Lee Jong-hyuk

Lee Jong-hyuk (born July 31, 1974) is a South Korean actor. After more than a decade of leading and supporting roles on stage, film and television, he gained newfound mainstream popularity through the 2012 romantic comedy series A Gentleman's Dignity.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]

Lee Jong-hyuk
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Born (1974-07-31) July 31, 1974 (age 46)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationSeoul Institute of the Arts - Theater
Years active1998–present
AgentDain Entertainment (formerly Motion Media)[1]
Spouse(s)Choi Eun-ae
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Jong-hyeok
McCune–ReischauerYi Chonghyŏk



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Shiri Special agent,
North Korean 8th Squad
1999 Attack the Gas Station Thug 4, Yonggari's underling
2000 General Hospital, The Movie:
A Thousand Days
2004 Once Upon a Time in High School Cha Jong-hoon
Shinsukki Blues Judicial Affairs team leader,
Shin Seok-gi
2005 Mr. Socrates Squad leader Shin
2006 A Dirty Carnival Gangster in the movie
Dark Forest Jung Woo-jin
A Good Day to Have an Affair Fox 2
2008 Miss Gold Digger Han Dong-min
Radio Dayz K
Crush and Blush Seo Jong-cheol
2010 Parallel Life Lee Kang-seong
2011 Hindsight Baek Kyung-min
2012 Rise of the Guardians Pitch Black animated, Korean dubbed[9]
2015 My Sister, the Pig Lady Joon-seob
2018 Student A Teacher
Unfinished Choi Ki-cheol
2019 Love, Again An Sang-cheol [10]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
2003 Span Drama MBC
2005 Green Rose Shin Hyun-tae SBS
2006 Hello, God Park Dong-jae KBS2
Dr. Kkang Seok Hee-jung MBC
2007 Crazy in Love Lee Hyun-chul SBS
Flowers for My Life (cameo) KBS2
2008 Bichunmoo Ha Chang-ryong SBS
Formidable Rivals Yoo Gwan-pil KBS2
Chosun Police Season 2 Jin Moo-young MBC Every 1
2009 Temptation of an Angel Jung Sang-mo (cameo) SBS
2010 The Slave Hunters Hwang Chul-woong KBS2
Marry Me, Please Kim Tae-ho KBS2
The Fugitive: Plan B Screening room translator
Hwang Chul-ho (cameo, episode 2)
2011 Detectives in Trouble Jung Il-do KBS2
Drama Special
"Yeongdeok Women's Wrestling Team"
Park Joo-young KBS2
2011 Vampire Prosecutor Prosecutor Jin (cameo, episode 8) OCN
2012 Korean Peninsula Choi Seong-min (cameo) TV Chosun
A Gentleman's Dignity Lee Jung-rok SBS
2013 My Cute Guys Hongdae guru (cameo, episode 1) tvN
Dating Agency: Cyrano Seo Byung-hoon tvN
Master's Sun Lee Jae-seok (guest, episode 11) SBS
2014 Pluto Secret Society Kang Seok's former colleague
(cameo, episode 11)[11]
Drama Festival "Turning Point" Yeom Dong-il MBC
One Sunny Day Young-ho Line TV
2015 Flower of Queen Park Min-joon MBC
Bubble Gum Kang Suk-joon tvN
Reply 1988 Sun Woo [Adult - Voice] (cameo , Ep.20)
2016 Descendants of the Sun Captain Kim Jin Seok (cameo) KBS2
2018 Yeonnam-dong 539[12] Sang Bong-tae MBN
2019 Spring Turns to Spring Lee Hyung-suk MBC
He Is Psychometric Lee Jeong-rok (cameo ep.1,8) tvN
Treadstone Colonel Shin USA Network[13]
Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung Mob Boss (cameo ep.1-2) MBC
2020 Good Casting Dong Gwan-soo SBS
Men are Men Seo Hyun Joo's blind date (cameo ep.3) KBS2

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2012 Jungle Love MBC Voice narration
2013 Dad! Where Are We Going? Reality show with his son Lee Joon-soo[14][15]
2014 Dad! Where Are We Going? Season 2 Voice narration
2016 Battle Trip KBS2 Contestant with Kim Min-kyo and Im Hyung-joon, episodes 9-10

