Noh Hong-chul

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No Hong-chul
No Hong-chul holding a razor
No Hong-chul at the Gillette Fusion ProGlide launching event in Seoul, on September 7, 2011
Born (1979-03-31) March 31, 1979 (age 40)
NationalitySouth Korean
AgentFNC Entertainment
Comedy career
MediumStand-up, television
Years active2004–present
GenresComedy, entertainment
Notable works and rolesInfinite Challenge
I Live Alone
Korean name
Revised RomanizationNo Hongcheol
McCune–ReischauerNo Hongch'ŏl

Noh Hong-chul (Korean: 노홍철 盧弘喆; born 31 March 1979) is a South Korean entertainer and entrepreneur. He is the co-host of the variety show Talents for Sale. He previously appeared on the television programs Infinite Challenge and I Live Alone. He had a cameo in the popular music video "Gangnam Style" which featured his trademark pelvic thrusting jeojil dance (저질댄스).



Noh Hong-chul studied mechanical engineering at the Hongik University. After finishing his mandatory two-year military service, he created the online fashion malls and Dream and Adventurous Hongchul-Land Corporation which sell a range of party supplies. Noh Hong-chul also ran Hongchul Tour which provided budget trip services in China; he sometimes personally guided his customers during these trips.[1]


Noh Hong-chul's television debut came on Mnet in early 2004 when he hosted the cable TV show Dr. No's Pleasure Street (닥터 노의 KIN길거리).[1] After the success of the show, he joined the free-to-air MBC program Come to Play (놀러와) as a joint panelist. In April 2005, he became a founding member of variety show Infinite Challenge.[citation needed]

He was featured in a commercial for the GM Daewoo Matiz. The ad showed caricatures and photos of him inserted into the hood (bonnet) and doors of his red Matiz car (nicknamed Hong car 홍카, a play on his name and the word hong which means red).[2]

Noh Hong-chul had a brief cameo in Psy's music video "Gangnam Style". He was shown thrusting his pelvis in his trademark lewd dance or jeojil dance (저질댄스) while standing above Psy rapping in an elevator.[3] His seven-second appearance in the video became a worldwide "sensation within a sensation" and he was, separately from Psy, invited to appear on US television.[4]

He made an appearance in Psy's video "Gentleman" alongside the rest of the Infinite Challenge members; and in Sistar's music video, "Touch My Body" alongside Jung Jun-mo.

Personal life[edit]

Drunk driving incident[edit]

On November 8, 2014, Noh Hong-chul was arrested for drunk driving. He later issued an apology and withdrew from the television programs he was participating in, including Infinite Challenge and I Live Alone.[5]


Current programs[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2019–present Where is My Home [ko] Co-host MBC The program premiered on March 31, 2019.
Shopping Cart Savior Cast tvN, O'live The program premiered on May 23, 2019.[6]

Former programs[edit]

  • Mnet "KIN streets of Dr. No" – VJ
  • Mnet "Super Vibe Party" – fixed cast
  • MBC Rainbow Romance
  • MBC Sunday Sunday Night – fixed panel
  • MBC "Best Saturday" – fixed panel
  • MBC "Sunday Phone Get Star Wars" – co-MC
  • KBS "1 lesson Republic of Korea" – fixed panel
  • MBC "Mysterious TV Surprise" – co-MC
  • Mnet "Campus Corner Dance" – co-MC
  • MBC 7 Octaves – fixed panel
  • KBS Happy Sunday – "Kwaenam Age" – fixed panel
  • KBS Happy Sunday – "Power attendance! Let's go to school" – co-MC
  • KBS Happy Sunday – "I'm ready." – co-MC
  • KBS Happy Sunday – "1 Night 2 Days" – co-MC
  • SBS Good Sunday – "Change" – co-MC
  • SBS "it! No?" – co-MC
  • MBC "Yoo Jae-seok & Kim Won-Hee's Come to Play" – fixed panel
  • Mnet "Phil Trend Report Season 4" – MC
  • SBS Good Sunday – "Gold Miss is Coming" – co-MC
  • KBS "Imaginary Confrontation" – co-MC
  • MBC "Fox's Butler" – fixed panel
  • KBS Escape Crisis No. 1 – co-MC
  • SBS Good Sunday – "Hero hogeol" – co-MC
  • tvN Korea's Got Talent – co-MC
  • tvN Becoming a Billionaire – co-MC
  • mbn "Star byte" – MC
  • "Serenade Battle" – MC
  • OnStyle "Hello! Russia" – story
  • Korean TV "Choehyeonwoo, Magic Hall of GNP" – co-MC
  • MBC "God of the Game" – co-MC
  • MBC I'm a Singer – Season 2 – co-MC
  • tvN "Find the Fake? A keen eye" – co-MC
  • KBS "Talk show, slapping" – co-MC
  • KBS W "All That's GNP living" – MC
  • MBC "MBC Special Documentary – Seoul to Savor" – story
  • tvN The Genius: Rule Breaker
  • KBS "Yihyeokjae, riding in the GNP" – co-MC
  • MBC "Thank you" – co-MC
  • MBC "The Lord of the study" – co-MC
  • MBC "Sweet Girl" MC
  • MBC "Hidden operation stage winner" – co-MC
  • MBC "When I was the man to be alone" – MC
  • MBC "Folks in my soul" – co-MC
  • KBS " I am the man" – co-MC
  • MBC "Love Notice" – co-MC
  • MBC Infinite Challenge (무한도전) – co-host, founding member, (2005–2014)
  • tvN Of the Birth Rich Person (부자의 탄생) – co-host
  • Serenade Operations (세레나데 대작전) – co-host
  • MBC Come to play' (놀러와) – joint panel (2004–2010)
  • MBC 7 Octaves (7옥타브) – joint panel
  • MBC The lord of Study (공부의 신, special coverage for 2007 Hangawi holidays) – co-host
  • KBS 2TV Happy Sunday2 Days & 1 Night (해피 선데이 - 1박2일) – joint panel
  • SBS Power FM's Noh Hong-cheol's Happy Our Young Day – host (노홍철의 기쁜 우리 젊은날, May 1 – November 6, 2006)
  • SBS Gold-miss is coming (골드미스가 간다) – host-in-chief
  • Trend Report Fil (트렌드리포트 필, latest fashion trend magazine) – host
  • SBS Heroes – host
  • KBS 2TV Emergency Escape Number One! (위기탈출 넘버원!) – co-host
  • tvN Korea's Got Talent (코리아 갓 탤런트) – co-host
  • KBS 2TV Do Dream – co-host
  • MBC I Live Alone (나 혼자 산다) – host-in-chief (episodes 1–79)
  • MBC Show! Music Core – co-host (April 2013 – June 28, 2014)
  • KBS 2TV Talents for Sale (어서옵SHOW) – co-host (May 6 – October 7, 2016)[7]
  • JTBC Mix Nine (믹스나인) – host (October 29, 2017 – January 26, 2018)
  • MBC The Hungry - co-host (December 7, 2018 – March 15, 2019)


