Jae Suk Yoo

Yoo Jae Suk

  • Name: Yoo Jae Suk
  • Native name: 유재석
  • Also Known as: Yoo Jaesuk, Yu Jae Seok, Jimmy Yoo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: August 14, 1972
  • Age: 51
Yoo Jae Suk is a South Korean comedian and television comedy show host. Nicknamed the "MC of the nation". Nicknamed "The Grasshopper" due to his early appearance as a grasshopper, he is now known for his quick wit and appeal across a wide range of demographics.

He has established himself as one of Korea's top comedians and TV personalities. He has appeared in Psy's "Gangnam Style" and "Gentleman" music videos. And is currently hosting "Happy Together Season 3" and "Running Man". He has been dubbed "the nation's MC" for his broad appeal and popularity with a wide demographic of viewers.

He has consistently ranked as the top comedian in Korea, topping the Gallup poll in 2009 and for six consecutive years since 2012. He is one of the highest-paid television personalities in Korea and one of the most in-demand endorsers. In 2013, he was honored with the Daesang Award, the highest award, at the 49th Baeksang Awards.

Known for his exemplary image, Yoo has consistently been picked as a role model by fellow entertainers, as well as the citizens of Korea. He makes donations regularly to several causes and has participated in philanthropic acts.

Yoo is the first television host to have his own wax figure, currently displayed at the Grevin Seoul Museum. He has established himself as one of Korea's top comedians and TV personalities.

On July 6, 2008, he married MBC announcer Na Kyung Eun, who worked with him on the show Infinite Challenge. He and his wife welcomed their first child, a son, Yoo Ji Ho, on May 1, 2010. Their second child, a daughter, Yoo Na Eun, was born on October 19, 2018.

On July 15, 2015, he signed an exclusive contract with FNC Entertainment after being without an agency for about five years.

On July 6, 2021, he left FNC Entertainment upon the expiration of his contract. On July 14, 2021, he signed with Antenna Music.

