Multitalented Idol, Yoon Doo-Joon
Who doesn’t know Yoon Doo-joon? Aside from actively promoting as Highlight’s leader, he is also known for his athletic skills, acting, and appearances in variety shows. When he was a child, Doo-joon never really dreamt of becoming an entertainer. Instead, he wanted to become a high school Physical Education teacher. However, his dream changed suddenly during his second year of high school after watching MTV’s Big Bang Documentary. At first, his parents and teachers didn’t allow him to pursue such a career, but he pleaded them to register him for Music school and he soon started auditioning to become a singer.
Fortunately, Doo-joon was talented enough and then got accepted in JYP Entertainment. In fact, he was featured in the Mnet documentary Hot Blooded Men, a survival program that shows the preparation for the debut of 2AM and 2PM. However, he was eliminated along the course of the show. But Doo-joon did not give up just yet, he then moved to Cube Entertainment and was featured as a rapper in AJ’s “Wipe the Tears”. He later debuted as the leader of Beast. Their journey leading up to debut was showcased in their MTV documentary MTV B2ST which was similar to what Doo-joon watched when he was a kid, but now he became one of the persons on the tv.
Now Doo-joon has become a very successful entertainer. If you want to know more about what he’s up to aside from his activity in highlight, you better keep on scrolling because this article will give all the information you need!
- Stage Name: Doojoon (두준)
- Birth Name: Yoon Doo Joon (윤두준)
- Position: Leader, Lead Rapper, Vocalist
- Birthday: July 4, 1989
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Height: 179 cm (5’10”)
- Weight: 66 kg (145 lbs)
- Blood Type: A
- Education: Dongshin University
- Instagram: @beeeestdjdjdj
- Twitter: @BeeeestDJ
Doo-joon’s Facts and Trivias
- He was born in Goyang, South Korea.
- He has an older sister named Yoon Doori.
- He is very emotional and will cry at for the most trivial things.
- He is a former JYP Entertainment and was almost a member of either 2AM or 2PM but he was eliminated.
- He has a habit of throwing things around, especially around the corridor and main door.
- Aside from singing and dancing, Doo-joon is very good at soccer.
- His favorite color is blue.
- He is known for being very stubborn.
- On August 24, 2018 he started his mandatory military service.
- Doojoon’s ideal type changes constantly. The members voted him most likely to fall in love at first sight.
We all know that, as an idol, Doo-joon is very talented in singing and dancing, right? Sometimes he even raps! But do you know that people also praise him for being a good actor, funny entertainer, and spectacular athlete? Well here’s the thing you need to know about Doo-joon beside his career as an idol!
Before he debuted with Beast, he tried to go for an audition for a sitcom called High Kick Through the Roof (지붕 뚫고 하이킥) and was actually offered a role in it. However, he turned down the offer once he got accepted because he decided to focus more on his music career.
After debut, Doojoon proved his acting skill as he featured for G.NA’s album title song “I’ll Back Off So You Can Live Better” music video along with fellow Beast member, Junhyung.
However, his official debut as an actor started in 2010 when he was casted as a recurring role in MBC’s daily sitcom More Charming By The Day (볼수록 애교만점). On December 29, 2010, Doojoon was awarded with the Rookie Comedy Award from the 2010 MBC Entertainment Awards for his acting performances.
After that, Doo-joon was often casted as a cameo in dramas such as All My Love (몽땅 내 사랑), A Thousand kisses (천번의 입맞춤), Iris II, I Live in Cheongdam-dong (청담동 살아요), and many more. He was first chosen as the lead actor in 2013 when he starred tvN’s slice-of-life drama Let’s Eat (식샤를 합시다). He reprised his role in the second season, Let’s Eat 2 which aired in 2015. In the same year, he also acted in MBC drama special Splash Splash Love (퐁당퐁당 LOVE).
In 2018, Doojoon starred in the romance drama Radio Romance, and since Let’s Eat franchise hit off so well in public, he reprised his role in the third season of the Let’s Eat franchise.
|2012||Marrying the Mafia 5 – Return of the Family||Jang Young-min|
|2013||IRIS 2: The Movie||Seo Hyeon-woo|
|2010||MBC||More Charming By the Day||Yoon Doo-joon||Recurring role|
|2010–2011||MBC||All My Love|
|2011||A Thousand Kisses||Yoon Ki-joon||Cameo|
|JTBC||I Live in Cheongdam-dong||Yoon Doo-joon|
|2013||KBS2||Iris II: New Generation||Seo Hyun-woo||Supporting role|
|2013–2014||tvN||Let’s Eat||Goo Dae-young||Lead role|
|2015||Let’s Eat 2|
|MBC||Splash Splash Love||King Lee-do||2 episode drama special|
|2016||tvN||Hey Ghost, Let’s Fight||Goo Dae-young||Cameo|
|2017||Because This Is My First Life||Oscar|
|2018||KBS2||Radio Romance||Ji Su-ho||Lead role|
|tvN||Let’s Eat 3||Goo Dae-young|
Thanks to his handsome features and good body proportion, Doo-joon had a couple of modeling experiences as well. Doo-joon was chosen to model on an advertisement for premium jeans brand Buckaroo along with actress Shin Se-kyung.
