Ryan Bang

Ryan Bang
Born Bang Hyun Sung
(1991-06-16) June 16, 1991 (age 23)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation Comedian, host, television personality, actor, singer
Years active 2010–present

Bang Hyun Sung (Bang Hyun Sung, Hangul: 방현성, Hanja: 方縣成, born June 16, 1991), better known as simply Ryan Bang, is a Korean comedian, television host, television personality, actor, singer and former reality show contestant who rose to fame in the Philippines when he joined the reality show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash of 2010. He placed as the 2nd teen big placer on the show. He hosted his first show called 3ow Powhz! on Studio 23 Channel that aired in late 2010 through early 2011.[1]

Career

In May 2010, Ryan Bang entered the Big Brother house along with 10 other Teenternational housemates. After 56 days, he was able to garner enough votes to reach the final episode wherein he won the competition as the 2nd Teen Big Winner by getting 18.70% of the entire votes.[2]

In August 2010, Ryan Bang became one of the judges in Showtime and stayed from August 16, 2010 up to October 8, 2011.[3] He was eliminated on October 8, 2011, only to be saved by Hurado Dimples Romana, who self-evicted to allow Bang to stay but officially evicted. He is Showtime's longest staying judge at 48 weeks.

Aside from being the longest staying judge at Showtime, he formerly hosts 30w POwhz at Studio 23 and stars in the comedy gag show Banana Split.

On December 5, 2010, he joined Kim Atienza in hosting the show Matanglawin.[4]

In the January 1, 2011 episode of Entertainment Live, he was named as one of the biggest breakthrough artists of 2010.

It was announced on May 24, 2011 that he has released a new album entitled "I Lilly Lilly Like It: Ryan Bang Party Party Hits!".[5]

Tax evasion charge

In January 2013, the Bureau of Internal Revenue filed a tax evasion complaint with the Department of Justice against Ryan Bang for failure to pay his 2010 and 2011 taxes. The Bureau of Internal Revenue stated that it was suing him for a tax liability amounting to Php 1.82 million, including surcharges and interests.[6] In February 2013, Bang stated that he would like to make a personal appearance at the BIR in order to apologize for the incident. He was eager to resolve the case soonest, and made the excuse that he was but a high school student in 2010 and at that time he was unaware of his responsibility to the Philippine government in light of his earning income from the entertainment sector.[7]

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Network Notes
2012 Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo Leo ABS-CBN Guest (2 episodes)
2012–present It's Showtime Himself as a Host
2011 Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition Himself Guest Judge
EsKWELAhan ni Ryan Bang Studio 23 Host
Gandang Gabi, Vice! ABS-CBN
I Dare You Kapamilya Challenger
Happy, Yipee, Yehey Refereed the "Happy Ka-Family" game
2010–2011 Matanglawin Guest Host
2010–2011 Shout Out Member of Mondeerrifics Group (on Monday)
2010–present Banana Split Himself/Various Characters
2010–2011 3ow Powhz! Himself as the host Studio 23 His first TV show hosted by himself
Showtime Himself as a Judge ABS-CBN Longest running judge from Season 2 up to Season 4
2010–present ASAP Himself as an occasional performer
2010 Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010 Himself as a Housemate 2nd Teen Big Placer

Film

Year Film Role Film Company
2012 Every Breath U Take Ji-Sun Star Cinema
Born To Love You Cameo
Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme Young Luisito Go Dong Hae
2013 Raketeros

Discography

Year Title
2011 I Lilly Lilly Like It: Ryan Bang Party Party Hits!

Awards & Recognition

  • Winner, Best Reality Game Show Hosts "The Whole It's Showtime Hosts" - 26th PMPC Star Awards For TV 2012
  • 2012 pmpc star awards for TV as best male celebrity/ showbiz oriented talk show host
  • Celebrity Skin Of The Night Winner - 26th PMPC Star Awards For TV 2012

References

External links

  • Ryan Bang profile at Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash Edition 2010 website.
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