Kim Kibum

김기범,金起範

Kim Ki-bum( Hangul : 김기범, Hanja : 金起範) was born on 21 August 1987, sometimes mononymously credited asKibum. He is a South Korean singer , actor , and a member of K-pop boy band Super Junior . He made his debut in the Korean television dramaApril Kissin 2004. Although debuted as an actor, he was initially well known as a singer after his music debut with Super Junior in 2005. Since the release of the group's third studio album " Sorry, Sorry ", Kibum did not take part in any of the group's promotional activities except for music video shoots for " Sorry, Sorry " and " It's You ", due to acting pursuits.

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 Kim Kibum's Biography

Pre-debut

Kibum was born in Seoul South Korea . He has a younger sister, Kim Saehee, who lives with their mother. One of his cousin is a actor and model, Shin Dong Wook . At the age of ten, he moved to Los Angeles, California , United States where he attended Santa Monica High School . In 2002, he was discovered by a talent agent from South Korea and was recommended to audition for theStarlight Casting Systemby SM Entertainment . Kibum signed a contract with SM Entertainment and became an official trainee, being trained in areas of singing , acting , dancing , and other performing talents such as hosting and modeling . Although he resided in Seoul at the time, he constantly returned to Los Angeles to visit his family and to attend short school sessions.

2004: Acting debut

Kibum participated in runway modelling and appeared in advertisements forKTF,C&C phone,NF Sonata,OLIVE,My Chew,Ottogi NoddleandElite Uniformwith his SM senior BoA . He was also seen in other advertisements with Ahyoomee , Go Ara , and future Super Junior bandmate Heechul .

Kibum debuted as an actor on 21 April 2004 in Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) drama,April Kissas young Han Jung Woo. This was followed in March 2005, with Joo Yeo Myeong in another KBS drama,Sharp 2, co-starring labelmates Go Ara and Heechul. In November 2005 he played a small role in the MBC drama,Marrying a Millionaire, appearing in one episode where he plays the young Kim Younghoon.

2005-2007: Debut with Super Junior

Kibum debut as part of 12-member rotational project groupSuper Junior 05on 6 November 2005 on SBS 's music programmePopular Songs, performing their first single, " TWINS (Knock Out) ".Their debut albumSuperJunior05 (Twins)was released a month later on 5 December 2005 and debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.

In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. However, plans changed and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. Following the addition of thirteenth member Kyuhyun , the group dropped the suffix "05" and became officially credited as Super Junior.The re-polished group's first CD single " U " was released on 7 June 2006, which was their most successful single until the release of " Sorry, Sorry " in March 2009.

In 2006, he took on the lead role in the MBC daily sitcom,Rainbow Romance, sharing the lead with Kim Heechul for 243 episodes. This was followed by Kibum's second drama with Go Ara,Snow Flowerin November on SBS . He apperred inAttack on the Pin-Up Boys, a 2007 high school Korean film that starred all members of Super Junior except Kyuhyun. He plays the narrator of the story; a student who investigates the mysterious happenings at school.

2008-2009: Acting and hiatus from Super Junior

In April 2008, Kibum returned to acting after 16 months, starring in another daily MBC drama,Chunja's Happy Eventsalongside Wang Bitna.He was picked as the co-presenter of Thailand 's12 Plus Powderalong with the primary presenter, bandmate Choi Siwon , in early 2008. However, the co-presenter was switched to bandmate Donghae for another product of 12 Plus - "roll-on".

In 2009 when Super Junior released their third album,Sorry, Sorry, Kibum was absent during promotions for the first single, "Sorry, Sorry", which led to speculations that he left Super Junior. Which was denied by both SM Entertainment and band members. When Super Junior released their second single, "It's You", Kibum who had no singing solo and was again absent from all promotions. SM finally issued a statement stating that Kibum was busy with solo projects, and re-confirmed he would be absent from promotional activities, but that he had not left Super Junior. Even though he is featured in promotional material for their concert tourSuper Show 2 Tour, Kibum did not take part due to an injury to his foot requiring six weeks of rest. After the release of "Sorry, Sorry - Answer", Kibum who was absent from the music video, stated "Firstly, I am in the process of preparing for the play and releasing the drama. Whether I will participate in the fourth album, resume solo activities, or continue acting, need to be further discussed with my company".

