Yoon Do-hyun (born February 3, 1972) is a South Korean hard rock/folk rock singer, musician, and songwriter. He is the founder and lead vocalist of the Yoon Do-hyun Band (YB) since 1996. Yoon is also an MC on TV variety programs (notably Yoon Do-hyun's Love Letter) and a musical theatre actor.
|Education||Incheon City College – Civil Engineering |
Sungkonghoe University – Media and Communication
|Occupation||Singer, musician, songwriter, MC, actor|
|Spouse(s)||Lee Mi-ok (m. 2002)|
|Revised Romanization||Yun Do-hyeon|
Yoon Do-hyun was born in Imjin-myeon (currently Munsan-eup) in Paju, Gyeonggi Province. He graduated from Munsan High School in 1991, and began working in 1993 around Paju's music circles as part of the band Jongyiyeon (종이연).
In 1994, Yoon released his debut solo album, In Front of the Post Office in Autumn (가을 우체국 앞에서). It produced the hit singles "Tarzan" and "Love Two," but the album did not receive much commercial success since dance music was trendy at the time.
Yoon formed the eponymously named Yoon Do-hyun Band in 1996, with himself on vocals, drummer Kim Jin-won, guitarist Yoo Byung-yeol, and bass guitarist Park Tae-hee. Later that year, Yoon played the lead role in Jungle Story, Kim Hong-joon's film that recounts the rise and fall of a fictitious, underground band. His bandmates also appeared in the film.
Its initial failure to break out led to the Yoon Do-hyun Band almost disbanding in 2000, and guitarist Yoo Byung-yeol left the band and was replaced by Huh Joon. Then in 2002, they gained fame with the World Cup cheer song "Oh! Pilseung Korea" (meaning "Victory Korea!"). With its explosive live performances and Yoon's powerful voice and frank personality onstage, the Yoon Do-hyun Band eventually became one of the foremost rock bands in South Korea, selling more than 2 million albums and doing more than 100 live concerts. It won music awards from Korea's three main broadcast stations KBS, MBC and SBS, and won the WPMA (World Peace Music Award) in 2003 for their activities in promoting human rights. Renamed YB in 2005, it was the first Korean band to ever tour Europe and had two sold-out concerts in New York City (Nokia Theater, B.B King Blues Club) in 2006. YB was the subject of two rockumentaries, Kim Tae-yong's On the Road, Two (2006) and Moon Cheung-heum's Flying Butterfly (2010). YB celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015 with a series of sold-out concerts titled "20 Years Old."
Meanwhile, Yoon starred in stage musicals such as Jesus Christ Superstar, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Gwanghwamun Sonata, and Once. He also hosted the popular music-talk show Yoon Do-hyun's Love Letter from April 2002 to November 2008.
Yoon married musical theatre actress Lee Mi-ok on June 15, 2002. They have one daughter.
|Album information||Track listing|
|In Front of the Post Office in Autumn
|Album information||Track listing|
|Yoon Do-hyun's My Ppongpal Vacation|
|Harmony (present for Fly, Penguin)|
|Singing Yoon Do-hyun|
|Acoustic Forest: Want to Go Music Camping?|
|Album information||Track listing|
|Kim Je-dong Song – Oh-kyo-kyo-kyo|
|Steranko Korean Project Single (with Yoon Do-hyun)
|I Am Here|
|The Weather That You Made
|Kang Seung-won Making Project Part 2|
Collaboration in other albumsEdit
|1996||"In the Wilderness"||Track from the Kim Kwang-seok tribute album |
가객: 부치지 않은 편지
|"잃어버린 나를 찾아"||Track from Thief OST|
|1997||"신놀부뎐"||Track from Black and White Photograph 1|
|1998||"사노라면" (with Kim Jang-hoon)||Track from Kim Jang-hoon#1998 |
Ballads for Tears
|2001||"같은 맘으로" (with Kim Hyung-suk)||Track from Ac+E No2|
|2003||"마음을 다해 부르면" (with Lee So-eun)||Tracks from Oseam OST|
|"비련" (with Kim So-hyun)||Track from Legend of Laqia OST|
|2004||"천국에서" (with Ann)||Track from Phoenix Rising|
|2005||"여행길" (with Buga Kingz)||Track from The Renaissance|
|2006||"날아라 병아리" (with N.EX.T)||Track from ReGame?|
|"끝이 아니길"||Track from Seoul 1945 OST|
|2007||"Farewell Story" (with Lala)||Track from 우리, 사랑하는 동안... |
|"겨울비"||Track from Kim Jong-seo's 20th Anniversary Greatest Hits|
|2008||"I Love You, Idiot" (with Kang Chae-yi)||Track from 사랑에 중독되다|
|"Come Together" (with Tomi Kita)||Track from In Dreamz|
|"Friends" (with Eva & Sat)||Track from Friends|
|"그랬단 말이야" (with Shin So-hee)||Track from 그랬단 말이야|
|"Cuts the City" (with Steranko)||Track from Darkness on the Highway|
|2009||"Foolish Love" (with Ash Gray)|
|"Red Camel" (with Lee Seung-hwan)||Track from Hwantastic Friends|
|2010||"Dust (Korean Ver.)" (with Diablo)||Track from Undefined|
|"Being a Rock Star" (with Lee Seung-hwan, Lee Sung-woo, Ock Yo-han)||Track from Dreamizer|
(with Jung Tae-choon, Kang San-ae, Kim C)
|Track from City Bus Going to the Sea|
|"Someday" (with Leessang)||Track from Unplugged|
|"Never Say Goodbye" (with Psy)||Track from Psy 6 (Six Rules), Part 1|
|"Butterfly Dream (My Secret Dream)"||Track from Arang and the Magistrate OST|
|"Still You" (with Sue Son)||Track from I Am|
|"I Want to Live with Her" (with UV)||Track from Artist|
|2013||"No Regrets (Legend Ver.)"
