Kwak Dong Yeon

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Kwak Dong Yeon - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kwak Dong Yeon is a South Korean actor and musician. He’s best known for his roles in a number of drama series such as Love in the Moonlight (2016), Gangnam Beauty (2018), My Strange Hero (2018), Vincenzo (2021), and Big Mouth (2022).


Kwak Dong Yeon made his acting debut in 2012 with the drama series My Husband Got a Family. The series was a success and even had a rating of 49.6%.

For his debut performance, he won the Best Young Actor nomination at the Korea Drama Awards that very same year. It was a huge achievement considering he just debuted.

After that, he frequently appeared in a lot of drama series such as Hwa Jung (2015), Modern Farmer (2014), Inspiring Generation (2014), and Adolescence Medley (2013).

In 2016, he earned more acknowledgment after co-starring in the hit drama series Love in the Moonlight, playing the role of a gifted fighter named Kim Byung Yeon.

He then took the supporting role in two more drama series, Reunited Worlds and Radio Romance. Both series were released in 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Two years later, he decided to leave FNC Entertainment and joined H& Entertainment. He featured in another hit drama series Vincenzo, a year after switching agencies.

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  • Real Name: Kwak Dong Yeon (곽동연)
  • Stage Name: Kwak Dong Yeon (곽동연)
  • Also Known as: Gwak Dong Yeon
  • Nickname: Dong Yeon (동연)
  • Birthday: March 19, 1997
  • Birthplace: Daejeon, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: Paganism
  • Professions: Actor, Musician
  • Education: Seoul Performing Arts High School (Practical Music Department), Mullae Middle School
  • Hobbies: Gardening, playing puzzles
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
  • Weight: 62 kg (136 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: 40-32-14 (Bust -40, Waist -32, and Arms -14 inches)
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  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: 1

Girlfriend & Dating History

He has never been involved in a publicly known romance nor rumored to date anyone. He most likely wants to keep his personal and dating life private.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated his net worth to be around $1 million to $5 million. He appears to earn his income mostly from working as an actor in the South Korean entertainment industry.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether he/she has undergone any cosmetic surgery.


  • Dong Yeon was a trainee under FNC Entertainment, where he took music and acting lessons.
  • His Chinese zodiac sign is Ox.
  • He was a guitarist in a band named Kokomo.
  • Dong Yeon is close friends with actors Park Bo Gum, Yoon Park, and Yoo Seung Ho.
  • He is afraid of showing up on TV shows.
  • Dong Yeon said he did not have a proper school life, which upset him greatly.
  • He wished he took school seriously.
  • The motivation for his going to school was the delicious bread sold in the cafeteria.
  • His way of relaxing is by walking.
  • He likes animals.
  • Dong Yeon has a green onion plant named Daniel that he grows himself.
  • He has an elder sister.
  • His mother passed away in 2014 due to a health issue.
  • Dong Yeon is a talent under H& Entertainment.
  • He moved to Seoul when he was only thirteen years old to pursue his dream career.
  • His motto is “Good person, good actor.”
  • Dong Yeon was trained to become a band member for a total of two years.
  • He is close to all the members of the boy band KNK.
  • Dong Yeon has amazing guitar skill.
  • Netizens claim he looks a lot like actor Kim Hyun Joong and singer John Park.
  • He has a family ring that he always wears on his left ring finger.
  • Dong Yeon is a huge fan of the animated character Groot from the movie Guardians of the Galaxy (2014).
  • He has a humble personality.
  • Dong Yeon has always liked watching movies ever since he was young.
  • He likes his mature-looking features.
  • His ideal type is actress Kim So Young.

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  • Far East (2022), as Kang Young Shik
  • 645 (2022), as Man Cheol
  • Drama Stage: Attention Hog (tvN | 2021), as Kang Tae Soo
  • Baseball Girl (2020), as Lee Jung Ho
  • Heung Boo: The Revolutionist (2018), as Soe Ttong Yi
  • Slow (KBS2 | 2017), as Lee Ji Won
  • Man of Will (2017), as Choi Yoon Seok
  • Misbehavior (2017), as Yoo Jong Gi
  • Puck! (SBS | 2016), as Hwang Gyeong Pil
  • Drama Special: Avici (KBS2 | 2015), as Ji Seon Woo
  • Middle School Student A (KBS2 | 2014), as Lee Hae Joon

Drama Series

  • Queen of Tears (tvN | 2023), as Hong Soo Cheol
  • Gaus Electronics (ENA | 2022), as Lee Sang Shik
  • Big Mouth (MBC | 2022), as Jerry
  • Monstrous (TVING | 2022), as Kwak Yong Joo
  • Our Beloved Summer (SBS | 2021), as Noo Ah
  • Vincenzo: Special (tvN | 2021), as Chairman Jang Han Seo
  • Vincenzo (tvN | 2021), as Chairman Jang Han Seo
  • It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (tvN | 2020), as Kwon Gi Do
  • Never Twice (MBC | 2019), as Na Hae Joon
  • Doctor Detective (SBS | 2019), as Jung Ha Rang
  • My Strange Hero (SBS | 2018), as Oh Se Ho
  • Gangnam Beauty (JTBC | 2018), as Yeon Woo Young
  • Radio Romance (KBS2 | 2018), as Jason
  • Reunited Worlds (SBS | 2017), as Sung Hae Chul
  • Fight for My Way (KBS2 | 2017), as Kim Moo Gi
  • Love in the Moonlight: 150 Days of Traveling in the Moonlight (KBS2 | 2016), as Kim Byung Yeon
  • Love in the Moonlight Special (KBS2 | 2016), as Kim Byung Yeon
  • Love in the Moonlight (KBS2 | 2016), as Kim Byung Yeon
  • The Master of Revenge (KBS2 | 2016), as Lee Yong Joo
  • Pied Piper (tvN | 2016), as Gong Jung In
  • Come Back Mister (SBS | 2016), as Young Han Gi Tak
  • The Flatterer (Naver TV Cast | 2015), as Park Ge On
  • Hwa Jung (MBC | 2015), as Yi Eui Rip
  • Modern Farmer (SBS | 2014), as Han Ki Joon
  • Inspiring Generation (KBS2 | 2014), as Young Shin Jung Tae
  • Adolescence Medley (KBS2 | 2013), as Choi Jong Woo
  • Jang Ok Jung, Living by Love (SBS | 2013), as Young Prince Dong Pyung
  • My Husband Got a Family (KBS2 | 2012), as Bang Jang Goon

