Park Hyung-sik

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Park Hyung-Sik
Hyungsik for Estee Lauder, 18 September 2015.jpg
In September 2015
Born (1991-11-16) November 16, 1991 (age 25)
Yongin, South Korea
Education Digital Seoul Culture Arts University
Agent United Artists Agency
Musical career
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Labels Star Empire Entertainment (2010–2017)
Associated acts
Website ZE:A
Korean name
Revised Romanization Bak Hyeong-sik
McCune–Reischauer Pak Hyŏng-sik

Park Hyung-Sik (born November 16, 1991),[2] simply known by his stage name Hyungsik, is a South Korean singer and actor. He is a member of the South Korean boy group, ZE:A and its sub-group ZE:A Five. Apart from his singing career, he is most well known for his work in The Heirs (2013), Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016) and Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (2017).

Early life and education[edit]

Park was born in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea as the second of two sons. He was named Hyung-sik (형식, 炯植) by a Buddhist monk, as his mother and grandmother are Buddhists.[3]

Park attended Shingal Elementary School, Giheung Middle School and Shingal High School. Currently, he is studying Business Administration at Digital Seoul Culture Arts University.[citation needed] He has one older brother and his father worked in BMW Korea.[4] He started learning Gumdo from the third grade of elementary school for 7 to 8 years and has a certificate as a holder of the 4th stage of Haidong Gumdo.[5] Park stated that Gumdo was a hobby, but he preferred singing and other music-related activities.[citation needed] In his junior high school year, he joined a band and participated in various competitions.[6]

In an episode of Healing Camp, Park revealed that he was ostracized and bullied as a trainee for being close to a casting manager.[7] He suffered from depression as a result. With the strong support and affectionate treatment he got from fellow ZE:A members, he managed to overcome his depression.


2009: Pre-debut[edit]

In February, 2009, Park appeared in Jewelry S's "Date" music video as the male lead.

In the same year, Park worked as a uniform brand model[8] and also appeared in Mnet's reality program ZE:A's Debut Diary along with fellow ZE:A members.[9][10]

2010-2014: ZE:A, Acting debut, ZE:A Five[edit]

On January 7, 2010, Park debuted as a member of South Korean boyband ZE:A.[11] In addition to ZE:A's regular promotional activities, he participated in variety shows and had bit parts in several dramas. In 2011, Park began his musical career as a cast member alongside Super Junior's Ryeowook in the musical Temptation of Wolves.[12]

He began his acting career in 2012, starring in SBS's special drama I Remember You.[13] The same year, he starred in SBS's Dummy Mommy, where he played a vocalist of an indie band.[14]

In January 2013, Park starred in KBS2's drama special Sirius, where he played the adolescent version of two twin brothers with starkly contrasting personalities.[15] In March 2013, Park, along with his fellow ZE:A members Siwan, Kevin, Minwoo and Dongjun formed the group's first sub-unit called ZE:A Five.[16] They debuted with the EP Voulez-Vous on March 25, which was followed by the release of a Japanese single-album titled The Classic. In the same month, Park was cast as the younger version of Lee Jin-wook's character in tvN's Nine: Nine Time Travels.[17][18]

Park gained much popularity on screen after he joined the military variety show Real Men in June, where he was nicknamed "Baby Soldier" for his innocent yet passionate image.[19] He then starred in SBS's hit drama The Heirs.[20][21] In 2014, he was cast in KBS2's weekend family drama What's With This Family.[22] What's With This Family was a huge success, garnering an average of 31.7% in viewer ratings. Park was nominated for the Best Newcomer award for his role at the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards.

2015-present: Solo career and new agency[edit]

In December 2016

In June 2015, Park played the second leading role in SBS's High Society as a chaebol who falls for a part-timer at the gourmet supermarket he manages.[23]

In December 2016, he starred in the drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, playing the role of Sammaekjong, a young and distrustful king.[24][25]

In February 2017, Park starred in his first leading role in JTBC's Strong Woman Do Bong-soon, playing the CEO of a game company, Ainsoft.[26][27] The romantic comedy was a hit and achieved one of the highest ratings for the first episode of a JTBC drama.[28][29] After the drama aired, Park experienced a rise in popularity and received several endorsement offers.[30]

In April 2017, Park officially signed on with United Artists Agency (UAA), which represents artistes such as Song Hye-kyo and Yoo Ah-in.[31] He was formerly a free agent upon the expiration of his contract with Star Empire Entertainment.[32][33]


As artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart

Soundtrack appearances
"Tomorrow Will Come" 2014 N/A Bonnie & Clyde The Musical OST
"You're My Love" 2015 N/A High Society OST
"I'll Be Here" 2017 N/A Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth OST
"Because of You" 85 Strong Woman Do Bong-soon OST
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

As producer[edit]

