Sunday, October 24, 2010
Kim Hee Chul biography
Nickname: Cinderella (신데렐라), Alien, Yuri9doo, Kim Cherry, Heechul, Rella, Heenim 희님 (‘nim’ is a very honourable thing to call someone), Heebongie Hyung (Found by Yehsung), 꽃 (Flower – that’s why his fans are his ‘petals’), 김분홍 (Kim Pink), Snake (from the Zodiac), 김기복 (Kim Moodswing), Heerobbong (part of the Bbong brothers with Donghae and U-Know Yunho)
Real Name: Kim Hee Chul
Korean Name: 김희철 (Gim Huicheol, Kim Heechel)
Chinese Name: 金希澈 (Gam Xi Che)
Profession: Actor, Singer, Model, DJ, MC
Religion: atheist/agnostic (Rellagyo)
Birthplace: Hoengseong County, Kangwondo (강원도 횡성군); grew up in Wonju, Kangwondo (강원도 원주) where his parents still reside
Star Sign: Cancer
Chinese Horoscope: Pig & Water
Height: 179 cm/5′ 10.5″ in (stated in his 100Q/100A from August 26, 2007 that his height is actually 178 cm/5′ 10.1″)
Weight: 60 kg/132 lb (now a little more… lol)
Blood Type: AB
Favourite colour: Pink, red, black
Pet: a cat named HanJaeHeeBum (Hangeng, Jay, Heechul, Kibum / Russian Blue Cat since 11/11/06), a cat named Champagne (right now is with a neighbour / Siamese Cat 7/26/08), used to have Yamchae (Russian Blue cat given to him by fans from 7/13/05 to 11/3/05), but he ran away while Heechul was away for a few days filming.
Siblings: Older sister “Kim Heejin” (1982)
Trivia: He received his degree at Sangji Yongseo College at 2008 (Computer Data Analysis Major)
- Myungduk Preschool.
- Shinwoo Elementary School.
- Jinkwang Middle School.
- Wonjoogongup High School.
- Sangji Univerisity (Kangwondo).
Hobbies: writing poems, writing stories, computer games, drawing.
Favourite fruit: Chinese oranges，chocolate milk，egg
Favourite sport: He doesn’t likes any type of sport (doesn’t likes to sweat)
Casting: Starlight Casting System 2002
On a whim, Heechul searched the internet for entertainment companies and it so happened that SM was having open auditions so he went with his friends to Seoul to sightsee/audition. Being unfamiliar with the area, he got lost and missed the open audition hours. They told him that it was too late, but according to him, took one look at his face and changed their minds :) He was allowed to audition and was cast through SM Casting System in October 2002. He debuted as an actor on March 6, 2005 through the youth drama KBS’s “Banolim 2″ as Baek Jinwoo.
First Appearance: February 2005 KBS “Banolim 2″
- As actor – KBS “Banolim 2 (Sharp 2)” (March 6, 2005)
- As MC – KM “Show Music Tank” (July 29, 2005)
- As DJ – SBS radio “Kim Heechul and Park Heebon’s Youngstreet” (October 2005)
- As Singer – SBS “Inkigayo” with Super Junior (November 6, 2005)
- Lotte Pepero (September 2005)
- Oddugi ‘Ramen Bokki’ (October 2005)
- Spris (2006)
- 1677 Collect Call (2007)
- Sunkist Lemonade (2007)
- NII (2006-2007)
- IVY (2006-2008)
- Fino Yamaha (2008-2009)
- 12+ (2009)
Performance MV: “Magolpy – Bi Heng So Nyo”
It’s a friend of the vocalist from The TRAX (Jay Kim) and lived in an apartment with him and Donghae. In the album of The Trax Jay wrote, “My girlfriend, Rella HeeChul” in the acknowledgments. He likes to put nicknames from the characters of Disney. Was an MC at Young Street Radio.
Kim HeeChul is one of the thirteen members of Korean boyband Super Junior.
