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John Suh (Korean name: Suh Young-ho; in Hangul: 서영호) known by his stage name JOHNNY (Hangul: 쟈니) is a Korean-American singer and rapper, born in Chicago, Illinois on February 9, 1995. He is a sub-vocalist and a rapper of NCT 127 and NCT U.

Life and Career[]

Early experience[]

He was born on February 9, 1995 in Chicago, United States, he is an only child.

2008-2016: Trainee period[]

In September 2008, he was accepted to SM Entertainment and became a trainee through passing an SM Global Audition held in Chicago and sang the church's praise song at that time. During his trainee period, he gained a lot of experience. He trained with EXO members. In 2012, he appeared in the poster shooting of the SBS TV series "To the Beautiful You". On October 15, 2012, he appeared in the "K-POP Boot Camp" of ABC News in Australia.

On December 23, 2013, JOHNNY was one of the fourth batch of trainees introduced as a member of SM Rookies, SM Entertainment's pre-debut trainees team, alongside now-NCT co-members YUTA and TEN. In January 2014, he alongside TAEYONG, labelmates (Red Velvet) Irene, Seulgi, appeared in 'The Celebrity magazine. 2014.02. In August 2014, he appeared with his now-NCT co-members in EXO's variety show "EXO 90:2014", where they performed songs from the 90s, he appeared in the remake of Shinhwa 's "Yo!" MV.

In April 2016, he appeared in the first season of NCT's reality show "NCT Life" titled "NCT Life in Bangkok"; which focused on the SMROOKIES and their journey to their debut. On August 8, 2016, he co-starred in J-Min's "Ready For Your Love" music video. From October-November 2016, he together with Super Junior's Leeteuk and now-NCT co-members DOYOUNG, served as fixed MCs for variety show "My SMT" produced by Youku. On October 1, 2016, he participated in the music festival "Spectrum Dance Music Festival" as an SM Dreamstation Crew DJ, with other SM entertainment artists. On October 27th, he appeared as a DJ for musicians Yin Duxuan, Reddy, G2 and Inlayer; they released the SM STATION song "Nightmare".

2017-present: NCT 127 debut[]

On December 27, 2016, JOHNNY was confirmed as a member of NCT's second sub-unit, NCT 127, on January 6, 2017, he officially debuted with NCT 127's second mini-album, "NCT#127 LIMITLESS".

On March 20th, he and JAEHYUN served as the fixed DJ of the SBS Power FM radio program "NCT's night night!"; later, he got off the bus on January 27, 2019 due to busy overseas schedules.

On March 30th, 2017, he joined the OnStyle beauty show "Lipstick Prince 2" as a regular member.

On January 30, 2018, it was confirmed that all NCT members will come together with the project NCT 2018, he participated in NCT 127's "TOUCH" which was released on March 13. On March 14, 2018, they released the first full-length album, NCT 2018 EMPATHY.

In September 2020, it was announced confirmed that all NCT members will come together with the project NCT 2020 and would be releasing their second full-album as a whole, on October 12, NCT 2020 RESONANCE Pt. 1, and the second part NCT 2020 RESONANCE Pt. 2 on November 23. In the first album, he participated in "Music Dance" BY NCT 127, and he made his second debut joining NCT U with the A-side track "Misfit" as well as B-side tracks "Dancing In The Rain", "Faded In My Last Song". In the second album, he participated in NCT U's titled track "Work It" and B-side track "Raise The Roof". On December 4, NCT 2020 released the final single, "RESONANCE".

History on NCT[]


  • Stage Name: JOHNNY (쟈니)
  • English Name: John Suh
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Position:
    • Lead Dancer
    • Sub-Vocalist
    • Sub-Rapper
  • Nickname: Chicago Hot Guy, Prince, Chicago Boy, Jsuh, Chicago Monster, Johnny-cal, Aengmu John, One and Only, Johntography, Parrot, Ama-John, Joh-phrodite


Year Brand Notes
2017 Korean Girls Scout NCT 127
2018 Astell & ASPR NCT 127
KBEE 2018 Ambassadors NCT 127
NBA Korea NCT 127
M Clean with DOYOUNG
2019 Jenim Sports Zero O’dor with JAEHYUN, DOYOUNG, TAEYONG
2020 Nature Republic NCT 127
2021 Slowacid NCT 127
2022 Click Toothpaste NCT 127
BliBli NCT 127


  • "Johfam" is JOHNNY's solo fandom name created by himself.
  • Official emoji: 🐱 (cat)

Pre Debut

Training and childhood

  • JOHNNY was a trainee for 4-5 years.
    • He was accepted to SM Entertainment through the 2007 Chicago SM Global Audition in September.
    • He was a trainee for around 8 years. He only trained during the summers in 2008–2012 until he became a fulltime trainee when he graduated high school in 2013.
    • JOHNNY, along with YUTA and TEN, was revealed as an SMROOKIES member on December 24, 2013.[1]
  • He took Taekwondo lessons when he was a child.[2]
  • If he wasn't a singer, he would be an actor.[3]

Casting story

  • Sang the Church song, Hosanna while wearing his earphones, he was accepted but had to go back and forth from Chicago to South Korea to continue his studies also spending his school breaks to train in SM, he was trained together with the EXO members and was supposed to debut with EXO-M and learned the Chinese language but he then debuted as a member of NCT on 2017 through NCT 127’s song LIMITLESS.


  • JOHNNY's MBTI personality type is ENTP.
  • Personality: Kind, caring, sweet, nice, polite, devoted, compassionate, warm-hearted, benevolent, mild-mannered, fatherly, level-headed, practical, discreet, wary, loyal, serious, positive, helpful, thoughtful, inspiring, pleasant, and generous.
  • His personality changes when he speaks Korean and English.


