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 (1990-02-02) February 2, 1990 (age 29)[A]
Seoul, South Korea
EducationKonkuk University – Department of Film Arts
  • Actor
  • Model
Years active2007–present
AgentC-JeS Entertainment[2]
Height182 cm (5 ft 11 12 in)[3]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHong Jong-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerHong Chonghyŏn

Hong Jong-hyun (born February 2, 1990)[A] is a South Korean actor and model.[3][4]


Hong began his entertainment career in 2007 as a professional model.[5] He made his acting debut in 2008,[6] and has appeared in the romantic comedy Oh! My Lady (2010), sitcom Vampire Idol (2011), followed by supporting roles in Jeon Woo-chi (2012) and Dating Agency: Cyrano (2013).[7][8]

In 2014, Hong was cast in his first leading role in the cable series Her Lovely Heels,[9] followed by the melodrama Mama.[10] He also joined the fourth season of reality show We Got Married, pairing up with Girl's Day member Yura.[11][12]

Hong next starred in the romantic comedy film Enemies In-Law and horror film Alice: Boy from Wonderland in 2015,[13][14] followed by historical drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo in 2016.[15]

In 2017, he co-starred in historical melo-romance drama The King in Love.[16] In 2018, he was cast in the romantic comedy drama My Absolute Boyfriend, based on the Japanese manga series of the same name.[17] He is also set to star in the time-loop drama film Spring, Again.[18]

In March 2019, Hong is confirmed to star in the weekend drama Mother of Mine.[19]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2008 Lovers Tom segment: "Hey, Tom" [6]
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" [20]
2015 Enemies In-Law Han Chul-soo [13]
Alice: Boy from Wonderland Hwan [14]
2019 Spring, Again Ho Min [18]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2009 Heading to the Ground Hong Kyung-rae MBC [21]
2010 Oh! My Lady Park Jin-ho SBS [22]
Jungle Fish 2 Min Ho-soo KBS2 [23]
2011 White Christmas Lee Jae-kyu [24]
Warrior Baek Dong-soo Crown Prince Yi San SBS [25]
Vampire Idol Jong-hyun/Yariru Genius MBN [26]
2012 Wild Romance Seo Yoon-yi KBS2 [27]
Hero Jang Kyung-ho (Cameo) OCN
Dear You Go Jin-se jTBC [28]
Jeon Woo-chi Seo Chan-hwi KBS2 [7]
2013 Dating Agency: Cyrano Moo-jin tvN [8]
2014 Her Lovely Heels Oh Tae-soo SBS Plus [9]
Drama Special
"The Reason I'm Getting Married"
Lee Joon-ki KBS2 [29]
Mama Gu Ji-sub MBC [10]
2015 Yoo-mi's Room cameo (episode 6) Olive TV [30]
2016 Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Wang Yo SBS [15]
2017 The King in Love Wang Rin MBC [16]
2019 Mother of Mine Han Tae-joo KBS2 [19]
My Absolute Boyfriend Ma Wang-jun SBS [17]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2012 Mnet Wide Entertainment News Mnet MC [31]
2013 Style Log, Season 1 OnStyle [32]
Petorialist Cast member [33]
2014 Style Log, Season 2 MC [34]
2014-2015 We Got Married Season 4 MBC Cast member With Girl's Day Kim Yura [11]
Inkigayo SBS MC [35]
2016 Law of the Jungle - Panama Cast member Episode 195-198 [36]
Top Gear Korea, Season 7 XTM MC [37]

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song Title Artist Ref.
2008 "I Hurt That Person" Epitone Project
"This Is Not a Love Song" Sentimental Scenery
2013 "Rewind" Double K feat. Michelle Lee [38]
"Falling in Love" 2NE1 [39]
2014 "No Answer" Hong Dae-kwang [40]
2015 "Time Forgets" Yoon Hyun-sang [41]
"Shall We Dance" Snuper [42]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2011 Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards Best Dressed Model N/A Won [43]
2014 MBC Entertainment Awards New Star of the Year We Got Married Won [44]
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor Mama Nominated
2015 9th Cable TV Broadcasting Awards Best Couple Award (with Han Seung-yeon) Her Lovely Heels Won [45]
10th Asia Model Festival Awards New Star Award N/A Won [46]
2016 21st Chunsa Film Awards Popularity Award N/A Won [47]
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Fantasy Drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Nominated
2017 2nd Asia Artist Awards Popularity Award, Actor The King in Love Nominated
44th MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Drama Nominated


  1. ^ a b On the lunar calendar Hong's birthday is January 7, while on the gregorian calendar it is February 2.[1]


