Dongwoo (INFINITE) Facts
- Kpop Group: INFINITE
- Sub-unit INFINITE H
- Position: Rapper, Vocalist, and Dancer
- Education Daekyung University
- Family Father (deceased), mother, and 2 older sisters (by 6 and 3 years).
- Nicknames DinoWoo, Porori
- Specialty: Beatboxing, snowboarding, patica (musical instrument).
- Hobbies Skate (with skateboard).
- Rolemodels: His father.
- His motto “A good thing, is a good thing.”
- Favorite color Green
- Fans Wooniques.
- Infinite Band: They play Infinite songs instrumentally; L on electric guitar, Dong Woo on bass, Sungyeol on the battery, and Sungjong on the keyboard.
- Ideal Type Park Shin Hye and Ailee
- He is very fond of the Skinship
- In Weekly Idol, Dongwoo chose the backside of Sungjong as his favorite and that of Sung kyu as the least.
- His sister used to be a dancer and he learned from her, mostly dancing in the R&B style. He started out as a dancer, but took to singing, after being moved by a live performance.
- His parents own an octopus restaurant.
- Before his debut, he was a dance teacher.
- Before joining Woollim, he had auditioned for JYP Ent. but failed to pass the audition.
- He was the only member of the group with a driver’s license, but his driving skills left something to be desired. The group members kept shouting scared to death at him when he drove in ‘You are my Oppa’.
- At the fan meeting of INFINITE was chosen as the third-best actor in the group, by the actor Kwak Jung Wook who was the MC of the event and who affirmed “Dong Woo is a better actor than Woo Hyun “
- He composed the rap for the song Destiny together with Hoya and also the rap for the song Paradise.
- Wrote, composed, and produced the song “MAMAMA” by Tasty together with Hoya.
- Represented INFINITE together with his partner Hoya in the “1000 Song Challenge” the MCs asked “The source says they usually walk around the bedroom with hardly any clothes on and surprise the housekeeper Is that true?”. to which Dong Woo replied “We even took off our underwear.” nonetheless, confused at his partner’s response, Hoya said, “Only Dong Woo is walking around with nothing on, I’m wearing my underwear.”
- Sung Kyu described it as “Cheerful, pure, makes our day. However, sometimes he is too cheerful, like a madman, and is not suitable for serious situations.”.
- On June 4, 2011, during a performance of INFINITE, a fan grabbed his feet, almost dragging him off the stage but he was able to free himself and continue with the performance.
- In the beginning, I had differences with Hoya but now he is their best friend.
- Together with Hoya make the couple “YaDong” is Korean porn, but for Inspirit it’s this couple.
- At “INFINITE Days” Hoya was declared to him “Actually I love you! Dongwoo…I’m very serious…. but since it’s forbidden to go out between us, I’m going to hold off for a bit.” which caused great laughter among the members who were there.
- He scares very easily and is afraid of ghosts.
- At the Music Bank in Mexico, he introduced himself in Spanish to the audience by saying: “Estoy tan Caliente Como el sol” (I’m as hot as the sun), which caused much amusement and controversy.
- You want to collaborate with Ailee and with Nicki Minaj.
- He was a classmate of Xiu Min from EXO are therefore very close to each other.
- He is a distant cousin of Yim Young Jun from HIGH4.
- On September 2, 2016, it was reported that his father had passed away.
- On February 19, 2019, Woollim Entertainment agency announced that Dongwoo will hold his solo debut in March.
- On March 8, 2019, Dongwoo’s agency Woolim Entertainment revealed that the artist applied for the 364th recruit police selection exam, but failed the 1st round of exams, therefore he will enlist as an active-duty soldier.
- On April 5, 2019, his military enlistment date was confirmed for April 15 as an active soldier. He concluded military service on November 15, 2020.
- On March 31, 2021, it was announced that Dong Woo, along with Sung Yeol, left Woollim Entertainment after their exclusive contract expired.
- On October 1, 2021, Big Boss Entertainment officially announced that Dong Woo signed an exclusive contract with the agency.
