Hwang Kwanghee

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Hwang.
Hwang Kwang-hee
Hwang Kwanghee at Sfunz Square Super Concert, 14 September 2013.jpg
Background information
Born (1988-08-25) August 25, 1988 (age 28)
Paju-gun, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Origin Paju, Gyeonggi, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Years active 2010 (2010)–present
Labels Star Empire Entertainment
Associated acts
Website http://cafe.daum.net/Starempire
Hwang Kwanghee
Hangul 황광희
Hanja 黃光熙[1]
Revised Romanization Hwang Gwanghee
McCune–Reischauer Hwang Kwanghŭi

Hwang Kwang-hee (Hangul: 황광희; Hanja: 黃光熙;[1] born on August 25, 1988[2]), also known mononymously as Kwanghee, is a member of the nine-member South Korean boyband ZE:A managed by Star Empire Entertainment. They debuted on January 7, 2010 with the single Mazeltov.[3] Kwanghee is also well known for being a popular star in the variety show scene.[4]

On May 28, Kwanghee 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 went on We Got Married with Secret's Sunhwa. The last episode was filmed on April 10, 2013.



Year Title Role
2012 Marrying The Mafia 5 - Return of the Mafia Choi Gyu-Chul
2012 Ronin Pop Jang
2013 Gladiators of Rome 3D (2012) Timo (Korean dubbing)[6]

Variety/TV Shows[edit]

Year Network Variety Show Episodes Notes
2009 Office Reality - ZE Ep. 1-6
ZE riteonjeu Ep. 1-12
2010 SBS Strong Heart Ep. 49 - 50 (1st appearance) Few appearances from 2010 till Strong Heart Ended in 2013 (Ep. 58,74,81-83,87,102,111-112,142-143,155-158)
KBS2 Star Golden Bell Ep. 297, 311 Guest
KBS2 Let's Go! Dream Team S2 Ep. 30 Cheerleaders with ZE:A
MBC MBC Star Dance Battle Guest appearances between 2010-2012
2011 MBC Every 1 Weekly Idol EP. 6 Guest with ZE:A
KBS2 Let's Go! Dream Team S2 Ep. 86, 95 Participant in Dream Team. Teamed with Min (Miss A) in Ep 86.
2012 MBC Every 1 Weekly Idol Ep. 65 Guest with ZE:A
KBS2 Invincible Youth Ep. 31
KBS2 Let's Go! Dream Team S2 Ep. 110 Participant in Dream Team.
Flowers Guest with ZE:A
Mnet Beatles Code Ep. 120827 Guest with ZE:A
SBS Star King Panel (Left the show in Apr 2015 before joining Infinite Challenge)
SBS Inkigayo MC (16th Dec 2012 to 5 April 2015)
MBC Show! Music Core Ep. 2012.09.22 & 2012.09.29 MC encyclopedia
MBC We Got Married S4 Ep. 133 - 166 Couple with Han Sunhwa (Secret)
MBC Come To Play Ep. 412 (121203) Guest with Han Sunhwa (Secret)[7]
SBS Law of the Jungle Season 1 (Namibia, Papua),

Season 2 (Vanuatu, Siberia)

Member (returned to Korea earlier due to an injury suffered during S2 in Siberia)
2013 SBS Running Man Ep. 129 Guest
KBS2 The Human Condition S1 Ep. 35 - 37 Guest Member
KBS2 Let's Go! Dream Team 2 ZE:A vs. Gag DreamTeam
Son Dambi's Beautiful Days S2 MC (S2, Ep. 7 onwards)
KBS 2TV Gag Concert Ep. 693 (Discoveries in Life) with ZE:A
KBS World Hello Counselor The second summer special with ZE:A and Lim Kim
Olive TV Party Mart MC
TVN Friends Treating You To Something MC co-host with Boom
TVN Taxi Ep. 130923 Guest with ZE:A Siwan and Hyungsik
2014 KBS2 The Return of Superman Ep. 8 with Sarang
MBC 2014 Idol Star Athletics Championships Caster, Participated with ZE:A under Team C
Mediacorp A Date with K-pop Stars Ep. 2 Guest[8]
KBS World Hello Counselor Ep. 2014.06.16 with ZE:A's Hyungsik & Dongjun
SBS Fashion King Korea Season 2 Participant with Kwak Hyun-joo
KBS World TV The King of Food Ep. 3 Guest
MBC Every 1 A Celebrity Lives in Our House Ep. 13 with ZE:A Heechul
KBS2 The Human Condition S1 Women's Special: Living without meat and flour Guest
O'live TV Kwanghee's Love Recipe Ep. 1 - 12 MC[9]
O'live TV Olive Show 2014 MC
KBS World The Lord Of The Ratings MC
JTBC In Bed With Boss Ep 1 - 3 MC[10]
SBS Law of the Jungle in Borneo: the Hunger Game S3 Ep. 100 - 102 Guest
2015 KBS 2TV Vitamin MC[11]
MBC King of Mask Singer Pilot Episode Judge
KBS World TV Beauty Bible 2015 S/S Ep. 1 - 15 MC co-host with Kang Hyoni and Jeon Hyosung
KBS World TV Beauty Bible 2015 F/W Ep. 1 - 14 MC co-host with Kang Hyoni and Jeon Hyosung
SBS Running Man Ep. 236, 272 Guest
EBSCulture The best cooking secrets Season 2015B Ep. 1 - 131 MC[12]
EBSCulture The best cooking secrets Season 2015C Ep. 1 - 109 MC[12]
MBC Radio Star Guest
MBC Infinite Challenge Ep. 419 - 424, 427 till present Cast member (joined after being selected as the 6th Man in April 2015)
KBS Joy's Go for Youth MC
KBS2 Happy Together Ep. 385 Guest
Ep. 404 (Summer Special) His 10th guest appearance (ep. 181,193,268,313,323(Obsession),340(Springtime Stamina),363(Blood Siblings) & others)
MBC Silver Green Home Is Good Yellowtail Fishing episode Guest[13]
The Mickey Mouse Club (Korea) Ep. 4 & 5
MBC The Capables One Pilot/Special Episode
JTBC Abnormal Submmit Ep. 53 Guest Representative
O'live TV Avatar Chef Ep. 1 - 12 MC co-host with Lee Hwi-jae[14]
SBS Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy Ep. 205 - 219 MC co-host with Kim Je-dong and Seo Jang-hoon
2016 EBSCulture The best cooking secrets Season 2016A Ep. 1 till present MC[12]
KBS2 The Return of Superman Ep. 120, 126 -127 Guest (Ep 120 - With Sarang, Ep 126-127 - With SoDa Siblings, along with Hyung Sik)
MBC The Capables One Ep. 18 (160311)
K-Star Reform Show Ep. 1 till present MC[15]
KBS Hello Counselor Ep. 270 (2016.04.25) Guest
MBC Idol Cooking King Paired with labelmate Han Hyeri and won 1st place.[16]


