1 March 1941
|Other names||Ju Hyeon|
|Revised Romanization||Ju Hyeon|
|Revised Romanization||Ju Il-chun|
Joo Hyun (born Joo Il-choon, 1 March 1941) is a South Korean actor.
Joo graduated from Konkuk University in Seoul, where he majored in political science and diplomacy. He began his acting career after being selected through a special recruiting program by the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) in 1969, making his debut the following year in Vietnam War Battlefield. In 1990 Joo played his first comedic role, giving a memorable performance in the KBS TV drama Seoul Ttukbaeki.
Joo starred in the 2004 film Family alongside Soo Ae, portraying a single father who has a troubled relationship with his daughter. His performance found favour with critics, with Darcy Paquet of Koreanfilm.org saying, "in his accomplished handling of small details and the film's quieter moments, Joo succeeds in making the father a real person instead of a stereotype", and in October 2005 won the award for Best Actor at the 50th Asia Pacific Film Festival.
In 2006 Joo starred in the musical comedy film The Fox Family, learning to sing and dance during a month-long period of intensive training. He chose the film because the story was fun and uncoventional, and said, "it was fun to challenge myself and I don't have any regrets".
Joo is the father of two children, having both a son and a daughter.
|1970||Vietnam War Battlefield (TV)|
|1975||The North Korean Communists Party in Japan|
|1976||Cold Hearted Days|
|1990||Seoul Ttukbaeki (TV)|
|1991||Han Hee-jak's Love Stories|
|1994||Emperor of Sae-al City|
|1997||Father vs Son|
|1998||Lie (TV)||Joo Hyun-chul|
|1999||Did We Really Love? (TV)||Lee Byung-kuk|
|Goodbye My Love (TV)||Choi Hyun-su|
|Happy End||Bookstore owner|
|Hotelier (TV)||President Choi|
|Wuri's Family (TV)||Man-su|
|Out of Justice|
|2002||Saxophone (TV)||Kang Kap-su|
|Let's Get Married (TV)||Tak Song-baek|
|Saving My Hubby||Baek-sa|
|Solitude (TV)||Min Sun-saeng|
|2003||Yellow Handkerchief (TV)||Lee Woon-kyu|
|My Wife is a Gangster 2||Gosachae|
|Love Letter (TV)||Dr. Jung Myung-woo|
|2004||More Beautiful Than a Flower (TV)||Kim Do-chil|
|Sweet Sixties||Bae Jong-dal|
|War of the Roses (TV)||Oh Il-man|
|Love Story in Harvard (TV)||Lee Yong-goo|
|2005||Wonderful Life (TV)||Han Bum-soo|
|The Secret Lovers (TV)||Suh Dal-koo|
|All for Love||Mr. Kwak|
|2006||My Lovely Fool (TV)||Dr. Park Pung-soo|
|The Fox Family||Father|
|2007||A Happy Woman (TV)||Choi Hyun-doo|
|Mapado 2: Back to the Island||Park Dal-gu|
|Miracle on 1st Street|
|Several Questions That Make Us Happy (TV)|
|Thirty Thousand Miles in Search of My Son (TV)||Chaiman Kang|
|2008||Kokkiri (TV)||Bok-man's father|
|Why Did You Come to My House (TV)||Han Jin-tae|
- "Joo Hyun, an actor as friendly as a family member". KBS Global. Retrieved on 8 December 2008.
- Kim Tae-jong. "An Old Actor's Physical Challenge". HanCinema, 20 August 2006; originally published by The Korea Times. Retrieved on 8 December 2008.
- Paquet, Darcy. "A Family". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved on 8 December 2008.