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10 Things You Need to Know About "All of Us Are Dead" Star Yoon Chan Young

He started out as a child actor.
10 Things You Need to Know About "All of Us Are Dead" Star Yoon Chan Young
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He started out as a child actor.

Aside from his good looks, one thing we can all agree on about All of Us Are Dead star Yoon Chan Young is that he's full of potential. Given his set of skills and passion for acting, there's no stopping this former child actor from impressing more fans and colleagues with every project he appears in. Thanks to the success of his Netflix zombie series, it won't be long until more people grow familiar with his name and find out all about him. If you're among those who want to get to know Chan Young better, then you're in luck! We've got just this list of facts for you.

Here are 10 things you need to know about Korean actor Yoon Chan Young:

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1. He's a Taurus.

Chan Young was born on April 25, 2001 in Seoul, South Korea.

2. He started out as a child actor

Chan Young has been delivering outstanding acting performances ever since he was a child. At the age of just 12 years old, he made his acting debut as the young Lee Jae-hee in MBC's When a Men Falls in Love. He's since played the kid versions of K-drama characters over 10 times, including the male leads in Still 17, The King in Love, The Bride of Habaek, and Dr. Romantic.

3. He's appeared in multiple movies

His first silver screen appearance traces all the way back to 2014 where he, once again, played the young versions of the main characters from The Legacy, Mourning Grave, and Manhole. In 2017, he finally landed his first lead film role with the family drama Mothers. You can also find Chan Young in Birthday and The Fault Is Not Yours.

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4. He won a Youth Acting Award at 18

When we say Chan Young is the actor to watch, we're not at all bluffing. In fact, he’s been recognized by various groups for his skills, and one of them is the SBS Drama Awards. In the 2019 ceremony, Chan Young won the institution’s Best Young Actor award for playing Lee Gi-seok in Doctor John and Go Min-jae in Everything and Nothing. At that time, he was only 18 years old!


5. He graduated from Hanyang University

Chan Young graduated high school in 2020 as an alumnus of Hanyang University. The school is a private research university whose main campus is located in Seoul and was established all the way back in July 1939.

6. He's a cat lover

That’s right, the sweet Chan Young is a fur parent! He owns a cat named Silver, which perfectly matches the feline’s grayish coat. In an interview with his Netflix co-stars, he even shared a heartwarming story about Silver laying with him to sleep after four days of being so busy with filming.

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7. One of his favorite films is "La La Land"

We all have that one movie we can never get enough of no matter how many times we've already seen it. For Chan Young, it's Damien Chazelle's La La Land. In the same interview, the actor revealed that he has watched the movie around 13 times! He also shared a video of himself playing the movie’s OST on his personal Instagram account.

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La La Land is a 2016 American musical romantic drama set in Los Angeles, California. It follows the story of a jazz artist named Sebastian and an aspiring actress named Mia, who later find themselves falling in love with one another.

8. His "All of Us Are Dead" co-stars believe he can survive a zombie apocalypse

In a press conference for Netflix’s All of Us Are Dead, Chan Young and his co-stars were each asked who among the cast they think would make it out alive in a zombie apocalypse. For Lim Jae Hyeok and Yoo In Soo, the one who has what it takes is Chan Young. “Chan Young is an actor who is very athletic and runs fast, and more than anything, he’s quiet and calm,” explained Jae Hyeok. In Soo added “Chan Young is very serious. He doesn’t take things lightly. Chan Young would try to figure out and solve the situation carefully even when zombies appear." That said, Chan Young’s best bet among the cast is In Soo.

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9. He's managed by Snowball Entertainment

Chan Young's career is currently being handled by Snowball Entertainment. This company is also home to the talents of Song Yoon A, Shin Dong Wook, Lee Soo Kyung, Kim Jin Yeong, Park Ga Ryul, and Oe Eui Sik.

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10. He's very active on Instagram

If you’d like to see more of Chan Young off screen, you can find him on Instagram with the handle @yooncy1. Aside from the La La Land piano cover we mentioned earlier, he’s also very active in sharing photos of his selfies, his behind-the-scenes moments on set, and his cat, Silver!

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