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Nam Joohyuk (Nam Joo Hyuk)

Actor Nam Joohyuk Profile, Facts, and TMI

Nam Joohyuk Profile

  • Birth Name: 남주혁 (Nam Joohyuk)
  • Stage Name: Nam Joohyuk
  • 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 Joohyuk Facts & TMI

  • Nam Joohyuk 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 Joohyuk 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 Joohyuk 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 Joohyuk also started wearing braces when he was 20.
  • After KPLUS merged with YG Entertainment, Nam Joohyuk became an artist under both agencies.
  • In April 2020, he left YG Entertainment and joined Management SOOP.
  • Nam Joohyuk first gaining 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 Joohyuk in Akdong Musician’s MV.
  • Nam Joohyuk 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 Joohyuk’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 Insung (and his actor gang) after the two co-stars in ‘The Great Battle’.
  • He dated actress and labelmate Lee Sungkyung in 2017.


‘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/ 2021)
‘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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