Article: Top Ten Thai Actors Who Rule The Acting Industry

In Southeast Asia, Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations. The country itself has a lot to offer in terms of entertainment. Apart from its rich and beautiful culture and gorgeous scenery, Thailand’s acting industry slowly rises to a pinnacle. A generation of talented and hardworking actors has emerged because of the culture’s preoccupation with romance, action, and drama. Below is a list of the Top Ten Thai Actors who rule the acting industry and will capture your heart.

1. Prin Suparat Or Mark

This 27-year-old Thai actor renowned for performing in numerous Thai dramas is also popularly known as Mark Prin. We can usually see him alongside his co-star and partner, Kimberly Ann Voltemas. He gained popularity from his two shows- “My Forever Sunshine” and “My Husband in Law.” Mark has also earned deals with many brands like Samsung and Oishi.


2. Bright Vachirawit

Vachirawit Chivaaree, known professionally as Bright Vachirawit or simply Bright, is a 23-year-old actor, singer, and model who rose to popularity after the hit Boy’s Love show “2gether: The Series”, which has brought him into the spotlight both nationally and globally. Bright’s debut as an actor was in the movie  ‘Love Say Hey Back’ in 2016 and has since done many shows and movies.


3. Metawin Opas-Iamkajorn Or Win

Better known by his nickname Win, Metawin Opas-Iamkajorn is a 22-year-old actor who gained international recognition with his first significant acting role as ‘Tine’ in the show  ‘2gether: The Series.’ After his surge in popularity, Win established his clothing shop called Velence Bangkok and Souri, a Macaroon shop. Currently, he’s filming for his next show, ‘F4’, the remake of the famous Kdrama ‘Boys over Flowers.’


4. Nadech Kugimiya or Barry

Popularly known as The King Of Presenters, Barry is a 29-year-old actor and a model of Thai and Austrian descent. He gained significant prominence from his roles in shows like “Rang Pratana” and “Duang Jai Akkaanee.” His acting skills are praised for being versatile, and all the roles that he has played are said to have a specific charm to them.


5. Pirat Nitipaisalkul

More popularly known as Mike D Angelo, Pirat is a 31-year-old singer, actor, and model who was part of the musical Thai duo ‘Golf and Mike.’ Even though he made his acting debut in 2008, his roles in the drama series ‘Full House’ and ‘Kiss Me’ brought laurels to his acting skills. Mike is also one of the few Thai actors who have worked in many Chinese dramas.


6. Mario Maurer

He is one of the most famous Thai actors and is of Thai/part Chinese/part German descent, who started as a model at the young age of 16 and then gained prominence for his role in the movie The Love Of Siam. Mario’s movie ‘Little thing called Crazy Love’ made him famous in many countries, especially in the Philippines, where he appeared in films.


7. Thanapob Leeratanakachorn Or Tor

He is a well-known actor, singer, and model in Thailand and is of Thai-Chinese descent. He debuted as an actor in the drama club ‘Friday: The Series’ in 2012, but his most notable role was when he played ‘Phai’ in the drama series ‘Hormones.’ He was also a part of the temporary idol group ‘Nine By Nine’ in 2018-2019.


8. Thanavat Vatthanaputi Or Pope

He is a 38-year-old actor and model. Pope was a graphic designer before debuting as an actor in 2009 with ‘October Sonata.’ His most notable role was in 2018 in ‘Bpoop Phaeh Saniwaat,’ which became the highest-rated drama series that year. Pope is loved and is appreciated for his acting skills in both his lead and support roles, as he is a brilliant actor.


9. Tony Ja

He is one of Thailand’s most celebrated actors and a martial art artist, stuntman, and director. His breakout role was in the famous movie ‘Ong Bak,’ which led him to do many other international and popular films like ‘Rush Hour 3’, ‘Fast and Furious 7’ and ‘Triple Threat.’


10. Jirayu Tangsrisuk Or James Jirayu

Better known as James, Jirayu is a 27-year-old model and actor. He made his acting debut in 2013 in the drama series ‘Suparburoot Jutathep,’ which gained him fame. Since his debut, he has been under ‘Channel 3’ and has done numerous dramas and movies. He also debuted as a singer in 2014. He released his album in 2021.