Ha Dong-hoon

하동훈 / Ha Dong Hoon

Ha Dong-hoon( Hangul : 하동훈; born on August 20, 1979), better known by his stage nameHaha( Hangul : 하하), is a South Korean entertainer . He had stints in acting as well as MC duties but most of his international fans mistake him for a comedian. This is especially the case for the fans outside of South Korea; as many believe him to be a stand-up comedian but it has been mentioned that he has never been a comedian as in South Korea. He is best known for being in the sitcom,Nonstopand for co-hosting two popular variety programs, MBC 'sInfinite Challengeand SBS 'sRunning Man. He has also hosted his own show, titled "Ya Man TV" on Mnet in 2015.

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 Ha Dong-hoon's Life and career

2000–2008: Debut and rising popularity[edit]

) who is a pianist.Haha graduated from Daejin University , where he had obtained a master's degree in Drama and Fine Arts.He later became a trainee for Seoul Records and debuted as a singer and rapper in 2001 with boy band, Z-kiri. Despite excessive promotion, Z-kiri failed to get popular and was quickly disbanded.

Haha later joined the main cast of the third season ofNonstop, a sitcom about a group of college students and their friends and family. He remained a part of the cast up until 2003 which managed to gain him recognition for his acting and comedy skills.Haha later became the producer and presenter for his own radio show with MC Mong, known asHaha and Mong's Journeyin 2004 for SBS Power FM .

, Haha spent two years alongside singer Taw, to prepare and record his debut album titled, "The Beautiful Rhyme Diary". The album was released on February 18, 2005 alongside his debut single, "Love Song" but it failed to chart or garner popularity.He eventually guested onX-manon May 22, 2005 and became popular for his imitations of close friend,Kim Jong-kook. His sudden popularity spike allowed him to become a regular guest for X-man, arguably the biggest variety show of that time.[citation needed]

by December 2005 as the part of the program's format changes under new the PD of the program, Kim Tae-ho . By the time Season 3 aired in 2006, the concept and format of "variety & reality program" became very popular, andInfinite Challengebecame the forerunner of many programs that followed with the same or similar format. Since December 2, 2006, the program has received the highest ratings of prime-time lineups for Saturday evening.In his final episode before entering the service, Haha performed at a guerilla concert at Yeouido Park that was secretly organized by his fellow co-hosts.

In 2007, Haha released his second single, "You're My Destiny" which took samples from the song " Stand By Me " by Ben E. King . The single managed to reach number one on the Gaon Chart and he performed it on his Comeback Stage onMusic Bankin November.Haha later joined the show,Happy Shares Companyas a co-host until February 2008.

2008–present: National service,Running Man, and continued musical career[edit]

During his service, he collaborated with a new group Davichi in their song "Love and War". After 24 months of serving the military, on March 11, 2010, he was discharged.

Haha at press conference, Running Man Bros' US Tour, Dallas, December 14, 2014

Come to Playand was also the co-host of theHaha-Mong Showwith MC Mong up until allegations sprung up that MC Mong had attempted to evade his military service.Since 2010, Haha is one of the co-hosts for SBS variety show,Running Man. On December 30, 2011, Haha received the award for "Best Entertainer" during the 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards for his work onRunning Man. He also performed his single, "Rosa" during the award ceremony.

and Haha performed the song along with other cast members during fan meets for the Running Man show.In 2012 he was also featured along with Gary , on their fellow Running Man cast member Kim Jong-kook 's comeback album, "Volume 7 – Journey Home" in the song "Words I Want To Say To You".

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 Ha Dong-hoon's Personal life

The couple welcomed their first child, Dream on July 9, 2013.

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 Ha Dong-hoon's Discography


TitleAlbum DetailsPeak Positions
  • Released: March 22, 2012
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.
"*" denotes that the album still charts but the position is yet not to be mention.

