Hong Jong-hyun

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Hong Jong-hyun
Hong Jong-hyun at Press Conference for Police Family 2.png
In April 2015
Born (1990-02-07) February 7, 1990 (age 27)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Konkuk University – Department of Film Arts
Occupation Actor & Model
Years active 2007–present
Agent Free Agent[1][2]
Height 182 cm (5 ft 11 12 in)
Korean name
Revised Romanization Hong Jong-hyeon
McCune–Reischauer Hong Chonghyŏn

Hong Jong-hyun (born February 7, 1990) is a South Korean actor and model.


Hong began his entertainment career in 2007 as a professional model.[3] He made his acting debut in 2008, and has appeared in the sitcom Vampire Idol (2011),[4] followed by supporting roles in Jeon Woo-chi (2012) and Dating Agency: Cyrano (2013).[5][6]

In 2014, Hong was cast in his first leading role in the cable series Her Lovely Heels,[7] followed by the melodrama Mama.[8] He also joined the fourth season of reality show We Got Married, pairing up with Girl's Day member Yura.[9][10]

Hong next starred in the romantic comedy film Enemies In-Law and horror film Alice: Boy from Wonderland in 2015,[11][12] followed by historical drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo in 2016.[13] In 2017, he co-starred in historical melo-romance drama The King in Love alongside Im Si-wan and Im Yoon-ah.[14]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Lovers Tom segment: "Hey, Tom"
A Frozen Flower King's men
2009 One Step More to the Sea Joon-seo
2010 Ghost (Be With Me) Jae-young segment: "Tarot 2. Attached"
2015 Enemies In-Law Han Chul-soo
Alice: Boy from Wonderland Hwan

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2009 Heading to the Ground Hong Kyung-rae MBC
2010 Oh! My Lady Park Jin-ho SBS
Jungle Fish 2 Min Ho-soo KBS2
2011 White Christmas Lee Jae-kyu KBS2
Warrior Baek Dong-soo Crown Prince Yi San SBS
Vampire Idol Jong-hyun/Yariru Genius MBN
2012 Wild Romance Seo Yoon-yi KBS2
Hero Jang Kyung-ho OCN
Dear You Go Jin-se jTBC
Jeon Woo-chi Seo Chan-hwi KBS2
2013 Dating Agency: Cyrano Moo-jin tvN
2014 Her Lovely Heels Oh Tae-soo SBS Plus
Drama Special
"The Reason I'm Getting Married"
Lee Joon-ki KBS2
Mama Gu Ji-sub MBC
2015 Yoo-mi's Room cameo (episode 6) Olive TV
2016 Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Wang Yo SBS
2017 The King in Love Wang Rin MBC
TBA Ivory Tower Lee Kyung-woon[15] TBA

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2008 Hip My Life ETN
2009 Now Is The Era of Flower Boys MBC Every1
2010 Chart No.5 OnStyle
2012 Mnet Wide Entertainment News Mnet MC
2013 Style Log, Season 1 OnStyle MC with Lee Soo-hyuk[16]
2014 Style Log, Season 2 MC with Jo Min-ho, Nana[17]
2014-2015 We Got Married Season 4 MBC Cast member with Kim Yura
Inkigayo SBS MC, with Hwang Kwanghee,[18] later Kim Yoo-jung and Jackson Wang
2016 Law of the Jungle - Panama SBS Cast member, Ep. 195 - 198
Top Gear Korea, Season 7 XTM MC

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2008 "I Hurt That Person" Epitone Project
"This Is Not a Love Song" Sentimental Scenery
2013 "Rewind" Double K feat. Michelle Lee
"Falling in Love" 2NE1[19]
2014 "No Answer" Hong Dae-kwang[20]
2015 "Time Forgets" Yoon Hyun-sang[21]
"Shall We Dance" Snuper

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards Best Dressed Model N/A Won
2014 MBC Entertainment Awards New Star of the Year
We Got Married
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor
2015 9th Cable TV Broadcasting Awards[22] Best Couple Award (with Han Seung-yeon)
Her Lovely Heels
10th Asia Model Festival Awards[23] New Star Award N/A Won
2016 Korea Film Directors Society Awards Popularity Award N/A Won
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Fantasy Drama
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
2017 2nd Asia Artist Awards Popularity Award, Actor
The King in Love
44th MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Drama Nominated


  1. ^ "위드메이 측 "홍종현과 전속계약 만료..재계약 안하기로"". Star News (in Korean). 13 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "홍종현, FA 나왔다…위드메이와 결별". etoday (in Korean). 13 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Lee, Seung-rok (30 October 2014). "여자들은 왜 홍종현을 좋아할까?(인터뷰)" [Why Do Women Like Hong Jong-hyun? (Interview)]. My Daily (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-12-29. 
  4. ^ "Interview with the Vampire (Idols)". Dramabeans. 23 January 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  5. ^ Jeon, Ji-young (20 November 2012). "Hong Jong-hyeon plays brain game with Jeon Woochi Cha Tae-hyeon". KBS Global. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  6. ^ Bae, Sun-young (12 June 2013). "Dating Agency: Cyrano Cast Talks of Manipulating Romance". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. 
  7. ^ Lee, Na-rae (28 January 2014). "Hong Jong Hyun to Act Opposite Kara's Han Seung Yeon in New Drama". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  8. ^ Kim, Hee-eun (13 June 2014). "Hong chosen for MBC Mama drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  9. ^ "'We Got Married' picks newest couple". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  10. ^ Ghim, Sora (13 January 2015). "Hong Jong Hyun, A Man of Few Words But A Lasting Impression". BNTNews. Retrieved 2015-04-26. 
  11. ^ "Will Hong Jong Hyun Be Accepted By His In-Laws?". BNT News. 
  12. ^ "Hong Jong Hyun Cast in ′Alice′ with Jung So Min". enewsWorld. 
  13. ^ "Hong Jong-hyun's character in 'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo'". Kpop Herald. 
  14. ^ "[단독]임시완·윤아·홍종현·박환희, '왕사' 출연 확정" [Hong Jong-hyun up to rival Im Shi-wan in The King Loves]. Joins (in Korean). 
  15. ^ "Hong Jong Hyun snags lead role in Chinese web drama 'Ivory Tower'". Allkpop. 3 August 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-03. 
  16. ^ "Kim Woo Bin, Sung Joon, Lee Soo Hyuk and Hong Jong Hyun Gather for 'Style Log'". enewsWorld. 
  17. ^ "Hong Jong Hyun, After School's Nana and Cho Min Ho to Host New Season of 'Style Log'". enewsWorld. 
  18. ^ Oh, Hyo-jin (22 December 2014). "Hong Jong Hyun Chosen as the New MC of Inkigayo". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  19. ^ MacDonald, Joan (8 July 2013). "Kdrama Actors That 2NE1 Loves". KDramaStars. Retrieved 2015-03-23. 
  20. ^ "Hong Dae Kwang Says There's 'No Answer' with Hong Jong Hyun in New MV". enewsWorld. 
  21. ^ "Hong Jong Hyun Tries to Erase His Past in Yoon Hyun Sang′s ′Time Forgets′ MV". enewsWorld. 
  22. ^ Jang, Ah-reum (14 March 2015). "홍종현, 팬들에 화이트데이 기념 깜짝 이벤트 선사 '로맨틱'". News1 Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-03-23. 
  23. ^ Jin, Min-ji (27 April 2015). "Hong Jong-hyun grabs award". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-04-27. 

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