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Ryu Seung-Ryong

Actor
KNOWN FOR 
War of the Arrows (2011) | Gwanghae, Wangyidoen namja (2012) | 7-beon-bang-ui seon-mul (2013)
AWARDS 
3 wins & 3 nominations More »
AKA 
Seung-yong Ryu
BORN 
Nov 29, 1970 (age 43)
HEIGHT *
5' 9" (1.75m)
ETHNICITY *
Asian
HAIR *
Brown (Short)
EYES *
Brown
WEIGHT *
158 lbs
PHYSIQUE *
Athletic
VOICE TYPE *
Bass
ATHLETICS *
Martial Arts | Swimming | Soccer
LANGUAGES *
Korean
INSTRUMENTS *
Percussion
DANCE *
Tango | Mambo dance | Finger Ballet
WORK HISTORY *
Internet | Voice Over | Film | Music Video | Radio | Theater | Commercial | Teaching | Television  Less
JOB TYPES *
Acting
CITIZENSHIP *
South Korea (with valid passport) (Not authorized to work in United States)
VANITY URL *
http://www.imdb.me/ryuseung-ryong
* Starred info submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume (has not been verified by IMDb).

Filmography Filter

Films in Production (1 title)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (21 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (3 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for AiliseuAiliseu (TV Series) IRIS soldier (3 episodes, 2009)  Less 2009 3
  • Primary photo for Gae-in-eui chwi-hyangGae-in-eui chwi-hyang (TV Series) Director Choi do-bin (2010)  Less 2010– 
  • Primary photo for Painter of the WindPainter of the Wind (TV Series) Jo-nyeon Kim  Less 2008– 

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Additional Credits (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FilmCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Point Blank (pre-production) *
  • Battle of Myeongryang (working title) * – Gurujima
  • Miracle in Cell No. 7 * – Lee Yong-Gu
  • Masquerade * – Heo Gyun
  • All About My Wife * – Jang Sung-Gi
  • War of the Arrows * – Jyuushinta
  • Children… * – Hwang Woo-Hyuk
  • The Front Line * – Hyeon Jeong-Yoon
  • Battlefield Heroes * – Yeon Nam Geon
  • The Quiz Show Scandal * – Kim Sang-Do
  • Best Seller * – Park Young-Jun
  • The Recipe * – Choi Yoo-Jin
  • Blades of Blood * – Nobleman Jung
  • Living Death * – Detective Tae-Hwan
  • Secret * – Cho Gwang-Cheol, a.k.a. Jackal
  • Good morning President * – North Korean emissary
  • My Girlfriend Is an Agent * – Won-Seok
  • My Love * – Jeong-Seok
  • Hwang Jin-yi * – Hee-Yeol
  • My 11th Mother * – Jae-Su’s father
  • Righteous Ties * – Jung Sun-Tan
  • Cruel Winter Blues * – Lee Min-Jae
  • Good Girl (short film) *
  • The Big Scene * – Sung-Jun
  • If You Were Me 2 (segment ‘Someone Grateful’) * – Kim Ju-Joong
  • 1.3.6 “Has the Shower Ended?” (short film) *
  • Someone Special * – Robber 1
  • Earth Rep Rolling Stars(animated) * – Lucky’s father
  • Rise of the Guardians (animated, Korean dubbing) * – North
TelevisionCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Iris * – Head of the troops SBS
  • Personal Taste * – Choi Do-Bin MBC
  • Painter of the Wind * – Kim Jo-Nyun KBS
  • U-Turn * OCN
  • Mystery X-Files * MBC Dramanet
  • Chosun Police Season 1 * – Kang Seung-Jo MBC Dramanet
CommercialsCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Curry Queen * – voice-over Chungjungwon
  • Medifoam * Ildong Pharmaceutical
  • Pepsi * Pepsi
  • Chimgu King * LG Electronics
  • Namja Ramyun * Paldo
  • 10 million-families’ happiness designing plus * Samsung Life
  • Life Design 2.0 * Samsung Life
  • World of Tank * Wargaming
  • Suemura * Suemura
  • Kumon * Kyowon Group
  • Nike * – voice over Nike
  • T * SK Telecom
  • Roboking * LG Electronics
  • Good Downloader Campaign *
  • About *
Voice OverCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • African Cats *
PrintCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • Samsung Life *
VideoCOMPANY/DIRECTOR
  • 'Loving You Today' (Music Video) *

Education (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

FORMAL EDUCATIONYEARCITY/STATE
  • Seoul Institute of the Arts * – Theater degree Seoul

Additional Awards (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

EVENTYEAR
  • Mnet 20’s Choice * – 20’s Movie Star 2013
  • PaekSang Arts Awards * – Grand Prize for Film 2013
  • KOFRA Film Awards * – Best Supporting Actor 2013
  • Grand Bell Awards * – Best Supporting Actor 2012
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards * – Best Supporting Actor 2012
  • Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards * – MCST award 2012
  • Seoul Art College * – SAC Art Award 2012
  • Korean Culture & Entertainment Awards * – Best Actor 2011
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards * – Best Supporting Actor 2011

References (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

NAMEPHONE
  • Oh Jun * – Agent +82 10 6336 9690

Additional Resume Info (submitted by page owner via IMDb Resume)

Mini-Biography
  • * Born in Seo-choen, a small village, in South Korea in 1970, Seung-Ryong Ryu discovered his love for acting when he saw a play at the age of 15. Then, he went on to study theater at Seoul Institute of the Arts. For over a decade after graduating from the college, he was just an obscure actor mostly performing on the small stage. During this time period, he had a chance to spend 5 years performing ‘Nanta’, a non-verbal performance, travelling all around the world and patiently built up the skills and perspectives as an actor.

