Hwang Kwanghee

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Hwang Kwang-hee
KBS N '청춘하라' 방송 기념 기자간담회 (황광희).jpg
Hwang in 2015
Background information
Born (1988-08-25) August 25, 1988 (age 30)
Paju, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • Singer
  • Actor
  • Entertainer
Years active2010 (2010)–present
Associated actsZE:A
WebsiteOfficial website
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHwang Gwang-hee
McCune–ReischauerHwang Kwanghŭi

Hwang Kwang-hee (Hangul: 황광희; Hanja: 黃光熙;[1] born August 25, 1988),[2] also known mononymously as Kwanghee, is South Korean singer, actor, and TV personality. He debuted in 2010 as a member of the boy band ZE:A. He is also known for his appearances on variety shows and was a cast member on Infinite Challenge from 2015 until he enlisted in the military in 2017.[3][4]


On May 28, 2011, 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 appeared on We Got Married paired Secret's Sunhwa. The last episode was filmed on April 10, 2013.

In April 2015, Kwanghee joined MBC's Infinite Challenge as a regular cast member. He was selected through the Sixth Man project which was held to fill the empty position after Noh Hong-chul left the program.[6]

Kwanghee enlisted in the army in March 2017 to fulfill his military duty.[4]

On February 7, 2017, Kwanghee officially joined Bonboo Entertainment.[7]



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)[8]

Variety/TV Shows[edit]

Year Network Variety Show Episodes Notes
2009 Office Reality - ZE Ep. 1-6
ZE riteonjeu Ep. 1-12
2011 KBS2 Let's Go! Dream Team S2 Ep. 86, 95 Participant in Dream Team. Teamed with Min (Miss A) in Ep 86.
SBS Law of the Jungle Ep. 1-28 Season 1 - Namibia
Season 2 - Papua, Indonesia
Season 3 - Vanuatu
Season 4 - Siberia
2012 SBS Star King Panel (Left the show in Apr 2015 before joining Infinite Challenge)
Inkigayo MC (16th Dec 2012 to 5 April 2015)
MBC We Got Married S4 Ep. 133 - 166 Couple with Han Sun-hwa (Secret)
SBS Law of the Jungle Season 1 (Namibia, Papua),

Season 2 (Vanuatu, Siberia)

Member (returned to Korea early due to an injury suffered during season 2 in Siberia)
2013 Son Dambi's Beautiful Days S2 MC (S2, Ep. 7 onwards)
Olive TV Party Mart MC
TVN Friends Treating You To Something MC co-host with Boom
2014 MBC 2014 Idol Star Athletics Championships Caster, Participated with ZE:A under Team C
SBS Fashion King Korea Season 2 Participant with Kwak Hyun-joo
Olive TV Olive Show 2014 MC
KBS World The Lord Of The Ratings MC
JTBC In Bed With Boss Ep 1 – 3 MC[9]
SBS Law of the Jungle Ep. 100 – 102 Season 12 - Borneo
2015 KBS 2TV Vitamin MC[10]
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 Hyo-sung
Beauty Bible 2015 F/W Ep. 1 – 14 MC co-host with Kang Hyoni and Jeon Hyo-sung
EBSCulture The best cooking secrets Season 2015B Ep. 1 – 131 MC[11]
The best cooking secrets Season 2015C Ep. 1 – 109 MC[11]
MBC Infinite Challenge Ep. 419 – 424, 427 – 523 Cast member (joined after being selected as the 6th Man in April 2015, was cast member until March 25, 2017.)
KBS Joy's Go for Youth MC
MBC The Capables One Pilot/Special Episode
Olive TV Avatar Chef Ep. 1 – 12 MC co-host with Lee Hwi-jae[12]
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 – Ep. ? MC (March 23, 2015 – January 27, 2017) [11]
K-Star Reform Show Ep. 1 – Ep. ? MC[13]
MBC Idol Cooking King Paired with labelmate Han Hyeri and won 1st place.[14]
KBS2 Battle Trip Ep. 23 – 24 Traveler with San E
2019 MBC Every 1 Weekly Idol Ep. 388 onwards MC along with Jo Se-ho and Nam Chang-hie[15]


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


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
2016 "Your Night" Hwang Kwanghee X Gaeko feat. Oh Hyuk (Hyukoh) Infinite Challenge's Hip Hop Special (Song achieved Perfect Allkill on 2nd Jan 2017 14:00 KST)


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 [16]
2013 SBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer Award Star King Won [17]
2015 MBC Entertainment Awards Achievement award Infinite Challenge Won


  1. ^ "光熙 - ZE:A". ZE:A Chinese Official Website (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 6 May 2010. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  2. ^ Mark Russell (29 April 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 68. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1.
  3. ^ Jeong, Si-jong (13 March 2017). "황광희, 환한 미소로 입대…'저 잊지 마세요'". JTBC News (in Korean). Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  4. ^ a b Kim, Eun-ae (23 March 2017). "황광희가 고별방송에서 '무도'에 대한 애정을 전하다". Osen (in Korean). Retrieved 19 August 2018.
  5. ^ http://news.nate.com/view/20110530n08990
  6. ^ "And the Sixth Man of "Infinity Challenge" Is…?". soompi.com. April 18, 2015. Retrieved March 26, 2017.
  7. ^ "[단독] 'FA' 광희, 추성훈 손잡았다 '본부이엔티 전속계약'" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-02-07.
  8. ^ "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.
  9. ^ Pao. "Kim Gura, Defconn, and Kwanghee Become Secretaries in "In Bed with Boss"". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  10. ^ ehk38. "Kwanghee Confirmed as New MC of "Vitamin"". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  11. ^ a b c "최고의 요리비결 (최고의 요리 비결)". home.ebs.co.kr. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  12. ^ "이휘재·광희, 올리브TV '아바타 셰프' MC 호흡". m.entertain.naver.com. Retrieved 2016-06-02.
  13. ^ "Leeteuk, Kwanghee, and Lee Hwi Jae to MC on a new fashion variety show! | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2016-07-13.
  14. ^ "Which idol star took the win on 'Idol Cooking King'? | allkpop.com". Retrieved 2016-09-14.
  15. ^ "[공식]조세호-황광희-남창희 '주간아이돌' 새로운 MC로 확정". sports.chosun.com. 2018-12-18. Retrieved 2018-12-18.
  16. ^ "광희 수상 소감, MBC 연예대상 남자 신인상에 울먹 "소감 적어왔다"". kyeongin. December 30, 2012. Retrieved December 31, 2012.
  17. ^ "The Winners of The 2013 SBS Entertainment Awards". Soompi. 30 December 2013.

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