Meet The Multi-Faceted Members of “Running Man” Behind The Variety Stage
The members of Running Man will surely amaze fans with their variety of skills and charms!
Treating fans with fun-filled episodes for over a decade now, SBS’ prized program Running Man continues to hold the honor of being one of the most popular variety shows not just in Korea, but also in Asia.
Receiving lots of love and support from local and international fans, the variety octet is currently composed of Yoo Jae Suk, Ji Suk Jin, Kim Jong Kook, HaHa, Song Ji Hyo, Jeon So Min, and Yang Se Chan.
As a way of giving back to fans, the well-loved cast, though sans “The Nation’s MC” Yoo Jae Suk, will be greeting their lovely fans via a virtual fan meeting this week.
Titled Running Man: 2021 Online Fanmeeting, the members’ online party with fans will take place on September 5, starting at 7 PM KST. It will specifically air via popular video sharing platform Tiktok, allowing a smooth and hassle-free event.
To hype up fans further, we have put together a shortlist to feature the Running Man members’ individual careers.
Yoo Jae Suk
Known as the “Nation’s MC”, Yoo Jae Suk is the man behind many popular variety programs in South Korea.
Aside from bringing laughter in Running Man, the charming and witty comedian-host is also currently captivating everyone with his singing skills. Last year, he debuted as a trot singer under the name of Yu San Seul and became an idol as well through his special collab group SSAK3 together with Lee Hyori and Rain.
Currently, he also leads tvN’s You Quiz on The Block and The Sixth Sense 2, and MBC’s How Do You Play? as host.
Ji Suk Jin
Did you know? Before joining Running Man, Ji Suk Jin initially tried his luck as a news reporter. Though wasn’t able to pursue his dream, he fortunately got to become one of the leading host in South Korea.
Additionally, the variety star is a skilled singer and rapper. To name one of his best performances, Suk Jin showed off his swag and fiery raps by covering Loco and Hwasa’s hit track “Don’t Give It To Me” together with Jihyo.
Moreover, he recently captivated viewers through his stint in MBC’s How Do You Play? as a member of MSG Wannabe.
Apart from delighting television viewers, he also started his personal YouTube channel to deliver more entertaining content to fans.
Kim Jong Kook
Intense and Powerful – These might be the words that would best fit Kim Jong Kook when he’s on Running Man. But under his overwhelming physical power is a sweet and angel-like voice.
He began his journey as an idol under the legendary K-pop group Turbo. The talented singer is also loved by many for his masterpieces including “Loveable”, “Twist King”, and “One Man”.
In August, he collaborated with the rising K-pop boy group ATEEZ for the summer collab song “Be My Lover.” Fans may also check out his recently launched YouTube channel to know more about his recent happenings.
Behind his tricks and betrayal antics as a Running Man member, Ha Ha is known to be a thoughtful and responsible husband and father to his two sons and one daughter.
In addition, the variety star is a huge music fan. Particularly, he is actively creating Raggae songs alongside singer-rapper Skull.
Ha Ha also continues to delight the Internet world by releasing fun videos on his YouTube channel.
Song Ji Hyo
Continuously wowing fans with her overflowing charisma, Song Ji Hyo still holds the title as the lethal ace of Running Man. Apart from gracing the variety show with her beautiful looks and commanding presence, she likewise captures hearts of fans with her acting skills.
Some of the most popular acting projects of Ji Hyo are Emergency Couple and Princess Hours. Fans should definitely check out her latest projects as well such as Was it Love? and The Witch’s Diner.
Jeon So Min
The hopeless romantic of Running Man is definitely none other than Jeon So Min. But before showing off her charming side as a variety star, the beautiful and bubbly celebrity first amazed fans with her drama appearances.
Making her debut in 2004 through MBC’s sitcom Miracle, So Min then scored her major roles in series like Princess Aurora and Something About One Percent. Aside from giving her best on Running Man, she likewise shows remarkable chemistry with Yoo Jae Suk on tvN’s The Sixth Sense 2.
Most viewers may not know but Jeon So Min is also a talented author. Back in 2020, she introduced her very first book titled You Can Call Me After a Drink, which revolves around her honest thoughts on love, loneliness, and life.
Yang Se Chan
Last but definitely not the least is Running Man’s beloved maknae Yang Se Chan! His friendliness and slow wits are just some of his most captivating charms.
Aside from bringing in good laughs in the said show, the charming comedian also previously showered viewers with his comedic acts through his stint in People Looking for a Laugh and Comedy Big League season 3 to 5. Together with his older brother, Yang Se Hyung, he also produces enjoyable content on YouTube.
And there you have it! Though a bit short, we hope that the brief list above will somehow help you know more about the Running Man cast. Meanwhile, fans should look forward as these multi-faceted stars will surely gift everyone with a virtual fan meeting to remember this September 5!
Filipino fans can purchase tickets to the 120-minute online event via SM Tickets or Mini Mall‘s e-commerce platform. Tickets cost PHP 950 each and sales will run until September 3 at 12 PM PST.
Source: Mini Mall, SM Tickets, SBS Entertainment, Instagram, Grazia, and KBS World