Sun Kyun Lee

Lee Sun Kyun

  • Name: Lee Sun Kyun
  • Native name: 이선균
  • Also Known as: Lee Seon Kyoon, Lee Seon Gyun, Lee Seon Gyoon, Lee Sun Gyun
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 2, 1975
  • Died: December 27, 2023
Lee Sun Kyun was a South Korean actor under HODU&U Entertainment. In 2001, he debuted in the musical The Rocky Horror Show. Relegated to supporting roles for many years, he finally achieved his breakthrough in 2007 with the romantic drama "Coffee Prince" and the critically acclaimed medical drama "White Tower"; both ratings were a hit.

In 2010, he won the Best Actor award at the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria International Film Festival held in Spain. Film distributor Myung Film quoted the judging committee as handing Lee high points for his role in Paju, portraying the anguish he felt for loving his wife's younger sister. This is the first acclaim that Lee has received at a film festival since his debut. In 2019, he acted in the 4 Oscar-winning movie 'Parasite', the first non-English language film to obtain an Oscar for Best Picture.

In 2022, he was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor at the International Emmy Awards for his role in "Dr. Brain".

Lee married his girlfriend of seven years, actress Jeon Hye Jin, on May 23, 2009. Their sons were born on November 25, 2009, and August 9, 2011.

On October 24, 2023, he was booked for internal investigation over suspected drug use and was charged on suspicion of using marijuana and psychoactive drugs by the Incheon Metropolitan Police Agency. He vehemently denied the charges, and initial test results of hair samples were negative. However, on December 27 he passed away after being found unconscious in a vehicle near Waryong Park in Seoul.

