Yu Junsang Profile & Facts
Yu Junsang (유준상) is a South Korean singer and actor under Namoo Actors and PRIVATE CURVE. His first credited apparition as an actor was in 1976, in the movie Special Investigator Bat. He also made his his solo singing debut on May 10, 2012 with Ce Song (featuring Kim Sangho and Kwak Dongyeon), an OST for the drama 넝쿨째 굴러온 당신 (My Husband Got a Family).
Yu Junsang Facts:
— He was born in Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea (then part of Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea).
— Education: Seoul Eonbuk Elementary School, Sincheon Middle School, Daewon Foreign Language High School, Dongguk University, Myongji University.
— He’s a Protestant.
— His MBTI personality type is INTJ.
— His specialties are singing, jazz dance and playing instruments (such as the guitar, violin, piano and sax).
— He likes listening to music, playing instruments, drawing and exercising.
— Although he made a small apparition in the 1976 movie Special Investigator Bat, he actually kickstarted his acting career in 1995 when he took part in SBS’ Open Auditions.
— He has been a full-time faculty member at the Korea Arts Institute since 2010.
— Thanks to the 2012 drama My Husband Got a Family (also known as Unexpected You), he enjoyed his biggest surge of mainstream popularity, eventually gaining the nickname “Nation’s son-in-law”.
— In 2012, he published a memoir titled The Invention of Happiness. Its proceeds were all donated to charity.
— In December 2012, he showcased 20 pieces of his artwork at the Art Asia fair.
— During an appearance in the talk show Healing Camp, he spoke about his love for his widowed mother, who suffered a brain stroke in 2011.
— For the movie Soar Into the Sun (better known as R2B: Return to Base), he and the rest of the cast all had to undergo months-long physical training for their roles as jet fighter pilots. He passed out twice while doing his G6 test, only passing it after the third attempt.
— While filming Fist of Legend, he underwent knee surgery due to an injury to his cruciate ligament.
— He’s married to fellow actress Hong Eunhee since 2003. They have two sons, Yu Dongwoo (b. December 25, 2003) and Yu Minjae (b. April 21, 2009).
— His eldest son Dongwoo made an appearance in the 2011 short film Modern Family.
— Before making his official solo debut, he released songs for the special collections Lee Eunju: Only One (2007) and Love Tree Project: Namoo Actors Charity Project (2010).
— He also released two tracks from the Jack the Ripper cast recording in August 2010.
— He’s also a member of J N Joy 20 with vocalist and guitarist Lee Joonwha. They debuted on November 13, 2014.
— He’s also a member of 엄유민법, which is formed by him and fellow actors Uhm Kijoon, Min Youngki and Kim Beoprae.
Boys | TBA — Choi Woo-sung
Hotel by the River | 2019 — Byung-soo
Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds | 2017 — trapped firefighter
Yourself and Yours | 2016 — Lee Sang-won
The Map Against The World | 2016 —Heungseon Daewongun
Right Now, Wrong Then | 2015 — Ahn Sung-guk
Angry Painter | 2015 — Painter
A Matter of Interpretation | 2015 — Detective
The Target | 2014 — Chief Detective Song Gi-cheol
Nobody’s Daughter Hae-won | 2013 — Joong-sik
Fists of Legend | 2013 — Lee Sang-hoon
Zambesia | 2012 — Tendai the Peregrine Falcon (voice, Korean dubbed)
Touch | 2012 — Park Dong-sik
Soar Into The Sun / R2B: Return to Base | 2012 — Lee Cheol-hee
In Another Country | 2011 — Lifeguard
The Day He Arrives | 2011 — Sung-joon
List | 2011 (short film)
The Last Blossom | 2011 — Kim Geun-duk
My Brother Young Ja-Ya | 2010
Ha Ha Ha | 2010 — Bang Joong-sik
Moss | 2010 — Prosecutor Park Min-wook
Like You Know It All | 2009 — Director Ko
Where is Ronny… | 2009 — In-ho
Return / Wide Awake | 2007 — Kang Wook-han
Wedding Campaign | 2005 — Hee-chul
Show Show Show | 2003 — San-hae
Go Back, Red Peter’s Confession | 2001
Nightmare | 2000 — Jeong-wook
Tell Me Something | 1999 — Kim Ki-yeon
Special Investigator Bat | 1976
Yu Junsang Dramas:
The Penthouse 2 | SBS / 2021 — Jung Doo-man (cameo, ep. 12-13)
The Uncanny Counter | OCN / 2020-2021 — Ga Mo-tak
Graceful Friends | JTBC / 2020 — Ahn Goong-chul
Liver or Die | KBS2 / 2019 — Lee Poong-sang
Falsify / Distorted | SBS / 2017 — Lee Seok-min
Working Mom, House Daddy | MBC / 2016 — Lee Moon-han (cameo)
