Park Myeong-su

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Park.
Park Myung-soo
Park Myeong-su from Acrofan.jpg
Born (1970-08-27) August 27, 1970 (age 43)
Gunsan, South Korea
Medium Stand-up, Television, Singer, Composer, Philanthropist
Nationality South Korean
Years active 1993 to present
Genres Comedy
Influences Yoo Jae-suk, Kang Ho-dong
Influenced Jung Hyung-don, Noh Hong-chul, Jeong Jun-ha, Gil, Shin Bong-sun
Spouse Han Su-min, Dermatologist
Notable works and roles Member of Infinite Challenge
Singer of Prince of the Sea
Host of Happy Together
Korean name
Hangul 박명수
Revised Romanization Bak Myeongsu
McCune–Reischauer Pak Myŏngsu

Park Myung-soo (a.k.a. Great Park, born August 27, 1970) is a Korean comedian, MC, singer, and songwriter who debuted on television in 1993, appearing on the Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation Network. He is in the top-rated comic variety programme Infinite Challenge and on the Date at 2 O'Clock radio show. He has released several music singles, including "Prince of the Sea", which was covered by LPG in 2007.

Personal life[edit]

On April 8, 2008, Park Myung-soo married his long-time girlfriend, 31-year-old dermatologist Han Su-min. This was the first time a member of Infinite Challenge has married since the show's inception. Their first child, Park Min-seo, was born in August 2008.[1] As of December 2009, with the joint co-operation of its enterprise company, he began serving as a CEO of a business called "Mohani" (모하니), which will sell wigs in shopping malls.[2]


* Gunsannam elementary school (after school until the third grade and transferred to Seoul)
* Seoul Airport High School


* SM Entertainment No.1 comedian
* Comedian Kim Hyun Chul front seat and Social Security number (i.e. date of birth) is equal to 6 digits
* Entertainment giant founded <September 2010>

Infinite Challenge[edit]


On Infinite Challenge, Park Myung-soo is being "the second-in-command" (2인자), putting him below the host-in-chief Yoo Jae-suk, that called as "the first-in-command" (1인자). He also called as "Rice Insect" (벼멸구), a rival nickname for Yoo Jae-suk's famous "Grasshopper". Myung-soo's jokes about how he will overthrow Yoo Jae-suk as leader and being "the first-in-command" himself was the early running gag on the program. He is also known as "Big Star" (거성/巨星 Geoseong), so called for his rise to stardom.

Another nickname is "Chicken CEO," in reference to the Kyochon chicken shop which he formerly operated (he is currently a Seoul metropolitan manager of Imsil Cheese Pizza restaurant).

In October 2007, Park Myung-soo acquired another nickname, "worthless elder (brother)" (하찮은 형)[3] after co-host Noh Hong-chul referred to him as a "worthless person with a worthless body" (하찮은 박명수님, 하찮은 몸) in comparison to world-class Figure skater Kim Yu-Na. Another related nickname is "Father" (아버지) since he is the oldest among another Infinite Challenge members and due to his weak stamina and his slowly balding forehead.

Park Myung-soo is famous for his "scolding" repertoire (호통개그), for shouting phrases, that made him usually called as "the Son of Devil" (악마의 아들) or "Old Devil", as in Infinite Challenge "Money Bag" special after co-host Noh Hong-chul being nicknamed as "Young Devil"

He is also known for arguing and quarreling over petty issues with co-host Jeong Jun-ha. Park Myung-soo's hot-tempered character is highly opposite with Jeong Jun-ha's tactless, simple-minded character that occasionally made the former lose his patience. The unique relationship between Jun-ha and Myung-soo have become an occasional segment called "Ha & Soo". "Ha & Soo" also can be called as "Peter & Jonathan" with Myung-soo as "Peter" and Jun-ha as "Jonathan". Another similar nickname is "Red Pepper" (고춧가루) after Jeong Jun-ha joked about him and Myeong-su just being a seasoning ("red pepper and black pepper") for Yoo Jae-suk that being central of the program ("main menu") during Infinite Challenge "Face-Off" episode (S04E317). The two have also won the "Best Couple" award at the 2011 MBC Entertainment Awards, making them the first male-male couple to have ever won the title.[4]

