Yoo Jae-myung (born June 3, 1973) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in the series Reply 1988 (2015), Stranger (2017), Life (2018) and Itaewon Class (2020). He won Best Supporting Actor at the 6th APAN Star Awards.
Making his debut through the film The Last Witness in 2001, Yoo Jae-myung mainly took the supporting roles in movies and dramas. He was also a theater director in Busan and taught acting for four years in Seoul.
Yoo's popularity raised through one of the highest rated dramas in Korean cable television history, Reply 1988, in 2015, and later gained the main roles in films and TV series. From 2016 to 2018, he appeared in critically acclaimed shows such as The Good Wife, Stranger (Secret Forest), and Prison Playbook.
Yoo then appeared in two television series Life and Confession in 2018 and 2019 respectively, in which he received positive reviews from audiences. For his performance in Life, he won Best Supporting Actor award at the 6th APAN Star Awards.
Yoo next co-starred with Lee Sung-min in crime film The Beast, a remake of the French thriller 36 Quai des Orfèvres, premiered in June 2019. He also starred alongside Lee Young-ae in Bring Me Home, which was premiered in November 2019.
In 2020, Yoo co-starred with Park Seo-joon and Kim Da-mi in the series Itaewon Class, and will co-star in King Maker with Sul Kyung-gu. He is set to act opposite Yoo Ah-in in a film Voice of Silence, written and directed by a female director Hong Eui-jeong, based on her script which was selected as one of top 12 projects at Venice Biennale College-Cinema 2016/2017. He next will star in Kwak Kyung-taek's Firefighters.
Yoo married on October 21, 2018 after dating for five years. He had met his wife who is reportedly twelve years younger while directing a stage play. The couple has one child together.
Awards and nominations
|2018||54th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Supporting Actor (TV)||Stranger||Nominated|
|6th APAN Star Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Life||Won|
|2020||56th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Supporting Actor (TV)||Itaewon Class||Nominated|