Member of the Pledis Entertainment group Seventeen who has earned nicknames of Mr. Wristband, Technician, Mingyu Shop and Kim-ssi ahjussi.
He was cast in Pledis while in his second year of middle school.
He attended Seoul Broadcasting High School.
His hometown is Anyang-si, Gyeonggi-do. He has a younger sister.
He performed alongside Chwe Hansol in the kpop group Seventeen.