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Seo Kang Joon (Seo Kangjoon)

Actor Seo Kang Joon (Seo Kangjoon) Profile, Drama, Facts, and TMI

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Seo Kang Joon Profile

  • Birth Name: 이승환 (Lee Seung Hwan)
  • Stage Name: 서강준 (Seo Kang Joon)
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1993.10.12
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
  • Height: 182.8 cm (5’99”)
  • Weight: 70 kg (154.3 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Agency: Man of Creation
  • Personal Social Media: Fancafe, Instagram, Weibo, TikTok, Vlive

Seo Kang Joon Facts & TMI

  • Seo Kang Joon was born as Lee Seung Hwan, he was born in Gunpo.
  • His family consists of mother, father, and an elder sister (born 1992).
  • He has three cats named Oki, Doki, and Kiki.
  • Seo Kang Joon doesn’t have religion.
  • He holds an associate degree from the Performing Arts Department, Dong Seoul University.
  • He debuted under Fantagio as a member of idol-actor group 5URPRISE.
  • He made an official acting debut through the web drama ‘After School: Lucky or Not’ in 2013.
  • Although his agency listed ‘After School: Lucky or Not’ as his debut work, Seo Kang Joon actually appeared in minor roles in dramas such as ‘A Gentleman’s Dignity’, ‘To the Beautiful You’, and ‘Good Doctors’.
  • He was even spotted in ‘To the Beautiful You’ promotional poster.
  • His stage name Seo Kang Joon was given by the former vice president of Fantagio. The name Seo Kang Joon is the manager’s name of actor Ha Jung Woo, a senior at the same agency at the time. There was a myth that if a celebrity borrows the manager’s name, he will be successful.
  • When he was a student, he wanted to try something new, so he went to a lot of model auditions. Although he failed the fashion show audition four times, he was finally able to stand on the 2011 F/W Seoul Fashion Week Runway and quit after participating in two shows.
  • He became interested in acting and started to dream of becoming an actor. He attended an acting academy with money he earned from part-time jobs.
  • At the recommendation of the academy teacher, he got an audition opportunity for Fantagio. He then passed the rookie actor audition ‘Actors League’ hosted by Fantagio in June 2012 and joined the actor group 5URPRISE.
  • After his contract with Fantagio expired, Seo Kang Joon left the agency in March 2020.
  • He signed an exclusive contract with Man of Creation, a new agency founded by his manager, who has been with him since his debut.
  • In 2014, Seo Kang Joon joined the variety show ‘Roommate’ as a fixed cast member.
  • He started gaining popularity through supporting roles in popular dramas like ‘A Cunning Single Lady’, ‘What Happens with My Family’, and ‘Cheese in the Trap’.
  • His piano cover of EXO’s ‘Growl’ became viral in 2014.
  • Through his guesting appearance in the variety show ‘Superman Returns’, he proved himself to be a baby-sitting genius while taking care of the five siblings in the show.
  • He won the Best Actor Award and the Best Couple Award in the mid-length drama category at the KBS Acting Awards with his acting in the drama ‘Are You Human?’.
  • In 2019, Seo Kang Joon starred in the OCN drama ‘Watcher’. It became the highest-ranked OCN drama in 2019 and earned him a lot of praises for his acting.
  • He also mentioned WATCHER as the most challenging project he took.
  • Seo Kang Joon enlisted as an active-duty soldier on November 23rd, 2021. The scheduled discharge date is May 22nd, 2023.
  • He studied abroad in Malaysia when he was in the second grade of middle school and came back when he was in the first year of high school.
  • He is a fan of Eddie Redmayne and Jake Gyllenhaal.
  • It is considered that Seo Kang Joon was the most popular member in 5URPRISE.
  • He dated an actress trainee in the past.
  • He said that he looked the coolest when he had full makeup on.
  • When asked when he looked the hottest, he replied that it was when he was reading the script.
  • He is a homebody.
  • He has beautiful hazel brown eyes.
  • He has a severe phobia of insects.
  • His hobby is watching movies. He has been watching at least one movie or two movies every day ever since middle school. While watching movies, he became interested in acting.
  • It is said that he followed a friend who went to an SM audition when he was in middle school and got accepted. However, he gave up because he had no intention of becoming a singer at the time.
  • According to actors who worked with him, he is usually introverted and quiet because he is very shy. But he’ll become cheerful and playful once he gets close to people.
  • It is also said that he would do a lot of aegyo and skinship with his hyungs.

