Hong Jong-hyun

Hong Jong-hyun (born February 2, 1990)[A] is a South Korean actor and model.[3][4]

Hong Jong-hyun
Hong Jong-hyun at Press Conference for Police Family 2.png
In April 2015
Born (1990-02-02) February 2, 1990 (age 31)[A]
Seoul, South Korea
EducationKonkuk University – Department of Film Arts
  • Actor
  • Model
Years active2007–present
AgentC-JeS Entertainment[2]
Height182 cm (5 ft 11 12 in)[3]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHong Jong-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerHong Chonghyŏn


Hong began his entertainment career in 2007 as a professional model.[5] He made his acting debut in 2008,[6] and has appeared in the romantic comedy Oh! My Lady (2010), sitcom Vampire Idol (2011), followed by supporting roles in Jeon Woo-chi (2012) and Dating Agency: Cyrano (2013).[7][8]

In 2014, Hong was cast in his first leading role in the cable series Her Lovely Heels,[9] followed by the melodrama Mama.[10] He also joined the fourth season of reality show We Got Married, pairing up with Girl's Day member Yura.[11][12]

Hong next starred in the romantic comedy film Enemies In-Law and horror film Alice: Boy from Wonderland in 2015,[13][14] followed by historical drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo in 2016.[15]

In 2017, he co-starred in historical melo-romance drama The King in Love.[16] In 2018, he was cast in the romantic comedy drama My Absolute Boyfriend, based on the Japanese manga series of the same name.[17] He is also set to star in the time-loop drama film Spring, Again.[18]

In March 2019, Hong is confirmed to star in the weekend drama Mother of Mine.[19]

Hong enlisted for his mandatory service on December 2, 2019.[20]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2008 Lovers Tom segment: "Hey, Tom" [6]
A Frozen Flower King's men
2009 One Step More to the Sea Joon-seo
2010 Ghost (Be With Me) Jae-young segment: "Tarot 2. Attached" [21]
2015 Enemies In-Law Han Chul-soo [13]
Alice: Boy from Wonderland Hwan [14]
2019 Spring, Again Ji Ho-min [18]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2009 Heading to the Ground Hong Kyung-rae MBC [22]
2010 Oh! My Lady Park Jin-ho SBS [23]
Jungle Fish 2 Min Ho-soo KBS2 [24]
2011 White Christmas Lee Jae-kyu [25]
Warrior Baek Dong-soo Crown Prince Yi San SBS [26]
Vampire Idol Jong-hyun/Yariru Genius MBN [27]
2012 Wild Romance Seo Yoon-yi KBS2 [28]
Hero Jang Kyung-ho (Cameo) OCN
To My Beloved Go Jin-se jTBC [29]
Jeon Woo-chi Seo Chan-hwi KBS2 [7]
2013 Dating Agency: Cyrano Moo-jin tvN [8]
2014 Her Lovely Heels Oh Tae-soo SBS Plus [9]
Drama Special
"The Reason I'm Getting Married"
Lee Joon-ki KBS2 [30]
Mama Gu Ji-sub MBC [10]
2015 Yoo-mi's Room cameo (episode 6) Olive TV [31]
2016 Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Wang Yo SBS [15]
2017 The King in Love Wang Rin MBC [16]
2019 Mother of Mine Han Tae-joo KBS2 [19]
My Absolute Boyfriend Ma Wang-jun SBS [17]

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2012 Mnet Wide Entertainment News Mnet MC [32]
2013 Style Log, Season 1 OnStyle [33]
Petorialist Cast member [34]
2014 Style Log, Season 2 MC [35]
2014-2015 We Got Married Season 4 MBC Cast member With Girl's Day Yura [11]
Inkigayo SBS MC [36]
2016 Law of the Jungle - Panama Cast member Episode 195-198 [37]
Top Gear Korea, Season 7 XTM MC [38]

