August 27, 1970|
Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, South Korea
|Medium||Stand-up, Television, Singer, Composer, Producer, DJ, Philanthropist|
|Children||Park Min-seo (daughter)|
|Notable works and roles||
Member of Infinite Challenge|
Singer of Prince of the Sea
Host of Happy Together
|Revised Romanization||Bak Myeongsu|
Park Myeong-su (a.k.a. Great Park, born August 27, 1970) is a South Korean DJ, comedian, MC, singer, and songwriter who debuted on television in 1993, appearing on the MBC Network. He is a co-host in the top-rated comic variety programme Infinite Challenge and host of the Date at 2 O'Clock radio show. He has released several music singles, including "Prince of the Sea", which was covered by LPG in 2007.
On April 8, 2008, Park Myeong-su married his long-time girlfriend, 31-year-old doctor Han Su-min. This was the first time a member of Infinite Challenge has married since the show's inception. Their first child, Park Min-seo, was born in August 2008.
On Infinite Challenge, Park is "the second-in-command" (2인자), putting him below the host-in-chief Yoo Jae-suk, who is "the first-in-command" (1인자). This spawned a running gag in which he often jokes about overthrowing Yoo Jae-suk as leader and becoming "first-in-command" himself. He also called "Rice Insect" (벼멸구), a rival nickname for Yoo Jae-suk's famous "Grasshopper". He also claimed that his nickname should be "Big Star" (거성/巨星 Geoseong). He sometimes tries to make use of his seniority by lecturing the other members on various matters, such as becoming a star; however, they rarely take him seriously.
In October 2007, Park acquired another nickname, "worthless elder brother" (하찮은 형) after co-host Noh Hong-chul referred to him as a "worthless person with a worthless body" (하찮은 박명수님, 하찮은 몸) in comparison to world-class Figure skater Kim Yuna. Another related nickname is "Father" (아버지) since he is the oldest among another Infinite Challenge members and due to his weak stamina and slowly balding forehead.
Park is famous for his "scolding" repertoire (호통개그), in which he angrily and aggressively scolds his colleagues for usually trivial matters. This led to another nickname, "the Son of Devil" (악마의 아들). A related nickname is "Old Devil" from the "Money Bag" special episode, after co-host Noh Hong-chul was nicknamed the "Young Devil". (The two had stolen a briefcase full of money from Jeong Hyeong-don and subsequently conspired to take it from each other). Another aspect of his character is his tendency to flub words and misspeak when scolding, leading other members to take him even less seriously.
He is also known for arguing and quarreling over petty issues with co-host Jeong Jun-ha. Park's hot-tempered on-screen persona is highly opposite with Jeong Jun-ha's tactless, simple-minded character that occasionally made the former lose his patience. The unique relationship between Jeong and Park has become an occasional segment called "Ha & Soo". "Ha & Soo" also can be called "Peter & Jonathan" with Park as "Peter" and Jeong as "Jonathan". Another similar nickname is "Red Pepper" (고춧가루) after Jeong joked about him and Park as seasonings ("red pepper and black pepper") for Yoo Jae-suk that being central of the program ("main menu") during Infinite Challenge "Face-Off" special. The two have also won the "Best Couple" award at the 2011 MBC Entertainment Awards, making them the first male-male couple to have ever won the title.
Being an avid electronic music fan, Park, under the pseudonym "Bangbaedong Wildcat", composed a total of six songs in varied genres, including electronic, medium-tempo dance and mystic melodies, for being showcased being fellow co-hosts of the program during Infinite Challenge "Park Myeong-su's How About It" special. Upon the broadcast, his tracks appeared on the real-time music charts for Mnet, Bugs, Naver Music, and Melon, and surprisingly pushed out Girls' Generation's newly released "I Got a Boy" track from the first place on the chart for a while. Since January 2013, he has been listed as an official composer by the Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA) under his "Bangbaedong Wildcat" name.
