Kim Sung-oh (born September 15, 1978) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his supporting roles in the television series Secret Garden and the film The Man from Nowhere.[2][3]

Kim Sung-oh
Born (1978-09-15) September 15, 1978 (age 45)
Years active2000–present
AgentGhost Studio[1]
Choi Yu-jin
(m. 2014)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Seong-o
McCune–ReischauerKim Sŏng-o

Personal life


He was married in December 2014 to a non-entertainment person[4] They have a son, Kim Ah-il (김아일).




Year Title Role Notes
2002 Emergency Act 19 soldier 2 at vinyl house
2003 Sword in the Moon Mu-kwan's underling 3
2004 Fighter in the Wind flight school instructor
2005 She's on Duty one of Hammer's goons
A Bittersweet Life Oh Moo-sung's subordinate
2006 Lost in Love man in couple
2008 Life is Beautiful guy with scary face
2009 Kiss Me, Kill Me gang member 1
White Night 40-year-old man
Potato Symphony Jjang-goo ("Bulging head")
2010 The Man from Nowhere Jong-seok
2012 My PS Partner Seok-woon
Love 911 Yong-soo
The Tower[5] In-geon
2013 Tough as Iron Hwi-gon
2014 Fashion King[6] Kim Nam-jung
2015 You Call It Passion Section chief Ma Cameo
2016 Missing You Ki-bum
2017 The Merciless Jung Seung-pil Cameo
2018 Unstoppable Ki-tae
Door Lock Detective Lee
2020 Secret Zoo Kim Gun-wook
2022 Kingmaker Secretary Park
The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure Kang-seop[7]
2023 Kill Boksoon Sergeant Shin[8]
12.12: The Day Kim Chang-se

Television series

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Sad Love Story
2007 Ghost Pang Pang Sung Joo-shin, gigolo
Chosun Police Season 1
2008 On Air Kim Sung-oh, SW department
2009 Father's House
City Hall paparazzo
Green Coach Kim Kyung-shik
Will It Snow for Christmas? Tae-joon's underling
2010 Giant Cha Boo-cheol
Secret Garden Secretary Kim
2011 Sign Lee Ho-jin Cameo (Ep. 15–19)
Midas Kim Dong-cheol
Myung-wol the Spy Cop in action movie Cameo (Ep. 1)
Drama Special "Terminal" Man-soo
Glory Jane Joo Dae-sung
2012 History of a Salaryman Prosecutor Park Moon-soo Cameo (Ep. 20)
Phantom Shin Hyo-jung's fan Cameo (Ep. 1)
A Gentleman's Dignity Officer Kim Cameo (Ep. 15)
2013 When a Man Falls in Love Lee Chang-hee
2014 Inspiring Generation Jung Jae-hwa
Diary of a Night Watchman Sadam
2015 Warm and Cozy Hwang Wook
She Was Pretty Man Harassing Ha-Ri Cameo (Ep. 3)
2016 The Royal Gambler Hwanghae-do's Gaejakdoo Cameo (Ep. 10)
Squad 38 mortgage lender Cameo
Becky's Back Woo Bum-ryong
2017 Fight for My Way Hwang Jang-ho
A Korean Odyssey[9] Lee Han-joo
2020 Graceful Friends Jo Hyung-woo
2021 L.U.C.A.: The Beginning Lee Son
2022 Unlock My Boss[10] Ma-pi
2023 Lies Hidden in My Garden[11] Park Jae-ho

Web series

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2021 The Great Shaman Ga Doo-shim Sound of evil spirits (voice) Cameo (Episode 1–2) [12]
2022 Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area Cha Moo-hyuk [13][14]
Alice, the Ultimate Weapon The hidden guardian of 'Winter [15]
A Model Family Choi Kang-jun [16][17]
X of Crisis Seung-il Cameo (Episode 2) [18]
2023 Island Yul Part 2 [19]

Television shows

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2021 On Rent: House on Wheels Cast Member with team actor The Pirates 2 [20]

Music video

Year Song Title Artist
2003 "For a Long, Long Time" Vibe
2005 "Cup of Tears" Park Sang-min
2011 "To Live at Least Once" 4Men
"I Love You"

Radio drama

Year Title Role
2011 Radio Secret Garden Secretary Kim, Joo-won's assistant

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) Secret Garden Nominated
4th Korea Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Giant, Midas, Secret Garden Nominated
2016 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a One-act Drama Becky's Back Won
2017 Best Supporting Actor Fight My Way Won


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