TV Shows

  • Young Actors’ Retreat (TVING | 2022), as a regular member
  • 4 Wheeled Restaurant Korea (tvN | 2020), as a guest
  • On and Off (tvN | 2020), as a guest
  • Delicious Rendezvous (SBS | 2019), as a regular member
  • Let’s Go! Real Trip: Three Delicious Man (YouTube | 2019), as the main host
  • Everyone’s Kitchen (O’live | 2019), as a regular member
  • Problem Child in House (KBS2 | 2018), as a guest
  • Amazing Saturday (tvN | 2018), as a guest
  • Baek Jong Won’s Alley Restaurant (SBS | 2018), as a guest
  • The Life Academy (tvN | 2017), as a regular member
  • Animals (MBC | 2015), as a regular member
  • Cheongdamdong 111 (tvN | 2013), as a regular member
  • I Live Alone (MBC | 2013), as a guest
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Happy Together: Season 3 (KBS2 | 2007), as a guest
  • Radio Star (MBC | 2007), as a guest


  • Something Rotten! (2020), as Nigel Bottom
  • The Elephant Song (2017), as Michael

Music Video Appearances

  • Spring Memories (2019) – N.Flying
  • Excuse Me (2017) – AOA
  • Stargirl 2013 (2013) – Bulldog Mansion


  • 2019 Korea First Brand Awards – Actor – Kwak Dong Yeon
  • 2014 KBS Drama Awards – Best Young Actor – Inspiring Generation, Middle School Student A
  • 2012 Korea Drama Awards – Best Young Actor – My Husband Got a Family


  • 2021 APAN Star Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in Serial Drama) – Never Twice
  • 2020 Korea Musical Awards – Rookie of the Year Award (Male) – Something Rotten!
  • 2019 MBC Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Weekend Drama) – Never Twice
  • 2019 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – My Strange Hero
  • 2017 KBS Drama Awards – Best Actor in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama – Slow
  • 2017 Korea Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Love in the Moonlight
  • 2016 KBS Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Love in the Moonlight
  • 2014 Seoul International Youth Film Festival – Best Young Actor – Inspiring Generation
  • 2012 KBS Drama Awards – Best Young Actor – My Husband Got a Family


“I was getting make up done in the car when the door opened and Park Bo Gum came in. After we said ‘Hello,’ an hour of silence followed.”

“I think all the junk food and irregular eating and sleeping times from my trainee days made me look the way I do today.”

“The reason why I decided to appear in ‘Vincenzo’ was because of my love and trust for director Kim Hee-won and writer Park Jae-beom.”

“I’ve met a lot of people, interacted with them, and experienced a lot of things in my life that I try to keep in mind. Such large and small experiences are accumulated and incorporated into acting in various ways.”

“I want to work with Song Joong Ki sunbae again who I worked with in ‘Vincenzo.’ I learned so many things from Song Joong-ki sunbae but it’s regrettable that we mainly filmed together only in the second half.”

“I live a dramatic life and love the characters that are constantly changing in their lives. For that reason, if I have an opportunity, I would like to participate in the musical ‘Hedwig.'”

“I don’t like when people say I act good for my age. Who would have said that to Daniel Radcliffe or Emma Watson when they were filming ‘Harry Potter?'”

“Park Bo Gum has a very reserved personality. Becoming close with him was a struggle. Just trying to talk in informal speech took two hours.”


Who is Kwak Dong Yeon?

He is a South Korean actor and musician. 

Who is Kwak Dong Yeon’s real name?

His real name is Kwak Dong Yeon (곽동연).

What makes Kwak Dong Yeon famous?

He’s famous because of his roles in a number of drama series such as Love in the Moonlight (2016), Gangnam Beauty (2018), My Strange Hero (2018), Vincenzo (2021), and Big Mouth (2022).

Where is Kwak Dong Yeon from?

He was born in Daejeon, South Korea.

How old is Kwak Dong Yeon?

He was born in 1997, and he is 27 years old as of 2024.

When does Kwak Dong Yeon celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 19th of every March.

How tall is Kwak Dong Yeon?

His height is 5’10” or 178 cm.

Who are Kwak Dong Yeon’s parents?

He did not reveal the names of his father and mother.

Is Kwak Dong Yeon married?

He is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether he is in a relationship or not.

Who is Kwak Dong Yeon’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known.

How rich is Kwak Dong Yeon?

His net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Kwak Dong Yeon’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

Kwak Dong Yeon and his charming personality have stolen all the attention both inside and outside of South Korea. Hopefully, we will get to see more of him in the future.