|Birth name||Do Kyung-soo
January 12, 1993 |
Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
|Labels||S.M. Entertainment (South Korea)
Avex Trax (Japan)
|Associated acts||S.M. Entertainment
|Website||EXO's official Korean website
EXO-K's official Korean website
EXO's official Japanese website
|Revised Romanization||Do Gyeong Su|
|McCune–Reischauer||To Kyŏng Su|
Do Kyung-soo (Korean: 도경수; Hanja: 都暻秀, born January 12, 1993 in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea), better known by his stage name D.O. (디오), is a South Korean singer and actor. He is one of the main vocalists of the popular South Korean–Chinese boy group EXO, and its sub-group EXO-K as well. He is currently signed to S.M. Entertainment in South Korea and Avex Trax in Japan.
D.O. went to Goyang Poongsan Elementary School, Baekshin Middle School, and Baekseok High School. He has an older brother, Do Seung-soo who is 3 years older than him. D.O. has been singing since primary school and was an avid participant in local singing competitions throughout his high school career.
In 2010, he was recommended to audition for S.M. Entertainment after winning at a local singing festival. He subsequently became an S.M. Entertainment trainee during his last two years of high school. He performed Na Yoon-kwon's "Anticipation" and Browneyed Soul's "My Story" at his S.M. audition.
D.O. was formally introduced as the eighth member of EXO on January 30, 2012. His stage name is derived from his family name, Do. He sees Yoo Young-jin, S.M.'s music producer, as his role model.
2014-present: Solo activities
In 2014, D.O. had his feature film debut in the upcoming movie Cart. D.O. will be the first one among his members to show off his acting talents on the big screen as Yeom Jung Ah's high school son Tae Young. This movie is about a mother who works at a large grocery store, and being wrongfully dismissed from her job, she decides to fight for her right and take a stand against the oppressive management. Starring in the movie alongside Yeom Jung Ah and D.O. are Moon Jung Hee, Kim Kang Woo and Kim Young Ae. Filming for the movie began in December and ended in March 2014. In August 2014, "Cart" got the official invitation to 39th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and will have the international premiere at TIFF in September of 2014.
He also debuted as an actor in SBS television drama, It's Okay, That's Love which stars big figures such as Gong Hyo-jin and Jo In-sung. Do Kyung Soo's presence was a complete change from the expected. It was revealed that the identity of the mystery kid was the self of Jo In Sung.
In a recent video of SBS' It's Alright My Love', D.O.'s name appeared as Do Kyung Soo. Prior to this SM Entertainment explained, "Although he introduced himself as D.O. for the movie 'Cart', starting today, he will use his actor's name Do Kyung Soo whenever he does acting."
|2012||SBS||To the Beautiful You||Himself||Cameo, appearing on episode 2 with EXO-K.|
|2014||It's Okay, That's Love||Han Kang-woo||Supporting Role|
|2012-2014||HBS||Happy Camp||Aired on 21 July 2012, 06 July 2013, and 05 July 2014|
|2013||SBS||Star Face Off||Chuseok Special|
|Running Man||As Special Guest, appearing on episodes 171 and 172.|
|2013-2014||MBC Every 1||EXO's Showtime||As Regular Guest.|
For D.O.'s discography with EXO, see EXO discography.
As featured artist
|2012||"Dear My Family"||I AM. OST||BoA, Kangta, Yunho, Changmin,
Yesung, Taeyeon, Jonghyun, Luna,
Luhan, Chen, Baekhyun
|2013||"Goodbye Summer"||Pink Tape||Amber, Luna, Krystal||f(x)|
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- (Korean)"EXO-K 사용설명서② 디오·카이·세훈 편". Oh My News via Oh My Star. May 11, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
- (Korean)"EXO-K 사용설명서① 수호·백현·찬열 편". Oh My News via Oh My Star. May 11, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
- (Korean)"Alien EXO-K and their charms". Joy News. June 5, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
- (Korean)"[화보] EXO-K(엑소케이) 디오, '내 롤모델은 유영진 작곡가'". The Star. May 7, 2012. Retrieved May 7, 2012.
- "EXO's D.O cast in upcoming SBS drama 'It's Okay, That's Love'". Allkpop. March 2, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
- "Details and image released for EXO's new show 'EXO 90:2014'". Allkpop. July 26, 2014. Retrieved July 26, 2014.