In November 2018
|Born||August 17, 1993|
Incheon, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Yu Seung-ho|
Yoo Seung-ho (Korean: 유승호; Hanja: 俞承豪; born August 17, 1993) is a South Korean actor who rose to fame as a child actor in the film The Way Home (2002). Since then, he has starred in many television series and movie films as a child and teenager.
After his two-year mandatory military service, he starred in the legal drama Remember (2015), historical films Joseon Magician (2015) and Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River (2016) as well as historical drama The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (2017), romance comedy series I'm Not a Robot (2017), and SBS's high school drama My Strange Hero (2018).
Early life and education
1999–2009: Beginnings as a child actor
Yoo made his entertainment debut in a cellphone commercial in 1999 after Yoo's mother sent in a photo of her son to an ad agency.
In 2000 Yoo began his career as a child actor, first appearing in the television drama Daddy Fish. He rose to stardom in his first film The Way Home, playing a bratty city boy who learns to appreciate country life when he's forced to spend the summer with his deaf-mute grandmother. The low-budget film was a surprise box office hit in 2002, drawing more than 4 million admissions. He was then affectionately labeled as "Nation's Little Brother". Thereafter, Yoo also starred in animal movie Hearty Paws (2006) about a boy and his beloved dog, and Unforgettable (2008) about school children from a remote island who go on a field trip to a candy factory in Seoul during the 1970s.
He continued acting in television, appearing in Magic Warriors Mir & Gaon (2005), an adventure series for children. Yoo further built his filmography, playing younger counterparts of male protagonists in television dramas, including general Yi Sun-sin in Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin (2004), King Seongjong in The King and I (2007), and Gwanggaeto the Great in The Legend (2007).
2010–2014: Teen roles
In his teens, Yoo was cast in one of the major roles in Master of Study (2010), a Korean screen adaptation of Japanese manga Dragon Zakura. He then played a more mature role in Flames of Desire, as the second-generation son of a wealthy chaebol family who is uninterested in the battles of succession among his relatives and becomes a married man at 21. Later that year, Yoo sang a duet with singer/actress IU titled "Believe in Love" for the charity program Love Request. The song's lyrics was based on a diary that Yoo had written while seeing orphans of war in the slums of Sri Lanka.
In 2011, Yoo trained in swordplay and martial arts in his role as an assassin in Warrior Baek Dong-soo, an action-period drama based on the manhwa by Lee Jae-heon. He also voiced Greenie, Leafie's adopted son, on Leafie, a Hen into the Wild, which was adapted from a bestselling children's novel by Hwang Sun-mi. He then co-starred with Kim Ha-neul in the thriller Blind.
In 2012, Yoo was cast in his first role as a leading man in Operation Proposal, a Korean remake of the Japanese drama Proposal Daisakusen. This was followed by a supporting role as the Jade Emperor, ruler of the heavens, in the fantasy-period drama Arang and the Magistrate. Afterwards, he starred in the melodrama Missing You, playing a cold man who hides a vengeance-filled heart behind his seemingly gentle smile.
Known in the press as "Little So Ji-sub" for his resemblance to the said actor, in 2013 Yoo starred in the music video for So's single "Eraser" together with Park Shin-hye. This was his second time promoting So's musical endeavors, after "Lonely Life" in 2008. Following that, Yoo's first photo book titled Travel Letter, Spring Snow, And... was published; it was the last project shot by celebrity photographer Bori before her death on April 9, 2013.
2015–present: Adult roles and rising popularity
As his first post-army project, Yoo appeared in the music video for Naul's "You From the Same Time" in 2015. He was next cast as a stubborn webcomic writer raising a cat in the TV adaptation of webtoon Imaginary Cat. Yoo followed this by starring in the joseon-era romance film The Magician directed by Kim Dae-seung, in which he plays a circus magician who falls in love with a princess. Yoo was then cast in SBS's legal thriller series Remember as a lawyer with hyperthymesia who defends his father on death row.
In 2016, Yoo starred in the historical comedy film Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River as the titular character Kim Seon-dal. In 2017, he starred in MBC's historical melodrama The Emperor: Owner of the Mask and romantic-comedy I’m Not a Robot. In 2018, he was cast in SBS's high school drama My Strange Hero. In 2020, Yoo starred in the mystery thriller Memorist as a detective in the police force with the power to read people's memories. On May 22,2020 actor Yoo Seung-ho recently decided to appear as a male protagonist of the romantic revenge fantasy 'Superstar Miss Lee'  Yoo Seung-ho was scheduled to appear in film 'Firefighter', but when the filming was postponed in the aftermath of a novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19), Yoo Seung-ho got off the film project due to schedule problems.
