Lee Joon

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Lee Joon
Lee Joon.jpg
Native name 이창선
Born Lee Chang-seon
(1988-02-07) February 7, 1988 (age 29)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation Actor
Years active 2008–2017 Hiatus Mandatory Military Enlistment
Agent Prain TPC
Musical career
Genres K-pop
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009–2014
Labels J. Tune Camp
Associated acts
Birth name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization I Chang-seon
McCune–Reischauer Yi Ch'angsŏn
Stage name
Hangul
Hanja [[wikt:李}準|李}準]]
Revised Romanization I Jun
McCune–Reischauer Yi Chun

Lee Chang-seon (born February 7, 1988[1]), better known by his stage name Lee Joon, is a South Korean actor. He is best known as a former member of the South Korean boy band MBLAQ.[2] Since early 2015 he has been signed to Prain TPC, which manages other actors such as Ryu Seung-ryong, Park Ji-young and Park Yong-woo.[3]

Career

Beginnings

Before becoming a part of MBLAQ, Lee acted in CFs, had a small non-recurring role in the first episode of the sitcom That Person Is Coming (그분이 오신다), which aired in 2008, and began and completed filming for the 2009 film, Ninja Assassin in which he portrayed the Teenage Raizo.

Idol Singer

Lee on stage

After training under Rain and J. Tune Entertainment, Lee became a member of South Korean quintet male group MBLAQ, serving as a vocalist and main dancer. The group debuted on October 9, 2009 at Rain's Legend of Rainism concert where they performed various songs from their then-unreleased single album Just BLAQ. Their performance was met with praise, with many concert spectators and fans considering them to be the next TVXQ.[4][5] MBLAQ's first single, "Oh Yeah", was released to the public through a music video on October 14, 2009 with their debut single album, Just BLAQ releasing on the same day.[6] MBLAQ made their broadcast debut with the song "Oh Yeah" on Mnet's M! Countdown.[7]

MBLAQ made their Japanese debut on May 3, 2011 with an event held at the Kanagawa Lazona Kawasaki Plaza which gathered a reported 10, 000 fans. A day later, on May 4, they released their first Japanese single "Your Luv" which immediately reached first position of the Oricon Daily Charts, selling more than 11,000 copies.[8][9]

With MBLAQ, he has released three single albums, seven EPs and one studio album.

On October 18, 2017 ahead of his mandatory military enlistment Lee released his first solo digital single since his debut, "What I Want to Give to You" is a pop ballad song written by his former MBLAQ group-mate Thunder.[10]

Acting

In 2010, he was cast in Jungle Fish 2, a youth drama which tackles real life issues about students.[11] He participated in the OST for Jungle Fish 2, singing the song "슬픈예감 (Feeling Sad)" with Hong Jong-hyun.

In 2011, Lee lent his voice for the Korean dub of the film Gnomeo & Juliet,[12] and made a cameo appearance in the film version of Jungle Fish 2.

In 2012 he was cast in Iris II, the sequel to the espionage series Iris.

In 2013, Lee starred in the film Rough Play, produced by Kim Kiduk.The film was unusually risque for a pop idol due to the numerous nude sex scenes he had to perform in it.[13][14] He won the "Best Male Newcomer" award at the 1st Wild Flower Film Festival for his performance, and was also nominated for Best New Actor at the 50th Paeksang Arts Awards and the 23rd Buil Film Awards in 2014.

In 2014, before his departure from MBLAQ, Lee was cast in the dramas Gap-dong and Mr. Back.

In 2015, Lee starred in SBS's Heard It Through the Grapevine,[15] in which he plays the young son of a wealthy upper-class family who accidentally impregnates his lower-class girlfriend. During promotion of the drama, Lee stressed the importance of sex education among teenagers.[16] He won Excellence Award at the 8th Korea Drama Awards and 4th APAN Star Awards for his performance.

The same year, he starred in the film The Piper, and lent his voice to the animated zombie film Seoul Station.

In 2016, Lee starred in OCN's fantasy thriller Vampire Detective and played a supporting role in the MBC legal drama Woman with a Suitcase. He also starred in the film Luck Key.

In 2017, Lee Joon was a main cast member starring in KBS2's weekend drama My Father is Strange alongside Jung So-min.

