Ryu Jun Yeol

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Ryu Jun Yeol is a South Korean actor.

He achieved a career breakthrough through Reply 1988 (2015–2016) and cemented his name as a widely recognized actors through his appearances in Korean movies such as The King (2017), Little Forest (2018), and The Night Owl (2022).

Career

Ryu Jun Yeol entered the entertainment industry in 2012. At first, he starred in various short films with independent production.

It wasn’t until 2013 that he was casted in a feature film. He got a small role in the film INGtoogi: The Battle of Internet Trolls. However, he didn’t get much recognition from his debut role.

This actor began to rise in popularity around 2015. At the time, he starred in the hit series Reply 1988.

His performance as one of the leads was widely praised. He also won various awards because of this, including the Best New Actor in TV at Baeksang Arts Awards.

In the next few years, Jun Yeol continued to star in many more hit films.

Some of his most well-known works are in The King (2017), Believer (2018), and The Battle: Roar to Victory and Money (2019).

His amazing success in the entertainment industry got him into the list of Forbes Korea Power Celebrity. He made the list for two consecutive years, in 2018 and 2019.

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Profile

  • Real Name: Ryu Jun Yeol (류준열)
  • Stage Name: Ryu Jun Yeol
  • Chinese Name: Liu Jun Lie (柳俊烈)
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: September 25, 1986
  • Birthplace: Suwon, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: University of Suwon
  • Hobbies: –
  • Facebook: ryujunyeol.v
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  • Instagram: @ryusdb
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  • Weibo: ryujunyeol

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 183 cm (6’0″)
  • Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: –

Family 

  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –

Girlfriend & Dating History

Lee Hye Ri

Ryu Jun Yeol began dating Hye Ri, a Korean actress and former member of Girls’ Day, in late 2016. The pair met while working at the set of Reply 1988. 

Unfortunately, in November 2023, they announced separation after building the relationship for 7 years. They didn’t disclose the reasons behind the break-up.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated his net worth to be around $15 million to $20 million. He appears to earn most of his income through working as an actor in the South Korean entertainment industry.

Charity

The actor in known for his activism regarding enviroment. He donated ₩10 million in late 2018 to NGO Greenpeace.

Since then, he regularly made donations to support environment-related campaigns through different NGOs such as Save the Arctic.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether he has undergone any cosmetic surgery to change his appearance.

Facts

  • Jun Yeol loves traveling to different places.
  • He can speak English.
  • He has a dog that he called Choa.
  • This Actor likes having bigger space.
  • He enjoys cycling and playing football in his free time.
  • He likes taking cold shower.
  • His most favorite word is love.
  • He wants to name his child Sarang which means love in Korea.
  • He would shower and sleep when feeling stressed out.
  • This Libra man is close to Suho of EXO.
  • He is also friend with the professional football player Son Heung Min.
  • He used to work in various part-time jobs.
  • Jun Yeol can easily forget upsetting stuff after sleeping.
  • He was in Still I’m by Your Side music video by CLAZZIQUAI PROJECT.
  • He wants to be involved in making films as a director, screenwriter, or producer.
  • Next to his autograph, he would write I love you, love each other.
  • He goes to sleep around 9 at night.
  • He is part of the torch relay on 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
  • For him, traveling is a matter of who you are with and not the destination.
  • He idolizes football player Diego Maradona.
  • He communicates with fans through social media.
  • Jun Yeol is quite a lightweight and doesn’t like drinking alcohol.
  • He tries to avoid using disposable plastics.
  • He doesn’t drink with straw.
  • This talented actor doesn’t think that he would enjoy living in nature.
  • He likes sea better than mountain.
  • His ideal type is an adorable, small, kind, and understanding woman.

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Movies 

  • Alienoid: Part 2 (2024), as Mu Reuk
  • The Night Owl (2022), as Cheon Kyeong Soo
  • Alienoid (2022), as Mu Reuk
  • The Battle: Roar to Victory (2019), as Lee Jang Ha
  • Money (2019), as Il Hyun
  • Hit-and-Run Squad (2019), as Seo Min Jae
  • Believer (2018), as Seo Young Rak
  • Little Forest (2018), as Jae Ha
  • Heart Blackened (2017), as Kim Dong Myung
  • A Taxi Driver (2017), as Koo Jae Sik
  • The King (2017), as Choi Doo Il
  • The Boys Who Cried Wolf (2016), as Dong Chul
  • Canola (2016), as Chul Hun
  • No Tomorrow (2016), as Ji Hoon
  • One Way Trip (2016), as Ji Gong
  • Sori: Voice From The Heart (2016), as Underground Singer
  • Socialphobia (2015), as Yang Ge

Drama Series 

  • The 8 Show (Netflix | 2024), as TBA
  • Lost (JTBC | 2021), as Lee Kang Jae
  • Lucky Romance (MBC | 2016), as Je Soo Ho
  • Reply 1988 (tvN | 2015-2016), as Kim Jung Hwan
  • The Producers (KBS2 | 2015), as new PD

TV Shows

  • Traveler (JTBC ⏐ 2019), as himself (cast member)
  • Youth Over Flowers: Africa (tvN ⏐ 2016), as himself (cast member)

