Kwang Soo Lee

이광수 / Lee Kwang Soo

Lee Kwang-soo( Hangul : 이광수; born 14 July 1985) is a South Korean actor and entertainer . He is best known as a cast member of the variety showRunning Man.

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Here He Comes, followed byHigh Kick Through the Roof.

Good Sundayvariety showRunning Man. His nicknames on the show includes "framing master," "betrayer," and lately, "giraffe." He is also known as "Kwangvatar" (a portmanteau of his given name Kwang-soo andAvatar) and is now more commonly known as "Prince of Asia" due to him being mobbed by numerous fans wheneverRunning Manepisodes are filmed in other Asian countries such as Thailand , Hong Kong , China , Macau , Indonesia and Vietnam . The song "St. Agnes and the Burning Train" by Sting is his theme music in the variety show, which is played as a running gag whenever Lee is picked on, ousted and made fun of. In 2010 and 2011, Lee won back-to-back awards at the SBS Entertainment Awards for New Star Award and Best Newcomer in Variety respectively.

, and thrillerThe Scent. Later in the year, he reunited onscreen with his formerRunning Manco-star and real-life best friend Song Joong-ki in the TV melodramaThe Innocent Man.

), Lee voiced the lead character Marco in the animated movieMaritime Police Marco, opposite fellowRunning Manregular Song Ji-hyo as the voice of Lulu.

In an interview with the main cast on MBC 'sSection TV,Goddess of Firelead actress Moon Geun-young chose Lee as her "ideal type" among her co-stars Lee Sang-yoon , Kim Bum , and Park Gun-hyung , causing Lee to blush in embarrassment. She explained that among the reasons she picked him was that he is the tallest of the group, and that he's attentive and considerate towards others.

Lee was chosen as one of the leading men on the miniseriesSecret Lovestarring members of the girl group KARA . He was paired with Nicole Jung , andSecret Loveis slated to air during the Chuseok festival.

He held another one in Malaysia on 4 January 2014, attended by almost 3,000 fans.

, appearing in a supporting role as a patient with Tourette syndrome , a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics.

A Dynamite Family, about five bickering brothers living in the village of Deoksu.

), whose condition is caused by side effects from a newly introduced drug.Collective Inventionwas screened in the Vanguard section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival , marking Lee's first red carpet appearance at an international film festival. He also starred in the two-episode dramaPuck!, where he played a loan shark who joins a college ice hockey club. The one-act play was aired on 1 January 2016.

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 Kwang Soo Lee's Nicknames from Running Man

  • Framer Kwang-soo (모함광수)
  • Giraffe (기린)
  • Icon of Betrayal (배신의 아이콘)
  • Prince of Asia (아시아 프린스)
  • KwangJa (광자) (female alter ego)
  • KwangVatar (광바타) (due to his height and seemingly similar appearance to the Navi'i tribe in Avatar)
  • KwangToad (광두꺼비)
  • Icon of Bad Luck (불운의 아이콘)
  • God of Variety (예능신)
  • Easy Brothers (with Ji Suk Jin) (이지 브라더스 - 지석진과 함께)
  • YooLee Brothers (with Yoo Jae Suk) (유이 브라더스 -유재석과 함께
  • Betrayal giraffe (배신 기린)
  • Losing Hand (지는 손)

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 Kwang Soo Lee's Filmography


2011 Battlefield Heroes Moon-di
2012 Wonderful Radio Cha Dae-keun
The Scent Gi-poong
All About My Wife PD Choi
2013 A Wonderful Moment Kim Jeong-il
Maritime Police Marco Marco
2014 Confession Min-soo
A Dynamite Family Constable Park
2015 Collective Invention Park Goo

Television drama[]

