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Actor Yoo Yeon-seok’s Top Dramas and Movies

Do you know South Korean actor named Yoo Yeon-seok? He is one of the most popular actors, who has starred in many television dramas and movies. The actor who has a real name Yoo Yeon-seok (유연석) and was born in Seoul, South Korea, on April 11th, 1984, started his career in acting around 2003 in the movie titled Oldboy.

Yoo Yeon-seok’s name is included in the long list of popular actors, such as his fellow celebrities Lee Min-ho, Lee Seung-gi, Park Bo-gum, Song Joong-ki, and many more.

Let’s check out the article below to find out more about Yoo Yeon-seok’s top dramas and movies!

Yoo Yeon-seok’s Top Movies

Love, Lies

Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a movie titled Love, Lies (해어화), released in April 2016. The movie was distributed by Lotte Entertainment, directed by Park Heung-sik, and produced by Park Sun-jin.

The movie features three leading actors and actress, such as Yoo Yeon-seok, actress Han Hyo-joo, and actress Chun Woo-hee. Love, Lies is a movie with a story that tells about the last gisaeng in the nation and they are committed to singing a classical Korean song or jeongga. Jung So-yul (played by Han Hyo-joo) falls in love with a pop music producer, Kim Yoon-woo (played by Yoo Yeon-seok) and she makes a debut as a pop singer. Jung So-yul has a best friend named Seo Yeon-hee (played by Chun Woo-hee) which makes So-yul jealous and feeling betrayed after Kim Yoon-woo helps her to debut as a singer too. The amazing story-line has been written by Ha Young-joon, Jeon Yun-su, and Song Hye-jin.

The background story is set-up with a reconstruction of Seoul in the 1940s, accompanied by the costumes, music, and location setting which is praised for the great movie production.

Mood of the Day

Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a movie titled Mood Of The Day (그날의 분위기), released in January 2016. The movie was distributed by Showbox, directed by Jo Kyu-jang, and produced by Choi Jin.

The movie starred by 2 leading actors and actress, such as Yoo Yeon-seok and Moon Chae-won. Mood Of The Day is a romantic-comedy movie telling the story of Kim Jae-hyun (played by Yoo Yeon-seok), who is a talented former basketball player who’s now working as a sports manager. In this movie, Kim Jae-hyun must head to Busan to fulfill his wish to send a novice and promising player Kang Chul to America. Moon Chae-won, who is playing the role of Bae Soo-jung, who works at an advertising agency is also headed to Busan for a business trip and they accidentally meet on the KTX train. Kim Jae-hyun and Bae Soo-jung spend 24 hours together in Busan as their story just begins.

Perfect Proposal

Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a movie titled Perfect Proposal (은밀한 유혹), released in June 2015. The movie was distributed by CJ Entertainment, directed by Yoon Jae-gu, and produced by Min Jin-su.

The movie is starring two lead actors and actresses, such as Yoo Yeon-seok and Im Soo-jung. Perfect Proposal is a movie that tells about a university student who just graduated and is working as a waiter at a Macanese bar, the girl named Jenny Yoo, whose real name is Yoo Ji-yeon (played by Im Soo-jung). She needs to work at the bar after her credit card gets stolen by her colleague and she has to pay all the sudden increasing debt. Luckily, one of her Macanese friends offers her a job and she has an interview with the son of a successful gambling corporation chairman who owns half of the casinos in Macau, named Kim Sung-yeol (played by Yoo Yeon-seok).

Yoo Ji-yeon is asked by Kim Sung-yeol if she wants to become his father’s new bride. Kim Sung-yeol does a trick to inherit his father’s property because he has been originally disinherited due to his status. The story begins after Yoo Ji-yeon accepts the offer and starts attracting the old man until a murder case happens in the middle of the movie’s story. The story-line is amazing, it is written by Yoon Jae-gu, who is also a director of the movie.

The Royal Tailor

Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a movie titled The Royal Tailor (상의원), released in December 2014. The movie was distributed by Showbox in South Korea and Finecut worldwide, directed by Lee Won-suk, and produced by Kim Su-jin and Yun In-beom.

