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Kim Joon: A Complete Package
Model. Actor. Rapper. University Student.
He is NOT just another handsome face in this industry. But there's more to his striking exterior than meets the eye.
If you want to know more about Kim Joon, you've come to the perfect place.
This lens is ALL ABOUT KIM JOON.
Kim Joon is a South Korean rapper and actor who became popular for his role as Song Woo Bin in the hit Korean Drama, Boys Over Flowers He is also a member of the Korean boy group, T-Max.
Kim Joon's latest drama, Homicide (aka Crime Squad) was aired on March 7, 2011.
Who is Kim Joon? - A short background...
Kim Joon is considered as one of the "academic elite stars" in the entertainment world of South Korea. He is currently majoring in Biochemistry in Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.
Joon rose to fame through his role as Song Woobin in the KBS drama, Boys Over Flowers.
His group also sung the soundtrack of MBC drama "The Return of Iljimae"
Kim Joon | Fast Facts
Learn the basics about this cool guy
Name: Kim Joon (Kim Jun)
Real name: Kim Hyung Joon (Kim Hyeong Jun)
Profession: Singer and actor
Star sign: Aquarius
Blood type: O
Talent agency: 2step Entertainment
Hobby : playing computer game online, basketball
Education: Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Kpop group: T-Max
Hobbies: Online games, basketball
Kim Joon's Official Profiles | Twitter | Nate
Photos of Kim Joon and the Cast of Detective in Troube (Crime Squad) - cr. Crime SquadClick thumbnail to view full-size
An Interview With Kim Joon - Written by Yoon Hee-sung
Published January 21, 2009
Written by Yoon Hee-sung
My name is: Kim Joon. Birth name Kim Hyung-joon. When I started as an actor, I changed my name a little; not a big change, but something to make it easier to remember. I grew accustomed to it right away because my T-Max bandmates always call me "Joon!"
I was born on February 2, 1984. In Boys Before Flowers, I appear in a lot of scenes with [Kim] Bum, and we're five years apart in age. I've always been the youngest, but all of a sudden I became the eldest, which was awkward. [Laughs]
About T-Max, rapping, and training for a kpop music career -
I recall my stage debut as a singer vividly. It was July of 2007, and the first performance was a live broadcast. I was in the middle, and the choreography started, but I was so nervous I lost my rhythm. Thinking of all the practice I'd put in till that point, I did cry a little offstage.
To become a singer, I was a trainee for about four or five years. There were lots of times when (Shin) Min-chul hyung and I rehearsed together and did guide recordings [demo recordings] for the songs written by the songwriter hyungs in the office. That experience really helped a lot. After (Park) Yoon-hwa joined, the three of us debuted about two years later as T-Max. Maybe it's because we went through tough times together, but the three of us are as close as blood brothers.
Because I don't have an optimistic personality, it's difficult for me to take charge proactively. I became a singer after going to a songwriter hyung's office and learning from him, and I auditioned for the drama on my management's encouragement. However, when I decide to do something, I think of what I have to do to achieve that.
The other members knew I had auditioned for Boys Before Flowers, but we found out about my being cast in a newspaper report. I didn't want to tell them when it wasn't confirmed, so throughout the process I didn't say anything.
I'm called an old soul a lot. I can't do this now that I'm so busy, but when I was younger I read a lot of books, and I've always been an overthinker. [Laughs]
Through writing rap lyrics myself, within the limited time and restrictions, I tend to choose words to convey as much as possible. It's also a habit of mine to pay close attention to the words and expressions I use.
My voice is low, and combined with a bit of a nasal tone, my enunciation isn't that good. But as I practiced rapping, I've learned to cover up the worst parts of my enunciation, by accentuating certain parts or emphasizing others. That kind of work as a singer also helps with acting.
Kim joon's Solo PhotosClick thumbnail to view full-size
Kim Joon raps and sings
for different Korean Drama soundtracks
T-Max Sings "Fight the Bad Feeling" - This song is included in the Original Soundtrack of Boys Over Flowers
Did you know that...
Kim Joon is a member of the Korean group, T-Max?