Lee Hong-bin

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Lee Hong-bin
Lee Hong-bin - 2016 Gaon Chart K-pop Awards red carpet 03.jpg
Hongbin on the red carpet of the 2016 Gaon Chart K-pop Awards
Lee Hong-bin[1]

(1993-09-29) September 29, 1993 (age 29)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationDong-ah Broadcasting College
  • Singer
  • actor
  • presenter
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2012–2020

Lee Hong-bin (Korean이홍빈; born September 29, 1993),[1] also known by the mononym Hongbin, is a South Korean singer, actor, entertainer and streamer formerly signed under Jellyfish Entertainment. He 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, Hongbin played Yoon Jae-won in the SBS Plus rom-com mini-drama Wednesday 3:30 PM. He officially left VIXX in August 2020.

Early life[edit]

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 when he was a child before returning to his parents in Jayang-dong.[2]


2012-2014: Debut with VIXX and acting debut[edit]

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.[2][3]

In 2014, Hongbin was cast in the SBS week drama Glorious Day.[4]

2015–2018: MC-ing and acting career continues[edit]

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.[5] 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.[6][7]

In September 2016, Hongbin was cast alongside fellow VIXX member N and AOA's Chanmi in the web drama What's Up With These Kids? which was air on Naver TV Cast on November 16.[8]

In March 2017, Hongbin was cast in a rom-com mini drama Wednesday 3:30 PM on SBS Plus.[9][10]

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 was broadcast on National Disabled Persons Day.[11] The same year, he was cast in the romantic comedy drama Witch's Love,[12] and mystery thriller The Smile Has Left Your Eyes.[13]

2019–present: Music career, variety shows, departure from VIXX, streaming[edit]

On July 10, 2019, Hongbin and Monsta X's Hyungwon released a collaboration song titled "Cool Love".[14]

On August 4, 2019, Hongbin was announced to be one of the cast members on the Mnet reality show Love Catcher 2.[15]

It was announced on August 7, 2020, by Jellyfish Entertainment that he decided to leave VIXX due to personal reasons.[16]

Upon his return from the military, Hongbin now streams on Twitch full time.[17]

Personal life[edit]

Hongbin enlisted in the military in August 2020 and was discharged on February 25, 2022, without returning to active duty in accordance with the Ministry of Defense's COVID-19 Regulations.[18]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
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
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes No Hee-joon tvN

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
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 Leo Ep 302
2016 Celebrity Bromance MBig TV Cast member, with Gongchan
2017 Law of the Jungle in Komodo SBS Cast member[19][20]
2018 Battle Trip KBS2 Contestant with N (Episode 91-93)[21]
2019 Love Catcher 2 Mnet Cast member[15]


Year Title Peak chart position Sales Album
2019 Make a Dream - - Legal High OST Part 6
Cool Love (with Monsta X's Hyungwon) - - Non-album single

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Hongbin Official Profile
    • "Hongbin Official Profile (Korean Site)". Jellyfish Entertainment. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
    • "Hongbin Official Profile (Japanese Site)". Jellyfish Entertainment. Archived from the original on May 6, 2016. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "[My Name is]빅스(5) 홍빈". TenAsia (in Korean). May 2, 2013.
  3. ^ "Jellyfish Male Trainees Revealed Ahead of ′My Dol′ Premiere". Mwave. April 12, 2012. Archived from the original on August 15, 2016.
  4. ^ won, Soo-bin (March 26, 2014). "VIXX's Hong Bin Cast in Drama A Good Day". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-04-13.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Lee Hyun-woo, Lee Hong-bin gives glimpse of youths' lives in new TV series". The Korea Herald. January 12, 2016.
  7. ^ "빅스 홍빈, KBS2 새 월화드라마 '무림학교' 주연 확정". Star MBN. September 10, 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-10.
  8. ^ "빅스 엔·홍빈, 웹드라마 '얘네들 머니?' 주연 발탁". Osen (in Korean). September 21, 2016.
  9. ^ "빅스 홍빈, '수요일 오후 3시 30분' 남주 캐스팅 (공식)". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). March 23, 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
  10. ^ "Hongbin of VIXX shows love for 'Wednesday 3:30 PM'". Kpop Herald. June 22, 2017.
  11. ^ "홍빈X솔빈, 장애이해 위한 재능기부…'반짝반짝 들리는' 출연". Sports Donga (in Korean). October 17, 2017.
  12. ^ "[공식입장] MBN 측 "빅스 홍빈, '마녀의 사랑' 출연 확정"..윤소희·현우와 호흡". Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). May 28, 2018.
  13. ^ "[단독] 빅스 홍빈, '1억개의 별' 합류…서인국·정소민 등과 호흡". Sports Donga (in Korean). July 13, 2018.
  14. ^ Yoo, Byung-cheol (2019-07-10). 빅스 홍빈X몬스타엑스 형원, 10일 신곡 `COOL LOVE` 발표. Korea Economic Daily TV (in Korean). Retrieved 2021-02-09.
  15. ^ a b "'러브캐처2' 신동엽→홍빈, '왓처' 출격..22일 방송". n.news.naver.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2019-09-25.
  16. ^ Kang, Jin Ah (7 August 2020). "'아이돌 비하' 홍빈, 결국 빅스 탈퇴…"5인 체제로 활동"". Newsis. Retrieved 27 April 2021.
  17. ^ "콩비니_". Twitch. Twitch. Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  18. ^ Lee Seung-rok (February 25, 2022). "빅스 탈퇴' 홍빈, 전역했다…게임 방송으로 팬들과 소통" ['Withdrawal from VIXX' Hongbin, discharged from military service... Communicate with fans through game broadcasting] (in Korean). My Daily. Retrieved February 25, 2022 – via Naver.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ "EXID's Hani, GFriend's Yerin, VIXX's Hongbin cast in 'Laws of the Jungle'". Kpop Herald. June 14, 2017.
  21. ^ "VIXX's N & Hongbin attend the world-famous water festival in Thailand!". KBSWORLD. 31 May 2018. Retrieved 5 June 2018.

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