South Korean actor Kim Soo-hyun officially joined the military on Oct. 23. His agency, Keyeast Entertainment, released a statement on Sept. 28, saying that the actor had decided to enlist quietly without any press conferences or formal farewell events. After fulfilling his five weeks at the army recruit training center, Kim will serve in the military for 21 months.
Kim Soo-hyun is an award-winning actor known for his roles in television dramas like Dream High, Moon Embracing the Sun, My Love from the Star, and The Producers. He rose to fame and received the KBS Drama Award for Best New Actor in 2011 after playing the role of a musically-talented teenager from the countryside in the musical drama Dream High. His role in the fantasy romance series My Love from the Star won him the Grand Prize at the 7th Korean Drama Awards. He also starred in movies like The Thieves, Secretly, Greatly, and Real.
Kim also played ambassadorial roles throughout his career. In 2014, he was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador of Seoul and in 2015, he was given the title of honorary ambassador for the Incheon International Airport.