Park Bo-gum Profile
Park Bo-gum (Korean: 박보검; Hanja: 朴寶劍; born June 16, 1993) is a South Korean actor and singer. He gained popularity for his role in Hello Monster (2015), Reply 1988 (2015–2016), the Moonlight (2016), and in Encounter (2018).
Park was the youngest artist to be named Gallup Korea’s Television Actor of the Year. He was also the first ever actor to top the Korea Power Celebrity list by Forbes Korea.
|Date Of Birth:||16 June 1993|
|Age:||29 Years Old|
|Place Of Birth:||Seoul, South Korea|
|Year Active:||2011 – Present|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in ( 182 cm)|
|Weight:||65 kg (143 lbs)|
|Net Worth:||$2.5 Million|
Early Life and Education
Born in Seoul on June 16, 1993, Park is the youngest of three siblings. “Bo-gum” (寶劍) means ‘precious sword’. His mother died when he was in fourth grade. He started learning to play the piano when he was in kindergarten and was a pianist and choir member at church. He was also on the varsity swimming team of Seoul Mokdong Middle School.
Park, who initially wanted to be a singer-songwriter, then he changed his mind and chose acting. He graduated from Shinmok High School in 2012, and enrolled at Myongji University as a Musical Theater undergraduate in March 2014.
Park also represented his university’s cultural overseas exchange program in Europe in 2015. Park directed a one-act play based on Anton Chekov’s works, and served as music director in his graduating class’s production of Hairspray. He received his Baccalaureate in February 2018.
Park debuted as an actor playing a supporting role in the thriller film Blind (2011) under Sidus HQ. He joined Blossom Entertainment and featured in the action-comedy film Runway Cop (2012), one-off KBS drama special Still Picture (2012) and the Bridal Mask (2012). In 2013, he landed his first major role in the weekend drama Wonderful Mama.
In 2014, Park played the teenage version of Lee Seo-jin’s character in the melodrama Wonderful Days, and in Naeil’s Cantabile. He featured in box-office hits A Hard Day (2014) and The Admiral: Roaring Currents In May 2015. Park joined Music Bank as a co-host alongside Red Velvet’s Irene. Park gained rave reviews from audience and critics with his scene-stealing role n crime drama Hello Monster (2015).
Park featured in Coin Locker Girl, he played the genius Go-player Choi Taek in Reply 1988 (2015) and he earned a nickname “Nation’s Little Brother”. In August 2016, Park starred Love in the Moonlight alongside Kim Yoo-jung. He also released his first soundtrack for Moonlight’s OST entitled “My Person” which topped Melon, Mnet, Bugs, olleh, Soribada, Genie, Naver and Monkey3 charts upon its release and debuted at #3 on Gaon Music Chart.
Park embarked on his first Asia-wide fan meeting tour in the tail-end of 2016, after two years, he returned in the Encounter alongside Song Hye-kyo in 2018. In 2019, Park released his first Japanese single “Bloomin”. Park released his first Japanese album Blue Bird on March 18, 2020 . He was cast in the youth drama Record of Youth.
On August 10, 2020, Park released his new single All My Love to celebrate the 9th anniversary of his debut. On March 26, 2021, Park participated in a ceremony for the national heroes on the Yellow Sea Protection Day. In 2021, Park starred in the science fiction thriller film Seo Bok in the title role.
Park enlisted in the navy military band as a cultural promotion soldier as part of his obligatory military service on August 31, 2020. He was promoted to a sergeant in November 2021. Park was discharged early on February 21, 2022, without returning to the unit after his last vacation in accordance with the Ministry of Defense guidelines for prevention of the spread of COVID-19.
During his military service, Park obtained a license to be a hairdresser. He also hosted 2020 Republic of Korea Navy Patriotic Concert in October 2020, 6th West Sea Protection Day Commemoration Ceremony in March 2021, Republic of Korea Navy Patriotic Concert in June 2021, and 2021 Republic of Korea Navy Patriotic Concert in October 2021.
Park Bo-gum is an endorser of a wide range of brands in and outside South Korea. The “Park Bo-gum Effect”, coined by the Korean Business Research Institute, refers to his consistent high brand reputation ranking indicating his effectiveness as an endorser across different demographics. He was voted by marketing executives as Top Celebrity Endorser of 2017. Park was torchbearer of the 2018 Winter Olympics as “Korea’s Representative Actor”, and endorser of Coca-Cola.
