Yang Dong-geun in March 2012
|Also known as||YDG
|Born||June 1, 1979|
|Origin||Seoul, South Korea|
|Occupation(s)||Actor, rapper, singer-songwriter,
record producer, breakdancer
|Labels||Polaris Entertainment (acting)
Brand New Music (musician)
|Revised Romanization||Yang Donggeun|
Yang enlisted for mandatory military service in May 2008 for 21 months of active duty. During which time he starred in military musical, Mine with Kangta. It is about the true life story of Lieutenant Lee Jong-myung, who lost his legs in a land mine explosion near the demilitarized zone, in June 2000, when he saved fellow soldier, Sul Dong-seob from the minefield.
His comeback project after being discharged from the military was in film Grand Prix with Kim Tae-hee. He was cast as male lead Lee Woo-suk after Lee Joon-gi had to pull out when the Military Manpower Administration declined his application to postpone enlistment for military service. Joined as a member of KBS variety show The Return of Superman with his daughter Yang Joy in 2016.
|Three Families Under One Roof||MBC|
|MBC Best Theater "초승달과밤배"||MBC|
|1990||Seoul Earthen Bowl||Jang Soo-gon||KBS|
|1991||Hyung (My Older Brother)||young Dong-hoon||KBS2|
|1995||New Generation Report: Adults Don't Know||KBS1|
|1996||Three Guys and Three Girls||MBC|
|Ad Madness||Hwang Dae-joo||KBS2|
|2000||Drama City "그가 간이역에 내렸다"||KBS2|
|New Nonstop||Yang Dong-geun||MBC|
|8.15 Drama "Seongam Island"||MBC|
|2001||The Full Sun||Choi Dong-pal||KBS2|
|2002||Ruler of Your Own World||Ko Bok-su||MBC|
|2006||Dr. Kkang||Kang Dal-go||MBC|
|2007||I Am Sam||Jang Yi-san||KBS2|
|2014||The Three Musketeers||Heo Seung-po||tvN|
|1991||Super Hong Gil-dong 5 - 부채 도사와 홍길동||Dol-yi|
|1992||해룡이와 달자의 추억의 책가방|
|1998||Zzang (The Best)||Yang Jong-gu|
|2002||Bet on My Disco||Wang Seok-gi|
|2003||Wild Card||Bang Je-su|
|2004||The Last Wolf||Choi Cheol-kwon|
|Fighter in the Wind||Choi Bae-dal|
|2010||Grand Prix||Lee Woo-seok|
|2011||The Perfect Game||Sun Dong-yeol|
|2012||Love 911||Detective Bang Je-su (cameo)|
|2013||Days of Wrath||Chang-shik|
|Rough Play||Kang Bin (cameo)|
|Black Gospel (documentary)||himself|
|2016||The Return of Superman (TV series)||Himself, with his children||Korean Broadcasting System|
|2014||Show Me The Money Season 3 (TV Series)||Producer of "Team YDG"||Mnet|
|2005||Offending the Audience|
|2015||In the Heights||Usnavi|
Awards and nominations
|1991||27th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Young Actor||Hyung||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Best Young Actor||Won|
|2001||21st Korean Association of Film Critics Awards||Best New Actor||Address Unknown||Won|
|MBC Entertainment Awards||Top Excellence Award in a Sitcom||New Nonstop||Won|
|2002||MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Ruler of Your Own World||Won|
|TV Actor of the Year (chosen by journalists)||Won|
|TV Actor of the Year (chosen by netizens)||Won|
|2003||39th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (TV)||Won|
|1st Korea Fashion World Awards||Best Dressed, Film category||N/A||Won|
|2004||27th Golden Cinematography Awards||Most Popular Actor||Wild Card||Won|
|41st Grand Bell Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|2006||1st Anniversary of the Police Film Festival||Plaque of Appreciation||N/A||Won|
|2009||Award from the Army Chief of Staff||Recipient||N/A||Won|
- "NATE" (in Korean).
- Lee, Eun-joo (2 October 2008). "Military musical mines true story of loyalty and sacrifice". Joongang Daily. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
- Ko, Kyoung-seok (28 April 2010). "Lee Jun-ki to enter military next month". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
- Kim, Lyn (10 May 2010). "Yang Dong-geun to make comeback in film Grand Prix". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-10-17.
- "양동근 연극무대 데뷔". Retrieved 11 March 2015.
- "::리빙앤조이". Retrieved 11 March 2015.
- "[生生인터뷰] '관객모독'으로 연극무대 도전 양동근". Retrieved 11 March 2015.