The Handsome Young Actor Who Has Already Kissed Many Actresses, Get Closer to ‘I’m Not a Robot’ Actor Yoo Seung-ho!

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The Nation’s Little Brother, Yoo Seung-ho

Yoo Seung-ho received this nickname as he started his career in such a young age. He first made an appearance in a phone advertisement in 1999 after his mom sent in a photo of her son to an ad agency. Turns out his cute face and good acting skill lead him in paving his start as a child actor. One significant film that boosted his popularity and gave him the title ‘Nation Little Brother’ is called The Way Home (집으로…) (2002) in which he played a bratty city boy who learns to appreciate country life when he’s forced to spend the summer with his deaf-mute grandmother.

Since then, Yoo Seung-ho began to act more and make his name known to the public as one of Korean top actors. When you first hear his nickname you must think that he’s very innocent and adorable like a typical little brother, but don’t be fooled by his appearance and young age! Along with all the films and dramas he had shot, the number of women he had kissed, starting from new aspiring actresses to grade A actresses, is beyond the number of our fingers. Now, Yoo Seung-ho sure doesn’t seem like a little brother anymore, right? Recently, he is known for his role as Kang Bok-soo in his recent drama My Strange Hero  partnering with Jo Bo-ah.

If you’re one of the persons whose heart he managed to snatch, keep on scrolling because you sure don’t want to miss out everything you need to know about Yoo Seung-ho in this article!

Yoo Seung-ho’s Profile

  • Birth Name: Yoo Seung Ho (유승호)
  • Birthday: August 17, 1993
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
  • Blood Type:  A
  • Education: Baekshin High School
  • Instagram: @dandyoo93

Yoo Seung-ho’s Facts and Trivia

  • He is the youngest of two siblings.
  • He is known as “Little So Ji Sub” for his resemblance to the said actor.

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  • He decided not to pursue college because he wants to concentrate on his acting career.
  • He is signed under San Entertainment.
  • He is born and raised in Gyeyang District, Incheon, South Korea.
  • He came from a poor family.
  • He earned the title, “Nation’s Little Brother” due to the success of ‘The Way Home’ at such a young age.

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  • Along with Park Shin Hye, he starred in So’s music video, Eraser
  • He enlisted for his mandatory military service, as a regular soldier on March 5, 2013.
  • He was discharged on December 4, 2014.
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  • He sang a duet with IU titled Believe in Love for the charity program Love Request. The song’s lyrics were actually based on a that he had written while seeing orphans of war in Sri Lanka.
  • He trained in swordplay and martial arts in his role as an assassin in Warrior Baek Dong-soo (무사 백동수) (2011).
  • His favorite member of APink is Hayoung.
  • He prefers someone who is around his age, “A four year age difference is ideal,”  he said in an interview with the Korean media outlet Newsen. And she should ideally be a non-celebrity. “I like women who look innocent,” said Seung-ho. “My ideal type has changed since I returned from the army. I like women who have long, wavy hair.”
  • During the KBS interview with Park Shin Hye, he also described his ideal woman as someone who wears dark colors, loves animals and loves to read books. But he’s in no hurry to get married and his acting schedule is more hectic than it was before he enlisted.

Yoo Seung-ho’s Career

His career as an actor started in 2000 when he was 7 years old as he debuted as a child actor with television series Daddy Fish (가시고기) (2000) But, he rose to stardom in his first movie The Way Home which gained him the title Nation Little Brother. Thereafter, he also starred in animal movie Heart Is…(마음이) (2006) about a boy and his beloved dog, and Unforgettable (서울이 보이냐) (2008) about school children from a remote island who go on a field trip to a candy factory in Seoul during the 1970s.

