Kim Jae Joong Profile: Jaejoong Facts, Jaejoong’s Ideal Type

Kim Jae Joong (김재중) is a singer, actor, and composer under C-JeS Entertainment. He was a member of the group TVXQ (DBSK) and is currently a member of the Japanese group JYJ. He is the owner of several companies as well as the CEO of others.  He as acted in a few drama’s, the most popular being Protect the Boss (2011), and  Time Slip Dr. Jin (2012)

Stage Name: Jae Joong (재중) | J-JUN (ジェジュン)
Birth Name: Han Jae Joong (한재준)
Legal Name: Kim Jae Joong (김재중)
Chinese Name: Ying Xiong Zai Zhong (英雄在中)
Birthday: January 26, 1986
Zodiac: Aquarius
Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
Weight: 63 kg (139 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Instagram: @jj_1986_jj
Twitter: @bornfreeonekiss

Jae Joong Facts:
– He was born in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea.
– Jaejoong has 11 piercings.
– His favorite colors are black and white.
– He has a dog named VICK, a Great Pyrenees.
– He has two cats: Coco & Nene.
– His shoe size is 275 mm.
– His favorite flower is a Lily.
– He speaks Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.
– He wanted to be the owner of a supermarket.
– He likes to trim his own hair (like the bangs).
– Jaejoong is paranoid about what other people think about him.
Family: He was born Han Jaejun, but at a young age his biological mother gave him up for adoption and he was then adopted by the Kims’ and changed his name to Kim Jaejoong
Hobbies: Playing computer games, listening to music, playing the piano, Composing, Cooking
Education: Gongju Jungdong Elementary School, Kongju National University Middle School, Kongju Information High School (dropped out in 2001), Hanam High School (enrolled in 2005), Kyung Hee Cyber University (major in Digital Media Engineering)
– When he was fifteen, he moved to Seoul by himself in order to take part in the auditions held by SM Entertainment.
– When he was still a trainee, in order to be able to live in Seoul by himself, he took various odd jobs to pay for rent, food, and training fees (he even appeared as an extra in movies).
– In an interview, he admitted he used to be tone-deaf in primary school and was frequently ridiculed for his dream of becoming a singer, but he practiced singing on his own.
– Jaejoong has a thing for the Han River; his ideal date is walking near the Han River and when he’s stressed, he likes to listen to music at the Han River
– He is good friends with BoA, SS501’s Hyunjoong, Super Junior’s Heechul, ex-B2ST’s Junhyung, and M.Pire’s Lumin.
– He said he only likes women his age or older because he has never taken care of a girl younger than him
– After filming their Banjun drama ” DANGEROUS LOVE ”, Yunho and Jaejoong couldn’t talk to each other for three or four days.
– In Jaejoong’s phone, Yunho’s contact name is listed as “Our Lovely Yunho” while the other members are just “Our Junsu/Changmin/Yoochun”.
– On November 21, 2006, a man with the surname Han filed a lawsuit against Kim‘s guardians, claiming that he was Kim’s biological father, and thus wanted parental rights. On November 22 Han dropped the charges against Jaejoong’s adoptive parents.
– He was a member of DBSK from 2003 to 2010 and then he, Yoochun, and Junsu left TVXQ and made their own band, JYJ (which had their debut in Japan in September 2010).
– He is close friends with Baek Seung-Heon, he produced Baek Seung-Heon’s debut single in 2012 (it was the 1st time he wrote a song for a different artist).
– In January 2013 he released his first EP, titled I, followed by a full-length album, WWW in October the same year.
– He has completed his mandatory enlistment: March 30, 2015, through December 30, 2016
– In 2017 he was declared as the richest K-Pop idol with a net worth of $100 million.
– He owns Cafe J-Holic, Coffee Cojjee (Samsung-dong), Japanese restaurant chain Bum’s Story owned together with Park Yoochun, Holic-J Bar (Gangnam), he’s the CEO and designer of the luxury clothing shop MOLDIR (Cheongdam-dong), he’s the Ceo of KAVE mall (Shibuya)
– He has written and composed several songs to the point he would need an entire page dedicated to his discography.
Jaejoong’s ideal type:  “I had certain standards in the past but not now. My frame of mind has changed with my surroundings. Age also doesn’t matter now.”

