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The Best K-Drama Actors Of All Time

Updated September 10, 2020 16.8k votes 1.1k voters 7.6k 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-joon1
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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)

  • Nam Joo-hyuk2

    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)

  • Park Hyung-sik3

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

  • Lee Dong-wook4

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

  • Lee Jong-suk5

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

  • Ji Chang-wook6
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    Ji Chang-wook

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

  • Kim Soo-hyun7

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

  • Gong Yoo8
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    Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), Coffee Prince (2007), Big (2012), Hello My Teacher (2005), One Fine Day (2006)

  • Hyun Bin9
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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)

  • Lee Min-ho10
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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)

  • Park Bo-gum11
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    Park Bo-gum

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

  • Cha Eun-woo12

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

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    #147 of 234 The Hottest Men Of 2020, Ranked#37 of 242 The Hottest Men Of 2019, Ranked

  • Song Joong-ki13

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

  • Jung Hae-in14

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

  • Woo Do-hwan15

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

  • Ji Soo16
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    Strong Girl Bong-soon (2017), Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), My First First Love (2019), Doctors (2016), Fantastic (2016)

  • D.O.17
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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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    #33 of 90 The Best Korean Actors Of All Time#31 of 137 The Best KPop Singers of All Time

  • Park Hae-jin18

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

  • Kim Woo-bin19

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

  • Lee Joon-gi20

    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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    #271 of 271 The Best Dance-pop Artists#38 of 255 The Best Ballad Bands/Artists

  • Yook Sungjae21
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    Yook Sungjae

    Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (2016), Mystic Pop-up Bar (2020), Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), The Village: Achiara's Secret (2015), Plus Nine Boys (2014)

  • Seo Kang-joon22
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    Seo Kang-joon

    Are You Human Too? (2018), Cheese in the Trap (2016), When the Weather Is Fine (2020), Cunning Single Lady (2014), Splendid Politics (2015)

  • Ju Ji-hoon23

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

  • Jung Il-woo24
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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)

  • Cho Seung Woo25
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    Cho Seung Woo