All About Noel’s Member Kang Kyun-sung’s Full Profile, Filmography, Instagram Updates, And Latest News!

All the Important Things to Know about Noel’s Kang Kyun-sung

If you have been around in the K-pop world (before the EXO and BTS era), chances are you have known about the four-members band called Noel. Now, if you were following them, you must have noticed a long-haired guy who stood out amongst the crowd. The guy with that signature long hair is Kang Kyun-sung, who now turns out even hotter with his chopped-off, short-haired look.

Well, if you are more of a newcomer to the K-pop world, now is the perfect time to dig up the info about the old but gold Noel’s Kang Kyun-sung. So, without further ado, let’s dig in to his full profile!


Full Profile
  • Name: Kang Kyun-Sung
  • Hangul: 강균성
  • Born: April 18, 1981
  • Birthplace: South Korea
  • Height: 177 cm
  • Education: Kyonggi University
  • Years active: 2002–present
  • Labels: JYP Entertainment, YNB Entertainment
  • Associated Acts: Noel, JYP Nation




Year Title # Role
2018 Eulachacha Waikiki 20
Himself [Blushing webfoot octopus]
Guest Role
2016 The Sound of Your Heart 20
Jang Nam Chul | Kyun Sung [Jo Suk’s old friend] (Ep. 4)
Guest Role
2015 The Lover 12
Ryu Sung Kyun [Du Ri’s younger brother] (Eps. 1 & 6)
Guest Role
2012 Reply 1997 16
Sung Dong Il [Young] (Ep. 9)
Guest Role


Year Title # Role
2016 Perfect Sense 1
Do Sang Joon [Trainer]
Support Role

TV Shows

Year Title # Role
2019 Studio Music Hall 12
(Ep. 10)
2019 The Call Season 2 10
1st Line Up (as NOEL)
Regular Member
2018 South Korean Foreigners 0
(Eps. 1-2)
Regular Member
2018 The Secret Garden 8
(Eps. 7-8)
2018 Video Star: Season 2 90
(Ep. 175)
2018 Amazing Saturday 100
(Ep. 98)
2016 Trick & True 16
(Eps. 5-6)
2016 Video Star: Season 1 90
(Ep. 79)
2015 Knowing Bros 250
(Ep. 18)
2015 Law of the Jungle in Samoa 9
1st Half
2015 Hidden Singer: Season 4 16
[Panelist] (Ep. 7)
2015 King of Mask Singer 250
[Contestant](Eps. 1, 17-18)
2015 I Can See Your Voice: Season 1 12
(Ep. 9)
2014 Please Take Care of My Refrigerator 254
(Eps. 22-23)
2014 Off To School 68
(Eps. 36-39)
2014 Abnormal Summit: Season 1 102
(Ep. 37)
2013 Hidden Singer: Season 2 16
[Impersonator] (Ep. 10)
2010 Running Man 550
(Ep. 243)


Running Man

Noel’Kang Kyun-sung appeared on the SBS reality show, Running Man on episode 243 (Broadcast on April 19, 2015) along with a few other guest members, such as Hong Jong-hyun, Jang Su-won, and Yoo Byung-jae.

During that episode, the regular Running Man cast members were given the task to race each other in picking the guest. The cast was instructed to climb into a van where the mystery guests were all rising stars, and were waiting by the road to be picked up. It was up to the cast to let said guests in or not—and to make room, they’d need to drop off one of their own in exchange.

Noel’s Kang Kyun-sung became the first guest that was being picked up by the Running Man cast. He opened up his mask and immediately brought on the laughs with his soft speaking voice contrasting with his rockstar impersonation. Kang Kyun-sung’s appearance on that episode brought a lot of laughter and freshness to the viewers and the cast, alike.

Later, he talked about how much SBS’s Running Man wanted him on the show on the April 25, 2015, episode of KBS 2TV‘s Immortal Song. Kang Kyun-sung said that at first, the Immortal Song recording was going to overlap with the Running Man recording.

