Kim Seo Young (1977)


  • Seo-young Kim (Hangul김서영, born January 19, 1977) is a South Korean voice artist. She started her career in 1999 at MBC, Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, as in-house voice artist. After 3 years, she became freelance and made remarkable presence in South Korean entertainment district with her outstanding voice acting skills.
  • Remaining as the best voice artist in South Korea for over 20 years, she has dubbed countless main characters in main stream animation and movies. Especially, her presence in high quality TV commercials as voice over narrator is remarked irreplaceable. Her unique voice performs such wide range of characters, it makes almost hard to believe it's coming from one person. She is much admired among South Korean voice artists as their role model, her voice tone and acting style sets a trend and is popularly copied by many in South Korean voice acting community.

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 Kim Seo Young (1977)'s Career

TV Commercial Voice Overedit

“Genius Seo-young”is what South Korean commercial community refers her to. Creative improvisation and outstanding acting skill make her irreplaceable within the field. Many producers in the field evaluate her performance as ever-growing as her career goes. Seo-young not only manages to act various voice tones within single piece of work but also has high voice imitation skills which many producers applaud for its conveniences. Below is an example piece of work (link to reference video) where first line is acted by Seo-young Kim, imitating the original actress( Doo-na Bae )‘ voice and Second line is acted by the original actress, Doo-na Bae .

  • TV commercial for Kolon Sports

She also is capable of acting in english. Below is example piece of work (link to reference video):

  • TV commercial voice over for SAMSUNG GALAXY RED
  • TV commercial voice over for CHEVROLET CRUISE
  • TV commercial voice over for THE BODY SHOP
  • TV commercial voice over for HYUNDAI CAR KONA

Seo-young performs over 1,000 TV commercials annually and over 10,000 pieces of work have been broadcast so far.

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 Kim Seo Young (1977)'s Awards

  • (2014) MBC Drama Awards  : Consolation Medal
  • (2004) Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival (SICAF)  : Animation Consolation Medal

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 Kim Seo Young (1977)'s Portfolio



(2017) Beauty and the Beast  : Belle (Emma Watson)

(2017) The Emoji Movie  : Jailbreak

(2017) Smurfs: The Lost Village  : Smurfette

(2017) Despicable Me 3  : Agnes

(2014) How to Train Your Dragon 2  : Astrid

(2013) Despicable Me 2  : Agnes

(2010) Despicable Me 1  : Agnes

(2010) How to Train Your Dragon 1  : Astrid

(2008) Wall-E  : Eve

(2006) Hula Girls  : Sanaeby Yu Aoi

(2004) Crying Out Love, in the Centre of the World  : Aki Hiroseby Masami Nagasawa

(2002) The Bourne Identity  : Marie Kreutzby Franka Potente

(2002) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets  : Ronald Weasleyby Rupert Grint

(2001) Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone  : Ronald Weasleyby Rupert Grint

(2001) Lord of the Rings  : Eowynby Miranda Otto

(2001) Shallow Hal  : Rosemaryby Gwyneth Paltrow

(2000) Charlie’s Angels  : Alex Mundayby Lucy Liu

(1993) The Heroic Trio 1 , 2 : Chatby Man-ok Cheung

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(China) Legend of Lu Zhen  : Lu Zhenby Zhao Liying

(USA) Prison Break  : Maricruz Delgadoby Camille Guaty

(USA) CSI: NY Season 4,5 : Detective Jessica Angellby Emmanuelle Vaugier

(USA) 24  : Kimberly Bauerby Elisha Cuthbert

(USA) Smallville  : Chloe Sullivanby Allison Mack


(JAPAN) Doraemon  : Doraemon

(JAPAN) Bonobono  : Bonobono

(JAPAN) Dr.Slump  : Arale

(JAPAN) Pripara  : Falulu, Jururu, Unicorn

(JAPAN) The Boy and The Beast : Kyuta

(JAPAN) Your lie in April  : Tsubaki

(JAPAN) Haikyu!! Talent and Sense : Hitoka Yachi

(JAPAN) Haikyu!! Concept no Tatakai : Hitoka Yachi

(JAPAN) Junji Ito Collection - Tomie

(JAPAN) Kaleido Star - Sora Naegino  

(JAPAN) Sgt. Frog Keroro  : Seol-hwa Kwon


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  • 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
  • Korean Tourism Organization
  • Japan Tourism Organization in Korea
  • Hong Kong Tourism Organization in Korea


  • AHC
  • Amore Pacific
  • Innisfree
  • Laneige
  • The Face Shop
  • Neutrogena
  • Shiseido
  • ChapStick
  • Estee Lauder
  • L'oreal Paris : Extra Ordinary Oil
  • L'oreal Paris : Shine Caresse


  • Chevrolet : Cruise
  • Hyundai Car : Santafe
  • Hyundai Car : Kona
  • LG electronics : Dios
  • Samsung : Galaxy Tap Pro
  • Samsung : Galaxy Red


  • Baskin Rabbins 31
  • Coca Cola
  • McDonald's : All day set
  • Yoplait


  • Dove
  • Febreze
  • Huggies
  • Lysterine
  • P&G
  • Phillips

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  • Dota 2  : Announcer
  • Dungeon Fighter Online  : Knight
  • Mushiking  : Popo
  • Halo
  • Heroes of the storm  : Brightwing, Faerie Dragon  
  • Star Craft 2  : Banshee

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  • BMW Navigation
  • LG cell phone


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  • Kaleido Star opening song  "Take it Shake it”
  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood opening song
  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood ending song
  • Dr. Slump ending song “You are here, I am here”  
  • The Backyarigans opening / ending song
  • Best Student Council opening song “Let’s love girls”
  • Best Student Council ending song “ Accidental Angel"
  • Naughty Ninja Tori opening song
  • Love in Love opening song “Blooming Cherry blossom”
  • Love in Love final ending song “Starting point”
  • Tsurupika Hagemaru opening song
  • Kaleido Star ending song  “Real identity”
  • Teen Titans opening song
  • Fruits Basket Ep16 “the Fall song”
  • Bean and Wari opening song


(2015) MBC Infinite Challenge : Ep.447 The film of the Weekend - Begin Again dubbing for Violet

(2011) MBC News Desk : Ep.Voice Masters - introduced as master of baby voice  


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(2017) ‘November Rain’ - The November love story telling by genius voice artist Seo-young Kim (Collaboration of Japanese animation with Jazz)

(2017) ‘Classic detox concert with voice artist Seo-young Kim’ MC

(2017) ‘Orchestra story telling with Musical actor Kai and MBC voice artist Seo-young Kim’ MC : Seo-san, Ul-san, Ga-pyeong, Busan National Tour

  • Seo-san Performance
  • Ul-san Performance
  • Ga-pyeong Performance
  • Busan Performance


(2001) Eugène Ionesco ‘The lesson’ - Main student

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 Kim Seo Young (1977)'s See also

  • Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation
  • MBC Voice Acting Division

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