Eunhyuk Profile / Biography
Real Name: (이혁재) Lee Hyuk Jae
Stage Name: (은혁) Eun Hyuk
Chinese Name: (李 赫 宰 / 銀 赫) Lee Hyuk Jae/ Eunhyuk
English Name: Spencer Lee
Nickname(s): Jewel Guy (보석미남), Monkey (from the Zodiac)
Date of Birth: April 4, 1986
Place of Birth: Goyangshi NeungGok (고양시 능곡) (경기도 일산)
Height: 176 cm/5′ 9.3″ (mentioned on Yashimmanman that his real height was +/- 2 cm so 174 cm/5′ 8.5″ :))
Weight: 58 kg/127.6 lb
Blood Type: O
Siblings: older sister Lee Sora (1984)
Pets: Choco (lives with his parents)
Specialty/Hobby: Dancing (all genres), Exercising, Listening to music
Education: Currently a student at Pai Chai University (배재대학교)
Years active: 2005–present
Label(s): SM Entertainment
Associated acts: SMTown (Super Junior, Super Junior T, Super Junior H, Super Junior M)
Eunhyuk was born Lee Hyuk-jae in Neunggok, Goyang, Gyeonggi. In 1999 when he turned thirteen, he auditioned for SM Entertainment through the company’s Starlight Casting System with childhood friend Xiah. Xiah was selected to sign a contract with the company soon after, but Eunhyuk failed the audition. He auditioned again the following year and was finally selected through showcasing his rapping and dancing abilities. Under SM Entertainment, Eunhyuk was further trained in singing, dancing, acting, and had brief Mandarin Chinese language courses. In 2002 Eunhyuk, Xiah, and another trainee Sungmin were placed in a project R&B group. A year later, the trio along with three future members from TRAX (Jay Kim, No Minwoo, Kang Jungwoo) made a brief appearance in a show called Heejun vs. Kangta, Battle of the Century: Pop vs. Rock, in which Moon Hee-jun and Kangta individually taught them techniques on different types of singing. Later that year, Eunhyuk’s trio disbanded, and Xiah debuted as a member of TVXQ in 2003. Eunhyuk and Sungmin were instead placed together in another project group with ten other male trainees. The twelve boys formed the group Super Junior 05, being the first generation of the rotational boy band Super Junior.
With a total of twelve members, Super Junior 05 officially debuted on November 6, 2005 on SBS’s music program Popular Songs, performing their first single, “TWINS (Knock Out)”. Their debut performance attracted over 500 fans and also garnered oversea viewers from both China and Japan. A full studio album was released a month later, which debuted at #3 on the monthly MIAK K-pop album charts.
In March 2006, SM Entertainment began to recruit new members for the next Super Junior generation. 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 big after they released their first CD single “U” the following summer, which became Super Junior’s most successful single in the music charts until the release of “Sorry, Sorry” in March 2009.
Eunhyuk is an acclaimed lyricist and wrote rap lyrics for a majority of Super Junior’s songs. The rap lyrics to “Show Me Your Love” from the winter single with TVXQ was written by him, along with Heechul and Shindong. The Lyrics to One Love was also one of his works. Along with Donghae, he also choreographs some of Super Junior’s dance routines.
He is one of the lead dancers in his band. He’s also known as the dancing machine, which he is known by many people as a great dancer.
During his career with Super Junior, Eunhyuk was put into two subgroups, smaller groups that are branched off of the larger Super Junior group. In February 2007, he was placed in the trot-singing Super Junior-T. A year later, he became a member of Super Junior-Happy.
Eunhyuk replaced Kang-in’s position in hosting for Mnet’s music program M!Countdown in late 2006. Hosting with band mates Leeteuk and Shindong, they did not leave their hosting positions until early 2008. Eunhyuk has also been the co-host of Super Junior’s Kiss the Radio (SUKIRA) with Leeteuk, a radio show that promotes Korea’s music and pop culture. The show was established on August 21, 2006 and has become one of the more frequently tuned in radio channels of Korea.
Eunhyuk has graduated from Pai Chai University.
On April 19, 2007, almost two months after Super Junior-T’s release of their first single “Rokkugo”, Eunhyuk was hospitalized from a car accident when returning home after a recording of the radio show Super Junior Kiss the Radio. Eunhyuk only suffered minor injuries, and was discharged from the hospital on April 23.
It was announced on Feb 25th 2010 that Eunhyuk was diagnosed with Swine Flu causing him not to attend the encore concert of Girls’ Generation’s Into the New World. Leeteuk and Heechul replaced him.In March 5th, SM Ent. announced that 4th of March in the evening Eunhyuk went to the hospital and it was confirmed that he is fully recovered from flu. After recovering, Eunhyuk resumed his activities at Shanghai SS2 concert on March 6th.
In 2007, he said he was in love with a younger artist on his cyworld to keep his promise to be honest with his fans.
Discography: Super Junior discography
Filmography: 2007, Attack on the Pin-Up Boys, as himself, limited release in South Korea.
– 2006, Rainbow Romance, as himself, MBC, Guest star (Ep. 104)
– 2008, We Got Married, as himself, MBC, Guest star (Ep. 29, 30. Alex and Shin Ae.)
– 2009, Let’s Go Dream team Season 2, as himself, KBS, Regular
• 2006–March 27, 2008, Mnet M!Countdown, with Leeteuk & Shindong
• January 7, 2008–April 5, 2008, ComedyTV Unbelievable Outing Season 3, with Super Junior-Happy, Donghae
• July 10, 2008–October 9, 2008, MBC Idol Show Season 1, with Super Junior-Happy
• September 5, 2009–Present, SBS Miracle, with Leeteuk, Shindong, Sungmin, Kangin
• September 16, 2009 (pilot episode only), MBC King of the Ring, with Leeteuk, Shindong
• 2009–July 2010, “SBS Star King” (regular host), with Leeteuk
• 2009-present, “SBS Strong Heart” (regular host), with Leeteuk, Shindong
Radio programs: August 21, 2006–present, Super Junior Kiss the Radio (슈퍼주니어 키스 더 라디오), with Leeteuk
• 2009, Star King for Best Newcomer Award (Variety), shared with Leeteuk and Boom for Strong Heart and Star King