Yang Dong-geun Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 44 Years
Wife: Park Ga-ram
Hometown: Seoul

Yang Dong-geun

Profession(s)• Actor
• Music Artist
• Breakdancer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutTV: Three Families Under One Roof (1986) on MBC
Poster of the 1986 South Korean TV series 'Three Families Under One Roof'
Film: Super Hong Gil-dong 5 (1991) as 'Dol-yi'
Poster of the 1991 South Korean film 'Super Hong Gil-dong 5'
Web Series: Emergency (2021) as 'Doctor Yang'
Poster of the 2021 South Korean web series 'Emergency'
Awards & Honours1991: Best Young Actor for the South Korean TV series ‘Hyung’ at the 27th Baeksang Arts Awards
1991: Best Young Actor for the TV series ‘Hyung’ at the KBS Drama Awards
2001: Best New Actor for the South Korean film ‘Address Unknown’ at the 21st Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
2001: Top Excellence Award in a Sitcom for the South Korean sitcom ‘New Nonstop’ MBC Entertainment Awards
2002: Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries), TV Actor of the Year (chosen by journalists), and TV Actor of the Year (chosen by netizens) for the South Korean TV series ‘Ruler of Your Own World’ at the MBC Drama Awards
2003: Best New Actor (TV) for the TV series ‘Ruler of Your Own World’ at the 39th Baeksang Arts Awards
2003: Best Dressed (Film category) at the 1st Korea Fashion World Awards
2004: Most Popular Actor for the South Korean film ‘Wild Card’ 27th Golden Cinematography Awards
2006: Plaque of Appreciation at the 1st Anniversary of the Police Film Festival
2009: Award from the Army Chief of Staff
2017: Special Award in Sitcom for the TV series ‘Borg Mom’ at the MBC Entertainment Awards
2022: Best Supporting Team for the South Korean TV series ‘Cheer Up’ at the SBS Drama Awards
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 June 1979 (Friday)
Age (as of 2023)44 Years
BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea
Zodiac signGemini
NationalitySouth Korean
College/UniversityYong-In University in South Korea
Educational QualificationA major in Theatrical Performance
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Yang Dong-geun having a non-vegetarian meal
ControversyArrested for Alleged Drug Usage
In April 2019, an actor with the last name 'Yang' was arrested on suspicion of drug use. South Korean news reported that the police received 112 calls about Yang running in the vicinity of a hotel in the Nonhyeon neighborhood of Seoul around 3 a.m. KST. Yang's behavior seemed unusual, including talking gibberish, leading to his detention at the police station. Reportedly, Yang tested positive for Philopon, a type of methamphetamine, during a drug test. The Gangnam Police Station conducted a thorough investigation into Yang's drug use, including his potential drug sources and affiliations. Following this news, the media sought information about other actors with the last name 'Yang' possibly involved in the case. Yang Dong-geun's agency adressed the controversy and said,

"He’s currently on set for a drama." [1]Soompi
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsPark Ga-ram
Yang Dong-geun and Park Ga-ram
Marriage DateYear, 2014
Wife/SpousePark Ga-ram (South Korean singer and actress)
Yang Dong-geun with his wife and children
ChildrenSon- 2
Shi Lo
Daughter- Joy
Yang Dong-geun with his children

Yang Dong-geun photo

Some Lesser Known Facts About Yang Dong-geun

  • Yang Dong-geun, also known as YDG, is a South Korean actor, music artist, and breakdancer. In 2023, it was announced that he would act in the second season of the popular Netflix South Korean survival drama series ‘Squid Game.’
  • He played the character of young Dong-hoon in KBS2’s 1991 TV series titled ‘Hyung (My Older Brother).’ He is also recognized for his leading role as Heo Seung-po in the popular tvN series ‘The Three Musketeers,’ which was aired in 2014.

  • He has appeared in several South Korean TV series including ‘The Bride of Habaek’ (2017), ‘365: Repeat the Year’ (2020), and ‘Cheer Up’ (2022).
  • In 2001, he launched an album titled ‘Yangdonggeun a.k.a Madman,’ which was a South Korean hip-hop album.

    Poster of the 2001 South Korean album 'Yangdonggeun a.k.a Madman'

    Poster of the 2001 South Korean album ‘Yangdonggeun a.k.a Madman’

  • In 2001, he was appointed as the Honorary Ambassador for Hope 2002 Project.
  • He was appointed as an honorary police lieutenant of the National Police Agency in 2003.
  • He has released several hip-hop and rap albums including ‘Travel’ (2003), ‘1945’ (2005), and ‘Mirror’ (28 Look at Youth) (2006).
  • Some of the South Korean films in which he has acted are ‘White Valentine’ (1999), ‘Fighter in the Wind’ (2004), ‘Days of Wrath’ (2013), and ‘Yaksha: Ruthless Operations’ (2022).

    Yang Dong-geun in a still from the 2022 South Korean film 'Yaksha - Ruthless Operations'

    Yang Dong-geun in a still from the 2022 South Korean film ‘Yaksha – Ruthless Operations’

  • In 2005, he had a role in a South Korean theatrical production titled ‘Offending the Audience.’ Then, in 2008, he played the character Kang Bong-tae in the stage play ‘Mine.’
  • Before marrying Park Ga-ram in 2014, he dated her, and she became pregnant with his child. They eventually got married. [2]Soompi In an interview, he shared the story of how he first met his wife and said,

    I met her when we were cast as the main characters for a music video. Back then, I didn’t hit on her. I did think that if we were really meant to be, then we would meet again sometime. But one day, she messaged me first on social media. After meeting my wife, I kept telling her, ‘I’m going to have kids with you.'” [3]Soompi

  • In 2016, he appeared as a host on Mnet’s South Korean music competition show ‘Unpretty Rapstar 3.’

  • He has also been featured on several South Korean variety shows, including ‘The Radio Star’ (2013), ‘Show Me the Money 3’ (2014), ‘The Return of Superman’ (2016), and ‘Law of the Jungle in Komodo’ (2017).

  • In 2022, he acted in many web series including ‘Floor,’ ‘The King of the Desert,’ and ‘Connect.’
  • In 2022, he was appointed as the public relations ambassador for the global medical volunteer group Green Doctors.
  • On 8 February 2023, he contributed 10 million won to support the relief efforts for the 2023 Turkey-Syria earthquake. This donation was made through the Embassy of Turkey in South Korea.