Lee Han-wi (born June 17, 1961) is a South Korean actor. Since his acting debut in 1983, Lee has become a prolific supporting actor on Korean film and television.[1][2] He is particularly known for his mastery of ad-libbing.[3]

Lee Han-wi
Born (1961-06-17) June 17, 1961 (age 60)
EducationChosun University - Precision Mechanical Engineering
Chung-Ang University Graduate School of Business - MBA
OccupationActor
Years active1983-present
Spouse(s)
Choi Hye-kyung
(m. 2008)
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationI Han-wi
McCune–ReischauerI Han-wi

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role
1996 Henequen
1998 Christmas in August Chul-goo
2000 Joint Security Area Major Kang
2001 Sorum Drunk in taxi
2002 Bad Guy Dal-soo
2003 Show Show Show Factory foreman
Reversal of Fortune Dong-choon
2004 Mokpo, Gangster's Paradise Supervisor Hwang (cameo)
My Mother, the Mermaid Jo Young-ho
2005 Murder, Take One[4] Manager
Duelist Husband of moaning lady (cameo)
April Snow In-soo's senior colleague
Bravo, My Life PE teacher
2006 Running Wild Section chief Bang
Hanbando Excavation team leader
Holy Daddy Kal-nal
No Mercy for the Rude Killa's chief
Righteous Ties Sung Bong-sik
Solace In-seob
200 Pounds Beauty Lee Kong-hak
2007 Master Kims Eldest
My Son Priest
Underground Rendezvous Jong-seok
Swindler in My Mom's House Loan shark (cameo)
Going by the Book Police force team leader
My Love (cameo)
2008 Life Is Beautiful Company president Jung (cameo)
Our School's E.T. Principal Joo Ho-shik
2009 Oh! My God 2 Founder of five-star Han-wi Land (cameo)
More than Blue Company president Kim
Take Off Company president Ma
Where is Jung Seung-pil? Drunken man
Good Morning President Congressman 2 (cameo)
2010 The Quiz Show Scandal Company president Kim
Hello Ghost Male shaman (cameo)
2011 Heartbeat Tuning shop owner (cameo)
Romantic Heaven Peter, the secretary
Meet the In-Laws Coffee shop DJ (cameo)
Officer of the Year Lee Yong-gap (cameo)
The Cat Pet shop owner (cameo)
Sector 7 Jang Moon-hyeong
War of the Arrows Gab-yong
Mr. Idol Hong Gil-dong (cameo)
2012 Dancing Queen Han-wi
The Scent Chief detective Sa
As One Sports commentator
Paradox Circle Kyung-soo
Marrying the Mafia 5: Return of the Family Plastic surgeon (cameo)
The Tower Church elder Kim
2014 We Are Brothers Security guard (cameo)
2015 Polaroid (cameo)
A Break Alone Assistant manager (cameo)
2016 Love, Lies Purser
Chasing Detachment commander of police (cameo)
The Last Ride Gap-deok's father
Proof of Innocence Dr. Park (cameo)
Female War: Bloody War in Bongcheon-dong Doo-cheol (cameo)
2017 House of the Disappeared Geomancer Jang (cameo)
My Little Baby, Jaya (cameo)
2018 The March for the Lost
2022 Wolves [5]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
1985 별을 쫓는 야생마 KBS1
