Saturday, August 11, 2012

Running Man - 너무 사랑해

  Member and Profile Running Man 

Korean Name: 런닝맨
English Name: Running Man
Concept: Don't walk, Run
Genre: Urban Action Variety Show - a never-before-seen new genre of variety shows
Country: South Korea
Producer: Jo Hye Jin, Im Hyung Taek, Kim Ju Hyung
Running Time: 70-90 minutes per episode
On Air: SBS Channel
First Aired: 11 July 2010
Related Show: Good Sunday
Starring: K-POP Stars 8 persons (now: 7 persons)

 Ji Suk Jin

Korean Name: 지숙진
English Name: Ji Suk Jin
Nickname: Big Nose Hyung, Sunflower, Easy Brother (Old Brother), Impala
Date of Birth: 10 May 1968
Status: Married
Spouse Name: N/A
Child: N/A
Occupation: MC, Comedian
Start active: 1992 (1st album - "Smile in the gloomy afternoon")
TV Program Related: Running Man ,Star Golden Bell ,Happy Sunday ,Road Show Quiz ,Golden Ladder ,Yooyoomanman ,Truth Game and many more
Main Characteristic: The oldest member of the show. Known as Big Nose Older Brother for his known big nose. He is often shown as weak during the race mission and is frequently and easily caught. Easily to fall in love when see/meet beautiful girls or female guest He is often not-choosing by Guest artist to team up with. However, lately he has a spark - to think 1st before do things etc

 Yoo Jae Suk 

Korean Name: 유재석
English Name: Yoo Jae Suk, Yoo Jae Seok
Nickname: Grasshopper (메뚜기), Nal Yoo (날 유), Yoo Hyuk,Yooruce Willis, Rapper Yoo, Yoobocop, Yoomes Bond
Degree: South Korea's National MC
Date of Birth: 14 August 1972
Blood Type: B
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 70 kg
Status: Married
Spouse Name: Na Gyung Eun
Child: 1 son (Yoo Ji Ho)  
Occupation: MC, Comedian
Start active: 1991 (KBS College Comedian Festival)
Influences: Kang Ho Dong, Shim Hyung Rae, Lee Gyeong Gyu, Shin Dong Yeob
Influenced: HaHa, Jung Hyung Don, Noh Hong Cheol, Gil Sung Jun, Shin Bong Seon 
TV Program Related: Running Man, X Man,  Great Friends and many more
Main Characteristic: The main host of the show. Known as Yu-ruce Willis during the race mission where he is good at running away. The name is a parody of Bruce Willis in Die Hard. He is also known as Yu Hyuk, acting as a popular student that can dance well. In The Usual Suspects of Running Man (episode 38), he was known as Yu-mes Bond, where he needed to disguise as a guest and eliminate all members in Find the Guests. Although he is one of the weak ones, Yoo is always portrayed as the rival of Kim Jong Kook. He often call himself "Yooruce Willis" when being chased by Kim Jong Kook but he often gets caught in the end. He is also often being labelled as the "Icon of Betrayal" because in one of the episode(38) where he has to eliminate and lie to all his team mates. However, now he become ranking 3-strongest among all the members lately etc.

 Kim Jong Kook 

Korean Name: 김종국
Chinese Name: 金鐘國
English Name: Kim Jong Kook
Nickname: The Commander , Sparta Kook ,Trainer Kook ,Kim Kook Jong ,Mosquito Sound , Bear , Jong Kookie, Kookie, Tiger
Date of Birth: 25 April 1977
Blood Type: A
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 76 kg
Religion: Buddhism
Family: Parents, 1 Older Brother, Kim Jong Kook
Status: Single
Education: Myeong Hak Elementary School, Shin Seong Middle and High School, Han Se University, Dan Kook University Postgraduate
Hobbies: Sports (Weights, Soccer, Boxing), Soccer Game
Occupation: Solo Singer, Korean Duo - Turbo
Start active: 1995 (1st album "Turbo" - "280 km/h speed")
TV Program Related: Dream Team, X Man, Family Outing, Running Man, Wonderful Radio - Cameo appearance etc.
Main Characteristic: The strongest man on the show. Known as Sparta-kook and Capable One for his skill in capturing others during the race mission. Sparta-kook is a parody of the film 300, his sudden appearances and shows of strength are usually accompanied by the soundbite "This is Sparta" taken from the movie. He uses successful tactics to eliminate the other team members during race missions. He was also known as Kookie~♥^^ for his cuteness and "aegyo". Although, he is a capable One, he often lose to women - weakness against women [polite & shy]. Now, he's character known as the one who's always bullying the timid Kwang Soo, Throughout the shows, he's prediction over something is always right etc.

 Kang Gary 

Korean Name : 강개리
English Name :  Kang Hee Gun, Kang Gary
Nickname : Flat Gary, Monday Boyfriends (Song Ji Hyo's Monday Couple),Calm, Peaceful Gary, Straight-Going Gary, Gae-colas Cage
Date of Birth : 24 February 1978
Blood Type : A
Height : 174 cm
Weight : 70 kg
Status : Single
Education : Department of Security Services, Yongin University
Occupation : Singer (LeeSsang), South Korean Raper, Hip Hop Musician duo
Start active : 1999 (1st Album : LeeSsang - "A Man's Story" )
TV Program Related : Running Man (since July 2010), Dachimawa Lee - Cameo appearance (2008), Wonderful Radio - Cameo appearance (2012)
Main Characteristic: Featured as one of the "variety rookies", Gary is known as Peaceful Gary for his calm facial expressions during the Photo Zone Game and throughout the show. Gary is a stoic layman whose sole goal was to capture the heart of female member Song Ji-hyo [Monday Couple whose only in love on Monday - the airing day for the show in TV]. He is also known as Gae-colas Cage during the race mission, which is a parody of Nicolas Cage. He is frequently easily fooled by others and known for being clueless at times. Also easily spotted when he trying to cheat other members as he cant look into the eyes when he talked and he eyes blinking constantly etc.



