Wi Ha-jun (Korean위하준; born Wi Hyun-yi (Korean위현이); August 5, 1991) is a South Korean actor and model. He is best known for his roles in the films Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018), Shark: The Beginning (2021) and Midnight (2021), as well as the television series Something in the Rain (2018), Romance Is a Bonus Book (2019), 18 Again (2020), and Squid Game (2021), the lattermost of which brought him international fame.

Wi Ha-joon
Wi for Elle Taiwan in September 2021
Wi in September 2021
Born
Wi Hyun-yi

(1991-08-05) August 5, 1991 (age 30)
EducationSungkyul University
Occupation
  • Actor
  • model
Years active2012–present
AgentMSTeam Entertainment
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationWi Ha-jun
McCune–ReischauerWi Hajun
Birth name
Hangul
Revised RomanizationWi Hyeon-i
McCune–ReischauerWi Hyŏni

Early life and educationEdit

Wi was born on August 5, 1991, on the island of Soando, South Jeolla Province, South Korea, and was raised on his family's abalone farm.[2] He attended Sungkyul University, majoring in theatre and film.[2]

CareerEdit

Wi made his acting debut in 2012, starring in a short film, Peace in Them.[3][4] As of September 2021, he is managed by MSTeam Entertainment.[5] Wi was widely known for his portrayal as Hwang Jun-ho in the 2021 South Korean television series, Squid Game.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Korean Title Role Notes Ref.
2012 Peace in Them 그들의 평화 Short film
2015 Coin Locker Girl 차이나타운 Woo-gon (young) [6]
Bad Guys Always Die 나쁜놈은 반드시 죽는다 Cha Myung-ho
2016 Eclipse 커터 Jung-tae
2017 Anarchist from Colony 박열 Korean youth in prison
The Chase 반드시 잡는다 Jung-hyuk (young)
2018 Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum 곤지암 Ha-joon [7]
2019 Girl Cops 걸캅스 Jung Woo-jun
2021 Shark: The Beginning 샤크: 더 비기닝 Jeong Do-hyeon Original Film TVING [8][9]
Midnight 미드나이트 Do-shik [10][unreliable source?]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Korean Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Goodbye Mr. Black 굿바이 미스터 블랙 Ha-joon [11]
2017 My Golden Life 황금빛 내 인생 Ryu Jae-shin [12]
2018 Something in the Rain 밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나 Yoon Seung-ho [13]
Island Trio 섬총사 Himself Season 2, guest appearance [14]
Matrimonial Chaos 최고의 이혼 Im Si-ho [15]
2019 Romance Is a Bonus Book 로맨스는 별책부록 Ji Seo-joon [16]
2020 Soul Mechanic 영혼수선공 Oh Yoo-min Cameo (Episode 1 and 4) [17]
18 Again 18 어게인 Ye Ji-hoon [18]
2021–2022 Bad and Crazy 배드 앤 크레이지 K [19]
2022 Little Women 작은아씨들 Choi Do-il [20]
2023 Gyeongseong Creature K프로젝트 Kwon Jun-taek [21]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Korean title Role Notes Ref.
2018 With Coffee 그날의 커피 Lee Ha-min [22][23]
2021 Squid Game 오징어 게임 Hwang Jun-ho [24][25]
TBA Shark: The Beginning 2 샤크: 더 비기닝 2 Jeong Do-hyeon Special appearance [26]

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Title Year Album
"Maybe It's Too Late" (늦은 거겠지) 2018 Matrimonial Chaos OST Part 2

AmbassadorshipEdit

  • Public relations ambassador from Soan-myeon (2022)[27]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
Baeksang Arts Awards 2019 Best New Actor – Television Romance Is a Bonus Book Nominated [28]
Blue Dragon Film Awards 2018 Best New Actor Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum Nominated [29]
Chunsa Film Art Awards 2018 Best New Actor Nominated [30]
Grand Bell Awards 2018 Nominated [30]
Korea Drama Awards 2018 Something in the Rain Nominated [31]

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