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Yoo Seung Ho: Bio, Profile, Education, Career, Girlfriend, Family, Awards

Yoo Seung-Ho is a South Korean actor best known for his role as a youngster in the 2002 film The Way Home. Since then, he has been in several television shows and films as a youngster and teenager. After completing his two-year mandatory military service, he appeared in the legal drama Remember (2015), the historical films Joseon Magician (2015) and Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River (2016), the romance comedy series I’m Not a Robot (2017), the historical drama The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (2017), and SBS’s high school drama My Strange Hero (2018). In this article, we will discuss more about Yoo Seung Ho’s Bio, Profile, Education, Career, Girlfriend, Family, Awards

Yoo Seung Ho Biography

Bio, Education, and Family

Yoo Seung-Ho was born in August 1993. Yoo was born and reared in Gyeyang District, Incheon. He is the youngest of two siblings and subsequently stated that his family was destitute. Yoo graduated from Baekshin High School in February 2012. He chose to pursue a college degree to focus on his acting profession. He made his showbiz debut in 1999 when he was six years old and appeared in a cell phone advertisement after his mother sent a photo to an advertising agency.

Career

He made his acting debut in a mobile advertisement in 1999, after his mother submitted a photo of her kid to an ad agency. Yoo began his career as a child actor in 2000, making his debut in television dramas. He gained to prominence in his debut film, The Way Home, where he played a spoiled city lad who learns to appreciate country life after being compelled to spend the summer with his deaf-mute grandmother. In 2002, the low-budget picture became a surprise box office blockbuster, grossing over $4 million. He was then lovingly referred to as “Nation’s Little Brother”. He next appeared in the animal film Heart Is… (2006), about a youngster and his pet dog, and Unforgettable (2008), about schoolchildren from a secluded island who embark on a field trip to a candy factory in Seoul during the 1970s.

He continues to perform on television, participating in the children’s adventure series Magic Warriors Mir & Gaon (2005). Yoo expanded his repertoire by portraying younger versions of male characters in television dramas such as Admiral Yi Sun-sin in Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin (2004), King Seongjong in The King and I (2007), and Gwanggaeto the Great in The Legend (2007). In 2009, he appeared in the films City of Fathers and Fourth Period Mystery. He also portrayed Kim Chunchu in the period epic Queen Seondeok. Yoo was cast as one of the lead characters in Master of Study (2010), a Korean film version of the Japanese manga Dragon Zakura, while still in his teens.

He subsequently took on a more mature character in Flames of Desire, playing the second-generation son of an affluent chaebol family who is disinterested in family succession disputes and marries at the age of 21. Later that year, Yoo sang a duet with singer/actress IU called “Believe in Love” for the charity Love Request. The lyrics to the song were based on a journal Yoo kept while visiting war children in Sri Lankan slums.

In 2011, Yoo trained in swordplay and martial arts for his part as an assassin in Warrior Baek Dong-soo, an action drama based on Lee Jae-Hun’s manhwa. He was also a voice actor in Leafie, a Hen into the Wild, an adaptation of Hwang Sun-Mi’s best-selling children’s novel. He later acted alongside Kim Ha-Neul in the thriller Blind. Yoo made his acting debut as a leading man in Operation Proposal, a Korean version of the Japanese drama Proposal Daisakusen. This was followed by a supporting part as the Jade Emperor, ruler of the sky, in the fantasy-era play Arang and the Magistrate. Following that, he appeared in the melodrama Missing You, portraying a frigid guy with a vengeance-filled heart beneath his ostensibly sweet smile.

Yoo, often known as “Little So Ji-seob” due to his similarity to the actor, appeared in the music video for So’s single “Eraser” with Park Shin-Hye in 2013. This was his second time supporting So’s musical work, following “Lonely Life” in 2008. Following that, Yoo’s first picture book, Travel Letter, Spring Snow, And…, was released; it was the final project photographed by famous photographer Bori before her death on April 9, 2013. Yoo volunteered for his required military duty as a regular soldier on March 5, 2013, with no public attention, and he allegedly served as a recruit trainer. He was praised for doing so at the age of 19, although most male Korean superstars chose to wait until they are 29. Yoo was freed on December 4, 2014.