Being an avid electronic music fan, Park Myungsoo, under the pseudonym "Bangbaedong Wildcat", composed a total of six songs in varied genres, including electronic, medium-tempo dance and mystic melodies, for being showcased being fellow co-hosts of the program during Infinite Challenge "Park Myung-soo's How About It" special.[5] Upon the broadcast, his tracks appeared on the real-time music charts for Mnet, Bugs, Naver Music, and Melon, and surprisingly pushed out Girls' Generation's newly released "I Got a Boy" track from the first place on the chart for a while.[6] Since January 2013, he has been listed as an official composer by the Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA) under his "Bangbaedong Wildcat" name.[7]

Park Myung Soo won his first Daesang, the award given to the entertainer of the year, at the 2012 MBC Entertainment Awards after 20 years of his career as an entertainer.[8][9]


Thanks to his current work as the co-host of Infinite Challenge, Park Myung-soo gained more than 250 nicknames throughout his appearances on the program as listed by the netizens.[10]

  • Giant Star/Geo-seong (거성) The Most popular Park Myeong-su nicknames [11]

Infinite Challenge[edit]

Name Joined Nickname Character Description and Notes
Park Myeong-su
May - July 2005[12]
Oct. 2005 - Incumbent
Giant Star/Geo-seong (거성)[13]
Father (아버지)
The Second-in-command (2인자)
The Son of the Devil (악마의 아들)
Rash Man(깨방정)
Sancho Park (산초박)
Alien (외계인)
The leafhopper/Rice insect (벼멸구)
Worthless older brother (하찮은 형)
Unique Myeong-su (고유명수)
(A play on 고유명사/"Proper noun")
CEO Park/Park sajang (박사장)
Point five (쩜오)
Great Park (그레이트 박)
Flag Park(박깃발)
The odd one out (쭈구리)
BBB (박번복)
Ten Jobs (십잡스)
Mr. Tricky Park
Mr. Reversal Park
Mr. Flag Park
Winner Park (박대상)
One head, Two smell (한 머리 둘 냄새)
Waiter Park (웨이터 박)
Senior Park (박선배)
Boy Park (소년명수)
Dance Factory Park
Scorpion Park
Myung Dragon
The Flea General
Myung TOP
Sunglass Warrior
Champion Park
Park has continuously proclaimed his nickname (Geo-seong, or Giant Star). He is often referred to as "Father" by the rest of the members due to his elderly look and his position as the oldest member of the program. This is especially prevalent when Myeong Su's receding hair is flattened or his make-up is removed. See his page for more details. His (on-air) persona is that of a veteran grumpy "upperclassman" of the other members. He often shouts or reprimands his "underclassmen," usually about humorously trivial matters.
In the episode 264 of season 4 , Park Myung Soo earn the title "Champion Park" as he defeated all Infinite Challenge member including the guest So Ji sub with the streak of 14-0 in a blowing balloon and eating watermelon on a flying chair contest . (all kill , 7 vs 1)

Television and Radio appearances[edit]

Current programmes[edit]

Former programmes[edit]

Year Title Role Network
- Come to Play (놀러와) Joint Panel MBC
- FM4U Radio's Park Myeong-su's Fun Fun Radio (박명수의 펀펀라디오) Host MBC
2004-2007 X-man Joint Panel SBS
- Gyeongin Television's A CEO that met by Park Myeong-su(박명수가 만난 CEO) Host OBS
2007-2008 Jippijiggi Co-hostl MBC
2006-2008 Sunday Sunday Night - "Dong-an Club" (일요일일요일밤에 - 동안클럽 Medical Quiz bshow) Co-Host MBC
2008 Brain Battle (브레인 베틀, Knowledge Quiz show) Co-Host MBC
2008 Sunday Sunday Night- We Got Married (일요일일요일밤에 - 우리 결혼했어요) Co-Host MBC
2008 Economy Vitamin (경제비타민, Economy knowledge show) Joint Panel KBS
2010 Sunday Sunday Night - Hot Brothers (일요일 일요일 밤에 - 뜨거운형제들) Host-in-chief MBC
- Oh My School/100 points out of 100 (오 마이 스쿨 / 백점만점, Variety Show) Host KBS
2012 Quiz Show Q (최강연승 퀴즈쇼 Q) Co-host MBC
2013 Hangshow(행쇼) Host JTBC


