Monday, 12 May 2008

Dennis Oh (데니스 오)

For K-popped! reader Wawa

Is he another Daniel Henney-type who is using Korea as a launch pad into US showbiz?

Korean-American Dennis Joseph O'Neil or Dennis Oh kick started his career as a model at 16.

The story goes: Dennis was in the basement of his home working out when a plug on a modelling contest was heard over the radio airwaves. The teenager decided to try it out for giggles and that fateful competition marked his path into showbiz.

Dennis travelled to many Asian countries (Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan) during his modelling stint. The art major even changed his major to photography to help him model better. Another reason: he plans to become a professional photographer once he retires from the entertainment industry.

While modelling in South Korea, Dennis was spotted in 2005 by producer Ko Dong-sun, who promptly cast the talent in the MBC drama Sweet Spy.

After that, the model-turned-actor bagged another role in the 2007 SBS drama Yuhee the Witch (hey, that was recently shown on 8TV in Malaysia! Nope, didn't watch it because the Mandarin dubbing sucks).

At the time of writing this profile, Dennis is said to be working on another MBC drama entitled East of Eden.

Stage name: Dennis Oh
Real name: Dennis Joseph O'Neil
Birthdate: Aug 29, 1981
Height: 188cm
Weight: 83kg
Blood type: A
Family: Korean Mom, American Dad and an older brother

TV dramas:

  • East of Eden (2008)
  • Yuhee the Witch (2007)
  • Sweet Spy (2005)
Source: Wikipedia

18 Comments:

irata said...

i love your blog, but today i have a minor quibble: by "american" i hope you don't mean "white american." there are plenty of americans who are not caucasian. cheers,

Valerie said...

he's very handsome. i haven't seen his dramas though so i don't really know how his acting is.

i do fancy daniel henney though. i'm excited for his role in the x-men wolverine movie!

there's also a new korean american making himself known in the On Air drama. his name is Ricky Neely i think. very handsome as well.

::sigh:: there's just something about those halfies.

vanessa said...

he's really good-looking, but from witch yoohee, his acting isn't all that great. at least he attempts at speaking korean, though.

Anonymous said...

It's amazing how some people (referring to Dennis Oh here) can be so gorgeous looking! He is totally gorgeous! And he has made an efford to learn to speak Korean... big improvement in acting since "Sweet Spy". Go Dennis!! =)

Anonymous said...

I seriously have trouble distinguishing DO from DH....DO is less "boxy" somehow but otherwise, they look like twins to me :P

Maybe if I see DO acting in something, haven't seen any of his flicks yet.

fieryheart said...

This guy is just plain hot regardless of his less-than-amazing acting skills.
DO and DH can pass off as twins.Their names are also quite similar.Dennis and Daniel.

Anonymous said...

really??? I don't think Daniel Henney and Dennis Oh look like alike at all... other than the fact that they are Amerasian, they look very different to me.

wawa said...

wah... k-popped you are the bomb! hehehe...

well, language barrier is one of his major problem! when i watched him in Yu Hee on our 8tv, i wasn't really interested. plus it was dubbed. but when i went through YouTube, to search for other k-drama, that was when i bump into his very first drama, Sweet Spy!

it seems interesting so i rent the boxset from video ezy & watched it. it was like watching when a duck & chicken talked... but it was an interesting drama to watch!

still i don't really watched Yu Hee when they showed it on tv so i don't really know he's improvement. but a lot of ppl said that he improved a lot in Yu Hee but still language is still a problem to him... i think that is why he only acted in 2 dramas til today...

but he is such a hunk! thanx again guys!

Liz said...

Wawa, we can rent DVD box sets at Video Ezy? Where, where?

wawa said...

liz...

yes, there are some outlets of video ezy or speedy video that allow us to rent a movie or drama. usually the branch that in housing area.

as for video ezy, you can go to TTDI... i always rent the boxset there (when i mean always, it is always :p) as for boxset, they only rent out the VCD format not DVD but as for movie, you can choose either the VCD or DVD...

for speedy video the branch that i know you can go and rent are the one in Desa Pandan or Gombak.

wawa said...

continue...

basically you have to be a member before you can rent ant movie/drama! then you can choose to be a member that allow you to rent only VCD format or both VCD & DVD.

as for me, my acct only allow me to rent the VCD format since i don't want to pay more... hahaha! you have to pay for the deposit. if i'm not mistaken in video ezy, your deposit is RM50 for VCD and RM80 (can't remember 80 or 100) for DVD.

Liz said...

Hi Wawa, thanks for the info. I didn't know about Ezy Video at all. Will drop by the TTDI branch when I'm free :-) Where exactly in TTDI?

I hope the collection they have is good *fingers crossed*.

wawa said...

liz...

the Vid Ezy is @ the old IBM area...

they really have a lot of collections. i rented a lot of title from them & they ususally have all the hits title...

Liz said...

Hi Wawa, thanks! I know where it is then :-).

beck said...

dennis oh is really great looking, especially in witch yoo hee.. he can definitely pass for a chef...

Anonymous said...

jacque said:

Well based on all your comments i had red.. Dennis Oh sure is a hot, hottie guy, blessed with all the looks and charm.. So sad, when i heared that he already had a girlfirend in STATES, wel how impossible that maybe, since he had a great looks.. I didn't really notice that it With yoo hee were just a dumbing thing.. Wel hope to see dennis in real person, and hope that i can get to talk to him and looking forward of him visiting the PHILIPPINES>.. We ROCK!! Cheers... 8)

pan-de-kuneho said...

is there an existing official website for Dennis?

thanks.

Naw Mu Paw Say said...

I am so surprise that so many famous celebrities born on 29 August, Dennis, Bae Yong-joon, and the one the only Micheal Jackson

 

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