Yeo Hoon-min

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Yeo Hoonmin
Yeo Hoonmin (U-KISS) from acrofan.jpg
Born (1991-08-16) August 16, 1991 (age 26)
Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actor
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels
Associated acts U-KISS

Yeo Hoon-min (Korean: 여훈민; born August 16, 1991), also known by his stage name Hoon, is a South Korean singer and actor. He is best known as a member of South Korean boy band U-KISS under NH Media. He joined the group in February 2011 after the departure of Alexander Lee Eusebio and Kim Kibum.[1] Hoon currently attends Dongguk University, majoring in theatre and film.

Career[edit]

2009–2010: Solo career[edit]

Hoon debuted as a solo ballad singer under his real name and released an extended play Pure & Love with the title track "Bus" on September 9, 2009.[2] The following year, he released a digital single entitled "Beginning".[3] Hoon also appeared in the SBS drama Athena: Goddess of War (2010) as the president's bodyguard.[citation needed]

2011: U-KISS and acting career[edit]

After the departure of Alexander and Kibum, NH Media announced that Hoon and Paran's AJ would be joining U-KISS.[4] He made his debut as a member of U-KISS through the group's fifth mini album Bran New Kiss which was released on March 30, 2011 with the title song "0330"[5]

Hoon along with bandmates Dongho, Kiseop and Soohyun began filming a movie with Jay Park, Kim Soo Ro and Park Yejin with the working title Mr. Idol in February 2011. It was the group's first movie. Later that year, it was announced that Hoon and Dongho would star in Super Action TV's Holy Land, a four-part movie about rebellious high school students.[6] The movie is scheduled to air on April 28, 2012.[needs update]

In May 2013, Hoon was cast in the Korean musical The Memory 2013 as Eunsoo, a role he shared with singer Brian Joo.[7] He and Kiseop were also cast for the leading roles of the musical Goong, which is to be held in Osaka from July 11, 2013 to July 15, 2013.[8][needs update]

2016: Japanese solo debut[edit]

On January 16, 2017 it was announced that Hoon would make his Japanese solo debut with an album titled Yukisakura, making him the third member of U-KISS to do so.[9]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

  • Pure & Love (2009)
  • Yukisakura (2017)

Singles[edit]

  • "Beginning" (2010)

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2010 Athena: Goddess of War President's bodyguard (Cameo) SBS
2012 Holy Land Kang Tae-shik Super Action
2013 Pretty Man Kim Dae-shik KBS2
2015–2016 Sweet Home, Sweet Honey Ahn Soo-ho KBS1
2017 Unknown Woman Jjang-goo KBS2

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Language
2011 Mr. Idol Himself (as Wonder Boys) (Cameo) Korean

References[edit]