Park Jin-young (born September 22, 1994), better known mononymously as Jinyoung, and formerly as Jr. and Junior, is a South Korean singer, actor, and songwriter. He is a member of the boy band Got7 and boy band duo JJ Project. He made his acting debut in the drama Dream High 2 (2012) followed by a series of supporting roles until he landed a main role in He Is Psychometric (2019). He made his film debut in the independent film A Stray Goat (2016).
In 2011, after six months of acting classes, Park was cast in the role of Jung Ui-bong in the television drama Dream High 2. The drama began airing on January 30, 2012 on KB. On February 29, he released the song “We Are the B” for the drama’s soundtrack, along with Jinwoon, Kang So-ra and Kim Ji-soo.
In May 2012, Park and fellow trainee JB debuted as the duo JJ Project with single album Bounce. On March 11, 2013, it was announced that he would be appearing as Ddol-yi on MBC’s new drama When A Man Fall in Love, which aired for twenty episodes beginning April 3. On January 16, 2014, Park debuted as vocalist in JYP Entertainment’s new boy group Got7. Thei first EP was released soon after on Janaury 20 and Park made the choreography for one of the songs, “Follow Me.”
In 2015, he was cast in a supporting role in the drama This is My Love, which aired on JTBC from may29 to July18. The same year in March hew was hired as official host for M Countdown alongside Shinee’s Key, group member BamBam and CNBLUE’s Jung-shin. Park left his position as MC in March 2016 to focus on activities with GOT7, including the group’s first worldwide concert tour.
In 2016, Park was cast as the male lead in the independent film A Stray Goat, directed by Cho Jae-min: in the film, he played a high school student who moves to the town of Goseong where he meets a girl, who is an outcast because of rumors and suspicions about her father.
In September 2016, he was cast for a supporting role in the drama Legend of the Blue Sea, where he portrayed the teenage version of Lee Min-ho‘s character, the protagonist of the series. In December 2018, Park landed his first lead role in the fantasy rom-com drama He Is Psychometric alongside Kim Kwon, Kim Da-som and Shin Ye-eun. In September 2019, he held his first solo fan meeting in Bangkok for promoting his drama He Is Psychometric.
In 2020, Park starred in the television series When My Love Blooms alongside Yoo Ji-tae, Lee Bo-young and Jeon So-nee, and was cast in the movie Yaksha: Ruthless Operation as the youngest member of a team of spies in foreign countries dedicated to overseas missions. In August, Park was confirmed as the main lead in the upcoming tvN drama The Devil Judge alongside Ji Sung as associate judge Kim Ga-on.
On July 22, 2021, he was confirmed to star in the upcoming tvN drama Yumi’s Cells as the popular boy alongside Kim Go-eun. The series is based on the webtoon of the same title and will be released in the second half of 2021.
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