All About Multi-Talented Entertainer, Sung-joon
Sung-joon is a South Korean model and actor who made his debut in 2007. He first began his career as a model and then turned to acting in 2011. Sung-joon has starred in several popular dramas, such as the 2011 White Christmas and the 2015 High Society. Let’s get to know better the multi-talented entertainer, Sung-joon.
Sung-joon’s Full Profile and Facts
Real Name: Bang Sung-joon
Date of Birth: July 10, 1990
Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea
Blood Type: B
Occupation: Actor, Model
Years Active: 2007 – Present
Agency: O& Entertainment
- His family consists of his father, mother, an older sister, and him.
- Since his father is the eldest son in the broader family, all of his relatives always gather at his house during New Year Eve.
- He always talked to his friend’s mother during elementary school.
- He used to play a lot of pranks and was very odd.
- He set his focus on his study during senior high school.
- He loves drawing abstract paintings that can express his feelings.
- He can play the guitar and knows how to play “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” which is the first complete song that he has learned.
- He has once taken muay thai lessons.
- He likes to act in roles that portray musicians.
- His favorite musician is James Blake.
- He likes to listen to hip hop music.
- During his school days, he used to be a quiet boy.
- He was the MC for the 2011 MBN “Show! K Music” and the 2013 JTBC “Miracle Korea”.
How Tall is Sung-joon?
Sung-joon’s actual height is around 187. His tall appearance makes his co-stars feel a bit awkward because of the amazing height difference between him and them. UEE was his co-star in the SBS drama High Society and she revealed that she always needed to wear heels in order to minimize their height difference.
How Good is Sung-joon’s English?
Sung-joon can speak English very well. His speaking ability could be seen in several scenes of his dramas and movies, and also when he was an MC for a TV show. Below is a compilation of Sung-joon speaking English.
What is Sung-joon’s Instagram Account?
Sung-joon created his Instagram account, thuggyduck, and posted his first post on June 20th, 2014. Until now, he has shared 184 posts with his 499k followers.
Sung-joon also has another social media account, which is Twitter. His twitter name is @six2K. It was created in September 2010 and now he already has 619 tweets and 125k followers.
Sung-joon’s Career as a Model
Sung-joon started his career in the entertainment industry as a model, before becoming an actor. He was a model for 4 years, beginning in 2007. Sung-joon’s modeling style is the skinny style of clothes. Sung-joon believes that proportions are very important for models, which is why he feels very lucky as a model.
In an interview, Sung-joon shared that he was very nervous during his first runway appearance.
“Everything looked white — the person sitting in front of me and the stage I was walking on. And I felt, ‘My first show at last. I am finally here, wow!’”
Throughout his modeling career, he once won an award in 2014, namely the “7th Style Icon Awards” in the New Icon category.
Sung-joon’s Career as an Actor
He rose as an actor with the 2011 KBS2 drama White Christmas. The director praised him for his good looks, which made a great impression during his first job as an actor. Since then, Sung-joon has starred in many movies and dramas to this day. In 2012, Sung-joon won an award from the Excellence Award on the “26th KBS Drama Awards” in Actor in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama category for Drama Special: Wetlands Ecology Report.
Sung-joon’s Career as a Singer
Sung-joon was the leading actor in the 2012 tvN drama Shut Up Flower Boy Band. In the drama, his role was that of a singer in a band called EYE PURIFICATION. As Byung-hee, his character was someone who is interested in finding a muse that will inspire him to write great music. The drama depicts the friendship, love, and passion for music. In the drama, Sung-joon, who played the role of Byung-hee, sang several songs, which are included in the drama. Here are several of the songs that were sung by Sung-joon.
2012 – Jaywalking
2012 – Wake Up
2012 – Today
2012 – Words You Shouldn’t Know
2014 – Love is Smiling
Sung-joon’s Interview Compilation
From the time when he made his debut till today, Sung-joon has had a lot of interviews, for both TV shows and magazines, regarding his dramas’ or movies’ promotions. Here are Sung-joon’s several interviews on TV.
April 15, 2013 – Colors of Korea
March 31, 2016 – Hallyu World Official
February 27, 2017 – Entertainment Weekly
March 14, 2017 – Showbiz Korea
May 23, 2017 – Showbiz Korea
Sung-joon Photoshoot Compilation
2016 – Singles Magazine Photoshoot
2016 – Cosmopolitans with Han Ye-seul
What is the Relationship Between Sung-joon and Kim Woo-bin?
Sung-joon and Kim Woo-bin are members of the Model Avengers group. Model Avengers is a nickname which was first created in the tvN drama List of Names, when talking about 5 guys. Model Avengers consists of Kim Woo-bin, Lee Soo-hyuk, Kim Young-kwang, Hong Jong-hyun and Sung-joon himself. The name was chosen because they took the leading roles in a lot of recent dramas. They also initially met while filming the 2011 drama White Christmas.
During an episode of the OnStyle – Style Log show, Lee Soo-hyuk and Hong Jong-hyun, who were the MCs of the show, invited Sung-joon and Kim Woo-bin for the playboyz segment. They displayed their friendship in episodes 3 and 4.
What is the Relationship Between Sung-joon and UEE?
Sung-joon and UEE play the leading roles in the 2015 SBS drama High Society. The drama is about Jang Yoo-ha (UEE’s character), who is the youngest daughter of a conglomeration family and hides her identity and becomes a part-time employee at a food market to find a man that will love her for herself.
During the drama shooting, Sung-joon and UEE started getting close from the beginning, especially by kissing lip to lip which brought them even closer later on. So when they began shooting, Sung-joon and UEE already felt relaxed acting like a couple. UEE also praised Sung-joon for his body, singling him out as the most unique among the co-stars she had worked with so far.
List of Sung-joon Film and Drama Appearances
Sung-joon’s first project launching his acting career is the 2011 KBS2 drama White Christmas. Since then, he has starred in a lot of dramas and movies. Several popular dramas starring Sung-joon are the 2012 tvN Shut Up Flower Boy Band, the 2013 MBC Gu Family Book, and the 2015 SBS High Society. Here is a list of Sung-joon film and drama appearances until now.
|2013||Horror Stories 2||Cho Dong-wook [Segment “Cliff”]|
|2017||One Day||Young-woo [Cameo]|
|The Villainess||Jung Hyun-soo|
|Year||TV Network||Drama Title||Role|
|2011||KBS2||White Christmas||Choi Chi-hoon|
|SBS||Lie To Me||Hyun Sang-hee|
|2012||tvN||Shut Up Flower Boy Band||Kwon Ji-hyuk|
|KBS2||Drama Special – Wetlands Ecology Report||Choi Goon|
|JTBC||Can We Get Married?||Ha Jung-hoon|
|2013||MBC||Gu Family Book||Gon|
|2014||tvN||I Need Romance 3||Joo Wan|
|KBS2||Discovery of Love||Nam Ha-jin|
|2015||SBS||Hyde Jekyll, Me||Yoon Tae-joo /
|High Society||Choi Joon-gi|
|2016||JTBC||Madame Antoine: The Love Therapist||Choi Soo-hyun|
|2017||KBS2||Ms. Perfect||Kang Bong-goo|