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Heechul (Super Junior) Profile, Bio, & Facts

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Heechul (희철) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, rapper, actor, MC, and member of the group Super Junior and its subunit Super Junior-T under SM Entertainment. He is a part of the project duo M&D and Universe Cowards. He debuted solo on April 24th, 2019 with the digital single “Old Movie”.

Heechul (Super Junior) Profile

Stage Name Heechul (희철)
Birth Name Kim Hee Chul (김희철)
English Name Casey Kim
Occupation Singer-songwriter, Actor, MC, Rapper
Birthday July 10, 1983
Active Years 2005–present
Age 40 (in 2024)
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Height 176 cm (5’9″)
Weight 60 kg (132 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type AB
MBTI INFP

Heechul (Super Junior) Facts:

Early Life

– Heechul was born in Hoengseong, Gangwon, South Korea.
– He went to Seoul Shinwoo Elementary School and Jinkwang Middle School.
– He graduated from Wonju Technical High School (Electronics).

Personal Life

– He got his associate bachelor’s from Sangji Youngseo University and later completed his bachelors from Sangji University College of Engineering.
– He attended Cheongwoon University Graduate School (Broadcast Music / Master’s).
– His fandom name is “Petal.”
– He is close with Kibum and manages his youtube channel.
– His family consists of parents and his older sister Kim Heejin.
– His desire to be a singer was sparked in 2002 after witnessing one of Psy’s performances on television.
– He was growing his hair for Super Junior’s 15th year anniversary album but he cut it off before the anniversary because he got a commercial for Dongfang Bubai mobile game and they paid him too much money. (Showterview with Jessi)
– He is skilled in playing the piano and drums.
– His mother owns a wine store.
– He once had an argument with Jaejoong over a burger during their trainee days.
– Early in his career, he wanted to commit fully to being an actor so discussed leaving the group with the members. He and Donghae had a fistfight over it because Donghae did not want him to leave. In the end, the fight was resolved with Heechul deciding to stay. They took a selfie together right after the fight that Heechul still has. (Knowing Brothers)
– He is grateful that Leeteuk is 9 days older than him, otherwise, he would have to be the leader.
– He is afraid of needles so he didn’t get his ears pierced.
– His memorable moment was their first trip to Thailand, his first overseas trip, even though his name was misspelled on his passport. (Clash Music)
– Someone attempted to cast him and Siwon when they went to Lotte World with Yesung and Shindong. (Alcohol Street Fighter)
– He was a host at Leeteuk’s sister’s wedding after Leeteuk had been a host at Heechul’s sister’s wedding a few years before. 
– Heechul’s ideal type is someone who is elegant, nice and can softly lead him. (Omona Live Journal)
– He used to date older women in early debut days. (Knowing Brothers)
– Because of his pretty boy look, he was rumoured to be gay but he never explicitly denied it because he didn’t want to sound rude.
– He has voiced his support for the LGBT+ community.
Kyuhyun said that Heechul was really scary when they were trainees and hated when other trainees touched his things. (Knowing Brothers)
– Donghae and Eunhyuk sang the celebratory song at his sister’s wedding. (Knowing Brothers)
– He saves people on his phone with the name of the thing that they are known for so that he does not confuse them with someone else. (Mom’s Diary)
– He has a pet dog named “Kibok” and a cat named “Heebum” that was gifted to him by fans after his accident. He also takes care of Sulli’s Sphynx cat named Goblin after she passed away.
– In January 2020, it was announced that he is in a relationship with TWICE’s Momo. On July 8, 2021, it was announced that they broke up due to their busy work schedules.

Career

– Heechul is the sub vocalist and sub rapper in Super Junior.
– He is under Label SJ, a subsidiary of SM Entertainment created for Super Junior.
– During his SM audition, he sang the Korean national anthem.
– He almost debuted as the main vocalist of TraxX, but had disagreements with the company .- He enlisted in his mandatory military service from September 1st, 2011 and got discharged on August 30th, 2013.
– He is a regular cast member of the variety show “Knowing Bros/Ask us Anything”.
– He is a member of the sub-units “Universe Cowards” with BUZZ’ Min Kyunghoon and “Woojoo Jjokkomi” with comedian Lee Soogeun.
– He made his acting debut with the 2005 drama “Sharp 2”.
– He has served as the host and MC for numerous variety and music shows.
– He was also in a pre-debut group called “4 Seasons” with Kangin, Yunho (TVXQ), and Jaejoong (JYJ).
– He has made appearances in many dramas including “Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit”, “Golden Bride” and “The Heirs”.
– He was placed 10th in the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity” in 2020.

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite foods include fried rice with kimchi or vegetables, Hoengseong Korean Beef and Japanese Ramen.
– He loves to eat carbs but he had to cut out carbohydrates from his diet to manage his weight.
– He loves wearing a tracksuit and wears it whenever he has to move around a lot like going traveliing so he can do it comfortably. (Netflix Interview)
– He is a huge fan of the game “League of Legends” like Baekhyun (EXO).
– He loves to play games and has spent over $36k on his games.

Personality & Habits

He is a clean freak and hates mess in his house.
– He said that his personality is like wielding a sword so he needs a type of woman who can be like a sheath. (Omona Live Journal)
– Leeteuk’s personality is the opposite of Heechul’s. (Knowing Brothers)
– He is the type to bring up something that is bothering him right away.
– He does not like talking casually (banmal) with people on first meeting even if they are the same age. (My Little Old Boy Ep160)
– He gets annoyed quickly and has a bad temper.
– He is nicknamed “Kim Condom” as he is gentle and careful with females.

Celebrity Friends

-He has many celebrity friends including Min Kyunghoon, EXID’s Hani, Jessi, 2NE1’s Dara, Sulli, AOA’s Seolhyun, and KARA‘s Hara.
– He is also close with the girl group Fromis_9 as he was their teacher on “Idol School”.

Car Accident

– On August 10, 2006, he experienced a car accident while returning from Mokpo after attending Donghae’s father’s funeral. The incident resulted from tire malfunctions during a lane change attempt.
– He suffered a fractured left leg, along with a tongue tear that required stitches. He underwent surgery, during which seven iron rods were inserted. He was discharged from the hospital on September 14, 2006, and received outpatient care. Heechul resumed individual activities, including variety shows and hosting, six months post-accident. Subsequently, the remaining rods in his leg were later removed in 2008.
– A few years later, his leg condition worsened and he stopped appearing in group performances and choreographies.

Awards

– He won the “Excellence Award” at the 13th SBS Entertainment Awards and “Top Excellence Award” at the 14th SBS Entertainment Awards for “My Little Old Boy” and “Delicious Rendezvous”.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram:  kimheenim
Youtube: 김희철 KimHeeChul
Weibo: Heechul
Twitch: 김희철입니다

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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