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Aside from acting as the main character, Yoo Seung-ho also actively takes part in playing younger counterparts of male protagonists in television dramas, including general Yi Sun-sin in Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin (불멸의 이순신) (2004), King Seongjong in The King and I ( 왕과 나) (2007), and Gwanggaeto the Great in The Legend (태왕사신기) (2007)

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In his teenage years, he was cast in one of the major roles in Master of Study (공부의 신) (2010), a Korean screen adaptation of Japanese manga Dragon Zakura and it got him nominated for several awards in various movie awards in Korea.

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After he was discharged from the army, Yoo Seung-ho appeared in the music video for Naul’s You From the Same Time (같은 시간 속의 너) in 2015. He was next casted as a stubborn webcomic writer who raises a cat in the TV adaptation of webtoon Imaginary Cat (상상고양이(2015-2016). Then, he followed this by starring in a Joseon-era romance film The Magician (조선마술사) (2015) directed by Kim Dae-seung, in which he plays a circus magician who falls in love with a princess. Challenging himself with another untypical role, Yoo Seung-ho also played in SBS’s legal thriller series Remember (리멤버 – 아들의 전쟁) as a lawyer with hyperthymesia who defends his father on death row.

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In 2016, Yoo became the main male lead in Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River (봉이 김선달) as the titular Kim Seon-dal. Last year, he starred in MBC’s historical melodrama The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (군주-가면의 주인)and romantic-comedy I’m Not a Robot (로봇이 아니야). This year, he was a cast in SBS’s high school drama Revenge Has Returned (복수가 돌아왔다) so all of you K-drama fans, you better make sure you check that out!

Yoo Seung-ho and Social Media

“I don’t do social media because I don’t think it fits me. I tried to give interest for my job as a celebrity but I just couldn’t take selcas and upload them myself.” Said Yoo Seung-ho in  an interview with Sports Hankook.

He then continued, “I found out about hashtags later on too. I was filming an ad and they kept talking about hashtags. I didn’t know what it was but learned it after they explained it to me.”

The actor added, “I don’t do much and don’t have much to say. That’s another reason why I don’t do social media. But since I don’t get to communicate with my fans, they get curious so I wonder if I need to start.”

However, he has an Instagram account now. If you want to know more about what he’s up to, you can check it out!

Yoo Seung-ho’s Love Life

Starring in numerous films and dramas and surrounded by beautiful actresses, how is Yoo Seung-ho’s love life in real life? Does he ever date one of his co-stars? Ever since his debut in 2000 until now, Yoo Seung Ho has not had a single dating rumor or controversy, which is amazing knowing how crazy paparazzi and journalists can be. Whenever there is an interview about his love life, Seung-ho always said, “To be honest, I’ve dated a few times before. I’ve never said this in the past, but I think it’s better to say it now than to hide it and lie about it.”

However, Seung-ho sure has a couple of sparks with some of these celebrities below:

Yoo Seung-ho and IU

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Yoo Seung-ho and IU had collaborated several times. He sang a duet with IU titled Believe in Love for the charity program Love Request. The song’s lyrics were actually based on a song that he had written while seeing orphans of war in Sri Lanka. They also met once again in a photoshoot for G by Guess and shows amazing chemistry. In one of his interviews, Seung-ho once mentioned that IU is his ideal type. Who knows, perhaps there could really be something between them in the past.

Yoo Seung-ho and Kim So-hyun

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Despite the age differences between them, it doesn’t hide the fact that there is a chemistry between Yoo Seung-ho and Kim So-hyun. They both met in the Ruler: Master of the Mask set and their friendship grows as they also play as a lover in the drama. Many questioned whether the kiss scene in the drama is real or not, knowing that Kim So-hyun is still underage, but they both got shy and said to leave it to the audience’s imagination. In the press conference, both also claimed each other as their ideal type. What do you think? Could they be dating as well in real life?

Yoo Seung-ho and Chae Soo-bin

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In his recent drama I’m Not A Robot, many fans and viewers couldn’t help but to see sparks flying around whenever these two come into screen. Many also wished for this couple to become real. Here’s a Behind The Scenes footage from the drama where Yoo Seung-ho and Chae Soo-bin discussed about how they should do the kissing scene.

