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Seoul, South Korea
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Seoul, South Korea

Hong Jong-hyun is a South Korean model and actor best known for his role in the successful TV show ‘Vampire Idol,’ which premiered in 2011. Other well-known South Korean TV shows in which he has appeared include ‘Jeon Woo Chi’ and ‘Dating Agency: Cyrano.’ After a long road of runaway-walks and struggle, Hong Jong-hyun made his modeling debut in 2007 and his acting debut in 2008. The model-turned-actor, who is recognized for having a pleasant attitude and leading a humble lifestyle, has a worldwide fan base. In the entertainment business, his to-die-for features and lovable demeanor have garnered him a lot of attention and notoriety. Hong is a fantastic rapper and singer in addition to being an actor. In an episode of ‘Running Man,’ he demonstrated his excellent singing/rapping abilities. Despite being a rapper, his preferred genre of music is slow jam. He has acted in films such as ‘A Frozen Flower,’ ‘Lovers,’ and ‘Be with Me,’ among others. His film career appears to be only getting better with time. He has also received numerous prizes and honours during his modeling career. Aside from performing, Hong enjoys animals, nature, and extreme activities.

A Career in Television

In 2008, he made his television debut on the ETN network’s ‘Hip My Life.’ He also starred in music videos for ‘Epitone Project’ and ‘Sentimental Scenery’, including ‘I Hurt That Person’ and ‘This is Not a Love Song.’ He made an appearance on MBC Every1’s ‘Now Is The Era of Flower Boys’ in 2009. He made an appearance on the SBS show ‘Oh!’ in 2010. Greetings, Lady! ‘Park-Jinh-ho,’ in which he played Park-Jinh-ho. He also played Min Ho-su in ‘Jungle Fish 2.’ He starred as Lee Jae-kyu in ‘White Christmas,’ Crown Prince Yi San in ‘Warrior Baek Dong-soo,’ and Jong-hyun in MBN’s blockbuster series,’ Vampire Idol,’ in 2011. Hong’s role in ‘Vampire Idol’ was well-known, and the public adored him.

His roles as Seo Yoon yi in ‘Wild Romance’ and Seo Chan-hwl in ‘Jeon Woo Chi’ gave him a household name in 2012, and his fan base began to develop as a result of these roles. In 2013, he starred in a new series called ‘Dating Agency: Cyrano,’ in which he played Moo-jin and rapidly became a fan favorite. He also appeared in the music videos for Double K. Feat Michelle Lee’s ‘Rewind’ and 2NE1’s ‘Falling in Love.’ He made his acting debut in MBC’s ‘Mama’ in 2014, portraying Gu Ji-sub. He also joined the cast of the same network’s ‘We Got Married: Season 4’ alongside Kim Yura. He received a lot of media attention for his love life as a result of the series.

In the TV series ‘Her Lovely Heels,’ he collaborated with Han Seung Yeon. He also starred alongside Lee Soo-hyuk and Nana in Seasons 1 and 2 of OnStyle’s ‘Style Log’ in 2013 and 2014. He joined SBS’ ‘Inkigayo’ as a primary cast member in 2014-15, alongside Kim Yoo-jung, Hwang Kwanghee, and Jackson Wang. His other music videos include Hong Dae-‘No Kwang’s Answer,’ Yoon Hyun-‘Time Sang’s Forgets,’ and Snuper’s ‘Shall We Dance.’ In 2016, he appeared as Wang Yo in ‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’ and as a cast member in ‘Law of the Jungle- Panama.’ He also had an appearance in Season 7 of ‘Top Gear Korea.’ He portrayed Wang Rin in the 2017 film ‘The King in Love.’ His following show, ‘Ivory Tower,’ has yet to be broadcast.

Modeling & Early Career

Hong began his career as a model, demonstrating his runaway talents in an episode of ‘SNSD Factory Girl,’ and went on to work as a model for labels such as Calvin Klein and New Balance. He’s also won a slew of prizes for his fashion sense and out-and-out performance. In 2008, he made his acting debut.

A Career in Film

He made his film debut in 2008 with the film ‘Lovers,’ in which he played Tom. He also appeared in the film ‘A Frozen Flower,’ in which he played King’s men. He portrayed Joon-seo in the 2009 film ‘One Step More to the Sea.’ The next year, he showed off his acting abilities in the film ‘Ghost (Be With Me),’ in which he played Jae-young and did an excellent job in the role. In 2015, he starred in ‘Enemies in Law’ and ‘Alice: A Boy From Wonderland,’ in which he played ‘Hwan.’ The audience praised him for his performance in the latter.

Achievements & Awards

At the MBC Drama Awards in 2014, he was nominated for ‘Mama’ in the ‘Best New Actor’ category. In 2016, he received another nomination for ‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’ in the ‘Award for Excellency for Best Actor in Fantasy Drama’ category at the ‘SBS Drama Awards.’ He earned the ‘Best Dressed Model’ award at the ‘Korea’s Best Dressed Swarn Awards’ in 2011.

He was named ‘The Star of the Year’ at the ‘MBC Entertainment Awards’ in 2014 for his role in ‘We Got Married.’
At the 9th Cable TV Broadcasting Awards in 2015, he and Han Seung-yeon got ‘The Best Couple Award’ for ‘Her Lovely Heels.’ At the ’10th Asia Model Festival Awards,’ he was also named ‘The New Star.’ He was named ‘The Most Popular’ at the ‘Korea Film Directors Society Awards’ in 2016.

Personal History and Legacy

He is a vehicle enthusiast, and drifting is one of his favorite activities. Basketball and baseball are two of his favorite sports. Because he adored animals, he aspired to be a veterinarian. Kim Woo Bin, a fellow actor, is a close buddy of his.

Estimated Net Worth

Hong Jong-hyun is one of the wealthiest TV actors and one of the most popular. Hong Jong-net hyun’s worth is estimated to be $5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.