Article: Top 10 Korean Actors Who Can Be Your Source Of Inspiration

There was once a discussion regarding having idol actors within the world of Korean dramas. The general public assumes and thinks that although idols have been acting their way, it takes various levels of intensity to express the right and proper emotions for the scenes as actors in Korean dramas. That is why some Korean drama fans are skeptical regarding idol actors. That is why these Korean actors are becoming the source of inspiration for many people. They believe almost all idol actors are only eye candies with empty skills. It implies that they solely manage to stay in business because of commercialism, their looks, and appearance instead of the intensity of their actions and emotions.

1. Rowoon

Kim-Seok-Woo, highly identified by his stage name Rowoon is a South Korean singer, model, actor, dancer, and voice-over artist. He is known for being the lead vocalist of FNC Entertainment’s 9-member boy band SF9 (SENSATIONAL FEELING 9). He is well known as an actor and played in Korean dramas like School 2017, Extraordinary You, Click Your Heart, Trolls World Tour, Find Me In Your Memory, Where Stars Land, but She also Would Never Know, The King’s Affection and Tomorrow and plenty of other Tv Shows. Rowoon made his debut as a boy group SF9 member by releasing Fanfare in October 2016. Not satisfied with being a singer and dancer, this charming actor then ventured his wings into the acting business. He debuted as an actor in Click Your Heart' in 2016. Rowoon received the Best New Actor Award for his role as Haru in Extraordinary You. He stole the hearts of the viewers together with his solid acting and hard work in acting in the character of Haru. Rowoon delivered varied expressions and emotions flawlessly.


2. Cha Eun Woo

Cha Eunwoo is an idol, an actor, and a model.  He is under Fantagio  Entertainment. He made his acting debut in 2014 in the film ‘My Palpitating Life’ as Ah Reum 2014. His second appearance was in the web drama with ASTRO  and the Korean actress Kim Sae Ron. This drama is a teen fantasy story. It tells the story of a male idol group  ASTRO that suddenly slips back in time just a day before their debut stage.  He debuted as a member of the Kpop boyband ASTRO on February 23rd, 2016. His biggest hit was My ID is Gangnam Beauty, where he acted as Do Kyung Suk.  He is a cold, intelligent, and handsome guy. He is indifferent to what others think. In particular, he doesn't care about beauty or physical appearance despite being praised for his attractive looks. Later on, he got recognized in the Korean drama True Beauty. Cha Eun Woo offered the role of the handsome Lee Su Ho. He is a perfect man who is the top student at school. Not only this he also hosted many other shows as an MC


3. IU

Lee Ji-Eun is popularly known as IU.  She is a South Korean singer, record producer, and actress. Currently, she is under EDAM Entertainment. She debuted on September 18, 2008, as a soloist singer, with a stage performance on M Countdown for the song Lost Child, which was her first song. However, she did not gain mainstream popularity until Dec 2010, when she acquired immense fame from her hit song Good Day, which earned her the title of Nation's Little Sister. Along with her music career, IU has ventured into hosting, television shows, and acting. She also debuted as an actress by playing a supporting role in the teen series Dream High. She starred in dramas like Salamander Guru and the gang, Dream High 2, Persona, The Producer,  You are the best! , Moon Lovers, My Mister, Hotel Del Luna,  and many other movies and Tv shows.


4. Kim Tea Hyung

Kim Tae-Hyung, known professionally for his stage name as V, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, actor, and dancer. He is a member of the South Korean boy band BTS(Bang Tan Sonyeondan). V phrased "I purple you" during a fan meeting in November 2016. Since then, purple has become a symbol of the BTS and their fandom(army). Kim Taehyung made his grand debut in an acting career in the historical K-drama Hwarang. Since then, fans asking for the global star idol to take up a K-drama lead role. Even Though many armies can not bear to see Kim Tae-Hyung with other women, they support and encourage him to make a drama as the main lead. As the first BTS member taking on the acting, V felt a lot of pressure. Later he felt comfortable and did his part naturally. Many army's hearts broke as V died in the middle of the drama to protect the main lead.


