Lee Hong-bin (Hangul이홍빈, born September 29, 1993), most often credited as Hongbin (Hangul홍빈), is a South Korean singer and actor, signed under Jellyfish Entertainment. Hongbin debuted as a member of the South Korean boy group VIXX in May 2012, and began his acting career in 2014 in SBS's romantic drama Glorious Day as Yoo Ji-ho. He has since had a leading role in KBS2's fantasy action-romance Moorim School (2016) as Wang Chi-ang.

Early life

Hongbin was born and raised in Jayang-dong, Seoul, South Korea. His family consists of himself, his parents and two older sisters. Hongbin studied Musical major at Dong-ah Broadcasting College.


2012-2013: Debut with VIXX

Hongbin was one of ten trainees who were contestants in Mnet's survival reality show MyDOL and was chosen to be a part of the final line-up and the 6-member boy group finally debuted with "Super Hero" on May 24, 2012 on M! Countdown. During MyDOL; Hongbin was featured in Brian Joo's "Let This Die" and Seo In-guk's "Tease Me" music video. The "Tease Me" music video was shot alongside actress Son Eun-seo.

In 2013, Hongbin appeared in episode 4 of SBS's television drama The Heirs alongside his group members.

2014-2015: Acting debut and MC-ing

In 2014, Hongbin was cast in his first television drama in a supporting role as Yoo Ji-ho alongside Rainbow's Go Woo-ri in SBS's Glorious Day. in the same year Hongbin and N appeared as backup dancers in K.Will, Mamamoo and Wheesung's "Peppermint Chocolate" music video.

On March 3, 2015, Hongbin joined T-ara's Jiyeon and Super Junior-M's Zhou Mi as MC on SBS MTV's The Show from March 3, 2015 to October 13, 2015. In September 2015, Hongbin was cast in his first lead role as Wang Chi-ang in KBS2’s action-romance drama Moorim School.

2016–present: Moorim School

Moorim School began airing on KBS2 from January 11, 2016. In the drama Hongbin plays the troublemaker Wang Chi-ang alongside actor Lee Hyun-woo. On January 18, 2016 VIXX released their first original soundtrack recording for the fantasy action-romance drama Moorim School with the song “Alive” the drama’s main theme song, released in Moorim School OST Part. 1. Viewers of the drama have shown positive responses to the refreshingly edgy theme song. It was revealed that VIXX hoped to express their support for Hongbin’s first drama lead role as the troublemaker Wang Chi-ang by contributing to the soundtrack. On February 1, 2016, Moorim School OST Part. 2 was released with the title song "The King" by VIXX.



Television dramas

2013SBSThe HeirsHimselfCameo with VIXX members (Episode 4)
2014SBSGlorious DayYoo Ji-hoSupporting role
2015SBSThe Family Is ComingLee Hong-binCameo (Episode 18)
2016KBS2Moorim SchoolWang Chi-ang2nd Male Lead

TV Appearance & Variety Shows

2015SBS MTVThe ShowCo-Host with Zhou Mi (Super Junior-M) and Jiyeon (T-ara)
KBS2Global Request Show - A Song For YouGuest Appearance on Season 4 Episode 11
2016KBS WorldHello CounselorGuest with Moorim School cast Ep. 257

Music video appearances

YearMusic videoArtist(s)
2012Brian Joo
Seo In-guk
2014K.Will, MAMAMOO, Wheesung