Son Hyun-joo

Son Hyun-joo (born June 24, 1965) is a South Korean actor. Since 1991, he has starred in numerous television series and films, such as First Love (1996), To Be With You (2002), My Rosy Life (2005),[3] Tazza (2008), My Too Perfect Sons (2009),[4] Definitely Neighbors (2010),[5] Secretly, Greatly (2013),[6] and Empire of Gold (2013).[7]Criminal Minds (2017)

Son Hyun-joo
KBS '저스티스' 제작발표회 손현주.jpg
Son Hyun-joo in 2019
Born (1965-06-24) June 24, 1965 (age 57)
EducationChung-Ang University
(Theater and Film)
(Graduate School of Advanced Imaging Science, Multimedia & Film)
Years active1991–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSon Hyeon-ju
McCune–ReischauerSon Hyŏn-ju

Most notable in his filmography are two low-profile projects in which he played the leading role, both of which became unexpected hits: critically acclaimed revenge drama The Chaser (2012),[8] and mystery thriller film Hide and Seek (2013).[9][10][11][12] In year 2017, Son won the Best Actor award at the 39th Moscow international film festival for his role in the movie Ordinary Person.[13]



Year Title Role
1996 Piano Man
1997 Baby Sale
1998 The Happenings unlucky prisoner
1999 The Spy
2001 Guns & Talks Tak Mun-bae
2004 Two Guys Vice chief Im
Liar Inspector Park
Father and Son: The Story of Mencius Father Pig
2005 Short Time Detective Kang Jong-tae
2006 Now and Forever Section chief Min
2007 Punch Lady Soo-hyun
2008 The Devil's Game Min Tae-suk
2013 Secretly, Greatly Kim Tae-won
Hide and Seek Sung-soo
2015 The Chronicles of Evil Choi Chang-sik
The Phone Go Dong-ho
2016 The Hunt Detective Squad Chief Son
2017 Ordinary Person Kang Sun-jin
2019 Jesters: The Game Changers Han Myeong-Hoe
2022 When Spring Comes Ho-seong [14][15]
The Killer: A Girl Who Deserves to Die gun-seller (Special appearances)[16]
Hansan: Rising Dragon Won Gyun[17]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role
1994 Salut D'Amour
1995 Sandglass
Even If the Wind Blows Kim Jin-gook
1996 First Love Ju Jung-nam
1998 Love on a Jujube Tree
1999 Happy Together
1999 Rising Star, Rising Moon
Sweet Bride
2000 The Thief's Daughter Min-gyu
Pardon Han Ho-sub
2001 School 4 Oh Dal-sung
Rules of Marriage Hwang Bok-soo
2002 The Woman Oh Man-soo
To Be With You Choi Min-ki
2003 Love Letter Father Peter
Near to You Won-joon
Lady Next Door Sang-tae
2004 Terms of Endearment Noh Kwang-taek
Passion Kang Woo-sik
2005 Single Again
My Rosy Life Ban Sung-moon
2006 What's Up Fox? Park Byung-gak
2007 H.I.T Jo Kyu-won
Several Questions That Make Us Happy Sun Jae-hyung
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor Yang Duk-gil
First Wives' Club Gil Eok
2008 Tazza Go Kwang-ryul
2009 My Too Perfect Sons Song Jin-poong
Swallow the Sun
Temptation of an Angel Pervert at the sauna (cameo)
2010 Jejungwon General (cameo)
Definitely Neighbors Kim Sung-jae
My Sister's March Park Jong-pyo
Drama Special "Texas Hit" Jae-hoon
Thank You for Your Smile
2011 Drama Special "Special Task Force MSS"[18] Hwang Joon-sung
Drama Special "Perfect Spy" Sweeper
Drama Special "Men Cry" Nam-soo
Living in Style Na Dae-ra
2012 Take Care of Us, Captain Dae-young (cameo)
Drama Special "True Colors of Kang-chul" King
The Chaser Detective Baek Hong-seok
2013 Empire of Gold Choi Min-jae
2014 Three Days President Lee Dong-hwi
2016 Signal Jang Young Chul (ep. 7, 11, 14, 16)
2017 Criminal Minds Kang Ki-hyung
2019 Justice Song Woo-yong
2020 Itaewon Class Park Seong-yeol (Cameo, Ep. 1–2 & 15)
2020–2022 The Good Detective[19] Kang Do-chang
2022 Tracer[20] In Tae-joon

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2021 Son Hyun-joo's Simple Station MBC MC with Lim Ji-yeon and Kim Jun-hyun [21]


Year Title Notes
1997 Ju Jung-nam's First Love Medley Album
1998 Ju Jung-nam's IMF Medley Best 21

