Kim Hyun-Joong is a South Korean entertainer, actor, and the leader and was the main rapper of boyband SS501. Kim is well known for his role as Yoon Ji-hoo in Boys Over Flowers, for which he received the "Popularity Award" at the Seoul International Drama Awards 2009 and the "Popularity Award" at the 45th PaekSang Arts Awards. He debuted as a solo artist in 2011. He is also a style icon in Korea, having won several icon awards and a member of the charity football team FC MEN. Kim joined the cast of We Got Married along with Hwangbo. Known as the "Lettuce Couple", they won MBC's "Best Couple Award". The couple made their official exit from the show due to scheduling conflicts with Boys Over Flowers.

News & Articles

  • Currently Watching: Inspiring Generation

    Clemi-chan's watching Inspiring Generation, or Age of Feeling, or Generation of Youth, or whatever it's called. Point is - are you missing out? Read inside for some inspiration, because maybe you should be watching this too! No Spoilers
    • Feb 20, 2014
  • A Stalker's Guide to Oguri Shun

    Displacedmoon provides a stalker's guide to the one and only Oguri Shun!
    • Feb 18, 2014

[add roles]Dramas

Year Title # of Epis. Role Rating
2014 Inspiring Generation 24 Main Role Shin Jung Tae 7.27
2011 Dream High 16 Guest Role Himself 8.19
2010 Playful Kiss Seung Jo's Diary 7 Main Role Beak Seung Jo 7.41
2010 Playful Kiss YouTube Edition 7 Main Role Baek Seung Jo 7.71
2010 Playful Kiss 16 Main Role Baek Seung Jo 7.39
2009 Boys Before Flowers: F4 After Story 4 Main Role Yoon Ji Hoo 7.09
2009 Boys Before Flowers: F4 Talk Show Special 1 Main Role Yoon Ji Hoo 7.85
2009 Boys Before Flowers 25 Main Role Yoon Ji Hoo 8.07
2008 Spotlight 16 Guest Role (episode 1) 6.34
2007 Hotelier 9 Guest Role SS501's cameo (ep. 7) 6.58
2005 Can We Refill the Love? 140 Unknown Role William HJ 8.70

[add roles]Films

Year Title Role Rating
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Comments (302)

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  • Anu 2 days ago
    i like u sooooo much.i seen u for the first time in playful kiss drama.like the way u act and then in boys before flowers.no have words to discribe how much i like u .even i am not a korean i still trying to learn your language and starting to talk with my friends .i wish u all the best for ur future and may u have a great life ahead.......
  • janiceocean 15 days ago
    love hyun joong forever <3 thanks for always encouraging me with ur songs & drama ...when im feelin down ur always there for me ^^ A big thanks to hyun joong oppa :3

    note : im using my sis acc xD i had no acc here ><
  • Aya97 20 days ago
    I wonder what his next drama will be like?!:D
  • Emz 27 days ago
    OMG he looks perfect in inspiring generation!!!
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  • CarolinaKorean19 27 days ago
  • helia 28 days ago
    ur voice is daghooon...
  • Raincat Mar 12, 2014
  • JudyDo Mar 9, 2014
    Kim Hyun Joong I LOVE U!!!!
    1 ❤
  • UnknownGirl Mar 1, 2014
    ur cool man
  • Sondos Feb 20, 2014
    Kim Hyun Joong Love You <3
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  • MoeMaster Feb 13, 2014
    Well, he was in the first episode for....five minutes??But you can see him since episode 5
  • dore430 Feb 12, 2014
    I've just watched Episode 1 of "Inspiring Generation", and I'm wondering if he was in that episode? I couldn't recognize him if he was. I still remember him as he was in "Boys Over Flowers" and "Playful Kiss". Loved those dramas!! Even though he's aged, it's weird that I can't recognize him. Maybe after I've completed watching "Inspiring Generation", I will be able to see (as described below) his manly, hot and handsome self instead of the pretty boy I remember... I'm also hoping he will be able to make another drama before he does his stint in the Korean military. He's a great all-around talent... :)
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    • peaches Feb 22, 2014
      omg i had the same thing ... :0 i couldn't recognize him either!
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    • boyzsuk1979 Feb 28, 2014
      I too just realized it was him, from reading the description Of inspiring generation.. Im still a bit schocked. Not sure if I like this look on him. But then again, Not everyone can be liKe ,my love from the stars, and look the same after 400 years. Lol
      1 ❤
    • Mcrew05 Mar 1, 2014
      O.M.G I had to watch the trailer 3 times before i realized it was him! and i doubt i would have if i wasn't from your comments! It's his eyes they look different? Or is that just me?
  • rachso Feb 11, 2014
    he looks more manly. he used to be pretty now his hot and handsome
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  • MinaVIP Feb 9, 2014
    Is it just me or does Kim Hyun Joong look a bit like EXO's Lay in that picture? xD they could be brothers (based on the picture only) smexy <3
  • TXKDramafan Feb 8, 2014
    His acting has improved by leaps and bound. Fans may find it difficult to differentiate between the flower boy and the handsome man. I find him captivating in his new role and hope to see more of him before he has to do his part in the military.
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Kim Hyun Joong

Kim Hyun Joong


  • Name: Kim Hyun Joong
  • Native name: 김현중
  • Also Known as: Kim Hyeon Jung

Personal Details

  • Gender: Male
  • Birthday: June 6, 1986
  • Age: 27
  • Nationality: Korean