Nam Joo Hyuk

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Nam Joo Hyuk - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Nam Joo Hyuk is a South Korean actor and model.

He rose to prominence as soon as he debuted with Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), followed by other drama series such as Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016), Start Up (2020), and Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022).


Nam Joo Hyuk didn’t always want to pursue a career in the entertainment industry. He used to dream of becoming a professional basketball player.

He even played in a team for around three years. But after suffering an injury, this young man had to change his dream.

Later on, Joo Hyuk moved from Busan to Seoul. He participated in the contest Top Model sponsored by K-Plus. He managed to come out as the winner and joined the modeling agency.

This Pisces man began his career as a model in 2013. He made his debut working for SONGZIO Homme in the 2014 S/S collection.

He then appeared in Give Love and 200% music video by Akdong Musician in 2014.

Still in 2014, Joo Hyuk made his debut as an actor. He starred in a TV series titled The Idle Mermaid.

Just a year later, he got a role in the drama Who Are You: School 2015. His performance got him some attention from the public.

Later on, he would get several supporting roles such as in series Glamorous Temptation (2015), Cheese in the Trap (2016), and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Rye (2016).

His popularity began to rise in late 2016. At the time, he got the lead role in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo.

The series got quite a lot of fans and was also quite successful overseas, especially in the Philippines. For his performance, Joo Hyuk won the Best New Actor Award at MBC Drama Awards.

Over the years, the man from Busan continued to more roles in various TV series. Some of his most notable ones are The Great Battle (2018), The Light in Your Eyes (2019), and Start Up (2020).

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  • Real Name: Nam Joo Hyuk (남주혁)
  • Stage Name: Nam Joo Hyuk
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: February 22, 1994
  • Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Gyeongnam Middle School,
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, Searching for good music.
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  • Instagram: @skawngur
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 188 cm (6’2″)
  • Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Body Measurements: 44-32-40 (Bust -44, Waist -32, and Hips -40 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 9 (US)


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

Girlfriend & Dating History 

Lee Sung Kyung

Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung, who used to be labelmates under YG K-Plus and co-stars in Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (2016), dated in 2017.

Unfortunately, their relationship only lasted from April to August due to their busy schedules.

There were rumors that the couple reunited in early 2022 as fans noticed they were using couple items, however the rumors have never been acknowledged by neither side.

Net Worth 

His net worth is estimated to be around $7 million to $15 million. He appeared to earn his income from acting.


Past Bullying Accusations

In June 2022, an internet user that claimed to be past bullying victim of Nam Joo Hyuk for six years throughout middle and high school emerged.

His agency refuted the bullying allegations and deemed it as false in an official statement.

However, another alleged victim appeared just a few days later, whose claims again being denied by his representative agency.

Dispatch, a South Korean news outlet, published a report in the following month that included statement from 18 of his classmates as well as 2 of his high school teachers who defend the actor against the school violence allegations.

Plastic Surgery

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


  • Joo Hyuk grows up as an only child.
  • He was from a poor family.
  • In his third grade of school, he had to eat cup noodles for the whole year.
  • While growing up, his family didn’t even have a bathroom in the house.
  • He was the ambassador of Penshoppe in 2017.
  • He has an IQ of 135.
  • This actor does push up for around 4 minutes before going to sleep.
  • He doesn’t like eating cold noodles.
  • He can cook Tteokbokki.
  • The man from Busan picks blue and black as favorite colors.
  • He loves watching movies and listening to music.
  • Fruits he likes are peach, strawberry, grapes, and apple.
  • Basketball is his favorite sport.
  • His most favorite gift he’s ever received is a hot pack given by a fan on winter.
  • He is a romantic person.
  • He is friends with Park Jang Hee, Joo Woo Jae, and Ji Soo.
  • Joo Hyuk admires Yoo Jae Suk.
  • He looks up to Park Ji Sung.
  • He has two dogs named Gob Soon and Ga Eul.
  • The former basketball player date actress Lee Sung Kyung in 2017 for four months.
  • He is in TC Candler’s The 100 Most Handsome Faces of 2018 at rank 37.
  • His ideal type is someone whom he can talk to comfortably and is rather chubby.

