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Gong Yoo (Korean Drama Actor)

Updated on August 28, 2011

Gong Yoo (Gong Ji Cheol) Biography, Photos, Films and Videos

You know K-drama actor Gong Yoo best as the cocky yet lovable Choi Han Kyul in the TV series The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince but did you know that he is a DJ as well? That's right. He was a DJ for G.yoo20 at the Radio Broadcast section of the Korean Defense Media Agency from November 2008-November 2009. Not only that, he also served as a VJ for 'Best Music' at the Agency's Television Broadcast section which aired in Korea and on the Internet from December 2008 to July 2009.

Gong Yoo also finished a term with the Korean Forces which lasted from January 14, 2008 and ended on December 8, 2009.

Watch Gong Yoo videos, see photos, and learn more about this versatile and handsome Korean actor right here.

Gong Yoo photo courtesy of the 2008 Gong Yoo calendar

Gong Yoo Biography & Filmography

The hard facts about this popular Korean drama actor.

Screen Name: Gong Yoo

Birth Name: Gong Ji Cheol (Kong Ji Chul)

Birth Date: July 10, 1979

Birth Place: South Korea

Education: Kyung Hee University

Family: One older sister and parents (Gong Yoo is the youngest in his family)

Religion: Catholic

Talent agency: SidusHQ

TV Series

* The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince (MBC, 2007)

* One Fine Day (MBC, 2006)

* Hello My Teacher aka Biscuit Teacher & Star Candy (SBS, 2005)

* Kim Sung-Joon Meets Lee Yoo-Jung (2003) Internet Drama

* Screen (SBS, 2003)

* Flying Saucer (MBC, 2003)

* 20 Years (SBS, 2003)

* Hard Love (KBS, 2002)

* When Ever (KBS, 2002)

* School 4 (KBS, 2001)

Movies

* Finding Kim Jong Wook (2010)

* Ryu Ga Gotoku (2007)

* She's On Duty (2005)

* S Diary (2004)

* Superstar Mr. Gam / Mr. Gam's Victory (2004)

* Spy Girl (2004)

* My Tutor Friend (2003)

Awards

* 2003 SBS Drama Awards: New Rising Star Award

Source: Gong Yoo Facebook group

Watch a trailer for "The 1st Shop of the Coffee Prince" - A fun romantic comedy Korean TV series starring Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun Hye

The 1st Shop of the Coffee Prince is the first K-drama I saw Gong Yoo in and I loved it. The story revolves around a young, hard-working girl (Eun Chan, played by Yoon Eun Hye) who is often mistaken for a boy because of her short hair and tomboyish ways, and a playboy, rich heir (Han Kyul, played by Gong Yoo) to a food corporation who is tasked to run a coffee place and thus prove his worth in the family business by his sick, ailing grandmother. Watch a trailer for the series below.

Gong Yoo's upcoming movie "Finding Mr. Destiny" - Watch the trailer.

Gong Yoo fans, you will be delighted to know that your favorite actor will appear in the 2010 film Finding Mr. Destiny (a.k.a. Finding Kim Jong Wook or First Love). Watch the trailer right here.

Plot: A woman named Seo Ji-Woo (Im Soo Jung) traveled to India and met her first true love Kim Jong-Ok. Since that time Ji-Woo can't forget her first love. She then turns the company "Cheot-ssa-rang Chat-kki ju-si-koe-sa" - which literally means "Finding Your First True Love Company" to help track down Kim Jong Wook.

Han Gi-Joon (Gong Yoo) started "Finding Your First True Love Company" and he takes on Seo Ji-Woo is the company's first client. The pair travel all over Korea to find Seo Ji-Woo's first love and & in the process Han Gi-Joon falls in love with his first client ...

Gong Yoo Photo Gallery - Gong Yoo pics to feast your eyes on, ladies.

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Watch Gong Yoo in the first episode of "Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy" - A South Korean TV series from 2005, also known as "Hello My Teacher"

Bori (Gong Hyo Jin) was legendary in high school for being a troublemaker and for getting into fights...until she gets expelled. She eventually gets a job as a substitute teacher at her old high school where she meets her old teacher Ji Hyeon-woo (Kim Da Hyun), whom she had a crush on for years. Meanwhile, a troublemaker in her class, Tae-in (Gong Yoo) keeps getting her into trouble. Tae-in is a smart and an athletic student who dislikes Bo-ri for her headstrong personality. As his relationship with his teacher turns for the worse, he gradually becomes attracted to her through a series of complicated events.

You can watch the rest of the episodes via the Gong Yoo video channel on Veoh.

Information from Han Cinema

Watch Gong Yoo in "S Diary" - A South Korean movie from 2004

S Diary is a 2004 South Korean romantic comedy film about a woman who looks back on her past lovers to learn more about why their relationships failed and then plots to take revenge on them.

