Joo Ji Hoon is a South Korean actor managed by H& Entertainment. His first leading role was in the 2006 television series “Princess Hours”. Ju debuted as a model, in advertisements for clothing brands such as Calvin Klein, Levi’s, and Reebok. Ju’s debut drama was “Old Love”, but it was in 2006’s “Princess Hours”, that he was recognized as an actor, for which he won Best New Actor at the MBC Drama Awards.
In 2009, Joo was banned from appearing on the three major broadcasters MBC, KBS, and EBS after being found guilty of using ecstasy and ketamine. He was sentenced to six months of jail time, suspended for one year, 120 hours of community service, and a fine of ₩360,000. The ban at MBC was lifted in 2013 while the other two lifted the ban in 2019.