Yoo Jae Seok (1972)

Yoo Jae Seok (1972)

Other Name: 유재석 劉在錫 Yoo Jae Suk

Age: 52

Birthday: August, 14, 1972

Nationality: Seoul, South Korea

Height: 178 CM

Zodiac sign: Leo

Yoo Jae Suk is a South Korean comedian and television comedy show host. Nicknamed the "MC of the nation". Nicknamed "The Grasshopper", due to early appearances dressed 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 video. 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, Yoo married MBC announcer, Na Kyung Eun, who worked with him on the show Infinite Challenge. Yoo 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 15th July 2015, he signed an exclusive contract with FNC Entertainment after having been without an agency for about 5 years.

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

(Source: Wikipedia)

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