Singers as Actors

A list of singers who have debuted as actors in either dramas, movies, or musicals.

NOTE: In some cases singers have acted in dramas/movies both in and out of Korea. In those cases they will be listed twice: once for the foreign project and again for the domestic one.

A big thank you to my friend DavonnaDarling for helping me compile this list!!

Format 1:
Singer’s name (Group associated); Debut drama name [Broadcasting station]
   Broadcasting period beginning - Broadcasting period end

Format 2:
Singer’s name (Group associated); Debut movie name
   Movie’s domestic release date

Format 3:
Singer’s name (Group associated); Name of musical
    Performance start date - Performance end date

Dramas (Top)

Ailee; Dream High 2 [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: January 30, 2012 - March 20, 2012

Alex (Clazziquai Project); Pasta [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: January 4, 2010 – March 9, 2010

Andy (Shinhwa); Nonstop 4 [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: September 15, 2003 - October 2, 2004 

Baekho (NU’EST); Jeon Woo Chi [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: November 21, 2012 – February 7, 2013

Baro (B1A4); Reply 1994 [tvN]
   Broadcasting period: October 18, 2013 – December 28, 2013

Changmin (TVXQ); Paradise Ranch [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: January 24, 2011 – March 15, 2011

Chansung (2PM); Kaito Royale [TBS] (Japan)
   Broadcasting period: October 28, 2011 – Present

Chansung (2PM); Unstoppable High Kick [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: November 6, 2006 – July 13, 2007

CNU (B1A4); I Need A Fairy [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: February 27, 2012 - July 27, 2012

Daesung (Big Bang); What’s Up? [MBN]
   Broadcasting period: December 3, 2011 - February 5, 2012

Dana (CSJH The Grace); Nonstop 3 [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: June 28, 2002 - September 12, 2003 

Dani (T-ARA); School 2013 [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: December 3, 2012 - January 28, 2013

Danny (G.O.D.); Chuno [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: January 6, 2010 – March 25, 2010

Dasom (Sistar); Family [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: August 13, 2012 – February 6, 2013

Dohee (Tiny-G); Reply 1994 [tvN]
   Broadcasting period: October 18, 2013 – December 28, 2013

Donghae (Super Junior); It’s OK, Daddy’s Girl [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: November 22, 2010 – January 11, 2011

Dongwan (Shinhwa); Children Of Heaven [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: September 9, 2002 – October 15, 2002

Doojoon (BEAST/B2ST); More Charming By Day [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: March 22, 2010 – November 2, 2010

Eric (Shinhwa); Breathless [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: October 22, 2003 – December 11, 2003

Eugene (S.E.S); Loving You [KBS]
   Broadcasting period: July 29, 2002 – September 3, 2001

Eunji (A-Pink); Reply 1997 [tvN]
   Broadcasting period: July 24, 2012 - September 18, 2012

Eunjung (T-ARA); A New Generation of Adults [KBS]
   Broadcasting period: 1995

Ga-in (Brown Eyed Girls); All My Love [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: November 8, 2010 – September 16, 2011

Gyuri (KARA); Nail Shop Paris [MBC Queen]
  Broadcasting Period: May 3, 2013 - June 28, 2013

Ha Ha; Nonstop 3 [MBC]
   Broadcasting period:  June 28, 2002 - September 12, 2003

Hara (KARA); City Hunter [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: May 25, 2011 – July 28, 2011

Heechul (Super Junior); Sharp 2 [KBS]
   Broadcasting period: March 6, 2005 – February 26, 2006

Hongki (FT Island); Magic Kid Masuri [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: February 18, 2002 – February 27, 2004

Horan (Clazziquai Project); Call of the Country [KBS]
   Broadcasting period: May 10, 2010 – June 29, 2010

Hoya (Infinite); Reply 1997 [tvN]
   Broadcasting period: July 24, 2012 - September 18, 2012

Hwanhee (Fly To The Sky); Over the Rainbow [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: July 26, 2006 – September 14, 2006

Hyejeong (AOA); Cheongdam-dong Alice [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: December 1, 2012 - January 27, 2013

Hyomin (T-ARA); My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: August 11, 2010 – September 30, 2010

Hyorin (Sistar); Dream High 2 [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: January 30, 2012 - March 20, 2012

Hyoyoung (Coed School/5Dolls); School 2013 [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: December 3, 2012 - January 28, 2013

Hyunggon (A-JAX); Iris II [KBS]
  Broadcasting Period: February 13, 2013 - April 18, 2013

IU; Dream High [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: January 3, 2011 – February 28, 2011

Jaejin (FT Island); Unstoppable Marriage [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: November 5, 2007 – May 30, 2008

