Park Hyung-sik (born November 16, 1991), known mononymously as Hyungsik, is a South Korean singer, actor and dancer. He is a member of the South Korean boy group, ZE:A and its sub-group ZE:A Five. As an actor, he is known for his roles in The Heirs (2013) High Society (2015), Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016), Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017) and Suits (2018).
Park was born in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea as the second of two sons. He was named Hyung-sik (형식, 炯植) by a Buddhist monk, as his mother and grandmother are Buddhists.
In February 2009, Park appeared in Jewelry S’ “Date” music video as the male lead. The same year, Park worked as a uniform brand model and also appeared in Mnet’s reality program ZE:A’s Debut Diary along with fellow ZE:A members.
On January 7, 2010, Park debuted as a member of South Korean boy band ZE:A. In addition to ZE:A’s regular promotional activities, he participated in variety shows and had bit parts in several dramas. In 2011, Park began his theatrical career as a cast member alongside Super Junior’s Ryeowook in the musical Temptation of Wolves.
He began his acting career in 2012, starring in SBS’ special drama I Remember You. The same year, he starred in SBS’ Dummy Mommy, where he played a vocalist of an indie band. The following year, Park had a role in KBS2’s drama special Sirius (2013), where he played the adolescent version of two twin brothers with starkly contrasting personalities. In March 2013, Park, along with his fellow ZE:A members Siwan, Kevin, Minwoo and Dongjun formed the group’s first sub-unit called ZE:A Five. He then featured in tvN’s time-slip drama Nine as the younger version of Lee Jin-wook’s character.
Park gained wider recognition after joining Real Men in 2013, where he was nicknamed “Baby Soldier” for his innocent, yet passionate image. He followed this with roles in hit teen drama The Heirs (2013) and family drama What’s With This Family (2014).
In 2015, Park played a supporting role SBS’ romance drama High Society as a chaebol who falls for a part-timer at the gourmet supermarket he manages. Park drew favorable reviews for his performance in the series, which led to increased popularity for the actor in Japan.
In 2016, he starred in the historical drama Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, playing the role of Sammaekjong, a young and distrustful king.
In February 2017, Park starred in his first leading role in cable network JTBC’s Strong Girl Bong-soon, playing the CEO of a game company, Ainsoft. The romantic-comedy with Park Bo-young was a critical and commercial success, and became one of the highest rated Korean dramas in cable television history. Park experienced a rise in popularity and received increased endorsement offers. In April 2017, Park officially signed with United Artists Agency (UAA) as an actor. In December 2017, he starred in a romantic short film, Two Rays of Light alongside Han Ji-min.
In 2018, Park starred in the Korean remake of American legal drama series Suits; portraying the Korean counterpart of Mike Ross. Park is set to make his feature film debut in the legal film The Jurors.