Music Video Appearances 

  • A Little Girl (2015) – Oh Hyuk
  • Still I’m by Your Side (2014) – Clazziquai Project

Awards 

  • 2023 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actor (Film) – The Night Owl
  • 2023 Golden Cinema Film Festival – Best Actor – The Night Owl
  • 2023 Korean Association of Film Critics Awards – Best Actor – The Night Owl
  • 2019 Golden Cinema Film Festival – Cinematographers’ Choice Popularity Award – Believer
  • 2019 Korea Youth Film Festival – Best Actor Award – Money, The Battle: Roar to Victory
  • 2019 London East Asia Film Festival – Rising Star Award – Money
  • 2019 New York Asian Film Festival – Star Asia Rising Star Award – Money
  • 2018 Asia Artist Awards – Artist of the Year
  • 2018 Asia Artist Awards – Popularity Award
  • 2018 Korea World Youth Film Festival – Popular Actor Award – Little Forest
  • 2017 Asia Artist Awards – Best Star Award (Actor) – A Taxi Driver
  • 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actor (Film) – The King
  • 2017 The Seoul Awards – Best New Actor (Film) – The King
  • 2016 Asia Artist Awards – Best Rookie Award, Actor – Reply 1988
  • 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actor (Television) – Reply 1988
  • 2016 Fashionista Awards – Best Fashionista ( TV Division)
  • 2016 Korean Cable TV Awards – Rising Star – Reply 1988
  • 2016 Korea First Brand Awards – Special Award for Figure
  • 2016 Max Movie Awards – Best New Actor – Socialphobia
  • 2016 Max Movie Awards – Rising Star – Socialphobia
  • 2016 MBC Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Lucky Romance
  • 2016 tvN10 Awards – Rising Star Award, Actor – Reply 1988
  • 2016 KAFA FILMS – Rising Star – Socialphobia

Nominations 

  • 2023 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best Actor – The Night Owl
  • 2023 Buil Film Awards – Best Actor – The Night Owl
  • 2023 Director’s Cut Awards – Best Actor (in film) – The Night Owl
  • 2023 Grand Bell Awards – Best Actor – The Night Owl
  • 2018 Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best Supporting Actor – A Taxi Driver
  • 2017 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actor – A Taxi Driver
  • 2017 Buil Film Awards – Best Supporting Actor – The King
  • 2017 Fashionista Awards – Best Fashionista (SNS Division)
  • 2016 Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best New Actor – Socialphobia
  • 2016 InStyle Star Icon – New Generation Actor Award – Socialphobia, Reply 1988
  • 2016 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries – Lucky Romance
  • 2016 tvN10 Awards – Made in tvN, Actor in Drama – Reply 1988
  • 2016 Wildflower Film Awards – Best New Actor / Actress – Socialphobia

Quotes 

“I had always been interested in movies, I hadn’t really thought about being an actor before then but because movies were what I liked the most at the time I felt that maybe I could do it… to make a long story short.”

“When I am preparing for a role, I don’t get fully immersed, I don’t lose myself in a character. What I do is look for an element or characteristic that I can really identify with, and then amplify that.”

“My favourite films are the fun kind, the entertaining ones, and I always thought that films should be entertaining.”

“I wouldn’t characterise myself as an actor that completely goes under the skin of the character.  I’m not a person that can’t shake off the character once I’m off the set.  My belief is to always live truthfully under these imaginary circumstances as an actor.”

“I would say each and every director has their own style and vision.  I will say that each director that I’ve worked with has a certain sense of confidence on knowing what exactly that they want to express with their films.  And as an actor, it’s all about trusting that vision, and going all along the ride, and so, I would say that’s the through line, that they have a very unwavering vision that they want to express.”

Pics of Ryu Jun Yeol

1. Jun Yeol has great street style

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2. He can make any outfit looks high class

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3. The close-up enables us to see his perfect face

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4. He looks like a total badass in this photoshoot

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5. Jun Yeol looks even more handsome in sport attire

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FAQs

Who is Ryu Jun Yeol?

He is a South Korean actor.

Who is Ryu Jun Yeol’s real name?

His real name is Ryu Jun Yeol (류준열).

What makes Ryu Jun Yeol famous?

He became famous because of the drama series Reply 1988 (2015–2016) and cemented his name as a widely recognized actors through his appearances in Korean movies such as The King (2017), Little Forest (2018), and The Night Owl (2022).

Where is Ryu Jun Yeol from?

He was born in Suwon, Gyeonggi, South Korea.

How old is Ryu Jun Yeol?

He was born in 1986, and he is 38 years old as of 2024.

When does Ryu Jun Yeol celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 25th of every September.

How tall is Ryu Jun Yeol?

His height is 6’0″ or 183 cm.

Who are Ryu Jun Yeol’s parents?

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

Is Ryu Jun Yeol married?

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

Who is Ryu Jun Yeol’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is Lee Hye Ri.

How rich is Ryu Jun Yeol?

His net worth is around $15 million to $20 million.

What is Ryu Jun Yeol’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

Over the years, Ryu Jun Yeol has made such an amazing career for himself. His talent and hard work have really paid off.

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