Lee Min Ho as Goo Jun Pyo

Name: 이민호 / Lee Min Ho
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1987-Jun-22
Height: 185cm
Star sign: Cancer
Blood type: A

TV Series

Boys Before Flowers as Go Jun Pyo (KBS2, 2008)
But I Don’t Know too (나도 잘 모르지만) as Min Wook Gi (MBC, 2008)
I’m Sam as Heo Mo Se (KBS2, 2007)
Mackerel Run (달려라 고등어) as Cha Gong Chan (SBS, 2007)
Secret Campus (비밀의 교정) as Park Doo Hyun (EBS, 2006)
Love Hymn (MBC, 2005)

Movies

Our School E.T (2008)
Public Enemy Returns (2008)
Humming (2007)
Arang (2006)
Ghost Lives (2004)
Repechage (1997)

Awards

The 45th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actor Boys Before Flowers (2009)

Goo Hye Sun as Geum Jan Di

Name: 구혜선 / Koo Hye Sun (Gu Hye Seon)
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1984-Nov-09
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 163cm
Weight: 42kg
Star sign: Scorpio
Blood type: A
Talent agency: YG Entertainment

TV Shows

Boys Before Flowers (KBS2, 2008)
Strongest Chil Woo (KBS2, 2008)
The King and I (SBS, 2007)
Pure 19 (KBS1, 2006)
Ballad Of Suh Dong (SBS, 2005)
Nonstop (MBC, 2005)
Drama City (KBS2, 2004|2005)

Movies

August Rush (cameo, 2007)

Awards

2007 SBS Acting Awards: New Star Award
2006 KBS Acting Awards: New Actress Award

Trivia

Education: Seoul Art College
She was the MC of the popular music program Inkigayo on SBS (2006-2007).
She hosted the SBS Drama Award in 2007.
She sang the theme song for her drama Pure 19.€

Kim Hyun Joong as Yoon Ji Hoo

Name: 김현중 / Kim Hyun Joong (Gim Hyeon Jung)
Profession: Actor, singer
Birthdate: 1986-Jun-6
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 180cm
Weight: 68kg
Blood type: B
Star sign: Gemini
Education: Kyonggi University
Hobbies: Playing the guitar, piano, dancing
Notes: He is the leader and eldest member of the Korean group SS501

LAGU SOLO

Rize Up ( Agustus 2007 )
Thanks You ( juli 2008 )
Because i’m Stupid (acoustic version – ost. Boys Before Flowers drama ) ( 2009 )
Thing Called Happiness ( Maret 2009 )
Be Nice To Me ( Solo songs SS501 Collection Album ) ( 3 Juli 2009 )

TV SERIES

Boys Before Flowers (KBS2, 2008)
Spotlight (MBC, 2008, cameo)
Hotelier (TV Asahi, 2007, ep 7)
Can Love Be Refilled? Sitcom (KBS2, 2005)
Nonstop 5 (MBC, 2005, ep 208)

Kim Bum as Soo Yi Jeong

Nama: 김범 / Kim Bum
Nama Asli : 김상범 / Kim Sang Bum
Profesi : Actor
Tanggal lahir: 07 Juli 1989
Tinggi: 181cm
Berat: 63kg
Zodiak: Cancer
Hobbi: watch movie, rap, play Play Station “winning”
Good in geom-do & playing soccer
Makanan Favorit : samkyeobsal (Korean barbecue)
Warna Favorit : hitam
Nomer Favorit: 7
Musisi Favorit: T (yoon mi-rae)
Actor/actress Favorit: Hwang Jung-min
Agensi: EYAGI Entertainment
Keluarga: Younger sister and brother, cousin/singer Jini
Pendidikan : Jungang University (Movie and Theater Department)

