Hyun Bin

  • I. Introduction

    Hyun Bin, born Kim Tae-pyung on September 25, 1982, first gained wide recognition for his role in the 2005 romantic comedy television drama My Name is Kim Sam-soon. Since then, he has appeared in leading roles in other successful television shows including: Secret Garden, Memories of the Alhambra and Crash Landing on You. Hyun Bin's popularity was further widened by starring in a series of box office hits such as Confidential Assignment, The Swindlers and The Negotiation as well as Rampant. The success of Hyun Bin's works internationally established him as a Top star. He is one of the highest paid actors in South Korea.

    Hyun Bin drew praise from critics for his performance in melodrama film Late Autumn, which was screened at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival. Throughout his career, he has been nominated for many awards, including five at the Baeksang Arts Awards, and won various acting recognition, including the Grand Prize (Daesang) for TV at the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards.

    In January 2016, Hyun set up his own agency, VAST Entertainment, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Kakao M three years later.

    In 2020, Hyun starred as a NIS agent in the thriller film The Point Men, directed by Yim Soon-rye.

    II. Filmography

    Year Title Role
    2002 Shower Hong-kyu
    2004 Spin Kick Lee Min-gyu
    2005 Daddy Long Legs Hyung-joon
    2006 A Millionaire's First Love Kang Jae-kyung
    2009 I Am Happy Jo Man-soo
    2011 Late Autumn

    ... Come Rain, Come Shine Hwang Ji-seok
    ... Tears of Africa Narrator (documentary)
    2014 The Fatal Encounter King Jeongjo
    2017 Confidential Assignment

    Im Cheol-ryung
    ... The Swindlers

    Hwang Ji-sung
    2018 The Negotiation

    Min Tae-gu
    ... Rampant

    Lee Chung
    2021 The Point Men Dae-sik
    TBA Confidential Assignment 2 Im Cheol-ryung

    III. Television Series

    Year Title Role Network
    2003 Bodyguard Stalker KBS2
    2004 Nonstop 4 Himself MBC
    ... Ireland Kang Gook ...
    2005 My Lovely Sam Soon

    Hyun Jin-heon ...
    ... Nonstop 5 Himself ...
    2006-07 The Snow Queen Han Tae-woong KBS2
    2008 Worlds Within Jung Ji-oh ...
    2009 Friend, Our Legend Han Dong-soo MBC
    2010-11 Secret Garden

    Kim Joo-won SBS
    2015 Hyde Jekyll, Me Gu Seo-jin/Robin ...
    2018-19 Memories of the Alhambra

    Yoo Jin-woo tvN
    2019-20 Crash Landing on You

    Ri Jung-hyuk ...

    IV. Television Shows

    Year Title Role Network
    2010-11 Tears of Africa Narrator MBC
    2012 Tears of the Earth - from the North Pole to the South Pole ... ...

    V. Accolades

    Year Award Category Nominated Work
    2004 MBC Entertainment Awards Special Award, TV Actor category Nonstop 4
    ... ... Best New Actor Ireland
    2005 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor My Name Is Kim Sam-soon
    ... ... Popularity Award ...
    ... ... Best Couple Award with Kim Sun-a ...
    2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor – Film A Millionaire's First Love
    ... KBS Drama Awards Popularity Award The Snow Queen
    ... ... Netizen Award ...
    ... ... Best Couple Award with Sung Yu-ri ...
    2010 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special Secret Garden
    ... ... Top 10 Stars ...
    ... ... Netizen Popularity Award ...
    ... ... Best Couple Award with Ha Ji-won ...
    2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards Grand Prize – Television ...
    2014 18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Producer's Choice Award N/A
    2017 6th Korea Film Actors Association Awards Top Star Award Confidential Assignment, The Swindlers
    2020 56th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor Crash Landing on You
    ... Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards Presidential Citation Award ...
    ... 7th APAN Star Awards Grand Prize ...
    ... Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards Most Popular Korean Artist N/A


    On March 7, 2011, Hyun began his 21-month mandatory military service as a soldier in the Marine Corps. He volunteered to serve in the Marine Corps, said to be the toughest branch of the Korean military, as he had a good impression of the Marines. He was discharged on December 6, 2012, and was awarded the Secretary of Defense Award and the Marine Corps Commandant Commendation for being an exemplary soldier.