Yoon Sang-hyun

Yoon Sang-hyun (born September 21, 1973) is a South Korean actor and singer. He is best known for his roles in Queen of Housewives (2009), My Fair Lady (2009), Secret Garden (2011) and I Can Hear Your Voice (2013).

Yoon Sang-hyun
(TV10) 쇼핑왕 루이 서인국, 거지 분장… 감독님이 말릴 정도로 적극적 (제작발표회) 윤상현 18s.jpg
Born (1973-09-21) September 21, 1973 (age 49)
Occupation(s)Actor, singer
Years active2000–present
AgentLuke Media[1]
Spouse(s)MayBee (Kim Eun-ji; m. 2015)
  • Yoon Na-gyeom
  • Yoon Na-on
  • Yoon Hee-seong
Korean name
Revised RomanizationYun Sang-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerYun Sang-hyŏn


Yoon Sang-hyun made his show business debut relatively late at age 32, in the 2005 television series Marrying a Millionaire.[2] This was followed by forgettable supporting roles, until his breakout as the immature chaebol Tae-bong in Queen of Housewives in 2009.[3] Later that year, he was cast in his first lead role as a rich woman's butler in My Fair Lady.[4]

In early 2010, Yoon released the Japanese single Saigo no Ame ("The Last Rain"), which debuted at 11th place on the Oricon Chart.[5][6] He released his second single Oath on June 24.[7]

This was followed by hit TV series Secret Garden with Kim Sa-rang, in which he played the protagonist's cousin and Hallyu star Oska.[8][9][10] He released a single titled "Looking at U" for the soundtrack of the drama.[11]

In 2011, he released his Japanese debut studio album Precious Days, followed by concerts and showcases in Tokyo (February 25, 2011) and Osaka (February 27, 2011), which sold out after only one day.[12][6] He then starred in romantic comedy Can't Lose, about a lawyer couple facing their own divorce suit.[13][14]

Yoon appeared in his first major film role in 2012's Tone-deaf Clinic (released internationally as Love Clinique), playing a vocal coach who gives a tone-deaf woman voice lessons so that she can sing well in front of her crush.[15][16][17][18]

In 2013, he returned to the small screen with the popular series I Can Hear Your Voice, playing a well-meaning but bumbling cop-turned-public defender.[19] He later reunited with the director of I Can Hear Your Voice in the 2014 cable drama Gap-dong, in which he played a detective out to capture a serial killer and clear his father's name.[20] He then starred in the comedy film, My Dynamite Family.[21]

In 2016, Yoon starred in the romantic comedy drama My Horrible Boss.[22] He starred in another rom-com the same year, playing the second lead role in Shopaholic Louis.[23]

In 2017, Yoon starred in the mystery black-comedy drama, Ms. Perfect.[24]

In 2018, Yoon starred in the melodrama Let's Look at the Sunset Holding Hands alongside Han Hye-jin.[25]

In 2020 he appeared in 18 Again a television series based on the 2009 film 17 Again opposite Kim Ha-neul.

Personal lifeEdit

Yoon married singer MayBee (Kim Eun-ji) on February 8, 2015 at the Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul.[26] A day later, they released the duet Balsam Colors to commemorate the occasion, with sales from the digital single going to charity.[27] The couple became engaged in November 2014 after eight months of dating.[28][29] The couple's first daughter Na-gyeom was born in December 2015, while their second daughter was born in May 2017.[30][31]


Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
2005 Marrying a Millionaire Yoo Jin-ha SBS
2006 Exhibition of Fireworks Kang Seung-woo MBC
Common Single Yoon Ji-heon SBS
2007 Winter Bird Joo Kyung-woo MBC
2008 The Secret of Coocoo Island[32] Chairman Yoon MBC
One Mom and Three Dads Jung Sung-min KBS2
2009 Queen of Housewives Heo Tae-joon / "Tae-bong" MBC
My Fair Lady Seo Dong-chan KBS2
2010 Secret Garden Oska SBS
2011 Can't Lose Yeon Hyung-woo MBC
2013 I Can Hear Your Voice Cha Gwan-woo SBS
2014 Gap-dong Ha Moo-yeom tvN
Pinocchio Cha Gwan-woo (cameo, episode 12)[33] SBS
2015 The Time We Were Not in Love Himself (cameo, episode 2)[34] SBS
2016 My Horrible Boss Nam Jung-gi JTBC
Shopaholic Louis Cha Joong-won MBC
2017 Ms. Perfect Koo Jung-hee KBS2
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon Charles Go (cameo, episode 8)[35] JTBC
2018 Hold Me Tight Kim Do-young MBC
My Secret Terrius Yoo Ji-sub MBC
2020 18 Again Hong Dae-young JTBC


