Park Jin-young (entertainer, born 1994)

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Park Jin-young
Park Jinyoung (Junior) at 17th Jeonju International Film Festival, 30 March 2016.png
Park Jinyoung at 17th Jeonju International Film Festival, 30 March 2016
Born Park Jin-young
(1994-09-22) September 22, 1994 (age 23)
Jinhae-gu, Changwon, South Korea
Residence Seoul, South Korea
  • Singer
  • actor
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2012–present
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised Romanization Bak Jin-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Pak Chinyŏng

Park Jin-young (born September 22, 1994), referred to as Jinyoung, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, dancer, and choreographer.[1][2] He is a member of the boy group Got7 and duo JJ Project.[3] Park made his acting debut in the drama Dream High 2 (2012) followed by supporting roles in When a Man Falls in Love (2013), This is My Love (2015), and Legend of the Blue Sea (2016-2017). He made his film debut in the independent film A Stray Goat (2016).

Due to his shared name with his agency's founder, Jinyoung originally debuted with the stage name Jr.[1] but he later changed the spelling to Junior due to widespread confusion about the correct pronunciation of his name.[3] On August 16, 2016, Jinyoung announced that he would simply go by his given name.[4]


2011-2014: Debut and career beginnings[edit]

In 2011, Jinyoung was cast in the role of Jung Ui-bong in the television drama Dream High 2.[5] The drama began airing on January 30, 2012 on KBS.[6] On February 29, Park released the song "We Are The B" for the drama's soundtrack, along with Jinwoon, Kang So-ra and Kim Ji-soo.[7]

In May 2012, Jinyoung and fellow trainee JB debuted as the duo JJ Project with the single album JJ Project Slot Machine.[8] Their official music video for title track "Bounce" was released on May 19, and the duo began promotions for "Bounce" on M! Countdown on May 24.[9]

On March 11, 2013, it was announced that Jinyoung would be appearing as Ddol-yi on MBC's new drama When a Man Falls in Love. His bandmate JB also had a role in the drama, which aired for twenty episodes beginning April 3.[10] On January 16, 2014, the two members of JJ Project debuted as part of a 7-member boy band called Got7.[11] The group dropped their first EP Got It? on January 16, 2014 with successful charting and sales.[12][13] Park also made the choreography for one of the singles, Follow Me.[14]

2015-present: Hosting and film debut[edit]

Aside from his activities with Got7, Park has participated in various music and acting projects. In 2015, he was cast in a supporting role in the drama This is My Love, which aired on JTBC from May 29 to July 18.[15][16] The same year in March he was hired as official host for M Countdown alongside Shinee's Key, group member BamBam and CNBLUE's Jung-shin.[17] Jinyoung left his position as MC in March 2016 to focus on activities with Got7, including the group's first worldwide concert tour.[18]

In 2016, Jinyoung was cast as the male lead in the independent film A Stray Goat, directed by Cho Jae-min. The film follows a high school student, played by Jinyoung, who moves to the town of Goseong where he meets a girl, who is an outcast because of rumors and suspicions about her father.[19][20] The movie had its world premiere at the Jeonju International Film Festival and was one of the three films made for the Jeonju Cinema Project.[19] In September 2016, Jinyoung was cast for a supporting role in the drama The Legend of the Blue Sea, where he portrayed the teenage version of Lee Min-ho's character, the protagonist of the series.[21]

In February 2017, SBS announced Jinyoung, NCT's Doyoung, and Black Pink's Jisoo as the new fixed MCs of Inkigayo.[22] In March 2017, Jinyoung made his official screen debut with A Stray Goat, which was theatrically released on March 1, 2017 and premiered at the 17th Jeonju International Film Festival.[23][24]


Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Title Peak chart

2012 "B급 인생 (We are the B)" (with Kang So-ra, 2AM's Jeong Jinwoon and Kim Ji-soo)
Dream High 2 OST


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2012 Dream High 2 Jung Ui-bong KBS2 Supporting Character
2013 When a Man Falls in Love Ddol-yi MBC
2015 Dream Knight Junior Youku Tudou Korean-Chinese web series by JYPE and Youku Tudou
This is My Love 17-year-old Park Hyun-soo jTBC Younger version of the protagonist
2016 Legend of the Blue Sea teenage Heo Joon-jae / Kim Dam-ryung SBS

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2017 Magic School[28][29] Nara JTBC


Year Title Role Notes
2017 A Stray Goat Jo Min-sik Lead role


Year Channel Show Ref
2015-2016 Mnet M! Countdown [17]
2017-2018 SBS Inkigayo [30]

Variety shows[edit]

Year Channel Show Notes Ref
2018 MBC Living Together in Empty Room Cast member with Han Hye-yeon and Block B's P.O [31]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
53rd Baeksang Arts Awards
Most Popular - Actor (Film) A Stray Goat Nominated [32]
12th Max Movie Awards
Rising Star Award [33]


