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The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time 

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Updated July 21, 2020 2.4k votes 186 voters 66 items

If you're deciding on good Korean shows to watch, try the ones featuring the best Korean drama actors of all time. Including some of the most talented actors in South Korea, this list of famous K-drama actors also features singers, models, and K-pop idols who've had prominent roles on TV. Hyun Bin, Park Seo-joon, and Gong Yoo are just a few of the most popular (and handsome) Korean drama stars.

Vote up the top Kdrama actors, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 

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Park Seo-joon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
Park Seo-joon

Itaewon Class (2020), What's Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018), Fight for My Way (2017), She Was Pretty (2015), Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016)

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Park Hae-jin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

My Love from Another Star (2013), Doctor Stranger (2014), Forest (2020), Bad Guys (2014), Cheese in the Trap (2016)

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Kim Hyun-joong is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

Boys Over Flowers (2009), Mischievous Kiss (2010), Inspiring Generation (2014), When Time Stops (2018), Barefoot Friends (2013)

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#12 of 88 The Best Korean Actors Of All Time #2 of 49 The Best K-pop Idol Actors & Actresses #2 of 27 K-Pop Idols Who Have Committed A Crime

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Woo Do-hwan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

The King: Eternal Monarch (2020), Tempted (2018), My Country: The New Age (2019), Mad Dog (2017), Save Me (2017)

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Lee Min-ho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
Lee Min-ho

Boys Over Flowers (2009), The King: Eternal Monarch (2020), City Hunter (2011), Personal Taste (2010), Legend of the Blue Sea (2016), Heirs (2013)

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Kim Soo-hyun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

My Love from Another Star (2013), The Moon That Embraces the Sun (2012), Dream High (2011), The Producers (2015), The 3rd Hospital (2012)

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Ju Ji-hoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

Kingdom (2019), Princess Hours (2006), Hyena (2020), Item (2019), Medical Top Team (2013)

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Park Bo-gum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
Park Bo-gum

Reply 1988 (2015), Moonlight Drawn by Clouds (2016), Encounter (2018), Hello Monster (2015), Tomorrow's Cantabile (2014)

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#16 of 88 The Best Korean Actors Of All Time #92 of 242 The Hottest Men Of 2019, Ranked #125 of 132 Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?

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Jung Il-woo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
Jung Il-woo

Cinderella and the Four Knights (2016), The Moon That Embraces the Sun (2012), Flower Boy Ramyun Shop (2011), Haechi (2019), 49 Days (2011)

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Yoon Kye-sang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
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Hyung Sik is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017), Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth (2016), Suits (2018), Heirs (2013), High Society (2015)

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Jung Hae-in is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

Something in the Rain (2018), One Spring Night (2019), A Piece of Your Mind (2020), While You Were Sleeping (2017), Prison Playbook (2017)

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Kim Woo-bin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

Heirs (2013), Uncontrollably Fond (2016), School (2012), Love Cells (2014), A Gentleman's Dignity (2012)

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Ji Chang-wook is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
Ji Chang-wook

Healer (2014), Suspicious Partner (2017), The K2 (2016), The Empress Ki (2013), Warrior Baek Dong-soo (2011)

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Lee Seung-gi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

Vagabond (2019), A Korean Odyssey (2017), Gu Family Book (2013), The King 2 Hearts (2012), My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho (2010)

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#23 of 88 The Best Korean Actors Of All Time #9 of 14 College Graduate Kpop Idols #35 of 63 Cakes Kpop Idols Received from Their Fans

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Hyun Bin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

Crash Landing on You (2019), Secret Garden (2010), Memories of the Alhambra (2018), My Lovely Sam-Soon (2005), Hyde, Jekyll, Me (2015)

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Nam Joo-hyuk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016), Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), The Bride of Habaek (2017), Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), The Light in Your Eyes (2019)

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Gong Yoo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), Coffee Prince (2007), Big (2012), Hello My Teacher (2005), One Fine Day (2006)

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Lee Dong-wook is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), Touch Your Heart (2019), Life (2018), Strangers from Hell (2019), My Girl (2005)

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Song Joong-ki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

Descendants of the Sun (2016), Arthdal Chronicles (2019), Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010), The Innocent Man (2012), Tree with Deep Roots (2011)

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#19 of 88 The Best Korean Actors Of All Time #130 of 132 Who Is The Most Famous Actor In The World Right Now?

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Lee Jong-suk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

I Hear Your Voice (2013), W (2016), While You Were Sleeping (2017), Pinocchio (2014), Doctor Stranger (2014), Romance Is a Bonus Book (2019)

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Choi Jin-hyuk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

Tunnel (2017), Rugal (2020), The Last Empress (2018), Gu Family Book (2013), Heirs (2013)

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D.O. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

100 Days My Prince (2018), Hello Monster (2015), It's Okay, That's Love (2014), Positive Physique (2016)

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#31 of 138 The Best KPop Singers of All Time #22 of 88 The Best Korean Actors Of All Time #6 of 49 The Best K-pop Idol Actors & Actresses

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Cha Eun-woo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

My ID Is Gangnam Beauty (2018), Rookie Historian Goo Hae-Ryung (2019), Sweet Revenge (2017), Top Management (2018)

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#206 of 274 The Hottest Men Of 2020, Ranked #19 of 88 The Best Korean Actors Of All Time #38 of 242 The Hottest Men Of 2019, Ranked

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Ahn Jae Hyun is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
Ahn Jae-hyun

Cinderella and the Four Knights (2016), Blood (2015), The Beauty Inside (2018), My Love from Another Star (2013), Love with Flaws (2019)