12 Hottest Korean Drama Actors – Under 30

There is a strong young generation of handsome Korean drama actors. The best part is that some of the hottest Korean drama actors working today are under 30! Their talent, charisma, looks, and style are on a whole new level. We rank the hottest Korean drama actors all born before 1991!

Park Bo Gum

Born: June 16, 1993

He has gained a lot of popularity over the years and is looked at as the face of the new generation of Korean drama actors. He is doing his obligatory military service, however, you can still check out his most recent work on Record of Youth.

Nam Joo-Hyuk

Born: February 22, 1994

Nam Joo-hyuk has the potential to be the next Lee Min Ho. What many fans might not know is that Nam Joo-hyuk first started out as a model. He broke out in the hit Korean webtoon drama Cheese in the Trap. He was also great in Scarlet Heart Ryeo and Encounter. However, the super Netflix Korean drama hit Startup has really made him into a star.

Cha Eun Woo

Born: March 30, 1997

In December 2020, Cha began starring as the male lead in the tvN drama True Beauty, based on the webtoon of the same name. He portrays Lee Su-ho, a “perfect man” who pays no attention to others.

Hwang In-Yeop

Born: January 19, 1991

He began his career in modeling industry before making his screen debut with a lead role in the web series Why (2018). He is best known for his roles in the television dramas The Tale of Nokdu (2019), 18 Again (2020), and True Beauty (2020–21).

Yeo Jin Goo

Born: August 13, 1997

He is a child actor that has now turned into one of the hottest Korean drama actors working today. He broke out from the popular Korean fantasy drama Hotel del Luna. Yeo Jin-goo’s latest drama is Monster where he will play an elite detective who gets caught in a mysterious murder case.

Yoo Seung Ho

Born: August 17, 1993

He starred in the legal drama Remember and the high school drama My Strange Hero. Many would consider him cute than sexy which is why he is not ranked higher than #6.

Seo Kang Joon

Born: October 12, 1993

Many know Seo Kang Joon from Cunning Single Lady or Cheese in the Trap, however, his sexiest role was when he played the sexy police officer in Watcher. You can check out his latest work in the romantic Korean drama When the Weather is Fine.

Yoo Jung Woo

Born: May 13, 1997

He really grew his fan base thanks to his performance in Like and The Temperature. While his performances are memorable, what you really notice is his amazing smile.

Jang Ki-yong

Born: August 7, 1992

In 2019, Sprite Korea announced Jang as their new model and face for their Summer 2019 Dive in Sprite campaign. He has such a clean and safe-looking face yet is sexy enough to play the bad boy. Check him out in “Born Again” his latest work.

Choi Tae-joon

Born: July 7, 1991

He won best new actor back in 2014 for his role on Mother’s Garden. He is known for his lead role in the melodrama Exit. Check him out in “So I Married an Anti-fan” his latest work.

Yook Sung Jae

Born: May 2, 1995

Yook Sung-jae (Sungjae) is a Korean singer and actor. He has done many Korean dramas with his latest being Mystic Pop-up Bar. He comes from a very rich family as his father is a successful businessman and CEO of an IT company that produces semiconductors.  

Ko Chan-bin

Born: June 2, 2001

He is now a top Korean drama rookie sensation thanks to the web drama Love Revolution. It is based on a popular Korean webtoon of the same name. He is the youngest Korean drama actor on this list but will rise after signing with the famous agency Namoo Actors. He is currently attending Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts.  

Source: SeoulSpace

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