– Park Yuchun

This is a Korean name; the family name is Park.

Park Yoochun (Korean: 박유천, Japanese: ユチョン; born June 4, 1986), better known by his stage namesMicky Yoochun (in South Korea); and is a Korean singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. He debuted as a member of South Korean boy band TVXQ, known as Dong Bang Shin Ki in South Korea and Tohoshinki in Japan. Currently, he is best known as a member of South Korean boy band JYJ, who made their global debut in October 2010.

Early life

Yuchun was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, until his family immigrated to the United States when he was in the sixth grade.[1] He lived in Fairfax, Virginia, where he attended Holmes Middle School and Chantilly High School. He was scouted by Brothers Entertainment and went back to South Korea, where he joined SM Entertainment. He has a younger brother named Park Yoohwan, who is also known as Ricky Park.

Acting career

Yuchun has appeared on two televised shows with his band-mates, Banjun Theater and Vacation.

He also made his successful debut in Japan with the mobile drama by BeeTV Drama <Beautiful Love ~君がいれば~ (Beautiful Love ~If you were here ~)>. He played the main male figure, Young Soo, who is the heir of the rich company.

In 2010, he starred in the KBS drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal (성균관스캔들), portraying Lee Seon Joon, a rich and smart student who falls in love with a woman who is disguised as a man. He has received the “Rookie of the Year award”, “Netizens award” and “Best Couple award” at the 2010 KBS Drama Awards ceremony, 47th Paeksang Arts Award (2011) and the 6th Seoul International Drama Awards (2011).

In 2011, he starred in the MBC drama Miss Ripley with Lee Da-hae, Kim Seung-woo, and Kang Hye-jeong.

In 2012, he starred in the SBS drama Rooftop Prince with Han Ji-min. Yoochun’s third role was Lee Gak, a Joseon era prince who time-travels 300 years to the present day, and also as Yong Tae Yong, third generation of conglomerate. The drama started airing on March 21, 2012. On August 30, Yoochun won “Most Popular Actor in TV Drama” at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards, crowning him as the most popular actor for two years in row.

On November 7, 2012, Yoochun returned to television by participating in his fourth drama, MBC’s Missing You,[16] in which he portrays homicide detective Han Jung-woo who, in the past when he was fourteen years old, was separated from his first love.

Having played the main character in a SBS and a MBC drama during 2012, Yoochun attended both networks’ drama award shows. At the MBC Drama Awards on December 30th, the actor won the “Excellence Actor in a Mini-Series” Award for his role in Missing You. At the SBS Drama Awards the following day on the 31st, he received four more awards–“Excellence Actor in a Drama Special”, one of the “Top 10 Stars”, “Best Couple” (shared with Han Ji-min), and the “Netizen Popularity” Award–at the SBS Drama Awards for his performance in Rooftop Prince.

With all these acting accomplishments added to the list of awards Yoochun has already won since debuting as an actor in 2010, he now had achieved a so-called “Grand Slam” by having won trophies from each of South Korea’s three major television channels, SBS,MBC, and KBS.

Musical career

TVXQ

Main article: TVXQ

JYJ

Main article: JYJ

Yoochun is with JYJ after filing a lawsuit against SM Entertainment to nullify his contract. The lawsuit is still pending.

Solo singing career

Micky is featured in “Tokyo Lovelight” from DJ Makai’s Stars (mini-album). He and band-mate U-know are also featured rappers in “Heartquake” from Super Junior’s Third Album, Sorry, Sorry.

For his 2nd drama “Miss Ripley“, Yoochun sang “너를 위한 빈자리 (The Empty Space for You)”. It appeared first in the ninth episode of the drama and was released in “Miss Ripley” OST (Part 3).

Song writer

Micky has written and composed several songs that have appeared on TVXQ’s Korean and Japanese albums. As a member of SM Town, he contributed to the 2007 winter album Only Love with his composition “Evergreen”. Micky also wrote and composed “사랑 안녕 사랑 (Love Bye Love)”, featured on the group’s fourth Korean studio album Mirotic. For the Trick project, he wrote the lyrics to his solo “My Girlfriend”, entirely in English.

“Kiss the Baby Sky”, one of the A-side’s for TVXQ’s twenty-fifth Japanese single, marked the first time that one of the songs both written and composed by Micky was released on a Japanese single.

With band-mates U-Know and Xiah, Micky wrote the rap lyrics to “Love After Love”, which appeared on their second Korean studio album, Rising Sun. For the group’s Japanese releases, Micky wrote and co-composed “Kiss Shita Mama, Sayonara” (Kissしたまま、さよなら lit. As We Kiss, Goodbye?)with Hero for T, TVXQ’s third Japanese album.[11] In September 2009, he and Hero released a self-written duet, “Colors (Melody and Harmony)/Shelter”, which was used as the image song for Hello Kitty’s 35th anniversary.

His musical career continually expressed even after the separation of TVXQ. Micky was able to compose in the new albums of JYJ. In JYJ’s first international album The Beginning, which was released in 2010, Micky contributed by composing in one of the tracks “I Love You”. In January 2011, Micky even played role as lyricist and composer in their new music essay called Their Rooms “Our Story” for the song “이름없는 노래 Part 1 (A Song Without A Name, Part 1)”. In addition, he also did the rap-making in Kim Junsu’s song “Mission”. For JYJ’s first Korean album In Heaven, released late Nov 2011, Yoochun helped write and compose “Get Out” with Kim Jaejoong.

Filmography

TV Series

Year
#
Title Role Episodes Language
2005 Rainbow Romance Yoochun (Season 6) 4 & 6 Korean
Banjun Theater High school student First Love (aired Oct. 2nd & 9th) Korean
Masked fencer, slave The Masked Fencer (aired Nov. 27th) Korean
2006 Himself 1 – 6 Korean
Vacation Himself 4 Korean
2010 Beautiful Love ~君がいれば Young-Soo 1 – 12 Korean, Japanese
Sungkyunkwan Scandal Lee Sun-joon 1 – 20 Korean
2011 Miss Ripley Song Yoohyun / Yutaka 1 – 16 Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese
2012 Rooftop Prince Lee Gak / Yong Tae Yong 1 – 20 Korean, English, Chinese
I Miss You Han Jungwoo 1 – 21

Korean, French


Radio Show

Year
#
Title Notes
2007 TVXQ Bigeastation Park Yoochun act as the host with his members, TVXQ

In 2009, he opened “Timeout Gelato” –an ice-cream-based shop– for his mother.

Awards

Year Awards Category Work Result
2001 American Singing Competition (Virginia) Best Artist of the Competition Won
2003 KBN Teens Singing Competition Special Award Won
2010 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actor Sungkyunkwan Scandal Won
[21]
Netizens Award
Best Couple Award (with Park Min Young)
2011 47th Paeksang Arts Award Best New Actor Won

Most Popular Male Actor
6th Seoul International Drama Awards People’s Choice Award (Korea) Won

Outstanding Korean Actor
MBC Drama Awards Best Newcomer Miss Ripley Won
[24]
2012 48th Paeksang Arts Award Most Popular Male Actor Won

2012 K-Star News Awards Best Idol Actor (voted by children) Won
7th Seoul International Drama Awards People’s Choice Award (Korea) Rooftop Prince Won

Outstanding Korean Actor
2012 German Remarkable Korean Awards Best Male Actor Won
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Actor Award (Drama Special) Won

Top 10 Stars
Best Couple Award (with Han Ji-min)
Netizen Popularity Award
MBC Drama Awards Popularity Award I Miss You Nominated
Best Couple Award (with Yoon Eun-hye)
Excellence Actor Award (Mini Series) Won

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