Top 12 Strongest Guest Stars in Running Man
Running Man is a very popular variety show from South Korea and has always been a favorite and awaited variety show every week. In fact, because of its popularity, Running Man has held fan meetings in various countries to meet their fans. Running Man first aired in 2011 with the formation of members Yoo Jae-suk, Ha Ha, Ji Suk-jin, Kim Jong-kook, Lee Kwang-soo, Song Ji-hyo, and Gary. However, after Gary left Running Man, Jeon So-min and Yang Se-chan took Gary’s place.
Running Man also always invites guest stars to play and complete missions together with other Running Man members. In this article, Channel Korea will explain everything about the top 12 strongest guest stars in Running Man. Want to know who they are? Check this out!
#1 Chu Sung-hoon
Chu Sung-hoon, or Yoshihiro Akiyama, is a Japanese mixed martial artist and judoka. That’s why Chu Sung-hoon has a fairly muscular and athletic body. Chu Sung-hoon also always maintains his lifestyle, such as eating patterns, workouts, sleep patterns, and activities. Chu Sung-hoon was a guest star on Running Man in episodes 131 and 151.
While on a mission in Running Man, Chu Sung-hoon was always eyeing Kim Jong-kook as his opponent because he thought Kim Jong-kook was a balanced opponent because they both had large muscles and a very athletic body. Even so, in every fight against Kim Jong-kook, Chu Sung-hoon is always the winner.
In episode 131, Chu Sung-hoon participated in Running Man together with Lee Si-young as a guest star. The first mission was the Morning Money Race where they are all pitted against each other to take the money. And Sung Hoon got the most money because they were all afraid of Sung Hoon.
In episode 151, Running Man used the Avengers theme for the episode. Chu Sung-hoon along with 2PM’s Chansung and Taecyeon, Jeong Du-hong, Kim Dong-hyun guested for the Avengers episode of Running Man. All Running Man members became Avengers superheroes, they had to complete the mission and fight their enemies, namely Shung Hoon, Chansung, Taecyeon, Duhong, and Donghyun.
#2 Jung Du-hong
Jung Du-hong is an action director, martial arts choreographer, stunt coordinator, and actor. Jung Du-hong once starred in Running Man as a guest star in episode 150 along with Chu Sung-hoon.
In that episode, Jung Du-hong fought Chu Sung-hoon in the ring. And the fight was very exciting and tense according to other Running Man members. Because Jung Du-hong and Chu Sung-hoon have the same strong fighting ability.
#3 Kim Ji-hoon
Kim Ji-hoon is best known for his romantic comedies on television. He is also an actor with quite high popularity and several times filled variety shows as a guest star, including Running Man, precisely in episode 218.
In episode 218, Kim Ji-hoon, Apink’s Eunji, and Oh Yeon-seo came as guest stars. Reporting from Soompi, in this episode, the members were challenged to play children’s songs by hitting gigantic piano keys with their bodies. When it was Kim Ji Hoon’s turn to try his luck, he failed to recognize the right pitch, and the members started taking clothes off the actor as a punishment.
While the other male members were busy stripping Kim Ji Hoon, Yoo Jae Suk took off one of the actor’s shoes and discovered a heel lift inserted in it. Amused, Yoo Jae Suk said, “Ji Hoon, what is this?” Everyone burst into laughter as they saw Yoo Jae Suk holding an air cushion heel lift, and Haha added, “Even I don’t wear lifts like this.” Embarrassed, Kim Ji Hoon laughed and said, “Please act like you didn’t see anything.”
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#4 Park Ji-sung
Park Ji-sung is a former professional footballer who played as a midfielder, and who currently serves as a club ambassador for Manchester United. Park Ji-sung has starred in Running Man as a guest star several times. He appeared in episodes 96, 97, 153, 154, 199, 200.
Park Ji-sung’s first arrival in Running Man was marked by a scene of the other Running Man members and of course, was greeted with great fanfare by them. The other Running Man members are honored to have Park Ji-sung, the famous soccer player as a guest in their show. When appearing on Running Man, Park Ji-sung immediately showed his ability in playing football and made other Running Man members amazed. Park Ji-sung is also agile in playing and making other Running Man members tired, even Kim Jong-kook when trying to rip off Park Ji-sung’s name tag in episode 96.
In episode 97, Park Ji-sung acts as SPY and Park Ji-sung can also choose partners from Running Man members to become SPY. In this episode, Park Ji-sung and other Running Man members carry out their mission in Thailand. In episode 153, Park Ji-sung reappeared and intended to invite Running Man members to Shanghai for the Asian Dream Cup and in episode 154, they performed the Running Man mission in Shanghai with the arrival of Park Ji-sung’s best friend, Patrice Evra.