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  • Remember (2022), as In Kyu
  • Josee (2020), as Young Seok
  • The Great Battle (2018), as Sa Mool

Drama Series 

  • Vigilante (Disney+ | 2023), as Kim Ji Yong
  • Twenty Five Twenty One (tvN | 2022), as Back Yi Jin
  • Start-Up (tvN | 2020), as Nam Do San
  • The School Nurse Files (Netflix | 2020), as Hong In Pyo
  • The Light in Your Eyes (JTBC | 2019), as Lee Joon Ha
  • The Bride of Habaek (tvN | 2017), as Ha Baek
  • Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo (MBC | 2016-2017), as Jung Joon Hyung
  • Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (SBS | 2016), as Wang Wook (Baek Ah)
  • Cheese in the Trap (tvN | 2016), as Eun Taek
  • Glamorous Temptation (MBC | 2015-2016), as Jin Hyung Woo (young)
  • Who Are You: School 2015 (KBS2 | 2015), as Han Yi An
  • The Idle Mermaid (tvN | 2014), as Big

TV Shows

  • Unexpected Business (tvN ⏐ 2021), as himself (cast member)
  • Coffee Friends (tvN ⏐ 2019), as himself (cast member)
  • My Ear’s Candy (tvN ⏐ 2016), as himself (cast member)
  • Three Meals a Day: Gochang Village (tvN ⏐ 2016), as himself (cast member)
  • Celebrity Bromance (MBIG TV⏐ 2016), as himself (cast member)
  • Off to School (JTBC ⏐ 2014–2015), as himself (cast member)

Music Video Appearances 

  • When It Snows (2018) – 1415 (Musical Duo)
  • Chocolate (2015) – Kangnam feat. San E
  • Give Love (2014) – Akdong Musician
  • 200% (2014) – Akdong Musician


“I wonder how I can be not too excessive and how I can act as if that person is really alive. Honestly, I do think that the viewers may be more engaged if I overdo it with my acting, but I want my acting to be natural like the way water flows. I want people to see my acting and feel [like it flows well] as if they’re watching the water in a river flow.”

“I always keep in mind that ‘If you don’t do anything, nothing will happen.’ I don’t want my 20s to be wasted, so that’s why I’ve worked really hard so far.”

“It wasn’t my intention, but my works got released one after another, making it feel more like I’ve worked like an ox this year. I haven’t burned out, but I’m glad that I can finally take a break and reflect on the moments that made me grow as an actor.”

“I think I’m attracted to characters that are complex or possess certain flaws. I think everyone can relate to a flawed character. If a character is too perfect, it seems inauthentic.”

“My perception of love hasn’t changed. I always think that I should give 100 percent to the person I love.”

“Apart from romantic love, I think family love also has a profound effect on a person. My mother has had a huge influence in my life and encouraged me to have a positive attitude.”

Pics of Nam Joo Hyuk

1. Joo Hyuk can rock any outfit

Nam Joo Hyuk - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. Looking absolutely adorable posing with his dogs

Nam Joo Hyuk - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. He makes a great model

Nam Joo Hyuk - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. His face is flawless

Korean Actor - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

5. Joo Hyuk is looking cool and mysterious in this shoot

Korean Actor - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career


Who is Nam Joo Hyuk?

He is a South Korean actor and model.

Who is Nam Joo Hyuk’s real name?

His real name is Nam Joo Hyuk (남주혁).

What makes Nam Joo Hyuk famous?

He became famous as soon as he debuted with Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), followed by other drama series such as Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016), Start Up (2020), and Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022).

Where is Nam Joo Hyuk from?

He was born in Busan, South Korea.

How old is Nam Joo Hyuk?

He was born in 1994, and he is 30 years old as of 2024.

When does Nam Joo Hyuk celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 22nd of every February.

How tall is Nam Joo Hyuk?

His height is 6’2″ or 188 cm.

Who are Nam Joo Hyuk’s parents?

He did not reveal the names of his father and mother.

Is Nam Joo Hyuk married?

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

Who is Nam Joo Hyuk’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is Lee Sung Kyung.

How rich is Nam Joo Hyuk?

His net worth is around $7 million to $15 million. 

What is Nam Joo Hyuk’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

Nam Joo Hyuk had to rethink his dream after suffering injury in basketball. His strong determination enables him to be a successful actor.