Kim Joo Hyuk Biography, Wiki, Childhood, Education, Career, Awards, Death & Net Worth

Biography of Kim Joo Hyuk

Kim Joo Hyuk was a popular South Korean actor in film and television. He was the former cast member of popular TV variety program ‘2 Days 1 Night’. In addition to this, Joo Hyuk was recognized amongst the Korean industry as a successful actor with exceptional acting ability and a humble personality. He remained active as an actor until his death on October 30, 2017, when he met in a car accident and died in Seoul, South Korea.

Childhood, Education & Early Life

Joo Hyuk was born in Seoul, South Korea on October 3rd, 1972, to an average Korean family. He is the son of actor Kim Mu-saeng. Similarly, both he and his father have played real-life court physician Heo Jun. However, his childhood and family life are kept private from the public.

About his educational background, he attended Youngdong High School. Later on, he attended the Dongguk University- Department of Theatre and Film, Seoul South.



Joo Hyuk debuted as an actor in the TV series ‘Letter Written on a Cloudy Day’ (1998). Later on, he debuted as a professional actor in the film ‘Say Yes’ (2001) and went on to act on numerous other movies and dramas. Similarly, some of the dramas he worked are ‘KAIST’, ‘Tango’, ‘Can Anyone Love?’, ‘Lovers in Prague’, ‘Argon’, etc.  Aside from dramas and movies, Kim is also known for his variety of sense. In addition to this, he was also a former cast member of SBS’ variety show ‘2D1N’


Joo Hyuk has received praise for his incredible acting performance. He also received several awards during his mega-successful career. The awards include 2005 22nd Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards, 2005 SBS Drama Awards, and 2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards. Likewise, he also was awarded the 2008 29th Blue Dragon Film Awards, 2014-2015 KBS Entertainment Awards and several others.


On October 30, 2017, Kim Joo Hyuk met with an accident that took his life. It reportedly took place in Samseong-dong, Gangnam District, Seoul, South Korea. Furthermore, according to the medical report, he had a heart attack when the accident occurred but later police report revealed that his cause of death was a head injury. Moreover, his death caused the loss of a great actor and a humble celebrity.

Net Worth

Kim Joo Hyuk earned a decent amount of wealth from his successful professional acting career. However, his net worth is currently unavailable.


  • Name: Kim Joo Hyuk
  • Others Name: Kim Ju-Hyeok
  • Birthday: October 3rd, 1972
  • Sun Sign: Libra
  • Height: 5’11” (180 cm)
  • Birthplace: Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Famous As: Actor
  • Father: Kim Mu-saeng
  • Mother: Kim Ui-sook
  • Death: October 30th, 2017
  • Death-place: Seoul, South Korea
  • Years Active: 2098-2017
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