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Leeteuk (Super Junior) Profile, Bio, & Facts

Leeteuk

Leeteuk (이특) is a South Korean singer-songwriter, MC, and a member of the boy group Super Junior under SM Entertainment. He is also a member of the subunits Super Junior-T and Super Junior-Happy.

Leeteuk (Super Junior) Profile

Stage NameLeeteuk (이특)
Birth NamePark Jung Soo (박정수)
English NameDennis Park
OccupationSinger-songwriter, MC, Actor
BirthdayJuly 1, 1983
Active Years2005–present
Age40 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignCancer
Height174 cm (5’8.5″)
Weight58 kg (128 lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIENTJ

Leeteuk (Super Junior) Facts:

Early Life

– Leeteuk was born in Seoul, South Korea.
He went to Seoul Sinsa Elementary School and Soongsil Middle School.
He graduated from Soongsil High School.

Personal Life

– His fandom name is called “Angel.”
– His family consists of his mother and elder sister, Park In-young who is a singer and actress.
He dropped out of Suwon Science University (Broadcasting Entertainment Department) and later completed his bachelor’s and master’s from Cheongwoon University (Broadcast Music).
He dropped out of Gachon University (International Commerce / Doctoral Program)
– Before his military enlistment Siwon threw him a big farewell party but he left the party making everyone confused and upset, especially Siwon. He doesn’t remember why he left early. (Knowing Bros)
– The unforgettable moment for Heechul is when Leeteuk cried for the first time. (15 Interview Book)
– His morning routine is very simple, he wakes up, walks his dog, exercises, and then shares content on his radio channel “Leeteuk’s YouTube Kiss”. (Kpop Starz)
– He is skilled at playing the piano and saxophone.
– His stage name, Leeteuk, means ‘special.’
– According to members, he usually plans what each member is going to say and do on the shows. They prefer him to be their planner more than their leader. He told the members on Super Junior’s 17th anniversary that they should stay together forever, even in heaven. (Knowing Bros)
– To avoid confusion with actress Park Jeong-soo, he opted for a stage name.
– He has a dog named Shimkoong.
– His religion is Christianity.
– He bought an Apple TV to watch their documentary in HD and watched it four times and cried every time. (Straits Times)
– When the former CEO of SM Entertainment, Tak Young Joon, was a manager he encouraged him to become the leader of Super Junior. (Soompi)
– He once dressed as a woman to cheer up Donghae who was sick.
– He believes that the older one gets the heavier the weight of time gets. Time passes by so fast that he doesn’t get a chance to grow old. (Elle Men)
– He was involved in a fistfight with Heechul, labeled “The Battle of Incheon.”
EXO’s Suho and SHINee’s Onew have relied on him a lot as he is considered the leader of SM Entertainment.
– He has various nicknames including “Angel Without Wings”, “Gaeteuk”, “Special Leader”, “Peter Pan”, and “mom”.
– He remembers the debut stage in November 2005 as one of the most memorable moments in Super Junior’s history. (Clash Music)
– He had a past relationship with a non-celebrity that ended because she was cheating.
– He played a role in creating EXO‘s slogan “We are one.”
– He is in an artist’s golf club with Shindong. (Anan Magazine Interview)
– His parents divorced in 1998 and he revealed that his father was very abusive towards his family, especially towards Leeteuk.
– He would rather wear wet socks forever than wash his hair once a year.  (Buzzfeed Celeb)
– According to Eunhyuk, he is the tardiest member.  (1stLook)
– If he was reborn he would choose to be Super Junior again, despite the hardships. (CREA 2023)
– Leeteuk’s ideal type was Yoona from SNSD. Ever since she became a trainee, she was thirteen and he was twenty years old, he used to ask her to marry him later. (Strong Heart)
– He was a host at Heechul’s sister’s wedding and so Heechul became the host at Leeteuk’s sister’s wedding years later in return.

