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Name: Yoo Yeon-Seok
Hangul: 유연석
Born: Ahn Yeon-seok
Birthdate: April 11, 1984
Birthplace: South Korea
Education: Sejong University - Film Arts
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 73kg
Blood Type: A
Twitter: Yeonseok411
Instagram: http://instagram.com/yoo_yeonseok
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/actorYYS
International Fan Club: YeoNiverse - International Fan Club
Yoo Yeon Seok Official Fan Cafe: Yeonliji
DC Gallery: http://gall.dcinside.com/board/lists/?id=yooyeonseock

FREQUENTLY ENCOUNTERED DILEMMAS (with Solutions!)

  • Korean is like my 57th language aka I ain't fluent at all >> Good thing there's an international fan club to save you.
  • I can't find english translated interviews about him! >> The horror, we archived it here for you!
  • I want to see Youth Over Flowers but I can't find the english subs >> Copyrights are annoying af, right?
  • What's more to love about Yoo Yeon Seok? >> Oh baby, fret no more.
  • What's the latest, what's 411, or the kids like to call it what's happening in the hood with YYS? >> Twitter and Facebook will keep you updated fosho.



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Career Profile

Ahn Yeon-seok lived in Seoul until he was six years old and his family moved to the South Gyeongsang Province because his father, a professor of selenodesy, was posted at a national university there. In his junior year in high school he decided to take up acting, so he followed his brother, who was studying another year to enter university, to Seoul and they lived together near the district of Samseong-dong.

While taking acting classes, the high schooler met a friend who would later work on the costume staff of film director Park Chan-wook. Remembering that he resembled actor Yoo Ji-tae, she gave him a call about auditioning for a role. So without having to pass out his resume, he made his acting debut as Yoo's younger counterpart in the acclaimed 2003 film Oldboy.

Upon graduation from Sejong University with a degree in Film Arts, he resumed his acting career in 2008. At his agency's recommendation, he began using the stage name Yoo Yeon-seok. He took on supporting roles on television, such as the haughty student body president in the horror series Soul and more appealing characters in medical drama Midnight Hospital and Tasty Life. But Yoo received his best reviews yet for playing a sensitive ex-boyfriend searching for his child in indie Re-encounter.

Soon after he became known to mainstream audiences as the rich and spoiled antagonist in the box office hit melodramas Architecture 101, and A Werewolf Boy.

He further raised his profile in 2013, with comedy film Born to Sing and the fantasy series Gu Family Book. Yoo's recently-completed project was the nostalgic campus drama Reply 1994, his first leading role on television. Since Reply 1994, he was signed to star in 4 movies namely, The Informant (Whistle Blower) with Park Hae Il; The Royal Tailor with Han Suk Kyo and Go Soo; Secret Temptation (Perfect Proposal) with Im Soo Jung; and The Atmosphere of that Day with Moon Chae Won. 

In 2015, Yoo Yeon Seok returns to the small screen with the drama, Warm and Cozy, written by the Hong Sisters (The Master's Sun, Best Love). He went back to his theater roots and played the protagonist in Le Passe-Muraille ("The Man Who Walked Through Wall").

This 2016, he will be starring in a period set drama alongside Han Hyo Joo entitled, Haeuhhwa, and at the same time have a new variety show called WE KID in MNET. 

MOVIES

  • Haeuhhwa (2016)
  • Perfect Proposal (2015)
  • The Mood That Day (2015)
  • Beauty Inside (2015)
  • The Royal Tailor (2014)
  • Whistle Blower (2014)
  • Hwa-yi (2013)
  • Born to Sing (2013)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Relevant Tidbits
  • Wolf Boy (2012)
  • Scary Stories (2012)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Relevant Tidbits
  • Two Weddings and a Funeral (2012)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Relevant Tidbits
  • Architecture 101 (2012)
  • Eighteen, Nineteen (2012)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Relevant Tidbits
  • Moscow (2011)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Relevant Tidbits
  • Re-encounter (2011)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Relevant Tidbits
  • Short! Short! Short! 2009 (2009)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Relevant Tidbits
  • A Mercy Killing (2008)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Relevant Tidbits
  • Old Boy (2003)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Relevant Tidbits

 

