Ryan Bang

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Bang.
Ryan Bang
Ryan Bang itsshowtime.jpg
Bang in 2012
Born Bang Hyun Sung
(1991-06-16) June 16, 1991 (age 24)
South Korea Seoul, South Korea
Nationality South Korean
Years active 2010–present
Agent Star Magic (2010–present)
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Musical career
Years active 2011–present
Labels Star Records (2011–2014)
Viva Records (2015–present)
Korean name
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. Along with Sandara Park, he is one of the most prominent Koreans in the Philippines. [1]


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'y 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 recently formerly seen in a defunct family drama Hawak-Kamay with a stellar cast.

In 2015, Ryan is recently seen in a fantasy series Wansapanataym Presents: Yamashita's Treasure with his co-stars Coco Martin & Julia Montes, the same year, Ryan Bang release a new single "Shopping" also with fellow Banana Split's Jayson Gainza, Sunshine Garcia, Aiko Climaco, Donnalyn Bartolome, Yam Concepcion as well to FHM babes Kristine Santamena and Mayumi Yokoyama as well at the end of the video James Reid which shot in Resorts World Manila.



Year Title Role Network Notes
2015 Aquino & Abunda Tonight Gusest Himself ABS-CBN When Shopping went viral
2015 Wansapanataym Presents: Yamashita's Treasure Kim ABS-CBN
2015 Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal Himself ABS-CBN Guest
2014 Hawak-Kamay Bok ABS-CBN Supporting Cast
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 Maynila Various GMA 7 Ryan Bang's 1st GMA 7 Show
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 (now ABS-CBN Sports & Action) Host
2010-2011 Showtime (now It's 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


Year Title Role Film Company Notes
2012 Every Breath U Take Ji-Sun Star Cinema Ryan Bang's 1st Movie
Born To Love You Cameo
Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme Teenager Luisito Go Dong Hae
2013 Raketeros Cameo
Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy Jun Pyo Viva Films, Star Cinema Ryan Bang's 1st VIVA Films Movie
2015 Beauty and the Bestie Jin Jhong Viva Films, Star Cinema


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Label
2011 I Lilly Lilly Like It: Ryan Bang Party Party Hits!
2015 Shopping Viva


Year Title Note
2011 I Lilly Lilly Like It
2015 Shopping (feat. Donnalyn Bartolome)

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


  • Biofresh Socks
  • Jipyangi Ice Cream
  • Fudgee Bar
  • Shimmian Manila


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]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and Nomination
Year Award Giving Body Category Nominated Work Results
2012 26th PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Reality/Game Show Host
(shared with It's Showtime hosts)
It's Showtime Won
Celebrity Skin of the Night Won


  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.