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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. He gained recognition for his roles in East of Eden and Boys Over Flowers. Bum is also known for his work in Padam Padam, Mrs. Cop 2, Tale of the Nine Tailed, and Law School.

Kim played So Yi-jung in Boys Over Flowers and returned to the role in a short music drama.


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]


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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 went 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]


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
Boys Over Flowers: After Story Web series
Dream Lee Jang-seok
High Kick Through the Roof Ja-ok's nephew Episode 72
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 Episode 108
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
2020 Tale of the Nine Tailed Lee Rang
2021 Law School Han Joon-hwi
2022 Ghost Doctor Go Seung-tak
2023 Tale of the Nine-Tailed 1938 Lee Rang


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



Kim Bum with Ku Hye-sun and Kim Joon at Japan Event

  • Gook Ji-yeon had a guest appearance in The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry (2010) with Kim.

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