2008 The Scale of Providence Oh Kwang-chul SBS
2008–2009 Here He Comes Oh Man-soo MBC
2009–2010 High Kick Through the Roof Lee Kwang-soo MBC
2010 Dong Yi MBC
2011 City Hunter Ko Ki-joon SBS
2011–2012 Bachelor's Vegetable Store Channel A
2012 The Innocent Man Park Jae-gil KBS2
2013 Dating Agency: Cyrano tvN
Goddess of Fire Prince Imhae MBC
Potato Star 2013QR3 tvN
2014 Secret Love Lee Tae-yang
Episodes 7-8: A Seven Day Summer
It's Okay, That's Love Park Soo-kwang SBS
2015 The Girl Who Sees Smells Himself (cameo with theRunning Mancast, episode 1) SBS
2016 Puck! Jo Joon-man SBS
Descendants of the Sun Toy gun range shooting shop worker (cameo in episode 1) KBS2
Dear My Friends Yoo Min-ho (Special Guest Appearance, Episodes 1-4) tvN
Hwarang: The Beginning Mak Moon (Special Guest Appearance) KBS2
Entourage Cha Joon tvN
The Sound Of Heart Cho Seok KBS2

Variety show[]

2009 Introducing a Star's Friend Guest - ep: 56-57 MBC
Star Golden Bell Guest - ep: 230 KBS2
2010 Come to Play Guest - ep: 286 MBC
Strong Heart Guest - ep: 25-26 SBS
2010–present Running Man Cast member SBS
2011 Happy Together 3 Guest - ep: 229 KBS2
2012 Yoon Do-hyun's MUST Guest - ep: 54 Mnet
2013 Gag Concert Guest - ep: 681 KBS2
2014 Taxi Guest - ep: 336 tvN
Magic Eye Guest - ep: 1 SBS
Hurry Up, BrotherSeason 1 Guest (withRunning Man) Zhejiang TV
2015 Perhaps Love/If You Love Cast - Season 2 (withLynn Hung) Hubei Television
Yaman TV Guest - ep: 1 Mnet
Inkigayo Special MC SBS
Healing Camp Special appearance - ep: 195 SBS
The Amazing Race (China) Special guest - Season 2 (withKim Jong-kook) Shenzhen TV
2016 We Kid (WE sing like a KID) Guest - ep: 1-5 Mnet,tvN
Hurry Up, BrotherSeason 4 Guest - Ep : 5 (withRunning Man) Zhejiang TV

Music video[]

YearSong TitleArtist
2011 "격산타우 (Kyuksantawoo)" LeeSsang
2012 "Oh Fresh Men" (The Bachelor's Vegetable Store OST) VF6DOLE (Ji Chang-wook,Kim Young-kwang,Lee Kwang-soo,Shin Won-hoand Sung Ha)
"Busan Vacance" SkullandHaHa
"Fanta CF" Baek Jin-heeandKang Seung-yoon(WINNER)
2013 "Fanta Idol Season 1" Jung Eun-jiandNiel(Teen Top)
"Fanta Idol Season 2" Niel(Teen Top) andJung Eun-ji
"You Are the Best" Teaser Byul
"Runaway" KARA
2015 "Again" Turbo
2016 "MOMOMO" Cosmic Girls

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 Kwang Soo Lee's Brand/Product endorsements

