Sarunyoo Wongkrachang is confirmed dead at the age of 59.
Sarunyoo was best known as a Thai actor (13 Beloved).
Sarunyoo Wongkrachang
Saranyu - Zuzu Makkawan 2008-8-20.JPG
Sarunyoo (white shirt) singing on stage of People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) in 2008
Born (1960-10-17) October 17, 1960 (age 59)
Died10 June 2020(2020-06-10) (aged 59)
Other namesTua, Narunyoo Wongkrachang
EducationChulalongkorn University
(Architecture)
OccupationActor, singer, director, host, politician, screen writer & producer
Years active1981–2020
Spouse(s)
Children2
RelativesThaneth Warakulnukroh (brother)
Website[1]
Sarunyoo Wongkrachang or spelt Sarunyu Wongkrachang (Thai: ศรัณยู วงษ์กระจ่าง; nickname: Tua–ตั้ว; born October 17, 1960 in Bang Khonthi District, Samut Songkhram Province, Thailand), is a Thai actor, singer, host, politician, screenwriter, director and producer. Now working as a veteran actor, director, screenwriter, and producer of Thai TV dramas, Sarunyoo reached his peak as Thailand's top actor during 80s–90s, best known for his various hughly successful TV drama roles, including Gao Ee Kao Nai Hong Dang (1984), Massaya (1985), Baan Sai Thong (1987), Jaosao Kong Arnon (1988), Rattikarn Yod Rak (1989), Wanalee (1990), Roymarn (1990), Wanida (1991), Tawipop (1992), Mon Rak Look Thoong (1995), Duay Rang Atittarn (1996) and Nai Hoy Tamil (2001).
Sarunyoo has acted in more than 50 TV dramas, 20 films, and 20 stage plays, including legendary Mon Rak Look Thoong which became the 3rd most-watched TV drama of all time in Thailand with viewership rating of 36%. He won a Mekhala Award for Best Actor for his role in Tawipop.
Under Saman Karn Lakorn company, Sarunyoo directed, screen-wrote and produced a stage play named Langkha Daeng and TV dramas for Channel 7 including Suparb Buroot Look Puchai (2003 & 2013), Hua Jai Tuan (2014), Roy Rak Rang Kaen (2015), and Ballang Hong (2016). He died on the 10th of June 2020 due to liver cancer
Contents
1 Early life
2 Career
3 Filmography
3.1 Television
3.2 Film
3.3 Stage
4 Discography
5 Personal life
6 Politics and activism
7 Legacy and impact
8 Awards
9 References
10 External links
Early life
Sarunyoo was born in Kradangnga, Bang Khonthi, Samut Songkhram, Thailand. His 4 siblings include singer Thaneth Warakulnukroh but Sarunyoo was adopted by his own aunt whose surname he has been using ever since.
Sarunyoo completed his high school at Suankularb Wittayalai School Batch 92 and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Architecture from Chulalongkorn University. He didn't pursue his architect career as later telling BK in an interview that "The architecture faculty's acting club introduced me to what ultimately became the biggest part of my college life. After my third year, I knew that I didn't want to be an architect."
During his college years, Sarunyoo took many leading roles in "Lakorn 'Tapat" or Faculty of Architecture Stage plays and some stage plays of Faculty of Arts as well. Not only with his acting talents, his promising good looks also attracted many fangirls and "Lakorn 'Tapat" became the must-sees of the era among high school & college students and urban-resident workers. As a stage play actor and a rugby player, Sarunyoo consequently became a college star.
Career
His first public appearance in Thailand's entertainment scene might be as a 'famous' pin-up in an issue of "Dichan" magazine, Sarunyoo posed for many magazines during his early career. After graduation, Sarunyoo did many TV dramas, films, stage plays and he sang a lot of drama songs. Besides, he also joined his seniors from the Faculty of Architecture in a cult TV comedy show called "Petchakart Kwarm Kriad" televised on Channel 9.
Sarunyoo's TV drama debut was Kao Ee Kao Nai Hong Dang on Channel 3. Only that he looked very young in the TV drama of teen problems, Sarunyoo showed his superb acting skills that you wouldn't think he was just a television newbie.