Collaboration albums[]

TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positionsTrack listing
  • Released: July 30, 2012
  • Label: QUAN Entertainment and KMG
  • Artists: Skull and Haha
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


YearSinglePeak PositionsAlbum
The Beautiful Rhyme Diary
Non-album release
Quan Ninomarley A.K.A. Haha Reggae Wave
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Featured singles[]

YearSinglePeak PositionsAlbum
2008(Narr. HaHa)"
Vivid Summer EditionAmaranthRepackage
West Coast Highway Festival
2012feat Haha andGary
Volume 7 – Journey Home
Free Highway Music Festival
Yeongdong Highway Music Festival

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 Ha Dong-hoon's Filmography


2005 Love in Magic Park Dong-sun Supporting role
2006 My Boss, My Teacher Jin Soo Supporting role
Who Slept with Her? Ahn Myeong-seop Lead role
Holy Daddy Ha Dong-hoon Lead role; Credited as Ha Dong-hoon
2007 The Friends Halibut Supporting role
Happily N'Ever After Mambo Lead role; Korean dub voice-over
2015 MBC Chuseok Movie Special :Begin Again Dan Mulligan Lead role; Korean dub voice-over


2002–03 What's Up YO! Co-host Mnet AlongsideMC Mong
Nonstop HaHa MBC Lead role; Season 3
2005–07 X-Man Himself SBS Frequent guest appearances
2005–08 Infinite Challenge Co-host MBC Joined cast in December 2005 and left in February 2008 to serve his National Service.
2006 Nonstop HaHa MBC Guest role; Season 6
2006–08 Music Bank Host KBS2 Left in February 2008 to serve his National Service.
2007 Yi San Public Official MBC Guest role (together with otherInfinite Challengecast members)
2007–08 Happy Shares Company Co-host MBC Left in February 2008 to serve his National Service.
2008 Music Bank Himself KBS2 Performed single, "You're My Destiny"
2010 Haha-Mong Show Co-host SBS AlongsideMC Mong
2010–present Infinite Challenge Co-host MBC Returned to cast in March 2010; Currently airing
Running Man Co-host SBS Currently airing
2011 Music Bank Himself KBS2 Performed single, "Rosa"
2012 Haha's 19TV Mutiny Host MBC Ended in April 2013
2015 The Girl Who Sees Smells Himself SBS Cameo withRunning Manmembers
2015 You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook Himself KBS2 Performed single, "Summer Night OST" with skull

Variety Shows[]

2005–present Infinite Challenge Himself MBC December 2005 – March 2008
March 2010 (Incumbent) – present
2010–present Running Man Himself SBS Episode 1 – present
2013 Happy Together Himself KBS2 Guest along withShin Bora,Kim Jongmin
2014 Happy Together Himself KBS2 Guest along withSung Si Kyung,Jung Joon Young
2015 Invisible Man Himself KBS Episode 1 – Episode 12
2015 Ya Man TV Himself Mnet Episode 1 – Episode 24
2015 Healing Camp Himself SBS Episode 175, Guest along withByul
2015 Law of the Jungle Himself SBS Cast member: (Episode 175 - Episode 177) Brunei Hidden Kingdom Special

Music videos[]

Music Chart Wins[]

Music Bank[]

2008 January 18 "너는 내운명 (You Are My Destiny)"


2008 January 27 "너는 내운명 (You Are My Destiny)"

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 Ha Dong-hoon's Awards

YearAwards showCategoryResult
2006 The 4th Korea Fashion World Awards Best Dressed (Broadcast Sector)Won
6th MBC Entertainment Awards Distinguished Male AwardWon
2007 SBS Entertainment Awards Special AwardWon
7th MBC Entertainment Awards Grand PrizeWon
Mnet 20s choice Best DJ AwardWon
2010 Innovation Awards Fifth Category Innovation AwardWon
2011 53rd National Championship 2000m Adjustment Nobiseu Eight Special Special Award (Infinite Challenge)Won
SBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer AwardWon
2013SBS Entertainment Awards Popularity Award (Chosen by the audience)Won
Man's AwardWon
2014 14th MBC Entertainment Awards PD AwardWon
2015 15th MBC Entertainment Awards High Excellence AwardWon

