Sang-ho Yeon

About Sang-ho Yeon

Who is it?: Director, Writer, Producer
Birth Day: December 29, 1971
Other names: Sang-hyun-son Um-oppa Luke/Luke Um
Education: Chung-Ang University Theatre and Film
Occupation: Voice actor
Years active: 1998–present
Hangul: 엄상현
Hanja: 嚴祥鉉
Revised Romanization: Eom Sang-hyeon
McCune–Reischauer: Ŏm Sanghyŏn
Website: Official fan club (in Korean) Official Twitter

Sang-ho Yeon


Sang-ho Yeon is Director, Writer, Producer born on December 29, 1971. He is graduated from Sangmyung University with a degree of Western Painting. He directed few short films as well Megalomania of D in 1997, followed by D-Day in 2000 and The Hell in 2003, then set up his own production house Studio Dadashow in 2004.

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Um began his career by joining Educational Broadcasting System's voice acting division in 1998. Before making his debut as a voice actor, he used to work in theaters, including performing his roles as a Japanese assassinator and a royal servant in a 1997 South Korean musical The Last Empress, and working as the assistant Director for South Korean musicals Gaeddongi and Moskito the same year. In 1992, he also appeared in a South Korean independent film Opening the Closed School Gates.


After his exclusive work at EBS, Um has been a freelancer since 2001. In the early 2000s, he came to prominence after voicing Kira Yamato on the Korean dub of Mobile Suit Gundam SEED. Since then, Um has dubbed a number of television animation series such as Chrono Crusade, Digimon Frontier, Fullmetal Alchemist, InuYasha, and School Rumble. As a result of his popularity among children audiences, the voice actor won a 2012 Nickelodeon Korea Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (known as Best Voice Actor/Actress in South Korea). He became the recipient of the award for his role as Po in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, gaining 3,121 votes, which is about 38% of the entire poll.

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