He Looks Younger than His Actual Age, Let’s Get to Know Actor Kim Young-min!

Kim Young-min

About Actor Kim Young-min

Kim Young-min is an actor from South Korea. He started his career in theater and made his film debut by starring in the movie Address Unknown, which was released on June 2, 2001. He made his television debut through drama The Legendary Doctor Heo Joon, which aired on MBC from November 22, 1999, to June 27, 2000.

Kim Young-min starred in films Viva Love! (2008), Sorry and Thank You (2011), One on One (2014), Warriors of the Dawn (2017) and many others. He also starred in some dramas such as Beethoven Virus (2008), My Mister (2018) and Hide and Seek (2018). His role in My Mister is what really led him into the spotlight.

Profile of Kim Young-min

Kim Young-min

Name: Kim Young-min (김영민)

Birth date: November 5, 1971

Birth place: South Korea

Star Sign: Scorpio

Height: 172 cm

Talent Agency: PL Entertainment

Twitter: @koractor

Kim Young-min’s Filmography


Year Title Role
2001 Address Unknown Ji-heum
2003 My Right to Ravage Myself
2003 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter… and Spring Young Adult Monk
2006 Ad-Lib Night Ki-yeong
2006 A Cruel Attendance Sleet Goblin
2008 Viva Love! Ku-sang (tenant)
2008 My Dear Enemy Dae-hee (Hong-joo’s husband)
2009 The Sword With No Name King Go-jong
2009 Kiss Me, Kill Me Chief Department Min
2011 Sorry and Thank You Young-jin (Segment “Joo Joo”)
2011 White: The Melody of the Curse Lee Tae-yong
2011 Perfect Game Kang Sung-tae
2012 Miss Conspirator Inspection system support
2013 Hwayi: A Monster Boy Detective Jung-min
2014 The Murderer Ji-soo’s father
2014 One on One Oh Hyun
2015 Madonna Sang-woo
2015 Memories of the Sword King
2016 Love, Lies PD
2016 The Net Investigator
2017 Murder at Honeymoon Hotel
2017 Warriors of the Dawn Messenger


Year Title Role Network
1999-2000 The Legendary Doctor Heo Joon Byung-ja MBC
2005 Super Rookie Lee Il-man
2008 Woman of Matchless Beauty, Park Jung-geum
Beethoven Virus Jung Myung-hwa
2016 Fantastic Choi Jin-tae jTBC
2018 My Mister Do Joon-young tvN
Hide and Seek Moon Jae-sang MBC

Kim Young-min in My Mister

My Mister Poster

My Mister is a 2018 South Korean drama starring Lee Sun-kyun, IU, and Lee Ji-ah. It aired on tvN every Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30 p.m. KST. The drama was a critical and commercial hit. In the final episode, the viewership rating was 7.352%, making the episode one of the highest rated in Korean cable television history.

My Mister revolves around a man in his 40s who withstands the weight of life, and a woman in her 20s who goes through different experiences, but also withstands the weight of her life. The man and the woman get together to help each other and heal each other’s past scars.

Kim Young-min

Kim Young-min played the role of Do Joon-young, Park Dong-hoon’s (Lee Sun-kyun) junior in college, who works as a CEO and is also Dong-hoon’s and Lee Ji-an’s (IU) boss. Do Joon-young has hated Park Dong-hoon since he was in college. In the office, he demoted Dong-hoon from being an Engineer on the design team to the survey team. He also had an affair with Kang Yoon-hee (Lee Ji-ah), Dong-hoon’s wife. At the beginning, he hired Ji-an to help him fire Dong-hoon. By the end, he was used by Ji-an and lost his position as CEO because of the crimes he committed.

Kim Young-min in Hide and Seek

Hide and Seek Poster

Hide and Seek is a 2018 South Korean television series starring Lee Yoo-ri, Song Chang-eui, Uhm Hyun-kyung and Kim Young-min. The series aired every Saturday from August 25 to November 17, 2018, on MBC from 8:45 p.m. to 11.10 p.m. (KST). The drama ran for 48 episodes and reached a nationwide viewership rating of 15.2% in its final episode.

Hide and Seek tells a story about the fate of the heiress to the nation’s largest cosmetics conglomerate, and a woman who had to live that life in her stead, as well as the desires and secrets surroounding the two women.

Kim Young-min

Kim Young-min plays Moon Jae-sang, the successor of Taesan Group, one of Korea’s best companies. He is a playboy with numerous lovers who is trying to fill an emotional void caused by his birth mother’s lack of love for him.

Kim Young-min in One on One

One by One Poster

One on One is a 2014 South Korean film directed by Kim Ki-duk. The film released on May 22, 2014, with a duration of 122 minutes. The film starred Ma Dong-seok, Kim Young-min and Lee Yi-kyung. The film was the opening film of the 11th Venice Days sidebar at the 71st Venice International Film Festival.

One on One is a film about the seven members of a terrorist group called “Shadow”. The group went after seven suspects who were accused of brutally murdering a high school student named Oh Min-joo. The group extracts confessions by means of brutal torture.

Kim Young-min

Kim Young-min played eight roles; the suspect Oh Hyun and seven shadows who bother him. He was abducted by The Shadow after having a date with his girlfriend, and was tortured for information about his involvement in the high school murder case. After being released by the group, he tries to uncover the Shadow’s identity.

Youthful Look

Kim Young-min

Kim Young-min became one of the guests on MBC’s Radio Star, which aired on August 8, 2018. He said that his role in the drama My Mister made his name more popular and people started to recognize him. With My Mister’s viewer rating hitting over 7% and his notable antagonist role, it’s no wonder that he’s becoming more famous.

In the show, Kim Young-min revealed that he was actually 48 years old at the time. He was born in 1971, and is the same age as actor Ma Dong-suk. His statements surprised everyone on the show. He added that his young look was very stressful to him, as some junior actors mistakenly thought that he was being impolite when he spoke without honorifics. However, the upside about his young look was that he could portray younger characters.

Kim Young-min

After hearing the news, netizens were also shocked at Kim Young-min’s real age. Some commented that they thought Kim Young-min was in his 30s. Some others were amazed that he looks so young, and still others expressed their disbelief that he’s almost 50, and is older than Lee Sun-kyun and Park Ho-san, his fellow cast members from My Mister.

Latest News

Hide and Seek Cast

Kim Young-min’s latest project is the drama Hide and Seek, which ended on November 17, 2018. On December 30, 2018, he attended the 2018 MBC Drama Awards at the MBC Media Center in Sangam-dong, Seoul. The awards are held to celebrate the best and the brightest of MBC dramas over the past year. Kim Young-min walked the red carpet along with Song Chang-eui, Lee Yoo-ri, Yoon Da-kyung, Jo Ye-rin and Lee Na-yoon, his fellow Hide and Seek cast members.