Yoon Kyun-sang

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Yoon Kyun-sang
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Yoon in February 2017
Born (1987-03-31) March 31, 1987 (age 33)
OccupationActor, model
Years active2012–present
AgentHooxi Creative
Korean name
Revised RomanizationYun Gyun-sang
McCune–ReischauerYun Kyunsang

Yoon Kyun-sang (born March 31, 1987) is a South Korean actor who drew attention with his supporting roles in the television series Pinocchio (2014), Six Flying Dragons (2015–2016) and The Doctors (2016). He then played lead roles in The Rebel (2017), Clean with Passion for Now (2018) and Class of Lies (2019).


Before becoming an actor, he initially worked as a model. Respecting his father's wishes, he then joined the army and completed his mandatory military service. In 2012 he debuted as an actor, starring in the historical drama Faith.[1] He was then cast in the sports film No Breathing as a swimmer, and as the youngest detective in crime thriller Gap-dong.[2] Yoon achieved acting recognition with his supporting role in the television series, Pinocchio.[3][4]

In 2015, Yoon starred alongside Ha Ji-won and Lee Jin-wook in The Time We Were Not in Love, a remake of the Taiwanese drama In Time with You.[5] The same year, he was cast in the historical drama Six Flying Dragons.[6] He played a dim-witted boy who eventually becomes the greatest swordsman of Josen, rising to the head of the royal bodyguard unit that defends the king.[7][8]

In 2016, Yoon starred in the popular medical drama The Doctors, as an heir to a large corporation, who became a doctor to escape the fight for inheritance.[9][10][8] Yoon's acting in Six Flying Dragons earned him a Best New Actor award at the Grimae Awards.[11] Yoon became a cast member of the third season of reality cooking show Three Meals a Day - Fishing Village.[12]

In 2017, Yoon was cast in his first leading role in historical drama The Rebel, as the titular character, Hong Gil-dong.[13] Yoon returned to join the cast of the fourth season of reality cooking show Three Meals a Day - Sea Ranch.[14][15] Yoon landed his second leading role in SBS' crime drama Oh, the Mysterious.[16][17]

In 2018, Yoon was cast in the romantic comedy drama Clean with Passion for Now.[18]

In July 2019, he is set to return to small screen with school crime drama Class of Lies playing double characters of a lawyer who works undercover as a teacher at an elite high school trying to discover the truth behind a murder.[19]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2012 Faith Deok-man SBS
2014 Gap-dong Youngest detective tvN
2014–2015 Pinocchio Ki Jae-myung SBS
2015 The Time We Were Not in Love Cha Seo-hoo
2015–2016 Six Flying Dragons Moo-hyul
2016 Gogh, The Starry Night Police officer Sohu ((cameo), ep. 18) [20]
The Doctors Jung Yoon-do SBS
2017 The Rebel Hong Gil-dong MBC
While You Were Sleeping couple in meadow SBS (cameo), ep. 21 [21]
2017–2018 Oh, the Mysterious Oh Il-seung/Kim Jong-sam
2018–2019 Clean with Passion for Now Jang Seon-kyul JTBC
2019 The Nokdu Flower Moo-hyul SBS (cameo), ep. 13-14
Class of Lies Ki Moo-hyuk / Ki Kang-jae OCN [22]


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Forbidden Games Hyun-joon
No Breathing Swimming team member 1
2015 You Call It Passion Woo Ji-han [23]
TBA Chiaksan Lee Min-jun [24]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2016 Running Man SBS Guest ( Episode : 304)
Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 3 tvN Cast member
2017 Three Meals a Day: Sea Ranch
Oppa Thinking MBC Guest
2019 I Live Alone
2020 – present The House Detox tvN Host with Shin Ae-ra and Park Na-rae [25]
2020 Hometown Flex Guest

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist Note
2013 "Curious" What Women Want feat. Jung Yup [26]
2014 "Girlfriend" Uniqnote feat. Bobby Kim and Jung Yup [27]
2020 "Trumpet Creeper (능소화)" Ahn Yeeun ( 안예은)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2015 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Six Flying Dragons, The Time We Were Not in Love Won [8]
2016 5th APAN Star Awards Best New Actor The Doctors Won [28]
29th Grimae Awards Best New Actor Six Flying Dragons Won [11]
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Genre Drama The Doctors Nominated
2017 10th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor The Rebel Nominated
1st The Seoul Awards Best Actor (Drama) Nominated
2018 Korea's First Brand Awards Best Male Actor Won [29]
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Nominated
Popularity Award, Actor Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday–Tuesday Drama Oh, the Mysterious Nominated


