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Kwak Dong-yeon (Korean: 곽동연; Hanja: 郭東延; born 19 March 1997), is a South Korean actor and musician.[1] He made his acting debut in the television series My Husband Got a Family in 2012 for which he received Best Young Actor Award at the Korea Drama Awards. He then starred in Adolescence Medley (2013), Modern Farmer (2014) and in 2016, gained recognition with historical drama Love in the Moonlight.

Kwak is also a member and lead guitarist of Kokoma Band (literally, "Little Kids' Band"), managed by FNC Entertainment.

Kwak was born on 19 March 1997 in Daejeon, South Korea, the younger of two siblings.[citation needed]

At 13, he permanently moved to Seoul by himself to pursue his dream to be an artist. He has been studying music at FNC Academy since 2010, and also took acting lessons. In February 2013, he graduated from Munrae Junior High School and graduated from School of Performing Arts Seoul in February 2016.[2]

Kwak made his acting debut in 2012, appearing in the KBS television series My Husband Got a Family.[3] The drama reached a peak audience rating of 49.6%.[4] For his performance, Kwak won the Best Young Actor Award at the 2012 Korea Drama Awards.[5]

In 2013, he featured as young Prince Dong-pyung in the SBS historical drama Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love.[6] He then starred in the KBS Drama Special Adolescence Medley.[7][8] The same year, Kwak featured in the KBS' period drama Inspiring Generation playing the younger version of Kim Hyun-joong's character.[9]

In March 2014, he took on the lead role in KBS Drama Special Middle School Girl A where he portrayed a smart transfer student who got bullied in his new school.[10] Kwak then starred in SBS weekend drama Modern Farmer, playing a drummer of a rock band who later moved to a village to be a farmer.[11]

In 2015, Kwak starred alongside Sistar's Bora in the web series Suck It Up.[12]

In 2016, he gained wider recognition after co-starring in the hit KBS2 historical series Love in the Moonlight portraying a skilled swordsman named Kim Byung-yeon.[13] He then played supporting roles in SBS fantasy romance drama Reunited Worlds,[14] and KBS romance drama Radio Romance.[15]

In 2018, Kwak starred in JTBC's romantic comedy series Gangnam Beauty,[16] which was a hit and gained renewed recognition for Kwak.[17] He then signed on to star in SBS' comedy drama My Strange Hero.[18]

In 2019, Kwak starred in the family drama Never Twice.[19] He acted as the lead male role there with actress Park Se-wan[20] In 2020, He appeared in the sports film Baseball Girl.[21][citation needed] He also played a cameo role in the Netflix drama "It's Okay To Not Be Okay".

In August 2020, Kwak signed with new agency H& Entertainment after leaving FNC Entertainment.[22] He is starring in the series Vincenzo which was released on February 20, 2021 on Netflix and tvN.

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