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Nam Joo Hyuk (Nam Joohyuk)

Actor Nam Joo Hyuk Profile, Facts, and TMI

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Nam Joo Hyuk Profile

  • Birth Name: 남주혁 (Nam Joo Hyuk)
  • Stage Name: Nam Joo Hyuk
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1994.02.22
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Chinese Zodiac: Dog
  • Height: 187 cm (6’13”)
  • Weight: 75 kg (165.3 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Agency: Management SOOP
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram, Fancafe, Weibo

Nam Joo Hyuk Facts & TMI

  • Nam Joo Hyuk was born and grew up in Busan.
  • He is an only son.
  • He is a Christian.
  • He is raising two puppies Gaeul and Gobsoon.
  • He moved to Suwon when he was in middle school.
  • He graduated with a specialized degree in Modeling and Acting, Seoul  Hoseo Art College.
  • He was a basketball player during his middle school days.
  • Before trying modeling, he aspired to be a basketball player.
  • He stopped playing basketball due to injuries.
  • With his height, people around him always recommended Joo Hyuk to try modeling.
  • After quitting basketball, he finally made his mind to be a professional model during 1st grade of high school.
  • At the age of 20, Nam Joo Hyuk applied for the “One Day Model Experience” organized by Seoul Hoseo Arts School and sponsored by KPLUS at the time, and was awarded a three-month scholarship at KPLUS Model Academy. While attending the academy he signed an exclusive contract with KPLUS. After that, he enrolled at Seoul Hoseo Art Institute.
  • He made an official debut as a runway model for Songzio Homme at Seoul Fashion Week 2014 S/S.
  • He saw Jang Kiyong managed to do modeling even when he was wearing braces, Nam Joo Hyuk also started wearing braces when he was 20.
  • After KPLUS merged with YG Entertainment, Nam Joo Hyuk became an artist under both agencies.
  • In April 2020, he left YG Entertainment and joined Management SOOP.
  • Nam Joo Hyuk first gained attention by starring in Akdong Musician’s MV for ‘200%’ and ‘Give Love’.
  • He then appeared in JTBC variety show ‘Welcome Back to School’ with singer Kangnam.
  • He made a drama debut on tvN’s ‘Idle Mermaid’ in 2014. It was revealed that he was casted for the role after the director saw Joo Hyuk in Akdong Musician’s MV.
  • Nam Joo Hyuk got his first lead role in KBS2 drama ‘Who Are You, School 2015’.
  • He was awarded Best New Actor at Baeksang Arts Awards 2018 for his role in the movie ‘The Great Battle’.
  • Nam Joo Hyuk’s MBTI type is INFJ.
  • When he was still in middle school he got 135 for his IQ test.
  • He was already 184 cm tall in 3rd grade of middle school.
  • He said that he grew 30 cm in the span of two years.
  • He is a supporter of KBO team Lotte Giants.
  • He was a big fan of the variety show ‘Infinite Challenge’.
  • He was brought up in an economically poor family.
  • He loves Pocari Sweat.
  • He is quite good at singing as shown during his guesting appearance on the talk show ‘Radio Star’.
  • He is a homebody. He loves watching movies or playing games on his day off.
  • He became close to Jo In Sung (and his actor gang that comprises Cha Tae Hyun, Lee Kwang Soo, Do Kyung Soo, Kim Ki Bang, Lim Joo Hwan, Kim Woo Bin) after the two co-stars in ‘The Great Battle’.
  • He dated actress and former labelmate at YG Lee Sung Kyung in 2017. The two broke up shortly after.


‘The Great Battle’ as Samool (2018)
‘Josée’ as Youngseok (2020)
‘Remember’ (TBA)

Television Series

‘The Idle Mermaid’ as Park Daebak (tvN/ 2014)
‘Who Are You: School 2015’ as Han Yian (KBS2/ 2015)
‘Glamorous Temptation’ as Young Jin Hyungwoo (MBC/ 2015)
‘Cheese in the Trap’ as Kwon Euntaek (tvN/ 2016)
‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’ as 13th Prince Baekah (SBS/ 2016)
‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bokjoo’ as Jung Joonhyung (MBC/ 2016)
‘The Bride of Habaek’ as Habaek (tvN/ 2017)
‘Dazzling’ as Lee Joonha (JTBC/ 2019)
‘The School Nurse Files’ as Hong Inpyo (Netflix/ 2020)
‘Start-Up’ as Nam Dosan (tvN/ 2020)
Twenty-Five Twenty-One‘ as Baek Yijin (tvN/ 2022)
‘Here’ (TBA)


‘200%’ by Akdong Musician (2014)
‘Give Love’ by Akdong Musician (2014)
‘CHOCOLATE’ by Kangnam ft. San.E (2015)
‘When It Snows’ by 1415 (2018)

Variety Show

‘Off to School’ (JTBC/ 2014-2015/ Fixed cast)
‘Tasty Road Season 5’ (Olive TV/ 2014/ Fixed cast)
‘SNL Korea 5’ (tvN/ 2014/ Guest)
‘Running Man’ (SBS/ 2015/ Guest, episode 230)
‘Celebrity Bromance Season 4’ (MBC/ 2016/ Fixed cast)
‘Three Meals a Day: Gochang Village’ (tvN/ 2016/ Fixed cast)
‘My Ear’s Candy’ (tvN/ 2016/ Guest, episode 4)
‘Infinite Challenge’ (MBC/ 2017/ Guest, episode 541)
‘Radio Star’ (MBC/ 2018/ Guest, episode 582~583)
‘Coffee Friends’ (tvN/ 2019/ Guest, episode 7~10)
‘Three Meals a Day: Sanchon Village’ (tvN/ 2019/ Guest, episode 6~8)
‘Point of Omniscient Interfere’ (MBC/ 2020/ Guest, episode 133~134)
‘Unexpected Business’ (tvN/ 2021/ Guest, episode 5~7)

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