1986 Rich Artifacts 독립군을 잡는 troubleshooter KBS1
1987 Land KBS2
1988 The Region of Calm Yoo Do-hwan KBS2
1990 Seoul Earthen Bowl Seung-chul, an aspiring singer KBS1
1993 Wild Chrysanthemum KBS1
1995 The Age of Uniqueness KBS2
1996 Colors: The Temptation of Lemon Tea KBS2
Hometown of Legends "사후절부야물" KBS2
Hometown of Legends "숫돌바위" KBS2
Reporting for Duty Hwang Joon-young KBS2
A Faraway Country Taek-woon KBS2
Drama Game "옥계 여관의 솔로몬" KBS2
1997 Drama Game "소리, 소리, 소리" KBS2
Drama Game "신 술 권하는 사회" KBS2
Drama Game "Sweet Dad" KBS2
Drama Special "Making a Child" KBS2
Hometown of Legends "Ssinaeri" KBS2
Hometown of Legends "효불효교" KBS2
Hometown of Legends
"Wishes of the Deceased"
KBS2
A Bluebird Has It Bruce Lee, MC of
part 1 Shangri-La
KBS2
Sunday Best "Ondal's Dream" KBS2
Into the Storm KBS2
1998 Legendary Ambition Mang-chi KBS2
Purity Senior radio PD KBS2
Hometown of Legends "죽귀" KBS2
Angel's Kiss KBS2
1999 Sunday Best "그녀, 그를 만나다" KBS2
Sunday Best "Eun bi-ryeong" KBS2
Sunday Best "Kiss of a Thirty-one-year-old" KBS2
School 1 PE teacher Park Bok-man KBS2
School 2 PE teacher Park Bok-man KBS2
Sunday Best "The Wind Blows in Yeouido" KBS2
2000 School 3 PE teacher Park Bok-man KBS2
Emperor Wang Gun Ji-seon/Wang Chung KBS1
Autumn in My Heart Yoon Ji-hwan KBS2
2001 School 4 PE teacher Park Bok-man KBS2
Life Is Beautiful KBS2
MBC Best Theater "The Story of My Fiancee" MBC
Fox and Cotton Candy Section chief Oh Sang-jin MBC
2002 Sidestreet People Sung Man-hee KBS2
Sunshine Hunting Mr. Sticky KBS2
Moon on Cheomseongdae KBS2
Drama City "Ajumma Band 결성 사건" KBS2
My Platoon Leader Sergeant Lee Soon-ho MBC
Inspector Park Mun-su Chil-bok MBC
2003 The Bean Chaff of My Life (cameo) MBC
Lovers Yoo Byung-joon SBS
Drama City "S대 법학과 미달사건" KBS2
Damo Baek Joo-wan MBC
2004 New Human Market Oh Pil-geun SBS
There's Light at the Tip of My Fingernail Teacher Choi EBS
Lotus Flower Fairy Boo Yong-jin MBC
Immortal Admiral Yi Sun-sin Chun Moo-jik KBS1
2005 Sassy Girl Chun-hyang Chunhyang's high school teacher KBS2
18 vs. 29 Director Bang KBS2
5th Republic Kim Yong-nam MBC
Drama City "낙타씨의 행방불명" Coach KBS2
Resurrection Im Dae-shik KBS2
Princess Lulu Department head Jo SBS
MBC Best Theater "Garibong Ocean's Eleven" Jung Doo-ho MBC
2006 Drama City "Kim Dong-su and the Case
of the Fake Spy"
Detective Kim KBS2
Spring Waltz Lee Jong-tae KBS2
Pure in Heart Ko Dal-soo KBS1
A Farewell to Arms Man-seok supermarket creditor KBS2
Freeze Park Hyung-joon CGV
Love and Hate Daniel Bae/Baek Dam-bong SBS
2007 Flowers for My Life Loan shark KBS2
Coffee Prince Mr. Ku, the butcher MBC
Kimchi Cheese Smile MBC
Drama City "I'm a Very Special Lover" Lee Gi-dong KBS2
The Innocent Woman Attorney Min KBS2
Drama City "Ssamdalg Misugi" KBS2
Evasive Inquiry Agency Jang Taek-soo KBS2
