Kim Bum, born Kim Sang Bum, is a South Korean actor, singer, and model. At the age of 17, he participated in the “Survival Star Audition” reality show and placed sixth out of hundreds of contestants. Although he was not able to continue in the competition due to the show gearing toward actors in their 20s, Kim Bum caught the eye of producers, and he began acting in television dramas. His breakout role was his role as So Yi Jung in the hit drama series “Boys Over Flowers”. As a singer, Kim Bum released one studio album in 2012.
Kim graduated from Chung-Ang University, majoring in Film and Theater. In February 2012, Kim’s agency announced that he was suffering from degenerative arthritis due to the dramatic weight-loss he experienced after training for his role in the JTBC cable drama “Padam Padam”.
Kim Bum enlisted in the military in April 2018 and was discharged on March 13, 2020.