Year Awards show Category Result
2005 5th MBC Entertainment Awards Popular Actor of Show Variety Won
2006 18th Korean Boardcast Director Awards Best Comedian Won
6th MBC Entertainment Awards Best Actor of Show Variety Won
2007 7th MBC Entertainment Awards The Grand Prize (as Team, Infinite Challenge) Won
Best Program Award ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
special segment Congeniality Won
special segment Bizarre Awards, Awards momgaegeu Won
2008 44th Baeksang Art Awards TV Variety Actor Won
89th National Athletic Competition Aerobic Amateur Club 6-People 2nd place (with Infinite Challenge members) Won
8th MBC Entertainment Awards PD Award ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
Best Program Award ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
2009 9th MBC Entertainment Awards Best Male Variety Daesang with Infinite Challenge member Won
MBC Broadcasting Entertainment Awards Best Program Award ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
MBC Drama Awards Radio Division Excellence Won
Melon Music Awards Album seupyesyeol phase ( no card Live - Noodles) Won
2010 10th MBC Entertainment Awards Variety Top Excellence Award For Males Infinite Challenge Won
Bizarre Award Won
Award For Best TV Programme of the Year (TEO PD with entire directing members of Infinite Challenge) Won
5th Annual Awards (A-Awards) Innovation Division ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
MBC Broadcasting Entertainment Awards Best Program Award ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
KBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer Awards Happy Together Season 3 Won
Best Teamwork Award Won
22nd Korean Producers Grandprix Award For Best TV Entertainment Programme (Co winner, with entire directing members of Infinite Challenge) Won 20's Choice Most Influential Star 20 Won
2011 11th MBC Entertainment Awards "Best Couple" award with Jeong Jun-ha ( the first male-male couple to have ever won the title) Won
The 53rd national Rowing Championships 2000m Novice Inn Prize ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
Melon Music Awards 2011 Trend Award ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
2012 12th MBC Entertainment Awards Daesang (Grand Prize) Entertainer of the Year[14] Won
2013 13th MBC Entertainment Awards Most Popular Program (with Infinite Challenge members) Won

†Daesang is equivalent to Entertainer of the Year. [15]



  • My name Princess (2002) - Lee, Chul - Hee Station
  • Hello, Francesca 1st (2004) - daljip stalls
  • Soul Mate (Soulmate, 2006) - Guest - Eugene to meet the guy vomit
  • Discrete(2007-2008) - gamakkun Station
  • Queen of Housewives (2009) - Now ready for work stations. As with other Infinity Challenge Help Learn about membership in the spring interview.
  • Tae Hye Kyo Amy (2009) - bookstore owner, career center officials Station


  • MBC standard FM "national quiz Thermal" (1995, Kim Tae-hee and co-announcer in progress)
  • MBC standard FM "Live Good Sunday" (2001 ~ 2002, singer gimchangnam and co-Progress)
  • MBC FM4U " untouched dating Lee Moon - se is / untouched dating Yoon is / untouched dating Yoon Jong Shin is a "-" Quiz ttaengchilyi> (1998-2000), "Lovers Wanted" (2000-2008) Corner regular guest
  • TBS broadcast traffic "like two o'clock in Park Myeong-su" (2005-2006, Mon-Fri in progress)
  • MBC FM4U "Park Myeong-su peonpeon the Radio" 2007 MBC Radio
  • MBC FM4U " It is two o'clock Park Myeong-su dating "(April 2008-October 2010 17) - 'progress Park Myeong-su weekdays, weekends going boom 'system Katakana autumn 2008 reorganization of MBC Radio Park Myeong-su boom and the exit end of the week progress. Since 2010 due to personal health reasons and get off voluntarily.



