Ho Won Lee

Lee Ho Won

  • Name: Lee Ho Won
  • Native name: 이호원
  • Given name: Lee Ho Won
  • Also Known as: 李浩沅, 이호동, Lee Howon, Lee Hodong, Lee Ho Dong, 호야, Hoya
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 28, 1991
  • Age: 33
Lee Ho Won, previously known by his stage name Hoya, is a South Korean singer, rapper and actor. He was the main dancer, vocalist, and rapper of the 7-member group Infinite up until his departure from Woolim Entertainment on June 9, 2017 after his contract expired.

Ho Ya was born in Busan, South Korea. He dropped out of high school to pursue his dream as a singer. His father was against the decision thus Hoya had to leave home. He then took the high school qualification exam and passed. Later his father accepted him. He was a former JYP Entertainment trainee.

He graduated from Daekyeung University, majoring in Applied Music.

He made his acting debut in the drama Reply 1997 (2012)
On February 15, 2013 heu graduated from Daekyung University's Practical Music program and received the 'Proud Daekyung University Student Award'
He made his solo debut with his first mini album "Shower" on March 28, 2018.

He enlisted for military service on February 7, 2019 and was discharged on December 6, 2020.

He made his comeback with the new digital single 1AM On June 9, 2021.

On September 26, 2017 he signed with Glorious Entertainment and left the agency after 4 years. He's now a free agent. Edit Biography
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2019 Hip Hop King: Nassna Street
Korean Drama, 2019, 6 eps
Bang Young Baek (Main Role)
6
Main Role
7.6
2018 Devilish Joy
Korean Drama, 2018, 16 eps
Sung Ki Joon (Main Role)
16
Main Role
7.9
2017 Two Cops
Korean Drama, 2017, 32 eps
Dok Go Sung Hyuk (Support Role)
32
Dok Go Sung Hyuk
Support Role
7.8
2017 Radiant Office
Korean Drama, 2017, 16 eps
Jang Kang Ho (Main Role)
16
Main Role
7.5
2017 Super Family
Korean Drama, 2017, 40 eps
Lee Kwi Nam (Support Role)
40
Lee Kwi Nam
Support Role
7.9
2015 Mask
Korean Drama, 2015, 20 eps
Byun Ji Hyuk (Support Role)
20
Byun Ji Hyuk
Support Role
8.1
2014 My Lovely Girl
Korean Drama, 2014, 16 eps
Kang Rae Heon [Leader Infinite Power] (Support Role)
16
Kang Rae Heon [Leader Infinite Power]
Support Role
6.8
2013 Reply 1994
Korean Drama, 2013, 21 eps
Kang Jun Hee (Ep. 16) (Guest Role)
21
Kang Jun Hee (Ep. 16)
Guest Role
8.1
2012 Reply 1997
Korean Drama, 2012, 16 eps
Kang Jun Hee (Main Role)
16
Main Role
8.5
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
TBA Mountainside Road
Korean Movie, 0000,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2023 Cinematic Novel 2
Korean Movie, 2023,
{The Best Day of My Life} Lee Min Soo (Main Role)
{The Best Day of My Life} Lee Min Soo
Main Role
0.0
2022 A Birth
Korean Movie, 2022,
Choi Yang Eop / "Thomas" (Main Role)
Choi Yang Eop / "Thomas"
Main Role
7.8
2022 Seoul Ghost Stories
Korean Movie, 2022,
{Tooth Worms} Chung Jae (Main Role)
{Tooth Worms} Chung Jae
Main Role
7.3
2016 Hiya
Korean Movie, 2016,
Lee Jin Ho (Main Role)
Main Role
7.6
2014 GROW: Infinite's Real Youth Life
Korean Movie, 2014,
Himself (Main Role)
Himself
Main Role
8.2
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2022 Mbitious Man in the Crew
Korean TV Show, 2022, 1 eps
(Regular Member)
1
Regular Member
7.6
2022 Street Man Fighter: Gala Talkshow
Korean TV Show, 2022, 2 eps
[Mbitious] (Regular Member)
2
[Mbitious]
Regular Member
8.1
2022 Hyun Jae’s Now
Korean TV Show, 2022, 24 eps
(Ep. 19) (Guest)
24
(Ep. 19)
Guest
8.7
2022 Street Man Fighter
Korean TV Show, 2022, 10 eps
[Contestant / Mbitious] (Regular Member)
10
[Contestant / Mbitious]
Regular Member
8.1
2022 Be the SMF
Korean TV Show, 2022, 1 eps
[Contestant] (Regular Member)
1
[Contestant]
Regular Member
7.8
2022 Be Mbitious
Korean TV Show, 2022, 3 eps
[Contestant] (Regular Member)
3
[Contestant]
Regular Member
8.0
2022 Aiki's Thumbs Up
Korean TV Show, 2022, 57 eps
(Ep. 42) (Guest)
57
(Ep. 42)
Guest
8.0
2018 Dancing High
Korean TV Show, 2018, 8 eps
[Coach] (Regular Member)
8
[Coach]
Regular Member
8.2
2016 2016 SBS Gayo Daejeon
Korean TV Show, 2016, 1 eps
[Performer] (Regular Member)
1
[Performer]
Regular Member
7.7
2016 Saturday Night Live Korea Season 8
Korean TV Show, 2016, 17 eps
[Host] (Ep. 8) (Guest)
17
[Host] (Ep. 8)
Guest
6.5
2016 Hit the Stage
Korean TV Show, 2016, 10 eps
(Ep. 1-4) (Guest)
10
(Ep. 1-4)
Guest
8.4
