Ha Dong-hoon( Hangul :하동훈; born on August 20, 1979), better known by his stage nameHaha( Hangul :하하) is a German-bornSouth Korean recording artist , actor , presenter and stand-up comedian . He is best known for being in the sitcom,Nonstopand for co-hosting the show,Running Man.

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 Haha's Life and career

2000–2008: Debut and rising popularity[ edit ]

His parents are both Korean and he has an older sister, Ha Juri ( Hangul :하쥬리) who is a pianist. Haha graduated from Daejin University , where he obtained a Masters 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, Zikiri. Despite excessive promotion, Zikiri 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 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 .

in May 22nd 2005 and immediately exploded in popularity 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. In December 2005, Haha became a member of the game show,Infinite Challenge. He also returned as a guest for the sixth and final season ofNonstopin 2006.In 2007, Haha released his second single, "You're My Destiny" which took a 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 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 andRunning Man[ 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 from the military.

and was the co-host of theHaha-Mong Showwith MC Mong up until allegations had sprung up that MC Mong had attempted to evade his military service.Since 2010, Haha is one of the co-hosts for the variety showRunning Man, with host-in-chief Yoo Jae-suk . 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.

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 Haha's Discography


TitleAlbum DetailsPeak Positions
"—" 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.


YearSinglePeak PositionsAlbum
The Beautiful Rhyme Diary
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.

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 Haha'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


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
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 Currently airing

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 Haha's Awards

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 Haha's References

  1. (Korean) 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. (Korean) "하하(하동훈) 가수". Naver. December 28, 2011. Retrieved December 28, 2011. 
  3. (Korean) "MC몽 하하 제롬, 'What's Up Yo' 트리오". Joy News 24. July 29, 2005. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  4. "Nonstop 3 Overview". Crunchyroll. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  5. "The Beautiful Rhyme Diary". Amazon. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  6. (Korean) "너는 내 운명". Bugs!. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  7. (Korean) "군 입대 연기한 하하, '병역기피 아니다". OSEN. March 26, 2006. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  8. "Haha gets discharged from military service". Allkpop. Retrieved March 10, 2010. 
  9. "Winners from the 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards". Allkpop. December 30, 2011. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  10. "상꼬맹이' 하하, 유부남된다..별과 11월30일 결혼". Star News. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  11. (Korean) "Gaon Chart". Gaon Chart. Retrieved January 9, 2012. 
  12. "Funny Man HaHa's Upcoming Album + Teaser". Soompi. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  13. "Play". Youtube. Retrieved October 17, 2012. 
  14. (Korean) "7년 만이야". Bugs!. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  15. (Korean) "그래 나 노래 못해". Bugs!. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  16. (Korean) "술병". Bugs!. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  17. "HaHa releases "You are my Destiny 2″". Allkpop. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  18. (Korean) "Quan Ninomarley A.K.A. Haha Reggae Wave". Bugs!. Retrieved October 8, 2011. 
  19. Lee, Nancy "Yoo Jae Suk Wins Big, Winners from 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards" CJ E&M enewsWorld. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-14

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