Yoon in July 2017
September 26, 1986
Suncheon, South Jeolla Province, South Korea
|Alma mater||Kyonggi University, Majoring Arts|
|Revised Romanization||Yun Si-yun|
|Revised Romanization||Yun Dong-gu|
Yoon Shi-yoon (Hangul: 윤시윤; born Yoon Dong-gu on September 26, 1986) is a South Korean actor and television personality. He is best known for his leading roles in King of Baking, Kim Takgu (2010), Flower Boys Next Door (2013), Hit the Top (2017) and Grand Prince (2018). In 2016, he became a member of the variety show 2 Days & 1 Night.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Filmography
- 5 Discography
- 6 Awards and nominations
- 7 References
- 8 External links
Yoon was born Yoon Dong-gu, a name he used until an official change of name upon his entry into college, in a small town in Suncheon. He is the only child of his family, and was raised by his grandparents. At the time, while peers of his age went to kindergarten and learned English, Yoon went to seodang, a traditional school that taught Confucianism, and learned Chinese characters. Yoon's unique childhood was then unveiled through his song "Grandpa's Bicycle" for Barefooted Friends.
2009–2010: Rising popularity and breakthrough
Yoon debuted in the daily sitcom High Kick Through the Roof and rose to fame for his role as a semi-rebellious teenager. He was nominated for Best New Actor in TV at the Baeksang Arts Awards, and won MBC's Best Couple award with his co-star Shin Se-kyung.
The following year, Yoon was cast as the main character in the slice-of-life television series King of Baking, Kim Takgu. The drama's writer, Kang Eun-kyung, saw Yoon in High Kick Through the Roof and picked him for the role. The series was one of the most watched shows in South Korea in 2010 with a final episode viewership rating of 50.8%; and Yoon became a household name in Korea. Due to the drama's popularity, Yoon and co-star Lee Young-ah were named promotional ambassadors for North Chungcheong Province.
2011–2014: Leading roles
In 2011, Yoon was cast over Kim Jaewon, who suffered from multiple injuries, in the romantic-comedy Me Too, Flower!. He played a millionaire masquerading as a parking attendant and entering into relationship with an abrasive female police officer (Lee Ji-ah). However, the drama scored low viewership ratings and had to be pre-empted.
In 2012, Yoon starred in the Japanese web drama Brand Guardians, based on a story about a Korean youth who travels to Japan to make it as a fashion stylist. The project was orchestrated by the JAFIC (Japan Apparel-Fashion Industry Council) to increase awareness of Japanese fashion. He then filmed his first Chinese drama Happy Noodles. On December 8, Yoon won the Popular Star Prize in China at the 2012 Asia Top 10 Popular Star Awards by CETV.
In 2013, he starred in the cable series Flower Boys Next Door, the third installment of tvN 's "flower boy" series. Yoon plays a genius game developer, who accidentally enters the life of a modern Rapunzel (played by Park Shin-hye). The series was the highest sold cable drama ever to Japan. Yoon then became a cast member of Barefooted Friends, which was his first variety show. In October, Yoon was cast in KBS's romantic comedy series Prime Minister & I alongside Lee Beom-soo and Girls' Generation's Yoona.
2016–present: Comeback from military service
After completing military service, Yoon starred in JTBC's historical fantasy drama Mirror of the Witch, playing Joseon's famous doctor Heo Jun. The drama is a fiction story about Heo Jun in his young age and his journey to lift a curse for a princess (played by Kim Sae-ron), whom he later fell in love with. Since May 2016, he became a regular cast member of the third season of popular variety show 2 Days & 1 Night.
In October 2016, Yoon was cast in a three-episode miniseries, Romance Full of Life, which is part of MBC's 9-episode miniseries, Three Color Fantasy. The drama premiered in March 2017. The same year, Yoon starred in KBS2's youth drama Hit the Top.
In 2018, Yoon starred in the historical romance melodrama Grand Prince. The series was a ratings success becoming the highest rated TV Chosun drama since the network's establishment in 2011. He next starred in the legal drama Your Honor, playing double roles as a judge and convict. In the same year Yoon was cast in the film Private Woman alongside Kim Yoon-hye. Yoon will play the role of a man who has a big scar on his heart and sentimental memories from his relationship with his first love.
Yoon is addicted to books. He has over 2000 books at home.
On April 28, 2014, Yoon secretly enlisted into the Republic of Korea Marine Corps. Yoon had previously expressed his desire to enlist secretly, in order to avoid harming other soldiers. On January 27, 2016, Yoon completed his military service.