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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
TBA Dr. Brain Season 2
Korean Drama, 0000, 0 eps
Go Se Won (Main Role)
0
Go Se Won
Main Role
0.0
2023 Payback: Money and Power
Korean Drama, 2023, 12 eps
Eun Yong (Main Role)
12
Main Role
7.7
2021 Dr. Brain
Korean Drama, 2021, 6 eps
Go Se Won (Main Role)
6
Go Se Won
Main Role
7.9
2019 Diary of a Prosecutor
Korean Drama, 2019, 16 eps
Lee Sun Woong (Main Role)
16
Main Role
8.2
2018 My Mister
Korean Drama, 2018, 16 eps
Park Dong Hoon (Main Role)
16
Main Role
9.0
2016 My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week
Korean Drama, 2016, 12 eps
Do Hyeon Woo (Main Role)
12
Main Role
7.8
2016 Jealousy Incarnate
Korean Drama, 2016, 24 eps
[Na Ri's blind date - voice only] (Guest Role)
24
[Na Ri's blind date - voice only]
Guest Role
8.1
2013 Miss Korea
Korean Drama, 2013, 20 eps
Kim Hyung Joon (Main Role)
20
Kim Hyung Joon
Main Role
7.3
2012 Golden Time
Korean Drama, 2012, 23 eps
Lee Min Woo (Main Role)
23
Main Role
7.4
2010 Pasta
Korean Drama, 2010, 20 eps
Choi Hyun Wook (Main Role)
20
Choi Hyun Wook
Main Role
7.6
2009 Triple
Korean Drama, 2009, 16 eps
Jo Hae Yoon (Main Role)
16
Main Role
6.3
2008 My Sweet Seoul
Korean Drama, 2008, 16 eps
Kim Young Soo (Main Role)
16
Kim Young Soo
Main Role
6.7
2008 On Air
Korean Drama, 2008, 21 eps
[Award ceremony red carpet] (Ep. 1) (Guest Role)
21
[Award ceremony red carpet] (Ep. 1)
Guest Role
7.4
2007 Coffee Prince
Korean Drama, 2007, 17 eps
Choi Han Sung (Main Role)
17
Main Role
8.3
2007 White Tower
Korean Drama, 2007, 20 eps
Choi Do Young (Main Role)
20
Main Role
7.8
2005 Taereung National Village
Korean Drama, 2005, 8 eps
Lee Dong Kyung (Main Role)
8
Main Role
7.0
2005 Loveholic
Korean Drama, 2005, 16 eps
Kim Tae Hyun (Main Role)
16
Kim Tae Hyun
Main Role
7.0
2003 Thousand Years of Love
Korean Drama, 2003, 20 eps
Pil Gah (Support Role)
20
Pil Gah
Support Role
6.7
2001 Lovers
Korean Drama, 2001, 71 eps
Lee Sun Gyun (Support Role)
71
Lee Sun Gyun
Support Role
7.2
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
TBA The Land of Happiness
Korean Movie, 0000,
Park Tae Joo (Main Role)
Park Tae Joo
Main Role
0.0
2023 Sleep
Korean Movie, 2023,
Hyun Soo (Main Role)
Hyun Soo
Main Role
7.5
2023 Project Silence
Korean Movie, 2023,
Cha Jung Won (Main Role)
Cha Jung Won
Main Role
8.3
2023 Killing Romance
Korean Movie, 2023,
Jonathan Na (Main Role)
Jonathan Na
Main Role
7.2
2022 Kingmaker
Korean Movie, 2022,
Seo Chang Dae (Main Role)
Main Role
7.8
2020 Mr. Zoo: The Missing VIP
Korean Movie, 2020,
[Black goat] (Voice Actor)
[Black goat]
Voice Actor
7.7
2019 Parasite
Korean Movie, 2019,
Park Dong Ik (Main Role)
Main Role
8.9
2019 Jo Pil Ho: The Dawning Rage
Korean Movie, 2019,
Jo Pil Ho (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2018 Take Point
Korean Movie, 2018,
Yoon Ji Eui (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2017 A Special Lady
Korean Movie, 2017,
Im Sang Hoon (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2017 Man of Will
Korean Movie, 2017,
King Gong (Guest Role)
King Gong
Guest Role
8.0
2017 The King’s Case Note
Korean Movie, 2017,
Main Role
7.8
2015 The Advocate: A Missing Body
Korean Movie, 2015,
Byeon Ho Sung (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
2014 A Hard Day
Korean Movie, 2014,
Ko Geon Soo (Main Role)
Main Role
7.9
2013 Our Sunhi
Korean Movie, 2013,
Moon Soo (Main Role)
Moon Soo
Main Role
6.5
2013 Nobody's Daughter Hae Won
Korean Movie, 2013,
Sung Joon (Main Role)
Sung Joon
Main Role
6.5
2012 All About My Wife
Korean Movie, 2012,
Lee Doo Hyun (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2012 Helpless
Korean Movie, 2012,
Jang Moon Ho (Main Role)
Main Role
7.5
2011 The Apprehenders
Korean Movie, 2011,
Jung Ee Chan (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2010 Petty Romance
Korean Movie, 2010,
Jung Bae (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
2010 Oki's Movie
Korean Movie, 2010,
Nam Jin Goo (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2009 Visitors
Korean Movie, 2009,
{Lost in the moonlight} (Main Role)
{Lost in the moonlight}
Main Role
6.5
2009 Paju
Korean Movie, 2009,
Kim Jung Shik (Main Role)
Kim Jung Shik
Main Role
6.7
2009 Lost in the Mountains
Korean Movie, 2009,
Myung Woo (Support Role)
Myung Woo
Support Role
6.4
2008 Romantic Island
Korean Movie, 2008,
Main Role
7.2
2008 Night and Day
Korean Movie, 2008,
Yoon Kyung Soo (Support Role)
Yoon Kyung Soo
Support Role
6.7
