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Eric (The Boyz) Profile, Bio, & Facts 

Eric The Boyz

Eric (에릭) is a South Korean singer and a member of the K-pop boy group “The Boyz” under IST Entertainment. 

Eric (The Boyz) Profile

Stage Name Eric (에릭) 
Birth NameSohn Young-jae (손영재)
OccupationSinger, Songwriter
BirthdayDecember 22, 2000
Active Years2017–present
Age23 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCapricorn
Height174 cm (5’ 9”)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
Blood TypeA

Eric (The Boyz) Facts:

Early Life:

– He hails from Seoul, South Korea.
– He went to Bucheon Bugok Middle School.
– He graduated from Seoul Performing Arts High School in Practical Dance.
– He grew up in Irvine, Orange County, California.
– He achieved 4th place in a Rubik’s cube competition in Grade 4 and 2nd place at a baseball championship in California during middle school.
– He was a baseball player during middle school.

Personal Life:

– His English name is Eric Sohn.
– He is a golfer. (FO Squad Kpop)
– He has an older sister born in 1999.
– He is fluent in both Korean and English.
– He was born in South Korea but grew up in Los Angeles, California.
– His skin is very sensitive.
– His specialties include playing baseball and quickly solving Rubik’s cubes.
– He is the most active on social media. (Seventeen Besties on Besties)
– If he were to have superpowers, he want to have the ability to teleport.
– He is friends with TRCNG’s Hohyeon and Jihun.
– The fictional character he would like to meet in person is Shin-chan to see if he is a bigger troublemaker than himself. (hello82)
– Skateboarding is one of his hobbies.
– He would like to shoot a documentary for YouTube. (THE STAR MAGAZINE)
– Eric can also do an impression of Geodude, a Pokémon.
– His go-to midnight snack is Ramen and Tteokbeokki. (Soompi)
– During his free time, he hangs out with Juyeon, watches movies, sleeps, or plays video games.
– He occasionally wears colored contact lenses.
– His best friend among idol stars is Felix from Stray Kids.
– His 3 essential items when going abroad are a hat, beanie, and AirPods. (hello82)
– He is also friends with Daehwi from Wanna One.
– He texts the most in the group chat. (Seventeen | Besties on Besties)
Juyeon expressed a desire to be in a dance unit with Eric, Hwall, and Q.
– “Neon” was one of his stage name candidates.
– He would want to meet Doraemon so he could fulfill his wishes. (Soompi)
– He prefers to be called “Oppa” rather than “Baby.”
– He is a party animal. (Seventeen | Besties on Besties)
– He wishes to try being the leader once instead of the maknae.
Sunwoo called him the grown-up version of Shin-chan. (hello82)
– The phrase that has stuck with him the most is “Sometimes later becomes never.”
– He loves sports and is also a Dodgers fan. (refinery29)
– Eric’s ideal type is someone who has a lot of charms.
– He was chosen as the one who knows the most about the members. (Seventeen | Besties on Besties)


– Eric has the position of Lead Rapper, Lead Dancer, Sub Vocalist, and Maknae in The Boyz.
– He appeared in Melody Day’s “Colour” MV along with Hwall, Hyunjae, and Younghoon.
– He debuted on December 6th, 2019 with “The Boyz”.

Likes & Dislikes:

– He really loves ramen.
– He enjoys playing sports, watching movies, dancing, and skating.
– His favorite fashion item is a hat.
– His favorite among MCU characters is Iron Man.
– His preferred film genre is thriller and horror.
– His favorite colors are black and white.
– He really likes the color pink.
– His favorite food is ramen.
– He really likes Ceylon tea.
– He loves cleaning and is in charge of cleaning the dorm.
– He enjoys watching zombie movies. (Soompi)

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Bugs | Melon

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