Park Bo-gum is a South Korean actor and singer. He gained recognition for his diverse range of roles in film and television. In August 2016, he starred in KBS’s historical drama Love in the Moonlight alongside Kim Yoo-jung.
About Park Bo-gum in brief
Park Bo-gum is a South Korean actor and singer. He gained recognition for his diverse range of roles in film and television. Park was the youngest artist to be named Actor of the Year by Gallup Korea. He was also the first ever actor to top the Korea Power Celebrity list by Forbes. His mother died when he was in fourth grade and he started learning to play the piano in kindergarten. He graduated from Shinmok High School in 2012, and enrolled at Myongji University as a Musical Theater undergraduate in March 2014. He has also directed a one-act play based on Anton Chekov’s works, and served as music director in his graduating class’s production of Hairspray. In February, Park featured in tvN10’s travel program Over Flowers: Africa. After more than a year as a Music Bank host, he left the show in June 2016. In August 2016, he starred in KBS’s historical drama Love in the Moonlight alongside Kim Yoo-jung.
The role catapulted him to fame in Korea and made him known as an emerging Korean Wave star, with the Top Music Awards presenting him with the Best International Artist Award. He also starred in the third installment of the Reply series where he played the genius Go-player Choi Taek in Reply 1988. The show was a hit with audience ratings peaking at 18. 8% making it the highest rated Korean drama in cable television history, and earned Park the nickname \”Nation’s Little Brother\”. The role earned him a nomination for Best New Actor in Film at the Baeksang Arts Awards and won him a Rising Star Award at the 11th MaxMovie Awards. He next featured in box-office hits A Hard Day and The Admiral: Roaring Currents.