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Kim is a common Korean surname. For others who share the name, see Kim.

Kim Sang-bum (Hangul: 김상범, born July 7, 1989 in Seoul, South Korea), better known as Kim Bum (김범), is an actor, singer, dancer, and model in South Korea. He is best known for his role as So Yi-jung in Boys Over Flowers.

Biography

Early life

He was born on July 7, 1989 in Seoul, South Korea.[1] Bum studied at Chung-Ang University, where he majored in Film and Theater.[2]

Career

Personal life

While filming Boys Over Flowers, Kim was in two car accidents on February 1 and 9. His right big toe required stitches from the second accident, though he was able to leave the hospital the same day.[3] In February 2012, Kim's agency revealed that he was suffering from degenerative arthritis. It was brought by extreme dieting and exercise that he did in preparation for Padam Padam. The car accidents from 2009 were reported to be a contributing factor.[4]

Kim began dating Goddess of Fire costar Moon Geun-young in October 2013. They made their relationship public the following month. In May 2014, it was announced that they had ended their relationship after seven months together.[5][6] Kim began dating actress Oh Yeon-seo in March 2018 after meeting through friends.[7] In February 2019, it was reported that the couple had broken up late the previous year.[8]

Filmography

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Rude Women Jeong Hyeon-jun
High Kick! Kim Bum
2008 East of Eden Lee Dong-cheol (young)
2009 Boys Over Flowers So Yi-jung
Dream Lee Jang-seok
High Kick Through the Roof Ja-ok's nephew Cameo
2010 The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry Ha Min-jae
2011 Padam Padam Lee Gook-soo
2012 High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged Cameo
2013 That Winter, the Wind Blows Park Jin-sung
Goddess of Fire Kim Tae-do
2014 The Micro Era of Love Ou Hui
2015 Hidden Identity Cha Gun-woo
2016 Mrs. Cop 2 Lee Ro-jun

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Hellcats Lee Ho-jae
Death Bell Kang Hyeon
2009 Flight Park Si-beom
2013 Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon Yuan Zhen
The Gifted Hands Kim Joon
Hello Seoul Kim Kyung-woo Short film
2015 Lovers & Movies Lin Jun
The Beloved Jiang Suying
2018 Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead Cheon-moo

Notes

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  • Like Kim, his costars Kim Joon,[9] Kim Hyun-joong,[10] and Ku Hye-sun were all involved in car accidents during the filming of Boys Over Flowers. Ku's accident was the only one that caused the show to be delayed. Kim and his male costars taped a special that aired in place of episode seventeen.[11]

References

  1. http://starship-ent.com/profile/artists/kimbeom.php (Korean)
  2. https://www.hancinema.net/kim-bum--park-shin-hye-we-re-classmates-jeong-il-woo--lee-tae-ran-freshmen-in-2008-12880.html
  3. http://www.dramabeans.com/2009/02/kim-bum-in-yet-another-accident/
  4. http://koreajoongangdaily.joins.com/news/article/Article.aspx?aid=2948355
  5. http://koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/11/398_145590.html
  6. http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2014/05/16/2014051600909.html
  7. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/art/2018/03/688_246409.html
  8. https://www.news1.kr/articles/?3546615 (Korean)
  9. http://www.dramabeans.com/2009/01/kim-joon-in-a-fender-bender/
  10. http://www.dramabeans.com/2009/01/news-bites-january-21-2009/
  11. http://star.mt.co.kr/stview.php?no=2009030118241487874& (Korean)

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