Music video appearancesEdit

Year Song Title Artist Ref.
2008 "I Hurt That Person" Epitone Project
"This Is Not a Love Song" Sentimental Scenery
2013 "Rewind" Double K feat. Michelle Lee [39]
"Falling in Love" 2NE1 [40]
2014 "No Answer" Hong Dae-kwang [41]
2015 "Time Forgets" Yoon Hyun-sang [42]
"Shall We Dance" Snuper [43]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2011 Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards Best Dressed Model N/A Won [44]
2014 MBC Entertainment Awards New Star of the Year We Got Married Won [45]
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor Mama Nominated
2015 9th Cable TV Broadcasting Awards Best Couple Award (with Han Seung-yeon) Her Lovely Heels Won [46]
10th Asia Model Festival Awards New Star Award N/A Won [47]
2016 21st Chunsa Film Awards Popularity Award N/A Won [48]
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Fantasy Drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Nominated
2017 2nd Asia Artist Awards Popularity Award, Actor The King in Love Nominated
44th MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Drama Nominated
2019 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Mother of Mine Nominated


  1. ^ a b On the lunar calendar Hong's birthday is January 7, while on the gregorian calendar it is February 2.[1]


  1. ^ "Gregorian-Lunar Calendar Conversion Table of 1990 (Geng-wu – year of the Horse)" (PDF). Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "[단독]홍종현, 씨제스와 전속 계약 "설경구·류준열 한솥밥"" [Hong Jong-hyun and CJS signed exclusive contract "Sul Kyung-gu]. Ilgan Sports (in Korean). 14 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b "홍종현 :: 네이버 인물검색". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  4. ^ "Hong Jong-hyun (홍종현, Korean actor, model)". HanCinema. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  5. ^ Lee, Seung-rok (30 October 2014). "여자들은 왜 홍종현을 좋아할까?(인터뷰)" [Why Do Women Like Hong Jong-hyun? (Interview)]. My Daily (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-12-29.
  6. ^ a b "[2009 라이징 스타] <헤이 톰> <쌍화점> 홍종현". Cine21 (in Korean). 2 January 2009.
  7. ^ a b Jeon, Ji-young (20 November 2012). "Hong Jong-hyeon plays brain game with Jeon Woochi Cha Tae-hyeon". KBS Global. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  8. ^ a b Bae, Sun-young (12 June 2013). "Dating Agency: Cyrano Cast Talks of Manipulating Romance". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30.
  9. ^ a b Lee, Na-rae (28 January 2014). "Hong Jong Hyun to Act Opposite Kara's Han Seung Yeon in New Drama". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 3 August 2017. Retrieved 2014-03-14.
  10. ^ a b Kim, Hee-eun (13 June 2014). "Hong chosen for MBC Mama drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  11. ^ a b "'We Got Married' picks newest couple". Korea JoongAng Daily. 30 May 2014.
  12. ^ Ghim, Sora (13 January 2015). "Hong Jong Hyun, A Man of Few Words But A Lasting Impression". BNTNews. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  13. ^ a b "Will Hong Jong Hyun Be Accepted By His In-Laws?". BNT News. 1 April 2015.
  14. ^ a b "Hong Jong Hyun Cast in ′Alice′ with Jung So Min". enewsWorld. 22 May 2014.
  15. ^ a b "Hong Jong-hyun's character in 'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo'". Kpop Herald. 8 November 2016.
  16. ^ a b "'The King Loves' delves into destructive desire of Goryeo King". The Korea Herald. 4 July 2017.
