Byun Yo-han

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Byun Yo-han
Byun Yo-han in May 2017.jpg
Byun Yo-han in May 2017
Born (1986-04-29) April 29, 1986 (age 32)
Incheon, South Korea
Education Korea National University of Arts - Acting
Occupation Actor
Years active 2011–present
Agent Saram Entertainment
Korean name
Revised Romanization Byeon Yo-han
McCune–Reischauer Pyŏn Yohan

Byun Yo-han (born April 29, 1986) is a South Korean actor. He made his acting debut in 2011, and appeared in over 30 short films as a student of Korea National University of Arts.[1] The then-unknown actor rose to fame in 2014 with a supporting role in the popular workplace cable series Misaeng: Incomplete Life.[2] In 2015, he starred in leading roles in indie hit Socialphobia and the romantic comedy Ex-Girlfriend Club.[1][3][4]



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Working on Saturday Do-yeon Short film
Seventeen in Summer Tae-gu Short film
Dear Catastrophe Yo-han Short film
2012 The Night of the Witness Yoo Ji-hoon Short film
Crow Boy Beom-joon Short film
Picnic Together Short film
Magic Hour Sang-hoon Short film
Juvenile Offender Male guest with donut
2013 Norigae Park Ji-hoon
Cold Eyes M3
Three Mirrors Stalker Short film
Hyun-soo's Story Short film
2014 Tinker Ticker Park Jung-gu [5]
No Tears for the Dead Song Joon-ki
2015 Socialphobia Ji-woong
Madonna Dr. Im Hyeok-gyu
2016 Phantom Detective Gwang Eun-hoi shadow man Special appearance[6]
Will You Be There? young Soo-hyun [7][8]
2017 A Day Lee Min-chul [9]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2012 Vampire Prosecutor 2 Kim Joon OCN Ep.1
2014 Misaeng: Incomplete Life Han Seok-yool tvN
2015 Ex-Girlfriend Club Bang Myung-soo
2015-2016 Six Flying Dragons Ddang-sae / Lee Bang-ji SBS [10][11]
2018 Mr. Sunshine Kim Hee-sung tvN [12]


Year Title Role
2016 Hedwig[13] Hedwig

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2014 40th Seoul Independent Film Festival[14] Independent Star Award Socialphobia Won
2015 2nd Wildflower Film Awards[15] Best New Actor Tinker Ticker Nominated
51st Baeksang Arts Awards[16] Best New Actor (Film) Socialphobia Nominated
24th Buil Film Awards[17] Best New Actor Won
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards[18] Nominated
4th APAN Star Awards[19] Misaeng: Incomplete Life Won
23rd SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Six Flying Dragons Won
New Star Award Won
Korea Film Actors Association Awards[20] Popular Movie Star Socialphobia Won
2016 7th Korea Film Reporters Association Awards
Best New Actor Won
52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) Six Flying Dragons Nominated
Most Popular Actor (TV) Nominated
2017 54th Grand Bell Awards Best New Actor Will You Be There? Nominated


  1. ^ a b Kim, Hyun-soo (23 March 2015). "BYUN Yo-han of SOCIALPHOBIA: A Star That Shines Brighter on Set". Korean Film Biz Zone. 
  2. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (1 February 2015). "Byun Yo Han Talks About Acting in Misaeng and EXO's Su Ho". enewsWorld. 
  3. ^ Hong, Hye-jin (2 April 2015). "Byun Yo-han and Song Ji-hyo shows off chemistry". K-pop Herald. 
  4. ^ Kwon, Ji-youn (1 May 2015). "Meet members of Ex-girlfriend Club". The Korea Times. 
  5. ^ Conran, Pierce (28 March 2014). "In Focus: Tinker Ticker". Korean Cinema Today. 
  6. ^ "[Interview] 'Phantom Detective' Lee Je-hoon, "I want to make a sequel with Byun Yo-han"". Hancinema. Herald Corporation. 4 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Kim Yun-seok and Byun Yo-han cast in lead roles". Kpop Herald. 14 January 2016. 
  8. ^ "Inspired actor looks to the future: After years of making independent films, Byun Yo-han is ready to shine". Korea JoongAng Daily. 26 December 2016. 
  9. ^ "Time-loop film 'A Day' repeats same accident in different ways". Kpop Herald. 8 June 2017. 
  10. ^ "Who are the 'Six Flying Dragons'?". Kpop Herald. 22 September 2015. 
  11. ^ "Byun Yo-han, from rookie to leading actor, proves there was a good reason for the success". Hancinema. TV Report. 3 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "Byun Yo-han to star in Kim Eun-sook's "Mr. Sunshine"". Hancinema. Ilgan Sports. 17 July 2017. 
  13. ^ "Byun Yo-han to take-on iconic role of 'Hedwig'". Kpop Herald. 21 February 2016. 
  14. ^ Yoon, Ina (29 December 2014). "Winners at the 40th Seoul Independent Film Festival". Korean Cinema Today. 
  15. ^ Ma, Kevin (1 April 2015). "Girl at My Door leads Wildflower nominations". Film Business Asia. Archived from the original on 15 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "′백상예술대상′ 남자 신인상 후보, 이민호vs변요한vs강하늘..수상자는?" (in Korean). Chosun Biz. 12 May 2015. 
  17. ^ Conran, Pierce (8 October 2015). "THE SHAMLESS Triumphs at the 24th Buil Film Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. 
  18. ^ "청룡영화제 신인상, 이민호-이유영 대종상 기운 이어갈까" (in Korean). Sports Today. 26 November 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-19. 
  19. ^ "Kim Soo-hyun wins grand prize at APAN Star Awards". Kpop Herald. 29 November 2015. 
  20. ^ "LEE Byung-hun, YOO Ah-in and HAN Hyo-joo Take Top Star Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. 30 December 2015. 
  21. ^ "Jeon Do-yeon named best actress". Korea JoongAng Daily. 28 January 2016. 
  22. ^ "Korean reporters pick 'The Throne' as best film of 2015". Kpop Herald. 21 January 2016. 

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