Park Jin-young (entertainer, born 1994)

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Park Jin-young
Park Jin-young (1994) at "He Is Psychometric" press conference, 5 March 2019 10.jpg
Park Jin-young at He Is Psychometric press conference on 5 March 2019
Park Jin-young

(1994-09-22) September 22, 1994 (age 24)
Jinhae-gu, Changwon, South Korea
ResidenceSeoul, South Korea
  • Singer
  • actor
Musical career
Years active2012–present
LabelsJYP Entertainment
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBak Jin-yeong
McCune–ReischauerPak Chinyŏng

Park Jin-young (born September 22, 1994), referred to as Jinyoung, is a South Korean singer, actor[1][2] and a member of the boy band Got7 and duo JJ Project.[3] He 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, Park 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, Park 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.[10] His bandmate JB also had a role in the drama, which aired for twenty episodes beginning April 3.[11] On January 16, 2014, the two members of JJ Project debuted as part of a 7-member boy band called Got7.[12] The group dropped their first EP Got It? on January 16, 2014 with successful charting and sales.[13][14] Park also made the choreography for one of the singles, Follow Me.[15]

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.[16][17] 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.[18] Jinyoung left his position as MC in March 2016 to focus on activities with Got7, including the group's first worldwide concert tour.[19]

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.[20][21] The movie was theatrically released on March 1, 2017 and premiered at the 17th Jeonju International Film Festival.[22][23][20]

In September 2016, Jinyoung was cast for a supporting role in the drama Legend of the Blue Sea, where he portrayed the teenage version of Lee Min-ho's character, the protagonist of the series.[24][25]

In February 2017, SBS announced Jinyoung, NCT's Doyoung, and Blackpink's Jisoo as the new fixed MCs of Inkigayo.[26][27]

In December 2018, Park landed his first lead role in the fantasy rom-com drama He Is Psychometric.[28]


Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Title Peak chart

2012 "We are the B" (B급 인생)(with Kang So-ra, 2AM's Jeong Jinwoon and Kim Ji-soo)
Dream High 2 OST
2018 "Hold Me" (이렇게)[32] Top Management OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2012 Dream High 2 Jung Ui-bong KBS2
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[33]
This is My Love 17-year-old Ji Eun-ho/Park Hyun-soo JTBC
2016 Legend of the Blue Sea teenage Heo Joon-jae/Kim Dam-ryung SBS
2019 He Is Psychometric Lee Ahn tvN

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2015 This is My Love: The Beginning 17-year-old Ji Eun-ho/Park Hyun-soo Naver TV Cast
2017 Magic School Nara JTBC [34][35]


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


Year Channel Show Ref
2015-2016 Mnet M! Countdown [18]
2017-2018 SBS Inkigayo [36]

Variety show[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 [37]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular - Actor (Film) A Stray Goat Nominated [38]
12th Max Movie Awards Rising Star Award [39]


  1. ^ a b Dispatch (28 January 2014). "[STARCAST] Should we try a self intro? 'Me' Written by the Pens of 'GOT7'". Naver. Archived from the original on 15 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Self-introduction of Mark, Jackson, JB and Jinyoung". The Star. Chosun. 27 February 2014. Archived from the original on 15 October 2016. Retrieved 13 October 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. 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'". Sports Donga. 28 February 2012.
  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. 22 May 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  10. ^ "주니어, '남자가 사랑할 때' 캐스팅…송승헌 母 알바생 역". Xports News (in Korean). 15 March 2013.
  11. ^ Ko, Hung Ju (11 March 2013). "JJ Project′s JB to Appear as Shin Se Kyung's Little Brother in 'When a Man Falls in Love'". Mwave. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  12. ^ "JYP, 포스트 2PM 그룹명은 '갓세븐(GOT7)'..16일 데뷔무대". Osen. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  13. ^ Benjamin, Jeff (31 January 2014). "Hyorin Earns Third K-Pop No. 1, GOT7 Tops World Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  14. ^ "2014년 05주차 Album Chart". Gaon Chart (in Korean). Korea Music Content Industry Association. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
  15. ^ Jee-Won, Jeong. "GOT7 Talks ′Identify,′ Building Teamwork and More". Mwave. Retrieved 23 November 2014.
  16. ^ Yoon Sarah (18 June 2015). "GOT7 member to feature in local magazine". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
  17. ^ Ghim, Sora (1 May 2015). "Stills of Jr. From His First Filming Are Released". BNT News. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
  18. ^ a b "키 이정신 '엠카' 새 MC 전격발탁…특별무대 첫선" [M Countdown hired new MC's]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  19. ^ "갓세븐 주니어-뱀뱀, '엠카운트다운' MC 떠난다..마지막 인사" [Got7's Junior and Bambam leave, 'M Countdown' MC's final farewell]. Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  20. ^ a b Jason Bechervaise (13 April 2016). "Over 200 movies featured at Jeonju Film Festival". Koreatimes. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  21. ^ Jung Shi-woo (6 January 2016). "GOT7 주니어-지우 '눈발' 촬영현장 공개…설레는 첫만남텐아시아". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  22. ^ Lim Jeong-yeo. "[V Report Plus] Park Jin-young is very fond of 'A Stray Goat'". Kpop Herald. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  23. ^ Jo Hee Seon. "GOT7 Gathers At VIP Premiere of Movie A Stray Goat". Kpop Herald. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  24. ^ "[단독] 갓세븐 진영, '푸른 바다의 전설' 합류" [GOT7's Jinyoung, joining 'Legend of Blue Sea']. Naver (in Korean). Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  25. ^ "New stills show 'The Legend of the Blue Sea' younger years cast". Kpop Herald. 3 November 2016.
  26. ^ "'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 23 May 2017.
  27. ^ "Jinyoung, Jisoo, Doyoung to host 'Inkigayo'". Kpop Herald. 2 February 2017.
  28. ^ Kim, Jee-min (6 December 2018). "GOT7's Jinyoung turns into 'That Psychometric Guy'". Kpop Herald. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  29. ^ "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart.
  30. ^ "Gaon Chart: 2012-03-04~2012-03-10".
  31. ^ Cumulative sales for "We are the B":
  32. ^ "슈퍼주니어에 갓세븐 진영까지..'탑매니지먼트', 초호화 OST '기대UP'" (in Korean). 15 November 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  33. ^ "GOT7's Web drama 'Dream Knight' unveils". Kpop Herald. 27 January 2015.
  34. ^ Kim, So-yeon. "JYP to produce a web drama starring star-studded cast". Kpop Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  35. ^ "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]]. Sports Donga (in Korean). 4 April 2017. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  36. ^ Kim, Yoo-jin (24 January 2017). "'인기가요' 측 "진영-지수? 신중히 고려 중..확정 아냐"(공식입장)". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  37. ^ Yang Ji-yeon (8 February 2018). "[공식입장] '발칙한 동거' 측 "진영X피오X한혜연, 새 멤버 합류"". Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  38. ^ "53rd Baeksang Arts Awards 2017 : Most Popular Actor in a Movie Nominees List". HanCinema. 10 April 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  39. ^ Joe Yoon (17 April 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 10 October 2017.

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