Handsome Korean Actors!!!
Over the past few years, South Korean dramas have been popular all across the world because of their cultural representation, plots, fashion, acting, and, most importantly, handsome Korean actors and actresses.
Especially when it comes to Korean actors, no one can deny their charm.
It seems like there is no escaping from the Korean culture these days.
If you are new to K-dramas, then don’t worry about it.
Here are the 24 Hansome Korean actors as of June, 2023.
|1. Lee Jong Suk||32|
|2. Kim Min Jae||25|
|3. Yoon Shi-Yoon||34|
|4. Yoo Seung Hoo||28|
|5. Kim Young Kwang||34|
|6. Cha Eun-Woo||24|
|7. Im Si-Wan||32|
|8. Ji Chang Wook||34|
|9. Hwang In Yeop||30|
|10. Kim Seo Ho||35|
|11. Lee Min Ho||34|
|13. Song Joong KI||35|
|14. Hyun Bin||38|
|15. Park Seo Joon||32|
|16. Park Hyung Sik||29|
|17. Seo Kang Joon||27|
|18. Lee Dong Wook||39|
|19. Song Kang||27|
|20. Ahn Hyo Seop||26|
|21. Kim Myung Soo||29|
|22. Park Bo Gum||28|
|23. Kim Soo Hyun||33|
|24. Nam Joo Hyuk||27|
Handsome Korean Actors
The following information has been gathered from Korebu and ivisitkorea.com.
24. Nam Joo-hyuk
Nam Joo Hyuk is a model turned actor who was born on 22nd February 1984 in Busan, South Korea.
He played basketball in his school, but his basketball career came to an end due to injury.
His first appearance in the movie “Who Are You: School 2015” garnered him a lot of attention, leading him to win Best New Actor.
He has also played a supporting role in various popular dramas such as ” Cheese in the Trap” and “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Ryeo.”
Finally, in 2017 he appeared as a lead in “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo,” opposite of Lee Sung-Kyung.
He has also appeared in several television series such as “The Bride of HabaeK,” “The School Nurse Files,” and “Start-Up.”
23. Kim Soo-hyun
Born on 16th February 1988, he is one of the highest-paid actors in South Korea.
About his television debut, he starred in the family sitcom “Kimchi Cheese Smile” but rose to fame in 2011 appearing in the musical drama “Dream High.”
The drama received a strong rating was well-appreciated internationally, earning numerous international accolades.
Furthermore, he appeared in the famous historical drama “Moon Embracing the Sun,” which earned him Best Actors Award at the 48th Baeksang Art Awards.
He made his big-screen debut with the movie “The Thieves,” which earned him various national awards.
Nonetheless, following the commercial failure of the 2017 film Real, he enlisted his name for mandatory military service.
After that, his role in the 2020 drama “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” marked his triumphant comeback after his military service.
“The Thieves” is a heist film as the Korean version of Hollywood’s Ocean’s Eleven.
22. Park Bo-gum
South Korean singer and actor Park Bo-gum was born on 16th June 1993 in Mok-dong, Seoul, South Korea.
He gained popularity with the 2015 Hello Monster, where he appeared as a psychopathic lawyer.
He gave his best performance on dramas such as ” Reply 1998″, “Love in the Moonlight,” “Encounter,” and “Record of Youth.”
He is currently serving mandatory military service and will be discharged in April 2022.
Park Bo-gum was the first-ever actor to top the Forbes list of Korea Power Celebrity.
21. Kim Myung-soo
Kim Myung-soo is popularly known by his stage name L.
He was born on 13th March 1992 and is well-known as a main vocalist of the K-pop band Infinite.
At the beginning of his acting career, he did several cameos and supporting roles in movies, including Master’s Sun, where he appeared as a younger version of the male lead.
He then starred in dramas such as “The Emperor: Owner of the Mask” and “Ms. Hammurabi.”
In 2019 he appeared in one of the popular dramas “Angel’s Last Mission: Love.” He enlisted in military service in 2021 and will be discharged a year later in August.
20. Ahn Hyo-seop
Ahn Hyo-seop is a singer and actor who was born on 17th April 1995.
At the beginning of his career, he was a trainee in JYP Entertainment.
Later, he did his acting debut from “Splash Splash Love.”
He had an opportunity to debut as a member of the K-pop band Got7. Nevertheless, he turned down the offer and pursued his acting career.
He rose to prominence with films such as 2018 Still 17, 2019 Abyss, and 2020 Dr. Romantic 2.
19. Song Kang
Born on April 23, 1994, Song Kang is a hot new topic in South Korea.
