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Lee Junyoung (UKISS Jun)

Actor Lee Junyoung Profile, Facts, and TMI

Lee Junyoung Profile

  • Birth Name: ์ด์ค€์˜ (Lee Jun Young)
  • Stage Name: Lee Junyoung
  • Nationality:ย South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1997.01.22
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Chinese Zodiac: Rat
  • Height: 185 cm (6’06โ€)
  • Weight: 64 kg (141 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Agency: N/A
  • Debut: 2014 (as UKISS member)
  • Personal Social Media: Twitter, Instagram, Weibo, Fancafe, Youtube

Lee Junyoung Facts & TMI

  • Lee Junyoung a.k.a Jun was born and grew up in Seoul.
  • His family consists of mother, father, and a younger sister (born 1999).
  • He is a Christian.
  • He debuted as a new member of the idol group UKISS on June 2, 2014, through a private audition. He debuted at the age of 18 (17 international age).
  • At first, he wanted to be a dancer after watching the musical ‘Ballerina Who Loves B-Boy’ when he was in elementary school.
  • His parents didn’t permit him to be a dancer, but they eventually supported Jun’s career path.
  • He was active as a backup dancer under choreographer Hong Yeongjoo.
  • Through his parents’ and choreographer’s recommendation, he sent an audition video to NH Entertainment. All UKISS members who watch the video unanimously agreed to recruit Jun as the group’s newest member.
  • In 2017, he made a screen debut in tvN drama ‘Avengers Social Club’ in which he received an overwhelmingly positive review for his acting, marking a new start as an actor.
  • He then participated in the survival show ‘The Unit: Idol Rebooting Project’ in October 2017.
  • Jun ranked 1st in the survival show’s final and debuted as a member of UNB, the project group that was formed through the show.
  • Although he was mostly in charge of rap in UKISS, Jun became the center and main vocalist in UNB.
  • He released two albums with UNB: ‘Boyhood’ and ‘Black Heart’ before the group officially disbanded in 2019.
  • Since December 2019, he has been active as a soloist.
  • Jun is an acknowledged all-rounder idol with great talents in every aspect: dance, rap, vocal, even acting.
  • He has been learning acting by himself and started participating in drama and movie auditions since 2015.
  • He finally succeeded audition for the first time in 2017 and made a TV debut through ‘Avengers Social Club’, portraying the role Lee Sugyeom.
  • He was also active as a musical actor since 2015.
  • When he was still active in UKISS, he shared a room with Hoon.
  • During UNB activities, he was a roommate with NEWKIDD’s Ji Hansol.
  • It is assumed that he is attending Pai Chai University in Daejeon.
  • He shared that his family currently resides in Uijeongbu City.
  • Jun’s father often shares their family pictures and Jun’s past photos through his Twitter account.
  • He is a fan of the indie band 406 Project.
  • He participated in Ice Bucket Challenge in 2018 after being nominated by BOYFRIEND’s Donghyun.
  • He loves cooking.
  • He doesn’t really like eating meats.
  • He has a mole and a small scar below his right eye.
  • He used to raise a Maltese called Dodo.
  • His hobbies are bowling, football, and drawing.
  • Since he has a lot of interests in fashion, he loves uploading full-body photos to his Instagram account.
  • He didn’t attain a driving license until 2020, because there are many scenes that require driving scenes in dramas.
  • It is said that he drives a BMW X3M car.
  • On April 21, 2021, he was tested positive for coronavirus.
  • His MBTI personality type is INFP.
  • “Lee Junyoung” is a name given by his father, it has the meaning of “be a considerate person and live a glorious life”.
  • He won Best New Actor Awards at MBC Drama Awards 2018 with his performance in ‘Goodbye to Goodbye’.
  • He also won Best New Actor at Korea Musical Awards 2021 through the musical ‘Swag Age: Shout out, Chosun!’