DRAMA SERIES

  • Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim (SBS, 2016 - 2017)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Soompi Thread. Shipper Thread. Drama recaps. Relevant Tidbits.
  • Warm and Cozy (MBC, 2015)
  • Answer Me 1994 (tvN, 2013)
  • Gu Family Book (MBC, 2013)
  • Mom is Acting Up (MBC, 2012)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Soompi Thread. Shipper Thread. Relevant Tidbits
  • Tasty Life (SBS, 2012)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Soompi Thread. Relevant Tidbits
  • Late Night Hospital (MBC, 2011)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Soompi Thread. Relevant Tidbits
  • Pure Pumpkin Flower (SBS, 2010)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Soompi Thread. Relevant Tidbits.
  • Running (MBC, 2010)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Relevant Tidbits.
  • Soul (MBC, 2009)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Relevant Tidbits.
  • Dream (SBS, 2009)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Relevant Tidbits.
  • General Hospital 2 (MBC, 2008)
    • Trailer (Korean, English Subbed). Soompi Thread. Relevant Tidbits

 

VARIETY SHOW

 

MUSIC VIDEO

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A few videos to get this thread going. Mostly just random ones (and trailers...he doesn't have much on YouTube...yet!...that I think he's adorable in :) )

Honey-G's 'You Fool' (바보야) feat. a most adorable Yoo Yeon Seok! He really has that sweet, I-adore-you gaze down like a pat...I totally am imagining Chilbong here LOL.



Interesting movie he was in, called Hoya (Eighteen, Nineteen)! It rather reminds me of the Japanese "Boklumo", about fraternal twins who have romantic feelings for another. In this, Yeon Seok is the male twin named Hoya; his sister confesses she likes him, but when he doesn't respond she goes out with another male boxer in the school. Eventually she is hurt due to him and to get revenge, Hoya begins to learn to box and eventually faces the very person that hurt his sister.


For someone who can do that endearing, break my heart why don't you, foolish, happy look of a puppy crush so well...and be such a sensitive man...he's play an awful lot of jerky richard simmons characters in other films, haha.
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THANK YOU OP @8001spring for starting the thread! :-bd <:-P

In celebration of this thread which I have been EAGERLY waiting to start, I would like to hand out some gifs. Here, YOU get an ab, and YOU get an ab, and YOU get an ab! EVERYBODY GETS SOME OF YYS'S ABS! tumblr_mw0s7xqXoH1rimmx0o2_250.giftumblr_mw0s7xqXoH1rimmx0o1_250.giftumblr_mw0s7xqXoH1rimmx0o3_250.giftumblr_mw0s7xqXoH1rimmx0o4_250.gif
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YAAAASSS this Chilbong cheerleader is totally HERE. FOR. THIS. This thread was long overdue so thank you @8001spring for starting this thread!
I really have to applaud Yoo Yeon Seok for his performance in Reply 1994 because he is killing it so far. I've actually seen Arch 101, another movie he's been in, but since he played a jerk (actually, I honestly don't remember his character at all) and he looked so different, I never made the connection. I've never seen any of his other projects but from what I've learned, he seems to be really versatile. I hope we'll be able to see more of his range in Reply 1994 because from what I've seen so far, he definitely has the ability and charisma to deliver. I hope this will open up more projects for him as well! In the meantime, I'll check out A Werewolf Boy (I don't know why I haven't since Song Joong Ki is in it as well but this is definitely another reason to watch it)
@POGA Dat plot twist tho! Hahah, all this time I was thinking this girl is being so silly, why the heck is she trying to ignore his awesomeness?!?!? I hope a nice surprise like that is in store for his character in Reply 1994!
@chilbongsgurl94 HAHAHA oh man, but there could never be enough Chilbong's abs for everyone! That had better not be the last shirtless scene we get in the show!

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POGA said: A few videos to get this thread going. Mostly just random ones (and trailers...he doesn't have much on YouTube...yet!...that I think he's adorable in :) )

Honey-G's 'You Fool' (바보야) feat. a most adorable Yoo Yeon Seok! He really has that sweet, I-adore-you gaze down like a pat...I totally am imagining Chilbong here LOL.

