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Birth name:Kim Young-woon (김영운)
Also known as:Raccoon
Kim Young-woon became a trainee under SM Entertainment soon after he won first place on the 4th SM Youth Best Selection Best Outward Appearance in 2002. He made his first pre-debut appearance in the SBS drama, A Man And A Woman in May 2002.
Although originally auditioned to be an actor, he was placed under many all-boy project groups, including the rumored group Four Seasons, a four member boy band that was to include Kim Heechul, Hero Jaejoong, and U-Know Yunho. However, both U-Know Yunho and Hero Jaejoong soon debuted as members of TVXQ in 2003, leaving Kim Young-woon and Kim Heechul to join Super Junior two years after. Kim Young-woon decided to use the stage name Kang-In, which is translated to "Strong Man," to show his strength as a singer and entertainer.
Kang-In's MC debut was in MBC's M!Countdown, where he was the host along with Leeteuk and Shindong five days after Super Junior's music debut. The three members remained together as the hosts throughout their career until Kang-In was replaced by Eunhyuk due to his busy schedule for hosting MBC's Good Friend Radio and Show! Music Core. He was also a former DJ for Reckless Radio, but is now replaced by Sungmin and Sooyoung of Girls' Generation. He is currently an active DJ for MBC's Good Friend Radio with Cho Jung-lin (조정린).
Along with other members of the group, Kang-In has been the host of Explorers of the Human Body, a Sunday night variety show which premiered on November 11, 2007. To solve questions about the human body, the group performs experiments with their own bodies to answer the questions.
Although active in both singing and hosting, Kang-In continuously makes guest appearances in variety shows, such as Star Golden Bell and KBS's Girls Talk. Being active in television, Kang-In earns the highest salary in Super Junior.