Movie

‘More Painful than Sadness’ as Lee Yunho (2016)
‘Moral Sense’ as Jung Jihoo (Netflix film/ TBA)

TV Series

‘Avengers Social Club’ as Lee Sugyeom (tvN/ 2017)
‘Goodbye to Goodbye’ as Han Minsoo (MBC/ 2018)
‘Class of Lies’ as Yoo Beomjin (OCN/ 2019)
‘Good Casting’ as Kang Woowon (SBS/ 2020)
‘Backstreet Rookie’ as Bad High school student (SBS/ 2020/ cameo, episode 2)
‘Please Don’t Date Him’ as Jung Kookhee (MBC Every 1/ 2020โ€“2021)
‘Imitation’ as Kwon Ryeok (KBS2/ 2021)
‘D.P.’ as Jung Hyunmin (Netflix/ 2021)
‘I’ll Be Your Night’ as Yoon Taein (SBS/ TBA)

Web Series

‘A Special Meal of the Weirdo Nara’ as Pyeon Dori (KOK/ 2017)

Variety Show

‘After School Club’ (Arirang TV/ 2014, 2015, 2016/ episode 73, 139, 216)
‘Global Request Show: A Song for You’ (KBS World/ 2014/ episode 11)
‘Let’s Go! Dream Team’ (KBS2/ 2014/ episode 257)
‘Chuseok Special: Idol Star Athletic Championship’ (MBC/ 2016)
‘Star King’ (SBS/ 2016/ episode 454, 455, 456)
‘Idol Rebooting Project – The Unit’ (KBS2/ 2017~2018)
‘Immortal Song’ (KBS2/ 2018/ episode 345)
‘Yoo Heeyeol’s Sketchbook’ (KBS2/ 2018/ episode 392)
‘Gag Concert’ (KBS2/ 2018)
‘1 vs 100’ (KBS2/ 2018)
‘King of Masked Singer’ (MBC/ 2018/ episode 152)
‘To Yoo Project – Sugarman 2’ (JTBC/ 2018/ episode 17)
‘Idol Room’ (JTBC/ 2018/ episode 8)
‘Law of The Jungle: Last Indian Ocean’ (SBS/ 2018)
‘Chart Show Again – The Winner Is?’ (MBC/ 2019)
‘Jang Doyeon’s Tarot View’ (OCN/ 2019)
‘Video Star’ (MBCEvery1/ 2019/ episode 153)
‘Sister’s Salon’ (MBC/ 2019)
‘Yoo Heeyeol’s Sketchbook’ (KBS2/ 2019/ episode 470)
‘MBC Drama Awards’ (MBC/ 2019)
‘Oh! My Part, You’ (MBC/ 2020)
‘Radio Star’ (MBC/ 2020/ episode 693)
‘Point of Omniscient Interfere’ (MBC/ 2020, 2021/ episode 131, 137)

Music Video

‘There Has Never Been a Day I Haven’t Loved You’ by Im Chang Jung (2018)
‘Turn It On’ by LABOUM (2018)

Discography

Solo Works
‘Gallery’ (2020)
’22’ (Japanese EP/ 2020)
‘Tell’ (2019)
‘Curious About U’ (2019)
‘Amen’ (2020)
‘Phenomenal World’ (Japanese single/ 2019)
‘Happiness’ (Japanese single/ 2019)

Collaboration Works
‘My Way (ft. Reddy)’ (Japanese single/ 2019)
‘Love Me’ by Lee Haeri ft. Jun (2017)
‘Abstract’ by SOLIDEMO ft. Jun (2017)
‘Winter Wonderland’ by Kyrielle Lee Gyuin, Choi Byungmo ft. Jun (2017)
‘Don’t Know Why’ by Jun with Shion Miyawaki and AK (2018)

OST
‘Erase’ (King of Mask Singer Episode 152/ 2018)
‘Because It’s You’ (Goodbye to Goodbye OST/ 2018)
‘My Love To You’ (Chart Show Again – The Winner Is?/ 2019)
‘Let’s Make Love ft. Soyeon of Laboum’ (Good Casting OST/ 2020)
‘To You Who Will Be Tired’ (Please Don’t Date Him OST/ 2020)

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