Best Korean Actors of All Time
Korean Wave or Hallyu is not about K-pop idols only but also about Korean dramas. Many people watch Korean dramas, from teenagers to the elderly, people across the world have been watching it on their local television channels or online sites. Reasons for why many people prefer to watch Korean dramas may differ, but we can’t deny that Korean dramas have many good looking actors. Let’s check the top 25 best looking Korean drama actors that make our heart beats faster when we see them on the screen.
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1. Song Joong-ki
Before focusing on his acting career, Song Joongki was an MC at KBS Music Bank and a member of SBS’ Running Man. He got a lead role on A Werewolf Boy, which was a movie first before he got the offer as lead male for KBS2’s The Innocent Man. Now, he is more popular as Captain Yoo from Descendants of The Sun and marrying his partner from the said drama, Song Hye-kyo.
2. Gong Yoo
Gong Yoo’s name got popular after he starred at Coffee Prince along with Yoon Eun-hye. But in 2016 Train to Busan and Goblin brought him to the top for his excellent acting and the movie’s and drama’s great stories.
3. Kim Soo-hyun
People started to notice Kim Soo-hyun when he starred in Dream High with Suzy, 2PM Taecyeon, and others. He was the only actor among the other idols but he can sing and dance very well after practicing at JYP Entertainment. But he got really popular after starring in Moon Embracing The Sun in 2013 and My Love From The Star in 2014 with Jun Ji-hyun.
4. Park Bo-gum
Park Bo-gum is a multi-talented actor because he can sing, play piano, dance, and is good at MC-ing. People praise him and Red Velvet’s Irene for their great chemistry as Music Bank hosts. Park Bo-gum’s popularity got really big when he starred in Reply 1988 as Choi Taek, a professional Go-player. The drama got high ratings when it was aired and people loved Park Bogum’s character so much.
5. Jo In-sung
Jo In-sung is not only active in starring in dramas but also movies. People love him for having great acting skills, a good looking face, and also a proportional body. His name became really popular since he starred in What Happened in Bali with Ha Ji-won and So Ji-sub and even more popular after That Winter, the Wind Blows with Song Hye-kyo and It’s Okay That’s Love with Gong Hyo-jin.
6. Lee Jong-suk
Lee Jong-suk was trained to be an idol first so it is not surprising that he can dance and model. But with his skill in picking up great dramas plus his bright smile Lee Jong-suk successfully drew attention from female viewers. His acting as a high school student on School 2013 made him became well known and W – Two Worlds got so much love from drama lovers too.
7. Lee Dong-wook
With Goblin‘s high ratings, came massive popularity for the actors too, including Lee Dongwook. His time acting as the grim reaper made people praise his acting skills, beautiful eyes and handsome face.
8. Nam Joo-hyuk
Nam Joo-hyuk is a model and actor under YG K+. He debuted as model first then actor. Despite the criticism he receiving for his acting skills, most people agree he is a good looking actor and gives much attention to his dramas with Lee Sung-kyung, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo.
9. Park Hyung-sik
Park Hyung-sik was not an actor at first, he debuted as a member of boy group ZE:A. Slowly he started his acting career by joining a musical with Super Junior’s Ryeowook and later on starred in various dramas. His recent drama with Park Bo-young, Strong Woman Do Bong Soon is well received by many people.
10. Jo Jung-suk
Jo Jung-suk was actually a musical actor so he is a package of perfection for an actor. He can act, sing, and play instruments very well. He gained popularity after his appearance in Architecture 101 with Suzy. In 2015 he starred in a drama with Park Bo-young titled Oh My Ghost which was a hit when it was aired.
11. Im Si-wan
Im Si-wan was in the same group as Park Hyung-sik and is as successful as him. He has done various dramas and movies with different characters each time he played. People started to give him attention since his appearance in Moon Embracing The Sun but he got really popular after Misaeng.
12. Ji Chang-wook
Ji Chang-wook started his acting career in musical theater. Later on he tried television drama and slowly gained popularity after starring in the daily drama Smile Again. Healer became his breakthrough drama and he became really popular in China after that.