2007 Our Town
Korean Movie, 2007,
Jae Shin (Main Role)
Jae Shin
Main Role
7.1
2006 A Cruel Attendance
Korean Movie, 2006,
Chun Man Ho (Main Role)
Main Role
7.0
2006 The Customer Is Always Right
Korean Movie, 2006,
Lee Jan Gil (Support Role)
Lee Jan Gil
Support Role
6.6
2005 Sa Kwa
Korean Movie, 2005,
Min Seok (Main Role)
Min Seok
Main Role
6.6
2004 R-Point
Korean Movie, 2004,
Staff Sergeant Park Jae Young (Support Role)
Staff Sergeant Park Jae Young
Support Role
7.1
2004 Love So Divine
Korean Movie, 2004,
cotton candy eating boy (Guest Role)
cotton candy eating boy
Guest Role
7.2
2004 My Mother the Mermaid
Korean Movie, 2004,
[Na Young's boyfriend] (Support Role)
[Na Young's boyfriend]
Support Role
7.3
2003 Scent of Love
Korean Movie, 2003,
Doctor Shin (Support Role)
Doctor Shin
Support Role
7.2
2003 Show Show Show
Korean Movie, 2003,
Sang Chul (Main Role)
Sang Chul
Main Role
7.0
2002 Boss X File
Korean Movie, 2002,
[Jobless man] (Support Role)
[Jobless man]
Support Role
5.0
2002 A Perfect Match
Korean Movie, 2002,
[Doctor] (Support Role)
[Doctor]
Support Role
6.7
2002 Surprise Party
Korean Movie, 2002,
Kim Jung Woo (Support Role)
Kim Jung Woo
Support Role
6.9
2002 Make It Big
Korean Movie, 2002,
Woo Jung Chul (Support Role)
Woo Jung Chul
Support Role
6.9
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2020 My Dear Youth - Coffee Prince
Korean Special, 2020, 2 eps
[Himself] (Main Role)
2
[Himself]
Main Role
8.4
2010 Drama Special Season 1: Our Slightly Risque Relationship
Korean Special, 2010, 1 eps
Gi Dong Chan (Main Role)
1
Gi Dong Chan
Main Role
6.8
2007 Coffee Prince Special
Korean Special, 2007, 1 eps
Choi Han Seong (Main Role)
1
Main Role
7.9
2006 Fugitive Lee Doo Young
Korean Special, 2006, 4 eps
Noh Chul Gi (Main Role)
4
Noh Chul Gi
Main Role
7.3
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
TBA Three Men
Korean TV Show, 0000, 0 eps
(Regular Member)
0
Regular Member
0.0
2020 Summer Vacation
Korean TV Show, 2020, 11 eps
(Ep. 5-7) (Guest)
11
(Ep. 5-7)
Guest
8.0
2019 Trans-Siberian Pathfinders
Korean TV Show, 2019, 9 eps
(Regular Member)
9
Regular Member
8.3
2018 Movie Room
Korean TV Show, 2018, 74 eps
(Ep. 39) (Guest)
74
(Ep. 39)
Guest
7.0
2018 Omniscient Interfering View
Korean TV Show, 2018, 335 eps
(Ep. 183) (Guest)
335
(Ep. 183)
Guest
8.2
2018 MMTG
Korean TV Show, 2018, 320 eps
(Ep. 226) (Guest)
320
(Ep. 226)
Guest
8.1
2017 Master in the House
Korean TV Show, 2017, 238 eps
[Hint Fairy] (Ep. 25) (Guest)
238
[Hint Fairy] (Ep. 25)
Guest
8.7
2016 Let's Eat Dinner Together
Korean TV Show, 2016, 164 eps
(Ep. 28) (Guest)
164
(Ep. 28)
Guest
8.1
2015 Three Meals a Day: Jeongseon Village 2
Korean TV Show, 2015, 18 eps
(Ep. 14-15) (Guest)
18
(Ep. 14-15)
Guest
8.2
2014 Please Take Care of My Refrigerator
Korean TV Show, 2014, 254 eps
(Ep. 46-47) (Guest)
254
(Ep. 46-47)
Guest
8.1
2013 March: a Story of Friends
Korean TV Show, 2013, 2 eps
(Main Host)
2
Main Host
4.0
2011 Healing Camp
Korean TV Show, 2011, 219 eps
(Ep. 138, 139) (Guest)
219
(Ep. 138, 139)
Guest
7.8
2010 Running Man
Korean TV Show, 2010, 740 eps
(Ep. 41) (Guest)
740
(Ep. 41)
Guest
9.2
2010 Win Win
Korean TV Show, 2010, 146 eps
(Ep. 41) (Guest)
146
(Ep. 41)
Guest
0.0
2007 Live Talk Show Taxi
Korean TV Show, 2007, 501 eps
(Ep. 474) (Guest)
501
(Ep. 474)
Guest
8.1
2007 2 Days & 1 Night Season 1
Korean TV Show, 2007, 232 eps
(Ep. 224-226) (Guest)
232
(Ep. 224-226)
Guest
8.3
Articles
Cast of "Payback: Money and Power" to not attend SBS Drama Awards
News - Dec 28, 2023

The cast of the thriller mystery K-drama Payback: Money and Power will not participate in the upcoming SBS Drama Awards.

Upcoming movie "Mission Cross" starring Jeon Hye Jin postpones its premiere date
News - Dec 28, 2023

The upcoming action movie Mission Cross will postpone its release.

"Acting has been the driving force of my life": Lee Sun Kyun's Final Interview Unveiled
News - Dec 28, 2023

Check out an excerpt of the actor's interview with News Magazine Chicago

Actor Lee Sun Kyun passes away at 48
News - Dec 27, 2023

'Parasite' star Lee Sun Kyun has passed away.

21 Best Korean Movies of 2023
Editorials - Dec 23, 2023

Lee Sun Kyun

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  • First Name: Sun Kyun
  • Family Name: Lee
  • Native name: 이선균
  • Also Known as: Lee Seon Kyoon, Lee Seon Gyun, Lee Seon Gyoon, Lee Sun Gyun
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: March 2, 1975
  • Died: December 27, 2023

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