Korean Actors

Byeon Woo Seok Profile, Bio, & Facts

Byeon Woo Seok

Byeon Woo Seok (변우석) is a South Korean actor and model under VARO Entertainment. He made his debut in 2016 with the drama ‘Dear My Friends’.

Byeon Woo Seok Profile

Stage NameByeon Woo Seok (변우석)
Birth NameByeon Woo Seok (변우석)
OccupationActor
BirthdayOctober 31, 1991
Active Years2016–present
Age32 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignScorpio
Height189 cm (6’2″)
Weight73kg (160lbs)
NationalityKorean
Blood TypeA
MBTIESFJ-T

Byeon Woo Seok Facts:

Early Life

– He was born in Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
– He went to an all boys high school.
– He had to move to his grandmother’s house when he was young because their family business wasn’t doing well. (GQ Korea)

Personal Life

– His family consists of his parents and older sister born in 1986.
– His older sister worked as a model which inspired him to become a model. She currently works as a flight attendant.
– His religion is Catholic. (Elle Korea)
– His fandom name is ‘Mailbox’ (우체통).
– Byeon Woo Seok is one of the tallest models and actors in Korea.
– His hometown is Paju, South Korea.
– He used to live in a house with low ceilings and because of his tall height he had to lower his head everytime he visited the bathroom. The stairs were so high that he used to struggle climbing up to his home. (GQ Korea)
– He defines love as maintaining ‘healthy relationships’.
– He fights his loneliness by lying in bed without thinking, watching movies or Youtube, eating and resting.
– He is most confident in working out.
– He said he was not popular in his school but was taller than average since he reached his full height when he was only in high school.
– He is sensitive to smells.
– His parents were against his modeling career but are happy with his acting career.
– He wants to work in genres like fantasy, and rom-com that are light and can comfort the viewers through tough times.
– He loved to snowboard in winter and go water skiing in summer but stopped because he doesn’t want to get injured and end up burdening his crew and filming staff.
– His dream romance is doing nothing and just being happy together.
– Byeon Woo Seok said the last time he was popular with the girls was in elementary school because it was the last time he studied with girls as a student. (Cosmopolitan Korea)
– He used to use mp3 alot during his school days and even made a friend due to it which he is still in contact with.
– He prefers bright women’s perfumes over men’s perfume.
– He had his first crush in middle school and used to watch her from afar without being able to confess. (Harper Bazaar Korea 2022)
– His motto is ‘Enjoy life to the fullest’.
– He used to live with his family in Paju but now lives independently.
– He said it’s much more joyful and relaxing to spend time with family than living alone but sometimes private space is also needed.
– He has deep sea phobia.
– The worst moment he had as an actor was when he was included in the script reading and cast in a drama in 2018 but was cut. He later realized what he was lacking and moved on. (Cosmopolitan Korea)
– He loves to lie in bed and watch web novels and go out on long trips with his close friends on his birthday.
– He became interested in modelling after receiving several modeling invitations because of his height. (W Korea 2020)
– He is attracted to someone who is professional at their job.
– His essential items include his shoulder bag, perfume balm, scripts, highlighters, beanie, toothbrush and toothpaste, Airpods, Terafle (cold medicine), gojindan, vitamin C, and propolis.
– Byeon Woo Seok’s ideal type is someone wise.

Career

– He rose to fame after starring in the drama ‘Record of Youth’.
– He appeared in Lena Park’s ‘Sweet’ MV in 2014.
– He started his career when he was 21.
– He has completed his military service and worked as an admin officer at the 37th Division’s Public Information Department.
– His Instagram followers increased by over 2 million after starring in Strong Girl Namsoon.
– He joined Varo Entertainment in 2020.
– He was formerly under BH Entertainment.
– He also had minor roles in the famous dramas “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” and “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo”.
– He always wanted to be an actor but joined YG K Plus modeling agency. Later he started taking acting classes at the agency and debuted as an actor.
– He has worked with Sandara Park as a model in 2017.
– He hosted three seasons of Mr.CHU from 2015-2017.
– He also appeared in Sora Lee’s MV ‘Song Request (ft. Suga of BTS) in 2019.
– He has starred in many popular dramas including “Lovely Runner”, “Strong Girl Nam”, “Record of Youth” and “Moonshine”.
– Byeon Woo Seok failed the audition 100 times for the villain role in Strong Girl Namsoon. (GQ Korea)
– He appeared in many movies like “Soulmate” (2023), “20th Century Girl” (2022) and “Ashfall” (2019).

Likes & Dislikes

– He loves to use Tamburins’s Perfume balm ‘Holy Metal’. (GQ KOREA)
– His favorite songs include ‘Comma’ by Mujin Lee’ and ‘She’s Going’ by Soo Bin So.
– When he has free time, he loves to watch Tottenham games. (GQ Korea)
– He is a big fan of Korean footballer Son Seungmin.
– His favorite perfumes include ‘Dylan Bleu Pour Homme’.
– He likes light summer citrus scents. (Harper Bazaar 2022)
– His favorite movies include ‘Scent of a Women’ and ‘The Notebook’.
– He is a fan of the boy group RIIZE and likes their song ‘Guitar’.
– His favorite genre is romantic comedy.
– He likes to do Pilates.
– His favorite word is ‘I Love You’.

Food Preferences

– He loves to eat high sugar fruits.
– He always eat gojindan in the morning.
– He enjoys drinking alcohol.
– He takes vitamin supplements to take care of his body.

Personality & Habits

– He likes to read smaller sized scripts than largers ones because he feels he can concentrate better. He prefers to read on paper rather than ipad or screens. (GQ KOREA)
– Byeon Woo Seok compares himself to Noah from The Notebook because he gives his all to something he loves.
– He said he has never had a hobby and believes he lives a boring life.
– He loves to relax at home after work. (Zoomterview)
– He said he tends to treat people kindly.

Major Works

– His popular works include ‘Strong Girl Namsoon’, ‘Lovely Runner’, and ‘Record of Youth’.

Awards

– He won the ‘Asia Model Festival’ award at the K Model Awards Fashion Model Award in 2016 and ‘Make Rookie Award’ at the KBS Drama Awards in 2022.


Website: BYEON WOO SEOK

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