EXO’s Multitalented Main Rapper Park Chanyeol
Debuted on April 8th, 2012, under SM Entertainment with their first EP Mama, EXO rose to become one of the most well-known and popular boy idol groups of the third generation of K-pop. EXO has gained fame with many great hits, undeniable talent, and stunning looks. One of the members is the heartthrob Park Chanyeol. The main rapper of the group, Chanyeol continues to show his other abilities and charms as time goes by. What else do you need to know about him? Let’s check out some interesting facts about Chanyeol below!
Stage Name: Chanyeol (찬열)
Birth Name: Park Chan Yeol (박찬열)
Position: Main Rapper, Vocalist
Birthday: November 27, 1992
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
Height: 186 cm (6’1″)
Blood Type: A
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Specialties: Playing musical instruments (guitar, drum, bass, djembe), rapping, acting
Chanyeol’s Dramas and Movies
EXO fans (officially called EXO-Ls) are no stranger to Chanyeol’s passion for and natural talent in acting. In his early life, Chanyeol was enrolled to a private acting institution where he sharpened his acting skills. His first appearance on a television drama goes back to 2008 as a mere extra in KBS2’s High Kick!. Chanyeol also appeared as a cameo in SBS’s To the Beautiful You in 2012 and jTBC’s Royal Villa in 2013.
Chanyeol took a big leap in his acting career by accepting a supporting role for a big screen debut in the South Korean film Salut d’Amour in 2015, which starred legendary actors like Park Geunhyung and Youn Yuhjung. He played the role of Minsung who is a high school student. In the same year, he and his fellow EXO bandmates starred in their first web-drama EXO Next Door, which tells a story about a high school fangirl who happens to be neighbors with the superstar idol boy group EXO. Chanyeol appeared as the male lead alongside actress Moon Gayoung as the female lead.
In June 2016, Chanyeol starred alongside Chinese actress Yuan Shanshan and former SM labelmate Seohyun from Girls’ Generation in the South Korean-Chinese film So I Married an Anti-fan. He and Yuan Shanshan also recorded a single titled “I Hate You” as the official theme song for the film. In January 2017, Chanyeol also landed a supporting role in MBC’s mystery drama Missing 9, which tells a story about a plane carrying nine influential figures in South Korea’s entertainment industry that unexpectedly crashes and causes a widespread panic in the country. The drama focused on how the lead roles try to survive through the tragedy and get rescued.
In May 2018, it was announced that Chanyeol is going to be playing a supporting role as Jung Sejoo in tvN’s new drama Memories of the Alhambra alongside Hyun Bin and Park Shinhye. He also will be starring as a lead role in the upcoming web drama by Lotte Duty Free titled Secret Queen Makers about a woman who undergoes a beauty transformation with the help of six mysterious men. The cast also includes Lee Junki, 2PM’s Chansung, Super Junior’s Leeteuk, Hwang Chi Yeol, and EXO’s Sehun.