Television and Radio appearances
- MBC's Undercover Boss (US edition): as a Korean Narrator (Since July 2010)
- MBC's All the World's Broadcasts (세모방: 세상의 모든 방송) (Since May 2017): Co-host
- KBS's Cool FM Park Myeong-su's Radio Show (박명수의 라디오쇼): Host (since 2015)
- tvN's Salty Tour (짠내투어) (Since November 2017)
- tvN's We Are the One: Host (2018)
- MBC Every1's South Korean Foreigners (대한외국인): Host (2018)
- MBC's Infinite Challenge (무한도전) (April 2005 - July 2005, October 2005 - March 2018): Co-host
- MBC's Come to Play (놀러와): Joint Panel
- MBC FM4U Radio's Park Myeong-su's Fun Fun Radio (박명수의 펀펀라디오): Host
- KBS's Happy Together Season 3 (해피투게더 시즌3) (June 2007 - 2018): Co-Host 
- MBC FM4U Radio's Park Myeong-su's Dating at 2 pm (박명수의 2시의 데이트): Host (2008-2010)
- SBS's X-man: Joint Panel
- OBS Gyeongin Television's A CEO that met by Park Myeong-su (박명수가 만난 CEO): Host
- MBC's Jippijiggi: Co-host since November 2007, ended April 2008
- MBC's Sunday Sunday Night - "Dong-an Club" (일요일일요일밤에 - 동안클럽 Medical Quiz bshow): Co-Host from 2006 to 2008
- MBC's Brain Battle (브레인 베틀, Knowledge Quiz show): Co-Host (2008)
- MBC's Sunday Sunday Night - "We Got Married" (일요일일요일밤에 - 우리 결혼했어요): Co-Host (2008)
- KBS's Economy Vitamin (경제비타민, Economy knowledge show): Joint Panel (2008)
- MBC's Sunday Sunday Night - Hot Brothers (일요일 일요일 밤에 - 뜨거운형제들): Host-in-chief (Since its pilot edition debuted on March 2010)
- KBS's Oh My School/100 points out of 100 (오 마이 스쿨 / 백점만점, Variety Show): Host
- MBC's Quiz Show Q (최강연승 퀴즈쇼 Q): Co-host (August–December 2012)
- KBS's Brave Family (용감한 가족): A role as Uncle (2015)
- SBS's Fantastic Duo: Regular Panelist (2016-2017)
- tvN's The Dynamic Duo (공조7): Host (2017)
- JTBC's Jobs: Host (2017)
|Year||Awards show||Category||Nominated Works||Result|
|1993||MBC Gag Contest||Special Award||Won|
|2005||5th MBC Entertainment Award||Popular Actor of Show Variety||Infinity Challenge||Won|
|2006||18th Korea Broadcasting Producers||Comedian Award||Won|
|6th MBC Entertainment Award||Best Actor of Show Variety||Infinity Challenge||Won|
|2007||7th MBC Entertainment Award||The Grand Prize with Infinite Challenge||Won|
|Special Division woojeongsang||Won|
|Bizarre special category Awards, Momgaegeu Award||Won|
|2008||44th Baek Sang Arts Awards||TV Entertainment Award||Happy Together||Won|
|89th National Athletics Competition||Aerobics enthusiasts general portion 6 Artificial second place
with Infinite Challenge
|8th MBC Entertainment Award||Best Program Award (Infinite Challenge)||Won|
|2009||Melon Music Awards||Specialty albums - Naengmyun (냉면)||Won|
|9th MBC Entertainment Award||PD Award with Infinite Challenge||Infinity Challenge||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Excellence radio sector / Good (MC) of Radio||Park Myeong-su's 2 o'clock Da||Won|
|2010||4th M.net 20's Choice||20's Most Influential Star||Won|
|A 5th Annual Awards||Best Black collar worker||Won|
|KBS Entertainment Awards||Best Entertainer Award||Infinity Challenge||Won|
|Best Teamwork Award with Happy Together||Infinity Challenge||Won|
|10th MBC Entertainment Award||Best humiliation Award||Infinity Challenge||Won|
|Top Excellence Award - Variety Show||Won|
|2011||11th MBC Entertainment Award||Best Couple Award with Jeong Jun-ha||Won|
|The 53rd Annual National Rowing Championships||2000m Novice Inn (Special Award)
with Infinite Challenge