YearBrandProductCountry of DistributionNote
2008 Show Tag Story WCDMA Show Korea
Super Power Drink Korea
Chinese Show WCDMA Show Korea
Olympus Show Victory Camera Korea
2009 Anycall Haptic Beam Korea
2010 ILDO Anti Aging Medicine Korea (with Son Ye-jin )
2011 ESTsoft Zum Korea (with Park Bo-young )
LG Cyon Cafe Korea (with Daniel Henney and Shin Se-kyung )
Outback Steakhouse Restaurants Korea (with Jo In Sung )
2012 Samsung Samsung Galaxy R Korea (with Kim Jong-kook , Gary , and Hyolyn )
Fanta Soft Drink Korea (with Kang Seung-Yoon and Baek Jin-hee )
Outback Steakhouse Winter Menu Restaurant Korea (with Jo In Sung )
Pepero Food Korea
2013 Mambo Fashion Korea
Korea Energy Management Corporation Saving Energy Campaign Korea (with Kim Yoo-bin )
Outback Steakhouse New Year Menu Restaurants Korea (with Jo In Sung )
Post Box Convenience Courier Korea
SK Enclean Refueling Station Korea (with Lee Yu-bi )
Fanta Soft Drink Korea (with Ahn Daniel and Jung Eun-ji )
Qtv Manifesto Joongang Media Q Channel Limited Korea
LG LG U+ LTE Korea (with Kim So-hyun )
2014 Pizza Hut Restaurants Korea
Tiger Topoki Restaurants China
SK Enclean Refueling Station Korea
Caffe Bene Grand Opening Event Coffee Shop Malaysia
Oxford Code Name Cobra Korea
2015 Caffe Bene Grand Opening Ceremony Coffee Shop Vietnam
Tiger Topoki Restaurants China
Nestle Frutips Hong Kong (with 魯芬)
Nestle Frutips Hong Kong
Line Line Ambassador Malaysia
dal.komm COFFEE Coffee Shop Korea
Ya! Tudou Snack Snack China (with Kim Jong-kook )
WINIX Electronic Electronics Korea
Heroes Charge Game Online Korea
Binggrae Banana Milk Drink China
Claire's Korea Claire's Guerisson 9 Complex Korea, China
Vivaldi Park Ocean World Korea (with Nana )
Official Ambassador for 2015 Korea Brand & Entertainment Expo (KBEE) China
El Tong Ambassador Translation Messenger Korea
Adidas 'Crazy Court 2015' Event Match Korea (with Haha )
K-Food Fair Ambassador Korea Food TV Commercial Malaysia, Indonesia and UAE (with Haha )
Game of Dice Game Online China (with Ji Suk-jin , Kim Jong-kook , Gary , and Song Ji-Hyo )
2016 Ya! Tudou Snack Snack China (with Kim Jong-kook )
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid USA
Nestle Frutips Hong Kong (with 魯芬 and Tats Lau )
KOBACO - CCTV Public Awareness Campaign Korea
Claire's Korea Guerisson 9 Complex Cream Korea, China (with Park Bo-young )
Guerisson 9 Complex Cream Korea, China
Samsung Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Malaysia
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge Korea (with Yoo Yeon-seok and Cho Yoon-woo )
dal.komm COFFEE Coffee Shop Korea
Game of Dice Game Character China
WeChat Emoticons Wechat China
Binggrae Banana Milk Drink China
Nestle Frutips Hong Kong (with 魯芬 and 小明)
The Shilla Duty Free Global Retail Korea (with Song_Hye-kyo )

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 Kwang Soo Lee's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2nd Mnet 20's Choice Awards
Hot CF StarN/AWon
4th Asia Model Festival Awards
CF Model AwardN/AWon
SBS Entertainment Awards
New Star AwardRunning ManWon
SBS Entertainment Awards
Best Newcomer in VarietyWon
48th Baeksang Arts Awards
Best New Actor Wonderful RadioNominated
33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards
Best New Actor All About My WifeNominated
KBS Drama Awards
Best Supporting Actor The Innocent ManNominated
SBS Entertainment Awards
Friendship AwardRunning ManWon
Viewer's Choice: Most Popular StarWon
7th Korea Drama Awards
Excellence Award, ActorIt's Okay, That's LoveWon
3rd APAN Star Awards
Popular Star Award, ActorWon
SBS Entertainment Awards
Excellence Award in Variety Running ManWon
SBS Drama Awards
Special Award, Actor in a Miniseries It's Okay, That's LoveWon
Best Male FashionistaN/AWon
Asia Popularity AwardN/AWon

