Eric Mun

문정혁,文政革,에릭

Eric Mun, was bornMun Chong Hyok( Hangul :문정혁; Hanja :文政革) on 16 February 1979 and mononymously credited asEric. He is a South Korean singer and actor, known as the leader and rapper of six-member boy band Shinhwa and his lead roles in Korean dramasThe PhoenixandSuper Rookie. He has been managed by his own company Top Class Entertainment since 2007 and from 2011 the co-CEO of Shinhwa Company.

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 Eric Mun's Career

Mun attended John Burroughs Middle School located in Los Angeles, CA and Sunny Hills High School located in Fullerton, CA. He joined SM Entertainment as a trainee and was featured as a rapper on label mate girl group S.E.S. 's single "I'm Your Girl" along with Andy . On 24 March 1998, Mun debuted with Shinhwa with their single "해결사" (The Solver) on KM Music Tank. He stated that their debut albumResolverdid not perform well and the band almost disbanded. At the time, he thought seriously about giving up and returning to the U.S.

In 2005, Mun starred in lead role of Kang Ho in Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) 'sSuper Rookiewith actress Han Ga In .It was also broadcast on Fuji Television , where he went to Japan in December 2005 to promote it.In early 2006, Mun was injured on the set of MBC dramaWolf, resulting in it being pulled off air after four episodes. Then in August he again played a tough unemployed man with an embarrassing sense of humour inInvincible Parachute Agent, which is similar to the Kang Ho character inSuper Rookie.

Mun was the first Shinhwa member to enlist for mandatory military service in October 2008. He served non-active duty e.g. public service worker, after under going four weeks of basic training. He was discharged on 30 October 2010.

Mun first project since being discharged was the lead role of Kim Sun-woo with actress Kim Ok-bin , in KBS 's action dramaPoseidon, set for broadcast in July 2011. However they dropped out when production was halted after the Bombardment of Yeonpyeong incident in November 2010.He instead made his comeback in another KBS drama,Spy Myung-wolwith Han Ye-seul in July.

On 1 July 2011, Mun became co-CEO, with Lee Min Woo , of 'Shinhwa Company', a joint venture agency for members Shinhwa to perform as a group. The Company manages the group as a whole, whilst members' individual activities are managed by their respective agencies.

As part of Top Class Entertainment he produced girl groupStellar, who debuted in August 2011 with the song "Rocket Girl".

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 Eric Mun's Filmography

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 Eric Mun's Awards

YearsAwards
2004
  • MBC Best New Actor
  • YeonKi Daesang Male Newcomer
  • Popular Male Award
2005
  • MBC Best Actor
  • 41st Baek Sang Arts Popularity Award
  • 41st Baek Sang Arts New Actor Award
2006
  • 2006 SBS Best Actor
  • Netizen "Best Male Actor"

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 Eric Mun's References

  1. "Eric Steps Out of Character for 'Recruit'" Chosun Ilbo. 7 April 2005. Retrieved 2011-11-08
  2. "Han Ga-in signs with Kim Ha-neul's agency" Asia. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 2012-04-05
  3. "Huge Crowds Greet Eric's Arrival in Tokyo" Chosun Ilbo. 19 December 2005. Retrieved 2011-11-08
  4. "Moon Jeong-hyeok Chooses Interesting Roles" Dong-A Ilbo. 31 August 2006. Retrieved 2011-11-08
  5. Choi Jun-yong "Shinhwa Eric discharged from military" 10 Asia. 1 November 2010. Retrieved 2012-04-05
  6. "Choi Si-won, Lee Si-young embark Poseidon" 10Asia. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-05
  7. "Eric to make comeback to small screen in Han Ye-seul starrer" Asiae. 1 June 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-21
  8. "Shinhwa Form Their Own Agency" Chosun Ilbo. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-05
  9. "에릭, '김가영 걸그룹' 스텔라 프로듀서 변신" Naver News 16 May 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-05 (Korean)

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