Get Closer With Model and Actor, Ricky Kim (Profile, Facts, Career, and Personal Life)


Ricky Kim’s Personal Life

Ricky Kim’s family lived in the countryside in Kansas where there were many Asian and African people to the point that Americans were uncommon. He and his brother were ostracized because of their Asian-American appearance. His father suggested both of them to work hard in sport and excel in it. If they excelled in sport, they will have a better opportunity to mingle with other kids. The two brothers trained hard in sports and became their university representative athletes.

Ricky Kim’s parents divorced when he was little and his father died when was fourteen years old. His mother got married to a Japanese immigrant and moved to Hawaii. He has a step-brother from his mother’s second marriage.

Ricky Kim was working with Compassion, a Christian humanitarian aid child sponsorship when he met musical actress Ryu Seung-joo. She was born in 1977 and 4 years older than Ricky Kim. The couple started dating while working together at the international NGO. After dating her for two years, Ricky Kim got married to Ryu Seung-joo on May 4th, 2009 at Grande Walkerhill Hotel, Seoul.

They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Taylor Kim (Kim Tae-rim) on February 10th, 2011. Their second child, a boy named Asher William (Kim Tae-oh) was born on March 11th, 2013. Ellysen Victoria, their third child, was born on September 19th, 2015.

Ricky Kim said that there are 10 things he wants to achieve in his life. Among the list, solving Rubic’s cube within less than 2 minutes and traveling around the world have already been fulfilled by him. He said that the next wish on the list was to branch out his career to his home country and introduce Korea to the USA.

Regarding his status as a Korean-American, he said, “I was treated as an American when I visited Korea, and when I visited America, they treated me as a Korean. Because of this situation, I was always avoiding other people. It was the reason why I exercised and studied hard.”

Ricky Kim’s Filmography

Television Series

  • Beating Again (jTBC, 2015) – Wigo (cameo, ep. 4)
  • Cunning Single Lady (MBC, 2014) – Yeo-jin’s first love
  • The Queen’s Classroom (MBC, 2013) – Justin
  • I Need Romance (tvN, 2011) – Alex
  • Drama Special “Perfect Spy” (KBS2, 2011) – Eric
  • Midas (SBS, 2011) – Stephan Lee
  • Athena: Goddess of War (SBS, 2010-2011) – Viktor Sevcenkov/Sasha
  • Jejungwon (SBS, 2010) – Dr. John W. Heron
  • Heading to the Ground (MBC, 2009) – Maxim
  • On Air (SBS, 2008) – Aidan Lee
  • Miracle (MBC, 2006) – Jang-mi’s boyfriend


  • My Darling FBI (2008) – Albert Lee
  • D-War (2007)

Variety Shows

  • Return of Superman (KBS ep. 223, 2018)
  • True Dad Confession (JTBC ep. 101, 2018)
  • Off to School (JTBC, 2015)
  • Oh! My Baby (SBS, 2014)
  • Law of the Jungle (SBS, 2011-2013)
  • Smart Bus (Channel IT, 2011)
  • Let’s Go Dream Team! Season 2 (KBS2, 2009–2016)
  • I Need Family Season 3 (MBC Every 1, 2009)
  • Park So-hyun’s Secret Garden (DongA TV, 2008)
  • Delicious Food (Arirang TV, 2006)

Latest News About Ricky Kim

Ricky Kim posted a picture of their recent trip to Parque Antigua, Guatemala. He captioned, “Days of adventures are behind us. Days of adventures are ahead of us. But the reality is the NOW is what we live in. Our life is centered on growing in love together. Today we took an adventure to Antigua, Guatemala and had a great time walking, eating, hearing and sharing.”

Ricky Kim, Ryu Seung-joo and their three children enjoyed precious time together. His children are not babies anymore and they have grown into beautiful girls and a handsome boy, just like their father and mother.

After deciding to take a one-year family trip with his wife and children, Ricky and his family spent the New Year in Guatemala City, Guatemala. The family greeted their fans and YouTube channel subscribers through a video. They wish to bring more happiness to their fans.


Let’s wish Ricky Kim and his family all the best with his career and the YouTube channel. We hope that he continues to post their recent activities on their channel and greet his fans.

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