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Yoon Shi-yoon

Yoon Shi-yoon South Korean actor

South Korean actor
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro South Korean actor
Is Actor Film actor Model
From South Korea
Type Fashion Film, Television, Stage and Radio
Gender male
Birth 26 September 1986, Suncheon, South Jeolla Province, South Korea
Age: 33 years
The details

Yoon Shi-yoon (Hangul: 윤시윤; born Yoon Dong-gu on September 26, 1986) is a South Korean actor and television personality. He is best known for his leading roles in King of Baking, Kim Takgu (2010) and Flower Boys Next Door (2013). In 2016, he became a member of the variety show 2 Days & 1 Night. In 2017, he is lead character of the drama "The Big Hit", which is also stars and co-directed by Cha Tae Hyun.

Early life

Yoon was born as Yoon Dong Goo, a name he used until his agency recommended an official change of name upon his entry into college, in a small town in Suncheon. He is the only child of his family. When he was a little boy he was raised by his grandparents. At the time, while the peer of his age went to kindergarten and learned English, Yoon went to seodang, a traditional school that taught Confucianism and learned Chinese characters. Yoon's unique childhood was then unveiled through his song Grandpa's bicycle for Barefooted Friends.


2009–2010: Rising popularity and breakthrough

Yoon debuted in the daily sitcom High Kick Through the Roof and rose to fame. In the sitcom, Yoon played as Jun-hyuk, a semi-rebellious teenage boy. He was nominated for Best New Actor in TV at the Baeksang Arts Awards, and won MBC's Best Couple award with his co-star Shin Se-kyung.

The following year, 2010, Yoon was cast as the main character in the slice-of-life television series King of Baking, Kim Takgu. The drama's writer, Kang Eun-kyung, saw Yoon in High Kick Through the Roof and picked him for the role. The series was one of the most watched shows in South Korea in 2010 with a final episode viewership rating of 50.8%; and Yoon became a household name in Korea. Due to the drama's popularity, Yoon and co-star Lee Young-ah were named promotional ambassadors for North Chungcheong Province.

The same year, Yoon had his first big screen debut with a leading role in the horror movie Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp.

2011–2014: Leading roles

In 2011, Yoon was cast over Kim Jaewon, who suffered from multiple injuries, in the romantic-comedy Me Too, Flower! playing a millionaire masquerading as a parking attendant and entering into relationship with an abrasive female police officer (Lee Ji-ah). However, the drama scored low viewership ratings and had to be pre-empted.

In 2012, Yoon starred in the Japanese web drama Brand Guardians, based on a story about a Korean youth who travels to Japan to make it as a fashion stylist. The project was orchestrated by the JAFIC (Japan Apparel-Fashion Industry Council) to increase awareness of Japanese fashion. He then filmed his first Chinese drama Happy Noodles. On December 8, Yoon won the Popular Star Prize in China at the 2012 Asia Top 10 Popular Star Awards by CETV.

In 2013, he starred in the cable series Flower Boys Next Door, the third installment of tvN 's "flower boy" series. Yoon plays a genius game developer, who accidentally enters into the life of a modern Rapunzel (played by Park Shin-hye). The series was the highest sold cable drama ever to Japan. Yoon then became a cast member of Barefooted Friends, which was his first variety show. In October, Yoon was cast in KBS's romantic comedy series Prime Minister and I alongside Lee Beom-soo and Girls' Generation's Yoona.

In 2014, Yoon starred opposite Yeo Jin-goo in the film Mr. Perfect, where he plays a professional golfer who loses everything but later becomes a golf coach.

2016–present: Comeback from military service

After completing military service, Yoon was confirmed to star in JTBC's historical fantasy drama Mirror of the Witch, playing Joseon's famous doctor Hur Jun. The drama is a fiction story about Hur Jun in his young age and his journey to lift a curse for a princess (played by Kim Sae-ron), whom he later fell in love with. Since May 2016, he became a regular cast member of the third season of 2 Days & 1 Night

In October 2016, Yoon was confirmed to star in a 3-episode miniseries, Romance Full of Life, which is part of MBC's 9-episode miniseries, Three Color Fantasy. The drama premiered in March 2017. The same year, Yoon starred in KBS2's youth drama Hit the Top.

Personal life

Yoon is addicted to books. He has over 2000 books at home.

On April 28, 2014, Yoon secretly enlisted into the Republic of Korea Marine Corps. Yoon had previously expressed his desire that he wanted to enlist secretly to avoid harming the other soldiers. On January 27, 2016, Yoon finally completed his military service.



Year Title Role
2010 Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp Kwan-woo
2014 Mr. Perfect Baek Se-jin

Television series

Year Title Role Network
2009 High Kick Through the Roof Jung Joon-hyuk MBC
2010 King of Baking, Kim Takgu Kim Tak-gu KBS2
Once Upon a Time In Saengchori Park Shi-yoon (cameo) TVN
2011 Me Too, Flower! Seo Jae-hee MBC
2011-2012 High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged Yoon Shi-yoon (cameo, ep 88) MBC
2012 Brand Guardians Ha Woo-joo (ep 1-13)
2013 Flower Boys Next Door Enrique Geum TVN
Happy Noodles Xiu Can ZJSTV
2013-2014 Prime Minister and I Kang In-ho KBS2
2016 Ms. Temper and Nam Jung-gi new recruit Yoon Shi-yoon (cameo, episode 16) JTBC
Mirror of the Witch Heo Jun JTBC
2017 Three Color Fantasy - Romance Full of Life So In-sung MBC
Three Color Fantasy - Queen of the Ring So In-sung (cameo) MBC
Hit the Top Yoo Hyun-jae KBS2


Year Title Network Notes
2012 Fanfare of the Little Band KBS1

Variety show

Year Title Network Notes
2013 Barefooted Friends SBS Main cast
2016- 2 Days & 1 Night KBS2


Year Program Network
2013 KBS Song Festival KBS



Year Album Track
2010 High Kick Through The Roof OST "The Road to Me (내게 오는 길)"
King of Baking, Kim Takgu OST "Only You (너 하나만)"
2013 Flower Boys Next Door OST "I want to date you (사귀고 싶어)"
Barefooted Friends My Song, My Story "Grandpa's bicycle (할아버지의 자전거)" (ft Juniel, Tablo)
2017 Hit the Top OST "말해봐(Say it)" (J2, with Hong Kyung-min)

Music video appearances

Year Track Artist
2009 "Lonely Voyage" Kim Dong-ryool
2010 "I Promise You" Park Hyo-shin
2017 "Still There" Shin Hye-sung

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2009 MBC Entertainment Awards Best New Actor in Comedy/Sitcom High Kick Through the Roof Nominated
Best Couple Award with Shin Se-kyung Won
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor in TV Nominated
3rd Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor King of Baking, Kim Takgu Won
18th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Popularity Award, Actor Won
11th Korean Entertainment Culture Awards Male Grand Prize (Daesang) for Drama Won
KBS Drama Awards Best Couple Award with Lee Young-ah Won
Popularity Award, Actor Nominated
Best New Actor Nominated
Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Production Drama Won
2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor in TV Nominated
2012 2012 Asia Top 10 Popular Star Awards Top Ten Asian Stars Won
2016 KBS Entertainment Awards Rookie Award in Variety 2 Days & 1 Night Won
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