Ryu Jun-yeol

Ryu Jun-yeol (Hangul: 류준열; born 25 September 1986) is a South Korean actor who rose to fame with his breakthrough role in the television series "Reply 1988" (2015–2016). Known for his versatility, Ryu has become a prominent figure in Chungmuro (Korean film industry). He has starred in several successful films including "The King" (2017), "A Taxi Driver" (2017), "Believer" (2018), "Money" (2019), and "The Battle: Roar to Victory" (2019).
Ryu studied acting at Suwon University and initially gained recognition through short films and independent productions starting from 2012. His feature film debut was a small role in the Korean Academy of Film Arts' production "INGtoogi: Battle of Internet Trolls". Following this, he appeared in various shorts and gained critical acclaim for his role in the KAFA film "Socialphobia", which premiered at the Busan International Film Festival and achieved box office success. He received several awards including the KAFA Rising Star Award, First Brand Awards, and Max Movie Awards.
In 2015, Ryu transitioned to television acting with roles in "The Producers" and his breakout role in "Reply 1988". His performance in the latter garnered him widespread popularity and earned him awards at the Paeksang Arts Awards and Korea Cable TV Awards. Ryu continued his success in films such as "One Way Trip" (2016), "Sori: Voice from the Heart" (2016), "No Tomorrow" (2016), "Canola" (2016), and "The King" (2017), where he starred alongside Song Kang-ho. He also appeared in "A Taxi Driver" (2017), a poignant drama about the Gwangju Uprising.