Kim Eung-soo

Kim Eung-soo (Korean김응수; born February 12, 1961) is a South Korean actor.[1][2][3] Kim lived in Japan for seven years, where he studied filmmaking at the Japan Institute of the Moving Image.[4]

Kim Eung-soo
Born (1961-02-12) February 12, 1961 (age 60)
EducationSeoul Art College - Theater and Film
Japan Institute of the Moving Image - Filmmaking
Years active1996-present
AgentKnock Entertainment
Spouse(s)Kim Han-young
ChildrenKim Eun-ah
Kim Eun-seo
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Eung-su
McCune–ReischauerKim Ǔng-su



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Final Blow also credited as
assistant director
1998 Two Cops 3 Underling 2
Girls' Night Out Man at Kkeopdaegi House
1999 Phantom: The Submarine Chan-seok's father
Attack the Gas Station Police officer 1
2000 Pisces Boss Bae
2001 Tears Man into underage prostitution
Kick the Moon Gil-nam's henchman 1
Volcano High Teacher who throws the chalk
2002 2009: Lost Memories Miura
Fun Movie Watanabe
Chi-hwa-seon Jo Byeong-gap
Family Officiant also credited as
line producer
Jail Breakers Congressman from the ruling party
2003 My Teacher, Mr. Kim Nam-ok's father
A Good Lawyer's Wife Yang Taek-sik
My Daddy (short film)
2004 Au Revoir, UFO Landlord
Temptation of Wolves Male teacher
Ghost House Real estate agent
Lovely Rivals Vice principal
2005 The President's Last Bang[5] Colonel Min
The Twins Jung Min-gook
Heaven's Soldiers North Korean general
Never to Lose Joo Jin-seok (cameo)
Wedding Campaign Village elder
Blue Swallow Park Choon-sik
2006 Art of Fighting Byeong-ho/Byeong-ho's father
My Boss, My Teacher Congressman Choi
Hanbando Japanese ambassador Ooyama
To Sir, with Love Detective Ma
No Mercy for the Rude Director
Marrying the Mafia III Director Kim (cameo)
Tazza: The High Rollers[3] Kwak Cheol-yong
Educating Kidnappers Chief investigator
2007 The Old Garden Eung-soo
Beautiful Sunday Criminal unit chief
Small Town Rivals Mr. Kim
Pacchigi! Love & Peace Japanese film
Hwang Jin Yi Seo Gyung-deok
Epitaph Major Akiyama
2008 Once Upon a Time Chief of State
Dance of the Dragon Kwon Tae-san's father Singaporean film
Ride Away Im Ha-jung's father
2009 Private Eye Yoshioka
Where Are You Going? Wan-bae's father
2010 Cafe Seoul Dong-choon
Lady Daddy Ji-hyeon's father
Happy Killers Team leader
Man of Vendetta Hospital chief Kim (cameo)
Tooku no Sora Yoo Jung-bae Japanese film
2011 Meet the In-Laws[6] Se-dong
Couples Chairman Kim (cameo)
2012 Unbowed Judge Park Bong-joo
Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time Prosecutor Choi Joo-dong (cameo)
Gabi Miura
As One[7][8] Jo Nam-poong
The Taste of Money President 1 (cameo)
I Am a King Elder at butcher's shop (cameo)
Gaiji Keisatsu Park Jong-sik Japanese film
The Tower Chairman Jin (cameo)
2013 Mr. Go Jin Yoon-tae, KBO commissioner
2014 Man on High Heels Squad leader Park
2015 Enemies In-Law Park Man-choon
Intimate Enemies In-soo
Veteran Adviser Jeong (cameo)
2019 By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture Jung Kap-Taek

