Korean actor Ryan Bang is Bang Hyun Sung in real life and was born on June 16, 1991. His father is a government employee and his mom is a simple housewife. Ryan is an only child and is studying in an International School here in the Philippines. Aside from being an actor, he is also a comedian, television host, television personality, and a singer. He became popular when he joined the reality show, Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash Edition last May 2010 along with 10 other Teenternational housemates. Ryan was able to garner enough votes after 56 days which enable him to qualify for the final episode in which he won as the 2nd Big Teen Winner. He got 18.70 % of the entire votes.
Joining Pinoy Big Brother gave Ryan Bang big breaks in entertainment industry. He became one of the judges in ABS-CBN’s Showtime. He stayed as judge of the said program from August 16, 2010 up to October 8, 2011, making him as the longest running judge from Season 2 to Season 4. Aside from being the longest running judge of Showtime, Ryan also got the chance to host Studio 23’s 30w POwhz and became a mainstay of the comedy gag show, Banana Split. He also joined Kuya Kim Atienza in hosting the show, Matanglawin in December 5, 2010.
Ryan Bang was also given recognition as one of the biggest breakthrough artists of 2010 in ABS-CBN’s Entertainment Live (January 1, 2011 episode). He was also awarded as the winner as Best Reality Game Show Hosts during the 26th PMPC Star Awards for TV 2012. Among the television shows that Ryan took part in are ABS-CBN’s Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo, Gandang Gabi Vice, I Dare You, Shout Out,Happy Yipee Yehey, Matanglawin, ASAP, Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash Edition 2010, Showtime, and Banana Split; and Studio 23’s EsKWELAhan ni Ryan and 30w POwhz!. He was also able to appear in StarCinema movies like Every Breath You Take as Ji-Sun, Angelica Panganiban’s persistent suitor; Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme as the young Luisito Go Dong Hae; and a cameo role in the film Born To Love You which stars Angeline Quinto and Coco Martin.
Ryan Bang also released an album entitled “I lilly, lilly like it: Ryan Bang Party Hits” with the song “I lilly, lilly like it” as its carrier single.But Ryan’s showbiz life was not all happy episodes. Early this year, the Bureau of Internal Revenue filed a tax evasion complaint against him for not paying his taxes on time during 2010 up to 2011 period. The bureau stated that it is suing Ryan for a tax liability which amounted to 1.82 miliion Php including interests and surcharges. In answer to this, Ryan Bang made a statement in February of this year that he is willing to appear before the Bureau of Internal Revenue to give his side and resolve the said issue. He also said that he was a high school student at that time and was not well aware of his responsibility towards the Philippine government with regards to his income in the show business.
In Korea, Ryan Bang is Bang Hyun Sung, born on June 16, 1991 in Seoul South Korea. Being an only child, his parents sent him to study in one of the International School here in the Philippines. He rose to fame and popularity when he joined and participated in one of the reality show called “Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash” in 2010 where he won 2nd place. This opened great opportunities for him and various offers in comedy shows, hosting, singing, recording and acting began coming his way.
His first show was “3ow Powhz!,” on Studio 23 in 2010 and lasted till 2011 after which he became one of the judges in the noontime show “Showtime,” in ABS CBN. He was the longest running judge from Season to Season 4 of the said noontime show that eventually made him a regular host. In the comedy gag show “Banana Split,” he proved his comedy skills and earned him to be a mainstay of the show.
In 2012, he was given the award as Best Reality Game Show Host in the 26th PMPC Star Awards for TV. Among several of his TV appearances include “Kung Ako’y IIwan Mo,” “Gandang Gabi Vice,” “I Dare You,” “Shout Out,” “Happy Yipee Yeheey,” “Matanglawin,” “ASAP,” and Studio 23’s “EsKWELAhan ni Ryan.” Movie appearances are from “Every Breath You Take,” “Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme,” and a guesting role in “Born To Love You,” with Coco Martin and Angeline Quinto on the starring role. To prove his talent in singing, an album was released entitled “I lilly, lilly like it: Ryan Bang Party Hits” and had a carrier single “I Lilly, lilly like it.”
In person, Ryan is friendly, kind and had a great sense of humor, which gained him friends. His performance in school is outstanding and he had the qualities of a good leader. Being a Class President when he was in high school and head of the Student Council proves that he is not only a comic but a serious individual who is qualified to do more worthwhile things. Some of his projects as a student leader were Youth Lens Program and Reedley Talent Show. Ryan may be a funny man, yet he is also a hopeless romantic to his girlfriend and a thoughtful son to his parents.
Ryan Bang has also his share of disappointments and problems in life. Recently, the Bureau of Internal Revenue called his attention on a tax evasion complaint which amounted to 1.82 million pesos that included interests and other surcharges. Ryan was surprised and taken aback, but was man enough to face the charges. He said he was willing to settle and compromise whatever his responsibilities are towards the Philippine government.
Although others consider him successful, Ryan stays humble with his feet still on the ground. A lover of sports and wellness, he still finds time playing basketball with his friends, or sometimes soccer and even golf. He vows to be back to school when he had saved enough for his education. Ryan values education more and hopes to earn a degree someday.