Jae Joong’s OST’s
“Love” | Postman to Heaven (2010)
“Found You” | Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)
“It’s Separation to You, It’s Waiting For Me” | Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010)
“I Will Protect You” | Protect the Boss (2011)
“Living Like A Dream” | Time Slip Dr. Jin (2012)
“Though I Hate It” | Triangle (2014)
“Coincidence” | Triangle (2014)
“Things To Love” | Private Lives (2020)
“Even If I Call” | Mr. Heart (2020)

Jae Joong Drama Series
Vacation (베케이션) | SBS / as himself (2006)
Hard To Say I Love You (素直になれなくて) | Fuji TV / as Sonsu Park (2010)
Protect The Boss (보스를 지켜라) | SBS / as Cha Moo-Won (2011)
Time Slip Dr. Jin (타임슬립 닥터 진) | MBC / as Kim Kyung-Tak (2012)
Triangle (트라이앵글) | MBC / as Jang Dong Chul / Heo Young Dal (2014)
Spy (스파이) | KBS2 / as Kim Sun-Woo (2015)
Manhole: Phil from Wonderland (맨홀: 이상한 나라의 필) | KBS2 / as Bong-Pil (2017)

Jae Joong Specials
First Love (첫사랑) | SBS / as Jae Jung (2005)
The King’s Man (王的男人) | SBS / as Kim Jae Joong / Queen Nok Su (2006)
Tokyo Holiday (도쿄 홀리데이) | SBS / as Kim Jae Joong (2006)
The Uninvited Guest (초대받지 않은 손님) | SBS / as Kim Jae Joong (2006)
Finding Lost Time (잃어버린시간을 찾아서) | SBS / as Jae Joong (2006)
Dangerous Love (위험한사랑) | SBS / as Hero Jae Joong (2006)
Unforgettable Love (내생애 가장 잊지못할 그녀) | SBS / as Kim Jae Joong (2006)

Jae Joong Movies
All About Dong Bang Shin Ki (All About 東方神起) | as himself (2006)
All About Dong Bang Shin Ki 2 (All About 東方神起 2) | as  himself (2007)
All About Dong Bang Shin Ki 3 (All About 東方神起 3) | as  himself (2009)
Postman to Heaven (천국의 우편 배달부)| as Shin Jae Joon (2009)
Dating on Earth (지구에서 연애중) | as Jae Joong (2009)
Codename: Jackal (자칼이 온다) | as Singer Choi Hyun (2012)
JYJ Come On Over: Director’s Cut (제이와이제이) | as himself (2012)
Jae Joong: On the Road (ジェジュン:オン・ザ・ロード) | as himself (2021)

Jae Joong Awards
2010 14th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix | Best Supporting Actor for Spring Season (Spy)
2011 SBS Drama Awards | New Star Award (Protect the Boss)
2011 Shorty Awards | Best Celebrity on Twitter (N/A)
 2012 MBC Drama Awards | Best New Actor (Time Slip Dr. Jin)
2013 Seoul International Drama Awards | Best Hallyu Drama OST Award (“Living Like A Dream”, Time Slip Dr. Jin OST)
2014 7th Korea Drama Awards | Top Excellence Award, Actor (Triangle)
2017 31st Golden Disc Awards | Asia Popularity Award (N/A)
2017 5th V Chart Awards | Best Male Artist (N/A)
2019 13th Asian Film Awards | Next Generation Star Award (N/A)
2019 Busan International Film Festival’s Asia Contents Awards | Excellence Award (N/A)
2019 61st Japan Record Awards | Planning Award (“Love Covers”)
2020 34th Japan Gold Disc Award | Best 3 Albums (Asia) (“Love Covers”)

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