Ryu Seung-ryong (born November 29, 1970) is a South Korean actor. Ryu began his acting career in theater, subsequently becoming one of the most versatile supporting actors in Korean film and television. In 2013, he headlined Miracle in Cell No. 7, which became (at the time) the third highest grossing Korean film of all time, and in 2019 he starred in the comedy film Extreme Job, which is currently the 2nd highest-grossing film of all time in South Korea. Ryu is the first Korean to star in four movies that have drawn over 10 million viewers each.
Ryu Seung-ryong in March 2018
|Other names||Ryoo Seung-yong|
|Education||Seoul Institute of the Arts - Theatre|
|Revised Romanization||Ryu Seung-nyong|
Ryu Seung-ryong made his acting debut at the age of 15 in a stage musical. After his screen debut in 2004's Someone Special, he has since become one of the most versatile and dependable character actors in Korea. A sampling of the various roles he has played over the years: a mentally handicapped father in Miracle in Cell No. 7, the royal adviser Heo Gyun in Masquerade, an officer of the North Korean People's Army in The Front Line, a hard-nosed general of the Qing Dynasty in War of the Arrows, a ladies’ man in All About My Wife, a gambling husband who fears his wife in The Quiz Show Scandal, a refined gay man in Personal Taste, a vengeful gangster in Secret, a reporter on the trail of a story in The Recipe, and the titular figure in The Piper.
|2004||Someone Special||Robber 1|
|1.3.6||Ploughman||short film Has the Shower Ended?|
|2005||Murder, Take One||Sung-joon|||
|Good Girl||short film|
|2006||If You Were Me 2||Kim Joo-joong||short film Someone Grateful|
|Righteous Ties||Jung Soon-tan|
|Cruel Winter Blues||Lee Min-jae|
|2007||Beyond the Years||Yong-taek|
|Eleventh Mom||Jae-soo's father|||
|2009||My Girlfriend Is an Agent||Won-seok|
|Good Morning President||North Korean emissary (cameo)|
|Loving You Today||short film|
|Blades of Blood||Nobleman Jung|
|The Quiz Show Scandal||Kim Sang-do|
|The Recipe||Choi Yoo-jin|
|2011||Battlefield Heroes||Yeon Nam-geon|
|Earth Rep Rolling Stars||Big (voice)||animated film|
|The Front Line||Hyeon Jeong-yoon|
|War of the Arrows||Jyuushinta|||
|2012||All About My Wife||Jang Sung-ki|
|Rise of the Guardians||North (voice)||animated film (Korean dubbed)|
|2013||Miracle in Cell No. 7||Lee Yong-gu|
|2014||Space Pirate Captain Harlock||Captain Harlock (voice)||animated film (Korean dubbed)|
|Rio 2||Nigel (voice)||animated film (Korean dubbed)|
|The Target||Baek Yeo-hoon|||
|The Admiral: Roaring Currents||Kurushima Michifusa|||
|2015||Five Senses of Love|
|The Sound of a Flower||Shin Jae-hyo|||
|2016||Seoul Station||Father (voice)||animated film|
|Seven Years of Night||Hyun-soo|||
|2019||Extreme Job||Squad Chief Go|
|TBA||Fifth Column||Hyun Joo-hee|||
|Not My Lips|||
|Life is Beautiful|||
|1998||Shadows of an Old Love||Sinawe||SBS|
|2007||Chosun Police: Season 1||Kang Seung-jo||MBC Dramanet|
|2008||Mystery X-Files||MBC Dramanet|
|Painter of the Wind||Kim Jo-nyeon||SBS|
|2009||IRIS||Leader of IRIS mercenaries||KBS2|
|2010||Personal Taste||Choi Do-bin||MBC|
|2014||My Love from the Star||Heo Gyun (cameo, episode 19)||SBS|
|Jang Bogo||Jang Bogo|
|Death of a Salesman||Willy Loman|
|2007||Clumsy People||Jang Deok-bae|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2007||6th Korean Film Awards||Best New Actor||Hwang Jin-yi||Nominated|
|2008||SBS Drama Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Special||Painter of the Wind||Nominated|
|2010||7th Max Movie Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Secret||Nominated|
|31st Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|2011||20th Buil Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||War of the Arrows||Nominated|
|32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|19th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Film||Won|
|2012||Seoul Art College||SAC Art Award||N/A||Won|
|21st Buil Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||All About My Wife||Nominated|
|49th Grand Bell Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Masquerade||Won|
|All About My Wife||Nominated|
|33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|2013||4th KOFRA Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Won|
|49th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Supporting Actor (Film)||Nominated|
|Best Actor (Film)||Miracle in Cell No. 7||Nominated|
|Grand Prize (Film)||Won|
|7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Movie Star - Male||Won|
|22nd Buil Film Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Masquerade||Won|
|50th Grand Bell Awards||Best Actor||Miracle in Cell No. 7||Won|
|34th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|21st Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards||Grand Prize (Film)||Won|
|2014||9th Max Movie Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|2015||10th Max Movie Awards||Best Supporting Actor||The Admiral: Roaring Currents||Nominated|
|2019||55th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor||Extreme Job||Nominated|
- "Ryu Seung-ryong joins top actor club". Korea JoongAng Daily. 25 February 2013.