Korean Name : 하동훈
English Name :  Ha Dong Hoon, HaHa (하하)
Nickname : Haroro, Ha-rad Pitt, Peguin
Date of Birth : 20 August 1979
Blood Type : B
Height : 168 cm
Weight : 70.5 kg
Status : Single
Education : Daejin University Theatre and Film Course Graduated, Dongdae College Masters Course
Occupation : Singer, Rapper, Dancer, Comedian, Actor, Presenter
Start active : 2001 (Hip Hop Style - "Jikiri")
TV Program Related : Running Man ,Haha-Mong Show ,X-man ,Music Bank ,Yi San ,Rainbow Romance ,Infinite Challenge ,Nonstop, Holy Daddy (2006),Who Slept with her (2006),My boss, My teacher (2006),Love in magic (2005)
Main Characteristic: Ha-ha is usually picked on by the other members. He is known as Ha-roro for his similar appearance to Pororo the Little Penguin. During the race mission, he is referred to as Ha-rad Pitt, which is a parody of Brad Pitt. He also has a tendency to feel as though he is the main lead into a movie created by his imagination. When things don't go his way, he lashes out verbally, causing great laughter among the cast. Last but not least, always confess love/fall in love with female guest artist and because of that he was being called as Casanova HaHa etc.


 Song Ji Hyo 

Korean Name : 송지효
English Name :  Song Ji Hyo
Real Name : 천성임 / Chun Sung Im (Cheon Seong Im)
Nickname : Song Ji-Yok, Ace, Mong-Jihyo, Monday Couple (Kang Gary's Girlfriend), Bad Ji-hyo, Miss Mong
Date of Birth : 15 August 1981
Blood Type : A
Height : 167 cm
Weight : 48 kg
Status : Single
Family : 1 younger brother and 1 younger sister
Education : Kyung Mun University, Kookje College (Tax & Accounting degree)
Occupation : Actress, Model
Start active : 2001 (KiKi Fashion Model 2001)
TV Program Related: Wishing Star (2003), Sex is Zero 2 (2007), A Frozen Flower (2008), Jumong(2007), Inkigiyo Shows(2008) and many more
Main Characteristic: The only female member of the show, Song Ji-hyo is known as Song Ji-yok , where "yok" means "to swear", because of her "bad words" toward some of the members like Lee Kwang-soo and Ha-ha. She is also known as Mung Ji-hyo, where "mung" means "confused", because of her facial expressions which makes her seem confused. During the race mission, she is referred to as an Ace due to her similar running/catching capabilities as Kim Jong-kook etc.


 Lee Kwang Soo 

Korean Name : 이광수
English Name : Lee Kwang Soo, Lee Kwang Su
Nickname : Framer Kwang Soo, Kwangvatar, Easy Brother (Young Brother), Kwang-potter, Icon of betrayal, Giraffe
Date of Birth : 14 July 1985
Blood Type : O
Height : 193 cm
Weight : 78 kg
Status : Single
Occupation : Actor, Model
Start active : 2008 (MBC - That person is coming)
TV Program Related : Bachelor's Vegetable Store , Running Man , City Hunter , High kick through the roof , Dong Yi , That person is coming, Battlefield Heroes (2011) , Wonderful Radio (2011)
Main Characteristic: Bumbling maknae who never won games. Also featured as one of the "variety rookies", Lee Kwang-su has build an image known as Incriminating Kwang-su, where he frames his fellow members with embarrassing and often absurd rumours. He is also known as Gwang-vatar for his similar appearance to the Na'vi species in Avatar. Easily bullied by other members/guest artist etc.

 Song Jong Ki [Former members of Running Man] 

Korean Name : 송중기
English Name : Song Joong Ki
Nickname : Flower Joong Ki, Brain Joong Ki, Song Sibling, Ace, Active Young Man
Date of Birth : 19 September 1985
Blood Type : A
Height : 178 cm
Weight : 65 kg
Status : Single
Family : Parents, 1 Older Brother, 1 Younger Sister
Education : Sungkyunkwan University (B.A. Business Administration)
Occupation : Actor, Model, MC
Start active : 2008 (Love Racing)
TV Program Related : Frozen Flower (2008), I'm Real Song Joong-ki , Running Man , Music Bank , Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 , SungKyunKwan Scandal (2010), Deep Rooted Tree (2011) Pretty Boys: A Wrong Situation,and each others
Main Characteristic: Featured as one of the "variety rookies". Known for his good-looks and is referred to as Flower Joong-ki, meaning pretty and is referred to as Brain Joong-ki. He is also known as Active Young Man when he either wants to try something new or Over-confident know-it-all which boasted of his skills for a number of tasks (good dancer, know how to draw well etc) and at last failed. As of episode 41, he has left the program to focus on his acting career. He reappeared in episode 66 as a temporary guest, which caught the members by surprise.

info & photo taken from here & google images/website

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