Gi Kwang Lee

Lee Gi Kwang

  • Name: Lee Gi Kwang
  • Native name: 이기광
  • Also Known as: AJ, Lee Kikwang, Lee Ki Kwang, Lee Gikwang, Gikwang, Lee Gi Gwang, Lee Gi Kwang, Ace Junior
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 30, 1990
  • Age: 33
Lee Gi Kwang is a singer-songwriter, actor and member of the group "Highlight".

After passing JYP Entertainment's test, Gi Kwang spent four years training before being told he was not going to debut. He was later approached by the former president of Cube Entertainment who convinced him to join the agency without an audition. He made his official debut in Mnet's "M! Countdown" in April 2009 under the stage name AJ (Ace Junior) with the mini-album "First Episode: A New Hero." His name brought several online controversies among fans as "AJ" was also the name of a member of the group "Paran."

In June 2009, AJ became the opener for Lady Gaga's concert in Seoul and in October he joined the newly formed group "Beast" alongside all his debut backup dancers, who were also trainees. He featured in many music videos such as K.Will's "Present" or Apink's "I Don't Know" and began hosting music shows such as "Inkigayo". He was a DJ of KBS Cool FM "Music Plaza" until April 16, 2023, stepping down to focus on his upcoming solo album and other projects.

Lee Gi Kwang made his acting debut in 2009 with MBC's "High Kick Through the Roof." He served his mandatory military service as a conscripted police officer from April 2019 until November 2020.

