Kim Joon

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Kim Joon
Kim Joon 1984.jpg
Background information
Birth name Kim Hyung-joon
Born (1984-02-03) February 3, 1984 (age 33)
Origin South Korea
Genres K-Pop, J-Pop, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Actor
Years active 2007–present
Labels CHANG Company
Associated acts T-Max
Stage name
Hangul 김준
Hanja 金俊
Revised Romanization Gim Jun
McCune–Reischauer Kim Chun
Birth name
Hangul 김형준
Hanja 金亨俊
Revised Romanization Gim Hyeong-jun
McCune–Reischauer Kim Hyŏng-chun

Kim Joon (born Kim Hyung-joon on February 3, 1984 in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea) is a South Korean rapper and actor who rose to stardom with his portrayal of one of the famous F4 members in the 2009 hit drama Boys Over Flowers.

Career[edit]

Kim Joon made his entertainment debut with the boyband T-Max in 2007, as a rapper and a songwriter for the group. In 2009, Kim became popular after playing the role of F4 member "Song Woo-bin" in the hit Korean drama Boys Over Flowers. Together with his band, their song entitled "Paradise" was featured in the first edition of the Boys Over Flowers soundtrack. Other songs of T-Max that were featured in the subsequent editions of the Boys Over Flowers soundtrack were "Say Yes," "Wish You're My Love", "Fight The Bad Feeling," and "Bang Bang Boom".

As a solo artist, Kim also had a single in the soundtrack titled "To Empty Out," which featured Kim Jo-han. He also released another song he had written himself, "Jun Be O.K.," and Kim Hyun-joong made a cameo appearance in the music video of the song.

From April 2009 to December 2010, Kim was a cast member of Invincible Baseball Team, a variety-reality show that aired during Saturday Challenges; he was chosen as MVP for several weeks. In June 2009, he took part in another reality show Mnet Scandal, where a celebrity dates a non-celebrity for a week. In July 2009, he made his stage debut in the musical Youthful March (젊음의 행진), along with his T-Max co-member Park Yun-hwa. Kim tested positive for H1N1 in November 2009 and had to cancel a fan meeting event in the Philippines.

In March 2010, Kim starred in mobile drama alongside Nao Minamisawa titled Pygmalion's Love,[1] a Korea-Japanese co-production that aired on Japanese mobile TV station BeeTV. In May 2010, T-Max returned to performing with "Don't Be Rude", the first single for their studio album Born to the Max (new members Park Han-bi and Joo Chan-yang replaced Park Yun-hwa after the latter's departure for mandatory military service). The second single was "Words That I Can Say", and Kim appeared alongside actors Oh Ji-ho and Yoon So-yi in the music video.

In March 2011, he starred in the police procedural Detectives in Trouble where he played a detective who specialized in cyber-investigations, but has trouble dealing with real-life cases because of his fear of corpses. He also began studying for a master's degree in Global Culture Content at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. A representative from his agency Planet05 commented, "Kim Joon has taken an interest in spreading Korean culture after he was able to meet with various international fans and after being named as an honorary ambassador of Global Tourism Etiquette. He wants to study the production of Hallyu culture content and its spread on a deeper level." On 16 May 2011, the T-Max members appeared on the game show 1 vs. 100 to raise funds for the establishment of an "invincible baseball" team; Kim advanced to the final 2, but did not win.

Kim enlisted for his mandatory military service on 29 September 2011 for four weeks of basic training, followed by duty as a conscripted policeman.[2] He was discharged on 28 June 2013.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2009 Boys Over Flowers Song Woo-bin KBS2
Let's Sleep Here Tonight Himself MDC15
2010 Haptic Mission Participant KBS2
Pygmalion's Love Hyung-joon BeeTV
Invincible Baseball Best Player 7 KBS2
2011 Detectives in Trouble Shin Dong-jin KBS2
2014 Endless Love Kim Tae-gyeong SBS
2015 City of the Sun Kang Tae-yang MBC Dramanet

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Lupin III Pierre Japanese film

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 2007 Tmax Blooming (Single)
  • 2007 Tmax Lion Heart (Single)
  • 2008 Tmax Run To You (Single)
  • 2009 Tmax Motto Paradise (Single)
  • 2009 Tmax Single Collection (EP)
  • 2009 Tmax Love Parade (Single)
  • 2010 Tmax Born To The Max (regular)`

Soundtrack[edit]

Magazine[edit]

  • Lacoste
  • G-Star
  • W Magazine
  • Sure Magazine
  • Brokore Japan Magazine
  • Teen Girl Philippines Magazine
  • Ceci Magazine
  • Midnight Blues In Style Magazine
  • Play Magazine
  • Pygmalion's Love Magazine

Awards[edit]

  • 2010 Presidential Award for Content Award
  • 2010 Invincible Baseball Player Award
  • 2010 Ambassador for Tourism Award
  • 2009 Andre Kim Awards Male Star Award
  • 2009 Hallyu Stars Award with T-max

Education[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pygmalion's Love official website BeeTV
  2. ^ Choi, Min-ji (15 September 2011). "Kim Joon to Enlist in the Military". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 

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