Lee Jae-yong (actor)

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Lee Jae-yong
Born (1963-03-21) March 21, 1963 (age 56)
EducationPusan National University - Philosophy
Years active1987-present
AgentDell Media
Spouse(s)Kim Hyeon-ah
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Jae-yong
McCune–ReischauerI Chae-yong

Lee Jae-yong (born March 21, 1963) is a South Korean actor. Best known as a character actor, Lee has played supporting roles in film and television, notably as a dogged ex-detective in Jang Joon-hwan's Save the Green Planet! (2003) and an embezzling Joseon politician in Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow (2011).[1][2][3]



Year Title Role
1997 3PM Paradise Bath House Manhwabang owner
Wind Echoing in My Being Cho Sang-hwa
1999 Dr. K Mental hospital patient
2001 Friend "Blade scar"
2002 The Bird Who Stops in the Air Professor Lee
No Comment Cafe clerk
Dig or Die Bong-chang
Birth of a Man Mr. Choi
Baby Alone Dong-chul
2003 Save the Green Planet! Detective Choo
A Man Who Went to Mars Lee Seung-jae's father (cameo)
2006 Love Phobia Ari's uncle, a monk
Monopoly (cameo)
Fly, Daddy, Fly
Dasepo Naughty Girls[4] Teacher
2007 Who's That Knocking at My Door? Street vendor 2
Matjjang Prosecutor Jeon
2008 Heartbreak Library Chairman Song (cameo)
4 Days Ko Kyeong-tae
2010 The Quiz Show Scandal Academic 2
2011 Detective K: Secret of the Virtuous Widow Minister Im
2012 Chubby Revolution Fortune-teller (cameo)
2013 My Paparotti Gang boss
2015 Empire of Lust Jeong Do-jeon
The Classified File Fortuneteller Baek
2017 Steel Rain Park Kwang-dong

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2001 Piano Dok-sa SBS
2002 Rustic Period Miwa SBS
2003 Go, Mom, Go! KBS2
2004 Into the Storm Kim Ki-ho SBS
Emperor of the Sea Jo Sang-gil KBS2
2005 5th Republic Lee Hak-bong MBC
2006 Jumong Bu Deuk-bul MBC
90 Days, Time to Love Hyun Ji-seok's father MBC
2007 War of Money Oh Jae-bong SBS
Yi San Jang Tae-woo MBC
Lobbyist Jang Tae-sung SBS
2008 Love Marriage Cash King KBS2
Tazza Stanley Hwang SBS
2009 Friend, Our Legend Sang-gon MBC
Swallow the Sun Hyun Ki-sang SBS
Hot Blood Song Man-deuk KBS2
Detective Mr. Lee tvN
2010 A Man Called God Hwang Dal-soo MBC
Dong Yi Jang Ik-heon (guest) MBC
Sungkyunkwan Scandal Ha Woo-kyu KBS2
Daemul Gong Sung-jo SBS
Athena: Goddess of War Kim Ho-bin SBS
2011 Romance Town[5] Kang Tae-won KBS2
Deep Rooted Tree Jo Mal-saeng SBS
Vampire Prosecutor Paint shop owner
(guest, episode 8)
Bolder By the Day Lee Jae-yong MBN
2012 My Husband Got a Family Chun Jae-yong's father (guest) KBS2
Man from the Equator Choi Kwang-chun KBS2
Haeundae Lovers Lee Soon-shin KBS2
Can We Get Married? Dong-bi's father jTBC
Jeon Woo-chi[6] So-chil KBS2
2013 Hur Jun, the Original Story Kim Min-se MBC
The Fugitive of Joseon Chun-bong KBS2
Master's Sun Lee Yong-jae
(guest, episode 11)[7]
Empress Ki Wang Go MBC
2014 Three Days Choi Ji-hoon SBS
My Dear Cat Yeom Byung-soo KBS1
Diary of a Night Watchman[8] Park Soo-jong MBC
2015 The Jingbirok: A Memoir of Imjin War[9] Yi San-hae KBS1
Drama Special "Looking for Argenta" Nam Ki-seok KBS2
2016 That Sun in the Sky Nam Tae-joon KBS2
Night Light Park Moo-sam MBC
2017 Stranger Kim Nam-jin tvN
2018 Children of a Lesser God[10] Kook Han-joo OCN

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role
2016 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant as "Trail of Memories Taffy Peddler" (episode 67)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2008 16th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards 모범연예인상 Won
2010 SBS Drama Awards[11] Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Special Daemul Won
2012 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Man from the Equator, Jeon Woo-chi Nominated


  1. ^ Manohla Dargis (20 April 2005). "In a Beanie and on a Mission". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  2. ^ Kim Hyeon-jeong (5 May 2006). "<도마뱀> 배우 이재용" [Actor Lee Jae-yong of Lizard (Love Phobia)]. Cine21 (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  3. ^ "Who is the bad guy in Joseon Detective?". Hancinema. 1 December 2010. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  4. ^ Derek Elley (15 October 2006). "Review: Dasepo Naughty Girls". Variety. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  5. ^ Hwang Hyo-jin (12 May 2011). "Review: KBS TV series Romance Town - 1st Episode". 10Asia. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  6. ^ "Jeon Woochi Cha Tae-hyeon, Lee Hee-joon, UEE, Baek Jin-hee in script reading". Hancinema. 21 October 2012. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  7. ^ Choi Shin-ae (10 September 2013). "Gong Hyo Jin Falls in Love at First Sight with Lee Jong Hyuk in Master's Sun". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  8. ^ "Seo I-sook, Lee Jae-yong and Hwang Seok-jeong joins The Night Watchman". Hancinema. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  9. ^ Ahn Sung-mi (6 February 2015). "Jingbirok sheds new light on Imjin War". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-03-05.
  10. ^ "이재용 '작신아' 합류..'성추문' 조민기 후임 낙점(공식)". Naver (in Korean). February 22, 2018.
  11. ^ Ko Kyoung-seok (3 January 2011). "Ko Hyun-jung wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2015-03-04.

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