Im Ha-ryong

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Im Ha-ryong
BornIm Han-yong
(1952-10-31) October 31, 1952 (age 66)
Danyang County, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
EducationHanyang University - Theater and Film
OccupationActor, comedian
Years active1981-present
AgentBel Actors Entertainment
Spouse(s)Kim Jeong-gyu
FamilyIm Young-sik
Korean name
Revised RomanizationIm Ha-nyong
McCune–ReischauerIm Ha-nyong
Birth name
Revised RomanizationIm Han-yong
McCune–ReischauerIm Han-yong

Im Ha-ryong (born Im Han-yong on October 31, 1952) is a South Korean actor and comedian. During the 1980s and 1990s, Im was one of Korea's foremost comedians (called "gag men") alongside Shim Hyung-rae and Kim Hyung-gon.[1] As his brand of comedy became less popular among younger viewers, Im started appearing in small supporting roles in films and television series, particularly those directed by Jang Jin. In 2005, he won Best Supporting Actor at the Blue Dragon Film Awards for his first major film role as a veteran soldier in the hit Korean War dramedy Welcome to Dongmakgol.[2][3][4][5] Other notable films include workplace/musical drama Bravo My Life (2007) and political satire Good Morning President (2009).[6][7]



Year Title Role
1985 A Child-like Lady
The Singing Tramp of Last Year
1988 High Priest Kong-cho and
Super Hong Kil-dong
Guru Kong-cho
1989 Miss Rhino and Mr. Korando Gambler
1992 돌아온 쉰옥수수
Hae-ryong and Dal-ja's Bag of Memories
1998 Extra (cameo)
1999 Inner Circle Go Hyung-seok
2002 No Comment Father (segment: "My Nike")
2004 Too Beautiful to Lie Husband of Choi Hee-cheol's paternal aunt
The Big Swindle Company president Seo (cameo)
Arahan Police substation chief (cameo)
Someone Special Police captain
2005 Welcome to Dongmakgol North Korean staff sergeant Jang Young-hee
2006 Hoodwinked! Det. Nicky Flippers (Korean dubbed)
Barefoot Ki-bong Mr. Baek
Holy Daddy Kang Young-kyu
2007 Bravo My Life Choi Seok-won
Venus and Mars Divorce lawyer (cameo)
2009 Insadong Scandal Madam Kwon
Closer to Heaven Park Geun-sook
Good Morning President Choi Chang-myeon
2011 I Am a Dad Detective Kim
2012 The Neighbor[8] Kim Sang-young
2015 Love Forecast Principal
Salut d'Amour (cameo)

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1998 Angel's Kiss Angel KBS2
2000 반쪽이네 KBS2
2006 Over the Rainbow[9] Kwon Sang-bok MBC
2008 Chilwu the Mighty Choi Nam-deuk KBS2
2010 More Charming by the Day Im Ha-ryong MBC
2011 Me Too, Flower! Bae Sang-eok MBC
2012 Welcome to Healing Town Ban Jung-do TV Chosun
Lovers of Haeundae Go Joong-shik KBS2
The Third Hospital Chae In-gook tvN
2013 Two Women's Room Han Byung-gook SBS
2014 Triangle Yang Man-choon MBC
Glorious Day CEO Lee (cameo) SBS
Cheongdam-dong Scandal Nam Jae-bok SBS
Valid Love Jang Min-ho tvN
2016 My Horrible Boss Nam Yong-gab JTBC
Another Oh Hae-young (cameo) tvN
2018 Tale of Fairy King Bukdu[10]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
1983-1992 유머일번지 KBS2
1985 9 O'clock Date with Im Ha-ryong and Byun Ah-young KBS Radio DJ
1986-1987 명랑 소극장 KBS2
1987-1991 Show Video Jockey
1990-1991 Show Saturday Express KBS1
1991-1993 한바탕 웃음으로 KBS2
1993-1995 Today Is a Good Day MBC
1995 Our Happy Saturday SBS
1995-1996 Saturday Express of Luck KBS2
2013 Gag Concert
2017 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant[11]

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2007 "Because We Are Two" Eru

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1986 22nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Male Variety Performer Won
1987 Savings' Day President's Commendation N/A Won
KBS Entertainment Awards Excellence Award Won
1989 Grand Prize (Daesang) Won
1991 Won
2005 26th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actor Welcome to Dongmakgol Won
4th Korean Film Awards Nominated
2006 43rd Grand Bell Awards Nominated
13th Korean Entertainment Arts Awards Special Award Won
2007 14th Korean Entertainment Arts Awards Achievement Award for the Development
of Entertainment and the Arts
N/A Won
2010 MBC Entertainment Awards[12] Special Award in a Comedy or Sitcom More Charming by the Day Won


  1. ^ Lee, Eun-joo (14 November 2007). "Top TV comic takes final bow". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  2. ^ "Welcome to Dongmakgol Draws 5 Million Viewers". The Chosun Ilbo. 26 August 2005. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  3. ^ "Lady Vengeance Bags Korea's Top Movie Honors". The Chosun Ilbo. 30 November 2005. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  4. ^ "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance triumphs at Blue Dragon Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. 14 December 2005. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  5. ^ "K-Film Reviews: 웰컴 투 동막골 (Welcome To Dongmakgol)". Twitch Film. 16 January 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  6. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (22 September 2009). "Actor Jang Dong-kun Returns as President". The Korea Times. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  7. ^ "President bids greetings to movie-goers". 10Asia. 23 September 2009. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  8. ^ "Preview My Neighbor: Neighbors, the worst enemy or the best company?". 10Asia. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  9. ^ "K-Drama News and Previews (May-July 2006)". Twitch Film. 1 January 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  10. ^ "Ahn Young-mi Joins "Gyerong Fairy Tale"". Hancinema. Nate. May 14, 2018.
  11. ^ Jung Yoo-na (November 26, 2017). "'복면가왕' 돌잔치 정체는 개그맨 임하룡…흥 폭발". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved November 26, 2017.
  12. ^ Lee, Jong-gil (30 December 2010). "Yoo Jae-seok wins grand prize once again at MBC Entertainment Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 14 February 2015.

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