Highlight’s Leader Yoon Doo-joon: Profile, Social Media, TV Shows, and Drama List

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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!

Doo-Joon’s Profile

  • 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.

Doo-joon’s Career

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!

Acting

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Doo-joon’s Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
2012 Marrying the Mafia 5 – Return of the Family Jang Young-min
2013 IRIS 2: The Movie Seo Hyeon-woo

Television series

Year Network Title Role Note
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

Doo-joon’s Modeling

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.

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Doo-joon also had a photoshoot with Hyun-ah for a shoe retailer, Shoemarker.

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Doo-Joon for Marie Claire Korea.

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Doo-joon as the cover model for Ceci Korea.

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Doo-joon for Vogue Girl Korea.

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Variety Shows

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.

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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:

Reality show

Year Title Network Role Notes
2008 Hot Blooded Men Mnet Cast with 2PM and 2AM

Variety show

Year Network Title Role Notes
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)
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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

Hosting

Year Title Network Notes
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

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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.