Year Album Song Music Arrangement
Credited With Credited With
First Homme
"One" Yes No



Title Year Role Notes
Ronin Pop 2011 Kin
Justin and the Knights of Valour 2013 Justin Korean dub, voice only
Trolls 2017 Branch Korean dub, voice only

Television series[edit]

Title Year Network Role Notes
Prosecutor Princess 2010 SBS Club man Cameo (Episode 2)
All About Marriage KBS2 Trainee Cameo (Episode 18)
Gloria MBC Trainee Cameo (Episode 11 & 14)
I Remember You 2012 SBS Tae-sung Supporting role ; Special drama
Dummy Mommy Oh Soo-hyun Supporting role
My Husband Got a Family KBS2 Popular idol group member Cameo (Episode 39)
Sirius 2013 Young Do Eun-chang / Do Shin-woo Supporting role
Nine: Nine Time Travels tvN Young Park Sun-woo
The Heirs SBS Jo Myung-soo
What's With This Family 2014 KBS2 Cha Dal-bong Main role
Persevere, Goo Hae-ra 2015 Mnet Student Cha Dal-bong Cameo (Episode 1)
High Society SBS Yoo Chang-soo Main role
She Was Pretty MBC Himself Cameo (Episode 9)
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth 2016 KBS2 Kim Ji-dwi / Sam Maek-jong / King Jinheung Main role
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon 2017 JTBC Ahn Min-hyuk Lead role

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2009 ZE:A's Debut Diary Mnet Guest (ZE:A)
2011 Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 Guest (ZE:A) Episode 6
2012 The Romantic & Idol tvN Cast (with 4Minute's Nam Ji-hyun)
Weekly Idol MBC Every 1 Guest (ZE:A) Episode 65
Strong Heart SBS Guest (with Kwanghee) Episode 143
Hello Counselor KBS Guest (with Kwanghee, Dongjun, Siwan) Episode 91
2013 Radio Star MBC Guest (with SHINee's Key, Dana, Kim Minjong) Episode 345
Taxi tvN Guest (with Kwanghee, Siwan)
Happy Together KBS2 Guest (with Kwanghee, Defconn, Jo Jung-chi) Episode 313
Hello Counselor KBS Guest (with Siwan, Davichi) Episode 120
Immortal Songs 2 Guest (ZE:A)
Hwasin: Controller of the Heart SBS Guest (with IU, Lee Hyun-woo, Kwanghee) Episode 22
2013–2014 Real Men MBC Cast member Episode 9-71
2014 Happy Together KBS2 Guest (co-stars What Happens to My Family?) Episode 365
Immortal Songs 2 KBS Guest (ZE:A)
Hello Counselor Guest (with Kwanghee, Dongjun, Minwoo) Episode 174
The King of Food Guest (with Kwanghee) Episode 3
4 Things Show Mnet Guest
Infinite Challenge MBC Episode 372
2015 Law of the Jungle: Indochina SBS Cast member Episode 154, 158–162
Running Man Guest (ZE:A) Episode 236
The Racer Guest
Three Meals a Day tvN Episode 1–3 (Fishing Village 2)
Healing Camp SBS Episode 196
2016 Celebrity Bromance MBC Cast member with Super Junior's Ryeowook Season 3 / Episode 9–12
Return of Superman KBS2 Guest (with Kwanghee) Episode 126–127 (SoDa siblings)
2 Days & 1 Night Guest with Park Seo-joon and Choi Min-ho Season 3 Episode 154–155

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Temptation of Wolves Ban Hae-won
2013 Gwanghwamun Love Song Ji-yong
Bonnie & Clyde Clyde


The Three Musketeers D'Artagnan

2PM's Jun.K, SHINee's Key, Um Ki-joon, and Park Jin-woo (musical actor).


Music video appearances[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Notes
2009 "Date" Jewelry S
2014 "Tomorrow Will Come" Park Hyung-sik Bonnie & Clyde The Musical OST
2015 "Someday" V.O.S
2017 "I'll Be Here" Park Hyung-sik Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth OST

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
13th MBC Entertainment Awards[36]
Best Male Newcomer in a Variety Show Real Men Won
3rd APAN Star Awards
Best New Actor What's With This Family Nominated
14th MBC Entertainment Awards
Male Excellence Award in a Variety Show Real Men Nominated
28th KBS Drama Awards
Best New Actor What's With This Family Won
Best Couple Award with Nam Ji-hyun Won
Popularity Actor Award Nominated
KBS Entertainment Weekly
2014 Shining Star Won
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
Best New Actor (TV) Nominated
10th A-Awards
(Arena Homme + and Mont Blanc Korea)
Contemporary (Mont Blanc Homme) Award N/A Won
23rd SBS Drama Awards
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries High Society Won
Best Couple Award with Lim Ji-yeon Nominated
New Star Award Won


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