Kim Hyun Joong
Date of Birth: 06/06/1986
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Kim Hyun Joong Biography
Kim Hyun Joong, a South Korean actor and singer born on June 6, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea, has risen to fame both as the leader of the all-male K-pop group SS501 and most recently as Yoon Ji Hoo in the KBS 2009 hit drama Boys Before Flowers a.k.a. Kgotboda Namja.
Prior to the F4 fame, Kim Hyun Joong already made a name for himself as the leader and eldest member of SS501 which debuted in 2005. They have released a number of singles and albums both in South Korea and Japan, have performances and concerts in other Asian countries, as well. Their debut in Japan on 2007 has gained them more popularity and more awards, and their management is currently on the process towards the group’s debut in the US market.
On May 11, 2008, Kim Hyun Joong was paired up with singer Hwang Bo in the MBC reality show We Got Married. Their "make-believe" marriage concept was to live together harmoniously with a six-year older "wife." The couple known to fans as the "Lettuce couple" has charisma and a competitive streak which win them the MBC's Best Couple Award for 2008. His stunt in We Got Married opened the door for him to get noticed and got casted as Boys Before Flowers's Yoon Ji Hoo.
After a month playing Yoon Ji Hoo, Kim Hyun Joong won the 45th Baek Sang Arts Awards in February 2009 against fellow F4 Lee Min Ho. To be noted is that his Yoon Ji Hoo character is a total opposite to the real Kim Hyun Joong.
His love for music can be seen further through his collection of guitars, either bought or given by fans, which was showcased in one of the We Got Married episodes. He also plays bass guitar and the piano, and loves to dance.
His motto in life is "You only have one chance in life, live hard and earn fame. Help the poor and be respected."
And for the ladies: He sleeps with just his undies because he was afraid of the heat and likes the feel of the blanket next to his skin.