2008 Constable Oh Hyeong-bang OBS
My Sweet Seoul Director Ahn SBS
Hometown of Legends "Ghost Letter"[6] Deok-bae KBS2
Glass Castle Son Dong-sik SBS
Beethoven Virus Kang Chun-bae MBC
2009 Ja Myung Go Woo Na-ru SBS
Good Job, Good Job Mr. Min, the chef MBC
Tamra, the Island Lee Sa-pyeong, the potter MBC
Hero Na Kyung-man MBC
2010 The Slave Hunters Pogyo Oh KBS2
Becoming a Billionaire Teriah Park KBS2
Oh! My Lady Drama director
(cameo, episode 1)
SBS
King of Baking, Kim Takgu Heo Gap-soo KBS2
Eagle Eagle SBS Plus
Athena: Goddess of War Park Sung-chul SBS
2011 I Believe in Love Kim Eui-joong KBS2
Quiz of God - Season 2 Chief of police (guest) OCN
Gyebaek Imja MBC
Just Like Today Kim Joon-tae MBC
2012 Wild Romance Kevin Jang KBS2
Fashion King Hwang Tae-san SBS
To the Beautiful You[7] Hwang Gye-bong SBS
School 2013[8] Woo Soo-chul KBS2
2013 7th Grade Civil Servant[9] Kim Pan-seok MBC
Incarnation of Money Plastic surgeon
(cameo, episode 5)
SBS
Nine Joo Sung-hoon tvN
Hur Jun, the Original Story Kim Man-kyung MBC
Passionate Love Ban Soo-bong SBS
Basketball Yoon Deok-myung tvN
Stranger Ryu In-ho SBS
Prime Minister & I Nam Yoo-sik KBS2
2014 Emergency Couple Dr. Jeon Hyung-seok
(cameo, episode 1)
tvN
12 Years Promise Joo Chul-soo jTBC
Cunning Single Lady Doctor (cameo, episode 12) MBC
A New Leaf Team leader Kang MBC
You're All Surrounded Plastic surgery director Byung
(cameo, episode 3)
SBS
Marriage, Not Dating (cameo) tvN
Drama Special "The Three Female Runaways" Room salon owner KBS2
Tears of Heaven Orphanage director (cameo) MBN
Modern Farmer Kang Young-sik SBS
Punch Oh Dong-choon SBS
2015 Super Daddy Yeol Choi Nak-kwon tvN
Drama Special "Hair Transplant Day" Bong Chang-hoon KBS2
Warm and Cozy Gong Jong-bae MBC
My Mother is a Daughter-in-law Park Bong-joo SBS
2016 Local Hero Team Leader Song OCN
Another Oh Hae-young Oh Kyung-soo tvN
The K2 The President's Secretary (cameo, ep. 10) tvN
I'm Sorry, But I Love You Park Dong-jin (cameo) SBS
2017 Hospital Ship Bang Sung-woo MBC
Introvert Boss Chae Won-sang tvN
The Package Yoon So-so's father jTBC
Revolutionary Love Kwon Choon-sub tvN
2018 Bad Guys 2 Ryu Seok-ki (cameo) OCN
Cross Neurologist (cameo) tvN
Mysterious Personal Shopper Han Pil-mok KBS
Marry Me Now Kim Young-sik (cameo) KBS
Lawless Lawyer Ha Ki-ho tvN
The Beauty Inside Ryu Eun-ho's father JTBC
Top Star U-back Choi Han-bong tvN
2019 Different Dreams Song Byung-soo (cameo) MBC
Her Private Life Eom So-hye's husband (cameo, ep. 16) tvN
Perfume Cho Chun-oh KBS2
Chief of Staff Chief Presidential Secretary (cameo) JTBC
Home for Summer Wang Jae-gook KBS1
Psychopath Diary Yook Jong-chul tvN
2020 Live On Headmaster (cameo) JTBC
2020–2021 True Beauty Plastic Surgeon Doctor (cameo) tvN
2021 Undercover Bae Goo-taek JTBC
2022 Bravo, My Life Kim Jeong-ho [10][11] KBS1

