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NCT, which stands for Neo Culture Technology, is currently one of the most popular K-pop groups. The group has a large number of members, currently 21 at the time of this writing. Because the group is so big, NCT has been split into various sub-units: NCT 127, NCT Dream, WayV, and NCT U (which rotates members from the other subgroups). With so many members, NCT has a wide age range with some members still in their mid-teens, while others are already in their mid-twenties.

As of June 2020, these are the 10 oldest members of NCT. This list will be updated as needed.

10. Jungwoo (February 19, 1998 – Present)

Current Age (as of June 2020): 22 years, 4 months, 10 days
Birth Name:  Kim Jung-woo
Birthplace: Sabon-dong, Gunpo, South Korea
Current Sub-unit(s): NCT 127 and NCT U
Position: Vocalist and Dancer

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Jungwoo is the only member of NCT born in 1998 and is right in the middle of the group when it comes to age. Before joining SM through its weekly audition, Jungwoo graduated from Gimpo Jeil Technical High School. In 2017, Jungwoo was introduced as a member of SM Rookies and made his first public appearance in Super Junior Yesung’s comeback MV, “Paper Umbrella.” Jungwoo is currently a part of sub-unit NCT 127.

Did You Know?

Jungwoo is a big fan of soccer and his favorite team is Manchseter City F.C.


9. Winwin (October 28, 1997 – Present)

Current Age (as of June 2020): 22 years, 8 months, 1 day
Birth Name:  Dong Si Cheng
Birthplace: Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
Current Sub-unit(s): NCT 127, WayV, and NCT U
Position: Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper, and Visual

photo source: Wikimedia Commons

Winwin is another Chinese-born member of NCT and part of the group’s Chinese sub-unit WayV. In 2009, Winwin was admitted to the Affiliated Secondary School of Beijing Dance Academy. He ended up being ranked first in the Chinese Classical Dance department. Because of his sold dance background, Winwin is one of NCT’s strongest dancers. Winwin joined SM Rookies in 2016 and debuted with NCT two years later.

Did You Know?

Winwin has a deep fear of strangers and initially thought the SM agents were scammers. It took two years of continuously being scouted by SM for Winwin to finally come around.


8. Jaehyun (February 14, 1997 – Present)

Current Age (as of June 2020): 23 years, 4 months, 15 days
Birth Name:  Jung Jae Hyun (but legally changed name to Jung Yoon Oh)
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Current Sub-unit(s): NCT 127 and NCT U
Position: Vocalist, Dancer, Rapper, Visual

Jaehyunphoto source: Wikimedia Commons

Jaehyun, who was affectionately dubbed “Valentine Boy” because of his birthdate, is one of two NCT members born in 1997. He is one of the members who is fluent in English because he lived in the U.S. for five years from the ages of 5 through 10. Along with several other NCT members, Jaehyun was first introduced in 2013 as part of SM Rookies. In 2016, Jaehyun officially debuted as part of NCT U.

Did You Know?

While he was still an SM Rookie, Jaehyun made a guest appearance on Disney Channel Korea’s Mickey Mouse Club.


7. Ten (February 27, 1996 – Present)

Current Age (as of June 2020): 24 years, 4 months, 2 days
Birth Name:  Chittaphon Leechaiyapornkul
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
Current Sub-unit(s): WayV and NCT U
Position: Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist

Tenphoto source: Wikimedia Commons

Ten is another foreign-born member of NCT and comes from Bangkok, Thailand. In 2010, Ten shot to fame when he won he Thai television show Teen Superstar. Ten was offered a contract with Starship Entertainment, but ended up turning the offer down. A few years later, Ten joined SM Entertainment after passing SM’s global auditions. In 2016, Ten debuted as part of NCT’s first subgroup NCT U.

Did You Know?

In 2014, Ten and other future NCT members participated on the show Exo 90:2014, remaking K-pop songs from the 90s.


6. Doyoung (February 1, 1996 – Present)

Current Age (as of June 2020): 24 years, 4 months, 28
Birth Name:  Kim Dong Young
Birthplace: Guri, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Current Sub-unit(s): NCT 127 and NCT U
Position: Vocalist

Doyoungphoto source: Wikimedia Commons

Doyoung is one of the members of NCT born in 1996. He is a member of sub-unit NCT 127 and often a part of NCT U. Doyoung comes from a small province in Korea and has always loved music. As a child, Doyoung learned to play the flute as well as the bass. In high school, Doyoung won 1st place in a local singing contest. Doyoung was first introduced in 2015 as a pre-debut trainee in 2015. He made his official debut a year later as part of NCT U.

