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K-Trivia: Fun Facts About Yoo Yeon Seok


Born: Ahn Yeon Seok
Profession: Actor
Birth Date: 11 April 1984 (Aries) at Seoul, South Korea
Vital Stats: 73kg (Weight), 183cm (Height), A (Blood Type)
Talent Agency: Culture Depot Co., Ltd

Up-and-coming Yoo Yeon Seok is fast becoming a star to keep our eyes on! Born in Seoul in 1984, he decided in high school to become an actor and thus began taking acting classes. A classmate he came to know in these classes would later recommend him for a role in the 2003 film Oldboy, which was his debut work.

Yoo Yeon Seok later took on more supporting roles in television, before landing on the radars of mainstream audiences after several memorable film roles, including those in the movies Architecture 101 and A Werewolf Boy. From then on, his resume has featured both starring and supporting roles in television dramas as well as movies, and it seems his popularity will only continue to rise.

In 2015, Yoo Yeon Seok was finally cast in his first leading role on network television; this was then followed by a lead role in late-2016's Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim as the prickly, ambitious Dr. Kang Dong Joo. In a Q&A session to promote the drama, the actor confessed to feeling a little "shaky" while filming for Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim as it had been more than a year since his last television drama.

Aside from his career, Yoo Yeon Seok's tall stature and strong features have also earned him many adoring fans. If you're one of them, you can take heart in his heart-warming admission that he is open to dating his fans, if he finds the right person! He has also mentioned that he would like to kiss the person he loves right in the middle of the busy streets of Myeongdong – you can't get more heart-fluttering than that!

Catch Yoo Yeon Seok in action as Dr. Kang Dong Joo in Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim, every Tue & Wed, 8.10pm (7.10pm JKT), within 24 hours of Korea!