Bang in 2015
Bang Hyun Sung|
June 20, 1991
Seoul, South Korea
Reedley International School|
De La Salle University
|Agent||Star Magic (2010–present)|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
Star Records (2011–2014)|
Skinny Fat Boy Corporation (2015–present)
|Revised Romanization||Bang Hyeon-seong|
Bang Hyun Sung (Bang Hyun Sung, Hangul: 방현성), better known as Ryan Bang. Bang was born on the 20th of June, 1991. He is a South Korean television host, television personality, actor, comedian, and singer who rose to fame in the Philippines when he joined the reality show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash of 2010. His father is a taxi driver and his mother is a housewife. Bang is an only child. He placed as a second teen big placer on the show. He hosted his first show, called 3ow Powhz!, on Studio 23 that aired in late 2010 until early 2011. He is the second Korean artist to enter Philippine Entertainment industry after Sandara Park.
In May 2010, Ryan Bang entered the Big Brother house along with ten other international housemates when his Filipino friend encouraged him to join. After 56 days, he garnered enough votes to reach the final episode, where he won the competition as the second Teen Big Winner by getting 18.70% of the entire votes.
In May 2010, he entered De La Salle University in Manila with a bachelor's degree in Science in Business Management. Later on, he had to leave his studies, since they overlapped with his show, It's Showtime. Before entering De La Salle University, he finished his high school education at Reedley International School.
In August 2010, Bang became one of the judges in Showtime and stayed from August 16, 2010, until October 8, 2011. He was eliminated on October 8, 2011, only to be saved by Hurado Dimples Romana, who self-evicted to allow Bang to stay. He is Showtime's longest staying judge with 48 weeks.
On December 5, 2010, he joined Kim Atienza in hosting the show Matanglawin. 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 released a new album entitled I Lilly Lilly Like It: Ryan Bang Party Party Hits!.
In 2012, Bang was a guest on the afternoon drama Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo. He has also had a guest appearance in the comedy sitcom Home Sweetie Home with co-stars John Lloyd Cruz and Toni Gonzaga in 2013. That same year, he hosted a comedy reality show called Eskwelahan Ni Ryan Bang, formerly aired on Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports+Action). In 2014, Ryan hosted the comedy reality show Kaya Mo Bang: The Fudge Barr Adventures. The same year, Ryan appeared in the dysfunctional family drama Hawak Kamay.
In 2015, Bang starred in a fantasy series Wansapanataym Presents: Yamashita's Treasure with his co-stars Coco Martin & Julia Montes; the same year, Bang released a new single, "Shopping" with fellow Banana Split's Jayson Gainza, Sunshine Garcia, Aiko Climaco, Donnalyn Bartolome, Yam Concepcion as well to FHM babes Kristine Santamena and Mayumi Yokoyama. James Reid appeared at the end of the video which was shot in Resorts World Manila. Bang played a fraternity victim for the Lenten drama Brod: It's Showtime Lenten Drama Special 2016 in 2016. A week later, he won his first acting award as Best Supporting Drama Actor Winner in the recent 2016 It's Showtime Pa-Star Awards; the award event is a parody of Star Awards For TV.
|2016||Family Feud||Guest Celebrity Contestant||ABS-CBN||1st Game Show Guesting|
|2016||Brod: It's Showtime Holy Week Drama Special||Fraternity Victim||ABS-CBN||1st Drama Performance|
|2015||Aquino & Abunda Tonight||Himself||ABS-CBN||When Shopping went viral|
|2015||Wansapanataym Presents: Yamashita's Treasure||Kim||ABS-CBN||1st Adventure Performance|
|2015||Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal||Briefcase Number 1||ABS-CBN||Guest|
|2014||Kaya Mo Bang!: The Fudgee Barr Adventures||Himself||ABS-CBN Sports+Action||Host|
|2014||Home Sweetie Home||ABS-CBN||Minor role|
|2013||EsKWELAhan ni Ryan Bang||Himself||Studio 23||Host|
|2012||Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo||Leo||ABS-CBN||Guest (2 episodes)|
|2011||Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition||Himself||ABS-CBN||Guest|
|2011||I Dare You||Himself||ABS-CBN||Challenger|
|2011||Maynila||Various||GMA 7||Ryan Bang's 1st GMA 7 Show|
|2011||Happy, Yipee, Yehey||Himself||ABS-CBN||Referee|
|2010–2011||Shout Out||Himself||ABS-CBN||Member of Mondeerrifics group (on Monday)|
|2010–present||Banana Split||Himself||ABS-CBN||Various characters|
|2010–2011||3ow Powhz!||Himself||Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN Sports & Action)||Host|
|2010–2011||Showtime (now It's Showtime)||Himself||ABS-CBN||Hurado; Longest running judge from Season 2 to Season 4|
|2010||Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010||Himself||ABS-CBN||Housemate; 2nd Teen Big Placer|
|2012||Every Breath U Take||Ji-Sun||Star Cinema||Ryan Bang's 1st Movie|
|Born To Love You||Cameo|
|Kimmy Dora and the Temple of Kiyeme||Teenager Luisito Go Dong Hae|
|Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy||Jun Pyo||Viva Films, Star Cinema|
|2015||Beauty and the Bestie||Jin Jhong||Viva Films, Star Cinema|
|2011||I Lilly Lilly Like It: Ryan Bang Party Party Hits!|
|2015||Shopping||Skinny Fat Boy Corporation|
|2011||I Lilly Lilly Like It|
|2015||Shopping (feat. Donnalyn Bartolome)|
|2016||"Like Love Follow"|
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. 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, and made the excuse that he was 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.
Awards and nominations
|Awards and Nomination|
|Year||Award Giving Body||Category||Nominated Work||Results|
|2012||26th PMPC Star Awards for TV|| Best Reality/Game Show Host |
(shared with It's Showtime hosts)
|Celebrity Skin of the Night||Won|
- Santos, Manila (October 2, 2010). "Ryan Bang gets his big break with a new show on Studio 23". ABS-CBN News.com. Retrieved October 24, 2010.
- Meniado, Krishna Belle (June 26, 2010). "Ryan as the 2nd Teen Big Placer". Pinoy Big Brother.com. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
- Siason, Rachelle (August 19, 2010). "Ryan Bang joins 'Showtime' as one of the celebrity judges". ABS-CBN News.com. Retrieved October 24, 2010.
- Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc. (December 6, 2010). "Ryan Bang will join Matanglawin starting December 5". PEP.ph. Retrieved December 6, 2010.
- ABS-CBN News.com (May 24, 2011). "Ryan Bang releases first dance album". ABS-CBN News.com. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
- Avendaño, Christine O. (2013-02-01). "BIR goes after Korean TV host". Philippine Daily Inquirer. pp. A3. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
- Sanchez, Rowena Joy A. (2013-02-21). "Ryan Bang Eager To Resolve Tax Case ASAP". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
- Ryan Bang profile at Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash Edition 2010 website.