What happened to the child stars from Baker King Kim Tak Goo?
One of the most popular K-dramas of the decade, Baker King Kim Tak Goo, enjoyed stellar ratings during its run in the summer of 2010. The main cast Yoon Si Yoon, Joo Won, Eugene, and more have continued their successful acting careers in the limelight, but where have the kids that played younger versions of them gone?
This article was created to answer that question. Discover what happened to the children of the hit show after the series wrapped.
1. Young Kim Tak Goo (actor Oh Jae Moo)
He won the Best Young Actor and Best Child Actor awards from the 2010 Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards and the KBS Drama Awards for his role as the younger version of Yoon Si Yoon's character. The now-16-year-old actor has played roles in several K-dramas and a few movies. Some of the well-known K-dramas he acted in are Bachelor's Vegetable Store, Full House Take 2, Faith,and Golden Rainbow.
2. Young Shin Yoo Kyung (actress Jo Jung Eun)
Can you believe little Shin Yoo Kyung is 18 years old now? She is all grown up and still acting in a series of TV shows and even the movie Love On Air. You may have seen her in Secret Investigation Record, Vampire Prosecutor, and Dream High 2. Her last drama was in the 2013 MBC series Two Weeks.
3. Young Goo Ma Joon (actor Shin Dong Woo)
Shin was nominated for the Best Young Actor Award at the 2010 KBS Drama Awards. He joined the Oh Yeah Band in 2010 and officially began activities in 2012. The four-member group, which isn't well known yet, is represented by the Kkun Entertainment label. Shin, who is now 16 years old, hasn't starred in any movies since the drama wrapped, but he continued his acting career in a few K-dramas. Watch him in action onMy Girlfriend Is a Nine-Tailed Fox, Flames of Desire,Warrior Baek Dong Soo, and Kang Goo's Story here on DramaFever. Last year, he played in the Drama Special, You're Pretty, Oh Man-bok.
4. Teenage Goo Ja Kyung (actress Ha Seung Ri)
The 20-year-old actress starred in only a few K-dramas and movies since Baker King Kim Tak Goo wrapped. She made cameo appearances in the K-dramas Take Care of Us, Captain and Ghost. She landed steady roles in shows like Happy Ending, Secret Door, and Housewife Kim Kwang Ja's Third Activities. Her movies were I Saw The Devil and Sunny.
5.Young Goo Ja Rim (actress Kim So Hyun)
The now-15-year-old actress has appeared in almost 20 K-dramas and four movies since her role as Ja Rim. She has even been hosting MBC's Music Core alongside SHINee's Min Ho and Block B's Zico. You may have seen her in the following shows here on DramaFever: Birth Secret, I Hear Your Voice, I Miss You,The Suspicious Housekeeper, and Triangle. Her latest drama appearance was in KBS's 2014 Drama Special We All Cry Differently.
Which child star did you miss seeing on the small screen? Watch their early roles in Baker King Kim Tak Goo:
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