Some of his notable lead roles in television series include Sweet Home, Love Alarm, Nevertheless, and Naviera.
He even won Best New Actor in 57th Baesksang Arts Awards.
Due to his appearance in the series “Nevertheless,” everyone is anticipating his upcoming project.
It is also been reported that he will star in an upcoming drama“Office Romance” opposite Park Min-young.
18. Lee Dong-wook
Dong-wook is a South Korean actor, host, and model well-known in the Kdrama Industry. Lee was born on 6th November, 1981.
After winning a model contest in 1999, he debuted in acting with School 2.
He gained international recognition with his 2005 film, My Girl.
After that, he appeared in popular dramas such as “Hotel King,” “Guardian: The Lonely and Great God,” “Touch Your Heart,” and most recently, “Tale of the Nine-Tailed.”
With his successful career and tons of fan following around the world, he is regarded as one of the most handsome South Korean actors.
Fun Facts: In 2018 he was chosen as an Honorary Ambassador for Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
In 2021 he won the I-Magazine Fashion Face Award.
17. Seo Kang-joon
Born on October 12, 1993, Seo Kang-joon is a South Korean actor and singer.
He is a member of the group named “5urpise,” which is the first-ever group of actors.
He gained popularity with the 2016 hit drama “Cheese in the Trap.”
After that, he appeared in dramas such as “Entourage,” “Are You, Human,” “Watcher,” and “Weather is Fine.”
16. Park Hyung-sik
Born on 16th November 1991, Park Hyung-sik is an actor, dancer, and singer.
He is also one of the members of the K-pop group ZE:A.
Among the dramas he’s appeared in, he is best known for “Strong Girl Bong Som.”
Apart from that, he appeared in “Hwarang: The Poet Warrior,” “Suits,” “Heirs,” and “The Juror.”
He has also won numerous accolades for his work, such as the Best New Actor Award, Popularity Star Award, Excellence Award, among others.
15. Park Seo-joon
Park Seo-joon was born on December 16 1968.
He is best known for his roles in the television dramas She was Pretty, Kill Me, Heal Me, and Hawrang: The Poet Warrior Youth.
Apart from that, he has been a part of several other hits, including “Midnight Runners,” “What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim,” “The Diving Fury,” and “Itaewon class.”
He also did a cameo appearance on the Academy Award-winning film “Parasite.”
Interesting facts: Park has been announced as an official cast of Captain Marvel 2.
14. Hyun Bin
Hyun Bin was born on September 25, 1982.
He gained wide recognition for his role in the 2005 television drama My Name is Kim Sam-soon.
Similarly, Hyun gained international praise for his performance in the film Late Autumn which was screened at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival.
In 2019-2020 he appeared in a romantic drama with Son Ye-Jin on “Crash Landing On You,” which gained the third-highest rating of all time in Korean TV drama.
He has been nominated five times at the Baeksag Arts Awards.
13. Song Joong-ki
Born on September 19, 1985, he is one of the famous and highest-paid South Korean actors.
He is best known for his role in ” Sungkyunkwan Scandal” and as the cast of “Running Man” (2010-2011).
In 2016 he starred in “Descendants of the Sun” with Song Hye-kyo. It gained one of the highest viewership ratings leading him to win the Daesang Award (Grand Prize Award).
On May 2, 2021, he appeared in the drama “Vincezo,” the big hit of the year, winning both Drama of the Year and Actor of the Year.
Rowoon is the stage name of Kim Seok-woo, who was born on August 7, 1996. He is a member of the K-pop band named SF9.
Regarding his acting career, he starred in “School 2017,” appearing in a minor role.
His career turned to considerable success in 2019 when he played a male lead role in “Extraordinary You.”
He earned recognition as well as was awarded Best New Actor and Best Couple for the drama.
His recent drama was released in January named “She Would Never Know” and another drama that is set to release later this year ” The Kings’ Affection.”
11. Lee Min-ho
Lee Min-ho was born on June 22, 1987, and is recognized as a Hallyu actor worldwide.
He gained recognition as Gu Jun Pyo’s in the 2009 drama “Boys Over Flowers.”
Some of his popular dramas and films include ” Personal taste,” “City Hunter,” and “Gangnam Blues.”
He is also the most followed South Korean actor in social media.
10. Kim Seon-ho
Born on May 8, 1986, Kim Seon-ho made his debut in 2017 with “Good Manager.”
He gained prominence with the television series Start-Up.
Apart from that, he has appeared in various dramas and films such as “Strongest Deliveryman,” “Two Cops,” “You Drive me Crazy,” “100 Days My Prince”, “Welcome to Waikiki 2,” and “Catch the Ghost.”
