch the actor Kim Kyung-nam in the main role in his latest drama! We do hope to see more of his acting projects in the future. Well, what do you guys think about Kim Kyung-nam? Leave a comment below regarding that matter, and don’t forget to share this article on your social media!