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Lee Sangyeob (Lee Sang Yeob)

Actor Lee Sangyeob (Lee Sang Yeob) Profile, Facts, and TMI

Lee Sangyeob Profile

  • Birth Name: 이상엽 (Lee Sangyeob)
  • Stage Name: Lee Sangyeob
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1983.05.08
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Chinese Zodiac: Pig
  • Height: 180 cm (5’9″)
  • Weight: 70 kg (154.3 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Agency: Ungbin ENS
  • Debut: 2007
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram

Lee Sangyeob Facts & TMI

  • Lee Sangyeob was born in Seoul.
  • He is an only child.
  • Lee Sangyeob is the only grandson of a late executive at chaebol company POSCO.
  • He belongs to the Habcheon Lee clan.
  • He is a Christian.
  • His MBTI personality type is ESFP.
  • He debuted in 2007 in a drama called ‘A Happy Woman’.
  • He has completed his military duty as an active-duty soldier from 2009 to 2011.
  • Lee Sangyeob is one of the few actors in South Korea known to have good acting skills and a clean image.
  • After mostly played kind and innocent characters at the beginning of his career, he received much praise after successfully portraying a serial killer in the dramas ‘Signal’ and ‘While You Are Sleeping’.
  • He reached the peak of popularity after starring in the family drama ‘Once Again’ alongside Lee Minjung in 2020.
  • Besides appearing in dramas and movies, Lee Sangyeob frequently appears as a regular member on reality shows such as ‘Law of the Jungle in Samoa’, ‘Prison Life of Fools’, ‘Trans-Siberian Pathfinders’, and most recently ‘Sixth Sense 2’.
  • Lee Sangyeob is famous as a celebrity who looks much younger than his real age.
  • Early in his career, many thought that he kind of looks like trot singer Park Hyunbin and SHINHWA’s Eric.
  • He is best friends with actor Kim Dongwook, Lee Sunkyun, On Joowan, as well as a former news anchor and Youtuber Jang Sungkyu.
  • He is good at impersonating of famous actors such as Jung Woosung, Jang Hyuk, Lee Sunkyun, and Lee Jungjae.
  • He graduated from the Theater Department at Hanyang University.
  • Prior to studying acting, Lee Sangyeob studied Economics at a university.
  • He “accidentally” became an actor after participating in an actor audition held by the agency SidusHQ.
  • Apparently, he had been dreaming of becoming an actor since he was a child.
  • At first, his parents were against Lee Sangyeob’s decision to become an actor.
    Since his appearance as a guest on ‘Running Man’, he has become one of the guests with the most appearances on ‘Running Man’ with 14 episodes.
  • He actually got an offer to star in the popular drama ‘Queen Seondeok’, which he had to turn down because of his military enlistment.
  • In 2020 he released an OST for his drama ‘Good Casting’, titled ‘The Red Backpack’.
  • In 2013, he publicly dated actress Gong Hyun Joo for a year and a half.
  • The “romantic chemistry” between Sangyeob and singer Jessi that was shown at the variety show ‘Sixth Sense 2’ made a buzz among the show’s viewers.
  • Jessi nicknamed him “Samgyeop-oppa” at ‘Sixth Sense 2’.
  • Lee Sangyeob is good at English.

Movie

‘A Man Who Was Superman’ as Soojung’s boyfriend (2008)
‘Lovers of Six Years’ as Yoonseok (2008)
‘Penny Pinchers’ as Yang Gwanwoo (2011)
‘The Nutcracker in 3D’ as N.C., the ‘Nutcracker Voice Actor (2012)
‘The Flu’ as Byungwoo (2013)
‘Ex-Files’ as Park Eunho (2014)
‘The Villagers’ as Jisung (2018)
‘The Day I Died’ as Hyungjoon (2020)

