Yeo Hoonmin

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Yeo.
Yeo Hoonmin
Yeo Hoonmin (U-KISS) from acrofan.jpg
Background information
Born (1991-08-16) August 16, 1991 (age 23)
Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Genres Pop, R&B, dance
Occupations Singer, dancer, actor, model
Instruments Lead vocals, piano, guitar
Years active 2009 (2009)–present
Labels BOK Entertainment (South Korea) (2009-2010)
NH Media (South Korea) (2011-present)
Avex Trax (Japan) (2011-present)
Associated acts U-KISS
Website u-kiss.co.kr u-kiss.jp

Yeo Hoonmin (Korean: 여훈민) (born August 16, 1991 in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea), also known by his stage name Hoon is a South Korean idol singer, actor and occasional model. He is best known as a member and one of the lead vocalists of South Korean boyband, U-KISS under NH Media after the departure of Alexander Lee Eusebio and Kim Kibum in February 2011.[1] Bandmates include Soohyun, Kiseop, Eli, AJ, and Kevin.

Hoon currently attends Dongguk University, majoring in Theatre & Film.

Career[edit]

2009-2010: Solo career[edit]

Hoon debuted as a solo ballad singer under his real name and released an extended play Pure & Love with the title track Bus on September 9, 2009.[2] The following year, he released a digital single entitled Beginning.[3] Aside from singing, Hoon also appeared on SBS drama Athena: Goddess of War as the president's bodyguard.

2011: As a member of U-KISS and acting career[edit]

Group photo of U-Kiss taken at the press conference for Dream Concert 2013. Taken and shared by K-Soul Magazine for the U-Kiss information page 11 May 2013

After the departure of Alexander and Kibum,[4] NH Media announced that Hoon and PARAN's AJ will be joining U-KISS. He was picked for his strong vocals and good looks. He made his debut as a member of U-KISS through the group's fifth mini album Bran New Kiss which was released on March 30, 2011 with the title song "0330" and U-KISS swept music charts with their comeback.[5]

Hoon along with bandmates Dongho, Kiseop and Soohyun began filming movie with Jay Park, Kim Soo Ro and Park Yejin with a working title Mr. Idol in February 2011. It was the group's first movie. Later that year, it was announced that Hoon and Dongho will star in Super Action TV's Holy Land, a four-part movie about rebellious high school students.[6] The movie is scheduled to air on April 28, 2012.

In May 2013, Hoon was cast in Korean musical The Memory 2013 as Eunsoo, a role he shared with singer Brian Joo.[7] He and Kiseop were also cast for the leading roles of the musical Goong, which is to be held in Osaka from July 11, 2013 to July 15, 2013. [8]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays
  • Pure & Love (2009)
Singles
  • Beginning (2010)

Filmography[edit]

TV Series[edit]

Year
#
Title Role Language
2010 Athena: Goddess of War President's bodyguard (cameo) Korean, Japanese, English, Italian
2012 Holy Land Kang Taeshik Korean
2013 Pretty Man Kim Dae Shik Korean

Movies[edit]

Year
#
Title Role Language
2011 Mr. Idol Himself (as Wonder Boys) (cameo) Korean

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