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The Hottest, Sexiest, and Most Handsome Korean Actors Over 40

Updated on February 27, 2017

There's a popular saying that life begins at 40. But for our handsome Korean actors, their age of 40 is not just a beginning, but a solid proof of their professionalism in their work. Their performances and contributions in Korean entertainment had greatly influenced the media of today. Therefore, it's just normal for us to fall in love again with our handsome, sexy, attractive, and charismatic oppas. Every time they appear on screen, we can feel their strong charm and the respect that is surging from the rest of the artists.

They are no longer the cute, innocent-looking, and baby-faced actors that we once knew. They are now the manly, hunk, and respectable sunbaes on screen. Most of them have already settled their own families, happily living with their children, while some of them remained single. But still, they capture our hearts with their strong appeal and good looks, and we're wowed by their performances as they get better with their talent in acting. Who among the many actors are already in their 40s? This time, find out who's in the list of the best-looking K-actors over 40 years old, and their age for the year 2017.

• Cha Seung-won

Fun facts:

  • Born on June 7, 1970 (age: 47)
  • His wife is Lee Soo-jin, and they got married in 1992.
  • He has a pretty daughter named Cha Ye-ni, born in 2003.
  • Because he's got the looks, the height, and the confidence, Cha Seung-won started his career as a successful and in-demand fashion model in 1988.
  • He is one of the most versatile Korean actors ever, proving himself talented in any role and genres.

Some of his popular dramas are:

  • City Hall as Jo Gook
  • Athena: Goddess of War as Son Hyuk
  • The Greatest Love as Dokko Jin
  • You're All Surrounded as Seo Pan-seok
  • Splendid Politics as Prince Gwanghae

• Lee Byung-hun

Fun facts:

  • Born on August 13, 1970 (age: 47)
  • He is married to popular Korean actress, Lee Min-jung. They tied the knot on August 10, 2013.
  • Their first child is a son named Lee Joon-hoo, born on March 31, 2015.
  • He was the first South Korean actor to present an Oscar at the annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
  • He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • Together with Ahn Sung-ki, Lee Byung-hun is among the first South Korean actors to imprint their hand and foot prints on the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Some of his popular films and dramas are:

  • G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, G.I. Joe: Retaliation as Storm Shadow
  • Iris as Kim Hyun-jun
  • I Saw the Devil as Kim Soo-hyeon
  • Masquerade as King Gwanghae / Beggar Ha-sun
  • Inside Men as Ahn Sang-goo

• Kim Min-jong

Fun facts:

  • Born on March 23, 1971 (age 46)
  • Kim Min-jong began his career on Korean film and television in the 1990s as a matinee idol with a gentle, serious image.
  • Apart from acting, he is also popular as a solo singer.
  • He gained more fans as he starred in the 2012 drama, A Gentleman's Dignity.

Some of his popular dramas are:

  • A Gentleman's Dignity
  • Athena: Goddess of War
  • The Return of Iljimae
  • A Man Called God
  • Secret

• Ji Jin-hee

Fun facts:

  • Born on June 24, 1971 (age 46)
  • He is married to Lee Su-yon since 2004.
  • His wife gave birth to two sons.
  • He was working as a photographer at an advertising agency when a talent agent from SidusHQ approached him about pursuing a career in entertainment. He refused the offer at first, but accepted it a year later.
  • His acting breakthrough came in late 2003 with period drama Dae Jang Geum. The drama is a huge success, with high viewership ratings and surging popularity overseas, and Ji Jin-hee's portrayal received praises from viewers.

Some of his popular films and dramas are:

  • Dae Jang Geum as Min Jeong-ho
  • Spring Days as Go Eun-ho
  • Dong Yi as King Sukjong
  • Blood as Lee Jae-wook
  • Love Fiction as Joo-ro

• Jang Dong-gun

Fun facts:

  • Born on March 7, 1972 (age 45)
  • He is married to actress Ko So-young since 2010, and they have two children: a son and a daughter.
  • He is one of the highest paid actors and celebrity endorsers in Korea
  • He consistently topped the surveys by industry insiders of most bankable stars.
  • He likes playing baseball and is a member of the celebrity amateur baseball team "Playboys" with Lee Jong-hyuk, Hyun Bin, Kim Seung-woo, Hwang Jung-min, Ji Jin-hee, and other actors.