Year Title Station Role Ref.
2006 Noh Hong-chul's My Happy Young Day SBS Love FM DJ
2010–2011 Noh Hong-chul's Good Friend [ko] MBC FM4U
2016–2017 Good Morning FM I'm Noh Hong-chul [ko]


Year Title Role Note Ref.
2005 Hoodwinked Sandy jjiksa Korean dubbed version
2006 Who Slept With Her DJ
2011 Hoodwinked Too! Hood VS. Evil Sandy jjiksa Korean dubbed version
The Jungle Bunch-Back to the Ice Floe Morristown Korean dubbed version
2012 Zambezia Kestrel Korean dubbed version


Year Awards show Category Result
2004 4th MBC Entertainment Awards Show Variety Rookie Division Won
2005 5th MBC Entertainment Awards Show Variety Excellence category Won
2006 Korea Best Dresser Awards Comedy Awards Won
2007 Mnet 20's Choice Awards Personality Awards Won
MBC Entertainment Awards Daesang ( yisunjae, Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
2008 89th National Athletics 6 android Two of aerobics enthusiasts ilbanbu Won
SBS Entertainment Awards Entertainment jeongsinsang experiment ( it! not? team and co-won) Won
2009 9th MBC Entertainment Awards Variety Show Category Second Prize - Male Won
Best Male Variety Daesang with Infinite Challenge member Won
2010 10th MBC Entertainment Awards Award For Best TV Program of the Year (TEO PD with entire directing members of Infinite Challenge) Won
Asia Model Awards 5th Prize fashionistas sector model ( bakhanbyeol and joint award) Won
5th A - Awards Innovation sector ( Infinite Challenge team and co-won) Won
MBC Drama Awards Radio Division Rookie of the Year Won
22nd Korean Producers Grandprix Award For Best TV Entertainment Program (Co winner, with entire directing members of Infinite Challenge) Won
2011 The 53rd Annual National Rowing Championships 2000m Novice Inn Prize Won
2013 13th MBC Entertainment Awards Most Popular Program (with Infinite Challenge members) Won
Popularity Award Won
2014 20th Republic of Korea Entertainment TV jinhaengsang ( baekseungju and joint award) Won


  1. ^ a b VJ Dr.Roh's popularity goes up[permanent dead link] (Korean), Seoul Shinmun, Retrieved on August 26, 2004
  2. ^ GM DAEWOO Matiz, Beloved Car of Mr. No Hong-chul[permanent dead link], GM Daewoo Media Information Outlet. Retrieved on July 13, 2005.
  3. ^ [Issue] Psy Unveils BTS Video of Noh Hong-chul′s Pelvis Thrusting,, Retrieved on August 2, 2012
  4. ^ "'Elevator Guy' Noh Hong Chul receiving requests to appear on American TV shows for 'Gangnam Style'" Oh Kpop! 14 September 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Noh Hong Chul apologizes for drunk driving + withdraws from 'Infinity Challenge' and 'I Live Alone'". All K Pop. 2014-11-07. Retrieved 2015-05-23.
  6. ^ "´장보고´ 한혜연부터 미주까지, 소비 고민 타파할 쇼핑 어벤져스". (in Korean). 2019-05-16. Retrieved 2019-05-16.
  7. ^ "Lee Seo-jin, Kim Jong-kook and Noh Hong-cheol to host "Welcome" @ HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database". Retrieved 2019-05-16.

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