Sam Hammington

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Sam Hammington
2015 한류패션페스티벌 (Korean Wave Fashion Festival) 포토존 기념행사 (6).jpg
Birth name Samuel Hammington
Born (1977-07-31) 31 July 1977 (age 39)
Wellington, New Zealand
Nationality Australian
Years active 1981-present
Spouse Jung Yu-mi

Samuel Hammington (born 31 July 1977) is a New Zealand-born Australian who lives and performs in South Korea as a comedian, television personality, radio presenter and actor. Hammington hosted radio show Drivetime with Annabelle Ambrose from 2008 to 2012. He was a cast member of popular reality-military show Real Men.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Hammington was born on 31 July 1977 in Wellington, New Zealand, the son of casting director Jan Russ.[3]

While in business school, he decided he needed to take up an Asian language to help build up his resume. Due to the popularity of Japanese and Chinese language courses, he decided to study Korean. He studied the Korean language for 18 months before becoming a transfer student at Korea University in 2002.[4]

Personal life[edit]

In October 2013 Hammington married Korean Jung Yumi.[5] They had two wedding ceremonies, a traditional Korean one in Korea and another in his home country, Australia, at the Melbourne Zoo.[6] The couple welcomed a healthy baby boy named William on July 12 2016.


TV shows[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Holiday Island Andrew Alston "The Best of Everything" (Season 1, Episode 12)
1983 All the Rivers Run Gordon Edwards
1983 The Flying Doctors Richard Connors "A Rural Education" (Season 7, Episode 5)
1985 Neighbours Michael Martin 2 episodes
2008 Ophojol Hamel "Hamel Pyoryugi" (Episode 17)
2013 Witch Hunt Himself MC
2014 Let's Eat President of soy sauce crab restaurant (Episode 12)
2015 Who Are You: School 2015 new English teacher cameo (Episode 15)


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Jaemitneun Yeonghwa Soldier in boat voice
2005 Antarctic Journal English Explorer voice
2014 How to Steal a Dog

Variety Shows[edit]

Year Network Title Role Notes
2013–2015 MBC Real Men Season 1 Member
2014 MBC True Justice MC[7]
KBS2 Happy Together Guest Season 3
JTBC Non-Summit Guest Ep. 10
2015 KBS2 2 Days & 1 Night Guest Season 3
SBS Running Man Guest Ep. 271
MBC Infinite Challenge Guest Ep. 453
2016 MBC Infinite Challenge Guest Ep. 465 (with Jack Black & Sam Okyere)
MBC Infinite Challenge Cameo Ep. 470
MBC Infinite Challenge Guest Ep. 484 & 485
KBS2 The Return of Superman Cast Ep. 154–present (with his child, William)


Year Award Category Work
2013 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Male Newcomer in Show/Variety Real Men


  1. ^ Lee, Sun-young (7 February 2014). "Real Men adds four new cast members". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 28 December 2014. 
  2. ^ an0ya (2014-10-07). "Kim Su Ro, Seo Kyung Suk, and Sam Hammington to Leave MBC’s “Real Men”". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  3. ^ "샘해밍턴, 미모의 어머니 공개 "호주 미다스손 유명PD"". Newsen. 2013-05-09. 
  4. ^ "Title required". 
  5. ^ "The Past Is A Foreign Country - Part Two". Australian Story. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.  (video here)
  6. ^ YouTube  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Teen Top’s Niel, Kim Gu Ra, and Others to Host New MBC Show, "True Justice"". Soompi. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 

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