Did You Know?

Doyoung has an older brother, Gong Myung, who is an actor and a member of the band 5URPRISE.


5. Kun (January 1, 1996 – Present)

Current Age (as of June 2020): 24 years, 5 months, 28 days
Birth Name:  Qian Kun
Birthplace: Fujian, China
Current Sub-unit(s): WayV and NCT U
Position: Leader of WayV, Vocalist, Rapper

Kunphoto source: Wikimedia Commons

Kun is one of several NCT members from China and is the oldest of the bunch. Besides Taeyong, Kun is the other official leader of an NCT sub-unit, WayV, which consists of NCT’s Chinese members. Kun was born and raised in Fujian, China and graduated from Beijing Contemporary Music Academy. In 2015, Kun was introduced as part of SM Entertainment’s pre-debut training team SM Rookies, along with fellow Chinese members Winwin and Renjun.

Did You Know?

Not only is Kun a strong vocalist, he is also a songwriter and composer and WayV’s next album will feature some of his self written songs.


4. Yuta (October 26, 1995 – Present)

Current Age (as of June 2020): 24 years, 8 months, 3 days
Birth Name:  Nakamoto Yuta
Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
Current Sub-unit(s): NCT 127
Position: Dancer, Vocalist, Rapper

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Yuta, who hails from Japan, is the third member of NCT born in 1995. Like other foreign members of NCT, Yuta passed the SM Entertainment global audition held in his country as a teenager. After training for over three years, Yuta made his debut in 2016 as a member of sub-unit NCT 127.

Did You Know?

Yuta has several nicknames alluding to his Japanese heritage, including Guardian of Takoyaki, Osaka Prince, Takoyaki Prince, and Yakisoba Prince.


3. Taeyong (July 1, 1995 – Present)

Current Age (as of June 2020): 24 years, 11 months, 28 days
Birth Name:  Lee Tae Yong
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Current Sub-unit(s): NCT 127 and NCT U
Position: Leader of NCT 127, Rapper, Main Dancer, Vocalist, Center, and Visual

Taeyongphoto source: Flickr via Only U

While each member of NCT has a large following, Taeyong is widely considered to be the most popular member of the group, especially globally. While NCT as a whole has no leader, Taeyong is the leader of sub-unit NCT 127. Taeyong was a little older (18 years old) when he got scouted by SM Entertainment. He graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul and said that art was his favorite subject. As one of the current K-pop idols, Taeyong was selected to become a member of SuperM, a K-pop supergroup produced by SM Entertainment in collaboration with Capitol Records.

Did You Know?

Despite having no dance background and having his first dance coaches initially doubt him, Taeyong ended up become NCT’s main dancer.


2. Johnny (February 9, 1995 – Present)

Current Age (as of June 2020): 25 years, 4 months, 20 days
Birth Name:  Seo Young Ho (English name is John Suh)
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Current Sub-unit(s): NCT 127
Position: Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist

Johnnyphoto source: Wikimedia Commons

Johnny is the second oldest NCT member and the only member from the United States. While he is ethnically Korean, Johnny was born and raised in Chicago. In 2007 when he was about 12 years old, Johnny participated in SM Entertainment global audition in Chicago and was then recruited by the agency. After a few years, Johnny was introduced as one of pre-debut training team under SM Entertainment called SM Rookies in 2013.

Did You Know?

Johnny trained with popular K-pop group EXO until they started preparing for debut.


1. Taeil (June 14, 1994 – Present)

Current Age (as of June 2020): 26 years, 15 days
Birth Name:  Moon Tae Il
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Current Sub-unit(s): NCT 127 and NCT U
Position: Vocalist

Taeilphoto source: Wikimedia Commons

Taeil, who recently turned 26, is the oldest member of NCT and is one of the main vocalists of the group. Currently Taeil is part of sub-unit NCT 127 and is regularly featured in NCT U. Since Taeil is older than the other members of the group, he was able to attend a regular high school, Seo Seoul Life Science High School. Taeil did briefly attend Hanyang University before dropping out to pursue his music career.

Did You Know?

Taeil’s childhood dream was to become a zookeeper.

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