The movie is starred by three lead actors and one actress, namely Yoo Yeon-seok, Han Suk-kyu, Go Soo, and actress Park Shin-hye. The Royal Tailor is a movie that tells the story of the only royal tailor named Jo Dol-seok (played by Han Suk-kyu) and he is the one who made the revolution of Korea’s Joseon Dynasty fashion. The scene story begins at the kingdom of Joseon and Jo Dol-seok has tailored the clothes for three generations of Kings, which is around 30 years. In this movie, Jo Dol-seok is jealous of the talent of the young designer in the kingdom, named Lee Gong-jin (played by Go Soo), who invented hanboks for women in bell-shaped design. Meanwhile, they’re both working at the request from the Queen (played by Park Shin-hye) and King (played by Yoo Yeon-seok). The amazing story-line was written by Lee Byoung-hak.

A fun fact about The Royal Tailor is that more than 1000 hanbok appeared in the movie and it cost ₩7.2 billion of the total budget.

The Whistle Blower

Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a movie titled The Whistle Blower (제보자), released in October 2014. The movie was distributed by Megabox Plus M and M-Line Distribution, directed by Yim Soon-rye, and produced by Lee Choon-yeon and Na Jung-il.

The movie is starred by three lead actors, such as Yoo Yeon-seok, Park Hae-il, and Lee Geung-yeong. The Whistle Blower is a fictional movie that tells a story based on a real-life scientist named Hwang Woo-suk, who is at the center of a large investigation of scientific fraud. Hwang Woo-suk gained internationally renowned in 2004 as he claimed a successful human cloning embryonic stem cells. In this movie, a TV news producer named Yoo Min-cheol (played by Park Hae-il) is desperate for his investigative journalism program PD Chase until one day, he discovers that a scientist named Lee Jang-hwan (played by Lee Geung-young) is involved in this case. Yoon Min-cheol keeps doing the investigation until he receives an anonymous call from a young scientist who works in Lee Jang-hwan’s lab, his name is Shim Min-ho (played by Yoo Yeon-seok).

A Werewolf Boy

Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a movie titled A Werewolf Boy (늑대소년), released in October 2012. The movie was distributed by CJ Entertainment, directed by Jo Sung-hee, and produced by Kim Su-jin, Yu In-beom, and Jeong Tae-seong.

A Werewolf Boy is a fantasy-romance movie starring Park Bo-young and Song Joong-ki as the leading female and male role. Meanwhile, Yoo Yeon-seok appears in a supporting role in this movie. The story of this movie revolves around Kim Sun-yi (played by Park Bo-young) who moves from Seoul to a small village where she eventually finds a young man who’s around 19 years old in their yard. The young man has been adopted by Kim Sun-yi’s mother and she named him Chul Soo (played by Song Joong-ki). However, it seemed strange because his blood type is unknown and he can’t speak nor read just like a normal human does. Chul Soo behaves like a wild beast, but Kim Sun-yi slowly trains him and believes that he can act normal like a human by teaching him how to wait patiently before asking for a meal, how to speak, write, wear clothes, and many things that human can do.

Everything seems peaceful until Ji-tae (played by Yoo Yeon-seok), the son of the business partner of Kim Sun-yi’s late father comes from Seoul and appears in front of Kim Sun-yi and Chul Soo. Ji-tae is interested in Kim Sun-yi which makes Chul Soo jealous and he wants to protect her as she is acting annoyed in Ji-tae’s presence.

One day, Ji-tae comes over and makes a fuss in front of Kim Sun-yi’s family and he tries to get rid of Chul Soo. Following his natural instinct as a beast, Chul Soo lets out his anger in order to protect Kim Sun-yi from Ji-tae and suddenly makes the whole village want to attack Chul Soo. As both of them have already opened their hearts to each other and share the same feelings, Kim Sun-yi needs to leave Chul Soo who risks his life to be with her and asks him to promise to wait for her until she comes back.

At the beginning of the movie, there’s a scene of an old woman who lives in the US and receives a phone call about the sale of her old family home in South Korea. The unknown elder woman is actually Kim Sun-yi and she has finally returned to her hometown and met her granddaughter as the flashback story of her and Chul Soo was going. Kim Sun-yi is in her sixties when she finally finds Chul Soo waiting for her inside the shed as he hands her the note that she wrote 47 years ago. Chul Soo waited for so long until he met Kim Sun-yi again and she asked him to read her a book until she fell asleep. When she woke up the next day, Chul Soo wasn’t there anymore and had left the place with her granddaughter as she received a phone call asking whether she wanted to sell the property or not and Sun-yi choose to not sell the place. Chul Soo stares from afar as Sun-yi’s car drives away from the place she used to live in with her family and Chul Soo.

