Kim Jung-hyun (born April 5, 1990) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his lead roles in popular television series School 2017 (2017), Welcome to Waikiki (2018), and Time (2018). He gained international recognition by starring in the dramas Crash Landing on You (2019–20) and Mr. Queen (2020–21) which rank amongst the highest-rated Korean dramas in cable television history.
|Born||April 5, 1990|
Busan, South Korea
|Education||Korea National University of Arts – Department of Acting|
|Agent||Story J Company|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Jeong-hyeon|
Kim was born in Busan in South Korea. He majored in acting at the Korea National University of Arts.
After having acted in several musical theatre plays, Kim made his silver screen debut in the film Overman, which premiered at the 2015 Busan International Film Festival. This earned him Best New Actor nominations at 25th Buil Film Awards and 22nd Chunsa Film Art Awards.
2016–2018: Rising popularityEdit
This section of a biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. (February 2021)
Kim made his small screen debut in 2016 and gained attention with his role as Gong Hyo-jin's younger brother in the romance comedy Don't Dare to Dream.
He then starred in historical drama The Rebel. The series was a critical and commercial success, and Kim won the Best New Actor award at the 2017 MBC Drama Awards.
The same year, he was cast in MBC's two-episode series, Binggoo, alongside Han Sun-hwa.
He also played the male lead in KBS2's teen drama School 2017 alongside Gugudan's Kim Se-jeong. The series was very popular among the youth leading to his increased popularity. Kim's portrayal of a troubled and rebellious student was praised by critics and audiences. The series earned him Best New Actor nominations at the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards, the 2017 KBS Drama Awards and the 1st The Seoul Awards.
Kim then featured in 4Men's Music Video Break Up In The Morning.
Later in the year Kim was cast in a lead role in KBS2 drama special Buzzcut Love.
In 2018, Kim starred in JTBC's youth series titled Welcome to Waikiki playing a cynical but kind-hearted movie director. The series was popular across Asia and solidified Kim's status as a versatile actor.
He then starred in the 4DX VR movie Stay With Me alongside Seo Yea-ji playing the role of an aspiring musician with stage fright. Kim lent his vocals to the OST of the movie titled Moonlight.
Later he starred in MBC melodrama Time alongside Girls' Generation's Seohyun, playing a chaebol whose time is running out due to his failing health. Kim's received critical praise for playing the drama's principal character, a terminal patient with few months to live. He withdrew halfway through the series due to an "eating disorder and sleep disorder".[better source needed]
2019–present: Comeback and international fameEdit
Kim returned to television in December 2019 when he joined the tvN romance drama Crash Landing on You alongside Hyun Bin, Son Ye-jin and Seo Ji-hye. It became the highest-rated tvN drama and the third-highest-rated Korean drama in cable television history. Kim's portrayal of Goo Seung-joon, former fiancé of Yoon Se-ri (Son Ye-jin) and eventual love interest to Seo Dan (Seo Ji-hye), received positive reviews from audiences. His character's name “Goo Seung-joon” went on to trend at No. 1 in Korea's realtime search rankings, which he later described in an interview as incredibly rewarding.
In May 2020, Kim made a cameo appearance in his Crash Landing on You co-star Seo Ji-hye's drama Dinner Mate playing the role of her long-term boyfriend.
On June 5, 2020, it was confirmed that Kim would lead tvN's fusion sageuk drama, Mr. Queen alongside Shin Hye-sun playing the role of King Cheoljong. The drama aired from December 2020 to February 2021. On February 15, 2021, Mr. Queen became the seventh-highest-rated Korean drama in cable television history and the fifth highest rated tvN drama on record. The Korea Times article praised Kim's complex portrayal of the two-faced King and noted that he "left a deep impression on viewers with a heavy presence that took the center of the play." Kim contributed his vocals to the soundtrack with the song Like the First Snow; for which he also wrote the lyrics.
In September 2021, Kim signed with Story J Company followed by movie and drama casting news in 2022. In January 2022, his agency confirmed that he will appear as a Detective in an indie film called Se2cret
In 2023, Kim returned to television with MBC’s Kokdu: Season of Deity opposite actress Im Soo-hyang playing dual role of a Grim reaper and doctor. Kim received praise for ‘Perfectly portraying two conflicting characters’ through a variety of charms. He also lent his vocals to the opening theme song of the drama titled I am.
