The South Korean artist, Ha Dong-hoon, popularly known as a stage-name Haha, famously recognized as a comedian and television host. However, he started his career as a musician(singer & rapper) with boy band ‘Z-Kiri’ in 2001. Following that, he has debuted his hosting career from 2002 with the show ‘What’s Up Yo!’ along with MC Mong and Jerome To.
He is best known for hosting the South Korean variety programs of SBS’s ‘Running Man’, along with the other seven co-hosts. Also, he is known for being the 2000 sitcom ‘Nonstop’ and MBC’s ‘Infinite Challenge(2005-2018)’, amongst others. Scroll down to know more about the comedian Haha.
Caption: The South Korean Entertainer, Haha
Haha(Entertainer): Bio, Family, Education
The media personality was born on 20 August 1979, in Stuttgart, Baden-WÜrrtemberg, West Germany. He was born as Ha Dong-hoon to the Korean parents and moved to South Korea when he was still an infant. There is no information on his parents but we do know that his mother holds a doctorate in psychology. He grew up along with his older sister, Ha Juri who holds a doctorate as well as a pianist.
After completing high school, he went to join Daejin University, South Korea. From where he received a master’s degree in Drama and Fine Arts. After his graduation, he became a trainee for Seoul Records. Later, he debuted his career as a singer and rapper in 2001 from the boy band ‘Z-Kiri’. However, having much exposure, the band failed to get success and quickly disbanded.
Haha(Entertainer): Career & Life Achievements
As stated earlier, his career as a singer in a boy band didn’t last long. Despite that, they had to disband quickly. After that, he began to make his career on a screen as a comedian and host. Also, he is a great actor and has an enthusiast to have a great career even though he has tasted the failure. In 2002, he joined the show ‘What’s Up Yo! as a co-host which gained him fame as a ‘What’s Up Trio’. Next, he joined the third season of the sitcom ‘Nonstop’. He acted till the year 2003 and the series helped him to recognize his ability of acting and comedy too.
He produced his own radio show ‘SBS Power FM’ in 2014 and became a presenter along with MC Mong. In 2005, he has released his solo debuted album ‘The Beautiful Rhyme Diary’, that failed to reach the chart. In the same year, his popularity rose after appearing as a guest in the S. Korean game show ‘X-man’. There he made imitations of his close friend ‘Kim Jong-kook’ which led him to noticed by the audiences. Following his popularity, he got a chance to join the cast of MBC’s ‘Infinite Challenge’.
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In 2007, he recorded his second single ‘You’re My Destiny’, which managed to reach number one in the Gaon Chart. Then he appeared on the TV show ‘Happy Shares Company’ which he hosted until February 2008. He had to work shortly in the show because he had to join the military service for two years. After discharge, he returned to join the cast of ‘Infinite Challenges’ on the request of co-host Yoo Jae-Suk and Noh Hong-Chul.
Since 2010, he has become one of the main co-hosts for SBS variety show ‘Running Man’. For the show, he has received the award for Best Entertainer at the 2011 SBS Entertainer Awards. Further, he has appeared in several variety shows of the S. Korean shows and series.
Haha(Entertainer): Personal Life & Wife
The S. Korean entertainer married his wife Byul on 30 November 2012. His wife Byul is also a S. Korean singer and actress. However, before their marriage, they announced their wedding on 15 August 2012, after dating for a while. Other than this, there is no information on his dating history.
They welcomed their first child, son Ha Dream on 9 July 2013. Their second child, son Soul born on 22 March 2017 and daughter Song on 15 July 2019. The couple seems to have a strong bonding with each other. So, there is no news on any marital affairs or domestic violence.
Caption: HaHa and Byul wedding picture.
Haha(Entertainer): Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Currently, he has stood out in the crowds as a great performer in the Korean film industry. The 40-years-old has made a good income from his performing career. He has a net worth estimated at around a million USD, however, his exact amount is not available in the media. Also, he made a profitable amount from his other business ventures.
The media personality seems fairly active over different social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. He has a personal and verified account @quanhaha79 with 3 million followers on Instagram. But he does not have accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
Haha(Entertainer): Body Measurements
The comedian and entertainer have an average height of around 5 feet 8 inches or 1.68 meters. No information found on his body measurements and weight. He has black hair as well as eye color.