Kwak Si-yang

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Kwak Si-yang
Born Kwak Myeong-jin
(1987-01-15) January 15, 1987 (age 31)
South Korea
Education Dankook University - Environmental and Civil
Occupation Actor
Years active 2014–present
Agent Starhaus Entertainment
Korean name
Revised Romanization Gwak Si-yang
McCune–Reischauer Kwak Siyang
Birth name
Revised Romanization Gwak Myeong-jin
McCune–Reischauer Kwak Myŏngchin

Kwak Si-yang (born Kwak Myeong-jin on January 15, 1987)[1] is a South Korean actor.


Kwak debuted as an actor in the 2014 drama Glorious Day.[2] His first major role was the film 2014 Night Flight.[3] He then appeared in the music drama, Persevere, Goo Hae-ra.[4][5]

On October 1, 2015, Starhaus Entertainment launched the project group One O One, releasing their debut single "Love You". The group consists of Kwak along with fellow Starhaus actors Ahn Hyo-seop, Song Won-suk and Kwon Do-kyun.[6]

Kwak gained popularity after starring in the hit romantic comedy drama Oh My Ghost, portraying a chef who appears standoffish but is kind and sweet.[7][8] He then starred in daily drama All is Well (ko),[9] and joined the reality show We Got Married where he was paired with actress Kim So-yeon.[10][11][12]

In 2016, Kwak starred in his first historical drama Mirror of the Witch.[13][14] He received his first major role in SBS's 2016 drama Second To Last Love,[15] which won him the New Star Award at SBS Drama Awards.[16]

In 2017, he starred in tvN's fantasy-romance drama Chicago Typewriter as Yoo Ah-in's rival.[17][18][19][20] He also made a special appearance in KBS' romantic comedy drama Fight for My Way.[21][22]

In 2018, Kwak appeared in the thriller film The Witness,[23] and also in the romance thriller drama Four Men, a prequel to the 2017's Man to Man.[24][25]



Year Title Role Ref
2014 Night Flight Yong-joo [3][26]
2016 Sori: Voice From The Heart Hyun-soo [27]
Elephant in the Room Lee Jae-won [28][29]
Familyhood Kang Ji-hoon [30][31]
2018 The Witness Tae-ho [32]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Ref
2014 Glorious Day SBS Jung Hee-joo [2]
2015 Persevere, Goo Hae-ra (ko) Mnet Kang Se-jong [33]
Oh My Ghost tvN Seo-joon [34]
All is Well (ko) KBS2 Kang Gi-chan [9]
2016 One More Happy Ending MBC Divorced man
(cameo, episode 1)
Mirror of the Witch JTBC Poong-yeon [37]
Second To Last Love SBS Park Joon-woo [38]
2017 Three Color Fantasy - Queen of the Ring MBC Professional model
(cameo, episode 5)
Chicago Typewriter tvN Baek Tae-min / Heo Young-min [18][19][20][40]
Fight for My Way KBS2 Kim Nam-il (Episode 11-16) [21][22][41]
2018 Four Men TBA Choi Jin-soo [25][42]
Clean with Passion for Now JTBC Special appearance [43]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Ref
2016 Strange Visitor IQiyi Himself [citation needed]
2017 2TV Snack KBS2 [citation needed]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes Ref
2015 - 2016 We Got Married - Season 4 MBC with Kim So-yeon (Ep 287-316) [10]
2017 Lost Time JTBC Host [44]
Law of the Jungle in Sumatra SBS Cast member (Episodes 256–261) [45]
2018 Korea Coast Guard MBC Host [46]
Running Man SBS Guest [47]

Music videos[edit]

Year Song title Artist Ref
2007 "Was Love Like This" Yoon Hwa Jae In [citation needed]
2009 "You and I" Park Bom [citation needed]
"Miss Lee" Kim Jae-seop [citation needed]
"I Love You" SG Wannabe (feat. V.O.S) [citation needed]
2010 "Over Time" Baek Ji-young [citation needed]
2013 "Even If U Play" K.Will (feat. Chakun of ElectroBoyz) [citation needed]


Soundtrack contributions[edit]

Year Song Title Album Ref
2015 "Do You Know?" (with Yoo Sung-eun) Persevere, Goo Hae-ra OST [citation needed]
"Bus Stop" (with Jinyoung of B1A4) [citation needed]
"Love You" 101 (One o One) OST [citation needed]
"Stunning" [citation needed]
2016 "You Are My Light" [citation needed]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2nd Wildflower Film Awards
Best New Actor Night Flight Nominated [citation needed]
15th MBC Entertainment Awards
New Star Award We Got Married - Season 4 Won [48]
Best Couple Award with Kim So-yeon Nominated [citation needed]
29th KBS Drama Awards
Excellence Award, Actor in a Daily Drama All is Well (ko) Won [49]
Popularity Award, Actor Nominated [citation needed]
11th Asia Model Festival
New Star Award (Actor) N/A Won [citation needed]
5th APAN Star Awards
Best New Actor
Second To Last Love
Nominated [citation needed]
SBS Drama Awards
New Star Award Won [16]
1st Asia Artist Awards
New Actor Award N/A Won [50]

Ambassadorial roles[edit]

Year Title Notes Ref
2018 Goodwill Ambassador for Korean Barrier Free Films (KOBAFF) with Director Sung ho Kim & Cho Soo-hyang [citation needed]


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