Sung Joon

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Sung Joon
Sung Joon at "Burberry Art of the Trench Seoul" project launching, 3 March 2016 02.jpg
Sung Joon in March 2016
Born
Bang Sung-Joon

(1990-07-10) July 10, 1990 (age 28)
Seoul, South Korea
OccupationActor, model
Years active2011–present
AgentO& Entertainment
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationSeong Jun
McCune–ReischauerSŏng Jun
Birth name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationBang Seong-jun
McCune–ReischauerPang Sŏng-jun

Sung Joon (born Bang Sung-joon on July 10, 1990) is a South Korean actor and model.[1][2][3] He became best known for his leading roles in the television series Shut Up Flower Boy Band (2012), Can We Get Married? (2012), I Need Romance 3 (2014), High Society (2015) and Madame Antoine: The Love Therapist (2016). He also appeared in the films Dangerously Excited (2012), Horror Stories 2 (2013), Pluto (2013) and The Villainess (2017).[4]

Career[edit]

Beginnings[edit]

Sung Joon began his entertainment career as a model, but soon switched to acting and debuted from the drama White Christmas in 2011.[5] The same year he was cast in a supporting role in Lie to Me.[6][7] In 2012, he was cast in a leading role in the teen drama Shut Up Flower Boy Band,[8] where he played a free-spirited leader of a rock band.[9][10][11]

Sung made his film debut with Dangerously Excited.[12][13]

Mainstream acting[edit]

In 2013, Sung was cast in a lead role in the romantic comedy drama Can We Get Married? opposite Jung So-min.[14][15][16][17] The same year, he starred in his first historical drama, Gu Family Book.[18] Sung also starred in the horror film Horror Stories 2.[19][20] and in the high school thriller Pluto.[21][22]

In 2014, he was cast in the third installment of TvN's romantic comedy I Need Romance 3 which he portraits a character of a care-free songwriter.[23][24][25] Later that year he converts into a plastic surgeon for the drama Discovery of Love.[26][27]

In 2015, Sung was cast as the lead in mystery melodrama High Society, playing a man who succeeds in spite of his poor family background.[28] The same year, he had a supporting role in Hyde Jekyll, Me, a romantic comedy where he played a hypnosis specialist.[29]

In 2016, Sung played the male lead in the romantic comedy drama Madame Antoine: The Love Therapist alongside Han Ye-seul.[30]

In 2017, Sung starred in the mystery comedy, Ms. Perfect alongside Ko So-young, playing a lawyer.[31]

Personal life[edit]

Sung Joon maintains close friendship with fellow models-turned-actors: Kim Young-kwang, Lee Soo-hyuk, Kim Woo-bin and Hong Jong-hyun – whom he has worked onscreen in White Christmas. They were given the nickname of Model Avengers by their fans.[32][33]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012
Dangerously Excited Min-ki
2013
Horror Stories 2 Cho Dong-Wook Segment "Cliff"
Pluto Yoo Jin
2017
One Day Young-woo Cameo
The Villainess Jung Hyun-soo

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2011
White Christmas Choi Chi-hoon
KBS2
Lie to Me Hyun Sang-hee
SBS
2012
Shut Up Flower Boy Band Kwon Ji-hyuk
tvN
Drama Special – Wetlands Ecology Report Choi Goon
KBS2
Can We Get Married? Ha Jung-hoon
JTBC
2013
Gu Family Book Gon
MBC
2014
I Need Romance 3 Joo Wan
tvN
Discovery of Love Nam Ha-jin
KBS2
2015
Hyde Jekyll, Me Yoon Tae-Joo / Lee Soo-Hyun
SBS
High Society Choi Joon-gi
SBS
2016
Madame Antoine: The Love Therapist Choi Soo-hyun
JTBC
2017
Ms. Perfect Kang Bong-goo
KBS2
TBA
Mojito Chi Ji-woo
KBS2

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2011
Show! K Music
MBN
MC
2013
Miracle Korea
JTBC
MC

Discography[edit]

Year Song title Notes
2012 "Jaywalking"[34]
Tracks from Shut Up Flower Boy BandOST
"Wake Up"
"Today"
"Words You Shouldn't Know"
2014 "Love Is Smiling"[35]
Track from I Need Romance 3OST