PRE – SUPER JUNIOR:
He was first discovered at Starlight Casting System 2002. Before he officially debuted as the member of Super Junior, he was put into a group with Kangin from Super Junior, Jaejoong from TVXQ , and Yunho (TVXQ) called “Four Seasons.” They were to represent the four seasons of the year. The prospective group never saw the light when the two members, Jaejoong and Yunho, became members of TVXQ which debuted in 2003. He still maintains a close friendship with Yunho. He made his first appearance on TV when he starred in the teen drama “Banolim 2.” He also appeared on television through modeling, acting, and VJing.
On November 6, 2005, Kim Heechul officially debuted on SBS “Inki Gayo” performing Super Junior’s first single “TWINS (Knock Out).”
Aside from singing, he also began to appear on numerous variety shows such as Vitamin, Sponge, Xman and Love Letter, and also had one of the leading roles in the sitcom “Rainbow Romance.” He can also be seen in advertisements for various Korean brands. He has also been a substitute MC for Andy of Shinhwa on SBS “Inki Gayo” on numerous occasions.
On August 10, 2006 Kim Heechul was involved in a car accident while heading back to Seoul from Mokpo, where he went to attend fellow Super Junior member Lee Donghae’s father’s funeral. The tires malfunctioned while his car attempted to switch lanes. From this accident, he fractured his femur and sustained several other injuries. He was advised to stop all activities for a period of 3 months.
He came out of the hospital in September but he did his comeback at 061125 in MKMF Awards.
He was active again with his group Super Junior and a subgroup, Super Junior T that debuted February 23, 2007 with the Trot “teuroteu” single “Rokkugeo!!!” (65 로꾸거; [KkoKuRoh (backwards) spelled backwards]) while he still has a few rods in his leg. He started performing with Super Junior as a whole (whose dance routines are more strenuous than those of Super Junior-T) in late April and early May. Heechul will also be a permanent host for SBS “Inki Gayo” with Korean actor Jang Geun Suk starting February 25, 2007. The remaining rods were removed in 2008.
In 2007 Super Junior released their second album Don’t Don, they did the “Super Show” tour and recorded their first movie “Attack on the pip-up boys”. He also started a new drama called “Golden Bride”.
At 2008 he continued with Super Junior, they visited Japan, did their second photobook “Boys at City Season2″ (at Tokyo) and the gorgeous “Super Show Encore”, while he was preparing to take a role at the musical “Xanadu”.
He got surgery again to remove the remaining rods at his leg and started with the musical.
Then, he got involved at various tv programs like “Joahseo, Good Daddy” and “Band of Brothers” with Kangin, Jungmo and Jay (last two from “The TRAX”).
In 2009 Super Junior recorded his 3º album and they started with the performances at TV again, making a stop to do the “Super Show II”.
Right now Heechul is taking part of a new drama “I love you ten million times” and also appearing in a few tv shows as a guest like in “Oppa Band”.
In October 2002, Heechul discovered SM Entertainment’s Starlight Casting System on a whim as he was researching on entertainment companies. Heechul and his friends traveled to Seoul to audition. As he was unfamiliar with the area, Heechul missed the open audition hours, but was casted anyways.
Along with Hero, U-Know, and future bandmate Kang-in, SM Entertainment placed them in a small project music group called Four Seasons, with each of the four members representing the four seasons of the year. The prospective group never came through; both Hero and U-Know were chosen to join another all-male singing group TVXQ, which debuted in December 2003. With two members gone, the idea of Four Seasons dropped. Heechul and Kang-in were then placed in Super Junior along with ten other trainees under the same company. This project group managed through well, and they debuted two years later in November 6, 2005 under the name Super Junior 05, the first generation of Super Junior.
