Jang EuiSoo's Insta. / Choi JaeHyun's Insta. / Choi KyungHoon's Insta. / Park SangNam's Insta. / Kang Hui's Insta. / Choi HyunWook's Insta. / Mun SangMin's Insta. / Lee KiTaek's Insta.

There are a lot of rookie actors acting in K-Dramas that caught attention with good acting however it is often hard for international fans to find information about them. It is often the case with actors in web dramas even if overseas fans are avid viewers of web dramas.

At Kpopmap, we try our best to have articles about rookie actors that have little information accessible for international fans. For the past months, we have covered a lot of rookies, and here is a selection of some of them. K-Drama fans should have a close look at them as they have enough talent to earn more recognition and fame.

The list has no particular order also. The article was published back in 2019, we keep on updating the list (bookmark us to not miss updates).

For the detailed actor profile or their previous works, click on the links below each picture.

Is there any rookie actor that you are curious about and is not on this list? Let us know in the comment!

 

1. Lee JongWon

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Star1

Age: Born in 1994

Instagram: @wonjong_

Key dramas: “Method To Hate You”, “XX”, "Twenty Twenty", "Hospital Playlist 2"

Find more about him below.

 

2. Mun SangMin

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Mun SangMin's Instagram

Age: Born in 2000

Instagram: @_sangmxn_

Key dramas: “4 Reasons Why I Hate Christmas”, "The Colors of Our Time", "The Mermaid Prince: The Beginning"

Find more about him below.

 

  3. Joo WooJae

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Joo WooJae's Instagram

Age: Born in 1986

Instagram: @ophen28

Key dramas: “Best Chicken", "Please Don't Meet Him"

Find more about him below.

 

4. Ko ChanBin

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Namoo Actors

Age: Born in 2001

Instagram: @briller_01

Key dramas: "Love Revolution"

Find more about him below.

 

5. Song GeonHee

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Song GeonHee's Instagram

Age: Born in 1997

Instagram: @songgeonhee

Key dramas: "SKY Castle", “At Eighteen“, "Love Alarm", "Tale of Nokdu", "Mystic Pop-Up Bar"

Find more about him below.

 

6. Park SangNam

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Park SangNam's Instagram

Age: Born in 1994

Instagram: @sangnam0129

Key dramas: "Twenty Twenty", "Scripting Your Destiny"

Find more about him below.

 

7. Ryu EuiHyun

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Ryu EuiHyun's Instagram

Age: Born in 2000

Instagram: @ui_hstagram

Key dramas: "Shopping King Louie", “A-Teen

Find more about him below.

 

8. Yoo JungWoo

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

JS Pictures

Age: Born in 1997

Instagram: @dggyang

Key dramas: “Mama Fairy And The Woodcutter”, "Secret Boutique", "The Temperature of Language: Our Nineteen"

Find more about him below.

 

9. Park JungWoo

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Park JungWoo's Instagram

Age: Born in 1996

Instagram: @jjung_woo_

Key dramas: "Love Playlist", "Team Bulldog: Off-Duty Investigation"

Find more about him below.

 

10. Lee JungJun

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Lee JungJun's Instagram

Age: Born in 1999

Instagram: @right_jun_

Key dramas: "Best Mistake 2"

Find more about him below.

 

11. Jang EuiSoo

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

EL Rise Ent.

Age: Born in 1990

Instagram: @jesoo122

Key dramas: "He Is Psychometric", "Memorist", "Where Your Eyes Linger", "Kiss Goblin"

Find more about him below.

 

12. Nam YoonSoo

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

TopStarNews

Age: Born in 1997

Instagram: @nam_yoonsu

Key dramas: "The Temperature Of Language: Our Nineteen", "Extracurricular"

Find more about him below.

 

13. RyeoUn

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Campus Plus

Age: Born in 1998

Instagram: @_ryeoun

Key dramas: "Temperature of Love", "Doctor Prisoner", "The World of My 17", "In Seoul 2", "18 Again"

Find more about him below.

 

14. Park TaeIn

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Park TaeIn's Instagram

Age: Born in 2000

Instagram: @tanny0901

Key dramas: "The Mermaid Prince"

Find more about him below.

 

15. Lee SeJin

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

iMe

Age: Born in 1996

Instagram: @ahoi_ing

Key dramas: “A Piece of Your Mind", "Phantom the Secret Agent", "Mr. Heart"

Find more about him below.

 

16. Choe ChanYi

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

STADIUM Ent.

Age: Born in 1995

Instagram: @choechani

Key dramas: "Best Mistake", "Light on Me"

Find more about him below.

 

17. Kang Yul

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Top Star News

Age: Born in 1993

Instagram: @_kangyul_

Key dramas: "Best Mistake"

Find more about him below.

 

18. Jung HaJoon

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Esquire

Age: Born in 1996

Instagram: @chjoooon

Key dramas: "Memorist", "Police University"

Find more about him below.

