Yoon Shi-yoon

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Yoon Shi-yoon
Yoon Shi Yoon 6th Fan-meeting Message.png
Yoon in July 2017
Native name
Yoon Dong-gu

(1986-09-26) September 26, 1986 (age 32)
Alma materKyonggi University, Majoring Arts
Years active2009–present
AgentMOA Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationYun Si-yun
McCune–ReischauerYun Siyun
Birth name
Revised RomanizationYun Dong-gu
McCune–ReischauerYun Tonggu

Yoon Shi-yoon (Korean윤시윤; born Yoon Dong-gu on September 26, 1986)[1] is a South Korean actor and television personality. He is best known for his leading roles in King of Baking, Kim Takgu (2010), My Cute Guys (2013), Hit the Top (2017), Grand Prince (2018) and Your Honor (2018). In 2016, he became a member of the variety show 2 Days & 1 Night.

Early life[edit]

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 to read Hanja (Chinese characters).[1] Yoon's unique childhood was then unveiled through his song "Grandpa's Bicycle" for Barefooted Friends.


2009–2010: Rising popularity and breakthrough[edit]

Yoon debuted in the daily sitcom High Kick Through the Roof and rose to fame for his role as a semi-rebellious teenager.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4][5][6][7] Due to the drama's popularity, Yoon and co-star Lee Young-ah were named promotional ambassadors for North Chungcheong Province.[8]

The same year, Yoon had his first big screen debut with a leading role in the horror movie Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp.[9][10]

2011–2014: Leading roles[edit]

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).[11] 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.[12] He then filmed his first Chinese drama Happy Noodles.[13] On December 8, Yoon won the Popular Star Prize in China at the 2012 Asia Top 10 Popular Star Awards by CETV.[14]

In 2013, he starred in the cable series My Cute Guys, 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).[15][16] The series was the highest sold cable drama ever to Japan.[17] Yoon then became a cast member of Barefooted Friends, which was his first variety show.[18] In October, Yoon was cast in KBS's romantic comedy series Prime Minister & I alongside Lee Beom-soo and Girls' Generation's Yoona.[19]

In 2014, Yoon starred opposite Yeo Jin-goo in the film Mr. Perfect, where he plays a professional golfer who loses everything but later becomes a golf coach.[20]

2016–present: Comeback from military service[edit]

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.[21] Since May 2016, he became a regular cast member of the third season of popular variety show 2 Days & 1 Night.[22]

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.[23] The same year, Yoon starred in KBS2's youth drama Hit the Top.[24]

In 2018, Yoon starred in the historical romance melodrama Grand Prince.[25] The series was a ratings success becoming the highest rated TV Chosun drama since the network's establishment in 2011.[26][27] He next starred in the legal drama Your Honor, playing double roles as a judge and convict.[28] 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.[29]

In 2019, Yoon is set to star in historical drama Nokdu Flower.[30][31]

Personal life[edit]

Yoon is addicted to books. He has over 3500 books at home.[32]

On April 28, 2014, Yoon secretly enlisted into the Republic of Korea Marine Corps.[33] Yoon had previously expressed his desire to enlist secretly, in order to avoid harming other soldiers.[34] On January 27, 2016, Yoon completed his military service.[35]



Year Title Role Ref.
2010 Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp Kwan-woo [9]
2014 Mr. Perfect Baek Se-jin [20]
2019 Private Woman TBA [29]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2009 High Kick Through the Roof Jung Joon-hyuk MBC [2]
2010 King of Baking, Kim Takgu Kim Tak-gu KBS2 [3]
Once Upon a Time In Saengchori Park Shi-yoon tvN cameo [36]
2011 Me Too, Flower! Seo Jae-hee MBC [11]
2011–2012 High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged Yoon Shi-yoon cameo, ep 88 [37]
2012 Brand Guardians Ha Woo-joo [12]
2013 My Cute Guys Enrique Geum tvN [15]
Happy Noodles Xiu Can ZJSTV [13]
2013–2014 Prime Minister & I Kang In-ho KBS2 [19]
2016 My Horrible Boss new recruit Yoon Shi-yoon JTBC cameo, episode 16 [38]
Mirror of the Witch Heo Jun [21]
2017 Three Color Fantasy - Romance Full of Life So In-sung MBC [23]
Hit the Top Yoo Hyun-jae KBS2 [24]
2018 Smashing on Your Back Yoon Shi-yoon TV Chosun cameo, episode 44 [39]
Grand Prince Lee Hwi / Prince Eun Sung [25]
Your Honor Han Soo-ho / Han Kang-ho SBS [28]
2019 Nokdu Flower Baek Yi-hyun / Ogre / Oni [30]


Year Title Network Ref.
2012 Fanfare of the Little Band KBS1 [40]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Ref.
2013 Barefooted Friends SBS Main cast [18]
2016–present 2 Days & 1 Night KBS2 [22]
2017 Your Big Question SBS Presenter [41]
2018 Law of the Jungle in Sabah Cast member [27]
2019 Dating DNA Laboratory X MBN Main MC [42]


Year Title Network Ref.
2013 KBS Song Festival KBS [43]
2018 Dream Concert N/A [44]
2018 KBS Entertainment Awards KBS [45]



Year Album Track Ref.
2010 High Kick Through The Roof OST "The Road to Me" [46]
King of Baking, Kim Takgu OST "Only You" [47]
2013 My Cute Guys OST "I want to Date You " [48]
Barefooted Friends My Song, My Story "Grandpa's Bicycle" (ft Juniel, Tablo) [49]
2017 Hit the Top OST "Say it" (J2, with Hong Kyung-min) [50]
2018 N/A "You Are Just Like the Spring" [51]
"I Will Tell You" [52]
"Downhill" [53]

Music video[edit]

Year Track Artist Ref.
2009 "Lonely Voyage" Kim Dong-ryool [54]
2010 "I Promise You" Park Hyo-shin [55]
2017 "Still There" Shin Hye-sung [56]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2009 MBC Entertainment Awards Best New Actor in Comedy/Sitcom High Kick Through the Roof Nominated
Best Couple Award with Shin Se-kyung Won [57]
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor in TV Nominated
3rd Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor King of Baking, Kim Takgu Won [58]
18th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Popularity Award, Actor Won [59]
11th Korean Entertainment Culture Awards Male Grand Prize (Daesang) for Drama Won [60]
KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Award with Lee Young-ah Won [61]
Popularity Award, Actor Nominated
Best New Actor Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Production Drama Won [61]
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 [14]
2016 KBS Entertainment Awards Rookie Award in Variety 2 Days & 1 Night Won [62]
2018 KBS Entertainment Awards Top Entertainer Award Won [63]
6th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Grand Prince Nominated [64]
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama Your Honor Won [65]


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  40. ^ "Yoon Shi Yoon to Narrate a Documentary on Children′s Band". enewsWorld. 29 December 2012.
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