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Once nicknamed “Korea’s Prince of Smile”, this Korean actor has been on an hiatus since forever and still charming in his 40s

It has been ages since this famous Korean actor last appeared on the small screen.

Debut in 2001, Kim Jae Won immediately became the talk of town with his handsome looks and sunshine smile. In 2002, he became a true star thanks to the hit K-drama “Romance”, and never since, the actor has never played a minor role. At one point, he was even nicknamed “Korea’s Prince of Smile” for his bright visuals that can “rival the sun”.

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Despite having led an outstanding career, Kim Jae Won has taken on no new works since 2018. In addition, he also does not update his SNS or appear on television and the news. Instead, he has become the vice-president of Manga Family, a company that specializes in creative procedures regarding webtoon creation and drama adaptation projects. It seems that as the webtoon industry in Korea is improving at a rapid pace, Kim Jae Won is seeing successes in this realm as well. 

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In addition, the actor is father to a 10-year-old son, and therefore dedicates his time to his family, instead of further entertainment pursuits. Despite receiving less attention and popularity than during his prime, Kim Jae Won shows that he’s living happily. 

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Kim Jae Won got married in 2013, but very rarely talks about his wife and child 

In the few times Kim Jae Won made public appearances, he never fail to impress with his youthful and charming looks, despite now entering his 40s. While some audiences express regrets that they haven’t been seeing him on the screen, they are glad to see their favorite actor living his dream life. 

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Kim Jae Won’s appearance in a 2020 TV program 
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The actor’s most recent appearance was in a promotional video for the Gangnam Festival. 
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