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10 Things You Just Really Have To Know About 'Start-Up' Actor Kim Do Wan

He’s a dog dad!
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Hello, Start-Up fans! We've already introduced Seo Dal Mi (Bae Suzy), Nam Do San (Nam Joo Hyuk), Han Ji Pyeong (Kim Seon Ho), Won In Jae (Kang Han Na), and Dal Mi’s halmeoni (Kim Hae Sook)—now, let’s get to know more about Samsan Tech’s Kim Yong San, played by Kim Do Wan!

If you've watched the Netflix series’ latest episodes, you will know that there’s more to him than meets the eye. We’ll just keep it at that so we won’t spoil the show for you!

Here’s everything you need to know about Start-Up star Kim Do Wan, who plays the role of Samsan Tech's Kim Yong San.

1. Kim Do Wan was born on March 8, 1995.

Which makes him a 25-year-old Pisces!

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2. He’s under the same agency as our ultimate oppa, Park Seo Joon.

Yup, Kim Do Wan is under Awesome Entertainment, just like PSJ! Other artists in this agency include Kim Yoo Jung and Lee Hyun Woo, to name a few.

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3. He started his acting career in 2017.

Kim Do Wan bagged the main roles in the web dramas Yellow and Seventeen.

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4. He's already appeared in three Korean movies.

This includes Miss And Mrs. Cops, Cheese In The Trap, and Park Hwa Young. In Miss and Mrs. Cops, he joined Lee Sung Kyung, Yoon Sang Hyun, Girls Generation’s Sooyoung, and our Reply 1988 eomma (mom), Ra Mi Ran.

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5. In 2018, Kim Do Wan joined the cast of the JTBC drama Moments Of Eighteen.

Starring Wanna One’s Ong Seong Wu and Along With The Gods’ star Kim Hyang Gi, Moments Of Eighteen is a 2018 healing drama that brings us to the lives of eighteen-year-olds and the emotions they go through.

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In this series, Kim Do Wan is Math genius Cho Sang Hoon, who sees his classmate Ma Hwi Young (Shin Seung Ho) as his competition when it comes to academics.

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6. But in real life, he is not fond of math at all.

The actor revealed in an interview how different he is from his Moments Of Eighteen character who seems to eat Math textbooks for breakfast. Do Wan says he’s not really good with numbers! He’s also the quiet type and loves being alone. You can see his shy yet adorable personality in this clip:

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7. He is *super* close with his Moments Of Eighteen cast members.

The 25-year-old said that they would always talk to each other in a group chat! Kim Do Wan is good friends with his fellow cast member Seung Ho, who actually plays his rival in the show!

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8. He completely ~transformed~ for some of his K-dramas.

In 2018, he joined the star-studded lineup of Tempted, featuring Korean celebrities like Woo Do Hwan, Kim Min Jae, Red Velvet’s Joy, and Moon Ga Young. For this drama, he became Yoo Joo Hwan and sported a full-makeup look much to the surprise of the viewers! They knew him as an innocent young boy in Seventeen, that when they saw his character here, they were completely shookedth.

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Earlier this year, he showed off his acting chops in the MBC drama She Knows Everything, and his bulked-up figure is totally noticeable! Kim Do Wan also showcased his abs in a photoshoot with NYLON.

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9. Kim Do Wan is known for his boyfriend-like appeal.

A quick search on the internet and you will see fans head over heels for him. “Damn, he’s so cute.” “I’m falling in love with you, what should I do?” Girl, we can’t disagree! To quote our queen Taylor Swift: He’s so tall and handsome as hell~.

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10. He has a pet dog named Louis.

And his Instagram account is filled with lots of photos of them together! Kim Do Wan sure loves his pupper that even if he’s ~busy~ with his phone, he still makes sure he comforts Louis and shows him how much he loves him. #HowToBeADog

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Bonus: We noticed that Kim Do Wan has a thing for mirror selfies using, so we’ll also share it with you:

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