With more idol members leaping on the acting bandwagon, it isn’t the easiest to gain a good reputation in a short amount of time.
Here are 7 male idol members that impressed viewers with their acting skills.
Junho debuted as 2PM in 2009 under JYP Entertainment. He debuted as an actor in 2013 in the movie Cold Eyes. He is mostly known for his roles in the movies Twenty, Good Manager and Rain or Shine.
ZE:A’s Park Hyungsik
Hyungsik is a member of ZE:A and sub-group ZE:A Five. His acting career began in 2012 in the SBS drama I Remember You. He is mostly known for his roles in The Heirs, High Society, Strong Girl Bong-Soon, and Suits.
D.O. (Doh Kyungsoo) debuted as EXO in 2012 under SM Entertainment. He debuted as an actor in 2014 through a small role in the SBS drama It’s Okay, That’s Love. His acting was praised by many and later was nominated for Best New Actor at the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards and Best Supporting Actor at the 52nd Grand Bell Awards.
BTOB’s Yook Sungjae
Yook Sungjae debuted under BTOB in 2012 and is currently the third-generation leader of the group. He first made his appearance as an actor in the television series Reply 1994 in 2013. He is well known for his roles in Who Are You: School 2015 and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.
Ong Seongwoo is known for his participation in the reality survival show Produce 101 Season 2 and is a former member of group Wanna One. He made his acting debut starring as the male lead for the JTBC drama At Eighteen.
ZE:A’s Im Siwan
Although Im Siwan debuted as ZE:A in 2010, he really rose to fame through acting. He first started acting through the drama Moon Embracing the Sun in 2012. He later starred in the film The Attorney in 2013 and became the 8th best-selling Korean film of all time. His role in the cable drama Misaeng: Incomplete Life became a commercial hit, reaching a peak of 8.4% in viewership ratings.
Jinyoung debuted with B1A4 in 2011 through WM Entertainment. In 2018, the agency confirmed that he had left the agency after the end of his contract. His acting debut was the tvN drama She is Wow in 2013. He made his first film appearance in the 2014 film Miss Granny.
Are there any other male idol-turned-actors that you can think of?
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