Super Junior’s Leader Leeteuk
Park Jung-soo, who is more commonly known as Leeteuk, is a singer, presenter, and radio DJ from South Korea. He is also known as a member of the idol boy group, Super Junior. Not just a singer, he is also a popular host on various variety shows and awards shows, since he has good MC skills. He has appeared in MBC’s We Got Married, where he was paired with Kang So-ra.
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Leeteuk was born on July 1, 1983, in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from Baekjae Junior College of Arts. In 2000, he was scouted for an audition with SM Entertainment, where his audition had several steps, such as recording and showing his performances. He debuted as a member of Super Junior in 2005. His stage name, Leeteuk, was chosen because he wanted to avoid his name’s similarity with a senior artist, Park Jeong-su. ‘Leeteuk’ means special, and in choosing this name, he aims to be special in, and for, Super Junior.
His first acting appearance was in the drama All About Eve (2000), which made people start to become aware of him as a performer. When he joined Super Junior, he was the oldest member with the longest trainee period. Because of that, SM made him the leader of the group. In 2007, he was hospitalized after he was in a car accident, which also involved the other members of Super Junior. After debuting in Super Junior, he became a member of Super Junior’s sub-unit, called Super Junior-T, which specialized in trot songs, in February 2007. He also became a part of Super Junior-H, the following year.
He has excellent public speaking skills, which make him a popular presenter and DJ radio host in Korea. He became a DJ in KBS Super Junior Kiss The Radio (SUKIRA), along with Eunhyuk, from 2006 until 2011. For three years, he even became a host for a music program called, M! Countdown in 2005, with Shindong, Kangin, and Eunhyuk. He is also popular for his appearance in We Got Married, where he showed his chemistry with one of the top actresses in South Korea, Kang So-ra.
- Real Name: Park Jung-soo
- Nickname: Leeteuk, Angel-Teuk, Peter Pan, Angel Without Wings, Lida Park
- Religion: Christian
- Birthday: July 01, 1983
- Height: 178 cm
- Weight: 59 kg
- Blood Type: A
- Special Skills: playing the piano, composing
- Hobbies: listening to music, surfing the internet, singing
- Education: Baekjae Junior College of Arts
- Star Sign: Cancer
- Position: Leader, sub-vocal
We Got Married
In 2011, Leeteuk joined a reality show called We Got Married season 3, where he paired with Kang So-ra as his on-screen wife. This show increased popularity for Leeteuk’s variety-show skills and his chemistry with Kang So-ra. They were labeled as the “Dimples Couple” because they both have dimples, which made their fans like them. However, this show came to an end after 31 episodes, since Leeteuk had gotten the enlistment letter for his military service.
Leeteuk’s Military Service
He enlisted on October 20, 2012, and he was assigned to be part of Public Relations for the National Army. Leeteuk actually enjoyed his time in the service, and even said that the military was way easier than being an artist. Since people know him as a member of Super Junior who has a good voice, he joined a military musical called The Promise, where he played a feminine soldier named Miss Kim.
Leeteuk’s MC History
He became a regular guest for SBS’s Strong Heart along with his bandmembers, Eunhyuk and Shindong. He also was an MC for his own show, called Teuk Academy. He has made appearances in SBS’s Star King, with the other members of Super Junior. In 2010, he became the new MC of MBC’s Enjoy Today, taking Bigbang’s Seungri position. He even sang a song with f(x)’s Krystal for this show. In 2011, Leeteuk took over the MC position on Star King after Kang Ho-dong left the show. He appeared in a variety show called Hello Baby season 4, where he became a “dad” with girl-group Sistar. He was a popular MC of I Can See Your Voice for several seasons in Mnet, which broadened his popularity outside Korea. besides acting as the MC for several TV programs, he also acted as MC for several events such as the debut showcases of EXO and NCT.
|2000||All About Eve||Cameo||MBC|
|2011||Dream High||Cameo (Ep. 13)||KBS|
|The Women of Our Home||Cameo||KBS|
|2012||Salamander Guru and The Shadows||Cameo (Ep. 4)||SBS|
|2015||Persevere, Goo Hae Ra||Cameo||Mnet|
|2018||Secret Queen Makers||Leeteuk (Ep. 2-3)||Naver TV Cast|
|2007||Attack on the Pin-Up Boys||School panda mascot|
|2010||Super Show 3 3D||Himself|
|2013||Super Show 4 3D||Himself|
|2015||SM Town The Stage||Himself|
|2007–2008||Leeteuk’s Love Fighter||Mnet|
|2008||Bachelor While on a Date||Mnet|
|Introducing Star’s Friend||MBC|
|2009||Challenge! Good Song||MBC|
|Lord of the Rings||MBC|
|2009–2010||Challenge Golden Ladder||KBS|
|2011||Sistar & LeeTeuk’s Hello Baby||KBS|
|2011–2012||We Got Married (Season 3)||MBC|
2015 – 2016
|2015||Match Made in Heaven||MBC|
|The Mickey Mouse Club||Disney Channel|
|2015-2017||Please Take Care of My Vanity (Season 2, 3)||FashionN|
|2015-2018||I Can See Your Voice (Season 1-5)||Mnet|
|2016||Hidden Camera Shot Battle||MBC|
|Weekly Idol||MBC Every1|
|Law of the Jungle||SBS|
|We Got Married (ep. 338)||MBC|
|Star Show 360||MBC Every 1|
|2017||Produce 101 Season 2||Mnet|
|2018||Real Life Men & Women (현실남녀) Season 2||MBN|