Starting out as a model, Hong Jong Hyun was featured in the TV show SNSD Factory Girl (2008) and after that, he had many modeling opportunities for brands such as Calvin Klein and New Balance.
He then made his acting debut in 2009 with the movie A Frozen Flower. That very year, he also appeared in another movie titled Lovers.
A year later, he joined the cast of two drama series consecutively, Oh! My Lady and Jungle Fish 2. His breakthrough came much later, however, which is in 2012.
In 2012, he rose to fame when he played major roles in the drama series Wild Romance and Jeon Woo Chi. The number of his fans began to increase following the completion of the series.
After that, he took part in the movie projects once again in 2015 by starring in the movies Enemies in Law and Alice: A Boy From Wonderland.
Besides appearing on the screen, he had also modeled for a few music videos such as Time Forgets (2015) by Yoon Hyun Sang and No Answer (2014) by Hong Dae Kwang.
- Real Name: Hong Jong Hyun (홍종현)
- Stage Names: Hong Jong Hyun (홍종현)
- Also Known as: Hong Jong Hyeon
- Nickname: Jong Hyun (종현)
- Birthday: February 2, 1990
- Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Nationality: South Korean
- Height: 182 cm (5’11”)
- Weight: 67 kg (148 lbs)
- Blood Type: A
- Religion: –
- Professions: Actor, Model
- Education: Konkuk University (Department of Film Arts)
- Hobbies: Bungee jumping, playing with toy cars
- Parents: –
- Siblings: –
- Girlfriend: –
- Facebook: Hong Jonghyun
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- Instagram: @hjonghyun
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- Jong Hyun loves cars.
- His childhood dream was to become a veterinarian or a soccer player.
- He likes playing basketball and baseball.
- Jong Hyun is an animal lover.
- He first debuted as a model.
- Jong Hyun is good at rapping and singing.
- He likes being surrounded by nature and doing extreme activities.
- Jong Hyun is a part of Model Avengers and likes hanging out together at the gym with fellow members.
- He has a lot of aegyos.
- Jong Hyun is very close to fellow model Kim Young Kwang because they both have similar personalities.
- He has a pet dog named Haerong.
- Jong Hyun enjoys listening to ballads.
- He was a participant in the TV show We Got Married Season 4 (2012) and partnered with Kim Yu Ra from the girl group Girl’s Day.
- Jong Hyun is friends with actor Kim Woo Bin.
- He used to drive race cars really fast.
- His ideal type is someone who is charming and attractive.
- His net worth is around…
- Spring, Again (2019), as Ho Min
- Alice: Boy from Wonderland (2015), as Hwan
- Enemies In-Law (2015), as Han Chul Soo
- Jungle Fish 2 (2011), as Min Ho Soo
- Ghost (Be With Me) (2010), as Jae Young
- One Step More to the Sea (2009), as Jun Seo
- Lovers (2008), as Yumi
- A Frozen Flower (2008), as Geon Ryong Wi
- Race (-), as Ryu Jae Min
- Stock Struck (TVING | 2022), as Choi Seon Ho
- My Absolute Boyfriend (SBS | 2019), as Ma Wang Joon
- Mother of Mine (KBS2 | 2019), as Han Tae Joo
- The King in Love (MBC | 2017), as Wang Rin
- Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (SBS | 2016), as Wang Yo
- Mama (MBC | 2014), as Koo Ji Sup
- Her Lovely Heels (SBS Plus | 2014), as Oh Tae Soo
- Drama Special: The Reason I’m Getting Married (KBS2 | 2014), as Lee Jun Ki
- Dating Agency: Cyrano (tvN | 2013), as Moo Jin
- Jeon Woo Chi (KBS2 | 2012), as Seo Chan Whee
- To My Beloved (JTBC | 2012), as Ko Jin Se
- Hero (OCN | 2012), as Kang Kyung Ho
- Wild Romance (KBS2 | 2012), as Seo Yoon Yi
- Vampire Idol (MBN | 2011), as Yariru
- Warrior Baek Dong Soo (SBS | 2011), as Crown Prince Lee San
- White Christmas (KBS2 | 2011), as Lee Jae Kyu
- Jungle Fish 2 (KBS2 | 2010), as Min Ho Soo
- Oh! My Lady (SBS | 2010), as Kim Jin Ho
- Heading to the Ground (MBC | 2009), as Hong Kyung Rae
- Learning Camping (YouTube | 2022), as a regular member
- Pajama Friends (Lifetime | 2018), as a guest
- Busted (Netflix | 2018), as a guest
- Top Gear Korea (XTM | 2016), as the main host
- Let’s Eat Dinner Together (JTBC | 2016), as a guest
- Law of the Jungle – Panama (SBS | 2016), as a guest
- Style Log, Season 2 (On Style | 2014), as a regular member
- Inkigayo (SBS | 2014), as the main host
- Petorialist (On Style | 2013), as the regular member
- Style Log, Season 1 (On Style | 2013), as the main host
- Cool Kiz on the Block (KBS2 | 2013), as a guest
- Mnet Wide Entertainment News (Mnet | 2012), as the main host
- We Got Married Season 4 (MBC | 2012), as a regular member
- Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
- Strong Heart (SBS | 2009), as a guest
- Flower Boys Generation (MBC every1 | 2009), as the main host
- SNSD Factory Girl (Mnet | 2008), as a guest
Music Video Appearances
- Shall We Dance (2015) – Snuper
- Time Forgets (2015) – Yoon Hyun Sang
- No Answer (2014) – Hong Dae Kwang
- Falling in Love (2013) – 2NE1
- Rewind (2013) – Double K feat. Michelle Lee
- This Is Not a Love Song (2008) – Sentimental Scenery
- I Hurt That Person (2008) – Epitone Project
- 2016 Chunsa Film Awards – Popularity Award – Hong Jong Hyun
- 2015 Asia Model Festival Awards – New Star Award – Hong Jong Hyun
- 2015 Cable TV Broadcasting Awards – Best Couple Award – Her Lovely Heels
- 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards – New Star of the Year – We Got Married Season 4
- 2011 Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards – Best Dressed Model – Hong Jong Hyun
- 2019 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Serial Drama) – Mother of Mine
- 2017 Asia Artist Awards – Popularity Award (Actor) – The King in Love
- 2017 MBC Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Monday – Tuesday Drama) – The King in Love
- 2016 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Fantasy Drama) – Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
- 2014 MBC Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Mama
Hong Jong Hyun likes to show not only his talents but also his charms on the screen. Hopefully, we would get to see him involved in more acting projects in the future.