  1. ^ a b Dispatch (January 28, 2014). "[STARCAST] Should we try a self intro? 'Me' Written by the Pens of 'GOT7'". Naver. Archived from the original on October 15, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Self-introduction of Mark, Jackson, JB and Jinyoung". The Star. Chosun. February 27, 2014. Archived from the original on October 15, 2016. Retrieved October 13, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Notice of Got7 Jr. Name Change". Retrieved 29 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "박진영 on Twitter". Archived from the original on 15 October 2016. Retrieved 26 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Oh, Mi-jung (15 January 2012). "A Peek at Dream High 2's Couples". Mwave via CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "'Dream High Season 2' To Begin". Hancinema. January 19, 2012. Retrieved August 6, 2017. 
  7. ^ "'드림하이2' B급인생, 경쾌한 멜로디 '인기 폭발'". 
  8. ^ "JJ프로젝트 '바운스', 아이튠즈 10위 '성공적 데뷔 신고식'". The Chosun Ilbo. 21 May 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  9. ^ "JJ Project Takes Over Youtube Charts". MWave. May 22, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2014. 
  10. ^ "JJ Project′s JB to Appear as Shin Se Kyung′s Little Brother in ′When a Man Falls in Love′". Ko Hung Ju. CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "JYP, 포스트 2PM 그룹명은 '갓세븐(GOT7)'..16일 데뷔무대". Osen. January 1, 2014. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (January 31, 2014). "Hyorin Earns Third K-Pop No. 1, GOT7 Tops World Albums". Billboard K-Town. Retrieved January 22, 2015. 
  13. ^ "2014년 05주차 Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved February 17, 2015. 
  14. ^ Jee-Won, Jeong. "GOT7 Talks ′Identify,′ Building Teamwork and More". Newsen Jeong Jee Won. Retrieved 23 November 2014. 
  15. ^ Yoon Sarah (18 June 2015). "GOT7 member to feature in local magazine". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  16. ^ Ghim, Sora (1 May 2015). "Stills of Jr. From His First Filming Are Released". BNT News. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  17. ^ a b "M Countdown hired new MC's". Naver via Mnet. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  18. ^ "Got7's Junior and Bambam leave, 'M Countdown' MC's final farewell". Newsen. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  19. ^ a b Jason Bechervaise (2016-04-13). "Over 200 movies featured at Jeonju Film Festival". Koreatimes. Retrieved 2016-06-15. 
  20. ^ Jung Shi-woo (2016-01-06). "GOT7 주니어-지우 '눈발' 촬영현장 공개…설레는 첫만남텐아시아 | 텐아시아". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  21. ^ "[단독] 갓세븐 진영, '푸른 바다의 전설' 합류" [GOT7's Jinyoung, joining 'Legend of Blue Sea']. Naver (in Korean). Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  22. ^ "'인가' PD "갓세븐 진영·블랙핑크 지수·NCT 도영, 새 MC 확정"[공식]" ['Inkigayo' PD "Got7, Black Pink, NCT - New MC confirmed" [Official]] (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-05-23. 
  23. ^ Lim Jeong-yeo. "[V Report Plus] Park Jin-young is very fond of 'A Stray Goat'". Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  24. ^ Jo Hee Seon. "GOT7 Gathers At VIP Premiere of Movie A Stray Goat". Retrieved February 24, 2017. 
  25. ^ "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart. 
  26. ^ "Gaon Chart: 2012-03-04~2012-03-10". 
  27. ^ Cumulative sales for "We are the B":
  28. ^ Kim, So-yeon. "JYP to produce a web drama starring star-studded cast". Kpop Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  29. ^ "박진영·윤박·닉쿤·류승수·신은수, '마술학교' 출연 확정 [공식]" [Park Jin Young, Yoon Bak, Nichkhun, Ryu Seung-soo, Shin Eun-su, 'Magic School' appearance confirmed [Official]]. Naver (in Korean). Sports Donga. April 4, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017. 
  30. ^ 김유진 (January 24, 2017). "'인기가요' 측 "진영-지수? 신중히 고려 중..확정 아냐"(공식입장)" (in Korean). Retrieved January 24, 2017. 
  31. ^ Yang Ji-yeon (February 8, 2018). "[공식입장] '발칙한 동거' 측 "진영X피오X한혜연, 새 멤버 합류"". Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). Retrieved February 9, 2018. 
  32. ^ "53rd Baeksang Arts Awards 2017 : Most Popular Actor in a Movie Nominees List". HanCinema. April 10, 2017. Retrieved October 10, 2017. 
  33. ^ Joe Yoon (April 17, 2017). "2017 라이징 스타 11 - 박진영 "진지하지 않으면 부끄러울 것 같았다"" [11 Rising Stars of 2017 - Interview with Park Jin-young "I thought it would be ashamed if I didn't do it seriously"]. Max Movie Magazine (40). Retrieved October 10, 2017. 

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