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Hottest Korean Actors Too Sexy to Ignore

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In this list of the most gorgeous and hottest Korean actors, you might recognize some from Korean dramas (K-dramas).

In this list of the most gorgeous and hottest Korean actors, you might recognize some from Korean dramas (K-dramas).

Korean Dramas

If you are a fan of Korean dramas or movies, you would definitely have your favorite hottie. You would most definitely be drawn into the features of these on-screen gorgeous men.

Koreans are known for their dramas which are much like the western soap operas, but they tend to have a set amount of episodes.

Korean actors are very dramatic and known for their ability to show emotions with the eyes. Facial expression tends to be a little over emphasized, but you get the message nontheless. Male actors are less dramatic than women and are known for their suave and sexy appearance. They dress well and carry an air of arrogance which females actors don't have.

There is one thing constant about Korean male actors: they are all ripped and toned. Not an ounce of fat of flab on the body. You only get snippets of their upper body onscreen but they aren't afraid to take their shirts off for a photo.

Here is my list of just a few of the hottest Korean actors I have seen. I am sure there are many more by these are by far my favorites. Aren't they just to die for?


Ji Jin Hee: Best Angular Features

When I saw this actor in Dong Yi, the historical Korean Drama, I fell in love. I instantly though he was the most gorgeous Korean male I'd ever seen. However, as I watched more Korean movies and dramas I realized I hadn't seen anything yet!

Ji Jin Hee is a very versatile actor who plays both serious and witty roles. He is able to change his persona to fit the role he is playing and can even downplay his good looks. After watching Dong Yi, I saw him in "He who can't marry" as an obsessive compulsive genius with a quirky disposition. He plays the role similar to "The forty year old virgin".

His appearance in both roles were completely different. In all I have seen him in three dramas and one movie and each time he looks completely different but you can't deny his gorgeous good looks.

I say that Ji Jin Hee has the best angular facial features. He is one actor is believed to have never done plastic surgery so his face is all natural. Look at his bone structure.


Kim Bum: Best Smile

This sexy 24-year-old is said to have one of the best smiles on the Korean screen and I must agree. His smile blew me away in the drama She Who Still Wants to Marry, so I decided to do my research. Alas! Every one is talking about Mr. Smile.

Not sure if he went under the knife but he sure is one of the fastest and sexiest upcoming actors.

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So far I've only seen him in two dramas; one lead and one supporting. He has this cool exterior which makes him quite enticing to watch. Watch out ladies, I'm sure your heart is beating faster.


Kim Jeong Hoon: Most Kissable Lips

I've only seen him in one full drama and just started watching another but already he is on my favorites list. This guy is gorgeous, sexy and has the most kissable lips I've seen on any Korean male so far.

Look at him. This is a recent photo and the guy looks like he's no older than 24 when in fact he's 33. This man doesn't age!

I like his quiet exterior and his sexy persona which he plays well on screen. In addition to he good looks I hear he sings as well. He can sing to me any day.

Some dramas you can see him in include:

  • I Need Romance (very good)
  • Orange
  • X-Man
  • Dummy Mommy
  • Her Legend (which I am now watching)

He also appears in a few full featured films as well.

Kim Jeong Hoon is one of the most intelligent actors on the Korean circuit with an IQ of 146. Originally he wanted to study science but later decided to pursue his true calling and studied acting instead. Don't you just love a gorgeous man who is also super intelligent?


Seo Do Young: Best Male Voice & Most Mysterious

I have only seen this actor twice but the first time alone did it for me. It's not his looks which captured me but his unusual voice for an Asian. This voice is typical of a sexy Caucasian male. It was weird at first because I kept expecting to see a white man on screen.

He also has this mysterious air about him especially in the drama "Spring Waltz".

Before he became an actor he was a model and would have been famous hadn't he left to pursue his dream as an actor.


Daniel Henny

What can I say about Daniel. He wasn't to be denied my list. Though only part Korean he likes working in Korean films. He always plays the part of the Korean-American who speaks little or no Korean.

The thing I dislike about the roles he plays is that the directors seems to repeat the same characteristics in all his characters, or at least in those I've seen. I've seen him in one movie and two dramas and he always plays the part Korean guy with a dead mother who he never really knew.

The exact same role he played in "My Lovely Sam Soon" he played in "Spring Waltz", where he wants to go to his mother's grave and he has a deep longing to know his Korean family. He reminisces about when he was just a young child in Korea. The role in the movie "Seducing Mr. Perfect" also had snippets of him mentioning his mother.

Otherwise, he is the typical American type actor and his acting often contrasts with the Korean drama type acting.


