When they're not showcasing their superb acting skills in K-dramas or movies, you can see Korean actors do their ~thing~ in K-pop music videos. IDK about you, but I still get *surprised* from time to time whenever I spot one of my 99+ oppas or K-drama queens in these clips!
Here are some Korean actors who've appeared in K-pop music videos:
1. Song Joong Ki in "Men Are All Like That" by Kim Jong Kook
Fun fact: Lee Kwang Soo revealed that he was invited to the set of this MV and he initially thought that he'll star as the protagonist. It turns out, Kim Jong Kook asked him to come because he thought Song Joong Ki will get bored during filming, LOL!
Joong Ki also recently appeared in Heize's "HAPPEN" music video, and he shared that he's a fan of her music.
2. Han So Hee in "Tell Me What To Do" by SHINee
She was also the female lead in Jung Yong Hwa's "That Girl"!
3. Lee Min Ho in "KISS" by Sandara Park
4. Seo Ye Ji in "Let's Not Fall In Love" by BIGBANG
5. Choi Woo Shik in "Congratulations" by DAY6
Apart from "Congratulations," the Parasite actor also appeared in another heartbreaking DAY6 MV titled "You're Beautiful." *wipes tears*
6. Park Min Young in "Haru Haru" by BIGBANG
Fun fact: Park Min Young acted as G-Dragon's girlfriend in the group's breakout song, "Haru Haru" (English trans: "Day By Day"), which was actually released on 08.08.08! *gasps*
7. Park Seo Joon in "I Remember" by Bang Yong Guk
Fun fact: Our ultimate oppa Park Seo Joon kickstarted his career in this MV and he was only 23 years old at that time!
PSJ played another lover in Kim Ji Soo's "Dream All Day," and the clip looks like it came straight out of a K-drama:
8. Park Bo Young in "Fiction" by B2ST
Fun fact: This is the second-generation K-pop group's first MV to reach 100 million views on YouTube!
9. Ji Chang Wook in "Cry Cry" by T-Ara
Fun fact: "Cry Cry" is not your usual music video—it's 15-minutes long and has a movie-like plot.
It looks like Chang Wook is a T-Ara favorite (along with Cha Seung Won) because he also made a cameo in "Lovey Dovey"!
Aaaand on top of that, he portrayed the protagonist in K.Will's "I Need You"! Yeo Jin Goo played his younger version in the MV.
10. Yoon Eun Hye in "Tik Tok" by 2PM
Fun fact: "Tik Tok" by 2PM also endorsed the same beer brand, Cass, just like Sandara Park's "KISS."
11. Yoo Yeon Seok in "One Way Love" by Hyolyn
Last year, Yeon Seok was featured in Kyuhyun's "Daystar." They met in the musical Werther and after that, the Super Junior member asked him to star in his MV. To add, Kyuhyun sang an OST for Yeon Seok's drama, Hospital Playlist!
12. Kim Yoo Jung in "Gone" by JIN
In 2012, Yoo Jung made an appearance in Lee Seung Gi's "Return":
Come 2015, she became a protagonist again in the video of "
Our talented actress is truly an MV queen because she was also featured in Kim Jae Hwan's "Begin Again", which was released in 2019!
13. Ju Ji Hoon in "Fxxk U" by Gain
14. Kim Seon Ho in "Reason" by Epitone Project
Prior to "Reason," our #GoodBoy made a special appearance in Epitone Project's "Sleepless."
14. Lee Jong Suk in "I Don't Care" by 2NE1
In Chi Chi's "Don't Play Around," Sukkie's adorable MV appearance was easier to notice:
He took the male lead role as well in "Love Is" by DAVICHI. The duo shared during a radio show that Jong Suk accepted their casting request the moment he heard the song!
15. Lee Je Hoon in "With You" by Crush
16. Lee Sung Kyung in "Love" by Loco
Fun fact: "Love" is not just a video that Lee Sung Kyung appeared in—this is actually a collab track with Loco where you can witness her singing skills! The two sparked relationship rumors before the video was uploaded after netizens noticed the identical backgrounds on their IG posts.
In 2017, Lee Sung Kyung was paired with Choi Tae Joon in Urban Zakapa's "When We Were Two."
17. Kim So Hyun in "I YAH" by Boyfriend
Fun fact: Starship Entertainment, the agency of K-pop group Boyfriend, praised Kim So Hyun's stunning appeal in the MV: "This is Boyfriend’s "I YAH" music video shooting set! Female lead Kim So Hyun looks dazzling in the school uniform. It’s amazing that this picture is not photoshopped?”.
So Hyun also starred in TOUCH's "Let's Walk Together":
18. Kang Ha Neul in "Lost One" by Epik High
Who are the other Korean actors you've seen on K-pop music videos? Let us know in the comments!
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