Kim Jeong Hoon Profile
Name: 김정훈 / Kim Jeong Hoon (Kim Jung Hoon)
Also known as: John Hoon
Profession: Actor, singer and model
Star sign: Aquarius
Blood type: AB
Family: An older brother and an older sister
Kim Jeong Hoon Biography
Kim Jeong Hoon (born January 20, 1980), also known in Japan as "John Hoon", is a South Korean singer and actor. He initially rose to fame as a member of Korean duo UN debuting with the single Voice Mail in 2000. After the duo disbanded in 2005, his fame increased as an actor starring in Goong, a drama based on comic book of the same name.
Initially pursuing a career in dentistry, he debuted as a member of Korean duo UN in 1999, an acronym for "United N-generation". After six years of success, the duo officially announced that they are disbanding in September 2005, and Kim announced that he was going to pursue an acting career instead. He had stated that considering the conditions of the Korean music industry prevented him from pursuing music he truly wanted to do. He didn't realize that he would become an actor and singer. He wanted to be a laboratory researcher. By 2005 he had already begun starring in Korean dramas, such as sitcom Orange and 남과 여 (A Man and a Woman) in 2004. He had said his final dream is to become a renowned movie director.
Kim also became famous for his academic performance when his high school report cards have revealed that he received A's in every subject thus making him the top of his class and also among the peers in his grade. He was also said to have an IQ of a very high 146, just 4 points away from Einstein. In 1998, he was accepted to prestigious Seoul National University where he studied dentistry. However, he dropped out in 2003 when he determined that dentistry would not help him in his career. He is now a senior in Chung-Ang University where he majors acting.