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1996 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor First Love Won
1998 19th Blue Dragon Film Awards The Happenings Nominated
2000 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor The Thief's Daughter Nominated
Congeniality Award Won
2001 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor The Thief's Daughter Won
2002 KBS Drama Awards To Be with You Won
2003 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Lady Next Door Nominated
2005 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Single Again Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor My Rosy Life Won
Best Couple Award with Choi Jin-sil Won
2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) Nominated
2007 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Special Planning Drama First Wives' Club Nominated
2008 45th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor The Devil's Game Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Special Planning Drama Tazza Won
2009 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor My Too Perfect Sons Won
Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Nominated
2010 Korean Popular Culture and Art Awards Citation Won
KBS Drama Awards Best Actor in a One-Act Drama/Special Texas Hit Won
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend/Daily Drama Definitely Neighbors Won
2011 48th Savings Day President's Commendation Won
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend/Daily Drama Living in Style Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Best Actor in a One-Act Drama/Special Perfect Spy Nominated
2012 5th Korea Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) The Chaser Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor Nominated
1st K-Drama Star Awards[22] Grand Prize (Daesang) Won
SBS Drama Awards[23] Grand Prize (Daesang) Won
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Nominated
Top 10 Stars Won
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards[24] Best Actor (TV) Won
40th Korea Broadcasting Awards Best Actor Won
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards Hide and Seek Nominated
23rd Buil Film Awards Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Three Days Nominated
2015 The Korean Film Actors Guild Awards Top Star Award The Chronicles of Evil Won
52nd Grand Bell Awards Best Actor Nominated
2017 39th Moscow International Film Festival Ordinary Person Won [25]
Korean Film Shining Star Awards Star Award Won [26]
8th Korean Popular Culture Awards Presidential Recommendation Won
2019 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Justice Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Nominated
Netizen Award, Actor Nominated


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  2. ^ Kim Bo-young (January 17, 2022). "[단독] '트레이서' 손현주, 스타컴과 전속계약…"전폭적 지원" [[Exclusive] 'Tracer' Hyun-joo Son, exclusive contract with Starcom... "Full support"] (in Korean). Edaily Star. Retrieved January 17, 2022 – via Naver.
  3. ^ Bae, Keun-min (1 January 2006). "TV Networks Hand Out Awards". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ Jin, Young-ju (16 September 2009). "My Too Perfect Sons Records Viewer Ratings of 43.3 Percent". KBS Global. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  5. ^ Oh, Jean (9 March 2010). "Will family fare still dominate weekend ratings?". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  6. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (18 September 2012). "THE CHASER Star Eyes Role in Kim Soo-hyun's New Movie". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  7. ^ Jang, Seo-yoon (1 July 2013). "PREVIEW: SBS Mon/Tue Drama Golden Empire". 10Asia. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
  8. ^ Kim, Hyo-eun (20 June 2012). "Searching for the killer takes its toll off the set". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  9. ^ Jung, Ji-won (27 August 2013). "Veteran actor enjoying new success". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-08-28.
  10. ^ Won, Ho-jung (13 May 2015). "Herald Review: Chronicles of Evil a study of moral boundaries". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-05-15.
  11. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (15 May 2015). "Review: Never-ending suspense in Chronicles of Evil". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-05-17.
  12. ^ Kim, Hyo-eun (25 September 2015). "Actor ready for something light". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  13. ^ "'Ordinary Person' wins 2 awards at Moscow Int'l Film Festival". 28 June 2017.
  14. ^ Bae Hyo-joo (April 21, 2021). "손현주→박소진 '12월의 봄' 4월20일 촬영 시작[공식]". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved April 21, 2021.
  15. ^ Jo Ji-young (March 17, 2022). "[공식] 손현주 주연 '봄날', 4월 말 개봉 확정..철부지 큰형님으로 스크린 컴백" [[Official] Son Hyun-joo's 'Spring Day' is confirmed to be released at the end of April..Screen comeback as an immature older brother] (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved March 17, 2022 – via Naver.
  16. ^ Ko Seung-ah (July 4, 2022). "더 킬러' 장혁 "차태현·손현주 특별출연…직접 섭외 전화" [N현장]" [The Killer' Jang Hyuk "Special appearances by Cha Tae-hyun and Son Hyeon-joo... Direct call for appointment" [N-Site]] (in Korean). News1. Retrieved July 4, 2022 – via Naver.
  17. ^ Jo Ji-young (April 18, 2022). "[공식] '명량' 이후 8년 만의 신작 '한산: 용의 출현', 7월말 개봉 확정" [[Official] 'Hansan: Appearance of the Dragon', the first new work in 8 years since 'Myeongryang', to be released at the end of July] (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved April 18, 2022 – via Naver.
  18. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (11 January 2011). "Trouble-making investigators gather at MSS drama". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  19. ^ Jang Ah-reum (June 28, 2022). "돌아온 손현주x장승조…'모범형사2' 포스터 "더 강력해진 그들이 돌아왔다" [Son Hyun-joo x Jang Seung-jo is back... 'Exemplary Detective 2' poster "They are back stronger than ever"] (in Korean). News1. Retrieved June 28, 2022 – via Naver.
  20. ^ Kang Nae-ri (September 30, 2021). "[단독] 손현주X임시완 '트레이서', MBC에서도 본다…내년 1월 편성 유력" [[Exclusive] Son Hyun-joo X Im Si-wan's 'Tracer', also seen on MBC... Scheduled for January next year]. YTN (in Korean). Retrieved September 30, 2021 – via Naver.
  21. ^ Kim Myung-mi (February 26, 2021). "간이역' PD "임지연, 털털한 여배우..손현주-김준현 잘 챙겨". newsen (in Korean). Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  22. ^ "'K드라마어워즈' 대상 손현주 "박근형 선생님께 이 상 보여드릴 것"". TV Report (in Korean). 8 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-09.
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  24. ^ Yim, Seung-hye (10 May 2013). "Ryu Seung-ryong gets top Paeksang Award". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
  25. ^ "Son Hyun-joo named Best Actor at 2017 Moscow International Film Festival".
  26. ^ "Winners Of 2017 Korean Film Shining Star Awards".

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