Let’s Find Out Profile of Actor Lee Kye-in


Who is Lee Kye-in?

Lee Kye-in is a South Korean veteran actor who had a good reputation in entertainment industry. He used to play the role of a criminal in the investigation team leader’s case, and played a lead role or an eccentric villain once in a melodrama. In 1984, he appeared in A Tiger That Doesn’t Cry, which was based on the tragic boxer Kim Deuk-koo.

Lee Kye-in was loved by viewers as a supporting character after playing the role of Emperor Wang Gun in 2000, and he had his first fan meeting in November 2006 after he played a role in Jumong. Check out his profile below if you want to know more about him!

Actor Lee Kye-in’s Profile


Real Name : Lee Kye-in (이계인)

Profession : Actor

Birth : South Korea, Incheon, May 16th, 1952

Zodiac : Taurus

Nationality : Korean

Education : Incheon City College



Television Dramas

  • 2013 – Hur Jun, the Original Story (aired on MBC/role as Dol-swe), Shining Romance (aired on MBC/ role as Mr. Oh (cameo)
  • 2011 – Warrior Baek Dong-soo (aired on SBS/role as Yeo Cho-sang)
  • 2010 – Dong Yo (aired on MBC/role as Oh Tae-poong)
  • 2009 – The Return of Ijimae (aired on MBC/role as Jeol-chi), Strike Love (aired on MBC/role as Oh Hye-sung’s Father)
  • 2008 – Aster (aired on MBC/role as Young-jong), I Am Happy (aired on SBS/role as Lee Chul-gon)
  • 2007 – Medical Gibong Cinema (aired on OCN/role as Husband Jo)
  • 2006 – Yeon Gaesomun (aired on SBS), Jumong (aired on MBC/role as Mo Pal-mo)
  • 2004 – The Age Of Heroes (aired on MBC/role as Chun Tae-sool)
  • 2003 – Fairy and Swindler (aired on SBS), Age of Warriors (aired on KBS1), Drama City ‘Crazy Man, Kang Sung-man’ (aired on KBS2)
  • 2002 – Remember (aired on MBC/role as Section Chef), Inspector Park Mun-su (aired on Kkae-chil-yi)
  • 2001 – Sangdo (aired on MBC/role as Bae Soon-tak)
  • 2000 – Cummi, the Fairy (aired on KBS2/role as Battalion Commander, Beo-geu), Emperor Wang Gun (aired on KBS1/role as Ae-sul), Duke (aired on MBC/role as Department Head Jo)
  • 1999 – Did We Really Love? (aired on MBC/role as Seo Dal-kwon), You Don’t Know My Mind (aired on MBC), Hur Jun (aired on MBC)
  • 1998 – Three Kim Generation (aired on SBS/role as Choi Hyung-woo), Legendary Ambition (aired on KBS2/role as Yong-jae), Hong Gil-dong (aired on SBS/role as Il-won 2)
  • 1997 – Ambition (aired on MBC/role as Yong-pal), Medical Brothers (aired on MBC), Myth of a Hero (aired on MBC/role as Captain Do), Revenge and Passion (aired on MBC/role as Weasel)
  • 1996 – Hometown of Legends (aired on KBS2)
  • 1995 – Korea Gate (aired on SBS/role as Heo Sam-su)
  • 1993 – MBC Best Theate ‘Love on a Cloudy Day’
  • 1991 – The Dictionary of the Language of Happiness
  • 1990 – 500 Year of Joseon: Daewongun (role as Jang Soon-gyu)
  • 1989 – Great Challenge
  • 1988 – 500 Yea of Joseon: Memoirs of Lady Hyegyeong (role as Moon Sung-gook)
  • 1987 – Love and Ambition (role as Oh Sung-kyung)
  • 1983 – Cheers
  • 1980 – Daughter, Country Diaries (role as H=Gwi-dong)
  • 1979 – Ottoki Squad, Mom Likes Dad
  • 1972 – Chief Inspector (aired on MBC)