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Platform Role Ref.
2021 The Magic KT Seezn [12]

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2011-2012 Saturday Night Live Korea tvN Cast member, seasons 1-2
2012 Reckless Family MBC Cast member[13]
2013 The Wife Doesn't Know TV Chosun Host
2020 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant as "Bread" (episode 251)[14]

TheaterEdit

Year Title Role Reprised
2001 Knife Man
The Night of the Iguana
Death Song
혼자 뜨는 달
우덜은 하난기라
Six Minute Murder
2007 Kyung-sook, Kyung-sook's Father Cheong Yo-ri
2008 Dandelions in the Wind Elder 2011, 2014
2010 My Brother Has Returned Lee Bong-jo/Dad
2014 Wolnam Ski Unit Elder Kim

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2005 4th Sunkist Ladies Amateur Golf Tournament 단체상, Celebrity category N/A Won
2006 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Pure in Heart, Spring Waltz Won
2007 1st Korea Drama Awards Most Popular Actor The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince Won
6th Korean Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Solace Nominated
2008 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Serial Drama Glass Castle Won
2021 8th Wildflower Film Awards[15][16] Best Supporting Actor/Actress Kukdo Theatre Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Moon, Seok (29 November 2006). "<사랑할 때 이야기하는 것들> <미녀는 괴로워>의 배우 이한위" [Actor Lee Han-wi of Solace and 200 Pounds Beauty]. Cine21 (in Korean). Retrieved 2014-11-17.
  2. ^ "HanCinema's Actor Spotlight: Lee Han-wi". Hancinema. 1 November 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-16.
  3. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (20 August 2008). "Actor Kim Su-ro as English Teacher on Big Screen". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-11-17.
  4. ^ Min, Dong-yong (4 August 2005). "Who Killed Her? Investigation Broadcast Live for 48 Hours". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2014-11-16.
  5. ^ Jo Ji-young (April 4, 2022). "[공식] 오종혁 주연 하드보일드 액션 '늑대들' 27일 개봉 확정" [[Official] Hard-boiled action 'Wolves' starring Oh Jong-hyuk confirmed for release on the 27th] (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved April 4, 2022 – via Naver.
  6. ^ "Sageuk World: 전설의 고향 (Hometown of Legends) - Ep. 4 귀서 (Ghost Letter)". Twitch Film. 15 August 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-01-06.
  7. ^ Ho, Stewart (11 July 2012). "Sulli, Minho, Lee Hyun Woo, Kim Ji Won and More Hold First Script Reading for To The Beautiful You". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-17.
  8. ^ Ho, Stewart (2 November 2012). "School Holds First Script Reading As Entire Cast Gathers". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-11-17.
  9. ^ "7th Grade Civil Servant Lee Han-wi and Kim Mi-kyeong as Choi Kang-hee's parents". Hancinema. 25 November 2012. Retrieved 2014-11-16.
  10. ^ Lee Jun-hyun (March 21, 2022). "남상지X양병열, 대본 리딩 현장부터 명랑+쾌활 분위기 터졌다 ('으라차차 내인생')" [Nam Sang-ji X Yang Byung-yeol, from the script reading site, a cheerful and cheerful atmosphere exploded ('Eurachacha My Life')] (in Korean). Ten Asia. Retrieved March 21, 2022 – via Naver.
  11. ^ Park Ah-reum (April 1, 2022). "으라차차 내 인생' 선우재덕 박해미부터 김영옥까지 환상 조연 라인업" [Eurachacha My Life' Fantastic supporting lineup from Seonwoo Jae-deok Park Hae-mi to Kim Young-ok] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved April 1, 2022 – via Naver.
  12. ^ Oh Dong-hyun (December 9, 2021). "OTT 시즌, 12월 독점공개 콘텐츠…'미드나잇 스릴러' 등" [OTT season, exclusive content released in December… 'Midnight Thriller', etc.] (in Korean). Newsis. Retrieved December 9, 2021 – via Naver.
  13. ^ Ho, Stewart (14 June 2012). "Kara's Park Gyuri Joins New MBC Variety Show Unplanned Family". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-17.
  14. ^ Kim Soo-hyung. ""코로나19, 국민=국가대표"'복면가왕' 고우림·현정화·황인선·이한위 '반전'X주윤발 '저지' [종합]". OSENdate=April 19, 2020 (in Korean). Retrieved April 19, 2020.
  15. ^ Lee Nam-kyung (April 20, 2021). "제8회 들꽃영화상' 10개 부문 후보작 공개…홍상수X김민희도 후보(공식)". MBN (in Korean). Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  16. ^ Yang So-young (May 21, 2021). "들꽃영화상' 대상 김초희 감독…곽민규 김호정 남녀주연상[종합]". Daily Economy Star (in Korean). Retrieved May 21, 2021.

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