Son Hyun-joo

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Son Hyun-joo
Sun Hyun-joo in 2017.jpg
Son Hyun-joo in 2017
Born (1965-06-24) June 24, 1965 (age 54)
EducationChung-Ang University
(Theater and Film)
(Graduate School of Advanced Imaging Science, Multimedia & Film)
Years active1991-present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSon Hyeon-ju
McCune–ReischauerSon Hyŏn-ju

Son Hyun-joo (born June 24, 1965) is a South Korean actor. Since 1991, he has starred in numerous television series and films, such as First Love (1996), To Be With You (2002), My Rosy Life (2005),[1] Tazza (2008), My Too Perfect Sons (2009),[2] Definitely Neighbors (2010),[3] Secretly, Greatly (2013),[4] and Empire of Gold (2013).[5]

Most notable in his filmography are two low-profile projects in which he played the leading role, both of which became unexpected hits: critically acclaimed revenge drama The Chaser (2012),[6] and mystery thriller film Hide and Seek (2013).[7][8][9][10] In year 2017, Son won the Best Actor award at the 39th Moscow international film festival for his role in the movie Ordinary Person.[11]



Year Title Role
1996 Piano Man
1997 Baby Sale
1998 The Happenings unlucky prisoner
1999 The Spy
2001 Guns & Talks Tak Mun-bae
2004 Two Guys Vice chief Im
Liar Inspector Park
Father and Son: The Story of Mencius Father Pig
2005 Short Time Detective Kang Jong-tae
2006 Now and Forever Section chief Min
2007 Punch Lady Soo-hyun
2008 The Devil's Game Min Tae-suk
2013 Secretly, Greatly Kim Tae-won
Hide and Seek Sung-soo
2015 The Chronicles of Evil Choi Chang-sik
The Phone Go Dong-ho
2017 Ordinary Person Kang Sun-jin

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1994 Salut D'Amour KBS2
1995 Sandglass SBS
Even If the Wind Blows Kim Jin-gook KBS2
1996 First Love Ju Jung-nam KBS2
1998 Love on a Jujube Tree KBS1
Lie KBS2
1999 Happy Together SBS
1999 Rising Star, Rising Moon KBS1
Sweet Bride SBS
2000 The Thief's Daughter Min-gyu
Pardon Han Ho-sub
2001 School 4 Oh Dal-sung KBS2
Rules of Marriage Hwang Bok-soo MBC
2002 The Woman Oh Man-soo SBS
To Be With You Choi Min-ki KBS1
2003 Love Letter Father Peter MBC
Near to You Won-joon SBS
Lady Next Door Sang-tae MBC
2004 Terms of Endearment Noh Kwang-taek KBS2
Passion Kang Woo-sik MBC
2005 Single Again SBS
My Rosy Life Ban Sung-moon KBS2
2006 What's Up Fox? Park Byung-gak MBC
2007 H.I.T Jo Kyu-won MBC
Several Questions That Make Us Happy Sun Jae-hyung KBS2
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor Yang Duk-gil SBS
First Wives' Club Gil Eok
2008 Tazza Go Kwang-ryul
2009 My Too Perfect Sons Song Jin-poong KBS2
Swallow the Sun SBS
Temptation of an Angel Pervert at the sauna (cameo)
2010 Jejungwon General (cameo)
Definitely Neighbors Kim Sung-jae
My Sister's March Park Jong-pyo MBC
Drama Special "Texas Hit" Jae-hoon KBS2
Thank You for Your Smile KBS1
2011 Drama Special "Special Task Force MSS"[12] Hwang Joon-sung KBS2
Drama Special "Perfect Spy" Sweeper
Drama Special "Men Cry" Nam-soo
Living in Style Na Dae-ra SBS
2012 Take Care of Us, Captain Dae-young (cameo)
Drama Special "True Colors of Kang-chul" King KBS2
The Chaser Detective Baek Hong-seok SBS
2013 Empire of Gold Choi Min-jae
2014 Three Days President Lee Dong-hwi
2016 Signal Jang Young Chul (ep.7,11,14,16) tvN
2017 Criminal Minds Kang Ki-hyung
2019 Justice Song Woo-yong KBS2