(Source: MyDramaList) Edit Biography
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
TBA I Kill You
Korean Drama, 0000, 0 eps
Ho Joong (Main Role)
0
Ho Joong
Main Role
0.0
2024 Marry My Husband
Korean Drama, 2024, 16 eps
Baek Eun Ho (Main Role)
16
Main Role
8.6
2018 Lovely Horribly
Korean Drama, 2018, 32 eps
Lee Sung Joong (Main Role)
32
Main Role
7.0
2017 Circle
Korean Drama, 2017, 12 eps
Lee Ho Soo (Main Role)
12
Main Role
8.4
2016 Momin's Room
Korean Drama, 2016, 7 eps
Won (Main Role)
7
Won
Main Role
6.8
2016 Monster
Korean Drama, 2016, 50 eps
Lee Kook Chul [Young] (Guest Role)
50
Lee Kook Chul [Young]
Guest Role
7.3
2015 Mrs. Cop
Korean Drama, 2015, 18 eps
Lee Se Won (Support Role)
18
Lee Se Won
Support Role
7.9
2014 Twenty Years Old
Korean Drama, 2014, 4 eps
Lee Ki Kwang (Main Role)
4
Main Role
7.7
2011 Me too, Flower!
Korean Drama, 2011, 15 eps
Jo Ma Roo | "Pink Chicken" (Support Role)
15
Jo Ma Roo | "Pink Chicken"
Support Role
7.5
2011 My Princess
Korean Drama, 2011, 16 eps
Lee Geon [Royal chef] (Support Role)
16
Lee Geon [Royal chef]
Support Role
7.5
2010 All My Love
Korean Drama, 2010, 210 eps
[Doo Joon's love rival] (Guest Role)
210
[Doo Joon's love rival]
Guest Role
7.3
2010 More Charming By The Day
Korean Drama, 2010, 138 eps
Himself (Ep.74) (Guest Role)
138
Himself (Ep.74)
Guest Role
7.1
2009 High Kick Through the Roof!
Korean Drama, 2009, 126 eps
Kang Se Ho (Support Role)
126
Kang Se Ho
Support Role
7.9
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2013 The Miracle
Korean Special, 2013, 3 eps
[Himself] (Guest Role)
3
[Himself]
Guest Role
7.1
2013 Drama Special Season 4: My Friend Is Still Alive
Korean Special, 2013, 1 eps
Go Kyung Sook (Main Role)
1
Main Role
8.1
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2024 DNAcers
Korean TV Show, 2024, 0 eps
[MC] (Main Host)
0
[MC]
Main Host
0.0
2023 Strong Heart VS
Korean TV Show, 2023, 20 eps
(Ep. 13) (Guest)
20
(Ep. 13)
Guest
0.0
2023 Boy Detective JW
Korean TV Show, 2023, 12 eps
(Ep. 3) (Guest)
12
(Ep. 3)
Guest
8.6
2023 Picnic Time
Korean TV Show, 2023, 6 eps
(Guest)
6
Guest
0.0
2023 Girls Night Out
Korean TV Show, 2023, 12 eps
(Ep.4) (Guest)
12
(Ep.4)
Guest
0.0
2023 Dope Club
Korean TV Show, 2023, 20 eps
(Ep. 6) (Guest)
20
(Ep. 6)
Guest
7.7
2023 Peak Time
Korean TV Show, 2023, 11 eps
[Judge] (Regular Member)
11
[Judge]
Regular Member
8.4
2022 Cafe Parasite
Korean TV Show, 2022, 7 eps
(Ep. 4) (Guest)
7
(Ep. 4)
Guest
9.0
2022 Music Universe K-909
Korean TV Show, 2022, 21 eps
(Ep. 7) (Guest)
21
(Ep. 7)
Guest
8.0
2022 Self-on Kode
Korean TV Show, 2022, 25 eps
(Ep. 13) (Guest)
25
(Ep. 13)
Guest
7.8
2022 Idol 1N2D
Korean TV Show, 2022, 61 eps
(Ep. 3) (Guest)
61
(Ep. 3)
Guest
8.1
2022 HK Coin
Korean TV Show, 2022, 70 eps
(Ep. 4) (Guest)
70
(Ep. 4)
Guest
8.4
2022 Show!terview with Sunmi
Korean TV Show, 2022, 41 eps
(Ep. 39) (Guest)
41
(Ep. 39)
Guest
8.0
2022 My Playlist
Korean TV Show, 2022, 10 eps
(Ep .1) (Guest)
10
(Ep .1)
Guest
7.2
2022 HalMyungSoo Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2022, 150 eps
(Ep. 1) (Guest)
150
(Ep. 1)
Guest
0.0
2022 Aiki's Thumbs Up
Korean TV Show, 2022, 57 eps
(Ep. 56) (Guest)
57
(Ep. 56)
Guest
8.0
2022 Adola School Season 3: PR on Idol
