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Kim Hyun-joong (Hangul: 김현중 , born June 6, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea) is a South Korean actor and musician. He is a former member of SS501. Kim also has a successful solo career, releasing several Korean and Japanese albums. In acting, he is well known for playing Yoon Ji-hoo in Boys Over Flowers and Baek Seung-jo in Playful Kiss.

Biography

Early life

Kim was born on June 6, 1986 in Seoul, South Korea.[1]

Career

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Kim debuted in June 2005 as the leader of the boy band SS501. Their debut album, titled Warning, came out later that month.[2]

On May 12, 2015, Kim enlisted for mandatory military service. He finished his basic training on June 18, and began working as a border patrol the following day.[3][4] Kim was released in February 2017.[5]

Personal life

In August 2014, Kim's former girlfriend, surname Choi, filed an assault complaint against him, accusing him of multiple beatings.[6] Kim denied the accusations, only admitting to hurting her once by accident while practicing martial arts. Choi dropped some charges when he officially apologized.[7] The court ordered him to pay a five million won fine.[8] In May 2015, she filed a civil suit against Kim, citing mental damages[9] and accused him of causing her to miscarry.[10] He filed a countersuit for defamation.[11] Kim and Choi also had reconciled briefly in late 2014, resulting in her pregnancy.[8] He took a paternity test in December 2015, confirming that he was the father of the child whom was born in September.[12]

In August 2016, Choi's civil case was dismissed for lack of evidence and she was ordered to pay a one hundred million won fine.[11] The following month, Kim was acquitted of all charges filed by Choi.[13][14] In January 2017, Kim filed criminal charges against Choi for attempted fraud and defamation.[15] Kim was caught drunk driving in March 2017. He was asleep at a stop light when the police found him.[16] Kim was later indicted and fined two million won.[17] In February 2018, Choi was indicted and the courts ordered her to pay a five million won fine.[18] She filed an appeal, which was dismissed by the Supreme Court of South Korea in November 2020. The court upheld the judgment of the previous cases.[19]

Described as his "first love," Kim dated his non-celebrity wife when they were younger. They broke up in 2011 due to his busy work schedule.[20] On February 27, 2022, Kim announced during a concert that he was engaged.[21] The couple married without a wedding ceremony due to COVID-19 concerns.[22] In July, Kim announced that they were expecting a child.[23]

Filmography

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Nonstop 5 Cameo
Can We Refill the Love? William
2007 Hotelier Cameo Episode 7
2008 Spotlight Cameo Episode 1
2009 Boys Over Flowers Yoon Ji-hoo
Boys Over Flowers: After Story Web series
2010 Playful Kiss Baek Seung-jo
2011 Dream High Cameo Episode 1
2014 Inspiring Generation Shin Jung-tae
2018 When Time Stopped Moon Joon-woo

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Pi's Story Bap, Max Voice
2021 Indian Pink Kang Dong-seok

Notes

Kim at the Premium Event

  • He and Lee Min-ho had guest roles in Nonstop 5 (2005), in which Ku Hye-sun had a starring role.
  • Kim had a cameo appearance in Spotlight (2008), in which Ahn Suk-hwan appeared in.
  • Lee Si-young also appeared in Playful Kiss (2010) with Kim.
  • Kim reunited with Jung Ho-bin in Inspiring Generation (2014).

  • References

    1. http://www.mnet.com/artist/46208/profile (Korean)
    2. http://dspmedia.co.kr/dsp/bbs/board.php?bo_table=dspm12&sca=2005 (Korean)
    3. https://www.dramafever.com/news/kim-hyun-joong-quietly-enlisted-in-the-military-today/
    4. http://www.soompi.com/2015/06/17/kim-hyun-joong-to-serve-as-border-patrol-in-army/
    5. http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2017/02/13/2017021301538.html
    6. http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2014/08/27/2014082701753.html
    7. http://kpopherald.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=201501201502376507294_2
    8. 8.0 8.1 http://www.koreatimesus.com/kim-hyun-joong-reportedly-being-sued-by-ex-girlfriend-for-1-48-million/
    9. http://www.koreatimesus.com/kim-hyun-joong-reportedly-being-sued-by-ex-girlfriend-for-1-48-million/
    10. https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/paternity-test-shows-korean-star-kim-hyun-joong-is-dad-of-three-month-old
    11. 11.0 11.1 http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/news/2016/08/10/10/0200000000AEN20160810007000315F.html
    12. https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/paternity-test-shows-korean-star-kim-hyun-joong-is-dad-of-three-month-old
    13. http://en.koreaportal.com/articles/22939/20160923/kim-hyun-joong-ex-girlfriend-controversy-blackmail-fraud.htm
    14. http://www.newstown.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=263902 (Korean)
    15. http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2017/01/19/2017011901083.html
    16. http://english.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2017/03/31/2017033100930.html
    17. http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr/national/2017/04/25/0302000000AEN20170425010600315.html
    18. https://entertain.naver.com/now/read?oid=410&aid=0000440825 (Korean)
    19. https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/009/0004694332 (Korean)
    20. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/k-pop/music/news/boys-over-flower-fame-kim-hyun-joong-reveals-marrying-his-first-love/articleshow/92206376.cms
    21. https://www.soompi.com/article/1514888wpp/kim-hyun-joong-confirms-that-he-is-getting-married
    22. https://n.news.naver.com/entertain/article/109/0004585948 (Korean)
    23. https://www.rappler.com/entertainment/celebrities/boys-over-flowers-star-kim-hyun-joong-expecting-first-child/
    24. https://www.dramabeans.com/2009/01/news-bites-january-21-2009/
    25. https://www.dramabeans.com/2009/01/kim-joon-in-a-fender-bender/
    26. http://www.dramabeans.com/2009/02/kim-bum-in-yet-another-accident/
    27. http://star.mt.co.kr/stview.php?no=2009030118241487874& (Korean)
    28. https://korepo.com/archives/1964 (Japanese)
    29. http://www.hanadan-k.com/news/news090906.php (Japanese)
    30. http://hanadan-k.com/news/news100819.php (Japanese)
    31. http://hanadan-k.com/news/news091224.php (Japanese)

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