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The Hottest, Sexiest, and Most Handsome Korean Actors Over 30

Updated on February 27, 2017

From flower boys to mature guys, these Korean actors never failed to make the girls' hearts flutter each time they appear on screen. Through the years, we've seen how they transform from such a lovely and pretty boy into a hot and sexy man. Because of their strong charisma, it's almost impossible to believe that these actors are already in their 30s! It's kind of unfair how they maintained their fresh look, just like a newly-bloomed flower, isn't it? But let's admit it, it's one of the many reasons why we love them even more. It's already 2017, and these actors are still the most handsome, most popular, most charismatic, and most attractive men in the screen.

This year, find out who among the charming pool of actors are over 30 years old, and learn how old they will be this 2017.

• Joo Sang-wook

The actor that would look perfectly handsome in any 'professional' role - doctor, businessman, CEO, and prosecutor, is the man of your dreams, Joo Sang-wook. This extraordinary guy is incredibly talented in acting since he was a child, and through the years, he remained as one of the most attractive actors on screen. He had established his image of a rich, smart, clever, and professional man due to his expertise of handling such roles in various dramas. He is also a well-respected man in reality, and was awarded several recognition for his work.

  • Born on July 18, 1978 (age: 39)

Some of his popular movies and dramas are:

  • Good Doctor as Kim Do-han
  • Cunning Single Lady as Cha Jung-woo
  • Masked Prosecutor as Ha Dae-chul
  • Birth of a Beauty as Han Tae-hee
  • The Scent as Han Gil-ro

• Gong Yoo

He was once a very charming guy, but now, he's gotten hotter, sexier, and more mature. A truly versatile actor who can rock on any role is Gong Yoo. From being a funny, arrogant, and surprisingly romantic coffee shop owner, into a loving and martyr father, he is just stunningly awesome. Gong Yoo is one of the most popular actors of today, with the success of his recent drama, Goblin.

  • Born on July 10, 1979 (age: 38)

Some of his popular movies and dramas are:

  • The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince as Choi Han-kyul
  • Big as Seo Yoon-jae/Kang Kyung-joon
  • Guardian: The Lonely and Great God as Kim Shin
  • The Suspect as Ji Dong-chul
  • Train to Busan as Seok-woo

• Jo Jung-suk

The man who can do anything from being so talented, versatile, and handsome is Jo Jung-suk. In his image you'll feel that he is a man with many potential. His determination is strong and he is one of the most passionate and most promising actors of today. He nailed the role of being a shameless swindler yet a loving older brother in his recent film, My Annoying Brother. He is also dating the talented and beautiful solo singer, Gummy.

  • Born on December 26, 1980 (age: 37)

Some of his popular movies and dramas are:

  • Architecture 101 as Nabddeuki
  • The Face Reader as Paeng-heon
  • My Annoying Brother as Go Doo-sik
  • You're the Best, Lee Soon-shin as Shin Joon-ho
  • Oh My Ghostess as Kang Sun-woo
  • Jealousy Incarnate as Lee Hwa-shin

• Jo In-sung

His stare will surely melt you away, and his gaze will definitely pierce through your heart. The true definition of a hot, sexy, and perfect guy is Jo In-sung. Looking at his face alone can make your heart beats fast like a racing stallion. He is the ideal man of many girls because he's got everything - the looks, the height, the fame, and success. He made us fall for him from head to toe in his portrayal of a schizophrenic writer and DJ in the 2014 rom-com drama, It's Okay, That's Love. He is also famous for his numerous commercials in Korea and for being a model and endorser.

  • Born on July 28, 1981 (age: 36)

Some of his popular movies and dramas are:

  • A Frozen Flower as Hong-rim
  • The Classic as Oh Sang-min
  • A Dirty Carnival as Kim Byung-doo
  • What Happened in Bali as Jung Jae-min
  • That Winter, the Wind Blows as Oh Soo
  • It's Okay, That's Love as Jang Jae-yeol

• Lee Dong-wook

If you're one of the many viewers of Goblin who found the grim reaper so hot, handsome, and attractive, then high five! Lee Dong-wook, a promising Korean actor, is not just known as the charismatic grim reaper of Goblin. He is also known for his leading roles in the television dramas My Girl (2005), Scent of a Woman (2011), and Hotel King (2014). He's been acting since 1999, and he's got a mysterious side to him which makes his characters even more interesting.