(with Hwang Jung-min and Yoo Jun-sang)
|Theme song from Fists of Legend|
|"Wish"||Theme song from Hope|
|"Colorful World" (with Kahi)||Track from Who Are You?|
|2015||"Cruel Memories (with Jung Yong-hwa from CNBLUE)||Track from One Fine Day|
|1997||Jesus Christ Superstar||Judas Iscariot|
|1998||Hard Rock Cafe||Kang-joo|
|2009||Hedwig and the Angry Inch||Hedwig|
|2011–2012||Gwanghwamun Sonata||Past Sang-hoon|
|2013||Jesus Christ Superstar||Judas Iscariot|
|2016||Hedwig and the Angry Inch||Hedwig|
|2004||Arahan||Male driver (cameo)|
|2006||On the Road, Two||Himself||Documentary|
|2012||Arang and the Magistrate||Former magistrate of Miryang (cameo, episode 1) ||TV|
|26 Years||N/A||Crowdfunding investor|
|2021||Taxi Driver||Yoon Gi-sa (cameo, episode 1)||SBS |
|2002–2008||Yoon Do-hyun's Love Letter||KBS2||Host|
|2002–2011||Yoon Do-hyun's 2pm Date||MBC FM4U||Radio DJ|
|2010||Joo Young-nam and Friends||KBS1|
|It City: Papa & Girl in London||Olive|
|2011–2012||I Am a Singer||MBC||Contestant|
|2011–2013||Yoon Do-hyun's MUST||Mnet||Host|
|2011||Cover Dance Festival!
K-POP Roadshow 40120
|2011–present||Law of the Jungle||SBS||Narrator|
|2011–2012||K-pop Star 1||SBS||Host and narrator|
|2012||Project Lotus||Channel V||Judge|
|2012–present||TV Entertainment Tonight||SBS||Host|
|2012–2013||K-pop Star 2||SBS||Host and narrator|
|2013||I'm Your Substitute Angel||MBC||Host|
|2014||Welcome Back to School||JTBC||Cast member|
|2017||Begin Again||JTBC||Cast Member|
|2020||Korean Trot Contest||KBS2||Host|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2002||MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award in Radio||Yoon Do-hyun's 2pm Date||Won|
|2003||KBS Entertainment Awards||Excellence Award in a Variety Show||Yoon Do-hyun's Love Letter||Won|
|2012||SBS Entertainment Awards||Producer's Award – Best MC||K-pop Star 1,
Law of the Jungle,
TV Entertainment Tonight
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- Hartzell, Adam. "Jungle Story". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
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- "World Cup Exhibition Opens". The Chosun Ilbo. September 5, 2002. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
- "YB Launches 10th Anniversary Tour Concerts". The Korea Times. September 30, 2007. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
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- Jang Su-jung (April 9, 2021). "'모범택시' 윤도현, 이영애 이어 1회 특별출연 [공식입장]". imbc (in Korean). Retrieved April 9, 2021.
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- Ko, Hong-ju (July 12, 2012). "Yoon Do Hyun to Host K-Pop Star Again". enewsWorld. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
- Lee, Sun-min (November 14, 2013). "K-Pop Star 3 announces new host". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
- Lee, Sung-eun (September 15, 2014). "Off to School is on a roll". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved October 15, 2014.
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