There were many hit K-Dramas in 2022 that showcased the incredible skill of different actors, including some new rising stars that K-Drama fans should be sure to keep their eye on.
Here are nine of the hottest rising male stars from 2022.
1. Baek In Hyuk
Baek In Hyuk made waves in 2022 with his appearance in the dramas Why Her?, Cheer Up, and Under The Queen’s Umbrella. He also starred in the 2022 film Ditto.
2. Chae Jong Hyeop
In 2022, Chae Jong Hyeop appeared in Love All Play, Sh**ting Stars, and Unlock My Boss, gaining new fans with his talent.
3. Choi Hyun Wook
Choi Hyun Wook rose in popularity after his appearances in the 2022 K-Dramas Twenty Five Twenty One and Weak Hero Class 1. Previously at the 2021 SBS Drama Awards, Choi Hyun Wook won “Best New Actor” for Taxi Driver and Racket Boys.
4. Choo Young Woo
Choo Young Woo made waves in 2022 with his appearance in the K-Drama Once Upon a Small Town. He’d previously gained some notoriety for his roles in the 2021 K-Dramas Police University and School 2021.
5. Kim Hyun Jin
In 2022, Kim Hyun Jin gained fans for his appearance in the hit K-Drama Cheer Up.
6. Kim Jae Won
Kim Jae Won rose in popularity after his appearance in the hit 2022 K-Drama Our Blues.
7. Kim Yeong Dae
Kim Yeong Dae gained new fans after his roles in the 2022 K-Dramas Sh**ting Stars and The Forbidden Marriage. Previously he’d won the “Netizen Award” at the 2020 KBS Drama Awards for Cheat On Me If You Can and “Best New Actor” at the 2021 SBS Drama Awards for Penthouse 2 and Penthouse 3.
8. Moon Sang Min
In 2022, Moon Sang Min appeared in the hit K-Drama Under The Queen’s Umbrella and impressed viewers with his acting.
Lomon appeared in the 2022 K-Dramas All of Us Are Dead and Revenge of Others. He has also reportedly been cast in the 2023 K-Drama All of Us Are Dead 2.
You can read about K-Dramas you can look forward to in 2023 here.