General Information About Gong Yoo
Who doesn’t know Gong Yoo? The actor starred in main role of a successful drama called Guardian: The Lonely and Great God as Goblin, and won Best Actor at the Baeksang Awards for the role. He also starred in another box office hit in 2016, in a film called The Age of Shadows, which surpasssed 6 million admissions in 2 weeks. Finally, he successfully played in a box office film called Train To Busan.
Here’s a profile of Gong Yoo, The Goblin!
Gong Yoo’s Profile
- Name: Gong Ji-cheol
- Also Knowns As: Gong Yoo
- Hangul: 공유
- Birthdate: July 10, 1979
- Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
- Profession: Actor
- Year Active: 2001
- Talent Agency: SOOP Management
- Education: Kyung Hee University (Theatre)
Gong Yoo’s Net Worth
Gong Yoo is one of the best paid Korean Actors, and has a net worth of around 2 million dollars. The success of Guardian: The Lonely and Great God made him gain the highest earnings for fan meetings. He visited Taiwan for a fan meeting for 4 days and 3 nights. From just his appearances at that event, he earned 20 million won per day, or $17,000 USD.
Gong Yoo also has his income from television series and dramas. The actor earns about $65.000 per episode, about the same amount earned as another famous actor, So Ji Sub. Gong Yoo is best known for roles in televesion series such as, The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince  and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God [2016-2017] and the films such as Silenced , Train To Busan  and The Age of Shadows .
Gong Yoo’s Career
Gong Yoo graduated from Kyung Hee University in 2000. After he graduated, he worked as a video jockey [VJ] on Mnet, and debuted as an actor on the television series “School 4” in 2001. After that, he started to be cast in supporting roles in many dramas and movies. He also hosted the music program Music Camp in 2004.
Gong Yoo was appointed a representative of UNICEF (after his military enlisment), in conjunction with the celebration of the 24th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). He was also named an ambassador for the National Tax Service (NTS), along with actress Ha Ji-won.
2016 was the year of Gong Yoo. Train To Busan’s success drew an audience of 11.56 million, and The Age of Shadows success drew an audience of 7.5 million. Gong Yoo’s acting had a lot to do with the movies success, and captivated audiences.