Doo-joon also had a photoshoot with Hyun-ah for a shoe retailer, Shoemarker.
Doo-Joon for Marie Claire Korea.
Doo-joon as the cover model for Ceci Korea.
Doo-joon for Vogue Girl Korea.
We can say that Doo-joon is one of Highlight’s members that often appeared in tv programs. Even before his debut, Doo-joon appeared in a survival program Hot Blooded Men but was eliminated along the course of the show. A month after debut, he became a member of the reality-variety series Danbi, a segment part of MBC’s Sunday Sunday Night line-up. There are also more shows that showcased his ability as an entertainer such as Law of the Jungle, Battle Trip, Mr. Baek: The Homemade Food Master 3, etc. Doo-joon also hosted a couple programs such as Raid the Convenience Store along with Lee Soogeun.
But when we talk about Doo-joon’s skills, we can’t forget to mention his ability in playing soccer. It is not a secret that Doo-joon is a big fan of soccer and it is mentioned earlier that Doo-joon wanted to become a physical education teacher before he dreamt of becoming an artist. Thus, we can conclude that he is quite athletic. In a TV program Cool Kiz On The Block, Doo-joon has proven that he’s not only a fan of soccer, but he’s even able to compete with professional players.
In Brazil, The Cool Kiz On The Block men met up with Brazil’s national women’s football (soccer) team, and the members tried their hands at competing with the professional players. Doojoon’s skill amazed everyone as he went one-on-one up against Formiga, one of the team’s midfielders and ace players. She also plays for the Chicago Red Stars when not playing as a member of Brazil’s national women’s team. Even though he was playing against a professional player, Doojoon was able to keep up with Formiga and showed off some fancy footwork as the two passed the ball back and forth. In Idol Stars Athletics Championship, Doo-joon once again showcases a brilliant play in soccer match, you can find the clip here:
In addition, he also plays for FC MEN, which is an all-star sub-unit of the South Korean football club Suwon Bluewings, composed of actors, singers, models. They usually play in charity matches.
Here is the complete list of Doo-joon’s appearances on TV shows:
|2008||Hot Blooded Men||Mnet||Cast||with 2PM and 2AM|
|2009 – 2010||MBC||Only One Secret Danbi||Cast|
|2015||SBS||Law of the Jungle – Samoa||Episode 186-193|
|tVN||Let’s Eat with Friends||Season 2|
|2016 – 2018||KBS2||Battle Trip||Contestant||with Sul Min-seok (Episode 1)
with Dongwoon (Episode 52-53)
with Gikwang (Episode 81-82)|
|2017||tVN||Mr. Baek: The Homemade Food Master 3||Cast|
|MBC||Living Together in Empty Room||with Lim Ju-eun and DinDin (Episodes 20–22)|
|2018||KBS2||Ball Show Lee Young Pyo|
|2016||Hello Friends: Special||KBS||one part episode|
|2017||Raid the Convenience Store||tvN||Co-hosted along with Lee Soo-geun|
Doo-joon’s Latest News
On August 22, Around Us Entertainment confirmed through an official statement, “Group Highlight’s leader Yoon Doojoon recently received his military draft notice and will be enlisting active duty on August 24, 2018 (Friday).”
The statement continues, “You must have been taken aback and shocked at the enlistment news of Yoon Doojoon, who has continued non-stop since his debut in 2009. He was also very surprised at the abrupt enlistment notice. However, Yoon Doojoon will film his current drama until the end with an upright and strong mindset, organize his thoughts, and fulfill his military duty that is necessary as a citizen of Korea.”
They concluded with, “We sincerely apologize for not having been able to tell you ahead of time and that you had to suddenly receive the news through an article, and we once again ask for the understanding of fans. Please show lots of anticipation and support for Yoon Doojoon, who has always prioritized and focused on his family, group, and fans from debut until now, so that he can be discharged in good health and return to you as a more mature and great person.”
Since Yoon Doojoon wishes to enlist quietly, his enlistment location and time will not be revealed. He will complete five weeks of basic training beginning on August 24 and then continue as an active duty soldier with his official assignment. Let’s just patiently wait for him and continue to support him!
Here are the last photo he posted on Instagram regarding his enlistment.