Profile of Korean Actor Kim Il-woo (Born 1963)


Intimidating Yet Charismatic, Let’s Get to Know Actor Kim Il-woo!

Kim Il-woo is well-known as a middle-aged South Korean actor who hasn’t gotten married even though he is already in his 50s. Having mostly played villains & support roles, his acting and intimidating presence never disappoints viewers. Some of the infamous dramas he has starred on were none other than “Iris II: New Generation” (2013) and “Kill Me Heal Me” (2015).

Full Profile of Actor Kim Il-woo


Korean Name : Kim Il-Woo (김일우)
Chinese Name : Kim Il-u (金日宇)
Gender : Male
Occupation : Actor (Theater, Musical, Movie)
Agency : Daiwa Entertainment (디에이와이엔터테인먼트)
Years Active : 1985 – present
Nationality : South Korean
Birth Date : June 19, 1963
Birth Place : Seoul, South Korea
Western Zodiac Sign : Cancer
Chinese Zodiac Sign : Rabbit
Height : 181 cm
Weight : N/A
Blood Type : A
Religion : N/A
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Trivia and Facts About Actor Kim Il-woo

  • He graduated from Ahn Hyun elementary school in Seoul (서울 아현 초등 학교), graduated from Hwan Il Middle High School in Seoul (서울 환일 중 학교), graduated from Han Sung Senior High School in Seoul (서울 한성 고등 학교), graduated from Chung-Ang University – Department of Theater and Film, and graduated from Chung-Ang University – Department of Journalism.
  • He was in the play “Did You Have A Security Bill (방범비 내셨나요)” in 1991, and “Art of March (3월의 아트)” in 2006.
  • He participated in musicals entitled “Don Quixote” in 1992, and “Best Day of My Life”.
  • Some of his advertisements were “OSRAM Korea (오스람코리아)” in 2005, “Lotte Card (롯데카드)” in 2012, and “Lotte Chilsung Cantata Stick Coffee (롯데칠성 칸타타 스틱커피)” in 2012.
  • He attended a radio program “EBS Book Reading Radio Series (EBS 책 읽는 라디오 낭독 시리즈)” in 2015.
  • Actor Kim Il-woo made his debut with KBS’s 11th Talent Bond in November 1985, and he played a terrestrial drama as a loner.
  • When asked about marriage, he explained “I have no one to go to. I do not have a special reason.
  • His brother left the world first (passed away) because of a cerebral hemorrhage.
  • He decided that traveling more is more important than marrying someone. He also thought that his current family was more important.
  • He raised a dog, and it has died.
  • In MBC’s “Radio Star”, he appeared as guest star along with other single actors such as Kim Byung Se, Kim Seung Soo, and Yang Ik Joon.

Actor Kim Il-woo’s Filmography and Awards


Movie Appearances List

Year Title Role
2002 L’Abri (Bus Stop)
2004 Woman Is the Future of Man
2009 Treeless Mountain Man with cellphone

He also participated in the movies “There is Sadness in The Sky (저 하늘에도 슬픔이)” as Bae Cha Kye, and “Iris 2: The Movie” as Kang Cheol Hwan.

Drama Series Appearance List

Year Title Role Network
1987 Ewha / 이화 KBS1
1991 Old Goldfish / 옛날의 금잔디 KBS1
1993 Wangsim / 왕십리 KBS2
1994 Puberty / 사춘기 Teacher Che Yook MBC
1995 The Wind Blows / 바람은 불어도 Ahn Soo Chang KBS1
1996 Apple Blossom’s Fragrance / 사과꽃 향기 MBC
1997 Revenge and Passion / 복수혈전 Charlie Kim MBC
1998 Mother’s Daughter / 엄마의 딸 Jung Da Woon SBS
2000 Tap / 꼭지 Kim Ji Seok KBS2
2001 Blue Mist / 푸른 안개 No Kyung Ho KBS2
2001 Love Like This / 사랑은 이런거야 Yoon KBS1
2002 Hard Love / 거침없는 사랑 KBS2
2003 Briar Flower / 찔레꽃 Sya Yi Kim KBS1
2004 Something Happened in Bali / 발리에서 생긴 일 Jung Jae Min’s older brother SBS
Little Women / 작은 아씨들 SBC script supervisor SBS
A Second Proposal / 두 번째 프러포즈 Song Jae Won KBS2
Land / 토지 Jo Yong Ha SBS
Stained Glass / 유리화 SBS
2005 Super Rookie / 신입사원 Director Song MBC
A Farewell to Sorrow / 슬픔이여 안녕 Han Sung Kyu KBS2
Sweet Spy / 달콤한 스파이 Song Hyun Chul MBC
2006 One Day Suddenly / 어느 날 갑자기 Na Young Chun SBS
Over the Rainbow / 오버 더 레인보우 Choi Nam Ki MBC
Billie Jean, Look at Me / 빌리진 날 봐요 Uncle MBC
2007 Like Land and Sky / 하늘만큼 땅만큼 Park Myung Tae KBS1
Catching Up with Gangnam Moms / 강남엄마 따라잡기 Do Sang Sik SBS
2008 La Dolce Vita / 달콤한 인생 Shin Jung Ho MBC
My Pitiful Sister / 큰 언니 Lee Duk San KBS1
2009 Enjoy Life / 살맛 납니다 Na Bong Goo MBC
2010 Big Thing / 대물 Oh Jae Bong SBS
Pure Pumpkin Flower / 호박꽃 순정 Oh Geum Bok SBS
2011 My Love By My Side / 내사랑 내곁에 Go Jin Taek SBS
Happy End / 해피앤드 101가지 부부이야기 – 죽어야 사는 남자 Man Soo (episode 4) Channel A
2012 History of a Salaryman / 샐러리맨 초한지 Jang Ryang SBS
Fashion King / 패션왕 Jung Man Ho SBS
Dr. Jin / 닥터 진 Yoo Hong Pil MBC
My Lover, Madame Butterfly / 내 사랑 나비부인 Lee Sung Ryong SBS
2013 Iris II: New Generation / 아이리스 2 Kang Cheol Hwan KBS2
Ugly Alert / 못난이 주의보 Shin Tae Il SBS
2014 What Happens to My Family? / 가족끼리 왜 이래 Kwon Ki Chan KBS2
2015 Kill Me, Heal Me / 킬미힐미 Cha Young Pyo MBC
My Heart Twinkle Twinkle / 내마음 반짝반짝 Yeong Su SBS
The Merchant: Gaekju 2015 / 장사의 신 – 객주 2015 Maeng Gu Beom KBS2
2016 Beautiful Gong Shim / 미녀 공심이 Suk Dae Hwang SBS

Awards / Nominations Received by Actor Kim Il-woo

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
2010 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Weekend/Daily Drama Pure Pumpkin Flower Nominated

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