Yoo Yeon-seok’s Top Dramas

Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim

Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a television drama titled Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim (낭만닥터 김사부), aired from November 7th, 2016, until January 16th, 2017. The drama was aired on SBS, directed by Yoon In-shik, and written by Kang Eun-kyung.

Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim is a medical, melodrama and romance television series that became a big hit as it reached 20% in ratings for plotting and the performance of every cast member. The drama starred Yoo Yeon-seok, Seo Hyun-jin, and Han Suk-kyu in the leading roles.

The drama tells the story of a certified surgeon and a person well-known as a genius, Boo Yong-joo (played by Han Suk-kyu), who used to work at Seoul’s top hospital, Geodae. One day, he gets traumatized by an incident and decides to disappear. He changes his name to Kim Sa-bu and begins to work at the small hospital, Doldam, which is located in Gangwon Province. As he is working there, Kim Sa-bu guides doctor Kang Dong-joo (played by Yoo Yeon-seok) and doctor Yoon Seo-jeong (played by Seo Hyun-jin), and they are being trained to reject the power of money to cure the patients.

Mr. Sunshine

Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a television drama titled Mr. Sunshine (미스터 션샤인) that aired from July 7th, 2018, until September 30th, 2018. The drama was aired on tvN and premiered internationally on Netflix, directed by Lee Eung-bok, and written by Jinnie Choi.

Mr. Sunshine is a historical, romance and melodrama television series which recorded as the 3rd top highest ranking for cable television drama with 21,828% from The Seoul. The drama starred Yoo Yeon-seok, Lee Byung-hun, Kim Tae-ri, Kim Min-jung, and Byun Yo-han in the leading roles.

Lee Byung-hun is the actor who played the main character Mr. Sunshine, named Choi Yoo-jin, who was born in slavery but he successfully escapes to the United States after a traumatic event during 1871 Shinmiyangnyo, the expedition from the US to Korea and he changes his name to Eugene Choi. He returns back to Joseon as a US Marine Corps officer and finally meets an aristocrat’s daughter, Go Ae-shin (played by Kim Tae-ri) who lost her parents as an infant and she trains as a sniper to join the Righteous army. The story follows Choi Yoo-jin falling in love with Go Ae-shin. There is also a man named Goo Dong-mae (played by Yoo Yeon-seok) who’s the son of a butcher and he flees away to Japan after his parents’ death. In Japan, he becomes a part of a Yakuza group and names himself Ishida Sho. When he was young, he was helped by Go Ae-shin and feels gratitude toward her kindness, he grows a deep affection for her.

Warm and Cozy

Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a television drama titled Warm & Cozy (맨도롱 또똣) that aired from May 13th, 2015, until July 2nd, 2018. The drama was aired on MBC, directed by Park Hong-kyun, and Kim Hee-won, while the script was written by Hong Mi-ran and Hong Jung-eun.

Warm & Cozy is a television drama of the romance and comedy genre, starring Yoo Yeon-seok and Kang So-ra in the leading roles.

The romantic story is all set up for the two lovers as the drama begins with a display of the life of Lee Jung-joo (played by Kang So-ra) who is a hard working woman who has never missed a day of work. She’s working at a clothing company in Seoul as an administrative employee. Until one day, she sets off to start a new life in Jeju Island after an incident happens in her life. After she has arrived in Jeju, she meets the chef and owner of a local restaurant called Warm and CozyThe name of the guy is Baek Gun-woo (played by Yoo Yeon-seok). Lee Jung-joo and Baek Gun-woo’s love story starts developing as they gradually fall in love with each other and seek the similarity in their different personalities.

Gu Family Book

Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a television drama titled Gu Family Book (구가의 서) that aired from April 8th, 2013, until Jun 25th, 2013. The drama was aired on MBC, directed by Shin Woo-chul and Kim Jung-hyun, while the script was written by Kang Eun-kyung.

Gu Family Book is a historical, romance, action and fantasy television drama starred by a few well-known actors and actress, such as Yoo Yeon-seok, Lee Seung-gi, Bae Suzy, Sung Joon, and Lee Yu-bi. The total number of episodes of Gu Family Book is two and it’s also known as a popular television drama that reached a high rating.

The drama tells the story of a human who is actually a half monster, who is searching for a centuries-old book that he believes it contains a secret way to becoming a human according to the gumiho legend.

Reply 1994

Yoo Yeon-seok starred in a television drama titled Reply 1994 (응답하라 1994) that aired from October 18th, 2013, until December 28th, 2013. The drama was aired on tvN, directed by Shin Won-ho and written by Lee Woo-jung.