13. Seo In-guk
Seo In-guk debuted as a soloist after winning Superstar K in 2009. He started to do acting in 2012 on KBS drama. In the same year he played a role as a high school student with Jung Eunji on the mega hit drama Reply 1997.
14. Park Hae-jin
People love Park Haejin for many things. Of course he is a handsome actor and has good acting skills to boot, but on the other side he is also called a “donation angel” because of the amount of donations he has given over the past few years.
15. Lee Je-hoon
At first, Lee Je-hoon did not realize his desire to go into acting. He was a biotechnology student at Korea University before moving to Korea National University of Arts. His acting as a detective on the crime drama Signal received praise and the drama got so many compliments from viewers.
16. Joo Won
Started his acting career from a musical then made his debut on KBS2’s King of Baking and Kim Takgu, Joo Won continued to gain popularity for his acting skills and good looking face. He shot to fame after starring in Yong Pal, an action medical drama with Kim Taehee. In the beginning of 2017 his agency announced that he has been dating BoA since 2016.
17. Won Bin
Won Bin is an all time Korean favorite actor. Probably the most handsome actor from his time. He gained massive popularity after starring in Autumn in My Heart which was a big hit from the early 2000’s. Now he is married to actress Lee Na-young and about to have their first child.
18. Lee Min-ho
Every korean drama lover must already know this attractive actor. Lee Minho’s most notable drama is of course Boys Over Flower which is a really popular remake drama. He announced to be in relationship with Suzy in 2015 and is still going strong even though he is serving his country as public service officer now.
19. Seo Kang-joon
Seo Kang-joon debuted as a member of the boy group 5urprise under Fantagio in 2013 although he already started his acting career in 2012 as a high school student in To The Beautiful You. He won Best New Actor Award in 2014 for his role on Cunning Single Lady and caught the attention of his country from acting as a talented pianist on Cheese in the Trap.
20. Park Seo-joon
Park Seo-joon started his acting career through Bang Yong-guk’s I Remember music video in 2011 after finishing his military service in 2010. His name became well known after Kill Me, Heal Me. He continued to steal viewers’ hearts through She Was Pretty, Hwarang, and Fight for My Way.
21. Kim Woo-bin
Model and actor Kim Woo-bin is Lee Jong-suk’s close friend and they fortunately got the chance to act in the same drama, School 2013. Kim Woo-bin got his first lead role in KBS2’s Uncontrollably Fond with Suzy last year. He is dating actress Shin Min-ah starting from 2015 and it is still going on. On the other side, Kim Woo-bin was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer and thus he halted all activities.
22. Yoo Ah-in
After his appearance in Sungkyunkwan Scandal in 2010 he started to gather fame. Yoo Ah-in is not only excellent in acting but he also often shares his thoughts on politics and philosophy thus gathering more attention from the public. Sadly, he was diagnosed with a bone tumor that made him exempt from serving his own country with military service.
23. Hyun Bin
Hyun Bin shot to fame after starring in a romantic comedy drama My Lovely Sam Soon in 2005. He has been acting in various dramas, but his notable projects are The World They Live in and Secret Garden. Hyun Bin dated Song Hyekyo from 2009-2011 and is currently dating Kang Sora.
24. Lee Seung-gi
Lee Seung-gi is known not only as an actor but also an entertaining host. He appeared on many variety shows such as X-Man, 2 Days 1 Night, Strong Heart, Sisters Over Flowers, and New Journey to the West. He is also active as a singer and people love his songs. In addition, Lee Seung-gi has a clean image that makes him loveable. Everyone congratulated him when he announced his relationship with Girls’ Generation Yoona in 2014. However, they broke up due to their busy schedules in August 2015.
25. Ryu Jun-yeol
Ryu Jun-yeol began to gain public attention after filming Socialphobia. But in the same year he shot to fame while starring in Reply 1988. His character made people sympathize with him since Kim Jung-hwan, his character, did not get the lead female character, Sung Deok-sun. Fortunately in August 2017 it was revealed that he is dating his co-star from Reply 1988, Lee Hye-ri.
There are many Korean drama actors that we have seen, but from here we can conclude that most Korean drama actors do not only have great acting skills but also good looking faces and other talents too. Not to mention some of them can get the goddesses from the drama world too.