  17. ^ a b "[단독] '절대그이' 홍종현 남주인공…민아X여진구도 가세". Sports Chosun (in Korean). 30 May 2018.
  18. ^ a b "LEE Chung-ah and HONG Jong-hyun Wrap Timeloop Drama SPRING, AGAIN". Korean Film Biz Zone. 30 July 2018.
  19. ^ a b "KBS2 drama adds two to its cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. 22 January 2019.
  20. ^ "Actor Hong Jong-hyun to start military service". The Korea Times. December 2019.
  21. ^ "모델 출신 홍종현, 공포영화 '귀鬼'서 강렬한 연기". Break News (in Korean). 27 May 2010.
  22. ^ "신예 홍종현, '맨땅에 헤딩'서 정윤호와 연기 호흡". Asiae (in Korean). 27 August 2009.
  23. ^ "모델 홍종현, '오! 마이 레이디' 캐스팅". Star News (in Korean). 10 February 2010.
  24. ^ "'정글피쉬2' 홍종현 '쿨한 반항아' 스타 예감". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 5 November 2010.
  25. ^ "'화이트 크리스마스' 홍종현, 연기 대변신에 성공". Xports News (in Korean). 2 February 2011.
  26. ^ "홍종현, '무사 백동수' 정조 역 합류". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 20 August 2011.
  27. ^ "홍종현, '뱀파이어 아이돌' 4차원 브레인 캐릭터로 출연". Xports News (in Korean). 9 November 2011.
  28. ^ "난폭한 로맨스\'는 마음에 안 드는 작품". TV Daily (in Korean). 7 June 2012.
  29. ^ "JTBC '친애하는 당신에게' 화려한 라인업으로 주목". JTBC (in Korean). 15 June 2012.
  30. ^ "홍종현, 소년과 남자의 경계 사이(인터뷰)". Hankyung (in Korean). 13 March 2014.
  31. ^ "'유미의 방' 홍종현·데니안, 손담비 구남친으로 특별출연". TenAsia (in Korean). 4 August 2015.
  32. ^ "홍종현 '와이드연예뉴스' 메인MC 낙점…'모델, 배우, MC까지?'". Hankyung (in Korean). 5 March 2012.
  33. ^ "Kim Woo Bin, Sung Joon, Lee Soo Hyuk and Hong Jong Hyun Gather for 'Style Log'". enewsWorld. 8 September 2013.
  34. ^ "'펫토리얼리스트' 구하라-제아-홍종현, 3인 3견 화보 공개 "묘하게 닮았네"". etoday (in Korean). 29 January 2013.
  35. ^ "Hong Jong Hyun, After School's Nana and Cho Min Ho to Host New Season of 'Style Log'". enewsWorld. 24 March 2014. Archived from the original on 13 August 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2018.
  36. ^ Oh, Hyo-jin (22 December 2014). "Hong Jong Hyun Chosen as the New MC of Inkigayo". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 24 July 2015. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  37. ^ "'정글의 법칙' 김병만·홍종현·손은서 등 '배우 어벤져스' 포스터 공개". Asia Today (in Korean). 22 January 2016.
  38. ^ "안정환·홍종현, '탑기어코리아7' MC 확정…김진표와 3MC 가능성도". Asiae (in Korean). 26 April 2016.
  39. ^ "더블케이, 싱글 '리와인드' 이미쉘 첫 피처링 참여 화제". Oh My Star (in Korean). 3 May 2013.
  40. ^ MacDonald, Joan (8 July 2013). "Kdrama Actors That 2NE1 Loves". KDramaStars. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  41. ^ "Hong Dae Kwang Says There's 'No Answer' with Hong Jong Hyun in New MV". enewsWorld. 22 January 2014.
  42. ^ "Hong Jong Hyun Tries to Erase His Past in Yoon Hyun Sang′s ′Time Forgets′ MV". enewsWorld}. 13 March 2015.
  43. ^ "스누퍼, 데뷔 미니앨범 'Shall We' 음원 및 타이틀곡 MV 공개". Busan.com (in Korean). 16 November 2015.
  44. ^ "문채원 '베스트 드레서' 수상, '단아-자연미' 출중". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). 12 December 2011.
  45. ^ "'MBC 방송연예대상' 홍종현, 뉴스타상 "'우결' 파트너 유라가 잘 챙겨줘 고마워"". etoday (in Korean). 29 December 2014.
  46. ^ Jang, Ah-reum (14 March 2015). "홍종현, 팬들에 화이트데이 기념 깜짝 이벤트 선사 '로맨틱'". News1 Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  47. ^ Jin, Min-ji (27 April 2015). "Hong Jong-hyun grabs award". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-04-27.
  48. ^ "Chunsa Film Art Awards 2016 Winners". Hancinema. 10Asia. 6 April 2016.

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