2010-present

In May 2010 it was confirmed that Kibum would not participate in the fourth album,Bonamana. Nor any further Super Junior activities until further notice, as he would be focusing on his acting career.

In 2010, Kibum starred in his second filmJumunjin, released on the 21 January. It is a love story of a ghost man (Kibum) and a girl that lives in the country side. From 26 January to 28 March Kibum starred in theatrical playA Nap, at Baekam Art Hall in Samseong-dong , Seoul. He played a young version of male lead Young-jin with Lee Joo-seung. The play is based on a short story of the same name by Park Min-gyu and directed by filmmaker Heo Jin-ho .

In October 2011 Kibum played Joseon scholar-official Pak Paengnyeon in historical dramaDeep Rooted Tree.

In May 2012, Kibum will star as the male lead Geum Eun Dong inI Love Lee Tae Ri, where he plays a 14-year-old middle school student who goes to a performance of his favorite singer and becomes a man in his 30’s, who is the secretary of a haughty heiress, Lee Terry, played by Park Ye Jin .

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 Kim Kibum's Discography

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 Kim Kibum's Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2007 Attack on the Pin-Up Boys Kibum- Narrator Limited release in South Korea
2010 Jumunjin Ghost

Television series

YearNetworkTitleRole
2004 KBS April Kiss Young Han Jungwoo
2005 MBC Rainbow Romance Kim Kibum
SBS Marrying a Millionaire Young Kim Younghoon
KBS Sharp 2 Joo Yuhmyoung
2006 SBS Snow Flower Ha Yeongchan
2008 MBC Chunja's Happy Events Park Jungwoo
2011 SBS Deep Rooted Tree Pak Paengnyeon
2012 TvN I Love Lee Tae Ri Geum Eun Dong

Music video

Theatrical play

  • 2010:A Nap(26 January to 28 March) - Baekam Art Hall

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 Kim Kibum's References

  1. "2005 Super Junior's official debut" Ent.hunantv.com. Retrieved 2011-12-25 (Chinese)
  2. "SM Unveils 12-Membered Boy Group Named Super Junior" Arirang.co.kr. 27 October 2005. Retrieved 2011-12-25
  3. "Album Sales of December 2005" (in Korean). Recording Industry Association of Korea: p. 1. http://www.miak.or.kr/stat/kpop_200512.htm. Retrieved 2007-10-16. [dead link]
  4. "Super Junior adds new member, transformed into 13-person super group" Sina.com. 24 May 2006. Retrieved 2011-05-08 (Chinese)
  5. "SuperJunior releases third studio album" Epaper.jinghua.cn. 14 March 2009. Retrieved 2011-12-25 (Chinese)
  6. Cathy Rose A. Garcia "Super Junior Hits Big Screen" Korea Times. 8 July 2007. Retrieved 2012-04-03
  7. "SuJu's Kim Kibum returns to acting after sixteen months" Paran.com. 19 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-19 (Korean)
  8. "Super Junior with only 10 - Kangin in the army and Kibum in acting" (in Korean). Newsen: p. 1. 4 May 2010. http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201005040830471001. Retrieved 2010-05-12. 
  9. Jang, Kyung-Jin (12 February 2010). "Filmmaker Hur Jin-ho tries his hand in directing a play". 10 Asia. http://www.asiae.co.kr/news/view.htm?idxno=2010021115261094086. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  10. Ho, Stewart "Super Junior’s Kim Ki Bum and Park Ye Jin Cast in ′I ♥ Lee Terry′" CJ E&M enewsWorld. 5 May 2012. Retrieved 2012-04-10

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