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Kang Ho Dong

Height: 183cm.
Real name:
Date of Birth: February 2, 2023

Kang Ho Dong

About Kang Ho Dong


Kang Ho Dong is an MC and comedian who first became known for his active participation in the Ssireum (At the beginning of his wrestling career, he lost many matches, however, on July 8, 1989 Kang managed to defeat the legendary Lee Man Ki, thus winning the tournament that marked the beginning of his successful career in Ssireum. Known as the “Devil in the Arena” for his arrogant and fearless attitude, he won the Baekdujangsa Ssireum Championship seven times and the Cheonhajangsa Ssireum Championship he was widely recognized as the youngest holder of the Cheonhajangsa title.

Kang retired from wrestling, and began his career as a comedian and MC in 1999, appearing on MBC. Later, he became the host of numerous variety shows such as X-Man, Love Letterhe has won numerous entertainment awards, and is widely recognized as one of the best presenters in the history of Korean television.

Kang Ho Dong Facts

  • Education: Masan Business High School
  • On November 12, 2006, he married Lee Kang Hyo Jin Kang
  • He was strongly influenced by Lee Kyung Kyu (MC and famous comedian in South Korea).
  • He was very supportive of Kahi to fulfill his dreams of becoming a singer and dancer.
  • He has a great appreciation for Jang Woo Young from 2PM.
  • He was not present at the birth of his son, as he was filming an episode of 1 Night 2 Days.


  • 2018 “I Kicked My Luck off”
  • 2013: “One Minute Ago” (ft Jung Eun Ji (Apink))
  • 2005: “Oh! Happy Day” (ft Chae Eun)
  • 2009: “Horror Show”
  • 2009: “Ho Dong Show”


  • 1999: LG-Caltex Oil Sigma6
  • 2000: Fumakilla milk
  • 2002: Haitian beverage
  • 2003: Wonbi-D
  • 2003: Maeil milk
  • 2008: Narae Telecom International
  • 2008: Baekse curry
  • 2008: Duldul Chicken
  • 2008: Kumon learning
  • 2009: Homeplus

Kang Ho Dong Drama

  • My Wife’s Having an Affair This Week (jTBC, 2016) cameo

Kang Ho Dong Awards

  • 1989 44th National Wrestling Championships Division of 95.1 kg or more
  • 1990 47th National Wrestling Championships Division of 95.1 kg or more
  • 1990 18th Wrestling Tournament Titans Free weight division
  • 1991 54th National Wrestling Championships Division of 95.1 kg or more
  • 1991 21st Wrestling Tournament Titans Free weight division
  • 1992 24th Wrestling Tournament Titans Free weight division
  • 1995 TV Journal Star King Top Excellence Award
  • 1998 MBC Entertainment Awards Comedy/Sitcom Award of Excellence
  • 2002 MBC Entertainment Awards: Top Award for Excellence in Variety Programs
  • 2003 SBS Entertainment Awards Special Award – MC Category
  • 2003 39th Baeksang Arts Awards Best TV Animator for Kang Ho Dong’s Soulmates
  • 2005 4th KBS Entertainment Awards Special Award – MC Category
  • 2007 SBS Entertainment Awards Grand Prix (Daesang)
  • 2008 44th Baeksang Arts Awards: Grand Prize (Daesang) for Happy Sunday
  • 2008 20th Korean Producers’ Award of Korea Best Program Host for 1 Night 2 Days
  • 2008 Famous Creative Entertainment Top 50
  • 2008 9th Korea Visual Arts Awards Most Photogenic Award – MC Category
  • 2008 7th KBS Entertainment Awards: Grand Prix (Daesang) for 1 Night 2 Days
  • 2008 MBC Entertainment Awards Grand Prix (Daesang) by Golden Fishery
  • 2009 8th KBS Entertainment Awards Grand Prix (Daesang) for 1 Night 2 Days
  • 2010 SBS Entertainment Awards grand Prize (Daesang) for Strong Heart
  • 2013 SBS Entertainment Awards Producer MC Award Star King
  • 2020 Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards: Presidential Commendation

Kang Ho Dong TV Programs

  • Kang’s Kitchen (tvN, 2017)
  • Shadow Singer (tvN, 2017 – present)
  • Let’s Eat Dinner Together (jTBC, 2016 – present)
  • Knowing Bros (jTBC, 2015, 2016 – present)
  • New Journey To The West (Internet Program, 2015)
  • Barefoot Friends (SBS, 2013)
  • Cool Kiz On The Block (KBS, 2013)
  • Moonlight Prince (KBS, 2013)
  • Strong Heart (SBS, 2009-2011) MC
  • 1 Night 2 Days (KBS, 2007-2011)
  • Star King (SBS, 2007-2011,2012-present) MC
  • Are you ready? (KBS, 2007)
  • 두뇌 왕 아인슈타인 (KBS, 2007).
  • Golden Fishery (MBC, 2006-2011, 2012-2013)
  • 설 특집 스타 대격돌 천하 별미 (KBS, 2006)
  • 대통령 과 함께하는 드림 드림 드림 드림!!!! (MBC, 2005)
  • Love Letter (SBS, 2004-2006)
  • Experimental Show, Realy?! (MBC, 2004-2005)
  • Ya Shim Man Man (SBS, 2003-2004, 2008-2009)
  • X-Man (SBS, 2003-2007) MC
  • Saturday Wishes (SBS, 2003)
  • Big Stars, First Looks (KBS, 2003)
  • Beautiful Sunday (SBS, 2002-2004)
  • Kang Ho Dong’s Soulmates (MBS, 2002-2003)
  • Joyful TV Super Sunday (KBS, 20002) MC
  • 자유 선언! 토요 대작전 – 초전 박살 (KBS, 1999).
  • Open Comedy (KBS, 1997)

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