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|Birth name||Lee Soo-geun|
February 10, 1975 |
Yangpyeong County, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
|Medium||Stand-up comedy, television, master of ceremonies|
|Notable works and roles||KBS Happy Sunday: 1 Night 2 Days
KBS Gag Concert
KBS Sang Sang Plus Season 2
|Revised Romanization||I Su-geun|
Lee Soo-geun (Hangul: 이수근; born February 10, 1975) is a South Korean comedian who has worked on a number of comedy shows on South Korean television. He began his comedian career on KBS Gag Concert and appeared in Finding Laughter. He currently lives in Mapo-gu, a district in Seoul. He is under the Agency SM C&C.
Before entering the entertainment industry, Lee had entered a singing contest on MBC River Music Festival (강변가요제). He was also an aerobics instructor. In October 2006, he began his own online Internet shopping mall selling clothes. In May 2008, he became an ambassador for the Pork Management Committee (양돈 자조금 관리위원회 홍보대사)
Lee has appeared on many reality-variety shows. His career made a breakthrough after appearing on KBS Happy Sunday: 1 Night 2 Days. He was seen as the most hardworking member of the cast and is in charge of driving on the show, as he has commercial coach license. After appearing on the show, he has earned more recognition and received roles from other shows as MC — such as Sang Sang Plus Season 2, his first role as a MC. His marriage was broadcast on national television on 1 Night 2 Days.
Up till 2012 he was signed under Castle J Entertainment, and on 19 September, it was announced that he has signed exclusive contracts with SM C&C, a subsidiary of SM Entertainment, along with Kim Byung-man.
In 2013, Lee was under the investigation for suspicion of online illegal gambling along with Tony An, Tak Jae Hoon, Andy Lee and Boom. Lee was involved in an illegal sports gambling of betting on the winner of top division soccer league teams in the United Kingdom, using the illegal online gambling site and cell phone text messages. Lee have claimed to have bet billions of Korean won on online sports betting websites. As a result of researching his gambling activities, Lee Soo Geun from December 2008 to June 2011 have gambled using 370,000 dollars. Judge Shin Myung-hee of the Seoul Central Prosecutor's Office in the morning of December 6, 2013, in the first public trial charged Lee Soo Geun with eight months in prison and two years of probation. Lee Soo Geun, who appeared in the first public trial with his lawyer, repeatedly acknowledged his crime and begged for mercy. After two years of self-restraint time at home, he returned with billiards competition show "Juk-bang Legend". Before filming the first episode of the show, Lee said "I will restart as it is my first time."
|2000-2013||KBS2||Gag Concert (개그콘서트)|
|2007||KBS2||Are You Ready (준비됐어요)|
|2007-2013||KBS2||Happy Sunday's 1 Night 2 Days (1박 2일)|
|2008-2009||KBS2||Shin Dong-yup and Shin Bong-sun's Champagne (신동엽 신봉선의 샴페인)|
|2008-2010||KBS2||Sang Sang Plus Season 2|
|2008-2009||KBS2||No. 1 (위기탈출 넘버원)|
|2008-2009||MBC Every 1||God of Cookery Expedition (식신원정대)|
|2009||KBS2||Wellcome (코미디쇼 희희낙락)|
|2009||MBC Every 1||Monarch of the Rings (반지의 제왕)|
|2010||MBC Every 1||Hakuna matata|
|2010||KBS N Sports||Par★Star (Par★스타)|
|2010-2013||TrendE||Lee Seung-yeon & Lee Soo-geun's Kitchen Road (이승연, 이수근의 키친로드)|
|2010||KBS2||Happy Birthday (해피버스데이)|
|2010||SBS||Delicious (맛있는 초대)|
|2010||SBS||Sweet Potato (고구마)|
|2010||SBS||My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox (내 여자친구는 구미호)||Cameo|
|2010-2011||KBS2||On Your Command Sir!|
|2011-2012||KBS2||Invincible Youth 2 (청춘불패 2)|
|2011-2013||KBS2||Win Win (승승장구)|
|2013||KBS2||Our Neighborhood Arts and Physical Education (우리동네 예능과 체육의 능력자)|
|2015||tvN go||New Journey to the West (신서유기)|
|2015–present||JTBC||Knowing Bros (아는 형님)|
|2016||tvN go||New Journey to the West 2 (신서유기 2)|
|2016||Mnet||Hit The Stage|
|2016||KBS2||Happy Together||Guest: Ep. 454|
|2016||JTBC||Let's Eat Dinner Together||Guest: Ep. 11|
|2016||tvN||Variety Show Employment Agency|
|2017||MBC||Idol Star Athletics Championships|
|2017||tvN go||New Journey to the West 3 (신서유기 3)|
|2017||tvN||Empty the Convenience Store|
|2017||KBS2||Happy Together||Guest: Ep. 490|
|2017||tvN go||New Journey to the West 4 (신서유기 4)|
- 2001: Last Present (선물)
- 2004: 마법경찰 갈갈이와 옥동자
- 2005: 바리바리 짱
- 2010: Shrek Forever After (Dubbed for Rumpelstiltskin in Korean version)
- 2010: Chopsticks (젓가락)
- 2006: 컴온베이비최강자전
- 2006: "고음불가"
- 2009: "Let's Keep Going Until the End" (갈때까지 가보자) ft. Eun Ji-won
- 2009: "Happy Song" (해피송)
- 2009: "160", which was featured in Eun Ji-won's fifth album, Platonic
- 2010: "HUK" ft. Eun Ji-won
- 2007: 6th KBS Entertainment Awards – Best Entertainer's Award (Men Division)
- 2008: 7th KBS Entertainment Awards – New Male MC Award (Variety Show Division)
- 2008: 15th South Korea Entertainment Awards – Comedian Award
- 2009: 8th KBS Entertainment Awards – Male MC Award (Variety Show Division)
- 2011: 47th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Male Variety Performer
- Jeong-hyun, Ryu (10 December 2010). "Celebrities say age-gap makes no difference in planning marriage". Korea Herald. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
- Ho, Stewart (19 September 2012). "Lee Su Geun, Kim Byung Man Join Kang Ho Dong at SM C&C?". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 6 October 2012.
- Yoon, Dong Won. "'아는 형님' 강호동 이수근 민경훈 출연확정…12월을 수놓는 8인의 별들!". 2015-11-12. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
- Chae, Sun Ah. "강호동 `아는형님` 출연확정, 이수근도 끌고 간다…어떤 예능일까?". 2015-11-12. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
|Awards and achievements|
|KBS Entertainment Awards for Best Male MC
|KBS Entertainment Awards for Best Newcomer MC
|KBS Entertainment Awards for Best Entertainer