|Kim is a common Korean surname. For others who share the name, see Kim.|
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.
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. Kim was released in February 2017.
In August 2014, Kim's former girlfriend, surname Choi, filed an assault complaint against him, accusing him of multiple beatings. Kim denied the accusations, only admitting to hurting her by accident while practicing martial arts. Choi dropped some charges when he officially apologized. The court ordered him to pay a five million won fine. In May 2015, she filed a civil suit against Kim, citing mental damages and accused him of causing her to miscarry. He filed a countersuit for defamation. Kim and Choi reconciled briefly in late 2014, resulting in her pregnancy. He took a paternity test in December 2015, confirming that he was the father of the child whom was born in September.
In August 2016, Choi's civil case was dismissed for lack of evidence and she was ordered to pay a 100 million won fine. The following month, Kim was acquitted of all charges filed by Choi. In January 2017, Kim filed criminal charges against Choi for attempted fraud and defamation. She was indicted and the courts ordered her to pay a five million won fine in February 2018. Choi filed an appeal, which was dismissed by the Supreme Court in November 2020. The court upheld the previous cases.
|Can We Refill the Love?||William|
|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|
|2006||Pi's Story||Bap, Max||Voice|
- On January 21, 2009, Kim was involved in a minor car accident while on his way to film Boys Over Flowers. No one was hurt. His costars Kim Joon, Kim Bum, and Ku Hye-sun also had car accidents while filming. Ku's accident necessitated a delay in Boys Over Flowers airing. Kim and his male costars filmed a special that aired in place of episode seventeen.
- Three of Kim's SS501 bandmates have a cameo appearance in episode four of Boys Over Flowers.