Jaejoong (TVXQ); Sunao ni Narenakute [Fuji TV] (Japan)
   Broadcasting period: April 15, 2010 – June 24, 2010

Jaejoong (TVXQ); Protect the Boss [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: August 3, 2011 – September 29, 2011

JB (JJ Project/GOT7); Dream High 2 [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: January 30, 2012 - March 20, 2012

Jihyun (4 Minute); It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: November 22, 2010 – January 18, 2011

Jinwoon (2AM); Dream High 2 [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: January 30, 2012 - March 20, 2012

Jiwon (SPICA); What’s Up? [MBN]
   Broadcasting period: December 3, 2011 - February 5, 2012

Jiyeon (T-ARA); Aeja’s Older Sister, Minja [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: April 21, 2008 – October 31, 2008

Jo Kwon (2AM); All My Love [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: November 8, 2010 – September 16, 2011

JOO; Dream High [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: January 3, 2011 – February 28, 2011

Joon (MBLAQ); Jungle Fish 2 [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: November 4, 2010 – December 30, 2010

Jooyeon (After School); Smile Again [KBS]
   Broadcasting period: October 4, 2010 – May 13, 2011

Jr. (JJ Project/GOT7); Dream High 2 [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: January 30, 2012 - March 20, 2012

Jun Jin (Shinhwa); Nonstop 4 [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: September 15, 2003 - October 1, 2004 

Junhyung (Beast); Monstar [Mnet]
   Broadcasting period: May 17, 2013 - August 2, 2013 

J.Y. Park; Dream High [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: January 3, 2011 – February 28, 2011

Kan (F.cuz); Soul [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: August 5, 2009 - September 3, 2009

Kang Seungyoon; High Kick 3: Revenge Of The Short Legged [MBC]
   Broadcasting Period: September 19, 2011 - March 29, 2012

Kangin (Super Junior) Romance Zero [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: February 14, 2009 – May 13, 2009

Kangta; Magic Touch of Fate (China)
   Broadcasting period: May 2, 2005 – June 21, 2005

Kibum (Super Junior); April Kiss [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: April 21, 2004 – July 8, 2004 

Kikwang (BEAST/B2ST); High Kick Through The Roof [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: September 7, 2009 – March 19, 2010

Kim Hyunjoong (SS501); Can We Refill the Love [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: November 7, 2005 – June 5, 2006

Kim Joon (T-MAX); Boys Over Flowers [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: January 5, 2009 – March 31, 2009

Krystal (f(x)); More Charming By The Day [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: March 22, 2010 – November 2, 2010

Kwangmin (Boyfriend); All My Love [MBC]
   November 8, 2010 - September 16, 2011 

L (Infinite); Jiu [TV Asahi] (Japan)
   Broadcasting period: July 29, 2011 - September 23, 2011

L (Infinite); Shut Up Flower Boy Band [tvN]
Broadcasting period: January 30, 2012 - March 20, 2012

Lee Jin (FIN.K.L); King and I [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: August 27, 2007 – April, 2008

Lee Jung; Say You Love Me [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: February 25, 2004 - April 14, 2004 

Lee Seunggi; Nonstop 5 [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: April 25, 2009 – July 26, 2009

Lizzy (After School); All My Love [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: November 8, 2010 – September 16, 2011

MC Mong; Nonstop 4 [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: September 15, 2003 - October 1, 2004 

Minho (SHINee); Pianist [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: November 27, 2010

Minhyuk (CN Blue); It’s OK, Daddy’s Girl [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: November 22, 2010 - January 11, 2011 

Minwoo (Boyfriend); Ghost Pang Pang [SBS]
   Broadcasting period:  February 17, 2007 - September 7, 2007

Minwoo (Shinhwa); Haengjin [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: May 31, 1999 - October 13, 2000

Naeun (A-Pink); The Great Seer [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: October 10, 2012 - Present

No Min Woo; Pasta [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: January 4, 2010 – March 4, 2010

Rain; Sangdoo! Lets Go To School [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: September 15, 2003 – November 4, 2003

Ren (NU’EST); Jeon Woo Chi [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: November 21, 2012 – February 7, 2013

Se7en; Goong S [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: January 10, 2007 – March 15, 2007

Seohyun (Girls’ Generation); Passionate Love [SBS]
   Broadcasting Period: September 28, 2013 - Present

Seo Inguk; Love Rain [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: March 26, 2012 - May 29, 2012

Seolhyun (AOA); My Daughter Seo Young [KBS]
   Broadcasting Period: September 15, 2012 - March 3, 2013