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 Kwang Soo Lee's References

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  2. Lee, Nancy (31 December 2011). "Yoo Jae Suk Wins Big, Winners from 2011 SBS Entertainment Awards". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  3. Kang, Hye-in (6 September 2012). "Lee Gwang Soo makes a disclosure about Song Joong Ki". StarN News. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  4. Choi, Eun-hwa (9 December 2012). "Interview: Lee Kwang Soo Says He's Happy He′s Asked More about Song Joong Ki". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  5. Ho, Stewart (22 November 2012). "Lee Kwang Soo Records for His First Animation Movie Dubbing". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  6. Park, Hani (12 February 2013). "Song Ji Hyo Says Lee Kwang Soo Is A Loyal Friend". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  7. Hong, Grace Danbi (7 May 2013). "Lee Kwang Soo Cast in Goddess of Fire Jeongi as a Villain". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  8. Son, Bo-kyung (27 June 2013). "Lee Kwang Soo Says He'll be More Vicious Than Running Man for Goddess of Fire Jeongi". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  9. "Moon Geun Young Picks Lee Kwang Soo as Her Ideal Type". Soompi. 30 June 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  10. Jeon, Su-mi (22 August 2013). "Lee Kwang Soo Meets Fans in Singapore Through a Fanmeeting". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  11. Lee, Sun-min (8 January 2014). "Actor meets Malaysian fans". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  12. Jin, Eun-soo (20 June 2014). "Masculinity, brutality themes of Confession". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-06-20. 
  13. Lee, Cory (11 December 2013). "Lee Kwang-soo to Display Deep Bromance with Ji Sung, Ju Ji-hoon". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  14. Hong, Grace Danbi (28 May 2014). "Lee Kwang Soo Wipes Off the Smile on His Face for Good Friends". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  15. Ha, Soo-jung (28 June 2014). "Interview: Lee Kwang Soo Will Not Leave Running Man Just to Focus on Other Projects". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-06-29. 
  16. Ahn, Sung-mi (30 June 2014). "Herald Interview: Funnyman gets serious". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-07-03. 
  17. Ha, Soo-jung (5 July 2014). "Interview: Lee Kwang Soo Spills His Thoughts on Dating and Marriage". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-07-08. 
  18. "Jo In Sung, Gong Hyo Jin, and Lee Kwang Soo Confirmed for Noh Hee Kyung's New Summer Drama". Soompi. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  19. MacDonald, Joan (11 November 2013). "Lee Kwang Soo and 2PM's Chansung Sign On As Siblings". KDramaStars. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  20. Kim, June (21 November 2014). "LEE Kwang-soo to Become a MUTANT". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-11-23. 
  21. Sung, So-young (17 October 2015). "Lee Kwang-soo to star in one-act drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-10-22. 
  22. Sunwoo, Carla (29 November 2013). "Dinosaurs walk Earth again in 3-D". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  23. Lee, Eun-ah (4 December 2013). "INTERVIEW: Lee Kwang-soo, "Will You Join Me to the World Dinosaurs live in?"". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  24. Lee, Ga-on (7 May 2010). "Han Hyo-joo says she "hold fast" to her role in Dong Yi". TenAsia. Retrieved 2013-02-03. 
  25. Choi, Eun-hwa (9 March 2012). "Lee Kwang Soo on the End of Bachelor's Vegetable Store". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  26. Son, Bo-kyung (5 June 2013). "Lee Kwang Soo and Goo Eun Ae to Cameo in Dating Agency; Cyrano". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  27. Hong, Grace Danbi (4 November 2013). "Lee Kwang Soo Appear in Potato Star as Cameo". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-30. 
  28. Bae Seon-yeong (배선영) (December 15, 2015). [패셔니스타 어워즈] 아몰패 1위 이광수, "저도 투표 참여했죠". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved January 9, 2016 – via Naver. 
  29. Choi Jin-sil (최진실) (January 8, 2016). 이광수, 中 '웨이보의 밤' 올해의 아시아 인기아티스트상 선정. Xports News (in Korean). Retrieved January 9, 2016 – via Naver. 

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