Kim Myeong Min

김명민

Kim Myung-min( Hangul : 김명민, born 8 October 1972) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading roles in the television seriesImmortal Admiral Yi Sun-shin(2004),White Tower(2007),Beethoven Virus(2008), andSix Flying Dragons(2015-2016), as well as the filmsCloser to Heaven(2009),Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow (2011) andDetective K: Secret of the Lost Island(2015).Since starring inImmortal Admiral Yi Sun-shin, his reputation as an actor of wide range and professional dedication has grown. Playing the driven, amoral surgeon Jang Joon-hyuk in the 2007 MBC TV seriesWhite Tower, he earned the nicknameMyung-min Bon Joameaning the "true guru in acting" in Korean.In 2008, after five months of preparation learning to simulate the skills of an orchestra conductor, he played the main role in the 18-episode MBC seriesBeethoven Virusas Kang Ma-e (Kang Gun-woo, or Maestro Kang).He was given the Grand Prize for this role at the 2008 Korea Drama Awards and also won the Grand Prize at 2008 MBC Drama Awards .

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    new on-the-set images for the upcoming Korean movie "A Day - 2017"

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 Kim Myeong Min's Career

Early yearsedit

Sorumin 2001 that made his name known as a lead actor. During this time he worked on several film projects, many of which ended unfinished, mostly due to financial problems. He also suffered from injuries that occurred while he was shooting action scenes.

The Best Actor award was given to him, ending his career as a nameless actor.

Later careeredit

. A comical ex-gangster Oh Dal-gun inBad Family, a detective inOpen City. He played a surgeon in two productions: as Jang Joon-hyuk inWhite Towerand as Ryu Jae-woo inWide Awake. Through his acclaimed performance inWhite Tower, he gained the nicknameMyung-min Bon Joawhich means "the true guru in acting." Unlike many actors and actresses who make strong impressions through certain roles and become typecast with the viewers, he has been very successful in creating new characters and impressions as he plays different roles. He has taken roles that usually require deeper knowledge of the professions, such as military admiral, surgeon, and orchestra conductor. His performance as a maestro in the 2008 TV seriesBeethoven Viruscreated a sensation in Korea referred to as "Kang Mae Syndrome" and earned him fresh acclaim from critics and viewers.

The movie was released in South Korean theaters on 24 September 2009 where it remained on top of the charts for 3 consecutive weeks and garnered more than 2 million visitors.

The character, Joo Young Soo, is an ex-pastor who tracks down the kidnapper of his 5-year old daughter, 8 years after she had gone missing. Production started in January 2010 and the movie was released on July 1, 2010. Though the movie was rated 18+, it proved to be successful in the boxoffice.

Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow.The movie was released on Lunar New Year and it topped the charts for a few weeks. BlockbusterDetective Kwas followed by sports movie,Pacemaker, where he played the role of Man-ho, a marathon runner. The movie wrapped up filming in August 2011, and is targeted for release on the last quarter of 2011.

got an extended screeningthereafter, and was also invited to Spain's prestigious Sitges Film Festival in October 2012.

The movie tells about Agent Kim and his three North Korean comrades who are working undercover in South Korea.The movie was released locally on 20 September.

He next played a brilliant but cynical lawyer who gets into an accident and loses his memory inA New Leaf(2014).

In 2015, Kim reprised his role as Detective K inDetective K: Secret of the Lost Island, the second installment in the Detective K series. It was a commercial success, with box office earnings of US$27.8 million. The television series Six Flying Dragons followed, in which he played the intelligent and remarkable Jeong Do-jeon , who served as the First Prime Minister of the Joseon Dynasty.

He was next cast in films Pandora and Proof of Innocence, which are scheduled to be released in 2016.

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 Kim Myeong Min's Filmography

Film

YearTitleRole
2001 Sorum Yong-hyun
2003 Into the Mirror Ha Hyun-su
2007 Return Ryu Jae-woo
2008 Open City Jo Dae-yeong
2009 Closer to Heaven Baek Jong-woo
2010 Man of Vendetta Joo Young-soo
2011 Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow Kim Min "Detective K"
Pacemaker Joo Man-ho
2012 Deranged Jae-hyuk
The Spies Section Chief Kim
2015 Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island Kim Min "Detective K"
2016 The Great Actor (cameo)
Pandora South Korean President
Proof of Innocence Choi Pil-jae

Television series

YearTitleRoleChannel
1999 KAIST Kim Hyun Moo SBS
2000 Some Like it Hot Choi Jin Sang MBC
Look Back in Anger Kim Suk-gyu KBS2
2001 A Father and a Son Jae Doo SBS
2004 More Beautiful Than a Flower Jang In Chul KBS2
Immortal Admiral Lee Soon-shin Yi Sun-sin KBS1
2006 Bad Family Oh Dal-geon SBS
2007 White Tower Jang Joon-hyuk MBC
2008 Beethoven Virus Kang Gun-woo/Kang Mae MBC
2012 The King of Dramas Anthony Kim SBS
2014 A New Leaf Kim Seok-joo MBC
2015-2016 Six Flying Dragons "Sambong"Jeong Do-jeon SBS

