At the age of just 31, Park Seo Joon is already one of the most accomplished actors to grace our screens. Of course, getting there took a long journey that started when he was just a little child. Take a look at Park Seo Joon’s evolution from baby to 31 years old and try not to fall for him even harder.
Baby Park Seo Joon
Park Seo Joon was born Park Yong Kyu on December 16, 1988.
He was just as cute during his baby years as he is now.
Child Park Seo Joon
He may be a confident actor now, but believe it or not, that wasn’t always the case.
Park Seo Joon was so shy in his youth that he couldn’t even order food at a restaurant.
Teen Park Seo Joon
To combat his shyness, Park Seo Joon began acting in middle school. He then joined an acting academy in high school, and even though teachers told him it was too late to start a career, he never gave up.
19-year-old Park Seo Joon
At the age of just 19, Park Seo Joon and his friends decided to complete their two-year mandatory military service.
This is a great thing for fans—you won’t have to worry about your favorite actor disappearing any time soon!
22-year-old Park Seo Joon
In 2011, Park Seo Joon made his debut in the music video for former B.A.P rapper Bang Yongguk’s “I Remember”.
Even back then, his talent for acting began to shine through.
23-year-old Park Seo Joon
The next year, Park Seo Joon made his K-Drama debut in KBS’s Dream High 2 alongside idols like GOT7’s JB and Jinyoung, and SISTAR’s Hyolyn.
He also joined KBS2’s Shut Up Family the same year, where he became fast friends with Choi Woo Shik.
24-year-old Park Seo Joon
In 2013, Park Seo Joon started his charming role as MBC Music Bank’s MC alongside SISTAR’s Bora.
He also acted in multiple dramas, including SBS’s One Warm World. His performance was so good, he was nominated for “Best New Actor” at the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards.
25-year-old Park Seo Joon
Park Seo Joon’s main drama as a 25-year-old was tvN’s A Witch’s Love, where he began to show off new visual styles.
He also had a cameo in MBC’s Mama.
26-year-old Park Seo Joon
At 26, Park Seo Joon returned to the movie scene, starring in two films. His biggest role was as a rookie detective in The Chronicles of Evil.
He also acted in dramas like MBC’s Kill Me Heal Me.
27-year-old Park Seo Joon
Right after turning 27, Park Seo Joon scooped up a multitude of awards at the MBC Drama Awards.
Then, he donned his iconic long hair for his role in KBS2’s Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, where be became close friends with BTS’s V.
28-year-old Park Seo Joon
This was the year Park Seo Joon starred in KBS2’s Fight For My Way, a drama that’s still much loved to this day.
It’s no surprise that he swept trophies that year at the Daejong Film Awards, Korean Association of Film Critics Awards, and KBS Drama Awards.
29-year-old Park Seo Joon
Always willing to put in the work to give a great performance, 29-year-old Park Seo Joon studied Spanish and learned how to work in a restaurant for his role in Youn’s Kitchen 2.
But his best-known drama from that year was tvN’s What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim.
30-year-old Park Seo Joon
What better way to celebrate your 30s than to play a pivotal role in Parasite, arguably the most acclaimed Korean movie of all time?
On top of that, he starred in another film last year—The Divine Fury.
31-year-old Park Seo Joon
And here we are at the present day with Itaewon Class star Park Seo Joon.
As the years go by, he only becomes more handsome and talented. Who knows what will come next for this incredible actor?