November 29, 1970 |
Seocheon County, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea
|Other names||Ryoo Seung-yong|
|Education||Seoul Institute of the Arts - Theatre|
|Revised Romanization||Ryu Seung-nyong|
Ryu Seung-ryong (born November 29, 1970) is a South Korean actor. Ryu began his acting career in theater, subsequently becoming one of the most versatile supporting actors in Korean film and television. In 2013, he headlined Miracle in Cell No. 7, which became the third highest grossing Korean film of all time.
Ryu Seung-ryong made his acting debut at the age of 15 in a stage musical. After his screen debut in 2004's Someone Special, he has since become one of the most versatile and dependable character actors in Korea. A sampling of the various roles he has played over the years: a mentally handicapped father in Miracle in Cell No. 7, the royal adviser Heo Gyun in Masquerade, an officer of the North Korean People’s Army in The Front Line, a hard-nosed general of the Qing Dynasty in War of the Arrows, a ladies’ man in All About My Wife, a gambling husband who fears his wife in The Quiz Show Scandal, a refined gay man in Personal Taste, a vengeful gangster in Secret, and a reporter on the trail of a story in The Recipe.
|2004||Someone Special||Robber 1|
|1.3.6||Ploughman||short film Has the Shower Ended?|
|2005||Murder, Take One||Sung-joon|
|Good Girl||short film|
|2006||If You Were Me 2||Kim Joo-joong||short film Someone Grateful|
|Righteous Ties||Jung Soon-tan|
|Cruel Winter Blues||Lee Min-jae|
|2007||Beyond the Years||Yong-taek|
|Eleventh Mom||Jae-soo's father|
|2009||My Girlfriend Is an Agent||Won-seok|
|Good Morning President||North Korean emissary (cameo)|
|Loving You Today||short film|
|Blades of Blood||Nobleman Jung|
|The Quiz Show Scandal||Kim Sang-do|
|The Recipe||Choi Yoo-jin|
|2011||Battlefield Heroes||Yeon Nam-geon|
|Earth Rep Rolling Stars||Big (voice)||animated film|
|The Front Line||Hyeon Jeong-yoon|
|War of the Arrows||Jyuushinta|
|2012||All About My Wife||Jang Sung-ki|
|Rise of the Guardians||North (voice)||animated film (Korean dubbed)|
|2013||Miracle in Cell No. 7||Lee Yong-gu|
|2014||Space Pirate Captain Harlock||Captain Harlock (voice)||animated film (Korean dubbed)|
|Rio 2||Nigel (voice)||animated film (Korean dubbed)|
|The Target||Baek Yeo-hoon|
|The Admiral: Roaring Currents||Kurushima Michifusa|
|2015||Seoul Station||Father (voice)||animated film|
|1998||Shadows of an Old Love||Sinawe||SBS|
|2007||Chosun Police: Season 1||Kang Seung-jo||MBC Dramanet|
|2008||Mystery X-Files||MBC Dramanet|
|Painter of the Wind||Kim Jo-nyeon||SBS|
|2009||IRIS||Leader of IRIS mercenaries||KBS2|
|2010||Personal Taste||Choi Do-bin||MBC|
|2014||My Love from the Star||Heo Gyun (cameo, episode 19)||SBS|
|Jang Bogo||Jang Bogo|
|Death of a Salesman||Willy Loman|
|2007||Clumsy People||Jang Deok-bae|
Awards and nominations
|2007||6th Korean Film Awards||Best New Actor||Hwang Jin-yi||Nominated|
|2008||SBS Drama Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Special||Painter of the Wind||Nominated|
|2010||31st Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Secret||Nominated|
|2011||32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||War of the Arrows||Won|
|20th Buil Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|19th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Film||Won|
|2012||Seoul Art College||SAC Art Award||N/A||Won|
|49th Grand Bell Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Masquerade||Won|
|All About My Wife||Nominated|
|21st Buil Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|2013||4th KOFRA Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|49th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Supporting Actor (Film)||Nominated|
|Best Actor (Film)||Miracle in Cell No. 7||Nominated|
|Grand Prize (Film)||Won|
|7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Movie Star - Male||Won|
|50th Grand Bell Awards||Best Actor||Won|
|22nd Buil Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Masquerade||Won|
|34th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actor||Miracle in Cell No. 7||Nominated|
|21st Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards||Grand Prize (Film)||Won|
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- Park, Si-soo (20 March 2014). "Entertainers take on teaching role". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-10-09.
- Lee, Claire (24 October 2012). "Four local actors voice Hollywood-animated film". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
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- An, So-hyoun (10 May 2013). "Yoo Jae Suk and Ryu Seung Ryong Take Home Daesangs at the Paeksang Arts Awards". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- Ji, Yong-jin (13 May 2013). "RYU Seung-ryong Wins Grand Prize at Baeksang Arts Awards". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
- Lee, Eun-ah (19 July 2013). "Mnet's 20's Choice Sheds Light on Youth". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-07-22.