Music videos

YearTitleArtist
1999 Blue Lee Kyung-sub
2001 Landscape Lee Jung-bong

Albums

YearTitle
2009 Kim Myung-min Classics Maestro

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 Kim Myeong Min's Endorsements

YearCF
2010
  • LIG Insurance "Magic Car", "LIG You"
  • Cheonjiyang Ginseng Steamed Red "Guitar"
  • SKtelink "00700" (International call service) "Prince", "Department Store Sale"
  • Oral-B "OQ campaign" (OQ=Oral care Quotient) and Cross Action Toothbrush
2009
  • LIG Construction "Liga"
  • LIG Insurance "I'm A Woman", "I'm A Kid"
  • Cheonjiyang Ginseng Steamed Red "Hypnotist"
  • SKtelink "00700" (International call service)
  • Oral-B "OQ campaign" (OQ=Oral care Quotient) and Cross Action Toothbrush
2008
  • Lancôme
  • LIG Insurance (The 50th Commemoration of the Founding "Hope Symphony")
  • Orion, "Dr. You"
  • LIG Insurance (Eps. Husband, Wife, Kid)
  • ShinChang Construction "Viva Family" (Eps.: Swimming Pool, Ice-Rink)
2007
  • National Election Commission, "Clean Election" and "Policy Election"
  • Oral-B, "Triumph"
  • National Pension Service
  • Kia Motors, "Lotze"
  • Hankuk Yakult, "Kuppers"
  • ShinChang Construction, "Viva Family"
  • LIG Insurance (Eps.: Zoo, Happiness Every day)
2006
  • National Pension Service
  • LIG Insurance (Eps.: Launching)
2005
  • NamYang Construction, "NamYang HuTon"
  • Credit Counseling and Recovery Service
  • LG Insurance (Eps.: Family, L-Flower)
2004
  • LG Insurance (Eps.: Birth, Court)
1999
  • LG Electronics, "CU"
  • Doosan, "Chung-ha"
  • Korea Electronic Power Corporation (KEPCO)
1998
  • SK Pharma Co., "Trast"

Publicity ambassadoredit

  • 2010 Seoul National University Bundang Hospital Goodwill Ambassador
  • 2009 Korea Dental Association, "Ambassador for Oral Hygiene"
  • 2008 Kia Soul CUV
  • 2007 Oral Health Care Campaign, "OQ Publicity Ambassador"
  • 2007 National Election Commission, "Clean Election Publicity Ambassador"
  • 2007 Yeon-se Severance Health Publicity Ambassador
  • 2006 National Pension Service
  • 2005 Social Welfare Society
  • 2005 The Great Admiral Lee Soon-shin Festival

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 Kim Myeong Min's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2000 MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor Some Like It HotWon
2001 The 2nd Busan Film Critics Awards Best New ActorSorumWon
The 4th Director's Cut Awards Best New ActorWon
2005 The 18th Grimae Awards Best ActorImmortal Admiral Yi Sun-shinWon
KBS Drama Awards Grand PrizeWon
The 6th Korea Visual Arts Festival Photogenic AwardWon
2005 The 33rd Korea Broadcasting Awards Best TalentWon
The 18th Producers Awards of Korea Best PerformerWon
41st Baeksang Arts Awards Best TV ActorNominated
SBS Drama Awards PD AwardBad FamilyWon
Fighting Adversity AwardWon
2007MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActorWhite TowerWon
Popularity Award, ActorNominated
The 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best TV ActorWon
The 20th Grimae Awards Best ActorWon
2008 The 20th Producers Awards of Korea Best PerformerWon
MBC Drama Awards Grand PrizeBeethoven VirusWon
Top Excellence Award, ActorNominated
The 9th Broadcaster Awards Best PerformanceWon
The 2nd Korea Drama Awards Grand PrizeWon
Top Excellence Award, ActorNominated
The 4th Seoul International Drama Awards Best ActorNominated
2009 The 45th Baeksang Arts Awards Best TV ActorWon
The 21st Producers Awards of Korea Best PerformerWon
The 36th Korea Broadcasting Association Awards Best ActorWon
The 46th Grand Bell Awards Best ActorCloser to HeavenWon
Popularity AwardWon
The 30th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best ActorWon
2012 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries The King of DramasNominated
2014 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor A New LeafNominated
2015 The Korean Film Actors Guild Awards Top Star Award Detective K: Secret of the Lost IslandWon
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Six Flying DragonsNominated

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 Kim Myeong Min's References

