Baek Sung-hyun

Baek Sung-hyun (Korean백성현; born January 30, 1989) is a South Korean actor.

Baek Sung-hyun
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Born (1989-01-30) January 30, 1989 (age 32)
EducationChung-Ang University - Media, Performing Arts, and Imaging Sciences
Years active1994-present
(m. 2020)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBaek Seong-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerPaek Sŏng-hyŏn


Baek Sung-hyun made his acting debut in the 1994 film I Wish for What Is Forbidden to Me when he was five years old. The child actor practically grew up onscreen, playing the roles of an adorable son in several MBC series including See and See Again in 1998 and Ajumma (also known as Housewife's Rebellion) in 2000. As he entered his teenage years, he played the younger versions of male protagonists in dramas such as Damo (2003), Emperor of the Sea (2004) and Stairway to Heaven (2003) — the last his breakout role. Critics praised his acting that seemed more mature and romantic for his age.[1]

Director Lee Joon-ik had previously wanted to cast Baek in his films King and the Clown and The Happy Life; he finally got to work with Lee in Blades of Blood (2010). Lee said he cast Baek as the character Gyun-ja who stands between the two main leads Hwang Jung-min and Cha Seung-won for he was "the only actor who can act as much as he can at such a young age," attesting to Baek's strong acting fundamentals.[1][2]

He has since starred in a number of other films and TV series — sitcom Kokkiri (Elephant) (2008), high school comedy Our School's E.T. (2008), romantic comedy The Accidental Couple (2009), and period drama Insu, The Queen Mother (2011).[3]

Of note is Baek's performance as a young marathoner in the four-episode Running, Gu (2010), his acting calm and gravitas in the eight-episode drama special White Christmas (2011),[4][5][6] and his leading man turn in the youthful romance Melody of Love (2013).

Personal lifeEdit

Baek married his non-celebrity girlfriend of 4 years on April 25, 2020.[7]

Military enlistment

It has been said that Baek is scheduled to enlist on January 2, 2018 as a Marine Coast Guard to fulfil his mandatory military duties.[8]


Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
1995 Blowing of the Wind KBS1
1996 Lovers Jung Jin-soo MBC
1998 See and See Again Seon-nam
2000 The Full Sun Jang Ho-tae KBS2
Ajumma Jang Hoon MBC
Golden Era Jo Sang-man
2001 Beautiful Days Lee Min-chul (young) SBS
Sweet Bear MBC
2002 Five Brothers and Sisters Han Woo-sik (young) SBS
Man of the Sun, Lee Je-ma Lee Je-ma (young) KBS2
Trio Park Jun-ki (young) MBC
2003 Damo Hwangbo Yoon (young)
Stairway to Heaven Cha Song-joo (young) SBS
2004 The Age of Heroes Chun Tae-san (young) MBC
Emperor of the Sea Jang Bogo (young) KBS2
2007 Kid Gang Oh Han-pyo OCN
2008 Kokkiri (Elephant) Joo Sung-hyun MBC
2009 The Accidental Couple Han Sang-chul KBS2
2010 Running, Gu Gu Dae-gu MBC
2011 White Christmas Park Mu-yeol KBS2
Insu, The Queen Mother Crown Prince Uigyeong / King Seongjong jTBC
2012 Big Gil Choong-shik KBS2
2013 Iris II: New Generation Kang Byung-jin
Adolescence Medley Choi Jung-woo (adult)
Melody of Love Park Hyun-woo KBS1
2014 Cheo Yong Jang Dae-seok (ep 1,9-10) OCN
2015 This is My Love Park Hyun-soo (27 years old) jTBC
Splendid Politics Crown Prince Sohyeon MBC
Drama Special "Live Shock" Eun-beom KBS
2016 The Doctors Pi Yeong-gook SBS
Momin's Room Hyun Woo OCN
2017 Voice Shim Dae-sik OCN
While You Were Sleeping Do Hak-young (ep 13-14) SBS
2018 A Poem a Day Doctor tvN


Year Title Role
1994 I Wish for What Is Forbidden to Me Baek Joon
1998 Scent of a Man Kwon Hyuk-soo
2001 Kiss Me Much Lee Ji-oh
2005 Marathon Yun Jung-won
2007 First Love Joon-oh
2008 Our School's E.T. Baek Jung-goo
2009 Sydney in Love (short film)
2010 Blades of Blood Kyeon-ja
2012 China Blue Eun-hyuk
2013 Iris II: The Movie Kang Byung-jin
A Clear Night Hong Kang-shik
2015 Speed Ma Goo-rim
2016 Bittersweet Brew Park Sung-du
Walking Street Tae-sung
2017 Father's War Baek-hyeon
2020 Iron lady

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
2014 Love Cells Chun Ji-woon Naver TV Cast
Dreaming Executive Oh Joong-gi Naver TV Cast
2016 Ready for Start Kim Byung-chul Naver TV Cast

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2010 Star Donation Project:
Baek Sung-hyun's Hope T-shirt
Channel A
2012 Invincible Youth 2 KBS2
2013 World Challenge - Here We Go SBS
2013-2014 Koica's Dream MBC
2016 Neighbourhood's Private Life tvN

Music videoEdit

Year Song Title Artist
2004 "Fool Who Cares About Only You" Hero
2007 "Goodbye Sadness" Goo Jung-hyun
2009 "Today's Horoscope" Kim Hyung-joong
2010 "Sunflower" SG Wannabe
2012 "Love Is All the Same" Yangpa, Davichi and Hanna


Year Title Role
2013 Uncle Sooni[9]
2016 Procedure of Love Jeong Juho
Romantic Muscle Kang Junsu
2017 Josee, The Tiger And The Fish Tsuneo

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2007 9th Mnet KM Music Festival Best Music Video Acting Goodbye Sadness Won
2008 2nd Mnet 20's Choice Awards Hot Sitcom Star Kokkiri Won
2013 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actor Iris II, Melody of Love Nominated


  1. ^ a b Choi, Ji-Eun (6 April 2011). "Actor Baek Sung-hyun's Song Picks". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  2. ^ Lee, Ji-Hye (20 April 2010). "Traces of Lee Jun-ik's work in Blades of Blood". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  3. ^ Hong, Lucia (26 October 2011). "Baek Sung-hyun cast in historical drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  4. ^ Wee, Geun-woo (27 April 2010). "My Name Is: Baek Sung-hyun". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  5. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (25 January 2011). "Eight chilling days of White Christmas". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  6. ^ Choi, Ji-Eun (11 March 2011). "On the set of KBS TV series White Christmas". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  7. ^ Kim, Hyun-jung (2020-10-16). ""군 복무 중에도 사랑 지켜"...백성현, 4년 열애 3살 연하 연인과 결혼 [종합]". Xports News. Retrieved 2020-04-06.
  8. ^ Kim, Ju-ae (23 November 2017). "[공식입장] 싸이더스 측 "백성현, 1월 2일 입대…해양경찰 복무"". Xports News. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  9. ^ Son, Bo-kyung (21 June 2013). "Baek Sung Hyun Practices for Play Uncle Sooni". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-06-21.

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