|Real Name:||Park Chanyeol|
|Alternative Spelling(s):||박찬열, 朴燦烈|
|Date of Birth:||November 27, 1992|
|Place of Birth:||Seoul, South Korea|
|Associated Acts:||EXO, EXO-K, SMTOWN|
|Affiliations:||EXO member, EXO-K member|
Park Chanyeol (박찬열), better known as simply Chanyeol, born on November 27, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea is the main rapper of the group. Chanyeol is part of EXO-K.
Chanyeol was born on November 27, 1992 in Seoul, South Korea. He has an older sister, Park Yura, who is an announcer. He attended Hyundai Chungun High School in Dong-gu, Ulsan and was admitted to a private acting institution when he was sixteen years old. Chanyeol has been a fan of musical instruments since his primary school years and has cited the film School of Rock to be his main influence in inspiring him to learn the drums.
During middle school, Chanyeol formed the band "Heavy Noise" with his friends. After winning second place in a televised uniform modeling contest in 2008, Chanyeol successfully auditioned for S.M. Entertainment through the S.M. Casting System. During this time, he was involved in his school's band, "Seiren." He made several media appearances prior to his debut with Exo, including TVXQ's music video, "HaHaHa Song" with Suho and Kai in 2008, and in 2010, he starred in the music video of Girls' Generation Japanese single, "Genie". He was also featured in the music video of Girls' Generation TTS's single "Twinkle" along with Kai, Sehun, and Baekhyun, and the model in K.Will's "You Don't Know Love".
Chanyeol was the twelfth and last member of EXO to be formally introduced to the public, on February 23, 2012. He cites Jason Mraz and Eminem to be his biggest influences. Chanyeol guest starred in the second episode of the 2013 sitcom, Royal Villa, with fellow member Sehun. He also appear in K.Will's M/V You Don't Know Love with actor Lee Hojung. Chanyeol was also a member of SBS's Law of the Jungle in Micronesia and was a member of Roommate.
- When he was a child, Chanyeol loved ferrets. He was even part of a ferret club.
- Chanyeol can play guitar, bass, djembe and bass. In addition, he can beatbox and do imitations.
- In Exo Next Door, he is one of the main characters.