  1. Hancinema: Intensity and sense of purpose create the materials for a star last retrieved: 7. December 2008
  2. Hancinema: Kim Myeong-min Still Haunted by 'White Tower' Role last retrieved: 7. December 2008
  3. Cineline: Cineline profile of Kim Myung Min last retrieved: 16 April 2000
  4. Cine21: 그가 그린 마음의 지옥도, <소름>의 김명민 last retrieved: 16 April 2000
  5. Mydaily: 김명민 대상의 원동력과 값진 의미? last retrieved: 16 April 2000
  6. Cine21: 그가 그린 마음의 지옥도, <소름>의 김명민 last retrieved: 16 April 2000
  7. MYdaily: 김명민,왜 2008 최고스타가 됐을까? last retrieved: 16 April 2009
  8. MYdaily: 김명민 대상의 원동력과 값진 의미? last retrieved: 16 April 2009
  9. Hancinema: "Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-shin" Gains Popularity in China last retrieved: 7. December 2008
  10. Cine21: 아쉬움 여전한 지상파 3사 ‘2005 연기대상 시상식’ last retrieved: 16 April 2009
  11. Mydaily: 김명민 대상의 원동력과 값진 의미? last retrieved: 16 April 2009
  12. Hancinema: Kang "Mae Syndrome" Sweeps Marketing last retrieved: 7. December 2008
  13. Korean Times: Kim Myung-min Replaces Kwon Sang-woo in Film last retrieved: 12. December 2008
  14. Isplus: 김명민, 영화 ‘내사랑 내곁에’ 주인공으로 발탁 last retrieved: 12. December 2008
  15. goNews: 김명민, 권상우 대신 ‘내사랑 내곁에’ 캐스팅 last retrieved: 12. December 2008
  16. MyungMin International. ""Kim Myung Min's First Major Film Award". MyungMin International, 11 November 2009. Retrieved on 11 September 2010.
  17. Park, Sun-young. "‘Closer to Heaven’ actors win Blue Dragon awards". JoongAng Daily.com, 4 December 2009. Retrieved on 11 November 2009.
  18. Kim, Lynn. ""Heaven" tops box office for third week". Asiae.com, 12 October 2009. Retrieved on 11 November 2009.
  19. michi. "Kim Myung Min takes the challenge of portraying a father character for the first time". MyungMin International.com, 23 May 2010. Retrieved on 11 September 2010.
  20. hsinya. "18+ Movies create box-office success at the theaters". MyungMin International.com, 16 August 2010. Retrieved on 11 September 2010.
  21. michi. "Kim Myung Min as the Korean Sherlock Holmes?". MyungMin International.com, 9 June 2010. Retrieved on 11 November 2009.
  22. Oh, MiJung; Erika Kim (translation) (6 July 2012). "Deranged Tops Box Office on Day of Premiere". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 6 July 2012. 
  23. Michelle. "Kim Myeong-min is cast in disaster movie "Yeongasi"". Hancinema, 1 February 2011. Retrieved on 9 September 2011.
  24. SBS News "김명민, '연가시'로 컴백…7월5일 개봉"
  25. KoreanFilm. "<Deranged> fastest to 2 million admissions in 2012". KoreanFilm, 18 July 2012. Retrieved on 23 September 2012.
  26. Lucia Hong. ""Deranged" continues to perch atop the box office". 10Asia, 16 July 2012. Retrieved on 23 September 2012.
  27. chloejn . "‘Deranged’ opening in select theaters in North America". Allkpop, 16 July 2012. Retrieved on 23 September 2012.
  28. Michelle. "Kim Myung Min’s “Deranged” extends screening in North America". Kim Myung Min International, 31 July 2012. Retrieved on 23 September 2012.
  29. Michelle. "“Deranged” invited to Spain’s Sitges Film Festival. Kim Myung Min International, 3 August 2012. Retrieved on 23 September 2012.
  30. Michelle. "Kim Myung Min becomes a spy in new movie by “Man of Vendetta” director. Kim Myung Min International, 22 February 2012. Retrieved on 23 September 2012.
  31. koguma "Kim Myung Min's New Movie is called 'Kancheop'(간첩)"
  32. Michelle. "Casting announced for Kim Myung Min’s “SPY”. Kim Myung Min International, 11 April 2012. Retrieved on 23 September 2012.
  33. Michelle. "Kim Myung Min confirmed to return to TV in “The King of Dramas”. Kim Myung Min International, 24 July 2012. Retrieved on 23 September 2012.
  34. Lee Hye. "Kim Myung-min to turn into TV series producer in new comedy. 10Asia, 25 July 2012. Retrieved on 23 September 2012.
  35. Michelle. "“The King of Dramas” finally gets a shooting date. Kim Myung Min International, 12 September 2012. Retrieved on 23 September 2012.

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