Lee Joon-hyuk (actor, born 1984)

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Lee Joon-hyuk
Lee Joon-hyuk in Oct 2019.jpg
Born (1984-03-13) March 13, 1984 (age 37)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationHanshin University – Advertising and Public Relations
Dankook University – Performing Arts[1]
Years active2006–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Jun-hyeok
McCune–ReischauerYi Chunhyŏk

Lee Joon-hyuk (born March 13, 1984) is a South Korean actor.[2]


Lee Joon-hyuk made his entertainment debut in 2006 (January 20) by appearing in a music video by hip hop band Typhoon. He began acting in the 2007 television drama First Wives' Club, followed by a few supporting turns.[3][4] Lee rise to popularity with his starring roles in Three Brothers (2009),[5][6] I Am Legend (2010), City Hunter (2011),[7] and Man from the Equator (2012).[8]

In 2011, Lee appeared in Carried by the Wind, a reality show that aired as part of Sunday Night in which several male celebrities go on a road trip in the United States to learn about music.[9] He also expanded his Korean Wave fan base by starring in the Chinese television drama Half a Fairytale in 2012.[10]

Lee enlisted for his mandatory military service on June 19, 2012, and was discharged on March 18, 2014.[11][12][13] He made his acting comeback in My Spring Days.[14]

In 2017, Lee gained recognition with his roles in crime thriller Stranger and fantasy epic Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds.[15] In 2018, Lee played the lead role in the medical drama A Poem a Day.[16]

In 2020, Lee starred in the fantasy mystery thriller 365: Repeat the Year as a detective of a homicide team.[17] He is also set to reprise his role of Seo Dong-jae in the second season of Stranger. He was widely praised for his skill in memorizing long lines in that drama.[18]

In 2021, Lee is set to appear in Kwak Kyung-taek's film Firfighter.[19]

In August 2020, Lee achieved 'Three-Civil-Servants' award of the year.

In November 2020, Lee appointed as 'Honorary Firefighter' by the president of South Korea on '58th Firefighter Day's Celebration'. He was awarded this title for his generous donation of his full fee from Naked Fireman drama to 'South Korea Fire Service' and appearing in two firefighting-related projects.[20]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2009 Fortune Salon [ko] Ho-joon [21]
2010 I Saw the Devil NIS agent Cameo [22]
2012 The Peach Tree Chul-min Cameo [23]
2016 Two Rooms, Two Nights [ko] Cafe owner Cameo [24]
2017 Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds First lieutenant Park [25]
2018 Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days First lieutenant Park [25]
2019 No Mercy Han Jung-woo [26]
Baseball Girl Choi Jin-tae [27]
2021 Firefighter Song Ki-chul [19]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2007 Drama City: The Way Love Moves Us Seo Jung-woo KBS2 [28]
2007–08 First Wives' Club Han Sun-soo SBS [29]
2008 Worlds Within Lee Joon-ki KBS2 [30]
2008–09 Star's Lover Min Jang-soo SBS [31]
2009 City Hall Ha Soo-in [32]
2009–10 Three Brothers Kim Yi-sang KBS2 [33]
2010 I Am Legend Jang Tae-hyun SBS [34]
Secret Garden Joon-hyuk Cameo (Ep. 8) [35]
2011 City Hunter Kim Young-joo [36]
2012 Man from the Equator Lee Jang-il KBS2 [37]
Fairytale [zh] Du Yu Feng Hunan TV Chinese drama [38]
2014 My Spring Days Kang Dong-wook MBC [39]
2015 House of Bluebird Kim Ji-wan KBS2 [40]
2016 The Birth of a Married Woman [ko] Kim Chul-soo SBS Plus [41]
2017 Naked Fireman Kang Chul-soo KBS2 [42]
2017–20 Stranger Seo Dong-jae tvN [43][18]
2017 Drama Stage: Chief B and the Love Letter tvN Cameo [44]
2017 Drama Festa: Han Yeo-reum's Memory Park Hae-joon JTBC [45]
2018 A Poem a Day Ye Jae-wook tvN [46]
Are You Human? Ji Young-hoon KBS2 [47]
Life Park Jin-young JTBC Cameo (Ep. 16) [48]
2019 Designated Survivor: 60 Days Oh Young-seok tvN [49]
The Lies Within  Jeong Sang-hoon OCN [50]
2020 365: Repeat the Year Ji Hyeong-joo MBC [17]
2021 Dark Hole Yoo Tae-han OCN / tvN
Secret Royal Inspector Joy tvN Cameo [51]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2011 Sunday Night: Carried by the Wind MBC Cast member [52]


Year Event Network Role Notes Ref.
2021 26th Busan International Film Festival Naver TV, YouTube Host Closing ceremony with Lee Joo-young [53]

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist Ref.
2006 "I Will Wait" (기다릴게) Typhoon [54]
2010 "Love Bear" (사랑 곰) KCM [55]


Soundtrack appearances
Year Song title With Album
2010 "You" (그대가) N/A I Am Legend Soundtrack[56]
"You" (그대가) (Duet Ver.) Kim Jung-eun
2011 "Like an Indian Doll" (인디언 인형처럼) Nuck Carried by the Wind Project Part 8

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2008 16th SBS Drama Awards New Star Award First Wives' Club Won [57]
2009 23rd KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Three Brothers Nominated
Best Couple (with Oh Ji-Eun) Nominated
2011 19th SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special City Hunter Nominated
2012 26th KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Man from the Equator Nominated
2015 29th KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama House of Bluebird Nominated
2018 32nd KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-Length Drama Are You Human? Nominated
2019 12th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor Designated Survivor: 60 Days Nominated [58]
2020 5th Asia Artist Awards Best Acting Award 365: Repeat the Year
Won [59]
39th MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Miniseries 365: Repeat the Year Won [60]


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