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Hongbin on the red carpet of the 2016 Gaon Chart K-pop Awards
September 29, 1993
Seoul, South Korea
|Education||Dong-ah Broadcasting College|
Lee Hong-bin (Hangul: 이홍빈; born September 29, 1993) is a South Korean singer, actor and presenter signed under Jellyfish Entertainment. Hongbin debuted as a member of the South Korean boy group VIXX in May 2012, and began his acting career in 2014 in SBS' romantic drama Glorious Day as Yoo Ji-ho. He has since had a leading role in KBS2's fantasy action-romance Moorim School: Saga of the Brave (2016) as Wang Chi-ang. In 2017, he played Yoon Jae-won in the SBS Plus rom com mini-drama Wednesday 3:30 PM.
Hongbin was born and raised in Jayang-dong, Seoul, South Korea. His family consists of himself, his parents and two older sisters. Hongbin studied Musical major at Dong-ah Broadcasting College. He stayed at a Buddhist temple with his grandmother as kid before returning to his parents in Jayang-dong.
2012-2014: Debut with VIXX and acting debut
Hongbin was one of ten trainees who were contestants in Mnet's survival reality show MyDOL and was chosen to be a part of the final line-up and the six-member boy group finally debuted with "Super Hero" on May 24, 2012 on M! Countdown. During MyDOL; Hongbin was featured in Brian Joo's "Let This Die" and Seo In-guk's "Tease Me" music video.
2015–present: MC-ing and acting career continues
On March 3, 2015, Hongbin joined T-ara's Jiyeon and Super Junior-M's Zhou Mi as MC on SBS MTV's The Show from March 3, 2015 to October 13, 2015. In September 2015, Hongbin was cast in his first lead role as Wang Chi-ang in KBS2's action-romance drama Moorim School: Saga of the Brave.
In 2018, Hongbin was cast as a high school student who was born with hearing impairment in KBS’s 10-episode drama Shining Sounds, which will be broadcast on National Disabled Persons Day. The same year, he was cast in the romantic comedy drama Witch's Love, and mystery thriller Hundred Million Stars From the Sky.
|2013||The Heirs||Himself||SBS||Cameo with VIXX members (Episode 4)|
|2014||Glorious Day||Yoo Ji-ho|
|2015||The Family Is Coming||Lee Hong-bin||Cameo (Episode 18)|
|2016||Moorim School: Saga of the Brave||Wang Chi-ang||KBS2|
|What's Up With These Kids?||Jin Si-hwan||Naver TV Cast||Web series|
|2017||Wednesday 3:30 PM||Yoon Jae-won||SBS Plus|
|2018||Shining Sounds||Joo Hyun-sung||KBS|
|Witch's Love||Hwang Jae-wook||MBN|
|Hundred Million Stars From the Sky||No Hee-joon||tvN|
|2015||The Show||SBS MTV||Co-host with Zhou Mi (Super Junior-M) and Jiyeon (T-ara)|
|Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2||KBS2||Contestant, with Jung Taek-woon Ep 302|
|2016||Celebrity Bromance||MBig TV||Cast member, with Gongchan|
|2017||Law of the Jungle in Komodo||SBS||Cast member|
|2018||Battle Trip||KBS2||Contestant with Cha Hak-yeon (Episode 91-93)|
- Hongbin Official Profile
- "[My Name is]빅스(5) 홍빈". TenAsia (in Korean). May 2, 2013.
- "Jellyfish Male Trainees Revealed Ahead of ′My Dol′ Premiere". Mwave. April 12, 2012.
- won, Soo-bin (March 26, 2014). "VIXX's Hong Bin Cast in Drama A Good Day". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
- "VIXX's Hongbin to join Jiyeon and Zhoumi as MC on 'The Show'" [[단독] 빅스 홍빈, 컴백 동시 SBS MTV '더쇼' 새 MC 발탁]. Naver (in Korean). February 25, 2015.
- "Lee Hyun-woo, Lee Hong-bin gives glimpse of youths' lives in new TV series". The Korea Herald. January 12, 2016.
- "빅스 홍빈, KBS2 새 월화드라마 '무림학교' 주연 확정". Star MBN. September 10, 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-10.
- "빅스 엔·홍빈, 웹드라마 '얘네들 머니?' 주연 발탁". Osen (in Korean). September 21, 2016.
- "빅스 홍빈, '수요일 오후 3시 30분' 남주 캐스팅 (공식)". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). March 23, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
- "Hongbin of VIXX shows love for 'Wednesday 3:30 PM'". Kpop Herald. June 22, 2017.
- "홍빈X솔빈, 장애이해 위한 재능기부…'반짝반짝 들리는' 출연". Sports Donga (in Korean). October 17, 2017.
- "[공식입장] MBN 측 "빅스 홍빈, '마녀의 사랑' 출연 확정"..윤소희·현우와 호흡". Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). May 28, 2018.
- "[단독] 빅스 홍빈, '1억개의 별' 합류…서인국·정소민 등과 호흡". Sports Donga (in Korean). July 13, 2018.
- Oh Soo-jeong (June 14, 2017). "SBS 측 "빅스 홍빈·양정원, '정글의 법칙' 새 멤버 합류" (공식)". Xports News (in Korean). Retrieved June 14, 2017.
- "EXID's Hani, GFriend's Yerin, VIXX's Hongbin cast in 'Laws of the Jungle'". Kpop Herald. June 14, 2017.
- "VIXX's N & Hongbin attend the world-famous water festival in Thailand!". KBSWORLD. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
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