It has been two years since actor Seo In-guk played the lead as a mysterious man with a forgotten past in The Smile Has Left Your Eyes, the South Korean remake of the 2002 Japanese television series. While made cameo appearances on Netflix's Navillera and the 2019 fantasy rom-com Abyss, his followers have been eagerly waiting for his grand comeback on both big and small screens.
And like a wish from the stars that came true, Seo In-guk welcomes the year with a crime-action film titled Pipeline and a swoon-inducing series, Doom at Your Service. Seo In-guk plays the character of Myul Mang (from the Korean word myeolmang which means "destruction" or "doom") a messenger between gods and humans.
Here, he's able to showcase his acting skills in a fantasy romance drama and why the world needs to pay attention to him—if they haven't already. Curious to know more about this multi-talented actor? Read on to find out:
1. He has a golden voice
More than being a talented actor, Seo In-guk is a professional singer-songwriter with a voice that can easily make your heart flutter. In 2009, he competed and won the grand prize in the singing contest, Superstar K. In 2012, he landed the lead role in the '90s nostalgic youth drama Reply 1997, where he sang two singles for the soundtrack—All for You and Just the Way We Love—both duets with co-star Jung Eun-ji of South Korean girl group Apink. The former, a remake of the song by Cool, became one of the bestselling singles in 2012 on the Gaon Single Chart.
In episode 13 of the 2016 romantic comedy Shopping King Louie where he starred with Nam Ji-hyun, he played the piano and sang the Korean version of the song, This Is the Moment, of which the English original was written by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse for the Broadway musical Jekyll & Hyde.
On YouTube, videos of him performing English covers such as All of Me by John Legend, Home by Michael Bublé, Just Once by James Ingram and I'm Yours by Jason Mraz show his versatility as a singer and how he transformed and perfected his command of the English language through the years. He also had the chance to share the stage with American-born South Korean singer Lena Park and American Idol 9 qualifier John Park (the voice behind Vincenzo's famous soundtrack, I'm Always By Your Side). The trio performed Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey's hit, One Sweet Day.