All You Need to Know About Korean Rapper and Actor Kim Joon
Kim Joon is a South Korean rapper and actor from South Korea. He made his entertainment debut with the boy band T-Max in 2007 as a rapper and a songwriter. His acting debut started in 2009 when he joined the drama Boys Over Flowers as a member of F4 along with actors Lee Min-ho, Kim Hyun-joong, and Kim Bum. Some of T-Max’s songs were featured in the drama soundtrack such as “Paradise,” “Say Yes,” and “Wish You’re My Love.” His acting in the drama rose his name to stardom all over Asia.
From April 2009 to December 2010, Kim Joon was also a cast member on Invincible Baseball Team, a variety-reality show. He was chosen as MVP for several weeks. In June 2009, he was in the reality show Mnet Scandal, a reality show where a celebrity dates a non-celebrity for a week. In July 2009, he made his stage debut in the musical Youthful March along with T-Max co-member Park Yun-hwa.
In March 2010, Kim Joon starred in the mobile drama Pygmalion’s Love along with Nao Minamisawa. The mobile drama was a Korean-Japanese co-production that aired on the Japanese mobile TV station BeeTV. In March 2011, he starred in the drama Detectives in Troubles as a detective who specialized in cyber-investigations but has trouble dealing with real-life cases because of his fear of corpses.
After being discharged from his military service, Kim Joon starred in the drama Endless Love (2014) along with Hwang Jung-eum, Ryu Soo-young, and Jung Kyung-ho. The drama was set from the 1970s to 1990s, an era of great political and economic upheaval in South Korea. In August 2014, he made his big-screen debut in the Japanese film Lupin the 3rd. The film is the second live-action film adaptation of the manga.
In 2015, Kim Joon became the male lead in the drama City of the Sun. He co-starred with Jung Min, Song Min-jung, and Jung Joo-yeon. The story is about a man who sticks to his principles while dealing with corruption at the construction company where he works. Kim Joon’s latest appearance was on the reality-variety show The Return of Superman along with his daughter in September 2018.
Full Profile of Kim Joon
- Birth name: Kim Hyung-joon (김형준)
- Stage name: Kim Joon (김준)
- Birthdate: February 3, 1984
- Birthplace: Gwacheon, Gyeonggi, South Korea
- Height: 183 cm
- Weight: 68 kg
- Star sign: Aquarius
- Blood Type: O
- Labels: CHANG Company
- Twitter: @kj0203
- Instagram: @kimj0203
Surprisingly Facts About Kim Joon
- In 2009, he endorsed Samsung Anycall Haptic Pop with Kim Hyun-joong and Kim Bum.
- In 2009, he endorsed the clothing brand Omphalos with Gook Ji-yoon.
- In November 2009, he tested positive for H1N1 and had to cancel a fan meeting event in the Philippines.
- He is a model for several magazines such as W, Sure, Brokore Japan, Teen Girl Philippines, Ceci, Midnight Blues in Style, Play, and Pygmalion’s Love.
- His hobbies are online games and basketball.
- His skill is snowboarding.
- He graduated from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies with a major in biochemistry, Japanese, and global culture contents.
- He likes to comment on fans’ posts with funny words.
- He has been idolizing singer Seo Taiji since childhood.
- His cellphone is a mandatory item that must be in his bag and carried wherever he goes. According to him, cell phones are more important than wallets.
- He is often nicknamed The Second Jang Dong-gun because his face is similar.
- He confessed he is sometimes still embarrassed when he sees his own acting on TV.
- When dating, he prefers to write letters instead of texting or sending e-mails to express his feelings. According to him, letters are the best medium to express feelings.
Kim Joon’s Discography
- T-Max – Born to the MAX (2010)
- T-Max – Single Collection (2009)
- T-Max – “Blooming” (2007)
- T-Max – “Lion Heart” (2007)
- T-Max – “Run to You” (2008), contains single “My Love”
- T-Max – “Love Parade” (2009), contains single “Want”
- T-Max – “She Was Crying” (2011)
Boys Over Flowers OST 1 & 2 (2009)
- T-Max – “Paradise” (Opening Theme)
- T-Max – “Say Yes!”
- T-Max – “Wish Ur My Love”
- T-Max – “Fight the Bad Feeling”
F4 Special Edition (2009)
- T-Max – “Bang Bang Boom”
- “Empty Bet” (Kim Joon feat Jo-han)
- T-Max – “Fight the Bad Feeling (Club Version)”
- T-Max – “Fight the Bad Feeling (Ballad Version)”
- T-Max – “Fight the Bad Feeling (Dance Version)”
Anycall HAPTIC MISSION (2009)
- “Talk in Love” (Kim Joon feat. Son Dam-bi)
- “Mission No. 4” (Son Dam-bi feat. Kim Joon and Kim Hyun-joong)
- “Rolling Callin Darling” (Son Dam-bi feat. Kim Joon and Kim Hyun-joong)
Master of Study OST (2010)
- T-Max – “For Once”
Detectives in Trouble OST (2011)
- T-Max – “Believe”
- T-Max – “Joy & Pain” feat. DJ DOC
- T-Max – “At the End of the World”
- T-Max – “Motto Paradise” (2009)
Kim Joon’s Filmography
|2009||Boys Over Flowers||Song Woo-bin||KBS2|
|Let’s Sleep Here Tonight||Himself||MDC15|
|Invincible Baseball||Best Player 7||KBS2|
|2011||Detectives in Trouble||Shin Dong-jin||KBS2|
|2014||Endless Love||Kim Tae-gyeong||SBS|
|2015||City of the Sun||Kang Tae-yang||MBC Dramanet|
|2014||Lupin III||Pierre||Japanese film|
Kim Joon’s Awards and Nomination
- 2010 Presidential Award for Content Award
- 2010 Invincible Baseball Player Award
- 2010 Ambassador for Tourism Award
- 2009 Andre Kim Awards Male Star Award
- 2009 Hallyu Stars Award with T-max