Seulong (2AM); Personal Taste [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: March 31, 2010 – May 20, 2010

Seungyeon (KARA); Jang Ok Jung, Living By Love [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: April 8, 2013 – June 25, 2013

Shin (Cross Gene); Big [KBS2]
   
Broadcasting period: June 4, 2012 – July 24, 2012

Siwan (ZE:A); Moon Embracing The Sun [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: January 4, 2012 – May 15, 2012

Siwon (Super Junior); Eighteen, Twenty Nine [KBS]
   Broadcasting period: March 7, 2005 – April 26, 2005

Son Dambi; Nonstop 3 [MBC]
   Broadcasting period:  June 28, 2002 - September 12, 2003

Sooyoung (Girls’ Generation); The 3rd Hospital [tvN]
   
Broadcasting period: September 5, 2012 – November 8, 2012

Sulli (f(x)); To The Beautiful You [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: August 15, 2012 - October 4, 2012

Sungyeol (Infinite); While You Were Sleeping [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: May 16, 2011 – November 11, 2011

Sung Yuri (FIN.K.L) Bad Girls [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: May 8, 2002 – June 27, 2002

Sungmin (Super Junior); President [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: December 15, 2010 – February 24, 2011

Suzy (Miss A); Dream High [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: January 3, 2011 – February 28, 2011

Tablo (Epik High); Nonstop5 [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: October 4, 2004 - October 21, 2005 

Taecyeon (2PM); Cinderella Sister [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: March 31, 2010 – June 3, 2010

Taemin (SHINee); Tae Hee, Hye Kyo, Ji Hyun [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: March 2, 2009 – September 4, 2009

Thunder (MBLAQ); Nail Shop Paris [MBC Queen]
  Broadcasting Period: May 3, 2013 - June 28, 2013

TOP (Big Bang); I Am Sam [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: August 6, 2007 – October 2, 2007

UEE (After School); You’re Beautiful [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: October 7, 2009 – November 26, 2009

Victoria (f(x)); When Love Walked In [GTV] (Taiwan)
   
Broadcasting period: August 27, 2012 - November 2, 2012

Woohyun (Infinite); The Thousandth Man [MBC]
   
Broadcasting period: August 17, 2012 - October 12, 2012

Wooyoung (2PM); Dream High [KBS2]
   Broadcasting period: January 3, 2011 – February 28, 2011

Yonghwa (CN Blue); You’re Beautiful [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: October 7, 2009 – November 26, 2009

Yoochun (TVXQ); Sungkyungkwan Scandal [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: August 30, 2010 – November 2, 2010

Yoona (Girls Generation); You Are My Destiny [KBS1]
   Broadcasting period: May 5, 2008 – January 9, 2009

Yoon Eun Hye (Baby V.O.X); Goong/Palace Hours [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: January 11, 2006 – March 30, 2006

Yoon Kyesang (G.O.D); My 19 Year Old Sister-In-Law [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: July 28, 2004 – September 23, 2004

Youngmin (Boyfriend); All My Love [MBC]
   Broadcasting period: November 8, 2010 – September 16, 2011

Yunho (TVXQ); Heading to the Ground [SBS]
   Broadcasting period: September 9, 2009 – November 4, 2009

Yuri (Girls Generation); Fashion King [SBS] 
   Broadcasting period: March 19, 2012 – May 22, 2012

Zhou Mi (Super Junior); When Love Walked In [GTV] (Taiwan)
   
Broadcasting period: August 27, 2012 - November 2, 2012

Movies (Top)

Ahyoung (Dal Shabet); No Breathing
   Release date: October 30, 2013

Changmin (TVXQ); Fly With The Gold (Japan)
  
Release date: November 3, 2012

Danny Ahn (G.O.D.); Crazy Waiting
   Release date: January 1, 2008

Donghae (Super Junior); Attack on the Pin-Up Boys
   Release date: July 26, 2007

Eric (Shinhwa); A Bittersweet Life
   Release date: April 1, 2005

Eugene (S.E.S); Unstoppable Marriage
   Release date: May 10, 2007

Eunhyuk (Super Junior); Attack on the Pin-Up Boys
   Release date: July 26, 2007

Eunjung (T-ARA); A-rong’s Expedition
   Release date: January 9, 1999

Gain (Brown Eyed Girls); My Love, By My Side
   Release date: September 24, 2009

Ha Ha; Love in Magic
   Release date: May 20, 2005

Heechul (Super Junior); Attack on the Pin-Up Boys
   Release date: July 26, 2007

Hyomin (T-ARA); Gisaeng Ryung
   Release date: August 4, 2011

Hyomin (T-ARA); Jinx (Japan)
   Release date: November 16, 2013

Jaejoong (TVXQ); Postman to Heaven
   Release date: November 12, 2009

Jay (The BOSS); Themselves
   Release date: September 1, 2011

Jay Park; Mr. Idol
   Release date: November 3, 2011

Jiyeon (T-ARA); Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp
   Release date: July 28, 2010

