One of the well-known stars in the South Korean film business is Seo Kang-joon. In 2012, he made his acting debut in a few episodes of “To the Beautiful You” that was broadcast on the SBS network. Before winning his first significant role as a supporting actor in the 2013 TV series “The Suspicious Housekeeper,” he continued to play a number of little roles. Then he played the lead character in the romantic comedy series “Cunning Single Lady,” for which he garnered a lot of favorable reviews. He was also recognized at the 7th Korea Drama Awards for his performance in the show. He earned considerable fame in 2016 after appearing in the television series “Cheese in the Trap.” In the show, he took on the character of a pianist. Additionally, he has made a few appearances in music videos. In 2013, he joined the band “5urprise,” where he sings. Seo has been playing the piano since he was a little boy and is also a gifted pianist.
Early Childhood & Life
On October 12, 1993, Seo was born Lee Seung-Hwan in Gunpo, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. His last name is Lee. Together with his older sister, he was raised.
His ancestry is South Asian. His parents did not object when he expressed his desire to become an actor, but he had to take on part-time jobs to cover his expenditures because they did not provide him with any money.
The only assistance he received from his parents was the right to stay in their home and sleep. Seo subsequently understood, however, that his parents’ intentions were always positive.
He began learning the piano when he was eight years old and continued for the following seven years. He was sent to study for 17 months at the Ipoh International School in Malaysia when he was 17.
He claims that even though his parents forced him to take piano lessons and study abroad, he is grateful to them for allowing him to have such life-changing experiences.
Then, he went to Dong Seoul College to pursue a degree in performing arts.
Earlier Years of Seo Kang-joon
When Seo joined the band “5urprise,” he made his singing debut in the entertainment world. He was the group’s five men’s idol leader.
In contrast to other music groups, “5urprise” made its debut via the mobile drama “After School: Lucky or Not.” The group released it’s single, “Hey You Come On,” which was used on the show’s soundtrack.
Seo had previously made appearances in the music videos for groups and artists including “Hello Venus” and Ailee before making his band debut. In the third and seventh episodes of SBS’ “To the Beautiful You,” he also made an appearance as a student. Then, in 2013, he made a guest appearance on KBS2’s “Good Doctor.”
Career in Acting
In SBS’ “The Suspicious Housekeeper,” he played a pivotal role that helped establish his acting abilities. The narrative of a housekeeper who is thought to be a murderer was told in the television show.
His breakout performance came in the romantic television series “Cunning Single Lady” in 2014. He appeared in the show alongside Lee Min-jung. Additionally, he had an appearance in the What Happens to My Family? South Korean TV series.
Then he made an appearance in the love story “My Love, My Bride,” a reworking of the 1990s hit of the same name. Despite the success of the film, Seo was only given a little part to play.
Then he made an appearance on the variety show “Roommate” on the SBS network. In order to participate in the reality show, 11 celebrities had to share a home. He participated on the show as a housemate.
He made an appearance on “Splendid Politics” on the MBC network in 2015. His subsequent endeavor was appearing in the TV show “To Be Continued” as a cast member.
He finally landed a significant role in the 2016 film “Cheese in the Trap,” playing a pianist. It was a television show based on the same-named webtoon. He gained notoriety and a few prizes for his work in the series.
Seo had a successful year in 2016 thanks to his appearance in the Korean version of the popular American black comedy series “Entourage.” Despite the television series’ commercial failure, it gave Seo access to a number of additional acting opportunities that he used to launch his career.
Later, he participated in another reality program for SBS called “Law of the Jungle in Tonga.” Additionally, he appeared in the seventh and eighth episodes of SBS’ “Entertainer” in cameo roles.
He was cast to play Nam Shin, a character who suffers a coma following an accident in the KBS2 series “Are You Human Too?”
Recognition & Achievements
At the 7th Korea Drama Awards in 2014, Seo received his first honor for “Cunning Single Lady” in the category of “Best New Actor.” He was nominated in the same category for both the MBC Drama Awards and the 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival.
At the KBS Drama Awards, he was nominated in the category of “Best New Actor” for his performance in “What Happens to My Family?” For his work in “Roommate,” he was nominated for another SBS Entertainment Award in 2014.
He took home the “Hot Star Award” at the 8th Korea Drama Awards in 2015 for “Splendid Politics.” For his work in the series, he was also nominated for an Excellence Award, Actor.
For his role in “Cheese in the Trap,” he was nominated in 2016 under the category “Made in tvN, Actor in Drama.” At the first Asia Artist Awards, he also took up the “Best Entertainer Award.”
Individual Life of Seo Kang-joon
The details of his prior partnerships are unclear. He likes action movies a lot. Seo enjoys being outdoors and observing the sunset.
Net Worth of Seo Kang Joon
The “Coffee Prince” celebrity makes about $65,000 per episode, claims Channel Korea. Given the actor’s tremendous resume and widespread fame, the numbers will undoubtedly be substantially higher. Fans want to know how the actor spends his millions now that he has so much of it. In 2022, his net worth is projected to be $7 million.