Kang Kyun-sung confesses, “I could only sleep for one hour. It wasn’t ‘Infinite Challenge‘ today, but ‘Running Man.’” He then revealed, “At first, I politely declined the ‘Running Man’ recording since I had already confirmed the ‘Immortal Song’ schedule. In the end, the ‘Running Man’ staff moved the schedule.”

He then said, “Because of me, the huge variety of seniors like Yoo Jae Suk and Kim Jong Kook had their schedules changed, as well. But I don’t think they know that.”

Moon Hee Jun jokingly responded, “I should tell Kim Jong Jook that he had to have his scheduled moved just because of this Kang Kyun Sung kid,” much to Kang Kyun-sung’s horror and the viewers’ laughter.


Knowing Brothers

Kang Kyun-sung also appeared on JTBC’s Knowing Brotherss episode 18, which was broadcast on April 2, 2016, along with Sech Kies’s Eun Ji-won.

In that episode, Eun Ji-Won challenged the class to a game of Indian poker, while Kang Kyun-Sung invites Knowing Brothers cast to slackline. They also answered some quiz questions about themselves and explained them to the class.

During one of the iconic moments in the episode, Kyun-sung suddenly dropped his feminine, shy act and laughed like a maniac while acting threateningly to Kang Ho-Dong and hitting various classmates with the rubber mallet. They then ganged up on him. He later got super creepy as an act, and every one was backed up into a corner. He then unexpectedly hit Kang-Hoon, who was minding his business.

One of the other classmates held up a ‘please call the cops’ sign as Kyun-Sung went crazy in the background, hitting everyone.

He successfully brought a lot of laughter in that episode.




Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
  • Released: December 27, 2002
  • Label: Daeyoung A/V, Iriver
  • Formats: CD, download
These Are The Times (아파도 아파도)
  • Released: May 27, 2004
  • Label: JYP Entertainment, Iriver
  • Formats: CD, download
Everything Was You (전부 너였다)
  • Released: February 10, 2006
  • Label: JYP Entertainment, Iriver
  • Formats: CD, download
Time For Love
  • Released: November 6, 2012
  • Label: ITM Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, download


Extended plays

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
Longing (그리움)
  • Released: October 26, 2011
  • Label: ITM Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, download
  • KOR: 2,466
Trace (흔적)
  • Released: November 27, 2013
  • Label: ITM Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, download
  • KOR: 1,092
Invisible Things (보이지 않는 것들)
  • Released: January 8, 2015
  • Label: YNB Entertainment, K&C Music
  • Formats: CD, download
  • KOR: 903


Single albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
Fading Away (떠나간다)
  • Released: April 19, 2012
  • Label: ITM Entertainment, LOEN Entertainment
  • Formats: CD, download
  • KOR: 1,364



Latest News

Although Noel‘s Kang Kyun Sung undoubtedly looked hotter when he cut his hair short, he revealed that variety shows stopped casting him once he cut his hair.

The singer appeared on the November 14th, 2019, broadcast of AKMU Suhyun’s radio show on KBS’s KoolFM, where he featured his group’s new song, “Last Night at Alley in Front of Your House.”

The singer used to be a hot commodity in variety shows for his unique charm and 4D personality, but he revealed that “once I cut my hair, my variety show appearances also got cut.” The singer used to have a trademark long hairstyle but cut it short, resulting in many people complimenting his good looks.

On a brighter note, he has been doing well in photoshoots and modeling gigs, as can be seen on his Instagram page.

His latest post displayed himself standing gracefully in a photoshoot setting. He wrote, “5:50 Insta Live – I’m with glow 🥰 ,” informing his fans that he would be going live on Instagram.

He is also currently staying active on his YouTube account, which he promotes constantly. He recently posted a video of himself covering one of Noel’s songs, “Suddenly”.

So, those are all the things to know about the hottie, Noel’s Kang Kyun-sung. What do you think about his new short hair? Tell us in the comment box below!