Bae Soo-Bin

When I saw this actor in Brilliant Legacy, I thought, "Why is he playing the supporting role?" He was far better looking than the lead actor and had great chemistry with the leading lady.

Then I saw him in Dong Yi as a bad-ass fighter and thought, "this guy is too good to be true". He reminds me of Jet Li; good looking and bad!

He has appeared in several other films but haven't seen them yet. I am now in the process of watching "Temptation of an Angel" so not sure if I'll still love him


Ryu Soo Young

I watched this actor in "Bad Couple" and could not find a physical flaw in him. He is gorgeous, has great sex appeal and is one of the sexiest Korean men alive!

He is 33 years old and one of the hottest Korean actors. Ryu Soo Young has appeared in over 20 drama series, 3 movies and have won several awards.

He plays his leading roles well and is very captivating to watch.


Park Sang Min

I didn't original choose this actor but there is definitely something about him that I really like. The first time I saw him I thought he was attractive but the role he played made me want to punch him.

I was watching City Hunter recently and saw him in it and thought, this guy is really attractive. His features are natural as you can see. I believe the actors over 35 years old have not gone through any plastic surgery.

He is 42 years old and has appeared in many dramas and movies. Some of his performances include appearances in City of Damnation and The General's Son Trilogy.


Lee Min Ho

I decided to add Lee Min Ho because I just couldn't get him out of my head. Each time I see in in a drama or film I get more attached.

The first time I saw him was in Boys Over Flowers and though he did a fairly good job I wasn't too impressed. I then saw him in Personal Taste and the chemistry between him and leading lady, especially behind the scenes (as they showed the bloopers and making of the drama) I was really impressed.

What cinched it for me though was his performance in City Hunter. Here he is a badass who fights for justice while avenging the death of his father. In this drama he is faced with two options; he can either take revenge by killing his enemies of bringing them to justice for their crimes. He chose the good path and in so doing makes an enemy of his foster father who is bitter and wants blood.

You will see him at his best as a marksman and martial arts expert as he brings politicians including the president to justice while fighting to save the life of the woman he loves. You should also see him in "Faith"....gosh this guy is not only sexy, he is a great actor. He also seems to be a great

I think he deserves to be here as one of he sexiest Korean actors.


Song Seung Hun: Best Body and Gorgeous

Your computer screen just got hotter!

I found another jewel. I couldn't believe I missed the actor. This is the first time seeing him and let me tell you what happened here.

I decided to watch "My Princess" for some reason. I think I was looking for a comedy because I was feeling tired and bored. In the first few scenes I saw this absolutely gorgeous guy looking at the fake princess and I could not get enough of him. Jeez he was gorgeous!

To make matters worse, Ryu Soo Young also played a major role in that drama. Imagine two gorgeous men on the same screen, What were the directors thinking!

So I was captivated....but it didn't end there. In episode four this guy decides to take a shower and my heart literally did a few somersaults! I couldn't help it, my blood was pumping and I wanted to pull this guy from my computer and ravage him. Do you blame me, look at that body girls.

Not only is he good to look but but a damn good actor as well. Will definitely be keeping my eyes open for more dramas which he stars in.


After posting this I watched a few more dramas with Song Seung and here they are:

  • Summer Scent - In this one he was just starting as an actor but boy was he cute! I liked this drama very much.
  • Dr. Jin I am still watching
  • When a man loves - I wouldn't waste my time with this one, but if you need to see some brief action or you just want to watch so you can stare at him , go ahead. The lead actress in this drama was awful so I din;t enjoy it, but Song Seung was great and he took off his shirt several
  • East of Eden I am yet to watch but heard it was great.

Jun Noh Min

Talk about mature gorgeous. This guy is 47 years but doesn't look a day over 35.

I have only seen him once but am already a huge fan. He is handsome and a great actor. He kinda looks like Song Seung hun, the older version.

His birth name is Jeon Jae Ryong but many Korean stars change their names when they start acting. He studied English language and literature but later went on to pursue his acting career.

He has appeared in over 26 dramas and one movie.

I'll update this here post as soon as I find out more about this actor.


Lee Joon Hyuk

This actor just popped into my head the other day after taking a well needed nap. It was strange because I was lying in bed thinking of which drama to watch next. I had just finished watching Capital Scandal and Two Weeks which were great. There I was thinking of the watching something with more fighting as I recalled seeing Jan Tae Sang kick Moon Suk's butt. Then I was thinking that the most believable fight scenes I have seen were all from Lee Min Ho.

