Sam Hammington

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Sam Hammington
2015 한류패션페스티벌 (Korean Wave Fashion Festival) 포토존 기념행사 (6).jpg
Birth name Samuel Hammington
Born (1977-07-31) 31 July 1977 (age 41)
Wellington, New Zealand
Nationality Australian
Years active 1981-present
Spouse Jung Yu-mi
Children 2 sons (William and Bentley)

Samuel Hammington (born 31 July 1977) is a New Zealand-born Australian comedian who is primarily active in South Korea. Hammington hosted radio show Drivetime with Annabelle Ambrose from 2008 to 2012. He was a cast member of popular reality-military show Real Men.[1][2]

Early life

Hammington was born on 31 July 1977 in Wellington, New Zealand, the son of casting director Jan Russ.[3]

While in business school, he decided he needed to take up an Asian language to help build up his resume. Due to the popularity of Japanese and Chinese language courses, he decided to study Korean. He studied the Korean language for 18 months before becoming a transfer student at Korea University in 2002.[4]

Personal life

In October 2013 Hammington married Korean Jung Yumi.[5] They had two wedding ceremonies, a traditional Korean one in Korea and another in his home country, Australia, at the Melbourne Zoo.[6] The couple welcomed a son named William Bruce Hammington (Jung Taeoh) (name reference 7 April 2018’s issue of Singaporean mandarin entertainment magazine uweekly) on 12 July 2016. In July 2017 Sam and his wife announced on "The Return of Superman" that they were expecting their second child; their second son, Bentley Hammington (Jung Woosung), was born on 8 November 2017. Both sons were born in Korea.


TV shows

Year Title Role Notes
1981 Holiday Island Andrew Alston "The Best of Everything" (Season 1, Episode 12)
1983 All the Rivers Run Gordon Edwards
1983 The Flying Doctors Richard Connors "A Rural Education" (Season 7, Episode 5)
1985 Neighbours Michael Martin 2 episodes
2008 Ophojol Hamel "Hamel Pyoryugi" (Episode 17)
2013 Witch Hunt Himself MC
2014 Let's Eat President of soy sauce crab restaurant (Episode 12)
2015 Who Are You: School 2015 new English teacher cameo (Episode 15)
2017 Teacher Oh Soon-nam Cha-Saem


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Jaemitneun Yeonghwa Soldier in boat voice
2005 Antarctic Journal English Explorer voice
2014 How to Steal a Dog

Variety Shows

Year Network Title Role Notes
2013–2015 MBC Real Men Season 1 Member
2014 MBC True Justice MC[7]
KBS2 Happy Together Guest Season 3
JTBC Non-Summit Guest Ep. 10
2015 KBS2 2 Days & 1 Night Guest Season 3
KBS1 My Neighbor, Charles Teacher S1 Ep08
SBS Running Man Guest Ep. 271
2016 MBC Infinite Challenge Guest Ep. 453
Ep. 465 (with Jack Black & Sam Okyere)
Cameo Ep. 470
Guest Ep. 484 & 485
KBS2 Battle Trip Contestant Ep. 22 (with Sam Okyere)
2016-current KBS2 The Return of Superman Cast Ep. 154 – present (with his children William and Bentley)
2018 MBC Creaking Heroes Member Ep. 1 – 2


Year Award Category Work
2013 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Male Newcomer in Show/Variety Real Men


  1. ^ Lee, Sun-young (7 February 2014). "Real Men adds four new cast members". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  2. ^ an0ya (2014-10-07). "Kim Su Ro, Seo Kyung Suk, and Sam Hammington to Leave MBC's "Real Men"". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-07-30.
  3. ^ "샘해밍턴, 미모의 어머니 공개 "호주 미다스손 유명PD"". Newsen. 2013-05-09.
  4. ^ "Title required".
  5. ^ "The Past Is A Foreign Country - Part Two". Australian Story. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 22 September 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. (video here)
  6. ^ YouTube Missing or empty |title= (help)
  7. ^ "Teen Top's Niel, Kim Gu Ra, and Others to Host New MBC Show, "True Justice"". Soompi. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2014.

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