Full Profile of Korean Singer Yoon Do-hyun and His Daughter

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A Rockstar and a Father, Yoon Do-hyun

If you see him on stage, you would have not imagined how lovable he is towards his  family, and especially his daughter. In Korea, there is this term 딸바보 (ddal babo) which roughly translates as a fool for daughter. This term is usually used for parents who would do anything for their daughter and who think their daughter is the most beautiful human ever lived. Same goes with Yoon Do-hyun.

But before we discuss about his daughter and how whipped he is for her, let’s get to know more about Yoon Do-Hyun first!

Yoon Do-Hyun’s Profile

Stage Name: Yoon Do Hyun (윤도현)

Birth Name: Yoon Do Hyun (윤도현)

Weight: 65 kg

Height: 178 cm

Birthday: February 3, 1972

Birthplace: Paju, South Korea

Married to: Musical Actress, Lee Mi-ok

Twitter: @Official_YB

Yoon Do-hyun’s Early Life and Career

Yoon Do-hyun was born in Imjin-myeon (currently Munsan-eup) in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. In 1991, he graduated from Munsan High School, and began to show his interest in the music industry in 1993 when he worked around Paju’s music circles as part of the band called Jongyiyeon (종이연).

In 1994, Yoon Do-hyun released his debut solo album, In Front of the Post Office in Autumn (가을 우체국 앞에서). It has several hit singles like “Tarzan” and “Love Two,” however the album did not receive much commercial success since dance music was much more popular at the time.

Yoon Do-hyun formed the eponymously named Yoon Do-hyun Band in 1996, with himself on vocals, Kim Jin-won on the drum, Yoo Byung-yeol on the guitar, and Park Tae-hee on the bass. Later that year, he starred in Kim Hong-joon’s film that recounts the rise and fall of a fictitious, underground band titled Jungle Story as the lead role along with his band.

However, the band did not really popped out in the music market which led to the Yoon Do-hyun Band almost disbanding in 2000, and guitarist Yoo Byung-yeol left the band and was replaced by Huh Joon. However, during the 2002 world cup, the band skyrocketed to fame with the World Cup cheer song Victory Korea! (오 필승코리아). With its superb live performances and Yoon Do-hyun’s powerful voice and sincere personality onstage, the Yoon Do-hyun Band eventually became one of the foremost rock bands in South Korea, selling more than 2 million albums and doing more than 100 live concerts.

In 2005, they renamed the band into YB, and it was the first Korean band to ever tour Europe and have two sold-out concerts in New York City (Nokia Theater, B.B King Blues Club) in 2006. YB was also the subject of two rockumentaries (Documentary for Rock music), Kim Tae-yong’s On the Road, Two (2006) and Moon Cheung-heum’s Flying Butterfly (2010). In 2015, YB celebrated its 20th anniversary with a series of sold-out concerts titled 20 Years Old.

Not only active as a singer, Yoon Do-hyun also acted in several musicals and films, appeared in several tv shows, and also experienced in radio DJ and hosting as well. You can check out the complete list below.

Yoon Do-hyun’s Discography

YB

Studio albums
  • In Front of the Post Office of Autumn (가을 우체국 앞에서) (released as Yoon Do-hyun solo album) (1994)
  • Don’t Cover it Up (가리지좀 마) (1997)
  • Alienation (蘇外(소외)) (1998)
  • Korean Rock Remade (4집 – 한국 Rock 다시 부르기) (1999)
  • An Urbanite (2001)
  • [YB] Stream (2003)
  • Why Be (2006)
  • Coexistence (共存 (공존)) (2009)
  • Reel Impulse (2013)
Live albums
  • Yoon Do-hyun Band (2000)
  • Live is Life (2002)
  • After 10 Years (2007)
  • I Bow (2010)
Singles
  • “Nation Anthem (애국가)”
  • “2006 World-Cup Cheer Song”
  • “Han Ban Do O.S.T – 1178”
  • “Tell Me”

Solo artist

Album information
In Front of the Post Office in Autumn

  • Album
  • Released: December 1994
  • Label: Daeum Entertainment
Tarzan

  • Tarzan OST Korean dubbed version
  • Released: May 27, 1999
  • Label: Sony Music
Difference

  • Album
  • Released: April 29, 2005
  • Label: Seoul Records
Yoon Do-hyun’s My Ppongpal Vacation

  • EP
  • Artist: Ppongpal Brothers (뽕빨 브라더스) – Yoon Do-hyun, Kang San-ae, Kim C, Noh Hong-chul
  • Released: August 9, 2005
  • Label: Daeum Entertainment
Aegukga

  • Single
  • Released: March 10, 2006
  • Label: 서비스중지
Harmony (present for Fly, Penguin)

  • EP
  • Released: September 18, 2009
  • Label: Universal Music
Kim Je-dong Song – Oh-kyo-kyo-kyo

  • Single
  • Released: April 15, 2010
  • Label: Universal Music
Steranko Korean Project Single (with Yoon Do-hyun)

  • Single
  • Artist: Steranko, Yoon Do-hyun
  • Released: September 9, 2011
  • Label: T-Music Factory
I Am Here

  • Single for Gyeonggi Province
  • Released: December 2, 2011
  • Label: Gyeonggi Cultural Foundation, Hunus Creative
The Weather That You Made

  • Single
  • Released: April 22, 2013
  • Label: Universal Music
The Day

  • Single
  • Artist: Achtung, Yoon Do-hyun
  • Released: May 22, 2014
  • Label: Rainbowbridge
Kang Seung-won Making Project Part 2

