South Korean movie actors born in the year 1988

Here are 14 famous actors from South Korea were born in 1988:

Cho Kyuhyun

Cho Kyuhyun (February 3, 1988 Seoul-) also known as Cho, Kyu Hyun, Kyuhyun or Cho Kyu-hyun is a South Korean singer, actor, model, dancer, presenter, master of ceremonies and disc jockey.

He rose to fame as a member of the boy band Super Junior in 2006. Kyuhyun is known for his powerful and emotional vocals, and has released several solo albums along with his work with Super Junior. In addition to his music career, Kyuhyun has also branched out into acting and has appeared in several musicals, dramas, and variety shows. He has won several awards for his musical performances, including Best Musical Actor at the 5th The Musical Awards and Best Male Solo Artist at the 13th Mnet Asian Music Awards. Kyuhyun is also active in philanthropic work and has supported various charitable causes throughout his career.

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Taeyang (May 18, 1988 Uijeongbu-) a.k.a. Dong Young Bae, Tae Yang, Sol, TEYDADDY, YB, Taekwon or Dong Young-bae is a South Korean actor, singer, model, dancer and music artist.

He was discovered and trained by the record label YG Entertainment when he auditioned at the age of 12. In 2006, he debuted as a member of the K-pop group Big Bang and quickly gained popularity with hits such as "Lies" and "Haru Haru". Taeyang later released his first solo album, "Hot" in 2008, which included the chart-topping single, "Only Look At Me". He has since released multiple successful solo albums and continues to be recognized as one of the most influential figures in the K-pop industry. Besides his music career, Taeyang has also acted in various Korean TV dramas and movies, including "White Night" and "The Outlaws". He has won numerous awards for his singing and dancing abilities, and has also been praised for his fashion sense and style.

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Kim Hye-seong

Kim Hye-seong (January 14, 1988 Busan-) also known as Gim Hye-seong, Kim Hyesŏng, Hye-seong Kim, Kim Hye-Seong, Kim Hye-sung, Kim Hye Seong or Hye-sung Kim is a South Korean actor and model.

He made his acting debut in the 2007 television drama "The King and I" and has since appeared in various TV dramas and films such as "God of Study", "My Princess", "Secret Love Affair", "Fated to Love You", and "Mother". Kim Hye-seong is also an accomplished model, having walked the runway for various fashion shows and modeled for popular brands such as Calvin Klein, Reebok, and Samsung. In addition to his career in entertainment, Kim Hye-seong is known for his philanthropy and actively participates in various volunteer activities.

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Kim Soo-hyun

Kim Soo-hyun (February 16, 1988 Seoul-) a.k.a. Soo Hyun Kim, Kim Su-hyun or Kim Su-hyŏn is a South Korean actor, model and singer.

He rose to fame in the drama series "Dream High" in 2011, and has since starred in numerous popular TV shows and films such as "My Love from the Star," "The Producers," and "It's Okay to Not Be Okay." Kim Soo-hyun is known for his versatile acting skills and has won several awards for his performances. Besides acting, he is also a talented singer and has released several songs and albums. He has been recognized both domestically and internationally for his contributions to the entertainment industry and is considered one of the most successful actors of his generation in South Korea.

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Changmin (February 18, 1988 Seoul-) also known as Choikang, Shim Changmin, Max Changmin, Shen Changmin, Sim Ch'angmin, Sim Chang-min, 沈昌珉, チェガン・チャンミン, 最強昌珉, シム・チャンミン, チャンミン(マックス), Shén Chăngmín, Chang-min Shim, Max, ChangMin, Max Chang Min, Choikang Changmin, Choegang Changmin, Ch'oegang Ch'angmin, Sim Changmin or Choe-gang Chang-min is a South Korean musician, actor, singer, model, songwriter, dancer, composer, lyricist and master of ceremonies.

Changmin is best known as a member of the K-pop group TVXQ, which debuted in 2003. He is considered to be one of the top vocalists in the Korean music industry and has won numerous awards for his singing. In addition to his music career, Changmin has also acted in several television dramas and films, including "Paradise Ranch" and "SMTOWN the Stage". He has also appeared in various variety shows, showcasing his wit and humor. Changmin is well-known for his philanthropic activities, including supporting children with disabilities through his charity foundation titled "Love in Heaven".

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Ok Taecyeon

Ok Taecyeon (December 27, 1988 Busan-) also known as Ok Taec-Yeon, Taec-Yeon Ok, Taecyeon, Ok Taek-yeon or Ok T'aegyŏn is a South Korean actor, rapper, dancer, model, singer, composer, songwriter and businessperson.

He is best known as a member of the Korean boy group 2PM, which debuted in 2008 under JYP Entertainment. Taecyeon is also known for his acting roles in various Korean dramas, including "Dream High", "Who Are You?", and "Save Me".

Taecyeon was born in Busan, South Korea, but moved to Bedford, Massachusetts in the United States at the age of 10. He returned to South Korea in 2006 to pursue his career in entertainment. Prior to his debut with 2PM, Taecyeon was a trainee under JYP Entertainment for several years.

Aside from his entertainment career, Taecyeon is also a businessperson, with investments in various businesses such as a Korean fried chicken franchise and a startup company. He has also been actively involved in charity work, and has donated to various organizations including UNICEF and the Korean Animal Welfare Association.

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Hwang Kwanghee

Hwang Kwanghee (August 25, 1988 South Korea-) a.k.a. Kwang Hee, 황광희, Hwang KwangHee or Hwang Kwang Hee is a South Korean actor and singer.

