Yoon Doo-joon

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Yoon Doo-joon
Yoon Doo-joon in February 2017.jpg
Yoon Doo-joon in February 2017
Native name
Yoon Doo-joon

(1989-07-04) July 4, 1989 (age 30)
Goyang, South Korea
Other namesDujun
  • Singer
  • actor
Musical career
Years active2009–present
Associated actsHighlight
Korean name
Revised RomanizationYun Du-jun
McCune–ReischauerYun Tujun

Yoon Doo-joon (born July 4, 1989), better known mononymously as Doojoon, is a South Korean singer and actor. He is the leader of the South Korean boy group Highlight.

Early life[edit]

Yoon Doo-joon was born in Goyang, South Korea on July 4, 1989.[1] His dream of becoming a high school Physical Education teacher changed suddenly during his second year of high school after watching MTV's Big Bang Documentary. His parents and teachers didn't agree with him at first. However, he pleaded them to register him for music school and he soon started auditioning to become a singer.[2]

Doojoon then became a trainee of JYP Entertainment and was featured in the Mnet documentary Hot Blooded Men, a reality program that shows the preparation for their debut, with 2AM and 2PM, but he was eliminated along the course of the show.[3]

He then moved to Cube Entertainment and was featured as a rapper in AJ's "Wipe the Tears".[4] He later debuted as the leader of Beast.[4] Their journey leading up to debut was showcased in their MTV documentary MTV B2ST.[5]

He graduated from Kyung Hee Cyber University in post-modern musicology. He currently attends Dongshin University as a student majoring in Broadcast Entertainment, under a full scholarship, along with 3 other members of Beast.[6][7]


Highlight (formerly known as Beast)[edit]

Doo-joon debuted as a leader of Beast in 2009.[4] In 2016, he left label Cube Entertainment along with several other members. They have since reformed to promote as Highlight under Around Us Entertainment.[8]

Solo career[edit]

Before his debut with Beast, he auditioned for High Kick Through the Roof and was offered a role in the sitcom, but he turned it down to focus on his music career.[3] A month after debut, he became a member of the reality-variety series Danbi, a segment part of MBC's Sunday Sunday Night line-up.[9] The show ended with its last broadcast on August 15, 2010.[10]

Doojoon was then chosen to model on an advertisement for premium jeans brand Buckaroo along with Shin Se-kyung.[11] Doojoon was also featured for G.NA's album title song "I'll Back Off So You Can Live Better" music video along with fellow Beast member, Junhyung.[12]

Doojoon debuted as an actor when he was cast in MBC's daily sitcom More Charming By The Day and All My Love.[13] On December 29, 2010, Doojoon was awarded with the Rookie Comedy Award from the 2010 MBC Entertainment Awards for his performance.[14]

In 2013, he featured in spy action drama Iris II.[15] The same year, he starred tvN's slice-of-life drama Let's Eat.[16] He reprised his role in the second season, Let's Eat 2 which aired in 2015.[17][18] The same year, he starred in the MBC drama special Splash Splash Love.[19]

In 2018, Doojoon starred in the romance drama Radio Romance.[20] The same year, he reprised his role in the third season of the Let's Eat franchise.[21][22]

Military enlistment[edit]

Yoon enlisted for mandatory military duty on August 24, 2018.[23][24]


Songwriting credits[edit]

Year Album Artist Song Lyrics Music
Credited With Credited With
2009 Beast Is the B2ST BEAST "Beast Is the B2ST" Yes BEAST No Shin Sa Dong Tiger, Choi Gyu Seong
"Bad Girl" Yes BEAST, Lee Sang Ho, Shin Sa Dong Tiger No Lee Sang Ho, Shin Sa Dong Tiger
2010 My Story BEAST (Doojoon & Dongwoon) "When the Door Closes" Yes Son Dong-woon No Rado


Year Title Artist Album
2011 "본 아뻬띠 (맛있게 드세요)"

("Bon Appetit (Enjoy Your Meal)")

Yangpa feat. Yoon Doojoon Elegy Nouveau
"안을까 말까" ("Should I Hug or Not") Junhyung, & Kikwang, himself SUPER MARKET – the Half

(Shinsadong Tiger Project Album)

"Loving U" Jang Hyunseung, Yang Yoseob, himself 몽땅 내 사랑 (All My Love) OST
"키덜트" ("Kidult") Eluphant feat. Yoon Doojoon Man On The Earth
2015 "Without You" Yoseob, Dongwoon, himself Scholar Who Walks the Night OST



Year Title Role
2012 Marrying the Mafia 5 – Return of the Family Jang Young-min
2013 IRIS 2: The Movie Seo Hyeon-woo

Television series[edit]

Year Network Title Role Note
2010 MBC More Charming By the Day Yoon Doo-joon Recurring role
2010–2011 MBC All My Love
2011 A Thousand Kisses Yoon Ki-joon Cameo
JTBC I Live in Cheongdam-dong Yoon Doo-joon
2013 KBS2 Iris II: New Generation Seo Hyun-woo Supporting role
2013–2014 tvN Let's Eat Goo Dae-young Lead role
2015 Let's Eat 2
MBC Splash Splash Love King Lee-do 2 episode drama special
2016 tvN Hey Ghost, Let's Fight Goo Dae-young Cameo[25][26]
2017 Because This Is My First Life Oscar
2018 KBS2 Radio Romance Ji Su-ho Lead role
tvN Let's Eat 3 Goo Dae-young

Reality show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2008 Hot Blooded Men Mnet Cast with 2PM and 2AM

Variety show[edit]

