Andy (Shinhwa) Facts
- K-pop group: Shinhwa
- Position Maknae, Rapper and Dancer.
- Religion: Christian
- Hobbies Piano, Basketball, listening to music and bowling.
- Specialties: Dance and rap.
- Languages Korean (native language) and English.
- Worcester Academy
- Instruments Piano
- Although his stage name is American, that is not his official U.S. name. His American name is Jason.
- Min woo claims that the first time he saw him in person, he thought he was a director, because of his sturdy clothing.
- He has Herpetophobia (fear of almost all reptiles).
- He participated in the program We Got Married and his wife was the actress Sol Bi.
- Sol Bi and he had to leave the program We Got Married they felt that what they felt for each other was real.
- In WGM Sol Bi he said that he suffers from asthma
- The phrase he likes the most was the one his mother told her: “Love others as I love you”.
- He was the fifth member of Shinhwa to make his solo debut.
- His first album is entitled “The first new dream”.
- Initially, Andy was elected as a member of H.O.T. along with another of his friends Tony An but his mother refused because of his son’s young age.
- Andy was the second Shinhwa member to join, as was his childhood friend, Eric.
- When Shinhwa was participating in entertainment programs, Andy created a dance, now very famous, called the “Heart Dance”.
- He is the maknae of the group and therefore his friends and companions are always teasing him and playing pranks on him (in fact, Eric is always hitting him and says he is his human pet).
- Andy is sometimes shy when invited to other variety shows.
- In 2001, during the promotion of Shinhwa’s fourth album “Hey, Come On!”, Andy went to the United States to finish his studies, leaving his bandmates alone. During the same year, many things happened in the group, such as Shin Hyesung’s accident and Junjin’s scandal, but the worst thing for the group was Andy’s absence.
- The following year, Andy returned as a member of Shinhwa, releasing “Perfect Man”, one of his biggest hits also thanks to the promotion of the Korea-Japan World Cup.
- In late 2005, Andy had an accident when he fell out of his car and broke his spine.
- On January 11, 2010, he entered to perform his mandatory military service and returned on October 31, 2011.
- When he was in military service, he was stationed at the same base as Lee Dong Gun, Lee Joon Gi Kim Ji Hoon, Lee Wan, Kim Ji Suk and Kim Ji Suk, Kim Ji Hoon, Lee Wan, Kim Ji Suk and Park Hyo Shin.
- Weeks after finishing his military service, he reunited with his friends and fellow Shinhwa members to begin arranging their comeback and their 10th album as a group.
- He is the creator/trainer/producer of Jumper (disintegrated duo), TEEN TOP, 100% and UP10TION.
- Minwoo is always joking about how jealous he feels of ANDY, since ANDY thinks Eric is his favorite.
- In the 18th episode of Shinhwa Broadcast, Shinhwa members chose the most gentlemanly member, who turned out to be Andy, getting the most votes, minus the most votes Shin Hye Sung who voted for himself.
- At the end of 2012, in Shinhwa Broadcast, the members were asked to write to the other members their good wishes for the coming year, and in the letter they wrote to his Eric andy stated that it was the member he loved the most.
- On the program “Win Win” he revealed that during the promotion of Shinhwa’s fourth album “Hey, Come On!”, he went to the United States because his mother was sick and revealed that: “I couldn’t sleep unless I drank a bottle of soju and took an aspirin”.
- The group TEEN TOP revealed that andy cried when TEEN TOP won first place for “Going Crazy” in “Music Bank” and “Inkigayo”.
- He has a pet named Pani.
- He has proven to be very good at bowling , in “Our Neighborhood Variety and Sports”.
- On “Hello Counselor” he revealed that he wants to erase “Prince Kiwi” from his 15-year career. Andy explained, “At first, it was just another commercial shoot. The director told me, ‘Since you’re a prince in the commercial, you’ll have prince hair.’ So I did. Then he suddenly said, ‘Since you’ll be Prince Kiwi, you’ll wear a kiwi hat.’ Me in that giant kiwi hat is something I would erase from history if I could.”
- In 2013 Andy was declared inactive Shinhwa for illegal gambling in military service
- During the concert of Shinhwa 16th anniversary made an appearance apologizing to everyone about the mistakes he made for the illegal bet.
- He officially returned with the other members in February 2015.
- On January 19, 2022, Andy posted a handwritten letter announcing his marriage on Instagram.
Andy (Shinhwa) Advertisement
- Chicken Mania (2013-2015)
- Roygen (2013)
- Gmarket (2007)
- McDonald’s Lotteria (2006)
- RADO (2005)
- Ivyclub Summer (2005)
- Ivyclub Winter (2005)
- Kyochon Chicken (2005)
- Aloe Bar (2005)
- Coca Cola (2005)
- Ivyclub Summer (2004)
- Oh! Gamja! (2004)
- Intercrew (2003)
- JRF (2002)
- CGV / Ivyclub Summer (2001)
- Ivyclub (2000)
Illegal Bets (2013)
According to the prosecutor, he was charged for betting illegal money on matches in the English Premier League via his smartphone.
