Let’s Get Acquainted With The Most Charismatic South Korean Actor: Yoo Ah-in
Who doesn’t know the handsome, talented, and charismatic South Korean actor, Yoo Ah-in? Yoo Ah-in, whose real name is Eom Hong-shik, is a handsome actors from South Korea who gained fame after starring in the drama Sungkyungkwan Scandal. However, Yoo Ah-in started his acting career in 2003, when he was only around 17 years old. At that time, he debuted in the television drama titled Sharp 1, which aired by KBS2. Not only has he appeared on television, he also spread his wings on the big screen.
His first film was titled Boys of Tomorrow and aired in 2006. But his real film success came in 2011, with the film Punch, in which he played the main character and made the film the most successful movie in 2011. He started using the name Yoo Ah-in when he made his acting debut. He was born on October 6, 1986, in Daegu, South Korea. The name Yoo Ah-in, itself, is taken from German, and means Ein or One.
In this article, Channel-Korea will discuss about the top 10 dramas that Yoo Ah-in has starred in that you must to watch, so stay tuned!
This drama was aired from November 29, 2003 – February 27, 2005 on KBS2, with 64 episodes.
Lee Ok-rim (Go A-ra) is 15 years old. She likes imaging and has a bright personality. She is very honest about her feelings. She also knows that she is beautiful and uses it. At home she is the second child, placed between a well-studied older sister and a twin younger brother. She has a boyfriend, Yoo Ah-In, who is studying painting in high school. Lee Ok-rim also has a long-time male friend named Jang-wook. Between Yoo Ah-in and Jang-wook, she isn’t sure about her feelings.
Jang-wook (Seo Hyun-Suk) is shy, but cool. Since moving next door to Lee Ok-rim, they have become friends and know all of each other’s secrets. Like any boy of his age, Jang-wook likes soccer and makes mischief. He is also warm, and, because of that, Jang-Wook is popular with his friends. He is also stubborn.
Yoo Ah-in (as himself) is a sophomore in high school who studied painting and is Lee Ok-rim’s boyfriend. He makes jokes and is easy to get along with, but he does not talk about what is really on his mind. Yoo Ah-In started late, but with intelligence and persistence he has won several contests. He’s more mature and smarter than his girlfriend, Lee Ok-rim, so he controls their relationship. But, there are rivals; Jang-wook and Yoo Ah-In are both trying their best to maintain Lee Ok-rim’s affection.
- Go Ara as Lee Ok-rim
- Seo Hyun-seok as Jang Wook
- Yoo Ah-in as Yoo Ah-in
- Lee Eun-sung as Seo Jung-min
- Hyun Jung-eun as Lee Yoon-jung
- Kim Si-hoo as Lee Soon-shin
- Kim Jung-min as Park Se-ri
- Joo Bo-bi as Joo Bo-bi
- Oh Yeon-seo as Lee Ye-rim (Ok-rim’s sister)
This drama is also known as Kiss of April, and aired from April 21, 2004 to July 8, 2004 on KBS.
Song Chae-won is an art school graduate who teaches students applying to colleges at private teaching schools. She still remembers her first love, Han Jung-woo, from her junior years. Now there is a man named Kang Jae-seop in her life. He has been a top student throughout, despite coming from poor families who lack resources, and has been an officer in a prestigious company from a tender age, which is proof of his abilities. She felt she could lean on a man like that for the rest of her life, but then Han Jung-woo reappeared.
- Soo-Ae as Song Chae-Won
- Jo Han-Sun as Kang Jae-Seop
- Lee Jung-Jin as Han Jung-Woo
- So E-Hyun as Jang Jin-A
- Koo Joon-Yup as Kang Jae-Dong
Strongest Chil Woo
Strongest Chil Woo is also known as Chilwu the Mighty. This is a 2008 South Korean historical drama that aired on KBS2 Channel. The same hero of this title bears a similarity to Zorro during the Joseon era.
This drama was aired from June 17, 2008 – September 30, 2008, with 20 episodes on KBS2.
Living a double life, Chilwu (Moon Jung-Hyuk) is none other than a negligent officer during the day, but at night he turns into a charismatic leader of five assassins who stand against the injustice and brutality committed by evil people in the 17th century Joseon Dynasty. Angered at the death of his innocent sister, our hero transforms 180 degrees, turning into a murderer to fight against a corrupt world. Watching embarrassing action scenes, including Eric’s lively swordplay and flamboyant martial arts, viewers find themselves gradually unmasking conspiracies and mysteries around the Chilwu killer group.
- Eric Mun as Chil-woo (칠우) – sergeant at the Uigeumbu in Seoul
- Choi Su-han as young Chil-woo
- Ku Hye-sun as Yun So-yun (윤소윤) – government slave at Uigeumbu
- Lee Han-na as young So-yun
- Yoo Ah-in as Heuk-san (흑산) – adopted as Kim Hyuk (김혁) by Kim Ja-seon
- Jeon No-min as Min Seung-guk (민승국) – historiographer of Chunchugwan
- Lee Eon as Jaja (자자) – former bodyguard of Crown Prince Sohyeon
- Im Ha-ryong as Choi Nam-deuk (최남득) – Chil-woo’s adoptive father
- Kim Byul as Yeon-du (연두)
- Jang Jun-yeong as Cheol-seok (철석)
Sungkyunkwan Scandal is a South Korean historical drama aired by KBS from August 30, 2010 to November 2, 2010.
Being sued because of the family’s economic situation, Kim Yoon-hee (Park Min-young) disguises herself as a man who works in a bookstore, copying books for the nobles. Kim Yoon-hee decided to take the exam intended for the nobles to become government employees. This brought Kim Yoon-hee to meet with Lee Sun-joon (Micky Park Yoo-chun), the son of the Minister of State who leads the Noron faction. Lee Sun-joon trapped Kim Yoon-hee into taking the exam so that they were both accepted into Sungkyunkwan’s school.
Women are forbidden to enter the school, so Kim Yoon-hee must be careful, especially when she has to deal with the president of the student organization, Ha In-soo. Accepting fad from Gu Yong-ha’s senior, avoiding her roommate Moon Jae-shin, who is fierce, while trying to control her growing love for Lee Sun-joon, who is also her roommate. Together, they grow and learn in the hope of building a better Joseon.
- Park Min-young as Kim Yoon-hee(when girl)/Kim Yoon-shik(when boy), nicknamed “Dae-mul”
- Bang Joon-seo as young Kim Yoon-hee
- Park Yoo-chun as Lee Sun-joon, nicknamed “Ga-rang”
- Yoo Ah-in as Moon Jae-shin, nicknamed “Geol-oh”
- Song Joong-ki as Gu Yong-ha, nicknamed “Yeo-rim”