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

YearTitleRole
2014My Love, My BrideJoon-soo
2015The Beauty InsideWoo-jin (Cameo)
Summer SnowHan Sang-gyu

Television series

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2012To the Beautiful YouStudent (ep.3,7)
SBS
2013After School: Lucky or NotSeo Kang-joon
Nate
BTV
Good DoctorDisorderly student (ep.12)
KBS2
The Suspicious HousekeeperChoi Soo-hyuk
SBS
Haneuljae's Murder (Drama Festival)Yoon-ha
MBC
2014Cunning Single LadyGook Seung-hyun
What Happens to My Family?Yoon Eun-ho
KBS2
The Best FutureChoi Go
Naver TV Cast
2015Splendid PoliticsHong Joo-won
MBC
To Be ContinuedAh-rin's older brother
MBC every 1
Naver TV Cast
2016Cheese in the TrapBaek In-ho
tvN
EntertainerLee Sang-won (ep.7-8)[23]
SBS
EntourageCha Young-bin
tvN
2017Idol Fever(Cameo)
Naver TV Cast
2018Are You Human Too?Nam Shin / Nam Shin III
KBS2

Variety show

 
YearTitleNetworkNotes
2014-2015
Roommate - Season 1 & 2
SBS
Cast member
2016
Law of the Jungle in TongaCast member (ep.203-211)

Discography

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
20147th Korea Drama AwardsBest New Actor
Cunning Single Lady
Won[13]
16th Seoul International Youth Film FestivalNominated 
MBC Drama AwardsNominated 
KBS Drama Awards
What Happens to My Family?
Nominated 
SBS Entertainment AwardsBest Male Newcomer
Roommate
Nominated 
20158th Korea Drama AwardsExcellence Award, Actor
Splendid Politics
Nominated 
Hot Star AwardWon[24]
2016tvN10 AwardsMade in tvN, Actor in Drama
Cheese in the Trap
Nominated 
1st Asia Artist AwardsBest Entertainer Award, ActorWon[25]
20172nd Asia Artist AwardsBest Icon Award, ActorN/AWon