What do you think about it? Do you like them? Please comment on the comment section below about your opinion.

Yoo Seung-ho and Plastic Surgery

Seung-ho is naturally handsome so it’s hard to assume whether he had gone under the knife or not. Perhaps you could be the judge of that by looking at these pictures below and let us know what you think about it.

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Yoo Seung-ho Filmography

Film

Year Title Role
2002 The Way Home Sang-woo
2003 Happy Ero Christmas Children’s angel choir
2004 Don’t Tell Papa Kim Cho-won
2006 Heart Is… Chan-yi
2008 Unforgettable Gil-su
2009 Astro Boy Astro Boy (voice, Korean dubbed)
City of Fathers Kim Jong-chul
4th Period Mystery Han Jung-hoon
2011 Leafie, A Hen into the Wild Greenie (voice)
Blind Kwon Gi-seob
2012 Fragments of Sweet Memories (3D short film)
2015 Joseon Magician Hwan-hee
2016 Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River Kim In-hong / Kim Seon-dal

Television series

Year Title Role Network Notes
2000 Daddy Fish Jung Da-um MBC
2001 Boys Don’t Cry Doo-san Drama Special
It Happened in the Parking Lot
2003 All That Ramen Joon-young
Winter Bird’s Dream Joon-ho
Love Letter young Lee Woo-jin
2004 “Hi, Clementine” Se-beom Drama Special
Sweet Buns young Lee Shin-hyuk
Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin young Yi Sun-sin KBS1
Precious Family Park Joon-yi KBS2
2005 Sad Love Story young Seo Joon-young MBC
Magic Warriors Mir & Gaon Mir KBS2
2006 Alien Sam Wang Hae-ryong Tooniverse
2007 The King and I young Seongjong SBS
The Legend young Damdeok MBC
2009 Queen Seondeok Kim Chunchu
You’re Beautiful Customer at convenience store SBS Cameo, episode 9
2010 Master of Study Hwang Baek-hyun KBS2
Flames of Desire Kim Min-jae MBC
2011 Warrior Baek Dong-soo Yeo Woon SBS
2012 Operation Proposal Kang Baek-ho TV Chosun
Arang and the Magistrate Jade Emperor, King of Heaven MBC
Missing You Kang Hyung-joon / Harry Borrison
2013 Homo Academicus Documentary narrator KBS1
2015 Imaginary Cat Hyun Jong-hyun MBC Every 1
2015–2016 Remember Seo Jin-woo SBS
2017 The Emperor: Owner of the Mask Lee Sun MBC
2017–2018 I’m Not a Robot Kim Min-kyu
2018 Player OCN Cameo
2018–2019 Revenge Has Returned Kang Bok-soo SBS

Discography

Year Song Title Notes
2010 “Believe in Love” Duet with IU

Bibliography

Year Title Publisher Notes
2013 Travel Letter, Spring Snow, And… Wisdom House Photobook

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2002 24th Young Artist Awards Best Young Performer in International Film The Way Home Won
2005 KBS Drama Awards Best Young Actor Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin, Precious Family Won
2007 1st Korea Movie Star Awards Heart Is… Won
SBS Drama Awards The King and I Won
2008 2nd Mnet 20’s Choice Awards Hot Younger Male N/A Won
2009 4th Andre Kim Best Star Awards Male Star Award N/A Won
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor Queen Seondeok Won
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) Master of Study Nominated
Best New Actor (Film) 4th Period Mystery Nominated
26th Korea Best Dressed Swan Awards Best Dressed, TV Actor category Master of Study Won
KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Award with Park Ji-yeon Nominated
Netizens’ Award, Actor Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Nominated
2012 MBC Drama Awards Arang and the Magistrate, Missing You Nominated
2013 New Soldiers Education Unit Excellence Award from the Battalion Commander N/A Won
2016 9th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Remember Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Genre Drama Won
2017 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries