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 04.jpg
"He Is Psychometric" press conference, 5 March 2019
Park Jin-young

(1994-09-22) September 22, 1994 (age 25)
Jinhae-gu, Changwon, South Korea
ResidenceSeoul, South Korea
  • Singer-songwriter
  • actor
Musical career
Years active2012–present
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-songwriter and actor.[1][2] He is a member of the boy band Got7 and boy band 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), Legend of the Blue Sea (2016-2017) and as main role in He Is Psychometric (2019). 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]


2011–2013: 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]

2014–present: Got7, Hosting, and film debut[edit]

On January 1, 2014 JYP Entertainment debuted a new boy group called Got7[12], their first since 2008 with 2PM. Park was announced as a member of the seven piece group as a vocalist. Their first EP was released soon after on January 20 titled Got It?, which peaked at number two on the Gaon Album Chart and number one on Billboard's World Albums Chart. Park also made the choreography for one of the singles, Follow Me[13]. 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.[14][15] 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.[16] Jinyoung left his position as MC in March 2016 to focus on activities with Got7, including the group's first worldwide concert tour.[17]

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.[18][19] The movie was theatrically released on March 1, 2017 and premiered at the 17th Jeonju International Film Festival.[20][21][18]

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.[22][23]

In February 2017, SBS announced Jinyoung, NCT's Doyoung, and Blackpink's Jisoo as the new fixed MCs of Inkigayo.[24][25]

In December 2018, Park landed his first lead role in the fantasy rom-com drama He Is Psychometric alongside Kim Kwon, Kim Da-som and Shin Ye-eun.[26]


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)[30] N/A 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 Under JYPE
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[31]
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 Main role
Melting Me Softly Jang Woo-shin Cameo (Ep. 14)[32]

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 [33][34]


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


Year Channel Show Ref
2015-2016 Mnet M! Countdown [16]
2017-2018 SBS Inkigayo [35]

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 [36]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular - Actor (Film) A Stray Goat Nominated [37]
12th Max Movie Awards Rising Star Award [38]
2019 StarHub Night of Stars Favourite Korean Drama Male Character He Is Psychometric Won [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.
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  12. ^ "JYP, 포스트 2PM 그룹명은 '갓세븐(GOT7)'..16일 데뷔무대". Osen. 1 January 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
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  15. ^ Ghim, Sora (1 May 2015). "Stills of Jr. From His First Filming Are Released". BNT News. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
  16. ^ a b "키 이정신 '엠카' 새 MC 전격발탁…특별무대 첫선" [M Countdown hired new MC's]. Mnet (in Korean). Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  17. ^ "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.
  18. ^ a b Jason Bechervaise (13 April 2016). "Over 200 movies featured at Jeonju Film Festival". Koreatimes. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  19. ^ Jung Shi-woo (6 January 2016). "GOT7 주니어-지우 '눈발' 촬영현장 공개…설레는 첫만남텐아시아". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  20. ^ Lim Jeong-yeo. "[V Report Plus] Park Jin-young is very fond of 'A Stray Goat'". Kpop Herald. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  21. ^ Jo Hee Seon. "GOT7 Gathers At VIP Premiere of Movie A Stray Goat". Kpop Herald. Retrieved 24 February 2017.
  22. ^ "[단독] 갓세븐 진영, '푸른 바다의 전설' 합류" [GOT7's Jinyoung, joining 'Legend of Blue Sea']. Naver (in Korean). Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  23. ^ "New stills show 'The Legend of the Blue Sea' younger years cast". Kpop Herald. 3 November 2016.
  24. ^ "'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.
  25. ^ "Jinyoung, Jisoo, Doyoung to host 'Inkigayo'". Kpop Herald. 2 February 2017.
  26. ^ Kim, Jee-min (6 December 2018). "GOT7's Jinyoung turns into 'That Psychometric Guy'". Kpop Herald. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  27. ^ "Gaon Chart" (in Korean). Gaon Chart.
  28. ^ "Gaon Chart: 2012-03-04~2012-03-10".
  29. ^ Cumulative sales for "We are the B":
  30. ^ "슈퍼주니어에 갓세븐 진영까지..'탑매니지먼트', 초호화 OST '기대UP'" (in Korean). 15 November 2018. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  31. ^ "GOT7's Web drama 'Dream Knight' unveils". Kpop Herald. 27 January 2015.
  32. ^ Ha, Sun-young (November 8, 2019). "갓세븐 박진영, '날 녹여주오' 특별출연...원진아와 대면에 궁금증 UP". Xports News (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  33. ^ Kim, So-yeon. "JYP to produce a web drama starring star-studded cast". Kpop Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
  34. ^ "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.
  35. ^ Kim, Yoo-jin (24 January 2017). "'인기가요' 측 "진영-지수? 신중히 고려 중..확정 아냐"(공식입장)". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  36. ^ Yang Ji-yeon (8 February 2018). "[공식입장] '발칙한 동거' 측 "진영X피오X한혜연, 새 멤버 합류"". Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  37. ^ "53rd Baeksang Arts Awards 2017 : Most Popular Actor in a Movie Nominees List". HanCinema. 10 April 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  38. ^ 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.
  39. ^ "《星和璀璨星光夜》 金材昱朴敏英最受瞩目" (in Chinese). 2019-11-25. Retrieved 2019-11-25.

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