L/Myungsoo (INFINITE)

Real name: 김명수 / Kim Myung Soo

Stage name: Unknown

Gender: Male

Age: 30 years

Date of birth: March 13, 1992

Place of birth: Seoul, South Korea

Height: 180cm

Weight: 65kg

Bloodtype: O

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

Chinese Zodiac Sign: Bun

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About L/Myungsoo

Biography

Kim Myungsoo, born March 13, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea, was a model in a shopping mall before making his Infinite debut.

He attended Duk-soo High School and graduated from Daekyung University on February 15, 2013, along with members Sungkyu, Sungyeol, Hoya and Dongwoo, majoring in practical music.In 2010, L made his debut with Infinite with the single “Come Back Again” as the third lead vocalist and visual of the group.

On May 15, 2013, L released his photo book titled “L’s Bravo Viewtiful,” showcasing photos taken by him during a 93-day trip. The book was released in two versions – a Korean version and a Japanese version.

On September 1, 2013, Woollim Entertainment released the second part of L’s Bravo Viewtiful teaser and it was revealed that it will be released on September 25 in Korea and September 28 in Japan.

Debut

In 2010, Myungsoo debuted with Infinite with the single “Come Back Again” as the group’s visual vocalist. A new sub-unit unit, INFINITE F, composed of Sungyeol, Myungsoo and Sungjong was announced. The song Heartbeat was made and has another song in Season 2. They are set to debut sometime in the future.

In 2010, Infinite appeared for the first time on the reality show You Are My Oppa introduced the group before making their debut on June 9. They performed songs from their first EP First Invasion with the singles “Come Back Again” and “está de vuelta”.

Debut in Japan

Infinite unofficially debuted in Japan with their first Japanese single To-Ra-Wa on January 26, 2011 Immediately following its launch, its Evolution Album reached number 3 on real-time charts for sales in Korea. The song topped # 1 for ringtones in the daily charts of the K-POP section of Japan’s top mobile website. Infinito released several individual rental songs including “She’s Back,” “BTD (Before Sunrise),” and “More Than Nothing” before it officially debuted in Japan. Infinito made his official debut with the Japanese version of “BTD”. “BTD” was released on November 19, 2011. The single was released in three versions, a CD + Photobook including 40 pages of Photo Album, CD + DVD including its first Japanese showcase at Zepp Tokyo on July 21, 2011, as well as “BTD”‘s music video and the making-of, and the regular edition. All editions comes with a random (1 of 7) trading cards. The B-side of the single is “Can U Smile”, a new version of their second mini album. EVOLUTION found on the third track of his first solo album Inspirit.

In December 2011, they digitally released their first Christmas song “White Confession (Lately)”.

Photography

On May 15, 2013, Myungsoo released his photo essay book titled “L’s Bravo Viewtiful”, which shows photos taken by him on a 93-day trip. The book was released in two versions – a Korean one and a Japanese one. The bestseller reached #1 in pre-orders on online bookstores such as Yes24 and Kyobo, and sold out quickly after the release.

Woollim Entertainment released L’s Bravo Viewtiful Part 2 on September 25, 2013 in Korea and September 28, 2013 in Japan. Like its predecessor, the book also made it on the bestseller list.

Acting Career

  • Myungsoo made his acting debut in 2011 with the character of “Jiu” in the Japanese drama that aired on TV Asahi.
  • In 2012, he played guitarist Lee Hyun Soo in the network drama TVN ” Shut Up Flower Boy Band “and was part of the cast of the network’s MBC Sitcom “What is Mom?
  • In 2013, he was featured in the network’s romantic horror drama SBS ” Master’s Sun “as the young version of the character from So Ji Sub Joo Joong Won
  • In 2014, he played the role of Secretary Gil in the drama Cunning Single Lady co-starring Joo Sang Wook and Lee Min Jung.
  • August 1, 2014, Woollim Entertainment confirmed that Myungsoo would be performing together with Rain and Krystal from F (x) in the drama of the chain SBS & She’s So Lovable he will play the role of the second male lead, Si Woo who is the visual of the popular K-Pop group Infinite Power and falls deeply in love with Yoon Se Na (Krystal the drama will air on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting September 17
  • L has been confirmed to be part of the new SBS drama ” The Time We Were Not In Love “His character, Sung Jae, will be an intern at Oh Hana’s company ([[Ha Ji won])
  • It has been confirmed that L will be part of the new drama The Blue Of My Heart, his character will be Kang Jae Ho.
  • If I confirm that L serious part of Chino Web Drama ” My Catman “.
  • August 10, 2016, Woollim Entertainment i confirm OSEN that L would have his first starring role “L has recently been chosen for ‘The Day After We Broke Up ‘ (working title) on KBS 2TV. It is a four-episode special drama. L is working hard to improve his acting.”
  • On October 12, 2016, a JTBC source revealed the news, saying. “We are currently considering L from INFINITE for the upcoming drama ‘ Solomon’s Perjury (jTBC) ‘ (working title). It has not yet been confirmed.”
  • On November 1, 2016, a source from ” Solomon’s Perjury (jTBC) ” confirmed. “Due to problems related to his schedules, L will not be able to appear (in the drama). He wanted to join the drama, but eventually turned it down.” Woollim Entertainment also commented on November 1 ” (L) He is currently finishing the 4 episodes of the drama ‘…The Day After We Broke Up ‘ (working title) and has not yet decided anything about his next project.”
  • After rumors that L was in talks for MBC’s next historical drama Ruler: Master of the Mask confirmed that he will be playing the character of a false king named Lee Sun who comes from the extremely low class, the drama will air sometime in the first half of 2017 and for this project has already been confirmed to Yoo Seung Ho and to Kim So Hyun.

