Kim Young-kwang Profile

Kim Young-kwang (born January 11, 1987) is a South Korean actor and model.

Kim Young-kwang Profile: age, net worth, height, dramas, wife, awards

Basic Information

Name:Kim Young-kwang
Stage Name:Young-kwang
Date Of Birth:11 January 1987
Age:35 Years Old
Place Of Birth:Incheon, South Korea
Zodiac Sign:Capricorn
Occupation:Actor, Model
Years Active:2006 – Present
Agent:Wide-s company
Blood Type:B
Height:6 ft 2 (188.5 cm)
Weight:70 kg (154 lb)
Education:Hanyang University – Theater and Film
Net Worth$2 – $5 Million

Early Life

Kim Young-kwang began his career as a model and has modeled for designers such as Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Etro. In 2008, he was the first Asian model to model at Dior Homme’s show. As an actor, Kim has starred in the films Runway Cop (2012), Hot Young Bloods (2014),and television drama Pinocchio (2014), D-Day (2015), Sweet Stranger and Me (2016.

Kim Young-kwang’s father was a veteran of the Vietnam War and died when he was in elementary school.

Before KimYoung Kwang became famous he used to deliver newspapers as a young man, to provide for his family.


Kim Young-kwang began acting in 2008, and later performed in the drama Good Doctor on KBS2. Kim also starred in the Runway Cop (2012) and Hot Young Bloods (2014).

Kim Young-kwang performed in Plus Nine Boys and Pinocchio in 2014, In 2015, he starred in the D-Day, and in the web drama Dr. Ian with Sandara Park. Kim Young-kwang was cast as the lead in the web drama Gogh, The Starry Night with Kwon Yuri, and in the Sweet Stranger and Me with Soo Ae in 2016

In 2017,Kim Young-kwang starred in the MBC thriller drama The Guardians as a passionate prosecutor.He then starred in fantasy comedy film The Soul-Mate together with Ma Dong-seok. Later the same year, he was also cast in Room No. 9.

In 2018, Kim was cast in romance film On Your Wedding Day opposite Park Bo-young.In 2019, Kim starred in the romance comedy drama The Secret Life of My Secretary. In 2021, Kim Young-kwang starred in the spy action film Mission: Possible opposite Lee Sun-bin, which was released in February.

Kim Young-kwang starred alongside Choi Kang-hee in the fantasy romantic comedy Hello, Me!, which premiered in February 2021.

Personal Life


Kim maintains a close friendship with Lee Soo-hyuk, as well as other fellow models-turned-actors: Kim Woo-bin, Hong Jong-hyun and Sung Joon – with whom he has worked onscreen in White Christmas. They were given the nickname of “Model Avengers” by their fans.

Military Service

Kim Young-kwang began his mandatory military service on 12 December 2013 . However, he was only required to be enlisted for six months as a public service soldier due to his father being a Vietnam War veteran, and an acknowledged person of national merit. Kim was discharged in June 2014.


  • 2021 Mission: Possible as Woo Su-han
  • 2021 A Year-End Medley as Seung-hyo
  • 2018 Hot Young Bloods as Han Seung-woo
  • 2018 On Your Wedding Day as Han Seung-woo
  • 2018 The Soul-Mate as Han Seung-woo
  • 2012 Runway Cop as Han Seung-woo

K-drama Series

  • 2019 How to Train Your Blind | SBS Boss as Min-ik
  • 2018 Room No. 9 | tvN as Ki Yoo-jin
  • 2017 Lookout | MBC as Jang Do-han
  • 2016 Gogh, The Starry Night | SBS as Kang Tae-ho
  • 2016 Sweet Stranger and Me | KBS2 as Go Nan-Gil
  • 2015 Dr. Ian | Naver TV Cast/Youku as Mo Yi-an
  • 2015 D-Day | JTBC as Lee Hae-sung
  • 2014 Pinocchio | SBS as Seo Beom-jo
  • 2014 Kara: Secret Love | Dramacube as Yoon Joon-moon
  • 2014 Plus Nine Boys | tvN as Kang Jin-gu
  • 2013 The Secret of Birth | SBS as Park Soo-chang
  • 2013 Good Doctor | KBS as Han Jin-wook
  • 2012 Love Rain | KBS2 Han Tae-sung
  • 2012 Can We Get Married? | JTBC as Gong Ki-joong
  • 2011 White Christmas | KBS2 as Jo Young-jae
  • 2011 Bachelor’s Vegetable Store | Channel A as Lee Seul-woo
  • 2010 More Charming By the Day | MBC as Lee Young-kwang
  • 2009 My Fair Lady | KBS2 as Jung Woo-sung
  • 2009 Triple | MBC as Jae-wook
  • 2008 Worlds Within | KBS2 as Young-woong

Web Series

  • 2016 Gogh, The Starry Night | Sohu / SBS as Kang Tae-ho
  • 2015 Dr. Ian | Naver TV Cast / Youku as Mo Yi-an


2009 Beautiful Sunday as Joon-seok

Television Shows

2018Law of the Jungle in AntarcticaSBSMain castEpisodes 311–314
2017Boat Horn Clenched FistsSBSMain cast Episode 2–end
2016Law of the Jungle in New CaledoniaSBSMain castEpisode 220-224

Music Videos

  • 2013 “You” by Brown Eyed Soul
  • 2013 “Runaway” by Kara
  • 2011 “Don’t Cry” by Park Bom
  • 2009 “Why Are You Such a Nerd?” by XXX
  • 2008 “It’s You” by Shin Hye-sung and Lyn
  • 2007 “Shout for Love” by MC the Max
  • 2007 “My Heart Is Like That” by Lee Seung-hwan

Awards and Nominations

YearAward CeremonyCategoryWorkRemarks
2019SBS Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesThe Secret Life of My SecretaryNominated
2019Baeksang Arts AwardsBest New Actor (Film)On Your Wedding DayWon
2018The Seoul AwardsBest New Actor (Film)On Your Wedding DayNominated
2018Blue Dragon Film AwardsPopular Star AwardOn Your Wedding DayWon
2018Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest New ActorOn Your Wedding DayNominated
2018Elle Style AwardsMan of the YearKim Young-kwangWon
2017MBC Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday DramaThe GuardiansNominated
2016KBS Drama AwardsExcellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesSweet Stranger and MeNominated
2014SBS Drama AwardsNew Star AwardPinocchioWon
2014Korea Culture and Entertainment AwardsBest New Actor in a FilmHot Young BloodsWon
2013KBS Drama AwardsBest New ActorGood DoctorNominated
2009Asia Model Festival AwardsBest Fashion ModeKim Young-kwangWon
2009Style Icon AwardsStyle Icon, Model categoryKim Young-kwangWon
2008Korea Fashion Photographers AssociationBest New ModelKim Young-kwangWon

Net Worth

Kim Young-kwang has a net worth that is estimated to be $2 – $5 million.

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