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
|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
|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
|2010||SBS Drama Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Weekend/Daily Drama||Pure Pumpkin Flower||Nominated|