Trivia:
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TV Series

Dream (SBS) (SBS, 2009) bermain sebagai Lee Jang Suk

Boys Over Flowers (KBS2, 2008) bermain sebagai So Yi-jung

East of Eden (MBC, 2008) bermain sebagai a 15-year-old Lee Dong Chul

Unstoppable High Kick (MBC, 2006) sebagai Kim Bum

Outrageous Women (MBC, 2006) sebagai of Jung Hyun Joon

Movies
Emergency (2009)

71 (2009) –canceled because of hectic Dream shoot–
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Gosa/The Story/death bell (2008)

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I Like It Hot (2008)

Endorsements

Nintendo Wii (2009)

anycall bodyguard (2009,with kim so eun)

it’s skin (2009)

Bon.I.F (2009, with Kim So Eun)

Maxim Coffee (2009, with Seo Woo)

Samsung Anycall: Haptic Pop (2009, with Kim Joon & Kim Hyun Joong)

LG Telecom: Teenring (2009, with Lee Min Ho & Koo Hye Sun)

Spris (2009, with Go Ah Ra)

KTF SHOW: Show Al Game (2008, with Shim Eun Kyung)

Ottogi Ramyeon (2007)
Jindo P.S.1 (2007)
Crown Vic: Big Pie (2007, with Kim Hye Sung & Park Min Young)
KTF (2006)

Awards
Korea MNET Summer break 20’s choice – Sexiest Award with Kim Hye Seong/김혜성 (2007.12.21)
DK Inki Award (2008)
Korean Drama Festival: Netizen Popularity Award (2008)
Key To Ninja’s Heart (2009)

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Kim Joon as Song Woo Bin

Name: 김준 / Kim Joon (Kim Jun)
Real name: 김형준 / Kim Hyung Joon (Kim Hyeong Jun)
Profession: Singer and actor
Birthdate: 1985-Feb-03
Height: 183cm
Weight: 64kg
Star sign: Aquarius
Blood type: O
Talent agency: 2step Entertainment
Kpop group: T-Max
Talent agency: 2step Entertainment
Hobby : playing computer game online, basketball
Skills: Snowboarding
Education: Hankuk University of Foreign StudiesHobbies: Online games, basketball

Endorsements
Samsung Anycall Haptic Pop (2009, with Kim Hyun Joong & Kim Bum)
Omphalos (2009, with Gook Ji Yun)

T-MAX’ s Albums
– Blooming (single)
– Lion Heart (single)
– Run To You (single)

TV Series

Boys Before Flowers as Song Woo Bin (KBS2, 2008)

He is NOT just another handsome face in this industry. But there’s more to his striking exterior than meets the eye.

If you want to know more about Kim Joon, you’ve come to the perfect place.
Kim Joon is considered as one of the “academic elite stars” in the entertainment world of South Korea. He is currently majoring in Biochemistry in Hankuk University of Foreign Studies.

Joon rose to fame through his role as Song Woobin in the KBS drama, Boys Over Flowers.

He is also a member of T-MAX, a R&B group, who sings “Paradise” and “Fight the Bad Feeling” on the Boys Over Flowers soundtrack.

His group also sung the soundtrack of MBC drama “The Return of Iljimae”

This 10 Asia profile on Kim Joon, which was published back in January, after he had first attracted notice for playing Woo-bin in Boys Before Flowers.

Kim Joon: My Name Is…

My name is: Kim Joon. Birth name Kim Hyung-joon. When I started as an actor, I changed my name a little; not a big change, but something to make it easier to remember. I grew accustomed to it right away because my T-Max bandmates always call me “Joon!”

I was born on February 2, 1984. In Boys Before Flowers, I appear in a lot of scenes with [Kim] Bum, and we’re five years apart in age. I’ve always been the youngest, but all of a sudden I became the eldest, which was awkward. [Laughs]

About T-Max, rapping, and training for a kpop music career —

I recall my stage debut as a singer vividly. It was July of 2007, and the first performance was a live broadcast. I was in the middle, and the choreography started, but I was so nervous I lost my rhythm. Thinking of all the practice I’d put in till that point, I did cry a little offstage.

