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Hwang Kwang-hee (Hangul: 황광희; Hanja: 黃光熙;[1] born August 25, 1988),[2] also known mononymously as Kwanghee, is South Korean singer, actor, and TV personality. He debuted in 2010 as a member of the boy band ZE:A. He is also known for his appearances on variety shows and was a cast member on Infinite Challenge from 2015 until he enlisted in the military in 2017.[3][4]

Hwang Kwanghee
Hwang in 2015
Hwang in 2015
Background information
Born (1988-08-25) August 25, 1988 (age 32)
Paju, Gyeonggi, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • actor
  • entertainer
Years active2010 (2010)–present
Labels
Associated actsZE:A
WebsiteOfficial website
Korean name
Hangul
황광희
Hanja
Revised RomanizationHwang Gwang-hee
McCune–ReischauerHwang Kwanghŭi

CareerEdit

On May 28, 2011, Hwang attended the "2011 Environment Day" event in Seoul, where he participated in a "clothes layering game" and shocked everyone by putting on 252 layers of t-shirts, earning him a Guinness World Record for the most T-shirts worn.[5] He appeared on We Got Married paired Secret's Sunhwa. The last episode was filmed on April 10, 2013.

In April 2015, Hwang joined MBC's Infinite Challenge as a regular cast member. He was selected through the Sixth Man project which was held to fill the empty position after Noh Hong-chul left the program.[6]

On February 7, 2017, Hwang joined Bonboo Entertainment.[7]

Hwang enlisted in the army on March 13, 2017 to fulfill his military duty.[4] He was discharged on December 7, 2018.[8]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

List of collaboration singles with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[9]
"그대만 보여요" (I Can Only See You)
with Kim Ye-won
2011 Protect the Boss OST
"맙소사" (Mapsosa)
as HwangTaeJi, with Taeyang and G-Dragon
2015 2 Yeongdong Highway Music Festival
"Your Night"
with Gaeko feat. Oh Hyuk
2016 1 Infinite Challenge Great Legacy
List of singles as featured artist with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
KOR
[10]
"Would you marry me?(너,나,우리)"
Jung Yong-hwa feat. Lee Joon, Yoon Doo-joon and Hwang Kwanghee
2020 Reply Project Vol.1
"여름 안에서"(In Summer)
SSAK3 ft. Kwanghee
3 non-album single

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2012 Marrying The Mafia 5 - Return of the Mafia Choi Gyu-chul
Ronin Pop Jang
2013 Gladiators of Rome 3D (2012) Time Korean dubbing [11]

Television seriesEdit

Year Network Title Role Notes Ref.
2010 SBS Prosecutor Princess Boy in a club Cameo (ep.2) [12]
MBC Gloria Trainee Cameo (ep.11,14) [13]
2011 MBN Vampire Idol Kwang-hee [14]
KBS2 Detectives in Trouble Hyun-soo Cameo (Ep.1) [15]
2012 SBS Salamander Guru and The Shadows Job seeker Cameo (Ep.3)
KBS My Husband Got a Family Himself Cameo (Ep.39) [16]
MBC Standby Ha Kwang-hee Cameo (Ep.76-77) [17]
SBS To the Beautiful You Song Jong-min [18]
2014 KBS What Happens to My Family? Vitamin Salesman Cameo (Ep. 2) [19]