2015 2015 MBC Music Festival: Encyclopedia of Music
Korean TV Show, 2015, 1 eps
[Performer] (Regular Member)
1
[Performer]
Regular Member
8.1
2015 2015 SBS Gayo Daejeon
Korean TV Show, 2015, 1 eps
[Performer] (Regular Member)
1
[Performer]
Regular Member
7.7
2015 Infinite's Showtime
Korean TV Show, 2015, 12 eps
(Main Host)
12
Main Host
8.5
2015 Knowing Bros
Korean TV Show, 2015, 460 eps
(Ep. 46, 361) (Guest)
460
(Ep. 46, 361)
Guest
8.7
2015 A Song for You Season 4
Korean TV Show, 2015, 14 eps
(Ep. 4) (Guest)
14
(Ep. 4)
Guest
8.0
2015 King of Mask Singer
Korean TV Show, 2015, 485 eps
[Contestant] (Ep. 149–150) (Guest)
485
[Contestant] (Ep. 149–150)
Guest
8.2
2015 4 Things Show Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2015, 23 eps
(Ep. 5, 8) (Guest)
23
(Ep. 5, 8)
Guest
7.6
2014 Star Gazing: Pilot
Korean TV Show, 2014, 1 eps
(Guest)
1
Guest
7.0
2014 This Is Infinite
Korean TV Show, 2014, 8 eps
(Main Host)
8
Main Host
8.4
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
(Regular Member)
2
Regular Member
7.9
2013 Barefooted Friends
Korean TV Show, 2013, 31 eps
(Ep. 12-14) (Guest)
31
(Ep. 12-14)
Guest
7.3
2013 After School Club
Korean TV Show, 2013, 675 eps
(Ep. 71, 143, 231) (Guest)
675
(Ep. 71, 143, 231)
Guest
8.1
2013 Mamma Mia
Korean TV Show, 2013, 47 eps
(Ep. 10) (Guest)
47
(Ep. 10)
Guest
7.6
2013 Cool Kiz on the Block
Korean TV Show, 2013, 174 eps
(Guest)
174
Guest
8.2
2013 2013 Idol Star Athletics Championships New Year Special
Korean TV Show, 2013, 2 eps
(Regular Member)
2
Regular Member
7.9
2012 Ask in a Box
Korean TV Show, 2012, 58 eps
(Guest)
58
Guest
8.3
2012 Miss and Mister Idol
Korean TV Show, 2012, 1 eps
(Regular Member)
1
Regular Member
8.0
2012 2012 Idol Star Olympics Championships
Korean TV Show, 2012, 2 eps
(Regular Member)
2
Regular Member
7.9
2012 INFINITE's Ranking King
Korean TV Show, 2012, 15 eps
(Main Host)
15
Main Host
8.4
2012 Beatles Code Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2012, 87 eps
(Ep. 18, 56-57, 78) (Guest)
87
(Ep. 18, 56-57, 78)
Guest
8.2
2012 2012 Idol Star Athletics – Swimming Championships
Korean TV Show, 2012, 2 eps
(Regular Member)
2
Regular Member
7.7
2011 Lee Soo Geun and Kim Byung Man's High Society
Korean TV Show, 2011, 79 eps
(Ep. 75-77) (Guest)
79
(Ep. 75-77)
Guest
7.8
2011 Birth of a Family
Korean TV Show, 2011, 21 eps
(Regular Member)
21
Regular Member
8.2
2011 2011 Idol Star Athletics Championships
Korean TV Show, 2011, 2 eps
(Regular Member)
2
Regular Member
7.8
2011 Weekly Idol
Korean TV Show, 2011, 700 eps
(Ep. 4, 20, 23, 47,48, 56,93,94,107,152,153,199,207,269) (Guest)
700
(Ep. 4, 20, 23, 47,48, 56,93,94,107,152,153,199,207,269)
Guest
8.2
2011 Infinite Sesame Player
Korean TV Show, 2011, 9 eps
(Regular Member)
9
Regular Member
8.3
2011 Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend
Korean TV Show, 2011, 690 eps
(Ep. 80-81, 84-87, 364, 384) (Guest)
690
(Ep. 80-81, 84-87, 364, 384)
Guest
8.3
2010 Hello Counselor Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2010, 431 eps
(Ep. 109) (Guest)
431
(Ep. 109)
Guest
8.0
2010 Midnight Idols
Korean TV Show, 2010, 8 eps
(Ep. 1-4) (Guest)
8
(Ep. 1-4)
Guest
7.0
2010 2010 Idol Star Athletics Championships
Korean TV Show, 2010, 2 eps
(Regular Member)
2
Regular Member
8.0
2010 Beatles Code Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2010, 71 eps
(Ep. 52) (Guest)
71
(Ep. 52)
Guest
8.0
2010 Running Man
Korean TV Show, 2010, 740 eps
(Ep. 201) (Guest)
740
(Ep. 201)
Guest
9.2
2010 INFINITE! You Are My Oppa
Korean TV Show, 2010, 8 eps
Himself (Main Host)
8
Himself
Main Host
7.9
2009 Let's Go! Dream Team Season 2
Korean TV Show, 2009, 336 eps
(Guest)
336
Guest
8.1
2009 You Hee Yeol's Sketchbook
Korean TV Show, 2009, 600 eps
(Ep. 148, 176, 182, 236, 283, 337) (Guest)
600
(Ep. 148, 176, 182, 236, 283, 337)
Guest
8.3
2007 Radio Star
Korean TV Show, 2007, 900 eps
(Ep. 546) (Guest)
900
(Ep. 546)
Guest
7.8
2007 Star King
Korean TV Show, 2007, 461 eps
(Guest)
461
Guest
8.0
2005 Infinite Challenge
Korean TV Show, 2005, 616 eps
(Ep. 210) (Guest)
616
(Ep. 210)
Guest
8.3
2003 Vitamin
Korean TV Show, 2003, 664 eps
(Ep. 539) (Guest)
664
(Ep. 539)
Guest
8.0
2001 Love Request
Korean TV Show, 2001, 779 eps
(Ep. 20130330) (Guest)
779
(Ep. 20130330)
Guest
0.0
1964 Music Fair
Japanese TV Show, 1964, 3000 eps
(Guest)
3000
Guest
7.0
Articles
Hoya is Set to Lead the Upcoming Film "Mountainside Road"
News - Apr 25, 2023