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 Ha Dong-hoon's References

  1. Running Man, Episodes 50 and 94. Haha mentions that he is from Germany by telling a German foreigner and the Running Man crew, respectively.
  2. 출연진 소개 (in Korean). Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  3. Ju Yeon, Yoo (13 October 2015). "하하 친누나 하쥬리, 샤이니 피아노 선생님…버클리 음대 출신". Sports Gyeonghang. Sports Gyeonghang. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  4. 하하(하동훈) 가수 (in Korean). Naver. December 28, 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  5. "Haha". KBS World. Retrieved February 17, 2014. 
  6. "MC몽 하하 제롬, 'What's Up Yo' 트리오" (in Korean). Joy News 24. July 29, 2005. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  7. "Nonstop 3 Overview". Crunchyroll. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  8. "The Beautiful Rhyme Diary". Amazon. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  9. The rating of Muhan Dojeon renewed again to its highest mark(Korean), Starnews, Retrieved on November 26, 2006
  10. 너는 내 운명 (in Korean). Bugs!. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  11. 군 입대 연기한 하하, '병역기피 아니다 (in Korean). OSEN. March 26, 2006. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  12. "Haha gets discharged from military service". Allkpop. Retrieved March 10, 2010. 
  13. "HaHa admits he cried when he was in the army". October 21, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  14. "Winners from the 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards". Allkpop. December 30, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  15. "HaHa admits he 'lived like a crazy person' after breakup". Allkpop. July 31, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  16. "Skull & Haha Ya Man !!". Amazon.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  17. Jin, Eun-soo (July 4, 2014). "Skull to release first solo reggae album". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  18. "[Music Video] Busan Vacance". CJ E&M MWave. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  19. "Skull and Haha continued to perform with Hyung Dong and Dae Jun on Music Core". Korea.com. August 4, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  20. "Skull&HaHa release MV for "Busan Vacance"". Allkpop. July 29, 2012. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  21. "'Running Man' Cast Gives Fans A Taste Of Variety TV During Fan Meeting In Malaysia". KPOPStarz. November 21, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  22. Ho, Stewart (October 23, 2012). "Kim Jong Kook Releases Preview Tracks Ft. Haha, LeeSsang’s Gary and Mighty Mouth". CJ E&M MNet. Retrieved December 27, 2014. 
  23. "김종국 & 하하 KIM JONG KOOK & HAHA Runningman Bros' Concert". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  24. CoCo Kdrama (December 2, 2014). "See Kim Jong Kook and Haha live in the U.S. on their Running Man Bros Tour". DramaFever. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  25. "상꼬맹이' 하하, 유부남된다..별과 11월30일 결혼". Star News. Retrieved September 4, 2012. 
  26. "HaHa and Byul welcome their newborn son into the world!". July 8, 2013. Retrieved July 21, 2013. 
  27. http://gaonchart.co.kr/ Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "gaon" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  28. "Funny Man HaHa's Upcoming Album + Teaser". Soompi. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  29. "Haha". CJ E&M enewsWorld. March 22, 2012. 
  30. "Play". Youtube. Retrieved October 17, 2012. 
  31. 7년 만이야 (in Korean). Bugs!. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  32. 그래 나 노래 못해 (in Korean). Bugs!. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  33. 술병 (in Korean). Bugs!. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  34. "HaHa releases "You are my Destiny 2"". Allkpop. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  35. "Quan Ninomarley A.K.A. Haha Reggae Wave" (in Korean). Bugs!. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  36. "[MV] Davichi(다비치) _ War and love(사랑과 전쟁) (Narr. HaHa(하하))". Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  37. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ovc4TB_dEk
  38. "Kim Jong Kook pre-releases songs off his 7th album ft. Haha, Gary, & Mighty Mouth". Allkpop. October 23, 2012. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  39. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnltORxgUH0&feature=youtu.be

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