JYJ's Park Yoo Chun Enlists in Military, Turns 29

C-JeS Entertainment have confirmed that JYJ's Park Yoo Chun will begin his military service on August 27. The Korean singer and actor interacted with his fans at meetings on May 30 and 31 at Korea University's Hwajeong University.

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Yoo Chun turns 29 on June 4, soon to exit his twenties—a decade of massive professional success. At 20, he was midway through his TVXQ boy band career, locked in a long-term contract with SM Entertainment. Much of that changed in 2010, when at the age of 24, Yoo Chun and two other TVXQ members Kim Jae Joong and Kim Jun Su successfully ended legal proceedings with SM Entertainment. They helped establish the C-JeS Entertainment agency and formed the deliciously explosive K-Pop act, JYJ.

The members of K-Pop group JYJ (From left to right: Kim Jun Su, Kim Jae Joong, Park Yoo Chun)

The same year, Yoo Chun's acting career began to take shape, in the form of Japanese drama "Beautiful Love," alongside his Korean debut in "Sungkyunkwan Scandal." After a shower of nominations and awards for his debut dramas, the following years brought us "Miss Ripley," and "Rooftop Prince."

Park Yoo Chun as various characters (From left, clockwise: "I Miss You," "Sungkyunkwan Scandal," "Rooftop Prince," "Miss Ripley.")

Check out Park Yoo Chun in his latest role, as Choi Mu Gak in "The Girl Who Sees Smells."

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