Okay, to cut a long story short I was kinda missing City Hunter and voila! I hated that the prosecutor had to die in it. That's when his face popped into my head and I remembered that he was a gorgeous creature of a Korean man. Forgive my words...I am a writer after all.

The truth is I have only seen this guy in one drama in a supporting role but he looked so much like Song Seung Hun. You know that Song Seung Hun is THE hottest male, voted by Asian public on the Korean screen.

Lee Joon Hyuk comes pretty close to being Mr. Perfection. He is hot and sweet.

As usual, will update this profile as soon as I get more hot info!

More Hotties

So I've been watching Korean dramas, not as much as last year because of work. So I've been sitting at my computer and I slapped myself because I found a few more jewels and totally failed to add them to this list. How on earth can I leave off the following hot Korean actors?


Kim Soo Hyun

I am such a big fan of this guy here. He's 27 years old, yeah...he's not 16. I can't understand how these guys look so damn young! But, no matter how young he looks, he will get your heart pumping even for an old 40 something year old gal like me.

Right now he's one of the biggest Korean actors. Not only is he gorgeous but he is a very talented actor. You can see him in his latest drama role "The Producer". I am currently watching him in Secretly Greatly, a movie. His other roles include: Moon That Embraces The Sun, Dream High, Giant, My Love From Another Star, Will It Snow This Christmas.

If you don't fall in love with Kim Soo Hyun, then I'm sorry to tell you that you ain't human!



First let me apologize because I know that many girls came to the page, didn't see Rain and just clicked away. What is a hot Korean actor page without Rain?

Here's the deal. Rain is first and foremost a Korean Pop idol. My bad for not meeting him sooner. However, I did see him in only one drama but he is so powerful that you can't miss his gorgeousness and sex appeal.

The drama I saw him in I didn't like very much, but he is definitely worth an honorable mention on this here page.

Rain has even made it to Hollywood staring in the Warner Brothers film Ninja Assassin as Raizo.

One more thing about Rain, he is one of the best best dressed actors in the Korean circuit.


Ok Taec Yeon


Yeah, he's that gorgeous!

This actor is 26 years old and one of the most beautiful men on Korea. Don't believe? Just watch one of his dramas. Not only is he and actor, he's a musician as well. Talk about talent and gorgeousness all rolled into one!

Unlike most other Korean superstars he grew up in the United States, so I suppose he speaks English very well.

You can see him on dramas such as 'Who are you', 'We Got Married', 'Dream High' and 'Cinderella Sister'.


Hyun Bin

His birth name is Kim Tae-yung and is one of the most amazing Korean actors.Talk about dimples! This guys smile will melt your heart.

I must tell you the truth that the first drama I saw him in, I didn't like it. I disliked the drama so much that I could't tell how gorgeous he was. It was my mom watching the same drama who pointed out how handsome he was.

My favorite drama by this actor was Hyde, Jekyll and I. His acting skills were amazing and he was equally gorgeous. Can you imagine one actor playing split personalities? He actually played the roles so well that we started to believe they were two actors!

I really didn't like My Lovely Sam Soon. I though the actress didn't fit him at all, though I understand what the drama was about.


This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.


ria on July 18, 2020:

i couldn't agree more with your comments about the drama when a man loves

ShellyBeth on April 15, 2020:

Cha Swing, seriously...

Aba on February 14, 2020:

Not too convinced by a « handsome Korean actors » list that omits Joo Jin Mo... ;)

Shereen Mohip on October 04, 2019:

So far the only two Korea Male actors that moved me is Song Seon Hun he reminds me of my favorite actor Gregory Peck he was fabulous and flawless as Lord Uiesong In Saimdang to this date he is my number 1 and then my heart has been stolen by the one and only Lee Min Ho I love him in Boys over flowers .I can watch those drama over and over again

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on September 27, 2019:

I am sure there are ugly men there, hence the obsession with plastic surgery, but when it comes to their entertainment industry, you will see the most gorgeous men!

Jacqueline G Rozell on September 13, 2019:

Does Korea have any ugly men? All I know is these guys can stop traffic in any major city during a Women's Power march. And do allow me to say I share your passion for the drama City Hunter. Have watched it several times.

Dang gurl on April 22, 2019:

I mean, where do you put so ji sub. He's damn sexy just look at his broad shoulders and cute smile. I mean, nobody agree with me? He's sexy.

sanchu on February 13, 2019:

how can you not add "gong yoo"

the most sexiest ajusshi♥

Anindita Banerjee on September 23, 2018:

I wish you had included Park HaeJin. He's my favorite. I think he's got it all- height, body, face, acting skills, great fashion sense and a heart of gold.

