With his recent success in major K-dramas like Heirs, Gu Family Book, and the currently airing Emergency Couple, the incredibly hot and talented actor Choi Jin Hyuk has become a new fan-favorite. His rise to fame has been so swift that most of us don't really know all that much about him. Well, in celebration of coming his birthday, today is the day the truth about Choi Jin Hyuk will be revealed.

1. It hasn't been that long since the public has been able to drool over him.

He was first discovered at a talent competition in 2006. He won the grand prize in the KBS reality talent show Survival Star Audition. (Kim Bum competed with him on the same season too.)

2. His real name is Kim Tae Ho.

He didn't change it to Choi Jin Hyuk until 2010, after he already appeared in several dramas.


Look how cute and little!

3. He's turning 29 years old in Korean age (28 in American age), his birthday is February 9th, 1986, and he's an Aquarius.

Aquarius's are visionary, progressive souls who love to spend time thinking about how things can be better. Aww he's so thoughtful!

Also, until just recently, it was believed that he was born in 1985 because when he was a student he claimed that he was a year older in order to avoid being bullied by older classmates. When reporters asked him how he felt to be turning 30, he admitted that he was actually born in 1986 and is only turning 29. You can read about it HERE.

4. He's really tall.

All 186 glorious centimeters of him.

5. He had his first major breakthroughs in 2013 as love-torn characters in both Gu Family Book and Heirs.

6. He just got his first leading role this year in Emergency Couple, where hopefully he will get his happy ending.

And it's sooo good!

7. He has a beautiful voice and has sung 4 K-drama OSTs so far.

"Enough to Die" from It's Okay, Daddy's Girl

"Inverted Love" from Panda and Hedgehog

"Best Wishes to You" from Gu Family Book

And "Don't Look Back" from Heirs

Let's hope he sings one for Emergency Couple soon!

8. He's got style, and everyone knows it.


He recently was awarded the 2013 Style Icon Best K-Style Award.

9. He's got talent, and everyone knows it.

He has recently won several acting awards including APAN Star Awards Best New Actor for Gu Family Book,

and the SBS Drama Awards New Star Award for Heirs.

10. He likes to work out.

And these are the results:


Watch a 400-year old alien hunk fall in love with a beautiful actress in My Love from Another Star.
11. He's not afraid to be a little goofy.

He even guest starred on this episode of Running Man:

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12. He's got the smoothest baby face in town.

Must.Touch.It.

13. He's the best way to wake up.

Wouldn't be able to get any sleep with him around!

14. And he doesn't currently have a girlfriend.


Which is what we all really wanted to know!



Happy Birthday, Choi Jin Hyuk Oppa! And may you continue to find success. Did you learn anything new? Know any other fun facts about Choi Jin Hyuk? Comment below!