Year Network Title Role Notes
2010 SBS Prosecutor Princess Boy in a club Cameo with ZE:A in ep.2
MBC Gloria Trainee Cameo with ZE:A in ep.11,14
2011 MBN Vampire Idol Kwang-Hee Supporting role
KBS2 Detectives in Trouble Hyun-soo Cameo in ep.1
2012 SBS Salamander Guru and The Shadows Job seeker Cameo in ep.3
KBS My Husband Got a Family Himself Cameo with ZE:A in ep.39
MBC Standby Ha Kwang-Hee Cameo in ep.76-77
SBS To the Beautiful You Song Jong-Min Supporting role
2014 KBS What Happens to My Family? Vitamin Salesman Cameo in ep. 2

Music video[edit]

Year Music video Length Official MV on YouTube
2010 "Mazeltov" 3:34 CJENMMUSIC
"All Day Long" 4:01 CJENMUSIC
"My Only Wish" 3:45 ZEAJAPAN
"Love Letter"
2011 "Here I Am" 3:53 ZEA2011
"Watch Out" 3:37 ZEA2011
"Heart For 2"
"Why?" 3:11 ZEAJAPAN
"Daily Daily" 3:45 ZEA2011
2012 "Aftermath" 3:42 ZEA2011
"Phoenix" (Korean Version) 3:22 ZEA2011
"Phoenix" (Japanese Version) 3:13 ZEAJAPAN
2014 "Breathe" 3:45 ZEA2014


Year Song Title Artist Notes
2011 "그대만 보여요" (I Can Only See You) Kim Ye-won (Jewelry) and Hwang KwangHee (ZE:A) Track 5 from Protect the Boss OST
2015 "맙소사" (Mapsosa) HwangTaeJi (Hwang KwangHee (ZE:A), Taeyang and G-Dragon (Big Bang)). Infinite Challenge's "Yeongdong Highway Music Festival" 2015


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 [17]
2013 SBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer Award Star King Won [18]
2015 MBC Entertainment Awards Achievement award Infinite Challenge Won


  1. ^ a b (Chinese)(全能綜藝咖) 光熙 - ZE:A 帝國之子 (ZE:A official Chinese site)
  2. ^ Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  3. ^ 기대주 男아이돌 제아 티저 전격 공개 ‘막내 동준 맨몸 투혼’ (in Korean). Joins. January 5, 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Who were the top variety show idol stars of 2010?". allkpop. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  5. ^ http://news.nate.com/view/20110530n08990
  6. ^ "Kwanghee and Yewon to lend their voices for the animated move 'Gladiator: The Birth of a Lazy Hero' | allkpop.com". www.allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-05-21. 
  7. ^ "Kwanghee reveals Sunhwa likes to hold his hand even when the cameras aren't rolling | allkpop.com". www.allkpop.com. Retrieved 2016-06-17. 
  8. ^ "[INTERVIEW] Julie Tan goes on A Date With K-POP Stars". HallyuSG. 2014-02-21. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  9. ^ E&M, CJ. "광희의 애정레시피- ORIGINALS - LIFESTYLER". www.lifestyler.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  10. ^ Pao. "Kim Gura, Defconn, and Kwanghee Become Secretaries in "In Bed with Boss"". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  11. ^ ehk38. "Kwanghee Confirmed as New MC of "Vitamin"". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  12. ^ a b c "최고의 요리비결 (최고의 요리 비결)". home.ebs.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  13. ^ "'고향이좋다' 광희 방어잡이 효과 봤나…시청률 '상승'". m.entertain.naver.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01. 
  14. ^ "이휘재·광희, 올리브TV '아바타 셰프' MC 호흡". m.entertain.naver.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02. 
  15. ^ "Leeteuk, Kwanghee, and Lee Hwi Jae to MC on a new fashion variety show! | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2016-07-13. 
  16. ^ "Which idol star took the win on 'Idol Cooking King'? | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2016-09-14. 
  17. ^ "광희 수상 소감, MBC 연예대상 남자 신인상에 울먹 "소감 적어왔다"". kyeongin. December 30, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  18. ^ "The Winners of The 2013 SBS Entertainment Awards". Soompi. 30 December 2013. 

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