Kim Jong-min - Updated May 2024

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Kim Jong-min

Kim Jong-min is a well-known South Korean singer, dancer, entertainer, and TV personality. Kim Jong-min gained international fame as an original cast member of “2 Days & 1 Night”. The entertainer is also a castmate of the Netflix show “Busted!”.

Early Life

Kim Jong-min was born on September 24, 1979, and he is currently 44 years old. Jong-min’s exact birthplace is not revealed but he is an honorary citizen of South Korea.

There is no information regarding Jong-min’s educational journey, parents, siblings, and other personal details. Moreover, his name is written in Korean as 김종민 and in Hanja as 金鍾旼.

Relationship Status

He is most probably single at present. The TV personality might be more focused on strengthening his career rather than being involved in relationships and affairs. His busy schedule also makes it hard for Jong-min to meet his person of interest.

Previously, Kim Jong-min appeared in Taste of Dating. It is a show in which single celebrities go on dates for 100 days with partners fitting their ideal types. Kim Jong Min was coupled with Hwang Mi Na.

They started their 100-day dating in September 2018. Even after the end of their dating contract for the show, Jong-min and Mi Na decided to continue dating in real life.

Sadly, in the episode aired on February 21, 2019, Kim Jong-min shared that the two had parted ways. Ever since then, the TV personality has not been romantically linked with anyone.

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Caption: Jong-min posing for a photo with Hwang Mi Na. Source: Soompi

Professional Life

Professionally, Jong-min is a famous TV personality, singer, and dancer. Jong-min has been a member of the K-pop group “Koyote” ever since its debut in 2000. Other members of this co-ed vocal group are Shin Ji and Bbaek Ga.

Kim Jong-min gained international fame for his participation in the variety show 2 Days & 1 Night in 2007. Jong-min is the only pioneer member to witness the aforementioned show from Season 1 till Season 4.

Further, Jong-min has bagged numerous prizes throughout his career. Among them, one of the most prestigious ones is the 2016 Grand Prize (Daesang) at the KBS Entertainment Awards. He took home this award for his work on 2 Days & 1 Night.

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Caption: Kim Jong-min appearing as a part of Koyote on JTBC’s ‘Ask Us Anything’. Source: Soompi

Talking about the beginning of Kim Jong-min’s career, the singer worked as a backup dancer.

Some artists that Jong-min danced for include Lee Jung Hyun, Uhm Jung Hwa, R.E.F, and Kim Wan-sun among others. As a dancer, Jong-min was also in the dance team “Friends” for five years.

Subsequently, Jong-min participated in TV variety shows including Brain-official, Those Who Cross the Line S3, and Busted! Season 2, Hangout with Yoo, and Upgrade Human among others.

Jong-min gained fame as a mainstay of many such Korean variety shows. Other shows that he is a part of include Shooting Kid Season 1, Heroine 6, Choi Hong Man Strong Friends, Real Romance Love Letter, Sweet Night, Escape Crisis No. 1, etc.

More Projects

Moreover, Jong-min became popular for his goofy and naïve on-screen character. The famous TV personality is also recognized for silly comments and actions on reality shows.

Along with participating in the reality shows, Jong-min was an assistant soccer coach on FC Shoot Dori on the cable network KBS.

The TV personality also made appearances on King Saturday Driving School, Star Golden Bell, Happy Together Friends, and Happy Shares Company on the aforementioned channel.

Jong-min also appeared in Love Choice (Selection Couple), X-Man, and Ya Shim Man Man on the cable network SBS.

Kim Jong-min

Caption: Jong-min posing for a photo with the cast members of ‘2 Days 1 Night’ – Yeon Jung-hoon, Moon Se-Yoon, Kim Seon-ho, DinDin, and Ravi. Source: Soompi

After completing his military service, many programs and shows invited Jong-min as a guest. The entertainer also became a regular guest and permanent member of Star King and Sweet Night following his military discharge.

For his work on the former, Jong-min won the “Best Entertainer Award” at the 2013 SBS Entertainment Awards. He took home this award on December 30, 2013.

The entertainer also bagged the “Top Excellence Award” on December 26, 2015. This was for his work on 1 Night 2 Days at the 2015 KBS Entertainment Awards.


Similarly, the KBS network channel awarded Jong-min with the “Grand Prize Award (Daesang)” on December 24, 2016. This was for Jong-min’s commitment and loyalty with 1 Night 2 Days. He received this award at the 2016 KBS Entertainment Awards.

Moreover, Jong-min became a fixed cast member in Busted! This confirmation news was shared in September 2017. As a singer, Jong-min released his first single Oppa Find Strength in 2011.

After a break, Jong-min made his solo comeback on September 3, 2014. This was with the third single Sali Go Dali Go.

The abovementioned single is electronic dance music. DanDi composed this single and its music video features Chun Myung-hoon and Ahn Young-mi.

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Caption: Jong-min posing for a photo with the original casts of ‘Busted!’. Source: Soompi

Military Enlistment

He enlisted for his mandatory military service in November 2007. The TV personality was initially set to enlist earlier in March of the same year.

However, Jong-min’s medical examination revealed a herniated disc. Due to this, the entertainer was assigned to public service work rather than in an army unit. Jong-min completed his service and was discharged from the mandatory service in December 2009.

Kim Jong-min – Net Worth 2024

Moving on, he has a net worth estimation of approximately $1 million to $5 million US dollars.

Body Measurements

He stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 9 inches or 175.3 cm and his weight is around 62 kgs. Likewise, the TV personality has dark brown hair and eyes of the same color.

Kim Jong-min – Social Media

Moreover, he is not available on any social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, TikTok, etc.