(Last updated September 2018)
Real Name: Park Jinyoung (박진영)
- His original stage name was Jr./Junior because he shares the same name as JYP’s founder, but he changed it in 2016 when he felt it sounded too young.
Birthday: September 22, 1994
Zodiac Sign: Virgo (Western), Dog (Eastern)
Blood Type: O
From: Changwon, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
Position(s): Lead vocalist, lead dancer
Sub-unit: JJ Project (with JB)
Other Activities Outside of GOT7:
MUSIC VIDEO APPEARANCES:
2010: “Tasty San” by San E
2015: “Feel” by 2 P.M.’s Junho (
wait JB’s here too lol), “Speed” by Melody Day
SPECIAL STAGES AND COLLABORATIONS:
- SBS Inkigayo Ultra Dance Festival – dance collaboration with Monsta X’s Shownu, SEVENTEEN’s Dino, Romeo’s Hyunkyung, ASTRO’s Rocky, and NCT’s Ten.
- SBS Gayo Daejun – dance collaboration with Yugyeom, Red Velvet’s Seulgi, Oh My Girl’s Yooa, DIA’s Eunjin, NCT’s Ten, and BLACKPINK’s Lisa.
2013: “We are the B” with Kang Sora, 2 A.M.’s Jinwoon, and Kim Jisoo (Dream High 2)
SONGWRITING AND COMPOSING:
Lyrics and Music:
- Flight Log: Departure (2016): “Can’t”
- Flight Log: Turbulence (2016): “Mayday”
- Flight Log: Arrival (2017): “Paradise”
- 7 for 7 (2017): “Firework”
- Eyes on You (2018): “Thank You”
- Present: YOU (2018): “I am Me” and “My Youth” (solo track)
Jinyoung is credited as the sole lyricist on “Thank You.”
2012: Dream High 2 (KBS), supporting role. About a group of high school students at an art school who dream of being K-Pop stars. Features other idols like 2 A.M.’s Jinwoon, Sistar’s Hyolyn, and T-ara’s Jiyeon.
2013: When a Man Falls in Love (MBC), supporting role. About the complications that ensue when a gangster falls in love.
- Dream Knight (Youku Tudou), main role. GOT7’s web drama.
- Beloved Eun-dong (JTBC), supporting role. About an actor who works with his ghostwriter to remember the romance he had twenty years ago. Jinyoung plays a younger version of the male lead.
2016: Legend of the Blue Sea (SBS), supporting role. The love story between a con man and a mermaid both during the Joseon dynasty and in the present. Jinyoung plays the younger version of the male lead.
- A Stray Goat, lead role. A film about a young man who moves to the countryside and befriends a young woman who is bullied in school.
- Magic School (Naver/JTBC) / A web drama produced by JYP Pictures.
2015-2016: Hosted M! Countdown with Bambam from 2015-2016.
2017-2018: Hosted SBS Inkigayo with NCT’s Doyoung and BLACKPINK’s Jisoo
NOTABLE VARIETY SHOW APPEARANCES:
2017: Master Key (SBS), Episode 4 / A variety show where guests compete in teams to discover who has a special key. He also appeared on Episode 6 with Jackson.
2018: Insolent Housemates (MBC) / A new show where celebrities with extra room in their homes host other celebrities for a short period of time. Jinyoung and Block B’s P.O. lived with stylist Han Hye Yeon.
SOURCES: Youtube, Wikipedia, JTBC, KBS, MBC, Naver, SBS