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
Bang Sung-Joon

(1990-07-10) July 10, 1990 (age 29)
Seoul, South Korea
OccupationActor, model
Years active2011–present
AgentO& Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSeong Jun
McCune–ReischauerSŏng Jun
Birth name
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 Flower 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]



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 Flower 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]

Sung Joon quietly enlisted for his mandatory military service on December 18, 2018. He will first undergo five weeks of basic training at the Army's 2nd Infantry Division in Gangwon Province.[34]



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

Television series[edit]

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

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
Show! K Music
Miracle Korea


Year Song title Notes
2012 "Jaywalking"[35]
Tracks from Flower BandOST
"Wake Up"
"Words You Shouldn't Know"
2014 "Love Is Smiling"[36]
Track from I Need Romance 3OST

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
26th KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama
Wetlands Ecology Report
7th Style Icon Awards New Icon[37]
16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best Actor
Gu Family Book
I Need Romance 3
28th KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries
Discovery of Love
23rd SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries
High Society
Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special
Hyde, Jekyll, Me
Best Couple (with Uee)
High Society
tvN10 Awards Romantic-Comedy King
I Need Romance 3


  1. ^ Hwang, Hyo-Jin (March 28, 2012). "INTERVIEW: Actor Sung-jun – Pt. 1". 10Asia. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  2. ^ Hwang, Hyo-Jin (March 28, 2012). "INTERVIEW: Actor Sung-jun – Pt. 2". 10Asia. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  3. ^ Lee, Ga-On (March 8, 2011). "My Name Is: Sung Jun". 10Asia. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  4. ^ Park, Ah-reum (October 22, 2014). "[Interview] Sung Jun Feels Pressure Over Being a Model-Turned-Actor". Mwave. Retrieved January 14, 2018.
  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.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  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 January 25, 2013.
  16. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (February 17, 2013). "Sung Jun and Kim Young Kwang Talk Marriage, Acting, and Mothers". Mwave. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  17. ^ "Actor Sung Joon Holds Fan Meeting in Tokyo". KBS Global. October 1, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  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.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  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 January 9, 2014.
  24. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (January 8, 2014). "Sung Jun Admits He Was Scared of Kim So Yeon at First". Mwave. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  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 January 24, 2014.
  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. January 5, 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. ^ [공식입장] 성준, 오늘(18일) 현역 입대 "본인 의지 따라 조용히 입소". Xport News (in Korean). December 18, 2018.
  35. ^ Ho, Stewart (February 14, 2012). "Flower Boy Band Releases Sung Joon's MV for Jaywalking". Mwave. Retrieved May 30, 2013.
  36. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (March 4, 2014). "Sung Jun to Sing the Final OST for I Need Romance 3". Mwave. Retrieved March 5, 2014.
  37. ^ "[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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