Former INFINITE member Hoya (Lee Ho Won) will be the protagonist of the upcoming movie Mountainside Road (tentative title).

Seo In Guk hints at the possibility of "Reply 1997" reunion at the end of the year
News - Dec 8, 2022

Seo In Guk appeared on the MBC FM4U radio program and discussed his newly released songs and the dramas he has been in.

Back to School with MDL: Top 10 Youth Dramas
Editorials - Aug 8, 2021

Need to study, not much time to watch anymore? At least check out these inspiring school dramas chosen by your fellow MDLers.

5 Underappreciated Romantic K-Dramas You Should Watch
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Currently Watching: Devilish Joy
Editorials - Oct 13, 2018

Trust me, you guys, I am not a fan of amnesia dramas. But Choi Jin Hyuk is back on screen and I can’t help myself! I told myself whatever he stars in next I will watch it no matter what...and it happened to be a plot with amnesia. *sighs.*

Ask MDL And Now For Something Different : School
Editorials - Jul 5, 2018

This month's topic is 'School'.

Lee Ho Won

Ho Won Lee
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  • First Name: Ho Won
  • Family Name: Lee
  • Native name: 이호원
  • Also Known as: 李浩沅, 이호동, Lee Howon, Lee Hodong, Lee Ho Dong, 호야, Hoya
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 28, 1991
  • Age: 33

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