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Yeo Jin Goo

Actor Yeo Jin Goo Profile, Drama, Facts, and TMI

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Yeo Jin Goo Profile

  • Birth Name: 여진구 (Yeo Jin Goo)
  • Stage Name: 여진구 (Yeo Jin Goo)
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1997.08.13
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Chinese Zodiac: Ox
  • Height: 176 cm (5’77″)
  • Weight: 73 kg (147.71 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Agency: Janus Entertainment
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, FacebookWeiboFancafe

Yeo Jin Goo Facts & TMI

  • Yeo Jin Goo was born and grew up in Seoul.
  • His family consists of parents and younger brother Yeo Tae Goo (born 2002).
  • Yeo Jin Goo is currently attending Chung-Ang University College of Arts, majoring in Theater.
  • He debuted as a child actor in 2005 through the movie ‘Sad Movie’ when he was 6 years old.
  • Yeo Jin Goo has been receiving praises for his acting performance since the beginning of his acting career.
  • Particularly in 2012, he stole the public’s attention after portraying Crown Prince Lee Hwon in MBC’s popular drama ‘Moon that Embraces the Sun’.
  • Thanks to the popularity of the drama he gained some funny nicknames such as “Jin Goo Oppa” or “Baby Oppa” for his deep voice, and also somehow mature and handsome appearance.
  • Yeo Jin Goo, who has been playing someone’s child role finally played a role as a “full character” instead child role in the movie ‘Hwayi: A Monster Boy’.
  • He won numerous Best New Actor awards including The 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards in the 2013-2014 award season with his brilliant performance in ‘Hwayi: A Monster Boy’.
  • He also starred in several music videos such as K.Will’s ‘I Need You’ and Baek Ji Young’s ‘Still in Love’.
  • In 2020, he became the fixed cast for the first season of tvN’s road variety show ‘House on Wheels’.
  • He goes for a new challenge as he became the MC for Mnet’s audition program ‘Girl’s Planet 999’ in 2021.
  • He has portrayed actor Jang Hyuk’s child character 3 times including the movie ‘Dance of the Dragon’, SBS drama ‘Tazza, War of Flowers’, and another SBS drama ‘Deep Rooted Tree’.
  • Yeo Jin Goo’s MBTI personality type is ENTJ.
  • Yeo Jin Goo’s grandfather originally wanted to name him “Gap Goo” or “Deuk Goo” but his parents think that it sounds too old-fashioned so they named him “Jin Goo”.
  • He learned acting at MTM Acting Academy.
  • Her mother gave birth to him at the age of 22 years old.
  • He gets tired of something rather quickly.
  • He enjoys cooking and likes to eat a lot as well.
  • His favorite food is meat.
  • His hobbies are listening to music and playing ball games such as football and basketball.
  • He enjoys dad jokes.
  • Yeo Jin Goo said that he wanted to portray a villain after watching Heath Ledger’s Joker in ‘The Dark Knight’.
  • He went on diet for his role in 2015.
  • He said that went through a hard time during puberty because of his drastic voice change. He used to consider his voice as his complex.
  • He attained a special driving license to drive a camping van during his appearance on tvN’s ‘House on Wheels’ in 2020
  • He is a fan of ballad singer Park Hyo Shin.
  • He never had any scandal nor controversies during the 15 years of his acting career.
  • Among his nicknames are Jin Goo Oppa and Doraemon.