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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2023 My Dearest Part 2
Korean Drama, 2023, 11 eps
[Peasant] (Ep.12-13, 15) (Guest Role)
11
[Peasant] (Ep.12-13, 15)
Guest Role
8.9
2023 Kokdu: Season of Deity
Korean Drama, 2023, 16 eps
[Moon Myung Ja's staff] (Ep. 3) (Guest Role)
16
[Moon Myung Ja's staff] (Ep. 3)
Guest Role
7.2
2020 Zombie Detective
Korean Drama, 2020, 24 eps
[Zombie movie poster actor] (Ep. 1) (Guest Role)
24
[Zombie movie poster actor] (Ep. 1)
Guest Role
8.1
2019 Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life
Korean Drama, 2019, 100 eps
[Seol Ah's colleague] (Ep. 2) (Guest Role)
100
[Seol Ah's colleague] (Ep. 2)
Guest Role
7.7
2015 Reply 1988
Korean Drama, 2015, 20 eps
"Grasshopper" [TV Cameo] (Guest Role)
20
"Grasshopper" [TV Cameo]
Guest Role
9.1
2015 My Daughter Geum Sa Wol
Korean Drama, 2015, 51 eps
[Genius painter / Himself / Personal assistant] (Guest Role)
51
[Genius painter / Himself / Personal assistant]
Guest Role
7.1
2015 The Girl Who Sees Scents
Korean Drama, 2015, 16 eps
[Himself - Running Man member] (Ep. 1) (Guest Role)
16
[Himself - Running Man member] (Ep. 1)
Guest Role
7.9
2009 Queen of Housewives
Korean Drama, 2009, 20 eps
[Interviewee / New employee of Queens Food] (Guest Role)
20
[Interviewee / New employee of Queens Food]
Guest Role
7.2
2007 Yi San
Korean Drama, 2007, 77 eps
[Man joking with Mak Sun] (Guest Role)
77
[Man joking with Mak Sun]
Guest Role
8.1
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2020 P1H: The Beginning of a New World
Korean Movie, 2020,
[Uncle - past] (Guest Role)
[Uncle - past]
Guest Role
8.2
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2016 Muhan Company
Korean Special, 2016, 2 eps
Yoo Jae Suk (Main Role)
2
Yoo Jae Suk
Main Role
8.0
2004 Dangerous Proposal
Korean Special, 2004, 1 eps
(Guest Role)
1
Guest Role
8.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2024 SynchroU Pilot
Korean TV Show, 2024, 2 eps
(Regular Member)
2
Regular Member
8.2
2024 Whenever Possible
Korean TV Show, 2024, 8 eps
(Main Host)
8
Main Host
8.3
2024 Apartment 404
Korean TV Show, 2024, 8 eps
(Regular Member)
8
Regular Member
8.3
2024 The Zone: Survival Mission Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2024, 0 eps
(Regular Member)
0
Regular Member
0.0
2023 The Zone: Survival Mission Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2023, 8 eps
(Regular Member)
8
Regular Member
8.1
2023 Playou Level Up: Villain's World
Korean TV Show, 2023, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
8.1
2022 The Skip Dating
Korean TV Show, 2022, 11 eps
(Main Host)
11
Main Host
7.6
2022 Korea No. 1
Korean TV Show, 2022, 8 eps
(Regular Member)
8
Regular Member
8.3
2022 Yoo Quiz on the Block Season 4
Korean TV Show, 2022, 90 eps
(Main Host)
90
Main Host
7.8
2022 The Zone: Survival Mission Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2022, 8 eps
(Regular Member)
8
Regular Member
8.1
2022 Sixth Sense Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2022, 14 eps
(Regular Member)
14
Regular Member
8.5
2022 Playou
Korean TV Show, 2022, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
7.9
2022 Real Marketing Show Season 2: Production 522
Korean TV Show, 2022, 5 eps
(Regular Member)
5
Regular Member
10.0
2021 Antenna TV: Clumsy Antenna
Korean TV Show, 2021, 24 eps
(Regular Member)
24
Regular Member
8.9
2021 Real Marketing Show Production Z
Korean TV Show, 2021, 6 eps
(Regular Member)
6
Regular Member
10.0
2021 Sixth Sense 2
Korean TV Show, 2021, 14 eps
(Regular Member)
14
Regular Member
8.8
2021 Come Back Home
Korean TV Show, 2021, 10 eps
(Main Host)
10
Main Host
7.7
2021 Unexpected Business Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2021, 11 eps
[Caller] (Ep. 7) (Guest)
11
[Caller] (Ep. 7)
Guest
8.6
2021 It's Party Time
Korean TV Show, 2021, 2 eps
(Main Host)
2
Main Host
6.7
2021 Busted Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2021, 8 eps
(Main Host)
8
Main Host
8.7
2021 Busted! Season Season 2: Unreleased Footage
Korean TV Show, 2021, 4 eps
(Regular Member)
4
