He studied music at the University of New South Wales. He did not reveal this to his parents until after his first year due to their wishes for him to pursue a more conventional job.
In August 2015, he and his group mates in JJCC released their first full length album, titled Ackmong, which peaked at #21 on the Korean pop charts.
He was born and raised in Liverpool, which is a western suburb of Sydney, Australia.
He initially auditioned for Jackie Chan in Beijing, China, where nationwide auditions were being held for JJCC.