12 Korean Actors Whose Careers Started Booming After Serving In The Military

For many idols and actors, they begin their career early and serve in the military once they turn 30.

These 12 actors, however, chose to serve early in life and can launch their acting career without the worry of fans waiting for their comebacks.

1.Kim Jung Hyun

Kim Jung Hyun debuted late in 2015 and made himself known in the movie called Overman and gained fame through a k-drama School 2017.

He was glad to have served earlier in his life and give all for his acting career.

2. Ryu Jun Ryeol

Ryu Jun Ryeol lived a relatively normal university life and did not dream to become an actor initially.

He served his term in the public services and said that he felt a little embarrassed for acting as a pilot in the air force in Reply 1988.

3. Park Seo Joon

Park Seo Joon served his term in the correctional services in a prison.

He enlisted himself to get his mind off of his anxiety of feeling like he couldn’t do anything with his life.

4. Ahn Jae Hyun

Ahn Jae Hyun was sad that he was excused from the military service due to his retinal detachment surgery in high school.

So he voluntarily enlisted himself to the military public services and served his duty as a man.

5. Yoo Seung Ho

Korea’s adorned child actor Yoo Seung Ho grew up and went to the army as soon as he turned 19.

He wanted to get his mind off of his future career as an actor.

6. Yoo Yeon Seok

Yoo Yeon Seok enlisted himself in air force because of his girl friend’s suggestion.

But she ended up cheating on him when he was serving his term.

7. Yoon Kyun Sang

Yoon Kyun Sang’s father very much opposed of his dream to become an actor saying “you didn’t even go to the army yet”.

Yoon Kyun Sang enlisted himself right away to prove to his father how serious he was, and now his father is his number 1 supporter.

8. Jang Dong Yoon

Jang Dong Yoon first caught attention in the media for a civilian award he received from the police for helping out in a civilian affair.

He received a lot of casting calls because of his good looks and considered his acting career ever since then.

9. Jung Hae In

Jung Hae In went to the army with his acting friends from university so that they can all become actors afterward together.

He lost weight 12kg in the military to his hopes to become a good-looking actor.

10. Byun Yo Han

With his burning desire to become an actor, Byun Yo Han used all of his holidays attending auditions during his military service.

11. Kwak Si Yang

Kawk Si Yang initially worked as a model under SM Entertainment before he went to the army. He enlisted himself in his early 20s and came out to launch his acting career.

12. Lee Kwang Soo

Lee Kwang Soo was unsure of his future acting career with the increasing unemployment rate of recent grads and went to serve his term in the military to think things through.

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