Korean drama enthusiast must know what the term ahjussi mean. Ahjussi means middle-aged or older men in Korean. We often see these characters in the drama. They often take the backseat in the storyline, but they play a crucial role in the drama. From a loving father to a mentor, they play some of the heartwarming characters. Sometimes, apart from the loving characters they also play negative roles, which are also entertaining. They are the supporting characters, but without them the whole drama is incomplete, you cannot imagine the drama without these charecters. So, here is the list of the top 10 most loved ahjussi in Korean dramas.
1. Ahn Gil Kang
Ahn Gil Kang is a famous South Korean actor born on August 24, 1966. You might recognize him from the drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo as the supporting and loving father of Kim Bok Joo. He has won many awards for his impressive acting, such as the MBC Drama Awards for Best Supporting Actor for Queen Seondeok in 2009 and the Golden Acting Award for Actor in a Weekend Drama for Bad Thief, Good Thief in 2017. His other hit dramas include Tale of Gumiho, Dali And The Cocky Prince, The Driver, and many more.
2. Jeon Gook Hwan
Jeon Gook Hwan is a famous South Korean actor. He is one of the most talented veteran actors in the industry. If you are a fan of the drama Crash Landing on You, you might recognize him from the drama, he had played the role of Ri Chung Ryeol, Jeong Hyeok’s father. Apart from that, he has also made appearances in many hit series such as Big Mouth, Eve, She Would Never Know, and many more. He has also made guest appearance in dramas like Island, Lovers of The Red Sky, The Smile Has Left Your Eyes, and many more.
3. Jung In Gi
Jung In Gi is a famous South Korean actor born on 12th September 1966. He made his debut in 1990 in a theater film and is still active. His notable dramas include Weightlifting Fairy Kin Bok Joo, Pinocchio, Welcome to Waikiki Season 2, My Absolute Boyfriend, The Fiery Priest, Doctor Stranger, and many more.
4. Uhm Hyo Sup
Born on October 24, 1966, Uhm Hyo Sup is a prominent face in the South Korean entertainment industry. He mostly plays supporting roles, but his characters hold significant value in the storyline of the drama. He has played different types of roles, such as a father, a mentor, a loyal friend, and more. He debuted in 1995 and has starred in many films, television series, and web series. He has worked in many hit dramas such as Start-up, I am Not a Robot, While You Were Sleeping, He is Psychometric, Tale of Nine-Tailed, Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol, and many more.
5. Jung Hae Kyun
Jung Hae Kyun is a famous South Korean actor born on August 16, 1968. You may remember him from the drama 100 Days My Prince, where he played the role of Hong Sim’s adoptive father. He debuted in 2000 and has been one of the most prominent faces in the South Korean entertainment industry. His other popular dramas include Healer, Love in The Moon Light, The Emperor: Owner of The Mask, Melting Me Softly, and many more.
6. Kim Chang Wan
Kim Chang Wan, born on February 22, 1954, is another famous face in the South Korean entertainment industry. He started as a musician and singer and soon debuted in the acting world. He has starred in many television series. He usually plays the role of a father or a person with a higher position in an institution. He is also well-known for playing some serious characters in the drama. His notable dramas include Its Okay to Not Be Okay, Something in The Rain, One Spring Night, Find Me in Your Memory, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth, and many more.
7. Jo Han Chul
Born on 13th June 1973, Jo Han Chul is a famous South Korean actor. He is one of the most versatile actors in the entertainment industry. From a villain to a trustworthy friend, he has done it all. One of the most notable characters was Han Seung Hyeok from the drama Vincenzo, where he played a negative role. His other dramas include Hometown Cha-cha-cha, Love All Play, Romance is a Bonus Book, 100 Days My Prince, Tomorrow, With You, and many more.
8. Jang Hyun Sung
Jang Hyun Sung is a famous South Korean actor born on July 17, 1970. He started his acting career as a theater artist and soon transitioned into a television series. He debuted in 1997 and since then he has done many films and television series. He also starred in the variety show The Return of Superman with his sons. His hit dramas include Angel’s Last Mission: Love, The Hymn of Death, Money Heist Korea, and many more. He has also won many KBS Drama Awards for his phenomenal acting.
9. Jeon Bae Soo
Jeon Bae Soo is another famous face in the South Korean Entertainment industry. He was born on June 2, 1970. He is one of the most versatile actors in the industry doing different types of roles. His hit dramas include Fight For My Way, Lawless Lawyer, When The Camellia Blooms, the Ghost Detective, Extraordinary Attorney Woo, and many more. In 2019, he was nominated in the KBS Drama Awards, in the category of Best Supporting Role in the drama When The Camellia Blooms.
10. Kang Ki Young
Kang Ki Young is a famous South Korean actor born on 14th October 1983. He is also among the well-known faces in the entertainment industry. One of the notable roles was in the drama The Uncanny Encounter Season 2, where he played the role of Hwang Pil Kwang, which was a negative character and the audience loved it. His other hit dramas include Extraordinary Attorney Woo, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo, Tunnel, While You Were Sleeping, and many more.