Personal life

Lee in 2013

Lee Joon was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He has an older sister. Before joining Seoul Arts High School had only danced for a month and won 2nd in a competition and a scholarship to Seoul Arts High School. He majored in modern dance at the Korea National University of Arts and attended Kyung Hee Cyber University.[17][18]

Before Lee's debut with MBLAQ, due to his good looks, he modeled for a variety of products such as wigs, home shopping and hangover drink ads.[17]

On November 6, 2010, during an interview, Lee revealed that he has both insomnia and severe bipolar disorder. He went on to say "[I had] suffered from insomnia before [my] debut", and that "It was fixed for a bit due to the fatigue after MBLAQ's debut, but it [had] come back recently. [He hadn't] slept for two days".[19]

On February 13, 2011 Lee was pulled out of filming MBLAQ's special stage for their song "Stay" at SBS's Inkigayo after he suddenly began vomiting. He was admitted to a hospital where he was diagnosed with a cochlea disorder, but it was determined that the condition was not severe. However, his activities were cancelled for a brief period of time in order for him to recover.[20]

Military Enlistment

On August 1, 2017 Lee personally announced through his Instagram, that he plans to enlist in the military on October 24, 2017.[21] Lee quietly began his mandatory military service as an active duty soldier on October 24, 2017 and will attend a five-week basic training in Pocheon, Gyeonggi Province, Prain.[22][23]

Lee completed his five weeks of basic training on November 30 placing first among 183 comrades. He was assigned to 8th Battalion to complete his duty.[24][25]

He will be discharged on July 23, 2019.

Discography

See also: MBLAQ discography

As lead artist

Title Year Peak positions Sales Album
KOR
Gaon

"What I Wanna Give" (내가주고싶은건) 2017 Non-album single
"—" denotes songs that did not chart or were not released in that region.

As featured artist

Title Year Peak positions Sales Album
KOR
Gaon

"Run away"[26]
(Featuring Vision Wei and Thunder)
2011 1 Daybreak(破晓)
"Do You Remember"
(Featuring Mir of MBLAQ and Kim Jo Han)
2012 Non-album single
"—" denotes songs that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Soundtrack appearances

Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
KOR
Gaon

"Feeling Sad" (슬픈예감)(with Hong Jong-hyun) 2010 Jungle Fish 2 (error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) OST
"Feeling Sad (Farewell Ver.)" (with Hong Jong-hyun, Kim Bo-ra, Shin So-yul and Han Ji-woo) 2010 Jungle Fish 2 (error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) OST
"You & I" (유앤아이)(with G.O and Seung-ho) 2011 Scent of a Woman (error: {{lang-xx}}: text has italic markup (help)) OST
"—" denotes songs that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Filmography

Film

Title Year Role Notes
Ninja Assassin 2009 Teenage Raizo
Gnomeo & Juliet 2011 Gnomeo Korean dubbing
Rough Play 2013 Oh Young
The Piper 2015 Nam-soo As village chief's son
Seoul Station Ki-woong Voice
Luck Key 2016 Jae-sung

Television dramas

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2008
That Person Is Coming MBC Student Cameo (Ep 1)

Also known as Here He Comes

2010
Jungle Fish 2 KBS1 Ahn Ba-woo
2012
History of a Salaryman SBS Yeo-Chi's boyfriend Cameo (Ep 1)
Sent from Heaven KBS2 Lee Joon Also known as I Need a Fairy
Phantom SBS Passerby Cameo (Ep 1)
2013
Iris II: New Generation KBS2 Yoon Shi-hyuk
2014
Gabdong, the Memories of Murder tvN Ryu Tae-oh Also known as Gapdong
Mr. Baek MBC Choi Dae-han
2015
Drama Special - What is the Ghost Up To? KBS2 Goo Cheon-Dong
Pinocchio SBS Fama, idol singer Cameo (Ep-19)
Heard It Through the Grapevine SBS Han In-sang
2016
Vampire Detective OCN Yoon San
Woman with a Suitcase MBC Ma Suk-woo
2017
Mia Luang Channel 3 Himself Cameo (Ep 6)

Also known as The Main Wife(Thai drama)

