10 Things You Should Know About 'Start-Up' Actor Yoo Soo Bin

You probably remember him from 'Crash Landing On You'!
by Hanna Tamondong for Cosmo.ph   |  Dec 8, 2020
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Start-Up is about to end soon and guess who's crying? Me. And maybe you. Because we'll definitely miss the entire cast—from Dal Mi (Bae Suzy), Do San (Nam Joo Hyuk), Ji Pyeong (Kim Seon Ho), In Jae (Kang Han Na), halmeoni Choi Won Deok (Kim Hae Sook), Sa Ha (Stephanie Lee), and Yong San (Kim Do Wan)!

We've already introduced almost everyone in the drama and we just can't forget the software engineer who made us laugh so hard throughout the season! Let's get to know more about Start-Up actor Yoo Soo Bin, who plays the role of Samsan Tech's Lee Chul San:

1. Yoo Soo Bin was born on November 6, 1992.

Yup, he's a Scorpio! This year, Soo Bin celebrated his birthday with his Start-Up cast members who are also his real-life friends!

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2. He made his debut as a K-drama actor in 2017.

Yoo Soo Bin's first K-drama apperance was in Prison Playbook as Yang Jung Suk, who was involved in the backstory of Jung Hae In's character. Prison Playbook is directed by the legendary Shin Won Ho, who is also behind Reply 1988, aka one of the K-dramas worth rewatching over and over again.

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3. Throughout the years, Yoo Soo Bin has starred in various TV series.

This includes The Ghost Detective where he transformed into an aspiring reporter; Special Labor Inspector as the department head Baek Won Man, and as Min Soo (Lee Jun Young)'s best friend in the drama Goodbye To Goodbye.

4. But his most prominent role would be as Kim Joo Muk in the top-rating drama, Crash Landing On You.

Of course, this is a given! Yoo Soo Bin was suuuuper adorable as a K-drama obsessed North Korean soldier and member of Captain Ri's Company Five. He is deeply in love with the Koreanovela Stairway To Heaven and its female lead, Han Jung Su (Choi Ji Woo). Imagine his joy when she actually made a special appearance in Crash Landing On You! *insert Joo Muk with a bright smile on his face.*

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5. In real life though, he was super nervous when he met Choi Ji Woo!

In an article by Soompi, Yoo Soo Bin revealed what it was like to work with the CLOY cast, including actress Ji Woo: “Since we had to act together as soon as we met, I was very nervous and embarrassed. I think she might’ve noticed I was nervous so she approached me first, saying, ‘I’ve been enjoying the drama.’ She even made jokes so I was ultimately able to film comfortably. My meeting with Choi Ji Woo was personally an extremely precious and meaningful scene. I want to thank the writer for including that scene and Choi Ji Woo for acting with me.”

6. He was so good in his portrayal in CLOY that defectors were in awe of his North Korean accent!

Yup, you read that right. Han Cinema reported: "Yoo Soo Bin has received strong praise from North Korean defectors on YouTube who are sincerely impressed with his accent. This in spite of Yoo Soo Bin's focus being so low that he is typically not referred to by his own name, but rather as the actor who plays Kim Joo Muk. Hyun Bin and Yang Kyung Won have also received direct praise for their accent, albeit not to the same degree."

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On the internet, someone also said: "I wasn't captivated by any stars in Crash Landing On You, but you are the only exception. <3" Aww, way to go, Soo Bin!

In other CLOY news, Soo Bin recently reunited with some of Captain Ri's soldiers!

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7. Someday, Yoo Soo Bin wants to be like Hyun Bin.

After working with Binnie, the actor mentioned: “He has an incredible passion for acting. I was shocked to see him work so passionately with the responsibility that one has to have as an actor. He kept us all balanced so we were able to act without concerns. In the future, I want to become an actor like Hyun Bin who does not lose sight of his original intentions.”

8. Aside from the hit K-dramas, Yoo Soo Bin was also part of some blockbuster films.

In 2019, the 28-year-old bagged a major role in the Korean movie The Present, which also features EXO's Suho and Kim Seul Gi.

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In the same year, Soo Bin appeared in E.X.I.T alongside Hospital Playlist's Jo Jung Suk and Girls' Generation's Yoona. The action movie was well-received by the audience that it over seven million moviegoers saw it in just 18 days! Here's the cast during their year-end party:

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9. According to his agency's website, Yoo Soo Bin is into rapping and table tennis!

The actor is under the entertainment label J,WIDE Company, and if you take a look at his profile on their site, you will see that his special skills include "Rap, dialect, and table tennis." How's that for multitalented?

10. He looooooves dogs!

Just like his Start-Up co-star and fellow Samsan Tech software engineer Kim Do Wan, Yoo Soo Bin is also a dog dad! Take a look at how he admires his puppers so much:

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This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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