Um Sang-hyun

Voice Actor, Film actor

1971 –

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Who is Um Sang-hyun?

Um Sang-hyun is a South Korean voice actor.

Sang-hyun 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, Sang-hyun 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, Sang-hyun 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. He won the category for his dubbing Po in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, gaining 3,121 votes, about 38% of the entire poll.

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Dec 29, 1971
South Korea
  • South Korea

on July 23, 2013


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