10 male k-pop idols turned k-drama actors

May 5, 2021

By Rae Love

Whether it’s singing ballads, rapping, or dancing K-Pop idols are multi-talented entertainers. Being in the entertainment industry it’s not uncommon for fans to see their favorite artist try out their acting abilities even if it’s just a cameo. These ten swoon-worthy idols with visuals to match demonstrate their ability to dominate both the music and acting world. 

1. Choi Minho

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What K-Pop group he’s from: SHINee
What he’s up to now: Currently promoting SHINee’s new song “Atlantis” as well as in the early stages for the upcoming Webtoon adapted drama, “Yumi Cells,” airing later this year. 
Previous dramas to watch: Lovestruck in the City, The Most Beautiful Goodbye, Somehow 18, and Hwarang

 

2.Ok Taecyeon

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What K-Pop group he’s from: 2PM
What he’s up to now: Starring in the drama “Vincenzo” with Song Ki Joong, currently airing on tvN and Netflix.
Previous dramas to watch: Save Me, Bring It On Ghost, and Touching You
 

3. Cha Eun Woo

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What K-Pop group he’s from: ASTRO
What he’s up to now: Currently promoting ASTRO’s second studio album “All Yours” which dropped on April 5th as well as in the early stages for filming the upcoming drama “Island” starring opposite Seo Ye Ji.
Previous dramas to watch: True Beauty, Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung and My ID is Gangnam Beauty

 

4. Park Hyung Sik

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What K-Pop group he’s from: ZE:A
What he’s up to now: Currently in talks for upcoming historical drama, “The Golden Hairpin”  after being discharged from the military earlier this year.
Previous dramas to watch: Suits, Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon, Hwarang, and Heirs
 

5. Kim Myung Soo

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What K-Pop group he’s from: L from Infinite
What he’s up to now: Currently serving in the Marine Corps following his enlistment on February 22, 2021.
Previous dramas to watch: Royal Secret Agent, Meow The Secret Boy, Angel’s Last Mission: Love, and Miss Hammurabi

6. Choi Si Won

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What K-Pop group he’s from: Super Junior
What he’s up to now: Currently promoting Super Junior’s album “The Renaissance” that dropped on March 16th.
Previous dramas to watch: My Fellow Citizens!, Revolutionary Love, and She Was Pretty

 

7. Park Jin Young

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What K-Pop group he’s from: GOT7 and soloist
What he’s up to now: Currently filming for the upcoming drama “The Devil Judge” with Park Gyu Young and Ji Sung set to air on July 3rd.
Previous dramas to watch: When My Love Blooms, He Is Psychometric, and The Legend of the Blue Se

8. Lee Jung Shin

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What K-Pop group he’s from: CNBLUE
What he’s up to now: Starring in the drama “Summer Guys” with Kim Mi Na, currently airing on AbemaTV.
Previous dramas to watch: Longing Heart, My Sassy Girl and Cinderella and the Four Knights

9. Km Seok Woo

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What K-Pop group he’s from: SF9’s Ro Woon
What he’s up to now: Currently filming for the upcoming drama “Affection” with Park Eun Bin and Nam Yoon Su set to air on August 4th as well as competing on MNet’s reality tv survival program “Kingdom: Legendary War” with SF9.
Previous dramas to watch: She Would Never Know, Extraordinary You, Where Stars Land, and About Tim

10. Jung Jin Young

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What K-Pop group he’s from: Formerly B1A4, now a soloist
What he’s up to now: Starring in the upcoming drama “My Little Police” with Cha Tae Hyun and Krystal Jung set to air on July 25th.
Previous dramas to watch: My First First Love (1 & 2), Wind-Bell, and Love in the Moonlight

Which of these idol-actors is your favorite?

Written by Rae Love

Rae Love is a freelance writer covering all things Hallyu. Her current bias is Jang Ki Yong and ults are Yoo Kihyun and Seo Kang Joon. She is also a fashion photographer. When she's not writing or binge-watching K-dramas, chances are you'll probably find her sweating her way through a K-Pop dance workout, or playing with her cats, Phoenix and Dallas. Make sure you follow @kindofvoguish on Instagram!