Year Title Notes
1997 Ju Jung-nam's First Love Medley Album
1998 Ju Jung-nam's IMF Medley Best 21

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1996 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor First Love Won
1998 19th Blue Dragon Film Awards The Happenings Nominated
2000 SBS Drama Awards Congeniality Award Won
Excellence Award, Actor The Thief's Daughter Nominated
2002 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor To Be with You Won
2003 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Lady Next Door Nominated
2005 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Single Again Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Award with Choi Jin-sil My Rosy Life Won
Excellence Award, Actor Won
2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) Nominated
2007 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor Nominated
2008 45th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actor The Devil's Game Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Special Planning Drama Tazza Won
2009 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama My Too Perfect Sons Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor Won
2010 Korean Popular Culture and Art Awards Citation N/A Won
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a One-Act Drama/Special Texas Hit Won
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend/Daily Drama Definitely Neighbors Won
2011 48th Savings Day President's Commendation N/A Won
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend/Daily Drama Living in Style Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a One-Act Drama/Special Perfect Spy Nominated
2012 5th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor The Chaser Nominated
Grand Prize (Daesang) Nominated
1st K-Drama Star Awards[13] Grand Prize (Daesang) Won
SBS Drama Awards[14] Top 10 Stars Won
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Nominated
Grand Prize (Daesang) Won
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards[15] Best Actor (TV) Won
40th Korea Broadcasting Awards Best Actor Won
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (Film) Hide and Seek Nominated
23rd Buil Film Awards Best Actor Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Three Days Nominated
2015 The Korean Film Actors Guild Awards Top Star Award The Chronicles of Evil Won
52nd Grand Bell Awards Best Actor Nominated
2017 39th Moscow International Film Festival Best Actor Ordinary Person Won [16]
Korean Film Shining Star Awards Star award Won [17]
8th Korean Popular Culture Awards Presidential Recommendation N/A Won


  1. ^ Bae, Keun-min (1 January 2006). "TV Networks Hand Out Awards". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ Jin, Young-ju (16 September 2009). "My Too Perfect Sons Records Viewer Ratings of 43.3 Percent". KBS Global. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  3. ^ Oh, Jean (9 March 2010). "Will family fare still dominate weekend ratings?". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (18 September 2012). "THE CHASER Star Eyes Role in Kim Soo-hyun's New Movie". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  5. ^ Jang, Seo-yoon (1 July 2013). "PREVIEW: SBS Mon/Tue Drama Golden Empire". 10Asia. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 2013-07-01.
  6. ^ Kim, Hyo-eun (20 June 2012). "Searching for the killer takes its toll off the set". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  7. ^ Jung, Ji-won (27 August 2013). "Veteran actor enjoying new success". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-08-28.
  8. ^ Won, Ho-jung (13 May 2015). "Herald Review: Chronicles of Evil a study of moral boundaries". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-05-15.
  9. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (15 May 2015). "Review: Never-ending suspense in Chronicles of Evil". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-05-17.
  10. ^ Kim, Hyo-eun (25 September 2015). "Actor ready for something light". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-09-25.
  11. ^ "'Ordinary Person' wins 2 awards at Moscow Int'l Film Festival". 28 June 2017.
  12. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (11 January 2011). "Trouble-making investigators gather at MSS drama". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  13. ^ "'K드라마어워즈' 대상 손현주 "박근형 선생님께 이 상 보여드릴 것"". TV Report (in Korean). 8 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-12-09.
  14. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (1 January 2013). "Big Winners of 2012 Announced at Drama Awards Ceremonies of Major Broadcasters". 10Asia. Archived from the original on 15 April 2014. Retrieved 2013-01-01.
  15. ^ Yim, Seung-hye (10 May 2013). "Ryu Seung-ryong gets top Paeksang Award". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
  16. ^ "Son Hyun-joo named Best Actor at 2017 Moscow International Film Festival".
  17. ^ "Winners Of 2017 Korean Film Shining Star Awards".

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