|Medium Stand-up, television|
Nationality South Korean
Education Hongik University
|Years active 2004-present|
Name Noh Hong-chul
Genres Comedy, Entertainment
|Born March 31, 1979 (age 41) Seoul, South Korea (1979-03-31) |
Influences Yoo Jae-suk, Park Myeong-su, Jeong Hyeong-don, Shin Dong-yup
Influenced Ha Dong-hoon, Gil Seong-jun, Dynamic Duo, Shin Bong-sun
Notable works and roles Former member of Muhan DojeonHost-in-chief of I Live Alone
Albums 무한도전 올림픽대로 듀엣가요제 [Infinite Challenge, Duet Song Festival]
TV shows Infinite Challenge, Heroes, Korea's Got Talent
Similar People Yoo Jae Suk, Jeong Jun‑ha, Jeong Hyeong‑don, Park Myeong‑su, Haha
Parents Choi Sae-ran, Noh Hee-dae
[Lazy hitchhikers] 잉여들의 히치하이킹 - Noh Hong Chul, Do you know Gangnam-style? 20150927
- Lazy hitchhikers Noh Hong Chul Do you know Gangnam style 20150927
- The PD of Infinity Challenge reveals why Noh Hong Chul will never return to the show
- Personal history
- Characters on Infinite Challenge
- Drunk driving incident
- TelevisionRadio appearances
- Former program Ranking Program
- Pilot Program
Currently the co-host of the variety show Talents for Sale, he previously appeared on the television programs Infinite Challenge and I Live Alone. His trademark pelvic-thrusting "jeojil dance" (저질댄스) was featured in a famous cameo in the music video "Gangnam Style", which has been viewed over 2.9 billion times on YouTube.
The PD of 'Infinity Challenge' reveals why Noh Hong Chul will never return to the show
No Hong-chul studied mechanical engineering at the Hongik University. After finishing his mandatory two-year military service, he created his online fashion malls, Nohongchul.com and Dream and Adventurous Hongchul-Land Corporation, selling a range of party supplies. He had another business called Hongchul Tour which provided budget trips in China; sometimes he personally guided his customers during these trips.
Noh Hong-chul's television debut came on Mnet in early 2004 when he hosted his popular cable TV show called Dr. No's Pleasure Street (닥터 노의 KIN길거리) After the success of this show, he officially entered into the free-to-air network program Come to Play (놀러와) on MBC, as a joint panelist. In April 2005, he became a founding member of Korea's top comedy program, Infinite Challenge.
He has sponsored a car commercial for Matiz of GM Daewoo; some caricatures and photos of himself were inserted in bonnet and doors of his red Matiz car (nicknamed "Hong car" 홍카, a play on his name and the word "hong", which means red) in the advertisement.
Noh also made a brief cameo in Psy's video "Gangnam Style," thrusting his pelvis in his trademark "lewd dance," or "jeojil dance" (저질댄스) while standing above PSY while he raps in an elevator. Noh's seven-second appearance in the Gangnam Style video has itself become a worldwide "sensation within a sensation"—and Noh has, separately from PSY, been invited to appear on U.S. television due to his worldwide fame as the "Elevator Guy".
Characters on Infinite Challenge
On Infinite Challenge he is characterized by a truly fast speed of speech. For this reason, his nickname on the programme was "Quickmouth". However, during the episode of Season 3 Episode 22, (Muhan News Hangawi Special), Host-in-chief Yoo Jae-suk suggested that he change his nickname to the "Stone-Kid" (Korean: Dol+I '돌+아이', which is a play on words in Korean. Dorai/돌아이, without the plus sign, means "crazy person" but is not suitable for broadcast; separately, "dol" means stone and "ai" (pronounced like the name of the letter "I") means kid. On-screen, the nickname is presented as a giant letter I made out of stone, and the members verbalize it as "Dol plus I") due to his oft-claimed popularity (especially with the teenage girls) as a 'Teen idol'. This popularity is based on his ridiculous performances and outfits. During 2008 episodes of Infinite Challenge, he gained a new nickname, 뉴뚱, or "New Pig", as a result of his pot-belly. He is often considered part of the 뚱보s. This consists of Jeong Jun-ha (뚱뚱보) and Jeong Hyeong-don (뚱보). His body fat was shown excessively on the second part of the 100th episode of Infinite Challenge (Episode 101).
Another aspect of his character is his penchant for trickery and deception, earning him the nickname "Fraudster" (사기꾼). During games, Noh often tries to skirt the rules. This trait is especially evident during "chase games" (추격전). For example, during the second Money Bag special, he teamed up with Gil because the other members would be less suspicious of the slow-witted and relatively new Gil and used Gil as a means of obtaining information from other members. However, he had been planning on betraying Gil and taking all of the money for himself, which he did near the end of the special. This aspect also allowed Noh to succeed in many of the chase games, such as both Money Bag specials and the Quarreling Brothers special.
On January 1, 2010, Gil, Jeong Hyeong-don, and Noh started their improper, voluntary and unscripted weight loss challenge for Infinite Challenge for three months, which ended on April 1. According to the rules, the people who did not meet their goals had to shave their heads. In this manner, Gil, who was already bald and to lose 20 kg of his weight, would have had to shave his eyebrows. After three months, on April 1 at the MBC's Dream Centre in Ilsan, Gil and Hyeong-don (who was challenged not to drink Carbonated drinks and to lose 10 kg of his weight) successfully finished their mission, however, only Hong-chul, who was challenged to make his abs without having chocolate, failed the mission, and thus shaved his head immediately after the judgment.
First aired on July 6, 2011, Noh Hong-chul and his costars on the show started a series of episodes dedicated to a competition-style concert on the Seohaean Expressway. As has been the norm for Infinite Challenge when preparing for a concert, each costar was paired off with a guest musician or guest band. Noh Hong-chul collaborated with PSY and together, they sang and performed the hit song “Shake It” under the band name “ChulSSa”.
Drunk driving incident
On November 8, 2014, Noh Hong Chul was arrested for drunk driving. He later issued an apology and withdrew from the television programs he was participating in, including Infinite Challenge and I Live Alone.
Former program / Ranking Program