Best Korean Actorsby khanhhoang | created - 01 Jul 2015 | updated - 15 May 2017 | Public
Here are the best 30 Korean Actors in my own opinion. I have watched a lot of Korean movies as well as dramas, and here is my own list. The ranking on the list is based on the actors' acting skill(in my own opinion).
These 30 actors, for me, are very talented actors. Feel free to share your opinion on the list. Enjoy the list!
1. Kang-ho Song
Actor | Salinui chueok
Song Kang-ho never professionally trained as an actor, beginning his career in social theater groups after graduating from Kimhae High School. Later, he joined Kee Kuk-seo's influential theater company with its emphasis on instinctive acting and improvisation, which proved to be Song's training ...
2. Min-sik Choi
Actor | Oldeuboi
Choi Min-shik first made a name for himself in theater before breaking into the film world with a role in Park Chong-won's acclaimed film 'Our Twisted Hero' (1992). In the mid-nineties he continued to act in theater productions as well as in several TV dramas, including Moon Over Seoul with Han ...
Actor | Dalkomhan insaeng
Byung-hun Lee was born in 1970 in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in a wealthy family, thanks to his father, who was a successful businessman. He never dreamed of pursuing acting until a friend of his mother's suggested it. He auditioned for the KBS television network in 1991 and was accepted. His ...
6. Jung-woo Ha
Actor | Shi gan
Jung-woo Ha is a South Korean actor, film director, screenwriter and film producer. His breakthrough to stardom came with the role in Na Hong-jin's serial killer film The Chaser (2008).
Born as Kim Sung-hoon, Ha Jung-woo came from an acting family. His father Kim Yong-gun is a well-known veteran ...
Actor | Chugyeogja
Yoon-Seok Kim was born on January 21, 1968 in Danyang County, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea. He is an actor and director, known for The Chaser (2008), 1987: When the Day Comes (2017) and Punch (2011). He has been married to Joo-Ran Bang since 2002. They have two children.
8. Sung-Ki Ahn
Actor | Ra-dee-o-seu-ta
Made his film debut at the age of 5 in 1957 and has been one of the most popular actors in Korea ever since. Graduated from Korea University of Foreign Studies majoring in Vietnamese. Won the best actor award in Asia-Pacific film festival in 1993 for his role in the film 'White Badge' (based on the...
11. Ah-in Yoo
Actor | Yungnyong-i Nareusya
Yoo Ah-In is a South Korean actor and creative director. He has built a unique filmography that distinguishes him from other actors of the same age, playing a series of impressive characters in films and TV series. Not only is he known as an icon of youth in Korea, but also he has made remarkable ...
13. Jung-jae Lee
Actor | Gwansang
Apart from being a top star in film and TV, Jung-Jae Lee also works as a highly successful fashion model. One year after his debut on television in 1993, Lee was cast in his first film, a feature by Bae Chang-ho. His breakthrough came in late 1998 in the award-winning film An Affair by E-J Yong. ...
15. Dong-won Gang
Actor | 1987
Gang Dong-Won was born on January 18, 1981 in Busan & grew up in Changwon. His father, Gang Chul-Woo, was an engineer who later became the vice president of SPP Heavy Industries. Gang's family suffered from economic hardship at times, and he had to work part-time in college to pay for his tuition. ...
17. Seung-ryong Ryu
Actor | 7-beon-bang-ui seon-mul
Born in Seo-choen, a small village, in South Korea in 1970, Seung-Ryong Ryu discovered his love for acting when he saw a play at the age of 15. Then, he went on to study theater at Seoul Institute of the Arts. For over a decade after graduating from the college, he was just an obscure actor mostly ...
21. Dong-Gun Jang
Actor | Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo
South Korean actor Jang Dong-Gun starred in two record-breaking box office hits; one of which was 'Friend,' the highest grossing Korean film at the time. He gained widespread critical acclaim for his portrayal of a troubled high school student who chooses the life of organized crime, paving the way...
22. Woo-sung Jung
Actor | Joheunnom nabbeunnom isanghannom
Born as the youngest of three in Seoul, South Korea. He made his debut with a TV commercial in 1994 and applied for an open audition for a leading role in The Fox with Nine Tails (1994) opposite 'So-Young Ko'. This role launched his career as one of the most promising actors in Korea. He dropped ...
24. In-sung Jo
Actor | Deoking
Jo In-Sung was born in July 28, 1981 in Seoul. He made his debut as a model. However, he started to have an acting career in 2000, however he received the public attention through the TV drama Piano alongside actor Go-Soo. He then starred in the 2003 romance movie The Classic. By 2004, he joined ...
30. Yoo Gong
Actor | Busanhaeng
Gong Ji-Chul (better known as Gong Yoo) was born in Busan, Korea on July 10, 1979. The actor is known for the movies Train to Busan (2016), Silenced (2011) and The Age of Shadows (2016).
Gong Yoo graduated with a Bachelor's degree in theater at Kyung Hee University and worked as a model before ...