|2010||Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp||Kwan-woo|||
|2014||Mr. Perfect||Baek Se-jin|||
|2009||High Kick Through the Roof||Jung Joon-hyuk||MBC|||
|2010||King of Baking, Kim Takgu||Kim Tak-gu||KBS2|||
|Once Upon a Time In Saengchori||Park Shi-yoon||tvN||cameo|||
|2011||Me Too, Flower!||Seo Jae-hee||MBC|||
|2011-2012||High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged||Yoon Shi-yoon||cameo, ep 88|||
|2012||Brand Guardians||Ha Woo-joo|||
|2013||Flower Boys Next Door||Enrique Geum||tvN|||
|Happy Noodles||Xiu Can||ZJSTV|||
|2013-2014||Prime Minister & I||Kang In-ho||KBS2|||
|2016||My Horrible Boss||new recruit Yoon Shi-yoon||JTBC||cameo, episode 16|||
|Mirror of the Witch||Heo Jun|||
|2017||Three Color Fantasy - Romance Full of Life||So In-sung||MBC|||
|Hit the Top||Yoo Hyun-jae||KBS2|||
|2018||Smashing on Your Back||Yoon Shi-yoon||TV Chosun||cameo, episode 44|||
|Grand Prince||Lee Hwi / Prince Eun Sung|||
|Your Honor||Han Soo-ho / Han Kang-ho||SBS|||
|2012||Fanfare of the Little Band||KBS1|||
|2013||Barefooted Friends||SBS||Main cast|||
|2016–present||2 Days & 1 Night||KBS2|||
|2017||Your Big Question||SBS||Presenter|||
|2018||Law of the Jungle in Sabah||Cast member|||
|2013||KBS Song Festival||KBS|||
|2010||High Kick Through The Roof OST||"The Road to Me"|||
|King of Baking, Kim Takgu OST||"Only You"|||
|2013||Flower Boys Next Door OST||"I want to Date You "|||
|Barefooted Friends My Song, My Story||"Grandpa's Bicycle" (ft Juniel, Tablo)|||
|2017||Hit the Top OST||"Say it" (J2, with Hong Kyung-min)|||
|2018||N/A||"You Are Just Like the Spring"|||
|"I Will Tell You"|||
|2009||"Lonely Voyage"||Kim Dong-ryool|||
|2010||"I Promise You"||Park Hyo-shin|||
|2017||"Still There"||Shin Hye-sung|||
Awards and nominations
|2009||MBC Entertainment Awards||Best New Actor in Comedy/Sitcom||High Kick Through the Roof||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Shin Se-kyung||Won|||
|2010||46th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor in TV||Nominated|
|3rd Korea Drama Awards||Best New Actor||King of Baking, Kim Takgu||Won|||
|18th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards||Popularity Award, Actor||Won|||
|11th Korean Entertainment Culture Awards||Male Grand Prize (Daesang) for Drama||Won|||
|KBS Drama Awards||Best Couple Award with Lee Young-ah||Won|||
|Popularity Award, Actor||Nominated|
|Best New Actor||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Production Drama||Won|||
|2011||47th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor in TV||Nominated|
|2012||2012 Asia Top 10 Popular Star Awards||Top Ten Asian Stars||N/A||Won|||
|2016||KBS Entertainment Awards||Rookie Award in Variety||2 Days & 1 Night||Won|||
|2018||6th APAN Star Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Grand Prince||Nominated|||
- "My Name Is... Yoon Si-yoon". 10Asia. 8 December 2009.
- "Actor Yoon Si-yoon of High Kick Through the Roof Top". 10Asia. 18 March 2010.
- "Writer Kang Eun-kyeong: 'Yoon Si-yoon Is Miraculous Actor'". KBS World. 17 September 2010.
- "[INTERVIEW] Actor Yoon Si-yoon - Part 1". 10Asia. 8 October 2010.
- "[INTERVIEW] Actor Yoon Si-yoon - Part 2". 10Asia. 8 October 2010.
- "[INTERVIEW] Actor Yoon Si-yoon - Part 3". 10Asia. 8 October 2010.
- "Who Grabbed the Spotlight in 2010?". The Chosun Ilbo. 31 December 2010.
- "Actors from Hit Soap Tapped to Promote North Chungcheong Province". The Chosun Ilbo. 15 September 2010.
- "Kim Su-ro says "Yoon Si-yoon is truly remarkable"". 10Asia. 19 July 2010.
- "School horror sequel offers few reasons to scream". Korea JoongAng Daily. 30 July 2010.
- "Yoon Si-yoon cast as male lead in upcoming E Ji-ah TV series". 10Asia. 14 October 2011.
- "Yoon Si-yoon to star in Japanese internet movie". Korea JoongAng Daily. 8 May 2012.
- "Yoon Shi Yoon cast in Chinese drama 'Happy Noodles'". enewsWorld. 26 March 2013.
- "Yoon Si Yoon receives Popular Star Prize in China". Star News. 9 December 2012.
- "Park Shin-hye, Yoon Si-yoon to Pair Up in New Rom-com Drama". 10Asia. 31 October 2012.
- "At 26, Yoon Si-yoon breaks out of his shell". Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 March 2013.
- "'Flower Boys Next Door' Is Sold to Japan for Record Amount". enewsWorld. 28 January 2013.
- "Super Junior′s Eunhyuk, Kim Hyun Joong, Yoon Shi Yoon and More to Join Kang Ho Dong in New SBS Show". enewsWorld. 27 March 2013.
- "Yoon Si-yoon, Chae Jung-an Join YoonA's New Drama". 10Asia. 23 October 2013.
