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The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

Updated September 10, 2020 9.1k votes 525 voters 3.1k views67 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
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    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)

  • 2
    Kim Soo-hyun is listed (or ranked) 2 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)

  • 3
    Park Hyung-sik is listed (or ranked) 3 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)

  • 4
    Ji Chang-wook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
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    Ji Chang-wook

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

  • 5
    Park Bo-gum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
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    Park Bo-gum

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

  • 6
    Lee Min-ho is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
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    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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    Hyun Bin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
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    Crash Landing on You (2019), Secret Garden (2010), Memories of the Alhambra (2018), My Lovely Sam-Soon (2005), Hyde, Jekyll, Me (2015)

  • 8
    Nam Joo-hyuk is listed (or ranked) 8 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)

  • 9
    Lee Jong-suk is listed (or ranked) 9 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)

  • 10
    Park Hae-jin is listed (or ranked) 10 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)

  • 11
    Song Joong-ki is listed (or ranked) 11 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)

  • 12
    Gong Yoo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
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    Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), Coffee Prince (2007), Big (2012), Hello My Teacher (2005), One Fine Day (2006)

  • 13
    Lee Dong-wook is listed (or ranked) 13 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)

  • 14
    Ju Ji-hoon is listed (or ranked) 14 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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    Jung Hae-in is listed (or ranked) 15 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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    Yoon Kye-sang is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
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    Kim Woo-bin is listed (or ranked) 17 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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    Lee Joon-gi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

    Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), The Scholar Who Walks the Night (2015), ​​​​​​My Girl (2005), Tale of Arang (2012), Criminal Minds (2017)

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    Woo Do-hwan is listed (or ranked) 19 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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    Cho Seung Woo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
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    Cho Seung Woo

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    Cha Eun-woo is listed (or ranked) 21 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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    Lee Seung-gi is listed (or ranked) 22 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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    Jung Il-woo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
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    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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    Choi Jin-hyuk is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 on the list The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time
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    100 Days My Prince (2018), Hello Monster (2015), It's Okay, That's Love (2014), Positive Physique (2016)

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