Kim Jung Hyun, born in Busan, is a South Korean actor managed by Story J Company. He majored in Acting at the Korea National University of Arts. After having acted in several musical theatre plays, Kim made his silver screen debut in the film “Overman”, which premiered at the 2015 Busan International Film Festival.
Kim made his small screen debut in the 2016 romance comedy “Don’t Dare to Dream.” He then starred in the historical drama “The Rebel”, which was a critical and commercial success, winning Kim the Best New Actor award at the 2017 MBC Drama Awards. He also played the male lead in KBS2’s teen series “School 2017”. The series earned him Best New Actor nominations at the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards, the 2017 KBS Drama Awards, and the 1st The Seoul Awards.
Later he starred in the MBC melodrama “Time”. Kim’s received critical praise for playing the drama’s principal character, a terminal patient with few months to live, but withdrew halfway through the series due to an “eating disorder and sleep disorder”.
Kim was previously diagnosed with anxiety disorder, panic disorder, sleep disorder, and having depressive episodes.