Yoo made his post-army debut in the music video for Naul’s “You From the Same Time” in 2015. He was then cast as an obstinate webcomic writer rearing a cat in the television version of the webtoon Imaginary Cat. Yoo then starred in the Joseon-era romance film The Magician, directed by Kim Dae-Seung, in which he portrays a circus magician who falls in love with a princess. Yoo was then cast in SBS’s legal thriller series Remember-War of the Son as a lawyer with hyperthymesia defending his father on death row. Yoo played the title character Kim Sun-Dal in the 2016 film Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River. The film garnered favourable reviews for its clever use of satire and was a respectable mid-level success in Korea. Yoo’s role as Crown Prince Lee Seon in MBC’s historical drama Ruler: Master of the Mask was confirmed in October 2016. The drama is set for release in 2017.

Film

  • The Way Home (2002)
  • Happy Ero Christmas (2003)
  • Don’t Tell Papa (2004)
  • Hearty Paws (2006)
  • Unforgettable (2008)
  • Astro Boy (2009)
  • City of Fathers (2009)
  • 4th Period Mystery (2009)
  • Leafie, A Hen into the Wild (2011)
  • Blind (2011)
  • Fragments of Sweet Memories (2012)
  • Joseon Magician (2015)
  • Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River (2016)
  • Special Delivery (2022)

Television series

  • Daddy Fish (2000)
  • Boys Don’t Cry (2001)
  • It Happened in the Parking Lot (2001)
  • All That Ramen (2003)
  • Winter Bird’s Dream (2003)
  • Love Letter (2003)
  • Hi, Clementine (2004)
  • Sweet Buns (2004)
  • Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin (2004)
  • Precious Family (2004)
  • Sad Love Story (2005)
  • Magic Warriors Mir & Gaon (2005)
  • Alien Sam (2006)
  • The King and I (2007)
  • The Legend (2007)
  • Queen Seondeok (2009)
  • You’re Beautiful (2009)
  • Master of Study (2010)
  • Flames of Desire (2010)
  • Warrior Baek Dong-soo (2011)
  • Operation Proposal (2012)
  • Arang and the Magistrate (2012)
  • Missing You (2012)
  • Imaginary Cat (2015)
  • Remember (2015–2016)
  • The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (2017)
  • I’m Not a Robot (2017–2018)
  • Player (2018)
  • My Strange Hero (2018–2019)
  • Memorist (2020)
  • Moonshine (2021- 2022)
  • I Am Home (2024)

Web series

  • The Deal (2023)

Television shows

  • Homo Academicus (2013)
  • Off The Grid (2022–2023)
  • Docu Insight – Code Blue (2023)
  • The Story When The Tail Was Bitten (2023)
  • Running Man (2023)

Awards

  • 2017 – MBC Drama Awards| Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries(“The Emperor: Owner of the Mask“)
  • 2016 – SBS Drama Awards |Excellence Award, Actor in a Genre Drama (“Remember“)
  • 2013 – New Soldiers Education Unit | Excellence Award from the Battalion Commander
  • 2010 – Korea Best Dressed Swan Awards | Best Dressed, TV Actor category (“Master of Study”)
  • 2009 – MBC Drama Awards | Best New Actor (“Queen Seondeok“)
  • 2009 – Andre Kim Best Star Award | Male Star Yoo Seung Ho
  • 2008 – Mnet 20’s Choice Awards |Hot Younger Male
  • 2007 – SBS Drama Awards |Best Young Actor (“The King and I ”)
  • 2007 – Korea Movie Stars Awards| Best Young Actor(“Heart Is…”)
  • 2005 – KBS Drama Awards |Best Young Actor (“Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin, Precious Family”)
  • 2003 – Young Artist Awards | Best Young Performer in International Film(“ The Way Home”)

Nominations

  • 2019 – SBS Awards | Top Excellence Award | Actor in a Miniseries My Strange Hero
  • 2018 – Soompi Awards | Best Couple Award | Yoo Seung-ho with Kim So-hyun, The Emperor: Owner of the Mask
  • 2017 – MBC Drama Awards | Grand Prize (Daesang) |The Emperor: Owner of the Mask
  • 2016 – Korea Drama Awards | Top Excellence Award, Actor Remembe
  • 2012 – MBC Drama Awards | Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Arang and the Magistrate, Missing You
  • 2010 – KBS Drama Awards | Excellence Award | Actor in a Miniseries Master of Study
  • 2010 – KBS Drama Awards | Best Couple Awards | Yoo Seung-ho with Park Ji-yeon, Master of Study
  • 2010 – Baeksang Arts Award | Best New Actor_ Film 4th Period Mystery
  • 2010 – Baeksang Arts Award | Best New Actor _Television | Master of study
  • 2002 – Grand Bell Awards | Best New Actor | The Way Home
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