Park Seo-joon (박서준)
Dreamy yet down-to-earth. Endearingly boyish but manly at the same time. He is equally believable as a rugged, everyday man and as a snobby, conglomerate heir. Park Seo-joon is a study in contrasts, with a legion of fans ready to become scholars.
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Birthday: December 16, 1988
Park Seo-joon has been charming audiences both at home and overseas since his first television drama Dream High 2 (2012). And it’s not hard to see why he is called the “master of romantic comedy” with his swoon-worthy good looks, dazzling smile, and believable chemistry with all of his leading ladies. (Admit it, you’ve rewound a few of those confession scenes. We don’t judge you.)
You can catch him as the ugly duckling turned Prince Charming in She Was Pretty (2015) and as warrior in training with a score to settle in Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016-17).
He cemented his leading man status in Fight for My Way (2017), What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018), and Itaewon Class (2020).
But if you want to watch him playing himself, you can find him on the ongoing reality show Youn’s Stay (2021), Young Actors’ Retreat (2022), and In The SOOP: Friendcation (2022).
This hardworking actor spends as much time preparing for his roles as he does keeping fit. The result is hard to miss. His finely sculpted figure is the stuff of women’s dreams, and men’s fitness goals. You simply cannot fake this gold standard of palpable sexiness and raw masculinity.
Off-screen, he has built a reputation for being gallant towards co-stars, and fostering genuine friendships with his fellow celebrities. His real-life shy and sometimes introspective persona is just as appealing as his dashing on-screen characters. The combination of sincerity and sexy has given him massive global appeal, and has likely launched the imaginations and creations of many a fanfic writer worldwide.
In case you miss him when he's in between shows, he has his own YouTube channel called Record Park's.
He’s set to star in the Hollywood film The Marvels in 2023.