Kim Jung-hyun (actor, born 1990)

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Kim Jung-hyun
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Kim Jung-hyun in 2018
Born (1990-04-05) April 5, 1990 (age 29)
EducationKorea National University of Arts – Department of Acting
Years active2014–present
AgentO& Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Jeong-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerKim Chŏng-hyŏn

Kim Jung-hyun (born April 5, 1990) is a South Korean actor. He has starred in dramas such as Don't Dare to Dream, The Rebel and is best known for his role in the KBS2 teen drama School 2017.


Kim made his debut in the film Overman, which premiered at the 2015 Busan International Film Festival.[1] He gained attention in 2016 with his role as Gong Hyo-jin's little brother in the romance comedy Don't Dare to Dream.[2] Thereafter, he starred in historical drama The Rebel, playing Yoon Kyun-sang's rival.[3] The same year, he was cast in MBC's 2-episode series, And Spring alongside Han Sun-hwa.[4]

In 2017, he played the male lead in KBS2's teen drama School 2017.[5][6] Later in the year Kim was cast in a lead role in KBS2 drama special Buzzcut Love which was telecast in November.[7]

In 2018, Kim starred in JTBC's youth series titled Welcome to Waikiki,[8] followed by fantasy melodrama Time.[9] However, on August 26, 2018, it was announced that Kim dropped out of the Time cast due to health concerns.[10][11]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Overman Choi Do-hyun [12]
Going My Home Lee Shi-joon
2017 One Day Assistant manager Cha
2018 Meet the Memories Woo-jin VR film [13]
2019 Rosebud Woo-seong [14]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2016 Don't Dare to Dream Pyo Chi-yeol SBS [2]
2017 The Rebel Mo Ri MBC [3]
Binggoo Ko Man-soo Drama Special [4]
School 2017 Hyun Tae-woon KBS2 [4]
Buzzcut Love Chi Hwan Drama Special [7]
2018 Welcome to Waikiki Kang Dong-gu JTBC [8]
Time Cheon Su-ho MBC [9]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2016 25th Buil Film Awards Best New Actor Overman Nominated
2017 22nd Chunsa Film Art Awards Nominated
1st The Seoul Awards Best New Actor (Drama) School 2017 Nominated
36th MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor The Rebel Won [15]
31st KBS Drama Awards School 2017 Nominated [16]
2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) Nominated [17]


  1. ^ "Overman". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2017-05-22.
  2. ^ a b "Moon Ga-yeong, Kim Jung-hyun, An Woo-yeon in "Incarnation of Jealousy"". HanCinema. July 17, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "[TV체크] '역적' 김정현, 수련 중 섬뜩한 냉(冷) 미소 포착". Sports Donga (in Korean). March 26, 2017.
  4. ^ a b c "Sunhwa Confirmed as Lead Role for MBC Special Drama "And Spring"". HanCinema. November 23, 2016.
  5. ^ "[공식] '학교2017' 측 "김정현·장동윤, 주연 확정"…김세정과 호흡". My Daily (in Korean). June 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "김정현 "데뷔 후 가장 행복…상상치 못했던 일 계속 일어나"[화보]". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). September 26, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Kim Nae-hee (November 3, 2017). "[공식입장] 김정현, KBS2 드라마 스페셜 '까까머리의 연애' 주연 캐스팅". OSEN (in Korean).
  8. ^ a b "김정현·이이경·손승원, '으라차차 와이키키' 캐스팅 확정 [공식]". My Daily (in Korean). December 18, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "서현X김정현, MBC 새 수목극 '시간' 주연 확정...7월 방송 [종합]". Osen (in Korean). May 3, 2018.
  10. ^ "Kim Jung-hyun to step down from drama 'Time' midway". Kpop Herald. August 27, 2018.
  11. ^ "Lead actor quits drama 'Time' midway for eating/sleeping disorder". The Korea Times. August 27, 2018.
  12. ^ "[who are you] 배우란, 감정을 선물하는 일 - <초인> 김정현". Cine21 (in Korean). May 13, 2016.
  13. ^ "VR Melodrama MEET THE MEMORIES – FIRST LOVE Cranks Up". Korean Film Biz Zone. December 11, 2017.
  14. ^ "'활동중단' 김정현, '그대 이름은 장미' 깜짝 등장". Newsen (in Korean). January 3, 2019.
  15. ^ "Winners of the 2017 MBC Drama Awards". Hancinema. December 30, 2017.
  16. ^ "[2017 KBS 연기대상] 김영철·천호진 공동대상…'쌈마이' 최다 수상 (종합)". Sports Donga (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  17. ^ "제54회 백상예술대상, TV·영화 각 부문별 수상 후보자 공개". JTBC (in Korean). April 6, 2018.

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