  • Born on November 6, 1981 (age: 36)

Some of his popular dramas are:

  • My Girl as Seol Gong-chan
  • Scent of a Woman as Kang Ji-wook
  • The Fugitive of Joseon as Choi Won
  • Hotel King as Cha Jae-wan
  • Guardian: The Lonely and Great God as Wang Yeo, Grim Reaper

• Lee Joon-gi

His sexy, fox-like eyes are sharp and attractive, which is why many girls are falling for Lee Joon-gi. After watching him in Moon Lovers, it's quite surprising that he's actually in his 30s, because he's so fresh and cool in the drama that he looked like a young man in his early 20s in the story. His handsome face, tall built, and perfect physique is the reason why he first debuted as a model before becoming an actor.

  • Born on April 17, 1982 (age: 35)

Some of his popular movies and dramas are:

  • The King and the Clown as Gong-gil
  • Iljimae as Yong / Lee Geom
  • Arang and the Magistrate as Kim Eun-oh
  • Scholar Who Walks the Night as Kim Sung-yeol
  • Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo as Wang So (Gwangjong)

• Im Joo-hwan

With his innocent smile and face, Im Joo-hwan gives us an impression of an obedient son. He is one of the most passionate actors who started developing his love for acting since high school days. He began acting in theater productions in high school until he finally enters the world of entertainment which made him a fine actor and model. He starred recently in the 2016 drama, Uncontrollably Fond.

  • Born on May 18, 1982 (age: 35)

Some of his popular movies and dramas are:

  • Boys Over Flowers as So Il-hyun
  • Tamra, the Island as Park Gyu
  • Oh My Ghostess as Choi Sung-jae
  • Uncontrollably Fond as Choi Ji-tae
  • A Frozen Flower as Han-baek

• Rain

Whatever talent you need, whether its singing, dancing, acting, or just simply looking for some handsome guy, there's no way you'll miss the popular and successful entertainer, Rain Bi. He recently made a surprise to his fans after his unannounced marriage to the public with the goddess of beauty, actress Kim Tae-hee. His influence in media became a good inspiration to other actors, which is why he is considered today as a 'world star'.

  • Born on June 25, 1982 (age: 35)

Some of his popular movies and dramas are:

  • Full House as Lee Young-jae
  • My Lovely Girl as Hyun Wook
  • Please Come Back, Mister as Lee Hae-joon/Kim Young-soo
  • Ninja Assassin as Raizo
  • R2B: Return to Base as Captain Jung Tae-yoon

• Hyun Bin

The favorite 'oppa' of many K-drama lovers is the ultimate guy, the manly hot actor, Hyun Bin. Not only his fans are so fond of him, but even some actresses are attracted to him! Through the years, his strong appeal and charismatic charms never faded, from his early drama roles in 2005 hit drama, My Name Is Kim Sam-soon, down to his most recent drama, Hyde, Jekyll, Me. Since December 2016, it is confirmed that he is in a relationship with actress Kang So-ra.

  • Born on September 25, 1982 (age: 35)

Some of his popular movies and dramas are:

  • A Millionaire's First Love as Kang Jae-kyung
  • My Name Is Kim Sam-soon as Hyun Jin-heon
  • Worlds Within as Jung Ji-oh
  • Secret Garden as Kim Joo-won
  • Hyde, Jekyll, Me as Gu Seo-jin/Robin

• Park Hae-jin

The hot and sexy man who made us fall for his strong appeal is Park Hae-jin. His tall and handsome image is a perfect image of a princely-type boyfriend that some girls have been dreaming of. His appearance in My Love from the Star is just cute and adorable! He starred as Yoo Jung in the 2016 drama, Cheese in the Trap, and will come back in that role this year in the movie version of the said drama.

  • Born on May 1, 1983 (age: 34)

Some of his popular movies and dramas are:

  • East of Eden as Shin Myung-hoon
  • My Love from the Star as Lee Hwi-kyung
  • Doctor Stranger as Han Jae-joon / Lee Sung-hoon
  • Cheese in the Trap as Yoo Jung
  • Bad Guys as Lee Jung-moon

• Yoo Yeon-seok

Looking young and sweet is the cute and adorable Yoo Yeon-seok, who looks incredibly younger than his age. He used to be the favorite 'baby boy' of Korean dramas because of his bright image. But now that he's already a real adult, he became more and more handsome with his matured look. He starred recently in the 2016 drama, Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim.

