Kim Jung-tae made his acting debut in the 1999 movie The Uprising. He first became known for his bad guy roles in a couple of gangster films such as 2001’s Friend and 2009’s Insadong Scandal. In 2010, he showcased his comical side in the black comedy film He’s on Duty, which earned him a Best Supporting Actor nomination at the Korea Film Awards. In 2011, he appeared in the MBC dramas Miss Ripley and Can’t Lose, which gave him the Producer’s Award at the MBC Drama Awards. In 2013, he joined the SBS series Goddess of Marriage. That same year, he became part of the blockbuster comedy-drama film Miracle in Cell No. 7. In 2017, he played supporting roles in Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People and in Thief-nom, Thief-nim, which both aired on MBC. In 2021, he was cast in Channel A’s high-rating mystery melo The Show Window: Queen’s House.

Kim Jung-tae studied theater and film at Kyungsung University. He married his girlfriend of 19 years in 2009. They have two children together.