Yoon Doo-joon in February 2017
July 4, 1989
Goyang, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Yun Du-jun|
Yoon Doo-joon was born in Goyang, South Korea on July 4, 1989. 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.
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.
He then moved to Cube Entertainment and was featured as a rapper in AJ's "Wipe the Tears". He later debuted as the leader of Beast. Their journey leading up to debut was showcased in their MTV documentary MTV B2ST.
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 4 other members of Beast.
Highlight (formerly known as Beast)
Doo-joon debuted as a leader of Beast in 2009. In 2016, he left label Cube Entertainment along with several other members. They have since reformed to promote as Highlight under Around Us Entertainment.
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. 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. The show ended with its last broadcast on August 15, 2010.
Doojoon was then chosen to model on an advertisement for premium jeans brand Buckaroo along with Shin Se-kyung. 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.
Doojoon debuted as an actor when he was cast in MBC's daily sitcom More Charming By The Day and All My Love. On December 29, 2010, Doojoon was awarded with the Rookie Comedy Award from the 2010 MBC Entertainment Awards for his performance.
In 2013, he featured in spy action drama Iris II. The same year, he starred tvN's slice-of-life drama Let's Eat. He reprised his role in the second season, Let's Eat 2 which aired in 2015. The same year, he starred in the MBC drama special Splash Splash Love.
|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|
|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|
|2012||Marrying the Mafia 5 – Return of the Family||Jang Young-min|
|2013||IRIS 2: The Movie||Seo Hyeon-woo|
|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|
|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|
|2008||Hot Blooded Men||Mnet||Cast||with 2PM and 2AM|
|2009 – 2010||MBC||Only One Secret Danbi||Cast|
|2015||SBS||Law of the Jungle - Samoa||Episode 186-193|
|tVN||Let's Eat with Friends||Season 2|
|2016 – 2018||KBS2||Battle Trip||Contestant||with Sul Min-seok (Episode 1)|
with Dongwoon (Episode 52-53)
with Gikwang (Episode 81-82)|
|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)|
|2018||KBS2||Ball Show Lee Young Pyo|
|2016||Hello Friends: Special||KBS||one part episode|
|2017||Raid the Convenience Store||tvN||Co-hosted along with Lee Soo-geun|
Awards and nominations
|2010||MBC Entertainment Awards||Rookie Comedy Award||All My Love & More Charming By the Day||Won|||
|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||Pending|
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