Our love for this star can transcend across the whole universe. Kim Soo-hyun captivated us not just with his adorable smile but with his passion for acting. He makes sure to showcase a new him in his every project and characters.
To celebrate his upcoming comeback, let’s take a look at this shining star’s filmography!
Kimchi Cheese Smile (MBC / 2007-2008) – Kim Soo-hyun
In 2017, Kim Soo-hyun debuted with a supporting role in this family sitcom. His namesake character is a college swimmer who was described as a bit pretentious.
Cherry Blossom (2008) – Han Hyun-joon
While he was still a student and a rookie actor, Kim Soo-hyun also accepted a role in the short film Cherry Blossom with Zhang Tian Ai.
Jungle Fish (KBS2 / 2008) – Han Jae-ta
It was also in 2008 when he landed a role that jump-start his career. He played the character of Han Jae-ta in this critically acclaimed youth drama. It was so popular at that time that it warranted a rerun in 2010 and a sequel with a different cast.
Seven Years of Love (OBS / 2009) – Chun-jae
He then went on accepting various roles like his character Chun Jae in the OBS drama special entitled Seven Years of Love.
Worst Friends (2009) – Kim Joon-ki
He was then again cast for a short film, this time with Jung So-min. Worst Friends is a short film made at the Korea National University. The movie was awarded Best Film in “A City Sadness” category in the 2009 Mise-en-scène Short Film Festival.
Will It Snow For Christmas? (SBS / 2009) – Cha Kang-jin (young)
Kim Soo-hyun and Nam Ji-hyun played the young version of Go Soo and Han Ye-seul’s main characters in the 2009 drama Will It Snow For Christmas. This stint raise his profile in South Korea and opened a lot of other acting opportunities for him.
Father’s House (SBS / 2009) – Kang Jae-Il
He drew buzz for his performance in the 2009 drama special entitled Father’s House. The one-episode drama, which was top-billed by Choi Min-soo, was so well-received that it gained a second run as a New Year’s Day special.
Giant (SBS / 2010) – Lee Seong-Mo (young)
Kim Soo-hyun played the young version of Park Sang-min’s character in the 2010 TV series Giant, which was also top billed by Lee Beom-soo, Park Jin-hee, Joo Sang-wook, Hwang Jung-eum, and Jeong Bo-seok. He worked here with Yoo Jin-goo, who played the young version of Lee Bom-soo’s character.
Dream High (KBS2 / 2011) – Song Sam-Dong
Kim Soo-hyun became a household name after starring in the hit youth musical drama, Dream High. He played the role of country bumpkin Song Sam-dong who has innate musical talent. He also recorded two songs for this drama – his solo song “Dreaming” and “Dream High” with the other cast. He received multiple awards for Dream High as well including the Best New Actor in the 25th KBS Awards.
The Moon Embracing The Sun (MBC / 2012) – Lee Hwon
He followed up Dream High with another hit drama, this time a saeguk. His role as King Lee Hwon earned him not just top star popularity but a Baeksang trophy as the Best TV Actor for that year.
The Thieves (2012) – Zampano
Kim Soo-hyun made his silver screen debut in the star-studded blockbuster The Thieves. This is the movie where the Kim Soo-hyun x Jun Ji-hyun tandem first stole our hearts.
Dream High 2 (KBS2 / 2012) – Top star who plays a character Song Sam-Dong (ep.1)
He made a special cameo in the first episode of Dream High 2. Kim Soo-hyun played the actor who’s playing Song Sam-dong in a scene replicating his goodbye with Go Hye-mi.
Secretly Greatly (2013) – Won Ryu-Hwan/Bang Dong-Gu
In 2013, Kim Soo-hyun top-billed Secretly, Greatly, the movie adaptation of popular webtoon series Covertness by Hun. The film, who also stars Park Ki-woong and Lee Hyun-woo, was a box office success. Kim Soo-hyun also garnered Best New Actor award at the 50th Grand Bell Awards and the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards.
My Love From the Star (SBS / 2013-2014) – Do Min-Joon
In 2014, he landed on our TV screens in My Love from the Star as the most handsome alien in K-dramaland. He reunited with his The Thieves co-star Jun Ji-hyun in this fantasy romance series penned by Park Ji-eun. MLFTS gave him international fame and numerous endorsement deals.
Miss Granny (2014) – motorbiker (cameo)
That same year, he made a surprise cameo in the blockbuster movie Miss Granny. K-movie goers kept mum about his existence in the movie to not spoil it for other viewers. But as the film broke the 8-million viewer mark, the “Miss Granny” production revealed his cameo scene and thanked the actor for his participation.
The Producers (KBS2 / 2015) – Baek Seung-Chan
The 2015 KBS drama, The Producers, gave us 2 things: (1) a look at how variety shows are made and (2) adorable Baek Seung-chan. He also gave us both Second Lead Syndrome with his one-sided crush with Tak Ye-jin (Gong Hyo-jin) and Second Couple Syndrome with his cute moments with Cindy (IU/LeeJi-eun)
Real (2017) – Jang Tae-Young
Before he entered the military, Kim Soo-hyun starred in the neo-noir action film entitled Real. This 2017 film, he played the role of Jang Tae-yeong, a casino owner, who decided to seek help to get rid of his other personalities.
Hotel Del Luna (tvN / 2019) – CEO of Hotel Blue Moon (ep.16)
His brief stint in Hotel Del Luna finale took the internet by storm. And yes, we want a Hotel Blue Moon sequel please.
Crash Landing on You (tvN / 2019-2020) – Dong-Gu (ep.10,15)
He got everybody excited with his cameo in Crash Landing On You as his character Won Ryu-hwan from the 2013 movie “Secretly, Greatly.”
It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (tvN / 2020) – Moon Kang-Tae
The five years of waiting was worth it with his comeback drama It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. In this tvN/Netflix series, Kim Soo-hyun plays the role of mysterious Moon Kang-tae, a community health worker in a psychiatric ward, whose life got tangled up with children’s book writer Ko Moon-young.