Pied Piper | tvN / 2016 — Yoon Hee-sung
Heard It Through the Grapevine | SBS / 2015 — Han Jung-ho
My Love From the Star | SBS / 2013-2014 — Section Chief Yoo (cameo, ep. 2-3)
Secret of the Birth | SBS / 2013 — Hong Gyung-doo
My Husband Got a Family | KBS2 / 2012 — Bang Gwi-nam / Terry Kang
Kangnam Mom / Catching Up with Gangnam Moms | SBS / 2007 — Seo Sang-won
Young-Jae’s Golden Days | MBC / 2005 — Eom Joong-seo
The Land | SBS / 2004-2005 — Kim Gil-sang
Marry Me / The Woman Who Wants to Marry | MBC / 2004 — Shin Joo-ho
Inspector Park Mun-su | MBC / 2002 — Park Mun-su
Affection | SBS / 2002 — Jo Byung-soo
Fox and Cotton Candy | MBC / 2001 — Bong Kang-chul
Life is Beautiful | KBS2 / 2001 — Nam Jung-woo
How Should I Be? | MBC / 2001 — Na Ki-chan
The Full Sun | KBS2 / 2000 — Kang Min-ki
Butcher’s Daughter | SBS / 2000
Magic Castle | KBS2 / 1999 — Lee Poong-jin
Goodbye My Love | MBC / 1999 — Song Dae-ho
The Last War | MBC / 1999 — Kim Tae-joong
Cello | SBS / 1999 — Park Ki-tae
We Saw a Lost Little Bird | KBS2 / 1999
Young Sun | SBS / 1999 — Yoon Je-hyuk
White Nights 3.98 | SBS / 1998 — Kim Jin-seok
Stranger | MBC / 1998 — Beom-soo
I Love You, I’m Sorry | KBS2 / 1998
Hope Inn | KBS2 / 1998
Wedding Dress | KBS / 1997-1998
When the Salmon Returns | SBS / 1996 — Han Jae-joon
Expedition of Men | SBS / 1996
Agatha Christie | SBS / 1995
Kka-chi-ne | SBS / 1994
Sunday Best “A Thirty-one-year-old’s First Kiss” | KBS2 / 1999
Sunday Best “April Concerto” | KBS2 / 1998 — Joon-ho
MBC Best Theater “Until You Fall Asleep” | MBC / 1997 — man
MBC Best Theater “Tricycle” | MBC / 1997 — Min-soo
MBC Best Theater “Man Opening the Refrigerator Door” | MBC / 1996 — Jae-min
Yu Junsang Musicals:
The Days (2018) | 2018-19 — Cha Jung-hak
Barnum | 2018 — P.T. Barnum
Ben Hur | 2017 — Judah Ben Hur
Robin Hood | 2015 — Robin Hood
Frankenstein | 2014 — Victor Frankenstein (reprised in 2015)
The Days | 2013 — Jung-hak (reprised in 2014, 2015 and 2016-17)
Rebecca | 2013 — Maxim de Winter
Jack the Ripper | 2009 — Anderson (reprised in 2010, 2011 and 2012)
The Three Musketeers | 2009 — Athos / D’Artagnan (reprised in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2018)
The Happy Life | 2008-09 — Beom-jin
The Life | 2008 — Sonja
Claws of Angel | 2007 — Il-du / Idu
Passion of the Rain | 2005
Two Men | 2004
Love & Luve | 2001
The Play | 2001
Grease | 1998
Foes of Women | 1995
Oh, You Beautiful Woman (2007) by himself
Can’t I? (2003) by Wheesung
Yu Junsang Awards:
KBS Drama Awards (2019) | Best Actor (“Liver or Die”)
KBS Drama Awards (2019) | Best Couple Award (“Liver or Die”, with Shin Dongmi)
MBC Entertainment Awards (2019) | Multi-tainer Award (“Funding Together”)
12th Daegu International Musical Festival (2018) | Star of the Year Award
SBS Drama Awards (2015) | Best Actor (“Heard It Through the Grapevine”)
4th Yegreen Musical Awards (2015) | Actor of the Year
9th Daegu International Musical Festival (2015) | Star of the Year Award
8th Daegu International Musical Festival (2014) | Star of the Year Award
25th Korean PD Awards (2013) | Best Performer (TV Actor category)
KBS Drama Awards (2012) | Best Actor (“My Husband Got a Family”)
KBS Drama Awards (2012) | Best Couple Award (“My Husband Got a Family”, with Kim Namjoo)
1st K-Drama Star Awards (2012) | Best Actor (“My Husband Got a Family”)
1st K-Drama Star Awards (2012) | Top Popularity Award (“My Husband Got a Family”)
Korea Advertisers Association Awards (2012) | Good Model Award
5th Style Icon Awards (2012) | Top 10 Style Icons
12th Busan Film Critics Awards (2011) | Best Actor (“The Day He Arrives”)
19th Buil Film Awards (2010) | Best Supporting Actor (“Ha Ha Ha”)
18th Chunsa Film Art Awards (2010) | Best Supporting Actor (“Moss”)
3th Daegu International Musical Festival (2009) | Popular Star Award
45th Daejong Film Awards (2008) | Best Supporting Actor (“Return”)
SBS Drama Awards (2007) | Best Actor in a Miniseries (“Catching Up with Gangnam Moms”)
40th Taxpayer’s Day (2006) | Prime Minister’s Commendation
SBS Drama Awards (2005) | Best Actor in a Serial Drama (“Land”)
MBC Drama Awards (2002) | Popularity Award (“Fox and Cotton Candy”)
8th Korea Musical Award (2002) | Best Actor (“The Play”)
MBC Drama Awards (2001) | Popularity Award (“How Should I Be?”)
MBC Drama Awards (2001) | Best Actor (“How Should I Be?”)
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