Kim completed his mandatory military service as an assistant in Kangwon-do's 3rd division when he was 21 years old.
In July 2018, during the press conference for his drama The Time, he was criticised for "answering questions unenthusiastically" and for refusing to link arms with his co-star Seohyun. He explained that it was because he was trying to stay in his character from the drama. He withdrew from the series halfway through its run, officially citing health reasons.
In April 2021, South Korean local tabloid Dispatch revealed alleged text messages between Kim Jung-hyun and actress Seo Yea-ji and pointed out requests from Seo as the reason behind Kim's behaviour at the press conference." In response, Seo's agency, Gold Medalist, denied the claim that she was the reason behind Kim's behaviour and abrupt exit from the series.
On April 14, he posted a personal handwritten apology, which read:
... I brought deep disappointment and pain upon the director, screenwriter, fellow actors, and staff. I apologize. ...
On May 12, Kim's representative released a statement to announce the expiration of his contract with O& Entertainment and to address the actor's health condition while filming The Time in 2018. Kim claimed that his agency had failed to fulfill their duty, and that he would take legal action against them for defamation and spreading false information. The same day, YTN revealed that they had obtained Kim's hospital records which showed that he was diagnosed with anxiety disorder, panic disorder, sleep disorder, and having depressive episodes. After the handwritten apology, he met The Time director, Jang Jun-ho, who expressed his willingness to work with him again.
|2012||I'll Be with You||Jin-woo||Short Film|||
|2014||The Beginning Of Murder||Do-hyun|||
|2016||Going My Home||Lee Shi-joon|||
|Overman||Choi Do-hyun||Independent film|||
|2017||One Day||Assistant manager Cha|
|2018||Stay With Me||Woo-jin||4DX VR film|||
|2021||Black out : Mafia game||Short Film|||
|TBA||Se²cret||Detective Lee Dong-geun||Independent Film|||
|2016||Don't Dare to Dream||Pyo Chi-yeol|||
|2017||The Rebel||Mo Ri|||
|Frozen Love||Go Man-soo||Miniseries|||
|School 2017||Hyun Tae-woon|||
|Drama Special – The Love of a Buzz Cut||Bae Chi-hwan||one act-drama|||
|2018||Welcome to Waikiki||Kang Dong-gu|||
|2019–2020||Crash Landing on You||Gu Seung-jun / Alberto Gu|||
|2020||Dinner Mate||Lee Young-dong||Cameo (Eps. 1–2)|||
|2020–2021||Mr. Queen||Lee Won-beom / King Cheoljong|||
|2023||Kokdu: Season of Deity||Kokdu / Do Jin-woo / Oh Hyun|||
|2017||"Break Up In The Morning"||4Men|
|"Moonlight"||2018||Stay with me OST|
|"Like the First Snow"||2021||Mr. Queen OST|
|"I Am"||2023||Kokdu: Season of Deity OST|
|2013||경성아리랑 26년 MusicalArirang|||
|Therese Raquin||Laurent LeClaire|
|가야십이지곡 Gayashib i Jigok Musical|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Award ceremony||Year||Category||Nominee / Work||Result||Ref.|
|APAN Star Awards||2021||Best Supporting Actor||Crash Landing on You||Nominated|||
|Asia Artist Awards||2020||Popularity Award (Actor)||Kim Jung-hyun||Nominated|||
|Baeksang Arts Awards||2018||Best New Actor – Television||School 2017||Nominated|||
|Buil Film Awards||2016||Best New Actor||Overman||Nominated|
|Chunsa Film Art Awards||2017||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||2017||Best New Actor||School 2017||Nominated|||
|Netizen Award, Male||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award||Kim Jung-hyun (with Kim Se-jeong)
|MBC Drama Awards||2017||Best New Actor||The Rebel||Won|||
|2018||Best Couple Award||Kim Jung-hyun (with Seohyun)
|Soompi Awards||2018||Best Couple Award||Kim Jung-hyun (with Kim Se-jeong)
|Breakout Actor Award||School 2017||Nominated|
|The Seoul Awards||2017||Best New Actor (Drama)||Nominated|
- ^ "Overman". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
- ^ a b "Moon Ga-yeong, Kim Jung-hyun, An Woo-yeon in "Incarnation of Jealousy"". HanCinema. July 17, 2016.
