Yeo Jin-goo

About Yeo Jin-goo

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: August 13, 1997
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea, South Korean
Birth Sign: Virgo
Other names: Yeo Jin-gu
Occupation: Actor
Years active: 2005–present
Agent: Janus Entertainment
Hangul: 여진구
Hanja: 呂珍九
Revised Romanization: Yeo Jin-gu
McCune–Reischauer: Yŏ Jin'gu

Yeo Jin-goo Net Worth

Yeo Jin-goo was bornon August 13, 1997 in Seoul, South Korea, South Korean, is Actor. Yeo Jin-goo is a South Korean actor known for his roles as a child actor in films like ‘Sad Movie’ and ‘A Frozen Flower’ in the early stages of his career. His adorable presence on screen earned him a nickname ‘Nation’s Little Brother’. During his early teenage years, he was the most famous child actor, known for portraying the younger versions of the lead characters on-screen. Born in Seoul, Yeo always wanted to be an actor and started auditioning at a very young age, and eventually succeeded in getting a role in ‘Sad Movie’ at the age of 8. He was selected among 150 kids who came for the audition for the same role, and Yeo charmed the producers with his talent. After his first film, Yeo showed his acting prowess in ‘Antique’ and ‘A Frozen Flower’.He has also appeared in many successful TV series’ such as ‘Tazza’, ‘Gourmet’ and ‘Swallow the Sun’. He transitioned to the leading roles with ‘Hwayi: A Monster Boy’, a film for which he received several awards.
Yeo Jin-goo is a member of Film & Theater Personalities

💰 Net worth: Under Review

Biography/Timeline

1997

Yeo was born on August 13, 1997. He is the eldest of two siblings and has a younger brother. As a child, Yeo wanted to appear on television and therefore asked his parents to let him try acting. With the support of his parents, he took acting lessons and eventually made his debut on the big-screen with Sad Movie (2005).

2005

In 2005, Yeo made his debut at the age of eight in the film Sad Movie. He auditioned for the role of Park Hwi-chan and was chosen among 150 candidates despite having no previous acting experience. In 2006, he appeared in his first television drama I Want to Love, playing a sickly child of a single mother; followed by his first role in a sageuk drama Yeon Gaesomun as young Kim Heum-soon.

2008

In 2008, he played the younger version of the lead roles in the series Iljimae and Tazza. He won his first acting award as Best Child Actor at the SBS Drama Awards for both dramas.

2010

In 2010, he starred in the drama Giant as the younger counterpart to Lee Beom-soo's character. According to Yeo, this was the first time he fully immersed himself in a role and began taking acting seriously.

2011

In 2011, he played the younger part of the title character in the historical drama Warrior Baek Dong-soo. He also made a brief appearance as teenage Ddol-bok in the drama Deep Rooted Tree. The appearance was upon the request of its lead actor Jang Hyuk, who took a liking to Yeo when the latter portrayed his younger version in the drama Tazza.

2012

In 2012, Yeo rose to prominence when he starred in the fantasy-period drama Moon Embracing the Sun, playing the role of a young crown Prince. The drama surpassed 40% in ratings and gained "national drama" status. This was followed by a well-received turn in melodrama Missing You. He won Best Young Actor at the 2012 MBC Drama Awards for his portrayal in both dramas.

2013

In 2013, Yeo starred as the titular character in action thriller Hwayi: A Monster Boy, for which he garnered praises and won several Best New Actor honors from annual award ceremonies such as Blue Dragon Film Awards and Korean Association of Film Critics Awards. He is the youngest male actor to receive the Best New Actor award in the history of Blue Dragon Film Awards, at the age of sixteen. In the same year, he was also cast in the sitcom, Potato Star 2013QR3 as an aspiring mobile application developer.

2015

In 2015, he starred in the film Shoot Me in the Heart, based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Jeong Yu-jeong. He had his first leading role on television with teen vampire series, Orange Marmalade, based on the webtoon of the same name. In the same year, he appeared in the Korean War film, The Long Way Home. Veteran actor Sol Kyung-gu, his co-star in the film, strongly recommended Yeo for the role of Yeong-gwang, and only signed the movie contract once Yeo's casting had been finalized.

2016

In 2016, Yeo played the role of King Yeongjo in the SBS drama The Royal Gambler, and won an Excellence Award at the year end SBS Drama Awards.

2017

In 2017, Yeo starred in tvN's science fiction drama Circle, and historical movie Warriors of the Dawn, both of which premiered in May. He was also cast for a special appearance in the star-studded film, 1987: When the Day Comes, based on the June Democratic Uprising. The movie reunites him with Director Jang Joon-hwan and actor Kim Yoon-seok of Hwayi: A Monster Boy. In July, he starred in SBS's romance drama Reunited Worlds.

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