Yoo enlisted for his mandatory military service in the army on March 5, 2013, where he reportedly became an instructor training new recruits. He was discharged on December 4, 2014.
|2002||The Way Home||Sang-woo|||
|2003||Happy Ero Christmas||Children's angel choir|||
|2004||Don't Tell Papa||Kim Cho-won|||
|2009||Astro Boy||Astro Boy (voice, Korean dubbed)|||
|City of Fathers||Kim Jong-chul|||
|4th Period Mystery||Han Jung-hoon|||
|2011||Leafie, A Hen into the Wild||Greenie (voice)|||
|2012||Fragments of Sweet Memories (3D short film)|||
|2016||Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River||Kim In-hong / Kim Seon-dal|||
|2000||Daddy Fish||Jung Da-um||MBC|||
|2001||Boys Don't Cry||Doo-san||Drama Special|
|It Happened in the Parking Lot|
|2003||All That Ramen||Joon-young|
|Winter Bird's Dream||Joon-ho|
|Love Letter||young Lee Woo-jin|
|2004||Hi, Clementine||Se-beom||Drama Special|
|Sweet Buns||young Lee Shin-hyuk|||
|Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin||young Yi Sun-sin||KBS1|||
|Precious Family||Park Joon-yi||KBS2|||
|2005||Sad Love Story||young Seo Joon-young||MBC|||
|Magic Warriors Mir & Gaon||Mir||KBS2|||
|2006||Beating Again||Wang Hae-ryong||Tooniverse|||
|2007||The King and I||young Seongjong||SBS|||
|The Legend||young Damdeok||MBC|
|2009||Queen Seondeok||Kim Chunchu|||
|You're Beautiful||Customer at convenience store||SBS||Cameo, episode 9|
|2010||Master of Study||Hwang Baek-hyun||KBS2|||
|Flames of Desire||Kim Min-jae||MBC|||
|2011||Warrior Baek Dong-soo||Yeo Woon||SBS|||
|2012||Operation Proposal||Kang Baek-ho||TV Chosun|||
|Arang and the Magistrate||Jade Emperor, King of Heaven||MBC|||
|Missing You||Kang Hyung-joon / Harry Borrison|||
|2013||Homo Academicus||Documentary narrator||KBS1||Narrator|||
|2015||Imaginary Cat||Hyun Jong-hyun||MBC Every 1|||
|2017||The Emperor: Owner of the Mask||Lee Sun||MBC|||
|2017–2018||I'm Not a Robot||Kim Min-kyu|||
|2018||Player||Lee Han-sang||OCN||Cameo, episode 1|||
|2018–2019||My Strange Hero||Kang Bok Soo||SBS|||
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Sales
|"I Believe in Love" (사랑을 믿어요)
(Yoo Seung-ho feat. IU)
||Road for Hope|
|2013||Travel Letter, Spring Snow, And...||Wisdom House||ISBN 9788959137268||Photobook|||
Awards and nominations
|2002||39th Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actor||The Way Home||Nominated|
|2003||24th Young Artist Awards||Best Young Performer in International Film||Won|||
|2005||KBS Drama Awards||Best Young Actor||Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin, Precious Family||Won|||
|2007||1st Korea Movie Star Awards||Heart Is...||Won|||
|SBS Drama Awards||The King and I||Won|||
|2008||2nd Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Hot Younger Male||N/A||Won|||
|2009||4th Andre Kim Best Star Awards||Male Star Award||N/A||Won|||
|MBC Drama Awards||Best New Actor||Queen Seondeok||Won|||
|2010||46th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (Film)||4th Period Mystery||Nominated|
|Best New Actor (TV)||Master of Study||Nominated|
|26th Korea Best Dressed Swan Awards||Best Dressed, TV Actor category||Won|||
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|2012||MBC Drama Awards||Arang and the Magistrate, Missing You||Nominated|
|2013||New Soldiers Education Unit||Excellence Award from the Battalion Commander||N/A||Won|
|2016||9th Korea Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||Remember||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Genre Drama||Won|||
|2017||MBC Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||The Emperor: Owner of the Mask||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Won|||
|2019||SBS Drama Awards||My Strange Hero||Nominated|
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- "Naul releases solo song 'Same Time'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 February 2015.
- Sung, So-young (9 October 2015). "Yoo Seung-ho to star as web cartoonist". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
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- "Yoo transforms into legendary conman". The Korea Times. 1 June 2016.
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- "Yoo Seung-ho cast as prince in new drama". The Korea Times. 12 October 2016.
- "[INTERVIEW] Yoo Seung-ho sheds child actor image with 'The Emperor'". The Korea Times. 23 July 2017.
- "Yoo Seung-ho joins cast of 'I'm Not a Robot'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 21 September 2017.
- "Yoo Seung-ho cast as lead in new SBS drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 5 September 2018.
- "Yoo Seung Ho to become national police officer in new drama "Memorist"". JTBC Plus. January 9, 2020.
- "Yoo Seung-ho's Loco King solidifying Superstar Miss Lee". Newsen. May 22, 2020.
- "Joo-won, Kwak Gyeong-taek's movie'Firefighter' returns to the screen?". NaverNews. April 14, 2020.
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- 성인배우 뺨치는 자연스런 연기력 갈채. JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). 23 November 2004.
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