Korean TV Show, 2022, 38 eps
(Main Host)
38
Main Host
7.0
2022 Idol's Snack Spree
Korean TV Show, 2022, 20 eps
(Ep. 5) (Guest)
20
(Ep. 5)
Guest
7.8
2021 Go Ahead Highlight, Do Whatever You Want!
Korean TV Show, 2021, 8 eps
(Regular Member)
8
Regular Member
9.2
2021 Military Idol Camp
Korean TV Show, 2021, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
8.6
2021 Brad PT and GYM Carrey
Korean TV Show, 2021, 10 eps
(Main Host)
10
Main Host
8.0
2021 Idol Live Agent Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2021, 12 eps
(Ep.1-4) (Guest)
12
(Ep.1-4)
Guest
0.0
2021 Adola School Season 2: Homecoming Day
Korean TV Show, 2021, 22 eps
(Main Host)
22
Main Host
8.5
2021 Muziekwang Company
Korean TV Show, 2021, 10 eps
(Regular Member)
10
Regular Member
7.6
2021 Superseller
Korean TV Show, 2021, 10 eps
(Regular Member)
10
Regular Member
10.0
2021 Let's Play Soccer Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2021, 108 eps
(Ep. 60) (Guest)
108
(Ep. 60)
Guest
8.6
2021 D&E Show
Korean TV Show, 2021, 250 eps
(Ep. 202) (Guest)
250
(Ep. 202)
Guest
8.0
2021 The Reversal of Highlight
Korean TV Show, 2021, 12 eps
(Regular Member)
12
Regular Member
8.5
2021 Fantasy House
Korean TV Show, 2021, 11 eps
(Ep.3-4) (Guest)
11
(Ep.3-4)
Guest
8.3
2020 Idol Wonderland
Korean TV Show, 2020, 10 eps
(Main Host)
10
Main Host
8.3
2020 Killing Voice
Korean TV Show, 2020, 120 eps
(Ep. 9) (Guest)
120
(Ep. 9)
Guest
8.8
2020 Idol Human Theater
Korean TV Show, 2020, 70 eps
(Ep. 31, 55) (Guest)
70
(Ep. 31, 55)
Guest
8.4
2020 Buddy into the Wild
Korean TV Show, 2020, 148 eps
(Ep. 11-12) (Guest)
148
(Ep. 11-12)
Guest
8.0
2020 After_zzZ
Korean TV Show, 2020, 30 eps
(Ep. 12) (Guest)
30
(Ep. 12)
Guest
8.6
2020 IDOL VS. IDOL
Japanese TV Show, 2020, 80 eps
(Ep. 49-52) (Guest)
80
(Ep. 49-52)
Guest
8.2
2020 Show!terview with Jessi
Korean TV Show, 2020, 95 eps
(Ep. 49) (Guest)
95
(Ep. 49)
Guest
8.9
2019 Where Is My Home
Korean TV Show, 2019, 270 eps
(Ep. 107-108, 199) (Guest)
270
(Ep. 107-108, 199)
Guest
8.1
2018 Problem Child in House
Korean TV Show, 2018, 260 eps
(Ep. 11) (Guest)
260
(Ep. 11)
Guest
7.9
2018 Dancing High
Korean TV Show, 2018, 8 eps
[Coach] (Regular Member)
8
[Coach]
Regular Member
8.2
2018 Ready Player: Highlight
Korean TV Show, 2018, 20 eps
(Regular Member)
20
Regular Member
8.5
2018 God of Soccer
Korean TV Show, 2018, 5 eps
(Main Host)
5
Main Host
6.0
2018 Idol Room
Korean TV Show, 2018, 87 eps
(Ep. 3) (Guest)
87
(Ep. 3)
Guest
8.1
2018 Why Not? The Dancer
Korean TV Show, 2018, 8 eps
(Main Host)
8
Main Host
8.1
2018 Amazing Saturday
Korean TV Show, 2018, 400 eps
(Ep. 205) (Guest)
400
(Ep. 205)
Guest
8.3
2018 Omniscient Interfering View
Korean TV Show, 2018, 335 eps
(Ep. 133-134, 151) (Guest)
335
(Ep. 133-134, 151)
Guest
8.2
2018 MMTG
Korean TV Show, 2018, 320 eps
(Ep. 186) (Guest)
320
(Ep. 186)
Guest
8.1
2017 Fantastic Duo Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2017, 36 eps
[Contestant] (Ep. 27-28) (Guest)
36
[Contestant] (Ep. 27-28)
Guest
8.1
2017 The Dynamic Duo
Korean TV Show, 2017, 10 eps
(Regular Member)
10
Regular Member
7.7
2017 Raid the Convenience Store: Pilot
Korean TV Show, 2017, 3 eps
(Ep. 1) (Guest)
3
(Ep. 1)
Guest
9.0
2016 Boom Shakalaka
