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Jinyoung (GOT7) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Jinyoung GOT7

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 Name Jinyoung (진영), formerly Jr./Junior
Birth Name Park Jin Young (박진영)
Occupation Singer, Actor, Songwriter
Birthday September 22, 1994
Active Years 2014–present
Age 29 (in 2023)
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Height 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight 63 kg (139 lbs)
Nationality Korean
Blood Type O

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)


– 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.


– 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”.


– 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”.

Instagram: jinyoung_0922jy

Streaming Platform Links
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