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Omg that CF is hilarious, I'm going to have to watch that over and over again just for kicks. Thanks @8001spring for opening up this thread ~
I've seen some of his past projects like, Hoya, Architecture 101, A Werewolf Boy, and his most recent Gu Family Book. 
I didn't love or hate his character in Gu Family Book, but I felt that he was a waste of talent because his character didn't go anywhere. I absolutely despised him in A Werewolf Boy and didn't really remember much of him in Architecture 101, he was cute and timid in Hoya but didn't make my heart flutter as much as he has been in Reply 1994. 
If it wasn't for Yoo Yeon Seok I probably wouldn't have started watching Reply 1994, I wasn't going to bother with it since I wasn't familiar with the casting but when I heard that he was confirmed I was on board! And boy am I really loving this man ~ Really can't wait for Friday to come along! 

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YAAAAASSS. ALWAYS. HERE. FOR. YEON SEOKIEEEThanks for opening the thread @8001spring <3
I actually made zero connection between his name and the various characters he's played. So I've been pleasantly surprised by just how easily he's won me over as Chilbongie. It's definitely part writer/PD team but a lot of it is also Yeon Seok's natural charm and smile. He's really come into the character because I do remember cringing (but also cooing) at that awkward table scene in Ep 4 where he was laughing at Najung LOL. That actually might have been the moment he won me over. 
I can't wait to see Chilbongie evolve as a character, because I believe Yeon Seok is more than capable of delivering. I want to see Chilbongie angst and some more RAWR moments. And I just know he'll have me crying buckets of tears if ever they delve into his family storyline. 
Also - I love how ... unconventionally pretty he is. HAHA. Like, I find his features very distinct and unique and it confuses me how a change in hairstyle can make him look quite different.
THIS CUTIE. I CANNOT. 

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@PBJayism Oh hey gurl heeeeyyy!!
"Also - I love how ... unconventionally pretty he is. HAHA. Like, I find his features very distinct and unique and it confuses me how a change in hairstyle can make him look quite different"
Hahaha that made me laugh because I don't get it either! 
Just wanted to contribute a little gif appreciation!
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@candid59 HEYYYYY girl-who-has-amazing-insightful-thoughts HEYYYY <3 hehe
LOL ... imma be camping out here, making myself plenty comfortable /shamelessbutnotevensorry 
And because I CAN'T WAIT for tomorrow's ep ... have some of the latest Chilbongie </3 
I'm so excited to see the competitive athlete in him come out though. OMG. Don't ever say he didn't try. I think that's what I love most about him and what sets him apart from the standard cookie-cutter "2nd-lead male". Yes, he's nice and "perfect" but he's also assertive and goes for what he wants and isn't going to easily back down (yet). 
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cr: http://889desu.tumblr.com/
WIBBLING. OMG. MY HEART. Look at that pathetically adorable pup *sniff* 

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@PBJayism Aww, right back at ya! You're the little smart nugget yourself and I LOVE that you're just as big a fangirl as I am haha  :x
DUUUDE don't get me started. I don't know if you've read/seen any spoilers regarding future scenes but they are giving me so much life right now. I cannot wait!
And at the risk of coming off as a little sadistic, I am lovin' the angsty Chilbongie scenes we are getting now. This can only mean we're in for more heartbreak but Show, bring it on! Cuz it'll make the payoff all the more satisfying when Chilbong is finally revealed as the husband. 
@8001spring LOLOL at that CF! I have to admit to feeling a little secondhand embarassment from watching it cuz it's so silly and I'm def not used to seeing Yeon Seok out of his cool and smooth Chilbongie persona. =))

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@8001spring Thank you for making this thread :) I didn't know that he had no soompi thread before. Let's now spazz to this thread chingus!!   \m/

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Another thing - is it just me, or does Yoo Yeon Seok make a baseball uniform look incredibly hot? Every time he's in it, and he does the cute "take off, put on" cap move and smiles...wah~~ Seriously changed my views on baseball ;p

Although come to think of it, I thought he was super attractive when tossing the ball in a white shirt too...maybe because you can tell how much baseball is his passion and how much dedication Chilbong puts into it, which makes him during baseball practice/games all the more attractive - perhaps less the outfit, and more the pure intensity of focus.

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Oops. I guess that last one isn't technically "in uniform", huh? :D

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Found another MV starring uri Yeon Seok-ie! 