  • 2017 – My Little Baby, Jaya
  • 2015 – I’m Sorry, I Love You, Thank You
  • 2009 – White Tuft, the Little Beaver (role as Voice; Dubbing in Korean)
  • 2008 – Beyond All Magic (role as Mr. Jung)
  • 2007 – Scout (role as Cameo)
  • 1994 – The Man Who Cannot Kiss (role as Jong-gil)
  • 1988 – Sunshine at Present (role as Young Man), Love’s Scribble (role as Joon-tae)
  • 1987 – Tango in Seoul, Hunting Night
  • 1986 – Osaka Godfather, Woman’s Wail
  • 1985 – Half-eaten Cherry Apple, The Miss and the Cadet
  • 1984 – The Tiger That Doesn’t Cry
  • 1983 – A Forbidden Love
  • 1982 – Wild Horse
  • 1981 – An Embrace in the Dark Night, Is There A Girl Like Her?
  • 1979 – The Rose That Swallowed Thorns, The Third Han-gang Bridge
  • 1978 – Butterfly Maiden, The Woman I Betrayed, The Arch of Triumph

Variety Shows

  • 2015 – Again (aired on MBC)
  • 2014 – Taste of Hand (aired on FTV)
  • 2013 – MasterChef Korea Celebrity (aired on O’live as a Contestant)
  • 2012-2013 – Reckless Family – Season 2 (aired on MBC Every 1 as a Cast Member)
  • 2011 – Poker Face – Season 2 (aired on E-Channel as a Cast Member)
  • 2010 – 셔틀탈출기 내가 용자라니 (aired on Ongagement as a Cast Member), Global Family Lee’s in Laws (aired on KBS2 as a Cast Member)
  • 2008 – Bokbulkok – Season 1 (aired on MBC Every1 as a Cast Member)
  • 2007 – 7 Octave (aired on MBC), Jiwhaza (aired on SBS), Cool Times, Game Song (aired on KBS2 as a Cast Member)
  • 2006 – Laughter Station (aired on KBS2), Sunday Sunday Night (aired on MBC)
  • 2004 – Comedy File (aired on KBS2), Show! Lucky Train

Music Videos

  • 2007 – Hiya by Coolapica

Awards and Nominations


Lee Kye-in was nominated at the MBC Drama Awards (2006) in the category of Popularity Award for Jumong and the SBS Drama Awards (2008) in the category of Best Supporting Actor in a Serial Drama for I Am Happy.

Lee Kye-in won awards on the MBC Drama Awards (1986) in the category of Excellence Award, Actor at the MBC Drama Awards (2006) in the category of Special Acting Award, Veteran Actor for Jumong.

Lee Kye-in’s Marriage

Veteran actor Lee Kye-in used to be married to a woman, but after they had been married for 10 years, he suffered from fraudulent marriages in the past. The veteran actor appeared on a variety show, and confessed about his first marriage that has turned into a nightmare.


When I hear about divorce, I have nightmares. Of course you can get a divorce. But I was not meant to be meant to be, I was met by an evil spirit,” he said.

“If I were conned, I wouldn’t believe it, ” Lee Kye-in said. “At the time of our first marriage, we did not register marriage. But from one day on, my wife did not come home.” Back in those days, when the MC was asked about his mother-in-law, he recalled the time, saying, “I went to my sister’s house, and I went to a friend’s house.”

“I was so sorry to see me like that. My wife’s niece came to me crying one day just because her aunt has been living with another man for more than 10 years.”

Lee Kye-in added, “My wife decided to marry me for economic reasons, because the man she used to live with went bankrupt. It was a shocking news to hear. I asked the police to investigate, and they eventually tracked them down. But the man is the builder. She said she was my last hope in my life and asked me to look at her. When I saw it, I just came home and cried.”


The hardest part about it was that I had to take full responsibility for the divorce,” he said. “People thought I was divorced because I played a role of a non-lover in my work because I was an entertainer.”

Meanwhile, Lee Kye-in confessed how about he lived his life after the divorce, saying, “I am living well after overcoming the nightmare.”


So, that was some information about the veteran actor, Lee Kye-in. Even though he’s not working actively in the entertainment industry like he used to, his work will be a legend for a long time, and he is a good teacher for the younger generation of actors. The important thing is, we have  to appreciate all of his hard work until now. So, as viewers, we need to appreciate all the hard work from the actors and actresses. Let’s hope for the best for the veteran actor, Lee Kye-in, for his personal life and life as an actor!