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Yeun Sang-yapp (Korean: 연상엽), better known as Steven Yeun is a South Korean born American actor who portrayed Glenn Rhee in AMC's The Walking Dead. He was born in Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the United States with his family when he was 5.
Involvment In The Walking Dead
Yeun auditioned for an ABC Pilot a month and a half before he auditioned for The Walking Dead. That was his first audition for a pilot. He managed to get a quote, sign a contract, and meet with the execs, but he failed to get the role.
Later, he auditioned for The Walking Dead, though it wasn't a "drawn-out" process. He went into seeing the casting director, Sharon Bialy, and Bialy liked him. Bialy called him back, and eventually they both worked together. Then Yeun met Frank Darabont in his office, and Darabont put him on tape with a camcorder. In front of nobody else- it was just Darabont, Denise Huth, and two casting directors, auditioning for the role of Glenn, which he gets.
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- A letter sent in by Yeun was published in the letters section of Issue 102. It stated that he was very upset about the death of Glenn in Issue 100.
- Before Yeun started his acting career, he wanted to be a neurosurgeon.
- Yeun speaks some Korean, but is not fluent in the language.
- Yeun shares his birthday with Tom Payne.