Kim Joon

Kim Joon (born Kim Hyung Joon on February 3, 1984 in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea), is a South Korean rapper, actor and model put to stardom with his portrayal as Song Woo Bin, one of the famous F4 in KBS2's 2009 hit drama Boys Over Flowers.

Prior to the F4 fame, Kim Joon was already known as a member of K-pop group T-Max, who first debuted in 2007. He is the rapper of the group and also writes the raps himself. Their song entitled "Paradise" was featured in the first edition of the Boys Over Flowers' soundtrack. Other songs of T-Max that were featured in the subsequent editions of the Boys Over Flowers' Original Soundtrack were "Say Yes," "Wish You're My Love","Fight The Bad Feeling," and "Bang Bang Boom." Kim Joon also had a single in the soundtrack entitled "To Empty Out" with Kim Jo Han. He also had his solo song "Jun Be O.K.", written by himself, with Kim Hyun Joong doing a cameo appearance in the MV of the said song.

In addition after Kim Joon's stardom, T-MAX took part of many OST for dramas and movies. From April 2009 to December 2010, Kim Joon was a permanent cast of “Invincible Baseball Team”, a KBS 2TV program which aired during Saturday Challenges and was chosen as MVP for several weeks. Thanks to “Invincible Baseball Team” Joon cultivated friendships with some of Korea's top celebrities among them his idol DJ DOC. On June 2009, he took part on the Mnet variety show "Mnet Scandal", a show where a celebrity will go out with a non-celebrity for a week, on the end Joon decided to not keep dating his partner . Aside from guesting on several variety shows, on July 2009, he took on a theatrical role in the musical Youthful March.On November 26, 2009 he tested positive for H1N1; although, he made a speedy recovery his agency was forced to cancel a 2D1N trip to the Philippines for a fanmeeting on the 30th.

Kim Joon starred in a mobile drama along side Nao Minamisawa titled Pygmalion’s Love, a joint Korea-Japan production broadcasted on Japanese Mobile TV station BeeTV, which reached #1 mobile drama in Japan and was shown on March 2010. On May 2010, T-MAX had their comeback stage with "Don’t Be Rude" which was also quite popular as a song for the World Cup. "Don’t Be Rude" was the first single from their studio album "Born To The Max". "Words That I Can Say" was the song they promoted as a follow up single, with Korean actors Oh Ji Ho, Yoon So Yi & Kim Joon himself starring in the MV of the song.

He is currently staring on the new KBS2's drama “Homicide Division” where he plays detective ‘Shin Dongjin,’ who specializes in cyber investigations, but has trouble dealing with real-life cases because of his fear of corpses.Upon the sight of one, he’ll habitually faint, much to the criticisms of those he works with, but one of his biggest charms is his ability to make others laugh, even in serious situations.

Starting March 2011, Kim Joon will be studying to earn his master’s degree on Global Culture Content at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. A representative of his agency commented, “Kim Joon has taken an interest in spreading Korean culture after he was able to meet with various international fans and after being named as an honorany ambassador of Global Tourism Etiquette. He wants to study the production of Hallyu culture content and its spread on a deeper level.”

His group, T-Max, is currently preparing for their comeback album and entrance to the Japanese market, set for the first half of 2011.On May 16 KBS2 Kim Joon appeared on ’1 vs. 100′ to raise funds for the establishment of ‘invincible baseball’ team, his members also has appeared.

Rounds 1 and 2, he was on the final 2.. but in the end failed. He showed off his knowledge in sports, literature and in various fields. He is truly a man with good looks and brains. Though their/his tight schedule he still managed to read books for past time. Though he got eliminated and the prize slipped off his hand, he still had the best experience on the joon has proven that he is not only a man with truly good looks but also a man with brains.

Forgetting the feelings I have for someone
is one of the things that could never be easy.

After a long time of loving, here I am now
Trying to forget, but still loving in silence.

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