Hong Jong Hyun

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Hong Jong Hyun - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Hong Jong Hyun is a South Korean actor and model. He’s best known for his appearances in various Korean drama series such as The King in Love (2017), Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), and Mama (2014).


Starting 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.

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  • 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
  • Religion: –
  • Professions: Actor, Model
  • Education: Konkuk University (Department of Film Arts)
  • Hobbies: Bungee jumping, playing with toy cars
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  • Instagram: @hjonghyun
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 182 cm (5’11”)
  • Weight: 67 kg (148 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –

Girlfriend & Dating History


In January 2015, Hong Jong Hyun was linked romantically to Nana, an actress and former member of After School.

According to reports by local news outlet, the pair have been in relationship for around seven months.

Both sides denied the rumors. He personally addressed the speculations in April 2015, stating that “it wasn’t true.”

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated his net worth to be around $1 million to $5 million. He appears to earn his income primarily from acting and modeling.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether he has undergone any cosmetic surgery to change his appearance.


  • 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.

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  • 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

Drama Series

  • The Killing Vote (SBS | 2023), as Executor (ep.12)
  • Race (Disney+ | 2023), 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

TV Shows

  • 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


“I don’t want to feel rushed but spend my last year in my 20’s well to prepare for my future.”

“[I and IU] started working together in the middle of the [Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo] series. I listened to IU’s music a lot before that. I knew she wrote and composed her own songs, and I always thought of her as a sensitive person.” 


Who is Hong Jong Hyun?

He is a South Korean actor and model.

Who is Hong Jong Hyun’s real name?

His real name is Hong Jong Hyun (홍종현).

What makes Hong Jong Hyun famous?

He’s famous because of his appearances in various Korean drama series such as The King in Love (2017), Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), and Mama (2014).

Where is Hong Jong Hyun from?

He was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Hong Jong Hyun?

He was born in 1990, and he is 34 years old as of 2024.

When does Hong Jong Hyun celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 2nd of every February.

How tall is Hong Jong Hyun?

His height is 5’11” or 182 cm.

Who are Hong Jong Hyun’s parents?

He did not reveal the names of his father and mother

Is Hong Jong Hyun married?

He is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether he is in a relationship or not.

Who is Hong Jong Hyun’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known. However, he used to be rumored to date Nana.

How rich is Hong Jong Hyun?

His net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Hong Jong Hyun’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

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.