To become a singer, I was a trainee for about four or five years. There were lots of times when (Shin) Min-chul hyung and I rehearsed together and did guide recordings [demo recordings] for the songs written by the songwriter hyungs in the office. That experience really helped a lot. After (Park) Yoon-hwa joined, the three of us debuted about two years later as T-Max. Maybe it’s because we went through tough times together, but the three of us are as close as blood brothers.

Because I don’t have an optimistic personality, it’s difficult for me to take charge proactively. I became a singer after going to a songwriter hyung’s office and learning from him, and I auditioned for the drama on my management’s encouragement. However, when I decide to do something, I think of what I have to do to achieve that.

The other members knew I had auditioned for Boys Before Flowers, but we found out about my being cast in a newspaper report. I didn’t want to tell them when it wasn’t confirmed, so throughout the process I didn’t say anything.

I’m called an old soul a lot. I can’t do this now that I’m so busy, but when I was younger I read a lot of books, and I’ve always been an overthinker. [Laughs]

Through writing rap lyrics myself, within the limited time and restrictions, I tend to choose words to convey as much as possible. It’s also a habit of mine to pay close attention to the words and expressions I use.

My voice is low, and combined with a bit of a nasal tone, my enunciation isn’t that good. But as I practiced rapping, I’ve learned to cover up the worst parts of my enunciation, by accentuating certain parts or emphasizing others. That kind of work as a singer also helps with acting.

Regarding acting and Boys Before Flowers —

Song Woo-bin’s rap-talk and English lines were created after I was cast. Because we couldn’t have all four F4 members be too similar, each of us were given distinctive character traits. In real life, it’s not like I’ve studied abroad and I’m still very awkward with acting, so I’m very glad that there are people who enjoy watching.

In terms of difficulty, it’s that I have to match up to the standard of F4. These guys take on unique activities as their hobbies. I usually just exercise and do simple sports like basketball or soccer, so it was difficult trying things I’d never done before, like golf, tennis, horseback riding.

On location in New Caledonia, our schedules were so tight, it was a struggle. There were a lot more restrictions than when filming in Korea, and because we were overseas, even little problems would come up, like with the food. However, because of the overseas shoots, the actors really bonded. Even when we weren’t filming, we had to stick together. [Laughs] That’s why if you look at the scenes that were shot before then, you can see that we were still awkward around each other. At that point, the extent of our relationships were merely knowing each other’s phone numbers.

I think F4 is likable because of their particular kind of naivete. In real life, they might feel embarrassed or pressured, but because they can be simple-hearted and sometimes make mistakes, viewers see them as cute and feel for them. If you try to act arrogant in real life, you’ll definitely stir animosity. Their appeal is that although they possess a lot of things, they all have their dumb sides too.

A lot of people ask what I’ll do in the future, whether I’ll choose between being a singer and actor. I always have the same response. I want to do both. I think it’s a little ambitious of me to say that when I haven’t yet proven myself in either, but even if it’s difficult, I don’t think it’s impossible. They are both appealing fields. Oh, I think T-Max will appear on a music program soon. I’m looking forward to standing onstage with the other members after so long.

Things are getting more and more interesting

Everyone pays attention at the edge. And that someone on the edge, for the time that he shines in front of the camera, is fully immersed in the role he is playing. Song Woo-bin of KBS’s Boys Before Flowers, played by Kim Joon, is on the other side of Gu Jun-pyo (Lee Min-ho)’s shoulder, trailing a step behind Yoon Ji-hoo (Kim Hyun-joong) surveying the situation while pushing the edge of his lip and displaying his characteristic smile. Even when he shows amusement while their constant companion So Yi-jung (Kim Bum) is involved in a problem, rather than raising his voice or getting worked up, he merely says one or two words in his low voice. Aside from the amusing “bad hip-hop English” he tosses out occasionally, you could almost see him as F4’s “internal leader.” He might not draw everybody’s attention, but once you do take notice, he makes you look twice. His appeal isn’t that he shines brightly from the center, but that he gently guards the corner of Boys Before Flowers.