Moreover, Kim has appeared in the historical drama 100 Days My Prince, which is one of the highest-rated series in Korean cable television history.
9. Hwang In-yeop
Hwang In-yeop gained recognition after he appeared in the 2020 blockbuster drama “18 Again,” in which he portrayed the part of a high school bad boy.
He was born on January 19, 1991, although he appears to be in his early twenties.
In regards to his career, he started as a runway model in 2017 and made his acting debut with “Why.”
Along with “18 Again,” he has appeared in smaller roles in several dramas, including “The Tale of Nokdu” and “True Beauty.”
8. Ji Chang-wook
Ji Chang-wook is a famous actor and singer.
He was born on 5th July 1987.
Ji enlisted in mandatory military service on 14th August 2017 and was discharged in 2019.
He rose to fame after appearing in the lead role of Dong-hae in the daily drama series Smile Again.
He has appeared in numerous action films and drama series, including “Fabricated City” and “The K2”, “Suspicious Partner,” “Melting Me Softly,” “BackStreet Rookie,” and “Lovestruck in the City.”
7. Im Si-wan
Born on December 1, 1988, he is a South Korean singer and actor. He is as well a member of ZE: A K-pop band.
In terms of his acting career, he first was cast on “Moon Embracing the Sun” in 2012, where he played the younger version of Heom Yeom.
He rose to prominence in 2013 when he was featured in the courtroom drama “The Attorney.” He was nominated for Best New Actor.
Similarly, he also received critical acclaim for his roles in “Triangle” and “Incomplete Life.”
6. Cha Eun-woo
Cha Eun-woo was born on March 30, 1997, and is a member of a K-pop band named “Astro.”
He began his acting career with minor roles but later gained recognition from the 2018 drama “Gangnam Beauty.” He also won the Rising Star Award from the drama.
He also has appeared in dramas such as “Top Management,” “Rookie Historia Goo Hae ryung,” and “True Beauty.”
His good looks and acting have also won several awards such as Best Male Idol-Actor, Most Charming Actor, Hallyu Star Award.
5. Kim Young-kwang
Kim Young-kang was born on January 11, 1987.
He started his career as a model for famous designers such as Alexandra McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, and Etro.
As for his acting career, he has starred in movies including “Runway Cop, “Hot Young Bloods,” and “On Our Wedding Day,” and dramas such as “Pinocchio” and “The Secret Life of My Secretary.”
Interesting Fact: He is the first Asian model to walk the runway for Dior Homme.
4. Yoo Seung-hoo
Born on August 17, 1993, Yoo appeared in the 2002 film The Way Home at the age of seven which gained him instant popularity as Nation’s Younger Brother.
He was raised in Incheon with his two siblings.
After serving the mandatory military, he starred in the 2015 legal drama Remember.
Apart from that, he has starred in several films and dramas, including The Emperor: Owner of the Mask, My Strange Hero, I’m Not a Robot, and Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River.
3. Yoon Shi-yoon
Yoon Shi-yoon is well known South Korean actor born on September 26, 1986.
He made his acting debut in the popular television sitcom “High Kick Through the Roof” in 2009.
He won Best Couple and Best New Actor in TV at the Baeksang Arts Awards.
However, he rose to fame with his next lead role in 2010, “Baker Kim Tak Goo.”
“Prime Minister &I,” “Mirror of the Witch,” “Hit the Top,” “Grand Price,” “Your Honor” are some of the films and dramas he appeared on.
2. Kim Min-jae
Kim Min-jae is a South Korean rapper and actor who was born on November 1, 1996.
He was cast on a drama, “Preservance Goo Her-ra,” in 2015.
“Tempted,” Flower Crew: Josean Mariage Agency, and “Do You Like Brahms?” are some of his famous dramas. He won Excellence Award from Do You Like Brahms?
Interesting Fact: He was a contestant in a popular rap competition named “Show Me the Money 4” in 2015.
1. Lee Jong-suk
On number 1 of our list, we have Lee Jong-suk.
Lee Jong-suk is a South Korean actor and model widely regarded as one of the most prominent Hallyu stars in the industry.
He was born on September 14, 1989, and began his modeling career at 15 as the youngest Korean runway model.
In 2012, he starred in “School 2013,” which won him his first acting award for the Best New Actor.
Following the success, he then appeared on popular drama series such as “I Can Hear Your Voice,” “Doctor Strange,” “Pinocchio,” “W,” “While You Were Sleeping,” and “Romance Is a Bonus Book.”
Right after the military service, he is set to appear in an upcoming drama, “Big Mouth,” opposite Lim Yoon-ah.
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