Gong Yoo is a 43-year-old South Korean actor who has been in the Korean Entertainment industry for 22 years.
Gong Yoo served in the Military as required for 8 months from January 14, 2008, to December 8, 2009.
Let’s have a look at his updates after returning from the Military.
Career Life & Updates After Military
A press conference was held to welcome the actor after the military.
After he returned from the Military, he announced his appearance in the romantic comedy Finding Mr. Destiny, which was a medium box office hit in Korea. Afterward, he appeared in leading roles in K-Dramas such as ‘Big‘ and ‘Guardian: The lonely and Great God,’ which later became huge hits.
Gong Yoo Military Enlistment
At 29, Gong Yoo enlisted in the military nearly 7 years after his debut.
|Place of Service||Defense Media Agency (8 months)/Public relations department|
|Position held||Frontline active server/ Public relations officer|
Why should all men in South Korea serve in the Military?
Conscription, under the Constitution of South Korea, states that it is mandatory for all male citizens between the ages of 18 and 35 years to serve in the Military. The duration of the service differs according to the military branch they serve. Usually, Active soldiers serve for a period of 18 months, Navy soldiers for 20 months, and Air force soldiers for 21 months.
Male citizens between the above age range go through an ‘Impairment and Disability evaluation’ before enlisting in the “first citizen service” mandate.
The actor Gong Yoo also had to serve as required despite having some breakthrough moments as an artist in the entertainment industry.
Family & Relationships
As of 2023, he isn’t married yet. It is believed that the actor has dated many of his co-stars in the past but has always been tight-lipped about his affairs.
|Siblings||Gong Eun-Jung (elder sister)|
Gong Yoo Biography
|Name||Gong yoo or Gong Ji-cheol|
|Date of Birth||July 10, 1979|
|Birth Place||Busan, South Korea|
|Age (As of March 2023)||43|
|Education||Kyung Hee University|
|Height||6’ 0 ½”|
Gong Yoo served in the military for nearly8 months, from January 14, 2008, to December 8, 2009.
He enlisted in the military on January 14, 2008, and was 29 years old at the time.
He was discharged on December 8, 2009, from service in the Defense Media Agency.
Gong Yoo is 43 years old as of March 2023.