Yoo Dong-geun

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Yoo Dong-geun
Born (1956-06-18) June 18, 1956 (age 63)
Other namesYoo Dong-kun
EducationSeoul Institute of the Arts - Theater
OccupationActor
Years active1980-present
AgentImagine Asia
Spouse(s)Jeon In-hwa (m. 1989)
Korean name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationYu Dong-geun
McCune–ReischauerYu Tong-gŭn

Yoo Dong-geun (born June 18, 1956) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his leading roles in the historical television dramas Tears of the Dragon, Empress Myseongseong, and Yeon Gaesomun.[1]

He was also an adjunct professor of 연기학담당 at Daekyeung University in 1997. Since 2007, Yoo has been an activist of Sunfull Movement, a non-profit organization against cyberbullying.[2][3][4]

On December 29, 2007, Yoo landed in the news for assaulting two producers of The King and I. Yoo was reportedly enraged because the scripts were routinely turned in late, which exhausted his wife Jeon In-hwa, an actress in the TV series. He later apologized for the incident.[5][6]

Filmography[edit]

Television series[edit]

  • The Banker (MBC / 2019)
  • Marry Me Now (KBS2 / 2018)
  • The Most Beautiful Goodbye (tvN / 2017)
  • What's With This Family (KBS2 / 2014)
  • Jeong Do-jeon (KBS1 / 2014)
  • Gu Family Book (MBC / 2013)
  • Childless Comfort (jTBC / 2012–2013)
  • Athena: Goddess of War (SBS / 2010–2011)[7]
  • Dandelion Family (MBC / 2010)[8]
  • East of Eden (MBC / 2008)
  • Yeon Gaesomun (SBS / 2006–2007)
  • The Age of Heroes (MBC / 2004–2005)
  • Wife (KBS2 / 2003)
  • Empress Myseongseong (KBS2 / 2001–2002)
  • The Aspen Tree (SBS / 2000)
  • Rookie (SBS / 2000–2001)
  • Encounter (KBS2 / 1999)
  • Burnt Rice Teacher and Seven Potatoes (KBS2 / 1999)
  • You Don't Know My Mind (MBC / 1999–2000)
  • Legendary Ambition (KBS2 / 1998)
  • Sea of Ambition (KBS2 / 1997)
  • Tears of the Dragon (KBS1 / 1996–1998)
  • Lovers (MBC / 1996)
  • Jo Gwang-jo (KBS2 / 1996)
  • Jang Nok-su (KBS2 / 1995)
  • Way of Living: Man (SBS / 1994)
  • How's Your Husband? (SBS / 1993)
  • Rose Garden (SBS / 1992)
  • The Three Kingdoms (KBS1 / 1992)
  • Door of Solitude (SBS / 1991)
  • Three-Day Promise (KBS2 / 1991)
  • My Dad's Home Run (KBS2 / 1990)
  • Pacheonmu (The Dance of Sky Breaking) (KBS2 / 1990)
  • 절반의 실패 (KBS2 / 1989)
  • Bond of Love (KBS2 / 1989)
  • Mandate of Heaven (KBS2 / 1989)
  • 조선백자 마리아상 (KBS1 / 1988)
  • Kkochimi (KBS2 / 1987)
  • Yi-hwa (KBS1 / 1987)
  • Sanyuhwa (KBS1 / 1987)
  • Honey, I'm Sorry (KBS2 / 1986)
  • Flower Ring (KBS2 / 1984)
  • Geum-nam's House (KBS2 / 1983)
  • Mist (KBS2 / 1983)

Film[edit]

  • Marrying the Mafia 5: Return of the Family (2012)[9]
  • Sunday Punch (2011)
  • Running Wild (2006)
  • Who's Got the Tape? (2004)
  • Hitchhiking (short film, 2004)
  • Crazy First Love (2003)
  • Marrying the Mafia (2002)
  • Camels Don't Cry Alone (1991)
  • Milk Chocolate 1950-1990 (1991)
  • Sunshine at Present (1988)
  • Women, Women (1985)
  • The Tiger Butterfly is Lonely at Dusk (1985)
  • Brother (1984)
  • Kalmae-gi's Burning Passion (1983)
  • Human Market: A 22-Year Old's Diary (1983)

Discography[edit]

  • Yoo Dong-geun and Dating (1997)
  • Yoo Dong-geun (1987)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hwang, You-mee (10 July 2006). "Big-budget historical dramas popular". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  2. ^ http://sun-full.org/about_2.htm
  3. ^ "Virtuous Online Reply Campaign Launched". The Dong-a Ilbo. 4 October 2008. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  4. ^ Chun, Sung-woo (13 February 2013). "293 lawmakers vow Sunfull politics". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  5. ^ Lee, Eun-joo (2 January 2008). "Real life punch-up upstages SBS drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  6. ^ Chung, Sung-hee (31 December 2007). "Page Scripts Symbolize Darker Side of Korean Drama Industry". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  7. ^ Kim, Hannah (10 December 2010). "Iris spinoff set for its small-screen debut". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  8. ^ Wee, Geun-woo (29 January 2010). "PREVIEW: MBC weekend drama Dandelion Family". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  9. ^ "Marrying the Mafia 5: Return of the Family (2012)". The Chosun Ilbo. 21 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-04.
  10. ^ "[2018 KBS 연기대상] 유동근 대상 "장미희 덕분인데 내가 왜..대하드라마 부활 기원"". 10Asia (in Korean). January 1, 2019.
  11. ^ "[종합] '2018 KDA' 유동근, 대상 영예…'같이 살래요' 4관왕 '쾌거'". My Daily (in Korean). October 2, 2018.

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