TV Drama

‘A Happy Woman’ (KBS2/ 2007)
‘King Sejong the Great’ as Pangeran Hyang (KBS1/ 2007)
‘Elephant’ as Joo Sangyeob (MBC/ 2008)
‘The Art of Seduction’ as Sungil (OCN/ 2008)
‘Here He Comes’ (MBC/ 2008)
‘Her Style’ as Yoon Seokwoo (KBS N/ 2009)
‘Midas’ as Han Jangseok (SBS/ 2011)
‘Miss Ripley’ as Ha Cheoljin (MBC/ 2011)
‘Can’t Lose’ as Yeon Hyungjoo (MBC/ 2011/ Cameo, episode 9)
‘Living Among the Rich’ as Lee Sangyeob (JTBC/ 2011)
‘Koisuru Maison ~Rainbow Rose~’ as Han Saewoo (TX/ 2012/ Japanese Series)
‘The Innocent Man’ as Park Joonha (KBS2/ 2012)
‘Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love’ as Prince Dongpyeong (SBS/ 2013)
‘The Greatest Thing in the World’ as John Harrison (MBC/ 2013)
‘A Little Love Never Hurts’ as Jung Jaemin (MBC/ 2013)
‘House of Bluebird’ as Jang Hyundo (KBS2/ 2015)
‘Signal’ as Kim Jinwoo (tvN/ 2016/ Cameo, episode 9–11)
‘The Master of Revenge’ as Park Taeha (KBS2/ 2016)
‘The Doctors’ as Kim Woojin (SBS/ 2016)
‘Drama Special: Home Sweet Home’ as Kang Sungmin (KBS2/ 2016)
‘Listen to Love’ as Ahn Joonyoung (JTBC/ 2016)
‘While You Were Sleeping’ as Lee Yoobum (SBS/ 2017)
‘Drama Special: You’re Closer Than I Think’ as Choi Woojin (KBS2/ 2017)
‘The Hymn of Death’ as Kim Hongki (SBS/ 2018)
‘Top Star U-back’ as Choi Madol (tvN/ 2018)
‘Love Affairs in the Afternoon’ as Yoon Jungwoo (Channel A/ 2019)
‘Once Again’ as Yoon Gyujin (KBS2/ 2020)
‘Good Casting’ as Yoon Seokho (SBS/ 2020)
‘Drama Special: Traces of Love’ as Jung Jisub (KBS2/ 2020)
‘Nara’s Marvelous Days’ as Ex-boyfriend (Naver TV/ 2021/ Cameo)
‘On the Verge of Insanity’ as Han Sekwon (MBC/ 2021)

OST

‘The Red Backpack’ – Good Casting OST (SBS/ 2020)

Variety Shows (as Fixed Cast)

‘The Law of The Jungle in Samoa’ (SBS/ 2016)
‘Real Men’ (MBC/ 2016/ as narator)
‘Reckless but Happy’ (SBS/ 2018)
‘Prison Life of Fools’ (tvN/ 2019)
‘Trans-Siberian Pathfinders’ (tvN/ 2019)
‘3 Idiots’ (tvN/ 2020)
‘JeonGuk BangBangCookCook’ (MBN/ 2021)
‘Sixth Sense 2’ (tvN/ 2021)

Variety Shows (as Guest)

‘Brain Battle’ (MBC/ 2008/ guest)
‘Infinite Challenge’ (MBC/ 2008/ guest episode 114)
‘Strong Heart’ (SBS/ 2012/ guest episode 157~158)
‘Get It Beauty’ (OnStyle/ 2012/ guest)
‘Hello Counselor’ (KBS2/ 2015/ guest)
‘Running Man’ (SBS/ 2017~2018; guest episode 381, 385, 390~396, 399~408, 415, 453, 509)
‘Knowing Bros’ (JTBC/ 2018/ guest episode 111, 153)
‘Let’s Eat Dinner Together’ (JTBC/ 2018/ guest episode 104)
‘The Fishermen and the City’ (Channel A/ 2019/ guest episode 99)
‘Radio Star’ (MBC/ 2019/ guest episode 639)
‘Sixth Sense’ (tvN/ 2020/ guest episode 1)
‘The Return of Superman’ (KBS2/ 2020/ guest episode 356)
‘Omniscient Interfering View’ (MBC/ 2020/ guest episode 131)

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