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DINO (SEVENTEEN) Profile, Bio, & Facts

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DINO (디노) is a South Korean rapper, singer-songwriter and a member of the K-pop boy group SEVENTEEN under Pledis Entertainment.


Stage NameDINO (디노)
Birth NameLee Chan (이찬)
OccupationRapper, Singer-songwriter
BirthdayFebruary 11, 1999
Active Years2015–present
Age25 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height174 cm (5’8.5″)
Weight56 kg (123 lbs)
Blood TypeA


Early Life

– Dino was born in Iksan-si, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea.
– He went to Iribuk Elementary School.
– He was in Iribuk Middle School but later transferred and graduated from Sangbong Middle School.

Personal Life

– He has a younger brother born in 2001.
– He went to Seoul Broadcasting High School in the Broadcasting Contents Department.
– Since his parents are dancers, his father opened a dancing studio and taught him how to dance.
– He KaTalks to Joshua the most.
– He likes to watch club leagues and the World Cup but he doesn’t have any knowledge about it. (ESQUIRE Korea)
– In elementary, he was the kind of student that liked to stand in front of people.
– His biggest fear is negativity.  (Vanity Fair)
– Dino’s ideal type is a pretty girl who does aegyo.
– Even though his real name is Lee Chan, his name written in his tree house is ‘Lee Joong Chan’.
– He was roommates with Jun and Seungkwan.
– He said that the debut stage was the hardest for him.  
– When he got cast he was receiving a daesang at Jeonju’s Youth’s dance tournament.
S.Coups, DK and Vernon picked him as the member who is most different on and off stage. (Who’s who)
– He likes to take walks by the oceanside when he wants to take things easy.
– On days off, he tries to ‘do absolutely nothing.’ He spends a lot of time watching television.
– He ranked himself 1st, S.Coups 2nd and Wonwoo 3rd as the best visuals in SEVENTEEN.
– His role model is Gaeko from Dynamic Duo.
– A phrase that he often says to himself is ‘Good job, Chan’. (ARENA HOMME)
– His stage name’s full form is Dinosaur giving it a meaning that he dominates the stage.
– Because he was the eldest in his family, he said he felt very awkward when his hyungs treated him like a younger sibling.
– He has small hands and is the smallest among the members.
– He has a driving license and Mingyu helped teach him how to drive.
– He said he couldn’t express himself to older members when he was younger so he is grateful that he could do that with Seungkwan. (STAR1)

– He has a Spotify playlist known as, “Joy, anger, sorrow & pleasure”.
– He is not good at dancing in front of the mirror because all he sees are his shortcomings so he likes to film himself dancing instead and review that post-practice. (The Thirteen Tapes vol. 4/13)
– His introduction line is, “This is SEVENTEEN’s little giant, the youngest Dino!”.
– He came as a trainee along with Seungkwan and he respected him alot because Seungkwan was also new but made everything so fun. (Teen Vogue)
– If he were to express his satisfaction on a scale of 100, he said he would say 99 because he believes that nothing is perfect.  

– He is friends with Red Velvet’s Yeri and TXT’s Yeonjun.
– He wanted to be a singer since he was a kid.
– Joshua and DK think Dino is the funniest member of the group. (Superlatives)
– Since Dino was in elementary school, he has learned various genres of dance, including broadcast dance.
– He chose ‘I love you’ as the words he most wanted to hear from his fans on his birthday.

– When he first joined the label, members told him that they were hesitant to befriend him because they thought he might leave shortly like other people. He felt lonely during that period and eventually broke down crying. He became close with them after that. (The Thirteen Tapes vol. 4/13)


– Dino is the main dancer, sub-vocalist, sub-rapper, and maknae of SEVENTEEN.
– He has a training period of 3 years.
– He is in the Performance unit of SEVENTEEN along with Hoshi, Jun, and The8.
– He became a trainee in 2012.
– He has appeared in Orange Caramel’s Do It Like Me.
– He is an ambassador of Bioderma.

Likes & Dislikes

– He is a fan of Michael Jackson and EXO.
– He likes blue and white colours.
– Sunday is his favourite day of the week.
– His favorite hair color is black.
– He loves cherry blossoms.
– His favorite emojis are 😎 and 🍀.
– He likes wearing street-style casual clothes.
– His favorite superhero is Thor.

Food Preferences

– He doesn’t like to eat cucumbers.
– His most favorite sauce is spicy sauce.
– His favorite fruits include apples and grapes and he hates watermelons and melons.
– His favorite foods he has had while touring is pizza, steak and beef tripe hot pot he had in New York. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– Dino prefers to eat basic pizzas like cheese pizza.
– His favorite Baskin Robbins flavor is ‘Puss in Boots’ and ‘Chocolate Mousse’.
– He loves to eat spicy food but he can’t bear too much spiciness.
– His favorite food place in Iksan is a noodle place called ‘Taebaek noodle’ shop. His father often bought him noodles for him from there when he was a trainee. (ESQUIRE Korea)


– He has many nicknames including Chani, Little Giant, Oppa Lee Chan, Lemondino, Michael Chanson and Idino.

Personality & Habits

– Dino said he avoids thinking negatively because he then falls into a rabbit hole of negative thinking.
– His sleep habits are the worst in SEVENTEEN.
– Something about him that hasn’t changed since his elementary school is his habit of laughing loudly. (Ribbon Interview)
– He said he is often described as hardworking.
– He likes to express his love through writing. (BuzzFeed Celeb)
– He has the habit of saying what he wants to say as he cannot handle it.
– He likes to keep things as calm as possible because he finds that his job has a lot of activity.

Instagram: feat.dino

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon | Spotify | Apple Music

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