Nickname : Nation’s MC
: MC Yoo
: Yoo Hyuk
: Yooruce Willis
: Yoomes Bond
Birthday : August 14, 1972 (age 43 as of 2015)
Birthplace : Seoul, South Korea
Nationality : South Korean
Years Active : 1991-present
Family : Na Kyung-eung (wife)
: Yoo Ji Ho (son)
Notable works : Infinite Challenge, Family Outing, X-Man, Come to Play, Happy Together, Running Man
Yoo Jae-Suk is a South Korean actor, comedian and television comedy show host. He is nicknamed the “Nation’s MC” and is proclaimed as the most popular Korean comedian for five consecutive years from 2004-2008. He has hosted several popular variety show in South Korea, including Infinite Challenge and Running Man. He is also nicknamed “Grasshopper” due to his early appearances where he dressed as a grasshopper. He’s proven to be great at any kind of variety, be it talk shows or gags and even reality shows, he’s able to change the hosting style for different kinds of programmes.
Yoo Jae-Suk was born as the eldest child of three on August 14, 1972. He attended Seoul Institute of Arts, but was unable to graduate due to his busy schedule as an up-and-coming comedian.
His television debut was on the KBS Comedian Festival in 1991. After that, he participate in many gag shows for 9 years, as a relatively unknown comedian. But thanks to a recommendation by Choi Jin-sil, he hosted a program called Live and Enjoy Together. This program became popular and since then Yoo Jae-suk began to host many other programs.
Since his debut in 1991, he has win numerous awards as an MC and comedian.
In Running man, he is known as one of the two ‘main pilars’ of Running Man (the other being Jong-Kook). He is known for his escaping abilities and quick thinking. As a main host, he has been featured as a protagonist in many special episodes, which presented him with a nickname Yoo-mes Bond. He often referenced to the color green throughout the show.
source : Wikipedia