  • Born on April 11, 1984 (age: 33)

Some of his popular movies and dramas are:

  • Architecture 101 as Jae-wook
  • Two Weddings and a Funeral as Joon
  • A Werewolf Boy as Ji-tae
  • Gu Family Book as Park Tae-seo
  • Reply 1994 as Chilbong
  • Warm and Cozy as Baek Gun-woo
  • Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim as Kang Dong-joo

• Song Joong-ki

Because of his baby-face look, it's hard to believe that Song Joong-ki is already in his 30s. Way back in his Running Man days, he looked so young and innocent like a teenage boy happily playing games with his brothers. But now that we've seen him as a brave soldier in Descendants, we can't help but feel proud for him as he transformed from being a flower boy into a hot actor. Song Joong-ki is considered today as one of the most popular and highest paid actors and is the leading image of the Hallyu wave.

  • Born on September 19, 1985 (age: 32)

Some of his popular movies and dramas are:

  • A Werewolf Boy as the Boy
  • Sungkyunkwan Scandal as Go Yong-ha
  • Deep Rooted Tree as young Yi Do
  • The Innocent Man as kang Ma-ru
  • Descendants of the Sun as Yoo Shi-jin

• Kim Hyun-joong

Kim Hyun-joong is the handsome actor that made millions of fans to fall for his character as the handsome and loving Yoon Ji-hoo in the 2009 drama Boys Over Flowers, for which he received the Popularity Awards at the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards. He also played the role of Baek Seung-jo in the drama Playful Kiss, a popular teenage drama with many adaptations in Asia. Apart from being an actor, he is also an idol from the boy group, SS501.

  • Born on June 6, 1986 (age: 31)

Some of his popular dramas are:

  • Boys Over Flowers as Yoon Ji-hoo
  • Playful Kiss as Baek Seung-jo
  • Inspiring Generation as Shin Jung-tae

• Yoo Ah-in

A versatile actor that gives you the perfect image of a cool, rebellious, and tough man is the Six Flying Dragons' actor, Yoo Ah-in. He was well-received for his perfect portrayal of Moon Jae-shin, a revolutionary scholar in the period drama, Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Since then, he gained several achievements and awards for his brilliant performances in television and film, and his name is now considered as one of the biggest in the entertainment industry.

  • Born on October 6, 1986 (age: 31)

Some of his popular movies and dramas are:

  • Punch as Do Wan-deuk
  • Veteran as Jo Tae-oh
  • The Throne as Crown Prince Sado
  • Sungkyunkwan Scandal as Moon Jae-shin
  • Six Flying Dragons as Yi Bang-won

Actors Who Turned 30 This Year

• Lee Seung-ki

Considered as 'triple threat entertainer' because of his all-around talent in hosting, acting, and singing, is the versatile actor, Lee Seung-ki. He also gained the nickname "Ballad Prince" with his numerous hit songs such as "Because You're My Woman", "Will You Marry Me", and "Return". His positive image made him one of the most likable models and celebrity endorsers in Korea.

  • Born on January 13, 1987 (age: 30)

Some of his popular dramas are:

  • Brilliant Legacy as Sun Woo-hwan
  • My Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox as Cha Dae-woong
  • The King 2 Hearts as Lee Jae-ha
  • Gu Family Book as Choi Kang-chi
  • You're All Surrounded as Eun Dae-gu/Kim Ji-yong

• Choi Siwon

The idol-turned-actor from the popular K-Pop boy group, Super Junior, is the handsome, masculine, and talented Choi Si-won. Way back in early SuJu days, Siwon is known as the pretty boy of the group because of his attractive and prince-like image. But now, he's no longer the young prince we know, because he's gotten more mature and manly like a king.

  • Born on February 10, 1987 (age: 30)

Some of his popular dramas are:

  • Oh! My Lady as Sung Min-woo
  • Athena: Goddess of War as Kim Jun-ho
  • Poseidon as Kim Sun-woo
  • Skip Beat! as Ren Tsuruga
  • She Was Pretty as Kim Shin Hyuk

That's it!

Did that list surprised you? Who among these handsome middle-aged men is your all-time-favorite? We'll be updating this list with more charming actors to come, as we warmly welcomes the actors that will turn 30 this year, including Lee Min Ho, Jung Il Woo, Ahn Jae Hyun, Jang Geun Suk, Ji Chang Wook, Joo Won, and many others! Share us your reactions and thoughts in the comments and poll section below.

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    • A Secret Fanfare profile image


      2 years ago from Rizal, the Philippines

      Gong Yoo ahjussi! :)

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      2 years ago


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      rosee hasan 

      2 years ago

      oh so cute...


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