Filmography
Television
Title
Year
Credited as
Channel
Ref
Actor
Screen writer
Director
Role(s)
Luerd Kattiya
1983
Yes
Anothai
Ch3, broadcast banned
Gao Ee Kao Nai Hong Dang
1984
Yes
Burapa or Piak
Channel 3
Baan Soi Dao
Yes
Aer Tawan
Channel 7
Ranad Ek
1985
Yes
Ek
Channel 7
Massaya
1985
Yes
Lt. Luck Rattanamahasarn
Channel 7
Kamanita-Vasitthi
1986
Yes
Kamanita
Channel 3
Ta Le Luerd
1986
Yes
Channel 3
Jittakorn
1986
Yes
Channel 7
Ban Sai Thong
1987
Yes
M.R. Paradapatrapee Sawangwong / Chai Klang
Channel 7
Pojamarn Sawangwong
1987
Yes
M.R. Paradapatrapee Sawangwong / Chai Klang
Channel 7
Awasarn Salesman
1987
Yes
Yes
Chanapon / Pon
Channel 3
Arsom Sang
1988
Yes
Naksit Suramethee
Channel 3
ฺBorisat Jad Koo
1988
Yes
Channel 7
Ta Yart
1988
Yes
Channel 3
Game Kamathep
1988
Yes
Channel 3
Jaosao Kong Arnon
1988
Yes
Arnon Withayatorn
Channel 3
Rattikarn Yod Rak
1989
Yes
Dr. Jakkrit Issaraluck
Channel 3
Wanalee
1990
Yes
Pol.Capt. Siam / Sue Mued
Channel 3
Hoad Laew Auan
1990
Yes
Yes
Channel 3
Tur Keu Duang Dao
1990
Yes
Santiparp
Channel 5
Theptida Bar 21
1990
Yes
Channel 3
Somwang Manood Tod Long
1990
Yes
Somwang
Channel 3
Roymarn
1990
Yes
Ooppama / Mark
Channel 3
Wanida
1991
Yes
Yes
Maj.Prajak Mahasak / Yai
Channel 3
Fai Shone Sang
1992
Yes
Chatchai
Channel 3
Mia Naung God Mai
1992
Yes
Narain
Channel 5
Nam Sau Sai
1993
Yes
Peem
Channel 7
Tawipop
1994
Yes
Khun Luang Akkarathepwarakorn
Channel 7
Plai Fon Ton Nao
1994
Yes
Lai Kram
Channel 7
Reun Pae
1995
Yes
Jane
Channel 5
Prasart See Khao
1995
Yes
Treepimai / Tree
Channel 7
Mon Rak Look Thoong
1995
Yes
Klao
Channel 7
Duay Rang Atittarn
1996
Yes
Krit
Channel 7
Tan Tawan
1997
Yes
Sarit
Channel 3
Tawan Yor Sang
1997
Yes
Sakrapee / Alek
Channel 3
Khemmarin - Inthira
1997
Yes
Khemmarin
Channel 5
Kaew Jom Gaen
1997
Yes
Channel 5
Duang Yee Wa
1998
Yes
Aman
Channel 3
Thep Niyai Nai Sa Noa
1998
Yes
Yes
Channel 3
Por Mai Tee Ded
1998
Yes
Channel 7
Pa Lung Rak
1998
Yes
Channel 7
She Wit Tee Paw Piang
1999
Yes
Shusheep
Channel 5
Dome Tong
1999
Yes
Adit Sirodom / Chaopraya Sorasak Krai Narong
Channel 7
Khun Poo Su Sa
1999
Yes
Channel 7
Dung Sai Nam Lai
2000
Yes
Peerapat
Channel 7
Nai Hoy Tamil
2001
Yes
Nai Hoy Kane
Channel 7
Rak Kaung Fah
2001
Yes
Channel 7
Nampoo
2002
Yes
Channel 7
Maha Heng
2003
Yes
Channel 7
Suparp Buroot Look Puchai
2003
Yes
Yes
Channel 7
Langkha Daeng
2004
Yes
Yes
Yes
Dr.Sinngoen
Channel 7
Mitr Chaibancha Maya Shewit
2005
Yes
Sor.Assanajinda
Channel 7
Ror.Sor.112 Kon Thai Rak Paen Din
2005
Yes
Channel 5
Lod Lai Mungkorn
2006
Yes
Liang
Channel 5
Trab Sin Din Fah
2008
Yes
Channel 5
Suparp Buroot Look Puchai
2013
Yes
Yes
Channel 7
Hua Jai Tuen
2014
Yes
Yes
Channel 7
Roy Rak Rang Kaen
2015
Yes
Yes
Channel 7
Ban Lang Hong
2016
Yes
Yes
Channel 7
Jong Rak Pak Dee
2016
Yes
Yes
Channel 7
Diary Tootsies 2
2017
Yes
Win's father (guest appearance)
GMM25
Club Friday The Series 9 (Rak Tee Mai Mee Jing)
2017
Yes
GMM25
Sri Ayodhaya
2017
Yes
King Borommakot
True4U
Dong Pu Dee
2017
Yes
Yes
Channel 8
Film
Title
Year
Credited as
Note
Actor
Screen writer
Director
Role(s)
Yah Bork Wa Ter Barb
1987
Yes
w/ Sinjai Hongthai
Goai
1989
Yes
Hua Jai See See
1989
Yes
Watchara
w/ Lalita Panyopas
Kor Sheu Suthee Sam See Chart
1989
Yes
Suthee
Len Gub Fai
1990
Yes
Prai
w/ Lalita Panyopas
Tan Khun Noi Noi Hang Siam
1993
Yes
Blackbirds at Bangpleng
1994
Yes
Bin Laek
1995
Yes
Mahasajan Haeng Rak
1995
Yes
Pat
w/ Sinjai Hongthai
