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* Name: 김현중 / Kim Hyun Joong (Gim Hyeon Jung)
* Profession: Actor, singer
* Birthdate: 1986-Jun-6
* Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
* Height: 180cm
* Weight: 68kg
* Blood type: B
* Star sign: Gemini


Career

Hyun Joong debuted with the 5-member band SS501 in 2005. He and his SS501 members appeared in Park Kyung Lim's show Thank You For Waking Us Up (2005) and Thank You For Raising Us (2006), where he proved to be a very heavy sleeper. He and his SS501 members appeared in MNet's "Idol World" (2007) which had them doing various missions in Japan.

He joined the cast of MBC variety reality show We Got Married on May 11, 2008, with Hwang Bo, who is 6 years his senior. They achieved high popularity acting as a newlywed couple. Due to his appearance on We Got Married, he was cast in the Korean version of Boys Over Flowers (TV Series)/Hana Yori Dango as one of the members of the famous F4. Known as the Lettuce Couple, Hyun Joong and Hwang Bo went on to win MBC's Best Couple Award. Hyun Joong and Hwang Bo made their official exit from We Got Married on December 14, 2008 because of the scheduling conflicts presented by Boys Over Flowers.

In the hit drama series, Boys Over Flowers, he plays Yoon Ji Hoo (Hanazawa Rui, in Hana Yori Dango). The series was a huge media and ratings sensation in Korea during its run from January-March 2009, garnering a huge amount of popularity for Hyun Joong. As of April 2009, Hyun Joong is preparing SS501's new album with his members.

Kim Hyun Joong was recently rated on Section TV as the hottest in Korea


Trivia

* In real life, he is close friends with TVXQ's Hero Jaejoong and Micky Yoochun, and Big Bang (band)'s T.O.P.
* He is known for being blunt and being 4D (stands for fourth dimensional, since he makes funny and odd comments as though he's in his own world).
* He particularly loves guitars, which he has been playing since a young age, and manhwa (comic) books.
* His family consists of his parents and one older brother.
* He is close with his entertainment company (DSP Entertainment)'s President, who wrote him a letter in March 2009 that was published in a Korean newspaper. The President praised Hyun Joong's diligence and effort in taking on the new challenge of acting while remaining committed to SS501.
* According to his SS501 members, his face resembles an ox or a dog.
* He has a close group of friends since childhood (referred to in Korea as "testicles friends"), and he owns a chicken shop with them.
* He considers Seo Taiji his inspiration for becoming a singer after hearing the song "Ultramania."
* He has a very difficult time getting up in the mornings, as shown on "Thank You for Waking Me Up" and "We Got Married."

* Notes: He is the leader and eldest member of the Korean group SS501
* Education: Kyonggi University
* Hobbies: Playing the guitar, piano, dancing


Variety Show

* We Got Married (MBC, 2008) with Hwang Bo
* Xman
* Love Letter
* Star Golden Bell
* Star King


Drama

* Boys Over Flowers (KBS2, 2009) Yoon Ji Hoo
* Nonstop 5 (Episode 208, MBC, 2005)
* Can Love Be Refilled? Sitcom (KBS2, 2005)


Solo

* 고맙다 (Thank You) ('고맙다' July 2008)

* 내 머리가 나빠서 (Because I'm Stupid) Acoustic - (Boys Before Flowers) 2009

* 행복이란 (Thing Called Happiness) (Boys Over Flowers March 2009)

* Be My Girl (upcoming solo on SS501's new album)


MV

* Eru's "Black Glasses" (까만안경)'
* She Laughed [2 shai]


CF

* Samsung Anycall Haptic
* TonyMoly
* MVIO
* Hotsun Chicken
* AnSung Soup Noodle
* Coca Cola's Dynamic Kin drink (upcoming)


Recognitions

* The 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Popularity Award (Male) Boys Before Flowers (2009)
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Member profiles

Kim Hyun Joong (Korean: 김현중; Hanja: 金賢重; Japanese: キム・ヒョンジュン)

* Birthday: June 6, 1986 (1986-06-06) (age 22)
* Position: Leader, Rap , Vocal
* Past experience: MC Show Music Core, MC SBS Inki Gayo, MC Mnet Countdown.
* Talents: Singing, Dancing, Piano, Guitar, Acting
* Notes: Kim Hyun Joong had been a host of MBC's music show Show! Music Core[1], debuting on November 11, 2006, joining Brian from Fly to the Sky. He then left the show in order to make the group's first debut in Japan, at the beginning of 2007. He was also part of the We Got Married cast that shows on MBC. He also got casted on the Korean version of Hana Yori Dango called Boys Over Flowers.

Heo Young Saeng (Korean: 허영생; Hanja: 許永生; Japanese: ホ・ヨンセン)

* Birthday: November 3, 1986 (1986-11-03) (age 22)
* Position: Main high vocal
* Past experience: DJ for SBS's "Youngstreet" Radio (from June to August 2006), MC Mnet Countdown.
* Talents: Singing, Dancing, Piano
* Notes: Heo Young Saeng was a former trainee under SM Entertainment, he left to join DSP Entertainment. He is close to many TVXQ and Super Junior members, notably Hero Jaejoong, Yesung, and Choi Siwon[citation needed]. He is a leader of SS501 unit group [Triple S].

Kim Kyu Jong (Korean: 김규종; Hanja: 金圭鐘; Japanese: キム・ギュジョン)

* Birthday: February 24, 1987 (1987-02-24) (age 22)
* Position: high low vocal
* Past experience: Mnet "Drama - Break", DJ for SBS's "Youngstreet" Radio, MC Mnet Countdown.
* Talents: Singing, Dancing, Magic Tricks
* Notes: Kim Kyu Jong, along with Park Jung Min, were DJs for SBS's "Youngstreet" radio. He is currently a host of MBC's God of Cookery Expedition. He is a member of SS501 unit group [Triple S].

Park Jung Min (Korean: 박정민 Hanja: 朴政玟; Japanese: パク・ジョンミン)

* Birthday: April 3, 1987 (1987-04-03) (age 22)
* Position: low vocal
* Past experience: MTV Fresh VJ (from March to November 2003), DJ for SBS's "Youngstreet" Radio, MC of a Korean TV Show (MBC): 74434, MC SBS Inki Gayo, MC Mnet Countdown.
* Talents: Singing, Dancing, Acting, Tap Dancing
* Notes: Jung Min is the new MC of a Korean TV Show (MBC) entitled !느낌표: 위대한 유산 74434. This show explores the Korean heritage and its lost treasures. He was also a DJ for "Youngstreet" along with fellow group member Kim Kyu Jong. He was chosen as the lead actor in a musical - Grease.

Kim Hyung Joon (Korean: 김형준 Hanja: 金亨俊; Japanese: キム・ヒョンジュン)

* Birthday: August 3, 1987 (1987-08-03) (age 21)
* Position: Main vocal, Rap
* Past experience: Ock Joo Hyun's (Fin.K.L) Music Video - Catch, MC Mnet Hello Chat (2006), MC Mnet ALBRARY (2008), MC Mnet Countdown.
* Talents: Singing, Dancing, Piano, Swimming
* Notes: He is a member of SS501 unit group [Triple S]. He has nickname 'baby' because he is the youngest member in the group. Kim Hyung Jun's brother Kim Ki Bum (Marumir/마루미르) was in the new group Xing he then left in 2007, now he is in a new boyband named U-Kiss. His brother has often been confused with Kim Kibum of Super Junior.

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