- "Ryu first Korean actor to star in four 10-million ticket sellers". The Korea Times. 7 February 2019.
- Park, Eun-jee (28 December 2012). "Two heartwarming films for when you can't feel your toes". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 5 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-12-28.
- An, So-hyoun (8 February 2013). "Interview: Ryu Seung Ryong Says He Gained Respect from His Wife with The Gift of Room 7". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-02-09.
- Jung, Hyun-mok (21 May 2012). "Ryu Seung-ryong moves beyond stereotypes". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Lee, Eun-sun (29 June 2015). "Ryu shows new, darker side in The Piper". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-07-02.
- "RYU Seung-ryong Kicks Off 2019 with Lunar New Year Comedy and Netflix Original Series". Kobiz. January 17, 2019.
- "Netflix's new Korean original 'Kingdom' brings zombie to Joseon Dynasty". Kpop Herald. 21 January 2019.
- "RYU Seung-ryong, LEE Ha-neui and JIN Seon-kyu Confirmed to Star in EXTREME JOB". Korean Film Council. 29 December 2017.
- "Ryu Seung-ryong finds his team: The actor shines in 'Extreme Job' with help of all-star cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. 19 January 2019.
- Jung, Hyun-mok (29 October 2012). "Korea film industry has come down with 1970 fever". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 12 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Park, Si-soo (20 March 2014). "Entertainers take on teaching role". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-10-09.
- "Who Killed Her? Investigation Broadcast Live for 48 Hours". The Korea Herald. 4 April 2005.
- "Actors Keep `11th Mother Afloat". The Korea Times. 29 November 2007.
- "`My Love' Is Loathsomely Sweet". The Korea Times. 20 December 2007.
- "'Faith' ups the fear factor". Korea JoongAng Daily. 16 July 2009.
- "Yoon's Secret Provides Fresh Thrills". The Korea Times. 26 November 2009.
- "Uhm Jung-hwa says "want a husband like Ryu Seung-ryong"". 10Asia. 2 April 2010.
- "Will film do justice to missing children case?". The Korea Times. 1 January 2011.
- "'Arrow' aims for new horizons". The Korea Times. 4 August 2011.
- Lee, Claire (24 October 2012). "Four local actors voice Hollywood-animated film". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
- "Korean POINT BLANK Remake Goes Into Production". Korean Film Council. 7 November 2013.
- "CHOI Min-shik Wraps Naval War Epic BATTLE OF MYEONGRYANG". Korean Film Council. 1 August 2013.
- "RYU Seung-ryong and Suzy star in DORIHWAGA". Korean Film Council. 24 January 2014.
- "RYU Seung-ryong Heads Voice Cast of YEON Sangho's Latest". Korean Film Council. 6 March 2014.
- "RYU Seung-ryong and SHIM Eun-kyoung Pair Up for PSYCHOKINESIS". Korean Film Council. 5 September 2016.
- "RYU Seung-ryong and MOON Jeong-hee to Spend NIGHT OF 7 YEARS". Korean Film Council. 18 September 2015.
- "RYU Seung-ryong and JUNG Woo Join Cast of FIFTH COLUMN". Korean Film Council. 8 August 2016.
- "Ryu Seung-ryong cast in comedy". Korea JoongAng Daily. 3 May 2019.
- "RYU Seung-ryong and YUM Jung-ah Join LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL". Korean Film Biz Zone. 1 August 2019.
- Lee, Claire (10 May 2013). "Ryu Seung-ryong wins top prize at Paeksang". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- Yim, Seung-hye (10 May 2013). "Ryu Seung-ryong gets top Paeksang Award". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- Lee, Hye-ji (10 May 2013). "On the Scene: 2013 Paeksang Arts Awards: He Said, She Said". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 13 April 2014. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- An, So-hyoun (10 May 2013). "Yoo Jae Suk and Ryu Seung Ryong Take Home Daesangs at the Paeksang Arts Awards". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-05-10.
- Ji, Yong-jin (13 May 2013). "RYU Seung-ryong Wins Grand Prize at Baeksang Arts Awards". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-05-14.
- Lee, Eun-ah (19 July 2013). "Mnet's 20's Choice Sheds Light on Youth". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-07-22.
- Cho, Yeon-gyeong (April 5, 2019). 55회 백상예술대상 영화부문 최종 후보 공개. Is Plus (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved April 5, 2019.