- ^ a b "[TV체크] '역적' 김정현, 수련 중 섬뜩한 냉(冷) 미소 포착". Sports Donga (in Korean). March 26, 2017.
- ^ a b c "Sunhwa Confirmed as Lead Role for MBC Special Drama "And Spring"". HanCinema. November 23, 2016.
- ^ "[공식] '학교2017' 측 "김정현·장동윤, 주연 확정"…김세정과 호흡". My Daily (in Korean). June 6, 2017.
- ^ "김정현 "데뷔 후 가장 행복…상상치 못했던 일 계속 일어나"[화보]". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). September 26, 2017.
- ^ a b Kim Nae-hee (November 3, 2017). "[공식입장] 김정현, KBS2 드라마 스페셜 '까까머리의 연애' 주연 캐스팅". OSEN (in Korean).
- ^ a b "김정현·이이경·손승원, '으라차차 와이키키' 캐스팅 확정 [공식]". My Daily (in Korean). December 18, 2017.
- ^ "Kim Jung Hyun & Seo Ye Ji Star On World's First 4DX VR Movie "Meet The Memories"". HELLOKPOP. March 23, 2018.
- ^ a b "서현X김정현, MBC 새 수목극 '시간' 주연 확정...7월 방송 [종합]". Osen (in Korean). May 3, 2018.
- ^ "Kim Jung Hyun To Step Down From Drama "Time" Due To Health Concerns". Soompi. August 26, 2018.
- ^ "김정현 측 "박지은 작가 신작 '사랑의 불시착' 합류 확정"(공식)". Newsen (in Korean). July 15, 2019. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Naver.
- ^ "김정현 "'사불' 구승준 실검 1위 깜짝 놀라, 배우로서 뿌듯했다" [화보]". Exsports News (in Korean). March 19, 2020. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Naver.
- ^ a b "[단독]"'불시착' 구단커플은 계속"…김정현, 서지혜 드라마 특별 출연". SPOTV News (in Korean). March 27, 2020. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
- ^ a b "tvN 퓨전사극 '철인왕후', 신혜선X김정현 캐스팅 확정[공식]". News 24. June 5, 2020. Archived from the original on April 17, 2021. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Naver.
- ^ "'철인왕후' 해피엔딩에 17.4%…tvN 역대 시청률 5위". etoday.co.kr. February 15, 2021. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
- ^ "'철인왕후' 김정현, 숨멎 엔딩으로 빛난 하드캐리 열연". The Korea Times. February 7, 2021.
- ^ "김정현 '철인왕후' OST 참여 [공식]". Sports Trend. February 9, 2021. Retrieved February 15, 2021 – via Naver.
- ^ Jeong Hee-yeon (September 24, 2021). "김정현 전속계약, 김태희 소속사行 "연기 열의 [공식]" [Kim Jung-hyun's exclusive contract, Kim Tae-hee's agency "Passion for acting" [Official]]. Sports Donga (in Korean). Retrieved September 24, 2021 – via Naver.
- ^ a b Jeong Hee-yeon (January 28, 2022). "김정현 복귀, 영화 '비²밀' 출연 [공식]" [Kim Jung-hyun returns, starring in the movie 'Secret Secret' [Official]] (in Korean). Sports Donga. Retrieved January 28, 2022 – via Naver.
- ^ a b Yoo Jeong-min (September 26, 2022). "김정현·임수향, '꼭두의 계절' 캐스팅…탄탄한 호흡 예고" [Kim Jung-hyeon and Im Soo-hyang cast in 'Season of Kkokdu'... Strong breathing notice] (in Korean). iMBC. Retrieved September 26, 2022 – via Naver.
- ^ 강서정 기자 (February 19, 2023). "김정현, 꼭두vs도진우 1인 2역으로 '셀프 연기배틀'('꼭두의 계절')" [Kim Jung-hyun, Kokdu vs Do Jin-woo in a 'self-acting battle' ('Kokdu Season')] (in Korean). OSEN – via Chosun Ilbo.
- ^ 안태현 기자 (February 3, 2023). "김정현, '꼭두의 계절' OST 첫 가창자로 나선다" [Kim Jung-hyun, the first singer of the 'Kokdu's Season' OST] (in Korean) – via Naver.
