Hee Yeol Yoo

Yoo Hee Yeol

  • Name: Yoo Hee Yeol
  • Native name: 유희열
  • Also Known as: Yu Hui Yeol
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 19, 1971
  • Age: 53
You Hee Yeol is a South Korean singer-songwriter, radio DJ, and the host of "You Hee Yeol's Sketchbook". He is the founder of the record label Antenna Music and the sole member of the project band Toy.

You Hee Yeol was born in Seoul and attended Kyungbock High School. He graduated from Seoul National University's College of Music with a major in composition. He first appeared in the local pop music scene by winning the grand prize at the fourth "You Jae Ha Music Contest" held in 1992 with the song "The Moonlight Song" (달빛의 노래).

In 1994, he started the band Toy as a duo with Yoon Jeong-oh. But after releasing Toy's first album, Yoon left the band to study overseas, and You joined the navy for his mandatory military service. Since 1996, Toy has continued as a one-man band with You as the sole member.

After his discharge from military service, Toy's second album, "Fairy Tales for Adults", was released, with the title song "Remember I Was Next to You", sung by Kim Yeon Woo, becoming a big hit. Since then, You has rarely sung the songs in his albums and instead features guest vocalists such as Kim Yeon Woo, Kim Hyung Joong, Lee Jang Woo, Yoon Jong Shin, Kim Jang Hoon, Jinu, and Byeon Jae Won.

You has also produced many albums for K-pop musicians, including Lee Seung Hwan, Yoon Jong Shin, Lee Sora and Lee Moon Se. In 1997, he founded the record label Antenna Music, then known as Toy Music.

In July 1999, You published a book of illustrations titled "In Front of a Familiar House". The album of the same title contained instrumental tracks in a range of genres. Besides songwriting, You has worked as a radio DJ, appearing on MBC FM4U's "Yoo Hee Yeol's Music City" (1999–March 2001), MBC FM4U's "All That Music" (October 2, 2002–April 25, 2004), and KBS 2FM's "You Hee Yeol's Radio Heaven" (2008–Nov 11, 2011).

Since 2009, You has hosted the major K-pop live music program "You Hee Yeol's Sketchbook" on KBS 2TV. The first episode was aired on April 24, 2009. The final episode (episode 600) was aired on July 22, 2022. Previously, he was swept up in plagiarism allegations which he later acknowledged that he unintentionally plagiarized Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “Aqua.”

