Ryan Bang

This is a Korean name; the family name is Bang.
Ryan Bang

Bang in 2015
Born Bang Hyun Sung
(1991-06-20) June 20, 1991
Seoul, South Korea
Nationality South Korean
Education Reedley International School
De La Salle University
Years active 2010–present
Agent Star Magic (2010–present)
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

Musical career

Years active 2011–present
Labels Star Records (2011–2014)
Skinny Fat Boy Corporation (2015–present)
Korean name
Revised Romanization Bang Hyeon-seong
McCune–Reischauer Pang Hyŏnsŏng

Bang Hyun Sung (Bang Hyun Sung, Hangul: 방현성), better known as Ryan Bang. Bang was born on the 20th of June, 1991.[1] 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.[2]


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.[3]

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.[4] 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.

In addition to being the longest-serving judge at Showtime, Bang formerly hosted 30w POwhz on Studio 23 and stars in the comedy gag show Banana Split.

On December 5, 2010, he joined Kim Atienza in hosting the show Matanglawin.[5] 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!.[6]

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.



Year Title Role Network Notes
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 Hawak-Kamay Bok ABS-CBN Supporting Cast
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)
2012–present It's Showtime Himself ABS-CBN Host
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 Matanglawin Himself ABS-CBN Guest host
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


Year Title Role Film Company Notes
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
2013 Raketeros Cameo
Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy Jun Pyo Viva Films, Star Cinema
2015 Beauty and the Bestie Jin Jhong Viva Films, Star Cinema


Studio albums

Year Title Label
2011 I Lilly Lilly Like It: Ryan Bang Party Party Hits!
2015 Shopping Skinny Fat Boy Corporation


Year Title Note
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.[7] 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.[8]

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)
It's Showtime Won
Celebrity Skin of the Night Won


  1. http://authoring-entertainment.abs-cbn.com/tv/shows/itsshowtime/artists
  2. 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.
  3. Meniado, Krishna Belle (June 26, 2010). "Ryan as the 2nd Teen Big Placer". Pinoy Big Brother.com. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
  4. Siason, Rachelle (August 19, 2010). "Ryan Bang joins 'Showtime' as one of the celebrity judges". ABS-CBN News.com. Retrieved October 24, 2010.
  5. Philippine Entertainment Portal Inc. (December 6, 2010). "Ryan Bang will join Matanglawin starting December 5". PEP.ph. Retrieved December 6, 2010.
  6. ABS-CBN News.com (May 24, 2011). "Ryan Bang releases first dance album". ABS-CBN News.com. Retrieved May 28, 2011.
  7. Avendaño, Christine O. (2013-02-01). "BIR goes after Korean TV host". Philippine Daily Inquirer. pp. A3. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
  8. Sanchez, Rowena Joy A. (2013-02-21). "Ryan Bang Eager To Resolve Tax Case ASAP". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2013-04-21.

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