According to Chief Prosecutor Yoon Jae Pil of the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office, he briefly stated, “After presenting evidence and reasons, we were able to make him confess, he was individually who testified through his lawyer. The prosecutor added, “He admitted that he did things wrong and showed remorse for his actions. Moreover, since he is a public figure, he faces the consequences.”.
On November 28, at the Seoul Central District Court, revealed that Andy gambled 44 million won, receiving a fine of 5 million won ($4,700). A normal gambling fine is usually less than 10,000,000 won.
It was revealed that Andy as well as the other celebrities Tony Ahn Yang Sae Hyung and Boom who were serving in the armed forces during that time, were attracted to a runner while on leave from the military.
On one occasion he took a large amount of pills and tried to take his own life. It happened on March 22, because he was rejected by a university and was not allowed to leave Korea, and he continued to suffer pressure from the company. Fortunately his family helped him and took him to the hospital. When he arrived at the hospital, he insisted on not receiving treatment, even after his mother and grandmother begged him. The doctor, in the end, had to do it by force.
Andy (Shinhwa) Drama
- Two Wives (SBS, 2009)
- Lovers in Prague (SBS, 2005)
- Banjun Drama (SBS, 2004)
- Nonstop 4 (MBC, 2003)
Andy’s mask incident
He was mistreated by Lee Soo Man (CEO of SM Entertainment ) and had to wear a mask on stage. The company announced that he fell in the bathroom and had 8 stitches to explain this. After the incident Andy had to leave Shinhwa and return to the United States, but fans and group members insisted, so he was finally able to return to the group.
- Beautiful Sunday (SBS, 2003)
- Inkigayo (SBS, June 2005-2007)
- Golden Fishery (SBS, November 2006-2007)
- E! ‘K-STAR’ News (SBS, 2012)
- Weekly Idol (MBC Every 1,February 2016)
Andy (Shinhwa) Musicals
- Music In My Heart – Season 3 (2007)
- Polaroid (2008)
- Singles (2008)
Andy (Shinhwa) Films
- Emergency Act 19
Andy (Shinhwa) Awards
- SBS Music Popularity Award
- Popular Music Video Award
- SBS Daesang Award
- Daesang Seoul Music Award
- Bonsang Award at the 19th Golden Disk Bonsang Award
Andy (Shinhwa) TV Programs
- Shinhwa BabySitting (2001)
- Shinhwa Star Go Go! (2003)
- X-Man (SBS, 2003)
- Love Letter (SBS, 2003)
- Sunday Night Kendo (2004)
- Happy Together (2004)
- Let’s cokeplay battle Shinhwa (2005)
- New X-Man (SBS, 2006)
- Heroine 6 (KBS2, 2006)
- Infinity Challenge – Quiz Challenge with Shinhwa (MBC, 2006)
- Intimate Note (SBS, 2008)
- We Got Married (MBC, 2008) With Solbi
- Andy’s French Kiss (TVN, 2008)
- Teen Top Rising 100% (SBS MTV, 2012)
- Invincible Youth 2 (KBS, 2011) ep 20
- Invincible Youth 2 (KBS, 2011) ep 26
- Shinhwa Broadcast (JTBC, 2012-2013)
- You & I (SBS, 2012) ep 7
- Star Date (KBS, 2012)
- Hello Counselor (KBS, 2012)
- Guerilla (2012)
- God of victory (2012)
- MUST (Mnet, 2012)
- Radio Star (MBC, 2012)
- Win Win “WW” (KBS2, 2012)
- Mnet Wide (Mnet, 2012)
- Mnet Open Studio (Mnet, 2013)
- Our Neighborhood Variety and Sports (KBS, 2013)
- Real Talk Show (KBS, 2013)
- Happy Together 3 (KBS2, 2013)
- Hello Counselor (KBS, 2013)
- Saturday Night Live “SNL” (TVN, 2013)
- Radio Star (MBC, 2013)
- Beatles Code (Mnet, 2013)
- Cool Kiz On The Block (KBS2, 2013)
- Talk Showa TAXI (TVN, 2013)
- People Inside (2013) ep 353-354.
- Star Couples (SBS, 2013)
- Mamma Mia! (KBS2, 2013) ep 22-23
- Running Man (SBS, 2013) ep 160-161
- Healing C& (SBS, 2015)
- Hello Counselor (KBS2, 2015)
- Running Man (SBS, 2015) ep 236
- Invisible Man (KBS, 2015)
- Yoo Huiyeol’s Sketchbook (KBS, 2015)
- Rising! UP10TION (TvCast, 2015)
- Idol Star Athletis Championships (MBC, 2015)
- Running Man (SBS, 2015) ep 278-279
- Weekly Idol (MBC, 2016)
- Law of the Jungle (SBS, 2018)
- The Barber of Seville (MBC Every1, 2019)