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Name: Shin Hyun Joon
Native name: 신현준
Also Known as: Shin Hyeon Jun
Nationality: South Korean
Born: October 28, 1968
Shin Hyun-jun is a popular actor from South Korea. He is well known for portraying Ki-bong in the movie Barefoot Ki-bong and the photographer in South Korea's most popular music video "Because I'm A Girl" performed by KISS. He is best known as 아랍왕자 (Prince of Arab) due to his foreign look and long eyelashes. Recently, he traveled and volunteered to Haiti to help the victim of Haiti earthquake. He is currently the main MC in KBS 2TV "Entertainment Weekly" and MBC's Sunday Sunday Night segment, Enjoy Today show.
Shin was an athletics major at Yonsei University before starting a career in modeling and acting in 1989. His film debut came in director Im Kwon-taek's Son of a General series, set under the Japanese occupation in the 1920s.
When director Kang Je-gyu was writing 'Gingko Bed', he had Shin in mind for the General Hwang-role even before starting to write the screenplay. He actually said he would not shoot the film if he couldn't get Shin to play that role. In recent years,Shin has turned more towards popular cinema, finding his greatest success in fantasy/sci-fi works such as The Gingko Bed, The Soul Guardians, and the Korean-Chinese coproduction Bichunmoo. In 2001 he starred in the third film by director Jang Jin Guns & Talks. He drew praise in this film for his acting, and the film went on to become hugely successful at the box-office.
In 2008,he released an autobiography titled "Confession". The first print sold out in two days and is currently in its third print in Korea. The book had also been released in China and Japan. The book contains a foreword by international superstar Jackie Chan as well as testimonies by other Korean celebrities, including Choi Ji-woo, Kim Won-hee and Nam Hee-seok. Aside from his job as an actor, he is also an acting professor at Induk University since March 2010.