Reply 1994 is a romantic comedy television drama starring Yoo Yeon-seok, Go Ara, Jung Woo, Kim Sung-kyun, Son Ho-jun, Baro, and Min Do-hee in the leading roles. This drama follows the lives of six university students, that come from various areas of South Korea, such as Chungcehong Province, Jeolla Province, and Gyeongsang Province, but live together in Sinchon, Seoul, in a boarding house run by a family whose daughter is named Sung Na-jung (played by Go Ara), with a background set in the 90s.

The drama goes back and forth, between the past and the present, alternating the stories between 1994, the era when the famous K-Pop group Seo Taiji and Boys were at the peak of their career, the Sampoong Department Store collapse and the birth of the Korean Basketball League, and 2013, making the viewers curious about who will become Sung Na-jung’s husband in the future.

Yoo Yeon-seok played the role of Chilbong, which means Seven Shut-outs, and he is the number one pitcher of Yonsei University’s baseball team and has a crush on Na-jung. Jung Woo played Sseureki, which means Garbage or Trash, and he is a medical student who’s also Sung Na-jung’s late older brother’s best friend that grew up together with the Sung siblings. Kim Sung-kyun played Samcheonpo, which refers to his hometown in South Gyeongsang Province, and he is known by his looks that seem older than his actual age. Son Ho-jun played the role of Haitai, which refers to his baseball team, Haitai Tiger. He comes from a wealthy family where his father is the CEO of a bus company, Suncheon Transportation Inc. Baro played the character of Binggeureu, which means Smiley and refers to the baseball team Biggrae Eagles. He is Chilbong’s cousin and Sseureki’s junior at the school. Min Do-hee played Jo Yoo-jin, who is a fan of Seo Taiji and Boys.

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On December 5th, 2018, South Korean television broadcasting station, tvN, announced their new program named Coffee Friends on their official Instagram account and have set the premiere date in January 2019.

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안녕하세요. tvN <커피프렌즈>입니다. 손호준, 유연석 절친한 두 사람이 올 한해 시작했던 동명의 기부행사 ‘커피프렌즈’가 ⠀ 제주도 귤 밭에서 첫번째 영업을 무사히 마쳤습니다! 참여해주신 분들을 비롯하여, 여러분의 관심과 성원에 감사드립니다. ⠀ ⠀ ‘커피프렌즈’는 액수가 아닌 방식에 초점을 맞춰 ⠀ 커피 한 잔으로 누구나 즐겁게 기부에 참여하는 ⠀ ⠀ ‘퍼네이션 프로젝트’로 손님이 직접 금액을 정하는 ⠀ 가격표 없는 카페입니다. ⠀ 두 번째 영업인 오늘, ⠀ 조금이나마 더 편안한 방문이 되시길 바라며 커피프렌즈 이용방법을 설명 드리고자 합니다. ⠀ '커피프렌즈’는 100% 추첨제로 운영되며, 한정된 당일 재료로 인해 많은 분들과 함께하지 못하는 점 ⠀ 양해부탁드립니다. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ *서귀포시 안덕면 서광리 1791번지 *오전 8시 추첨번호표 배부 ⠀ *오전 11시 추첨 당첨자에 한해 개별연락 ⠀ *오후 12시 영업 시작 부족하지만 마음이 담긴 음식을 만들고 추운 겨울 여러분들과 따뜻함을 나눌 수 있는 ‘커피프렌즈’가 되도록 최선을 다하겠습니다. 감사합니다. #제주도 #커피프렌즈 #브런치카페 #귤 #감귤 #퍼네이션 #친구 #여행 #jeju #coffeefriends #cafe

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The variety show is set in a coffee shop run by Yoo Yeon-seok and Son Ho-jun in a tangerine farm on Jeju Island. The profits of the shop are going to be donated to a charity event which is inspired by the close friends and donation project. The first guest who will appear on the show and work as a part-time employee at the cafe is Choi Ji-woo, who was chosen by Son Ho-jun as they both previously met during a TV program, Three Meals a Day. Another guest will be Yang Se-jong, who was chosen by Yoo Yeon-seok, as they both appeared in the same drama, Romantic Doctor Kim.



Well, that’s all the information about actor Yoo Yeon-seok’s top movies and dramas and also the most recent news about him. Let’s keep supporting Yoo Yeon-seok in his career in the entertainment industry!