Kim Min-jae (actor, born 1996)

Kim Min-jae (Hangul: 김민재, born November 1, 1996), also known as, is a South Korean actor and rapper. He has featured in television series Second 20s (2015), My First Time (2015), Dr. Romantic (2016), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016) and Tempted (2018). He was also a contestant in rap competition Show Me the Money 4 in 2015.

Kim Min-jae
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In September 2019
Born (1996-11-01) November 1, 1996 (age 23)
Daegu, South Korea
EducationChung Ang University
  • Actor
  • rapper
Years active2014–present
AgentNaym Naym Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationKim Min-jae
McCune–ReischauerKim Minchae

Early life and educationEdit

Kim studied composition and piano-playing at a music academy during middle school. Kim then auditioned for CJ E&M and became their trainee for four years from his first year of high school.[1]

Since March 2016, Kim attends Chung-Ang University.[2]


2014–2015: Debut and Show Me the Money 4Edit

Kim was featured in music stages of CJ E&M artists as a rapper since 2014 and was one of the first generation of trainees from CJ E&M.[1] Kim debuted as an actor in 2014 in a joint South Korean-Vietnamese drama Forever Young.[3] He also had a cameo role in the tvN drama I Need Romance 3 (2014) as an idol singer preparing for debut.[3]

While he was preparing for his debut as an idol singer, he was cast in Mnet's drama Perseverance Goo Hae-ra in 2015 after going through several auditions.[3][4] Kim then made a cameo appearance in KBS2's drama The Producers as one of 2 Days & 1 Night – Season 5 cast members.[5] In June the same year, Kim joined the rap competition Show Me the Money 4 as a contestant.[6][7]

Kim was then cast in supporting roles in the dramas Second 20s (2015)[8] and My First Time (2015).[9] Kim also featured in the singles "Our Feeling" for the OST of My First Time with Park So-dam and Lee Yi-kyung,[10] and "Star" for the OST of Second 20s with Mamamoo's Solar.[11]

On November 21, 2015, Kim, alongside Kim Sae-ron, started hosting MBC's music program Show! Music Core.[12] They left the show in September 2016.[13]

2016–present: Rising popularityEdit

In 2016, Kim featured in MBC's family drama My Little Baby.[14] Kim then featured in the medical drama Dr. Romantic and received a New Star award for his role at the SBS Drama Awards.[15] He also made a special appearance in tvN's hit fantasy drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), which garnered him increased recognition.[16]

In 2017, Kim starred in KBS2' variety drama Hit the Top.[17] The same year, Kim was cast in the film Love+Sling which marked his big screen debut.[18] He was also cast in Feng Shui, the third installment of the "divining art trilogy" by Han Jae-rim.[19]

In 2018, Kim was cast to play a wealthy playboy in MBC's romance thriller Tempted.[20]

In 2019, Kim was cast in the youth historical drama Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency.[21] In June, Kim signed up with a new agency Naym Naym Entertainment.[22]

In 2020, Kim reprised his role of Park Eun-tak in Dr. Romantic 2.



Year Title Role Ref.
2018 Love+Sling Sung-woong [18]
Feng Shui Crown Prince Hyomyeong [19]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2014 Forever Young Kay [3]
I Need Romance 3 Idol trainee (cameo) tvN
2015 Persevere, Goo Hae-ra Sa Gi-joon Mnet [4]
The Producers Himself (ep. 4,10,12) KBS2 [5]
Second 20s Kim Min-soo tvN [8]
My First Time Seo Ji-an OnStyle [9]
2016 My Little Baby Yoon Min MBC [14]
Dr. Romantic Park Eun-tak SBS [15]
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God Wang Yeo (ep. 1,7-13) tvN [15]
2017 Hit the Top Lee Ji-hoon KBS2 [17]
2018 Tempted Lee Se-joo MBC [20]
Mr. Sunshine adult Do-mi (cameo) tvN [23]
2019 Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency Ma Hoon JTBC [21]
2020 Dr. Romantic 2 Park Eun-tak SBS [24]

Variety showEdit

Title Year Role Network Ref.
Show Me the Money 4 2015 Contestant (ep. 1-2) Mnet [6]
Mari and Me Cast member MBC [25]
Celebrity Bromance (Season 1) 2016 Cast member with BTS' V (ep. 1-4) MBig TV


Title Network Date Notes Ref.
Show! Music Core MBC November 21, 2015 – September 24, 2016 with Kim Sae-ron [12]

Music video appearancesEdit

Year Song title Artist Ref.
2015 "Celepretty" Park Boram [27]
"Good Luck" Hong Dae-kwang [28]
2017 "Would U" Red Velvet [29]
2019 "이 마음 (Heart)" Punch [30]



Title Year Album
(with Solar)
2015 Second 20s OST
"Our Feeling"
(Lee Yoon Chan feat. Kim Min-jae, Park So-dam & Lee Yi-kyung)
My First Time OST
(with Younha)[31]
2017 Hit the Top OST

Songwriting creditsEdit

Year Album Song Lyrics
Credited With
2015 Twenty Again OST "Star" Yes Cosmic Sound, Cosmos
2017 Hit the Top OST "Dream" Yes Ji Hoon

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2016 2016 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Dr. Romantic Won [32]
2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (Television) Nominated [33]
1st The Seoul Awards Best New Actor (Drama) Hit the Top Nominated [34]
2018 6th APAN Star Awards Best New Actor Tempted Nominated [35]
MBC Drama Awards Nominated


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