Park Seo-joon (born Park Yong-kyu; December 16, 1988) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in the television dramas Kill Me, Heal Me (2015), She Was Pretty (2015), Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016–2017), Fight for My Way (2017), What's Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018), and Itaewon Class (2020); and the films Chronicles of Evil (2015), Midnight Runners (2017), The Divine Fury (2019) and Parasite (2019).

Park Seo-joon
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Park Seo-joon in 2017
Park Yong-kyu

(1988-12-16) December 16, 1988 (age 31)
Seoul, South Korea
Alma materSeoul Institute of the Arts[1]
Years active2011–present
AgentAwesome ENT[2]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBak Seo-jun
McCune–ReischauerPak Sŏchun

Early lifeEdit

Park was born in Seoul. He began his mandatory military service in 2008, when he was 19 years old, and was discharged in 2010.[3]


At The Chronicles of Evil stage greeting in Busan, 2015

Park made his entertainment debut in 2011 by appearing in the music video of Bang Yong-guk's single "I Remember."[4] He then appeared in television dramas Dream High 2 (2012),[5][6] Pots of Gold (2013),[1] One Warm Word (2013),[7] and A Witch's Love (2014).[1] From October 2013 to April 2015, he was the host of Music Bank.[8][9]

His breakout roles came in 2015 with two hit dramas Kill Me, Heal Me and She Was Pretty.[10][11][12][13] The same year, Park featured in thriller film The Chronicles of Evil.[14]

In 2016, Park starred in youth historical drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth alongside Go Ara.[15][16]

In 2017, Park starred in youth romance drama, Fight for My Way alongside Kim Ji-won.[17] The television series was a major hit in South Korea and topped ratings in its time slot.[18] The same year, he played his first big-screen leading role in action comedy Midnight Runners with Kang Ha-neul.[19][20] Park won the Best New Actor award at major film award ceremonies such as the Grand Bell Awards and Korean Association of Film Critics Awards.[21][22]

In 2018, Park starred in tvN's romantic comedy drama What's Wrong with Secretary Kim alongside Park Min-young.[23][24] The series was a hit and Park received positive reviews by critics for his performance, being dubbed the "master of romantic comedy" by Korean press.[25][26][27]

In 2019, Park starred in the occult film The Divine Fury.[28][29] The same year Park served as the special juror for the Asiana International Short Film Festival.[30]

In 2020, Park starred in JTBC's drama Itaewon Class as a restaurant owner, based on the webtoon of the same name.[31][32] He is also set to star in the sports film Dream as a soccer player, directed by Lee Byeong-heon.[33]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2011 Perfect Game Chil-goo [34]
2015 The Chronicles of Evil Cha Dong-jae [14]
The Beauty Inside Woo-jin Cameo [35]
2017 Midnight Runners Park Ki-joon [19]
2018 Be with You Ji-ho Cameo [36]
2019 The Divine Fury Yong-hoo [28]
Parasite Min-hyuk Cameo [37]
2020 Dream Yoon Hong-dae [33]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2012 Dream High 2 Si-woo KBS2 [6]
Shut Up Family Cha Seo-joon [38]
2013 Pots of Gold Park Hyun-tae MBC [39]
Drama Festival "Sleeping Witch" Kim Him-chan [40]
One Warm Word Song Min-soo SBS [7]
2014 A Witch's Love Yoon Dong-ha tvN [41]
Mama older Han Geu-roo (Cameo) MBC [42]
2015 Kill Me, Heal Me Oh Ri-on [43]
She Was Pretty Ji Sung-joon [12]
2016–2017 Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth Moo Myung / Kim Sun-woo KBS2 [15]
2017 Fight for My Way Go Dong-man [17]
2018 What's Wrong with Secretary Kim Lee Young-joon tvN [24]
2020 Itaewon Class Park Sae-roy JTBC [31]

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2013–2015 Music Bank KBS2 Host [8]
2018 Youn's Kitchen Season 2 tvN Cast member [44]

Music video appearancesEdit

Year Song title Artist Ref.
2011 "I Remember" Bang Yong-guk feat. Yang Yo-seob [34]
2014 "One Two Three Four" The One [45]
2017 "Dream All Day" Kim Ji-soo [46]


Year Title Notes
2012 "New Dreaming" from Dream High 2 OST; duet with JB
2014 "Come into My Heart" from A Witch's Love OST
2015 "Letting You Go" from Kill Me, Heal Me OST
2015 "Long Way" from She Was Pretty OST[47]
2017 "Our Tears" from Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth OST

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2013 6th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Pots of Gold Won [48]
2nd APAN Star Awards Nominated
32nd MBC Drama Awards Nominated
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) One Warm Word Nominated
7th Herald Donga Lifestyle Awards Best Style of the Year N/A Won [49]
22nd SBS Drama Awards New Star Award One Warm Word Won [50]
2015 52nd Grand Bell Awards Best New Actor The Chronicles of Evil Nominated
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards Nominated
Popular Star Award Won [51]
4th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Kill Me, Heal Me, She Was Pretty Nominated
1st Fashionista Awards Best Fashion in TV She Was Pretty Won [52]
34th MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Kill Me, Heal Me, She Was Pretty Won [53]
Top 10 Stars Award Won [54]
Popularity Award, Actor Won
Best Couple with Ji Sung Kill Me, Heal Me Won [53]
2016 InStyle Star Icon Best Actor (Drama) Kill Me, Heal Me, She Was Pretty Nominated
11th Max Movie Awards Best New Actor The Chronicles of Evil Nominated
21st Chunsa Film Art Awards Nominated
52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (Film) Nominated
1st tvN10 Awards Romantic-Comedy King A Witch's Love Nominated
2017 26th Buil Film Awards Best New Actor Midnight Runners Nominated
54th Grand Bell Awards Won [21]
37th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Won [22]
1st The Seoul Awards Best New Actor (Film) Nominated [55]
2nd Asia Artist Awards Fabulous Award Fight for My Way Won [56]
Best Star Award Won
6th Korea Film Actors Association Awards Popular Star Award Midnight Runners Won [57]
31st KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Fight for My Way
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth
Nominated [58]
Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Fight for My Way Won
Netizen Award – Male Won
Best Couple Award with Kim Ji-won Won
2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) Nominated [59]
KBS WORLD Global Fan Awards Best Couple with Kim Ji-won Won [60]
13th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Actor Won [61]
9th Korea Film Reporters Association Film Awards (KOFRA) Best New Actor Midnight Runners Won [62]
23rd Chunsa Film Art Awards Best New Actor Nominated [63]
11th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor What's Wrong with Secretary Kim Nominated [64]
6th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Won [65]
K-Star Award Nominated [66]
2018 Cosmo Beauty Awards Annual Shining Beauty Idol N/A Won [67]
8th Korea Tourism Awards Special Merit Award N/A Won [68]
2019 13th Asian Film Awards AFA Rising Star Award N/A Won [69]
14th Annual Soompi Awards Best Actor of the Year What's Wrong with Secretary Kim Nominated [70]
Best Couple with Park Min-young Nominated


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