Yoon Doo-joon

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Yoon.
Yoon Doo-joon
Yoon Doo-joon in 2013
Background information
Also known as
  • Doojoon
  • Dujun
Born (1989-07-04) July 4, 1989 (age 27)
Goyang, South Korea
Origin South Korea
Genres
Occupation(s)
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–present
Labels Cube Entertainment
Associated acts Beast
Korean name
Hangul 윤두준
Hanja 尹斗俊
Revised Romanization Yun Du-jun
McCune–Reischauer Yun Tujun
Doojoon performing in Singapore at BEAST Ordinary Fanmeet 2015

Yoon Doo-joon (Hangul윤두준; hanja尹斗俊); born July 4, 1989) commonly known as Doojoon, is a South Korean idol singer, rapper, dancer, and actor. He is a member of the boy group Beast.

Biography[edit]

Yoon Doojoon 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] After his debut with the group, he became part of Danbi[5] and debuted as an actor through More Charming by the Day and All My Love.[6]

He finally debuted as the leader of Beast.[4] Their journey leading up to debut was showcased in their MTV documentary MTV B2ST.[7]

He currently attends Dongshin University as a student majoring in Broadcast Entertainment, under a full scholarship, along with 4 other members of Beast.[8][9]

Career[edit]

Beast[edit]

Beast (비스트, stylized as BEAST or B2ST) is a boy band from South Korea that consist of five members, under Cube Entertainment. They were originally known as B2ST, an acronym for Boys 2 Search the Top, however, their name was changed to BEAST (Boys of East Asia Standing Tall). They released their first mini-album Beast Is The B2ST on October 14, 2009 and made their first live performance on KBS's Music Bank 2 days later. The group has released a total of 8 mini-albums, "Beast is the B2ST", "Shock of the New Era", "Mastermind", "Lights Go On Again", "Midnight Sun", "Good Luck", "Time", "Ordinary" and 2 full-length albums called "Fiction and Fact" and "Hard to Love How to Love".

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] After a month from debut, he became a member of the reality-variety series Danbi, a segment part of MBC's Sunday Sunday Night line-up.[5] 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 actress Shin Sekyung.[11] When Girls' Generation member Taeyeon left MBC Radio FM4U 91.9Mhz Chin Chin Radio, he was chosen as a temporary DJ for two weeks together with solo singer IU.[12] Doo Joon was featured for G.NA's album title song "I’ll Back Off So You Can Live Better" music video along with other Beast member, Junhyung.[13]

Doojoon finally debuted as an actor when he was cast in MBC's daily sitcoms More Charming By The Day and All My Love.[6] On December 29, 2010, Doojoon was awarded with the Rookie Comedy Award from the 2010 MBC Entertainment Awards for his roles in All My Love and More Charming By The Day.[14] In 2013, he also starred in "Iris 2" as a supporting actor named Seo Hyunwoo. In late November 2013, it was revealed that Doojoon had been cast in tvN's drama titled Let's Eat as a main lead playing the character, Goo Daeyoung. Doojoon was thoroughly praised for his acting skills by the director and supporting casts. In April 2015, DooJoon reprised his role as Gu Dae-young in tvn series Let's Eat 2[15][16]

Discography[edit]

For Yoon Doojoon's works with BEAST, see Beast discography.

Productions[edit]

Year Contribution Title Artist Album
2009 Lyrics "Bad Girl" BEAST BEAST IS THE B2ST
Lyrics "BEAST is the B2ST" BEAST BEAST IS THE B2ST
2010 Lyrics "문이닫히면" ("When the Door Closes") BEAST (Doojoon & Dongwoon) My Story

Features and OST songs[edit]

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

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2012 가문의 영광5-가문의 귀환 (Marrying the Mafia 5 - Return of the Family) Jang Youngmin

Drama and sitcom[edit]

Year Network Title Role Note
2010 MBC More Charming By the Day Yoon Doo-joon recurring guest character
2010 – 2011 MBC All My Love Yoon Doo-joon recurring
2011 MBC A Thousand Kisses Yoon Ki-joon Ep. 6
2013 KBS2 IRIS 2 Seo Hyun-woo recurring
2013 - 2014 tvN Let's Eat Goo Dae-young Main role
2015 tvN Let's Eat 2 Goo Dae-young Main role
MBC Splash Splash Love King Lee Do one-act drama

shows[edit]

