You may know Korean actors for their dedication to the craft and ability to emote in a split second, but did you know that some actors have more talents than they show? These Korean actors, who boast skills that many might not know of, prove that acting is not the only skill they can list on their resumes.
You might know him from dramas such as Master’s Sun or movies like The Battleship Island, but did you know that he’s also a rapper? The 40-year-old has seven albums to his names, and has even come to Singapore to perform as a rapper!
Seo In Guk
Best known for his role in Reply 1997, In Guk has cemented his status as an actor since his acting debut in the drama in 2012. But did you know that he was originally a singer? In fact, he even won the first season of reality TV singing competition Superstar K!
Kim Min Suk
There are people who can cook, and there are people who can cook. This K-actor doesn’t only enjoy cooking, but is also a certified cook who can whip up Korean, Japanese and Western cuisines, according to tvN’s The List. He used to work at a sushi restaurant prior to his debut as an actor and showed off his cooking skills on reality TV show Law of the Jungle.
Park Bo Gum
Did you know that Bo Gum originally wanted to be a singer-songwriter? He can even play the piano, having started learning in kindergarten. The actor never fails to show off his skills during fan meetings, including his fan meeting in Singapore when he sang “Don’t Worry”.
Alien oppa might be serving the nation now, but when he’s not acting, Soo Hyun enjoys bowling – and is pretty good at it. He has even played in the Professional Bowlers tournament, but was eliminated after the second round.
You might know him for his acting chops, but did you know that Ha Neul can also sing and play the ukulele? He started out as musical actor before hitting the small and silver screens. On an episode of Radio Star, the 28-year-old showed off his skills by playing the soundtrack of the variety show on ukulele. In 2014, he even performed at Ukulele Fair Festival in South Korea!