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Record of Youth

Record of Youth: Park Bo Gum, Park So Dam, Byeon Woo Seok

record of youth kdrama cast synopsis
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General Information

  • International Title: Record of Youth
  • Original Title: 청춘기록 (romanization: Cheongchungirok)
  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Youth
  • Episode: 16
  • Airing Date: 2020.09.07 ~ 2020.10.27
  • Airing Slot: Monday & Tuesday 21:00 KST
  • Broadcasting Channel: tvN
  • International Distributor: Netflix
  • Starring: Park Bo Gum, Park So Dam, Byeon Woo Seok
  • Director: Ahn Gil Ho
  • Writer: Ha Myung Hee
  • Highest Rating: 8.740% (Nationwide)
  • Awards: N/A


Record of Youth Kdrama portrays the lives of youths in pursuing their dreams in entertainment industry. Sa Hye Jun and Won Hae Hyo are best friends working as models. Both follow some auditions for actors. However, Hae Hyo’s career seems one step ahead due to some privileges. On the other side, Hye Jun keeps fighting to pursue his goal as an actor and doesn’t easily quit. Meanwhile, Ahn Jeong Hwa works at professional hair salon and she is passionate to be a professional make up artist. Later, Hye Jun and Jeong Hwa meet each other in an event. Their encounter leads to romantic relationship.

Main Cast

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Character name: Sa Hye Jun
Actor name: Park Bo Gum
Park Bo Gum’s notable works: Seobok (movie), Encounter, Love in the Moonlight, Reply 1988, Naeil’s Cantabile, etc

record of youth cast park so dam

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Character name: Ahn Jeong Ha
Actress name: Park So Dam
Park So Dam’s notable works: Special Cargo (movie), Parasite (movie), The Priests (movie), Cinderella and the Four Knights, Beautiful Mind

byeon woo seok drama
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Character name: Won Hae Hyo
Actor name: Byeon Woo Seok
Byeon Woo Seok’s notable works: When Flowers Bloom I Think of the Moon, Flower Crew: Joseon Marriage Agency, Search: WWW, Live Up To Your Name, Dear My Friends, etc

Extended Cast

Kwon Soo Hyun as Kim Jin Woo
Shin Dong Mi as Lee Min Jae
Ha Hee Ra as Han Ae Suk
Han Jin Hee as Sa Min Gi
Park Soo Young as Sa Young Nam
Lee Jae Won as Sa Kyeong Jun
Shin Ae Ra as Kim Yi Young
Seo Sang Won as Won Tae Kyeong
Jo Yoo Jung as Won Hae Na
Seol In Ah as Jung Ji Ah
Jung Min Sung as Kim Jang Man
Park Sung Yeon as Lee Kyung Mi
Jang Yi Jung as Kim Jin Ri
Lee Chang Hoon as Lee Tae Soo

Park Se Hyun as Choi Soo Bin
Jo Ji Seung as Park Jin Ju
Yang So Min as hair salon director
Lim Ki Hong as Yang Moo Jin
Kim Gun Wii as Park Do Ha
Kim Min Chul as Chi Yeong
Bae Yoon Kyung as Kim Su Man
Lim Jae Ha as Sa Hye Jun (teen)
Song Ji Woo as Ahn Jeong Ha (child)
Baek Su Min as Kim Jin Woo (teen)
No Young Min as WOn Hae Hyo (teen)
Jang Ga Hyun as modeling instructor

Cameo & Special Appearances

Kim Hye Yoon as Lee Bo Ra (ep. 1)
Lee Seung Joon as Charlie Jung (ep. 1-2, 10)
Lee Hae Woon as PD (ep. 1,3)
Kim Min Sang as Director Choi (ep. 1,4,5,9)
Kang So Young as runway model (ep. 2)
Seo Hyun Jin as Lee Hyun Soo (ep. 8-9)
Park Seul Gi as press conference host (ep. 9)
Park Seo Joon as Song Min Soo (ep. 9-10)
Kang Han Na as Jessica (ep. 9)
Lee Sung Kyung as Jin Seo Woo (ep. 12)
Lee Hye Ri as Lee Hye Ji (ep. 13)
Choi Soo Jung as mall visitor (ep. 14)

Character Relationship Chart

record of youth character relationship chart
Credit: tvN (edited & translated by Kepoper)

Sa Hye Jun, Ahn Jeong Hwa, and Won Hae Hyo are the main characters in Record of Youth Kdrama. Hye Jun is a model who attains to be an actor. He receives positive support from his mother and grandfather. However, his father and brother are strongly against it. Meanwhile, Hae Hyo is an actor who comes from the rich family background. He is Hye Jun’s best friend. His mother takes control of his career. Hye Jun’s mother works as housekeeper at Hae Hyo’s house.

Ahn Jeong Hwa works at professional salon and she dreams to be a professional make up artist and run her own salon. She is starstruck fan of Hye Jun. Later, she meets Hye Jun and Hae Hyo in a fashion show event. It follows Hye Jun and Jeong Hwa romantic relationship. On the other side, Hae Hyo has a crush on Jeong Hwa but it remains best friend. Hae Hyo has a little sister who secretly dates Kim Jin Woo, Hae Hyo and Hye Jun’s best friend.

Original Soundtrack

“Go” by Seungkwan (SEVENTEEN)
“You’re In My Soul” by Chungha
“Every Second” by Baekhyun (EXO)
“Shine On You” by Wheein (Mamamoo)
“What If” by Kim Jaehwan
“Spotlight” by Bobby (iKON)
“Brave Enough” by Lee Hi
“Just You” by J Rabbit
“What My Heart Says” by Sejeong (Gugudan)
“It’s Ok, Because It’s You” by Xani
“Open Door” by Janet Suhh
“Still Dreaming” by Janet Suhh

Teaser & Trailer Videos

Awards & Nominations

57th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Screenplay in TV series (Ha Myung-hee) – May 13, 2021 (nominated)


  • Record of Youth Kdrama takes over tvN drama My Unfamiliar Family time slot on Monday and Tuesday
  • It is directed by Ahn Gil Ho who previously directed popular Korean dramas such as Memories of the Alhambra, Stranger, Rooftop Prince, etc
  • Lead male role was firstly offered to Jang Ki Yong but he declined it
  • It becomes Park Bo Gum‘s last drama before his military enlistment
  • This is Park So Dam‘s comeback drama after 4 years since Cinderella and the Four Knights in 2016
  • As the preparation for the role of Sa Hye Jun, Park Bo Gum watched several runway and fashion show footage

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