And in episodes 199-200, the idol soccer team fights the Running Man soccer team. Idols such as BEAST’s Doojoon, Gikwang, Yoseob, BTOB’s Minhyuk, 2AM’s Changmin, ZE: A’s Dongjun, VIXX’s Leo, and B1A4’s Baro felt very honored to be able to join Park Ji-sung.
#5 Choo Shin-soo
Choo Shin-soo is a South Korean professional baseball outfielder for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played for the Seattle Mariners, the Cleveland Indians, and Cincinnati Reds. He was once a guest star on Running Man in episode 119.
Reporting from Allkpop, HaHa had to go through an embarrassing moment from Choo Shin-soo. In a deviation from the normal Running Man episodes, the cast and guests had been thrown into the first name tag-ripping game without any warning whatsoever, resulting in confusion and nervousness from all of the cast members.
Moments after the game began, HaHa began calling for help, unfortunately, ignoring his back, which Choo Shin-soo noticed, taking advantage of his momentary weaknesses to capture his first victory. As a result, HaHa was out of the game before it had even started, with his nametag gone before seven seconds had elapsed, possibly setting a new record for the shortest time ever.
#6 Ryu Hyun-jin
Ryu Hyun-jin is a very famous baseball player and plays in Los Angeles for Major League Baseball. In 2013, after spending seven seasons with the KBO League’s Hanwha Eagles, he became the first player from KBO to join the MLB team. Ryu Hyun-jin also starred in Running Man, and appeared in episodes 171, 172, 173, and 227.
In one episode, Ryu Hyun-jin and EXO members were invited as guests of Running Man. The opening was a mostly recycled version of last week’s super-long intro of Ryu Hyun-jin. There are a couple of adorable moments at the start, however, like how Gary shoots Ji-hyo cutesy heart baseball signals and Ji-hyo’s flubbed pitch. The cast marvels at the baseball star’s sweet digs, joking that they should have treated him better during his last visit. Then they collectively cringe when Hyun-jin shouts out the corny magical incantation.
In episode 172, members of Running Man, Hyun Ji, EXO, and Suzy arrived as guest stars. Their mission was the Water Tank Shout Out game where all members had to submerge their heads into the water and shout out the numbers from 1 to 9 and if two members come out together at the same time or the last one remaining, they will be eliminated.
In episode 173, Ryu Hyun-jin, Suzy, Shin Kyung Hyun, Lee Byung Kyu, Kim Hyun Soo were the guest stars. Their first day night mission was to find pillows that were hidden in the place. The mission was to find the R pillow and lie down in their lodging area. However, there were only 6 R pillows.
In episode 227, Ryu Hyun-jin returned to star in Running Man as a guest star. A very funny mission in this episode was when they had to play a game like bowling and this episode is one of the funniest episodes of Running Man.
#7 Kim Soo-roo
Kim Soo-roo is a very famous actor and has starred in many dramas and films. Kim Soo-roo studied Theater at the Seoul Institute of the Arts and Dongguk University, then joined the Mokwha Repertory Company. He also starred in several variety shows, one of them being Running Man in episodes 9, 67, 68, and 138. Kim Soo-roo is also a senior variety show player. Kim Soo-roo always uses his physique and mind to play in Running Man.
In episode 9, Kim Soo-roo, Lee Hong-ki, and Shin Bong-sun were guest stars of Running Man. They were divided into two teams to complete the mission given. Blue Team, Kim Soo-roo, Yoo Jae-suk, Ji Suk-jin, Song Ji-hyo, Lee Kwang-soo and Red Team, Lee Hong-ki, Shin Bong-sun, Kim Jong-kook, Ha Ha, Gary. All Running Man members had to ride the roller coaster while singing to complete their mission.
In episodes 67-68, Kim Soo-roo was back as a guest star. In the episode, they were divided into three teams to complete their mission. Blue Team: Kim Soo-roo, Kim Jong-kook, Haha, Red Team: Park Ye-jin, Yoo Jae-suk, Gary, and Yellow Team: Song Ji-hyo, Lee Kwang-soo, Ji Suk-jin.
And episode 138, Kim Soo-roo, Lee Jong-suk, Kim Woo-bin, and Lee Jong-hyun were the guest stars. They had to complete several missions together with other Running Man members and were divided into two groups, the Teather Team, and the Athletic Team.