Kim Soo-ro

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Kim Soo-ro (born Kim Sang-joong on May 7, 1970) is a South Korean actor.

Kim Soo-ro
Kim Soo-ro on Oct 23, 2014.jpg
Kim in October 2014
Kim Sang-joong

(1970-05-07) May 7, 1970 (age 50)
Other namesKim Soo-ro
Alma materDongguk University - Theater
Years active1993—present
Lee Kyung-hwa
(m. 2006)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Su-ro
McCune–ReischauerKim Suro
Birth name
Revised RomanizationGim Sang-jung
McCune–ReischauerKim Sangjung


Kim Soo-ro studied Theater at the Seoul Institute of the Arts and Dongguk University, then joined the Mokwha Repertory Company. In 1993, he made his cinematic debut with a minor role in Two Cops, and became known for being a scene-stealing supporting actor, especially in comedies such as The Foul King, Hi! Dharma!, Fun Movie and S Diary.

With Vampire Cop Ricky in 2006,[1] Kim began starring in leading roles, and this was followed by the films A Bold Family, Our School's E.T.,[2][3] Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp,[4] The Quiz Show Scandal, Romantic Heaven, and Ghost Sweepers. He also appeared in the television series Master of Study and A Gentleman's Dignity.

In 2009, it was The Lower Depths, a play by Maxim Gorky considered to be one of the most important works of Russian Socialist realism, that drew Kim back to the theater. Kim made his first foray into producing plays with Lee Gi-dong Gymnasium in 2010 (which he also starred in), and its commercial success led him to establish the Kim Su-ro Project in 2011, which aims to produce original works by local playwrights. His first production, Audacious Romance starring Lee Hyun-jin, was a hit and laid the foundation for succeeding productions such as Love Generation, and the musicals Coffee Prince, Black Mary Poppins, and Agatha. Kim starred in another restaging of The Lower Depths in 2014, which is his company's ninth production.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
1993 Two Cops Young Cadet
1998 Two Cops 3
1999 Shiri Ahn Hyeon-cheol
Attack the Gas Station Food Delivery Man
2000 The Foul King Yoo Bi-ho
Why Do I Want to Be a Boxing Referee? Short film
Bichunmoo Ashin
Libera Me
2001 Last Present Yoo-sik Cameo
Kick the Moon Cameo
Hi! Dharma! Wang Ku-ra
The Last Witness
Volcano High Jang Ryang
2002 Fun Movie
2003 Madeleine Mah-ho
2004 Taegukgi Anti-Communist Federation Member Cameo
Dance with the Wind Man-su
Windstruck Hostage Taker Cameo
S Diary Jeong-seok
2005 A Bold Family Myung-gyu
All for Love Park Sung-won
Shadowless Sword Cameo
2006 Vampire Cop Ricky Na Do-yeol
Detective Mr. Gong Cameo
A Cruel Attendance Dong-cheol
2007 Big Bang Yang Chul-gon
2008 Life Is Cool Baek Il-kwon Rotoscoped animation
Our School's E.T. Chun Sung-geun
2009 Five Senses of Eros Bong Jan-woon
The Descendants of Hong Gil-dong Lee Jeong-min
Take Off Loan Shark Boss
2010 Attack the Gas Station 2 Ha Re-yi Cameo
Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp Teacher Cha
The Quiz Show Scandal Lee Do-yeob
2011 Romantic Heaven Song Min-gyu
Mr. Idol Sa Hee-moon
My Way Microphone Man Cameo
2012 I Am the King Warrior Hwang-goo
Ghost Sweepers Teacher Park
2013 Top Star Choi Kang-chul
2014 Awaiting Short film
2017 Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Cat Girl's Father Cameo

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
2007 Thank You Dr. Oh's brother MBC Cameo (Episode 16)
2008 Fight tvN Cameo
2010 Master of Study Kang Seok-ho KBS2
2012 A Gentleman's Dignity Im Tae-san SBS
2013 My Love from the Star Lee Hyung-wook Cameo (Episode 5)
2015 Reply 1988 Snack Shop Owner tvN Cameo (Episode 3)
2016 Come Back Mister Han Gi-tak SBS
2018 The Miracle We Met Cathedral priest KBS2 Cameo
2019 Melting Me Softly Yoo Ji Min [Panelist] (Ep. 6) JTBC Cameo

Variety showEdit

Date Title Network Notes
2008–2010 Family Outing SBS Regular cast member
2010 Hero's Challenge SBS Plus Host
2010 Celebrities Goes to School Mnet MBLAQ's Teacher
2011 Talent Sharing Project DREAM tvN
2012 God of Victory MBC Host
My Queen Story On Co-host with Kim Min-jong
2013–2015 Real Men MBC Regular cast member
2013 Dancing 9 Mnet Judge
2017–2018 Wizard of Nowhere MBC Regular cast member
2019 Let's Go, Man Soo Ro KBS2 Football Club Owner[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1994 Baekma River in the Moonlight
1995 Romeo and Juliet
2009 The Lower Depths Vaska Pepel
2010-2011 Lee Gi-dong Gymnasium Also the producer
2013 Europe Blog Jong-il
2014 The Lower Depths The Actor Also the producer
2015 Taxi Driver

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2001 22nd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Hi! Dharma! Nominated
2002 23rd Blue Dragon Film Awards Volcano High Nominated
2004 41st Grand Bell Awards Dance with the Wind Nominated
2008 SBS Entertainment Awards PD Award Family Outing Won
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) Master of Study Nominated
3rd Korea Drama Awards Best Actor Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Won
2012 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend/Serial Drama A Gentleman's Dignity Won
MBC Entertainment Awards Excellence Award in a Variety Show God of Victory Nominated
2013 MBC Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award Real Men Won
Excellence Award in a Variety Show Nominated
2014 MBC Entertainment Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Nominated
Top Excellence Award in a Variety Show Nominated
Friendship Award Won


  1. ^ "Kim Soo-Ro, From Police Cadet to Vampire Cop". Twitch Film. 27 November 2005. Archived from the original on 5 February 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (20 August 2008). "Actor Kim Su-ro as English Teacher on Big Screen". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
  3. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (22 August 2008). "Kim Soo-ro to play a quirky English teacher". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2014-02-27.
  4. ^ Kim, Lynn (19 July 2010). "Kim Su-ro says "Yoon Si-yoon is truly remarkable"". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  5. ^ Yoo, Joo-hyun (6 March 2014). "Famous for comedy, fearless for drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-06.
  6. ^ "소문난 축구광→영국 축구 구단주로…김수로의 '현실 FM'(으라차차 만수로)". 매일경제 (in Korean). Retrieved 2020-06-25.

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