- 2021 Seo Bok as Seo Bok
- 2015 Coin Locker Girl (차이나타운) as Park Seok-hyun
- 2014 Roaring Currents (명량) as Bae Soo-bong
- 2014 Twinkle-Twinkle Pitter-Patter as Jun-woo
- 2014 A Hard Day (끝까지 간다) as Lee Jin-ho
- 2012 Runway Cop (차형사) as young Cha Chul-soo
- 2011 Blind (블라인드) as Min Dong-hyun
- 2020 Itaewon Class | JTBC as New cook at Soo-ah’s restaurant (Cameo eps. 16))
- 2020 Record of Youth | tvN as Sa Hye-joon
- 2018 Encounter (남자친구) | tvN as Kim Jin-Hyeok
- 2016 Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛) | KBS2 as Lee Yeong
- 2015-2016 Reply 1988 (응답하라 1988) | tvN as Choi Taek
- 2015 The Producers (프로듀사) | KBS2 as Himself (cameo ep. 9)
- 2015 Hello Monster (너를 기억해) | KBS2 as Jung Sun-ho
- 2014 Naeil’s Cantabile (내일도 칸타빌레) | KBS2 as Lee Yoon-hoo
- 2014 Wonderful Days (참 좋은 시절) | KBS2 as young Kang Dong-suk
- 2013 Wonderful Mama (원더풀 마마) | SBS as Ko Young-joon
- 2012 Drama Special “Still Picture” | KBS2 as young Kim Hyun-soo
- 2012 Bridal Mask (각시탈) | KBS2 as Han Min-gyu (cameo eps. 26-28)
- 2012 Hero (히어로) | OCN as Kang Dong Woo
- 2021 Golden Cinematography Awards | Best New Actor
- 2017 Seoul International Drama Awards | Outstanding Korean Actor (“Love in the Moonlight”)
- 2017 Korea Brand Awards | Special Award
- 2017 Korea Assembly Grand Awards | Acting Award
- 2017 Fashionista Awards | Best Fashionista (Red Carpet Category)
- 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards | Most Popular Actror (“Love in the Moonlight”)
- 2017 Korea Tourism Awards | Special Achievement Award
- 2016 Baeksang Arts Award | InStyle Fashion Awards
- 2016 Fashionista Awards | Best Dresser of the Year
- 2016 KBS Drama Awards | Best Actor (“Love in the Moonlight”)
- 2016 InStyle Icons: Next Generation | New Generation Actor Award
- 2016 KBS Drama Awards | Netizen Award (“Love in the Moonlight”)
- 2016 KBS Drama Awards | Best Couple Award (“Love in the Moonlight”)
- 2016 Asia Artist Awards | Best Star Award (“Love in the Moonlight” / “Reply 1988”)
- 2016 tvN10 Awards | Asia Star Award (“Reply 1988”)
- 2016 Max Movie Awards | Rising Star Award (Coin Locker Girl)
- 2016 APAN Star Awards | Best New Actor (“Reply 1988”)
- 2016 Melodi Awards | Most Influential Korean Drama Personality
- 2016 DramaFever Awards | Best Rising Star Reply 1988
- 2016 DramaFever Awards | Best Kiss | Reply 1988 Park Bo-gum (with Lee Hye-ri)
- 2016 OSEN Awards | Star of the Year
- 2016 SBS Cult Two Show Awards | Most Mentioned
- 2016 Top Chinese Music Awards | Best International Artist
- 2015 KBS Drama Awards | Best Supporting Actor (“Hello Monster”)
- 2015 KBS Drama Awards | Popularity Actor Award (“Hello Monster”)
- 2015 KBS Entertainment Awards | Best Newcomer Award Music Bank
- 2021 APAN Star Awards | Excellence Award,Actor in a Miniseries Record of Youth
- 2021 APAN Star Awards | Popular Star Award, Actor
- 2019 Soompi Awards | Soompi Awards | Park Bo-gum (with Song Hye-kyo)
- 2017 Top Excellence Award, Actor | Love in the Moonlight
- 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards | Best Actor- Television
- 2017 Asia artist Award | Popularity Award, Actor
- 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards | Best New Actor- Film (Coin Locker Girl)
- 2016 Asia artist Award | Popularity Award, Actor
- 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards | Most PopularActor- Film (Coin Locker Girl)
- 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards | Most Popular Actor- Television (Reply 1988)
- 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards | iQiyi Global Star Award
- 2015 APAN Star Awards | Best New Actor (Naeil’s Cantabile, Hello Monster)
- 2014 KBS Drama Awards | Best New Actor (Naeil’s Cantabile, Hello Monster)
|“Dear My Friend”||2020|
|“All My Love”||2020|
|“Let’s Go See The Stars” (별 보러 가자)||2018|
|“My Person” (내 사람)||2016|
|2020||56th Baeksang Arts Awards||With Shin Dong-yup and Bae Suzy||JTBC|
|2019||55th Baeksang Arts Awards||With Shin Dong-yup and Bae Suzy||JTBC|
|2019||Mnet Asian Music Awards||Mnet|
|2018||2018 MAMA Fans’ Choice in Japan||At Saitama Super Arena||Mnet|
|2018||Music Bank World Tour: Hong Kong||KBS World|
|2018||Music Bank World Tour: Berlin||With Jeon So-mi||KBS2|
|2018||54th Baeksang Arts Awards||With Shin Dong-yup and Bae Suzy||JTBC|
|2018||Music Bank World Tour: Chile||At Movistar Arena||KBS World|
|2018||Music Bank World Tour: Chile||At Movistar Arena||KBS2|
|2017||19th Mnet Asian Music Awards||At Yokohama Arena||Mnet|
|2017||19th Mnet Asian Music Awards||At Yokohama Arena||tvN Asia|
|2017||Music Bank World Tour: Indonesia||With Irene|
|2017||Music Bank World Tour: Singapore||With Irene|
|2016||30th KBS Drama Awards||With Jun Hyun-moo, Kim Ji-won||KBS World|
|2016||KBS Song Festival||With Seolhyun||KBS2|
|2015||29th Drama Awards||With Jun Hyun-moo, Kim So-hyun|
|2015 – 2016||Music Bank||With Irene|
Park Bo-gum has a net worth that is estimated to be $2.5 Million. He earns $90,000 per episode.