A 26-year-old young man who judges himself objectively

However, the Kim Joon I met in real life isn’t soft or refined. A short-sleeved shirt reveals a slim body underneath, and slightly tired-looking eyes appear rather sensitive. Whatever question is tossed at him, he replies with words that seem as though they’ve been written down very carefully, and he listens to analysis of himself so objectively, almost to the point of coldness, that I feel the need to check that this young man is really twenty-six. However, his sharp points don’t make others uncomfortable, unlike the prickly thorns others can have. Rather, it’s like he has a finely tuned antenna that he uses to read his own feelings clearly. Perhaps that’s why there’s no apparent sense of discontent when he says, “I may be the least experienced in terms of my acting career, but ultimately all four members of F4 are friends. That’s why when we’re on set, we even call each other by our characters’ names.” ** That’s because what this young man needs most right now isn’t a friendly hyung to take care of him, but a sunbae [senior] from whom he can watch and learn.

“Watching my acting is still extremely embarrassing”

However, no matter how well the end of that antenna is polished, as someone acting for the first time in his life, what he portrays in front of the camera must be difficult. Furthermore, this is different from taking the stage once to perform something one has been preparing for a long while. It’s a whole new world for him, adapting and becoming familiar with a drama character in a process that exposes oneself gradually.

“When you’re onstage, the audience’s reaction comes immediately. But when I’m standing in front of a camera, I have no idea how my actions will appear and that makes me even more nervous.” Even when watching the monitor, when he’s not watching to catch a mistake in pronunciation or the angle of a hand but rather to get a grasp of a subtle expression or action, he says he’s extremely embarrassed to watch his acting. “I’m sure everyone’s like that, but the more I see, the more the flaws seem to stand out in relief. Like when you look in a mirror and only see the ugly parts.” It’s refreshing to hear his bashful admission, in a world that’s filled with people who disregard their flaws. Furthermore, the sensitive look on his face is cleared by his clean, laughing expression.

He calls himself “an ordinary guy just like others my age,” but Kim Joon’s energy isn’t by any means ordinary. He says, “I’ve never borrowed a manhwa book before. I first read one for the Boys Before Flowers audition. But even though it was kind of uncomfortable, I found it had an appeal, in that it made me curious to know what was going to happen next. I found it fresh and entertaining to see how the male lead character meets a nice girl and his feelings undergo a change.”

However he may have gotten his start, Kim has a strength that sends him searching for the answers he wants. And that strength won’t take him to the edge, but right to the center of a drama himself. No, it’s as though he’s already living his life at the center of his world, as a music-loving rapper, and also as someone who won’t stop in his desire to become an actor. The future looks more and more interesting for this young man, who lives life from the center.

Translator’s Note: This article assumes readers already knows that Kim Joon is the oldest in the main cast, he is the same age as Goo Hye Sun. He is the least experience but because he is older sometimes the other three F4 members call him “Hyung” or “sunbae”. However because he feels that he has the least experience he does not want to be called that and would prefer they talk casually with him instead. He once accidentally called Goo Hye Sun “Noona” (because the other three always call her noona after filming) but that is technically wrong since they are the same age. Ever since Goo Hye Sun teases him by calling him “Oppa”.

source: 10 asia
translations: dramabeans

Kim So Eun as Chu Ga Eul

Name: 김소은 / Kim So Eun
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1989-Sep-06
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: O

TV Shows

The Man Who Can’t Get Married (KBS2, 2009)
Boys Before Flowers (KBS2, 2009)
Empress Chun Chu (KBS2, 2009)
Sad Love Song (MBC, 2005)
Sisters of the Sea (MBC, 2005)

Movies

Fourth Period Murder Mystery (2009)
Someone Behind You (2007)
The Show Must Go on (2007)
Fly, Daddy, Fly (2006)
Family Matters (2006)
Two Guys (2004)