- "Actor Yoon Si-yoon to shoot new film starting tomorrow". 10Asia. 28 January 2011.
- "A new twist on a historical role". Korea JoongAng Daily. 16 May 2016.
- "Yoon Shi-yoon to cohost 'Two Days, One Night'". Kpop Herald. 15 April 2016.
- "MBC, '세가지색 판타지'로 색다른 실험…내년 초 방송 예정". Xports News (in Korean). 27 October 2016.
- "윤시윤·김민재, 유호진PD 신작 '최고의 한방' 주연 확정". Hankyung Ilbo (in Korean). 16 March 2017.
- "3 Stars Go Back in Time in Period Drama". The Chosun Ilbo. 1 March 2018.
- "Stars Celebrate Grand Finale of TV Series with Fans". The Chosun Ilbo. May 10, 2018.
- "'The King' wants to enter the jungle : After breaking ratings records, Yoon Si-yoon isn't ready to take a rest". Korea JoongAng Daily. 21 May 2018.
- "Will Yoon Shi-yoon repeat past success with 'Dear Judge'?". Kpop Herald. 14 May 2018.
- Kim Bo-ra (20 September 2018). "[단독] 윤시윤♥김윤혜, 영화 '사적인 그녀' 캐스팅..연인 호흡". OSEN (in Korean).
- "Yoon Shi Yoon searches for Little Prince and shares his love for books". enewsWorld. 28 February 2013.
- "Yoon Si-yoon heads to military duty". Korea JoongAng Daily. 29 April 2014.
- "[Exclusive] Yoon Shi Yoon Secretly Enlist in Marine". enewsWorld. 28 April 2014.
- "Yoon Shi-yoon discharged from military". Kpop Herald. 27 January 2016.
- "윤시윤, '생초리' 까메오 출연… "촬영장 너무 편해 탈"". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). 18 January 2011.
- "윤시윤, 박하선 첫사랑으로 '하이킥3' 깜짝출연". The Donga Ilbo (in Korean). 2 February 2012.
- "윤시윤, '욱씨남정기' 특별 출연…러블리 신입사원 변신". 10Asia (in Korean). 7 May 2016.
- "윤시윤, '너의등짝에스매싱' 카메오 출연..김병욱과 인연". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 21 February 2018.
- "Yoon Shi Yoon to Narrate a Documentary on Children′s Band". enewsWorld. 29 December 2012.
- "'빅퀘스천' 윤시윤 "결혼 적령기, 현실로 다가오니 고민 많다"". Nate (in Korean). 8 January 2017.
- "miss A's Suzy, Yoon Shi Yoon and Lee Hwi Jae Confirmed as MCs for '2013 KBS Music Festival'". enewsWorld. 13 December 2013.
- "윤시윤-설인아, '2018 드림콘서트' MC 발탁". Ilgan Sports (in Korean). 16 April 2018.
- "윤시윤, 러브송 '내게 오는 길' 음원 사이트 공개". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 9 February 2010.
- "윤시윤 '너 하나만' 제빵왕 김탁구 테마곡 관심집중". Seoul (in Korean). 19 August 2010.
- "Yoon Shi Yoon Lends his Voice for 'Flower Boys Next Door'". enewsWorld. 8 February 2013.
- "윤시윤 할아버지의 자전거, 동화같은 무대 감동(맨발의친구들)". Newsen (in Korean). 18 August 2013.
- "'최고의 한방' 윤시윤X홍경민, 90년대 인기그룹 J2 결성". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). 24 May 2017.
- "윤시윤, 첫 디지털 싱글 '봄을 닮은 너' 발매". Star News (in Korean). 5 April 2018.
- "Yoon Si Yoon Releases Another Solo Track That Melts Your Heart". SBS News. 1 June 2018.
- "Yoon Si Yoon to Release His 3rd Single 'Downhill'". SBS News. 26 July 2018.
- "윤시윤 "김동률 '고독한 항해' 뮤비로 데뷔…고독하게 뛰었다"". Asia Today (in Korean). 11 June 2016.
- "윤시윤, 박효신 뮤직비디오서 '차도남'으로 깜짝 변신". Asia Economy (in Korean). 14 December 2010.
- "신혜성, 신곡 '그 자리에' MV 티저 공개…신혜성X윤시윤 명품 연기 '기대UP'". 10Asia (in Korean). 30 August 2017.
- "Yoo Jae-seok wins grand prize at MBC Entertainment Awards". 10Asia. 30 December 2009.
- "[2011 코리아 드라마 어워즈] 추노 뒤이을 최고 드라마는?". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). 16 September 2011.
- "The 18th Korean Culture Entertainment Awards". Hancinema. KBS World. 16 December 2010.
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- Cho, Bum-ja (3 January 2011). "Jang Hyuk scores top prize at KBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-09-06.
- "[KBS 연예대상] '1박2일' 윤시윤, '언니쓰' 민효린 버라이어티 신인상 수상 "나라 지키면서 정말 이 자리를 바랬다"". Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). 24 December 2016.
- "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). 27 September 2018.
- Moa Entertainment Profile (in Korean)