Korean TV Show, 2016, 1 eps
(Regular Member)
1
Regular Member
8.3
2016 Battle Trip
Korean TV Show, 2016, 177 eps
(Ep. 81-82) (Guest)
177
(Ep. 81-82)
Guest
8.1
2016 2016 Idol Star Olympics Championships New Year Special
Korean TV Show, 2016, 2 eps
(Ep. 2) (Guest)
2
(Ep. 2)
Guest
8.0
2016 Celebrity Bromance
Korean TV Show, 2016, 66 eps
(Ep.62-66) (Regular Member)
66
(Ep.62-66)
Regular Member
8.2
2015 Knowing Bros
Korean TV Show, 2015, 460 eps
(Ep. 277, 279) (Guest)
460
(Ep. 277, 279)
Guest
8.7
2015 Same Bed, Different Dreams Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2015, 62 eps
(Ep. 27) (Guest)
62
(Ep. 27)
Guest
8.2
2015 2015 Idol Star Athletics Championships New Year Special
Korean TV Show, 2015, 2 eps
(Regular Member)
2
Regular Member
7.9
2015 Wednesday Gourmet
Korean TV Show, 2015, 223 eps
(Ep. 107) (Guest)
223
(Ep. 107)
Guest
8.2
2015 Tencent K-Pop Live
Chinese TV Show, 2015, 6 eps
(Ep. 2) (Guest)
6
(Ep. 2)
Guest
8.0
2014 Please Take Care of My Refrigerator
Korean TV Show, 2014, 254 eps
(Ep. 214-215) (Guest)
254
(Ep. 214-215)
Guest
8.1
2014 Law of the Jungle in Solomon Islands
Korean TV Show, 2014, 11 eps
(1st Half) (Guest)
11
(1st Half)
Guest
8.1
2014 I Am a Man
Korean TV Show, 2014, 20 eps
(Ep. 11) (Guest)
20
(Ep. 11)
Guest
7.7
2014 BEAST / B2ST Oven Radio
Korean TV Show, 2014, 5 eps
(Regular Member)
5
Regular Member
8.3
2014 BEAST Showtime
Korean TV Show, 2014, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
8.5
2014 Style Log 4
Korean TV Show, 2014, 29 eps
(Regular Member)
29
Regular Member
7.1
2014 2014 Idol Star Athletics Championships
Korean TV Show, 2014, 2 eps
(Regular Member)
2
Regular Member
7.8
2013 2 Days & 1 Night Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2013, 257 eps
(Ep. 84-86) (Guest)
257
(Ep. 84-86)
Guest
8.8
2013 2013 Idol Star Olympics Championships Chuseok Special
Korean TV Show, 2013, 2 eps
(Main Host)
2
Main Host
8.0
2013 Witch Hunt
Korean TV Show, 2013, 123 eps
(Guest)
123
Guest
8.2
2013 Cool Kiz on the Block
Korean TV Show, 2013, 174 eps
(Ep. 53-67) (Guest)
174
(Ep. 53-67)
Guest
8.2
2013 I Live Alone
Korean TV Show, 2013, 580 eps
(Ep. 191, 192) (Guest)
580
(Ep. 191, 192)
Guest
8.5
2012 Ask in a Box
Korean TV Show, 2012, 58 eps
(Guest)
58
Guest
8.0
2012 Idol Crown Prince
Korean TV Show, 2012, 1 eps
[Crown Prince candidate] (Guest)
1
[Crown Prince candidate]
Guest
8.4
2012 B2ST on Qtv
Korean TV Show, 2012, 2 eps
(Regular Member)
2
Regular Member
8.5
2011 Invincible Youth Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2011, 46 eps
(Ep. 37) (Guest)
46
(Ep. 37)
Guest
7.7
2011 Weekly Idol
Korean TV Show, 2011, 700 eps
(Ep. 7, 58, 59, 109, 110, 151, 209, 257, 258, 295, 296, 323, 325) (Guest)
700
(Ep. 7, 58, 59, 109, 110, 151, 209, 257, 258, 295, 296, 323, 325)
Guest
8.2
2010 Hello Counselor Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2010, 431 eps
(Ep. 88, 342) (Guest)
431
(Ep. 88, 342)
Guest
8.0
2010 2010 MBC College Song Countdown
Korean TV Show, 2010, 5 eps
(Main Host)
5
Main Host
9.0
2010 Oh! My School
Korean TV Show, 2010, 27 eps
(Ep. 17, 21, 22, 24) (Guest)
27
(Ep. 17, 21, 22, 24)
Guest
8.1
2010 2010 Idol Star Athletics Championships
Korean TV Show, 2010, 2 eps
(Regular Member)
2
