In November 2015
17 August 1993 |
Incheon, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Yu Seung-ho|
Yoo Seung-ho (Hangul: 유승호; Hanja: 俞承豪; born 17 August 1993) is a South Korean actor who rose to fame as a child actor in the film The Way Home (2002). After his two-year mandatory military service, he headlined the legal drama Remember: War of the Son (2015) and historical films The Magician (2015) and Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River (2016). In 2017, he will star in the melodrama Ruler: Master of the Mask.
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Career
- 3 Filmography
- 4 Discography
- 5 Bibliography
- 6 Ambassadorship
- 7 Awards and nominations
- 8 References
- 9 External links
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 television dramas. 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 Heart Is... (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).
2010-2012: Teen roles
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 was also one of the voice actors for 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.
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 9 April 2013.
2013-2014: Military service
Yoo enlisted for his mandatory military service as a regular soldier, without media fanfare, on 5 March 2013 where he reportedly worked as a trainer of new recruits. He drew praise for doing so at age 19 unlike most male Korean celebrities who choose to delay their enlistment until they turn 29. Yoo was discharged on 4 December 2014.
2015-present: Comeback with adult roles
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 – War of the Son as a lawyer with hyperthymesia who defends his father on death row.
In 2016, Yoo starred in Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River as the titular Kim Seon-dal. The film received positive reviews for its effective use of satire, and was a solid mid-level hit in Korea. In October 2016, Yoo was announced to be starring in MBC's historical melodrama Ruler: Master of the Mask, playing Crown Prince Lee Seon. The drama is slated for a 2017 release.
|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||MBC Best Theater "Boys Don't Cry"||Doo-san|
|MBC Best Theater "It Happened in the Parking Lot"|
|2003||MBC Best Theater "All That Ramen"||Joon-young|
|MBC Best Theater "Winter Bird's Dream"||Joon-ho|
|Love Letter||young Lee Woo-jin|
|2004||MBC Best Theater "Hi, Clementine"||Se-beom|
|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||Alien Sam||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
(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||Studying Humans||Documentary narrator||KBS1|
|2015||Imaginary Cat||Hyun Jong-hyun||MBC Every 1|
|2015-2016||Remember - War of the Son||Seo Jin-woo||SBS|
|2017||Ruler: Master of the Mask||Lee Seon||MBC|
|2002||"Have You Ever Been Lovesick?"||Lyn|
|2004||"I Was Thankful"||Tim|
|2008||"Don't Go, Don't Go"||Brown Eyes|
|"Lonely Life"||So Ji-sub|
|2009||"Take Care of Her"||Jo Sung-mo|
|"Lies (Part 1)"||T-ara|
|2010||"Like a Star"||Taeyeon and The One|
|"Believe in Love"||IU and Yoo Seung-ho|
|2011||"Whenever You Play That Song"||Huh Gak feat. LE of EXID|
|2015||"You From the Same Time"||Naul|
|2016||"I Don't Love You"||Urban Zakapa|
|2010||"Believe in Love"||Duet with IU|
|2013||Travel Letter, Spring Snow, And...||Wisdom House||ISBN 9788959137268||Photobook|
|2015||DMZ International Documentary Film Fest||with Chae Soo-bin|
Awards and nominations
|2002||Young Artist Awards||Recipient||The Way Home||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 (TV)||Master of Study||Nominated|
|26th Korea Best Dressed Swan Awards||Best Dressed, TV Actor category||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Best Couple Award with Park Ji-yeon||Nominated|
|Netizens' Award, Actor||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|2012||MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Arang and the Magistrate, Missing You||Nominated|
|2013||New Soldiers Education Unit||Excellence Award from the Battalion Commander||N/A||Won|
|2016||52nd Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actor (Film)||The Magician||Nominated|
|9th Korea Drama Awards||Best Actor, Top Excellence Award||Remember - War of the Son||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Genre Drama||Won|
|K-Wave Star Award||Nominated|
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