Park Seo-joon

  • I. Introduction

    Park Seo-joon, born on Decemeber 16, 1988, is a notorious actor, known for his dramas.

    He began his career in 2011 when he appeared in "I Remember", a music video of Bang Yong-guk. Soon after, he was offered various roles in dramas along with being the host of Music Bank.

    His career shot up when he was offered the lead role in Kill Me, Heal Me and She was Pretty in 2015. His first historical drama was Hwarang: The Poet Warrior in 2016. Fight for My Way came next and was a major hit in 2017. Seo-joon starred opposite Kim Ji-won and the drama topped ratings in its time slot. That same year, Seo-joon won Best New Actor for his role in the action comedy Midnight Runners.

    His next hit was What's Wrong with Secretary Kim which aired on tvN in 2018 and had him act opposite Park Min-young. His performance was critically acclaimed and earned him the title "Master of romantic comedy"

    In 2019, Seo-joon starred in The Divine Fury and made an appearance in the Oscar-winning movie Parasite.

    Based on the webtoon of the same name, Seo-joon's next project was the drama Itaewon Class in 2020. Another hit was added to his repertoire as his performance was praised and the drama's ratings were impressive.

    II. Filmography

    Year Title Role Note
    2011 Perfect Game Chil-goo
    2015 The Chronicles of Evil
    Cha Dong-jae

    ... The Beauty Inside Woo-jin Cameo
    2017 Midnight Runners

    Park Ki-joon
    2018 Be with You Ji-ho
    2019 The Divine Fury


    ... Parasite Min-hyuk Cameo
    2021 Dream Yoon Hong-dae

    III. Television Series

    Year Title Role Network
    2012 Dream High 2
    ... Shut Up Family Cha Seo-joon ...
    2013 Pots of Gold
    Park Hyun-tae
    ... Drama Festival

    "Sleeping Witch"
    Kim Him-chan ...
    ... One Warm Wor
    Song Min-soo SBS
    2014 A Witch's Love
    Yoong Dong-ha
    ... Mama Older Han-Geuroo MBC
    2015 Kill Me, Heal Me

    Oh Ri-on
    ... She Was Pretty

    Ji Sung-joon ...
    2016-17 Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth

    Moo Myung/Kim Sun-woo
    ... Fight for My Way

    Ko Dong-man ...
    2018 What's Wrong with Secretary Kim

    Lee Young-joon tvN
    2020 Itaewon Class

    Park Sae-royi


    ... Record of Youth Song Min-soo (cameo) tvN

    IV. Variety Shows

    Year Title Network
    2013-15 Music Bank KBS2
    2014 2014 SBS Drama Awards SBS
    2018 Youn's Kitchen (season 2) tvN
    2021 Youn's Stay tvN

    V. Accolades

    Year Award Category Nominated Work
    2013 6th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Pots of Gold
    2014 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award One Warm Word
    2015 4th APAN Star Awards
    Excellence Award
    Kill Me, Heal Me
    ... MBC Drama Awards Popularity Award, Actor

    Top 10 Stars Award

    Best Couple with JinSun
    She was Pretty
    2017 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award Fight for My Way
    2018 6th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award What's Wrong with Secretary Kim


    - Seo-joon began his mandatory military service in 2008, when he was 19 years old, and was discharged in 2010.

    - While shooting for Hwarang, a friendship blossomed between the male actors. Started by Seo-joon, a club called the Wooga squad was formed, consisting of actor Park Hyung Sik and BTS member V. The squad was then joined by rapper Peakboy who has been Seojoon's best friend since their first year in high school, followed by actor Choi Woo Shik whom Seojoon met in 2012 on the sitcom Shut Up Family.