Ryu Deok Hwan began his career as a child actor on stage at age 6. Among his early TV drama appearances, there was a role on the popular Lifetime in the Country which he played for 8 years.
He was nominated for the 2007 Asia Pacific Screen Award Best Performance by an Actor for Like a Virgin. Ryu Deok Hwan also lent his voice to the animated Korean “Earth Rep Rolling Star” (2010). He has also acted in the stage plays Equus and Jang Jin’s Clumsy People.
Ryu’s mother is musical producer Jung Ok Young.