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012
26th KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama
Wetlands Ecology Report
Won
2014
7th Style Icon Awards New Icon[36]
Himself
Won
16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best Actor
Gu Family Book
I Need Romance 3
Nominated
28th KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries
Discovery of Love
Nominated
2015
23rd SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries
High Society
Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special
Hyde, Jekyll, Me
Nominated
Best Couple (with Uee)
High Society
Nominated
2016
tvN10 Awards Romantic-Comedy King
I Need Romance 3
Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hwang, Hyo-Jin (March 28, 2012). "INTERVIEW: Actor Sung-jun – Pt. 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ Hwang, Hyo-Jin (March 28, 2012). "INTERVIEW: Actor Sung-jun – Pt. 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  3. ^ Lee, Ga-On (March 8, 2011). "My Name Is: Sung Jun". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ Park, Ah-reum (October 22, 2014). "[Interview] Sung Jun Feels Pressure Over Being a Model-Turned-Actor". Mwave. Retrieved 2018-01-14.
  5. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (January 25, 2011). "Eight chilling days of White Christmas". The Korea Times.
  6. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (May 8, 2011). "True Romance: new spin on rom-coms?". The Korea Times.
  7. ^ Kim, Young-joo (April 23, 2011). "성준, <내게 거짓말을 해봐> 통해 거물급 신예로 급부상". JKN News (in Korean).
  8. ^ Cho, Jung-nam (January 25, 2012). "'꽃미남밴드' 정의철, 남모를 고충 전해 "현재 다이어트 中"". Herald Corp (in Korean).
  9. ^ Yi, Woo-in (January 4, 2012). "'닥치고꽃미남밴드' 성준, 기무라타쿠야 빙의컷 공개". Tv Report (in Korean).
  10. ^ Kim, Chang-hyun (January 25, 2012). "[포토엔]성준 '꽃미남 맞지 않나요?'". Newsen (in Korean).
  11. ^ "Sung Joon Shines Through 'Shut Up: Flower Boy Band'". Mwave. February 6, 2012. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016.
  12. ^ Lee, Jeong-min (June 12, 2012). ""<나는 공무원이다> 그렇게 야해?"...사소한 오해의 전말". Oh My News Star (in Korean).
  13. ^ Yoo, Hee-sung (June 12, 2012). "[포토] 성준, 팬미팅 현장? 영화 '나는 공무원이다' 제작보고회". New Daily (in Korean).
  14. ^ "'우결수' 성준-정소민, 과감한 키스신 '리얼이야?'". Sports Chosun (in Korean). November 13, 2012.
  15. ^ '우리가 결혼할 수 있을까' 성준 "차갑기만 한 줄 알았다고요?" [Sung Joon: A brighter role next time?]. Movieweek (in Korean). January 15, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-25.
  16. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (February 17, 2013). "Sung Jun and Kim Young Kwang Talk Marriage, Acting, and Mothers". Mwave. Retrieved 2013-02-23.
  17. ^ "Actor Sung Joon Holds Fan Meeting in Tokyo". KBS Global. October 1, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-28.
  18. ^ "Sung Jun Joins ′The Writings of Nine Houses′ as miss A Suzy′s Bodyguard". Mwave. March 13, 2013. Archived from the original on April 23, 2017.
  19. ^ "'Horror princes' Sung Joon and Lee Soo-Hyuk cast for 'Scary Story 2'". Asia Today. April 18, 2013. Archived from the original on June 24, 2013.
  20. ^ Choi Na-young (March 7, 2013). "고경표-김지원-백진희, '무서운 이야기2' 캐스팅". OSEN (in Korean).
  21. ^ "Sung Joon in Shin Su-won's new movie "Pluto"". Hancinema. June 4, 2012.
  22. ^ Deborah Young (August 10, 2012). "Pluto (Myungwangsung): Busan Review". Hollywood Reporter.
  23. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (November 20, 2013). "Sung Joon Cast in I Need a Romance 3 with Kim So Yeon". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  24. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (January 8, 2014). "Sung Jun Admits He Was Scared of Kim So Yeon at First". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  25. ^ Park, Jin-Hee (January 9, 2014). "Cable dramas having iheyday: tvN's I Need Romance 3 appeals on straight-talk, colorful love game". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  26. ^ Hwang Mi-hyeon (June 10, 2014). "성준 측 "'연애의 발견' 출연 최종 조율 중..에릭과 라이벌"" [Sung Joon in final talks to appear in "Discovery of love" as Eric's Rival]. OSEN (in Korean).
  27. ^ Kim Hee-eun (June 11, 2014). "Sung Joon joins 'True Love'". Korea JoongAng Daily.
  28. ^ "Sung Joon To Play In 'True Romance'". BNT News. May 4, 2015.
  29. ^ "Sung Jun Confirmed for New Rom-Com 'Hyde, Jekyll, I'". Mwave. December 1, 2014.
  30. ^ "Han Ye-seul and Sung Joon to headline new rom-com". Kpop Herald. October 26, 2015.
  31. ^ ""The Perfect Wife" Ko So-young's men, Yoon Sang-hyun and Sung Joon: '4th dimensional VS young". Hancinema. 5 January 2017.
  32. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (December 15, 2013). "[Star of the Week] Kim Woo Bin's Past, Present and Future Best Friends". Mwave.
  33. ^ "'밤선비' 이수혁 "김우빈-홍종현 등, 뱀파이어라고 놀려"". The Star (in Korean). July 7, 2015.
  34. ^ Ho, Stewart (February 14, 2012). "Flower Boy Band Releases Sung Joon's MV for Jaywalking". Mwave. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
  35. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (March 4, 2014). "Sung Jun to Sing the Final OST for I Need Romance 3". Mwave. Retrieved 2014-03-05.
  36. ^ "[2014 SIA] Winner, Sung Jun, and Han Groo Chosen as New Icons While Park Hae Jin, g.o.d, Yoo Yeon Seok, and Go Ara Revealed as Nominees for Style Icon of the Year Award". Mwave. October 28, 2014.

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