Kim Seon-ho

Kim Seon-ho

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Updated On June 14, 2022
South Korea
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South Korea

Kim Seon-ho is a famous South Korean actor. Kim Seon-ho is gaining immense popularity for his role in the recent 2020 drama “Start-Up”. He had also previously gained fame for his roles in the dramas “Two Cops”, “100 Days My Prince”, and “Strongest Deliveryman” among others.

Early Life and Childhood

Kim Seon-ho was born on May 8, 1986, and he is currently 35 years old. He is a citizen of South Korea and his zodiac sign is Taurus. Moreover, his name in Korean (Hangul) is written as 김선호 and in Hanja as 金宣虎.

There is no information regarding his parents, siblings, or other family details. Regarding his educational journey, he attended the Seoul Institute of The Arts. Moreover, he has also taken an interest in oil painting. He has even received lessons in this field.

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Caption: Kim Seon-ho posing for a photo in a childhood photograph. Source: Instagram

Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Kim Seon-ho is a South Korean actor who has come into the limelight recently thanks to his role as Han Ji-Pyeong in the 2020 tVn drama Start-Up. This drama series also stars other popular actors including Nam Joo-hyuk, Bae Suzy, and Kang Han-na in the lead roles.

His character in this drama is a successful venture capitalist. Moreover, Start-Up first aired on 17 October 2020. Furthermore, the actor was able to complete his military service even before he made his television debut!

Initially, he started his career in the Korean entertainment industry in the year 2009. Since the very beginning, Seon-ho has been with Salt Entertainment company.

His debut role as an actor was part of a theatrical production in the year 2009 called New Boeing Boeing. He actually came into mainstream TV shows and dramas in early 2017. It was with his first television role in the KBS drama Good Manager. His character for this drama was Sun Sang-Tae.

Since then, he has starred in both variety shows and television dramas. Some of them are You Drive Me Crazy released in 2018, Welcome to Waikiki 2 released in 2019, 100 Days My Prince released in 2018, and as a fixed cast member of 2 Days & 1 Night in the year 2019.

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Caption: Kim Seon-ho on the cover of ‘Start-up’. Source: Instagram

More Details

He has more credentials in Theatrical shows compared to TV shows. From the year 2009 till 2019, he has appeared in a total of 16 theatrical shows. He is also set to appear in the 2021 theatrical show Ice playing the role of one of the detectives.

Seon-ho actually started off in the theaters soon after graduating. After his television debut in 2017, he has landed a role in KBS2 romance comedy-drama Strongest Deliveryman, and as the character Kong Soo-chang in the drama Two Cops. His character in the latter is a very sly con artist. This drama also helped suddenly increase his popularity.

He also bagged two awards at the 2017 MBC Drama Awards for his role in the TV drama Two Cops. The categories that he won are “Excellent Actor” and “Best New Actor”. He received these awards on December 30, 2017.

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Caption: Kim Seon-ho appearing as a cameo on the drama ‘Find Me In Your Memory’ alongside actress Moon Ga-young. Source: Instagram

Rise in Popularity

Then in the year 2018, he bagged his first leading role. It was for the MBC drama special You Drive Me Crazy. For this project, the actor worked alongside Lee Yoo-young. The prominent actor then starred in the historical drama 100 Days My Prince. He also received immense fame and recognition once again thanks to this drama for being one of the highest-rated dramas in Korean cable television history.

Furthermore, he played the role of a comedic character Cha Woo-Shik in the JTBC drama Welcome to Waikiki 2 in 2019. Soon after this project, he was confirmed to play the lead role of a detective. It was for the romantic investigative drama Catch the Ghost and his character for this drama was Go Ji-Seok.

On 5 November, he was confirmed as one of the permanent cast members of the 4th season of 2 Days & 1 Night. It is a South Korean reality-variety show hence making this his variety show debut. Moreover, he has been working on the show since episode 579 till the present, i.e. November 2020.

Just before starting the journey with the drama Start-Up and rising into immense international fame, he also appeared in the drama Find Me in Your Memory aka Memoir of the Man as  Seo Gwang-Jin. He appeared as a cameo in the 1st episode of this drama. Prominent actors Kim Dong-Wook and Moon Ga-young played the main characters Lee Jung-hoon and Yeo Ha-jin respectively.

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Caption: Kim Seon-ho posing for a photo with the series regulars of variety show ‘1 Night 2 Days’. Source: Instagram

Relationship Status

There is no verified information regarding Kim Seon-ho’s current relationship status. But there is information related to his past relationships. He has revealed that he was ghosted by his girlfriend when he was serving in the mandatory military service. It is possible that he is single at the moment.

At that time, the actor was in the middle of his military enlistment. His then-girlfriend of three years broke up with him via a cold yet heartbreaking text message. Back then, Seon-ho tried everything in his power to patch things up with his ex-lover to no avail.

Body Measurements and Social Media

Actor Kim Seon-ho stands tall at an approximate height of 1.83 meters or 6 feet. Moreover, his weight is around 74 kgs. Other than this, there is no additional information related to his body measurements like his chest-waist-hip measures, biceps, dress size, shoe size, etc. Moreover, he has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color. He is also popular for his sweet smile and deep dimples that are sure to woo fans and followers.

Talking about his social media presence, he is available on the photo-sharing app, Instagram, under the username @seonho__kim. This account boasts 114 posts shares and more than 2.2 million followers at the time of writing this biography.

Besides Instagram, Kim Seon-ho is also available on Facebook. He created his Facebook profile on September 5, 2017, and so far has over 7.9k people following his “Kim Sun-Ho 김선 (@OfficialKIMSUNHO)” Facebook page.