Regular Member
8.4
2020 Sixth Sense
Korean TV Show, 2020, 8 eps
(Regular Member)
8
Regular Member
8.8
2020 Show!terview with Jessi
Korean TV Show, 2020, 95 eps
(Ep. 27) (Guest)
95
(Ep. 27)
Guest
8.9
2020 Yoo Quiz on the Block Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2020, 162 eps
(Main Host)
162
Main Host
8.1
2019 Two Yoo Project Sugar Man Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2019, 14 eps
(Main Host)
14
Main Host
8.0
2019 Busted Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2019, 10 eps
(Ep. 1-10) (Main Host)
10
(Ep. 1-10)
Main Host
8.8
2019 5 Minutes to Six
Korean TV Show, 2019, 425 eps
(Ep. 56) (Guest)
425
(Ep. 56)
Guest
8.0
2019 Laborhood on Hire
Korean TV Show, 2019, 9 eps
(Main Host)
9
Main Host
7.9
2019 Hangout with Yoo
Korean TV Show, 2019, 270 eps
(Main Host)
270
Main Host
8.3
2019 How Do You Play? Pilot
Korean TV Show, 2019, 1 eps
(Main Host)
1
Main Host
7.6
2019 Yoo Quiz on the Block Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2019, 34 eps
(Main Host)
34
Main Host
8.2
2019 Village Survival, the Eight Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2019, 6 eps
(Main Host)
6
Main Host
8.5
2018 Cool Kids
Korean TV Show, 2018, 22 eps
[Representative of "these day's adults"] (Main Host)
22
[Representative of "these day's adults"]
Main Host
7.4
2018 Village Survival, the Eight Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2018, 6 eps
(Main Host)
6
Main Host
8.5
2018 Happy Together Season 4
Korean TV Show, 2018, 77 eps
(Main Host)
77
Main Host
7.9
2018 Yoo Quiz on the Block Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2018, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
8.1
2018 Busted Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2018, 10 eps
(Main Host)
10
Main Host
8.6
2018 MMTG
Korean TV Show, 2018, 321 eps
(Ep. 190) (Guest)
321
(Ep. 190)
Guest
8.1
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. 23) (Guest)
238
[Hint fairy] (Ep. 23)
Guest
8.6
2016 My Little Old Boy
Korean TV Show, 2016, 430 eps
(Ep. 135) (Guest)
430
(Ep. 135)
Guest
8.1
2016 Keep Running Season 4
Chinese TV Show, 2016, 12 eps
(Ep. 5) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 5)
Guest
8.5
2015 Two Yoo Project Sugar Man Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2015, 39 eps
(Main Host)
39
Main Host
7.9
2015 Same Bed, Different Dreams Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2015, 62 eps
(Main Host)
62
Main Host
8.2
2014 Keep Running Season 1
Chinese TV Show, 2014, 15 eps
(Ep. 5) (Guest)
15
(Ep. 5)
Guest
8.3
2014 I Am a Man
Korean TV Show, 2014, 20 eps
(Main Host)
20
Main Host
7.7
2013 The Return of Superman
Korean TV Show, 2013, 560 eps
(Ep. 7-8, 165) (Guest)
560
(Ep. 7-8, 165)
Guest
8.7
2013 I Live Alone
Korean TV Show, 2013, 580 eps
(Ep. 132) (Guest)
580
(Ep. 132)
Guest
8.5
2010 Running Man
Korean TV Show, 2010, 740 eps
(Main Host)
740
Main Host
9.2
2008 Family Outing Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2008, 85 eps
(Main Host)
85
Main Host
8.5
2007 Live Talk Show Taxi
Korean TV Show, 2007, 501 eps
(Ep. 36-37) (Guest)
501
(Ep. 36-37)
Guest
8.0
2007 Happy Together Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2007, 557 eps
(Ep. 1–557) (Main Host)
557
(Ep. 1–557)
Main Host
7.8
2005 Infinite Challenge
Korean TV Show, 2005, 616 eps
(April 2005 - March 2018) (Main Host)
616
(April 2005 - March 2018)
Main Host
8.3
2004 Come to Play
Korean TV Show, 2004, 413 eps
(Main Host)
413
Main Host
0.0
2003 X-Man
Korean TV Show, 2003, 178 eps
(Main Host)
178
Main Host
8.0
2002 Mystic TV: Surprise
Korean TV Show, 2002, 1000 eps
(Guest)
1000
Guest
10.0
2000 Star Survival Dongeodongrak
Korean TV Show, 2000, 77 eps
(Main Host)
77
Main Host
6.7
1999 Gag Concert
Korean TV Show, 1999, 1050 eps
(Ep. 900) (Guest)
1050
(Ep. 900)
Guest
8.2
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  • First Name: Jae Suk
  • Family Name: Yoo
  • Native name: 유재석
  • Also Known as: Yoo Jaesuk, Yu Jae Seok, Jimmy Yoo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: August 14, 1972
  • Age: 51

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