  1. ^ "Gregorian-Lunar Calendar Conversion Table of 1990 (Geng-wu – year of the Horse)" (PDF). Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  2. ^ "[단독]홍종현, 씨제스와 전속 계약 "설경구·류준열 한솥밥"" [Hong Jong-hyun and CJS signed exclusive contract "Sul Kyung-gu,]. Ilgan Sports (in Korean). 14 March 2018.
  3. ^ a b "홍종현 :: 네이버 인물검색". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  4. ^ "Hong Jong-hyun (홍종현, Korean actor, model)". HanCinema. Retrieved 2018-01-21.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ a b "[2009 라이징 스타] <헤이 톰> <쌍화점> 홍종현". Cine21 (in Korean). 2 January 2009.
  7. ^ a b Jeon, Ji-young (20 November 2012). "Hong Jong-hyeon plays brain game with Jeon Woochi Cha Tae-hyeon". KBS Global. Retrieved 2012-11-28.
  8. ^ a b Bae, Sun-young (12 June 2013). "Dating Agency: Cyrano Cast Talks of Manipulating Romance". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30.
  9. ^ a b 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.
  10. ^ a b Kim, Hee-eun (13 June 2014). "Hong chosen for MBC Mama drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  11. ^ a b "'We Got Married' picks newest couple". Korea JoongAng Daily. 30 May 2014.
  12. ^ Ghim, Sora (13 January 2015). "Hong Jong Hyun, A Man of Few Words But A Lasting Impression". BNTNews. Retrieved 2015-04-26.
  13. ^ a b "Will Hong Jong Hyun Be Accepted By His In-Laws?". BNT News. 1 April 2015.
  14. ^ a b "Hong Jong Hyun Cast in ′Alice′ with Jung So Min". enewsWorld. 22 May 2014.
  15. ^ a b "Hong Jong-hyun's character in 'Scarlet Heart: Ryeo'". Kpop Herald. 8 November 2016.
  16. ^ a b "'The King Loves' delves into destructive desire of Goryeo King". The Korea Herald. 4 July 2017.
  17. ^ a b "[단독] '절대그이' 홍종현 남주인공…민아X여진구도 가세". Sports Chosun (in Korean). 30 May 2018.
  18. ^ a b "LEE Chung-ah and HONG Jong-hyun Wrap Timeloop Drama SPRING, AGAIN". Korean Film Biz Zone. 30 July 2018.
  19. ^ a b "KBS2 drama adds two to its cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. 22 January 2019.
  20. ^ "모델 출신 홍종현, 공포영화 '귀鬼'서 강렬한 연기". Break News (in Korean). 27 May 2010.
  21. ^ "신예 홍종현, '맨땅에 헤딩'서 정윤호와 연기 호흡". Asiae (in Korean). 27 August 2009.
  22. ^ "모델 홍종현, '오! 마이 레이디' 캐스팅". Star News (in Korean). 10 February 2010.
  23. ^ "'정글피쉬2' 홍종현 '쿨한 반항아' 스타 예감". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 5 November 2010.
  24. ^ "'화이트 크리스마스' 홍종현, 연기 대변신에 성공". Xports News (in Korean). 2 February 2011.
  25. ^ "홍종현, '무사 백동수' 정조 역 합류". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 20 August 2011.
  26. ^ "홍종현, '뱀파이어 아이돌' 4차원 브레인 캐릭터로 출연". Xports News (in Korean). 9 November 2011.
  27. ^ "난폭한 로맨스\'는 마음에 안 드는 작품". TV Daily (in Korean). 7 June 2012.
  28. ^ "JTBC '친애하는 당신에게' 화려한 라인업으로 주목". JTBC (in Korean). 15 June 2012.
  29. ^ "홍종현, 소년과 남자의 경계 사이(인터뷰)". Hankyung (in Korean). 13 March 2014.
  30. ^ "'유미의 방' 홍종현·데니안, 손담비 구남친으로 특별출연". TenAsia (in Korean). 4 August 2015.
  31. ^ "홍종현 '와이드연예뉴스' 메인MC 낙점…'모델, 배우, MC까지?'". Hankyung (in Korean). 5 March 2012.
  32. ^ "Kim Woo Bin, Sung Joon, Lee Soo Hyuk and Hong Jong Hyun Gather for 'Style Log'". enewsWorld. 8 September 2013.
  33. ^ "'펫토리얼리스트' 구하라-제아-홍종현, 3인 3견 화보 공개 "묘하게 닮았네"". etoday (in Korean). 29 January 2013.
  34. ^ "Hong Jong Hyun, After School's Nana and Cho Min Ho to Host New Season of 'Style Log'". enewsWorld. 24 March 2014.
  35. ^ Oh, Hyo-jin (22 December 2014). "Hong Jong Hyun Chosen as the New MC of Inkigayo". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  36. ^ "'정글의 법칙' 김병만·홍종현·손은서 등 '배우 어벤져스' 포스터 공개". Asia Today (in Korean). 22 January 2016.
  37. ^ "안정환·홍종현, '탑기어코리아7' MC 확정…김진표와 3MC 가능성도". Asiae (in Korean). 26 April 2016.
  38. ^ "더블케이, 싱글 '리와인드' 이미쉘 첫 피처링 참여 화제". Oh My Star (in Korean). 3 May 2013.
  39. ^ MacDonald, Joan (8 July 2013). "Kdrama Actors That 2NE1 Loves". KDramaStars. Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  40. ^ "Hong Dae Kwang Says There's 'No Answer' with Hong Jong Hyun in New MV". enewsWorld. 22 January 2014.
  41. ^ "Hong Jong Hyun Tries to Erase His Past in Yoon Hyun Sang′s ′Time Forgets′ MV". enewsWorld}. 13 March 2015.
  42. ^ "스누퍼, 데뷔 미니앨범 'Shall We' 음원 및 타이틀곡 MV 공개". Busan.com (in Korean). 16 November 2015.
  43. ^ "문채원 `베스트 드레서` 수상, `단아-자연미` 출중". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). 12 December 2011.
  44. ^ "'MBC 방송연예대상' 홍종현, 뉴스타상 "'우결' 파트너 유라가 잘 챙겨줘 고마워"". etoday (in Korean). 29 December 2014.
  45. ^ Jang, Ah-reum (14 March 2015). "홍종현, 팬들에 화이트데이 기념 깜짝 이벤트 선사 '로맨틱'". News1 Korea (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-03-23.
  46. ^ Jin, Min-ji (27 April 2015). "Hong Jong-hyun grabs award". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-04-27.
  47. ^ "Chunsa Film Art Awards 2016 Winners". Hancinema. 10Asia. 6 April 2016.

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