Variety/TV ShowsEdit

Year Network Title Role Notes Ref.
2009 Office Reality - ZE Ep. 1–6
ZE riteonjeu Ep. 1–12
2011 KBS2 Let's Go! Dream Team S2 Participant Ep. 86, 95 in Dream Team. Teamed with Min (Miss A) in Ep 86.
SBS Law of the Jungle Cast Member (Ep. 1–28) Season 1 – Namibia
Season 2 – Papua, Indonesia
Season 3 – Vanuatu
Season 4 – Siberia
2012 SBS Star King Panel Left the show in April 2015 before joining Infinite Challenge
Inkigayo MC December 16, 2012 – April, 5 2015
MBC We Got Married S4 Cast Member (Ep. 133–166) with Han Sun-hwa (Secret)
SBS Law of the Jungle Cast Member returned to Korea early due to an injury suffered during season 2 in Siberia Season 1 (Namibia, Papua)
Season 2 (Vanuatu, Siberia)
2013 Son Dambi's Beautiful Days S2 MC S2, Ep. 7 onwards
Olive TV Party Mart MC
Tooniverse Ohlala School 1 MC
tvN Friends Treating You To Something MC with Boom
2014 MBC 2014 Idol Star Athletics Championships Caster Participated with ZE:A under Team C
SBS Fashion King Korea Participant Season 2 with Kwak Hyun-joo
Olive TV Olive Show 2014 MC
KBS World The Lord Of The Ratings MC
JTBC In Bed With Boss MC Ep. 1–3 [20]
SBS Law of the Jungle Cast Member (Ep. 100 – 102) /Season 12 - Borneo
2015 KBS2 Vitamin MC [21]
MBC King of Mask Singer Judge Pilot Episode
KBS World TV Beauty Bible 2015 S/S MC co-host with Kang Hyoni and Jeon Hyo-sung Ep. 1 – 15
Beauty Bible 2015 F/W Ep. 1 – 14
EBSCulture The Best Cooking Secrets Season 2015B MC Ep. 1 – 131 [22]
The Best Cooking Secrets Season 2015C Ep. 1 – 109
MBC Infinite Challenge Cast member Ep. 419 – 424, 427 – 523 (2015–2017)
KBS Joy's Go for Youth MC
MBC The Capables One Pilot Special Episode
Olive TV Avatar Chef MC co-host Ep. 1 – 12 (with Lee Hwi-jae) [23]
SBS Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy MC co-host Ep. 205 – 219 (with Kim Je-dong and Seo Jang-hoon)
2016 EBSCulture The Best Cooking Secrets Season 2016A MC Ep. 1 – Ep. ? (March 23, 2015 – January 27, 2017) [22]
K-Star Reform Show MC Ep. 1 – Ep. ? [24]
MBC Idol Cooking King Paired with labelmate Han Hyeri and won 1st place. [25]
KBS2 Battle Trip Traveler Ep. 23 – 24 (with San E)
2018 Olive Everyone's Kitchen Cast Member Pilot episode
2019 MBC Every 1 Weekly Idol MC Ep. 388–present (with Eunhyuk) [26]
JTBC Cool Kids Co-host Ep. 10 – 22 [27]
Olive Everyone's Kitchen Absent Ep. 1 – 11 for episodes 5, 9-10 [28]
KBS Quiz on Korea 2019 MC [29]
2020 MBC Birds of a Feather Cast member Ep. 1–17 [30]
tvN D STORY Career Counseling MC Ep. 1–4 (with Haha) [31]
tvN Three Idiots Cast member Ep. 1–13 (with Yang Se-chan , Lee Sang-yeob [32]
MBN Long Life and Things MC with Han Hye-jin , Jung Joon-ho and Hong Hyun-hee [33]
2021 MBC Any Going to Work! MC with Kim Gu-ra and Park Sun-young [34] [35]
SBS Beauty & the Beast Cast Member Ep. 1–2 [36]
Youtube
STUDIO WAFFLE
Director Kwang MC Ep. 1–present [37]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards show Category Nominated work Result Ref
2012 12th MBC Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer in a Show/Variety We Got Married and Golden Fishery - Kneedrop Guru Won [38][39]
2013 7th SBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer Award Star King Won [40]
Best Newcomer Award Inkigayo Nominated
2015 15th MBC Entertainment Awards Achievement award Infinite Challenge (with Park Myung-su, Jeong Jun-ha, Yoo Jae-suk, Haha) Won [41]
2020 Brand of the Year Awards 2020 Entertainer of the year Hangout with Yoo Won [42]
20th MBC Entertainment Awards Excellence Award in Music/Talk Category (Male) Nominated

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