Noh Hong-chul at the Gillette Fusion ProGlide launching event in Seoul, on September 7, 2011
March 31, 1979 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Influences||Yoo Jae-suk, Park Myeong-su, Jeong Hyeong-don, Shin Dong-yeob|
|Influenced||Ha Dong-hoon, Gil Seong-jun, Dynamic Duo, Shin Bong-seon|
|Notable works and roles||Member of Muhan Dojeon|
|Revised Romanization||No Hong-cheol|
Noh Hong-chul studied mechanical engineering at the Hongik University. After finishing his mandatory two-year military service, he created his online fashion malls, Nohongchul.com and Dream and Adventurous Hongchul-Land Corporation, selling a range of party supplies. He had another business called Hongchul Tour which provided budget trips in China; sometimes he personally guided his customers during these trips. Noh began dating singer Jang Yoon-Jeong in 2009. The couple broke up in 2010.
Noh Hong-chul's television debut came on Mnet in early 2004 when he hosted his a popular cable TV show called "Dr. Noh's pleasure street" (닥터 노의 KIN길거리) After the success of this show, he officially entered into the free-to-air network program Come to play (놀러와) on MBC, as a joint panelist. Since April 2005, he has been participating as a founding member of Korea's top comedy program, Infinite Challenge.
Noh also made a brief cameo in PSY's video "Gangnam Style," thrusting his pelvis in his trademark "lewd dance," or "jeojil dance" (저질댄스) while standing above PSY while he raps in an elevator. Noh's seven-second appearance in the Gangnam Style video has itself become a worldwide "sensation within a sensation"—and Noh has, separately from PSY, been invited to appear on U.S. television due to his worldwide fame as the "Elevator Guy".
Characters on Infinite Challenge
On Muhan Dojeon he is characterized by a truly fast speed of speech. For this reason, his nickname on the programme was "Quickmouth". However, during the episode of Season 3 Episode 22, (Muhan News Hangawi Special), Host-in-chief Yoo Jae-suk suggested that he change his nickname to the "Stone-Kid" star (Korean: Dol+I '돌+아이' which is a play on words in Korean, putting stone and child separate as when you put them together, means crazy which is 'unsuitable' for public broadcast) due to his rising popularity (especially with the teenage girls that he strongly supports) as a 'Teen idol'. This popularity is based on his ridiculous performances on this programme. During 2008 episodes of Muhan Dojeon (Infinite Challenge), he gained a new nickname, 뉴뚱, which means he is the "New Pig". He is often considered part of the 뚱보's. This consists of Jeong Joon-Ha (뚱뚱보) and Jeong Hyeong-don (뚱보). He has a pot-belly which prompts the other cast members to call him this nickname. His body fat was shown excessively on the second part of the 100th episode of Muhan Dojeon (Episode 101).
Recently (Season 3 Episode 62), Noh made a song called "So-nyeo" (Hangul: 소녀, meaning "Girl"), proposed as a tribute to his fans.
On January 1, 2010, Gil Seong-jun (Gil), Jeong Hyeong-don, and Noh started their improper, voluntary and unscripted weight loss challenge for Muhan Dojeon for three months, which ended on April 1. According to the rules, the persons who did not meet the goal should shave their heads. In this manner, Gil, who was already bald and to lose 20 kg of his weight, would have had to shave his eyebrows. After three months, on April 1 at the MBC's Dream Centre in Ilsan, Gil and Hyeong-don (who was challenged not to drink Carbonated drinks and to lose 10 kg of his weight) successfully finished their mission, however, only Hong-chul, who was challenged to make his abs without having chocolate, failed the mission, and thus shaved his head immediately after the judgment.
First aired on July 6, 2011, Noh Hong-chul and his costars on the show started a series of episodes dedicated to a competition-style concert on the Seohaean Expressway. As has been the norm for Infinite Challenge when preparing for a concert, each costar was paired off with a guest musician or guest band. Noh Hong-chul collaborated with PSY and together, they sang and performed the hit song “Shake It” under the band name “ChulSSa”.
- Looloo Bidet
- Nene Chicken
- TG Sambo
- Kumon Study
- Lotte Card
- Yuhan Clorox
- 塊魂,Katamari Damacy
- Shinhan Financial Group
- Morning Care
- Nickelodeon Korea
- SKY Mirach A
- Gillette razor
- SKY VEGA S5
- TicToc Plus
- LG Tap-book
- MBC's Infinite Challenge (무한도전) Co-Host, as a founding member, since 2005
- MBC's Show! Music Core Co-host
- MBC's I Live Alone (나 혼자 산다) Host-in-chief
- MBC FM4U's Chin-han-chin-gu (Good Friend 노홍철의 친한친구, Abbr: Chin-chin친친) Host
- tvN's of the birth rich person (부자의 탄생) Co-Host
- M.net's serenade operations (세레나데 대작전) Co-Host
- MBC's Come to play' (놀러와) Joint Panel (2004–2010)
- MBC's 7 Octaves (7옥타브) Joint Panel
- MBC's The lord of Study (공부의 신, special coverage for 2007 Hangawi holidays) Co-Host
- KBS 2TV's Happy Sunday - 2 Days & 1 Night (해피 선데이 - 1박2일) Joint Panel
- SBS's Power FM's Noh Hong-cheol's Happy Our Young Day Host (노홍철의 기쁜 우리 젊은날, from May 1 to November 6 of 2006)
- SBS's Gold-miss is coming (골드미스가 간다) Host-in-chief
- Mnet's Trend Report Fil (트렌드리포트 필, latest fashion trend magazine) Host
- SBS's Heroes Host
- KBS 2TV's Emergency Escape Number One! (위기탈출 넘버원!) Co-Host
- tvN's Korea's Got Talent (코리아 갓 탤런트) Co-Host
- KBS 2TV's Do Dream(Talk show) Co-host
- Park, Tae-jin (24 May 2013). "노홍철·장윤정 커플 전격 결별" [Noh Hong Chul , Jang Yun jung broke up.]. e-today (in Korean). Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- GM DAEWOO Matiz, Beloved Car of Mr. Noh Hong-chul, GM Daewoo Media Information Outlet. Retrieved on July 13, 2005.
- [Issue Psy Unveils BTS Video of Noh Hong-chul′s Pelvis Thrusting], mnet.com, Retrieved on August 2, 2012
- "‘Elevator Guy’ Noh Hong Chul receiving requests to appear on American TV shows for ‘Gangnam Style’" Oh Kpop! 14 September 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
- Noh Hong-chul shows his abs, Allkpop, Retrieved on May 31, 2010.
- , Muhan Dojeon, Retrieved on September 10, 2011.
- Noh Hong-chul on Twitter
- Commercial Homepage (Korean) (online shopping mall which he created)
- 'Muhan Dojeon' official Homepage (Korean)