NCT Wiki
NCT Wiki

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 SM Rookies 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



  • Nightmare (with Yoon Do-hyun, Reddy, G2, Inlayer) (2016)


= Participates as writing/composer/arrange ✖ = Not participated as writing/composer/arrange

NCT Discography

Album Song Writing Composer Arrange Ref.
NCT 127 Neo Zone (NCT 127) (2020) Pandora's Box
Love Song
Universe (2021) Beautiful (NCT 2021)


TV Shows

Year Title Channel Role Note
2014 EXO 90:2014 Mnet SM Rookies Member Pre-debut
2017 Lipstick Prince OnStyle Cast Member Season 2
2018 Wednesday Food Talk tvN Guest
2019 Everybody Cha Cha Cha SBS Plus Cast

Radio Program

Year Name Channel Role Note
2017-2019 NCT's Night Night! SBS Power FM Radio Host with Jaehyun
2019 Idol Radio MBC Radio Special DJ with Doyoung

Hosting Program

Year Title Channel Role Note
2016 My SMT Youku MC October 31 – November 28
2018 M Countdown Mnet Global MC May 3
2020 Weekly Idol MBC Guest MC September 23 (with Haechan)

Music Video

Year Title Artist MV Note
2016 Ready For Your Love J-Min Official Video Pre-debut


Year Brand Notes
2018 M Clean with Doyoung
2020 Nature Republic with NCT 127


  • Specialty: Rapping, Dancing, Playing the piano, DJing, Making people happy
  • Education:
    • Maple School (Graduated)
    • School of Performing Arts Seoul (SOPA) (Major of Practical Dance) (Transferred)
    • Glenbrook North High School (Graduated)
  • Favorite Letter: J
  • Favorite Sport: Soccer & Boxing
  • Favorite Musicians: Usher
  • Favorite Movie Genre: Comedy
  • Favorite Disney Movie: Lion King
  • Favorite Pixar Movie: Cars
  • Favorite Band: Coldplay[1]
  • Favorite Poet: Dr. Seuss
  • Favorite Author: Malcolm Gladwell
  • Favorite Cartoon: Dragon Ball
  • Favorite Foods: Coca-cola, Carbonated Water, Mint Chocolate, Americano, Chocolate Ice Cream, Chili, Watermelon, Strawberry Banana Smoothie, and Burritos.
  • Favorite Colors: Purple, Red, Blue
  • Ideal Type: Someone who smiles at him a lot.
  • Guilty Pleasure: Staying up all night and playing games until morning.[1]
  • 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.
  • He was accepted to SM Entertainment through the SM Global Audition in Chicago in September 2007.
  • He can speak both Korean and English.
  • He snores in his sleep.
  • He has a huge birthmark on his left hip.
  • 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.[3]
  • He likes to listen to ghost stories.
  • 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.[4]
  • His personality changes when he speaks Korean and English.
  • 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 loves cute things.
  • He is an only child.
  • 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.
  • His favorite movies include Begin Again, The Pursuit Of Happiness, and Tangled
  • He watched Fantasia a lot as a kid.
  • He always chews gum before any radio show.[5]
  • If he wasn't a singer, he would be an actor.[1]
  • He is like a father figure to all of NCT.
  • He gets the hiccups when he drinks carbonated drinks. [6]
  • He took Taekwondo lessons when he was a child.[7]
  • If he were to have a super power, he would like the power to fly.[8]
  • His Harry Potter house would be Gryffindor.[8]
  • Johnny says he is a morning and night person as he wakes up early but sleeps late.[8]
    • He says that he doesn't like to sleep.[8]



Nct logo.png
To view the Johnny gallery, click here.