Seo Kang-joon

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Seo Kang-joon
160315 Susaek Station VIP Premiere Seo Kang-joon.jpg
Seo in June 2016
Born Lee Seung-hwan
(1993-10-12) October 12, 1993 (age 24)
Gunpo, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Education Dong Seoul College
(Performing Arts)
  • Actor
  • Singer
Years active 2012–present
Agent Fantagio
Musical career
  • Piano
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised Romanization Seo Kang-joon
McCune–Reischauer Sŏ Kang-chun
Birth name
Revised Romanization Lee Seung-hwan
McCune–Reischauer Lee Sŭng-hwan

Seo Kang-joon (born Lee Seung-hwan on October 12, 1993) is a South Korean actor and singer who is a member of the group 5urprise.[1] He gained recognition with his role in the television series Cheese in the Trap (2016) and has since starred in Entourage (2016) and Are You Human? (2018).


2012–2015: Beginnings[edit]

Seo took on bit parts in various television series, before making his acting debut as a supporting character in SBS' The Suspicious Housekeeper.[2] His first major role was in the 2014 romantic comedy series Cunning Single Lady,[3] for which he won the Best New Actor award at the 7th Korea Drama Awards.[4] He has then appeared in television dramas What Happens to My Family? (2014-2015),[5][6] Splendid Politics (2015),[7] and To Be Continued (2015),[8] as well as films My Love, My Bride (2014) and Summer Snow (2015).[9][10]

In 2014, Seo joined the SBS variety show Roommate as a cast member.[11][12] He also appeared on Law of the Jungle as a guest.[13]

2016–present: Rising popularity and leading roles[edit]

Seo's breakout role came in 2016 as a talented pianist in Cheese in the Trap.[14][15][16] The same year, he starred in his first leading role in tvN's Entourage, the Korean remake of the American television series of the same name.[17][18]

In 2017, he was cast in KBS2's science fiction drama Are You Human? where he played double roles as a wealthy heir and robot.[19][20] In 2018, he was cast in the college romance series Something About Us[21] and romance comedy drama The Third Charm.[22]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 My Love, My Bride Joon-soo [9]
2015 The Beauty Inside Woo-jin Cameo [23]
Summer Snow Han Sang-gyu [10]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2012 To the Beautiful You Student (ep.3,7) SBS
2013 After School: Lucky or Not Seo Kang-joon Nate
Good Doctor Disorderly student (ep.12) KBS2
The Suspicious Housekeeper Choi Soo-hyuk SBS [2]
Haneuljae's Murder Yoon-ha MBC Drama special [25]
2014 Cunning Single Lady Gook Seung-hyun [3]
What Happens to My Family? Yoon Eun-ho KBS2 [5]
The Best Future Choi Go Naver TV Cast [26]
2015 Splendid Politics Hong Joo-won MBC [7]
To Be Continued Ah-rin's older brother MBC every 1
Naver TV Cast
2016 Cheese in the Trap Baek In-ho tvN [14]
Entertainer Lee Sang-won SBS Cameo (ep.7-8) [27]
Entourage Cha Young-bin tvN [17]
2017 Idol Fever Naver TV Cast Cameo [28]
2018 Are You Human? Nam Shin / Nam Shin III KBS2 [20]
The Third Charm Oh Joon-young JTBC [22]
TBA Something About Us Han Woo-jin [21]

Variety show[edit]

In September 2014
Year Title Network Role Ref.
2014-2015 Roommate - Season 1 & 2 SBS Cast member [11]
2016 Law of the Jungle in Tonga [13]


Year Song Title Album Notes Ref.
2018 "You Are My Love" Are You Human? OST [29]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2014 7th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Cunning Single Lady Won [4]
16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Nominated
KBS Drama Awards What Happens to My Family? Nominated
SBS Entertainment Awards Best Male Newcomer Roommate Nominated
2015 8th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor Splendid Politics Nominated
Hot Star Award Won [30]
2016 tvN10 Awards Made in tvN, Actor in Drama Cheese in the Trap Nominated
1st Asia Artist Awards Best Entertainer Award, Actor Won [31]
2017 2nd Asia Artist Awards Best Icon Award, Actor N/A Won [32]


