Hyun Bin of “My Name is Kim Sam Soon”
Who is Hyun Bin?
Not to be mistaken for the gorgeous and very popular star of Taegukgi and Autumn Story (원빈), Hyun Bin or Kim Tae Pyung in real life gained prominence this year for starring oppposite Kim Sun Ah in this year’s famous drama “My name is Kim Sam Soon”. He was Sam Soon’s hot-tempered boss (owner of the French restaurant “Bon Apetit”). He and Daniel Henney are the main men in the show. Both are good-looking, tall and with gorgeous smiles. It just happens that I really like Daniel Henney whose charm and good looks had made him a national heartthrob. Too bad for Hyun Bin, he had to compete for audiences’ attention with the Korean-American.
I had never seen Hyun Bin in a drama or any other TV show. I don’t watch that many dramas anyway. But reading his filmography, it says that he has been in Nonstop 4. Maybe I’d seen him there but I didn’t really notice.
In the Bridget Jones-inspired drama “My Name is Kim Sam Soon”, he was an “abused” son (better watch the show to know what I mean!) who almost always was in an argument with the show’s heroine. I would like to tell more about his role in the drama but I don’t want to spoil the fun for those who haven’t seen it.
Anyway, here are some
facts about him:
- screen name – Hyun Bin (real: Kim Tae Pyung)
- born on September 25, 1982
- Type B (blood type)
- stands 184 cm and weighs 74 kg
- attended Jung Ang University
- debuted in the drama “Bodyguard”
- starred in “Nonstop 4” and “Ireland”
I hope to see him in more dramas and movies. He seems to be a really good actor ~ looks and acting wise.