Voice Performance

Myungsoo and other members of INFINITE did the dubbing voice for the “Tienda Wara” cartoon from December 27, 2011 to March 27, 2012.

L/Myungsoo (INFINITE) Facts

  • Ex-K-Pop Group: INFINITE
    • Position: Vocalist and Dancer.
    • Ex-Sub-Unit: INFINITE F
    • Voice type: Baritone.
  • Education
    • Duksoo High School
    • Information school in Ahyun industry (photo and video)
    • Daekyeung University (Department of Music and Practice)
    • Hoseo University (Music)
  • Hobbies cooking, rapping, exercising, drawing (including self-portraits), carpentry, woodworking, etc.
  • Specialty singing, modeling, photography, acting and acoustic guitar.
  • Motto: Carpe Diem (Latin for “Seize the day”)
  • Fanclub eLements
  • Religion: Christian.
  • Favorite Color Black.
  • Mascot: A cat named Byul
  • Before making his debut, he was a commercial model at a UN center.
  • He decided to become a singer after seeing Craig David sing.
  • He took martial arts classes to prepare for the fight scenes along with Woohyun for Before The Down.
  • On September 27, 2013, Woollim confirmed that Kim Myung Soo and ulzzang Kim Do Yeon had a relationship, which lasted only 4 months.
  • In September he unveiled his second photo essay, also becoming a Korean best-seller.
  • On May 15, 2013, he released his book “L’s Bravo Viewtiful” in which he shows photos taken by him during a 93 Days trip. The book was released in two versions: a Korean version and a Japanese version. This book quickly reached #1 in pre-orders in Yes24 bookstores such as online and Kyobo.
  • He had to get his driver’s license to participate in the drama Cunning Single Lady.
  • On February 15, 2013, together with Sungkyu, Sungyeol, Hoya and Dongwoo graduated from Daekyung University.
  • He won the Secondary Character Syndrome Award at the 10th Annual Soompi Awards 2014 for his role in the drama of My lovely Girl.
  • Next to Sungyeol campaigned and sold many cell phone cases with their pets’ backgrounds and the money raised was donated to a corporation for abandoned animals.
  • August 19, 2019 Woollim Entertainment announced that his contract with the company had come to an end after 9 years, and that after lengthy discussions, it had been decided that he would not renew with them.
  • On December 28, 2020, it was reported that Kim Myung Soo will enlist in the Marine Corps at the end of February 2021. Later his agency, Management Esang, confirmed the news. On February 22, 2021, he officially began his mandatory military service.

L/Myungsoo (INFINITE) Advertisement

  • Galaxy player 5.8
  • Elite Uniform (Con IU )
  • EDIQ Unique Edition (2012)
  • Elite’s School Uniform – (with F (x) )
  • FILA (2013)
  • NaturePOP
  • NIKE 1st Look
  • Pepsi
  • Canon CF
  • Nature Republic ACUA
  • Abandoned Dogs Prevenion Campaign (2012 con Sung Yeol )
  • Shara Shara Cosmetics (2013)
  • Elite (2013)
  • Shara Shara Cosmetics (2014)
  • Childfund Korea (2014-2015)
  • Vinistyle Cosmetic (2015)

L/Myungsoo (INFINITE) Drama

  • Royal Secret Agent (KBS2, 2020)
  • Meow, the Secret Boy (KBS2, 2020)
  • Angel’s Last Mission: Love (KBS2, 2019)
  • Miss Hammurabi (jTBC, 2018).
  • Ruler: Master of the Mask (MBC, 2017)
  • My Catman (Tencent Video / MBC/QQLive, 2017).
  • One More Time (KBS2, 2016)
  • The Time We Were Not In Love (SBS, 2015)
  • She’s So Lovable (SBS, 2014)
  • Cunning Single Lady (MBC, 2014)
  • Master’s Sun (SBS, 2013)
  • What is Mom? (MBC, 2012)
  • Salamander Guru and the Shadows (SBS, 2012) Cameo
  • Shut Up Flower Boy Band (tvN, 2012)
  • Jiu: Keishichou Tokushuhan Sousakei (TV Asahi, 2011)