  1. ^ "신예 윤균상, "'신의' 출연 아직도 실감나지 않아" [인터뷰]". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 29 November 2012.
  2. ^ "'피노키오' 윤균상, 짧지만 강한 임팩트…시청자에 '눈도장'". Hankyung (in Korean). 13 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Who is Yoon Kyun-sang from "Pinocchio"?". Hancinema. Sports Hanooki. 3 February 2015.
  4. ^ Jung, Han-ah (4 March 2015). "BNT Interview: Yoon Kyun Sang, "Bromance with Lee Jong Suk? We're close friends, he's a reliable advisor"". BNTNews. Retrieved 2015-05-05.
  5. ^ ""The Time I Loved You" Yoon Kyun-sang, a pianist". Hancinema. Star Money. 15 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Yoon Kyun-sang to star in "Six Flying Dragons"". Hancinema. Ilgan Sports. 11 May 2015.
  7. ^ "'Six Flying Dragons' Yoon Kyun-sang's Moo-hyool vs the Moo-hyool in 'Deep-rooted Tree'". Hancinema. Osen. 4 September 2015.
  8. ^ a b c "Rising star Yoon Gyun-sang on his streak of TV hits: After success in period and medical dramas, actor looks to the future". Korea JoongAng Daily. 5 September 2016.
  9. ^ ""Doctors" Yoon Kyun-sang, "A doctor who's a golden spoon and cold but warm"". Hancinema. Star Money. 9 June 2016.
  10. ^ "Even veteran actors are rookies in TV series 'Doctors'". Yonhap News Agency. 15 June 2016.
  11. ^ a b 윤균상 '육룡이 나르샤로 신인연기상 수상'. TV Daily (in Korean). 15 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Singer helps 'Three Meals a Day' end with success". The Korea Times. 27 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Yoon Kyun-sang anticipates upcoming outlaw role". Kpop Herald. 6 December 2016.
  14. ^ Bae Jung Hee (22 July 2017). "이서진x에릭x윤균상 '삼시세끼' 바다목장 편, 8월 4일 첫방 확정". Asia Today (in Korean).
  15. ^ "'Three Meals a Day' PD 'content' with Eric Mun, Yoon Kyun-sang". Kpop Herald. 6 October 2016.
  16. ^ Park Pan-seok (13 October 2017). "[공식입장] '의문의일승' 윤균상X정혜성 캐스팅 확정..'사온' 후속". OSEN (in Korean).
  17. ^ Hong You-kyoung (14 October 2017). "SBS names lead actors for 'Doubtful Victory'". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2017-10-16.
  18. ^ "윤균상, '일단 뜨겁게 청소하라' 출연 확정… 김유정X송재림과 호흡". Naver (in Korean). TenAsia. 8 June 2018.
  19. ^ "극과 극"…'미스터 기간제' 윤균상, '잠입 작전' 티저 포스터 공개. Xport News (in Korean). 11 June 2019.
  20. ^ [단독] 윤균상, '피노키오' 조수원 감독과 재회…웹드라마 '고호' 특별출연. Star MBN (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-06-21.
  21. ^ "[단독] 윤균상X이성경, '당잠사' 특별출연…이종석+'닥터스' 의리". TV Report (in Korean). 21 June 2017.
  22. ^ Park Soo-young (2019-05-22). ""윤균상 패기 폭발"..OCN '미스터기간제', 에너지 뿜뿜 첫 대본리딩 [Oh!쎈 컷]". OSEN (in Korean).
  23. ^ ‘열정같은소리하고있네’ 류덕환-윤균상, 여심 저격 예고…‘훈훈 폭발’. Hankyung (in Korean). 5 November 2015.
  24. ^ Lee Seul (March 4, 2021). "[단독]윤균상·김예원·이태환·연제욱·배그린, 영화 '치악산' 라인업". nc.asiae (in Korean). Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  25. ^ https://m.post.naver.com/viewer/postView.nhn?volumeNo=28660811&memberNo=25041664&vType=VERTICAL
  26. ^ '그녀는 예뻤다' 신혜선, '무휼' 윤균상과 달달 연인 케미 폭발 "훈남훈녀". WOW TV (in Korean). 11 November 2015.
  27. ^ ‘피노키오’ 윤균상, 가수 유니크 노트 ‘여자친구’ 뮤직비디오 속 폭발적인 연기 화제. TopStarNews (in Korean). 13 November 2014.
  28. ^ "[2016 APAN] 송중기, 생애 첫 대상 해냈다…조진웅 최우수상 (종합)" [Winners Announced For The 2016 APAN Star Awards]. My Daily (in Korean). 2 October 2016.
  29. ^ Lee Seung-gil (6 November 2017). [공식] 소미·청하·육성재·정채연, 2018년 이끌 브랜드 선정. My Daily (in Korean).

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