Kim Sung-kyun

Kim Sung-kyun (born May 25, 1980) is a South Korean actor. Kim began his career in theatre, then made his screen debut as a gangster boss's faithful henchman in Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time,[1][2] followed by supporting roles in The Neighbor,[3] Reply 1994,[4][5] Reply 1988[6] and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016).[7]

Kim Sung-kyun
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Born (1980-05-25) May 25, 1980 (age 40)
Years active2009-present
AgentUL Entertainment
Spouse(s)Kim Hye Jung
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Seong-gyun
McCune–ReischauerKim Sŏnggyun



Year Title Role
2012 Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time Park Chang-woo
The Neighbor Ryu Seung-hyuk
577 Project (documentary) Himself
2013 Man on the Edge Choon-bong
South Bound Bong Man-deok
Secretly, Greatly Seo Soo-hyuk
Hwayi: A Monster Boy Dong-beom
Fasten Your Seatbelt Jo-rong
The Suspect Ri Kwang-jo
2014 Kundo: Age of the Rampant Mr. Jang
We Are Brothers Park Ha-yeon
2015 Chronicle of a Blood Merchant Geun-ryong
The Deal Seung-hyun
Summer Snow Seo-jung's manager
The Chosen: Forbidden Cave Jin-myeong
2016 Phantom Detective Kang Sung-il
2017 The Prison Doctor Kim
The Sheriff in Town Duk-man
The Poet and the Boy Friend (special appearance)
The Preparation In-gyoo
Wretches Detective Kang
2018 Golden Slumber Geum-chul
Feng Shui[8] Kim Byeong-gi
The Witness
I Have a Date with Spring
2019 Story of Villains [9]
The Divine Move: Ghost Move [10]
2020 Sinkhole [11]


Year Title Role Network
2013 I Can Hear Your Voice Detective
(cameo, episode 1)
After School: Lucky or Not (cameo, episode 6) Nate Hoppin/BTV/T-store
Reply 1994 Samcheonpo tvN
2014 Cunning Single Lady Head of IT security
(cameo, episode 3)
2015 Reply 1988 Kim Sung-kyun tvN
2016 Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Choi Ji-Mong SBS
Entourage Himself (Cameo, Ep 4) tvN
2017 Untouchable Jang Ki-seo JTBC
2019 The Fiery Priest[12] Gu Dae-young SBS
2020 Hospital Playlist Jung-won's second eldest brother
(cameo, episode 1)


Year Title Role Restagings
Soonjung Manhwa "Pure Comic"
Room No. 13
2006 Suspense Hamlet
2008 Doogun Doogun "Thumping Heart" Lonely man without anyone
I Want to See You, Missing You Dok-hee 2009; 2010
2009 Talk During the Last 20 Minutes Disorganized multi-man
2010 Liar 1 Shot Bobby Franklin 2011

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
48th Baeksang Arts Awards
Best New Actor Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time Won
21st Buil Film Awards
Best New Actor Won
49th Grand Bell Awards
Best Supporting Actor Nominated
Best New Actor Nominated
The Neighbor Won
32nd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards[13]
Best New Actor Won
13th Busan Film Critics Awards
Best New Actor Won
33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards
Best New Actor Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time Nominated
20th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards
Best New Actor Won
7th Asian Film Awards
Best Newcomer Nominated
50th Baeksang Arts Awards
Best New Actor (TV) Reply 1994 Nominated
7th Korea Drama Awards
Best Couple Award with Min Do-hee Won
1st tvN10 Awards
Scene-Stealer, Actor Reply 1988 Won
24th SBS Drama Awards
Special Acting Award, Actor in a Fantasy Drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Nominated


  1. ^ "KIM Sung-kyun". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2012-11-14.
  2. ^ Conran, Pierce (12 March 2015). "KIM Sung-kyun and YU Sun Set for EXORCIST". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
  3. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (17 August 2012). "PREVIEW: My Neighbor Neighbors, the worst enemy or the best company?". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ Yoon, Ha-youn (22 December 2013). "Reply 1994 proposal scene sparks attention". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-08-04.
  5. ^ Jo, Yeon-kyung (25 October 2014). "Interview: Kim Sung Kyun was Jealous of Yoo Yeon Seok, Son Ho Jun and B1A4 Baro's Trip on Youth Over Flowers". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 28 October 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
  6. ^ "Reply 1994's Kim Sung-kyun to also act in 'Reply 1988'". Allkpop. April 22, 2015. Retrieved March 31, 2017.
  7. ^ "IU, Ji-soo, Kim Sung-kyun for Bu Bu Jing Xin remake Moon Lovers". Dramabeans. December 28, 2015. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  8. ^ "Story of land that made a king to unfold on screen". Kpop Herald. August 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Don LEE, GIM Mu-yeol and KIM Sung-kyu Read Up on STORY OF VILLAINS". Korean Film Biz Zone. August 14, 2018.
  10. ^ ""The Divine Move: Ghost Move" promises success with participation of Jung Woo Sung, Kwon Sang Woo". JTBC Plus. October 1, 2019.
  11. ^ "CHA Seung-won, KIM Sung-kyun and LEE Kwang-soo Fall into SINKHOLE". Korean Film Biz Zone. 23 August 2019.
  12. ^ "'Hot-blooded Priest' reveals its cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. 27 October 2018.
  13. ^ Jang, Sung-ran (19 October 2012). "PIETA Wins a Triple Crown". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2012-11-18.

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