Jonghyun (CN Blue); Acoustic
   Release date:  October 28, 2010

Joon (MBLAQ); Ninja Assassin (USA)
   Release date: November 25, 2009

Joon (MBLAQ); Rough Play
   Release date: October 24, 2013

Junho (2PM); Cold Eyes
   Release date: July 3, 2013

Kangin (Super Junior); Attack on the Pin-Up Boys
   Release date: July 26, 2007

Karam (The BOSS); Ai Ore! Love Me!
   Release date: August 25, 2012

Kibum (Super Junior); Attack on the Pin-Up Boys
   Release date: July 26, 2007

Leeteuk (Super Junior); Attack on the Pin-Up Boys
   Release date: July 26, 2007

Min (miss A); Countdown
   Release date: September 29, 2011

Minhyuk (CN Blue); Acoustic
   Release date: October 28, 2010 

Minwoo (Shinhwa); Wontak’s Angel
   Release date: 2006

No Min Woo; Story of Wine
   Release date: November 13, 2008

Rain; I’m A Cyborg, But That’s OK?
   Release date: December 7, 2006

Rain; Ninja Assassin (USA)
   Release date: November 25, 2009

Ryeowook (Super Junior); Attack on the Pin-Up Boys
   Release date: July 26, 2007

Seulong (2AM); Acoustic
   Release date: October 28, 2010 

Seungri (Big Bang); 19/Nineteen
   Release date: November 12, 2009

Shindong (Super Junior); Attack on the Flower Boys
   Release date: July 26, 2007

Siwon (Super Junior); Attack on the Flower Boys
   Release date: July 26, 2007

Sohee (Wonder Girls); I Like It Hot
   Release date: January 17, 2008

Sooyoung (Girls Generation); Hello, Schoolgirl
   Release date: November 27, 2008 

Sulli (f(x)); Punch Lady
   Release date: October 25, 2007

Sungmin (Super Junior); Attack on the Flower Boys
   Release date: July 26, 2007

Suzy (Miss A); Architecture 101
   
Release date: March 22, 2012

T.O.P (Big Bang); 19/Nineteen
   Release date: November 12, 2009

Yesung (Super Junior); Attack on the Flower Boys
   Release date: July 26, 2007

Yoon Kyesang (G.O.D.); Flying Boys
   Release date: December 3, 2004

Yuri (Girls’ Generation); No Breathing
   Release date: October 30, 2013

Musicals (Top)

Bada (S.E.S); The Peppermint
   Performance period: September 19, 2003 – October 23, 2003

Brian Joo (Fly To The Sky); RENT
   Performance period: August 28, 2011 – October 9, 2011

Boram (T-ARA); I Really Really Like You
   Performance period: January 2, 2011 – ? 

Changmin (2AM); The Three Musketeers
   Performance period: February 20, 2013 - April 21, 2013

Choa (AOA); High School Musical
   Performance period: July 2, 2013 - September 1, 2013

Daesung (Big Bang); CATS
   Performance period: September 19, 2008 –

Dana (CSJH The Grace); Daejanggeum Season Three
   Performance period: May 1, 2010 – May 23, 2010

Dongjun (ZE:A); Aladdin
   Performance period: April 28, 2011 – May 5, 2011

Dongwon (Shinhwa); Hedwig
   Performance period: May 14, 2011 – June 11, 2011

Eunhyuk (Super Junior); FAME
   Performance period: November 25, 2011 – January 29, 2012

Eunkwang (BTOB); Monte Cristo
   Performance period: June 6, 2013 – August 4, 2013

Eunji (A-Pink); Legally Blonde
   Performance period: November 16, 2012 – March 17, 2013  

Gyuri (KARA); 200 Pound Beauty (Japan)
   Performance period: October 8, 2011 – November 16, 2011

Heechul (Super Junior); Xanadu
   Performance period: September 9, 2008 – November 9, 2008

Hyomin (T-ARA); I Really Really Like You
   Performance period: January 2, 2011 –

Hyungjoon (SS501); Caffeine
   Performance period: November 24, 2010 – January 23, 2011

Hyungshik (ZE:A); Temptation Of Wolves
   Performance period: July 14, 2011 – October 3, 2011

