The Popular Actor You Probably Didn’t Know Used To Be An Idol

He’s been in the Korean entertainment industry for a long time.

If you’re on the right side of TikTok, you might’ve seen one of Mun Ji Hu‘s many viral videos. Whether he’s covering popular K-Pop dances or acting out relatable skits, he’s loved by millions of viewers.


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Mun Ji Hu has even filmed TikToks with other popular celebrities, like former The BOSS (also known as DGNA) member Karam. But there’s more than meets the eye for this content creator.


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Mun Ji Hu is an actor who’s appeared in K-Dramas like Hello Dracula, The Spies Who Loved Me, and the Korean BL Kissable Lips. He also starred in the web series Broke Rookie Star (also known as Salty Idol), impressing viewers with his role as Eun Hyeon in the fake boy group X-PIERS. Little did they know, he actually used to be an idol.

Mun Ji Hu

Mun Ji Hu was originally known as Hyojun and made his K-Pop debut in 2012. He was a member of DSP Media‘s seven-member boy group A-JAX, who debuted with the title track “ONE 4 U”.

From 2012 to 2013, A-JAX promoted as a full group for the releases of three mini-albums: 2MYX, Insane, and Snake.

After releasing their last song together as a seven-member group, a Christmas single in 2014, the group didn’t release any more Korean music until they experienced major changes in 2016. Mun Ji Hu departed the group, along with Jaehyung and Sungmin.

The original lineup of A-JAX.

For the rest of 2016, A-JAX found a new member and became five. They spent the rest of their contracts promoting in Japan until 2019, when they disbanded. Meanwhile, Mun Ji Hu kicked off his acting career with an appearance in the 2017 K-Drama Marriage, Not Dating.

Although Mun Ji Hu is busy with his acting career, he hasn’t forgotten the A-JAX members. Former member Lee Seung Yeop posted a few photos of them reuniting a couple of years ago. The other A-JAX members also still meet up.

Mun Ji Hu with former members in 2021. | @eoope_20/Instagram
Former A-JAX members celebrating Christmas in 2023. | @eoope_20/Instagram

Although Mun Ji Hu has gained more starring roles in recent years, he’s been in the Korean entertainment industry for over ten years. You can see the idol-turned-actor in the upcoming K-Drama The Third Marriage.