30 Interesting Facts About Steven Yeun, aka Glenn Rhee

Steven Yeun, famous for portraying Glenn in the hit TV series The Walking Dead, earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kalamazoo College.

Here are thirty fascinating facts about Steven Yeun, whether you’re a fan of the show or simply admire the actor!

Steven Yeun, born Yeun Sang-yapp, also goes by his Korean name Yeun Sang-yeop. He was born in Seoul, South Korea, on December 21, 1983, but grew up in the Detroit suburb of Troy. When he was five, he moved with his family to the United States and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. His parents own two beauty accessory shops in Detroit, Michigan.

Steven has a younger brother named Brian Yeun and a pet dog named Agnes, who is a mixed breed of Golden Retriever and Poodle. He stands at 5’9″ (1.75 m) tall.

During his time at Kalamazoo College, Steven developed an interest in acting after watching the college’s improv show, Monkapult. He initially auditioned for the show but was rejected. He was eventually accepted during his second year at the college and appeared in many other productions. Steven graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2015.

Steven Yeun’s parents initially wanted him to become a doctor, but they supported his decision to pursue acting after realizing it was his true passion. During his two-year trial period, he moved to Chicago with his brother.

Steven is an investor in a Korean-Mediterranean fusion restaurant in Los Angeles called The Bun Shop, co-owned by his brother and business partner James Seok.

Steven has voice acted in two games as a Korean soldier in Crysis (2007) and Crysis Warhead (2008). He made his first television appearance in 2010, playing Sebastian in an episode of The Big Bang Theory called “Staircase Implementation.” The same year, he auditioned for the role of Glenn Rhee in The Walking Dead and landed the part.

Glenn Rhee is Steven’s most famous role to date and earned him a nomination for Best Supporting Actor on Television at the Saturn Awards in 2011. Glenn Rhee also appears in Telltale’s The Walking Dead game, but Nick Herman voiced the character. Steven has admitted that he disliked Lori’s character as much as many fans did.

Steven has been featured in numerous TV shows besides “The Walking Dead,” such as “Law & Order: LA,” “Warehouse 13,” “Harder Than it Looks,” and “Drunk History.” He also lent his voice to the character of Charles in “Blagsnarst: A Love Story,” an episode of “American Dad!” in 2014. Additionally, Steven has appeared in advertisements for Apple, Best Buy, and Milky Way. He is a devoted fan of “The Simpsons” and regularly shares his thoughts about the show on Twitter. His official Twitter handle is @steveyeun.


1. Who is Steven Yeun?

Steven Yeun is a Korean-American actor, born on December 21, 1983, in Seoul, South Korea. He is best known for his role as Glenn Rhee in the hit TV series “The Walking Dead”.

2. How did Steven Yeun get into acting?

Steven Yeun graduated from Kalamazoo College in Michigan, where he majored in Psychology. He moved to Chicago to pursue his acting career and joined the Second City improv group. He later moved to Los Angeles and landed his breakthrough role in “The Walking Dead” in 2010.

3. What other roles has Steven Yeun played?

Aside from “The Walking Dead”, Steven Yeun has also appeared in several films and TV shows. He played the lead role in the film “Minari” and has also appeared in “Okja”, “Mayhem”, and “Sorry to Bother You”. He has also provided voice-over work for animated shows like “Voltron: Legendary Defender” and “Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia”.

4. What is Steven Yeun’s net worth?

As of 2021, Steven Yeun’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. This comes from his successful acting career and endorsement deals with brands like Hyundai and Samsung.

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