Monday, January 24, 2011
Kim Heechul Super Junior Sub Leader Profile
Kim Hee-chul or Heechul (희철) is a member of Korean boyband Super Junior. He is also a Korean pop singer, actor, presenter. Kim Heechul is the second oldest member of the group after the leader Leeteuk.
Heechul is popularly nicknamed as “Heenim” (희님) by fans and the media. Fans often recognize him as the flower of Super Junior, and his fans became officially known as “petals” (꽃잎).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.
Heechul Pre-Super Junior
He was discovered at Starlight Casting System October 2002 where he joined the auditions on a whim with his friends. Initially, Heechul was placed in a four-member project group called, “Four Seasons.” This group included other members Jaejoong, Yunho, and Kang-in. The prospective group never came through though as both Jaejoong and Yunho 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 debuted two years later in November 6, 2005 under the name Super Junior 05, the first generation of Super Junior. The initial plan for this group is that members would be continuously cycled in and then fazed out into other projects.
Other activities of Heechul before his official debut include modeling, acting, and VJing. He made his first appearance on TV starring in the teen drama “Banolim 2”.
Heechul Official Debut: Super Junior
On November 6, 2005, Kim Heechul officially debuted as part of Super Junior 05 on SBS “Inki Gayo,” performing the group’s first single “TWINS (Knock Out)”. The group was supposed to comprise 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, where Heechul would still be an undergraduate member. However, plans changed. The company decided to add a thirteenth member, Kyuhyun, and 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 it released the first CD single “U” the following summer in 2006. “U” 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.
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.
Heechul Car Accident
On August 10, 2006, Heechul was involved in a car accident while heading back to Seoul from Mokpo after attending the funeral of fellow Super Junior member Lee Donghae’s father. The tires malfunctioned while his car attempted to switch lanes. Heechul fractured his left leg in five places, including his femur, knee, and ankle, requiring him to be in surgery for six hours. He also sustained other injuries, including a tear in his tongue which required stitches.
Heechul was advised to stop all activities for a period of twelve weeks. He was released from the hospital on September 13, 2006 but he continued to receive 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 an MBC youth sitcom while still in a cast and on a wheelchair. He made his comeback on November 25 of the same year during the Mnet KM Music Festival (MKMF) Awards but it was only in late December that Heechul officially returned to individual activities such as variety show appearances and hosting appearances.
In 2007, Heechul started to perform regularly despite still having a few rods that the doctors had attached to his leg. In late April and May 2007, he had recovered enough to be able to take part in Super Junior’s strenuous dance routines. The remaining rods in his leg were removed in 2008.
Heechul Super Junior-T
Heechul became part of a Super Junior sub-group, Super Junior-T, which debuted on February 23, 2007 with the Trot “teuroteu” single “Rokuko!!!” (65 로꾸거; [KoKuRo (backwards) spelled backwards]).
Heechul and Han Kyung
No, he’s not, but Heechul sure looks like a girl.
Super Junior member, Heechul posted up a selca photo of himself and Han-kyung 5 days prior to the news that the Chinese contingent wanted out of his contract. The timing of the picture couldn’t have been more perfect since it has caught the hawkeyes of the netizens.
Heechul treating Hankyung well, is not only because of their age, ranking (sunbae/hoobae) and also not only because they live in the same dorm. It’s because Hankyung had to leave his home, and has to endure everything (too much) by himself. Being his friend, fellow member, Heechul feels that he should take care of Hankyung even more.
Furthermore, the so called ai mei (love) is actually only because of the requirement in front of the camera. Heechul is a fairly traditional guy. But there’s a very interesting thing that happened. At their dorm when they were filming Hankyung’s China 10 days trip diary, Hankyung asked Heechul whether he would miss him. Heechul stayed silent for a second and replied, ‘Are you sick or something?’ And then gave Hankyung a peck on his cheek.
Heechul Kissed Sungmin
Yes, we know you are all going to scream fan service, again, for the 500th time. But enough is enough, come the freak out of the closet already Kim Heechul! I tried giving him the benefit of the doubt, but not anymore, it’s pretty damn obvious that he actually enjoys this boy on boy tongue action. So without further ado, we introduce to you Super Junior Heechul’s latest victim: Sungmin.
What’s the excuse this time girls? I don’t think there is one, because Heechul is about as straight as a road in San Francisco.
Heechul Information :
-He has a Russian Blue cat that costs around $500- $800.
-The name of his cat is HanJHeeBum.
-His nickname is Cinderella.
-His favorite colors are red, pink, and black.
-His close friend is U-Know YunHo of TVXQ.
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 TV Series :
Loveholic: “Young Chef/Cameo” (KBS, 2005)
Sharp 2: “Baek Jin-woo” (KBS2, 2005)
Bad Family: “Gong Min” (SBS, 2006)
Rainbow Romance: “Himself” (MBC 2005-2007)
Golden Bride: “Kim Young-soo” (SBS, 2008)
TaeHee HyeGyo JiHyun: “Himself/Cameo” (MBC, 2009)
I Love You Ten Million Times: “Lee Chul” (SBS, 2009–2010)
2007-Attack on the Pin-Up Boys(꽃미남 연쇄 테러 사건) as Kim Hee Chul.
Alvin and the Chipmunks as Simon.It was a Korean voice-over.
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, along with bandmate Kang-in, debuted as musical actors through the musical, Xanadu. Xanadu was a 1980′s musical film starring Gene Kelly and Olivia Newton John. Xanadu has also been reproduced to a Broadway musical. Kim and Kang-in performed the same character, Sonny, according to their time slot. The process of training and practices was shown ina relity tv series.
Then he have two new variety shows: Mnet Band of Brothers, where he, along with Kangin and Jae and Jungmi from the TRAX, cover songs from famous bands such as the Beatles and Queen. And SBS JoAhSeo (Good Papa) where he and four other entertainers act as fathers to a rebel child.
Hee Chul Profile :
Name: 희철 / Hee Chul (Hui Cheol)
Real name: 김희철 / Kim Hee Chul (Kim Hui Cheol)Nickname:Cinderella,Heerobbong, Heenim (희님), Cinderella (신데렐라), Flower (꽃), Kim Cherry (from Youngstreet),Kim Pink, Kim Moodswing (김기복), Snake (from the Zodiac), Heerobbong (part of the Bbong brothers with Donghae and U-Know Yunho), Heebongie Hyung (Yesung’s nickname for Heechul)
Profession: Actor, singer, host and model
Star sign: Cancer
Blood type: AB
Specialty/Hobby: Writing poems, Writing fairy tales, Computer games
Siblings: older sister Kim Heejin (1982)
Degree: Computer Data Analysis Major
Talent agency: SM Entertainment
Education: Sang Ji Young University
Hobbies: Writing fairytales, computers and reading
KPOP group: Super Junior, Super Junior-T
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