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Jinyoung (GOT7) Profile, Bio, & Facts

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Jinyoung (진영) is a South Korean actor and singer-songwriter under BH Entertainment. He is a member of the boy group GOT7 and its subunit JJ Project. He debuted solo on January 18, 2023, with a mini album “Chapter 0: With”. 

Jinyoung (GOT7) Profile

Stage NameJinyoung (진영), formerly Jr./Junior
Birth NamePark Jin Young (박진영)
OccupationSinger, Actor, Songwriter
BirthdaySeptember 22, 1994
Active Years2014–present
Age29 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height178 cm (5’10”)
Weight63 kg (139 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood Type O
MBTIISFJ

Jinyoung (GOT7) Facts:

Early Life

– Jinyoung was born in Jinhae-gu, Changwon city, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.
– He went to Yongwon Elementary School and Angolpo Middle School.
– He graduated from Howon University (Department of Performance and Media).
– During middle school, he served as the class president.

Personal Life

– His family includes his parents and two older sisters.
– He is a student at International Cyber ​​University (Entertainment Studies).
– His hobbies include watching movies, attending theater plays, taking walks, and playing the piano.
– His skincare routine starts with shaving, then applying aftershave, then toner, serum, lotion sunscreen, and mist if it feels dry. (Esquire Korea)
– He is known as the “Mother” in GOT7 while Jay B is the father.
– His religion is Christianity.
– He had always wanted to be an entertainer since he was young. (Forbes)
– When he gets stressed, he goes to sleep and his stress gets released. (Arena Homme)
– His representative emoji is Peach (🍑).
– When doing a project, he thinks the process and result are both equally important.
– He doesn’t think he is a trendy person.
– The driving force that keeps him going is his family, his fans and his people. (Arena Homme)
– He feels that the emoji that represents him is 😏. (Arena Homme)
– He previously went by the stage name Jr. but transitioned to using his legal name, Jinyoung, as his parents wished.
– The hardest character for him to play was “Yoo Bobby” because the character was too perfect. (Arena Homme)
– He gets recharged when he hangs out with people. (W Korea)
– The thing he always takes to the set of a filming site is the script.
– He thinks the regrets after trying are better than the regrets of not trying at all.
– On a variety show, he once revealed that he finds the nape (the back of the neck) the most attractive part of a woman’s body.
– For him, the character “Hyeonsu” from “My Love Eundong” was the easiest to connect to. (Marie Claire)
– He maintains contact with his homeroom teacher, acknowledging her guidance on his path to who he is today.
– He reads the Bible, one page a day. (Arena Korea)
– The moment he thinks he’s handsome is when he looks in the mirror after taking a shower and when he has makeup applied. (Esquire Korea)
– He has experienced one-sided love (Dingo Flower Intern).
– He looks up to 2PM and Shinhwa as his role models.
– He chose to sign with BH Entertainment after talking to and being influenced by actors Yoo Jitae and Park Haesoo. (W Korea)
– His ideal date involves playing in a river and having a BBQ, an “outdoor” date.
– Jinyoung’s ideal type is Shin Minah externally and internally, he prefers someone who he can communicate well and feel comfortable with. (W Korea)

Career

– Jinyoung is the sub-vocalist, visual, center, and face of the group in GOT7.
– He has starred in several dramas, such as “When A Man’s in Love,” “Dream High 2,” “He Is Psychometric,” “The Devil Judge,” and “Yumi’s Cells.”
– He appeared in the 2022 film “The Angel Without, The Devil Within.”
– He has participated in writing and composing multiple songs for GOT7’s albums, including “This Star,” “Can’t,” “Tomorrow Today,” “Firework,” and “Thank You.”
– He shared the top spot with Jay B in JYP’s 2009 Open Auditions.
– He became a JYP trainee in 2009.
– He spent 2 years and 6 months as a trainee before debuting with JJ Project, initially a duo under JYP and later a subunit under GOT7.
– He was an MC on Inkigayo alongside Black Pink‘s Jisoo and NCT‘s Doyoung from February 5, 2017, to February 3, 2018.
– He created the choreography for GOT7’s song “Follow Me.”
– After his contract with JYP Entertainment expired on January 19, 2021, he didn’t renew his contract and left the company along with the other six group members.
– He signed with BH Entertainment on January 27, 2021, to focus on his acting career.
– He enlisted as an active duty soldier on May 8, 2023.

Likes & Dislikes

– His favorite colors are white and blue.
– He loves small drinking gatherings of 4 to 5 people. (W Korea)
– His favorite movie genres are romance and comedy.
– He likes listening to R&B soul music and jazz.
– His favourite line from “The Devil Judge” is “Judges have the most power when following the law”. (Marisol)
– His all-time favorite drama is IRIS. He was so engrossed in it that he bought all the episodes and used to sneakily watch them during high school classes (VliveCH+).

Food Preferences

– He loves eating the popular Korean snack “Home Run Ball”.
– He enjoys eating melting chocolate with strawberries.
– When he drinks with people, he matches their preferences but when he drinks alone, he prefers soju or sake. (W Korea)
– He likes to eat hamburgers, pizza, and various meat dishes.

Abilities

– Jinyoung is skilled at playing the piano.
– His specialty is dancing and choreography.
– One of his biggest strengths is that he doesn’t break down easily. (Arena Homme)
– He is confident in his babysitting skills, and he said he would be a great dad once he gets married.
– He is multilingual and can speak English, Korean, and Japanese.

Personality & Habits

– Jinyoung has a habit of bending his ankles while sitting and covering his mouth while laughing. (SCMP)
– He overcomes a difficult time by talking to members, company staff or personal friends. (Kstyle)
– He often runs his hands through his hair out of habit.
– He creates a comfortable atmosphere for the people he’s with. (Singles Magazine)
– He tends to get his house messy quickly so he always has a lot of laundry and dishes to do. (Marisol)
– He isn’t sharp–witted so he doesn’t know things if no one tells him and because of that he tends to ask a lot of questions. (Arena Korea)

Major Works

– His popular songs include “DIVE”, “Cotton Candy” and “My Youth”.

Awards

– Jinyoung won the “Potential Award (Actor)” in 2020 and “Popularity Award (Actor)” in 2021 at the Asia Artist Awards.
– He also won the “Favourite Korean Drama Male Character” award at the StarHub Night of Stars in 2019 for the drama “He Is Psychometric”.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: jinyoung_0922jy
Twitter: JINYOUNG

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

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