Insooni; Chicago
   Performance period: June 5, 2009 – October 13, 2009

Isak (Isak ‘N Jiyeon); The Life
   Performance period: 2008

J. Lim; Temptation Of Wolves
   Performance period: July 14, 2011 – October 3, 2011

J-min; The Three Musketeers
   Performance period: February 20, 2013 - April 21, 2013

Jaejin (FT Island); Sonagi
   Performance period: May 1, 2009 – May 17, 2009

Jay (Trax); Brothers Were Brave
   Performance period: April 1, 2010 – June 20, 2010

Jessica (Girls Generation); Legally Blonde
   Performance period: November 14, 2009 – March 11, 2010

Joo; Youth’s March
   Performance period: November 12, 2011 – January 29, 2012

Jungmin (SS501); Grease
   Performance period: December 25, 2008 – February 1, 2009

Junsu (TVXQ); Mozart
   Performance period: January 26, 2010 – March 7, 2010

Kangin (Super Junior); Xanadu
   Performance period: September 9, 2008 – November 9, 2008

Key (SHINee); Catch Me If You Can
   Performance period: March 28, 2011 - June 10, 2011

Kevin (U-Kiss); On Air Live
   Performance period: December 1, 2010 – February 14, 2011

Kyuhyun (Super Junior); Three Musketeers
   Performance period: December 15, 2010 – January 30, 2011

Kyujong (SS501); Goong/Palace Hours (Japan)
   Performance period: June 11, 2011 – July 1, 2011

Lee Ki Chan; Toxic Hero
   Performance period: July 30, 2011 – October 16, 2011

LeeU (F.CUZ); Elisabeth
   Performance period: February 9, 2011 – May 13, 2011

Lina (CSJH The Grace); Youth’s March
   Performance period: April 5, 2011 – June 26, 2011

Linzy (Fiestar); High School Musical
   Performance period: July 2, 2013 - September 1, 2013

Luna (f(x)); Legally Blonde
   Performance period: February 7, 2011 – March 20, 2011

Minjun (2PM); The Three Musketeers 
   Performance period: February 20, 2013 - April 21, 2013

Ok Joo Hyun (Fin.KL); ADIA
   Performance period: August 27, 2005 – October 6, 2006

Onew (SHINee); Rock of Ages
   Performance period: September 15, 2010 – October 10, 2010

Ryeowook (Super Junior); Temptation Of Wolves
   Performance period: July 14, 2011 – October 3, 2011

Seo Inguk; Gwanghwamun Sonata
   Performance period: February 7, 2012 – March 11, 2012

Seungri (Big Bang); Sonagi
   Performance period: April 12, 2008 – May 5, 2008

Shoo (S.E.S); Bat Boy: The Musical
   Performance period: ? - ?

Solbi (Typhoon); Toxic Hero
   Performance period: July 30, 2011 – October 16, 2011

Sunday (CSJH The Grace); Rock of Ages
   Performance period: September 15, 2010 – October 10, 2010

Sunggyu (Infinite); Gwanghwamun Sonata
   Performance period: February 7, 2012 – March 11, 2012

Sungje (Supernova); I Really Really Like You
   Performance period: January 2, 2011 – ?

Sungmin (Super Junior); The Royal Musical: Akilla
   Performance period: October 9, 2009 – November 8, 2009

Sungmo (Supernova); Coronation Ball
   Performance period: December 24, 2010 – January 17, 2011

Sunny (Girl’s Generation); Catch Me If You Can
   Performance period: March 28, 2012 - June 10, 2012

Taeyeon (Girl’s Generation); The Suns Song
   Performance period: May 7, 2010 – May 29, 2010

Tiffany (Girl’s Generation); FAME
   Performance period: November 25, 2011 – January 29, 2012

Woohyun (Infinite); Gwanghwamun Sonata
   Performance period: February 7, 2012 – March 11, 2012

Yeeun (Wonder Girls); The Three Musketeers
   Performance period: February 20, 2013 – April 21, 2013

Yesung (Super Junior); Namhansangsung
   Performance period: October 9, 2009 – November 4, 2009

Yoohak (Supernova); Finding Kim Jong Wook
   Performance period: February ?, 2011 – ?

Yoseob (BEAST); Gwanghwamun Sonata
   Performance period: March 20, 2011 – April 10, 2011

Youngsaeng (SS501); The Three Musketeers
   Performance period: November 3, 2011 – December 18, 2011

Yunho (TVXQ); Goong/Palace Hours
   Performance period: September 8, 2010 – October 24, 2010


Multi-lingual Singers

A list of all multi-lingual singers.

Korean is un-listed as it is an assumed fact that all Korean artists speak it as a first or second language.

Click here for the list