  • Single
  • Released: July 31, 2014
  • Label: A&G Modes
Singing Yoon Do-hyun

  • EP
  • Released: September 17, 2014
  • Label: Universal Music

Collaboration in other albums

Year Song Title Notes
1996 “In the Wilderness” Track from the Kim Kwang-seok tribute album
가객: 부치지 않은 편지
“잃어버린 나를 찾아” Track from Thief OST
1997 “신놀부뎐” Track from Black and White Photograph 1
1998 “사노라면” (with Kim Jang-hoon) Track from Kim Jang-hoon#1998
Ballads for Tears
2001 “같은 맘으로” (with Kim Hyung-suk) Track from Ac+E No2
2003 “마음을 다해 부르면” (with Lee So-eun) Tracks from Oseam OST
“다시 만나요”
“비련” (with Kim So-hyun) Track from Legend of Laqia OST
2004 “천국에서” (with Ann) Track from Phoenix Rising
2005 “여행길” (with Buga Kingz) Track from The Renaissance
2006 “날아라 병아리” (with N.EX.T) Track from ReGame?
“끝이 아니길” Track from Seoul 1945 OST
2007 “Farewell Story” (with Lala) Track from 우리, 사랑하는 동안…
두번째 이야기
“겨울비” Track from Kim Jong-seo’s 20th Anniversary Greatest Hits
2008 “I Love You, Idiot” (with Kang Chae-yi) Track from 사랑에 중독되다
“Come Together” (with Tomi Kita) Track from In Dreamz
“Friends” (with Eva & Sat) Track from Friends
“그랬단 말이야” (with Shin So-hee) Track from 그랬단 말이야
“Cuts the City” (with Steranko) Track from Darkness on the Highway
2009 “Foolish Love” (with Ash Gray)
“Red Camel” (with Lee Seung-hwan) Track from Hwantastic Friends
2010 “Dust (Korean Ver.)” (with Diablo) Track from Undefined
“Being a Rock Star” (with Lee Seung-hwan, Lee Sung-woo, Ock Yo-han) Track from Dreamizer
2012 “날자, 오리배…”
(with Jung Tae-choon, Kang San-ae, Kim C)
Track from City Bus Going to the Sea
“Someday” (with Leessang) Track from Unplugged
“Never Say Goodbye” (with Psy) Track from Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1
“Butterfly Dream (My Secret Dream)” Track from Arang and the Magistrate OST
“Still You” (with Sue Son) Track from I Am
“I Want to Live with Her” (with UV) Track from Artist
2013 “No Regrets (Legend Ver.)”
(with Hwang Jung-min and Yoo Jun-sang)
Theme song from Fists of Legend
“Wish” Theme song from Hope
“Colorful World” (with Kahi) Track from Who Are You?
2015 “Cruel Memories (with Jung Yong-hwa from CNBLUE) Track from One Fine Day

Yoon Do-hyun’s Acting Career

Musical theatre

Year Title Role
1995 Gaeddongi Gaeddongi
1997 Jesus Christ Superstar Judas Iscariot
1998 Hard Rock Cafe Kang-joo
2009 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Hedwig
2011–2012 Gwanghwamun Sonata Past Sang-hoon
2013 Jesus Christ Superstar Judas Iscariot
2014–2015 Once Guy
2016 Hedwig and the Angry Inch Hedwig

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Jungle Story Do-hyun
2000 The Promenade (cameo)
2004 Arahan Male driver (cameo)
2006 On the Road, Two Himself Documentary
Hanbando N/A Music director
2010 Flying Butterfly Himself Documentary
2012 Arang and the Magistrate Former magistrate of Miryang
(cameo, episode 1)
TV
26 Years N/A Crowdfunding investor

Variety show

Year Title Network Notes
2002–2008 Yoon Do-hyun’s Love Letter KBS2 Host
2002–2011 Yoon Do-hyun’s 2pm Date MBC FM4U Radio DJ
2010 Joo Young-nam and Friends KBS1
It City: Papa & Girl in London Olive
2011–2012 I Am a Singer MBC Contestant
2011–2013 Yoon Do-hyun’s MUST Mnet Host
2011 Cover Dance Festival!
K-POP Roadshow 40120
MBC Host
2011–present Law of the Jungle SBS Narrator
2011–2012 K-pop Star 1 SBS Host and narrator
2012 Project Lotus Channel V Judge
2012–present TV Entertainment Tonight SBS Host
2012–2013 K-pop Star 2 SBS Host and narrator
2013 I’m Your Substitute Angel MBC Host
2014 Off to School JTBC Cast member
2015 Animals MBC Cast member
2017 Begin Again JTBC Cast Member

 

Yoon Do-hyun’s Daughter

Yoo Do-hyun married a musical actress Lee Mi-ok on June 15, 2002 and have one daughter named Yoon Yi-jung. Yoon Do Hyun’s daughter has him wrapped around her little finger. At their recent trip to Hawaii together, Yoon Do Hyun learned how to hoola dance and also looked for a rainbow with his daughter. He showed the most tender and sensitive side of him through her. Anyone could tell that his love for his daughter is greater than anything else.

soompi

Last August on JTBC’s Give Me a Meal, Yoon Do-Hyun shared that his daughter who is in middle school is a huge fan of BTS. He then said, “Recently, BTS member Jin covered my song (“Autumn Outside the Post Office”). That became a big present for me because I finally gained my daughter’s approval. Finally.” The hosts burst out laughing at the thought of Yoon Do Hyun, Korea’s representative rocker of 25 years, being accepted for such a reason.

Allkpop

You can check BTS’ Jin covers Yoon Do-hyun’s song here!