For anyone who follows the entertainment industry in South Korea, Yoo Jae Suk is a name that cannot be lost in the crowd. He is a multi-talented South Korean who has achieved fame as a comedian and television personality. With a massive following in the country, Asia and beyond, here’s everything you might want to know about him.
Yoo Jae Suk Bio and Age
The artist was born on August 14, 1972 in the South Korean capital of Seoul. Although he was raised there, his family had to move to different places due to poverty. Because of this, he found himself changing schools like a whimsical child.
He was raised alongside his sisters by his father, who worked for the local government, and by his mother, who did various jobs to help keep the family together and pay the children’s school fees.
For his education, he attended the Seoul Institute of Arts after his high school to pursue his passion for entertainment. By then he had already started to find work as a future comedian. In order to manage the things he needed, he was forced to drop out of school.
That said, what made Yoo Jae Suk so popular was his work in the entertainment industry which he started in 1989, when he appeared in Young-gu and Daengchili. Next, he made another appearance in Ongle de Tyranno (1994). They were movies.
He would rise to fame as a program presenter and host of such programs as Happy Together on KBS2, Runner on SBS, TWO YOO Project Sugar Man on JTBC, and Busted! on Netflix. All of these shows are still airing. His first shows that he no longer organizes are Yoo Jae-suk and Kim Won-hee’s Come to Play ! Exclamation Point, Infinite Challenge on MBC, and Achievable Saturday – Donggeodongrak Star Survival (live and have fun together). Others are Happy Together (Season 1, 2) on KBS2 and Super TV Enjoy Sunday.
As a very versatile person, Yoo has several songs under his belt, such as All You Need Is Love, which he sang with other Infinite Challenge members, and I Am So Much . sexy with Park Jin-young . If you think you’ve seen someone like him on music videos like the popular Gangnam Style and Gentleman, you’re right, he’s appeared in music videos.
With a rather successful career, Yoo has received many awards, including Prime Minister at the 3rd Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards (2013), Favorite TV Personality of Viewers at the 9th SBS Entertainment Awards (2015), and Entertainer Star Icon at InStyle Korea among more than 50 other awards.
Family, sister, wife (Na Kyung Eun) and son
As mentioned, Yoo Jae Suk was more of a small family man with two sisters. His mother, whom he tells he can never stop loving, is the closest person to him. Looking at all her sacrifices, including cleaning up her school because the family couldn’t pay her fees, he said he could never repay her.
In 2008, the Runner star got married to Na Kyung Eun who he had started dating two years earlier. She was born on June 4, 1981 and worked as an announcer at MBC. The two worked together on the Infinite Challenge show which was popular in the country.
Before they started dating, it was revealed that Na Kyung Eun first made the move when she met Yoo and told her that she was a fan. Soon after, they swapped numbers and things started rolling until they got married in 2008.
Their marriage so far has been blessed by a son, Yoo Ji-ho, who was born in 2010. Interestingly, the comedian announced in 2017 that he was trying to conceive a second child with his wife. In February 2018, they announced that Na Kyung Eun was pregnant with the couple’s second child. Although it is unknown if he was scanned to reveal the gender of the expected child, Yoo Jae Suk’s wish, as he revealed in 2015, is to have a girl as his second child.
Height and width
Yoo is a man of average height and thin build. In numbers, he is 175cm (1.75m) tall and weighs 67.2kg. His other body measurements have not been revealed in the public domain.