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Choi Jong Hun (최종훈; pronounced  is the leader, lead guitarist, keyboardist, occasional lyricist and composer of F.T. Island, a popular South Korean rock band.

Jong Hun was born in Seoul, South Korea on March 7, 1990, according to the solar calendar, and February 6 according to the lunar calendar. He attended the Shindongshin Middle Information Industry High School. During his high school years, he was accepted into the F&C music talent agency, which later formed the band F.T. Island with Jong Hun as its leader and guitarist.

Since March 2, 2009, Jong Hun has been attending the University of Suwon in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. He is majoring in digital music alongside former band member Oh Won Bin.

F.T. Island

F.T. Triple

In January 2009, members Choi Jonghun, Choi Minhwan, and Lee Jaejin were put into the sub group "A3". This group debuted at the 2009 New Year concert "My First Dream" held at the JCB Hall in Tokyo, Japan on January 2, 2009. Jong Hun performed as the guitarist and a sub-vocalist. The group's name was "A3" due to each of the three members having type A blood. This group was formed to help take up some singing time during their concerts, so that lead singer, Lee Hongki, would not overstrain his voice.

In late 2009, the triple-member group was renamed "F.T. Triple" and began working with Jong Hun on keyboard instead of guitar. They released the single "Love Letter" and began performing on music shows. During this time, F.T. Island's main vocalist Lee Hongki was busy filming a drama and guitarist Song Seung Hyun was involved in several variety shows.

  • In 2008, Jong Hun appeared with the other F.T. Island members in the daily KBS2 sitcom Unstoppable Marriage in episode 62.
  • With fellow band member Song Seung Hyun, Jong Hun modeled at the 2009 Autumn Seoul Fashion Week on October 17, 2009 for Lee Ju Young, the designer of the "Resurrection" collection.
  • On June 29, 2009, Choi Jong Hun was featured with Core Contents Media’s soloist Hong Jin Young as one of the main characters in her music video “Love Battery”.
  • In August 2009, Jong Hun participated in episode 19 of MNet Scandal.
  • Together with Song Seung Hyun, Jong Hun starred in “Style Wave” in December 2009 and January 2010. In this show, stars discuss major style trends and dress a shopper according to a chosen style theme.
  • Jong Hun participated in episode 15 of Seoul Broadcasting System's Idol Maknae Rebellion ("아이돌 막내반란시대") with fellow band member Song Seung Hyun, who was a cast member of the show. This episode aired on February 15, 2010.
  • Jong Hun is making his acting debut as a supporting character on the film "You're My Pet" starring actors Jang Geun Suk and Kim Ha Neul.