The video will probably make more sense if I looked up the english translation of the lyrics haha. But all he literally does is get dressed although I would prefer more of the opposite :P
Anyways guys, it's now Friday in S. Korea which means a little more than 13 ish hours to go before we get our dose of Chilbongie goodness!snape-my-body-is-ready.gif

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THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GIFS HERE, SOUL SISTERRRS :x

Rookie YYS fangirl here, only got introduced to him in R94,
to those who have watched all his other films before (Werewolf, Archi 101, Hoya) could you recommend an order to watch them in? Like the trailer from Hoya seems to show a very gentle YYS, I LIKE. But is the whole movie very traumatizing or something. Why's his face so smashed up in the end X_X
Also, anyone can clarify what are the general implications of being a film actor rather than a drama actor, as YYS seems to be? Like in terms of acting skills, popularity with fans, CF deals etc??
Also one last note just cos I'm kinda mad at everyone on the 94 thread who assumes we like YYS just b/c of his hot bod. I mean he is incredibly drool-worthy (cf. any of the gifs above =P~ ) but cmon give us more credit!! To summarize what everyone's already said it's his charm and the way he's so EARNEST about baseball AND najung that make his abs sooo delicious! (similar to how Trash's character makes his fans think his body is perfect too. Um WHAT. My chilbongie has PECS not manboobs!!) 

Ahem.
That being said.  @candid59 is darn right ep 7 better not have been the last we saw of his abs! (what, you mean there are people who don't measure episodes by CB's abs? ;) )

p.s. @POGA @candid59 I KNOW THAT IS SO HIS 94 THEME SONG with najung!! PLEASE will NJ think she's really in love with trash but in the end realize Chilbong is the one she's really in love with! [-O<

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@chilbongsgurl94 welcome sistah! Glad you found us here where you can rave all you want to your heart's content! 

I've more than touched upon in the R94 thread why I love Chilbong and why I am so invested in his story. But I'd also like to add that I love the little nuances and subtleties that are revealed about his character with each episode, apart from the flashes of mischief, vulnerability, and rebellion we've seen from him thus far.

Take for instance the baseball game scene at the end of episode 7. I mean the star pitcher just gave Na Jeong the game's winning ball and she is understandably touched. Who wouldn't swoon at such a grand gesture? But in contrast to Oppa Trash giving Na Jeong his sweater at the soccer game, it is only when everyone is gone that Chilbong does it and only him and Na Jeong are present. He wasn't doing it to show off to everyone, he really only had eyes for Na Jeong. It’s hilarious how dad, Hai Tai, Samcheonpo and even Oppa Trash are all starstruck by Chilbong’s little celeb status and Na Jeong’s all “meh, baseball” and yet Chilbong zeroes in on Na Jeong being all over basketball and uses that to score points with her.

And then there's also the way he's so aware of Na Jeong, as evidenced in the way he picks up on her every move, and this is where I gotta give credit to YYS and the director, even when they’re all just gathered together to eat. But it’s not in an Edward Cullen-esque stalkerish predatory way, more along the lines of “I just can’t help but notice everything my crush does”. He can also sense when something is off like on that day of Na Jeong’s brother’s death anniversary but given that he didn’t really know her well yet at that point, he couldn’t do much about it other than give her space. And I love my share of bickering couples (no one was probably happier than I was when Ron and Hermione of the Harry Potter series finally got together, and Yoon Jae and Shi Won were just meant to be) but there’s something refreshing about their friendly dynamic that still has that undercurrent of romantic tension. But their conversation at the table in the 2013 scene at the beginning of ep 6 also hints that they’re not blind to each other’s faults and aren’t afraid to go at each other’s throats either (btw I’m seriously excited to see just how exactly Chilbong starts losing his “innocence” ;) )

Also, more so than the fact that he was calling her, how cute was it when he told Na Jeong to not leave the fan on when she slept, and even cuter when Na Jeong told him not to kick off the covers in turn? I don’t know why but that little thing just about made my day in the last episode.

Anyways, one last note to end my shamelessly long spiel. I know Yeon Seok has such a baby-face but hot damn, the guy is 29? I seriously thought he was much younger than that. And not just looks-wise but the way he carries himself and his mannerisms in the show are very convincingly much that of a 20 year old college baseball player! :-O

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