Ryu Deok-hwan in April 2019
|Other names||Ryoo Duk-hwan|
|Education||Chung-Ang University - Theater and Film|
|Revised Romanization||Ryu Deok-hwan|
While he had played minor roles in several films, it was Ryu's breakout lead performance in Like a Virgin that earned him critical praise and industry recognition. He gained 28 kg in three months to play the role of a transgender teenager who joins the ssireum team.
Other notable roles include a high schooler desperate for a pair of Nikes in No Comment, a North Korean soldier in Welcome to Dongmakgol, a boy meeting his estranged father in My Son, a serial killer in Our Town, a medical student in Private Eye, a top neurosurgeon and forensic examiner in Quiz of God, and King Gongmin in Faith. He has also acted in the stage plays Equus, and Jang Jin's Clumsy People.
Ryu's mother is musical producer Jung Ok-young.
|1999||Weathering the Storm||pool boy|
|2002||My Beautiful Girl, Mari (animated)||Kim Nam-woo (voice)|
|No Comment "My Nike"||Myung-jin|
|2004||My Little Bride||Dong-goo|
|2005||Welcome to Dongmakgol||Seo Taek-ki|
|2006||Like a Virgin||Oh Dong-ku|
|2007||Yobi, the Five Tailed Fox (animated)||Hwang Geum-ee (voice)|
|My Son||Lee Joon-seok|
|2010||The Quiz Show Scandal||Oh Cheol-joo|
|2011||Earth Rep Rolling Stars (animated)||Lucky (voice)|
|The Last Blossom||Jung Jung-soo|
|2012||The Peach Tree||Dong-hyun|
|2013||Nobody's Daughter Haewon||Dong-joo|
|Behind the Camera||editor|
|2015||You Call It Passion||Cameraman Seo-jin|
|2016||The Last Ride||Go Hwan|
|Hide and Never Seek||BJ Yagwang|
|2012||Waiting for Jang Joon-hwan||Oh Jung-se
|2013||The Story of Man & Woman
Part 1: "Couple"
Part 2: "Friend"
Part 3: "Unrequited Love"
Part 4: "Sincerely"
|1992||Ppo Ppo Ppo (Kiss Kiss Kiss)||MBC|
|1996||Lifetime in the Country||Soon-gil||MBC|
|2000||Full of Sun||KBS2|
|2001||Stepmother||young Heo Sang-wook||KBS1|
|2002||Five Brothers and Sisters||young Han Jung-shik||SBS|
|2003||MBC Best Theater "Do 야 love me?"||Yoon Gyeong||MBC|
|2004||People of the Water Flower Village||Jae-kyung||MBC|
|2010||Quiz of God||Han Jin-woo||OCN|
|2011||Quiz of God Season 2||Han Jin-woo||OCN|
|2012||Quiz of God Season 3||Han Jin-woo||OCN|
|2013||Good Doctor||adult Park Yi-on
(cameo, episode 10)
|2014||Quiz of God Season 4||Han Jin-woo||OCN|
|2015||I've Got My Eye On You||Park Hee Tae||SBS|
|2018||Ms. Hammurabi||Jung Bo-wang||JTBC|
|Quiz of God - Season 5: Reboot||Han Jin-woo||OCN|
|2019||Special Labor Inspector||Woo Do-ha||MBC|
|2020||Nobody Knows||Lee Sun-woo||SBS|
|2009||"Sign"||Brown Eyed Girls|
|2011||"Index Finger"||Raspberry Field|
|1992||The Emperor's New Clothes|
|2012||Clumsy People||Jang Deok-bae|
|2006||"Like a Virgin" (feat. Super Kidd)||Track from Like a Virgin OST|
|2011||"That Is You"||Track from Quiz of God Season 2 OST|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2005||4th Korean Film Awards||Best New Actor||Nominated|
|2006||7th Busan Film Critics Awards||Best New Actor||Won|
|27th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actor||Won|
|5th Korean Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|9th Director's Cut Awards||Best New Actor||Won|
|2007||4th Max Movie Awards||Best New Actor||Won|
|43rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (Film)||Nominated|
|11th Fantasia International Film Festival||Best Actor||Won|
|44th Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actor||Won|
|최고의 영화상 기자가 뽑은||Best New Actor||Won|
|1st Korea Movie Star Awards||Best Young Star||Won|
|1st Asia Pacific Screen Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|2011||7th Korea Drama Awards||Special Award for Cable TV||Quiz of God - Season 2||Nominated|
|2012||SBS Drama Awards||Special Acting Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Nominated|
- "Nominees & Winners Archive: Ryu Deok-hwan For Like A Virgin (Cheon Ha Jang Sa Madonna)". Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
- "Ryu: 'No answer to understanding how women think'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 21 August 2006. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- Han, Sang-hee (6 October 2010). "Investigative drama to deal with rare diseases, humanity". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
- Kwon, Mee-yoo (14 June 2011). "CSI meets House in local medical thriller". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-03-17.
- "Ryoo Deok-hwan as King Gong-min for the first time". Hancinema. 16 July 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- Hong, Grace Danbi (18 August 2012). "Lee Min Ho, Kim Hee Sun, and Cast of 'Faith' Fight the Heat Wave". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- Lee, In-kyung (22 August 2012). "Lee Min Ho, Choi Min Soo and Cast Help Viewers Overlook Bad CG in 'Faith'". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-24.
- Chung, Ah-young (28 October 2009). "Best Play Series to Open With Equus". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- "This Week's Cultural News VCR 1". Arirang News via Hancinema. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- "This Week's Cultural News VCR 1". Arirang News. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- "Park Shin Hye Stars in Fellow Actor Ryu Deok Hwan's Directorial Debut". Soompi. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- ‘장준환을 기다리며’ 류덕환 감독 “모두의 영화가 가능하다”. Movieweek (in Korean). 5 March 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- 故여운계 딸 등 주부 4인방 퀴즈쇼 우승. Yonhap (in Korean). 26 January 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- "Serious investigators". Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 November 2018.
- "Ryu Deok-hwan to join "Special Labor Inspector Jo" as Elite Lawyer". HanCinema. SE Daily. Retrieved January 26, 2019.