Park Seo-joon, born December on 16, 1988, started his acting career later than most South Korean drama actors but has become one of South Korea’s biggest actors. He is also a successful YouTube content creator and has received a Gold Play Button for his exploits on the video-sharing platform. He is the South Korean celebrity with the third-largest following on Instagram, with more than 21 million followers. He is also a model, having worked with Tommy Hilfiger and Sperry. We will help you celebrate this star’s special day right here.
Park Seo-joon is one of the biggest K-drama stars in the world. He is loved for his outgoing personality and friendly nature. Although he doesn’t consider himself handsome, many fans have commented on his good looks. Park was born on December 16, 1988, in Seoul, South Korea. His zodiac sign is Sagittarius, and he is Korean.
He wasn’t a very strong student in high school, and he was shy, too. He made the decision to cosplay in a high school acting competition one day, and he enjoyed the attention he received. He then returned home and informed his parents of his decision to pursue a career in acting. They were reluctant to send him to an acting school because he was a weak student, and an acting school would only make it harder for him to study. However, Park was determined to become an actor. He studied harder and quickly advanced from 36th in a class of 40 to 5th overall. Though his parents reluctantly agreed to let him go to an acting school, he ended up being one of the best in his class, and his good grades got him into the Seoul Institute of Arts. In 2008, during his first year, he discovered that so many students were better than he was. He became overwhelmed and opted to do his mandatory military service.
His first acting job was in a 2011 music video for Bang Yong-guk’s single ‘I Remember.’ In 2012, he got a supporting role in the T.V. drama “Dream High 2” (2012). The year 2013 was the turning point in his career. He started hosting “Music Bank,” and he got roles in “Pots of Gold” and “One Warm Word.” He has been a top South Korean drama actor ever since.
After feeling overwhelmed at college, Park enlists in the military.
He makes his acting debut in a music video.
He gets his first major acting role in “Dream High 2.”
He gets roles in multiple T.V. shows and begins to host “Music Bank,” a South Korean music show.
Why We Love Park Seo-joon
He is dedicated to his craft
Park once trained eight hours a day to prepare for a role. His dedication to his craft is admirable.
He is very generous
He is very generous, and he doesn't brag about it. He makes substantial donations to various charities.
He is humble
He recognizes how privileged he is to enjoy the opportunities he has. He said he appreciates the new jobs that now stream in from his newfound fame.
5 Surprising Facts
He hoped to become a baseball player
Park wanted to become a baseball player, but he gave it up because his father thought his younger brother was better suited to playing baseball.
He can speak Spanish
He lived in Spain for a while, so he learned how to speak Spanish during his stay there.
He calls himself “dog-daddy”
He loves his dog Simba very much and often posts pictures of him and his dog on social media.
His favorite actor
His favorite actor is Leonardo DiCaprio, and he says DiCaprio is the reason he started studying English.
His favorite movie
His favorite movie is “Logan,” a movie that doesn't feature his favorite actor.
Park Seo-joon FAQs
Did Park Seo-joon join the military?
Yes, he joined the military when he was 19 years old. He was discharged in 2010.
Does Park Seo-joon speak English?
Yes, Park speaks English. Many of the roles he had to play required him to speak English.
Does Park Seo-joon have kids?
No, he doesn’t have any kids yet. He says he hopes to have them in the future.
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