Movie

‘My Love, My Bride’ as Joon Soo (2014)
‘The Beauty Inside’ as Woo Jin (2015/ Cameo)
‘Summer Snow’ as Han Sang Gyu (2015)
‘Happy New Year’ as Lee Kang (2021)

TV Series

‘A Gentleman’s Dignity’ (SBS/ 2012)
‘To the Beautiful You’ as Student (SBS/ 2012/ Extra, episode 3 & 7)
‘After School: Lucky or Not’ as Seo Kang Joon (2013/ Nate BTV)
‘Good Doctor’ as Disorderly student (KBS2/ 2013/ ep.12)
‘The Suspicious Housekeeper’ as Choi Soo Hyuk (SBS/ 2013)
‘Drama Special: Haneuljae’s Murder’ as Yoon Ha (MBC/ 2013)
‘Cunning Single Lady’ as Gook Seung Hyun (MBC/ 2014)
‘What Happens to My Family?’ as Yoon Eun Ho (KBS2/ 2014)
‘The Best Future’ as Choi Go (Naver TV Cast/ 2014)
‘Splendid Politics’ as Hong Joo Won (MBC/ 2015)
‘To Be Continued’ as Ah Rin’s older brother (MBC every 1 & Naver TV Cast/ 2015)
‘Cheese in the Trap’ as Baek In Ho (tvN/ 2016)
‘Entertainer’ as Lee Sang Won (SBS/ 2016/ Cameo, episode 7–8)
‘Entourage’ as Cha Young Bin (tvN/ 2016)
‘Idol Fever’ (Naver TV Cast/ 2017/ Cameo)
‘Are You Human?’ as Nam Shin/ Nam Shin III (KBS2/ 2018)
‘The Third Charm’ as Oh Joon Young (JTBC/ 2018)
‘Watcher’ as Kim Young Goon (OCN/ 2019)
‘When the Weather Is Fine’ as Im Eun Seob (JTBC/ 2020)
‘Love Refresh’ as Seo Nam Joo (tvN D STUDIO/ 2021)
Grid‘ as Kim Sae Ha (Disney+/ 2022)

MV

Would you stay for tea?‘ by HELLOVENUS (2013)
I’m in Love‘ by Ailee (2014)
From my heart‘ by 5URPRISE (2014)
Mysterious‘ by HELLOVENUS (2017)
Walking Along the Moon‘ by Jung Seung Hwan (2020)
Let’s Go Home Together (Acoustic Ver.)’ by Kwon Jin Ah (2021)
Let’s Go Home Together (Full band Ver.)’ by Jung Seung Hwan (2021)

Variety Show

‘Radio Star’ (MBC/ 2014/ Guest, episode 364)
‘2014 Lunar New Year Sepcial Idol Star Athletic Championship’ (MBC/ 2014/ Participant)
‘Happy Together’ (KBS2/ 2014/ Guest, episode 365)
‘We Got Married’ (MBC/ 2014/ Special appearance, episode 247)
‘Super Junior M’s Guest House’ (SBS/ 2014)
‘Roommate – Season 1 & 2’ (SBS/ 2014–2015/ Cast member)
‘Running Man’ (SBS/ 2015/ Guest, episode 230)
‘Match Made in Heaven Returns’ (MBC/ 2015/ Guest)
‘Dating Alone’ (JTBC/ 2015/ Guest, episode 10)
‘People’s Taste’ (JTBC/ 2015/ Cast member)
‘Live Talk Show Taxi’ (tvN/ 2016/ Guest, episode 410)
‘I Live Alone’ (MBC/ 2016/ Special appearance, episode 143)
‘Law of the Jungle in Tonga’ (SBS/ 2016/ Cast member)
‘Vocal War: God’s Voice’ (SBS/ 2016/ Guest, episode 3)
‘Radio Star’ (MBC/ 2016/ Guest, episode 481)
‘Superman Returns’ (KBS2/ 2016/ Guest, episode 162)
‘We Got Married’ (MBC/ 2017/ Special appearance, episode 359)
‘Busted!’ (Netflix/ 2018/ Guest, episode 4)

Discography

‘You Are My Love’ (2018/ Are You Human? OST)

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