Kim Jae Wook is a South Korean model and actor under actors agency “Management SOOP”. Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea, but his family went to Japan later on. Kim Jae Wook grew up in Japan until he was 7 years old, then returned to Korea. Due to the time he spent in Japan, he can speak fluent Japanese.
In 2002, Kim debuted as the member of an indie band in the MBC drama “Ruler of Your Own World”. After this first role, he concentrated on his modeling career for 5 years. In 2007, he auditioned for and won the role of No Sun-ki in the 2007 hit drama series “Coffee Prince”. The role shot him to fame in both South Korea and several Asian countries. He later appeared in the 2008 drama “The Kingdom of The Winds”, and served as the ambassador of goodwill for the 9th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF) in May 2008.
Kim then starred in his first film, “Antique”, based on the manga “Antique Bakery”, which was invited to the 59th Berlin International Film Festival. He played a gay chef working at a bakery. He won the “Best New Actor” award at the 16th Korean Entertainment Awards. In October 2009, he formed a modern rock band named Walrus, where he served as guitarist and vocal. The name of the group came from the Beatles single “I am the Walrus”.
Before enlisting to military service in 2011, he played in rock musical, Hedwig And the Angry Inch, from May 14 until June 19, 2011. Kim made his comeback in the 2013 television series “Who Are You?” after finishing his mandatory military service, playing the dead boyfriend of So Yi-hyun’s character. In 2014, Kim was featured in KBS’ period action drama “Inspiring Generation” as Kim Hyun-joong’s rival, but quit after episode 8 due to unavoidable circumstances.
He is best known for his roles in “Mary Stayed Out All Night”, “Voice”, “Temperature of Love”, “The Guest”, and “Her Private Life” for his first time as a primary lead in a romantic comedy.