Music videoEdit

Year Song Title Artist
2013 "Open the Door" Im Chang-jung


Year Title Role
2001 The Threepenny Opera
Blood Brothers
2003 Oh! Happy Day
19 and 80 Harold
2006 Dracula Dracula
2008 Singles Su-heon
2009 Rain Man[16] Charlie Babbitt
2011 200 Pounds Beauty Han Sang-jun
2012 Le Passe-Muraille Dusoleil
2014 Chicago Billy Flynn
Le Passe-Muraille Dusoleil


Year Song Title Notes
2006 "Ae soo" Track from Hello, God OST

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2001 Seoul Performing Arts Festival Best New Actor Won
2008 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Formidable Rivals Nominated
2010 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Marry Me Please, The Slave Hunters Won
Excellence Award, Actor in a Daily Drama Marry Me Please Nominated
2011 KBS Drama Awards Best Actor in a One-Act/Special Drama Yeongdeok Women's Wrestling Team Nominated
2012 Herald DongA TV Lifestyle Awards Best Dressed N/A Won
SBS Drama Awards Special Acting Award, Actor in a Weekend/Daily Drama A Gentleman's Dignity Won
2013 MBC Entertainment Awards Star of the Year Dad! Where Are We Going? Won
2014 MBC Drama Awards Best Actor in a Drama Short Turning Point Nominated
2015 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama Flower of Queen Nominated
2019 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries Spring Turns to Spring Nominated
2020 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Genre/Action Drama Good Casting Nominated


  1. ^ Son, Ji-ah (April 17, 2017). "모션미디어→다인엔터테인먼트로 사명 변경…문화산업 다각화". Maeil Business Newspaper (in Korean). Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  2. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (15 June 2012). "Lee Jong Hyuk Believes He's More Handsome than Jang Dong Gun". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  3. ^ Ho, Stewart (27 July 2012). "Gentleman's Dignity's Lee Jong Hyuk Enjoys Idol Star-Like Popularity". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  4. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (18 August 2012). "Lee Jong Hyuk Believes He's the Best Looking out of A Gentleman's Dignity". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 29 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  5. ^ "A Gentleman's Dignity star Lee Jong Hyuk says "I don't even envy A-Lister Jang Dong Gun"". Korea.com. 22 August 2012. Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Lee Jong Hyuk "I Rejected Writer Kim Eun Sook's Casting, Even Jang Dong Gun Didn't Play Hard To Get..."". KDramaStars. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  7. ^ "Actor Lee Jong Hyuk talks about his family and his theory in acting". Korea Star Daily via Yahoo!. 29 August 2012. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  8. ^ "An interview with Lee Jong Hyuk: A wise choice of taking the role as Lee Jong Rok in A Gentleman's Dignity". Korea Star Daily via Yahoo!. 2 September 2012. Archived from the original on 28 December 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  9. ^ Lee, Claire (24 October 2012). "Four local actors voice Hollywood-animated film". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  10. ^ "Korean Romcom SHALL WE DO IT AGAIN Begins Shoot". Korean Film Biz Zone. June 11, 2018.
  11. ^ Lee, Ji-young (17 April 2014). "Do Hee and Lee Jong Hyuk Make Cameo Appearance in Children's Drama". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-04-20.
  12. ^ "이종혁, '연남동 539' 출연 확정…마음 여린 보이스피싱 담당 형사役". Chic News (in Korean). December 15, 2017.
  13. ^ "Lee Jong Hyuk To Make U.S. Debut Through "Treadstone" Series Alongside Han Hyo Joo". Soompi. September 18, 2019.
  14. ^ "Dad Where Are You Going? Lee Jong Hyuk Jealous "My Son is More Popular Than I Am"". KDramaStars. 28 April 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  15. ^ Kim, Joy (16 August 2013). "Lee Jong hyuk and Lee Jun soo to hold signing event". BNTNews. Retrieved 2014-01-24.
  16. ^ "Events Calendar". The Korea Herald. 6 June 2009. Retrieved 2012-11-23.

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