Park Hyung-sik

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Park Hyung-sik
Park Hyung-sik in Hwarang Promotion in January 2017 02.png
Park in January 2017
Born (1991-11-16) November 16, 1991 (age 26)
Yongin, South Korea
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actor
Musical career
Genres
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website ZE:A
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Bak Hyeong-sik
McCune–Reischauer Pak Hyŏngsik

Park Hyung-sik (born November 16, 1991),[1] known mononymously as Hyungsik, is a South Korean singer, actor and dancer. He is a member of the South Korean boy group, ZE:A and its sub-group ZE:A Five. As an actor, he is known for his roles in The Heirs (2013) High Society (2015), Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016), Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017) and Suits (2018).

Early life[edit]

Park was born in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea as the second of two sons.[citation needed] He was named Hyung-sik (형식, 炯植) by a Buddhist monk, as his mother and grandmother are Buddhists.[2]

Career[edit]

2009: Pre-debut[edit]

In February 2009, Park appeared in Jewelry S' "Date" music video as the male lead.[3] The same year, Park worked as a uniform brand model[4] and also appeared in Mnet's reality program ZE:A's Debut Diary along with fellow ZE:A members.[5][6]

2010–2014: ZE:A, acting debut, and ZE:A Five[edit]

On January 7, 2010, Park debuted as a member of South Korean boy band ZE:A.[7] 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 theatrical career as a cast member alongside Super Junior's Ryeowook in the musical Temptation of Wolves.[8]

He began his acting career in 2012, starring in SBS' special drama I Remember You.[9] The same year, he starred in SBS' Dummy Mommy, where he played a vocalist of an indie band.[10] The following year, Park had a role in KBS2's drama special Sirius (2013), where he played the adolescent version of two twin brothers with starkly contrasting personalities.[11] 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.[12] He then featured in tvN's time-slip drama Nine as the younger version of Lee Jin-wook's character.[13]

Park gained wider recognition after joining Real Men in 2013, where he was nicknamed "Baby Soldier" for his innocent, yet passionate image.[14] He followed this with roles in hit teen drama The Heirs (2013) and family drama What's With This Family (2014).[15][16]

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

In 2015, Park played a supporting role SBS' romance drama High Society as a chaebol who falls for a part-timer at the gourmet supermarket he manages.[17][18] Park drew favorable reviews for his performance in the series, which led to increased popularity for the actor in Japan.[19][20]

In 2016, he starred in the historical drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, playing the role of Sammaekjong, a young and distrustful king.[21]

In February 2017, Park starred in his first leading role in cable network JTBC's Strong Girl Bong-soon, playing the CEO of a game company, Ainsoft.[22] The romantic-comedy with Park Bo-young was a critical and commercial success, and became one of the highest rated Korean dramas in cable television history.[23][24] Park experienced a rise in popularity[25][26] and received increased endorsement offers.[27] In April 2017, Park officially signed with United Artists Agency (UAA) as an actor.[28] In December 2017, he starred in a romantic short film, Two Rays of Light alongside Han Ji-min.[29]

In 2018, Park starred in the Korean remake of American legal drama series Suits; portraying the Korean counterpart of Mike Ross.[30][31] Park is set to make his feature film debut in the legal film The Jurors.[32]

Discography[edit]

As artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart
positions
Sales
(DL)
Album
KOR
Gaon

[33]
Soundtrack appearances
"Tomorrow Will Come" 2014 N/A Bonnie & Clyde The Musical OST
"You're My Love"[34] 2015 N/A High Society OST
"I'll Be Here" 2017 N/A Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth OST
"Because of You" 85 Strong Girl Bong-soon OST
"Two lights" N/A Two Lights: Relúmĭno 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
2014 First Homme "One" Yes e.one No

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2011 Ronin Pop Kin
2013 Justin and the Knights of Valour Justin Korean dub, voice only [36]
2017 Trolls Branch Korean dub, voice only [37]
Two Lights: Relúmĭno In Soo Short film [29]
2019 The Jurors Kwon Nam-woo [32]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2010 Prosecutor Princess SBS Club man Cameo (Episode 2)
All About Marriage KBS2 Trainee Cameo (Episode 18)
Gloria MBC Trainee Cameo (Episode 11 & 14)
2012 I Remember You SBS Tae-sung Drama special [9]
Dummy Mommy Oh Soo-hyun [10]
My Husband Got a Family KBS2 Popular idol group member Cameo (Episode 39)
2013 Sirius Young Do Eun-chang / Do Shin-woo Drama special [11]
Nine tvN Young Park Sun-woo [13]
The Heirs SBS Jo Myung-soo [38]
2014 What's With This Family KBS2 Cha Dal-bong [16]
2015 Persevere, Goo Hae-ra Mnet Student Cha Dal-bong Cameo (Episode 1) [39]
High Society SBS Yoo Chang-soo [17]
She Was Pretty MBC Himself Cameo (Episode 9) [40]
2016 Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth KBS2 Kim Ji-dwi / Sam Maek-jong / King Jinheung [21]
2017 Strong Girl Bong-soon JTBC Ahn Min-hyuk [22]
2018 Suits KBS2 Go Yeon-woo [30]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Ref
2012 The Romantic & Idol tvN Cast member [41]
2013-2014 Real Men MBC [42]
2015 Law of the Jungle: Indochina SBS [43]

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2011 Temptation of Wolves Ban Hae-won [8]
2013 Gwanghwamun Love Song Ji-yong [44]
Bonnie & Clyde Clyde [45]
2013–2014 The Three Musketeers D'Artagnan [46][47]
2016
2018 Elisabeth Der Tod [48]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2013 13th MBC Entertainment Awards Best Male Newcomer in a Variety Show Real Men Won [49]
2014 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 [50]
Best Couple Award with Nam Ji-hyun Won [51]
Popularity Actor Award Nominated
2015 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 [52]
23rd SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries High Society Won [53]
Best Couple Award with Lim Ji-yeon Nominated
New Star Award Won [54]
2017 1st The Seoul Awards Popularity Award, Actor Strong Girl Bong-soon Won [55]
2nd Asia Artist Awards Popularity Award, Actor Nominated
31st KBS Drama Awards Netizen Award – Male Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth Nominated
2018 6th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Suits Nominated [56]

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