 

19. Choi HyunWook

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Choi HyunWook's Instagram

Age: Born in 2002

Instagram: @_choiiii__

Key dramas: "Real:Time:Love”, "Pop Out Boy!", "Taxi Driver", "Racket Boys"

Find more about him below.

 

20. Kang Hui

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

YG STAGE

Age: Born in 1991

Instagram: @kanghui_

Key dramas: "Ending Again"

Find more about him below.

 

21. Tang JunSang

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

tvN

Note: not a rookie actor but newly popular overseas

Age: Born in 2003

Instagram: @t_js0813

Key dramas: "Crash Landing On You", "Racket Boys", "Move to Heaven"

Find more about him below.

 

22. Kim GunWon

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Kim GunWon's Instagram

Age: not released

Instagram: @gxbbang

Key dramas: "Ending Again"

Find more about him below.

 

23. Chris Lyon

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

LINK Management

Age: Born in 1993

Instagram: @chrislyonsf

Key dramas: "Itaewon Class"

Find more about him below.

 

24. Lee KiTaek

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

YGKPLUS

Age: Born in 1994

Instagram: @leekiitaek

Key dramas: "In Seoul 2", "One Fine Week 2"

Find more about him below.

 

25. Choi JaeHyun

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

GLORIOUS Entertainment

Age: Born in 1995

Instagram: @choijaehyun7

Key dramas: "Love with Flaws", "Sweet Munchies", "Dalgona", "Run On", "Peach of Time"

Find more about him below.

 

26. Choi KyungHoon

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Choi KyungHoon's Instagram

Age: Born in 1993

Instagram: @k__h_c

Key dramas: "Romance, Talking", "Trap"

Find more about him below.

 

27. Choi WooSung

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

AM Entertainment

Age: Born in 1997

Instagram: @c.woo_sung

Key dramas: "At Eighteen", "It's Okay to Not Be Okay", "Police University"

Find more about him below.

 

28. Son HyeonWu

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

YG KPLUS

Age: Born in 1996

Instagram: @sssonzino

Key dramas: "Not Alright, But It's Alright", "Standby Curator", "Trap"

Find more about him below.

 

29. THE MAN BLK's Cheon SeungHo

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

THE MAN BLK's Official

Age: Born in 1996

Instagram: @xxurricane

Key dramas: "Where Your Eyes Linger", "Mr. Heart"

Find more about him below.

 

30. Kim MinGi

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

HM Entertainment's Instagram

Age: Born in 2002

Instagram: @mingi_1122.

Key dramas: "True Beauty", "Racket Boys"

Find more about him below.

 

31. Lee WonJung

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Studio Santa Claus Entertainment

Age: Born in 2001

Instagram:  @wonjeong214b

Key dramas: "Real:Time:Love"

Find more about him below.

 

32. Ahn SeMin

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

OSEN

Age: Born in 2000

Instagram: @saemings

Key dramas: "Let Me Off The Earth"

Find more about him below.

 

33. Cho JunYoung 

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

JTBC

Age: Born in 2002

Instagram: -

Key dramas: "Live On", "Dear.M"

Find more about him below.

 

34. Kim SeungHo

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

GOLDMEDALIST

Age: Born in 2001

Instagram: @ksh_0602

Key dramas: "My Fuxxxxx Romance"

Find more about him below.

 

35. Cho HanGyeol

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Cho HanGyeol's Instagram

Age: Born in 2002

Instagram: @cho.0910

Key dramas: "Let Me Off The Earth"

Find more about him below.

 

36. Yoo Jun

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Starhaus

Note: not a rookie actor but newly popular overseas

Age: Born in 2000

Instagram: @yyjjun_xx

Key dramas: "Color Rush"

Find more about him below.

 

37. Won HyungHoon

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Dahong Entertainment

Age: Born in 1993

Instagram: @hh_won

Key dramas: "You Make Me Dance", "Mute"

Find more about him below.

 

38. Chu YoungWoo

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Chu YoungWoo's Instagram

Age: Born in 1999

Instagram: @cu.young

Key dramas: "You Make Me Dance", "Police University", "School 2021" (to air)

Find more about him below.

 

39. Baek SungChul

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Seoul KyungJe Star

Age: Born in 1999

Instagram: @sunggchul

Key dramas: "Not Yet 30"

Find more about him below.

 

40. Lee ChanHyeong

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Campus Plus

Age: Born in 1997

Instagram: @nakktaa_ 

Key dramas: "Re-Feel", "Hospital Playlist", "My Sweet Dear"

Find more about him below.

 

41. Kim DoMin

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Kim DoMin Official

Age: Born in 2000

Instagram: -

Key dramas: "Arthdal Chronicles", "Twenty Twenty"

Find more about him below.

 

42. Lee SaeOn

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

Lee SaeOn's Instagram

Age: Born in 1995

Instagram: @leesaeon

Key dramas: "Light On Me"

Find more about him below.