  • He has a huge birthmark on his left hip.
  • He has a tattoo on his left shoulder and above his left pec.[4]


  • Aengmu John
  • Ama-John
  • Chicago Hot Guy
  • Chicago Boy
  • JOHNNY-cal
  • Johntography
  • Joh-phrodite
  • Jsuh, Chicago Monster
  • One and Only
  • Parrot
  • Prince


  • He is an only child.
  • He shares a birthday with Hankyung/Hangeng (Former Super Junior/Solo Singer), Park Seoah (Brave Girls), Seoa (Brave Girls), Lee Hoo (ZE:A), G:amma (Alphabat), Chungha (Soloist, I.O.I), Taeeun (IM), and Jungwon (Enhypen) among others


  • He loves cute things.
  • He likes to listen to ghost stories.


  • Author: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Band: Coldplay[3]
  • Cartoon: Dragon Ball
  • Colors: Purple, Red, Blue
  • Foods: Coca-cola, Carbonated Water, Mint Chocolate, Americano, Chocolate Ice Cream, Chili, Watermelon, Strawberry Banana Smoothie, and Burritos.
  • Letter: J
  • Movie Genre: Comedy
  • Movies: Begin Again, The Pursuit Of Happiness, Tangled
  • * Disney Movie: Lion King
  • * Pixar Movie: Cars
  • Musicians: Usher
  • Poet: Dr. Seuss
  • Sport: Soccer & Boxing

  • He can speak both Korean and English.
  • He snores in his sleep.
  • He is usually the first to wake up in the morning.
  • When he wakes up in the morning, he has to have coffee.
  • He is currently roommates with HAECHAN.[5]
  • When he was young, he was scared of dolls because his older cousin let him watch the movie Chucky.
  • He is a fast eater.
  • He sleeps with a whale plushie named Blue and a seal plushie named Jay.[6]
  • He is not ticklish.
  • He used to have a dog.
  • His cousins used to tease him about how his mother found him under a bridge (Of course it was a joke).
  • He is clumsy.
  • He is the mood maker in NCT 127.
  • He was a radio DJ alongside JAEHYUN in NCT Night Night (from March 20, 2017 to January 27, 2019).
  • He hangs out with YUTA a lot.
  • He watched Fantasia a lot as a kid.
  • He always chews gum before any radio show.[7]
  • He is like a father figure to all of NCT.
  • He gets the hiccups when he drinks carbonated drinks. [8]
  • If he were to have a super power, he would like the power to fly.[9]
  • His Harry Potter house would be Gryffindor.[9]
  • JOHNNY says he is a morning and night person as he wakes up early but sleeps late.[9]
    • He says that he doesn't like to sleep.[9]
  • Specialty: Rapping, Dancing, Playing the piano, DJing, Making people happy
  • Guilty Pleasure: Staying up all night and playing games until morning.[3]
  • Ideal Type: Someone who smiles at him a lot.




Studio albums NCT 2018 EMPATHYNCT RESONANCE Pt.1NCT RESONANCE Pt.2UniverseGolden Age
Singles "The 7th Sense" • "WITHOUT YOU" • "Timeless" • "Coming Home" • "RESONANCE" • "Maniac" • "CoNEXTion (Age of Light)" • "Rain Day" • "Baby Don't Stop (Special Thai Ver.)" • "Golden Age" • "Do It (Let's Play)"
NCT LAB "Child" • "CoNEXTion (Age of Light)" • "Rain Day" • "Forever Only" • "Birthday" • "Golden Hour" • "Horizon" • "N.Y.C.T" • "Marine Turtle"
Other releases Members' SongsUnofficial Songs
Variety shows NCT LIFENCT WORLD 2.0
Special NCTmentary
Web shows 37.5MHz HAECHAN RadioBoy VideoFANTASTIC TRIPFinding A Person By Kim JungwooIt's Awkward But It's OkMaster MOON ChefMINI GAME HEAVENN' MinuteNCT 24hr RELAY CAMNCT Chinese Special TipsNCTzens Would Like This TooRooftop FarmShow! EuMARKJUNGsimWhat's Up SUNGSHO?!☀️WELCOME TO SUN&MOON🌕👨‍💻Comment Below👇
NCT 127
Studio albums Korean Regular-IrregularNCT #127 Neo ZoneSticker2 BaddiesFact CheckWALK
Japanese Awaken
Repackage albums RegulateNCT #127 Neo Zone: The Final RoundFavoriteAy-Yo
Live albums NEO CITY : SEOUL - The Origin
Mini albums Korean NCT #127NCT #127 LIMITLESSNCT #127 CHERRY BOMBWe Are Superhuman
Japanese ChainLoveholic
English Up Next Session: NCT 127
Single albums Be There For Me
Singles Korean "Taste The Feeling"
Japanese "Touch (Japanese ver.)" • "Sunny Road" • "Colors"
Collaborations "Let's Shut Up & Dance" • "Save"
OSTs "Amino Acid"
Variety shows NCT 127 Teach Me JapanAnalog Trip NCT 127 - Escape From Magic Island
Web shows CT High School Grade 1, Class 27Find The Best AgentHALO! INDONESIAN SCHOOL🎓LIMITLESS ROOMNCT 127 American School 101The Next NEO Model⚾️NCT 127 High School Baseball Team⚾️❮Late Night Punch Punch Show❯〖OFFICE FINAL ROUND〗
Reality shows Chilling MukpingFill It UpJohnny’s Communication CenterJAEHYUN VLOGNCT 127 24hr RELAY CAMNCT 127 HIT THE STATESStick Together‘To You’‘To Us’