This actor plays old characters in their 30s or 40s but turns out to be in the same age group as IU and Suzy
Not many viewers can guess the real age of this actor because of the images he often shows in dramas and movies.
It’s not easy to predict the actual age of actors who perform different kinds of acting on the small and big screens just by looking at their faces. Actors might look younger or older than their peers because of various images and characters they show to the public while building their filmography. This can be a significant advantage for actors. It is because they can create new images by expanding their acting spectrum and playing a wide range of roles.
The actor below is an example. He played an elite judge in the drama “Delayed Justice”, starring Kwon Sang-woo and Jung Woo-sung. He recently appeared in the TV series “The Killer’s Shopping List”, starring Seol-hyun and Lee Kwang-soo, as a “real estate manager” who takes care of his sick wife and raises their child alone.
He is actor Ryu Yeon-seok. Looking at his appearance, he seems to be quite gentle and calm. Since he is often seen playing roles that look quite old, such as a “chief judge” and a “real estate manager who raises his child alone”, viewers might guess that he is in his mid-30s or early 40s.
Here is the twist. Ryu Yeon-seok was actually born in 1994, the same year as singer-actress Suzy. He is currently 27-28 years old, depending on his birthday. This means he is still under 30. Other 1994-born actors, who are the same age as Ryu Yeon-seok, are Nam Joo-hyuk, who recently performed passionately in the hit drama “Twenty-five, Twenty-one”, and Song Kang, who played a high school student in “Sweet Home”.
What’s more surprising is that he is even younger than singer IU, who was born in 1993 and is 29 years old. This fact shocks many people.
Ryu Yeon-seok has played roles that can be too difficult for actors of his age, so drama fans are looking forward to seeing other characters that he will portray in the future.