Brief summary: On a dreary day Jini (Kim Sun-a) gets dumped by her boyfriend, saying he wasn't really serious about her. Jini suddenly wonders if her past three lovers were also only after her favors. As a result, she checks back on her previous boyfriends including Ku-hyeon (Lee hyun-woo), an advocate of strong religious beliefs, macho college lover Jeong-seok (Kim Su-ro) and the inexperienced Yoo-in (Gong Yoo) who makes a living as wandering artist. Will Jini's emotional journey be rewarded with sincere answers from her old admirers? Watch the movie right here.

Information derived from Wikipedia

Gong Yoo Photo Gallery Part 2 - More photos of the handsome Korean actor

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Watch Gong Yoo in the following K-drama series and movies - See the Korean drama actor in action and find out why he is as popular as he is now.

Gong Yoo in TV Commercials - Watch the following commercials that feature the South Korean actor

Gong Yoo has appeared in quite a number of commercials in Korea already. You can watch some of them right here!

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More Gong Yoo videos - Watch clips of his interviews and behind the scenes videos

Like any popular celebrity, Gong Yoo has had his share of interviews and TV features. The following is a compilation of TV appearances and other cool, behind-the-scene videos featuring the good-looking South Korean actor.

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      sharmin 2 years ago

      Gong yoo .... My heart beats so fast every time I hear his name or watch his drama.

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      China Abarquez 2 years ago

      I like his dramas especially Big, Coffee Prince and movie She's On Duty with my idol Kim Sun-ah. It would be nice if he will have another romantic-comedy drama with his co-star Yoon Eun Hye.

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      Risa 3 years ago

      Love to see you pair up again with Yoon Eun Hye..... Surely all GYEH fans will love to see you together again.... please please please

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      ...Gong Yoo...nae sarang...

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      HI gong yoo how to achieve your hair style.its really hard to copy can you give me some tips to copy your hair style.i really love your acting i want to be like you someday .my faVORITE DRAMA YOU MADE IS BIG HEHEHEHEH

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      sherrie00018 4 years ago

      hi gong yoo ... i'm your number one fan ... my wish is to see you ...in personal :)))) , i love you so much.....:)))))) , ur my first love and until now your still the one that i love

      .... i really love your smile and you are very talented and handsome guy ... so keep it up ......cuz i know that you'll be a great actor... and by the way do u have a wife already ???

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think that Gong Yoo is very talented character actor and lovely to look at. This I think is a good combo for acting. He seems to work very hard and I hope he has a long fulfilling career. As a person, I don't know him, but at least through media and some videos I've watched, including one that he supposedly did himself, he seems very honest, doesn't like the kind of false face others may put on. He seems to be that way, but I don't know of course. If so, he's admirable. He seems very sweet also. I enjoy his acting for sure though. I wish him the best.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm not so easily liking someone , but after watching a drama that you acted with Lee Ming Jung , I really like you a lot . You and Ming Jung are perfect couple. I love you guys a lot.. How nice if you guys are dating together!!! hehehehehehehhh!! Anyway I always support you and All the best to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I'm not an easily liking someone , so Gong Yoo , youa re so lucky, I LIKEEEEEEEEEE YOUUUUUUUUUUU!!!! SUPPORT YOU ALWAYS, ALL THE BEST TO YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hie Gong Yoo the Chemking for 2012 hope you keep up with the standard do not go down, you are so gorgeous, more movies with Yoon Eun Hye, your addiction.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Hie Gong Yoo, compliments of the new season, Oh How I am looking forward to seeing your new dramas and movies in this 2013 together with Yoon Eun Hye. Can you do us just one more together. We love you guys, and oh congratulations for being the Chemking in 2012. You are go

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Gong yoo I love watching you acting your dramas. so amazing in your acting.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      You know what, just yesterday after church I was watching coffee prince and I do not know for what time, if not the 12th. Gong yoo you are real everything a woman wants in a man. Talking of looks, you are handsome, if smiles ooooh my god, you kill me with those dimples.. and you have the charm for women....love you my idol. waiting for your pairing with Yoon eun hye again

