Nichkhun

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Nichkhun
Nichkhun 2PM.jpg
Background information
Birth name Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul
Born (1988-06-24) June 24, 1988 (age 26)
Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
Occupations Singer, rapper, model, dancer, actor
Instruments Vocals, Keyboard, Piano, Guitar
Years active 2008–present
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts 2PM 2AM JYP Nation One Day
Website Nichkhun's Profile on 2PM's Website

Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul (Thai: นิชคุณ หรเวชกุล, RTGS: Nitchakhun Horawetchakun; born June 24, 1988), usually known mononymously as Nichkhun (Korean: 닉쿤), is a Thai American singer and actor active in South Korea. He sings and raps as a member of 2PM, a six-member South Korean boy band.[1]

Background[edit]

Nichkhun was born in Rancho Cucamonga, California to Thai-Chinese parents. Nichkhun has one older brother Nichan, and two younger sisters, Nichthima (Yanin) and Nachjaree (Chereen). At the age of five, he moved to Thailand with his family and studied at Dhepkanjana School and Tangpiroondham School. At the age of twelve, he studied at Wanganui Collegiate School in New Zealand for a year and a half and moved back to the United States to finish his schooling at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, California. After high school, he was a coach at Rosemead High School for their badminton team. There, he was scouted by a scout manager of JYP Entertainment at the Los Angeles Korean Music Festival.

After passing the audition hosted by JYP Entertainment, he signed a ten-year contract with the company but later re-signed for an eight-year contract, not including training, and was brought to South Korea in 2006 as a trainee, being put into a class of 24 other students. Park Jin-young informed him that he was required to learn how to sing and to dance, learn Korean and Mandarin Chinese, and to bulk up. He first appeared through MNET's Hot Blood, a program that showed the intense physical training that 13 male trainees had to go through for the opportunity to debut in either a 4-member ballad group 2AM or a 6-member dance group (originally had 7 members until the leader Jay Park left the group) 2PM under JYP Entertainment.[2]

2PM[edit]

Main article: 2PM

On 4 September 2008, Nichkhun debuted as a 2PM member with their first single "10점 만점에 10점" ("10 Points out of 10 Points") from their single album "Hottest Time of the Day".

Solo activities[edit]

Television[edit]

After 2PM's debut in 2008, Nichkhun began doing Thai endorsements, and was selected by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) for their campaign, "Come to Thailand; Let's Take a Break!"[3] Nichkhun has also done a wide variety of runway modeling including for Pony,[4] and Andre Kim's fashion show in 2008 with 2AM member Seulong.[5]

Nichkhun played a main character in the 12-minute music video drama, released on February 8, 2010.[6] Nichkhun also hosted JYP's talent competition, Superstar Survival.

In December 2009, he had been confirmed to star in 2010 film "The Shining Diploma",[7] but due to scheduling conflicts with the filming delays, he dropped out of the project in March.[8]

In May 2010, he was in a commercial for Everland's Caribbean Bay water theme park along with 2PM Taecyeon & Chansung and Girls' Generation members Yoona, Seohyun & Yuri.[9][10][11]

On June 2010, it was announced Nichkhun was to be a cast member to We Got Married, pairing up with Victoria of f(x). Khuntoria was the couple's name in We Got Married.

Nichkhun appeared in the music video of the single "Touch (觸動)" by Taiwanese Mandopop artist Wilber Pan, which premiered on January 31, 2011.[12]

In May 2011, 2PM Nichkhun was selected as the new 2011 models for Everland's Caribbean Bay Aqualoop CF.[citation needed]

In July 2011, on "2PM Show", he met the child actor Moon Mason, who had been called his lookalike since late 2009.[13]

In 2013, he finished filming for One and A Half Summer in China and Greece. It is the first time that Nichkhun played the lead in the Chinese TV play. He used English and Chinese to finish filming. It will be on air on June,2014.[14][15]

Film[edit]

Nichkhun is set to star in Japanese live-adaptation film Ouran High School Host Club as Lawrence, the president of a Singaporean corporation.[16]

In 2012, Nichkhun starred in the debut Thai film Seven Something.[citation needed]. He also appeared in Chinese drama One and Half summer along with fellow JYP artist Jia, from Miss A. Nichkhun is set to star in yet another Chinese drama-"WishList."