Angelina Angela on May 22, 2018:

U guys!uffff???? How can anyone not include song joong ki in it ridiculous . He is more hot and sexy than lee min ho . This list in incomplete witout him

Maria Cecilia from Philippines on March 05, 2018:

so many things you forgot to point out, Jeon noh min, appeared at Queen Seon Deok as one of Mishil's husband, recently he appeared at hospital ships. About Hyun Bin, you forgot Secret Garden which is up to now his best drama that he did before his MS.

Michelle on February 21, 2018:

Y’all forgotta add Lee Jong Suk he is also really sexy and cute

Maria Cecilia from Philippines on September 26, 2017:

I like Joo Jin Moo too.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on March 14, 2017:

lol, I know what you mean. :)

Oh Hae Young on March 14, 2017:

The sexy manly married Ahn Jae Hyun! I just hate the fact hes married tho

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on December 21, 2016:

Oh, I haven't seen that drama yet. I'll definitely check it out and update as soon as I can.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on December 21, 2016:

I haven't watched that drama yet, but as soon as I do, I will update him. Thanks for letting me know.

Treathyl FOX from Austin, Texas on December 20, 2016:

You put one of my favorites at the top of your list - Ji Jin Hee {Dong Yi (2010)}; and you left out my other favorite: Oh Ji-ho {The Slave Hunters (2010)}.

joy on November 18, 2016:

what of yoo sin jin(dont know his real name in descendants of the sun i cannot believe u mised him)

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on November 20, 2015:

OMG Valmax, you are my new best friend!

valmax on November 19, 2015:

I, too, just found the glory of Korean dreamboats such as the gorgeous Ji Jin Hee along with other vintage eye candy such as Lee Sun-Gyun, Ryu Jin, and, how could you miss the beautifulness of Gong Yoo? The obligatory shower scenes are great when graced by the likes of Namgoong Min, Joo Sang Wook and the "bad boys", Kim Hyun Joong and Park Shi Hoo along with the beautiful body of Choi Cheol-Ho

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on October 24, 2015:

OMG, Joy! Please forgive me. He is one of my favorite actors. How can I forgive myself for leaving him off!

Joy on October 24, 2015:

Ahem seems you forgot to add so ji sub. He's sexy as hell with his serious gaze and bedroom eyes lol. His voice is also deep and melts in your ears. Plus his multi talented...singer, rapper, actor are all in his resume

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on September 17, 2015:

Hello Mcmerld Ruby. I don't know that actor. I promise as soon as I find a jewel, I 'll post him here. :)

Mcmerld Ruby on September 16, 2015:

Lee min ho is a killer bomb. But seriously where is jeung Gue suk the lead actor in you're beautiful. Plastic surgery diqualified him or what?.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 03, 2015:

Yalul, he's so adorable.

Yalul from Philippines on June 02, 2015:

It's okay :) I'm already happy to know that you also find my sweetheart good-looking :)

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on June 02, 2015:

Yalul, I'm so sorry. Gosh, I totally missed him, I just finished watching a movie with him. I couldn't finish watching Blade because of the lead actress, I really can't stand that girl.

Yalul from Philippines on June 02, 2015:

Bae So-bin of course! But hey, where's my darling Lee Dong Wook? You don't like him?

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on May 26, 2015:

Me too Bluebird!

Mei Rong on January 29, 2015:

omg sangbum was my first bias ever! he still takes my breath away

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on December 07, 2014:

China, I watch mine on

China Abarquez on December 07, 2014:

It's such a shame for me that I am a Korean drama lover but haven't watched Dong Yi. Maybe because I was focus on rom-com drama that I forget to watched this award winning dramas. Looking forward on searching this drama on viki.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on December 07, 2014:

Hi China, not sure where that photo was taken. You haven't seen Unstoppable High Kick have you? It's a long series and that was one of the first shows he appeared in. He looked so different than.

You are missing something by not watching Dong Yi, it was one of the best Historical Korean dramas I've ever seen, really really good.

China Abarquez on December 06, 2014:

Woaahhhh Kim Bum and Ji Jin Hee. I never thought that Ji Jin Hee was cast on Dong Yi. Maybe because I haven't watched Dong Yi. So sad. I've seen him only in the drama Jewel In The Palace. And Kim Bum, he really changed a lot. The first time I saw him on television was when he was cast in Boys Over Flowers. Is the picture of Kim Bum taken during the filming of Goddess of Fire?

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on May 02, 2014:

LOL LOL LOL , I believe you are right Paula!