In early 2006, SM Entertainment was beginning to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation, Super Junior 06, with Heechul still as an undergraduate member of Super Junior. However, plans changed when the company added in a thirteenth member Kyuhyun, and the company declared a halt in forming future Super Junior generations. The group dropped the suffix “05″ and became officially credited as Super Junior. The re-polished group hit it big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer in 2006, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts until the release of “Sorry, Sorry” in March 2009. However, setbacks occurred for the promotions of “U” in the latter half of the year when Heechul suffered a major injury from a car accident that occurred on August 10, 2006, when he was heading back to Seoul from Mokpo, where he went to attend the father of Donghae’s funeral. The tires malfunctioned while his car attempted to switch lanes. From this accident, he fractured five places on his left leg including his femur, knee, and ankle which required a 6-hour surgery and sustained several other injuries including a tear to his tongue which required stitches. He was advised to stop all activities for a period of twelve weeks. He was released from the hospital on September 13, 2006 and received out patient care. He returned to the hospital to have a second surgery to remove some of the iron rods in his leg on October 10 and briefly returned to work in late October to film the final three episodes of the MBC youth sitcom Rainbow Romance while still in a cast and wheelchair. It wasn’t until late December when Heechul officially returned to individual activities such as variety show appearances and hosting appearances.
In February 2007 he was able to perform on stage as a member of Super Junior-T, a six-piece trot-singing subgroup of Super Junior while still having a few rods in his leg. He started performing with Super Junior as a whole (whose dance routines are more strenuous than those of Super Junior-T) in late April and early May. The remaining rods were removed in 2008. Super Junior released their 3º album at early 2009 and started with the “Super Show II”.
Super Junior-T has recorded a new album and there’re rumours about a comeback this October/November.
TELEVISION AND ACTING CAREER:
Like band mate Kibum, Heechul made his first television appearance as an actor before the debut of Super Junior. He starred in the 2005 teen drama, Sharp 2, which he acted alongside Kibum. Not long afterwards, Heechul appeared in an episode of Loveholic as a chef trainee. After the debut of Super Junior, Heechul teamed with Kibum again to star in the sixth season of Nonstop, alternatively known as Rainbow Romance. In 2006, Heechul starred as the supporting character Gong Min in Bad Family. In 2007, he starred in the popular family drama Golden Bride as Kim Young-soo.
Heechul is also a credible host. Before his music debut, Heechul started his hosting career by being a regular MC for the cable music show Show! Music Tank. Soon after the debut of Super Junior he switched to hosting SBS’s Popular Songs. He has also been a radio host of his own radio show, SBS Power FM Youngstreet along with Park Heebon, but the program ended in mid-2006. Aside from acting, singing, and hosting, Heechul also became an active participant in variety shows, making frequent appearances on Heroine 6, Vitamin, Sponge, X-man and Love Letter.
From September 9 to November 9, 2008, Heechul and Kang-in starred in the Korean version of the musical Xanadu, sharing the lead role Sonny. Auditions and casting picks was chosen in a process through reality television (To Be Kang-in and Heechul) to promote the musical.
He was also on Good Daddies, as learning to be a good father and care for his “daughter” and at “Band of Brothers” (with kangin, jungmo and jay) paying tribute to famous and different bands doing their own showcase at the end of the program.
Right now he’s taking part of a new drama “I love you ten million times” and also appearing as a guest of a few tv shows like “Oppa Band”.
Young Street Radio (영스트리트) : November 1, 2005–April 30, 2006
I Love You Ten Million Times: “Lee Chul” (SBS, 2009..)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: “Simon’s voice” (2007)
Attack on the Pin-Up Boys: “himself” (2007)
Golden Bride: “Kim Young-soo” (SBS, 2007)
Rainbow Romance / Non Stop6 (레인보우 로망스): “himself” (MBC 2005-2007)
Bad Family: “Gong Min” (SBS, 2006)
Sharp 2 / Banolim: “Beak Jin-woo” (KBS2, 2005)
Loveholic: “Young chef/cameo” (KBS, 2005)
MASTER OF CEREMONIES:
SBS Popular Songs (인기가요) : April 16, 2006–May 4, 2008
KM Show! Music Tank : July 29, 2005–December 2005
Hanja: 金希澈= (Gam Xiche) 金 (Kim) “gold” / 希 (Hee) “hope” / 澈 (Chul) “clear, pure”
Hangul: 김희철= (Gim Huicheol, Kim Heechel) 김 (Kim) “chance” / 희 (Hee) “happiness” / 철 (Chul) “iron, season, firm”