7 Popular Kpop Idol Actors and Actresses in the Korean Entertainment Industry

7 Popular Kpop Idol Actors and Actresses in the Korean Entertainment Industry - The Daebak Company

We all know that kpop idols are multitalented Hallyu stars with their talents of singing, dancing, and rapping live in groups and solos. But did you know that many kpop idols who are actors? Know what Kdramas your favorite kpop idols actors have starred in below!

Most Popular Kpop Idol Actors and Actresses

1.) Cha Eunwoo

Astro member and actor Cha Eunwoo in a hoody

Starting off the kpop idol actors list, we have one of South Korea and kpop’s most beloved handsome visual talent, Cha Eunwoo of Astro! He has been part of several popular romantic Kdramas including True Beauty, My ID is Gangnam Beauty, and Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung. Eunwoo actually made his first acting debut in 2015, then debuted in Astro in 2016!

2.) IU

IU in a white hanbok

Next, we have chart-topper soloist IU on our list of kpop idol actors! She made her acting debut in 2011, in the hit Kdrama, Dream High. Since then, on top of having many top hits in the music industry, she’s also made great strides in her acting career, starring in a total of 19 different televised projects within the last 11 years.

Some of of the kpop actor's most notable works include Hotel Del Luna, Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo, and Broker!

3.) SF9's Rowoon

SF9 member Rowoon in a suit in Kdrama Tomorrow

SF9's Rowoon has also made a big splash in his kpop idol actor career, with the most recent work of his being one of the most popular Kdramas of the year, Tomorrow

Many don’t know this kpop fun fact, but this SF9 member’s acting career actually started way back before he debuted as a kpop idol. His first acting project was in the TV mini-series, Click Your Heart, with fellow SF9 members Zuho, Chani, and Dawon.

Since then, the kpop idol actor has starred in popular K-dramas like Extraordinary You, Where Stars Land, and The King's Affection

4.) Red Velvet’s Joy

Red Velvet member Joy in black hat

Did you know that Red Velvet’s Joy is also a kpop idol actor who starred in a few popular K-dramas? The most popular K-dramas that she has worked on are Tempted, The One and Only, and  The Liar and His Lover, proving her versatility in acting roles. Don’t miss Red Velvet's Joy showcasing her sweet vocals in her role in The Liar and His Lover, as it is a kpop idol K-drama!

5.) Got7’s Jinyoung

Got7 member Jinyoung

GOT7’s Jinyoung has also tried his hand at acting, with his acting debut being in Dream High 2, while he was still represented as one of the kpop idols that are actors in JYP Entertainment. Since then, this kpop idol has also been a part of many popular K-dramas, including The Legend of the Blue Sea, He Is Psychometric, When My Love Blooms, The Devil Judge, and his latest lead role, Yumi’s Cells.

6.) Blackpink's Jisoo

Blackpin member Jisoo in Snowdrop

We can’t forget our queen Jisoo! This Blackpink member is the latest kpop idol actor out of this bunch to have made her acting debut, but she definitely started out strong with one of the breakout K-dramas of last year, Snowdrop. Jisoo has appeared in cameos in other K-dramas such as Part-Time Idols and The Producers, but Snowdrop is her first lead role in a K-drama.

7.) BTS’s V

BTS member V in Hwarang

Many hardcore ARMYs may know this kpop fun fact already, but BTS’s V was also part of a popular, starstudded historical K-drama, Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth.


Being a part of the Hwarang cast lead him to meet some of his closest friends outside of BTS, also known as the Wooga Squad. This famous friend group includes other K-drama stars and Korean musicians: Park Seo-joon, Choi Woo-shik, Park Hyung-sik, and Peakboy. Don’t forget to watch the Kpop idol actor with the Wooga Squad in the show, In the Soop: Friendship Trip, streaming on Disney+ and JTBC now!

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