Some of his popular films and dramas are:

  • Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War as Lee Jin-tae
  • Friend as Lee Han Dong-su
  • All About Eve as Yoon Hyung-chul
  • My Way as Kim Jun-sik
  • A Gentleman's Dignity as Kim Do-jin

• Bae Yong-jun

Fun facts:

  • Born on August 29, 1972 (age 45)
  • Bae Yong-jun is married to actress Park Soo-jin. They got married on July 27, 2015. Together, they have a child.
  • As a rookie actor, he gained fame and success with his debut drama, Salut D'Amour in 1994.
  • He became even more popular when he starred in the melodrama romantic series, Winter Sonata in 2002, and he became extremely famous in Japan, gaining the nickname "Yon-sama" by his fan base.
  • He then entered the restaurant business and established restaurants and cafes that capitalize on the well-being trend.
  • He is one of the most loved actors in Asia, and he looks incredibly handsome with his stylish glasses which is not seen in most Korean actors.

Some of his popular dramas are:

  • Winter Sonata as Kang Joon-sang/Lee Min-hyeong
  • Salut D'Amour as Kim Young-min
  • Hotelier as Shin Dong-hyuk/Frank Shin
  • The Legend as Damdeok/Hwan-woong
  • First Love as Sung Chan-woo

• Lee Jung-jae

Fun facts:

  • Born on March 15, 1973 (age 44)
  • Lee Jung-jae made his way to fame by starting off as a fashion model.
  • With his good looks and talent, he began acting in 1994 and made his breakthrough in the 1998 film, An Affair. The film is a big hit, and was the seventh-highest-grossing Korean film of 1998.
  • Since 1999, he is already good friends with actor Jung Woo-sung, and together they own several businesses.

Some of his popular movies are:

  • An Affair as Woo-in
  • City of the Rising Sun as Hong-ki
  • Il Mare as Han Sung-hyun
  • The Thieves as Popie
  • The Face Reader as Prince Suyang
  • Assassination as Yeom Seok-jin

• Jung Woo-sung

Fun facts:

  • Born on March 20, 1973 (age 44)
  • Jung Woo-sung is the first Korean UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.
  • He is one of the top actors in Korea, receiving praises from critics for his versatile acting and performance in wide range of genres - melodrama, action, romance, and others.
  • Because of his good looks, tall built, and lean body, he first became a fashion model before shifting into an actor.
  • He is good friends with actor Lee Jung-jae, and in May 2016, they established and became CEOs of their entertainment label called the 'Artist Company'.

Some of his popular dramas are:

  • A Moment to Remember as Cheol-su
  • Athena: Goddess of War as Lee Jung-woo
  • Padam Padam as Yang Kang-chil
  • City of the Rising Sun as Do-chul
  • The King as Han Kang-sik

• Joo Jin-mo

Fun facts:

  • Born on August 11, 1974 (age 43)
  • His real name is Park Jin-tae. He borrowed his manager's name "Joo Jin-mo" for his stage name.
  • He starred in the 2003 boxing drama Punch with Shin Min-ah and 2006 hugely popular romantic comedy film, 200 Pounds Beauty.
  • His performance as a homosexual king in the 2008 movie, A Frozen Flower, brought him his first Best Actor trophy at the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards.

Some of his popular movies and dramas are:

  • 200 Pounds Beauty as Han Sang-jun
  • A Frozen Flower as the King
  • Fashion 70's as Kim Dong-young
  • Empress Ki as Wang Yoo
  • Woman with a Suitcase as Ham Bok-geo

• Lee Sun-gyun

Fun facts:

  • Born on March 2, 1975 (age 42)
  • After dating for seven years, he married Jeon Hye-jin on May 23, 2009. The had two sons.
  • He is known for his gentle, kind, and sweet oppa image on the screen, but he shook that image off when he starred as a stone-hearted chef in the drama, Pasta.
  • He also continues to collaborate with auteur Hong Sang-soo.

Some of his popular dramas are:

  • White Tower as Choi Do-young
  • The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince as Choi Han-sung
  • Pasta as Choi Hyun-wook
  • Golden Time as Lee Min-woo
  • My Wife's Having an Affair this Week

• Yoo Ji-tae

Fun facts:

  • Born on April 13, 1976 (age 41)
  • He married Korean actress and model, Kim Hyo-jin, and is known as one of the sweetest couple in the entertainment industry who openly admitted their dating status. The couple were married on December 2, 2011, and their first child was born in 2014.
  • He started as a fashion model but his handsome face and incredible acting talent made him an actor.
  • In 2012, he directed his first feature film Mai Ratima, based on a synopsis he wrote 15 years ago in college.

Some of his popular films and dramas are:

  • Healer
  • Hwang Jin-yi
  • Oldboy
  • Ditto
  • Libera Me

• Oh Ji-ho

Fun facts:

  • Born on March 2, 1975 (age 42)
  • He married Eun Bo-ah on April 12, 2014 and welcomed their first daughter, Oh Seo-heun on December 30, 2015.
  • He started first as a commercial model, then made his acting debut in 1998 with a minor role in the film Kka.
  • He is known for his tall and handsome image, and his attractive dimples when he smiles.