Year Network Title Notes
2008 Mnet Hot Blooded Men with 2PM and 2AM
2009 MTV MTV B2ST Documentary with Beast
KBS Star Golden Bell
2009-2010 MBC Only One Secret Danbi
2010 MTV MTV BEAST Almighty with Beast
MBC 2010 Idol Star Athletics Championships
MBC Every1 Idol Maid with Beast
KBS Star Golden Bell
2011 Mnet Japan Exciting CUBE TV
SBS Strong Heart
KBS2 Gag Concert
2012 SBS Running Man ep 104
MBC Weekly Idol ep 58-59 with Beast
MBC 2012 Idol Star Athletics Championships
2013 SBS Running Man ep 162 with Lee Gi-kwang
MBC Weekly Idol ep 109-110 with Beast
KBS The Human Condition
MBC 2013 Idol Star Athletics Championships
2014 MBC Every1 Showtime Burning the Beast with Beast
KBS2 Cool Kiz on the Block with Lee Gi-kwang
SBS TV Entertainment Tonight with Beast
MBC 2014 Idol Star Athletics Championships
MBC Weekly Idol ep 156 with Yang Yo-seob with Son Dong-woon
KBS Happy Together
Hello Counselor with Lee Gi-kwang with Yang Yo-seob with Son Dong-woon
MBC Weekly Idol ep 151 with Beast
2015 MBC 2015 Spring Season Idol Star Athletics Championships
SBS One Night with Lee Gi-kwang
tvN Let's Eat with Friends with Yang Yo-seob
MBC Weekly Idol ep 209 with Beast
KBS 2 Days & 1 Night Season 3 (with Beast)
KBS The Human Condition Season 3
MBC 2015 Autumn Season Idol Star Athletics Championships
SBS Law of the Jungle in Samoa (with Yong Jun-hyung)
2016 MBC Weekly Idol ep 239-240
MBC Infinite Challenge
KBS2 Batle Trip
MBC Weekly Idol ep 257-258 with Beast

Music video[edit]

Year Title Artist Album Title
2010 “꺼져 줄게 잘 살아" ("I'll Back Off So You Can Live") G.NA feat. Yong Junhyung Draw G's First Breath

Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominated Work Result
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 52. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  2. ^ "BEAST's Yoon Doojoon "I want to be a singer after seeing "BIGBANG DOCUMENTARY"". Newsen (in Korean). 2009-10-22. Retrieved 2010-05-25. 
  3. ^ a b "Doojoon almost starred in 'HighKick". Newsen (in Korean). 2009-11-02. Retrieved 2010-01-11. 
  4. ^ a b "‘Big Bang-2PM Elimination’ Jang Hyunseung-Yoon Doojoon, Ready to Debut on July". Newsen (in Korean). 2009-05-21. Retrieved 2010-01-29. 
  5. ^ a b Baek Ji-eun (2009-11-25). "Beast Yoon Doojoon went hiding? He's actually filming in Africa". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  6. ^ a b "BEAST's Yoon Doojoon "I feel assured with Jo Kwon & Gain," revealing his thoughts on acting". Sports Chosun (in Korean). 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  7. ^ "‘AJ & Eliminated Big Bang Member Joins Together to Form the 6 Member Boy Band B2ST’". Korea Economic Daily (in Korean). 2009-08-25. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  8. ^ "4 members of 6-member group BEAST enter DongShin University together on March 2". Star News (in Korean). 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  9. ^ "K-pop stars scholarships irk students". The Korea Times. 18 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  10. ^ (Korean)http://www.newsen.com/news_view.php?uid=201008051900591001
  11. ^ "BEAST's Yoon Doojoon was chosen to model jeans with Shin Sae Kyung". Arts News (in Korean). 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 
  12. ^ "TaeYeon leaves "Chin Chin", Yoon DooJoon-IU are temporary DJs, official follow-up DJ not chosen yet". Newsen (in Korean). 2010-04-21. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
  13. ^ "Beast's Yoon Doojoon's first try in acting as 'lovers' with Gina's (previously in Five Girls) music video". Newsen. 2010-07-09. Retrieved 2010-07-11. 
  14. ^ a b "Beast's Yoon Doojoon Wins Rookie Comedy Award at the MBC Entertainment Awards". Newsen (in Korean). 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 
  15. ^ "Beast’s Doojoon Confirmed for "Let’s Eat 2," along with Other New Cast Members". Soompi. 2015-01-22. Retrieved 2015-01-23. 
  16. ^ Hong, Soo Jung (23 January 2015). "Let′s Eat 2 Confirms Cast with B2ST′s Yoon Du Jun, Seo Hyun Jin and More". eNewsWorld. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 

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