He was also a member of the judging panel for "K-pop Star 3" (2013–14) and joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live Korea" in September 2013.[4] In 2015, he appeared in the music video for Psy's single "Daddy". Edit Biography
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Year Title # Role Rating
2022 Take 1
Korean Drama, 2022, 7 eps
(Ep. 6) (Guest)
7
(Ep. 6)
Guest
8.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2022 The Zone: Survival Mission Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2022, 8 eps
[Narrator] AI U (Guest)
8
[Narrator] AI U
Guest
8.1
2022 New Festa
Korean TV Show, 2022, 11 eps
(Regular Member)
11
Regular Member
8.4
2022 Battle Again: The Battle of Famous Singers
Korean TV Show, 2022, 12 eps
[Team Senior Captain] (Main Host)
12
[Team Senior Captain]
Main Host
8.1
2022 Another Day of Shovelling Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2022, 16 eps
(Ep. 2) (Guest)
16
(Ep. 2)
Guest
7.8
2022 Baby Singer
Korean TV Show, 2022, 10 eps
(Ep. 4-5) (Guest)
10
(Ep. 4-5)
Guest
8.1
2021 Sing Again Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2021, 12 eps
[Judge] (Main Host)
12
[Judge]
Main Host
8.1
2021 Chat of Chatters
Korean TV Show, 2021, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
8.0
2021 Antenna TV: Clumsy Antenna
Korean TV Show, 2021, 24 eps
(Regular Member)
24
Regular Member
8.9
2021 Music to You
Korean TV Show, 2021, 386 eps
(Ep. 5) (Guest)
386
(Ep. 5)
Guest
8.0
2021 Super Band 2
Korean TV Show, 2021, 15 eps
[Producer] (Regular Member)
15
[Producer]
Regular Member
8.2
2021 Conversation with Hee Yeol Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2021, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
0.0
2021 The Game Caterers
Korean TV Show, 2021, 12 eps
(Ep. 3-4) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 3-4)
Guest
8.6
2021 Don't Look Back
Korean TV Show, 2021, 4 eps
(Regular Member)
4
Regular Member
8.2
2020 Sing Again
Korean TV Show, 2020, 12 eps
[Judge] (Regular Member)
12
[Judge]
Regular Member
8.3
2020 Three Meals for Four
Korean TV Show, 2020, 10 eps
(Ep.10) (Guest)
10
(Ep.10)
Guest
8.1
2020 War of Villains
Korean TV Show, 2020, 14 eps
(Ep. 11) (Guest)
14
(Ep. 11)
Guest
8.0
2019 Two Yoo Project Sugar Man Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2019, 14 eps
(Main Host)
14
Main Host
8.0
2019 Movie Room Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2019, 116 eps
(Ep. 75) (Guest)
116
(Ep. 75)
Guest
0.0
2019 5 Minutes to Six
Korean TV Show, 2019, 425 eps
(Ep. 341) (Guest)
425
(Ep. 341)
Guest
8.0
2019 Laborhood on Hire
Korean TV Show, 2019, 9 eps
(Ep. 3) (Guest)
9
(Ep. 3)
Guest
7.9
2019 Funding Together
Korean TV Show, 2019, 13 eps
(Regular Member)
13
Regular Member
8.3
2019 Hangout with Yoo
Korean TV Show, 2019, 270 eps
(Ep. 1-2, 4, 6-7, 10-11, 13-14, 23-24, 32, 35-36, 69, 124, 132) (Guest)
270
(Ep. 1-2, 4, 6-7, 10-11, 13-14, 23-24, 32, 35-36, 69, 124, 132)
Guest
8.3
2019 Boss in the Mirror
Korean TV Show, 2019, 300 eps
(Ep. 85) (Guest)
300
(Ep. 85)
Guest
8.0
2019 Conversation with Hee Yeol Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2019, 17 eps
(Main Host)
17
Main Host
8.0
2018 The Fan
Korean TV Show, 2018, 12 eps
[Mentor] (Main Host)
12
[Mentor]
Main Host
8.0
2018 Encyclopedia of Useless Facts Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2018, 13 eps
(Main Host)
13
Main Host
8.4
2018 Conversation with Hee Yeol
Korean TV Show, 2018, 10 eps
(Main Host)
10
Main Host
9.0
2018 Two Yoo Project Sugar Man Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2018, 19 eps
(Main Host)
19
Main Host
7.6
2017 Master in the House
Korean TV Show, 2017, 238 eps
[Hint Fairy] (Ep. 58) (Guest)
238
[Hint Fairy] (Ep. 58)
Guest
8.6
2017 2017 SBS Gayo Daejeon: Number One
Korean TV Show, 2017, 2 eps
(Main Host)
2
Main Host
8.1
2017 Kang's Kitchen Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2017, 6 eps
[Voiceover] (Ep. 6) (Guest)
6
[Voiceover] (Ep. 6)
Guest
8.7
2017 Encyclopedia of Useless Facts Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2017, 10 eps
[MC] (Main Host)
10
[MC]
Main Host
0.0
2017 Begin Again Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2017, 12 eps
(Regular Member)
12
Regular Member
8.1
2017 Encyclopedia of Useless Facts
Korean TV Show, 2017, 9 eps
(Main Host)
9
Main Host
0.0
2016 2016 SBS Gayo Daejeon
Korean TV Show, 2016, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
7.7
2016 K-pop Star Season 6: Last Chance
Korean TV Show, 2016, 40 eps
[Judge] (Main Host)
40
[Judge]
Main Host
7.9
2016 Talking Street
Korean TV Show, 2016, 24 eps
(Main Host)
24
Main Host
8.0
2016 My Little Old Boy
Korean TV Show, 2016, 430 eps
(Ep. 27-28, 34-37) (Guest)
430
(Ep. 27-28, 34-37)
Guest
8.1
2016 Talents for Sale
Korean TV Show, 2016, 19 eps
(Ep. 15) (Guest)
19
(Ep. 15)
Guest
7.6
2016 Sisters Slam Dunk Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2016, 33 eps
(Ep. 13) (Guest)
33
(Ep. 13)
Guest
8.3
2015 K-pop Star Season 5
Korean TV Show, 2015, 21 eps
[Judge] (Main Host)
21
[Judge]
Main Host
7.9
2015 Two Yoo Project Sugar Man Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2015, 39 eps
(Main Host)
39
Main Host
7.9
2014 K-pop Star Season 4
Korean TV Show, 2014, 21 eps
[Judge] (Main Host)
21
[Judge]
Main Host
7.8
2014 Youth Over Flowers: Peru
Korean TV Show, 2014, 6 eps
(Regular Member)
6
Regular Member
8.0
2014 Saturday Night Live Korea Season 5
Korean TV Show, 2014, 35 eps
(Ep. 1-22) (Regular Member)
35
(Ep. 1-22)
Regular Member
0.0
2013 K-pop Star Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2013, 21 eps
[Judge] (Main Host)
21
[Judge]
Main Host
7.8
2013 Saturday Night Live Korea Season 4
Korean TV Show, 2013, 38 eps
(Ep. 27-38) (Regular Member)
38
(Ep. 27-38)
Regular Member
0.0
2012 2 Days & 1 Night Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2012, 89 eps
(Ep. 37-39) (Guest)
89
(Ep. 37-39)
Guest
8.0
2011 Weekly Idol
Korean TV Show, 2011, 700 eps
[Special Appearance] (Ep. 282) (Guest)
700
[Special Appearance] (Ep. 282)
Guest
8.2
2011 Healing Camp
Korean TV Show, 2011, 219 eps
(Ep. 160, 210) (Guest)
219
(Ep. 160, 210)
Guest
7.6
2010 Hello Counselor Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2010, 431 eps
(Ep. 2) (Guest)
431
(Ep. 2)
Guest
8.0
2010 Beatles Code Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2010, 71 eps
(Ep. 26) (Guest)
71
(Ep. 26)
Guest
8.0
2009 You Hee Yeol's Sketchbook
Korean TV Show, 2009, 600 eps
(Main Host)
600
Main Host
8.3
2005 Infinite Challenge
Korean TV Show, 2005, 616 eps
(Ep. 346, 349, 351-354) (Guest)
616
(Ep. 346, 349, 351-354)
Guest
8.3
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  • First Name: Hee Yeol
  • Family Name: Yoo
  • Native name: 유희열
  • Also Known as: Yu Hui Yeol
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: April 19, 1971
  • Age: 53

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