Career

– Leeteuk is the leader, sub-vocalist, and sub-rapper in Super Junior.
– He is also under Label SJ, a label under SM Entertainment formed by the group members.
– He became a trainee at SM when he was 13 years old.
– Among members, he had the longest trainee period.
– He became the leader of the group because he was the oldest.
– He created Super Junior’s fanclub name, ELF.
– He was in a group named “Smile” before his debut.
– He has hosted a lot of shows, including ISAC, Weekly Idol, M! Countdown, Gaon Chart Music, Awards SBS Star King, Strong Heart, and MBC’s Enjoy Today.
– He enlisted in the military on October 30th, 2012, and was discharged on July 29th, 2014.
– He has contributed by writing several songs for the group.
– In 2018, he had to take a break from activities due to gallbladder inflammation.
– From 2006 to 2011, he co-hosted KBS’s “SUPER JUNIOR’s Kiss The Radio” alongside Eunhyuk.
– He made cameo appearances in dramas such as Nonstop, Dream High, and Salamander Guru and the Shadows.
– He is a regular presence in South Korean year-end awards. He also regularly hosts the Dream Concert and the Asia Song Festival annual concerts.
– His on-screen debut was in the 2000 drama “All About Eve.”

Likes & Dislikes

– He likes to go on walks to Seoul Forest because there are good restaurants there. (CREA 2023)
– He likes to have different types of drinks in his fridge. He collects drinks from fans and as freebies. (Chef & My Fridge)
– He loves wearing hats and has a lot of hats. (ANEMONE)
– He enjoys exercising and working out.
– He loves to collect shoes and he has a dedicated wardrobe for shoes in his house.
– His favorite color is white.
– His favorite foods are ramyeon and tteokbokki.
– He likes to show off his abs during performances.

Personality & Habits

– He is a clean freak and very organized. Because of this habit, his mother thought that he wouldn’t get married. (Chef & My Fridge)
Yesung said that Leeteuk talks to himself a lot, is the most active in the group chat, and shares funny memes too. (TMI MBC Radio)
– Eunhyuk would describe him in one word as “homemaker” because he is very frugal. (StarHub)
– He is considered the neatest member in the group because he is obsessed with cleaning. (StarHub)
– He talks politely with members and everyone because he feels that he might sound rude talking casually.
– He is the type to not speak about what is bothering him. (Knowing Brothers)

Car Accident

– On April 19, 2007, almost two months after Super Junior-T’s first single “Rokuko” was released, a severe car accident occurred involving Leeteuk and Kyuhyun, along with Shindong, Eunhyuk, and two managers. The incident took place as they were returning home after recording the radio show Super Junior Kiss the Radio. While driving on the highway, the front left tire of their van burst while switching lanes, causing the vehicle to collide with the guard rail/median on the driver’s side and skid for about 30 meters. The van eventually flipped over onto its right side due to the momentum.
– Leeteuk had glass shards embedded in his back and above his eyes, requiring over 170 stitches. and Kyuhyun, who was in a coma, had slim chances of survival. Eunhyuk and Shindong sustained minor injuries.
– Fortunately, all of them recovered and resumed their activities with the group.

Struggle with Depression & Military Service

– He went to therapy for 2 years due to depression.
– During his military service his depression got worse, he cried every day for a year. His medicines were so strong that they would make him throw up and faint.  (Leeteuk’s Interview)
– Due to his severe depression he could be discharged from the military earlier than he did but he chose not to because of the criticism he would have to face after that.
– The turning point in his life was when he returned from his military service, he was in a very dark phase mentally and the only thing that made him want to live was the members and their support. (CREA 2023)

Father’s Death

– During the time he was enlisted in the military, his father, struggling with depression and financial difficulties, suffocated Leeteuk’s grandparents, who suffered from dementia, before taking his own life in January 2014.
– His father left a note taking responsibility for his actions and seeking forgiveness from his children.

Awards

– He won the “Best Entertainer Award (Talk Show category)” at the 6th SBS Entertainment Awards for “Strong Heart” in 2012 and the “Newcomer Award” at the 7th Daegu International Musical Festival for “The Promise” in 2013.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES
Instagram: @xxteukxx | xxsimkoongxx
Youtube: 이특 LEETEUK
Twitter: @special1004
TikTok: @sj.leeteuk

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

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