Ruan Mayura
1996
Yes
Khun Pra Nai
w/ Nusaba Wanichangkul
Sa Tang
2000
Yes
The Legend of Suriyothai
2001
Yes
King Maha Chakkraphat
w/
Girl's Friends
2002
Yes
Soom Meu Peun
2005
Yes
Ith Umpawa
The Passsion Ammahit Pitsawat
2006
Yes
Yes
Chai
13 Beloved
2006
Yes
Surachai
The Legend of King Naresuan
2007
Yes
King Maha Chakkraphat
Salad Ta Diow Gub Dek 200 Ta
2008
Yes
Captain Rit
Ong Bak 2
2008
Yes
Lord Jom Rajasena
The Manitou Vanquisher
2009
Yes
Wa-yib
Ong Bak 3
2010
Yes
Lord Jom Rajasena
Kon Khon
2011
Yes
Yes
Stage
Production
Year
Theatre
Role / Credited as
Ref(s)
Soo Fun An Ying Yai (Man of La Mancha)
1987
The National Theatre
Miguel de Cervantes / Don Quixote
Rai San Sook
1987
The National Theatre
Pan Tai Norasing
1989
Chalermthai Theatre
Pan Tai Norasing
Prat Ya She Wit (The Prophet)
Sang Aroon Art and Cultural Center
Almustafa
Sunya Luerd Sunya Rak (Dial M For Murder)
1991
A.U.A. Theatre
Cinderella
1991
The National Theatre
Prince Philip
Tuen Tuek
1992
A.U.A. Theatre
Mongkol / Mong
Talui Muang Tukkata
1992
The National Theatre
Jing Jog Lork Lai (Little Foxes)
1992
A.U.A. Theatre
Talui Muang Tukkata
1993
The National Theatre
Tootsie
1993
A.U.A. Theatre
Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels
Tootsie
1993
Bangkok Theatre
Michael Dorsey / Dorothy Michaels
Hamlet
1995
Thailand Cultural Centre
Amadeus
1996
Bangkok Theatre
Nang Paya Ngoo Kao (Legend of the White Snake)
1999
Bangkok Theatre
Fahai
ART
2000
Bangkok Theatre
Black Comedy : Ruang Lub Lub Ton Dub Fai
2004
Bangkok Theatre
Wiwa Cabaret
2006
Bangkok Metropolis Theatre
Fah Jarod Sai The Musical
2007
Rachadalai Theatre
King Ahmed
Tuen Tuek 2 40 Pee Pan Kan Perng Ka Yub
2008
M Theatre
Langkha Daeng The Musical
2012
Bangkok Theatre
Producer, Screenwriter & Director
Paen Din Kong Rao
2015
Rachadalai Theatre
Discography
Solo Album
1992 Krang Neung (Once)
1995 Hua Jai Look Thoong
Compilation Album
1995 Mon Rak Look Thoong Original Soundtrack Vol.1 & Vol.2
2001 Nai Hoy Tamil Original Soundtrack Vol.1 & Vol.2
Personal life
Sarunyoo married a famous radio DJ, and Business Woman Hattaya Katesang who was raised in London and came back to Thailand after graduation working for her mother’s business as well as being a radio Dj.However Hattaya met Sarunyoo Who she costarred in the drama Dok Fah Lae Dome Pu Jong Hong (1989). They have twin daughters, Supara Wongkrachang (Look Noon) and Seetala Wongkrachang (Look Nang).
Politics and activism
He has been interested in politics since childhood. Since the incident on October 14, 1973, in the incident of the Black May 1992, he joined the protest.
In 1998, When Thaksin Shinawatra founded the Thai Rak Thai party. He was one of the 100 party committee members. He proposed a policy to Thaksin, but his policies were not accepted.
In 2006 and 2008, he participated in the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD) or Yellow Shirts, especially in 2008, becoming one of the leaders of the PAD.
Legacy and impact
From participating in the protest make his life affected. By being removed from being a television host and TV dramas.
Awards
Mekhala Awards
Year
Nominated work
Category
Result
Ref
1994
Tawipop
Best Actor in A Leading Role
Won
Golden Television Awards
Year
Nominated work
Category
Result
Ref
1994
Kuen Wan Artit (Sunday Night)
Outstanding Male Host for A General Program
Won
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