L/Myungsoo (INFINITE) Films

  • Mr. Shark (2016)
  • Grow: Infinite’s Real Youth Life (2014)
  • Infinite Second Invasion Evolution The Movie 3D (2012)
  • After Store (2011) Voice

L/Myungsoo (INFINITE) Awards

  • 2019 KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Award besides Shin Hye Sun (Angel’s Last Mission: Love)
  • 2019 KBS Drama Awards K-Drama Hallyu Star Award (Angel’s Last Mission: Love)
  • 2019 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actor (Angel’s Last Mission: Love)
  • 2019 Asia Model Awards: Popular Star Award
  • 2018 Asia Artist Awards: Best Icon
  • 2017 MBC Drama Awards Best Fighting Spirit Award (Ruler: Master of the Mask)
  • 2017 MBC Drama Awards Popularity Award (Ruler: Master of the Mask)
  • 2017 Seoul Web Fest: Best Rising Star & Specal Prize (My Catman)

L/Myungsoo (INFINITE) Radio Programs

  • 2014 FM4U Kim Shin Young (07/22/14) (besides infinite)
  • 2014 (SBS) Choi Hwa Jung (4/06/14) (next to infinite)
  • 2014 (KBS) Super Junior’s Kiss The Radio (4/06/14) (besides infinite)
  • 2014 (MBC) Simsimtapa (4/06/14) (next to infinite)
  • 2013 (KBS) Hong Jin Kyung 2 O’clock Radio (besides infinite)
  • 2013 (MBC) Sukira Kiss The Radio (besides infinite)
  • 2013: (SBS) Power FM CulTwo Show (besides infinite)
  • 2013: (KBS) ShimShimTaPa (next to infinite)
  • 2013: (SBS) Power FM Park So Hyun’s Love Game (besides infinite)
  • 2013: Young Street Radio (besides infinite)
  • 2013: (KBS) Cool FM Yoo Inna (01/08/13). (next to infinite).
  • 2013: (MBC) FM Younha’s Starry Night Radio (besides infinite)
  • 2013: (MBC) ShimShimTaPa (next to infinite)
  • 2013 (SBS) Power FM CulTwo Show (besides infinite)
  • 2013: (KBS) Cool FM The Kiss Radio (besides infinite)
  • 2013: (KBS) Arabic Radio (next to infinite)
  • 2012: (KBS) Yoo In-na’s Let’s Crank Up the Volume (besides infinite)
  • 2012: Choi Hwajeong’s Power Time Radio (besides infinite)
  • 2012: (MBC) Shimshimtapa Radio (next to infinite)
  • 2012: (KBS) 2FM Super Junior′s Kiss the Radio (besides infinite)
  • 2011: SEED RADIO 97.5 FM (besides infinite)
  • 2011: ShimShimTaPa (next to infinite)
  • 2011 (KBS) Sukira Kiss The Radio (besides infinite)
  • 2011: Choi Hwa Jung’s Power Time (besides infinite)
  • 2011: Youngstreet (besides infinite)
  • 2011: Younha’s Starry Night Radio Show (besides infinite)
  • 2011: Hong Jin Kyung’s 2pm Radio Show (besides infinite)
  • 2011: (KBS) Sukira Kiss The Radio (besides infinite)
  • 2010: Lee Sooyeong’s Music Show (besides infinite)
  • 2011: Younha’s Starry Night (besides infinite)
  • 2011: Young Street Radio (besides infinite)
  • 2010: Lee Sooyeong’s Music Show (besides infinite)
  • 2010: Youngstreet (besides infinite)
  • 2010: Lee Sooyeong’s Music Show (With Sistar) (besides infinite)
  • 2010: Starlight radio (besides infinite)

