Yeun at the 2013 Comic-Con in San Diego.
December 21, 1983
Seoul, South Korea
|Alma mater||Kalamazoo College|
|Revised Romanization||Yeon Sang-yeop|
Steven Yeun (Korean: 연상엽, born December 21, 1983) is a Korean-American actor. Yeun is best known for his role of Glenn Rhee in the AMC television series The Walking Dead as part of the main cast. Prior to his international success in The Walking Dead, Yeun had guest-starred in The Big Bang Theory and did an independent film and a couple of shorts. He has also completed voice work for the Crysis video game series, and played Wan, the first Avatar, on The Legend of Korra.
Yeun's interest in acting and improv came during his freshman year at Kalamazoo, when he watched the college's improv group, Monkapult. He auditioned for Monkapult, but was initially rejected before successfully joining the group during his sophomore year.
Yeun revealed to his parents that he planned to pursue an improv career in Chicago, instead of enrolling in law school or medical school. His parents, while unhappy with the decision, were supportive, according to Yeun, and gave him two years to pursue acting. He moved to Chicago in 2005, living in the city's Lincoln Square with his brother. Shortly after graduation, he joined Stir Friday Night, a sketch comedy group composed of Asian-American members.
|2009||The Kari Files||Chip||Short film|
|My Name Is Jerry||Chaz|
|2010||Carpe Millennium||Kevin||Short film|
|2010||Lemons the Show||Asian Guy||2 episodes:
"The List" (season 1, episode 3)
"The Crew Gets Dave Matthews Band Tickets" (season 1, episode 4)
|The Big Bang Theory||Sebastian||1 episode (season 3, episode 22 )|
|2010–present||The Walking Dead||Glenn Rhee||Season 1–present (series regular)
Satellite Award for Best Cast – Television Series (2012)
Nominated—Saturn Award Best Supporting Actor on Television (2011)
|2011||Law & Order: LA||Ken Hasui||1 episode|
|Warehouse 13||Gibson||1 episode|
|The Soup||Glenn Rhee||1 episode|
|2012||NTSF:SD:SUV::||Ricky Meeker||1 episode|
|Harder Than It Looks||Steven||1 episode|
|2013||The Legend of Korra||Avatar Wan||2 episodes|
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- Liberty, John (2010-10-30). "College grad vs. zombies: Michigan native stars in new AMC series 'The Walking Dead'". Kalamazoo Gazette. Retrieved 2011-02-27.