- ^ "Kim Jung Hyun, Ryu Jun Yeol, Park Seo Joon, and Ahn Jae Hyun, 4 Actors Who Undergo Military Service At A Young Age". CastKo. May 2, 2018.
- ^ a b c Lee, Gyu-lee (April 12, 2021). "Actress Seo Yea-ji accused of controlling boyfriend". The Korea Times. Retrieved May 10, 2021.
- ^ a b Yoo, Ji-hye (July 20, 2018). [Oh!쎈 이슈] “역할 몰입해 실수”..김정현의 무표정 논란, ‘시간’만이 답(종합) [[Oh! Strong Issue] “A mistake by immersing in a role”..Junghyun Kim's expressionless controversy, only 'Time' answers]. OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2021 – via Naver.
- ^ "Girls' Generation Seohyun left in the lurch as leading man drops out of Korean TV drama". The Korea Times. August 28, 2018. Retrieved May 10, 2021 – via South China Morning Post.
- ^ Moon, Wan-sik (April 13, 2021). "서예지 측 "김정현 논란 서예지 때문 아냐..흔한 애정싸움"[전문]". Star News (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2021 – via Naver.
- ^ Jeong, Hee-yeon (April 14, 2021). [전문] 김정현 사과문 “변명 여지없이 죄송” 서예지 언급 無 [[Full text] Kim Jung-hyun's apology: “Sorry for no excuse.” No mention of Seo Yea-ji]. Sports Donga (in Korean). Retrieved May 10, 2021 – via Naver.
- ^ "[전문] 김정현 측 "오앤과 전속계약, 명예훼손·루머 법적대응" (공식)". Sports Donga (in Korean). May 12, 2021. Retrieved May 12, 2021 – via Naver.
- ^ "김정현 측 "오앤과 전속계약 만료...명예훼손 법적대응" [전문]". Seoul Newspaper (in Korean). May 12, 2021. Retrieved May 12, 2021 – via Naver.
- ^ "[단독] 김정현 의료진단서 입수, 우울증+트라우마에 불안까지". YTN (in Korean). May 12, 2021. Retrieved May 12, 2021 – via Naver.
- ^ "[단독]김정현, 사과 약속 지켰다…'시간' 장준호PD, 차기작 출연 제안해". Spotv News (in Korean). May 12, 2021. Retrieved May 12, 2021 – via Naver.
- ^ "내가 같이 있어 줄게 : 네이버 영화". Naver. Retrieved 2022-08-01.
- ^ "The Beginning Of Murder". Naver.
- ^ "Tomorrow's Time". Naver.
- ^ "[who are you] 배우란, 감정을 선물하는 일 - <초인> 김정현". Cine21 (in Korean). May 13, 2016.
- ^ "VR Melodrama MEET THE MEMORIES – FIRST LOVE Cranks Up". Korean Film Biz Zone. December 11, 2017.
- ^ "'활동중단' 김정현, '그대 이름은 장미' 깜짝 등장". Newsen (in Korean). January 3, 2019.
- ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/CLmBsi2M2hm/?igshid=19fzhnhk70b65[self-published source]
- ^ "[매진] 섹션 10, 섹션 13 전좌석 매진되었습니다". blog.naver (in Korean).
- ^ Hwang, Hye-jin. "김정현 측 "박지은 작가 신작 '사랑의 불시착' 합류 확정"(공식)". Naver (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
- ^ "Kim Jung Hyun". onent. Archived from the original on 2021-04-17. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
- ^ "2020 APAN STAR AWARDS". chosun.com. 13 November 2020.
- ^ "2020 Asia Artist Award Actor Shortlist". Twitter.
- ^ "제54회 백상예술대상, TV·영화 각 부문별 수상 후보자 공개". JTBC (in Korean). April 6, 2018.
- ^ "[2017 KBS 연기대상] 김영철·천호진 공동대상…'쌈마이' 최다 수상 (종합)". Sports Donga (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-01-02.
- ^ "Winners of the 2017 MBC Drama Awards". Hancinema. December 30, 2017.
- ^ "MBC drama award 2018 nominees". Facebook.
- ^ "Nominees: Best Couple in the 13th Annual Soompi Awards". YouTube.
- Official website at STORY J COMPANY
- Kim Jung-hyun at IMDb
- Kim Jung-hyun at HanCinema
- Kim Jung-hyun on Instagram