Year Title Role
2006 Ssunday Seoul man on date (bit part)
2012 Tone-deaf Clinic Shin-heung
2014 A Dynamite Family Soo-kyo
2019 Girl Cops Mi-young's husband[36]

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2010 Family Outing 2 SBS Cast member[37]
2015 Law of the Jungle in Yap Islands SBS Cast member
2015 The Human Condition Season 2 KBS2 Cast member
2019 Same Bed, Different Dreams 2: You Are My Destiny SBS Cast member[38]


Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions
Precious Days (プレシャス・デイズ)
  • Released: February 16, 2011
  • Label: Sony Music
39 49


Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"I Love You" (사랑해요 (그대 Song)) 2009 Non-album singles
"The Story of You and the Rain" (비와 당신의 이야기)
"Balsam Red" (봉숭아 물들다)
(with MayBee)
"You Within Me" (내 안의 그대) 2016
"Saigo No Ame" (最後の雨) 2010 18 Precious Days
"Chikai" (誓い) 32
"Summer Eyes" 2011 26 Non-album singles
"Farewell to Sorrow" (悲しみにさよなら) 2012 22

Soundtrack appearancesEdit

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Never Ending Story" 2009 Queen of Housewives OST
"Helpless Love" (사랑은 어쩔 수 없네요) My Fair Lady OST
"I See You Leave" (바라본다) 2010 68 Secret Garden OST
"Here I Am" 2011 28
"Do You Know I Am Used to This Feeling" (정든거 아시나요) 96 Can't Lose OST
"Run & Run" 2012 Vocal Clinic OST
"If We Love Again" (다시 사랑한다면) 2020 18 Again OST


Year Product Notes
2005 Tudou
2009 Pizza
RGII Somang
O Hui Cosmetics with Ku Hye-sun
Korean Wells
2010 Digital Cable TV with Kang Ho-dong
2011 Zoo Coffee
Sonsoo with Song Joong-ki and Song Seung-heon
Hi Mart mobile
Hi Mart Refrigerator TV with T-ara
Hi Mart Laptop with T-ara
Frion Fall Collection
2013–2014 GSGM Chasecult
2013 Citizens Participation in Criminal Trials
Shin Ramyun Black with Jang Hyuk
2014 Busan Milk

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2006 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Common Single Won
2008 2nd Korea Drama Awards Netizen Popularity Award Winter Bird, The Secret of Coocoo Island Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor The Secret of Coocoo Island Nominated
2009 KBS Drama Awards[43] Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries My Fair Lady Nominated
Popularity Award, Actor Won
Best Couple Award with Yoon Eun-hye Won
MBC Drama Awards[44] Top Excellence Award, Actor Queen of Housewives Won
Popularity Award, Actor Nominated
Best Couple Award with Sunwoo Sun Nominated
17th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards[45] Excellence Award, actor Won
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) Nominated
2011 MBC Drama Awards Best Couple Award with Choi Ji-woo Can't Lose Nominated
2013 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries I Can Hear Your Voice Nominated
2017 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Ms. Perfect Nominated
2018 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries Hold Me Tight Nominated
2019 13th SBS Entertainment Awards[46] Excellence Award in Reality Category Same Bed, Different Dreams 2: You Are My Destiny Won


Name of publisher, year listed, name of listicle, and placement
Publisher Year Listicle Placement Ref.
Forbes 2010 Korea Power Celebrity 40th [47]


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  41. ^ "ユン・サンヒョンのランキング情報 : シングル" [Yoon Sang-hyun Ranking Information: Singles]. Oricon News (in Japanese). Retrieved May 27, 2023.
  42. ^ Circle Digital Chart positions:
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