|Birth name||Nichkhun Buck Horvejkul|
June 24, 1988 |
Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
|Occupations||Singer, rapper, model, dancer, actor|
|Instruments||Vocals, Keyboard, Piano, Guitar|
|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.
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.
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". Nichkhun was one of the hosts for the Korean Music Wave in Bangkok in 2010, 2011, and 2013.
Nichkhun played a main character in the 12-minute music video drama, released on February 8, 2010. Nichkhun also hosted JYP's talent competition, Superstar Survival.
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. 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, called "Wishlist."
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!" Nichkhun has also done a wide variety of runway modeling including for Pony, and Andre Kim's fashion show in 2008 with 2AM member Seulong.
In 2013 Nichkhun was also selected to endorse Bench, a top Filipino brand. Prior to this he was on the cover of Men's Health magazine in 2011 and Thai magazine Seventeen. He was also selected to endorse Coca-Cola's "Open Happiness", in Thailand in 2014, in celebration for the FIFA World Cup. In the same year, he landed a number of endorsements in China, following the release of his Drama "One and a Half Summer." He was on the cover of Men's Uno and Shanghai TV Weekly. Because of his skills in badminton which he displayed in 2 episodes of Cool Kids on the Block, he was also selected to become Yonex's model for 2014. He became the first idol (non sportsman) to model for Yonex. Furthermore, he took part in a photoshoot for Allure magazine. The shoot was held in Switzerland. Nichkhun will also be endorsing Pelicana Chicken and the fansigning will be held in August 2014.
- 2008: "We Become One"
- 2009: "Let's Take a Break"
- 2009: "Cute"
- 2012: "Let It Rain" (Bonus track from the album Legend of 2PM)
- 2014: "So Wonderful"
|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|
|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
|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
|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|
- "Nichkhun's Profile" (in Thai). Retrieved 10 June 2009.
- 열혈남아 JYP 13조, 쌓아온 실력 첫 공개!. Newent. March 25, 2008.
- 2PM 택연-닉쿤, 윤은혜 두고 삼각관계?. 조윤선 동아닷컴 기자. January 7, 2010.
- "2PM 닉쿤, 영화 <빛나는 졸업장>으로 연기 도전장 내밀어". Maxmovie.com. December 15, 2009.
- 2PM 닉쿤, 스크린 데뷔작 ‘빛나는 졸업장’ 출연 무산 . IS PLUS 양지원 기자. March 16, 2010.
- 2PM’s Nichkhun poses with Wilber Pan at their MV set. allkpop.com. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
- "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.
- "2PM Nichkhun to Star in Chinese Drama, 'One and a Half Summer'". KpopStarz. Retrieved 2014-04-06.
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- "Thai Tourism has a New Face". eTurbonews. 2009-08-02. Retrieved August 16, 2009.
- 인기 남성 그룹 2PM 택연과 닉쿤이 패션모델로 깜작 변신했다.. Donga. January 28, 2010.
- "2PM닉쿤-2AM슬옹 앙드레김 패션쇼 모델발탁". Newsen. April 28, 2000.
- 2PM 닉쿤·f(x) 빅토리아, '우결2' 새 커플로 전격 합류. Nate. June 1, 2010.
- (Korean) 소녀시대-2PM ‘캐비’ M/V서 섹시한 라이프가드로 변신, newscj.com, May 7, 2010
- (Korean)소녀시대 유리, 머리카락 넘기는 모습도 '섹시', SSTV
- "Ouran High School Host Club stars 2PM's Nichkhun". Asia Pacific Arts. 2011-11-14.
- 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.
- Girls' Generation's Tiffany Dating Nichkhun of 2PM Chosun.com (April 7, 2014). Retrieved on May 4, 2014.
- 2PM's Nichkhun & Girls' Generation's Tiffany's Dating News Sportsseouli.com (April 4, 2014). Retrieved on July 19, 2014.