The Hottest Korean Actors Of 2023

There are plenty of good-looking Korean actors who make us swoon with their perfect skin and chiseled jawlines. In fact, it's pretty much a given that most popular romantic K-dramas will feature a dashing leading man. But who really is the fairest of them all? If you're in the mood to simp, then check out this list of the most handsome Korean actors of 2023. 

Is K-drama star Nam Joo-hyuk your favorite? After appearing as the romantic lead in hit shows like Start-Up and Twenty-Five Twenty-One, it's no surprise that fans fell in love with his boyish charms and looks. Does your heart still remain with older actors like Hyun Bin from Crash Landing on You or Gong Yoo of Goblin fame? Maybe idols-turned-actors like Astro's Cha Eun-woo are your celebrity crushes. 

Which of these heartthrobs give you the butterflies? Vote up the best-looking Korean actors of 2023!


  • Park Seo-joon
    Photo: Park Seo-joon / Instagram
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    14 votes

    Park Seo-joon

    Park Seo-joon (born Park Yong-kyu; December 16, 1988) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his starring roles in the television series Kill Me, Heal Me (2015), She Was Pretty (2015), Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016–2017), Fight for My Way (2017), What's Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018), and Itaewon Class (2020).[3] He has also appeared in films such as The Chronicles of Evil (2015), Midnight Runners (2017), and The Divine Fury (2019).
    • Credits: Itaewon Class, What's Wrong with Secretary Kim, Fight for My Way, She Was Pretty
  • Nam Joo-hyuk
    Photo: Nam Joo-hyuk / Instagram
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    18 votes
    Nam Joo-hyuk (born February 22, 1994) is a South Korean model and actor. He has starred in Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016), Moon Lovers (2016), The Bride of Habaek (2017), The Light in Your Eyes (2019), The School Nurse Files (2020), and Start Up (2020). In 2020, Nam featured in Forbes 30 under 30 owing to his successful acting and modeling career.
    • Credits: Start-Up, Twenty-Five Twenty-One, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo, The School Nurse Files
  • Ji Chang-wook
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    10 votes

    Ji Chang-wook

    Ji Chang-wook (born 5 July 1987) is a South Korean actor and singer. He rose to fame for playing the lead role of Dong-hae in daily drama series Smile Again (2010–2011), and had notable lead roles in television series such as Warrior Baek Dong-soo (2011), Empress Ki (2013–2014), Healer (2014–2015), The K2 (2016), Suspicious Partner (2017), Melting Me Softly (2019), Backstreet Rookie (2020), and Lovestruck in the City (2020-2021).
    • Credits: Backstreet Rookie, The Sound of Magic, Healer
  • Kim Soo-hyun
    Photo: Kim Soo-hyun / Instagram
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    14 votes
    Kim Soo-hyun (born February 16, 1988) is a South Korean actor. One of the highest-paid actors in South Korea, his accolades include four Baeksang Arts Awards, two Grand Bell Awards and one Blue Dragon Film Award. From 2012 to 2016 and in 2021, he has appeared in Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 list. He was selected as Gallup Korea's Television Actor of the Year in 2014 and was featured by Forbes in their 30 Under 30 Asia list of 2016.
    • Credits: It's Okay to Not Be Okay, My Love from the Star, One Ordinary Day
  • Song Joong-ki
    Photo: Song Joong-ki / Instagram
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    14 votes
    Song Joong-ki (born September 19, 1985) is a South Korean actor. He rose to fame in the historical coming-of-age drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) and the variety show Running Man (2010–2011) as one of the original cast members. Since then, he has played a diverse spectrum of roles in the television series The Innocent Man (2012), Descendants of the Sun (2016), Arthdal Chronicles (2019) and Vincenzo (2021), as well as the hit films A Werewolf Boy (2012), The Battleship Island (2017) and Space Sweepers (2021).
    • Credits: Descendants of the Sun, Vincenzo, Arthdal Chronicles, Space Sweepers
  • Gong Yoo
    Photo: Gong Yoo / Instagram
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    13 votes
    Gong Ji-cheol (born July 10, 1979), better known by his stage name Gong Yoo, is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in the television dramas Coffee Prince (2007), Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016–2017), The Silent Sea (2021), and Squid Game (2021), and the films Silenced (2011), Train to Busan (2016) and The Age of Shadows (2016).
    • Credits: Coffee Prince, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, The Silent Sea, Train to Busan