He first gained popularity as a member of the boy group ZE:A (also known as Children of Empire) in 2010. Kwanghee also appeared on several variety shows such as "Infinity Challenge" and "Running Man," showcasing his sense of humor and charisma. He later transitioned into acting, starring in dramas such as "Queen of the Ring" and "Elegant Friends." Kwanghee also became a regular cast member of the popular show "Infinite Challenge" in 2015. In addition to his entertainment career, he is known for his philanthropic work, having made numerous donations to various causes.

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Kim Shi-hoo

Kim Shi-hoo (January 2, 1988 South Korea-) also known as Shi-hoo Kim, Gim Yeong-jun, Kim Yŏng-jun, Gim Si-hu, Kim Si-hu, Kim Young-joon or Kim Si-Hoo is a South Korean actor.

Kim Shi-hoo started his career in the entertainment industry as a child actor in 2000. He then took a break from acting to serve his mandatory military service from 2008 to 2010. He returned to the industry in 2011 and began taking on more prominent roles in various television dramas and films.

Some of his notable works include the dramas "Liar Game" (2014), "The Miracle We Met" (2018) and "Devilish Charm" (2018). He also appeared in the films "The Chosen: Forbidden Cave" (2015) and "The Discloser" (2020).

Kim Shi-hoo is recognized for his versatile acting skills, able to portray both comedic and dramatic roles effectively. He has received nominations for several acting awards, including Best New Actor at the KBS Drama Awards in 2014.

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Jun. K

Jun. K (January 15, 1988 Daegu-) a.k.a. Junsu, Kim Minjun, Jun.K or Kim Junsu is a South Korean composer, actor, singer, songwriter and rapper.

He is best known as a member of the popular South Korean boy band 2PM, which debuted in 2008. Before joining 2PM, Jun. K was a trainee at JYP Entertainment and also appeared on the reality show "Superstar Survival" in 2006. As a solo artist, he has released several albums and singles, including "Love Letter" and "My 20s," which showcase his versatility as both a singer and composer. In addition to his music career, Jun. K has also appeared in various musicals, including "Jack the Ripper" and "The Three Musketeers." He has also made numerous appearances on Korean variety shows, showcasing his wit and personality.

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Yim Si-wan

Yim Si-wan (December 1, 1988 Busan-) otherwise known as Si Wan, Im WoongJae, SiWan or Si-wan Yim is a South Korean actor and singer.

He is a former member of the South Korean boy band, ZE:A, where he acted as the lead vocalist. Yim Si-wan made his acting debut in the 2012 drama, "The Moon Embracing the Sun". He then gained more recognition for his performance in the hit dramas "Misaeng" (2014) and "Strangers from Hell" (2019). In 2017, he completed his mandatory military service and returned to the entertainment industry. Yim Si-wan is known for his versatile acting skills and has won several awards for his performances. Aside from his acting career, he has also participated in various variety shows and has lent his voice in drama soundtracks.

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Lee Joon

Lee Joon (February 7, 1988 Seoul-) also known as Lee Chang Sun, Joonie, Lee Jun or Joon Lee is a South Korean actor, singer, model, dancer and musician.

He first gained fame as a member of the K-pop boyband MBLAQ, which debuted in 2009 under J. Tune Camp, and then ventured into acting in 2010 with a small role in the drama "Ninja Assassin". He continued to work on his acting career, starring in various dramas such as "IRIS 2", "The Vampire Detective", and "Woman with a Suitcase". In 2017, he announced that he had departed from MBLAQ and started his solo career as a singer, releasing his first solo album "Delight" in 2019. Alongside his entertainment career, Lee Joon also served in the military for two years from 2017 to 2019.

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Lee Soo-hyuk

Lee Soo-hyuk (May 31, 1988 Gwacheon-) also known as I Su-hyeok, I Su-hyŏk, I Hyeok-su, I Hyŏk-su, Soo-hyuk Lee, Lee Soo Hyuk, Lee Hyuk-soo or Hyeok-su Lee is a South Korean actor and model.

He began his career as a model and has walked for numerous fashion shows and appeared in various magazines. Lee Soo-hyuk made his acting debut in the 2009 television series "White Christmas" and has since appeared in several popular dramas including "Vampire Idol," "Shark," and "The Scholar Who Walks the Night." He has also appeared in films such as "Horror Stories 2" and "The Youth." In addition to his acting abilities, Lee Soo-hyuk is known for his unique appearance and has often been compared to a vampire due to his sharp features and pale complexion.

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Park Seo-joon

Park Seo-joon (December 16, 1988 Seoul-) also known as Bak Seo-jun, Pak Sŏchun, Seo-yoon Park, Park Seo Jun or Seo Joon Park is a South Korean actor.

He began his entertainment career in 2011 as a cast member of the reality show "Wanna Be the Best" and made his acting debut in 2012 with the drama "Dream High 2." Park is best known for his roles in hit Korean dramas such as "She Was Pretty," "Hwarang," "Fight for My Way," and "What's Wrong with Secretary Kim." In 2019, he starred in the blockbuster film "The Divine Fury." Park has won multiple awards for his acting including the Baeksang Arts Award for Best Actor in TV and the Korean Drama Award for Excellence in Acting. He is also a popular brand ambassador and has worked with leading brands such as Calvin Klein, ZioZia, and The Face Shop.

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Yang Jin-sung

Yang Jin-sung (June 27, 1988 Seoul-) otherwise known as Jin-Sung Yang or Yang Jin-sung is a South Korean actor.

Yang Jin-sung made her acting debut in 2004 on the KBS TV series "Age of Warriors". She is best known for her roles in the dramas "Bride of the Century" (2014), "My Unfortunate Boyfriend" (2015) and "The Bride of Habaek" (2017). In addition to acting, Yang Jin-sung is also a writer and has published a book titled "No One Knows My Name" in 2018. She is also known for her philanthropy work and supporting various charities.

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