Korean Actor Kim Nam-jin: Profile and Facts

Kim Nam-jin

Kim Nam-jin is a South Korean actor who made his debut in the Korean entertainment industry in 1996. He debuted as a model. He walked the runaway for Jang Kwang-hyo’s Seoul Fashion Artists Assosiation Show in 1996. In 1997, he appeared in some advertisements for a casual wear brand. In 2002, Kim debuted as an actor. He was featured in a movie called Lovers’ Concerto and he played the role of Seok-jin. A year later, he appeared on the SBS Drama Thousand Years of Love as General Kim Yu-seok/Fujiwara Tatsuji. It was his first appearance in a TV Series.


Let’s Talk About Kim Nam-jin’s Life

Kim Nam-jin

Kim Nam-jin was born in Jeju-do, South Korea. Jeju is called ‘The Hawaii of South Korea’ because of the great nature. From the time he was born until he graduated from High School, Kim spent his life in Jeju. He attended Jeju Jungang Elementary School, Seogwipo Junior High School, and Seogwi High School.

After he graduated from High School, Kim continued his studies at Cheonan University in Cheonan-si. He moved from Jeju to Cheonan. He was a piano major and he can play piano really well.

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Kim Nam-jin’s Profile

Kim Nam-jin

Name : Kim Nam-jin (김남진)

Birth Place : Jeju-do, South Korea

Birth Date : August 1, 1976

Occupation : Actor and model

Blood Type : B

Height : 187 cm or 6’2”

Weight : 72 kg or 158 lbs

Education : Cheonan University – Bachelor of Piano

Seogwi High School

Seogwipo Junior High School

Jeju Jungang Elementary School

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List of Kim Nam-jin’s Dramas

Kim Nam-jin

Kim Nam-jin has appeared in 10 dramas since his first appearance on a drama in 2003. His first drama was Thousand Years of Love, where he played General Kim Yu-seok/Fujiwara Tatsuji. Kim got his first award because of his acting in this drama. He got a New Star Award at the SBS Drama Awards in 2003. In the same year, he took on another project. He appeared on the MBC Drama Merry Go Round as Kang Woo-sub.

In 2004, he starred in two MBC dramas. He played Cha Seung-hyun in First Love of a Royal Prince and as Park Jung-woo in Tropical Nights in December. In 2005, he played Jung Min-jae on the KBS2 Drama Ice Girl.

He then went on hiatus for two years from late 2005 until 2007. After his hiatus, he came back and appeared in 4 dramas in 2007. He played Lee Min-seok on the tVN drama Mermaid Story, as New Wise Mother, Good Wife on the MBC drama New Wise Mother, Good Wife, as Lee Joo-hyun on the MBC drama Ground Zero, and as James O’Neill on the SBS drama Fly High.

His latest drama was Don’t Be Swayed in 2008. He played the role of Han Kang-pil.

Year Title Role Network
2003 Thousand Years of Love General Kim Yu-seok/Fujiwara Tatsuji SBS
Merry Go Round Kang Woo-sub MBC
2004 First Love of a Royal Prince Cha Seung-hyun MBC
Tropical Nights in December Park Jung-woo MBC
2005 Ice Girl Jung Min-jae KBS2
2007 Mermaid Story Lee Min-seok tvN
New Wise Mother, Good Wife Park Seok-du MBC
Ground Zero Lee Joo-hyun MBC
Fly High James O’Neill SBS
2008 Don’t Be Swayed Han Kang-pil MBC


List of Kim Nam-jin’s Films

Kim Nam-jin

Kim Nam-jin began his career on the big screen by playing a role as Seok-jin in Lovers’ Concerto that was airing in 2002. In 2003, he appeared in a movie called Spring Bears Love as Lee Dong-ha. In 2007, he starred in two movies, Shadows in the Palace and Fantastic Parasuicides.

In 2012, he played a role in a short film called Cine Note. In 2013, he starred in a movie called Behind the Camera and If You Were Me 6. In If You Were Me 6, he had a cameo, and that was his latest appearance in a movie.

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Lovers’ Concerto Seok-jin
2003 Spring Bears Love Lee Dong-ha
2007 Shadows in the Palace Lee Hyung-ik
Fantastic Parasuicides Police officer segment: “Fly Away, Chicken!”
2012 Cine Note short film
2013 Behind the Camera
If You Were Me 6 Owner of lotto room (cameo) segment: “Bong-gu on Delivery”