In 2010, Dong Woo made his debut with INFINITE with the single “Come Back Again” as the group’s lead rapper and first dancer, his first mini-album titled “First Invasion”, was released on June 9, 2010, the same day he debuted through a showcase.
Sub-unit: INFINITE H
It was announced by a representative that: “after finishing its activities in Japan, Dongwoo and Hoya have started recording for the album of INFINITE H and that they would be promoting as a subunit in 2013 INFINITE H is a subunit of the INFINITE made up of Dongwoo and Hoya the subunit is focused on the Hip-Hop/Rap genre INFINITE H debuted on January 10, 2013, on the program M! Countdown as soon as the album was released, “Special Girl” was ranked #1 on Naver, Daum, Nate, and other major music charts.
Dongwoo (INFINITE) Advertisement
- Samsung “GALAXY PLAYER
- Elite Uniform (Con IU )
Dongwoo (INFINITE) Collaborations
- Nam Woo Hyun – I Swear (Dong Woo of INFINITE ) (2018)
- 7-3=Ohae From First Romance – Nicole Jung ft. Dongwoo
- She’s a Flirt –Baby Soul & Kei ft. Dongwoo
- She’s a Flirt – Baby Soul & Yoo Jia ft. Dongwoo
- MOMMY – Tasty
- Ami – Sick To The Bone (2015)
Dongwoo (INFINITE) Musicals
- In the Heights (2015-2017) – As Usnavi, along with his partner in INFINITE (Sung Kyu).
Dongwoo (INFINITE) Films
- Grow: Infinite’s Real Youth Life (2014)
- INFINITE Concert Second Invasion Evolution The Movie 3D (2012)
Dongwoo (INFINITE) TV Programs
- 2019 Love Me Actually (MBC)
- 2018: King of Mask Singer (MBC) (Ep. 145-146)
- 2018 tvN comedy Big League (Dongwoo, Woohyun, Sungjong )
- 2018 Ask in a Box (All except Sung Yeol )
- 2018: MBC Every1 Weekly Idol (All except for Sung Yeol )
- 2017 oBS Eodi Road
- 2017: MBC Weekly Idol (Sungyeol, Sungjong )
- 2016: TvN SNL Korea 8
- 2016: JTBC Knowing Bros.
- 2016: MTV Taiwan Idol Of Asia Interview.
- 2016: After School Club.
- 2016: KBS MV Bank Stardust.
- 2016: MBC Weekly Idol.
- 2016 KTV Special Interview.
- 2015 – 2016: INFINITE Showtime.
- 2015 KBS Global Request Show: A Song For You
- 2015 MBC Weekly Idol
- 2015 The After School Club (INFINITE H )
- 2015 Running Man (ep. 233)
- 2014: The Law of the Jungle in Costa Rica
- 2014 The After School Club
- 2014: This is INFINITE
- 2013: KBS ‘Mamma Mia
- 2013: Hidden Singer (besides Woohyun, Sungyeol )
- 2013: 1000 Song Challenge (besides Sungyeol and Woohyun )
- 2013: MBC 2013 Idol Athletic Championship
- 2012: Infinite Ranking King
- 2012: Idol Wrestling
- 2012: KBS “Let’s Go! Dream Team 2” (besides Hoya )
- 2012: MBC 2012 Idol Athletic Championship
- 2011: KBS “100 out of 100” (ep.25 – 28) (besides Sung Kyu, Woohyun, Hoya, L and SungJong )
- 2011: Mnet “The Beatles Code” (besides Woohyun, Hoya and SungJong )
- 2011: TvN “Comedy Big League” (besides Sungyeol, L and SungJong )
- 2011: MBC 2011 Idol Athletic Championship
- 2010: Wowman
- 2010 Mnet “Infinite! you are my oppa!”
- 2010: MBC “Flower Bouquet” (ep.08, ep.11, ep.29)
- 2010: MBC “Children of the Night” (ep.01, ep.02)
- 2010: MBC “Children of the Night” (ep.03, ep.04)
- 2010: MBC “Infinity Girls”.