6 Things You Didn’t Know About Birthday Boy Kim Hyun Joong

Happy birthday to Kim Hyun Joong, one of our favorite Korean singer-actors, who was born on June 6, 1986!



The actor got his start as the lead rapper in the boyband SS501 before gaining worldwide fame with his appearances in the Korean dramas “Boys Over Flowers” and “Playful Kiss.” Not to mention his most recent star turn in the hit drama “Inspiring Generation”!

Want to know even more? Check out some fun facts about the birthday boy!


He Is 6 Feet Tall

Kim Hyun Joon’s height is just one of the reasons he stands out on screen. While acting, many of his female co-stars have had to stand on platforms even when wearing heels next to him!

Kim Hyun Joong on set of ‘Playful Kiss
with Jung So Min

He Plays Soccer in a Charity League 

The actor makes time to play soccer with a charity team called FC Men.


He Cheated Death in a Motorcycle Accident 

In 2010 while driving on a road in Seoul’s Gangnam district, Kim Hyun Joong was driving his motorcycle with a friend and was hit from behind by another vehicle.

The near-fatal accident left the star with major injuries to his shoulder and visible scars.













He Can Sleep Anywhere

His bandmates in SS501 say the star is notorious for being able to fall asleep anywhere and is a deep sleeper.


He Has a Scar on His Face From Working Construction 

Even stars have to start somewhere! Before he was a famous member of the F-4 in “Boys Over Flowers” and getting into fights with gang leaders in “Inspiring Generation,” he worked in construction as a teenager!


He Wants to Be Married by Age 30

That’s only two years away! Hey, Kim Hyun Joong, we’re available — just saying! :)