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Updated : October 27 2015

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Kim Myung-min in "Six Flying Dragons" (SBS)
Actor Kim Myung-min appeared back on TV screens in the SBS drama “Six Flying Dragons,” rescuing Boon-yi (Shin Se-kyung) on the latest episode Monday.

The 42-year-old actor has been in numerous TV dramas in the past and was hailed for his genuine acting skills.

Debuting in 1996, Kim endured many years in obscurity.

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A scene from "Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin" (KBS)
However in 2004, Kim shot to fame with the KBS historical drama “Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin.”

Kim played the historical figure Yi Sun-sin in the TV drama, displaying his charisma and humanity as a leader and a hero in a war-torn time. The drama proved a great hit, recording up to 30 percent viewership. Kim also won the overall grand prize at the 2005 KBS Drama Awards for his role in the drama.

“Playing Yi Sun-sin is so far the greatest honor that ever happened to me,” said Kim after receiving the award.

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Kim Myung-min in "Behind the White Tower" (MBC)
Another hit drama of Kim’s is MBC’s “Behind the White Tower” (2007), where he played the role of a brilliant surgeon. The TV drama certainly left a mark, leaving many fans crazy about the cynical, yet charismatic character he played.

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Kim Myung-min in "Beethoven Virus" (MBC)
In 2008, Kim added one more masterpiece to his resume. Kim played a legendary maestro, Kang Mae, in MBC drama “Beethoven Virus.” Particularly notable was him being a genuine “Kang Mae,” a sensitive, genius musician with unprecedented looks, having an unusual haircut and using unusual diction.

Kim also appeared in several other TV dramas, including “The King of Dramas” (2012) and “A New Leaf” (2014), and in a variety of movies like “Open City” (2008), “Closer to Heaven” (2009), “Man Of Vendetta” (2010), “Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow” (2011) and “Pacemaker” (2012).

Currently in “Six Flying Dragons,” Kim is expected to become a hero in the drama as he had already made a strong impression on viewers as of the last episode just by appearing and introducing himself as the historical figure Jeong Do-jeon.

“Six Flying Dragons” airs every Monday and Tuesday on SBS at 10 p.m.

By Lee Hye-won (hyewonlee@heraldcorp.com)

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