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Five Hot Young Korean Actors

What better way to spend the summer break than to sip cold drinks while watching your favorite K-dramas? Well, I can think of something that can make your summer break even more exciting--watching hot young Korean actors in K-dramas!

Find out more about some of today's hottest Korean actors 25 years old and below. I deliberately did not include K-Pop singers who became actors since that would be a whole new article altogether. This list only contains those who debuted as actors and may have incidentally become singers along the way. Enjoy!

Lee Min Ho

Lee Min Ho (SportsKorea)Who can forget the smoldering chaebol who fell in love with the spunky Geum Jan Di in "Boys Over Flowers"? Lee Min Ho (24), who played the iconic role of "Gu Jun Pyo," has since made very intelligent career moves that further strengthened his Hallyu star status. The talented actor has covered almost all genres including romance, action, comedy, and drama. After the success of his 2011 action drama "City Hunter" Lee Min Ho is set to star in the fusion historical drama titled "Faith" to be released in August 2012.

Kim Soo Hyun

Kim Soo Hyun (SportsKorea)Kim Soo Hyun (24) possesses a fresh angelic face that exudes the Korean masculine ideal. His smiling eyes reveal a gentle spirit but when he enters his drama acting mode, you better get ready because Kim Soo Hyun can squeeze the tears out of your eyes as easily as he gets smiles out of your lips. Kim Soo Hyun is most known for his role as "Song Sam Dong" in Dream High and as "King Lee Hwon" in the successful period drama "The Moon that Embraces the Sun." The hot young star has since become one of Korea's top celebrities and a "CF king" due to the many endorsement deals that came his way.

Jung Il Woo

Jung Il Woo (SportsKorea)If you saw the drama "Pure Love" or "49 Days," you know who Jung Il Woo is. Jung Il Woo (24) played the role of the "Scheduler" in "Pure Love" and promptly took the thunder away from many of the main stars. With his comical charm, acting chops, and sheer good looks, Jung Il Woo won the hearts of many female fans. The hot young actor also starred in other successful dramas including "The Return of Iljimae," "Flower Boy Ramyun Shop" and "The Moon that Embraces the Sun." Jung Il Woo is also known as Lee Min Ho's best friend. Can you just imagine the "hotness" overload when those two are together?!

Yoo Seung Ho

Yoo Seung Ho (SportsKorea)Yoo Seung Ho (18) has a resume that actors twice his age will envy. Having debuted in the year 2000, Yoo Seung Ho has participated in high profile dramas including Queen Seon Deok, Flames of Desire, and Master of Study, Warrior Baek Dong Soo among others. Due to his multifaceted roles and resemblance to the actor, Yoo Seung Ho has been touted as the next So Ji Sub, one of Korea's top male actors. Yoo Seung Ho recently completed the drama "Operation Proposal." His last movie was the critically acclaimed "Blind."

Yoon Shi Yoon

Yoon Shi Yoon (SportsKorea)K-drama fans will surely recognize the face of Yoon Shi Yoon who played the role of "Kim Tak Gu" in the much-loved K-drama "Baker King." Yoon Shi Yoon (25) became popular through his role in the long-running television series "High Kick Through the Roof." However, it was his unforgettable portrayal of the long suffering "Kim Tak Gu" which made him into a household name. Yoon Shi Yoon's last drama was the romance "Me Too, Flower" which was not very successful. Nevertheless, Yoon Shi Yoon's talent cannot be denied. Yoon Shi Yoon fans will surely enjoy his movies including "Death Bell 2" and the upcoming "One Hundred Percent."

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Catherine Deen blogs for Yahoo! Philippines OMG! She lives, eats and breathes Korean music, cuisine, telenovelas, and pop culture. Follow her on Twitter @cathsdeen.


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