Some of his popular films and dramas are:

  • The Slave Hunters as Song Tae-ha
  • My Fair Lady as Mo Hwi-chul
  • The Grand Heist as Baek Dong-soo
  • The 3rd Hospital as Kim Seung-hyun
  • Love Clinic as Wang Seong-ki

• Kwon Sang-woo

Fun facts:

  • Born on August 5, 1976 (age 41)
  • He married former Miss Korea Son Tae-young on September 28, 2008 and together they have two kids.
  • It is said that Kwon Sang-woo is the most visible example of the so-called mom-zzang (slang for "great body") movement.
  • His role in the heart-wrenching drama, Stairway to Heaven helped him surge his popularity in Korea and even overseas.

Some of his popular films and dramas are:

  • Stairway to Heaven as Cha Song-joo
  • Cinderella Man as Oh Dae-san/Lee Joon-hee
  • My Tutor Friend as Kim Ji-hoon
  • Medical Top Team as Park Tae-shin
  • Temptation as Cha Seok-hoon

• Song Seung-heon

Fun facts:

  • Born on October 5, 1976 (age 41)
  • Song Seung-heon began his career in 1995 as a model for the jeans brand STORM.
  • He first became known to viewers in the popular sitcom Three Guys, Three Girls in 1996.
  • He took on a tough image, playing aggressive and masculine roles in the 2008 drama East of Eden which he won the "Daesang" (Grand Prize) for at the MBC Drama Awards.
  • In 2009 he founded his own management agency, Storm S Company. He also owns the Sinsa-dong branch of Italian restaurant chain Blacksmith, launched by Caffe Bene.

Some of his popular films and dramas are:

  • Autumn in My Heart as Yoon Joon-seo
  • Summer Scent as Yoo Min-woo
  • East of Eden as Lee Dong-chul
  • A Better Tomorrow as Lee Young-choon
  • Fate as Kim Woo-min

• Jang Hyuk

Fun facts:

  • Born on December 20, 1976 (age 40)
  • He married his longtime girlfriend, Kim Yeo-jin on June 2, 2008. The couple had been together since 2002. The couple has two sons and one daughter.
  • He has practiced Jeet Kune Do for more than 10 years and is a former professional Taekwondo athlete.

Some of his popular films and dramas are:

  • The Slave Hunters as Lee Dae-gil
  • Deep Rooted Tree as Kang Chae-yoon/Ddol-bok
  • Iris II as Jung Yoo-gun
  • Fated to Love You as Lee Gun
  • Windstruck as Go Myung-woo

• Ji Sung

Fun facts:

  • Born on February 27, 1977 (age 40)
  • His real name is Kwak Tae-geun.
  • He is married to popular Korean actress Lee Bo-young. He met her on the set of 2004 TV series Save Last Dance for Me, and they confirmed their relationship in 2007. They have one child named Kwak Ji-yoo, born on 2015.
  • He is often paired with actress Hwang Jung-eum. They both starred in Secret Love and Kill Me, Heal Me.

Some of his popular dramas are:

  • Save the Last Dance for Me as Kang Hyun-woo
  • Secret Love as Jo Min-hyuk
  • Kill Me, Heal Me as Cha Do-hyun, Shin Se-gi, Perry Park, Ahn Yo-na, Ahn Yo-seob, Nana, Mr. X
  • Entertainer as Shin Suk-Ho
  • Defendant as Park Jung-woo

• So Ji-sub

Fun facts:

  • Born on November 4, 1977 (turning 40)
  • Apart from acting, So Ji-sub is also a known rapper, and has also released several hip-hop EPs.
  • He changed his common character image in 2013 after his hit drama Master's Sun, from his usual melodrama roles to a romantic-comedy one.
  • He trained to become a professional swimmer for 11 years and bagged the bronze medal at the Korean National Games.
  • He tried out modeling simply because he wanted to pose alongside hip-hop artist Kim Sung-jae.

Some of his popular dramas are:

  • Master's Sun as Joo Joong-won
  • Cain and Abel as Lee Cho-in / Oh Kang-ho
  • I'm Sorry, I Love You as Cha Moo-hyuk
  • What Happened in Bali as Kang In-wook
  • Thousand Years of Love as General Guishil Ari / Kang In-chul

• Won Bin

Fun facts:

  • Born on November 10, 1977 (turning 40)
  • His real name is Kim Do-jin.
  • He first gained wide popularity in 2000 after starring in the television drama Autumn in My Heart.
  • He married the popular Korean actress, Lee Na-young, on May 30, 2015 in a small, private ceremony in his hometown.

Some of his popular films and dramas are:

  • Autumn in My Heart as Han Tae-suk
  • Taegukgi as Lee Jin-seok
  • My Brother as Jong-hyun
  • Mother as Do-joon
  • The Man from Nowhere as Cha Tae-sik

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