The Man Who Makes You Get the Second Lead Syndrome- Lee Sang-yi!
Did you know about the romance-comedy drama Hometown Cha Cha Cha? The series has been getting many positive reviews and everyone falls for the series and its cast members. Aside from the first lead, many people started to be curious about the second lead in the drama which is portrayed by actor Lee Sang-yi.
Before his appearance in Hometown Cha Cha Cha, the actor has starred in many dramas, movies, and theatre productions. Are you curious about him? In this article, Channel Korea will explain to you everything about Lee Sang-yi, so keep on reading!
Full Profile of Lee Sang-yi
Birth Name: Lee Sang-yi
Stage Name: Lee Sang-yi
Birth: Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, November 27, 1991
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 183 cm
Weight: 75 kg
Blood Type: A
Years Active: 2014 – Present
Occupation: Actor, Musical Actor, Singer
Label: PLK Good Friends
Associated With: MSG Wannabe
Lee Sang-yi’s Interesting Facts That You Need To Know
- Lee Sang-yi got to know acting when he did an English class drama when he was in the 6th grade.
- He has an older brother.
- His acting debut was in 2014 through the musical drama Greece.
- Lee Sang-yi was known as a musical actor before he made acting appearances in TV dramas and movies.
- He attended the Korea National University of Arts.
- Lee Sang-yi started gaining more recognition after his acting appearance in Once Again.
- Lee Sang-yi was a part of a project boy group named MSG Wannabe.
- He once revealed that during one of the filming scenes for Youth of May, he was filming while drunk.
- Lee Sang-yi is known as a good dancer as well.
- He started picking up buying plants as his recent new hobby.
Lee Sang-yi’s Drama and Movie List
|2016||Real Solution||Yoo Min-ju|
|2017||Crazy Kiss||Jang Jung|
|2017||Guards of the Taj Mahal||Babur|
|2019||The Legend of Georgia McBride||Casey|
|2014||Taxi Driver||Ji Hoon|
|2014||Slow Video||Police Radio|
|2016||Call Me When You Eat||Repayment|
|2019||Battle of Noryang||Huijung|
|2020||Hitman: Agent Jun||NIS Agent|
|TBA||Single in Seoul||TBA|
|2017||Prison Playbook||Oh Dong-hwan|
|2017||Oh, the Mysterious||Economics Lee|
|2018||To. Jenny||Yeom Dae-seong|
|2018||The Third Charm||Hyeon Sang-hyeon|
|2019||When the Camellia Blooms||Yang Seung-yeop|
|2020||Once Again||Yoon Jae-seok|
|2021||Youth of May||Lee Soo-chan|
|2021||Hometown Cha Cha Cha||Ji Seong-hyun|
His Appearance in Once Again
As we have mentioned earlier, Lee Sang-yi got more recognition after his appearance in the drama Once Again. The drama depicts the story of a family that has been through different problems, especially about married life. Song Young-dal (Cheon Ho-jin) and Jang Ok-boon (Cha Hwa-yeon) have been married for many years and have 4 children: Joon-sun (Oh Dae-hwan), Ga-hee (Oh Yoon-ah), Na-hee (Lee Min-jung), and Da-hee (Lee Cho-hee).
The four of them have different lives and problems. Since the three of them have married, Da-hee as the youngest child still struggles in a company as an intern. Meanwhile, Lee Sang-yi plays the role of Yoon Jae-seok. He is Da-hee’s love interest, and they end up married later.
His Role in Youth of May
After the success of Once Again, Lee Sang-yi got his role as the first lead through the drama Youth of May. The drama was also known as the most epic and heartbreaking drama despite the romance story between the characters. Youth of May is a romance drama that tells a love story from 1980 and the period of the Gwangju Uprising in South Korea.
In Youth of May, Lee Sang-yi plays the role of Lee Soo-chan, a man who works as a businessman in a trading company right after he returns from France. He is the oldest child in his family which makes him have to prioritize his family first over himself.
His Character in Hometown Cha Cha Cha
Lee Sang-yi became an actor who successfully made people get stuck in the “second lead syndrome” after watching his appearance in Hometown Cha Cha Cha. The comedy-romantic drama tells the love story between the humble guy Hong Du-sik (Kim Seon-ho) and the dentist Yoon Hye-jin (Shin Min Ah) in the Gongjin village.
Lee Sang-yi plays the role of Ji Seong-hyun, a TV show producer who was also Yoon Hye-jin’s senior in college. He has a crush on her and confesses his feelings, but Hye-jin turned him down because she fell for Du-sik. Instead of becoming a rival to Du-sik, Ji Seong-hyun and Du-sik become close like brothers.
Lee Sang-yi as an MSG Wannabe Member
Aside from Lee Sang-yi’s occupation as an actor and musical actor, Lee Sang-yi was also involved in a project boy group named MSG Wannabe. It was a boy group created from the variety show Hangout with Yoo back in May 2021. Aside from being a member of MSG Wannabe, Lee Sang-yi was also included in its sub-unit named JSDK.
The group consisted of 8 members including Lee Sang-yi, and they released an album entitled MSG Wannabe Special Album and also a bunch of singles such as “I Love You” and cover songs like “Only You,” “Resignation,” “Journey to Atlantis,” and more.
That’s everything about Lee Sang-yi! He has proven that every talent matters as he isn’t only good at acting but also dancing and singing as well. Let’s wait for another project from Lee Sang-yi in the future!
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