L/Myungsoo (INFINITE) TV Programs

  • Ask in a Box (2018)
  • Weekly Idol (MBC, 2018)
  • Little Big Hero (tvN, 2017)
  • SNL Korea 8 (tvN, 2016)
  • Knowing Bros (jTBC, 2016)
  • Taiwan Idol Of Asia Interview (MTV, 2016)
  • MV Bank Stardust (KBS, 2016)
  • Weekly Idol (MBC, 2016)
  • Special Interview (KTV, 2016)
  • King of Mask Singer (MBC, 2016) Ep. 63
  • Celebrity Bromance (MBC, 2016) Next to Kim Min Suk
  • Showtime Infinite (MBC, 2016)
  • Global Request Show: A Song For You (KBS, 2015)
  • Hello Counselor (KBS, 2015) together with Woohyun and Sungyeol
  • Weekly Idol (MBC, 2015)
  • Full House (10.12.2014)
  • Hello Consuelor (KBS, 2014)
  • This is INFINITE (Mnet, 2014)
  • Running Man (SBS, 2013) Ep. 162, next to (Sung Kyu
  • Arirang Pops in Seoul (2013)
  • Open Concert (KBS1, 2013)
  • Weekly Idol (2013)
  • Live Tong Plus (KBS, 2013)
  • WIDE Entertainment News (Mnet, 2013)
  • Enemy Broadcast (Mnet, 2013)
  • Guerrilla Date (KBS, 2013)
  • Vivid Informed Filming (KBS, 2013)
  • Live Tong Plus (KBS2, 2013)
  • Open Concert (KBS, 2013)
  • Simply Kpop (Arirang TV, 2013)
  • Barefoot Friends (SBS, 2013) Ep. 12, together with Dongwoo, Woohyun, Sungjong and Hoya
  • Show! Music Core (MBC, 2013) One Day MCs
  • Mamma Mia (SBS, 2013) Special Guests
  • High Society jTBC, 2013 () Ep. 785-76, all but Dongwoo
  • Jjang! (Mnet, 2013) Ep. 37
  • 1 VS.100 (KBS, 2013)
  • Jjang! (Mnet, 2013) Ep. 36
  • Weekly Idol (MBC, 2013)
  • Ask in a box (2013)
  • TheBeatles Code 2 (2013)
  • Show! Music Core (MBS, 2013) together with Woohyun and Sung Kyu
  • TrunQ Korea (2013)
  • 2013 Idol Athletic Championship (MBC, 2013)
  • Jjang! (Mnet, 2013) Ep. 4 &
  • Running man (2013) Ep. 129
  • Idol Wrestling (2012)
  • King Ranking (Mnet, 2012)
  • Yoo Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook (2012)
  • Shinhwa broadcast (2012)
  • Weekly Idol (2012) (Jeju Island Special)
  • Gag Concert (KBS, 2012)
  • Idol Athletic Championship (MBC, 2012)
  • Weekly Idol (MBC, 2012)
  • 100 out of 100 (KBS, 2011) Ep. 25-28, together with Sung Kyu, Dong Woo, Woohyun, Hoya and SungJong
  • Invincible Youth 2 (2011) Ep.26
  • Mak Irae Show (Tooniverse, 2011)
  • Directors Cut (Mnet, 2011) together with Sung Kyu and Hoya
  • Weekly Idol (MBC, 2011)
  • Secret t (Mnet, 2011)
  • Sesame Player Season 2 (Mnet, 2011)
  • Gag Concert (KBS, 2011)
  • Mnet Starcam Season 2 with Infinite (Mnet, 2011)
  • Gag Concert (KBS, 2011)
  • Comedy Big League (tvN, 2011) together with Dong Woo, Sungyeol and SungJong
  • 2011 Idol Athletic Championship (MBC, 2011)
  • Family Ties (KBS, 2011)
  • You’re my oppa (Mnet, 2010)
  • Days of Infinite (Mnet Japan, 2010)
  • Mnet’s M-Rookies (Mnet, 2010)
  • 1 vs. 100 (KBS, 2010) together with Sung Kyu, Woohyun
  • Big Star! Dance Grand Prix (KBS, 2010)
  • Flower Bouquet (MBC, 2010) Ep. 8, 11, 29
  • Children of the Night (MBC, 2010) Ep. 1-2
  • Children of the Night (MBC, 2010) Ep. 3-4
  • Infinity Girls (MBC, 2010)

Reality show

  • Showtime Infinite (MBC, 2015-2016)
  • This is Infinite! (Mnet, 2014)
  • 10 Days in Japan Story (Mnet, 2013)
  • Infinite 8 days in America (2013)
  • TrunQ Korea: INFINITE Busan Wish Travel (2013)
  • King Ranking (Mnet, 2012)
  • Birth of a Family with A Pink (KBS, 2012)
  • Sesame Player Season 2 (Mnet, 2011)
  • Days of Infinite (Mnet Japan, 2010)
  • Infinity Girls (MBC, 2010)
  • Infinite! you are my oppa! (Mnet, 2010)

L/Myungsoo (INFINITE) TV Drama’s

  • Night To Draw You subject for Angel’s Last Mission: Love (2019)
  • It’s Okay Even If It’s not Me theme for Ruler: Master of the Mask (2017)
  • Love You Like U (besides Lim Kim ) subject for Shut Up Flower Boy Band (2012)

L/Myungsoo (INFINITE) Music Videos

L/Myungsoo Links

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