|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 Dong-geun (Korean: 양동근; born June 1, 1979) or YDG is a South Korean actor, rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer and breakdancer. Yang majored in Theatrical Performance at Yong-In University.
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. He 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|
|2016||My Fair Lady||cameo||KBS2|
|2017||Missing Nine||Yoon Tae-young||MBC|
|The Bride of Habaek||Joo Dong||tvN|
|Borg Mom||Choi Go-Bong||MBC|
|2018||The Third Charm||Lee Dong-jae||JTBC|
|My Secret Terrius||Cha Jung-il||MBC|
|2020||365: Repeat the Year||Bae Jung-tae||MBC|
|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|
|2020||Night of the Undead||Dr. Jang|
|TBA||Yacha||Chief Hong |
|2014||Show Me the Money 3||Mnet||Producer of "Team YDG"|
|2016||The Return of Superman||KBS2||Himself, with his children|
|2016||Unpretty Rapstar 3||Mnet||Host|
|2017||Law of the Jungle in Komodo||SBS||Cast member (Episodes 274–278)|
|King of Mask Singer||MBC||Contestant as "Columbus" (Episode 125)|
|2020||Contestant as "Sergeant" (Episodes 261–262)|
|2005||Offending the Audience|
|2015–2017||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|
|2017||MBC Entertainment Awards||Special Award in Sitcom||Borg Mom||Won|
- "NATE" (in Korean). Archived from the original on April 7, 2010. Retrieved May 23, 2009.
- Lee, Eun-joo (October 2, 2008). "Military musical mines true story of loyalty and sacrifice". Joongang Daily. Retrieved December 1, 2012.
- "Yang Dong Geun And Wife Reveal Photos Of Newborn Third Child". Soompi. May 1, 2017.
- 중앙일보의 양동근 셋째 아기에 대한 스토리 이미지양동근, 셋째 득남 사진 공개…'깜찍한
- Ko, Kyoung-seok (April 28, 2010). "Lee Jun-ki to enter military next month". 10Asia. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
- Kim, Lyn (May 10, 2010). "Yang Dong-geun to make comeback in film Grand Prix". 10Asia. Retrieved October 17, 2012.
- "[공식입장]'제3의 매력' 양동근-이윤지, 출연 확정…서강준·이솜과 호흡". Sports Chosun (in Korean). July 10, 2018. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
- Tae Yu-na (July 12, 2021). "전도연→류준열 '인간실격' 베일 벗었다" [Jeon Do-yeon → Ryu Jun-yeol took off the veil of 'disqualification']. Ten Asia (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 12, 2021.
- Herald, The Korea (September 2, 2020). "'Night of the Undead' features more than just absurd comedy". www.koreaherald.com. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
- Jung Yu-jin (August 13, 2021). "설경구·박해수 '야차', 넷플릭스 공개 확정" [Seol Kyung-gu and Park Hae-soo's 'Yacha' to be released on Netflix]. News1 (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
- Im Joo-hyun (March 21, 2017). "이수근부터양동근·유이까지..'정법' 코모도라인업완성(공식)". Star News (in Korean). Retrieved March 21, 2017.
- Yoo Ji-hye (August 20, 2017). "'복면' 김대희·예빈·양동근·임상아..이게 '소름 반전' [종합]". OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved August 20, 2017.
- Kim Na-ra (June 28, 2020). "[종합] '복면가왕' 오승아X창빈X차준환X강재준, 원더걸스 등 원곡자도 놀란 반전 '깜짝'". My Daily (in Korean). Retrieved July 6, 2020.
- Ji Min-kyung (July 5, 2020). "'복면가왕' 장미여사, 2연승 성공 '감격의 눈물'..오징어 정체는 김정민 [종합]". OSEN (in Korean). Retrieved July 6, 2020.
- "양동근 연극무대 데뷔". Retrieved March 11, 2015.
- "::리빙앤조이". Archived from the original on May 12, 2012. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
- "[生生인터뷰] '관객모독'으로 연극무대 도전 양동근". Retrieved March 11, 2015.
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