This is based on popularity vote so if you disagrees,there is nothing that I can do,but it was not a biased decision of the author. People who are mentioned in the chart are those who had their BIGGEST break in late 2012 to early 2013 to be known popularly.
10) Lee Jonghyun of CNBLUE (A Gentleman’s Dignity)
His very first role in acting started in the romantic comedy dram called “A Gentleman’s Dignity” where Korean top stars such as Jang Dong Gun,Kim Soo Roo,Kim Min Jong,Kim Haneul and Lee Jong Hyuk are starred. Jonghyun said that he wasn’t going to take the role when it was offered but then his member-mate Yonghwa wanted to take the roll instead if Jonghyun would react it.After sometime Jonghyun thought that this is a good opportunity so he took the role of Jan Dong Gun’s grown up child.
9) Yeo Jin Goo (Missing You & The Moon that Embraces the Sun)
He might be young but his acting skills should not be underestimated,he won multiple awards already despite his young age.We all know that he will grow up to be one of the hottest actors in the future(well he’s not far from that). As a child actor,you only appear in the first few episodes of the drama/movie but as the drama progresses,the character must grow up but around this 2013 Jin Goo will be the lead actor for the upcoming drama “Could We Love?” with child/teen actress Kim So Hyun working together again just after “Missing You”.
8) Lee Hyun Woo (To the Beautiful You)
Finally,this young smiley boy got an award as the “New Star” from his role in To the Beautiful You. He was a child actor too but he was not that known in the industry as a child actor,good thing SM casted this boy for the Korean version of Hana Kimi.We should be looking forward to his future projects and roles.
7) Hoya of INFINITE (Reply 1997)
Aside from L, another INFINITE member challenges into entering the acting industry,and it’s none other than Hoya,the main rapper of the group starred in the hit drama”Reply 1997”. He played a role of a friend who has feeling for his friend of the same gender. His acting skills left so many people and professionals agape.
6) Seo In Guk (Reply 1997)
Star from same drama,Seo In Guk is a top singer who made it’s first acting career and it’s also his first leading character,Yoon YoonJae in Reply 1997. Acting for the first time made him really nervous not to mention that he is the leading man in the drama.Anyway he did a great job in the drama that’s why Reply 1997 received a lot of love and attention from the viewers.
5) Lee Kwangsoo (Innocent Man/Nice Guy & Running Man)
He is not a gagman and yes,he is an actor.He receives a lot of love in Korea and even in Asia(and maybe worldwide too).His comical look was loved by many people and his “betrayer”-girrafe character in Running Man.He is currently acting in the drama “Goddess of Fire,JungYi”. He is an actor who is fit for the entertainment too.
4) Kim Woo Bin (Gentleman’s Dignity & School 2013)
This tall handsome actor(who is a former model) finally made his break. He mostly played a lot of roles that is a gangster/punk student but in real life he is a model student. The hit drama series School 2013(which founded Jo In Sung & Jang Hyuk’s popularity) casted Kim Woo Bin together with his friend Lee Jong Suk.He and Lee Jong Suk even had a rumor of being in a relationship because of the deep friendship in the drama School 2013 and even in real life.
3) Lee Jong Suk (School 2013 & I Hear Your Voice)
His is the most promising star out of the School 2013 casts.Right after School 2013 he is slowly taking the steps of Jo In Sung and Jang Hyuk who also starred in the past series of “School”. Recently his drama “I Hear Your Voice” received a great response and excellent ratings,proving another successful drama Lee Jong Suk starred in.
2) Song Joong Ki (Innocent Man/Nice Guy)
He is not very new in the industry but his very 1st leading drama Nice Guy(Innocent Man) got excellency acting award for both Him and Moon Chae Won(the leading lady). This drama was outstanding,and you will see the other side of Joong Ki,which we don’t normally see. After Nice Guy,he filmed a movie with Park Bo Young as a wolf boy.
1)Kim Soo Hyun(The Moon that Embraces the Sun)
No one can’t deny his popularity.He was first discovered and praised in “Dream High” but “The Moon that Embraces the Sun” was a very excellent drama of 2012. His role as the King made a big impact aside from his young age compared to the actors who played the role of a King in other historical dramas.His acting skills never failed the production,in addition the cast of the historical drama is also outstanding such as Han Gain.Many people are really looking forward to his manly side and projects.