  1. ^ "My Name is, 서프라이즈 (1)". 10Asia (in Korean). October 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "'수상한 가정부' 서강준 누구야? 심상찮은 신예 등장". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). September 25, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Seo Kang-joon to star in "Sly and Single Again"". Hancinema. Star Money. January 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "KDA is not a rom-com festival". Kpop Herald. October 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Seo Kang-joon grateful to drama staff". Kpop Herald. February 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ "'This is Family' actor Seo Kang-joon's intense masculine image in pictorial". Hancinema. TVJ. February 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Seo Kang-joon to star in "Splendid Politics"". Hancinema. Newsen. December 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Seo Kang-joon, Kim Sae-ron to co-star". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 14, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Seo Kang Jun Cast in 'My Love My Bride' with Shin Mina". enewsWorld. April 16, 2014. Archived from the original on August 8, 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "Ji Jin-hee, Kim Sung-kyun and Sung Yu-ri to star in "Summer Snow"". Hancinema. SBS Fune. August 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b Jin, Eun-soo (March 28, 2014). "Cast confirmed for Roommate". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  12. ^ Lee, Jawon (1 April 2014). "SBS Roommate Reveals The Preview". 10Asia. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  13. ^ a b "서강준·전혜빈·설현 등 6人 '정글' 1차 라인업 완성 [종합]". Osen (in Korean). January 21, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "Park Hae-jin, Seo Kang-joon also to star in 'Cheese'". The Korea Times. August 10, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Seo Kang-joon's star soars in Singapore". The Korea Times. February 12, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Seo Kang-joon rising hallyu star". The Korea Herald. April 14, 2016. 
  17. ^ a b "'Entourage Korea' names its cast". The Korea Times. February 2, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Seo Kang Jun Talks About ′Entourage′ Experience with ′GQ Korea′". Mwave. October 30, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Kang-joon, Seung-yeon open era of 'AI love story'". Kpop Herald. November 29, 2017. 
  20. ^ a b "Seo Kang-joon to play warmhearted robot". Kpop Herald. May 31, 2018. 
  21. ^ a b "Seo Kang-jun to star in hit webtoon-based drama". Kpop Herald. February 21, 2018. 
  22. ^ a b "Seo Kang-joon to show off 'Third Charm'". Kpop Herald. July 5, 2018. 
  23. ^ "20 Actors Cast for One Single Lead Character for BEAUTY INSIDE". Korean Film Biz Zone. November 5, 2014. 
  24. ^ "New drama genres branch out from SNS, podcasts". The Korea Times. October 13, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Seo Kang-joon in "The Murder"". Hancinema. Nate. November 21, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Minah and Seo Kang Joon Send A Heart". BNT News. October 28, 2014. 
  27. ^ "Seo Kang-joon to make a special appearance in drama 'Entertainer'". Kpop Herald. May 12, 2017. 
  28. ^ "서강준 측 "'아이돌권한대행' 특별출연, 서프라이즈U 지원사격"". Naver (in Korean). My Daily. July 3, 2017. 
  29. ^ "Seo Kang-joon to release OST track". Kpop Herald. August 7, 2018. 
  30. ^ "[2015 KDA]김수현 눈물의 대상 '2년 연속 수상'". edaily (in Korean). October 9, 2015. 
  31. ^ "'AAA' 조진웅∙엑소 대상…방탄소년단∙박보검∙윤아 2관왕 [종합]". TV Daily (in Korean). November 16, 2016. 
  32. ^ "Kim Hee Sun & EXO win Grand Prize Awards at the 2017 Asia Artist Awards". KBS World. November 16, 2017. 

External links[edit]