Yoon Sang-hyun is a South Korean actor and singer best known for his roles in TV shows such as Queen of Housewives, Secret Garden, and My Fair Lady. This award winning actor who intended to be a singer, entered the world of glamour and entertainment at the age of 32. After a few years of struggling to secure a part in the entertainment industry, he received his big break with the TV series ‘Queen of Housewives’. Then came his first starring role in ‘My Fair Lady’. Yoon has also appeared in ‘Secret Garden’, ‘Can’t Lose’, and ‘I Can Hear Your Voice’. His ten-year acting career began with a prominent role in the romantic comedy ‘Tone-deaf Clinic’. He also appeared in other variety shows. Among his musical endeavors are the Japanese single ‘Saigo no Ame’ (‘The Last Rain’) and the Japanese debut studio album ‘Precious Days’.
Early Childhood of Yoon Sang-hyun
Born in South Korea on September 21, 1973. Sources say he used to pretend to be a superhero and play out characters from Star Wars films, including Superman. People around him would question if he was an actor. “I was good at mimicking other people,” he recalled as a child.
In an interview with hancinema.net, he stated that he wanted to be a singer. “As a child, I wanted to be a scientist, but as a teenager, I wanted to be a singer.” But I blew every audition. Even though I could sing effectively in karaoke bars, my voice failed me at auditions.”
My mother ordered me to stop singing in my mid–twenties, he added in the interview. (Laughs.) I never considered acting. The agency that claimed to make me a singer only offered me TV parts. It sucked.”
A Career of Yoon Sang-hyun
In 2005, he made his TV debut in the South Korean serial ‘Marrying a Millionaire’. In 2010, he starred in a Tudou commercial.
Then came ‘Exhibition of Fireworks’ (2006), ‘Common Single’ (2006), and ‘One Mom and Three Dads’ (2008), the latter of which earned him a New Star Award at the 2006 SBS Drama Awards.
Meanwhile, he made his big-screen debut in the comedy picture ‘Ssunday Seoul’, released on February 9, 2006.
Yoon made his big screen debut in ‘Queen of Housewives,’ a popular South Korean rom-com TV series. The series ran on MBC for 20 episodes from March 16 to May 19, 2009.
His role as Tae-bong, an immature chaebol, in ‘Queen of Housewives’ with Kim Nam-joo and Oh Ji-ho drew considerable acclaim. At the 2009 MBC Drama Awards, he was named Best Actor.
From August 19 to October 8, 2009, he starred in 16 episodes of another popular South Korean romance comedy series, ‘My Fair Lady’ on
KBS2. In it, he played Seo Dong-chan, with Yoon Eun-hye, Moon Chae-won, and Jung Il-woo.
At the 2009 KBS Drama Awards, he shared the Popularity, Actor, and Best Couple Awards with Yoon Eun-hye for his role in ‘My Fair Lady’.
Yoon pursued his early interest for singing while pursuing his acting career. He appeared in ‘Queen of Housewives’ and ‘My Fair Lady’. He also voiced an ad for Woori Card on August 25, 2009.
2009, Yoon was featured in commercials for Pizza, Maxim, and Korean Wells, among others. He has since participated in advertisements for Digital Cable TV (2010), Hi Mart Refrigerator TV and Hi Mart Laptop (2011) with T-ara, and Shin Ramyun Black (2013) with Jang Hyuk.
On April 1, 2010, he released ‘Saigo no Ame’ (‘The Last Rain’) on Sony Music. The song debuted at #11.
From November 13, 2010 until January 16, 2011, he starred in 20 episodes of the popular South Korean series ‘Secret Garden’ on SBS. In the series, he played Hallyu star Oska alongside Ha Ji-won, Hyun Bin, and Kim Sa-rang.
‘Tears Stains,’ ‘Gazing,’ ‘Liar,’ and ‘Here I Am’ are his vocal contributions to ‘Secret Garden’ (Drama ver.). In the series, Yoon also appeared in the live Secret Garden Concert.
On February 17, 2011, he released ‘Precious Days’ on Sony Music. On the 25th and 27th of same month, he performed in sold-out concerts in Tokyo and Osaka.
His next role was Yeon Hyung-woo, a lawyer pair with troubles both within and outside the courtroom, in the South Korean romantic comedy ‘Can’t Lose’. The series aired on MBC for 18 episodes from August 24, 2011 to October 20, 2011.
His first major film appearance was in the South Korean romantic comedy ‘Tone-deaf Clinic’, which was dubbed ‘Love Clinique’ internationally. In the film, he played Shin-heung, a voice instructor.
He gained prominence as Cha Gwan-woo in the South Korean TV series ‘I Can Hear Your Voice’. From June 5 to August 1, 2013, SBS aired 18 episodes of the popular series.
His latest film role was in ‘A Dynamite Family’, released on December 4, 2014. In the film, he co-starred with Song Sae-Byeok, Lee Ah-Lee, Chansung, and Kim Ji-Min.
His other TV appearances include Gap-dong (2014), Shopaholic Louis (2016), and Ms. Perfect (2017). (2017). Law of the Jungle in Yap Islands (2015) and The Human Condition Season 2 (2015).
Personality of Yoon Sang-hyun
He dated MayBee (Kim Eun-ji) for eight months before proposing in November 2014. Wedding at Seoul’s Walkerhill Hotel, 8 Feb 2015.
He and MayBee have two daughters, Na-gyeom (born December 2015) and Na-gyeom (born May 2017).
Estimated Net Worth
Yoon Sang-hyun is a popular and wealthy actor. Yoon Sang-hyun net worth is estimated at $1.5 Million by Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.