Lee Howon
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Lee Howon is a South Korean singer and actor. He made his debut as a member of INFINITE in 2010 and left INFINITE on August 30, 2017. He released his debut solo album in 2018.

NameHOYA | 호야
Full NameLee Howon | 이호원 | 李浩沅
BornMarch 28, 1991
HometownGupo-dong, Buk-gu, Busan, South Korea
Height176cm | 5′-09″
Blood TypeAB
FamilyMother, Father, Older Brother, Younger Brother
EducationHoseo University
Daekyeung University (A.A.)
Changwon Towol High School (dropout)
Sinwol Middle School
Towol Elementary School
Years Active2010 – present
FandomHOLY | 홀리
GroupINFINITE (2010 – 2017)
Sub-UnitINFINITE H (2013 – 2017)
PositionMain Dancer, Lead Rapper, Sub Vocalist
AgencyGlorious Entertainment
Official Pageig

Lee Howon Filmography


2016HIYALee Jinho

TV Series

2019King of Hip HopBang Youngbaek
2018Devilish CharmSung Gijun
2017 – 2018Two CopsDokgo Sunghyuk
2017Radiant OfficeJang Kangho
Super FamilyLee Gwinam
2015MaskByun Jihyuk
2014My Lovely GirlKang Raeheon
2012Reply 1997Kang Junhee


YearTypeAlbum Title
2018Digital SingleBABY U
1st EPShower

Lee Howon Facts

  • He changed his legal name from Lee Hodong to Lee Howon.
  • His stage name HOYA was his childhood nickname.
  • He is not a religious person.
  • He graduated from Daekyeung University with a major in Applied Music.
  • Howon started his Kpop training at 19.
  • He had LASIK eye surgery.
  • He cannot eat eggplants.
  • When he was in middle school, he wanted to become an action film actor.
  • Turning point in his life: high school dropout
    He dropped out of school when he was in the first year of high school.
  • Hwang Chiyeul was his vocal coach.
  • He auditioned for the 2nd JYP Entertainment Open Audition, but he did not make it.
  • He participated in the survival show Superstar K.
  • Ideal Type: someone who is on the same wavelength as him.
  • Mandatory Military Service:
    Social Service Agent
    February 7, 2019 – December 6, 2020


  • English Word: music
  • Music Genre: R&B


  • Mother
  • Father
  • Older Brother
    Born: 1990
  • Younger Brother
    Name: Lee Hojoon | 이호준
    Born: 1996

References: INFINITE Showtime, NewsAde, 150801 MBN, 150827 MK, 160318 OhmyNews, 160324 TENASIA, 180114 TENASIA

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