~KIM KI BUM~
Real Name: 김기범 Kim Kibum
Stage Name: 기범 Kibum
Chinese Name: 基范 Qi Fan
Date of Birth: August 21, 1987
Height: 177 cm
Casting: Starlight Casting System 2002
First Appearance: April 2004, KBS “April Kiss” TV Series
languages learned: korean,a little english
Kim Kibum was born in Seoul, South Korea but moved to Santa Monica, California, United States at the mere age of ten, where he attended middle school and Santa Monica High School. It was not until several years later when he was discovered by a talent agent from South Korea and was recommended to audition for the Starlight Casting System 2002. Kibum soon signed under SM Entertainment and became their official trainee, being trained in areas of singing, acting, dancing, and other performing talents.
Kim's first official appearance and debut was on April 21, 2004 when he appeared on a Korean television drama April Kiss. A year later in February 2005, his talent agency announced that Kim would make a second debut as a singer, being a member of the large all-boy group Super Junior. Before the group's debut Kim starred as the first male lead in Sharp 2, alongside Go Ara and fellow Super Junior member Kim Heechul. Super Junior made their official debut on November 6, 2005, in SBS's Popular Songs, performing their first single, "TWINS (Knock Out)". Kim is known for his English rapping ability in the group and remains as one of the lead rappers of Super Junior. As Kim's activities with Super Junior began to occupy most of his schedule, he was only given a small role in Marrying a Millionaire, playing the young Kim Young-hoon. However he soon starred in Rainbow Romance as the lead actor for 243 episodes along with Kim Heechul. During the fall of 2006, he reunited with Go Ara once again to star in the SBS drama Snow Flower.
Aside from acting and singing activities, Kim is seen participating in runway modelling and appearing in advertisements for KTF, C&C phone, NF Sonata, OLIVE, My Chew, Ottogi Noddle with bandmate Kim Heechul and co-star Go Ara, and Elite Uniform with his SM senior BoA. He is also seen in many other ads with fellow Rainbow Romance co-star, Ahyoomee.
2004: KBS – April Kiss (4월의 키스)
2005: KBS – Banolim 2 (반올림2)
2005: MBC – Rainbow Romance (레인보우 로망스)
2005: SBC – Marrying a Millionaire (백만장자와 결혼하기)
2006: SBC – Snow Flower (눈꽃)
2007: Attack on the Pin-Up Boys (꽃미남 연쇄 테러사건)
Music video appearances
2005: "My Everything" – TSZX The Grace
C&C Phone (Korea)
Elite Uniforms (Korea)
IVY Club (Korea)
Ottogi Noodles (Korea)
My Chew (Korea)
IVY Club (Korea)
MNet TOP 100 Charming Guys Who are Single #19
MNet Top 100 Adorable Males (2006): #12
MNet Top 100 Must Have Males (2007): #11
P/S:THE MOST SPECIAL THING ABOUT KIBUM IS:::HE GOT AN IQ OF 138!!!IT'S GIFTED!!!