Joo Won

Joo Won | Before & After The Military Service

Joo Won is a 35-year-old South Korean actor who has been in the Korean Entertainment industry for 13 years. He conveyed the message of his leaving for the military in a special event, ‘See You Again! Talk & Concert‘ which was held on the 13th of May 2017. Fans were heartbroken and were in tears as they saw him leave. 

Joo Won served in the Military as required for 21 months from May 16, 2017, to  February 5, 2019

Let’s have a look at his updates after returning from the Military. 

Career Life & Updates After Military

A fan meeting was held to welcome the actor after the military.  “I’ve finished my military service, which could be seen as long or short depending on how you look at it. It was a meaningful time full of new experiences, and everyone took care of me like family. Thanks to them, I was really happy” mentioned the actor when asked about his experience in the military. 

After he returned from the Military, he announced his appearance on television in the SBS science fiction romance K-drama series “Alice”. In 2022, the actor appeared in the leading role in the action thriller movie “Carter” which aired on Netflix. The actor also took part in some variety shows such as “Knowing bros.”

Joo Won Military Enlistment

At 29, Joo Won enlisted in the military nearly 7 years after his debut. 

Place of Service3rd Infantry Division
Position heldAssistant Instructor 

Why should all men in South Korea serve in the Military?

Conscription, under the Constitution of South Korea, states that it is mandatory for all male citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 years to serve in the Military. The duration of the service differs according to the military branch they serve. Usually, Active soldiers serve for a period of 18 months, Navy soldiers for 20 months, and Air force soldiers for 21 months

Male citizens between the above age range go through an ‘Impairment and Disability evaluation’ before enlisting in the “first citizen service” mandate. 

The actor Joo Won also had to serve as required despite having some breakthrough moments as an artist in the entertainment industry.   

Family & Relationships

His agency, mentioned in early 2017 that he is dating actress and singer BoA.

SiblingsMoon Joon Suk (Brother)
Children N/A

Joo Won Biography

NameJoo Won
ProfessionActor, Singer
NationalitySouth Korean
Date of BirthSeptember 30, 1987,
Birth PlaceSeoul, South Korea
Age (As of 2023)36
EducationBundang Middle School
Kaywon High School of Arts
Konkuk University
Sungkyunkwan University
Height164 cm
Weight77 kg
Marital StatusIn a relationship

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How long did Joo Won serve in the Military?

Joo Won served in the military for nearly 21 months, from May 16, 2017 to February 5, 2019.

When did Joo Won enlist in the Military?

He enlisted in the military on May 16, 2017, and was 29 years old at the time.

When was Joo Won discharged from the Military?

He was discharged on February 5, 2019 from service in the 3rd Infantry Division.

How old is Joo Won?

Joo Won is 35 years old as of March 2023.

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