Kim Yoon-seok (born January 21, 1967) is a South Korean actor. Kim's theater background first led him to be cast in minor roles on film and television. His breakout role came as the villain in gambling film Tazza: The High Rollers (2006), but it was his performance as an ex-cop turned pimp in surprise hit The Chaser (2008) that brought him acting awards and stardom in his forties. Kim has since become an acclaimed actor in South Korea, with notable performances in films such as Running Turtle (2009), The Yellow Sea (2010), Punch (2011),The Thieves (2012), Hwayi: A Monster Boy (2013), Sea Fog (2014), The Classified File (2015), The Priests (2015) and 1987: When the Day Comes (2017).
Kim was born in Danyang County, North Chungcheong Province but grew up in Busan, then moved to Seoul for acting career.He married actress Bang Joo-ran in 2002, and has 2 daughters.
Movies & TV shows
Dark Figure of Crime
A serial killer is in jail. A cop tries to solve the first six cases with the help of the killer, but starts to suspect that he has ulterior motives. It's based on a true story.
The time of Ancient Korea was the 17th century. The powerful Khan of the Jurchen tribe of Manchuria, who fights the Ming dinasty to gain China, becomes the first ruler of the Qing dinasty and demands ...
1987: When the Day Comes
A college student was killed during a police interrogation in 1987. The cremation of the corpse was ordered by the government. A prosecutor who is supposed to sign the cremation release raises questio...
Will You Be There
He can go back and forth in time with pills. A young man learns that his girlfriend will die because of him. A completely new and unexpected past is formed that leads to a new future as the two Soo-hy...
A priest and a deacon jump into a case to save a girl.
The Classified File
A detective and a fortune teller are looking for a kidnapped child. It's based on a true story.
C'est Si Bon
Every acoustic band's dream lies at C'est Si Bon, the music bar that opened in the late 1960s. There Geun-tae, a nave country boy, meets the young musical prodigies Hyung-joo and Chang-sik, and forms ...
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Hwayi: A Monster Boy
After being kidnapped as a small child and raised by five men, a teenage boy is forced to join their life in crime.
Anti-government films are made by the director. Man-deok brings Na-ra back to his house after he runs away. Man-deok raids the head developer of Deul Island to stop its exploitation, and Na-ra helps a...
Your Neighbor's Wife
A married couple was once very much in love. After a long time together, they have become indifferent towards one another and are desperately in need of something new. Song Ha is married to a narrow-m...
The Yellow Sea
The borders of North Korea, China, and Russia form a sort of modern day wild west, where more than half of the population relies on illegal activity in order to survive. On the Chinese side of the bor...
Several of Joong-ho's girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts as he is a dirty detective turned pimp. He found a clue that the girls were all called up by the same client when he ...
Like a Virgin
A trans woman is living with her alcoholic father. She craves sex reassignment surgery and works part-time to save money. Despite being told that she has the perfect body for Korean wrestling, Dong-ku...
A cop with tendencies towards excessive force teams up with a prosecutor to track down a dangerous crime boss who they both want to catch. Their quarry uses devious methods to stall their investigatio...
Tazza: The High Rollers
A guy with a talent for cards makes his way into the dangerous world of underground gambling in this crime thriller from South Korea. Go-ni is a big gambler.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
A mysterious suicide will lead Seo Ha Eun to the biggest case of his life, one that will change it forever.
All for Love
The most beautiful period in the lives of different couples who have just fallen in love is depicted in this romantic comedy.
My Girl and I
There is a boy and a girl in the same school. Su-eun rescues Su-ho in the sea because she has a crush on the boy, but he doesn't know who saved him.
The Big Swindle
After being sentenced for fraud, one month has passed. He's got an elaborate plan in the works. The biggest bank robbery in history will make any thief have a wet dream. Five thieves form a team.
To Catch a Virgin Ghost
Sisily is a peaceful village when Seok-tae runs away with his gang. Yang-e ran after him to get the diamond back. The town people lie about everything. People turn out to be scarier than ghosts.
Club LaLa has been a family business for three generations. It used to be a very popular club. The club is in debt to Eun-ja. Eun-ja tries to keep the club afloat while the owner of Club Nemo wants to...
A married South Korean man with 4 children is fired for being honest. The family's house is the same day as others. He guaranteed his brother's loan, which caused it to be frozen. The family is given ...
The Young Lover
The relationship between Jung-yub and his stepdaughter is beyond father-daughter boundaries. Eun-woo is the only ray of hope for Yun-hee as she tries to escape her father's shadow. She wants to take t...