‘Sad Movie’ as Park Hee Chan (2005)
‘Sagwa’ as Young Boy (2006)
‘No Mercy for the Rude’ as Young Killer (2006)
‘Dance of the Dragon’ as young Kwon Tae San (2007)
‘Santamaria’ as Kang Da Seong (2008)
‘Antique’ as young Kim Jin Hyuk (2008)
‘A Frozen Flower’ as young Hong Rim (2008)
‘Sky Force 3D’ as Ace (2013/ Korean dubbing)
‘Hwayi: A Monster Boy’ as Hwa Yi (2013)
‘Mr. Perfect’ as Lee Byung Joo (2013)
‘Tazza: The Hidden Card’ as Agui’s pupil (2014/ Special appearance)
‘Shoot Me in the Heart’ as Lee Soo Myung (2015)
‘The Long Way Home’ as Kim Yeong Gwang (2015)
‘Warriors of the Dawn’ as Gwanghaegun (2017)
‘1987: When the Day Comes’ as Park Jong Chul (2017/ Special appearance)
‘Ajumma’ (TBA/ Special appearance)
‘Similar’ as Yong (TBA)
‘Noryang’ (TBA)

TV Series

‘Rainbow Romance’ as Yeo Jin Goo (MBC/ 2005~2006)
‘I Want to Love’ as Baek Min Hyung (SBS/ 2006)
‘Hit’ as Shin Il Young/ Baek Soo Jeong (MBC/ 2007)
‘Yeon Gaesomun’ as young Kim Heum Soon (SBS/ 2006~2007)
‘Queen of the Game’ as young Lee Shin Jeon (SBS/ 2006~2007)
‘Iljimae’ as young Lee Gyeom (SBS/ 2008)
‘Tazza, War of Flowers’ as Goni (SBS/ 2008)
‘Gourmet’ as Hotae (SBS/ 2008)
‘Can Anyone Love?’ as Lee Pooreumchan (SBS/ 2009)
‘Ja Myung Go’ as young Hodong (SBS/ 2009)
‘Swallow the Sun’ as young Kim Jung Woo (SBS/ 2009)
‘The Reputable Family’ as young Choi Guk Seon (KBS1/ 2010)
‘Giant’ as young Lee Kang Mo (SBS/ 2010)
‘Warrior Baek Dong Soo’ as young Baek Dong Soo (SBS/ 2011)
‘Deep Rooted Tree’ as teen Ddok Bok (SBS/ 2011)
‘Moon Embracing the Sun’ as young Lee Hwon (MBC/ 2012)
‘Missing You’ as young Han Jung Woo (MBC/ 2012)
‘Potato Star 2013QR3’ as Hong Hye Sung/ Noh Jun Hyuk (tvN/ 2013)
‘Orange Marmalade’ as Jung Jae Min (KBS2/ 2015)
‘The Royal Gambler’ as Yeon Ing Goon (SBS/ 2016)
‘CIRCLE: Two Worlds Connected’ as Kim Woo Jin (tvN/ 2017)
‘Into The World Again’ as Sung Hae Seong (SBS/ 2017)
‘The Crowned Clown’ as Lee Heon/ Ha Sun (tvN/ 2019)
‘My Absolute Boyfriend’ as Young Goo (SBS/ 2019)
‘Hotel Del Luna’ as Goo Chan Sung (tvN/ 2019)
‘Start-Up’ as Hong Ji Seok (tvN/ 2019/ Special appearance)
‘Beyond Evil’ as Han Joo Won (jtbc/ 2021)
LINK: Eat, Love, Kill‘ as Eun Gye Hoon (tvN/ 2022)


I Need You‘  by K.Will (2012)
Still in Love‘ by Baek Ji Young (2013)

Variety Show

‘Gag Concert’ (KBS2/ 2012, 2015/ Guest)
‘I’m Real Yeo Jin Goo’ (QTV/ 2012)
‘Running Man’ (SBS/ 2014, 2016/ Guest)
‘A Walk Around the Neighborhood’ (MBC/ 2014)
‘Happy Together’ (KBS2/ 2015/ Guest)
‘My Little Television’ (MBC/ 2015/ Guest)
‘4 Wheeled Restaurant’ (tvN/ 2018/ Fixed cast for Thailand episodes)
‘Doremi Market’ (tvN/ 2019/ Guest)
‘House On Wheels’ (tvN/ 2020/ Fixed cast)
‘House On Wheels Season 2’ (tvN/ 2021/ Guest)
‘GIRLs PLANET 999’ (Mnet/ 2021/ Host)

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