All About Ryu Deok-hwan: From His Drama List to His Military Service

Handsome Actor Ryu Deok Hwan

Ryu Deok Hwan is a South Korean actor, director, and singer. Ryu Deok-hwan was born on June 12,1987. This the 28-year-old artist was born in Anyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, and his birth name is Ryu Deok-hwan. Mrs. Ryu, or his mother, is a music producer from Jung Ok-young.

He attended Chung-Ang University, majoring in theater and film. He began his career as a child actor, and has been on the stage since he was 6 years old. He started appearing on TV dramas, and was instrumental in some popular dramas by the timwe he was eight. Since then he’s received both praise and criticism for his work in movies like Virgin.

Ryu and G-Dragon made a group in 2008, and they performed at the grape festival and clam festival.

He had to weigh 28kg in three months for his role a the teen film about a transgender kid who joined the ssireum team. He’s taken diverse other roles, like a high schooler desperate for a pair of Nikes in No Comment, a North Korean Soldier in Welcome to Dongmakgol, a boy meeting his estranged father in My Son, a serial killer in Our Town, a medical student in Private Eye, a top neurosurgeon and forensic examiner in God’s Quiz, and King Gongmin in Faith. He also performed in the stage plays Equus and Jang Jin’s Clumsy People.

In 2012 he directed a short film in the film Jang Joon-hwan and for the Olleh Smartphone Film Festival. He started his debut in 1996 and became very famous after he played in films like Like a Virgin (2006). Early in his career, he nominations and awards for best actor, the best youngest actor, and the youngest star. He participated in many dramas such as in the drama You Call That Passion (2015).

Ryu Deok Hwan’s Profile

  • Name: 류덕환 / Ryoo Duk Hwan (Ryu Deok Hwan)
  • Profession: Actor
  • Birthdate: 1987-Jun-12 (age 31)
  • Height: 167cm
  • Weight: 52kg
  • Star sign: Gemini
  • Talent agency: FilmItSuda

His Favorite Things

  • Director: Quentin Tarantino
  • Book: A Clockwork Orange
  • Pet: Dog
  • Film: Sicario
  • Snacks: Cheetos, Pringles
  • Artist: Natali Portman 
  • Hobby: Photography
  • TV show: The Walking Dead
  • Character: Joker

Ryu Deok Hwan’s Dramas

Before he became a successful director, he had previously gone through the experience of being an actor and playing in several dramas, both as main characters and cameos. Ryu Deok Hwan had the talent to play in films from a young age, until he entered university as a theater major. Here is a list of the dramas and TV shows that Ryu Deok Hwan performed in, and the list of films he directed.

Year Title Role
1999 Weathering the Storm pool boy
2000 Spooky School
2002 My Beautiful Girl, Mari (animated) Kim Nam-woo (voice)
2002 No Comment “My Nike” Myung-jin
2004 My Little Bride Dong-goo
2005 Welcome to Dongmakgol Seo Taek-ki
2006 Like a Virgin Oh Dong-ku
2007 Yobi, the FiveTailed Fox (animated) Hwang Geum-ee (voice)
2007 My Son Lee Joon-seok
2007 Our Town Hyo-yi
2009 Private Eye Gwang-soo
2010 The Quiz Show Scandal Oh Cheol-joo
2011 Earth Rep Rolling Stars (animated) Lucky (voice)
2011 The Last Blossom Jung Jung-soo
2011 Head Shin Hong-jae
2011 Link Lee Jae-hyun
2012 The Peach Tree Dong-hyun
2013 Nobody’s Daughter Haewon Dong-joo
2013 Behind the Camera editor
2015 You Call It Passion Cameraman Seo-jin
2016 The Last Ride Go Hwan
2016 Hide and Never Seek BJ Yagwang
2018 Sovereign Default

Seeing how many dramas he’s acted in surely gave him experience knowing about movies and acting. He was a graduate of art and theater majors, which certainly made him confident to be a director. Here is a list of films he directed.

Year Title Cast
2012 Waiting for Jang Joon-hwan (short movie) Oh Jung-se
Park Shin-hye
2013 The Story of Man & Woman
Part 1: “Couple”
Part 2: “Friend”
Part 3: “Unrequited Love”
Part 4: “Sincerely”
Go Kyung-pyo
Kang Han-na


This artist, who is also a good cook, shows his skill as an actor through having won numerous awards at prestigious award events, and has been nominated for even more. Take a look at his award list.

Year Award Category Result
2005 4th Korean Film Awards Best New Actor WON
2006 7th Busan Film Critics Awards Best New Actor WON
2006 27th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actor WON
2006 9th Director’s Cut Awards Best New Actor WON
2007 4th Max Movie Awards Best New Actor WON
2007 11th Fantasia International Film Festival Best Actor WON
2007 44th Grand Bell Awards Best New Actor WON
2007 최고의 영화상 기자가 뽑은 Best New Actor  WON
2007 1st Korea Movie Star Awards Best Young Star WON


Ryu’s Girlfriend and Military Service

There is a rumor that Ryu Duk Hwan is dating Park Ha sun. They’ve been friends since childhood, and have been seen at a sports venue in Seoul, looking cool in a comfortable place during the cold season. In one film they have a special film relationship entitled “The Last Blossom”. Because they share fun things, they’ve ended up close to each other.

Park Ha Sun won an award from the MBC Drama Awards in her role in the film High Kick 3, and is famous for her role on the sitcom. She’s also had a hard time playing movies, she said, “Park Ha Sun has a hard time because of the controversy gossip from the first episode. In the first episode, her underwear was visible. Although the crew had decorated it with mosaics before it was shown, she was surprised and did not want to be known by the public.

There was another controversy with Park Ha Sun and the sitcom, but Ryu Duk Hwan chose to shut his mouth, and doesn’t care about the rumors.

Ryu Deok Hwan entered the military on March 8, 2016. An agency representative noted that Ryu Deok Hwan began his military service quietly, without holding a press conference beforehand. According to his agency representative, he enlisted at the 9th Division new recruit army training center. Ryu Deok Hwan’s last public appearance before the start of his active duty was the showcase event for his movie The Last Ride.

Unfortunately, Ryu Deok Hwan wasn’t able to join the promotional events and for the movie on stage with fellow actors Kim Dong Young and Ahn Jae Hong on March 4th, because it will take place after he entered the army.