Initially famous as a runway and cover model, he later pursued an acting career, appearing in the MBC series Moon Embracing the Sun and in the KBS2 production Unkind Ladies.
Before beginning his entertainment career, he studied electrical engineering at Chung-Ang University.
A musician as well as an actor and model, he became proficient on the saxophone and guitar.
He was born and raised in South Korea. Quite popular in his home country, he has earned over 600,000 Facebook likes.
He and Kim So-Eun appeared together on the popular celebrity reality series We Got Married.