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      he is a very very good actor in his own way, can`t help watching coffee prince all over again...i just hope i would be able to see him on screen doing the part 2...wishing to see you in flesh...you`re the total package man that every woman would love waking up with...love you smiling and crying in some ways. LOVE YAH!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I agree with yo, Gong Yoo is my number one too. So far he is my best actor in the Korean dramas and films. I am still waiting for his pairing with my best actress Yoon Eun Hye...oh Eun Chan, my Chan...when will this be again? pleaseee...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i think gong yoo is one of the best of korean actor,my heart is wavering when the first time i see him as choi han kyul,he is good,handsome,smart,considerate man,tall,great smile,great kisser, he is so MY NUMBER ONE . . . . . . . . IDOL.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I also love his smile and looks...oh so hottie handsome.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      The truth is, seen gong yoo in d Internet nd heard about him in d coffee prince drama.. How good d drama was..but that didn't get me interested bec I thought he wasn't interesting to know... But I was taken by surprise when one day I got to watch a clip of his latest drama " big"..that incident made me watch the whole episodes..and this even me wanting more to see him.. So decided to watch " coffee prince" ... And ohhh my goshh! I thought jang geun suk was pretty good.. He is good but gong yoo has a knack of excellence with his acting... He's way way better.. So believable..I mean so real.. Natural with his expressions and not to mention his kiss scenes made me fall in love.. And now I feel like I want to buy all his movies and dramas.. I got to meet this man.. He's my obsession! I'm gonna go to Korea and must meet him.. Oh my oh my.. Can't believe I'm saying all this in a fan site... Hahaha..nways wish him more movies and dramas.. Lots of awards..he deserves it..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      While every one has his or her own sentiments and feelings about GY and YEH, I still believe GY and YEH make the best love team on screen.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun Hye present their project like a real life story and not like they are acting. Big up GYYEH.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun Hye present their project like a real life story and not like they are acting. Big up GYYEH.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh yes, I tend to agree with Shy, you know Gong yoo has this natural ability to tackle so many projects, i do not have the actual word to explain how good when he has been paired with Yoon Eun Hye. Please accept this fact that Gong Yoo and Yoon Eun Hye can act so good together. Please Director give them one more project and see it for your self what we really are saying. Eun Hye and Gong Yoo addict.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      im looking forward for another drama series of GOONG YOO and YOON EUN HYE they create a good chemistry...a perfect match....isn't it guys...its been so long since coffee prince... pleeeeaaasssssss. WE MISS THEM BOTH....god bless...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      he is sooo GOOD LOOKING!!!~~~~~~~~~~ wish I can meet him one day~

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I watched the movie lie to me, but I did not get much from it as compared to coffee prince shop 1, really Gong Yoo is an actor. I wish they had paired Gong yoo and Yoon Eun hye in this lie to me movie, may be it could stir more fun and score high rating. Gong addict

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love Yoo >_<

      Love Yoo foreverrrrr

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Gong Yoo is very gifted, I call his mother blessed coz blessed is the womb that bore such any actor who has multiple talents, he can even get to the level of kids as well as his age. I am now his addict. Director pliz can you pair him with eun hye for once. pliz pliz.Can u see he is going BIG and I love it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Because of Big, I have to go on You Tube to watch the episodes I missed. I see my husband in Yoo, maybe because their zodiac sign is Cancer! Love Yoo and Min together. Hope they get to make more TV series and I get to watch them on cable here in the Philippines.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Interesting!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Because of the new drama BIG..i can't sleep at night watching his old dramas..hee..he did well in all his act..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thumbs up to your new project Gong yoo we are waiting.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Waa! wonderful indeed I agree with you Tipi, Gong yoo has got the talent and can execute whatever project, you know is able to use his God given gifts, handsome waa, the smile with the dimples and the funny character too. To me he is just owesome.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Gong Foo certainly has everything on his side for a long life of success...talent, that smile adn good looks...and just a nice way about him. A very nice fan tribute.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      He will be back in the dramaland :)) Gong Yoo confirmed to be the male lead in the upcoming Hong Sisters' drama, BIG :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      He will be back in the dramaland :)) Gong Yoo confirmed to be the male lead in the upcoming Hong Sisters' drama, BIG :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hie Gong Yoo, i think I am really obsessed with your handsome looks and I am very concerned with pple who say that you are older for YEH were as there are some born as far as 1973...worry not age is just but a number still handsome and competitive with those hottie looks of yours..yo a just gorgeous

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i think he's just a HOTTIE! i've been following the work he has made and wow he's perfect at all! he's very good actor, very very handsome, like a sex symbol i think! ahhh i just love him that's all! :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Oh thanx, I agree with the fan who has just sent this one, pliz gong yoo and yoon eun hye give us another one, your chemistry is great, may be real....When are you going to act together again..very curious...this 2012..hit the iron while still hot man.....

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Would love to see a sequel of coffee prince part 2, more love and fight from Gong Yoo and YEH please, love to see them fighting;)) maybe be a real couple in real life too, hopefully....

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      snmdss 5 years ago

      Gong yoo and Yoon Eun Hye is there going to be a 2nd coffee prince shop, since yoon finished her course as a barista?...waaa...The coffee princess this time. Pliz you did not get married after visiting grandmother, its not complete, more, more movies/dramas from the two of you.. Entertain us pliz. Luv u

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      snmdss 5 years ago

      Hie Gong Yoo, Iam one of your fans from Zimbabwe, love your acting so much. When are you back on camera again with Yoon Eun Hye, love you both. Guys you are really hot, and we are looking for more movie from you as a couple on screen.

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I was just in Seoul so got interested to know more about its culture.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i fell in love with him in coffee prince, since then i started searching all his drama and movies. spending sleepless nights watching his drama. he's so simple, handsome but quite mysterious. i love you gong.....

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Well crafted lens on someone I am not familiar with. Good job

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Gong Yoo!!! Please be in a drama soon~~~~ ...we miss you so much! *LOVE*

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      @NAIZA LM: Isn't he great, Naiza? Loved his performance as well. I can't help wishing that Han Kyul and Eun Chan were a real couple!

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      NAIZA LM 7 years ago

      Definitely, love him especially how he acts in Coffee Prince as Arthur! He's such a fine Korean actor ever. :)