Lee Hong-bin (Hangul: 이홍빈; born September 29, 1993) is a South Korean singer, actor and presenter 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’ romantic drama Glorious Day as Yoo Ji-ho. He has since had a leading role in KBS2’s fantasy action-romance Moorim School: Saga of the Brave (2016) as Wang Chi-ang. In 2017, he played Yoon Jae-won in the SBS Plus rom com mini-drama Wednesday 3:30 PM.
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. He stayed at a Buddhist temple with his grandmother as kid before returning to his parents in Jayang-dong.
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 six-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.
In 2014, Hongbin was cast in the SBS week drama Glorious Day.
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: Saga of the Brave.
In September 2016, Hongbin was cast alongside fellow VIXX member N and AOA’s Chanmi in the web drama What’s Up With These Kids? which will air on Naver TV Cast on November 16.
On March 2017, Hongbin was cast in a rom-com mini drama Wednesday 3:30 PM on SBS Plus.
In 2018, Hongbin was cast as a high school student who was born with hearing impairment in KBS’s 10-episode drama Shining Sounds, which will be broadcast on National Disabled Persons Day. The same year, he was cast in the romantic comedy drama Witch’s Love, and mystery thriller The Smile Has Left Your Eyes.