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Steven Yeun Facts



Steven Yeun is most famously known for his role of Glenn Rhee in The Walking Dead.

If you’re a fan of the show, or simply love the actor, here are thirty interesting facts you probably didn’t know!

Steven Yeun’s real name is Yeun Sang-yapp. His Korean name is 연상엽.

He was born on December 21, 1983, in Seoul, South Korea.

He was raised in Troy, a suburb in Detroit.

Steven moved to America along with his family when he was 5 years old. He now resides in Los Angeles, California.

Steven Yeun is the son of Je and June Yeun. His parents own two beauty accessory shops in Detroit, Michigan.

Steven has one sibling. His younger brother is called Brian Yeun.

He also has a pet dog called Agnes, which is a mixed breed between Golden Retriever and Poodle.

Steven Yeun is 5′ 9″ tall (1.75 m).

In 2015, Steven graduated from Kalamazoo College with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology.

His first interest in acting was after watching the college’s improv show, Monkapult, he auditioned for the show, but was initially unsuccessful. However, during his second year, he was accepted into Monkapult.

Steven can talk some Korean although he is not able to speak it fluently.

Steven Yeun likes to play guitar.

Originally, Steven’s parents wanted him to study to become a doctor, however once they found out that it wasn’t his life path, they supported him and gave him a two-year trial period to pursue his acting career.

During this period, he moved to Chicago with his brother.

Steven is an investor of a Korean-Mediterranean fusion restaurant in Koreatown, Los Angeles called ‘The Bun Shop’.

Steven Yeun

The Bun Shop is owned by his younger brother Brian, and business partner James Seok.

Steven Yeun has voice acted in two games as a Korean soldier; these were Crysis (2007) and Crysis Warhead (2008).

In 2009, Steven appeared as Chaz in the film ‘My Name is Jerry‘.

In 2010, Steven had his first television acting role; he played as Sebastian on The Big Bang Theory in the episode ‘Staircase Implementation’.

It was also 2010 when Steven auditioned for the role of Glenn Rhee in The Walking Dead. Frank Darabont and Denise Huth loved him so much, they chose him for the role.

Glenn Rhee in The Walking Dead was Steven’s second television acting role, and by far his most popular.

He first appeared in TWD in the premier episode ‘Days Gone By‘, where he spoke to Rick Grimes through a walkie-talkie. Rick was currently surrounded by the walking dead, and taking shelter in a tank in the middle of Atlanta.

Glenn Rhee’s character appears in Telltale’s The Walking Dead game, however, Steven did not supply the voice. Glenn was voiced by Nick Herman.

In 2011, Steven Yeun was nominated by the Saturn Award’s for ‘The Best Supporting Actor on Television’ for his role of Glenn Rhee.

Steven Yeun admitted that hated Lori as much as you did.

Apart from The Walking Dead, Steven has also appeared in several other TV shows, including: Law & Order: LA, Warehouse 13Harder Than it Looks & Drunk History.

In 2014, he voice acted for American Dad! Steven provided the voice of Charles in ‘Blagsnarst: A Love Story‘.

He has appeared in various commercials for Apple, Best Buy & Milky Way.

Steven is a fan of The Simpsons & often tweets about the show.

His official Twitter profile is @steveyeun.

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Luke Ward
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