Ever heard of Korean-American actor Aaron Yoo?

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    Ever heard of Korean-American actor Aaron Yoo?

    Korean-American actor Aaron Yoo has been building a low-key yet eclectic career since starting out in off-Broadway shows in the early 2000s. A University of Pennsylvania theatre graduate, Yoo has gone on to play recurring characters on the small screen, as well as supporting roles on the big screen in movies such as Disturbia (2007) and 21 (2008).

    Yoo has jumped onto the web space in his most recent project.

    Taking up the role of Machiavellian billionaire venture capitalist Alex Bell in web series StartUp, the 37-year-old actor discussed his fascination with the cyberworld, enthusiasm at not being typecast, and his blissful home life in a recent interview.

    “You have no idea,” replied Yoo when asked whether he was keen on the new digital economy, the focal point of the gritty world in StartUp.

    The show, created by Ben Ketai and starring Martin Freeman and Adam Brody, follows a gang of four that creates a digital currency startup called GenCoin – drawing on real-world Bitcoin – which launches a downward spiral into a “dark, treacherous rabbit hole.”

    “I’ve been semi-obsessed with Bitcoin since its inception a few years ago,” said Yoo. Over half of his research material had been about cryptocurrency. I’m the only actor that handed Ben articles that I’d already read.”


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