Regular Member
8.1
2010 Idol Maid
Korean TV Show, 2010, 13 eps
(Main Host)
13
Main Host
7.8
2010 Running Man
Korean TV Show, 2010, 740 eps
(Ep. 127, 162, 199) (Guest)
740
(Ep. 127, 162, 199)
Guest
9.2
2010 MTV B2ST Almighty
Korean TV Show, 2010, 8 eps
(Main Host)
8
Main Host
8.1
2010 Win Win
Korean TV Show, 2010, 146 eps
(Ep. 27-132) (Main Host)
146
(Ep. 27-132)
Main Host
0.0
2009 Invincible Youth Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2009, 58 eps
(Ep. 18) (Guest)
58
(Ep. 18)
Guest
8.1
2009 MTV B2ST
Korean TV Show, 2009, 10 eps
(Regular Member)
10
Regular Member
8.2
2009 MTV Diary of AJ
Korean TV Show, 2009, 2 eps
AJ / Ace Junior (Main Host)
2
AJ / Ace Junior
Main Host
7.9
2009 You Hee Yeol's Sketchbook
Korean TV Show, 2009, 600 eps
(Ep. 197, 236, 329, 359, 381, 417) (Guest)
600
(Ep. 197, 236, 329, 359, 381, 417)
Guest
8.3
2008 Shabekuri 007
Japanese TV Show, 2008, 600 eps
(Ep. 113) (Guest)
600
(Ep. 113)
Guest
8.3
2007 2 Days & 1 Night Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2007, 232 eps
[Special Appearance] (Ep. 81) (Guest)
232
[Special Appearance] (Ep. 81)
Guest
8.3
2007 Happy Together Season 3
Korean TV Show, 2007, 557 eps
(Ep. 193, 519) (Guest)
557
(Ep. 193, 519)
Guest
7.9
2007 Radio Star
Korean TV Show, 2007, 900 eps
(Ep. 194-195, 556) | [Guest MC] (Ep. 697) (Guest)
900
(Ep. 194-195, 556) | [Guest MC] (Ep. 697)
Guest
7.9
2005 Show! Music Core
Korean TV Show, 2005, 1000 eps
[MC] (2010) (Regular Member)
1000
[MC] (2010)
Regular Member
8.1
2005 Infinite Challenge
Korean TV Show, 2005, 616 eps
(Ep. 420) (Guest)
616
(Ep. 420)
Guest
8.3
2003 Vitamin
Korean TV Show, 2003, 664 eps
(Ep. 501) (Guest)
664
(Ep. 501)
Guest
8.2
1991 Inkigayo
Korean TV Show, 1991, 1240 eps
[Main Host] (March 20 – November 13, 2011) (Regular Member)
1240
[Main Host] (March 20 – November 13, 2011)
Regular Member
8.2
Articles
Park Min Young's agency shares official statement regarding reports on her involvement with her ex
News - Jan 15, 2024

Park Min Young's issue with her ex-boyfriend resurfaced after a media outlet released new details about the issue.

Lee Yi Kyung receives offer to lead a new K-drama from Channel A
News - Jan 8, 2024

Lee Yi Kyung will reportedly lead the new K-drama from Channel A called Get Married YOU (working title).

"It was a year when my physical and mental health suffered": Park Min Young Recalls Tough Times
News - Jan 1, 2024

The actress opens up about the challenges she faced

Kang Ji Young and Lee Gi Kwang Embarks on a New Action Drama "I Kill You"
News - Jun 23, 2023

Kang Ji Young from the group KARA and Lee Gi Kwang from Highlight have been cast in the upcoming drama "I Kill You" (Tentative title).

Highlight's Lee Gi Kwang to return as an actor in "Marry My Husband"
News - May 12, 2023

Highlight's Lee Gi Kwang will finally return to acting after five years.

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Details

  • First Name: Gi Kwang
  • Family Name: Lee
  • Native name: 이기광
  • Also Known as: AJ, Lee Kikwang, Lee Ki Kwang, Lee Gikwang, Gikwang, Lee Gi Gwang, Lee Gi Kwang, Ace Junior
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 30, 1990
  • Age: 33

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