Suzie from Carson City on May 02, 2014:

a-HA!! You see, Cardisa! They are obsessive about outward appearance and sex-appeal....BECAUSE.....they are compensating for the "little things!!" Just as I told you!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on May 02, 2014:

Koreans are very vain when it comes to outward appearance and age. If you are female at thirty and not married, they call you an old I like the fantasy of the Korean man but the reality isn't so pretty. I wrote a hub about their obsession with beauty.

Suzie from Carson City on May 02, 2014:

30 to 40 is OLD? That settles it.....I've been embalmed and buried! OUTRAGE! At 40, I was just waking up from a long sleepy journey with Alice & the Mad Hatter!!

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on May 02, 2014:

lol Paula, I'll try to find you a sexy older guy but i must warn you, to Koreans 30 - 40 is old and over that is ancient. Chances are there aren't many available older men.

Suzie from Carson City on May 01, 2014:

Any Gorgeous & Sexy Korean Senior Citizens?? Send one MY way...Priority Mail...I'll pay the postage! I don't know what I'll do with him when he gets here.....but maybe he'll have a suggestion or 2 and a couple of Fortune Cookies! :)

(I'm so parents really should have tried harder to keep me reined in!)

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on May 01, 2014:

Paula, glad you changed your mind because there are loads more where these come from! LOL, Thanks for stopping by.

Suzie from Carson City on May 01, 2014:

OH!! WOW!!! Whoa!! OK, Cardisa.....I may be changing my mind altogether! I've never seen any of these adorable super-hotties!! I take back what I said about not finding Korean men attractive.

Thank Heavens that women are allowed to change our minds whenever we please! WOO HOO! Even an old lady like me can wake up when she sees these stud-muffins! They are really gorgeous young men!


Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on December 28, 2013:

Hi PeachPurple, I haven't seen Rain or Kwang Sang Woo, but I'll certainly look them up. It was My Princess that I also fell for Song

peachy from Home Sweet Home on December 28, 2013:

Song Seung Hun has the best 6 pack body I had ever seen. He is handsome and cute charming smile. I watched My princess and fell for him. Rain also has a good 6 pack too, so does Kwang sang woo, don't you agree?

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on December 03, 2013:

Thanks Torrilynn. Yes, they are quite the lookers aren't they. No wonder we drool over them so much, myself

torrilynn on December 03, 2013:

These are some really hot Korean men. thanks for showing them off. Voted up.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on November 05, 2013:

Hello Vibesite. Yes, Ji Jin Hee stars in "Jewel In Th Palace. He plays historical roles really well. As a matter of fact I think he looks better in traditional

I watched Hyun Bin once in "My Lovely Sam Soon" but haven't really connected with him. Maybe I'll watch in again in another drama and check him out.

vibesites from United States on November 05, 2013:

Is Ji Jin Hee the same actor who played in "Jewel In The Palace"? He looks like the same guy there (but can't remember the actor's name). Though my favorite actor is Hyun Bin, I still commend your list, it's great. :)

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on August 28, 2013:

Hello Hlwar, I am sure my list isn't complete as I am finding so many other hotties while watching dramas on DramaFever. I am addicted so will update the list as needed. Thanks for stopping by :))

hlwar on August 28, 2013:

What? Jang Dong-gun or Ko Soo didn't make your list? (LOL) There are just so many hotties, aren't there? I was happy to see Bae Soo-bin though; he was fantastic as ruthless Kim Yang in Emperor of the Sea, and very beautiful and enigmatic in Jumong.

Thanks for a fun Hub! ヽ(*・ω・)ノ

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on August 15, 2013:

Hello Vandynegl, I haven't seen much older men yet but will certainly look some up. Ji Jin Hee is 42, so he is a mature actor.

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on August 15, 2013:

Hello Ignugent17. Their actors are really good looking and they do have some good story-lines, though sometimes

vandynegl from Ohio Valley on August 15, 2013:

Nice article! All of these actors look young though! I'd like to see some that look more mature :) Know any?

ignugent17 on August 15, 2013:

Interesting hub. We watched some of the Korean Telenovelas in the Philippines. I enjoy their storyline and yes their actors are also handsome.


Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on August 15, 2013:

I've seen him in lost and Hawaii Five-o. He is very sexy. I thought he was

IslandBites from Puerto Rico on August 15, 2013:

Nice guys. I don't watch korean dramas, but I do find Daniel Dae Kim really sexy. lol

Carolee Samuda (author) from Jamaica on August 15, 2013:

Hey Carol, maybe you can have a corner of your computer for

Thanks for reading and sharing. Have a great day!

carol stanley from Arizona on August 15, 2013:

Wow..some hunky guys here..Think I will hang these in my...well maybe I better not. Great write as always...Sharing and all that.

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