    He made his film debut as a minor role at a relatively late age of 34 in ‘Someone Special (2004)’. In spite of a very short appearance, his ‘driving existence as a supporting actor’ instantly caught filmmakers’ eye and soon led him to be a prolific supporting actor. Although his college mates already had risen to fame before him, his optimism and endless passion for acting made it possible for him to keep stepping forward calmly. While appearing in several films, he turned his attention to the TV dramas and won critical acclaim for his portrayal as a sensitive gay in the 2010 drama series ‘Personal Taste’ and demonstrated his wide range to inhabit various characters.

    After Prain TPC, an entertainment agency, started to represent him, he is being in the 2nd highlight of his career. His recent 4 films, ‘War of the Arrows (2011)’, ‘All About My Wife (2012)’, ‘Masquerade (2012), and ‘Miracle of Cell No.7 (2013)’, have become blockbuster box office hits in South Korea.

    One of his strongest points as an actor is he slips into every role he takes perfectly and gets both critical and commercial acclaim. He has transformed himself into diverse characters so far: a hard-nosed Qing dynasty commander speaking Manchu language (War of the Arrows), a royal adviser in Chosun dynasty (Masquerade), an irresistible legendary Casanova (All About My Wife), and a mentally-handicapped father (Miracle of Cell No.7).

    As his latest film ‘Miracle of Cell No.7’ elicited positive response at the Cannes Film Market during the 66th Cannes Film Festival, the leading actor, Seung-Ryong Ryu, consequently became the center of attention. Now he is planning to start a new chapter of his acting career abroad. Everyone would agree that it is not an easy choice to make for a middle-aged and Asian actor. But since there is no question as to the fact that Seung-Ryong Ryu has a great deal of passion, solid acting ability accrued throughout his career of almost 26 years, I am pretty sure that the day he expresses his driving existence as an actor in the international arena will be coming in the near future.
Trivia
  • * -He has had to acquire 5 languages for the roles in his films over the last 2 years: Manchu language (a Qing dynasty commander in ‘War of the Arrows’), Spanish, French and African (a versatile ladies’ man in ‘All About My Wife’), and Japanese (a Japanese pirate in the upcoming film ‘Battle of Myeongryang’).

    -He has become a byword for ‘Dirty-Sexy’ after slickly playing a legendary player with irresistible hooks.

    -Among the films he has appeared, 2 have become smash hits drawing over 10 million viewers respectively in Korea: ‘Masquerade (2012)’, ‘Miracle of Cell No.7 (2013)’. For reference, there are only 8 films having drawn over 10 millions in Korean box office history.

    -Seung-Ryong Ryu once kept his signature style -long and curly hair in his younger days. The photos of him having such bold hairstyle happened to be widespread on the Internet and caused a great sensation with such responses like 'nobody expected he would have this kind of look in the past!', 'He's a real Dirty-Sexy guy!', and 'What a frantic existence!' so on.

    -Before he was determined to major in Theater at college and become an actor, he had dreamed to be a military officer.

    -Seung-Ryong Ryu is the very first and the only actor in South Korean box office history, who has succeeded in selling over 10 million tickets twice in a row; Masquerade (2012) and Miracle of Cell No.7 (2013)
Personal Quotes
  • * (After winning the Grand Prize at PaekSang Arts Award, 2013) “I will bring changes as an actor but I will be a steadfast actor.”

    (After winning Mnet 20’s Choice Movie Star Award, 2013) “20’s choice! I can feel the youth and passion! Of all the outstanding candidates, I, who look like in 50s but actually in 40s, got the honor to be given this award. I’d like to give this award to Seung-Ryong Ryu in his 20s, who continued to uphold passion for acting even though he was penniless and went through a hard time.

    (After winning the Grand Prize at PaekSang Arts Award, 2013, referring to his misinformed line in the movie) “(I said beans were vitamins in the movie but) actually beans are protein packed, not vitamin. The kids (who have watched the movie) often said to me that they got wrong answers because of that line.”

    (After winning Best Supporting Actor at Grand Bell Awards, 2012) “I’d like to say sorry and thank you to an anonymous cow who suffered from my flamboyant hand gestures.”

    “People gave me a nickname 'dirty-sexy guy'. I think they see what's inside of me rather than the outside.”

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