|Birth name Choi Min-hwan (최민환)|
Name Choi Min-hwan
Genres Rock, pop
|Instruments Drum, guitar|
Record label Warner Music Group
Years active 2007–present
|Born 11 November 1992 (age 23)
Seoul, South Korea (1992-11-11) |
Occupation(s) Drummer, vocalist, lyricist, composer
Labels F&C Music (Korea), AI Entertainment Inc. (Japan), Warner Music (Japan)
Albums Five Treasure Box, Cheerful Sensibility, Cross & Change, 20 [Twenty], Colorful Sensibility
Similar People Song Seung‑hyun, Lee Jae‑jin, Choi Jong‑hoon, Lee Hong‑gi, Oh Won‑bin
Music group F.T. Island (Since 2007)
Choi Min-hwan (Hangul: 최민환; Hanja: 崔敏煥; Japanese:チェ•ミンファン born 11 November 1992) is a South Korean musician and actor. He is a member of rock band F.T. Island, in which he serves as the drummer, sub vocalist, lyricist, and composer. He is the youngest member of the group. In 2017, Min-hwan became a certified chimellier, a connoisseur of chicken.
In January 2009, members Choi Jong-hoon, Choi Min-hwan, and Lee Jae-jin 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 2 January 2009. Minhwan performed as the drummer 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 Hong-gi, would not over-strain his voice.
In late 2009, the triple-member group was renamed F.T. Triple, with Choi Min-hwan as drummer and sub vocalist. 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 TV series and guitarist Song Seung-hyun was involved in several variety shows.
Choi made his acting debut in 2009 in the TV drama The Road Home. On 23 March 2009, he collapsed while waiting to film. Choi was rushed to the hospital for treatment; he had been suffering from a cold and overwork, and was discharged the next day.
He also appeared in cameos in the film Unstoppable Marriage (2007), and the television series On Air (2008), and Style (2009).
Choi then starred in the musical Gwanghwamun Sonata. His character Ji-yong is a music director and singer with a bright personality. The musical ran from 10 November 2012 in Osaka, Japan, until January 2013 in Tokyo.
In June 2013, Choi joined the cast of Goong: Musical in Japan. He played the leading role of crown prince Lee Shin.
In January 2014 he played the main character in the musical Joseph Amazing.