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
1996 West Palace KBS2
2003 Wedding Gift Jung-kyun
2006 Thank You, My Life Father Kong
The Snow Queen Lee Dong-sul
2007 Conspiracy in the Court Park In-bin
Drama City "명문대가 뭐길래" Byun Kang-soi
2008 King Sejong the Great Min Moo-goo
You Stole My Heart Director Jo
Painter of the Wind Jang Byuk-soo SBS
Lottery Trio Baek Doo-shik KBS N
2009 Splendor of Youth Yang Dae-doo KBS1
2010 The Slave Hunters Lee Gyeong-sik KBS2
Becoming a Billionaire Bu Gwi-ho
Bad Guy Neighborhood association president Kwak SBS
Freedom Fighter, Lee Hoe-young Captain Mitsuwa/Kim Pan-chul KBS1
The Fugitive: Plan B Yang Young-joon KBS2
Unsolved (guest, episode 8) tvN
The King of Legend Jobul KBS1
2011 Sign Chief prosecutor Choi Jung-seop SBS
Midas Public administrator Choi
Warrior Baek Dong-soo Yoo So-kang
The Great Gift Kim Jung-min
Deep Rooted Tree Gi Je-yeon
Vampire Prosecutor Yoo Won-kook OCN
Drama Special Series "For My Son" NIS agent KBS2
2012 History of a Salaryman[9] Oh Ji-rak SBS
Moon Embracing the Sun[10] Yoon Dae-hyung MBC
Dr. Jin[11] Minister Kim Byung-hee
Bridal Mask Konno Goji KBS2
2013 The Queen of Office Hwang Gab-deuk
Basketball Choi Je-gook tvN
2014 Cunning Single Lady Na Gab-soo MBC
Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit Kim Young-chul tvN
Gunman in Joseon Yamamoto KBS2
Sweet Secret Chun Do-hyung
Punch Jung Gook-hyun SBS
2015 Sweet, Savage Family Baek Man-bo MBC
2016 The Flower in Prison Jeonokseo's housewife
Squad 38 Jo Sang-jin OCN
Imjin War 1592 Hideyoshi Toyotomi KBS1
2017 Introvert Boss Eun Hwan-ki's father tvN
Good Manager Bae Deok-po (guest) KBS2
School 2017 Yang Do-jin
Because This Is My First Life Nam Hee-bong tvN
2018 Mr. Sunshine[12] Kim Hee-sung's grandfather
Lovely Horribly Fortune teller KBS2
2018 Lady Cha Dal-rae's Lover KBS2
2019 Chief of Staff Jang Choon-bae JTBC
Miss Lee Oh Man-bok tvN
2020 Kkondae Intern Lee Man-sik MBC
Delayed Justice Kang Cheol-woo SBS
2021 Love (ft. Marriage and Divorce) Pan Moon-ho TV Chosun

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2012 Come to Play MBC Panelist[13]
Star Junior Show SBS


Year Title Role
2008 왕궁식당의 최후
2010 Namhansanseong Choi Myung-kil
2012-2013 Bring Me My Chariot of Fire[14]
2013 이제는 애처가 Hara Bunta
2014 Grass 2 Jeon Bongjun

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2008 20th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Excellence Award, Actor Bridal Mask Won
2012 MBC Drama Awards Golden Acting Award, Actor Moon Embracing the Sun, Dr. Jin Nominated
2016 29th Grimae Awards Best Actor The Imjin War 1592 Won
2018 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Daily Drama Lady Cha Dal-rae's Lover Nominated
2020 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries Kkondae Intern Won
Best Couple Award with Park Hae-jin Nominated


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  2. ^ Kim, Soo-kyung (16 January 2006). "배우의 가슴에 감독의 피가 흐른다, <싸움의 기술>의 김응수". Cine21 (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  3. ^ a b "Review: Tazza: The High Rollers". Variety. 17 October 2006. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  4. ^ Ko, Dong-hwan (10 April 2014). "'Korea's late night television should embrace showing women's breasts'". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  5. ^ Elley, Derek (14 May 2005). "Review: The President's Last Bang". Variety. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
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  7. ^ "Korea character profiles revealed". StarN News. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  8. ^ "Korean Sports Drama Pic May Open in Japan Next Year". 10Asia. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  9. ^ Kim, Ji-yeon (16 January 2012). "Jung Gyu Woon and Kim Eung Soo Hit it Off in History of Salaryman". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  10. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (22 January 2014). "Kim Eung Soo Reveals that Kim Soo Hyun Gets the Asian Glow When Drinking". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  11. ^ Ho, Stewart (30 May 2012). "Time Slip Dr. Jin's Kim Eung Soo Thinks of Kim Jae Joong Like a Real Son". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  12. ^ "'미스터 션샤인' 변요한, '모던 뇌섹남'으로 강렬 첫 등장". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). July 8, 2018.
  13. ^ Ho, Stewart (23 August 2012). "Jay Park Joins Revamped MBC's Come to Play As Fixed Panelist". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-03-30.
  14. ^ "Cha Seung-won to expand career into play". 10Asia. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 2015-03-22.

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