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Yoon Jong Hoon

Actor Yoon Jong Hoon Profile, Facts, and TMI

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Yoon Jong Hoon Profile

  • Birth Name: 윤종훈 (Yoon Jong Hoon)
  • Stage Name: Yoon Jong Hoon
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1984.02.15
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Chinese Zodiac: Rat
  • Height: 180 cm (5’90”)
  • Weight: 65 kg (143.3 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram

Yoon Jong Hoon Facts & TMI

  • Yoon Jong Hoon was born and grew up in Daejeon.
  • His family consists of mother, father, an older brother, and an older sister.
  • He belongs to Papyeon Yoon clan.
  • He raises a dog called Maroo.
  • Yoon Jong Hoon is Catholic, his baptismal name is Yohan.
  • He dropped out of Daejeon University.
  • He has completed his military duty.
  • Yoon Jong Hoon went to the military as soon as he dropped out of college because he wanted to become an actor.
  • He debuted as an extra in various movies and dramas since 2008.
  • He is also active as a theater actor.
  • He rose to fame after starring in the popular SBS drama ‘Penthouse’ in 2019.
  • His name “Jong Hoon” is given by his grandfather.
  • He has never officially learned acting.
  • He has been aspiring to be an actor since he was in high school, but due to his father’s extreme opposition, he entered the Department of Foreign Language Literature at Daejeon University.
  • However, he couldn’t shake off his lingering feelings and longing for acting, so he hurriedly finished his military service to persuade his father, but his father’s opposition remained even after being discharged.
  • He ran away from home and went to Seoul to pursue his dream of becoming an actor with only 700,000 won in hand. He worked as a stage staff while learning acting.
  • He reconciled with his father 5 years later.
  • Ironically, he said that he dreamed of becoming an actor was because his parents liked movies and loved to take him to cinema since he was seven.
  • The first movie he watched at the theater was “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”.
  • He has positive, calm, and patient personality.
  • He mentioned actors Park Haeil and Lee Jonghyuk as his role models.
  • He looks extremely young for his age.
  • He loves drinking and hanging out with people.
  • He said that he handles alcohol very well.
  • He loves baseball.
  • Yoon Jong Hoon lived in a poor environment during his early time living in Seoul.
  • He started gaining popularity for the first time through a supporting role in ‘Reply 1994’.
  • He has been practicing calligraphy since 2017, sometimes he would upload his works in his personal Instagram account.
  • He frequently acted as a doctor in a lot of drama he starred in, such as ‘Emergency Couple’, ‘Return’, and ‘Penthouse’.
  • His lookalikes includes actor Shin Hye Sung, Lee Jung Jae, singer Ha Dong Kyun, and baseball player Park Geon Woo.
  • He has a complex for his uneven eyes.
  • He has been living with a male non-celebrity friend since he was 31.
  • His ideal type is a competent woman.
  • He has fair and flawless skin.


‘Frozen Land’ as Byeong Jo (2010/ Short film)
‘Kidney Seed’ (2010)
‘Suddenly Last Summer’ (2012)
‘It’s Alright’ (2022/ TVING Shorts Film)

TV Series

‘Empress Cheonchu’ as martial arts team (KBS2/ 2009)
‘The Return of Iljimae’ (MBC/ 2009)
‘Golden Fish’ (MBC/ 2010)
‘Drama Special – Sirius’ as Eun Chang’s friend (KBS2/ 2013/ Cameo, episode 1)
‘Monstar’ as Shin Jae Rok (Mnet/ 2013)
‘Reply 1994’ as Kim Ki Tae (tvN/ 2013)
‘Emergency Couple’ as Im Yong Gyu (tvN/ 2014)
‘Her Lovely Heels’ as Choi Yeon Ho (SBS/ 2014)
‘Only Love’ as Kim Woo Joo (SBS/ 2014)
‘Misaeng’ as Lee Sang Hyun (tvN/ 2014)
‘Dr. Frost’ as Kang Jin Wook (OCN/ 2014)
‘Riders: Catch Tomorrow’ as Kim Joon Wook (2015–2016/ E Channel-DRAMAcube)
‘Unkind Women’ as Jung Go Min (young) (KBS2/ 2015/ Cameo)
‘A Daughter Just Like You’ as Baek Seon Jae (MBC/ 2015)
‘Marrying My Daughter Twice’ as Choi Yong Jun (SBS/ 2016)
‘One More Happy Ending’ as Dong Mi’s ex-boyfriend (SBS/ 2016/ Cameo, episode 7)
‘Another Oh Hae Young’ as Choi Noo Ri (tvN/ 2016/ Cameo, episode 2–3)
‘Let’s Make a New Start’ as Lee Sun Ho (MBC/ 2016)
‘Hello, My Twenties!’ as Seo Dong Joo (JTBC/ 2016)
‘The Bride of Habaek’ as Ma Bong Yeol (tvN/ 2017/ Cameo, episode 1–2, 12)
‘The King Loves’ as Wang Jeon (MBC/ 2017)
‘The Best Moment To Quit Your Job’ as Dae Woon (Oksusu/ 2017)
‘Return’ as Seo Joon Hee (SBS/ 2018)
‘Come and Hug Me’ as Gil Moo Won (MBC/ 2018)
‘My Healing Love’ as Park Wan Sung (MBC/ 2018–2019)
‘The Last Empress’ as Terrorist, Kang Joo Seung’s brother (SBS/ 2018-2019/ Cameo, episode 1–2)
‘Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung’ as Prince Huiyeong Yi Kyeom/ Ho Dam (MBC/ 2019/ Cameo, episode 32–36, 39–40)
‘Extraordinary You’ as Lee Jo Hwa (MBC/ 2019)
‘Find Me in Your Memory’ as Yoo Tae Eun (MBC/ 2020)
‘Timing’ as Kim Bo Seok (JTBC/ 2020)
‘The Penthouse: War in Life’ as Ha Yoon Cheol (SBS/ 2020–2021/ Season 1–3)
‘Shooting Stars’ as Kang Yoo Seong (tvN/ 2022)

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