Personal life[edit]

In April 2014, Nichkhun and Girls' Generation's Tiffany were confirmed to be currently in a relationship since December 2013.[17][18][19]

Discography[edit]

Main article: 2PM Discography

Thai songs[edit]

  • 2008: "We Become One"
  • 2009: "Let's Take a Break"
  • 2009: "Cute"

Korean songs[edit]

English songs[edit]

Japanese songs[edit]

  • 2014: "So Wonderful"

Filmography[edit]

TV series/show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Note
2008 Hot Blood Men Mnet Himself Pre-debut days
Idol Army Season 3 MBC Himself
2008–2009 Star King SBS Himself Recurring in the show
2008 Yashimanman Season 2 SBS Himself
2009 2PM Wild Bunny Mnet Himself
2010 We Got Married MBC Himself Last episode aired on September 17, 2011. Main article: Khuntoria
Running Man SBS Himself Appeared in Ep 4-5, 19, 40, 50-51, 104, 195 as guest
All My Love MBC Fake OkYup
More Charming By The Day SBS Nichkhun Horvejkul Ep 76
2011 Dream High KBS Cameo As one of the commercial actor in episode 8
Welcome To The Show SBS Nichkhun
2PM Show SBS Himself
2013 A Song For You From 2PM KBS Himself
Mamma Mia KBS Himself Guest w/ his mother
Cool Kidz On The Block KBS Himself Appeared in Ep 14-15 as guest
2014 Cool Kidz On The Block KBS Himself Appeared in Ep 39-40 as guest

Film and Drama[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Ouran High School Host Club Lawrence The film was released on March 17, 2012 (Japan)
Seven Something(Rak Jet Pee Dee Jet Hon) Produced by GTH, was released July 26, 2012 (Thailand)
2013 One And A Half Summer Zhang Hao (China)
2014 Kindaichi Shounen no Jikenbo Mataichi (Japan)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2009 Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot Mr. Beauty Award Nichkhun Won
2010 allkpop Awards Best Social Network Personality Nominated
MBC Entertainment Awards Popularity Award We Got Married Won
2011 allkpop Awards Best Social Network Personality Nichkhun Nominated
2012 Kerd Awards Kerd of the Year (Thailand) Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nichkhun's Profile" (in Thai). Retrieved 10 June 2009. 
  2. ^ 열혈남아 JYP 13조, 쌓아온 실력 첫 공개!. Newent. March 25, 2008.
  3. ^ "Thai Tourism has a New Face". eTurbonews. 2009-08-02. Retrieved August 16, 2009. 
  4. ^ 인기 남성 그룹 2PM 택연과 닉쿤이 패션모델로 깜작 변신했다.. Donga. January 28, 2010.
  5. ^ "2PM닉쿤-2AM슬옹 앙드레김 패션쇼 모델발탁". Newsen. April 28, 2000.
  6. ^ 2PM 택연-닉쿤, 윤은혜 두고 삼각관계?. 조윤선 동아닷컴 기자. January 7, 2010.
  7. ^ "2PM 닉쿤, 영화 <빛나는 졸업장>으로 연기 도전장 내밀어". Maxmovie.com. December 15, 2009.
  8. ^ 2PM 닉쿤, 스크린 데뷔작 ‘빛나는 졸업장’ 출연 무산 . IS PLUS 양지원 기자. March 16, 2010.
  9. ^ 2PM 닉쿤·f(x) 빅토리아, '우결2' 새 커플로 전격 합류. Nate. June 1, 2010.
  10. ^ (Korean) 소녀시대-2PM ‘캐비’ M/V서 섹시한 라이프가드로 변신, newscj.com, May 7, 2010
  11. ^ (Korean)소녀시대 유리, 머리카락 넘기는 모습도 '섹시', SSTV
  12. ^ 2PM’s Nichkhun poses with Wilber Pan at their MV set. allkpop.com. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  13. ^ "2PM Nichkhun – Child Star Mason Moon "100% Look Alike?"". Chosun. 18 November 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2013. 
    "Nichkhun poses with his look-a-like Moon Mason". All K-Pop. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  14. ^ "2PM Nichkhun to Star in Chinese Drama, 'One and a Half Summer'". KpopStarz. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 
  15. ^ [1][dead link]
  16. ^ "Ouran High School Host Club stars 2PM's Nichkhun". Asia Pacific Arts. 2011-11-14. 
  17. ^ Girls' Generation's Tiffany and 2PM's Nichkhun go public with their relationship of 4 months Allkpop.com (April 3, 2014). Retrieved on May 4, 2014.
  18. ^ Girls' Generation's Tiffany Dating Nichkhun of 2PM Chosun.com (April 7, 2014). Retrieved on May 4, 2014.
  19. ^ 2PM's Nichkhun & Girls' Generation's Tiffany's Dating News Sportsseouli.com (April 4, 2014). Retrieved on July 19, 2014.

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