Ryan Bang

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Ryan Bang
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Bang Hyun Sung on It's Showtime in 2012
Bang Hyun-sung

(1991-06-16) June 16, 1991 (age 30)
Seoul, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
EducationReedley International School
  • Host
  • Singer
  • Comedian
  • Actor
  • Television personality
Years active2010–present
Agent Star Magic
Musical career
  • Vocals
Years active2008–present
  • Star Records
  • Skinny Fat Boy Corporation
Korean name
Revised Romanization Bang Hyeon-seong
McCune–Reischauer Pang Hyŏnsŏng

Bang Hyun-sung (Korean : 방현성; Hanja : 方縣成; born June 16, 1991), [1] professionally known as Ryan Bang, is a South Korean host, singer, comedian, actor and television personality in the Philippine entertainment industry since 2010. [2] He rose to fame in the Philippines when he joined the reality show Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash of 2010 , where he finished as a runner-up. He hosted his first show, 3ow Powhz!, which aired from late 2010 until early 2011 on Studio 23. He is a host of ABS-CBN's daily noontime variety show It's Showtime since 2012 and a Philippine comedy gag show Banana Sundae since 2010.


Early life

Bang, an only child, was born on June 16, 1991 to a government official father and housewife mother. [3]


In May 2010, Ryan Bang entered the Big Brother house, along with ten other international housemates, after a Filipino friend encouraged him to join. After 56 days, he garnered enough votes to reach the final episode, where he won Second Teen Big Winner by getting 18.70% of the entire votes. [4]

In August 2010, Bang became one of the judges in Showtime, and stayed on as judge as from August 16, 2010 until October 8, 2011. [5]

He formerly hosted 3ow 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 . [6] On 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!. [7]

Personal life

In January 2013, the Bureau of Internal Revenue filed a tax evasion complaint with the Department of Justice against 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. [8]

In February 2013, Bang stated that he would like to make a personal appearance at the BIR 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 was still unaware of his responsibility to the Philippine government, in light of his income from the entertainment sector. [9]



2020 Gandang Gabi Vice Himself / guest co-host ABS-CBN
2018 Battle Trip Guest KBS
Video Star MBC Every 1
Sana Dalawa ang Puso Chot Jeon Jae ABS-CBN
Human Documentary: People Is GoodHimself MBC Life
2017 Infinite Challenge Celebrity


2016Screening HumanityHimself


Family Feud Guest / Celebrity Contestant ABS-CBN
Brod: It's Showtime Holy Week Drama Special Fraternity Victim
2015 Aquino & Abunda Tonight Himself
Wansapanataym Presents: Yamishita's Treasure Kim
Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal Briefcase Number 1
2014 Hawak-Kamay Bok
Kaya Mo Bang!: The Fudgee Barr AdventuresHimself ABS-CBN Sports+Action
Home Sweetie Home ABS-CBN
2013EsKWELAhan ni Ryan BangHimself Studio 23
2012 Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo Leo ABS-CBN
2011 Junior MasterChef Pinoy Edition Himself
I Dare You
Maynila Various GMA 7
Happy, Yipee, Yehey Himself ABS-CBN
2010–2011 Matanglawin Himself
Shout Out
2010–present Banana Split
2010–20113ow Powhz! Studio 23
2010-present It's Showtime ABS-CBN
2010 Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010


2012 Every Breath U Take Ji-Sun
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
2015 Beauty and the Bestie Jin Jhong
2017 Mang Kepweng Returns Mang ben
My Ex and Whys Lee
Loving in Tandem Gong Gung
Seven Sundays Mr. Kim
The Ghost Bride Cameo
2018 Da One That Ghost Away Jerald "Jeje" Zee-Yan
Kusina Kings Gian Nyeam
Fantastica Gang Nam
2019 The Mall, The Merrier Nurse
2020 Mang Kepweng: Ang Lihim ng Bandanang Itim Janwick


Studio albums

2011I Lilly Lilly Like It: Ryan Bang Party Party Hits!
2015ShoppingSkinny Fat Boy Corporation


2011I Lilly Lilly Like It
2015 Shopping (feat. Donnalyn Bartolome)
2016"Like Love Follow"

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
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 NightWon

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