My Father Is Strange KBS2 Ahn Joong-hee

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2014 1st Wildflower Film Awards Best Actor Rough Play Nominated
Best New Actor or Actress Won
7th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Gap-dong Nominated
50th Paeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (Film) Rough Play Nominated
Most Popular Actor (Film) Nominated
23rd Buil Film Awards Best New Actor Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actor Mr. Back Nominated
2015 51st Paeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) Heard It Through the Grapevine Nominated
Most Popular Actor (TV) Nominated
8th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor Won
4th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Won
SBS Drama Awards Best Couple Award (with Go Ah-sung) Nominated
2015 Scene Stealer Festival Youngest Scene Stealer Won
2016 52nd Paeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor (Television) Vampire Detective Nominated
1st Asia Artist Awards Best Entertainer Award, Actor Woman with a Suitcase Nominated

References

  1. ^ Mark Russell (April 29, 2014). K-Pop Now!: The Korean Music Revolution. Tuttle Publishing. p. 64. ISBN 978-1-4629-1411-1. 
  2. ^ Lee Joon's departure from MBLAQ "Lee Joon and Cheon Dung Release Official Statement on Ending Promotions as MBLAQ". Mwave. December 16, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Lee Joon Chooses Prain TPC as His New Agency". Mwave News. January 7, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  4. ^ Han Sang, Hee (October 11, 2009). "Rain Wows Fans in 'Legend of Rainism'". Korea Times. Retrieved October 19, 2009. 
  5. ^ Kim, Lynn (September 27, 2009). "Idol Group MBLAQ to debut at Rain's Concert". Asia Economy. Retrieved October 17, 2009. 
  6. ^ "MBLAQ's debut single set to release on October 14". asiae.co.kr. September 22, 2009. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Rain's MBLAQ Makes Broadcast Debut". Korea Times. October 15, 2009. Retrieved October 17, 2009. 
  8. ^ (in Korean)"엠블랙 데뷔하자마자 오리콘 위클리 2위 기염". Nate News/Newsen. May 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ "MBLAQ、デビューイベントに1万人 メンバー・ミルが復帰後初ライブ". Oricon (in Japanese). May 3, 2011. 
  10. ^ Ko, Seung-ah (October 17, 2017). ""팬 향한 진심 담았다"…이준, 18일 깜짝 음원 공개" (in Korean). Pop Herald. Retrieved October 25, 2017. 
  11. ^ 엠블랙 이준, 티아라 지연과 '정글피쉬2'서 연기 호흡 (in Korean). Nate News. August 31, 2010. 
  12. ^ 티아라 지연-엠블랙 이준, '노미오와 줄리엣' 목소리연기 도전 (in Korean). Nate News. March 9, 2011. 
  13. ^ http://www.hancinema.net/acting-idols-si-wan-vs-lee-joon-68737.html
  14. ^ http://www.hancinema.net/micky-yoochun-and-lee-joon-s-movies-highly-expected-61578.html
  15. ^ "Lee Joon Offered Lead Role in New SBS Drama 'I Heard Some Rumor'". Mwave News. January 2, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  16. ^ http://www.kdramastars.com/articles/75565/20150223/lee-joon-talks-about-the-importance-of-sex-education.htm
  17. ^ a b "Lee Joon's teacher and mother talk about the idol". allkpop.com. September 27, 2011. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  18. ^ "이준(이창선) 가수, 영화배우". Naver. April 4, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Lee Joon reveals he suffers from insomnia and a bipolar disorder". allkpop.com. November 3, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Lee Joon admitted to hospital due to cochlea disorder". allkpop.com. February 13, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  21. ^ "[인터뷰] 이준 "입대, SNS 통해 직접 발표한 이유는"" (in Korean). Dailian. August 30, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Actor Lee Joon enlists in military". Yonhap News Agency. October 24, 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-25. 
  23. ^ Baek Ji Eun (October 24, 2017). "[공식] 이준, 군입대 소감 "건강하고 성실히 의무 다할 것"" (in Korean). Sports Chosun. 
  24. ^ Han Hyun-jung (December 1, 2017). "이준, 신병교육대서 종합 1등…사단장 표창 받았다" (in Korean). Daily Economy Star Today. Retrieved 2017-12-01. 
  25. ^ Ji Hye-hye (December 1, 2017). "[공식입장] 이준 측 "차돌대대 자대배치...사단장 표창 받았다"" (in Korean). OSEN. 
  26. ^ http://news.nate.com/view/20110824n11073

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