 

43. Terris Brown

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

FMG

Age: Born in 1990

Instagram: @brownterris

Key dramas: "So Not Worth It"

Find more about him below.

 

44. Kim SuGyeom

 45 Korean Rookie Actors To Have A Close Look At & Profile

GOLDMEDALIST

Age: Born in 2001

Instagram: @su_gyeom_

Key dramas: "At A Distance, Spring Is Green", "Love Revolution"

Find more about him below.

 

Actors previously on this list but who gained popularity and experience. They have left our list: Byeon WooSeok, Lee JaeWook, Kim DoWan, Kim YoungDae, Song Kang, Hwang InYeop, Seo JiHoon, Kim DongHee, Jang DongYoon, Kim SungCheol, Bae HyunSung, Ki DoHun, Chae JongHyeop, etc.

 

Is there any rookie actor you want to know more about? Let us know in the comments. 

 

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mae
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mae
Sep 21, 2021 12:05 am

I've seen most of them on famous kdramas. Btw lee hong won is also on Hospital Playlist 2. Choi Hyun Wook is on Taxi Driver & Racket Boys. Tang Junsang and Kim Mingi are on Racket Boys too. Choi WooSung & Chu Young Woo are on Police University and Chae Jong Hyeop on The Witch Diner & Nevertheless 🙂

Sangeeta
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Sangeeta
Aug 6, 2021 03:48 am

Hi joy woojae

Precious
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Precious
Jul 15, 2021 11:11 pm

Kim Mingi ......... True beauty ❣️❣️ very good in acting. It was actually because of him and Hwang in yeop that made the drama interesting.... Cause they have similar character 🥴🥴

Angalie96
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Angalie96
Sep 5, 2021 02:20 pm
Reply to  Precious

Isn't he a rookie actor? 🙄
I like him too. I love his character more than the main character in True Beauty... He's so cute and his acting skills are awesome... He should get more main characters 🥺😍❤️

Neetu Singh
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Neetu Singh
May 23, 2021 05:20 pm

I came to know about yoo in soo, one of the high schooler in love alarm, Ryu jae han in Love alarm season 2, he gained a lot of attention from his short role.

asha
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asha
May 15, 2021 11:35 am

okay so......I've been trying to find the young 'jung woo' from "move to heaven" can someone pls help me find him🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

KENT
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KENT
Apr 14, 2021 10:56 am

Hi please include that guy from Arthdal Chronicles. I think he will be a great lead actor someday. Even though he only appeared in a short span in the said series, He has a lot of supporters here in my country which is the Philippines. Can you give us more Infos about him? his name is Kim Do Min.

Fatima suleiman
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Fatima suleiman
Mar 27, 2021 05:57 am

Handsome youth

Annie
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Annie
Jan 1, 2021 11:30 pm

They all deserve it!

Nice barbe
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Nice barbe
Oct 29, 2020 06:10 am

Where is lee seo won🥺

Kayla
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Kayla
Oct 20, 2020 10:33 am

I thought Kim Myung Soo (aka L of Infinite) might appear on this list, but may e he’s more popular than I thought 😂 Loved Angel’s Last Mission: Love a lot though

showa
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showa
Nov 19, 2020 11:31 am
Reply to  Kayla

yes, he's popular now ^=^ our cute cat & angel L 😉

Rdz
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Rdz
Jun 12, 2020 12:46 am

They are not underrated actors, they belong to whatever spot they are now.

Anna
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Anna
Feb 8, 2020 05:05 pm

Jang Dong Yoon was also in school 2017, as a main cast. But you missed it.

Kiki
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Kiki
Feb 7, 2020 10:58 pm

Hey why u added Kwak dong Yeon in this list. He is not a rookie actor. He work in several dramas and he is that talented one. U have missed Love in moonlight of his work.he make it worthwatching drama. Like his acting. But don't mind it seriously.its Just a fact that I'll let u know.

Saku
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Saku
Feb 8, 2020 10:01 am
Reply to  Kiki

It also says in the title that it's about underrated actors. It's not just rookie actors, it's not underrated rookie actors, it's rookie AND underrated actors. No one is questioning his talent either, it's not about that. He is just considered as underrated actor, someone who's under the radar.

Lucie
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Lucie
Feb 7, 2020 03:34 pm

Thank you for covering them~

Ify
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Ify
Feb 7, 2020 04:46 am

I know literally everyone on this list but my favorite is Jang Dong Yoon. Tale of Nokdu is so amazing and underrated as hell. Kwak Dong Yeon is also like incredible. So gorgeous. They are all great actors.

Yhanie
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Yhanie
Feb 7, 2020 01:49 am

Mostly i've watched their dramas . I've seen them many times in random kdrama.So good to hear that they had attention and make popular in acting.

Loona
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Loona
Feb 7, 2020 01:16 am

I only know the last boy because he was in in the Kdrama School 2017

Maria
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Maria
Feb 6, 2020 05:30 pm

<3
So many of them that I don't know about