Profile of Kim Yu-seok: Career, Wife, and Drama List

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Kim Yu-seok is a South Korean actor. He is said to be born on September 22, 1966, but some sources say that he was born on January 1, 1967. He made his debut in 1988 through a movie titled Youth’s Punch. He has constantly been in dramas and movies since then. In 1996, he married his wife Park Soo-young, and they have 2 kids. His personal life has not been exposed much to the public, and he remains far from any scandalous news. Kim Yu-seok graduated from three universities: Dongguk University majoring in theater and film, M.S. Schepkin Higher Theatre School majoring in arts, and Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute majoring in arts.

Drama List

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Kim Yu-seok has starred in many dramas across various genres including romantic comedy, historical, and melodrama. He has also starred as the leading role in several dramas. His major role was when he joined the drama The King’s Dream where he played Kim Yushin back in 2012. Also, there are several dramas where he played a notable character such as when he played in the 2010 historical drama Dong Yi or when he played a role as a doctor in the drama Blood.

Here is a list of Kim Yu-seok’s dramas:

  • MBC Best Theater: Hippo – Jin-soo (MBC/ 1998)
  • Sunday Best: The Wind Blows in Yeouido – Young-ho (KBS2/ 1999)
  • MBC Best Theater: An Incomplete Love – Young-joon (MBC/ 2001)
  • MBC Best Theater: Cigarette Store Girl – Byung-gu (MBC/ 2001)
  • Fox and Cotton Candy – Oh Kyu-tae (MBC/ 2001)
  • Picnic – Jong-ryul (MBC/ 2001)
  • MBC Best Theater: Three Bonds and Pink Lady – Park Jung-hoon (MBC/ 2002)
  • Reservation for Love – Kim Sang-hyun (MBC/ 2002)
  • Gari-bong Elegy – Park Joon-ki (MBC/ 2002)
  • Confession – Kim Byung-ho (MBC/ 2002)
  • MBC Best Theater: Lost Umbrella – Park Min-ho (MBC/ 2002)
  • MBC Best Theater: U-Turn in Sinchon – Myung-seok (MBC/ 2002)
  • Mittens – Hyun-kyu (KBS1/ 2003)
  • Drama City: Captured – Ki-chan (KBS2/ 2003)
  • Near to You – Lee Kyung-sik (SBS/ 2003)
  • The King’s Woman – Prince Imhae (SBS/ 2003)
  • A Second Proposal – Seok Tae-woo (KBS2/ 2004)
  • Land – Kim Hwan/Gu-cheon (SBS/ 2004)
  • MBC Best Theater: Dreaming of Romance – Kim Young-ho (MBC/ 2004)
  • Be Strong, Geum-soon! – Noh Si-hwan (MBC/ 2005)
  • Thank You, My Life – Lee In-seok (KBS2/ 2006)
  • My Lovely Fool – Lee Ho-tae (SBS/ 2006)
  • Salt Doll – Kang Ji-seok (SBS/ 2007)
  • That Woman Is Scary – Baek Jung-jin (SBS/ 2007)
  • White Lies – Kang Jung-woo (MBC/ 2008)
  • Dong Yi – Jang Hee-jae (MBC/ 2010)
  • Smile Again – Lee Pil-jae (KBS1/ 2010)
  • Gyebaek – Heung-soo (MBC/ 2011)
  • Syndrome – Min Sung-joon (jTBC/ 2012)
  • Rooftop Prince – King, Prince Lee Gak’s father (cameo) (SBS/ 2012)
  • Dream of the Emperor – Kim Yushin (KBS1/ 2012)
  • Your Neighbor’s Wife – Ahn Seon-kyu (jTBC/ 2013)
  • Blood – Jung Ji-tae (KBS2/ 2015)
  • The Bird That Sheds No Tears – Oh Nam-gyu (tvN/ 2015)

Movie List

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Kim Yu-seok made his debut in the movie Youth’s Punch in 1988, but his part was just a few lines. He started acting again 10 years later in two movies and a drama in 1998. His last movie was in 2009. After that, he seems to focus on dramas instead of movies. Here are Kim Yu-seok’s movies so far:

  • Youth’s Punch (1988)
  • The Power of Kangwon Province – Police officer (1998)
  • Whispering Corridors – Art teacher (1998)
  • Mayonnaise – Ah-jung’s husband, Kim Young-chul (1999)
  • The Isle – Hyun-shik (2000)
  • The Rhapsody – Yoo Sung-joon (2001)
  • Scent of Love – Kang Seong-ho (2003)
  • Possible Changes – Jong-kyu (2005)
  • Long and Winding Road – Second son (2005)
  • Love Is a Crazy Thing – (cameo) (2005)
  • Family Matters – Sang-hoon (2006)
  • Handphone – Han Joon-soo (cameo) (2009)

Award List

In 2010, Kim Yu-seok was nominated on MBC Drama Awards for the Golden Acting Award, Supporting Actor category, and he won. He won the award for his role as Jang hee-jae in Dong Yi.