  • 2006.03 ~ - Business Software Alliance (BSA) Korea ambassador
  • 2008, 2010 - 44-day campaign ambassador
  • April 2011 - Vision 2020 software copyright ambassador
  • 2008 - discount on Hair Tech Director
  • February 2010 - A hepatitis ambassador .
  • April 2010 - beomgukmin copyright ambassador
  • September 2010 - Giant Entertainment CEO


  • We Love Dokdo ( 2005 March 29 )

Digital Single[edit]

  • Rongdari ( 2006 August 8 )
  • Stupid fool ... ( 2008 April 4 )
  • Fyah ( 2010 년 5 April )
  • Whales (with Nicole ) ( 2010 July 20 )
  • Was it a dream (with jeongyeop ) ( 2012 25 October )
  • you're My girl ( 2013 년 12 June )
  • Aqua Paradise ( 2013 July 29 )


  • "Change" (September 1999)
  • "Dr. Park" (August 2000)
  • "Son of the Wind" (바람의 아들) (August 2002)
  • "Tal-la-la" (탈랄라) (June 2005)
  • "Naengmyun" (냉면) - Duet with Girls' Generation's Jessica (July 2009)
  • "Fyah!" Duet with Gil Seong-jun April 2010
  • "Whale" (고래) - Duet with Kara's Nicole (July 2010)
  • "I Cheated" - as Great Park, Duet with Big Bang's G-Dragon (July 2011)
  • "You're My Girl" (June 2013)
  • "I got C" - Geumary (Park Myung Soo - Primary) feat. Gaeko (November 2013)


  1. ^ Coolsmurf (August 10, 2008). "Park Myung Soo Becomes a Father Ahead of Schedule". Retrieved February 20, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Park Myeong-su, at wig brands 'huh' launch, "said I worry Hair"". December 16, 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Park Myeong-su, the importance of knowing the story". October 27, 2007. Retrieved February 20, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Park Myeong-su-Jung Junha, MBC Entertainment Awards - Best Couple Award". December 30, 2011. Retrieved February 17, 2012. 
  5. ^ "MBC′s ′Infinity Challenge′ Invites Viewers to Concert with Park Myung Soo-Composed Songs". 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  6. ^ "Park Myung Soo Pushes SNSD and Baek Ji Young Out of First Place on Music Charts". 2013-01-07. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  7. ^ "Park Myung Soo is Listed as an Official Composer". 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  8. ^ "Yoo Jae Suk Says Goodbye to ′Come to Play′ at the ′MBC Entertainment Awards′". 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  9. ^ "Park Myung Soo Wins Grand Prize at 2012 MBC Entertainment Awards". 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2013-07-03. 
  10. ^ "무한도전 별명 정리 "박명수 별명 무려 294개…대박"". Retrieved 2013-07-03.  (Korean)
  11. ^ The Rank of Korean Celebrities after starting Military service(Korean), Segye Ilbo, Retrieved on May 4, 2007
  12. ^ S01E04(May 14, 2005) - S01E15(July 30, 2005).
  13. ^ The Rank of Korean Celebrities after starting Military service(Korean), Segye Ilbo, Retrieved on May 4, 2007
  14. ^ "Park Myung Soo Wins Grand Prize at 2012 MBC Entertainment Awards". Soompi. 31 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-02. 
  15. ^ IU and Park Myung Soo become the hosts of new quiz show. allkpop. August 13, 2012. Retrieved on January 10, 2013.
  16. ^ Die Schlumpfe, The Smurfs
  17. ^ The Smurfs
  18. ^ The adventure of Danji
  19. ^ Baby and Me
  20. ^ Pi's Story

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Kim Sung Min[disambiguation needed]
Kim Tae Won
Lee Ha Neul
KBS Entertainment Awards for Best Entertainer
Succeeded by