5. Park Hyun-Sik

Park Hyung-Sik, known popularly as Hyungsik, is a South Korean actor, model,  singer, and dancer. He is a member of the South Korean boy group ZE: A and its sub-group ZE: A Five, which consists of five members. As an actor, he is well known for his roles in The Heirs, High Society, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, Strong Girl Bong-soon, Suits, Happiness, and many more. As a result of his hard work, dedication, and talent in acting, he has gained popularity among the viewers and his fans. Furthermore, he also appeared as a guest and cast member in variety shows. Along with his humble personality, he also worked tirelessly for his beloved fans. Park Hyung-Sik has received awards in a short period of his career. He won the 13th MBC Entertainment Award in 2013 and the 28th KBS Drama Award for Best New Actor, Best Couple Award with Nam Ji-Hyun, a popularity award in 2014, and many more. He showed utmost dedication to acting and had not renewed his contract with Star Empire Entertainment. He dedicated himself as an actor.


6. Bae Suzy

Bae Su-ji, better known as Bae Suzy, is a South Korean singer, actress, and model, who is well known for her beauty. She was one of the members of the girl group Miss A under JYP Entertainment. She made her debut as an actress in the television series “Dream High” and has gone on to appear in dramas such as Gu Family Book, Uncontrollably Fond, While You Were Sleeping, and movies. She attended Seoul Performing Arts High School and pursued acting skills. Suzy was an online shopping model before debuting with Miss A. Because of her stunning beauty and bright personality, she has become the most men’s ideal. She caught the audience's attention with her acting in Startup.


7. Taecyeon

Ok Taecyeon, popularly known as Taecyeon, is a South Korean model, rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and entrepreneur. He is the main rapper of the South Korean boy band 2 PM, which consists of 6 members under JYP Entertainment. He is very fluent in Korean, Japanese, and English, having emigrated from the US when he was young. In 2010, he made his acting debut in the Korean drama "Cinderella's Sister" and became a lead actor in the KBS drama Dream High, which made him famous. He completed his military services and again continued his acting career in 2020. He acted in many dramas like Bring It On Ghost, Vincenzo, Cinderella’s Sister, BOSS 2, Who Are You, Wonderful Days, Save Me, Secret Royal Inspector Joy, and many more. He starred in television dramas, movies, and variety shows.


8. D.O(Do Kyung-Soo)

Do Kyung-Soo, popularly known as D.O, was his stage name. He debuted as a member of EXO in 2011 and started acting as early as 2012. His first role was in the drama It's Okay, That's Love, released in 2014. Since then, there’s no stop in his acting career. Almost immediately after the drama, everyone noticed his penchant for acting and his natural talent for acting. One of the most beloved characters was Han GangWoo, played by d.o. With his first drama, he gained popularity and got an offer to act in dramas. That’s where his career as an actor started. He gained fans not only through his singing but also through his acting skills.


9. Jisoo

Kim Ji-soo, well known by her stage name  Jisoo, is a South Korean singer and actress. She debuted as a member of the girl group Blackpink which consists of four members, formed by YG Entertainment, in August 2016. She is the lead vocalist and visual in Blackpink. After making her acting debut with a cameo role in the 2015 series The Producers, she played her first leading role in the JTBC series Snowdrop, released in 2021, in which she is the female lead. In 2019 she was ranked as the sixth most popular female K-pop idol in a survey conducted on soldiers doing mandatory military service in South Korea. As of February 2021, she is the third most followed K-pop idol in South Korea. She gained popularity through her charming looks and elegant acting skills.


10. Kim Myung-Soo

Kim Myung Soo, well known by the stage name L, is a South Korean singer and actor, a model who debuted as a member of the boy band INFINITE in 2010 and its subunit INFINITE F in 2014. In 2011, he made his acting debut in a Japanese drama named “Jiu Keishicho Tokushuhan Sousagakari '', which aired on TV Asahi in July. The book was a best-seller and reached #1 in pre-orders on online bookstores such as YES24 and Kyobo, which was a huge success.  He acted in many dramas and movies, which brought him popularity, especially for his cut and innocent expressions. He starred in Korean dramas like  Secret Royal Inspector, Meow: The Secret Boy, Angel’s Last Mission, My Catman, and many movies and other variety shows. Currently, he is in his military service.