Lee Chun-hee

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Lee Chun-hee
Born Lee Kwang-taek
(1979-02-19) February 19, 1979 (age 38)
South Korea
Education Seoul Institute of the Arts - Theater
Occupation Actor
Years active 2003-present
Agent Management Soop
Spouse(s) Jeon Hye-jin (m. 2011)
Children Lee So-yu (b. 2011)
Korean name
Revised Romanization I Cheon-hui
McCune–Reischauer I Ch'ŏn-hŭi
Birth name
Hangul 이광택
Revised Romanization I Gwang-taek
McCune–Reischauer I Kwang-t'aeg

Lee Chun-hee (born February 19, 1979) is a South Korean actor.


Lee Chun-hee made his acting debut in the movie A Good Lawyer's Wife in 2003 and has since starred in several big screen roles such as The Aggressives (2005),[1] Three Fellas (also known as Bar Legend, 2006), Humming (2008), Beautiful (2008),[2] Barbie (2012),[3][4][5] and Collective Invention (2015).[6] He has also appeared on the small screen, notably in Conspiracy in the Court (2007),[7] Smile, You (2010), Gloria (2010),[8] Take Care of Us, Captain (2012),[9] the sitcom One Thousandth Man (2012),[10] and Dating Agency: Cyrano (2013).[11]

Lee earned the nickname "Chunderella" from his stint on variety show Family Outing, because the other cast members picked on him for being awkward and clumsy, particularly Kim Su-ro (nicknamed "Stepmother Kim"). He later shed that image on variety show Adrenaline, when his expertise with camping equipment led him to being called "ChunGyver."[12]

Personal life[edit]

Lee married the Smile, You co-star Jeon Hye-jin on March 11, 2011.[13][14] Their daughter, Lee So-yu, was born on July 30, 2011.[15]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 A Good Lawyer's Wife Kim Yeon's new lover
2004 Ice Rain Choi Byung-hoon
Too Beautiful to Lie Young-deok
Temptation of Wolves Yoo-won
2005 The Aggressives Gap-ba
2006 3 Colors Love Story segment: "I Can Hear the Memory"[16]
Three Fellas Ki Sung-hyun
2008 Beautiful Eun-cheol
Humming Joon-seo
2009 A Million Choi Wook-hwan
2011 My Black Mini Dress Soo-hwan (cameo)
2012 Barbie Lee Mang-taek
National Security Section chief Kim
2014 How to Steal a Dog Soo-young
2015 Collective Invention Sang-won

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2005 MBC Best Theater
"Navigator of My Life"
Hyun-soo MBC
Only You Jung Hyun-sung SBS
Drama City "Summer, Goodbye" Sung-yup KBS2
Autumn Shower Kim Soo-hyung MBC
2007 Conspiracy in the Court Yang Man-oh KBS2
2008 King Sejong the Great Jang Yeong-sil KBS1
On Air Himself (cameo, episode 3) SBS
2009 Smile, You Seo Sung-joon SBS
2010 Road No. 1 Soldier in the Youngchongyo bombing
(cameo, episode 19)
Gloria Ha Dong-ah MBC
2011 Drama Special "Linger" Ha In-sung KBS2
2012 Take Care of Us, Captain Kang Dong-soo SBS
Drama Special
"Do I Look Like a Pushover?"
Han Dong-kyu KBS2
One Thousandth Man Kim Eung-seok MBC
Drama Special "Like a Miracle" Noh Sang-pil KBS2
2013 Drama Special "Like a Fairytale" Kim Myung-je KBS2
Dating Agency: Cyrano Cha Seung-pyo tvN
Master's Sun Yoo Jin-woo (guest, episodes 14-17) SBS
2015 The Producers Lee Min-chul (cameo, episode 3) KBS2
I Remember You Kang Eun-hyuk KBS2

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2008-2009 Family Outing SBS Cast member
2010 Running Man Guest, episodes 2-3
2012 Guest, episodes 76-77
Adrenaline XTM Cast member, season 1
2014 Law of the City in New York SBS Cast member
Running Man Guest, episode 226
2014-2015 Super Company: The Next K-Design OnStyle Host
2015 Running Man SBS Guest, episode 269
Happy Together KBS2 Guest, with the cast of Hello Monster
2016 Law of the Jungle in Mongolia SBS Cast member
2017 Running Man Guest, episode 339

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2003 "I Like You" Jewelry
2004 "An Ordinary Day" g.o.d
2007 "A Scarecrow" Kim Gun-mo
2008 "Youth Day" V.O.S
"Like Love" Baek Ji-young
"Like the First Time" SG Wannabe
"Everyday, Everyday" V.O.S feat. Baby J (Jewelry)
2009 "I Miss and Miss and Miss You" K.Will


Year Title Notes
2008 "Love You Forever" track from Humming OST
2009 "Family Day" Family Outing single

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2008 SBS Entertainment Awards Netizen Popularity Award Family Outing Won
KBS Drama Awards Best New Actor King Sejong the Great Nominated
2009 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Special Planning Drama Smile, You Nominated
2010 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor Gloria Nominated
2012 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special Take Care of Us, Captain Nominated


  1. ^ "K-FILM REVIEWS: 태풍태양 (The Aggressives)". Twitch Film. 22 October 2005. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  2. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (14 February 2008). "Beautiful Shows Ugly Side of Beauty". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  3. ^ Kim, Heidi (3 June 2011). "Lee Chun-hee, Kim Sae-ron cast in new film". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  4. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (27 July 2012). "Barbie 1st Korean film to grab best film award at Giffoni int'l film fest". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  5. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (16 October 2012). "Lee Chun Hee Couldn't Do the Evil Deeds for His Evil Role on Barbie". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  6. ^ Won, Ho-jung (4 November 2015). "Herald Interview: Lee Chun-hee - Mutant movie shows hardships of being ordinary". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-11-06. 
  7. ^ "TV REVIEWS: 한성별곡-正 (Conspiracy in the Court)". Twitch Film. 29 August 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  8. ^ Hong, Lucia (28 July 2010). "Bae Doo-na was "worried over bad singing"". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  9. ^ Hong, Lucia (25 October 2011). "Lee Chun-hee to replace Lee Joon in TV series". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  10. ^ Ho, Stewart (18 July 2012). "Lee Chun Hee Dons Period Wear for One Thousandth Man". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  11. ^ Bae, Sun-young (12 June 2013). "Dating Agency: Cyrano Cast Talks of Manipulating Romance". 10Asia. Archived from the original on 30 March 2014. Retrieved 2013-06-12. 
  12. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (26 September 2012). "Lee Chun Hee Transforms into "ChunGyver" on XTM's Adrenaline". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  13. ^ "Lee Chun-hee, Jeon Hye-jin to marry". The Korea Times. 29 December 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  14. ^ "Today's Photo: March 12, 2011". The Chosun Ilbo. 12 March 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  15. ^ "Lee Chun Hee and Jun Hye Jin welcome their first child". Allkpop. 29 July 2011. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 
  16. ^ "KT releases Valentine's film shorts". Korea JoongAng Daily. 5 February 2006. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 

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