|2012||12th MBC Entertainment Award||Daesang (Grand Prize)||Infinity Challenge, I Am a Singer (season 2), Indulge in Comedy||Won|
|2013||13th MBC Entertainment Award||Most Popular Program with Infinite Challenge members||Infinity Challenge||Won|
|2014||14th MBC Entertainment Award||This year's entertainment program on viewers Choice
with Infinite Challenge
|2015||14th KBS Entertainment Awards||Top Excellence Award - Variety Show||Happy Together||Won|
|2016||15th KBS Entertainment Awards||Best Radio DJ||KBS's Cool FM Park Myeong-su's Radio Show||Won|
|2017||17th MBC Entertainment Awards||Top Excellence Award - Variety Show||Infinite Challenge||Won|
|11th SBS Entertainment Awards||Scene Steeler Award||Single Wife||Won|
|2002||"Son of the Wind" (바람의 아들)|
|2009||"Naengmyun" (냉면)||Duet with Girls' Generation's Jessica|
|2010||"Fyah!"||Duet with Gil Seong-jun|
|"Whale" (고래)||Duet with Kara's Nicole|
|2011||"I Cheated"||as Great Park, Duet with Big Bang's G-Dragon|
|2013||"You're My Girl"|
|"I got C"||Geumary (Park Myeong-su X Primary) feat. Gaeko|
|2014||"Tteokbokki"||writer and composer|
|"Don't Go"||Park Myeong-su & DJ Charles feat. Kim Shin-young, writer and composer|
|2015||"Goodbye PMS"||Duet with After School's Lizzy|
|"Leon" (레옹)||as "EU God-G Isn't EU" (이유 갓지(GOD G) 않은 이유) (Park Myeong-su X IU)|
|2016||"Dokdori"||Park Myeong-su & DinDin feat. Mad Clown|
- Coolsmurf (August 10, 2008). "Park Myeong-su Becomes a Father Ahead of Schedule". coolsmurf.wordpress.com. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
- "Park Myeong-su, at wig brands 'huh' launch, "said I worry Hair"". media.daum.net. December 16, 2009. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
- "Park Myeong-su, the importance of knowing the story". www.heraldbiz.com. October 27, 2007. Retrieved February 20, 2010.
- "Park Myeong-su-Jung Junha, MBC Entertainment Awards - Best Couple Award". sports.chosun.com. December 30, 2011. Retrieved February 17, 2012.
- "MBC′s ′Infinity Challenge′ Invites Viewers to Concert with Park Myung Soo-Composed Songs". 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- "Park Myung Soo Pushes SNSD and Baek Ji Young Out of First Place on Music Charts". 2013-01-07. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- "Park Myung Soo is Listed as an Official Composer". 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- "Yoo Jae Suk Says Goodbye to 'Come to Play' at the 'MBC Entertainment Awards'". 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- "Park Myung Soo Wins Grand Prize at 2012 MBC Entertainment Awards". 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- "[공식입장] '대한외국인' 김용만X박명수 함께 한다…한국인VS외국인 대결" (in Korean). Retrieved 2018-09-21.
- "'해피투게더3' 측 "박명수·엄현경 하차, '전설의 조동아리' 코너 종료" [공식]". 중앙일보 (in Korean). 2018-09-13. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
- "'해피투게더3', 박명수·엄현경 하차 이어 '전설의 조동아리' 종료텐아시아". 텐아시아 (in Korean). 2018-09-13. Retrieved 2018-09-22.
- IU and Park Myung Soo become the hosts of new quiz show. allkpop. August 13, 2012. Retrieved on January 10, 2013.
- "IU'S Winning Series Quiz Show Q Finalized To Be Scrapped With 28th Episode as Last". 2012-12-24. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
- Official Fanpage (in Korean)
- Official Homepage of Muhan Dojeon (in Korean)
- Mohoney Company web page (in Korean)
- Park Myeong-su on Instagram
- Park Myeong-su on IMDb
|Awards and achievements|
| KBS Entertainment Awards for Best Entertainer