Rick Yune (Korean: 윤성식, born August 22, 1971) is an actor, screenwriter, producer, and martial artist.
Rick Yune was born Richard Yun in Washington D.C. His younger brother is actor Karl Yune. Yune was educated at Good Council Catholic High School, Silver Spring, Maryland, and St John's Military School. In 1994, he received his MBA degree from Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. To raise cash for his studies, he tried several jobs, including as a hedge fund trader for SAC capital, and was persuaded to become a photographic model in his spare time.
Yune practices many forms of martial arts, having reached Olympic standard in Taekwondo and being a serious contender for the US team when he was 19. He changed the spelling of his last name from "Yun" to "Yune" for Screen Actors Guild (SAG) purposes.
While studying at Wharton School of Business, Rick Yune worked as an intern on Wall Street trading stocks during summer 1992. During that time, he was "discovered" by a modeling agent and soon became the first Asian-American featured in advertisements for Versace and Ralph Lauren's Polo.
Yune appeared in the video Call U Sexy (2004), by the