Ryan Bang

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Bang.
Ryan Bang
Born Bang Hyun Sung
(1991-06-16) June 16, 1991 (age 23)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation host, television personality, actor, singer
Years active 2010–present
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Bang Hyeon-seong
McCune–Reischauer Pang Hyŏnsŏng

Bang Hyun Sung (Bang Hyun Sung, Hangul: 방현성, Hanja: 方縣成, born June 16, 1991), better known as simply Ryan Bang, is a Korean TV host, television personality, actor, comedian, singer and former reality show contestant who rose to fame in the Philippines when he joined the reality show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash of 2010. His father is a taxi driver and his mother is a housewife. Ryan is an only child. He placed as the 2nd teen big placer on the show. He hosted his first show called 3ow Powhz! on Studio 23 channel that aired in late 2010 through to early 2011.[1]

Career[edit]

In May 2010, Ryan Bang entered the Big Brother house along with 10 other teenternational housemates when his Filipino friend encouraged him to join. After 56 days, he was able to garner enough votes to reach the final episode wherein he won the competition as the 2nd Teen Big Winner by getting 18.70% of the entire votes.[2]

In May 2010, he entered the De La Salle University in Manila with the degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He then left school for it overlaps with his show, It's Showtime. Before entering De La Salle University, he finished his high school in Reedley International School.

In August 2010, Bang became one of the judges in Showtime and stayed from August 16, 2010 up to October 8, 2011.[3] He was eliminated on October 8, 2011, only to be saved by Hurado Dimples Romana, who self-evicted to allow Bang to stay but officially evicted. He is Showtime's longest staying judge at 48 weeks.

Aside from being the longest staying judge at 'Showtime, he formerly hosted 30w POwhz on Studio 23 and stars in the comedy gag show Banana Split.

On December 5, 2010, he joined Kim Atienza in hosting the show Matanglawin.[4]

In the January 1, 2011 episode of Entertainment Live, he was named as one of the biggest breakthrough artists of 2010.

It was announced on May 24, 2011 that he released a new album entitled I Lilly Lilly Like It: Ryan Bang Party Party Hits!.[5]

In 2012, Bang was guested in an afternoon drama Kung Ako Iiwan Mo.

In 2013, Ryan is also guested in a comedy sitcom Home Sweetie Home with co-stars John Lloyd Cruz & Toni Gonzaga, the same year, he hosted a comedy reality show called Eskwelahan Ni Ryan Bang formerly aired on Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports+Action).

In 2014, Ryan currently hosted a newest comedy reality show Kaya Mo Bang: The Fudge Barr Adventures currently aired on ABS-CBN Sports+Action. The same year, Ryan is currently seen in a family drama Hawak-Kamay with a stellar cast.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2014 Hawak-Kamay Bok ABS-CBN Special participation
2014 Kaya Mo Bang!: The Fudgee Barr Adventures Himself ABS-CBN Sports+Action Host
2014 Home Sweetie Home ABS-CBN Minor role
2013 EsKWELAhan ni Ryan Bang Himself Studio 23 Host
2012 Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo Leo ABS-CBN Guest (2 episodes)
2012–present It's Showtime Himself ABS-CBN Host
2011 Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition Himself ABS-CBN
2011 I Dare You Himself ABS-CBN Challenger
2011 Happy, Yipee, Yehey Himself ABS-CBN Referee
2010–2011 Matanglawin Himself ABS-CBN Guest host
2010–2011 Shout Out Himself ABS-CBN Member of Mondeerrifics group (on Monday)
2010–present Banana Split Himself ABS-CBN Various characters
2010–2011 3ow Powhz! Himself Studio 23 Host
2010-2011 It's Showtime (formerly Showtime) Himself ABS-CBN Hurado; Longest running judge from Season 2 to Season 4
2010 Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010 Himself ABS-CBN Housemate; 2nd Teen Big Placer

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Film Company
2012 Every Breath U Take Ji-Sun Star Cinema
Born To Love You Cameo
Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme Young Luisito Go Dong Hae
2013 Raketeros Cameo
Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy Jun Pyo
2014 Shake, Rattle & Roll 15: Flight 666 Passenger

Discography[edit]

Year Title
2011 I Lilly Lilly Like It: Ryan Bang Party Party Hits!

Awards and recognitions[edit]

  • Best Reality Game Show Hosts "The Whole It's Showtime Hosts" winner - 26th PMPC Star Awards For TV 2012
  • Best Male Celebrity/Showbiz Oriented Talk Show Host - 26th PMPC Star Awards for TV 2012
  • Celebrity Skin Of The Night winner - 26th PMPC Star Awards for TV 2012

Endorsements[edit]

  • Biofresh Socks
  • Fudgee Bar
  • Shimmian Manila

Controversies[edit]

Tax evasion charge[edit]

In January 2013, the Bureau of Internal Revenue filed a tax evasion complaint with the Department of Justice against Ryan Bang for failure to pay his 2010 and 2011 taxes. The Bureau of Internal Revenue stated that it was suing him for a tax liability amounting to Php 1.82 million, including surcharges and interests.[6] In February 2013, Bang stated that he would like to make a personal appearance at the BIR in order to apologize for the incident. He was eager to resolve the case soonest, and made the excuse that he was but a high school student in 2010 and at that time he was unaware of his responsibility to the Philippine government in light of his earning income from the entertainment sector.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Santos, Manila (October 2, 2010). "Ryan Bang gets his big break with a new show on Studio 23". ABS-CBN News.com. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  2. ^ Meniado, Krishna Belle (June 26, 2010). "Ryan as the 2nd Teen Big Placer". Pinoy Big Brother.com. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ Siason, Rachelle (August 19, 2010). "Ryan Bang joins 'Showtime' as one of the celebrity judges". ABS-CBN News.com. Retrieved October 24, 2010. 
  4. ^ Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc. (December 6, 2010). "Ryan Bang will join Matanglawin starting December 5". PEP.ph. Retrieved December 6, 2010. 
  5. ^ ABS-CBN News.com (May 24, 2011). "Ryan Bang releases first dance album". ABS-CBN News.com. Retrieved May 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ Avendaño, Christine O. (2013-02-01). "BIR goes after Korean TV host". Philippine Daily Inquirer. pp. A3. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 
  7. ^ Sanchez, Rowena Joy A. (2013-02-21). "Ryan Bang Eager To Resolve Tax Case ASAP". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2013-04-21. 

External links[edit]

  • Ryan Bang profile at Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash Edition 2010 website.