Year Network Title Role Notes
2009 – 2010 MBC Only One Secret Danbi Cast
2015 SBS Law of the Jungle - Samoa Episode 186-193[27]
tVN Let's Eat with Friends Season 2[28]
2016 – 2018 KBS2 Battle Trip Contestant with Sul Min-seok (Episode 1)
with Dongwoon (Episode 52-53)
with Gikwang (Episode 81-82)|[29]
2017 tVN Mr. Baek: The Homemade Food Master 3 Cast
MBC Living Together in Empty Room with Lim Ju-eun and DinDin (Episodes 20–22)[30][31]
2018 KBS2 Ball Show Lee Young Pyo


Year Title Network Notes
2016 Hello Friends: Special KBS one part episode
2017 Raid the Convenience Store tvN Co-hosted along with Lee Soo-geun[32]

Awards and nominations[edit]

See also List of awards and nominations received by Highlight

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2010 MBC Entertainment Awards Rookie Comedy Award All My Love & More Charming By the Day Won [14]
2015 tvN go Awards Rising Actor Award Let's Eat Won
2016 tvN10 Awards Romantic-Comedy King Let's Eat 2 Nominated
Best Kiss Award (with Seo Hyun-jin) Nominated
2018 3rd Asia Artist Awards Popularity Award - Actor N/A Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Award (with Kim So-hyun) Radio Romance Nominated


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  2. ^ "BEAST's Yoon Doojoon "I want to be a singer after seeing "BIGBANG DOCUMENTARY"". Newsen (in Korean). October 22, 2009.
  3. ^ a b "Doojoon almost starred in 'HighKick". Newsen (in Korean). November 2, 2009.
  4. ^ a b c "'Big Bang-2PM Elimination' Jang Hyunseung-Yoon Doojoon, Ready to Debut on July". Newsen (in Korean). May 21, 2009.
  5. ^ "'AJ & Eliminated Big Bang Member Joins Together to Form the 6 Member Boy Band B2ST'". Korea Economic Daily (in Korean). August 25, 2009. Archived from the original on April 5, 2012.
  6. ^ "4 members of 6-member group BEAST enter DongShin University together on March 2". Star News (in Korean). March 1, 2010.
  7. ^ "K-pop stars scholarships irk students". The Korea Times. July 18, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2011.
  8. ^ "윤·용·양·이·손, 新그룹명은 하이라이트 [공식입장 전문]". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved February 24, 2017.
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  10. ^ "'일밤-단비' 15일 종영, 가을개편 뒤 부활 검토 중". Newsen (in Korean). August 6, 2010.
  11. ^ "BEAST's Yoon Doojoon was chosen to model jeans with Shin Sae Kyung". Arts News (in Korean). January 13, 2010.
  12. ^ "Beast's Yoon Doojoon's first try in acting as 'lovers' with Gina's (previously in Five Girls) music video". Newsen. July 9, 2010.
  13. ^ "BEAST's Yoon Doojoon "I feel assured with Jo Kwon & Gain," revealing his thoughts on acting". Sports Chosun (in Korean). October 25, 2010.
  14. ^ a b "Beast's Yoon Doojoon Wins Rookie Comedy Award at the MBC Entertainment Awards". Newsen (in Korean). December 19, 2010. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  15. ^ "엠블랙 이준 "비스트 윤두준이 라이벌? 사실은…"". e2news.com (in Korean). February 8, 2013.
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  17. ^ Hong, Soo Jung (January 23, 2015). "Let′s Eat 2 Confirms Cast with B2ST′s Yoon Du Jun, Seo Hyun Jin and More". eNewsWorld. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
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  19. ^ "Yoon Doo-joon to appear in 'Pongdang Pongdang LOVE'". Kpop Herald. December 9, 2015.
  20. ^ "Yoon Doo-joon confirms lead role in 'Radio Romance'". Kpop Herald. November 9, 2017.
  21. ^ "[SBS Star] Yoon Du Jun to Return on 'Let's Eat Season 3' as the Male Lead". SBS News. April 11, 2018.
  22. ^ "Yoon Doo-joon hints at 'Let's Eat 3: Begins'". Kpop Herald. July 10, 2018.
  23. ^ "Fans shocked: Yoon Doo-joon suddenly heads for military duty". The Korea Times. August 23, 2018.
  24. ^ "Yoon Doo-joon must report for duty Friday". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 23, 2018.
  25. ^ "Yoon Doo-joon makes cameo on "Let's Fight, Ghost"". Kpop Herald. August 31, 2016.
  26. ^ "Yoon Doo-joon to show loyalty in tvN's "This Life Is Our First Life"". Hancinema. Osen. September 11, 2017.
  27. ^ "BEAST′s Yoon Du Jun and Yong Jun Hyung Confirmed for ′The Jungle′ in Samoa". Mwave. September 23, 2015.
  28. ^ "'Let's Eat 2' spin-off to premiere Wednesday". Kpop Herald. August 4, 2015.
  29. ^ "HIGHLIGHT Yoon Dujun & Lee Gi Kwang in Manchester, England! [Battle Trip]". KBSWORLD. 16 March 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  30. ^ Lee Ah-young (August 10, 2017). "윤두준·딘딘·임주은, '발칙한 동거' 합류…"현재 촬영 중" (공식입장)". Xports News (in Korean). Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  31. ^ Park Hye-mi (August 11, 2017). "[단독] 윤두준X딘딘X임주은 '발칙한 동거' 시작 "9일 첫촬영"". Asia Economic Daily (in Korean). Retrieved August 11, 2017.
  32. ^ "TV shows turn to conversation, introspection". The Korea Herald. January 2, 2017.

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