Seo Kang-joon (born Lee Seung-hwan on October 12, 1993) is a South Korean actor and singer who is a member of the group 5urprise. He gained recognition with his role in the television series Cheese in the Trap (2016) and has since starred in Entourage (2016), and will headline KBS2's Are You Human Too? (2018).

Career

2012–2015: Beginnings

Seo took on bit parts in various television series, before making his acting debut as a supporting character in SBS's The Suspicious Housekeeper . His first major role was in the 2014 romantic comedy series Cunning Single Lady , for which he won the Best New Actor award at the 7th Korea Drama Awards. [13] He has then appeared in television dramas What Happens to My Family? (2014-2015), Splendid Politics (2015) and To Be Continued (2015), [14] as well as films My Love, My Bride (2014) and Summer Snow (2015). [15]

In 2014, Seo joined the SBS variety show Roommate as a cast member. [8] [5] He also appeared on Law of the Jungle as a guest. [16]

2016–present: Rising popularity and leading roles

Seo's breakout role came in 2016 as a talented pianist in Cheese in the Trap . [17] [18] [19] The same year, he starred in his first leading role in tvN's Entourage , the Korean remake of the American television series of the same name. [20] In 2017, he was cast in KBS2's science fiction romance drama Are You Human Too? . [21] [22]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
2014 My Love, My Bride Joon-soo
2015 The Beauty Inside Woo-jin (Cameo)
Summer Snow Han Sang-gyu

Television series

Year Title Role Network
2012 To the Beautiful You Student (ep.3,7)
SBS
2013 After School: Lucky or Not Seo Kang-joon
Nate
BTV
Good Doctor Disorderly student (ep.12)
KBS2
The Suspicious Housekeeper Choi Soo-hyuk
SBS
Haneuljae's Murder (Drama Festival) Yoon-ha
MBC
2014 Cunning Single Lady Gook Seung-hyun
What Happens to My Family? Yoon Eun-ho
KBS2
The Best Future Choi Go
Naver TV Cast
2015 Splendid Politics Hong Joo-won
MBC
To Be Continued Ah-rin's older brother
MBC every 1
Naver TV Cast
2016 Cheese in the Trap Baek In-ho
tvN
Entertainer Lee Sang-won (ep.7-8) [23]
SBS
Entourage Cha Young-bin
tvN
2017 Idol Fever (Cameo)
Naver TV Cast
2018 Are You Human Too? Nam Shin / Nam Shin III
KBS2

Variety show

Year Title Network Notes
2014-2015
Roommate - Season 1 & 2
SBS
Cast member
2016
Law of the Jungle in Tonga Cast member (ep.203-211)

Discography

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2014 7th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor
Cunning Single Lady
Won [13]
16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Nominated
KBS Drama Awards
What Happens to My Family?
Nominated
SBS Entertainment Awards Best Male Newcomer
Roommate
Nominated
2015 8th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor
Splendid Politics
Nominated
Hot Star Award Won [24]
2016 tvN10 Awards Made in tvN, Actor in Drama
Cheese in the Trap
Nominated
1st Asia Artist Awards Best Entertainer Award, Actor Won [25]
2017 2nd Asia Artist Awards Best Icon Award, Actor N/A Won